Monday, January 25, 2010
49ers mourn former punter's passing
By Mike Sando
Tom Wittum, one of four Pro Bowl punters in 49ers history, has passed away at age 60, the team announced.
Wittum, Tommy Davis and current punter Andy Lee each earned Pro Bowl honors twice as 49ers. Quarterback Frankie Albert, who also punted, was a one-time Pro Bowl choice for the team.
Wittum played for the 49ers under coaches Dick Nolan, Monte Clark and Ken Meyer.
"The San Francisco 49ers family is deeply saddened to announce that former two-time Pro Bowl punter Tom Wittum has passed at the age of 60," the team said. "He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, son, Matt, daughter, Krissy, step-daughter, Michelle, and step-son Michael."