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Parys Haralson, former 49ers LB, dies at 37


Former San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints linebacker Parys Haralson has died at the age of 37, San Francisco confirmed on Monday.

“The 49ers are heartbroken and shocked by the news of Parys’ tragic passing,” the Niners said in a statement. “Parys was a beloved member of our organization that lived life with an extraordinary amount of passion and joy, while leaving an indelible mark on everyone he came across. We extend our condolences to Parys’ family and loved ones.”

Haralson spent the majority of his nine-year NFL career with the 49ers, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. During seven seasons in San Francisco, he played in 86 games (68 starts) and tallied 210 tackles, 47 quarterback hits and 21.5 sacks. Haralson helped the Niners reach the playoff in 2011, where they lost to the Giants in the NFC Championship.

New Orleans acquired him in a late-August trade in 2013 after he missed the entire 2012 season with a triceps injury. He played as a part-time starter during his final two NFL seasons with the Saints.

In 2016, the 49ers named Haralson as their director of player engagement, and he served in that role for two years.

This is a developing story. More to come.

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