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32. Dana Stubblefield

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32. Dana Stubblefield

Dana Stubblefield made an impact after being taken 28thOverall, in 1993, the former Kansas Jayhawk won the Defensive Rookie of the Year with a 10.5 Sack season. 


The Defensive Tackle was actually better in the two years after, as even though his sack totals went down, he was a more complete player, with back-to-back Pro Bowls (1994 & 1995) double-digit Approximate Value years.  Stubblefield also helped San Francisco win Super Bowl XXIX.  After a productive 1996 campaign, Stubblefield put forth his best year in football.  With a career-high 15 Sacks and 17 Approximate Value, Stubblefield had his third Pro Bowl, first (and only) First Team All-Pro, and was the Defensive Player of the Year. 

Stubblefield left for the Washington Redskins for three years, returning to the 49ers for two years, though he was not the same player he was in his first run.

With San Francisco, Stubblefield had 46.5 Sacks.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 28th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/25/93.
  • Departed:

    Signed with the Washington Redskins after the 1997 Season.

    Acquired (2): Signed before the 2001 Season.

    Departed (2): Signed with the Oakland Raiders after the 2002 Season.

  • Games Played: 108
  • Notable Statistics:

    106 Games Started
    2 Interceptions
    27 Interception Return Yards
    7 Forced Fumbles
    2 Fumble Recoveries
    46.5 Quarterback Sacks
    301 Combined Tackles
    190 Solo Tackles*
    47 Assisted Tackles*
    16 Tackles for Loss**
    64 Approximate Value

    13 Playoff Games
    5.0 Quarterback Sacks
    31 Combined Tackles
    24 Solo Tackles
    7 Assisted Tackles

    *Solo Tackles and Combined Tackles were not a stat until the 1994 Season.
    **Tackles for Loss were not a stat until the 1999 Season.

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (XXIX)
    AP Defensive Player of the Year (1997)
    PFWA Defensive Player of the Year (1997)
    AP Defensive Rookie of the Year (1993)
    PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year (1993)
    First Team All-Pro (1997)
    Second Team All-Pro (1995)
    Pro Bowl (1994, 1995 & 1997)
    All-Rookie (1993)

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