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1952 San Francisco 49ers

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7-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL National Division  · 1952 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.4, Offense: -0.1, Defense: 4.5, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 285 points (23.8/g), 6th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 221 points (18.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 64 points (5.3/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.8-4.2.

Coach: Buck Shaw (7-5-0)

 Training Camp: Menlo College (Atherton, California)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Tony Morabito
General Manager Louis Spadia

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 285 3880 813 4.8 36 13 12 213 177 342 1975 19 23 5.0 104 421 1905 16 4.5 97
Team Defense 221 3204 790 4.1 35 18 10 167 148 342 1638 15 17 4.3 76 412 1566 10 3.8 81
Lg Rank Offense 6 4 1 3 3 7 6 6 5 7 6 1 2 2
Lg Rank Defense 3 3 11 5 1 7 2 2 12 2 5 6 5 9

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 17 3 19 324 164 160 1 13 247 149 98 5
2 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-0 @ Dallas Texans 37 14 18 500 227 273 5 10 183 26 157 3
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-0 @ Detroit Lions 28 0 21 265 86 179 1 4 65 25 40 4
4 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-0 @ Chicago Bears 40 16 26 420 183 237 4 10 191 92 99 4
5 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-0 Dallas Texans 48 21 15 334 71 263 1 15 234 122 112 4
6 Sun November 2 boxscore L 5-1 Chicago Bears 17 20 14 317 147 170 2 13 206 89 117 1
7 Sun November 9 boxscore L 5-2 @ New York Giants 14 23 16 340 303 37 6 17 347 158 189 2
8 Sun November 16 boxscore W 6-2 @ Washington Redskins 23 17 18 317 172 145 2 17 290 127 163 2
9 Sun November 23 boxscore L 6-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 9 35 14 200 89 111 3 18 390 256 134 3
10 Sun November 30 boxscore L 6-4 Los Angeles Rams 21 34 14 208 141 67 3 19 388 137 251 3
11 Sun December 7 boxscore L 6-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 24 14 302 232 70 6 15 275 133 142 1
12 Sun December 14 boxscore W 7-5 Green Bay Packers 24 14 24 353 160 193 2 16 388 324 64 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 Y.A. Tittle 26 qb 12 5 3-2-0 106 208 51.0 1407 11 5.3 12 5.8 77 6.8 5.2 13.3 117.3 66.3 0 0
13 Frankie Albert 32 P/QB 12 7 4-3-0 71 129 55.0 964 8 6.2 10 7.8 60 7.5 5.2 13.6 80.3 67.5 0 0
34 Joe Perry* 25 FB 12 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
22 Joe Arenas 27 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
28 Sam Cathcart 28 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
15 Jim Powers 24 LLB 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.9 12 7-5-0 177 342 51.8 2371 19 5.6 23 6.7 77 6.9 5.0 13.4 197.6 64.6 0 0
Opp Total 12 148 342 43.3 1929 15 4.4 17 5.0 5.6 4.28 13.0 160.8 55.6 36 291 4.3 3.1 9.5

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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
34 Joe Perry* 25 FB 12 0 158 725 8 78 4.6 60.4 13.2 15 81 5.4 0 17 1.3 6.8 806 8 6
39 Hugh McElhenny*+ 24 KR/PR/RH 12 0 98 684 6 89 7.0 57.0 8.2 26 367 14.1 3 77 2.2 30.6 1051 9 5
22 Joe Arenas 27 12 0 44 183 0 14 4.2 15.3 3.7 5 47 9.4 1 14 0.4 3.9 230 1 3
24 J.R. Boone 27 LH 12 0 24 72 0 12 3.0 6.0 2.0 25 461 18.4 1 53 2.1 38.4 533 1 1
25 Bob White 23 12 0 24 33 1 17 1.4 2.8 2.0 12 173 14.4 2 60 1.0 14.4 206 3 1
13 Frankie Albert 32 P/QB 12 7 22 87 1 20 4.0 7.3 1.8 87 1 3
45 Johnny Strzykalski 31 10 0 16 53 0 11 3.3 5.3 1.6 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 57 0 0
38 Bennie Aldridge 26 11 0 13 36 0 11 2.8 3.3 1.2 4 22 5.5 1 16 0.4 2.0 58 1 1
14 Y.A. Tittle 26 qb 12 5 11 -11 0 4 -1.0 -0.9 0.9 -11 0 3
28 Sam Cathcart 28 12 0 6 21 0 7 3.5 1.8 0.5 2 15 7.5 0 13 0.2 1.3 36 0 0
32 Norm Standlee 33 1 0 2 8 0 9 4.0 8.0 2.0 8 0 0
23 Rex Berry 28 LDH 12 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.6 0.1 7 0 0
Bob Meyers 22 1 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2.0 1.0 2 0 0
73 Leo Nomellini*+ 28 RT 12 12 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 5 0 1
82 Gordie Soltau*+ 27 K/LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 55 774 14.1 7 49 4.6 64.5 774 7 1
84 Billy Wilson 25 RE 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 304 13.2 3 40 2.6 33.8 304 3 1
85 Bill Jessup 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 108 18.0 1 58 1.5 27.0 108 1 0
63 Bruno Banducci 31 RG 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.3 -4 0 0
89 Ed Henke* 25 LDE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 1.1 13 0 0
42 Lowell Wagner 29 RDH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.5 6 0 0
Team Total 25.9 12 421 1905 16 89 4.5 158.8 35.1 177 2371 13.4 19 77 14.8 197.6 4276 35 26
Opp Total 12 412 1566 10 3.8 130.5 34.3 148 1638 11.1 15 12.3 136.5 3204 25 31

