Allan Webb, a former pro personnel executive in the 49ers front office, passed away at the age of 80 on Monday from heart failure. Webb spent 13 seasons in the team’s pro personnel department and won four Super Bowls during his tenure with the 49ers.
An All-American at Arnold College in Connecticut, Webb served two years in the Navy after graduation. He spent time playing for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League as well as the Stamford Golden Bears. Nine years removed from his final collegiate season, Webb earned a tryout with the New York Giants in 1961. He went on to play five seasons in New York at multiple positions including safety, running back, kickoff returner and punt returner. The Giants won the NFL Eastern Conference title in each of Webb’s first three seasons and he finished his career with seven interceptions.
Following his playing days, he spent time coaching in the Atlantic Coast Football League (ACFL) in various roles, including head coach of the Long Island Bulls, before joining the Giants as a scout in 1972. Webb was moved to an offensive backfield assistant after two years and was named the director of pro personnel for the Cleveland Browns in 1979. After four seasons with the Browns, Webb joined the 49ers pro personnel department, spending 13 seasons with the team before his retirement in 1995.
Webb is survived by his wife, Jan, daughter, Lisa, son, Marc, daughter-in-law Katherine, grandsons Nicholas Allan and Maurice, and a niece, Taylor Ann. A memorial service for Webb will be held in the near future.
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