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Defensive end Fred Dean: In the words of ...

Originally Published: August 1, 2008
By Chris Conetzkey

Teammate Dwaine Board Board on the importance of adding Fred Dean via a trade with the Chargers to a 1981 49ers team that went on to win the Super Bowl:

"Bill Walsh was putting together a puzzle. The team was just so young, and he infused Fred Dean into the team, and he brought something to the team that was kind of missing, and that was an attitude of when you step on the field you win. That was Fred's thing. And he won: He won at rushing the passer and was defensive ...

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