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1950 San Francisco 49ers

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3-9-0, Finished 5th in NFL National Division  · 1950 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -11.4, Offense: -9.8, Defense: -1.6, SoS: -4.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 213 points (17.8/g), 11th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 300 points (25.0/g), 8th.
 Differential of -87 points (-7.2/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 3.7-8.3.

Coach: Buck Shaw (3-9-0)

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 213 3505 827 4.2 46 21 11 201 164 326 1550 14 25 4.2 83 460 1955 14 4.3 107
Team Defense 300 3703 821 4.5 43 21 12 204 164 347 2041 16 22 5.4 81 443 1662 17 3.8 111
Lg Rank Offense 11 10 8 10 6 7 11 8 4 12 5 5 7 6
Lg Rank Defense 8 7 9 5 7 8 7 7 9 6 7 6 8 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-1 New York Yanks 17 21 16 257 64 193 4 17 212 59 153 2
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-2 Chicago Bears 20 32 17 269 74 195 4 20 360 172 188 4
3 Sun October 1 boxscore L 0-3 Los Angeles Rams 14 35 23 412 282 130 2 21 341 132 209 3
4 Sun October 8 boxscore L 0-4 @ Detroit Lions 7 24 14 200 141 59 5 12 297 205 92 2
5 Thu October 12 boxscore L 0-5 @ New York Yanks 24 29 14 363 254 109 3 17 389 280 109 3
6 Sun October 22 boxscore W 1-5 Detroit Lions 28 27 18 295 105 190 4 17 327 189 138 4
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 2-5 Baltimore Colts 17 14 20 312 43 269 3 14 292 271 21 5
8 Sun November 5 boxscore L 2-6 @ Los Angeles Rams 21 28 17 301 150 151 3 24 371 196 175 6
9 Sun November 12 boxscore L 2-7 @ Cleveland Browns 14 34 14 291 168 123 9 16 229 74 155 1
9 Sun November 19 boxscore L 2-8 @ Chicago Bears 0 17 12 270 141 129 3 19 362 105 257 2
10 Sun November 26 boxscore L 2-9 @ Green Bay Packers 21 25 17 281 97 184 3 13 304 170 134 5
12 Sun December 10 boxscore W 3-9 Green Bay Packers 30 14 19 420 197 223 3 14 322 291 31 6

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
63 Frankie Albert* 30 P/QB 12 12 3-9-0 155 306 50.7% 1767 14 4.6 23 7.5 43 5.8 3.3 11.4 147.3 52.3 0 0
62 Jim Powers 22 S 10 0 9 20 45.0% 108 0 0.0 2 10.0 50 5.4 0.9 12.0 10.8 22.5 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 3-9-0 164 326 50.3% 1875 14 4.3 25 7.7 50 5.8 3.2 11.4 156.3 50.3 0 0
Opp Total 12 164 347 47.3% 2289 16 4.6 22 6.3 6.6 4.67 14.0 190.8 57.9 31 248 5.4 3.6 8.2

