Ronnie Lott

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Ronnie Mandel Lott commonly known as Ronnie Lott had won 4 Super Bowl ring as the San Francisco 49ers. Ronnie Lott is professional football player who was a cornerback and safety in the NFL.

Ronnie Lott was selected in the first round (8th overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

The level of skill demonstrated by the 6-foot, 203-pound standout was instantly recognized, and from the very beginning of training camp he had the job as the San Francisco 49ers’ starting left cornerback.

In his rookie season in 1981, Ronnie Lott recorded seven interceptions, helped the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl XVI, and also became only the second rookie in NFL history to return three interceptions for touchdowns.

His outstanding play resulted in his finishing second for rookie of the year honors, behind New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor.

Ronnie Lott switched to the safety position in 1985. He had the tip of his left pinky finger amputated after the 1985 season when it was crushed while tackling running back

Recommendations from Timmy Newsome, and a bone graft surgery would not have allowed him to start the 1986 season. An injury sidelined him for the season’s last two games in 1986, but he still led the league with a career-best 10 interceptions, while recording 77 tackles, three forced fumbles, and two quarterback sacks.

Ronnie Lott - San Francisco 49ers
Ronnie Lott – San Francisco 49ers

During his 10 years with the San Francisco 49ers, Ronnie Lott helped them win eight division titles and four Super Bowl rings: XVI Super Bowl ring (1981 season), XIX Super Bowl ring (1984), XXIII Super Bowl ring (1988), and XXIV Super Bowl ring (1989).

Ronnie Lott is one of five players that were on all four 1980s San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl wins. The other four are quarterback Joe Montana, linebacker Keena Turner, cornerback Eric Wright, and wide receiver Mike Wilson.

After his career with San Francisco 49ers, Ronnie Lott signed as a free agent in 1991 with the Los Angeles Raiders, and in 1993 with the New York Jets. In 1991, he led the league in interceptions (8) for a second time.

Lastly, Ronnie Lott signed a free-agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1995, but was injured in the preseason.

He returned to the San Francisco 49ers in 1995, but the injuries he had suffered over the previous four seasons continued to plague him, and he announced his retirement before the season began. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, his first year of eligibility, and was also named to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team in 1994 and the 100th Anniversary Team in 2019.

In his 14 NFL seasons, Lott recorded 8.5 sacks and 63 interceptions, which he returned for 730 yards and five touchdowns. He recovered 17 fumbles, returned them for 43 yards, and gained 113 yards on kickoff returns. Lott also played in 20 postseason games, recording nine interceptions, 89 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and two touchdowns.

Additionally, he was named All-Pro eight times, All-NFC six times, and All-AFC once. Beyond statistics, Lott had an uncanny awareness of how a play was developing, which allowed him to break up passes and earn a reputation as one of the hardest and most efficient open-field tacklers in the history of the league.

Ronnie Lott Winning Super Bowl Ring
Ronnie Lott Winning Super Bowl Ring

Ronnie Lott Winning the first ring, 1981 Super Bowl ring

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals by the score of 26–21 to win their first Super Bowl ring.

Although the San Francisco 49ers had three rookies starting as defensive backs, they all were major defensive threats: Carlton Williamson recorded four interceptions,

Eric Wright had three, and Ronnie Lott, who had the best season of his career, recorded seven interceptions and tied an NFL record by returning three of them for touchdowns. Three-year veteran defensive back Dwight Hicks led the team with nine interceptions, which he returned for 239 yards and a touchdown, giving the secondary a total of 23.

Defensive end Fred Dean and linebacker Jack “Hacksaw” Reynolds were big contributors up front, making it difficult for the opposing teams to rush the ball; Dean became a 49er after an in-season trade with the San Diego Chargers and piled up 12 sacks for San Francisco.

For the first time since Super Bowl III, both teams were making their first Super Bowl appearance. The San Francisco 49ers posted a 13–3 regular season record, and playoff wins over the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys.

The Bengals finished the regular season with a 12–4 record, and had postseason victories over the Buffalo Bills and the San Diego Chargers.

Defeating the Bengals has won the 49ers their first Super Bowl ring, also the first Super Bowl ring won by Ronnie Lott.

ronnie lott showing off his super bowl ring
Ronnie Lott Showing off his Super Bowl Rings

1984 Super Bowl ring

This also became the second Super Bowl after Super Bowl XIV where the game was coincidentally played in the home market of one of the participants.

The game was hyped as the battle between two great quarterbacks: Miami’s Dan Marino and San Francisco’s Joe Montana.

The Miami Dolphins entered their fifth Super Bowl in team history after posting a 14–2 regular season record. The 49ers were making their second Super Bowl appearance after becoming the first team to win 15 regular season games since the league expanded to a 16-game schedule in 1978.

With Dan Marino and Joe Montana, the game became the first Super Bowl in which the starting quarterbacks of each team both threw for over 300 yards. In addition, the two teams combined for 851 total offensive yards, which at that time was a Super Bowl record.

But after trailing 10–7 in the first quarter, the 49ers would end up taking the game in dominating fashion, scoring three touchdowns in the second quarter, and 10 unanswered points in the second half.

Joe Montana Named Super Bowl MVP

Joe Montana, who was named the Super Bowl MVP, completed 24 of 35 passes for a Super Bowl-record 331 yards and three touchdowns. He also broke the Super Bowl record for most rushing yards gained by a quarterback with his 5 rushes for 59 yards and 1 rushing touchdown. San Francisco set a Super Bowl record with 537 total yards breaking the previous record of 429 yards set by the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XI.

Winning their second Super Bowl ring this year by defeating the Miami Dolphins.

Ronnie Lott Winning Super Bowl Ring
Ronnie Lott Winning Super Bowl Ring

1988 Super Bowl ring

The San Francisco 49ers’ defense was led by defensive backs Ronnie Lott, Eric Wright, Jeff Fuller, and Tim McKyer, who recorded a combined total of 18 interceptions. McKyer led the team with 7.

While Ronnie Lott recorded 5, along with 3 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries. Linebacker Charles Haley was also a big contributor with 11.5 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries. The 49ers also had a solid defensive line, featuring Michael Carter (6.5 sacks), Danny Stubbs (6 sacks), Larry Roberts (6 sacks), and Pierce Holt (5 sacks).

The 49ers and Ronnie Lott defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 and winning their 3rd Super Bowl ring. Jerry Rice was named the Super Bowl MVP.

Ronnie Lott 1989 Super Bowl ring

The San Francisco 49ers’ defense allowed the third-fewest points in the NFL (253).

Defensive end Pierce Holt recorded 10.5 sacks, as did linebacker Charles Haley.

In addition to Haley, their linebacking corps was anchored by Keena Turner, Matt Millen, and Bill Romanowski. Future Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott led the team with 5 interceptions. Defensive backs Eric Wright and Chet Brooks also combined for 5 interceptions between them.

The San Francisco 49ers and Ronnie Lott defeated the Denver Broncos by 55-10 bringing home their 4th Super Bowl ring.

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