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Former 49ers linebacker Parys Haralson passes away at age 37

Sep 13, 2021 at 5:02 PM--


Multiple sources report that former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Parys Haralson has passed away at the age of 37. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

"The 49ers are heartbroken and shocked by the news of Parys' tragic passing," the team said via a statement. "Parys was a beloved member of our organization that lived life with an extraordinary amount of passion and joy, while leaving an indelible mark on everyone he came across. We extend our condolences to Parys' family and loved ones."

The 49ers made Haralson a fifth-round draft pick out of Tennessee in 2006. He spent seven seasons with the team before two seasons (2013-14) with the New Orleans Saints. The linebacker recorded 275 tackles, 49 tackles for a loss, 63 quarterback hits, 28 sacks, and five passes defensed during his nine NFL seasons, per Pro Football Reference.

After his playing days, Haralson spent three years with the 49ers as the team's director of player engagement, where he reported to Keena Turner.

Below are tweets from two of his former 49ers teammates.


A report from Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group was the first to bring this to my attention.

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