Sad news for the San Francisco 49ers family on Thursday, as the team announced longtime center Fred Quillan passed away at the age of 60. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Some will no doubt remember Quillan as a member of two of the early ’80s 49ers teams that went on to win the Super Bowl — the 1981 and ’84 seasons, or first two Lombardi Trophies for the organization. In all, the former seventh-round draft pick out of Oregon wound up playing 10 seasons in San Francisco, appearing in 154 total games between the regular season and playoffs with 139 starts.
Quillan was briefly a member of the Chargers in ’88, but never played for the team and wound up retiring.
Among his accomplishments, Quillan was also selected to two Pro Bowls in ’84 and ’85.