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49ers Linebacker Fred Warner Forces Fumble On Sunday Night Football

Oct 8, 2023, 7:19 PM | Updated: 9:29 pm

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Fred Warner #54 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after forcing a fumble, recovered by Kevin Givens #90 during the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium on October 08, 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 linebacker Fred Warner forced a fumble that was recovered by the San Francisco 49ers during their Sunday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Fred Warner forces fumble against Cowboys

The 49ers hosted the Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, October 8.

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With 46 seconds remaining in the opening quarter, Tony Pollard ran the ball before Warner went to tackle the Cowboys running back. The former BYU standout punched the ball free from Pollard’s possession while tackling him to the turf.

San Francisco’s Kevin Givens recovered the ball at the Dallas 16-yard line.

At the time of Warner’s forced fumble, the Niners owned a 7-0 lead over the visitors. During the first quarter, Warner recorded two tackles and a forced fumble.

Warner entered the game having recorded 33 total tackles, 24 solo tackles, one sack, and two pass breakups in the first four games of the season.

The Niners entered the Week 5 contest with a 4-0 record.

San Francisco’s game against Dallas is televised on KSL 5 TV.

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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49ers Linebacker Fred Warner Forces Fumble On Sunday Night Football