Longtime San Francisco 49ers Player Dead At 83

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By Tzvi Machlin Mere days before the San Francisco 49ers are due to have their toughest game of the year, the franchise has lost one of its all-time greats. On Friday, the team announced the passing of former linebacker and special teams captain Ed Beard. He was 83 years old. “The San Francisco 49ers are mourning the passing of Ed Beard who played 8 seasons with the team from 1965-1972. Our deepest condolences to his wife Bobbie, his family, and friends,” the team said in a statement. Beard was a 14th round pick in the 1964 NFL Draft but went on to become the first special teams captain in NFL…

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