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The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of San Francisco football? Then check out this list of San Francisco 49ers linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout San Francisco 49ers history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the San Francisco defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring 2018-2019 SF 49ers and some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best 49ers LBs include Mike Walter, Dave Wilcox, Keena Turner, Willie Harper, and Julian Peterson.

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

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Patrick Willis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

2
NaVorro Bowman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

3
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

4
Ken Norton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

 

5
Ahmad Brooks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

6
Keena Turner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

7
Julian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

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

8
Aldon Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2014, 2013, 2012

9
Fred Warner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time
Fred Warner

Seasons: 2018

10
Jack Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

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Mike Walter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time
Mike Walter

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

12
Lee Woodall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time
Lee Woodall

Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

13
Jeff Ulbrich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time
Jeff Ulbrich

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001

14
Jim Fahnhorst is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time
Jim Fahnhorst

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

15
Gary Plummer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

16
Frank Nunley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time
Frank Nunley

Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

 

17
Willie Harper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

18
Dave Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964

19
Derek Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time
Derek Smith

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001

20
Skip Vanderbundt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time
Skip Vanderbundt

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969

21
Chris Borland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time
Chris Borland

Seasons: 2014

22
Parys Haralson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time
Parys Haralson

Seasons:  2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

23
Tim Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time
Tim Harris

Seasons: 1994, 1992, 1991

24
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008

25
Jamie Winborn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Linebackers of All Time
Jamie Winborn

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001