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1946 San Francisco 49ers

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9-5-0, Finished 2nd in AAFC West Division  · 1946 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 307 points (21.9/g), 2nd of 8 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)

Stadium: Kezar Stadium
 Training Camp: Menlo College (Atherton, California)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Frankie Albert 26 Rook 11 104 for 197, 1,404 yards, 14 td, 14 int, & 69 rushes for -10 yards and 4 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1942
FB Norm Standlee 27 5 10 134 rushes for 651 yards, 2 td, & 2 catches for -5 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1941
LH Len Eshmont 29 5 9 73 rushes for 340 yards, 6 td, & 17 catches for 287 yards and 2 td New York Giants / 5th / 36th pick / 1941
RH Johnny Strzykalski 25 Rook 11 79 rushes for 346 yards, 2 td, & 9 catches for 80 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1946
LE Bill Fisk 30 6 12 19 catches for 186 yards, 1 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 21st pick / 1940
LT John Mellus 29 8 10 New York Giants / 9th / 78th pick / 1938
LG Dick Bassi 31 8 8 Washington Redskins / 4th / 36th pick / 1937
C Dutch Elston 28 4 11
RG Bruno Banducci 25 2 14 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1943
RT John Woudenberg 28 6 14 Chicago Bears / 6th / 47th pick / 1940
RE Bob Titchenal 29 6 13 7 catches for 160 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Vetrano 28 Rook 2 4 of 7 field goals & 31 of 38 extra points
P Frankie Albert 26 Rook 11 54 punts for a 41.0 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1942
PR Ken Casanega 25 Rook 5 18 punt returns for a 13.8 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 16th pick / 1942
KR Len Eshmont 29 5 9 10 kick returns for a 26.4 average and 0 td New York Giants / 5th / 36th pick / 1941

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Frankie Albert 26 P 14 11 166 5-10 Stanford 1/27/1920 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1942
Ed Balatti 22 14 0 195 6-1 none 4/8/1924 Rook
Bruno Banducci 25 RG 14 14 216 5-11 Stanford 11/11/1921 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1943
Dick Bassi 31 LG 8 8 214 5-11 Santa Clara 1/1/1915 8 Washington Redskins / 4th / 36th pick / 1937
Alyn Beals 25 le 14 1 188 6-0 Santa Clara 4/27/1921 Rook Chicago Bears / 8th / 69th pick / 1943
Bob Bryant 28 lt 14 3 226 6-3 Texas Tech 6/14/1918 Rook
Ken Casanega 25 PR 14 5 175 5-11 Santa Clara 2/18/1921 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 16th pick / 1942
Gerry Conlee 32 c 10 2 203 5-11 St. Mary's (CA) 8/22/1914 8
Don Durdan 26 hb 12 1 175 5-9 Oregon St. 9/21/1920 Rook
Dutch Elston 28 C 13 11 190 5-11 South Carolina 11/19/1918 4
Len Eshmont 29 KR 10 9 179 5-11 Fordham 8/26/1917 5 New York Giants / 5th / 36th pick / 1941
Bill Fisk 30 LE 14 12 200 6-0 USC 11/5/1916 6 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 21st pick / 1940
Eddie Forrest 25 11 0 210 5-11 Santa Clara 6/12/1921 Rook Green Bay Packers / 20th / 188th pick / 1943
Pete Franceschi 27 hb 9 1 170 5-9 San Francisco 9/28/1919 Rook
Jesse Freitas 25 10 0 170 5-10 Santa Clara 2/7/1921 Rook Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 7th / 63rd pick / 1944
Garland Gregory 27 lg 13 6 185 5-11 Louisiana Tech 3/8/1919 Rook
Visco Grgich 23 12 0 217 5-11 Santa Clara 1/19/1923 Rook Chicago Bears / 24th / 224th pick / 1946
Parker Hall 30 11 0 198 6-0 Mississippi 12/10/1916 7 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1939
John Kuzman 31 t 11 1 232 6-1 Fordham 6/29/1915 5 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 52nd pick / 1941
Ned Mathews 28 wb 6 1 187 5-10 UCLA 8/11/1918 5
John Mellus 29 LT 14 10 214 6-0 Villanova 6/16/1917 8 New York Giants / 9th / 78th pick / 1938
Hank Norberg 26 14 0 225 6-2 Stanford 12/22/1920 Rook Chicago Bears / 18th / 169th pick / 1943
Earle Parsons hb 10 2 180 6-0 USC Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 118th pick / 1944
Charles Pavlich 25 10 0 210 6-2 none 5/28/1921 Rook
Bill Remington 26 c 9 1 185 6-1 Washington St. 11/2/1920 Rook Detroit Lions / 24th / 221st pick / 1943
Dick Renfro 27 fb 3 3 200 5-10 Washington St. 1/25/1919 Rook Detroit Lions / 11th / 91st pick / 1943
Ken Roskie 26 8 0 220 6-1 South Carolina 11/29/1920 Rook Green Bay Packers / 32nd / 298th pick / 1943
Norm Standlee 27 FB 13 10 238 6-2 Stanford 7/19/1919 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1941
Johnny Strzykalski 25 RH 13 11 190 5-9 Marquette 12/14/1921 Rook Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1946
Nick Susoeff 25 e 6 2 215 6-1 Washington St. 4/15/1921 Rook Green Bay Packers / 6th / 48th pick / 1943
Rupe Thornton 28 11 0 205 5-10 Santa Clara 11/5/1918 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 54th pick / 1942
Bob Titchenal 29 RE 14 13 194 6-2 San Jose St. 10/17/1917 6
Joe Vetrano 28 K 13 2 170 5-9 Southern Miss 10/15/1918 Rook
John Woudenberg 28 RT 14 14 226 6-3 Denver,St. Mary's (CA) 5/24/1918 6 Chicago Bears / 6th / 47th pick / 1940
Team Total 26.2 14 199.1 5-11.6 2.2