The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame announced on Friday that San Francisco 49ers legend Keena Turner will be inducted as part of a five-person class for 2019. Turner joins Harris Barton (who was just enshrined last year), Dwight Clark, Joe Montana, George Seifert, Jerry Rice and countless other 49ers legends who are already a part of the Hall.
Originally a second-round pick (39th overall) in the 1980 NFL Draft out of Purdue, Turner spent his entire 11-year career with San Francisco. The linebacker won four Super Bowls and made one Pro Bowl (1984). Turner amassed 11 career interceptions, eight fumble recoveries, 19.5 sacks and one touchdown in 153 career games.
Turner has spent 22 years as a member of the team's front office and currently serves as vice president and senior advisor to the general manager. He previously held the role of vice president of alumni relations. In all, Turner has been a staple in the 49ers organization for 33 years.
Former NBA superstar/head coach Jason Kidd, Stanford head women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer, tennis star Brad Gilbert and former big-leaguer Dave Dravecky will round out the Hall's Class of 2019.
Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Ronnie Lott and Joe Montana will serve as Turner's presenters during the enshrinement banquet on May 2.