Former 49ers Pro Bowl DE Cleveland Elam passes away
Former All-Pro San Francisco 49ers defensive end Cleveland Elam has died. He was 60.
The club announced that Elam, a two-time Pro Bowl performer in the 1970’s passed away last Thursday. A memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday in Salisbury, N.C.
Elam was a fourth-round draft pick by the Niners in 1975 from Tennessee State. Although sacks were not an official statistic until 1982, the 49ers report Elam was credited with 17