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1949 San Francisco 49ers

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9-3-0, Finished 1st in AAFC  · 1949 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 416 points (34.7/g), 1st of 7 in the AAFC. Allowed 227 points (18.9/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 189 points (15.8/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 9.7-2.3.

Coach: Buck Shaw (9-3-0)

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 416 4793 793 6.0 42 22 5 175 139 287 1995 28 20 7.0 53 506 2798 26 5.5 117
Team Defense 227 3313 719 4.6 47 15 8 150 137 318 1949 15 32 6.1 68 401 1364 12 3.4 74
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 4 7 3 4 4 1 3 3 2 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 3 1 2 6 3 7 4 4 1 2 3 2 2 2

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 28 boxscore W 1-0 Baltimore Colts 31 17 17 367 140 227 3 8 201 142 59 3
2 Sun September 4 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Hornets 42 7 15 452 104 348 4 17 274 173 101 7
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 3-0 Los Angeles Dons 42 14 9 408 164 244 6 17 267 175 92 6
4 Sun September 25 boxscore L 3-1 @ Buffalo Bills 17 28 9 230 97 133 20 445 224 221 1
5 Fri September 30 boxscore W 4-1 @ Chicago Hornets 42 24 17 483 136 347 2 10 365 274 91 5
6 Sun October 9 boxscore W 5-1 Cleveland Browns 56 28 17 507 249 258 4 10 367 281 86 6
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 6-1 Buffalo Bills 51 7 16 450 140 310 3 10 178 167 11 4
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 6-2 @ New York Yankees 3 24 8 186 137 49 7 7 173 15 158 3
8 Sun October 30 boxscore L 6-3 @ Cleveland Browns 28 30 19 477 253 224 17 400 271 129
10 Sun November 6 boxscore W 7-3 @ Baltimore Colts 28 10 18 415 120 295 3 13 227 109 118 5
10 Sun November 13 boxscore W 8-3 @ Los Angeles Dons 41 24 12 408 220 188 3 13 285 74 211 4
12 Sun November 27 boxscore W 9-3 New York Yankees 35 14 17 408 243 165 5 7 164 54 110 4
Playoffs
Division Sun December 4 boxscore W 10-3 New York Yankees 17 7 10 260 96 164 3 9 191 116 75 3
Championship Sun December 11 boxscore L 10-4 @ Cleveland Browns 7 21 14 230 108 122 16 345 128 217

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 29 P/QB 12 9 129 260 49.6% 1862 27 10.4 16 6.2 75 7.2 6.5 14.4 155.2 82.2
Bev Wallace 26 qb 9 1 9 23 39.1% 95 0 0.0 4 17.4 0 4.1 -3.7 10.6 10.6 12.3 0 0
Jim Cason 22 lh/PR 12 6 1 2 50.0% 38 1 50.0 0 0.0 38 19.0 29.0 38.0 3.2 135.4
Joe Perry 22 fb/KR 11 5 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.2 12 139 287 48.4% 1995 28 9.8 20 7.0 75 7.0 5.8 14.4 166.3 74.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 137 318 43.1% 1949 15 4.7 32 10.1 6.1 2.54 14.2 162.4 39.7 0 0 6.1 2.5 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
Joe Perry 22 fb/KR 11 5 115 783 8 59 6.8 71.2 10.5 11 146 13.3 3 0 1.0 13.3 929 11 0
Sam Cathcart 25 12 0 69 412 1 57 6.0 34.3 5.8 12 182 15.2 0 72 1.0 15.2 594 1 0
Verl Lillywhite 23 RH 12 3 69 263 2 0 3.8 21.9 5.8 8 82 10.3 2 0 0.7 6.8 345 4 0
Johnny Strzykalski 28 hb 7 4 66 287 3 44 4.3 41.0 9.4 6 99 16.5 1 0 0.9 14.1 386 4 0
Norm Standlee 30 FB 12 8 44 237 4 0 5.4 19.8 3.7 237 4 0
Frankie Albert 29 P/QB 12 9 35 249 3 0 7.1 20.8 2.9 249 3 0
Len Eshmont 32 LH 12 6 25 164 0 0 6.6 13.7 2.1 3 107 35.7 2 0 0.3 8.9 271 2 0
Don Garlin 23 11 0 21 113 1 60 5.4 10.3 1.9 6 64 10.7 0 0 0.5 5.8 177 1 0
Jim Cason 22 lh/PR 12 6 21 70 1 0 3.3 5.8 1.8 5 38 7.6 0 0 0.4 3.2 108 1 0
Eddie Carr 26 db 7 2 19 120 2 0 6.3 17.1 2.7 7 165 23.6 3 0 1.0 23.6 285 5 0
Joe Vetrano 31 K 12 0 11 50 0 0 4.5 4.2 0.9 50 0 0
Alyn Beals 28 RE 12 8 4 32 0 0 8.0 2.7 0.3 44 678 15.4 12 0 3.7 56.5 710 12 0
Lowell Wagner 26 b 10 3 3 17 0 0 5.7 1.7 0.3 17 0 0
Paul Crowe 25 b 2 1 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0
Bev Wallace 26 qb 9 1 2 2 1 0 1.0 0.2 0.2 2 1 0
Paul Salata 23 e 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 289 12.0 4 0 2.0 24.1 289 4 0
Hal Shoener 26 LE 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 84 12.0 0 0 0.6 7.0 84 0 0
Nick Susoeff 28 e 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 52 10.4 1 0 0.5 4.7 52 1 0
Gail Bruce 26 de 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.8 9 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 506 2798 26 60 5.5 233.2 42.2 139 1995 14.4 28 72 11.6 166.3 4793 54 0
Opp Total 12 401 1364 12 3.4 113.7 33.4 137 1949 14.2 15 11.4 162.4 3313 27 27

