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The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated February 3, 2020 2.2k votes 461 voters 11.2k views40 items

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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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  • George Kittle1

    2017-present

    49ers stats: 45 games played, 216 receptions, 2,945 yards, 12 TDs

  • Vernon Davis2

    2006-2015

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

  • Brent Jones3

    1987-1997

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

  • Delanie Walker4

    2006-2012

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

  • Russ Francis5

    1982-1987

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

  • Ted Kwalick6

    1969-1974

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

  • John E. Frank7

    1984-1988

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

  • Garrett Celek8

    2012-2018

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

  • Greg Clark9
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    Greg Clark

    1997-2000

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

  • Eric Johnson10

    2001-2002, 2004, 2006

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

  • Charle Young11

    1980-1982

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

  • Monty Stickles12
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    Monty Stickles

    1960-1967

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

  • Vance McDonald13

    2013-2016

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

  • Ted Popson14
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    Ted Popson

    1994-1996

    49ers stats: 43 games played, 55 receptions, 570 yards, 6 TDs.

  • Jamie Williams15
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    Jamie Williams

    1989-1993

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

  • Eason Ramson16
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    Eason Ramson

    1979-1983

    49ers stats: 54 games played, 44 receptions, 376 yards, 3 TDs

  • Bob Windsor17

    1967-1971

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

  • Wesley Walls18

    1989-1993

    49ers stats: 53 games played, 11 receptions, 67 yards, 1 TD

  • Irv Smith19
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    Irv Smith

    1998

    49ers stats: 16 games played, 25 receptions, 266 yards, 5 TDs

  • Ken MacAfee20
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    Ken MacAfee

    1978-1979

    49ers stats: 29 games played, 46 receptions, 471 yards, 5 TDs

  • Aaron Walker21

    2003-2004

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

  • Bob Bruer22
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    Bob Bruer

    1979-1980

    49ers stats: 17 games played, 26 receptions, 254 yards, 1 TD

  • Terry Jones23
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    Terry Jones

    2005

    49ers stats: 7 games played, 9 receptions, 76 yards, 0 TDs

  • Billy Bajema24

    2005-2008

    49ers stats: 61 games played, 7 receptions, 88 yards, 0 TDs

  • Steve Bush25
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    Steve Bush

    2004-2005

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