|Born:||May 13, 1952|
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||Christian Brothers (TN) Tennessee Military Institute|
|NFL Draft:||1976 / Round: 11 / Pick: 305|
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Paul Hofer (born May 13, 1952) is a former professional American football player who played running back for six seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was a part of the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XVI winning team.
Known for his hard and relentless running style, Hofer was a fan favorite despite being on poor 49ers teams in the mid to late 1970s. Hofer was a brutal, attacking runner who suffered serious knee injuries that ultimately shortened his career. Hofer saw limited duty during the 1981 season but was placed on injured reserve before season's end; he was unable to play in the playoffs or the Super Bowl. He retired soon thereafter.