Fred Dean's Career Capsule


Full Name: Frederick Rudolph Dean

Birthdate: February 24, 1952

Birthplace: Arcadia, Louisiana

High School: Ruston (LA)

Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: February 2, 2008

Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 2, 2008

Presenter: Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former San Francisco 49ers owner

Other Members of the Class of 2008: Darrell Green, Art Monk, Emmitt Thomas, Andre Tippett, Gary Zimmmerman

Pro Career: 11 seasons, 141 games

Drafted: 2nd round (33rd player overall) in 1975 by San Diego Chargers

Transactions: October 2, 1981 – Dean traded from San Diego Chargers to San Francisco 49ers for 2nd round draft pick in 1983.  Note: On April 22, 1983 – the 49ers reacquired that 2nd round draft pick in a trade that had Chargers send two 2nd round draft picks in 1983 to the 49ers in exchange for a 1st round draft pick in 1983 (Billy Ray Smith, LB, Arkansas, 5th overall). San Francisco dealt their reacquired 2nd round pick in another trade and used the newly acquired Chargers 2nd round pick in 1983 (Roger Craig, FB, Nebraska, 49th overall).

Uniform Number: 71 (San Diego); 74 (San Francisco)