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Dan Bunz

Dan Bunz
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1955-10-07) October 7, 1955
Place of birth: Roseville, California
Career information
College: Long Beach State
NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Debuted in 1978
Last played in 1985
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks 1
Interceptions 4
Fumble recoveries 14
Stats at

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. He currently teaches Physical Education at Sutter Middle School, in Sacramento, California.

The Stop

In Super Bowl XVI, Bunz made one of the most famous tackles in NFL history. On a critical 3rd-and-goal from the 1-yard line, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson passed to Charles Alexander in the right flat, but Bunz came up fast, grabbed Alexander around the waist, and hurled him backward before he could break the plane of the goal line. Had Bunz tackled Alexander low, his momentum certainly would have carried him into the end zone.[1]

Bunz and Company

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

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


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Appeared in an episode of HGTV's Yard Crashers when his daughters back yard got a makeover. Hillside Terrace (2012)

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