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The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 1.8k votes 287 voters 5.8k views 39 items

Big fan of San Francisco football? Then check out this list of San Francisco 49ers cornerbacks with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting cornerback from throughout San Francisco 49ers history, including current cornerbacks and past ones. An important part of the San Francisco defensive backfield, the CB position requires fast players to cover receivers, defend against pass offenses, and make tackles. Featuring 2018-2019 49ers and some of the greatest NFL cornerbacks of all time, the best 49ers CBs include Tramaine Brock, Shawntae Spencer, Tarell Brown, Nate Clements, and Kermit Alexander.

Who are the best cornerbacks in San Francisco 49ers history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of San Francisco 49ers starting cornerback.

list ordered by
1
Ronnie Lott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

2
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1994

3
Eric Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

4
Merton Hanks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1991

5
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time
Eric Davis

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

6
Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1997

7
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

8
Don Griffin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

9
Tim McKyer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

10
Marquez Pope is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time
Marquez Pope

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

11
Bruce Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970

12
Tarell Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

13
Jimmie Ward is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2016, 2015

14
Nate Clements is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time
Nate Clements

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

15
Tramaine Brock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time
Tramaine Brock

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

16
Ahkello Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time
Ahkello Witherspoon

Seasons: 2018, 2017

17
Carlos Rogers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time
Carlos Rogers

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011

18
Ahmed Plummer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000

19
Walt Harris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time
Walt Harris

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

20
Kermit Alexander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1963

21
Shawntae Spencer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

22
Darryl Pollard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time
Darryl Pollard

Seasons: 1990, 1989

23
Abe Woodson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

24
Kenneth Acker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time
Kenneth Acker

Seasons: 2015

25
Perrish Cox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2014