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1959 San Francisco 49ers

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7-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.2, Offense: 0.5, Defense: 2.7, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 255 points (21.2/g), 6th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 237 points (19.8/g), 5th.
 Differential of 18 points (1.5/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-5.5.

Coach: Red Hickey (7-5-0)

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
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 255 3388 688 4.9 32 10 13 182 132 264 1549 12 22 5.5 76 407 1839 16 4.5 93
Team Defense 237 4018 803 5.0 36 22 13 238 176 341 2044 15 14 5.5 102 433 1974 16 4.6 123
Lg Rank Offense 6 11 4 4 11 12 11 11 8 9 6 4 2 5
Lg Rank Defense 5 11 5 1 11 11 6 6 8 4 11 10 10 9

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 27 boxscore W 1-0 Philadelphia Eagles 24 14 18 291 121 170 2 15 278 174 104
2 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-0 Los Angeles Rams 34 0 19 296 61 235 1 12 177 90 87 5
3 Sun October 11 boxscore L 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 20 21 13 239 117 122 1 25 371 87 284 3
4 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-1 @ Detroit Lions 34 13 20 407 108 299 1 14 302 185 117 4
5 Sun October 25 boxscore W 4-1 Chicago Bears 20 17 18 332 157 175 1 17 320 230 90 4
6 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-1 Detroit Lions 33 7 20 394 198 196 4 11 183 99 84 3
7 Sun November 8 boxscore W 6-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 24 16 16 300 131 169 2 28 436 261 175 5
8 Sun November 15 boxscore L 6-2 @ Chicago Bears 3 14 16 263 181 82 6 14 357 142 215 4
9 Sun November 22 boxscore L 6-3 @ Baltimore Colts 14 45 3 133 98 35 4 29 439 168 271 3
10 Sun November 29 boxscore W 7-3 @ Cleveland Browns 21 20 9 200 141 59 1 21 281 99 182 3
11 Sat December 5 boxscore L 7-4 Baltimore Colts 14 34 13 254 139 115 6 25 395 260 135 1
12 Sun December 13 boxscore L 7-5 Green Bay Packers 14 36 17 279 97 182 3 27 479 249 230 1

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* 33 QB 11 10 6-4-0 102 199 51.3 1331 10 5.0 15 7.5 75 6.7 4.3 13.0 121.0 58.0 0 0
12 John Brodie 24 qb 12 2 1-1-0 30 64 46.9 354 2 3.1 7 10.9 34 5.5 1.2 11.8 29.5 35.0 0 0
47 Dicky Moegle 25 8 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 25.9 12 7-5-0 132 264 50.0 1685 12 4.5 22 8.3 75 6.4 3.5 12.8 140.4 50.8 0 0
Opp Total 12 176 341 51.6 2272 15 4.4 14 4.1 6.7 5.70 12.9 189.3 70.4 29 228 5.5 4.6 7.8

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
24 J.D. Smith* 27 LH 12 0 207 1036 10 73 5.0 86.3 17.3 13 133 10.2 1 21 1.1 11.1 1169 11 3
34 Joe Perry 32 FB 11 0 139 602 3 40 4.3 54.7 12.6 12 53 4.4 0 15 1.1 4.8 655 3 6
39 Hugh McElhenny 31 RH 10 0 18 67 1 18 3.7 6.7 1.8 22 329 15.0 3 72 2.2 32.9 396 4 1
26 Lenny Lyles 23 KR 12 0 13 28 1 13 2.2 2.3 1.1 3 33 11.0 0 18 0.3 2.8 61 1 1
14 Y.A. Tittle* 33 QB 11 10 11 24 0 22 2.2 2.2 1.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 28 0 7
32 C.R. Roberts 23 1 0 10 67 1 46 6.7 67.0 10.0 67 1 1
12 John Brodie 24 qb 12 2 5 6 0 6 1.2 0.5 0.4 6 0 0
47 Dicky Moegle 25 8 0 3 9 0 4 3.0 1.1 0.4 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.5 21 0 0
27 R.C. Owens 25 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 17 347 20.4 3 75 1.4 28.9 347 3 0
84 Billy Wilson* 32 RE 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 540 12.3 4 57 4.4 54.0 540 4 0
88 Clyde Conner 26 LE 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 162 12.5 1 37 1.4 18.0 162 1 0
87 Fred Dugan 26 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 72 12.0 0 13 0.5 6.0 72 0 0
Team Total 25.9 12 407 1839 16 73 4.5 153.3 33.9 132 1685 12.8 12 75 11.0 140.4 3524 28 24
Opp Total 12 433 1974 16 4.6 164.5 36.1 176 2044 11.6 15 14.7 170.3 4018 31 34

