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Hugh McElhenny

Hugh Edward McElhenny Jr. (The King)

Position: HB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 195 lbs.

Born: December 31, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: George Washington
College: Washington   (school history)    (McElhenny college stats)
Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1952 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 20 (4651st overall since 1950)
6-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1970

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Hugh McElhenny 1956 Touchdown Log

8 Touchdowns

8 Rushing, 3 Go-Ahead, Long of 86 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance
49ers8
Bears2
Giants2
Packers2
Rams2
Home7
Road1
Sunday7
Saturday1
1st1
2nd2
3rd1
4th4
3 or fewer yards3
4-9 yards1
10-19 yards1
20-29 yards1
30 or more yards2

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1 1956-09-30 SFO NYG L 21-38 2 Rushing 16 Trail 0-24 Trail 7-24
2 1 1956-09-30 SFO NYG L 21-38 4 Rushing 2 Trail 14-31 Trail 21-31
3 2 1956-10-07 SFO RAM W 33-30 4 Rushing 2 Trail 19-23 Lead 26-23*
4 2 1956-10-07 SFO RAM W 33-30 4 Rushing 2 Lead 26-23 Lead 33-23
5 5 1956-10-28 SFO CHI L 21-38 2 Rushing 5 Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
6 5 1956-10-28 SFO CHI L 21-38 4 Rushing 51 Trail 14-38 Trail 21-38
7 8 1956-11-18 SFO @ GNB W 17-16 3 Rushing 86 Trail 7-9 Lead 14-9*
8 11 1956-12-08 SFO GNB W 38-20 1 Rushing 26 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*