He is one of the unsung heroes of the San Francisco 49ers who helped build a legendary franchise.
The 49ers inducted retired General Manger John McVay into its esteemed hall of fame this weekend.
McVay was one of the architects instrumental in building the dynasty that won five Super Bowls from 1982 to 1995.
He says he’s grateful to Eddie Debartolo, the owner who hired him and gave him the tools to win.
McVay says his was a dream job come true.
“A dream job is to have a superstar coach. Well we had three of them and they handled the personnel well, and we were able to gather up the good players and so on. We had a lot of fun,” McVay said.
Of course he’s referring to Bill Walsh, Steve Mariucci and George Seifert.
The retired general manager spent 21 years with the team. McVay’s home in Granite Bay is like a museum with a lifetime worth of football memorabilia.