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Fred Dean
No. 71, 74
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1952-02-24)February 24, 1952
Arcadia, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: October 14, 2020(2020-10-14) (aged 68)
near Louisiana, U.S.
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Ruston (Ruston, Louisiana)
College: Louisiana Tech
NFL Draft: 1975 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (XVI, XIX)
  • Pro Bowl (1979–1981, 1983)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1980, 1981)
  • NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1981)
  • San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame
  • San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame
  • San Diego Chargers 50th Anniversary Team
  • San Diego Chargers 40th Anniversary Team
  • Louisiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 141
Games started: 83
Interceptions: 1
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Frederick Rudolph Dean (February 24, 1952 – October 14, 2020) was an American former professional football player. He was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

His career started with the San Diego Chargers in 1975 and ended with the San Francisco 49ers after the 1985 season. A two-time first-team All-Pro and a four-time Pro Bowler, he won two Super Bowls with the 49ers.

On October 8, 2020, Dean was diagnosed with COVID-19 and hospitalized in West Monroe, Louisiana. He died a few days later on October 14 while being airlifted from West Monroe to Jackson, Mississippi at the age of 68.

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