Niners draft history – 1967


With the 3rd pick of the 1967 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Steve Spurrier, quarterback, out of the University of Florida. Spurrier would go on to spend 10 seasons in the NFL, playing 9 with the 49ers before being traded to the expansion Buccaneers in 1976. Spurrier started 26 of the 92 games he played for the 49ers, going 13-12-1 in the process. He passed for 5250 yards along with 33 touchdowns and 48 interceptions. The 49ers also experimented with Spurrier as a punter between 1967 and 1971. In that position, Spurrier would punt 230 times for 8818 yards (38.3 yards per punt), his longest punt being 61 yards. With the Buccaneers, Spurrier manned the quarterback position, going 0-12 in 1976. The Buccaneers would finish the season at 0-14. Spurrier decided that he had seen enough and he hung up the cleats. Spurrier is now known for having coached the University of Florida through the 1990’s and failing in his only coaching stint in the NFL with the Washington Redskins, going 12-20. Spurrier now coaches the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

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