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1958 San Francisco 49ers

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6-6-0, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1958 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.8, Offense: -0.7, Defense: -3.1, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 257 points (21.4/g), 8th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 324 points (27.0/g), 10th.
 Differential of -67 points (-5.6/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 4.4-7.6.

Coach: Frankie Albert (6-6-0)

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

Team Info

Co-Owner Josephine Morabito
Co-Owner Victor Morabito
General Manager Louis Spadia
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 257 4111 768 5.4 40 11 18 237 223 383 2483 15 29 6.1 126 359 1628 18 4.5 93
Team Defense 324 4010 752 5.3 31 15 15 227 163 341 1972 25 16 5.3 106 380 2038 15 5.4 106
Lg Rank Offense 8 4 6 2 2 3 5 8 12 6 9 7 3 4
Lg Rank Defense 10 8 10 10 9 10 3 12 7 5 4 10 8 12

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 23 20 18 322 234 88 3 10 217 100 117 4
2 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-1 Los Angeles Rams 3 33 11 186 101 85 5 23 362 135 227 4
3 Sun October 12 boxscore L 1-2 @ Chicago Bears 6 28 19 228 127 101 4 21 334 115 219
4 Sun October 19 boxscore W 2-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 30 24 18 380 269 111 2 25 309 202 107 3
5 Sun October 26 boxscore L 2-3 Chicago Bears 14 27 20 319 251 68 3 17 348 236 112 1
6 Sun November 2 boxscore W 3-3 Detroit Lions 24 21 15 411 177 234 6 12 171 41 130 2
7 Sun November 9 boxscore L 3-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 7 56 20 282 168 114 5 27 577 253 324 3
8 Sun November 16 boxscore L 3-5 @ Detroit Lions 21 35 22 295 217 78 2 23 446 293 153 1
9 Sun November 23 boxscore W 4-5 @ Green Bay Packers 33 12 26 539 283 256 1 11 207 58 149 4
10 Sun November 30 boxscore L 4-6 @ Baltimore Colts 27 35 22 313 158 155 5 24 415 196 219 2
11 Sun December 7 boxscore W 5-6 Green Bay Packers 48 21 23 468 258 210 1 21 335 163 172 6
12 Sun December 14 boxscore W 6-6 Baltimore Colts 21 12 23 368 240 128 3 13 289 180 109 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 Y.A. Tittle 32 qb 11 6 3-3-0 120 208 57.7% 1467 9 4.3 15 7.2 64 7.1 4.7 12.2 133.4 63.9 0 0
12 John Brodie 23 QB 12 6 3-3-0 103 172 59.9% 1224 6 3.5 13 7.6 61 7.1 4.4 11.9 102.0 61.8 0 0
39 Hugh McElhenny* 30 LH/PR 12 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
85 Bill Jessup 29 12 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 6-6-0 223 383 58.2% 2691 15 3.9 29 7.6 64 7.0 4.4 12.1 224.3 61.4 0 0
Opp Total 12 163 341 47.8% 2218 25 7.3 16 4.7 6.5 5.86 13.6 184.8 73.9 31 246 5.3 4.7 8.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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 31 FB 12 0 125 758 4 73 6.1 63.2 10.4 23 218 9.5 1 64 1.9 18.2 976 5 3
39 Hugh McElhenny* 30 LH/PR 12 0 113 451 6 34 4.0 37.6 9.4 31 366 11.8 2 59 2.6 30.5 817 8 10
43 James Pace 22 12 0 52 161 2 34 3.1 13.4 4.3 10 59 5.9 0 24 0.8 4.9 220 2 0
24 J.D. Smith 26 KR 12 0 26 209 3 80 8.0 17.4 2.2 6 59 9.8 0 23 0.5 4.9 268 3 3
14 Y.A. Tittle 32 qb 11 6 22 35 2 12 1.6 3.2 2.0 35 2 5
12 John Brodie 23 QB 12 6 11 -12 1 6 -1.1 -1.0 0.9 -12 1 6
32 Gene Babb 24 12 0 7 9 0 4 1.3 0.8 0.6 9 0 0
40 Abe Woodson 24 LS 9 0 2 12 0 9 6.0 1.3 0.2 12 0 1
29 Billy Atkins 24 P 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 5 0 0
88 Clyde Conner 25 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 512 10.4 5 26 4.1 42.7 512 5 1
84 Billy Wilson* 31 RE 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 592 13.8 5 44 4.8 65.8 592 5 0
27 R.C. Owens 24 RH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 620 15.5 1 48 3.3 51.7 620 1 1
87 Fred Dugan 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 122 13.6 0 23 0.8 10.2 122 0 0
82 Gordie Soltau 33 K 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 77 11.0 0 22 0.6 6.4 77 0 0
85 Bill Jessup 29 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 66 13.2 1 26 0.4 5.5 66 1 0
Team Total 26.2 12 359 1628 18 80 4.5 135.7 29.9 223 2691 12.1 15 64 18.6 224.3 4319 33 31
Opp Total 12 380 2038 15 5.4 169.8 31.7 163 1972 12.1 25 13.6 164.3 4010 40 32

