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1953 San Francisco 49ers

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9-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.7, Offense: 9.0, Defense: 1.7, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 372 points (31.0/g), 1st of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 237 points (19.8/g), 6th.
 Differential of 135 points (11.2/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 8.9-3.1.

Coach: Buck Shaw (9-3-0)

Stadium: Kezar Stadium
 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 372 4398 795 5.5 38 19 16 243 174 322 2168 22 19 6.2 99 443 2230 26 5.0 128
Team Defense 237 3425 782 4.4 40 17 12 206 173 356 1877 17 23 4.9 95 398 1548 12 3.9 99
Lg Rank Offense 1 3 3 8 2 8 5 2 3 5 1 1 1 2
Lg Rank Defense 6 3 8 4 7 6 2 7 9 5 6 4 6 5

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 27 boxscore W 1-0 Philadelphia Eagles 31 21 20 383 122 261 4 21 310 171 139 4
2 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-0 Los Angeles Rams 31 30 21 296 190 106 3 21 387 272 115 2
3 Sun October 11 boxscore L 2-1 @ Detroit Lions 21 24 11 135 59 76 5 14 291 174 117 4
4 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-1 @ Chicago Bears 35 28 20 379 128 251 3 17 265 191 74 4
5 Sun October 25 boxscore L 3-2 Detroit Lions 10 14 25 351 124 227 2 13 239 118 121
6 Sun November 1 boxscore W 4-2 Chicago Bears 24 14 29 495 278 217 4 19 273 244 29 2
7 Sun November 8 boxscore W 5-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 31 27 17 414 301 113 4 18 333 52 281 3
8 Sun November 15 boxscore L 5-3 @ Cleveland Browns 21 23 18 336 202 134 3 22 457 280 177 2
9 Sun November 22 boxscore W 6-3 @ Green Bay Packers 37 7 20 353 63 290 1 14 216 32 184 6
10 Sun November 29 boxscore W 7-3 @ Baltimore Colts 38 21 16 368 180 188 3 18 234 74 160 4
11 Sun December 6 boxscore W 8-3 Green Bay Packers 48 14 15 291 176 115 2 17 284 190 94 6
12 Sun December 13 boxscore W 9-3 Baltimore Colts 45 14 31 597 345 252 4 12 136 79 57 3

Passing

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* 27 QB 11 10 8-2-0 149 259 57.5 2121 20 7.7 16 6.2 71 8.2 7.0 14.2 192.8 84.1 0 0
15 Jim Powers 25 P 12 2 22 49 44.9 259 1 2.0 2 4.1 28 5.3 3.9 11.8 21.6 51.3 0 0
12 Hal Ledyard 22 10 0 0 9 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 11.1 0 0.0 -5.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
39 Hugh McElhenny*+ 25 PR/RH 12 0 2 3 66.7 13 1 33.3 0 0.0 11 4.3 11.0 6.5 1.1 115.3 0 0
22 Joe Arenas 28 KR/LH 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
34 Joe Perry*+ 26 FB 12 0 1 1 100.0 14 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 14.0 14.0 14.0 1.2 118.7 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 8-2-0 174 322 54.0 2407 22 6.8 19 5.9 71 7.5 6.2 13.8 200.6 76.4 0 0
Opp Total 12 173 356 48.6 2100 17 4.8 23 6.5 5.9 3.95 12.1 175.0 56.2 28 223 4.9 3.1 7.3

