Richard Sherman became a free agent in March of 2021.
- Was the 49ers 2019 Garry Niver Award winner, presented annually by the San Francisco Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America to a 49ers player for his cooperation and professionalism in helping the pro football writers do their jobs.
- Named the 49ers representative for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2019, which recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field.
- In addition to finding success on the football field, Sherman has consistently excelled in the classroom. He became the first Dominguez HS student in 20 years to earn a scholarship from Stanford University after finishing high school with a 4.2 GPA. At Stanford, Sherman carried a 3.7 GPA and graduated with a degree in communications.
- Sherman also proved himself as a standout track & field athlete. In high school, he earned All-America honors from USA Today in the triple jump with a school and league-record jump of 50 feet, 8 inches. He later earned a spot on the Stanford track & field team and competed as a freshman, placing fifth in the triple jump at the Pac-10 Championships.
Awards & Honors
- 2011: PFWA All-Rookie Team
- 2012: AP All-Pro First Team, PFWA First-Team All-Pro, The Sporting News First-Team All-Pro, NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 10)
- 2013: NFC Pro Bowl, AP All-Pro First Team, PFWA FirstTeam All-Pro, The Sporting News First-Team AllPro, Two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Weeks 2 and 15)
- 2014: NFC Pro Bowl, AP First-Team All-Pro, PFWA FirstTeam All-Pro, The Sporting News First-Team AllPro, NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 13)
- 2015: NFC Pro Bowl, AP Second-Team All-Pro, PFWA's Good Guy Award
- 2016: NFC Pro Bowl
- 2018: Ed Block Courage Award
- 2019: 49ers Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Nominee, AP Second-Team All-Pro, PFWA All-NFC, NFC Pro Bowl, Garry Niver Award, NFLPA Community MVP (Week 11)
Morning Report: Six 49ers Land on NFL's Top 101 Free Agents List
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What They Said: Coaches and Players Recap #BUFvsSF
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Deebo Samuel, Richard Sherman Won't Play vs. Saints; Kendrick Bourne, Brandon Aiyuk to Make Week 10 Returns
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Morning Report: Timeline for Richard Sherman's Return, 49ers Announce Roster Moves
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What They Said: Coaches and Players Recap #AZvsSF
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Morning Report: Jauan Jennings Reviews First NFL Training Camp, Robert Saleh Previews the Team's 2020 Defense, Two 49ers Land on PFF's Top Cornerbacks List
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Morning Report: Richard Sherman Shares Outlook on 2020 Season, Roster News, Trent Williams Ranks in Top 10 Offensive Tackles Per PFF
Richard Sherman discussed the 49ers upcoming season on a conference call with media, San Francisco announces roster moves, Pro Football Focus ranked the 25 best offensive tackles in the league.
Richard Sherman Believes 49ers are "Uniquely Constructed" to Overcome Challenges of 2020 Season
Eager to remove the bad "taste" following the close of the 2019 season, Sherman believes San Francisco's desire to address unfinished business should play in the team's favor this season.
Five 49ers Land on NFL's Top 100 of 2020
San Francisco tied for the third-most representatives on the yearly countdown voted on solely by the players themselves.
Richard Sherman Lands at No. 28 on NFL's Top 100
The 49ers veteran corner earned his seventh-career appearance on the league's Top 100 list voted on solely by players.
2020 Training Camp Preview: Cornerbacks
In the eighth installment of the 49ers position-by-position breakdown, 49ers.com is taking a look at the cornerback position and how the returning unit can continue their league-leading production in 2020.
Madden '21: Counting Down the 49ers Top Playmakers
Taking a look at members of the 49ers with the highest overall ratings ahead of the Madden '21 release next month.
Morning Report: Players Discuss Race and Police Brutality in America
49ers players release the first episode of their "Subject to Change" series, San Francisco's CBs listed as one of the top trios in the NFL and George Kittle and Trent Taylor workout in Nashville.
Morning Report: Kyle Shanahan's Best Head Coaching Traits According to Richard Sherman, NFL Offensive and Defensive Line Rankings
Richard Sherman discusses Kyle Shanahan's most valuable traits as a head coach, how media stack up the 49ers offensive and defensive lines compared to the rest of the NFL.
Richard Sherman Highlights Kyle Shanahan's Most Valuable Traits as a Head Coach
Sherman spoke with NFL Network's Jim Trotter on the characteristics that are most important for a successful head coach, discussing Shanahan's philosophy, knowledge of the game and the accordance of his staff.
Morning Report: Richard Sherman's Lists Top 5 CBs of All Time
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Morning Report: Kyle Shanahan Discusses Virtual Offseason, Robert Saleh Previews Javon Kinlaw's Potential, 49ers Mailbag
Kyle Shanahan reviewed the team's virtual training sessions, Robert Saleh discussed the process to drafting Javon Kinlaw and how to submit your 49ers questions to be answered on 49ers.com.
Morning Report: Fred Warner Joins Roundtable Discussion on Race
Pro Football Focus names San Francisco's cornerback and edge rusher duos as best in the league, Fred Warners discusses NFL's role in creating change and 49ers announce 2020 Social Justice Grant.
Nick Bosa and Dee Ford; Richard Sherman and K'Waun Williams Ranked Along Best 'Duos' in the League
Pro Football Focus ranked three of the 49ers position group tandems near the top of the league heading into 2020.
Morning Report: NFL's 50 Best Players, 'Follow Your Bliss' Announces 2020 Recipients, Arik Armstead Reads to 2nd and 3rd Graders
Three 49ers players named to NFL's Top 50, 49ers EDU selects 2020 recipients of the Dr. Harry Edwards 'Follow Your Bliss' award and Arik Armstead surprises class for a special story time.
