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Longtime 49ers offensive tackle Fahnhorst dies at 66

The Sports Xchange

June 14, 2018 at 10:01 pm.

Former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Keith Fahnhorst died on Tuesday, the team announced on Thursday.

He was 66.

Fahnhorst spent all 14 of his NFL seasons with San Francisco (1974-87), appearing in 193 games (160 starts), the second-most among 49ers offensive linemen

He was a first-team All-Pro selection in 1983 and 1984.

Fahnhorst was part of two Super Bowl Championship teams (XVI and XIX). He was also a two-time recipient (1981, 1986) of the 49ers’ Bobb McKittrick Award, which is given annually to the 49ers offensive lineman who best represents the courage, intensity and sacrifice displayed by the longtime offensive line coach.

Fahnhorst originally entered the NFL as a second-round (35th overall) draft choice by the 49ers in 1974.

Fahnhorst attended the University of Minnesota where he was an All-Big Ten tight end in 1973. He finished his collegiate career with 28 receptions for 416 yards and earned his degree in psychology in 1974.

 

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