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49ers LB Fred Warner Ranked Among Top Players On NFL’s Top 100 List

Aug 4, 2023, 3:50 PM

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Fred Warner #54 of the San Francisco 49ers works out during training camp at SAP Performance Facility on August 04, 2023 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU Cougars and current San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner landed among the top players in the NFL on the league’s Top 100 list for the 2023 season.

Warner’s spot on the NFL’s Top 100 was revealed on Thursday, August 3.

The Niners star became the third player with ties to the state of Utah to join the list. The former BYU standout joined fellow former BYU player and current New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams and former USU and current Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner.

The former Cougar linebacker was ranked as the No. 15 in the league. It was Warner’s fourth time landing on the NFL Top 100.

Last season, Warner came in at No. 47 on the list.

RELATED: Former BYU RB Jamaal Williams Cracks NFL Top 100 List

Before the start of the 2021 season, Warner was ranked No. 21 on the Top 100. Warner first debuted on the list at No. 70 in 2020.

Last season, the 49ers had a 13-4 record and reached the NFC Championship game.

San Francisco opens its preseason schedule on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, August 13 at 2 p.m. (MDT). The game will be televised on NFL Network.

The 49ers start the regular season away from home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, September 10 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX.

About Fred Warner

Prior to his time in the NFL, the San Marcos, California native played at BYU from 2014-17.

During his four seasons in Provo, the linebacker recorded 264 total tackles, 158 solo tackles, 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, seven interceptions, 13 pass breakups, and two touchdowns.

Warner was selected by the Niners with the No. 70 overall pick during the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Last season, Warner had 130 total tackles, 79 solo tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, one interception, and 10 pass breakups in 17 regular season games.

During his five seasons in the league, Warner has recorded 634 total tackles, 411 solo tackles, 6.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, four interceptions, 35 pass breakups, and one touchdown in 81 games played.

During his career in the postseason, Warner has posted 64 total tackles, 40 solo tackles, one forced fumble, two interceptions, and four pass breakups in nine playoff games.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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