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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)

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 32 6 7 71 for 129, 964 yards, 8 td, 10 int, & 22 rushes for 87 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1942
FB Joe Perry* 25 4 0 158 rushes for 725 yards, 8 td, & 15 catches for 81 yards and 0 td
LH J.R. Boone 27 4 0 24 rushes for 72 yards, 0 td, & 25 catches for 461 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 22nd / 203rd pick / 1948
RH Hugh McElhenny*+ 24 Rook 0 98 rushes for 684 yards, 6 td, & 26 catches for 367 yards and 3 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
LE Gordie Soltau*+ 27 2 0 55 catches for 774 yards, 7 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
LT Bob Toneff 22 Rook 0 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1952
LG Jerry Smith 22 Rook 0 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 94th pick / 1952
C Bill Johnson* 26 4 0
RG Bruno Banducci 31 8 0 2 fumbles recovered Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1943
RT Leo Nomellini*+ 28 2 12 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
RE Billy Wilson 25 1 0 23 catches for 304 yards, 3 td San Francisco 49ers / 22nd / 283rd pick / 1950
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ed Henke* 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 13th / 128th pick / 1949
LDT Ray Collins 25 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1950
MG Bob Momsen 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 80th pick / 1951
RDT Al Carapella 25 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 54th pick / 1951
RDE Pat O'Donahue 22 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 57th pick / 1952
LLB Jim Powers 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 26th / 335th pick / 1950
MLB Hardy Brown* 28 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 12th / 104th pick / 1947
RLB Don Burke 26 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 153rd pick / 1950
LDH Rex Berry 28 1 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1951
RDH Lowell Wagner 29 6 0 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
S Jim Cason 25 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
 Special Teams Starters
K Gordie Soltau*+ 27 2 0 6 of 12 field goals & 34 of 36 extra points Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
P Frankie Albert 32 6 7 68 punts for a 42.6 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1942
PR Hugh McElhenny*+ 24 Rook 0 20 punt returns for a 14.2 average and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
KR Hugh McElhenny*+ 24 Rook 0 18 kick returns for a 22.0 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
13 Frankie Albert 32 P 12 7 166 5-10 Stanford 1/27/1920 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1942
38 Bennie Aldridge 26 11 0 195 6-0 Oklahoma St. 10/24/1926 2 New York Yanks / 6th / 68th pick / 1950
22 Joe Arenas 27 12 0 180 5-11 Nebraska-Omaha 12/12/1925 1 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951
63 Bruno Banducci 31 RG 12 0 216 5-11 Stanford 11/11/1921 8 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1943
23 Rex Berry 28 LDH 12 0 190 5-11 BYU 9/9/1924 1 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1951
24 J.R. Boone 27 LH 12 0 162 5-8 Tulsa 7/28/1925 4 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 203rd pick / 1948
33 Hardy Brown* 28 MLB 12 0 193 6-0 SMU,Tulsa 5/8/1924 4 New York Giants / 12th / 104th pick / 1947
32 Don Burke 26 RLB 12 0 235 6-0 USC 2/7/1926 2 San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 153rd pick / 1950
76 Don Campora 25 8 0 268 6-3 Pacific 8/30/1927 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1950
75 Al Carapella 25 RDT 12 0 235 6-0 Miami (FL) 4/26/1927 1 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 54th pick / 1951
43 Jim Cason 25 S 10 0 171 6-0 LSU 7/25/1927 4 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
28 Sam Cathcart 28 12 0 175 6-0 California-Santa Barbara 7/7/1924 3
72 Ray Collins 25 LDT 8 0 238 5-11 LSU 8/4/1927 2 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1950
85 Al Endress 23 2 0 200 6-2 St. Mary's (CA),San Francisco St. 2/18/1929 Rook
67 Nick Feher 26 6 0 224 6-0 Georgia 7/13/1926 1 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 112th pick / 1951
64 Visco Grgich 29 2 0 217 5-11 Santa Clara 1/19/1923 6 Chicago Bears / 24th / 224th pick / 1946
89 Ed Henke* 25 LDE 12 0 227 6-3 USC 12/13/1927 3 Washington Redskins / 13th / 128th pick / 1949
85 Bill Jessup 23 4 0 195 6-1 USC 3/17/1929 1 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 126th pick / 1951
53 Bill Johnson* 26 C 11 0 228 6-3 Texas A&M 7/14/1926 4
39 Hugh McElhenny*+ 24 KR 12 0 195 6-1 Washington 12/31/1928 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
Bob Meyers 22 1 0 184 6-2 Stanford 10/12/1930 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 190th pick / 1952
68 Bob Momsen 23 MG 10 0 225 6-3 Ohio St. 5/28/1929 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 80th pick / 1951
73 Leo Nomellini*+ 28 RT 12 12 259 6-3 Minnesota 6/19/1924 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
83 Pat O'Donahue 22 RDE 8 0 215 6-1 Wisconsin 10/7/1930 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 57th pick / 1952
34 Joe Perry* 25 FB 12 0 200 6-0 Compton CC (CA) 1/22/1927 4
87 Charley Powell 20 7 0 226 6-3 none 4/4/1932 Rook
15 Jim Powers 24 LLB 12 0 185 6-0 USC 2/29/1928 2 San Francisco 49ers / 26th / 335th pick / 1950
69 Jerry Smith 22 LG 12 0 230 6-1 Wisconsin 9/9/1930 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 94th pick / 1952
82 Gordie Soltau*+ 27 K 12 0 195 6-2 Minnesota 1/25/1925 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
32 Norm Standlee 33 1 0 238 6-2 Stanford 7/19/1919 11 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1941
45 Johnny Strzykalski 31 10 0 190 5-9 Marquette 12/14/1921 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1946
14 Y.A. Tittle 26 qb 12 5 192 6-0 LSU 10/24/1926 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
62 Bob Toneff 22 LT 12 0 260 6-2 Notre Dame 6/23/1930 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1952
42 Lowell Wagner 29 RDH 12 0 194 6-0 USC 8/21/1923 6
25 Bob White 23 12 0 176 5-11 Stanford 5/25/1929 1 San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 184th pick / 1951
84 Billy Wilson 25 RE 9 0 190 6-3 San Jose St. 2/3/1927 1 San Francisco 49ers / 22nd / 283rd pick / 1950
52 Pete Wismann 29 12 0 215 6-0 Miami (OH),Washington (MO),St. Louis 10/9/1923 3 New York Bulldogs / 7th / 64th pick / 1949
Team Total 25.9 12 207.7 6-0.5 2.6