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
39 Hugh McElhenny* 30 LH/PR 12 0 24 93 0 49 3.9 2 31 0 18 15.5 941
40 Abe Woodson 24 LS 9 0 7 53 0 38 7.6 11 239 0 34 21.7 304
24 J.D. Smith 26 KR 12 0 15 356 0 39 23.7 624
43 James Pace 22 12 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 8 134 0 36 16.8 354
32 Gene Babb 24 12 0 2 30 0 19 15.0 39
85 Bill Jessup 29 12 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 66
64 Ted Connolly 27 RG 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 35 146 0 49 4.2 39 790 0 39 20.3 5255
Opp Total 12 36 1319 0 36.6 42 739 0 17.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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 33 K 12 0 21 8 38.1%% 34 29 85.3%%
29 Billy Atkins 24 P 12 0 25 983 51 0 39.3
85 Bill Jessup 29 12 0 23 856 59 0 37.2
Team Total 26.2 12 21 8 38.1%% 34 29 85.3%% 48 1839 59 0 38.3
Opp Total 12 17 10 58.8%% 41 40 97.6%% 49 1983 40.5

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
39 Hugh McElhenny* 30 LH/PR 12 0 0 10 4 0 0
12 John Brodie 23 QB 12 6 0 6 3 0 0
42 Jimmy Ridlon 24 RDH 12 0 4 10 0 3 0 0 0 2 7 0
14 Y.A. Tittle 32 qb 11 6 0 5 1 0 0
55 Matt Hazeltine 25 RLB 12 0 3 30 1 17 0 0 0 2 0 0
34 Joe Perry 31 FB 12 0 0 3 2 0 0
24 J.D. Smith 26 KR 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
74 Bob Toneff 28 RDE 12 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 0
40 Abe Woodson 24 LS 9 0 1 44 0 44 0 0 1 2 0 0
72 Bill Herchman 25 RDT 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
80 Jerry Mertens* 24 LDH 12 0 2 16 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Bill Stits 27 RS 12 0 3 3 0 2 0
75 Ed Henke 31 LDE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
27 R.C. Owens 24 RH 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
79 Bob St. Clair* 27 RT 12 0 0 0 2 4 0
29 Billy Atkins 24 P 12 0 1 6 0 6 0
88 Clyde Conner 25 LE 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
64 Ted Connolly 27 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Bill Jessup 29 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Marv Matuszak 27 LLB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
68 Lou Palatella 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Karl Rubke 23 MLB 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Gordie Soltau 33 K 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 John Wittenborn 22 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 16 114 1 44 0 0 31 34 11 0
Opp Total 12 26 32 17 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
82 Gordie Soltau 33 K 12 0 29 8 53
39 Hugh McElhenny* 30 LH/PR 12 0 6 2 8 48
88 Clyde Conner 25 LE 12 0 5 5 30
34 Joe Perry 31 FB 12 0 4 1 5 30
84 Billy Wilson* 31 RE 9 0 5 5 30
24 J.D. Smith 26 KR 12 0 3 3 18
43 James Pace 22 12 0 2 2 12
14 Y.A. Tittle 32 qb 11 6 2 2 12
12 John Brodie 23 QB 12 6 1 1 6
55 Matt Hazeltine 25 RLB 12 0 1 1 6
85 Bill Jessup 29 12 0 1 1 6
27 R.C. Owens 24 RH 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 12 18 15 1 34 29 8 257
Opp Total 12 15 25 2 40 10 1 324

