The NFL announced that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for November. The latest honor comes following the team's 20-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13.

Warner was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 12 after a win over the Green Bay Packers. He is the first 49ers linebacker to earn Player of the Month honors since NaVorro Bowman (December 2013). Rookie defensive end Nick Bosa earned the award in October.


Warner had 33 tackles, three sacks, a pass defensed, and two forced fumbles during the month of November. He racked up 11 tackles and two passes defensed against the Ravens on Sunday and now has 92 tackles, three sacks, six passes defensed, and three forced fumbles through 12 games this season.

"I thought he played as good as any of the linebackers that I've seen play them on tape and as it got going, all of them, that's what I meant by settling down a little bit," head coach Kyle Shanahan said this week when asked about Warner's performance against the Ravens. "They were good in the beginning, but they got better as the game went because the more you see that stuff, the more you get a feel for it. When you've got a guy like Fred, who's very natural at things and football comes to him the right way, he just got better as the game went."

The 49ers made Warner a third-round draft pick out of BYU in 2018.

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