Heralded as an All-American at USC, Ronnie Lott proved his worth immediately as a 49er rookie in 1981. His statistics are not as numerous only because they do not catalogue the ferocity of his hundreds, maybe thousands, of tackles. He was at the forefront of the 49er resurgence in the ’80s, noted as one of the most intelligent, most courageous cornerbacks-safeties in the NFL. He was seven times All-Pro and selected nine times to the Pro Bowl.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.
Plaque location: Candlestick Park