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Former 49ers DB George Maderos dies at age 83

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Former San Francisco 49ers defensive back George Maderos has died. He was 83.

The Niners said Maderos died last Thursday. They did not announce a cause of death.

Maderos played two seasons with San Francisco from 1955-56. He had four interceptions and one fumble recovery in 20 games.

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Maderos was a multisport star at Chico State, earning 14 letters in football, basketball, boxing and track and field. He later became head coach at the school in football, boxing and track.