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
91 Johnny Strzykalski* 29 RH 12 0 136 612 2 38 4.5 51.0 11.3 24 187 7.8 1 28 2.0 15.6 799 3 2
74 Joe Perry 23 FB 12 0 124 647 5 78 5.2 53.9 10.3 13 69 5.3 1 16 1.1 5.8 716 6 11
63 Frankie Albert* 30 P/QB 12 12 53 272 3 42 5.1 22.7 4.4 272 3 4
93 Jim Cason 23 9 0 38 129 1 24 3.4 14.3 4.2 30 374 12.5 3 43 3.3 41.6 503 4 3
83 Sam Cathcart 26 KR/LH/PR 12 0 33 76 0 17 2.3 6.3 2.8 7 99 14.1 0 24 0.6 8.3 175 0 0
82 Emil Sitko 27 8 0 23 105 1 15 4.6 13.1 2.9 3 43 14.3 1 28 0.4 5.4 148 2 1
18 Fred Gehrke 32 4 0 22 69 1 12 3.1 17.3 5.5 3 29 9.7 1 13 0.8 7.3 98 2 2
72 Norm Standlee* 31 RLB 11 0 12 23 1 8 1.9 2.1 1.1 23 1 1
71 Verl Lillywhite 24 LLB 9 0 7 4 0 5 0.6 0.4 0.8 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.7 10 0 1
94 Royal Cathcart 24 2 0 3 5 0 3 1.7 2.5 1.5 5 0 6
88 Don Garlin 24 8 0 3 3 0 2 1.0 0.4 0.4 3 0 0
62 Jim Powers 22 S 10 0 3 4 0 3 1.3 0.4 0.3 4 0 1
92 Lowell Wagner 27 RDH 12 0 2 5 0 3 2.5 0.4 0.2 5 0 1
52 Hal Shoener 27 LDE 12 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
59 Alex Loyd 23 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 402 12.6 0 38 2.7 33.5 402 0 2
53 Alyn Beals 29 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 315 14.3 3 38 1.8 26.3 315 3 0
51 Gordie Soltau 25 K/LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 170 12.1 1 28 1.2 14.2 170 1 0
58 Jack Nix 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 114 12.7 0 50 1.0 12.7 114 0 0
55 Paul Salata 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 46 9.2 2 17 1.3 11.5 46 2 0
54 Gail Bruce 27 RDE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.8 10 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 460 1955 14 78 4.3 162.9 38.3 164 1875 11.4 14 50 13.7 156.3 3830 28 35
Opp Total 12 443 1662 17 3.8 138.5 36.9 164 2041 12.4 16 13.7 170.1 3703 33 39

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
83 Sam Cathcart 26 KR/LH/PR 12 0 16 185 0 29 11.6 13 311 0 62 23.9 671
93 Jim Cason 23 9 0 11 173 0 33 15.7 2 48 0 25 24.0 724
74 Joe Perry 23 FB 12 0 12 223 0 27 18.6 939
18 Fred Gehrke 32 4 0 5 44 0 19 8.8 2 57 0 32 28.5 199
52 Hal Shoener 27 LDE 12 0 4 53 0 17 13.3 54
71 Verl Lillywhite 24 LLB 9 0 2 36 0 21 18.0 46
38 Ray Evans 26 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
88 Don Garlin 24 8 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 27
46 Clay Matthews 22 RT 12 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
81 Dan Sandifer 23 2 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
72 Norm Standlee* 31 RLB 11 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 40
92 Lowell Wagner 27 RDH 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 9
Team Total 25.6 12 33 406 0 33 12.3 40 800 0 62 20.0 5036
Opp Total 12 37 1856 0 50.2 41 1014 1 24.7

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
63 Frankie Albert* 30 P/QB 12 12 37 1424 64 1 38.5
51 Gordie Soltau 25 K/LE 12 0 8 4 50.0%% 28 26 92.9%%
71 Verl Lillywhite 24 LLB 9 0 26 1016 57 0 39.1
58 Jack Nix 22 9 0 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 25.6 12 8 4 50.0%% 29 27 93.1%% 63 2440 64 1 38.7
Opp Total 12 14 7 50.0%% 39 35 89.7%% 62 2460 39.7

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
74 Joe Perry 23 FB 12 0 0 11 5 4 0
94 Royal Cathcart 24 2 0 0 6 4 8 0
92 Lowell Wagner 27 RDH 12 0 4 12 0 8 0 0 1 3 7 0
63 Frankie Albert* 30 P/QB 12 12 0 4 3 0 0
62 Jim Powers 22 S 10 0 5 42 0 26 0 0 1 1 0 0
24 Howie Livingston 28 LDH 7 0 4 99 1 35 0 0 0 2 0 0
93 Jim Cason 23 9 0 1 22 0 22 0 0 3 1 0 0
34 Visco Grgich* 27 MG 12 0 1 37 0 37 0 0 0 3 0 0
83 Sam Cathcart 26 KR/LH/PR 12 0 3 58 0 19 0
59 Alex Loyd 23 12 0 0 2 1 2 0
42 Leo Nomellini* 26 RDT 12 12 0 0 3 10 0
52 Hal Shoener 27 LDE 12 0 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 2 8 0
22 Pete Wismann 27 MLB 12 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 0
18 Fred Gehrke 32 4 0 0 2 0 0 0
71 Verl Lillywhite 24 LLB 9 0 1 11 0 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
46 Clay Matthews 22 RT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
72 Norm Standlee* 31 RLB 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
91 Johnny Strzykalski* 29 RH 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
54 Gail Bruce 27 RDE 12 0 1 4 0 4 0
43 Ray Collins 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Harley Dow 25 LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Emil Sitko 27 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 22 304 1 37 0 0 35 35 39 0
Opp Total 12 41 39 18 2

