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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
  • Played For: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers
  • College: Penn State
  • Drafted: 3rd Round, 91st Overall in 2010
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All Pro (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015)

    Pro Bowl (2012, 2013 & 2015)

    Most Solo Tackles (2015)

    Most Combined Tackles (2015)

    Super Bowl Rings (None)

  • 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)

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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