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Dan Bunz
Personal Information
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Career information
Year(s) 19781985
NFL Draft 1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
College Long Beach State
Professional teams
Career stats
Sacks 1
Interceptions 4
Fumble recoveries 14
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Career highlights and awards

Dan Bunz (born October 7, 1955 in Roseville, California) is a former American Football linebacker who played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions in an eight year career that lasted from 1978 to 1985 in the National Football League.

Bunz played at California State University, Long Beach and Oakmont High School before being drafted in the first round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the 49ers.

Dan currently teaches Physical Education at Sutter Middle School. He also teaches people of all ages in being healthy and fit.

The Stop[]

As a linebacker for the 49ers in Super Bowl XVI, he made one of the most famous defensive tackles ever witnessed. On a critical 3rd-and-goal from the one yard line, Anderson passed to Charles Alexander in the right flat, but Bunz came up fast, grabbed the receiver around the waist, and hurled him backward before he could break the plane of the goal line. Had Bunz tackled him low, Alexander's momentum certainly would have carried him into the end zone.[1] "The Stop" is regarded as "The Best Thing Witnessed On TV Ever". He was a member of the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XIX winning teams.