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1951 San Francisco 49ers

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7-4-1, NFL National Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.3, Offense: -2.3, Defense: 6.6, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 255 points (21.2/g), 5th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 205 points (17.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 50 points (4.2/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-4.5.

Coach: Buck Shaw (7-4-1)

Stadium: Kezar Stadium
 Training Camp: Menlo College (Atherton, California)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Frankie Albert 31 5 11 90 for 166, 1,116 yards, 5 td, 10 int, & 35 rushes for 146 yards and 3 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1942
FB Joe Perry 24 3 0 136 rushes for 677 yards, 3 td, & 18 catches for 167 yards and 1 td
LH Verl Lillywhite 25 3 0 67 rushes for 397 yards, 1 td, & 11 catches for 125 yards and 1 td
RH Johnny Strzykalski 30 5 0 81 rushes for 296 yards, 3 td, & 12 catches for 105 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1946
LE Gordie Soltau* 26 1 0 59 catches for 826 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for -4 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
LT Ray Collins* 24 1 0 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1950
LG Nick Feher 25 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 112th pick / 1951
C Bill Johnson 25 3 0
RG Bruno Banducci 30 7 0 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1943
RT Leo Nomellini*+ 27 1 12 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
RE Billy Wilson 24 Rook 0 18 catches for 268 yards, 3 td San Francisco 49ers / 22nd / 283rd pick / 1950
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ed Henke 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 13th / 128th pick / 1949
LDT Ray Collins* 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1950
MG Visco Grgich 28 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 24th / 224th pick / 1946
RDT Leo Nomellini*+ 27 1 12 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
RDE Gail Bruce 28 3 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 30th / 283rd pick / 1946
LLB Norm Standlee 32 10 0 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1941
MLB Hardy Brown 27 3 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 12th / 104th pick / 1947
RLB Pete Wismann 28 2 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Bulldogs / 7th / 64th pick / 1949
LDH Rex Berry 27 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1951
RDH Lowell Wagner 28 5 0 9 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
S Jim Cason* 24 3 0 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
 Special Teams Starters
K Gordie Soltau* 26 1 0 6 of 18 field goals & 30 of 32 extra points Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
P Frankie Albert 31 5 11 34 punts for a 44.3 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1942
PR Joe Arenas 26 Rook 0 21 punt returns for a 13.0 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951
KR Joe Arenas 26 Rook 0 21 kick returns for a 25.8 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
63 Frankie Albert 31 P 12 11 166 5-10 Stanford 1/27/1920 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1942
82 Joe Arenas 26 KR 12 0 180 5-11 Nebraska-Omaha 12/12/1925 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951
33 Bruno Banducci 30 RG 12 0 216 5-11 Stanford 11/11/1921 7 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1943
53 Alyn Beals 30 12 0 188 6-0 Santa Clara 4/27/1921 5 Chicago Bears / 8th / 69th pick / 1943
83 Rex Berry 27 LDH 10 0 190 5-11 BYU 9/9/1924 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1951
73 Hardy Brown 27 MLB 12 0 193 6-0 SMU,Tulsa 5/8/1924 3 New York Giants / 12th / 104th pick / 1947
54 Gail Bruce 28 RDE 12 0 206 6-1 Washington 9/29/1923 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 30th / 283rd pick / 1946
6 Don Burke 25 9 0 235 6-0 USC 2/7/1926 1 San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 153rd pick / 1950
45 Al Carapella 24 12 0 235 6-0 Miami (FL) 4/26/1927 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 54th pick / 1951
93 Jim Cason* 24 S 12 0 171 6-0 LSU 7/25/1927 3 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
43 Ray Collins* 24 LDT 12 0 238 5-11 LSU 8/4/1927 1 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1950
32 Bob Downs 24 1 0 210 5-10 USC 4/16/1927 Rook
37 Nick Feher 25 LG 12 0 224 6-0 Georgia 7/13/1926 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 112th pick / 1951
34 Visco Grgich 28 MG 12 0 217 5-11 Santa Clara 1/19/1923 5 Chicago Bears / 24th / 224th pick / 1946
47 Ed Henke 24 LDE 12 0 227 6-3 USC 12/13/1927 2 Washington Redskins / 13th / 128th pick / 1949
55 Bill Jessup 22 10 0 195 6-1 USC 3/17/1929 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 126th pick / 1951
23 Bill Johnson 25 C 12 0 228 6-3 Texas A&M 7/14/1926 3
81 Verl Lillywhite 25 LH 12 0 185 5-10 USC 12/5/1926 3
99 Jim Monachino 22 8 0 187 5-10 California 7/9/1929 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 137th pick / 1951
42 Leo Nomellini*+ 27 RDT 12 12 259 6-3 Minnesota 6/19/1924 1 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
74 Joe Perry 24 FB 11 0 200 6-0 Compton CC (CA) 1/22/1927 3
62 Jim Powers 23 12 0 185 6-0 USC 2/29/1928 1 San Francisco 49ers / 26th / 335th pick / 1950
88 Pete Schabarum 22 12 0 185 5-11 California 1/9/1929 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1951
51 Gordie Soltau* 26 K 12 0 195 6-2 Minnesota 1/25/1925 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
39 Dave Sparks 23 8 0 229 6-1 South Carolina 4/28/1928 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 15th / 173rd pick / 1951
72 Norm Standlee 32 LLB 11 0 238 6-2 Stanford 7/19/1919 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1941
35 Bishop Strickland 24 9 0 195 5-10 South Carolina 1/4/1927 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 64th pick / 1951
91 Johnny Strzykalski 30 RH 11 0 190 5-9 Marquette 12/14/1921 5 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1946
46 Hamp Tanner 24 12 0 280 6-2 Georgia 10/31/1927 Rook New York Giants / 30th / 384th pick / 1950
64 Y.A. Tittle 25 qb 12 1 192 6-0 LSU 10/24/1926 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
92 Lowell Wagner 28 RDH 12 0 194 6-0 USC 8/21/1923 5
85 Bob White 22 12 0 176 5-11 Stanford 5/25/1929 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 184th pick / 1951
58 Billy Wilson 24 RE 9 0 190 6-3 San Jose St. 2/3/1927 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 22nd / 283rd pick / 1950
22 Pete Wismann 28 RLB 9 0 215 6-0 Miami (OH),Washington (MO),St. Louis 10/9/1923 2 New York Bulldogs / 7th / 64th pick / 1949
Team Total 25.7 12 206.3 6-0.0 2.1