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This Day in The Bay: Fullback Larry Barnes Sets a 49ers Punting Record


September 29, 1957

On this day, 49ers fullback Larry Barnes set a 49ers record by booting an 86-yard punt against the Chicago Cardinals, the NFL's longest in 1957.

A seventh-round draft choice in 1956, Barnes was a player known for his quick-kicking ability. He played just one season in San Francisco and led the league with a 47.1 yard punting average. He also averaged 3.9 yards per rushing attempt.

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