Former Oakland Raider Marv Hubbard, a three-time Pro Bowl fullback during the 1970s, has died, the team announced Monday May 4, 2015.
Hubbard was 68. Marv gained 4,394 yards and scored 22 touchdowns for the Raiders from 1969-75. He rushed for a career-high 1,100 yards in 1972, the seventh-best single-season total in Raiders history. Hubbard, who would have turned 69 on Thursday, was an 11th-round draft choice by the Raiders after his career at Colgate University.
The Raiders, NFL Alumni Northern California, and all of Marv’s friends are saddened to learn of the passing of Marv. We extend our sincere condolences to the Hubbard family.
Remembering Bob St. Clair, a San Francisco Football Legend
We’re sad to report that former 49ers offensive tackle Bob St. Clair, a hulking Hall of Famer and colorful San Francisco native who spent nearly his entire playing career in the city, passed away on Monday, April 20th, 2015 in Santa Rosa at the age of 84.
A third-round pick of the 49ers in 1953, he spent the early part of his career opening holes for the “Million Dollar Backfield,” a quartet of quarterback Y.A. Tittle and running backs John Henry Johnson, Hugh McElhenny and Joe Perry. Each member of the foursome was inducted into the Hall of Fame by 1987.
The field at Golden Gate Park’s Kezar Stadium, where the 49ers played from 1946 through 1970, was renamed Bob St. Clair Field in 2001.
We extend our sincere condolences to Bob’s wife Marsha and the entire St. Clair family. Bob’s presence will be sorely missed.
Honoring the Career of Former 49ers RB J.D. Smith
J.D. Smith Jr., a two-time Pro Bowl running back with the San Francisco 49ers, who ranks sixth on the franchise’s all-time rushing list with 4,370 yards, passed away at his home in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday April 1, 2015. He was 83 years old.
Nicknamed “The Cinderella Man” for his inauspicious route into the NFL, Smith, who played a total of 10 years – eight with the 49ers and two with the Dallas Cowboys, began his NFL career as a 24-year old rookie and U.S. military veteran with two children. His 10 touchdowns in the 1959 season remains tied with six other 49ers, including Frank Gore and Joe Perry, for the most rushing touchdowns ever in single-season team history.
He was an active member of the NFL Alumni Association Northern California Chapter, and gave back to his community by mentoring young athletes and even coaching local Pop Warner football teams well into his senior years.
We extend our sincere condolences to J.D.’s children and family for the loss of their hero.