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1946 San Francisco 49ers

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9-5-0, AAFC West Division  · 1946 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 307 points (21.9/g), 2nd of 9 in the AAFC. Allowed 189 points (13.5/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 118 points (8.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.6-3.4.

Coach: Buck Shaw (9-5-0)

 Training Camp: Menlo College (Atherton, California)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Tony Morabito
General Manager John Blackinger

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 307 3896 844 4.6 42 21 5 170 130 252 1721 18 21 6.8 52 592 2175 22 3.7 113
Team Defense 189 3023 784 3.9 47 26 5 140 185 359 2150 15 21 6.0 79 425 873 7 2.1 56
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 3 4 2 6 6 3 2 3 1 1 2 3
Lg Rank Defense 2 3 4 2 3 8 7 3 5 2 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-1 New York Yankees 7 21 6 180 94 86 3 13 194 62 132 1
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-1 Miami Seahawks 21 14 15 304 135 169 4 6 171 159 12 3
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-1 Brooklyn Dodgers 32 13 10 352 211 141 4 14 264 231 33 5
4 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-2 @ Chicago Rockets 7 24 12 263 170 93 3 12 256 86 170 1
4 Tue October 8 boxscore W 3-2 @ Miami Seahawks 34 7 11 284 80 204 1 8 151 110 41 5
5 Sat October 12 boxscore W 4-2 @ Los Angeles Dons 23 14 10 229 135 94 2 8 178 178 2
8 Sat October 19 boxscore L 4-3 @ Buffalo Bisons 14 17 15 281 88 193 5 6 230 173 57 3
8 Sun October 27 boxscore W 5-3 @ Cleveland Browns 34 20 16 357 180 177 2 15 338 284 54 6
9 Sat November 2 boxscore W 6-3 Buffalo Bisons 27 14 13 358 149 209 9 7 127 56 71 4
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 6-4 Cleveland Browns 7 14 14 212 69 143 4 9 271 174 97 2
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 6-5 @ New York Yankees 9 10 9 174 55 119 3 13 253 178 75 2
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 7-5 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 30 14 20 347 82 265 1 8 183 118 65 2
13 Sat November 30 boxscore W 8-5 Chicago Rockets 14 0 7 154 46 108 6 9 165 123 42 4
14 Sun December 8 boxscore W 9-5 Los Angeles Dons 48 7 14 388 152 236 3 14 213 180 33 5

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Frankie Albert 26 P/QB 14 11 104 197 52.8 1404 14 7.1 14 7.1 54 7.1 5.4 13.5 100.3 69.8 0 0
Jesse Freitas 25 10 0 22 44 50.0 234 3 6.8 7 15.9 0 5.3 -0.5 10.6 23.4 49.1 0 0
Parker Hall 30 11 0 2 8 25.0 15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1.9 1.9 7.5 1.4 39.6 0 0
Len Eshmont 29 KR/LH 10 9 1 2 50.0 42 1 50.0 0 0.0 42 21.0 31.0 42.0 4.2 135.4 0 0
Ned Mathews 28 wb 6 1 1 1 100.0 26 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 26.0 26.0 26.0 4.3 118.7 0 0
Team Total 26.2 14 130 252 51.6 1721 18 7.1 21 8.3 54 6.8 4.5 13.2 122.9 62.6 0 0
Opp Total 14 185 359 51.5 2150 15 4.2 21 5.8 6.0 4.19 11.6 153.6 59.5 0 0 6.0 4.2 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Norm Standlee 27 FB 13 10 134 651 2 0 4.9 50.1 10.3 2 -5 -2.5 0 0 0.2 -0.4 646 2 0
Johnny Strzykalski 25 RH 13 11 79 346 2 50 4.4 26.6 6.1 9 80 8.9 0 0 0.7 6.2 426 2 0
Earle Parsons hb 10 2 74 362 2 0 4.9 36.2 7.4 8 52 6.5 0 0 0.8 5.2 414 2 0
Len Eshmont 29 KR/LH 10 9 73 340 6 0 4.7 34.0 7.3 17 287 16.9 2 0 1.7 28.7 627 8 0
Frankie Albert 26 P/QB 14 11 69 -10 4 0 -0.1 -0.7 4.9 -10 4 0
Don Durdan 26 hb 12 1 32 132 0 0 4.1 11.0 2.7 2 27 13.5 1 0 0.2 2.3 159 1 0
Ken Casanega 25 PR/qb 14 5 29 90 1 0 3.1 6.4 2.1 5 102 20.4 1 0 0.4 7.3 192 2 0
Joe Vetrano 28 K 13 2 23 69 1 0 3.0 5.3 1.8 4 37 9.3 0 0 0.3 2.8 106 1 0
Ned Mathews 28 wb 6 1 18 94 0 0 5.2 15.7 3.0 94 0 0
Dick Renfro 27 fb 3 3 18 85 3 0 4.7 28.3 6.0 85 3 0
Parker Hall 30 11 0 17 31 0 0 1.8 2.8 1.5 2 25 12.5 0 0 0.2 2.3 56 0 0
Ken Roskie 26 8 0 9 16 0 0 1.8 2.0 1.1 0 7 0 7 0.0 0.9 23 0 0
Pete Franceschi 27 hb 9 1 8 -5 1 0 -0.6 -0.6 0.9 3 35 11.7 1 0 0.3 3.9 30 2 0
Jesse Freitas 25 10 0 6 -21 0 0 -3.5 -2.1 0.6 -21 0 0
Alyn Beals 25 le 14 1 2 -7 0 0 -3.5 -0.5 0.1 40 586 14.7 10 0 2.9 41.9 579 10 0
Bob Titchenal 29 RE 14 13 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 7 160 22.9 2 0 0.5 11.4 162 2 0
Bill Fisk 30 LE 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 186 9.8 1 0 1.4 13.3 186 1 0
Nick Susoeff 25 e 6 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 98 19.6 0 0 0.8 16.3 98 0 0
Ed Balatti 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 15 3.8 0 0 0.3 1.1 15 0 0
Hank Norberg 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 29 9.7 0 0 0.2 2.1 29 0 0
Team Total 26.2 14 592 2175 22 50 3.7 155.4 42.3 130 1721 13.2 18 7 9.3 122.9 3896 40 0
Opp Total 14 425 873 7 2.1 62.4 30.4 185 2150 11.6 15 13.2 153.6 3023 22 46

