Remembering Freddie Solomon

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Former Dolphins and 49ers wide receiver, Freddie Solomon, passed away February 13th at the age of 59. “Fabulous Freddie” won two Super Bowl titles with San Francisco (1981, 1984) and was an integral part of Bill Walsh’s West Coast offense.

Solomon finished his career with 310 receptions, 4,873 yards and 43 touchdowns. He was a multi-dimensional player who was dangerous after the catch, a deep threat down the field and a dynamic punt returner. Solomon was the first 49er to return two punt returns for touchdowns in a single-season and he still holds the record for best single-season receiving average with 21.4 yards per reception.

NFL Films recently produced a piece on Freddie Solomon featuring interviews with Joe Montana, Dwight Clark and Ronnie Lott. Check out this clip that shows what Solomon was like as a teammate and how he impacted the 49ers offense:

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