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Parys Haralson (1984–2021), NFL linebacker

by Linnea Crowther

Parys Haralson was an NFL linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints.

Football career

After playing college football for the University of Tennessee, Haralson was a fifth-round pick for the 49ers in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played seven seasons for the 49ers before being traded to the Saints in 2013, where he played two seasons before his retirement in 2014. Haralson led the NFC West in sacks in 2008, with eight sacks. In 2016, he began working as the 49ers’ director of player engagement.

Tributes to Parys Haralson

Full obituary: San Francisco Chronicle

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