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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
Player PF 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

W# 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds 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. Player 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. Player 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. Player 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. Player 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
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 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
1 1947-08-31 BDA L, 7-23 1 9 pass Mickey Colmer 9 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Phil Martinovich kick)
2 1947-09-07 LAD L, 14-17 3 41 pass John Kimbrough 41 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
3 1947-09-07 LAD L, 14-17 4 3 rush Bob Kelly 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
4 1947-09-14 BCL L, 7-14 2 3 rush Rudy Mobley 3 yard rush (Ernie Case kick)
5 1947-09-21 NYY W, 21-16 2 4 rush Spec Sanders 4 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
6 1947-09-21 NYY W, 21-16 2 2 rush Eddie Prokop 2 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
7 1947-09-21 NYY W, 21-16 3 25 pass Bob Sweiger 25 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
8 1947-09-28 @ BUF L, 24-41 1 14 rush Julie Rykovich 14 yard rush (Steve Juzwik kick)
9 1947-09-28 @ BUF L, 24-41 2 58 pass Al Baldwin 58 yard pass from George Ratterman (Steve Juzwik kick)
10 1947-09-28 @ BUF L, 24-41 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 L, 28-42 2 61 pass Ray Ramsey 61 yard pass from Al Dekdebrun (John Rokisky kick)
16 1947-10-12 CHR L, 28-42 4 47 pass John Harrington 47 yard pass from Sam Vacanti (John Rokisky kick)
17 1947-10-12 CHR L, 28-42 4 50 interception Bill Schroeder 50 yard interception return (John Rokisky kick)
18 1947-10-12 CHR L, 28-42 4 5 pass John Harrington 5 yard pass from Sam Vacanti (John Rokisky kick)
19 1947-10-26 CLE W, 14-7 1 22 pass Dante Lavelli 22 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
20 1947-10-26 CLE W, 14-7 2 42 pass Mac Speedie 42 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
21 1947-11-02 @ LAD L, 16-26 2 19 pass Bert Piggott 19 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
22 1947-11-02 @ LAD L, 16-26 4 9 pass Bob Kelly 9 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke
23 1947-11-09 @ NYY W, 24-16 2 14 pass Jack Russell 14 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
24 1947-11-09 @ NYY W, 24-16 3 34 pass Bruce Alford 34 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
25 1947-11-09 @ NYY W, 24-16 4 18 fumble Bruce Alford 18 yard fumble return (Harvey Johnson kick)
26 1947-11-16 @ CLE W, 37-14 1 23 pass Dante Lavelli 23 yard pass from Otto Graham
27 1947-11-16 @ CLE W, 37-14 2 15 pass Dante Lavelli 15 yard pass from Otto Graham (Chet Adams kick)
28 1947-11-16 @ CLE W, 37-14 3 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Saban kick)
29 1947-11-16 @ CLE W, 37-14 3 64 pass Dante Lavelli 64 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
30 1947-11-16 @ CLE W, 37-14 4 1 rush Tony Adamle 1 yard rush (Lou Saban kick)
31 1947-11-21 @ CHR L, 16-41 2 24 pass Ray Ramsey 24 yard pass from Al Dekdebrun (John Rokisky kick)
32 1947-11-21 @ CHR L, 16-41 4 40 rush Ray Ramsey 40 yard rush (John Rokisky kick)
33 1947-11-27 @ BDA L, 7-21 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)