Bob Fouts was a famous broadcaster, who was best known for his work on the San Francisco 49ers.
Bob Fouts Bio
Bob Fouts was born on 19 December 1921 and died on 7 July 2019. He has died at the age of 97.
He worked with Lon Simmons on radio and telecasts for the 49ers. He also called basketball games for the Saint Mary’s Gaels and other schools and covered ice hockey, golf, Pacific Coast League San Francisco Seals, track-and-field, and even wrestling.
Fouts was elected into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2008. He also covered the Olympic Games and served as a sports anchor for KPIX-TV and KGO-TV and called games for the San Francisco Warriors.
Bob attended Christian Brothers High School and St. Mary’s College of California and then went to the military to serve as a soldier for World War II.
He resided with his wife in San Francisco and had five children, one of whom, Dan Fouts, went on to become a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and football broadcaster.
Children: Dan Fouts
Bob Fouts, whose broadcasting career lasted more than a half-century and included a lengthy stint as one of the 49ers’ main announcers, died of natural causes Sunday in San Francisco. He was 97.