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1947 San Francisco 49ers

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8-4-2, Finished 2nd in AAFC West Division  · 1947 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 327 points (23.4/g), 4th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 264 points (18.9/g), 4th.
 Differential of 63 points (4.5/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-5.3.

Coach: Buck Shaw (8-4-2)

Stadium: Kezar Stadium
 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 327 4760 884 5.4 37 18 8 218 147 297 1993 22 19 6.7 72 587 2767 22 4.7 138
Team Defense 264 4133 737 5.6 45 21 13 178 177 332 2502 23 24 7.5 78 405 1631 10 4.0 87
Lg Rank Offense 4 2 4 6 1 4 5 4 4 6 1 2 3 3
Lg Rank Defense 4 4 2 2 3 8 8 7 2 5 2 2 2 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore W 1-0 Brooklyn Dodgers 23 7 12 275 144 131 5 7 165 91 74 2
2 Sun September 7 boxscore W 2-0 Los Angeles Dons 17 14 18 416 154 262 2 10 194 123 71 4
3 Sun September 14 boxscore W 3-0 Baltimore Colts 14 7 18 343 84 259 2 8 109 144 -35 4
4 Sun September 21 boxscore L 3-1 New York Yankees 16 21 17 337 184 153 4 10 166 94 72 2
5 Sun September 28 boxscore W 4-1 @ Buffalo Bills 41 24 22 408 131 277 2 8 279 134 145 4
5 Sun October 5 boxscore T 4-1-1 @ Baltimore Colts 28 28 15 382 217 165 5 17 400 241 159 3
7 Sun October 12 boxscore W 5-1-1 Chicago Rockets 42 28 16 357 116 241 5 7 309 273 36 8
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 5-2-1 Cleveland Browns 7 14 15 251 85 166 1 22 415 278 137 3
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-2-1 @ Los Angeles Dons 26 16 21 407 202 205 2 10 196 120 76 2
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 6-3-1 @ New York Yankees 16 24 7 139 78 61 1 18 411 180 231 4
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 6-4-1 @ Cleveland Browns 14 37 17 329 159 170 4 18 440 284 156
12 Fri November 21 boxscore W 7-4-1 @ Chicago Rockets 41 16 16 432 213 219 3 15 287 170 117 3
13 Thu November 27 boxscore W 8-4-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 21 7 12 415 120 295 1 14 227 129 98 5
14 Sun December 7 boxscore T 8-4-2 Buffalo Bills 21 21 11 229 98 131 2 14 297 176 121 4

Passing

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 27 P/QB 14 9 128 242 52.9 1692 18 7.4 15 6.2 60 7.0 5.7 13.2 120.9 74.3 0 0
Jesse Freitas 26 10 0 13 33 39.4 215 4 12.1 2 6.1 0 6.5 6.2 16.5 21.5 76.4 0 0
Bev Wallace 24 4 0 5 16 31.3 48 0 0.0 2 12.5 0 3.0 -2.6 9.6 12.0 1.0 0 0
Johnny Strzykalski 26 RH 14 13 1 4 25.0 38 0 0.0 0 0.0 38 9.5 9.5 38.0 2.7 66.7 0 0
Ned Mathews 29 12 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 27.0 14 147 297 49.5 1993 22 7.4 19 6.4 60 6.7 5.3 13.6 142.4 69.3 0 0
Opp Total 14 177 332 53.3 2502 23 6.9 24 7.2 7.5 5.67 14.1 178.7 70.9 0 0 7.5 5.7 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

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 28 FB 14 12 145 585 8 0 4.0 41.8 10.4 2 22 11.0 0 0 0.1 1.6 607 8 0
Johnny Strzykalski 26 RH 14 13 143 906 5 50 6.3 64.7 10.2 15 258 17.2 3 0 1.1 18.4 1164 8 0
Len Eshmont 30 KR/LH 13 13 84 381 0 0 4.5 29.3 6.5 19 303 15.9 2 0 1.5 23.3 684 2 0
Frankie Albert 27 P/QB 14 9 46 179 5 0 3.9 12.8 3.3 179 5 0
Ned Mathews 29 12 0 39 238 2 0 6.1 19.8 3.3 6 51 8.5 2 0 0.5 4.3 289 4 0
Len Masini 25 11 0 38 167 2 0 4.4 15.2 3.5 167 2 0
Earle Parsons 11 0 33 125 0 0 3.8 11.4 3.0 9 163 18.1 2 0 0.8 14.8 288 2 0
Wally Yonamine 22 hb 12 3 19 74 0 0 3.9 6.2 1.6 3 40 13.3 0 0 0.3 3.3 114 0 0
Eddie Carr 24 10 0 11 42 0 0 3.8 4.2 1.1 4 41 10.3 0 0 0.4 4.1 83 0 0
Joe Vetrano 29 K/PR 14 2 10 11 0 0 1.1 0.8 0.7 11 0 0
Ed Robnett 27 4 0 7 18 0 0 2.6 4.5 1.8 18 0 0
Jesse Freitas 26 10 0 6 -9 0 0 -1.5 -0.9 0.6 -9 0 0
Alyn Beals 26 RE 13 9 5 48 0 0 9.6 3.7 0.4 47 655 13.9 10 54 3.6 50.4 703 10 0
Don Durdan 27 1 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2.0 1.0 2 0 0
Nick Susoeff 26 LE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 223 9.3 2 0 1.7 15.9 223 2 0
Ed Balatti 23 e 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 98 12.3 1 0 0.6 7.0 98 1 0
Bill Fisk 31 e 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 39 7.8 0 0 0.4 2.8 39 0 0
Dick Horne 29 e 10 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 69 23.0 0 0 0.3 6.9 69 0 0
Hank Norberg 27 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 31 15.5 0 0 0.2 2.8 31 0 0
Team Total 27.0 14 587 2767 22 50 4.7 197.6 41.9 147 1993 13.6 22 54 10.5 142.4 4760 44 0
Opp Total 14 405 1631 10 4.0 116.5 28.9 177 2502 14.1 23 12.6 178.7 4133 33 37

