49ers’ Fred Warner Shines During Sunday Night Football Win Over Cowboys

Oct 8, 2023, 9:33 PM | Updated: 10:48 pm


Fred Warner #54 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball after intercepting a pass from Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter 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 recorded a special performance during the Sunday Night Football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys.

Fred Warner dazzles on Sunday Night Football

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

During San Francisco’s 42-10 victory, the former BYU standout had a spectacular performance.

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Warner posted a stat lin of eight total tackles, five solo tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup, one quarterback hit, and one interception.

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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. Warner 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.

In the second half, Warner opened the fourth quarter with an interception of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who tossed three picks in the game.

San Francisco ended up beating Dallas by 32 points. The victory was the 49ers’ fifteenth in a row, which tied a franchise record.

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.

With the win, the 49ers improved their record to 5-0.

San Francisco’s next game is on the road against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, October 15 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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49ers’ Fred Warner Shines During Sunday Night Football Win Over Cowboys