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1948 San Francisco 49ers

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12-2-0, Finished 2nd in AAFC West Division  · 1948 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 495 points (35.4/g), 1st of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 248 points (17.7/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 247 points (17.6/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.7-2.3.

Coach: Buck Shaw (12-2-0)

 Training Camp: Menlo College (Atherton, California)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Frankie Albert 28 2 9 154 for 264, 1,990 yards, 29 td, 10 int, & 69 rushes for 349 yards and 8 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1942
FB Norm Standlee 29 7 13 52 rushes for 261 yards, 3 td, & 1 catch for 1 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1941
LH Len Eshmont 31 7 8 50 rushes for 296 yards, 1 td, & 14 catches for 214 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 5th / 36th pick / 1941
RH Johnny Strzykalski 27 2 13 141 rushes for 915 yards, 4 td, & 26 catches for 485 yards and 7 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1946
LE Nick Susoeff 27 2 13 27 catches for 237 yards, 1 td Green Bay Packers / 6th / 48th pick / 1943
LT Bob Bryant 30 2 14
LG Don Clark 25 Rook 14
C Joel Williams 22 Rook 14 Washington Redskins / 22nd / 198th pick / 1948
RG Visco Grgich 25 2 14 Chicago Bears / 24th / 224th pick / 1946
RT John Woudenberg 30 8 14 Chicago Bears / 6th / 47th pick / 1940
RE Alyn Beals 27 2 13 46 catches for 591 yards, 14 td Chicago Bears / 8th / 69th pick / 1943
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Vetrano 30 2 1 5 of 8 field goals & 62 of 66 extra points
P Frankie Albert 28 2 9 35 punts for a 44.8 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1942
PR Jim Cason 21 Rook 5 22 punt returns for a 14.0 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
KR Forrest Hall 27 Rook 5 13 kick returns for a 28.4 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 85th pick / 1945

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Frankie Albert 28 P 14 9 166 5-10 Stanford 1/27/1920 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1942
Ed Balatti 24 1 0 195 6-1 none 4/8/1924 2
Bruno Banducci 27 8 0 216 5-11 Stanford 11/11/1921 4 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1943
Alyn Beals 27 RE 14 13 188 6-0 Santa Clara 4/27/1921 2 Chicago Bears / 8th / 69th pick / 1943
Roman Bentz 29 4 0 230 6-2 Tulane 9/1/1919 2 Washington Redskins / 25th / 240th pick / 1943
Gail Bruce 25 14 0 206 6-1 Washington 9/29/1923 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 30th / 283rd pick / 1946
Bob Bryant 30 LT 14 14 226 6-3 Texas Tech 6/14/1918 2
Eddie Carr 25 db 13 1 185 6-0 none 4/27/1923 1
Ken Casanega 27 1 0 175 5-11 Santa Clara 2/18/1921 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 16th pick / 1942
Jim Cason 21 PR 13 5 171 6-0 LSU 7/25/1927 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
Don Clark 25 LG 14 14 197 5-11 USC 12/22/1923 Rook
Floyd Collier 24 12 0 215 6-1 San Jose St.,Fresno St.,USC 5/10/1924 Rook
Jim Cox 28 14 0 208 6-1 California,Stanford 9/6/1920 Rook Green Bay Packers / 21st / 214th pick / 1944
Paul Crowe 24 14 0 190 6-1 St. Mary's (CA) 10/23/1924 Rook
Charlie Elliott 27 3 0 240 6-2 Oregon 12/30/1921 1 Los Angeles Rams / 22nd / 203rd pick / 1947
Dutch Elston 30 12 0 190 5-11 South Carolina 11/19/1918 6
Len Eshmont 31 LH 13 8 179 5-11 Fordham 8/26/1917 7 New York Giants / 5th / 36th pick / 1941
Paul Evansen 26 1 0 240 6-3 Oregon St. 5/10/1922 Rook
Visco Grgich 25 RG 14 14 217 5-11 Santa Clara 1/19/1923 2 Chicago Bears / 24th / 224th pick / 1946
Forrest Hall 27 KR 14 5 155 5-8 Duquesne,San Francisco 10/29/1921 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 85th pick / 1945
Clarence Howell 21 12 0 188 6-1 Texas A&M 9/22/1927 Rook
Bill Johnson 22 5 0 228 6-3 Texas A&M 7/14/1926 Rook
Fred Land 23 2 0 220 6-1 LSU 5/8/1925 Rook Detroit Lions / 11th / 87th pick / 1948
Verl Lillywhite 22 hb 14 1 185 5-10 USC 12/5/1926 Rook
Ned Maloney 25 e 14 1 190 6-1 Purdue 4/21/1923 Rook Detroit Lions / 21st / 198th pick / 1946
Len Masini 26 2 0 225 6-0 Fresno St. 10/6/1922 1
Riley Matheson 34 14 0 207 6-2 Cameron,Texas-El Paso 12/12/1914 9
Walter McCormick 22 9 0 215 6-1 Washington,USC 9/4/1926 Rook New York Giants / 24th / 216th pick / 1948
Bob Mike 30 14 0 220 6-1 Florida A&M,UCLA 10/29/1918 Rook
Joe Perry 21 14 0 200 6-0 Compton CC (CA) 1/22/1927 Rook
Hal Puddy 24 4 0 220 6-3 Oregon St. 8/18/1924 Rook
Hal Shoener 25 e 14 1 200 6-3 Iowa 1/2/1923 Rook New York Giants / 23rd / 214th pick / 1947
Norm Standlee 29 FB 14 13 238 6-2 Stanford 7/19/1919 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1941
Johnny Strzykalski 27 RH 14 13 190 5-9 Marquette 12/14/1921 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1946
Bob Sullivan 25 13 0 190 5-10 Holy Cross 8/15/1923 Rook
Nick Susoeff 27 LE 13 13 215 6-1 Washington St. 4/15/1921 2 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 48th pick / 1943
Joe Vetrano 30 K 14 1 170 5-9 Southern Miss 10/15/1918 2
Bev Wallace 25 10 0 180 6-2 Compton CC (CA) 3/7/1923 1
Joel Williams 22 C 14 14 220 6-1 La-Lafayette,Texas 3/18/1926 Rook Washington Redskins / 22nd / 198th pick / 1948
John Woudenberg 30 RT 14 14 226 6-3 Denver,St. Mary's (CA) 5/24/1918 8 Chicago Bears / 6th / 47th pick / 1940
Team Total 26.0 14 202.9 6-0.5 1.6