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Joe Vetrano 29 K/PR 14 2 12 137 0 0 11.4 5 117 0 0 23.4 265
Earle Parsons 11 0 10 106 0 0 10.6 4 99 0 0 24.8 493
Johnny Strzykalski 26 RH 14 13 8 70 0 0 8.8 6 124 0 0 20.7 1358
Len Eshmont 30 KR/LH 13 13 1 3 0 3 3.0 9 177 0 0 19.7 864
Wally Yonamine 22 hb 12 3 2 29 0 0 14.5 7 127 0 0 18.1 270
Ned Mathews 29 12 0 4 44 0 0 11.0 2 46 0 0 23.0 379
Ed Balatti 23 e 14 3 2 8 1 4 4.0 1 16 0 16 16.0 122
Eddie Carr 24 10 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 2 42 0 0 21.0 145
Norm Standlee 28 FB 14 12 3 24 0 0 8.0 631
Bruno Banducci+ 26 RG 10 8 1 19 0 19 19.0 1 27 0 27 27.0 46
Frankie Albert 27 P/QB 14 9 1 23 0 23 23.0 202
Gerry Conlee 33 c 13 1 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
Garland Gregory 28 LG 14 14 1 31 0 31 31.0 31
Visco Grgich 24 14 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
Rupe Thornton 29 14 0 1 32 0 32 32.0 32
John Woudenberg 29 RT 14 14 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
Team Total 27.0 14 44 500 1 32 11.4 43 845 0 27 19.7 6105
Opp Total 14 24 2026 1 84.4 58 1346 1 23.2

Kicking & Punting

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
Joe Vetrano 29 K/PR 14 2 12 4 33.3% 43 38 88.4%
Frankie Albert 27 P/QB 14 9 2 0.0% 40 1759 0 1 44.0
Jesse Freitas 26 10 0 8 336 0 0 42.0
Bev Wallace 24 4 0 2 78 0 0 39.0
Ed Balatti 23 e 14 3 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 27.0 14 12 4 33.3% 46 39 84.8% 50 2173 0 1 43.5
Opp Total 14 10 4 40.0% 36 34 94.4% 62 2300 37.1

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Len Eshmont 30 KR/LH 13 13 6 72 0 0 0
Ned Mathews 29 12 0 4 149 1 0 0
Eddie Carr 24 10 0 2 59 0 0 0
Dutch Elston 29 c 9 3 2 13 0 0 0
John Schiechl 30 C 14 11 2 45 0 0 0
Johnny Strzykalski 26 RH 14 13 2 25 0 0 0
Alyn Beals 26 RE 13 9 1 0 0 0 0
Tony Calvelli 32 c 13 1 1 2 0 2 0
Jesse Freitas 26 10 0 1 11 0 11 0
Len Masini 25 11 0 1 0 0 0 0
George Smith 33 c 10 2 1 10 0 10 0
Wally Yonamine 22 hb 12 3 1 20 0 20 0
Team Total 27.0 14 24 406 1 20 0
Opp Total 14 37 16 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Alyn Beals 26 RE 13 9 10 10 60
Joe Vetrano 29 K/PR 14 2 38 4 50
Norm Standlee 28 FB 14 12 8 8 48
Johnny Strzykalski 26 RH 14 13 5 3 8 48
Frankie Albert 27 P/QB 14 9 5 5 30
Ned Mathews 29 12 0 2 2 1 5 30
Ed Balatti 23 e 14 3 1 1 2 1 13
Len Eshmont 30 KR/LH 13 13 2 2 12
Len Masini 25 11 0 2 2 12
Earle Parsons 11 0 2 2 12
Nick Susoeff 26 LE 14 13 2 2 12
Team Total 27.0 14 22 22 1 1 46 39 4 327
Opp Total 14 10 23 1 1 1 1 34 4 1 264