Paul Hofer
No. 36
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1952-05-13) May 13, 1952 (age 71)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Christian Brothers (TN) Tennessee Military Institute
NFL Draft:1976 / Round: 11 / Pick: 305
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:1,746
Rush attempts:416
Rushing TDs:16
Games played:77
Player stats at · PFR

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).[1] 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "PAUL HOFER". Retrieved July 6, 2015.