Niners Draft History – 2nd 1961 Pick


With the 9th pick in the 1961 NFL Draft, the 49ers selected Bowling Green State University wide receiver Bernard Terry “Bernie“ Casey. This was the second of three picks in the first round of the 1961 draft. Casey played for 8 seasons in the NFL, six of them with the 49ers and the other 2 with the Los Angeles Rams. In his time with the 49ers, Casey collected 277 passes for 4008 yards and 27 touchdowns. He also enjoyed some success with the Rams, as he made his only Pro-Bowl appearance while being a member of that team. After retiring in 1968, Casey pursued an acting career. He has since appeared in numerous films.

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