Former 49ers receiver Dick Witcher dies at 76

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Former 49ers receiver Dick Witcher has died, the team announced Tuesday. Witcher was 76.

Witcher spent his entire eight-year career with the 49ers. The team selected him in the eighth-round of the 1966 draft.

He appeared in 109 games with 59 starts.

Witcher finished his career with 172 receptions for 2,359 yards and 14 touchdowns.

His best season was his second season when he made 46 receptions for 705 yards and three touchdowns in 1967.

Witcher also played five postseason games, catching 10 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

6 responses to “Former 49ers receiver Dick Witcher dies at 76

  1. The passing game has really changed over the years. His best season is what good receivers produce by midseason these days. His career totals are about a season and half formidable wideout in today’s game.

  2. I met him back in the early 70’s when he came to our school during the spring with a group of other 49er teammates who played basketball against a group of local players. This was back in the day when the teams would sponsor groups of their players going out into the fan base as a promotion, and also so the players could make a little side money during the offseason. Different times back then. He was a very nice person, stayed late and signed a ton of autographs. Condolences to the family of a forever 49er Faithful.

  3. He caught TDs in the 70 divisional and championship game.
    Part of that fun SF team with Brodie and Vanderbunt at Kezar!

  4. scnfl says:
    February 23, 2021 at 7:56 pm
    The passing game has really changed over the years. His best season is what good receivers produce by midseason these days. His career totals are about a season and half formidable wideout in today’s game.

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    You sir…. are a schmuck. The man just passed away and that’s all you can come up with??

    Please share your long list of professional sports accomplishments, so us readers can fully appreciate how you can diminish Dick Witchers career.,,,

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