Ronnie Lott

United States


B: May 8, 1959

Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Ronnie Lott, an All-America from Southern California, was the San Francisco 49ers’ first round draft pick and the eighth player chosen overall in the 1981 National Football League Draft. The 6-0, 203-pound defensive back made an immediate impression and was named the starting left cornerback from his first day in training camp. In his first NFL season, Lott led a young secondary that helped the 49ers to win Super Bowl XVI. He became the second rookie in NFL history to return three interceptions for touchdowns. His outstanding play resulted in his finishing second to another defensive standout, Lawrence Taylor, for Rookie of the Year honors. The versatile defensive back earned 10 Pro Bowl invitations at three different positions — cornerback, free safety, and strong safety. During his career with the 49ers (1981-90), Los Angeles Raiders (1991-92), and the New York Jets (1993-94) Lott recorded 63 career interceptions and twice led the league. A complete player, he surpassed the 1,000-career tackle mark in 1993, and had five seasons of at least 100 tackles. In his ten seasons with the 49ers, San Francisco won eight NFC Western Division titles and four Super Bowls. In 20 playoff contests (all starts), he recorded nine interceptions, 89 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and two touchdowns. Named All-Pro eight times, All-NFC six times, and All-AFC once, Lott was also selected to play in 10 Pro Bowls and was named to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team. Lott was named to the All-Decade Team for the NFL for the 1980s and 1990s and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.

1982 Superteams Football Preliminary





Superteams Obstacle Course


1982 Superteams Football Preliminary

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