American football player
| (1960-01-26) January 26, 1960 (age 55)|
University of California, Berkeley
Gary Plummer (American football) Wikipedia
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. Plummer won a Super Bowl ring with the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX.
Plummer played his first two years of junior college football at Ohlone College and then transferred to the University of California, Berkeley.
After going undrafted in the 1983 NFL Draft Plummer joined the Oakland Invaders of the United States Football League (USFL). He played three years for the team. He played in the 1985 USFL Championship Game.
After the USFL folded in 1985, Plummer was signed by the San Diego Chargers. Plummer 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.
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 San Diego 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 as well as comments in an off-color podcast in which he recounted his former teammates' sexual exploits, as well as his own.