Gary Plummer (American football)
Plummer in June 2009
January 26, 1960|
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Gary Plummer (born January 26, 1960) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL) and the United States Football League (USFL). He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as a free agent in 1986 after playing three years in the USFL. He played college football at California-Berkely. Plummer won a Super Bowl ring with the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX.
Professional playing career
San Diego Chargers
After the USFL folded in 1985, Plummer was signed by the San Diego Chargers. He became a starter during his first season with the Chargers and started 106 of 119 games during the eight seasons he played there. He finished his career with the Chargers with 792 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and five interceptions.
San Francisco 49ers
Before the 1994 season, Plummer signed with the San Francisco 49ers. He played his final four seasons of his career with the 49ers and was a member of the 49ers Super Bowl XXIX victory over the Chargers. After the 1997 season, Plummer retired with 1,029 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and six interceptions.
From 1998 until April 2011, Plummer was a color analyst for KNBR 49ers game broadcasts. He was fired from this position due in large part to frequent criticism of the team during broadcasts, and comments in an off-color podcast in which he recounted his former teammates' sexual exploits, as well as his own. He also revealed that he suffered over 2500 concussions in the course of his career, even when most of them were very mild Grade 1-type, he has been recovering from the cumulative effects.
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