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49ers to induct legendary defensive lineman Bryant Young into organization’s Hall of Fame

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Bryant Young will become the 29th member of the Edward J. Bartolo 49ers Sr. Hall of Fame. According to the team’s CEO, Jed York, the legendary defensive linemen who spent all 14 years of his career with the 49ers, will be enshrined in the team’s Hall.

Young was already in the team’s 10-year club, a de facto honor started by head coach Bill Walsh to honor those players for continued longevity. Each is honored with a plaque and photo. Young was the first to cross that 10-year threshold in the new millennium, and honored eight times with the Len Eshmont Award, given annually for “inspirational and courageous play,” the most of any 49ers player.

In his 14-year career, Young was a four-time Pro Bowler, three-time second team All-Pro and one-time first team All-Pro. He was a finalist for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past year and has 89.5 career sacks. By Pro Football Reference’s approximate value measure, he is the eighth-greatest player in team history.

 

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