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231. NaVorro Bowman

NaVorro Bowman would prove to be a tackling machine during his time with the San Francisco 49ers and once he became a starter would help usher in a new wave of strong defense for the team.  Bowman would be a First Team All Pro in 2011 (despite not making the Pro Bowl) and he finished second overall in Solo Tackles.  He would repeat his First Team All Pro performance again in both 2012 and 2013, this time making the Pro Bowl in both years, and in 2012 he helped the Niners reach the Super Bowl, though they would lose to the Baltimore Ravens.  From 2011 to 2013 he had 140 Combined Tackles or more, which was good enough for the top ten each year.  A torn ACL and MCL cost Bowman the 2014 season but his return in 2015 saw him again reach the Pro Bowl, the First Team All Pro and this time he would lead the NFL in Solo and Combined Tackles.

Bowman would not play much longer after this as injuries piled up and he would only play two more years.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: District Heights, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2023
  • Position: Linebacker
  • Games Played: 99
  • Notable Statistics: 5 Interceptions
    104 Interception Return Yards
    1 Inteception Return Touchdown
    9 Forced Fumbles
    6 Fumble Reocveries
    1 Fumble Recovery Yard
    14.0 Quarterback Sacks
    798 Combined Tackles
    585 Solo Tackles
    213 Assisted Tackles
    48 Tackles for Loss
    30 Quarterback Hits
    78 Approximate Value

    8 Playoff Games
    2 Forced Fumbles
    2.5 Quarterback Sacks
    79 Combined Tackles
    53 Solo Tackles
    26 Assisted Tackles
    6 Tackles for Loss
    6 Quarterback Hits
  • Played For: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers
  • College: Penn State
  • Drafted: 3rd Round, 91st Overall in 2000
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Super Bowl Rings (None)
    First Team All Pro (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015)
    Pro Bowl (2012, 2013 & 2015)
    Most Solo Tackles (2015)
    Most Combined Tackles (2015)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (2) (2011 & 2013)
    Top Ten Finishes: Solo Tackles (4) (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015)
    Top Ten Finishes: Combined Tackles (5) (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2017)
    Top Ten FInishes: Forced Fumbles (1) (2013)

Should NaVorro Bowman be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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