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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)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Y.A. Tittle* 28 6 11 170 for 295, 2,205 yards, 9 td, 9 int, & 28 rushes for 68 yards and 4 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
FB Joe Perry*+ 27 6 0 173 rushes for 1,049 yards, 8 td, & 26 catches for 203 yards and 0 td
LH John Henry Johnson* 25 Rook 0 129 rushes for 681 yards, 9 td, & 28 catches for 183 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
RH Hugh McElhenny 26 2 0 64 rushes for 515 yards, 6 td, & 8 catches for 162 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
LE Gordie Soltau 29 4 0 22 catches for 316 yards, 2 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
LT Doug Hogland 23 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 93rd pick / 1953
LG Nick Feher 28 3 0 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 112th pick / 1951
C Bill Johnson 28 6 0
RG Bruno Banducci*+ 33 10 0 2 fumbles recovered Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1943
RT Bob St. Clair 23 1 0 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1953
RE Billy Wilson* 27 3 0 60 catches for 830 yards, 5 td San Francisco 49ers / 22nd / 283rd pick / 1950
 Defensive Starters
LDE Clay Matthews 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 247th pick / 1949
LDT Leo Nomellini+ 30 4 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
MG Al Carapella* 27 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 54th pick / 1951
RDT Marion Campbell 25 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1952
RDE Jack Brumfield 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
LLB Hardy Brown 30 6 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 12th / 104th pick / 1947
RLB Bob Hantla 23 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 55th pick / 1954
LDH Rex Berry 30 3 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1951
RDH Joe Arenas 29 3 0 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951
LS Johnny Williams 27 2 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 26th / 304th pick / 1951
RS Jim Cason* 27 6 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
 Special Teams Starters
K Gordie Soltau 29 4 0 11 of 18 field goals & 31 of 33 extra points Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
P Pete Brown 24 1 0 49 punts for a 37.5 average, 0 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1953
PR Joe Arenas 29 3 0 23 punt returns for a 5.1 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951
KR Joe Arenas 29 3 0 16 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
22 Joe Arenas 29 KR 12 0 180 5-11 Nebraska-Omaha 12/12/1925 3 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951
88 Harry Babcock 24 12 0 193 6-2 Georgia 8/12/1930 1 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 1st pick / 1953
63 Bruno Banducci*+ 33 RG 11 0 216 5-11 Stanford 11/11/1921 10 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1943
23 Rex Berry 30 LDH 8 0 190 5-11 BYU 9/9/1924 3 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1951
33 Hardy Brown 30 LLB 11 0 193 6-0 SMU,Tulsa 5/8/1924 6 New York Giants / 12th / 104th pick / 1947
56 Pete Brown 24 P 12 0 210 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/19/1930 1 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1953
80 Jack Brumfield 23 RDE 12 0 215 6-2 Southern Miss 5/1/1931 Rook
66 Don Burke 28 2 0 235 6-0 USC 2/7/1926 4 San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 153rd pick / 1950
76 Marion Campbell 25 RDT 12 0 250 6-3 Georgia 5/25/1929 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1952
75 Al Carapella* 27 MG 12 0 235 6-0 Miami (FL) 4/26/1927 3 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 54th pick / 1951
43 Jim Cason* 27 RS 9 0 171 6-0 LSU 7/25/1927 6 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
32 Frank Cassara 26 6 0 215 6-0 St. Mary's (CA) 3/22/1928 Rook
65 Ted Connolly 23 12 0 240 6-3 Santa Clara,Tulsa 12/5/1931 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 107th pick / 1954
12 Maury Duncan 23 6 0 185 6-1 San Francisco St. 7/18/1931 Rook
67 Nick Feher 28 LG 12 0 224 6-0 Georgia 7/13/1926 3 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 112th pick / 1951
16 Arnie Galiffa 27 4 0 193 6-2 Army 1/29/1927 1 Green Bay Packers / 18th / 225th pick / 1950
69 Bob Hantla 23 RLB 12 0 230 6-1 Kansas 10/3/1931 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 55th pick / 1954
64 Doug Hogland 23 LT 12 0 245 6-4 Oregon St. 5/8/1931 1 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 93rd pick / 1953
85 Bill Jessup 25 12 0 195 6-1 USC 3/17/1929 3 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 126th pick / 1951
53 Bill Johnson 28 C 12 0 228 6-3 Texas A&M 7/14/1926 6
35 John Henry Johnson* 25 LH 12 0 210 6-2 St. Mary's (CA),Arizona St. 11/24/1929 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
46 Clay Matthews 26 LDE 12 0 219 6-3 Georgia Tech 8/1/1928 4 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 247th pick / 1949
39 Hugh McElhenny 26 RH 6 0 195 6-1 Washington 12/31/1928 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
62 Art Michalik 24 2 0 229 6-2 St. Ambrose 1/31/1930 1 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 198th pick / 1951
48 Billy Mixon 25 10 0 191 5-11 Georgia 5/24/1929 1 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 28th pick / 1951
73 Leo Nomellini+ 30 LDT 12 12 259 6-3 Minnesota 6/19/1924 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
34 Joe Perry*+ 27 FB 12 0 200 6-0 Compton CC (CA) 1/22/1927 6
89 Floyd Sagely 22 12 0 191 6-1 Arkansas 3/26/1932 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 71st pick / 1954
44 Pete Schabarum 25 12 0 185 5-11 California 1/9/1929 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1951
82 Gordie Soltau 29 K 11 0 195 6-2 Minnesota 1/25/1925 4 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
79 Bob St. Clair 23 RT 12 0 263 6-9 San Francisco,Tulsa 2/18/1931 1 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1953
24 Billy Tidwell 24 10 0 178 5-9 Texas A&M 8/3/1930 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1952
14 Y.A. Tittle* 28 QB 12 11 192 6-0 LSU 10/24/1926 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
74 Bob Toneff 24 10 0 260 6-2 Notre Dame 6/23/1930 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1952
25 Johnny Williams 27 LS 11 0 177 5-11 USC 6/30/1927 2 Washington Redskins / 26th / 304th pick / 1951
84 Billy Wilson* 27 RE 12 0 190 6-3 San Jose St. 2/3/1927 3 San Francisco 49ers / 22nd / 283rd pick / 1950
52 Pete Wismann 31 3 0 215 6-0 Miami (OH),Washington (MO),St. Louis 10/9/1923 5 New York Bulldogs / 7th / 64th pick / 1949
Team Total 26.2 12 210.6 6-1.2 2.6