John Choma is a VP at Omnicell, a Mountain View company that does computer and software services for the health care industry. He was drafted by the Chargers in 1978 after playing tackle on offense and defense at Virginia, then joined the 49ers in time to make one of the stops in the goal line stand of Super Bowl XVI. Choma went on to the Giants before retiring after the 1983 season. Since then, he’s worked in sales, consulting, and business development.
Choma said this about the ’81 49ers: “If you were to take a close look at each individual on that team — you had young Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott and grisly old veterans and a couple other guys who had been cut from more successful teams — how did this amalgam of players who were not very good if you put it on a spreadsheet … produce a championship team?”