Twenty-two NFL players that put on the red and gold have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a few more have been elected to the 49ers Hall of Fame.
In this Tuesday edition of Niners Daily, we highlight San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famers and take a quick trip around the league.
Halls of Fame
We used this news as an excuse to dig up this fact: Twenty-two NFL alums who wore the red and gold were
elected to the Pro Football Hall of Hame.
Joe Perry (1948-1960, 1963); Leo Nomellini (1950-1963); Y.A. Tittle (1951-1960); Hugh McElhenny (1952-1960); Bob St. Clair (1953-1963); John Henry Johnson (1954-1956); Jimmy Johnson (1961-1976; Dave Wilcox (1964-1974); Bob Hayes (1975); O.J. Simpson (1978-1979); Joe Montana (1979-1992); Bill Walsh (1979-1988); Fred Dean (1981-1985); Ronnie Lott (1981-1990); Jerry Rice (1985-2000); Steve Young (1987-1999); Deion Sanders (1994); Rickey Jackson (1994-95); Richard Dent (1994); Chris Doleman (1996-98); Rod Woodson (1997); and Larry Allen (2006-07).
Around the NFL
All four members of the 49ers vaunted "Million-dollar Backfield" are in both the Pro Football and 49ers Halls
Sixty years ago, San Francisco's talented and aptly-nicknamed backfield came to be, comprising four Hall of Famers: Hugh McElhenny, Joe Perry, Y.A. Tittle and John Henry Johnson.