Three 49ers Named as NFL's 50 Best Players Entering the 2020 Season
Pro Football Focus ranked its top 50 NFL players heading into the season with George Kittle, Richard Sherman and Nick Bosa landing on the list.
Bigger Than Football: Richard Sherman Speaks Out on the Need for Sports to Invoke Social Change
Sherman joined former NFL defensive end Chris Long for a roundtable discussion on how the "stick to sports" rhetoric is not an option amidst today's social issues.
Morning Report: Richard Sherman Discusses Racism and Police Reform on NFL Network, Social Justice Organizations to Support
Richard Sherman and Chris Long discussed social justice reforms and ways to get involved.
49ers Morning Report: Draft Predictions, All-Decade Team, NFL RedZone
Four 49ers made the Pro Football Hall of Fame's All-Decade Team, the second to last Mock Draft Monday and rewatch every Sunday from the 2019 season with NFL RedZone.
49ers Defensive Players Talk Robert Saleh's Legacy in San Francisco
Richard Sherman, Fred Warner, Arik Armstead and other members of the 49ers discussed what Robert Saleh meant to the defense and how his "no excuses" leadership style made everyone better.
Richard Sherman: 'All You Can Do is Keep Fighting'
Sherman discussed the defense's shortcomings against the Cowboys and the mentality of the locker room with two games left in the season.
Richard Sherman Evaluates Brandon Aiyuk's Rookie Season
Sherman spoke about what he's seen from Aiyuk in his first NFL season and discussed working through his foundation to provide essentials to those in need.
Richard Sherman Says 49ers Will 'Watch Tape and Get it Corrected'
The 49ers cornerback spoke about the defense's fight throughout the Week 14 contest and discussed the "unfortunate" injuries that have plagued the team in 2020.
Richard Sherman Says K'Waun Williams' Impact on the 49ers Defense is 'Immeasurable'
Sherman discussed K'Waun Williams' potential Week 14 return and spoke about Alex Smith's comeback story and on-field performance in 2020.
Richard Sherman: 'We Can't Have Those Miscommunications In Game'
Sherman broke down some of the miscommunication on defense against the Bills offense and praised the ability of Josh Allen to make off-schedule plays to extend drives.
Richard Sherman: 49ers Defense 'Has Great Chemistry'
Sherman discussed the defense's mindset heading into a primetime matchup against Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs and the Bills offense and highlighted Jimmie Ward's "natural instincts" and cover abilities.
Richard Sherman on 49ers Mindset: 'There's No Quit, We Will Never Quit'
Sherman spoke with NFL Network's Taylor Bisciotti to review the 49ers Week 12 win against the Los Angeles Rams.
Richard Sherman: 'Absence and Injury Can Bring Back the Fire'
Sherman reviewed his return performance, broke down his interception of Jared Goff and gave high praise of Jimmie Ward, calling him one of the best safeties in the NFL.
Top Plays from the 49ers 23-20 Victory Over the Rams
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Top Defensive Plays from the 49ers 23-20 Victory Over the Rams
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Richard Sherman Picks Off Jared Goff
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Richard Sherman Believes Loss to Cardinals 'Will Help' 49ers Going Forward
The 49ers cornerback discussed the challenges of covering DeAndre Hopkins, fixing the defense's miscommunications and adjusting to the stadium's atmosphere without fans.
Richard Sherman Shares a Scouting Report on DeAndre Hopkins and Larry Fitzgerald
Sherman discussed lining up against Cardinals receivers Hopkins and Fitzgerald, emphasized the importance of continuing to learn from younger players and spoke about how athletes can inspire change.
Richard Sherman: 'Making it to 10 Years is a Blessing'
Sherman evaluated his mindset heading into his tenth NFL season and evaluated what he's seen in camp from Jason Verrett, Emmanuel Moseley, Ahkello Witherspoon and Marcell Harris.
49ers Defense Comes Up With Big PBUs at #49ersCamp
Watch the best defensive stops by Richard Sherman, Ahkello Witherspoon and Fred Warner during the fifth day of training camp at the SAP Performance Facility.
Emmanuel Moseley: 'Richard Sherman Has Helped My Game a Lot'
Moseley discussed the value in having a veteran like Sherman on the team and gave scouting reports on Brandon Aiyuk and Kendrick Bourne.
Richard Sherman Says Theme for Defensive Backs in 2020 is 'Elevating' Play
Sherman emphasized the importance of continuity in the defense backs group heading into the season, gave a scouting report on Emmanuel Moseley and discussed the team's mindset following Super Bowl LIV.
Behind the Scenes at the 49ers 2020 Media Day
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'Top 100 Players of 2020': Richard Sherman | No. 28
The San Francisco 49ers cornerback makes his seventh-career appearance on the "Top 100" this year. It's Sherman's highest ranking on the list since 2017.
2020 SOTF Ep. 7: The 49ers Defense Emphasize Their 'Win Now' Mentality
Arik Armstead, Nick Bosa, Richard Sherman and Fred Warner reviewed the defense's dominant 2019 season and shared their excitement to get back on the field during the seventh episode of the 49ers SOTF, presented by Cisco.
49ers 2020 State of the Franchise | Full Show
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Richard Sherman Talks Black Lives Matter and Return to Football
Sherman spoke about using the protests and national attention to mandate policy change and discussed getting reps in before the start of the 2020 season.
Richard Sherman and Chris Long on Using Platform to Fight Racism
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