Born and raised a 49ers fan in the San Francisco Bay Area, Plummer is a true Californian through and through. He has since made the move to San Diego, where he resides today, admitting that the year-round warm weather is why he migrated to the southern end of his home state.
His earliest football memories consisted of playing neighborhood games alongside his older brothers, who Plummer credits with “toughening” him up as a player from the very beginning. His college career started at Ohlone College before completing his final two years at the University of California, Berkley. From there, he professionally played for the Oakland Invaders of the USFL for three years before joining the NFL.
Plummer spent the first eight years of his NFL career playing for the San Diego Chargers and his final four with the San Francisco 49ers—a fitting ending for the kid who had once dreamed of playing for his hometown team. His incredible twelve-year career in the NFL included playing in 265 games, completing 1,029 tackles and 6 interceptions, and, of course, earning a Super Bowl ring.