Keith Fahnhorst

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Keith Fahnhorst
No. 71, 89
Date of birth: (1952-02-06) February 6, 1952 (age 62)
Place of birth: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 2 / Pick 35
Organizations
As player:
1974-1987 San Francisco 49ers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Keith Fahnhorst (born February 6, 1952 in St. Cloud, Minnesota) is a former National Football League offensive lineman from 1974 through 1987. During that span he appeared in two Super Bowls: Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XIX for the San Francisco 49ers. He was a key contributor on the final 89-yard drive that led to the play that has been immortalized as "The Catch" in the 1982 NFC Playoffs versus the Dallas Cowboys. "The Catch", as the play has since been named by sportscasters, reminded older 49er fans of the "Alley-oop" passes that Y.A. Tittle threw to lanky receiver R.C. Owens back in the 1950s. A picture of Clark's leap in the air taken by Walter Iooss, Jr. appeared on the cover of that week's Sports Illustrated and was also featured in an Autumn 2005 commercial for Gatorade. He played college football at the University of Minnesota

Fahnhorst's younger brother Jim Fahnhorst played linebacker in the USFL and for the 49ers from 1984 to 1990. The brothers were teammates on the 1984 49ers team that won Super Bowl XIX and finished with a 15-1 record.

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