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Former Gophers, 49ers player Fahnhorst dies at 66

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Keith Fahnhorst, who played offensive tackle for two Super Bowl championship teams with the San Francisco 49ers, died Tuesday at age 66, the team announced Thursday night, June 14.

Fahnhorst played all 14 of his NFL seasons in San Francisco after the 49ers made him a second-round draft pick (35th overall) in 1974 draft. He received All-Pro honors for the 1983 and 1984 seasons, then made the Pro Bowl after the 1985 season.

The St. Cloud, Minn. native and former University of Minnesota player helped guide the 49ers to league titles after the 1981 and 1984 seasons.

Fahnhorst received a psychology degree from the University of Minnesota in 1974. He was an All-Big Ten tight end for the Golden Gophers in 1973, when he had 10 receptions for 102 yards. In three years at Minnesota, Fahnhorst compiled 29 catches for 392 yards and one touchdown.