Former Cardinal Chris Dalman Named Offensive Line Coach

Jan. 18, 2007

Chris Dalman, a four-year letter-winner at Stanford and eight-year NFL veteran with the San Francisco 49ers, today was named to Jim Harbaugh's staff as offensive line coach. Dalman, 36, has spent the last two seasons as a member of the Atlanta Falcon's coaching staff.

'I'm very excited to have Chris Dalman join our staff,' said Harbaugh. 'He has proven to be a great young coach with tremendous enthusiasm for the game and for Stanford University. He brings with him knowledge of Stanford University and the football program, experience as an NFL player and coach, great character and integrity and a desire to be part of the Cardinal football family.'

Dalman grew up in Salinas, Calif., and attended Palma High School before moving on to play for the Cardinal for five seasons. He then spent the next years playing with the 49ers (1993-00). He has been the assistant offensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons for the past two years (2005-06).

'Stanford is very close to my heart and to return as a member of Jim Harbaugh's staff is a tremendous opportunity for me and my family,' said Dalman, who has a wife, Yanne, and two children. 'I am absolutely thrilled to be back at Stanford and I am looking forward to being on the sidelines at Stanford Stadium and building the Cardinal football program.'

Dalman was a four-year starter for Stanford and a member of two bowl teams. He was a junior on Stanford's 1991 Aloha Bowl team, coached by Denny Green and was a fifth-year senior on the Cardinal's 1992 team, coached by Bill Walsh, that went 10-3 and beat Penn State in the Blockbuster Bowl. Dalman started 33 games for the Cardinal and was named Second-Team All-Pac-10 in 1992.

A sixth round draft choice by the 49ers in 1993, Dalman spent his entire NFL career with San Francisco. He played in 107 games and started 64 for the Niners at center and guard. He captured one Super Bowl ring in 1994 (Super Bowl XXIX) and played in three NFC championship games.

Dalman coached football and was an English teacher at Palma High School in Salinas from 2001-05 before joining the Falcons.

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