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
Jim Cason 22 lh/PR 12 6 21 351 0 0 16.7 11 247 0 0 22.5 706
Sam Cathcart 25 12 0 18 306 0 0 17.0 7 138 0 0 19.7 1038
Joe Perry 22 fb/KR 11 5 14 337 0 0 24.1 1266
Johnny Strzykalski 28 hb 7 4 2 19 0 0 9.5 2 57 0 0 28.5 462
Hal Shoener 26 LE 12 10 1 8 0 8 8.0 1 17 0 17 17.0 109
Gail Bruce 26 de 12 4 1 8 0 8 8.0 17
Eddie Carr 26 db 7 2 1 6 0 6 6.0 291
Len Eshmont 32 LH 12 6 1 13 0 13 13.0 284
Don Garlin 23 11 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 198
Verl Lillywhite 23 RH 12 3 1 16 0 16 16.0 361
Ned Maloney 26 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
Joe Vetrano 31 K 12 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 66
Lowell Wagner 26 b 10 3 1 2 0 2 2.0 19
Team Total 26.2 12 46 713 0 16 15.5 39 854 0 21 21.9 6360
Opp Total 12 27 1762 0 65.3 61 1216 0 19.9

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 31 K 12 0 7 3 42.9%% 56 56 100.0%%
Frankie Albert 29 P/QB 12 9 1 0.0%% 31 1495 0 0 48.2
Norm Standlee 30 FB 12 8 8 276 0 1 34.5
Verl Lillywhite 23 RH 12 3 4 202 0 0 50.5
Alyn Beals 28 RE 12 8 1 1 100.0%%
Bev Wallace 26 qb 9 1 1 30 30 0 30.0
Team Total 26.2 12 7 3 42.9%% 58 57 98.3%% 44 2003 30 1 45.5
Opp Total 12 10 6 60.0%% 30 29 96.7%% 75 2943 39.2

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
Jim Cason 22 lh/PR 12 6 9 152 0 0 0
Eddie Carr 26 db 7 2 7 87 1 40 0
Lowell Wagner 26 b 10 3 6 121 1 66 0
Len Eshmont 32 LH 12 6 3 56 0 0 0
Gail Bruce 26 de 12 4 1 5 0 5 0
Sam Cathcart 25 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
Don Clark 26 LG 12 10 1 16 0 16 0
Don Garlin 23 11 0 1 0 0 0 0
Bill Johnson 23 C 12 10 1 16 1 16 0
Verl Lillywhite 23 RH 12 3 1 9 0 9 0
Pete Wismann 26 lb 12 2 1 12 0 12 0
Team Total 26.2 12 32 474 3 66 0
Opp Total 12 27 12

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 28 RE 12 8 12 12 1 73
Joe Perry 22 fb/KR 11 5 8 3 11 66
Joe Vetrano 31 K 12 0 56 3 65
Eddie Carr 26 db 7 2 2 3 1 1 7 42
Verl Lillywhite 23 RH 12 3 2 2 4 24
Paul Salata 23 e 12 1 4 4 24
Norm Standlee 30 FB 12 8 4 4 24
Johnny Strzykalski 28 hb 7 4 3 1 4 24
Frankie Albert 29 P/QB 12 9 3 3 18
Len Eshmont 32 LH 12 6 2 2 12
Jim Cason 22 lh/PR 12 6 1 1 6
Sam Cathcart 25 12 0 1 1 6
Don Garlin 23 11 0 1 1 6
Bill Johnson 23 C 12 10 1 1 6
Nick Susoeff 28 e 11 1 1 1 6
Lowell Wagner 26 b 10 3 1 1 6
Bev Wallace 26 qb 9 1 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 12 26 28 3 1 58 57 3 1 414
Opp Total 12 12 15 2 1 29 6 227