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1958-09-28 PIT W, 23-20 1 2 rush Hugh McElhenny 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
2 1958-09-28 PIT W, 23-20 3 11 rush James Pace 11 yard rush
3 1958-09-28 PIT W, 23-20 4 1 rush John Brodie 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
4 1958-10-12 @ CHI L, 6-28 1 8 rush Hugh McElhenny 8 yard rush
5 1958-10-19 @ PHI W, 30-24 1 1 rush Hugh McElhenny 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
6 1958-10-19 @ PHI W, 30-24 1 59 pass Hugh McElhenny 59 yard pass from John Brodie (Gordie Soltau kick)
7 1958-10-19 @ PHI W, 30-24 2 21 pass Clyde Conner 21 yard pass from John Brodie (Gordie Soltau kick)
8 1958-10-26 CHI L, 14-27 1 30 pass Billy Wilson 30 yard pass from John Brodie (Gordie Soltau kick)
9 1958-10-26 CHI L, 14-27 4 2 rush Hugh McElhenny 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
10 1958-11-02 DET W, 24-21 2 4 pass Clyde Conner 4 yard pass from John Brodie (Gordie Soltau kick)
11 1958-11-02 DET W, 24-21 2 73 rush Joe Perry 73 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
12 1958-11-02 DET W, 24-21 4 32 pass Hugh McElhenny 32 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
13 1958-11-09 @ RAM L, 7-56 2 64 pass Joe Perry 64 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
14 1958-11-16 @ DET L, 21-35 1 1 rush Joe Perry 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
15 1958-11-16 @ DET L, 21-35 4 2 rush Joe Perry 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
16 1958-11-16 @ DET L, 21-35 4 11 pass Clyde Conner 11 yard pass from John Brodie (Gordie Soltau kick)
17 1958-11-23 @ GNB W, 33-12 1 6 pass Billy Wilson 6 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle
18 1958-11-23 @ GNB W, 33-12 4 15 pass Billy Wilson 15 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
19 1958-11-23 @ GNB W, 33-12 4 2 rush Hugh McElhenny 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
20 1958-11-23 @ GNB W, 33-12 4 23 pass R.C. Owens 23 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
21 1958-11-30 @ BAL L, 27-35 1 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
22 1958-11-30 @ BAL L, 27-35 2 3 rush Y.A. Tittle 3 yard rush
23 1958-11-30 @ BAL L, 27-35 2 1 rush Hugh McElhenny 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
24 1958-11-30 @ BAL L, 27-35 2 13 interception Matt Hazeltine 13 yard interception return (Gordie Soltau kick)
25 1958-12-07 GNB W, 48-21 1 44 pass Billy Wilson 44 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
26 1958-12-07 GNB W, 48-21 1 2 rush Joe Perry 2 yard rush
27 1958-12-07 GNB W, 48-21 1 10 pass Clyde Conner 10 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
28 1958-12-07 GNB W, 48-21 1 22 pass Billy Wilson 22 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
29 1958-12-07 GNB W, 48-21 2 26 pass Bill Jessup 26 yard pass from John Brodie (Gordie Soltau kick)
30 1958-12-07 GNB W, 48-21 3 80 rush J.D. Smith 80 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
31 1958-12-07 GNB W, 48-21 3 5 rush James Pace 5 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
32 1958-12-14 BAL W, 21-12 2 8 pass Clyde Conner 8 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
33 1958-12-14 BAL W, 21-12 3 1 rush J.D. Smith 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
34 1958-12-14 BAL W, 21-12 4 1 rush J.D. Smith 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1958-09-28 PIT L, 20-23 2 10 pass Ray Mathews 10 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Tom Miner kick)
2 1958-09-28 PIT L, 20-23 3 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Tom Miner kick)
3 1958-10-05 RAM W, 33-3 2 17 pass Del Shofner 17 yard pass from Billy Wade (Paige Cothren kick)
4 1958-10-05 RAM W, 33-3 3 18 pass Lamar Lundy 18 yard pass from Billy Wade (Paige Cothren kick)
5 1958-10-05 RAM W, 33-3 4 6 interception Lou Michaels 6 yard interception return (Paige Cothren kick)
