List of people from San Francisco

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The people listed below were all born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with San Francisco, California.

People by field[edit]






The following Major League Baseball players were born in San Francisco:

See San Francisco Giants#Baseball Hall of Famers for San Francisco Giants players in the Baseball Hall of Fame.




  • Ed Berry (b. 1963), NFL defensive back for Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers[5]
  • Tom Brady (b. 1977), NFL quarterback for New England Patriots and two-time NFL most valuable player[6]
  • Tedy Bruschi (b. 1973), NFL linebacker for New England Patriots[7]
  • Al Cowlings (b. 1947), USC and NFL defensive lineman
  • Chris Darkins (b. 1974), NFL running back for Green Bay Packers[8]
  • Eddie Forrest (1921–2001), NFL offensive lineman for San Francisco 49ers[9]
  • Jason Hill (b. 1985), NFL wide receiver for Jacksonville Jaguars[10]
  • Mike Holmgren (b. 1948), NFL head coach for Green Bay Packers and president of Cleveland Browns[11]
  • James Hundon (b. 1971), NFL player[12]
  • Joe Montana (b. 1956), NFL quarterback for San Francisco 49ers, inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • John Nisby (b. 1936), NFL guard with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins; one of the first African American players to play for the Washington Redskins[13]
  • Igor Olshansky (b. 1982), NFL defensive end for Dallas Cowboys[14]
  • Jerry Rice (b. 1962), NFL wide receiver for San Francisco 49ers, inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • O. J. Simpson (b. 1947), NFL running back with Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers (1985); inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame; previously, City College of San Francisco and USC running back[15]
  • Donald Strickland (b. 1980), current NFL cornerback for the New York Jets[16]
  • Eric Wright (b. 1985), NFL cornerback for Detroit Lions[17]
  • Steve Young (b. 1961), NFL quarterback for San Francisco 49ers, inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame


  • Johnny Miller (b. 1947), professional golfer, TV commentator
  • Ken Venturi (1931–2013), professional golfer, TV commentator

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Political figures[edit]

See also List of mayors of San Francisco, California


Non-native residents[edit]

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  6. ^ "Tom Brady". Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Tedy Bruschi". Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Chris Darkins". Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Eddie Forrest". Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Jason Hill". Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
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  12. ^ "JAMES HUNDON". Retrieved October 16, 2014. 
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  14. ^ "Igor Olshansky". Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ "O.J. Simpson". Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Donald Strickland". Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Eric Wright". Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  18. ^ Heller, Steven. Heller, Steven. "Ben Blank, Innovator of Graphics for TV News, Dies at 87" The New York Times February 18, 2009
  19. ^ "Nevada Governor Jewett William Adams". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
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