Ricky Watters would put 1994 49ers up against any team in NFL history


The 1994 San Francisco 49ers were a special team. They finished the regular season 13-3 en route to their third Super Bowl championship in seven years.

Hall of Famers Steve Young and Jerry Rice combined to be one of the best quarterback-wide receiver duos in history, and that 49ers team had three HOFers on the defensive side of the ball (Rickey Jackson, Deion Sanders, and Richard Dent) as well.

Ricky Watters was drafted by the 49ers in 1992 and he was a key cog in that ‘94 Super Bowl team as well.

Watters joined the "49ers Webzone: No Huddle" podcast and talked about what it was like playing on that team, and made a pretty strong claim about the 1994 San Francisco 49ers.

“To be able to get on a team like the Niners and do that with the players I was able to play with, that made it even more special because they were awesome,” Watters said (6:10 in player above). “They were awesome, obviously, before I got there they had already won so they had an awesome team. But once I got there and they saw that I was a baller and I was willing to do whatever it took to be great, they took me through the wringer.

“Whether we were running that mountain with Jerry where he was running – they all ran me in the dirt that one day, I was about to throw up. It was a few days, actually, I can’t say one day,” Watters laughed. “It was a few days I was about to throw up out there trying to run with Jerry and all them but they would run on the mountain then we go to the track then we would lift weights.

“And when we lift weights, man, I mean we go out there – obviously, some of the guys can lift a lot more than others but we all go out there pulling our shirts up, acting like we’re all Lou Ferrigno or somebody.”

The 49ers won back-to-back Super Bowls in the 1988 and 1989 seasons but lost in the NFC Championship Game in ‘90, ‘92, and ‘93. Watters and Co. pushed each other all the way to the Super Bowl in 1994, though.

“The way we pushed each other; it was just an amazing thing to be on that team, to have those great players, for me to be one of them and welcomed as one of them and to play like we did and to all come together like we did,” Watters said. “It was a special team.”

How special you may ask?

“I’ll tell you what. I would put that team up against any team in history, any time,” Watters proclaimed. “I don’t know how we would do that but I feel like we would fare well against any team. We had the great players and we all pushed each other.”

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