Pam Dean Biography
Pam Dean is the wife of the late Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Dean who died on October 14, 2020 of COVID-19. He was a two-time first-team All-Pro and a four-time Pro Bowler, he won two Super Bowls with the 49ers.
Pam Dean Age
Pam’s age is unknown but her husband Fred Dean was 68 years old at the time of his death.
Pam Dean Husband
Pam is married to Fred Dean. There is less public information available regarding their marriage on when or where they met or when they got married.
Fred Dean Wiki – Who is Fred Dean
Fred Dean (Birth name; Frederick Rudolph Dean) was an American professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He was a four-time Pro Bowler, two-time All-Pro and two-time Super Bowl champion. He spent more than six seasons with the Chargers before he was traded to the 49ers in 1981.
He began his career in football playing as All-Southland Conference defensive tackle at Louisiana Tech University. He joined NFL in 1975 as a second-round pick of the then-San Diego Chargers. He was moved to defensive end right away., landing his first Pro Bowl berth in 1979 and All-Pro and Pro Bowl spots in 1980. He played for the Charges until 1981 when he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers.
Fred Dean 49ers
Fred was traded from San Diego to San Francisco in 1981 due to a contract dispute. Dean made an instant impact for the Niners, racking up 12 sacks (unofficially, as sacks didn’t become an official stat until 1982) in 11 games and earning an All-Pro nod as the Niners won Super Bowl XVI.
He had his best NFL season in 1983, finishing with 17.5 sacks, most in the NFC. That included a then-NFL-record six in a game against the New Orleans Saints as he earned his fourth and final Pro Bowl honor.
He retired after the 1985 season, having played 141 games over 11 seasons. On August 2, 2008 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 2009 he was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame and had previously been inducted in the Louisiana Tech athletic hall of fame in 1990.
Fred Dean Death
Fred died on October 14, 2020. His death was confirmed on Thursday, October 13 by Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker who said in a statement;
“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Fred Dean. He exemplified many of the values learned from this great game — commitment, integrity, courage — over the course of his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Fred’s wife, Pam, and their entire family. We will forever keep his legacy alive to serve as inspiration for future generations. The Hall of Fame flag will be flown at half-staff in Fred’s memory.”
After his death the 49ers paid a tribute therough a statement that said; “The 49ers family is heartbroken to learn of the passing of one of the game’s all-time greats, Fred Dean. Fred not only impacted countless opposing quarterbacks throughout his career, but also the future of the game of football as one of the NFL’s first true pass rushing specialists. Although sacks did not become an official NFL statistic until Fred’s eighth season in the league, his 93.5 sacks would rank among the top 50 all-time to this day.
From the minute he joined the 49ers, Fred immediately helped to change the team’s fortunes. In just his first game with the team, he put in an all-time performance against the Dallas Cowboys that not only helped defeat a nemesis but propelled the 49ers to our first Super Bowl Championship later that year.
As the 49ers marched through the NFL, often having opponents on the ropes early in games, Fred was referred to by his teammates as “The Closer” for his ability to deliver the knockout blow to opposing offenses. One of the most feared defenders in the game, he is remembered as a quiet, fun-loving, sincere, country gentleman. Fred’s accolades were numerous, but his love for the game, his teammates and those close to him are what endeared him to so many.”
Fred Dean Cause of Death – Fred Dean COVID
Dean died of COVID-19. According to his former teammate Dwight Hicks he was hospitalized last week with the coronavirus and was on a ventilator and in intensive care.