Sports
313 voters

The Best San Francisco 49ers Cornerbacks Of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 2.5k votes 313 voters 6.5k 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.

Photo:
...more
  • 1
    Ronnie Lott
    210
    29

    Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

  • 2
    Deion Sanders
    202
    27

    Seasons: 1994

  • 3
    Eric Wright
    139
    26

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

  • 4
    Merton Hanks
    113
    19

    Seasons: 1991

  • 5
    Eric Davis
    109
    19

    Eric Davis

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

  • 6
    Rod Woodson
    108
    23

    Seasons: 1997

  • 7
    Jimmy Johnson
    84
    13

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

  • 8
    Don Griffin
    71
    9

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

  • 9
    Marquez Pope
    52
    10

    Marquez Pope

    Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

  • 10
    Tim McKyer
    49
    10

    Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

  • 11
    Bruce Taylor
    49
    14

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

  • 12
    Tarell Brown
    46
    21

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

  • 13
    Jimmie Ward
    48
    25

    Seasons: 2018, 2016, 2015

  • 14
    Nate Clements
    40
    20

    Nate Clements

    Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

  • 15
    Ahmed Plummer
    34
    17

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

  • 16
    Carlos Rogers
    38
    21

    Carlos Rogers

    Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011

  • 17
    Ahkello Witherspoon
    44
    29

    Ahkello Witherspoon

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • 18
    Tramaine Brock
    43
    29

    Tramaine Brock

    Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

  • 19
    Darryl Pollard
    24
    8

    Darryl Pollard

    Seasons: 1990, 1989

  • 20
    Walt Harris
    29
    14

    Walt Harris

    Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

  • 21
    Kermit Alexander
    30
    17

    Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1963

  • 22
    Shawntae Spencer
    35
    25

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

  • 23
    Abe Woodson
    21
    13

    Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

  • 24
    Perrish Cox
    25
    19

    Seasons: 2014

  • 25
    Chris Culliver
    24
    18

    Chris Culliver

    Seasons: 2014, 2012