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Ken Casanega 25 PR/qb 14 5 18 248 0 0 13.8 3 61 0 0 20.3 501
Earle Parsons hb 10 2 15 198 0 0 13.2 4 94 0 0 23.5 706
Len Eshmont 29 KR/LH 10 9 2 25 0 0 12.5 10 264 0 0 26.4 916
Johnny Strzykalski 25 RH 13 11 3 26 0 0 8.7 7 142 0 0 20.3 594
Joe Vetrano 28 K 13 2 7 84 0 0 12.0 3 49 0 0 16.3 239
Frankie Albert 26 P/QB 14 11 1 6 0 6 6.0 4 74 0 0 18.5 70
Don Durdan 26 hb 12 1 3 37 0 0 12.3 196
Pete Franceschi 27 hb 9 1 1 6 0 6 6.0 36
Jesse Freitas 25 10 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 -11
Garland Gregory 27 lg 13 6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Parker Hall 30 11 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 78
Ned Mathews 28 wb 6 1 1 8 0 8 8.0 102
Dick Renfro 27 fb 3 3 1 20 0 20 20.0 105
Norm Standlee 27 FB 13 10 1 33 0 33 33.0 679
Nick Susoeff 25 e 6 2 1 10 0 10 10.0 108
Team Total 26.2 14 51 640 0 10 12.5 37 777 0 33 21.0 5313
Opp Total 14 34 2085 1 61.3 61 1360 1 22.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Frankie Albert 26 P/QB 14 11 54 2214 0 0 41.0
Joe Vetrano 28 K 13 2 7 4 57.1% 38 31 81.6% 6 236 0 0 39.3
Don Durdan 26 hb 12 1 6 239 0 0 39.8
John Mellus 29 LT 14 10 1 0.0% 2 1 50.0%
Ed Balatti 22 14 0 2 2 100.0%
Alyn Beals 25 le 14 1 1 1 100.0%
Norm Standlee 27 FB 13 10 1 34 34 0 34.0
Team Total 26.2 14 8 4 50.0% 43 35 81.4% 67 2723 34 0 40.6
Opp Total 14 9 3 33.3% 26 24 92.3% 87 3376 38.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Ken Casanega 25 PR/qb 14 5 8 146 0 0 0
Johnny Strzykalski 25 RH 13 11 3 55 0 0 0
Joe Vetrano 28 K 13 2 3 32 0 0 0
Don Durdan 26 hb 12 1 2 38 0 0 0
Jesse Freitas 25 10 0 2 40 0 0 0
Dick Bassi 31 LG 8 8 1 2 0 2 0
Dutch Elston 28 C 13 11 1 34 0 34 0
Hank Norberg 26 14 0 1 22 0 22 0
Team Total 26.2 14 21 391 1 34 0
Opp Total 14 46 20

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Alyn Beals 25 le 14 1 10 10 1 61
Len Eshmont 29 KR/LH 10 9 6 2 1 9 54
Joe Vetrano 28 K 13 2 1 1 31 4 49
Frankie Albert 26 P/QB 14 11 4 4 24
Dick Renfro 27 fb 3 3 3 3 18
Ken Casanega 25 PR/qb 14 5 1 1 2 12
Pete Franceschi 27 hb 9 1 1 1 2 12
Earle Parsons hb 10 2 2 2 12
Norm Standlee 27 FB 13 10 2 2 12
Johnny Strzykalski 25 RH 13 11 2 2 12
Bob Titchenal 29 RE 14 13 2 2 12
Ed Balatti 22 14 0 1 1 2 8
Don Durdan 26 hb 12 1 1 1 6
Bill Fisk 30 LE 14 12 1 1 6
John Kuzman 31 t 11 1 1 1 6
John Mellus 29 LT 14 10 1 1
Team Total 26.2 14 22 18 1 2 43 35 4 1 305
Opp Total 14 7 15 1 1 1 1 24 3 189