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The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time  

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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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1
George Kittle is listed (or ranked) 1 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.

2
Vernon Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 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

3
Brent Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 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.

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
Delanie Walker is listed (or ranked) 5 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.

6
Greg Clark is listed (or ranked) 6 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.

7
Ted Kwalick is listed (or ranked) 7 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.

8
Vance McDonald is listed (or ranked) 8 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.

9
Garrett Celek is listed (or ranked) 9 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.

10
Eric Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 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.

11
John E. Frank is listed (or ranked) 11 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.

12
Monty Stickles is listed (or ranked) 12 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.

13
Jamie Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
Charle Young is listed (or ranked) 14 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.

15
Bob Windsor is listed (or ranked) 15 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.

16
Ron Heller is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
Aaron Walker is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
Justin Swift is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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

1979-1980

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

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

1978-1979

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

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

1961-1962

49ers stats: 16 games played, 15 receptions, 301 yards, 2 TDs

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

1989-1993

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

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

1979-1983

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

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

1958-1959

49ers stats: 24 games played, 15 receptions, 194 yards, 0 TDs

25
Billy Bajema is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Of All Time

2005-2008

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