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The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time  

Ranker NFL
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List Rules Vote up the players who had the most success playing tight end for the 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise’s history. This list of 49ers tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars! As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in NFL offensive schemes, one can only imagine what this list will look like years down the road.

No matter what happens with the evolution of this position, these 49ers tight ends have left a legacy that won't be forgotten. Great 49ers players such as Vernon Davis, Brent Jones, and Monty Stickles, some of the best NFL players of all time, have gone down as some of the best tight ends in the franchise's history. 

But who’s the best tight end in San Francisco 49ers history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy for his team? Vote below for who you think is the best San Francisco 49ers tight end of all time, then head over and check out the top San Francisco 49ers players ever.

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Vernon Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

2006-2015

49ers stats: 50 games played, 441 rec, 5640 yards, 55 TDs

2
Brent Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

1987-1997

49ers stats: 143 games played, 417 receptions, 5195 yards, 33 TDs.

3
George Kittle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

2017-2018

49ers stats: 31 games played, 131 receptions, 1892 yards, 7 TDs.

4
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

1982-1987

49ers stats: 75 games played, 186 receptions, 2105 yards, 12 TDs.

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

2001-2002, 2004, 2006

49ers stats: 57 games played, 192 receptions, 1800 yards, 7 TDs.

6
Vance McDonald is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

2013-2016

49ers stats: 48 games played, 64 receptions, 866 yards, 7 TDs.

7
Delanie Walker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

2006-2012

49ers stats: 99 games played, 123 receptions, 1465 yards, 8 TDs.

8
Greg Clark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time
Greg Clark

1997-2000

49ers stats: 55 games played, 92 receptions, 909 yards, 4 TDs.

9
Jamie Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time
Jamie Williams

1989-1993

49ers stats: 67 games played, 57 receptions, 535 yards, 3 TDs

10
Monty Stickles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time
Monty Stickles

1960-1967

49ers stats: 102 games played, 207 receptions, 2993 yards, 14 TDs.

11
Garrett Celek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

2012-2018

49ers stats: 86 games played, 82 receptions, 1104 yards, 12 TDs.

12
Ted Kwalick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

1969-1974

49ers stats: 83 games played, 164 receptions, 2555 yards, 23 TDs.

13
John E. Frank is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

1984-1988

49ers stats: 66 games played, 65 receptions, 662 yards, 10 TDs.

14
Bob Windsor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

1967-1971

49ers stats: 69 games played, 111 receptions, 1392 yards, 8 TDs.

15
Charle Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

1980-1982

49ers stats: 41 games played, 88 receptions, 914 yards, 7 TDs.

16
Paul Seal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time
Paul Seal

1977-1979

49ers stats: 43 games played, 37 receptions, 634 yards, 3 TDs.

17
Tom Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

1974-1977

49ers stats: 54 games played, 83 receptions, 1094 yards, 4 TDs.

18
Blake Bell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time
Blake Bell

2015-2016

49ers stats: 27 games played, 19 receptions, 271 yards, 0 TDs

19
Steve Bush is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time
Steve Bush

2004-2005

49ers stats: 20 games played, 5 receptions, 31yards, 1 TD

20
Ron Heller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time
Ron Heller

1987-1988

49ers stats: 29 games played, 26 receptions, 305 yards, 3 TDs

21
Aaron Walker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

2003-2004

49ers stats: 32 games played, 18 receptions, 231 yards, 1 TD

22
Justin Swift is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time
Justin Swift

2000-2002

49ers stats: 48 games played, 22 receptions, 137 yards, 1 TD

23
Jed Weaver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time
Jed Weaver

2003

49ers stats: 16 games played, 35 receptions, 437 yards, 1 TD

24
Nate Byham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time
Nate Byham

2010

49ers stats: 14 games played, 5 receptions, 27 yards, 0 TDs

25
Tony Cline Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time
Tony Cline Jr.

1999

49ers stats: 8 games played, 4 receptions, 45 yards, 0 TDs