Rushing & Receiving

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*+ 26 FB 12 0 192 1018 10 51 5.3 84.8 16.0 19 191 10.1 3 60 1.6 15.9 1209 13 8
39 Hugh McElhenny*+ 25 PR/RH 12 0 112 503 3 33 4.5 41.9 9.3 30 474 15.8 2 71 2.5 39.5 977 5 6
22 Joe Arenas 28 KR/LH 12 0 72 380 6 60 5.3 31.7 6.0 10 113 11.3 1 38 0.8 9.4 493 7 5
48 Billy Mixon 24 LS 12 0 25 176 1 33 7.0 14.7 2.1 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.6 183 1 0
44 Pete Schabarum 24 10 0 18 104 0 23 5.8 10.4 1.8 10 96 9.6 0 31 1.0 9.6 200 0 1
14 Y.A. Tittle* 27 QB 11 10 14 41 6 14 2.9 3.7 1.3 41 6 3
49 Jim Monachino 24 5 0 4 10 0 5 2.5 2.0 0.8 2 9 4.5 0 9 0.4 1.8 19 0 1
15 Jim Powers 25 P 12 2 3 -10 0 0 -3.3 -0.8 0.3 -10 0 0
27 Ken Bahnsen 23 7 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
12 Hal Ledyard 22 10 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 3 0 0
42 Lowell Wagner 30 RDH 10 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 4 0 0
84 Billy Wilson 26 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 840 16.5 10 61 4.3 70.0 840 10 1
82 Gordie Soltau* 28 K/LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 620 14.4 6 54 3.6 51.7 620 6 1
88 Harry Babcock 23 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 59 8.4 0 13 0.7 5.9 59 0 0
64 Doug Hogland 22 LT 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0.1 -0.2 -2 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 443 2230 26 60 5.0 185.8 36.9 174 2407 13.8 22 71 14.5 200.6 4637 48 28
Opp Total 12 398 1548 12 3.9 129.0 33.2 173 1877 10.8 17 14.4 156.4 3425 29 33

Kick & Punt Returns

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*+ 25 PR/RH 12 0 15 104 0 25 6.9 15 368 0 55 24.5 1449
22 Joe Arenas 28 KR/LH 12 0 8 93 0 50 11.6 16 551 0 82 34.4 1137
23 Rex Berry 29 LDH 12 0 7 42 0 17 6.0 1 37 0 37 37.0 79
44 Pete Schabarum 24 10 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 2 50 0 27 25.0 250
45 Fred Bruney 22 RS 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 2 46 0 25 23.0 57
88 Harry Babcock 23 10 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 62
34 Joe Perry*+ 26 FB 12 0 2 21 0 11 10.5 1230
27 Ken Bahnsen 23 7 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 22
33 Hardy Brown 29 12 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
73 Leo Nomellini*+ 29 RDT 12 12 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
Team Total 25.2 12 33 250 0 50 7.6 43 1105 0 82 25.7 5992
Opp Total 12 27 1577 0 58.4 59 1264 0 21.4

Kicking & Punting

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
82 Gordie Soltau* 28 K/LE 12 0 15 10 66.7% 49 48 98.0%
15 Jim Powers 25 P 12 2 42 1706 55 1 40.6
34 Joe Perry*+ 26 FB 12 0 3 0.0%
Team Total 25.2 12 18 10 55.6% 49 48 98.0% 42 1706 55 1 40.6
Opp Total 12 16 9 56.3% 30 30 100.0% 60 2459 41.0

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
22 Joe Arenas 28 KR/LH 12 0 2 29 0 17 0 0 5 3 0 0
23 Rex Berry 29 LDH 12 0 7 142 1 29 0 0 1 2 0 0
34 Joe Perry*+ 26 FB 12 0 0 8 1 0 0
39 Hugh McElhenny*+ 25 PR/RH 12 0 0 6 1 0 0
42 Lowell Wagner 30 RDH 10 0 6 135 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Fred Bruney 22 RS 12 0 5 59 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
14 Y.A. Tittle* 27 QB 11 10 0 3 2 0 0
46 Clay Matthews 25 9 0 0 0 4 0 0
36 John Morton 24 LLB 10 0 2 16 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Hardy Brown 29 12 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Art Michalik* 23 MG 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
73 Leo Nomellini*+ 29 RDT 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
87 Charley Powell 21 LDE 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
82 Gordie Soltau* 28 K/LE 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
84 Billy Wilson 26 RE 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
88 Harry Babcock 23 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Don Burke 27 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Jim Monachino 24 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 Pete Schabarum 24 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 23 388 1 32 0 0 28 26 0 0
Opp Total 12 30 33 16

Scoring Summary

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* 28 K/LE 12 0 6 6 48 10 114
34 Joe Perry*+ 26 FB 12 0 10 3 13 78
84 Billy Wilson 26 RE 12 0 10 10 60
22 Joe Arenas 28 KR/LH 12 0 6 1 7 42
14 Y.A. Tittle* 27 QB 11 10 6 6 36
39 Hugh McElhenny*+ 25 PR/RH 12 0 3 2 5 30
23 Rex Berry 29 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
48 Billy Mixon 24 LS 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.2 12 26 22 1 49 48 10 372
Opp Total 12 12 17 1 30 9 237