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1957 San Francisco 49ers

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8-4-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.2, Offense: 0.9, Defense: -1.2, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 260 points (21.7/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 264 points (22.0/g), 9th.
 Differential of -4 points (-0.3/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 5.9-6.1.

Coach: Frankie Albert (8-4-0)

 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*+ 31 9 11 176 for 279, 2,157 yards, 13 td, 15 int, & 40 rushes for 220 yards and 6 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
FB Gene Babb 23 Rook 0 102 rushes for 330 yards, 3 td, & 20 catches for 141 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 19th / 224th pick / 1957
LH Hugh McElhenny* 29 5 0 102 rushes for 478 yards, 1 td, & 37 catches for 458 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
RH R.C. Owens 23 Rook 0 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 27 catches for 395 yards and 5 td San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 160th pick / 1956
LE Clyde Conner 24 1 0 30 catches for 412 yards, 4 td
LT Bobby Cross 26 5 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 9th / 104th pick / 1952
LG Lou Palatella 24 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 141st pick / 1955
C Frank Morze 24 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1955
RG Ted Connolly 26 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 107th pick / 1954
RT Bob St. Clair 26 4 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1953
RE Billy Wilson*+ 30 6 0 52 catches for 757 yards, 6 td San Francisco 49ers / 22nd / 283rd pick / 1950
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ed Henke 30 8 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 13th / 128th pick / 1949
LDT Leo Nomellini*+ 33 7 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
MG Karl Rubke 22 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 56th pick / 1957
RDT Bill Herchman 24 1 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 26th pick / 1956
RDE Bob Toneff 27 5 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1952
LLB Matt Hazeltine 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 45th pick / 1955
RLB Marv Matuszak*+ 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1953
LDH J.D. Smith 25 1 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 15th / 179th pick / 1955
RDH Bill Stits 26 3 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 44th pick / 1954
LS Bob Holladay 25 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RS Dicky Moegle 23 2 0 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1955
 Special Teams Starters
K Gordie Soltau 32 7 0 9 of 15 field goals & 33 of 33 extra points Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
P Bill Jessup 28 6 0 38 punts for a 43.6 average, 0 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 126th pick / 1951
PR Joe Arenas 32 6 0 25 punt returns for a 3.2 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951
KR Joe Arenas 32 6 0 24 kick returns for a 27.4 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 32 KR 12 0 180 5-11 Nebraska-Omaha 12/12/1925 6 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 89th pick / 1951
32 Gene Babb 23 FB 12 0 216 6-3 Austin 12/27/1934 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 19th / 224th pick / 1957
35 Larry Barnes 26 10 0 228 6-1 Colorado St. 10/6/1931 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 75th pick / 1956
77 Bruce Bosley 24 6 0 241 6-2 West Virginia 11/5/1933 1 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1956
12 John Brodie 22 qb 5 1 198 6-1 Stanford 8/14/1935 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1957
57 Paul Carr 26 8 0 205 6-0 Houston 9/4/1931 2 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 82nd pick / 1953
88 Clyde Conner 24 LE 8 0 193 6-2 Pacific 5/18/1933 1
64 Ted Connolly 26 RG 10 0 240 6-3 Santa Clara,Tulsa 12/5/1931 3 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 107th pick / 1954
78 Bobby Cross 26 LT 12 0 240 6-4 S.F. Austin 4/4/1931 5 Chicago Bears / 9th / 104th pick / 1952
70 Tom Dahms 30 8 0 242 6-5 San Diego St. 4/19/1927 6
76 John Gonzaga 24 12 0 247 6-3 none 3/6/1933 1
55 Matt Hazeltine 24 LLB 12 0 220 6-1 California 8/2/1933 2 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 45th pick / 1955
75 Ed Henke 30 LDE 12 0 227 6-3 USC 12/13/1927 8 Washington Redskins / 13th / 128th pick / 1949
72 Bill Herchman 24 RDT 12 0 246 6-2 Texas Tech 3/10/1933 1 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 26th pick / 1956
40 Bob Holladay 25 LS 7 0 175 5-11 Tulsa 3/13/1932 1
85 Bill Jessup 28 P 12 0 195 6-1 USC 3/17/1929 6 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 126th pick / 1951
54 Marv Matuszak*+ 26 RLB 12 0 232 6-3 Tulsa 9/12/1931 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1953
39 Hugh McElhenny* 29 LH 12 0 195 6-1 Washington 12/31/1928 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
47 Dicky Moegle 23 RS 12 0 195 6-0 Rice 9/14/1934 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1955
53 Frank Morze 24 C 12 0 270 6-4 Boston Col. 3/21/1933 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1955
73 Leo Nomellini*+ 33 LDT 12 12 259 6-3 Minnesota 6/19/1924 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
27 R.C. Owens 23 RH 12 0 197 6-3 Col. of Idaho 11/12/1934 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 160th pick / 1956
68 Lou Palatella 24 LG 12 0 230 6-2 Pittsburgh 7/28/1933 2 San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 141st pick / 1955
34 Joe Perry 30 8 0 200 6-0 Compton CC (CA) 1/22/1927 9
87 Charley Powell 25 12 0 226 6-3 none 4/4/1932 5
42 Jimmy Ridlon 23 12 0 181 6-1 Syracuse 7/11/1934 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 39th pick / 1957
52 Karl Rubke 22 MG 12 0 240 6-4 USC 12/6/1935 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 56th pick / 1957
50 Stan Sheriff 25 2 0 224 6-1 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 4/24/1932 3 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 214th pick / 1954
24 J.D. Smith 25 LDH 12 0 205 6-1 North Carolina A&T 7/19/1932 1 Chicago Bears / 15th / 179th pick / 1955
82 Gordie Soltau 32 K 12 0 195 6-2 Minnesota 1/25/1925 7 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1950
40 Julian Spence 28 3 0 170 5-11 Sam Houston St. 5/5/1929 1
79 Bob St. Clair 26 RT 5 0 263 6-9 San Francisco,Tulsa 2/18/1931 4 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1953
20 Bill Stits 26 RDH 12 0 194 6-4 UCLA 7/26/1931 3 Detroit Lions / 4th / 44th pick / 1954
14 Y.A. Tittle*+ 31 QB 12 11 192 6-0 LSU 10/24/1926 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
74 Bob Toneff 27 RDE 12 0 260 6-2 Notre Dame 6/23/1930 5 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1952
44 Val Joe Walker 27 12 0 179 6-1 SMU 1/7/1930 4 New York Giants / 7th / 83rd pick / 1952
84 Billy Wilson*+ 30 RE 11 0 190 6-3 San Jose St. 2/3/1927 6 San Francisco 49ers / 22nd / 283rd pick / 1950
Team Total 26.3 12 215.9 6-2.0 3.2