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49ers LB Fred Warner Forces Packers Fumble During Divisional Round Game
Jan 22, 2022, 6:50 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU Cougars and current San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner forced a fumble during a postseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers hosted the Niners for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs on Saturday, January 22.
With 4:00 remaining in the opening quarter, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed a short pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis.
As Warner went to tackle Lewis, the former BYU star punched the ball free. Dre Greenlaw, Warner’s teammate, recovered the pigskin for the 49ers.
Former @BYUfootball LB @fred_warner forces a fumble to help the @49ers take possession. 💪 #LocalsInTheNFL #NFL #FTTB #SFvsGB #BYU #GoCougs #BYUFOOTBALL @kslsports pic.twitter.com/DMpAuvKv6w
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) January 23, 2022
After the play, Warner had four total tackles, three solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and a forced fumble.
FORCED FUMBLE FRED!!!!! pic.twitter.com/UWoi2fV5Z8
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) January 23, 2022
This season, the fourth-year linebacker helped the 49ers to a 10-7 record and a playoff berth.
He finished the regular season with 137 total tackles, 79 solo tackles, 0.5 sacks, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, and four pass breakups.
San Francisco’s game against Green Bay is televised on FOX.
Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).
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