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Dan Bunz
No. 57     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1955-10-07) October 7, 1955 (age 63)
Place of birth: Roseville, California
Career information
College: Long Beach State
NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Debuted in 1978 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1985 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Sacks     1
Interceptions     4
Fumble recoveries     14
Stats at NFL.com

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, in Sacramento, California. He also teaches people of all ages in being healthy and fit.

The Stop Edit

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] He was a member of the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XIX winning teams.

Bunz and Company Edit

In 1984 Dan opened Bunz & Company restaurant and sports bar in his hometown of Roseville, California. He sold the restaurant in 1999. It was a local mainstay until it closed in the summer of 2012.[2]

2H - 2nd Half at Bunz & Company Edit

Not long after the owners closed Bunz and Company, Dan was approached by a group of veteran restauranteurs about a joint ventures. On January 19, 2013 they opened 2H - 2nd Half at Bunz & Company in the same location as the original Bunz and Company.[3]

References Edit

  1. ESPN.com - Page2 - The greatest Super Bowl subs ever
  2. Sacbee.com
  3. Sacbee.com