6 1958-10-05 RAM W, 33-3 4 3 rush Tommy Wilson 3 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
7 1958-10-12 @ CHI W, 28-6 2 8 pass Harlon Hill 8 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
8 1958-10-12 @ CHI W, 28-6 3 23 rush Willie Galimore 23 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
9 1958-10-12 @ CHI W, 28-6 4 13 pass Harlon Hill 13 yard pass from Rick Casares (George Blanda kick)
10 1958-10-12 @ CHI W, 28-6 4 7 rush Johnny Morris 7 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
11 1958-10-19 @ PHI L, 24-30 1 1 rush Billy Ray Barnes 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
12 1958-10-19 @ PHI L, 24-30 2 4 pass Bobby Walston 4 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick)
13 1958-10-19 @ PHI L, 24-30 4 7 pass Tommy McDonald 7 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick)
14 1958-10-26 CHI W, 27-14 2 20 rush Willie Galimore 20 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
15 1958-10-26 CHI W, 27-14 3 58 pass J.C. Caroline 58 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
16 1958-10-26 CHI W, 27-14 4 47 pass Willie Galimore 47 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (George Blanda kick)
17 1958-11-02 DET L, 21-24 1 3 rush Tobin Rote 3 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
18 1958-11-02 DET L, 21-24 3 2 rush Tobin Rote 2 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
19 1958-11-02 DET L, 21-24 3 18 pass Jim Doran 18 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Jim Martin kick)
20 1958-11-09 @ RAM W, 56-7 1 64 pass Del Shofner 64 yard pass from Billy Wade (Paige Cothren kick)
21 1958-11-09 @ RAM W, 56-7 1 22 pass Red Phillips 22 yard pass from Billy Wade (Paige Cothren kick)
22 1958-11-09 @ RAM W, 56-7 1 10 rush Jon Arnett 10 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
23 1958-11-09 @ RAM W, 56-7 2 17 rush Billy Wade 17 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
24 1958-11-09 @ RAM W, 56-7 2 72 pass Del Shofner 72 yard pass from Billy Wade (Paige Cothren kick)
25 1958-11-09 @ RAM W, 56-7 3 12 pass Leon Clarke 12 yard pass from Billy Wade (Paige Cothren kick)
26 1958-11-09 @ RAM W, 56-7 3 70 interception Will Sherman 70 yard interception return (Paige Cothren kick)
27 1958-11-09 @ RAM W, 56-7 4 6 pass Lamar Lundy 6 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Paige Cothren kick)
28 1958-11-16 @ DET W, 35-21 1 81 pass Howard Cassady 81 yard pass from Gene Gedman (Jim Martin kick)
29 1958-11-16 @ DET W, 35-21 1 35 pass Jim Gibbons 35 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Jim Martin kick)
30 1958-11-16 @ DET W, 35-21 2 2 rush Gene Gedman 2 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
31 1958-11-16 @ DET W, 35-21 2 11 pass Dave Middleton 11 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Jim Martin kick)
32 1958-11-16 @ DET W, 35-21 4 24 pass Gene Gedman 24 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Jim Martin kick)
33 1958-11-23 @ GNB L, 12-33 1 16 pass Billy Howton 16 yard pass from Babe Parilli
34 1958-11-30 @ BAL W, 35-27 1 4 rush Johnny Unitas 4 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
35 1958-11-30 @ BAL W, 35-27 3 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
36 1958-11-30 @ BAL W, 35-27 4 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
37 1958-11-30 @ BAL W, 35-27 4 73 rush Lenny Moore 73 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
38 1958-11-30 @ BAL W, 35-27 4 7 pass Raymond Berry 7 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
39 1958-12-07 GNB L, 21-48 2 32 pass Joe Johnson 32 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Paul Hornung kick)
40 1958-12-07 GNB L, 21-48 3 7 pass Billy Howton 7 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Paul Hornung kick)
41 1958-12-07 GNB L, 21-48 4 5 pass Steve Meilinger 5 yard pass from Joe Francis (Paul Hornung kick)
42 1958-12-14 BAL L, 12-21 4 38 pass Jim Mutscheller 38 yard pass from Johnny Unitas