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
51 Gordie Soltau 25 K/LE 12 0 1 1 26 4 44
74 Joe Perry 23 FB 12 0 5 1 6 36
93 Jim Cason 23 9 0 1 3 4 24
63 Frankie Albert* 30 P/QB 12 12 3 3 18
53 Alyn Beals 29 RE 12 0 3 3 18
91 Johnny Strzykalski* 29 RH 12 0 2 1 3 18
18 Fred Gehrke 32 4 0 1 1 2 12
55 Paul Salata 24 4 0 2 2 12
82 Emil Sitko 27 8 0 1 1 2 12
33 Bruno Banducci 29 RG 12 0 1 1 6
24 Howie Livingston 28 LDH 7 0 1 1 6
72 Norm Standlee* 31 RLB 11 0 1 1 6
58 Jack Nix 22 9 0 1 1
Team Total 25.6 12 14 14 1 29 27 4 213
Opp Total 12 17 16 1 3 3 35 7 2 300

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1950-09-17 NYY L, 17-21 2 2 pass Paul Salata 2 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
2 1950-09-17 NYY L, 17-21 4 2 rush Joe Perry 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
3 1950-09-24 CHI L, 20-32 1 11 pass Bruno Banducci 11 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
4 1950-09-24 CHI L, 20-32 2 1 rush Norm Standlee 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
5 1950-09-24 CHI L, 20-32 4 1 rush Frankie Albert 1 yard rush
6 1950-10-01 RAM L, 14-35 2 2 pass Paul Salata 2 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
7 1950-10-01 RAM L, 14-35 3 13 pass Jim Cason 13 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
8 1950-10-08 @ DET L, 7-24 3 1 rush Joe Perry 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
9 1950-10-12 @ NYY L, 24-29 1 28 pass Johnny Strzykalski 28 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
10 1950-10-12 @ NYY L, 24-29 3 5 rush Joe Perry 5 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
11 1950-10-12 @ NYY L, 24-29 4 27 pass Jim Cason 27 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
12 1950-10-22 DET W, 28-27 1 2 rush Joe Perry 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
13 1950-10-22 DET W, 28-27 1 9 pass Alyn Beals 9 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
14 1950-10-22 DET W, 28-27 2 4 pass Gordie Soltau 4 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
15 1950-10-22 DET W, 28-27 3 9 pass Jim Cason 9 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
16 1950-10-29 BAL W, 17-14 2 4 rush Emil Sitko 4 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
17 1950-10-29 BAL W, 17-14 4 1 rush Frankie Albert 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
18 1950-11-05 @ RAM L, 21-28 2 24 rush Jim Cason 24 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
19 1950-11-05 @ RAM L, 21-28 3 35 interception Howie Livingston 35 yard interception return (Gordie Soltau kick)
20 1950-11-05 @ RAM L, 21-28 4 36 pass Alyn Beals 36 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
21 1950-11-12 @ CLE L, 14-34 1 1 rush Frankie Albert 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
22 1950-11-12 @ CLE L, 14-34 2 28 pass Alyn Beals 28 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
23 1950-11-26 @ GNB L, 21-25 1 1 rush Johnny Strzykalski 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
24 1950-11-26 @ GNB L, 21-25 3 2 rush Fred Gehrke 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
25 1950-11-26 @ GNB L, 21-25 3 28 pass Emil Sitko 28 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
26 1950-12-10 GNB W, 30-14 1 7 rush Johnny Strzykalski 7 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
27 1950-12-10 GNB W, 30-14 2 10 pass Joe Perry 10 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
28 1950-12-10 GNB W, 30-14 2 78 rush Joe Perry 78 yard rush (Jack Nix pass from Frankie Albert)
29 1950-12-10 GNB W, 30-14 4 4 pass Fred Gehrke 4 yard pass from Frankie Albert

