Lott was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
Ronnie Lott's Hall of Fame bust.
Ronnie Lott, an All-America from Southern California, was the San Francisco 49ers’ first round draft pick and the eighth player chosen overall in the 1981 National Football League Draft.
In his first NFL season, Lott led a young secondary that helped the 49ers to win Super Bowl XVI. He became the second rookie in NFL history to return three interceptions for touchdowns.
In his ten seasons with the 49ers, San Francisco won eight NFC Western Division titles and four Super Bowls.
In 1986, he played 14 games at the free safety position before an injury sidelined him for the final two games of the season. Still, he led the league with a career-most 10 interceptions, recorded 77 tackles, three forced fumbles and two quarterback sacks.