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
40 Abe Woodson*+ 25 RDH 12 0 15 143 0 65 9.5 13 382 1 105 29.4 525
26 Lenny Lyles 23 KR 12 0 25 565 0 46 22.6 626
44 Eddie Dove 22 PR/RS 12 0 22 126 0 62 5.7 126
55 Matt Hazeltine 26 RLB 12 0 2 26 0 26 13.0 26
72 Bill Herchman 26 12 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
Team Total 25.9 12 37 269 0 65 7.3 41 980 1 105 23.9 4773
Opp Total 12 35 1382 0 39.5 40 924 0 23.1

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
36 Tommy Davis 25 K/P 12 0 26 12 46.2% 31 31 100.0% 59 2694 71 0 45.7
Team Total 25.9 12 26 12 46.2% 31 31 100.0% 59 2694 71 0 45.7
Opp Total 12 13 5 38.5% 31 28 90.3% 57 2370 41.6

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
14 Y.A. Tittle* 33 QB 11 10 0 7 3 0 0
40 Abe Woodson*+ 25 RDH 12 0 4 20 0 14 0 0 2 3 0 0
25 Dave Baker* 22 LS 12 0 5 75 0 29 0 0 1 1 0 0
34 Joe Perry 32 FB 11 0 0 6 1 0 0
44 Eddie Dove 22 PR/RS 12 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 2 2 0 0
50 Jerry Tubbs 24 MLB 12 0 2 32 0 21 0 0 0 3 0 0
75 Ed Henke 32 LDE 12 0 0 0 4 0 0
24 J.D. Smith* 27 LH 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
55 Matt Hazeltine 26 RLB 12 0 0 0 3 42 1
80 Jerry Mertens 25 LDH 12 0 2 56 1 30 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Lenny Lyles 23 KR 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
39 Hugh McElhenny 31 RH 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
52 Karl Rubke 24 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
77 Bruce Bosley 26 LG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Monte Clark 22 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Tommy Davis 25 K/P 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Fred Dugan 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 John Gonzaga 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Frank Morze 26 C 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Leo Nomellini*+ 35 LDT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
33 Clancy Osborne 25 LLB 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
32 C.R. Roberts 23 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 John Thomas 24 LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 John Wittenborn 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.9 12 14 189 1 30 0 0 24 36 42 1 1
Opp Total 12 17 34 12 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
36 Tommy Davis 25 K/P 12 0 31 12 67
24 J.D. Smith* 27 LH 12 0 10 1 11 66
39 Hugh McElhenny 31 RH 10 0 1 3 4 24
84 Billy Wilson* 32 RE 10 0 4 4 24
27 R.C. Owens 25 12 0 3 3 18
34 Joe Perry 32 FB 11 0 3 3 18
88 Clyde Conner 26 LE 9 0 1 1 6
55 Matt Hazeltine 26 RLB 12 0 1 1 6
26 Lenny Lyles 23 KR 12 0 1 1 6
80 Jerry Mertens 25 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
32 C.R. Roberts 23 1 0 1 1 6
40 Abe Woodson*+ 25 RDH 12 0 1 1 6
70 Charlie Krueger 22 RDE 12 0 1 2
Team Total 25.9 12 16 12 1 1 1 31 31 12 1 255
Opp Total 12 16 15 1 28 5 1 237