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1954 San Francisco 49ers

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7-4-1, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.0, Offense: 4.5, Defense: 1.6, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 313 points (26.1/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 251 points (20.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of 62 points (5.2/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-4.5.

Coach: Buck Shaw (7-4-1)

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 313 4704 812 5.8 25 13 18 252 187 340 2206 10 12 6.0 109 442 2498 28 5.7 125
Team Defense 251 4020 768 5.2 37 18 11 207 193 374 2649 24 19 6.3 122 348 1371 8 3.9 74
Lg Rank Offense 4 2 1 4 2 7 7 10 1 6 2 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 5 6 8 6 5 9 10 10 10 8 1 4 2 7

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-0 Washington Redskins 41 7 24 414 206 208 2 13 184 74 110 6
2 Sun October 3 boxscore T 1-0-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 24 24 22 449 268 181 2 16 370 222 148 4
3 Sun October 10 boxscore W 2-0-1 @ Green Bay Packers 23 17 21 372 101 271 3 9 146 94 52 3
4 Sun October 17 boxscore W 3-0-1 @ Chicago Bears 31 24 12 356 62 294 2 19 437 387 50 8
5 Sun October 24 boxscore W 4-0-1 Detroit Lions 37 31 23 424 154 270 1 27 443 339 104 2
6 Sun October 31 boxscore L 4-1-1 Chicago Bears 27 31 21 388 241 147 2 21 469 342 127 2
7 Sun November 7 boxscore L 4-2-1 Los Angeles Rams 34 42 23 414 193 221 1 21 454 276 178 1
7 Sun November 14 boxscore L 4-3-1 @ Detroit Lions 7 48 16 349 245 104 6 17 474 302 172 1
9 Sat November 20 boxscore W 5-3-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 31 3 25 472 210 262 1 13 202 84 118 3
10 Sun November 28 boxscore L 5-4-1 @ Baltimore Colts 13 17 22 325 120 205 2 15 297 136 161 3
11 Sun December 5 boxscore W 6-4-1 Green Bay Packers 35 0 25 449 212 237 19 271 216 55 2
12 Sat December 11 boxscore W 7-4-1 Baltimore Colts 10 7 18 292 194 98 3 17 273 177 96 2

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* 28 QB 12 11 6-4-1 170 295 57.6 2205 9 3.1 9 3.1 70 7.5 6.7 13.0 183.8 78.7 0 0
12 Maury Duncan 23 6 0 4 14 28.6 82 0 0.0 2 14.3 29 5.9 -0.6 20.5 13.7 11.9 0 0
43 Jim Cason* 27 RS 9 0 1-0-0 7 13 53.8 40 0 0.0 1 7.7 25 3.1 -0.4 5.7 4.4 27.7 0 0
16 Arnie Galiffa 27 4 0 3 12 25.0 54 0 0.0 0 0.0 25 4.5 4.5 18.0 13.5 45.8 0 0
35 John Henry Johnson* 25 LH 12 0 1 2 50.0 10 1 50.0 0 0.0 10 5.0 15.0 10.0 0.8 104.2 0 0
56 Pete Brown 24 P 12 0 1 1 100.0 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 19 19.0 19.0 19.0 1.6 118.7 0 0
34 Joe Perry*+ 27 FB 12 0 1 1 100.0 34 0 0.0 0 0.0 34 34.0 34.0 34.0 2.8 118.7 0 0
44 Pete Schabarum 25 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
24 Billy Tidwell 24 10 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 26.2 12 7-4-1 187 340 55.0 2444 10 2.9 12 3.5 70 7.2 6.2 13.1 203.7 73.0 0 0
Opp Total 12 193 374 51.6 3015 24 6.4 19 5.1 8.1 7.06 15.6 251.3 78.9 46 366 6.3 5.4 11.0

