Paul Hofer
Date of birth: (1952-05-13) May 13, 1952 (age 67)
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Career information
Position(s): RB
College: Mississippi
NFL Draft: 1976 / Round: 11 / Pick 305
 As player:
1976-1981 San Francisco 49ers
Playing stats at

Paul Hofer (born May 13, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a former professional American football player who played running back for six seasons in the NFL. He was a part of the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XVI winning team. Known for his hard and relentless running style, Hofer was a fan favorite despite being on poor 49ers teams in the mid to late 1970s. Hofer was a brutal, attacking runner who suffered serious knee injuries that ultimately shortened his career. Hofer saw limited duty during the 1981 season but was placed on injured reserve before season's end; he was unable to play in the playoffs or the Super Bowl. He retired soon thereafter, having paid a heavy price but never achieving the ultimate acclaim as a Super Bowl player.

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