Hall of Fame Story - Ronnie Lott


DB - Southern California
Joined Raiders: Free agent, 1991

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on July 29, 2000... Played 14 NFL seasons — including two with the Raiders — and made 10 Pro Bowl appearances in pro career at three positions — cornerback, free safety and strong safety... Named All- Pro eight times, All-NFC six times and All-AFC once, selected to play in 10 Pro Bowls and was named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team... In his first NFL sea- son, led a young secondary that helped the 49ers win Super Bowl XVI... Became the second rookie in NFL history to return three interceptions for touchdowns and finished second to Lawrence Taylor for Rookie of the Year honors...  Used at both left and right cornerback positions and as a free and strong safety during his 14-year career... In 1986, played 14 games at the free safety position before an injury sidelined him for the final two games of the season... Still led the league with a career-most 10 interceptions, recorded 77 tackles, three forced fumbles and two sacks... During his career with the 49ers (1981-90), Los Angeles Raiders (1991-92) and the New York Jets (1993-94), recorded 63 career interceptions and twice led the league...  Surpassed the 1,000-career tackle mark in 1993 and had five seasons of at least 100 tackles... In his 10 seasons with the 49ers, San Francisco won eight NFC Western Division titles and four Super Bowls... In 20 playoff contests (all starts), he recorded nine interceptions, 89 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two touchdowns...  San Francisco 49ers first round draft pick and the eighth player chosen overall in the 1981 NFL Draft following All-American college career at Southern California.