Originally posted by SerJerryofRice:
Timmy Mac made the pro bowl in '94 along with Hanks. Every starter from our secondary made it that year except for Eric Davis.
Off-hand, I would assume that Plummer and Wright made it at some point, too.
I don't think anyone's named JJ Stokes yet (for what it was, if Tai Streets can get a mention so can he, because he was never anything more than a role player).
Also, with all this mention about Popson, what about Greg Clark? He was Vernon Davis before we had him (killer blocking TE) except he could catch TDs when needed. Damn hamstrings killed his career with us.
This is hard stuff to track down, especially in the era of the internet.
McDonald only made 6 Pro Bowls. Role player.
Lee Woodall made it in 1995 and 1997.
Merton Hanks only made 4 straight Pro Bowls. Role player.
Basically, a "role player" in the eyes of the uber-intelligent 49er fans is any player who was not named "Montana," "Young," Rice," or "Lott."