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About Ronnie Lott
Ronnie Lott, an All-American from Southern California, was the San Francisco 49ers’ first round draft pick in the 1981 National Football League Draft. In his ten seasons with the 49ers, San Francisco won eight NFC Western Division titles and four Super Bowls.
Known for his hard-hitting style, Lott was used at both left and right cornerback positions and as a free and strong safety during his 14-year career. The versatile defensive back earned 10 Pro Bowl invitations at three different positions – cornerback, free safety, and strong safety. It was, however, at free safety, where he had the freedom to cover the whole field, that he may have been most effective.
During his career with the 49ers (1981-1990), Los Angeles Raiders (1991-1992), and the New York Jets (1993-1994) Lott recorded 63 career interceptions and twice led the league. Named All-Pro eight times, All-NFC six times, and All-AFC once, Lott was also named to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team.
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