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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
 SRS: Total 3.9, Offense: 1.9, Defense: 2.1, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 327 4760 884 5.4 37 18 218 147 297 1993 22 19 6.7 72 587 2767 22 4.7 138 58 472 8
Opp. Stats 264 4133 737 5.6 45 21 178 177 332 2502 23 24 7.5 78 405 1631 10 4.0 87 56 416 13
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

Score Offense Defense
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
6 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
9 Sun October 26 boxscore L 5-2-1 Cleveland Browns 7 14 15 251 85 166 1 22 415 278 137 3
10 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-2-1 @ Los Angeles Dons 26 16 21 407 202 205 2 10 196 120 76 2
11 Sun November 9 boxscore L 6-3-1 @ New York Yankees 16 24 7 139 78 61 1 18 411 180 231 4
12 Sun November 16 boxscore L 6-4-1 @ Cleveland Browns 14 37 17 329 159 170 4 18 440 284 156
13 Fri November 21 boxscore W 7-4-1 @ Chicago Rockets 41 16 16 432 213 219 3 15 287 170 117 3
14 Thu November 27 boxscore W 8-4-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 21 7 12 415 120 295 1 14 227 129 98 5
15 Sun December 7 boxscore T 8-4-2 Buffalo Bills 21 21 11 229 98 131 2 14 297 176 121 4

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 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
Alyn Beals 26 RE 13 9 10 10 60
Joe Vetrano 29 K/PR 14 2 38 43 4 12 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 2 30
Ned Mathews 29 12 0 2 2 1 5 30
Ed Balatti 23 e 14 3 1 1 2 1 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 46 4 12 327
Opp Total 14 10 23 1 1 1 1 34 36 4 10 1 264

