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Freddie Solomon

Born: Jan 11, 1953

Death: Feb 13, 2012

Birthplace: Sumter

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Freddie Solomon

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1953
Date of Death : Feb 13, 2012
Birth Place : Sumter

Freddie Solomon was a professional American football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 2nd round of the 1975 NFL Draft. A 5'11", 184-lb. wide receiver from the University of Tampa, Solomon played in 11 NFL seasons for the Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers from 1975 to 1985. On December 5, 1976, Solomon had a career game, with 5 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown, 1 rushing attempt for 59 yards and a touchdown, and a punt return for 79 yards and a touchdown. Solomon won two Super Bowls as a member of the 49ers. On "The Catch", Dwight Clark's famous leaping grab that helped the 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys in the 1982 NFC Playoffs, Solomon was the primary target on the play, but slipped coming out of his cut. Solomon made several key plays on the 49ers final drive of that game. Solomon died on February 13, 2012 after a nine-month battle with colon and liver cancer.

Profession


  • American football player
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