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Freddie Solomon

Freddie Solomon
No. 86, 88
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1953-01-11)January 11, 1953
Place of birth: Sumter, South Carolina
Date of death: February 13, 2012(2012-02-13) (aged 59)
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Sumter High School
College: Tampa
NFL draft: 1975 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 371
Receiving yards: 5,846
Yards per catch: 15.8
Receiving TDs: 48
Rushing yards: 519
Games played: 151
Stats at
Stats at

Freddie Solomon (January 11, 1953 – February 13, 2012) 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 (where he had played quarterback), 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.[1] Solomon won two Super Bowls as a member of the 49ers.[2]

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.[3][4]

Solomon died on February 13, 2012 after a nine-month battle with colon and liver cancer.[5]


  1. ^ "Freddie Solomon, a Star N.F.L. Receiver, Dies at 59".  
  2. ^ The Catch' lands a spot in NFL lore"'".  
  3. ^ "Off On The Wrong Foot".  
  4. ^ "X'd, O'd and KO'd".  
  5. ^ "Former Dolphins and 49ers WR Freddie Solomon dies".  

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