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The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 2.6k votes 337 voters 7.1k views39 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.

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  • Deion Sanders1
    207
    28

    Seasons: 1994

  • Ronnie Lott2
    211
    31

    Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

  • Eric Wright3
    138
    26

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

  • Merton Hanks4
    115
    20

    Seasons: 1991

  • Eric Davis5
    110
    19

    Eric Davis

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

  • Rod Woodson6
    109
    24

    Seasons: 1997

  • Jimmy Johnson7
    88
    12

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

  • Don Griffin8
    71
    9

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

  • Marquez Pope9
    50
    12

    Marquez Pope

    Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

  • Tim McKyer10
    46
    12

    Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

  • Bruce Taylor11
    48
    14

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

  • Tarell Brown12
    45
    21

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

  • Jimmie Ward13
    49
    25

    Seasons: 2018, 2016, 2015

  • Nate Clements14
    44
    20

    Nate Clements

    Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

  • Carlos Rogers15
    41
    22

    Carlos Rogers

    Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011

  • Ahmed Plummer16
    36
    19

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

  • Tramaine Brock17
    43
    28

    Tramaine Brock

    Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

  • Ahkello Witherspoon18
    42
    27

    Ahkello Witherspoon

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • Darryl Pollard19
    24
    7

    Darryl Pollard

    Seasons: 1990, 1989

  • Kermit Alexander20
    30
    16

    Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1963

  • Walt Harris21
    27
    15

    Walt Harris

    Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

  • Shawntae Spencer22
    34
    26

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

  • Perrish Cox23
    27
    19

    Seasons: 2014

  • Chris Culliver24
    26
    19

    Chris Culliver

    Seasons: 2014, 2012

  • Abe Woodson25
    22
    13

    Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960