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NFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
6-0-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 5-12-0
1-5-0 4-13-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 95 4 1 2 2.0
Post Season 16 0 0 0 0.0

Top Talanoa Hufanga News

  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Breakout year at safety

    Hufanga finished the 2022 season with 97 tackles (66 solo), four interceptions, two sacks and two forced fumbles across 17 regular-season games.

    Hufanga also scored a touchdown on one of his interceptions, rounding out a breakout year at safety. The 2021 fifth-round pick remains on his rookie contract through the 2024 season, but he will likely command some sort of extension before then if he can reproduce the results we saw this year. Hufanga will begin next season as the 49ers' starting strong safety, putting him in position to post strong IDP numbers.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Nine stops in Week 17

    Hufanga notched nine tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 37-34 win over the Raiders.

    Hufanga's nine tackles were good for second on the team behind Fred Warner and tied his second-highest mark of the season. In his first full season as a starter, the second-year safety has totaled 93 stops, nine pass defenses, four interceptions, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one defensive touchdown.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Forces fumble in shutout

    Hufanga logged nine tackles (six solo) and one forced fumble during Sunday's 13-0 win over the Saints.

    Hufanga finished with a team high in tackles during this shutout performance for the 49ers' defense. The second-year safety also forced his fifth turnover of the season, punching out a fumble from running back Alvin Kamara in the fourth quarter. Hufanga has been a massive contributor since stepping into a starting role for San Francisco's secondary in 2022, and he'll likely need to notch another standout performance to help come away with a win against Miami's prolific offense next Sunday.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Eight stops in win

    Hufanga tallied eight tackles (six solo) in Sundays 31-14 win against the Rams.

    Hufanga logged his most productive statistical outing since his NFL debut in San Francisco's season opener. The second-year safety emerged into a starring role over the first half of the season, and he has now recorded 48 tackles (35 solo), one sack, six passes defended and three touchdowns with one defensive touchdown in 2022. Hufanga's next contest will come against the Chargers on Sunday, Nov. 13.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Out of concussion protocol

    Hufanga (concussion) is listed as active Sunday against the Chiefs, Lindsey Pallares and Briana McDonald of the 49ers' official site report.

    Hufanga initially picked up a head injury last Sunday in Atlanta but was able to return to the game. However, he entered the concussion protocol one day later and managed just one limited practice during Week 7 prep, leaving him questionable for this contest. Per David Lombardi of The Athletic, Hufanga took part in a pregame warmup, signifying he may have gained clearance to play, and indeed that has come to pass. The 49ers' starting strong safety has been all over the field this season, racking up 36 tackles, five pass defenses, two interceptions (one pick-six) and one sack in six appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Corvallis, OR
Age: 23
School: USC
Experience: 3