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
39 Hugh McElhenny*+ 24 KR/PR/RH 12 0 20 284 1 94 14.2 18 396 0 40 22.0 1731
22 Joe Arenas 27 12 0 7 40 0 13 5.7 11 291 0 47 26.5 561
24 J.R. Boone 27 LH 12 0 11 66 0 17 6.0 599
83 Pat O'Donahue 22 RDE 8 0 1 23 1 23 23.0 2 17 0 10 8.5 40
33 Hardy Brown* 28 MLB 12 0 2 31 0 23 15.5 31
28 Sam Cathcart 28 12 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 1 20 0 20 20.0 79
32 Don Burke 26 RLB 12 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 25
73 Leo Nomellini*+ 28 RT 12 12 1 18 0 18 18.0 23
Team Total 25.9 12 40 436 2 94 10.9 36 798 0 47 22.2 5510
Opp Total 12 29 1900 1 65.5 52 1242 0 23.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
13 Frankie Albert 32 P/QB 12 7 68 2899 70 0 42.6
82 Gordie Soltau*+ 27 K/LE 12 0 12 6 50.0% 36 34 94.4%
83 Pat O'Donahue 22 RDE 8 0 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 25.9 12 12 6 50.0% 37 35 94.6% 68 2899 70 0 42.6
Opp Total 12 21 10 47.6% 27 27 100.0% 78 3216 41.2

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
34 Joe Perry* 25 FB 12 0 0 6 3 2 0
42 Lowell Wagner 29 RDH 12 0 6 69 0 30 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Joe Arenas 27 12 0 0 3 2 0 0
23 Rex Berry 28 LDH 12 0 2 27 0 23 0 0 0 3 0 0
39 Hugh McElhenny*+ 24 KR/PR/RH 12 0 0 5 0 0 0
14 Y.A. Tittle 26 qb 12 5 0 3 1 0 0
13 Frankie Albert 32 P/QB 12 7 0 3 0 0 0
38 Bennie Aldridge 26 11 0 0 1 2 0 0
28 Sam Cathcart 28 12 0 3 64 0 30 0
89 Ed Henke* 25 LDE 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
15 Jim Powers 24 LLB 12 0 2 37 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
69 Jerry Smith 22 LG 12 0 0 0 3 2 0
82 Gordie Soltau*+ 27 K/LE 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
63 Bruno Banducci 31 RG 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
43 Jim Cason 25 S 10 0 2 4 0 4 0
62 Bob Toneff 22 LT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
25 Bob White 23 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
84 Billy Wilson 25 RE 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
24 J.R. Boone 27 LH 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 Hardy Brown* 28 MLB 12 0 1 16 0 16 0
32 Don Burke 26 RLB 12 0 1 35 1 35 0
64 Visco Grgich 29 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Bill Jessup 23 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Bob Momsen 23 MG 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
73 Leo Nomellini*+ 28 RT 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
52 Pete Wissman 29 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.9 12 17 252 1 35 0 0 26 31 4 0 2
Opp Total 12 50 31 13 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
82 Gordie Soltau*+ 27 K/LE 12 0 7 7 34 6 94
39 Hugh McElhenny*+ 24 KR/PR/RH 12 0 6 3 1 10 60
34 Joe Perry* 25 FB 12 0 8 8 48
25 Bob White 23 12 0 1 2 3 18
84 Billy Wilson 25 RE 9 0 3 3 18
83 Pat O'Donahue 22 RDE 8 0 1 1 1 7
13 Frankie Albert 32 P/QB 12 7 1 1 6
38 Bennie Aldridge 26 11 0 1 1 6
22 Joe Arenas 27 12 0 1 1 6
24 J.R. Boone 27 LH 12 0 1 1 6
32 Don Burke 26 RLB 12 0 1 1 6
85 Bill Jessup 23 4 0 1 1 6
68 Bob Momsen 23 MG 10 0 1 2
87 Charley Powell 20 7 0 1 2
Team Total 25.9 12 16 19 2 1 38 35 6 2 285
Opp Total 12 10 15 1 1 27 10 1 221