49ers Mourns Passing of Beloved Former Player…

49ers Mourns Passing of Beloved Former Player…

The Niners announced his death in a statement that praised not only Haralson’s statistics as a player, but also his qualities as a person.

“The 49ers are heartbroken and shocked by the tragic passing of Parys. Parys was a beloved member of our organization who lived a life with extraordinary passion and joy, leaving an indelible mark on everyone he came in contact with. Our condolences go out to Parys’ family and loved ones. ,” the statement read. From NFL adventurer to team leader Haralson was a fifth-round draft pick of the Niners in 2006.

He served as San Francisco’s quarterback from 2006-2012 before becoming the team’s director of player operations from 2016-2017.

 

The New Orleans Saints acquired him in 2013 to bolster their defensive line. He played the last two seasons of his NFL career with the team before being dropped by the league.

The Saints also praised the lineman’s character, saying he had “an unforgettable smile, an upbeat attitude and was deeply respected by teammates and coaches for his combination of reliability, leadership and professionalism.” Haralson: Respected on and off the court Haralson’s co-workers mourned the player’s passing on social media and made it clear they were considering him. He played a total of nine years in the NFL, playing in 118 games from 2006 to 2014, starting 88 of them.

He had 380 tackles, 28 sacks, five fumbles, three forced fumbles and five passes defensed. Haralson played three years of college ball on the defensive line for the University of Tennessee and was a two-time captain for the Volunteers. He finished his career tied for fifth in college history with 21 sacks.

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