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1947-08-31 BDA W, 23-7 1 12 pass Alyn Beals 12 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
2 1947-08-31 BDA W, 23-7 2 17 pass Johnny Strzykalski 17 yard pass from Frankie Albert
3 1947-08-31 BDA W, 23-7 4 23 pass Alyn Beals 23 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Joe Vetrano kick)
4 1947-09-07 LAD W, 17-14 1 1 rush Norm Standlee 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
5 1947-09-07 LAD W, 17-14 2 8 rush Frankie Albert 8 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
6 1947-09-14 BCL W, 14-7 1 1 rush Norm Standlee 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
7 1947-09-14 BCL W, 14-7 3 3 rush Norm Standlee 3 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
8 1947-09-21 NYY L, 16-21 3 25 pass Alyn Beals 25 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
9 1947-09-21 NYY L, 16-21 4 30 pass Ed Balatti 30 yard pass from Frankie Albert
10 1947-09-28 @ BUF W, 41-24 2 1 rush Frankie Albert 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
11 1947-09-28 @ BUF W, 41-24 3 14 pass Alyn Beals 14 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Joe Vetrano kick)
12 1947-09-28 @ BUF W, 41-24 3 14 rush Frankie Albert 14 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
13 1947-09-28 @ BUF W, 41-24 4 3 rush Norm Standlee 3 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
14 1947-09-28 @ BUF W, 41-24 4 2 rush Frankie Albert 2 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
15 1947-09-28 @ BUF W, 41-24 4 2 rush Johnny Strzykalski 2 yard rush (pass failed)
16 1947-10-05 @ BCL T, 28-28 1 4 rush Norm Standlee 4 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
17 1947-10-05 @ BCL T, 28-28 2 36 pass Earle Parsons 36 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
18 1947-10-05 @ BCL T, 28-28 4 45 pass Johnny Strzykalski 45 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
19 1947-10-05 @ BCL T, 28-28 4 62 pass Earle Parsons 62 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
20 1947-10-12 CHR W, 42-28 1 14 pass Alyn Beals 14 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
21 1947-10-12 CHR W, 42-28 1 4 rush Johnny Strzykalski 4 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
22 1947-10-12 CHR W, 42-28 1 4 rush Ned Mathews 4 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
23 1947-10-12 CHR W, 42-28 2 14 pass Alyn Beals 14 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Joe Vetrano kick)
24 1947-10-12 CHR W, 42-28 3 1 rush Norm Standlee 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
25 1947-10-12 CHR W, 42-28 3 9 rush Len Masini 9 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
26 1947-10-26 CLE L, 7-14 3 1 rush Norm Standlee 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
27 1947-11-02 @ LAD W, 26-16 1 11 pass Nick Susoeff 11 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
28 1947-11-02 @ LAD W, 26-16 2 27 pass Johnny Strzykalski 27 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
29 1947-11-02 @ LAD W, 26-16 3 25 pass Ned Mathews 25 yard pass from Frankie Albert
30 1947-11-02 @ LAD W, 26-16 4 37 pass Alyn Beals 37 yard pass from Frankie Albert
31 1947-11-09 @ NYY L, 16-24 2 8 pass Ned Mathews 8 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
32 1947-11-09 @ NYY L, 16-24 2 9 pass Alyn Beals 9 yard pass from Frankie Albert
33 1947-11-16 @ CLE L, 14-37 2 8 pass Len Eshmont 8 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
34 1947-11-16 @ CLE L, 14-37 4 5 rush Johnny Strzykalski 5 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
35 1947-11-21 @ CHR W, 41-16 1 2 rush Frankie Albert 2 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
36 1947-11-21 @ CHR W, 41-16 1 46 pass Alyn Beals 46 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
37 1947-11-21 @ CHR W, 41-16 2 2 rush Johnny Strzykalski 2 yard rush
38 1947-11-21 @ CHR W, 41-16 2 4 blocked punt Ed Balatti 4 yard blocked punt return (Ed Balatti pass from Frankie Albert)
39 1947-11-21 @ CHR W, 41-16 2 15 pass Alyn Beals 15 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Joe Vetrano kick)
40 1947-11-21 @ CHR W, 41-16 3 1 rush Len Masini 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
41 1947-11-27 @ BDA W, 21-7 1 9 rush Norm Standlee 9 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
42 1947-11-27 @ BDA W, 21-7 2 60 pass Len Eshmont 60 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
43 1947-11-27 @ BDA W, 21-7 2 1 rush Johnny Strzykalski 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
44 1947-12-07 BUF T, 21-21 2 pass Nick Susoeff unknown yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
45 1947-12-07 BUF T, 21-21 4 2 rush Ned Mathews 2 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
46 1947-12-07 BUF T, 21-21 4 35 interception Ned Mathews 35 yard interception return (Joe Vetrano kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1947-08-31 BDA W, 23-7 1 9 pass Mickey Colmer 9 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Phil Martinovich kick)
2 1947-09-07 LAD W, 17-14 3 41 pass John Kimbrough 41 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
3 1947-09-07 LAD W, 17-14 4 3 rush Bob Kelly 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
4 1947-09-14 BCL W, 14-7 2 3 rush Rudy Mobley 3 yard rush (Ernie Case kick)
5 1947-09-21 NYY L, 16-21 2 4 rush Spec Sanders 4 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
6 1947-09-21 NYY L, 16-21 2 2 rush Eddie Prokop 2 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
7 1947-09-21 NYY L, 16-21 3 25 pass Bob Sweiger 25 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
8 1947-09-28 @ BUF W, 41-24 1 14 rush Julie Rykovich 14 yard rush (Steve Juzwik kick)
9 1947-09-28 @ BUF W, 41-24 2 58 pass Al Baldwin 58 yard pass from George Ratterman (Steve Juzwik kick)
10 1947-09-28 @ BUF W, 41-24 3 87 kickoff Chet Mutryn 87 yard kickoff return (Steve Juzwik kick)
11 1947-10-05 @ BCL T, 28-28 1 51 pass Billy Hillenbrand 51 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Augie Lio kick)
12 1947-10-05 @ BCL T, 28-28 2 64 pass Billy Hillenbrand 64 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Augie Lio kick)
13 1947-10-05 @ BCL T, 28-28 3 3 pass Lamar Davis 3 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Augie Lio kick)
14 1947-10-05 @ BCL T, 28-28 3 8 rush Billy Hillenbrand 8 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
15 1947-10-12 CHR W, 42-28 2 61 pass Ray Ramsey 61 yard pass from Al Dekdebrun (John Rokisky kick)
16 1947-10-12 CHR W, 42-28 4 47 pass John Harrington 47 yard pass from Sam Vacanti (John Rokisky kick)
17 1947-10-12 CHR W, 42-28 4 50 interception Bill Schroeder 50 yard interception return (John Rokisky kick)
18 1947-10-12 CHR W, 42-28 4 5 pass John Harrington 5 yard pass from Sam Vacanti (John Rokisky kick)
19 1947-10-26 CLE L, 7-14 1 22 pass Dante Lavelli 22 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
20 1947-10-26 CLE L, 7-14 2 42 pass Mac Speedie 42 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
21 1947-11-02 @ LAD W, 26-16 2 19 pass Bert Piggott 19 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
22 1947-11-02 @ LAD W, 26-16 4 9 pass Bob Kelly 9 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke
23 1947-11-09 @ NYY L, 16-24 2 14 pass Jack Russell 14 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
24 1947-11-09 @ NYY L, 16-24 3 34 pass Bruce Alford 34 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
25 1947-11-09 @ NYY L, 16-24 4 18 fumble Bruce Alford 18 yard fumble return (Harvey Johnson kick)
26 1947-11-16 @ CLE L, 14-37 1 23 pass Dante Lavelli 23 yard pass from Otto Graham
27 1947-11-16 @ CLE L, 14-37 2 15 pass Dante Lavelli 15 yard pass from Otto Graham (Chet Adams kick)
28 1947-11-16 @ CLE L, 14-37 3 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Saban kick)
29 1947-11-16 @ CLE L, 14-37 3 64 pass Dante Lavelli 64 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
30 1947-11-16 @ CLE L, 14-37 4 1 rush Tony Adamle 1 yard rush (Lou Saban kick)
31 1947-11-21 @ CHR W, 41-16 2 24 pass Ray Ramsey 24 yard pass from Al Dekdebrun (John Rokisky kick)
32 1947-11-21 @ CHR W, 41-16 4 40 rush Ray Ramsey 40 yard rush (John Rokisky kick)
33 1947-11-27 @ BDA W, 21-7 4 5 rush Mickey Colmer 5 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
34 1947-12-07 BUF T, 21-21 2 7 pass Al Coppage 7 yard pass from George Ratterman (Steve Juzwik kick)
35 1947-12-07 BUF T, 21-21 4 12 pass Paul Gibson 12 yard pass from George Ratterman (Steve Juzwik kick)
36 1947-12-07 BUF T, 21-21 4 13 pass Fay King 13 yard pass from George Ratterman (Steve Juzwik kick)