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*+ 27 FB 12 0 173 1049 8 58 6.1 87.4 14.4 26 203 7.8 0 70 2.2 16.9 1252 8 6
35 John Henry Johnson* 25 LH 12 0 129 681 9 38 5.3 56.8 10.8 28 183 6.5 0 34 2.3 15.3 864 9 5
39 Hugh McElhenny 26 RH 6 0 64 515 6 60 8.0 85.8 10.7 8 162 20.3 0 53 1.3 27.0 677 6 4
14 Y.A. Tittle* 28 QB 12 11 28 68 4 10 2.4 5.7 2.3 68 4 4
44 Pete Schabarum 25 12 0 21 79 1 16 3.8 6.6 1.8 4 70 17.5 0 42 0.3 5.8 149 1 0
22 Joe Arenas 29 KR/PR/RDH 12 0 11 77 0 26 7.0 6.4 0.9 2 12 6.0 0 12 0.2 1.0 89 0 3
48 Billy Mixon 25 10 0 7 19 0 7 2.7 1.9 0.7 19 0 0
32 Frank Cassara 26 6 0 3 17 0 10 5.7 2.8 0.5 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.2 2.0 29 0 1
43 Jim Cason* 27 RS 9 0 2 1 0 3 0.5 0.1 0.2 1 0 1
85 Bill Jessup 25 12 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -0.4 0.1 30 565 18.8 3 68 2.5 47.1 560 3 2
56 Pete Brown 24 P 12 0 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.5 0.1 -6 0 0
16 Arnie Galiffa 27 4 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.5 0.3 2 0 0
24 Billy Tidwell 24 10 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 1
84 Billy Wilson* 27 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 60 830 13.8 5 43 5.0 69.2 830 5 1
82 Gordie Soltau 29 K/LE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 316 14.4 2 42 2.0 28.7 316 2 2
88 Harry Babcock 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 91 15.2 0 33 0.5 7.6 91 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 442 2498 28 60 5.7 208.2 36.8 187 2444 13.1 10 70 15.6 203.7 4942 38 30
Opp Total 12 348 1371 8 3.9 114.3 29.0 193 2649 13.7 24 16.1 220.8 4020 32 29

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
22 Joe Arenas 29 KR/PR/RDH 12 0 23 117 0 23 5.1 16 362 0 41 22.6 568
39 Hugh McElhenny 26 RH 6 0 8 78 0 32 9.8 8 210 0 51 26.3 965
24 Billy Tidwell 24 10 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 10 287 0 65 28.7 288
44 Pete Schabarum 25 12 0 2 10 0 10 5.0 1 34 0 34 34.0 193
35 John Henry Johnson* 25 LH 12 0 2 25 0 19 12.5 889
64 Doug Hogland 23 LT 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
74 Bob Toneff 24 10 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
Team Total 26.2 12 36 205 0 32 5.7 39 930 0 65 23.8 6077
Opp Total 12 40 1581 0 39.5 57 1145 0 20.1

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 29 K/LE 11 0 18 11 61.1% 33 31 93.9%
56 Pete Brown 24 P 12 0 49 1837 51 0 37.5
33 Hardy Brown 30 LLB 11 0 10 384 58 0 38.4
34 Joe Perry*+ 27 FB 12 0 3 1 33.3% 7 6 85.7%
23 Rex Berry 30 LDH 8 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
Team Total 26.2 12 21 12 57.1% 40 37 92.5% 60 2221 58 1 37.0
Opp Total 12 19 9 47.4% 32 32 100.0% 59 2418 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 29 KR/PR/RDH 12 0 3 26 0 26 0 0 3 3 4 0
34 Joe Perry*+ 27 FB 12 0 0 6 2 0 0
39 Hugh McElhenny 26 RH 6 0 0 4 2 4 0
14 Y.A. Tittle* 28 QB 12 11 0 4 2 0 0
23 Rex Berry 30 LDH 8 0 3 69 1 34 0 0 0 2 0 0
33 Hardy Brown 30 LLB 11 0 3 42 1 41 0 0 0 2 0 0
35 John Henry Johnson* 25 LH 12 0 0 5 0 0 0
25 Johnny Williams 27 LS 11 0 3 28 0 15 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Pete Schabarum 25 12 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 3 0 0
80 Jack Brumfield 23 RDE 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
85 Bill Jessup 25 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
84 Billy Wilson* 27 RE 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
63 Bruno Banducci*+ 33 RG 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
76 Marion Campbell 25 RDT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
75 Al Carapella* 27 MG 12 0 2 40 0 27 0
43 Jim Cason* 27 RS 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
48 Billy Mixon 25 10 0 2 6 0 3 0
82 Gordie Soltau 29 K/LE 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
79 Bob St. Clair 23 RT 12 0 0 0 2 9 0
56 Pete Brown 24 P 12 0 1 47 0 47 0
66 Don Burke 28 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
32 Frank Cassara 26 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Nick Feher 28 LG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Clay Matthews 26 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Leo Nomellini+ 30 LDT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
24 Billy Tidwell 24 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
74 Bob Toneff 24 10 0 1 15 0 15 0
Team Total 26.2 12 19 282 2 47 0 0 30 35 17 0
Opp Total 12 30 29 11

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 29 K/LE 11 0 2 2 31 11 76
34 Joe Perry*+ 27 FB 12 0 8 8 6 1 57
35 John Henry Johnson* 25 LH 12 0 9 9 54
39 Hugh McElhenny 26 RH 6 0 6 6 36
84 Billy Wilson* 27 RE 12 0 5 5 30
14 Y.A. Tittle* 28 QB 12 11 4 4 24
85 Bill Jessup 25 12 0 3 3 18
23 Rex Berry 30 LDH 8 0 1 1 6
33 Hardy Brown 30 LLB 11 0 1 1 6
44 Pete Schabarum 25 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 12 28 10 2 40 37 12 313
Opp Total 12 8 24 32 9 251