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1955 San Francisco 49ers

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4-8-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.2, Offense: -3.8, Defense: -4.4, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 216 points (18.0/g), 10th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 298 points (24.8/g), 12th.
 Differential of -82 points (-6.8/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 3.8-8.2.

Coach: Red Strader (4-8-0)

 Training Camp: St. Mary's College (Moraga, California)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Y.A. Tittle 29 7 12 147 for 287, 2,185 yards, 17 td, 28 int, & 23 rushes for 114 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
FB Joe Perry 28 7 0 156 rushes for 701 yards, 2 td, & 19 catches for 55 yards and 1 td
LH Joe Arenas 30 4 0 37 rushes for 150 yards, 0 td, & 13 catches for 255 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951
RH Hugh McElhenny 27 3 0 90 rushes for 327 yards, 4 td, & 11 catches for 203 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
LE Gordie Soltau 30 5 0 26 catches for 358 yards, 1 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
LT Leo Nomellini 31 5 12 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
LG Doug Hogland 24 2 0 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 93rd pick / 1953
C Bill Johnson 29 7 0
RG Lou Palatella 22 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 141st pick / 1955
RT Bob St. Clair 24 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1953
RE Billy Wilson* 28 4 0 53 catches for 831 yards, 7 td San Francisco 49ers / 22nd / 283rd pick / 1950
 Defensive Starters
LDE Clay Matthews 27 5 0 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 247th pick / 1949
LDT Bob Toneff*+ 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1952
MG Al Carapella 28 4 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 54th pick / 1951
RDT Marion Campbell 26 1 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1952
RDE Charley Powell 23 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LLB Matt Hazeltine 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 45th pick / 1955
RLB Hardy Brown 31 7 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 12th / 104th pick / 1947
LDH George Maderos 22 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 21st / 250th pick / 1955
RDH Rex Berry 31 4 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1951
LS Dicky Moegle* 21 Rook 0 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1955
RS Bobby Luna 22 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 69th pick / 1955
 Special Teams Starters
K Gordie Soltau 30 5 0 3 of 12 field goals & 27 of 30 extra points Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
P Bobby Luna 22 Rook 0 63 punts for a 40.6 average, 3 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 69th pick / 1955
PR Joe Arenas 30 4 0 21 punt returns for a 2.6 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951
KR Joe Arenas 30 4 0 24 kick returns for a 24.8 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
22 Joe Arenas 30 KR 12 0 180 5-11 Nebraska-Omaha 12/12/1925 4 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951
88 Harry Babcock 25 8 0 193 6-2 Georgia 8/12/1930 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 1st pick / 1953
54 Ed Beatty 23 9 0 229 6-3 Mississippi 4/6/1932 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1954
23 Rex Berry 31 RDH 12 0 190 5-11 BYU 9/9/1924 4 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1951
33 Hardy Brown 31 RLB 12 0 193 6-0 SMU,Tulsa 5/8/1924 7 New York Giants / 12th / 104th pick / 1947
76 Marion Campbell 26 RDT 11 0 250 6-3 Georgia 5/25/1929 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1952
75 Al Carapella 28 MG 12 0 235 6-0 Miami (FL) 4/26/1927 4 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 54th pick / 1951
57 Paul Carr 24 10 0 205 6-0 Houston 9/4/1931 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 82nd pick / 1953
12 Maury Duncan 24 11 0 185 6-1 San Francisco St. 7/18/1931 1
69 Bob Hantla 24 12 0 230 6-1 Kansas 10/3/1931 1 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 55th pick / 1954
27 Carroll Hardy 22 10 0 185 6-0 Colorado 5/18/1933 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 34th pick / 1955
32 Lem Harkey 21 4 0 205 6-1 Col. of Emporia 1/7/1934 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 66th pick / 1955
55 Matt Hazeltine 22 LLB 12 0 220 6-1 California 8/2/1933 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 45th pick / 1955
64 Doug Hogland 24 LG 12 0 245 6-4 Oregon St. 5/8/1931 2 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 93rd pick / 1953
53 Bill Johnson 29 C 12 0 228 6-3 Texas A&M 7/14/1926 7
35 John Henry Johnson 26 7 0 210 6-2 St. Mary's (CA),Arizona St. 11/24/1929 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
65 Eldred Kraemer 26 12 0 225 6-2 Pittsburgh 10/2/1929 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 58th pick / 1955
36 Bud Laughlin 24 10 0 200 6-1 Kansas 1/15/1931 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 25th / 297th pick / 1952
49 Bobby Luna 22 P 12 0 187 5-11 Alabama 3/25/1933 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 69th pick / 1955
40 George Maderos 22 LDH 8 0 187 6-1 Cal State-Chico 11/3/1933 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 21st / 250th pick / 1955
46 Clay Matthews 27 LDE 12 0 219 6-3 Georgia Tech 8/1/1928 5 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 247th pick / 1949
39 Hugh McElhenny 27 RH 12 0 195 6-1 Washington 12/31/1928 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
47 Dicky Moegle* 21 LS 11 0 195 6-0 Rice 9/14/1934 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1955
73 Leo Nomellini 31 LT 12 12 259 6-3 Minnesota 6/19/1924 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
68 Lou Palatella 22 RG 9 0 230 6-2 Pittsburgh 7/28/1933 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 141st pick / 1955
34 Joe Perry 28 FB 11 0 200 6-0 Compton CC (CA) 1/22/1927 7
87 Charley Powell 23 RDE 12 0 226 6-3 none 4/4/1932 3
63 Ed Sharkey 28 5 0 229 6-3 Duke,Nevada-Reno 7/6/1927 8
42 Ernie Smith 25 1 0 190 6-3 Compton CC (CA),San Diego City Coll 7/6/1930 Rook
82 Gordie Soltau 30 K 12 0 195 6-2 Minnesota 1/25/1925 5 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
79 Bob St. Clair 24 RT 12 0 263 6-9 San Francisco,Tulsa 2/18/1931 2 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1953
86 Tom Stolhandske 24 12 0 210 6-2 Texas 6/28/1931 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1953
14 Y.A. Tittle 29 QB 12 12 192 6-0 LSU 10/24/1926 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
74 Bob Toneff*+ 25 LDT 11 0 260 6-2 Notre Dame 6/23/1930 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1952
89 Ted Vaught 23 2 0 208 6-0 TCU 7/19/1932 Rook
42 Lowell Wagner 32 1 0 194 6-0 USC 8/21/1923 9
84 Billy Wilson* 28 RE 12 0 190 6-3 San Jose St. 2/3/1927 4 San Francisco 49ers / 22nd / 283rd pick / 1950
77 Sid Youngelman 24 10 0 257 6-3 Alabama 12/1/1931 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 83rd pick / 1954
Team Total 25.7 12 213.0 6-1.6 2.5