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-08-28 BCL W, 31-17 1 21 pass Eddie Carr 21 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
2 1949-08-28 BCL W, 31-17 2 1 pass Alyn Beals 1 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
3 1949-08-28 BCL W, 31-17 4 9 rush Norm Standlee 9 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
4 1949-08-28 BCL W, 31-17 4 10 pass Verl Lillywhite 10 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
5 1949-09-04 CHH W, 42-7 1 3 rush Joe Perry 3 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
6 1949-09-04 CHH W, 42-7 1 22 rush Frankie Albert 22 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
7 1949-09-04 CHH W, 42-7 1 40 interception Eddie Carr 40 yard interception return (Joe Vetrano kick)
8 1949-09-04 CHH W, 42-7 1 44 rush Johnny Strzykalski 44 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
9 1949-09-04 CHH W, 42-7 3 22 rush Johnny Strzykalski 22 yard rush (Alyn Beals pass from Frankie Albert)
10 1949-09-04 CHH W, 42-7 4 1 rush Norm Standlee 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
11 1949-09-18 LAD W, 42-14 2 7 rush Frankie Albert 7 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
12 1949-09-18 LAD W, 42-14 2 59 rush Joe Perry 59 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
13 1949-09-18 LAD W, 42-14 2 75 pass Eddie Carr 75 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
14 1949-09-18 LAD W, 42-14 3 23 rush Norm Standlee 23 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
15 1949-09-18 LAD W, 42-14 3 24 rush Verl Lillywhite 24 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
16 1949-09-18 LAD W, 42-14 3 39 pass Alyn Beals 39 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
17 1949-09-25 @ BUF L, 17-28 3 pass Joe Perry yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
18 1949-09-25 @ BUF L, 17-28 3 35 fumble Eddie Carr 35 yard fumble return (Joe Vetrano kick)
19 1949-09-30 @ CHH W, 42-24 1 3 pass Alyn Beals 3 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
20 1949-09-30 @ CHH W, 42-24 1 27 rush Eddie Carr 27 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
21 1949-09-30 @ CHH W, 42-24 2 44 pass Alyn Beals 44 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
22 1949-09-30 @ CHH W, 42-24 2 38 pass Alyn Beals 38 yard pass from Jim Cason (Joe Vetrano kick)
23 1949-09-30 @ CHH W, 42-24 3 3 rush Joe Perry 3 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
24 1949-09-30 @ CHH W, 42-24 4 22 pass Verl Lillywhite 22 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
25 1949-10-09 CLE W, 56-28 1 16 pass Johnny Strzykalski 16 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
26 1949-10-09 CLE W, 56-28 1 1 rush Johnny Strzykalski 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
27 1949-10-09 CLE W, 56-28 1 27 pass Joe Perry 27 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
28 1949-10-09 CLE W, 56-28 2 15 pass Alyn Beals 15 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
29 1949-10-09 CLE W, 56-28 2 8 pass Nick Susoeff 8 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
30 1949-10-09 CLE W, 56-28 3 24 pass Eddie Carr 24 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
31 1949-10-09 CLE W, 56-28 4 49 rush Joe Perry 49 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
32 1949-10-09 CLE W, 56-28 4 5 rush Eddie Carr 5 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
33 1949-10-16 BUF W, 51-7 1 14 rush Joe Perry 14 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
34 1949-10-16 BUF W, 51-7 1 3 rush Joe Perry 3 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
35 1949-10-16 BUF W, 51-7 2 33 pass Alyn Beals 33 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
36 1949-10-16 BUF W, 51-7 2 20 pass Paul Salata 20 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
37 1949-10-16 BUF W, 51-7 2 24 rush Joe Perry 24 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
38 1949-10-16 BUF W, 51-7 3 17 pass Paul Salata 17 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
39 1949-10-16 BUF W, 51-7 4 1 rush Bev Wallace 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
40 1949-10-30 @ CLE L, 28-30 2 48 pass Len Eshmont 48 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
41 1949-10-30 @ CLE L, 28-30 2 8 rush Verl Lillywhite 8 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
42 1949-10-30 @ CLE L, 28-30 4 22 pass Alyn Beals 22 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
43 1949-10-30 @ CLE L, 28-30 4 1 rush Frankie Albert 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
44 1949-11-06 @ BCL W, 28-10 2 10 pass Paul Salata 10 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
