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Former NFL star Dana Stubblefield on Thursday was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for raping a developmentally disabled woman at his home in 2015.

In July, a jury in San Jose, California, found the three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle  guilty of rape and the use of a gun during the commission of a felony in luring the victim to his home with the promise of a babysitting job.

Stubblefield, 49, was a first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 1993 and went on to win Defensive Rookie of the Year honors that season. He was also a member of the 49ers team that beat the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX in 1995. In addition to his three Pro Bowl appearances, he was named first team All-Pro and AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1997.

Former NFL star Dana Stubblefield sentenced to 15 years to life for rape conviction

Former All-Pro defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield leaves a federal courthouse in San Francisco in 2008 after pleading guilty to lying to investigators in the BALCO steroids case. (Photo: Jeff Chiu, AP)

After leaving San Francisco as a free agent after the 1997 season, Stubblefield played three seasons in Washington and returned for two more in San Francisco before spending his final year in Oakland.