Plummer in June 2009
|Date of birth:January 26, 1960|
|Place of birth: Fremont, California|
|Undrafted in 1983|
|Debuted in 1983 for the Oakland Invaders|
|Last played in 1997 for the San Francisco 49ers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 1997|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Gary Plummer (born January 26, 1960, in Fremont, California) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League and the United States Football League. 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.
College career[edit | edit source]
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Oakland Invaders[edit | edit source]
San Diego Chargers[edit | edit source]
After USFL folded after 1985, Plummer was signed up 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.
San Francisco 49ers[edit | edit source]
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.
Post-NFL career[edit | edit source]
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.
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