45 1949-11-06 @ BCL W, 28-10 3 8 rush Norm Standlee 8 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
46 1949-11-06 @ BCL W, 28-10 4 1 rush Sam Cathcart 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
47 1949-11-06 @ BCL W, 28-10 4 13 pass Alyn Beals 13 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
48 1949-11-13 @ LAD W, 41-24 1 rush Joe Perry yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
49 1949-11-13 @ LAD W, 41-24 2 12 pass Alyn Beals 12 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
50 1949-11-13 @ LAD W, 41-24 2 57 pass Joe Perry 57 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
51 1949-11-13 @ LAD W, 41-24 3 60 rush Don Garlin 60 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
52 1949-11-13 @ LAD W, 41-24 4 12 pass Alyn Beals 12 yard pass from Frankie Albert
53 1949-11-13 @ LAD W, 41-24 4 pass Len Eshmont yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
54 1949-11-27 NYY W, 35-14 1 66 interception Lowell Wagner 66 yard interception return (Joe Vetrano kick)
55 1949-11-27 NYY W, 35-14 3 23 pass Alyn Beals 23 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
56 1949-11-27 NYY W, 35-14 3 15 interception Bill Johnson 15 yard interception return (Joe Vetrano kick)
57 1949-11-27 NYY W, 35-14 3 49 pass Paul Salata 49 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
58 1949-11-27 NYY W, 35-14 4 14 rush Jim Cason 14 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-08-28 BCL L, 17-31 3 45 rush Chick Jagade 45 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
2 1949-08-28 BCL L, 17-31 3 1 rush Chick Jagade 1 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
3 1949-09-04 CHH L, 7-42 2 1 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 1 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)
4 1949-09-18 LAD L, 14-42 1 33 interception Dick Woodard 33 yard interception return (Robert Nelson kick)
5 1949-09-18 LAD L, 14-42 4 7 pass Joe Aguirre 7 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Robert Nelson kick)
6 1949-09-25 @ BUF W, 28-17 1 39 pass Rex Bumgardner 39 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
7 1949-09-25 @ BUF W, 28-17 2 7 pass Al Baldwin 7 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
8 1949-09-25 @ BUF W, 28-17 3 1 rush Lou Tomasetti 1 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
9 1949-09-25 @ BUF W, 28-17 4 2 rush Ollie Cline 2 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
10 1949-09-30 @ CHH L, 24-42 1 77 pass Ray Ramsey 77 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Jim McCarthy kick)
11 1949-09-30 @ CHH L, 24-42 2 20 pass Paul Patterson 20 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Jim McCarthy kick)
12 1949-09-30 @ CHH L, 24-42 4 69 pass Paul Patterson 69 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Jim McCarthy kick)
13 1949-10-09 CLE L, 28-56 1 39 pass Mac Speedie 39 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
14 1949-10-09 CLE L, 28-56 2 25 pass Dante Lavelli 25 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
15 1949-10-09 CLE L, 28-56 2 13 pass Mac Speedie 13 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
16 1949-10-09 CLE L, 28-56 4 12 rush Marion Motley 12 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
17 1949-10-16 BUF L, 7-51 1 21 pass Joe Sutton 21 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
18 1949-10-23 @ NYY W, 24-3 3 20 rush Buddy Young 20 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
19 1949-10-23 @ NYY W, 24-3 3 8 pass Buddy Young 8 yard pass from Don Panciera (Harvey Johnson kick)
20 1949-10-23 @ NYY W, 24-3 4 10 rush Sherman Howard 10 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
21 1949-10-30 @ CLE W, 30-28 2 9 pass Dante Lavelli 9 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
22 1949-10-30 @ CLE W, 30-28 2 6 rush Dub Jones 6 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
23 1949-10-30 @ CLE W, 30-28 3 20 rush Otto Graham 20 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
24 1949-10-30 @ CLE W, 30-28 4 12 pass Mac Speedie 12 yard pass from Otto Graham
25 1949-11-06 @ BCL L, 10-28 3 3 rush Y.A. Tittle 3 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
26 1949-11-13 @ LAD L, 24-41 2 21 pass Len Ford 21 yard pass from George Taliaferro (Robert Nelson kick)
27 1949-11-13 @ LAD L, 24-41 2 8 rush Billy Grimes 8 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
28 1949-11-13 @ LAD L, 24-41 4 30 fumble John Brown 30 yard fumble return (Robert Nelson kick)
29 1949-11-27 NYY L, 14-35 1 20 pass Buddy Young 20 yard pass from Don Panciera (Harvey Johnson kick)
30 1949-11-27 NYY L, 14-35 3 33 fumble Jack Russell 33 yard fumble return (Harvey Johnson kick)