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Former BYU Linebacker Fred Warner Ranked Among Top 100 NFL Players For 2020 Season

Jul 28, 2020, 10:45 AM | Updated: 10:48 am
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Fred Warner #54 of the San Francisco 49ers runs onto the field prior to the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, UtahNFL.com ranked former BYU and current San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner among the top 100 players in the NFL for the 2020 season.

The former Cougar came in ranked No. 70 on the list of league’s best players for the upcoming season.

“Warner began his NFL career with four consecutive games with at least 10 tackles. Last season, the BYU product recorded three sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown,” wrote NFL.com’s Quang M. Lam. “Entering his third season, Warner has not missed a game and has amassed 242 tackles. The future is bright for this young man.”

It is the first time that the 49ers linebacker has appeared on the top 100 list.

Warner will enter his third professional season (all with the Niners) in 2020.

NFL.com has currently revealed players 100-41 on the list.

The remaining 40 players for the top 100 will be revealed over the coming days on NFL Network at 6 p.m. (MDT).

Fred Warner’s NFL Career

Following his college career at BYU, Warner was selected by San Francisco with the 70th overall pick during the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

The BYU product recently completed his second professional season with the Niners. Warner helped San Francisco to a 13-3 regular-season record and an NFC title.

The 49ers were defeated 31-20 by the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.

In his two seasons with the Niners, Warner has recorded 262 total tackles, 185 solo tackles, 3.0 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 2 interceptions, and a touchdown in 35 games played.

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