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RIP Freddie Solomon

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    59 years old, of colon and liver cancer.

    Solid pro and the 49ers' main deep threat on two championship teams before Jerry Rice's arrival. Moved on to a life of philanthropy in Florida.
  2. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Wow. RIP to great receiver.
  3. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Was often cited as the greatest high school player in South Carolina history. Was named as a reason that South Carolina left the ACC. He was supposed to go there in 1971, but couldn't meet ACC academic standards.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Yeah, John Brodie and Wilbur Jackson used to give New Orleans headaches (as did most of the Saints' opponents) in the 70s as did Gene Washington, Solomon, Steve DeBerg and even a few backup quarterbacks from Mississippi State.
    RIP Freddie Solomon
  6. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    First Lee Roy, now Freddie. Sad news. Tough year for Bucs family and fans.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    He must have meant Tampa, the city.

  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    OK I guess I can understand, but Solomon was neither related to, nor a fellow former Buc with, Selmon.
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I think it was in 1980, but the 49ers were playing Detroit at the Silverdome and lost both QBs, so Freddie Solomon went under center the rest of the game.

  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Freddie Solomon was very solid. He and Dwight Clark both get overlooked since Jerry Rice's career was so fantastic. RIP.
  12. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    He's a former UT standout, LTL, who came back after retirement and was an icon in the community. Shelton rightly calls him Tampa Bay's first football hero. He and Lee Roy were football royalty.
    And, yeah, he was a QB in college.
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