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21. NaVorro Bowman

NaVorro Bowman was a star at Penn State, translating into a Third Round Draft Selection by the San Francisco 49ers.


Playing at Linebacker, Bowman was a backup as a rookie but would be the 49ers starting Left Inside Linebacker the year after, where he earned a First Team All-Pro and had an 18 In Approximate Value.  Bowman had at least 140 Tackles that year, and would again in 2012 and 2013, both of which would be First Team All-Pro years.

Bowman suffered a major setback in 2014 as he missed the entire season from a knee injury, but he made a full comeback in 2015, leading the NFL in Combined Tackles (154), Solo Tackles (116) and secured his fourth First Team All-Pro nod.  Bowman was limited to four Games in 2016 due to an Achilles issue, and after a slow start where he was benched, Bowman asked for a trade.  When one was not available, he was released, and he finished his career with the Oakland Raiders.

As a Niner, Bowman had 671 Tackles with 12.5 Sacks.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Acquired: Selected in the 3rd Round, 91st Overall in the NFL Draft 4/22/10.
  • Departed:

    Released 10/13/17.

  • Games Played: 89
  • Notable Statistics:

    74 Games Started
    4 Interceptions
    104 Interception Return Yards
    1 Interception Return Touchdown
    9 Forced Fumbles
    5 Fumble Recoveries
    12.5 Quarterback Sacks
    671 Combined Tackles
    505 Solo Tackles
    152 Assisted Tackles
    43 Tackles for Loss
    26 Quarterback Hits
    73 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: San Francisco 49ers
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (2012, 2013 & 2015)
    Pro Bowl (2012, 2013 & 2014)
    Most Combined Tackles (2015)
    Most Solo Tackles (2015)

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