San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame primer

January, 29, 2014
The San Francisco 49ers will be well represented Saturday during the Pro Football Hall of Fame vote. Defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley and former owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. are among the 17 finalists.

Four to seven new members will be inducted. Here is a look at both DeBartolo and Haley’s candidacy, with help from ESPN Stats & Information.

  • Owned 49ers from 1977-2000.
  • Age: 67
  • The 49ers made 16 playoff appearances, 10 NFC title game appearances and won five Super Bowls while DeBartolo was owner.
  • The 49ers had an NFL-best .622 win percentage during DeBartolo’s tenure.
  • There are 13 former owners who are in the Hall of Fame.
  • Played for 49ers from 1986-91, 1999.
  • Age: 50
  • In his 10th year of eligibility.
  • Selected by 49ers in fourth round (96th player overall) in 1986 draft.
  • Won five Super Bowls with 49ers and Cowboys. Only player ever to win five Super Bowl rings.
  • Has 4.5 career sacks in Super Bowl, most in NFL history.
  • Led 49ers in sacks in each of first six seasons.
  • Finished career with 100.5 sacks.
  • Twice named NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1990, 1994).
  • Five-time Pro Bowl selection.
  • Was part of 10 division winners in 12 NFL seasons.

*Linebacker Kevin Greene is also a finalist. He spent one season with the 49ers in 1997.

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