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Former 49er Freddie Solomon fighting cancer

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By Mike Sando
A highlight package commemorating the San Francisco 49ers' 28-point comeback against New Orleans 31 years ago went online Wednesday morning.Freddie Solomon sparked the comeback with a 57-yard touchdown on a punt return. Solomon's 14-yard scoring reception in the fourth quarter was also critical.That video was fresh in my mind when a friend coincidentally passed along a link I'd missed for Gary Shelton's column profiling Solomon in the Tampa Tribune recently.Solomon is 58 and making strides in a rough fight against cancer. He asks for no sympathy. He earns admiration for his good humor and spirit, now and throughout his playing career.Shelton's piece leads with a story from Joe Montana about the time "Fast Freddie" outran Darrell Green, the NFL's fastest man.
[ Edited by kronik on Dec 7, 2011 at 7:45 PM ]
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sad..... Great Niner, hope and pray for the best.
i hope he can win that battle. cancer sucks!!!
Solomon's a class act and was a great receiver for the 9'ers. My prayers go out to him.
Freddie Solomon is a very courageous soul , Hope and pray he wins this battle.
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