American Football Database
Jim Fahnhorst
Date of birth: (1958-11-08) November 8, 1958 (age 63)
Place of birth: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 4 (Minnesota Vikings)
 As player:
Chicago Blitz (USFL)
Arizona Wranglers (USFL)
San Francisco 49ers
Career highlights and awards
Awards: Jim was First Team All-Big Ten AP/UPI in 1981 3x Super Bowl Champion
Playing stats at

James Fahnhorst (born November 8, 1958) is a former National Football League linebacker from 1984 through 1990. During that span he was a member of three Super Bowl Champions and started in Super Bowl XXIII: Super Bowl XIX, Super Bowl XXIII and Super Bowl XXIV for the San Francisco 49ers. He played college football at the University of Minnesota where he was First Team All-Big Ten at Linebacker AP/UPI in 1981. He is the younger brother of former 49ers' tackle Keith Fahnhorst.

Fahnhorst also played two years in the USFL for coaching legend George Allen in the spring/summer of 1983 and 1984 for the Chicago Blitz and Arizona Wranglers. He is currently a CFP(R) and has coached football 7 or the last 9 years in college Division III and at Wayzata and Maple Grove High Schools in the Minneapolis area.