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1950-09-17 NYY W, 21-17 1 2 rush Zollie Toth 2 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
2 1950-09-17 NYY W, 21-17 1 32 fumble Joe Golding 32 yard fumble return (Chet Adams kick)
3 1950-09-17 NYY W, 21-17 3 7 pass Zollie Toth 7 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
4 1950-09-24 CHI W, 32-20 2 fumble Ken Kavanaugh yard fumble return (Johnny Lujack kick)
5 1950-09-24 CHI W, 32-20 3 15 rush Julie Rykovich 15 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
6 1950-09-24 CHI W, 32-20 3 23 interception Bones Weatherly 23 yard interception return (Johnny Lujack kick)
7 1950-10-01 RAM W, 35-14 1 1 rush Dick Hoerner 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
8 1950-10-01 RAM W, 35-14 1 5 rush Glenn Davis 5 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
9 1950-10-01 RAM W, 35-14 3 97 kickoff Vitamin Smith 97 yard kickoff return (Bob Waterfield kick)
10 1950-10-01 RAM W, 35-14 3 34 rush Dan Towler 34 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
11 1950-10-01 RAM W, 35-14 4 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
12 1950-10-08 @ DET W, 24-7 2 1 rush Bobby Layne 1 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
13 1950-10-08 @ DET W, 24-7 3 23 pass Cloyce Box 23 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
14 1950-10-08 @ DET W, 24-7 4 28 pass Doak Walker 28 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
15 1950-10-12 @ NYY W, 29-24 2 24 pass Sherman Howard 24 yard pass from George Ratterman
16 1950-10-12 @ NYY W, 29-24 2 34 pass Art Weiner 34 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
17 1950-10-12 @ NYY W, 29-24 4 12 pass George Taliaferro 12 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
18 1950-10-12 @ NYY W, 29-24 4 14 rush Buddy Young 14 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
19 1950-10-22 DET L, 27-28 2 58 pass Cloyce Box 58 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
20 1950-10-22 DET L, 27-28 3 30 pass Doak Walker 30 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
21 1950-10-22 DET L, 27-28 3 2 fumble Jim Cain 2 yard fumble return (Bobby Layne kick)
22 1950-10-22 DET L, 27-28 4 19 pass Dick Rifenburg 19 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer
23 1950-10-29 BAL L, 14-17 2 31 pass Hal Crisler 31 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
24 1950-10-29 BAL L, 14-17 4 1 rush Chet Mutryn 1 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
25 1950-11-05 @ RAM W, 28-21 2 72 pass Bob Boyd 72 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
26 1950-11-05 @ RAM W, 28-21 3 1 rush Dick Hoerner 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
27 1950-11-05 @ RAM W, 28-21 3 1 rush Paul Barry 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
28 1950-11-05 @ RAM W, 28-21 3 25 interception Tom Keane 25 yard interception return (Bob Waterfield kick)
29 1950-11-12 @ CLE W, 34-14 1 7 pass Dub Jones 7 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
30 1950-11-12 @ CLE W, 34-14 2 22 rush Marion Motley 22 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
31 1950-11-12 @ CLE W, 34-14 4 3 rush Dub Jones 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
32 1950-11-12 @ CLE W, 34-14 4 12 rush Rex Bumgardner 12 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
33 1950-11-19 @ CHI W, 17-0 1 39 interception John Hoffman 39 yard interception return (Johnny Lujack kick)
34 1950-11-19 @ CHI W, 17-0 2 39 pass Ken Kavanaugh 39 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
35 1950-11-26 @ GNB W, 25-21 1 57 rush Billy Grimes 57 yard rush (Ted Fritsch kick)
36 1950-11-26 @ GNB W, 25-21 2 2 rush Tony Canadeo 2 yard rush
37 1950-11-26 @ GNB W, 25-21 4 2 rush Jack Cloud 2 yard rush
38 1950-11-26 @ GNB W, 25-21 4 44 pass Breezy Reid 44 yard pass from Paul Christman
39 1950-12-10 GNB L, 14-30 1 96 pass Billy Grimes 96 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Ted Fritsch kick)
40 1950-12-10 GNB L, 14-30 3 3 pass Steve Pritko 3 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Clayton Tonnemaker kick)