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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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Y.A. Tittle* 33 11 10 102 for 199, 1,331 yards, 10 td, 15 int, & 11 rushes for 24 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
FB Joe Perry 32 11 0 139 rushes for 602 yards, 3 td, & 12 catches for 53 yards and 0 td
LH J.D. Smith* 27 3 0 207 rushes for 1,036 yards, 10 td, & 13 catches for 133 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 15th / 179th pick / 1955
RH Hugh McElhenny 31 7 0 18 rushes for 67 yards, 1 td, & 22 catches for 329 yards and 3 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
LE Clyde Conner 26 3 0 13 catches for 162 yards, 1 td
LT John Thomas 24 1 0 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 23rd / 272nd pick / 1957
LG Bruce Bosley 26 3 0 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1956
C Frank Morze 26 2 0 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1955
RG Ted Connolly 28 5 0 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 107th pick / 1954
RT Bob St. Clair* 28 6 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1953
RE Billy Wilson* 32 8 0 44 catches for 540 yards, 4 td San Francisco 49ers / 22nd / 283rd pick / 1950
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ed Henke 32 10 0 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 13th / 128th pick / 1949
LDT Leo Nomellini*+ 35 9 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
RDT Monte Clark 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
RDE Charlie Krueger 22 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1958
LLB Clancy Osborne 25 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 27th / 315th pick / 1957
MLB Jerry Tubbs 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1957
RLB Matt Hazeltine 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 45th pick / 1955
LDH Jerry Mertens 25 1 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 20th / 239th pick / 1958
RDH Abe Woodson*+ 25 1 0 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1957
LS Dave Baker* 22 Rook 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 5th pick / 1959
RS Eddie Dove 22 Rook 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K Tommy Davis 25 Rook 0 12 of 26 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 128th pick / 1957
P Tommy Davis 25 Rook 0 59 punts for a 45.7 average, 0 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 128th pick / 1957
PR Eddie Dove 22 Rook 0 22 punt returns for a 5.7 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1959
KR Lenny Lyles 23 1 0 25 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 11th pick / 1958

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
29 Billy Atkins 25 11 0 196 6-1 Auburn 11/19/1934 1 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1958
25 Dave Baker* 22 LS 12 0 192 6-0 Oklahoma 7/30/1937 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 5th pick / 1959
77 Bruce Bosley 26 LG 12 0 241 6-2 West Virginia 11/5/1933 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1956
12 John Brodie 24 qb 12 2 198 6-1 Stanford 8/14/1935 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1957
63 Monte Clark 22 RDT 12 0 265 6-6 USC 1/24/1937 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
88 Clyde Conner 26 LE 9 0 193 6-2 Pacific 5/18/1933 3
64 Ted Connolly 28 RG 12 0 240 6-3 Santa Clara,Tulsa 12/5/1931 5 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 107th pick / 1954
36 Tommy Davis 25 K 12 0 215 6-0 LSU 10/13/1934 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 128th pick / 1957
44 Eddie Dove 22 PR 12 0 181 6-2 Colorado 4/4/1937 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1959
87 Fred Dugan 26 12 0 205 6-3 Dayton 5/12/1933 1 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 80th pick / 1957
76 John Gonzaga 26 12 0 247 6-3 none 3/6/1933 3
54 Bob Harrison 22 12 0 225 6-2 Oklahoma 8/8/1937 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1959
55 Matt Hazeltine 26 RLB 12 0 220 6-1 California 8/2/1933 4 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 45th pick / 1955
75 Ed Henke 32 LDE 12 0 227 6-3 USC 12/13/1927 10 Washington Redskins / 13th / 128th pick / 1949
72 Bill Herchman 26 12 0 246 6-2 Texas Tech 3/10/1933 3 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 26th pick / 1956
70 Charlie Krueger 22 RDE 12 0 256 6-4 Texas A&M 1/28/1937 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1958
26 Lenny Lyles 23 KR 12 0 202 6-2 Louisville 1/26/1936 1 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 11th pick / 1958
39 Hugh McElhenny 31 RH 10 0 195 6-1 Washington 12/31/1928 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
80 Jerry Mertens 25 LDH 12 0 184 6-0 Drake 11/12/1934 1 San Francisco 49ers / 20th / 239th pick / 1958
47 Dicky Moegle 25 8 0 195 6-0 Rice 9/14/1934 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1955
53 Frank Morze 26 C 12 0 270 6-4 Boston Col. 3/21/1933 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1955
73 Leo Nomellini*+ 35 LDT 12 12 259 6-3 Minnesota 6/19/1924 9 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
33 Clancy Osborne 25 LLB 8 0 218 6-3 Arizona St. 11/23/1934 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 27th / 315th pick / 1957
27 R.C. Owens 25 12 0 197 6-3 Col. of Idaho 11/12/1934 2 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 160th pick / 1956
34 Joe Perry 32 FB 11 0 200 6-0 Compton CC (CA) 1/22/1927 11
42 Jimmy Ridlon 25 12 0 181 6-1 Syracuse 7/11/1934 2 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 39th pick / 1957
32 C.R. Roberts 23 1 0 202 6-3 USC 2/29/1936 Rook New York Giants / 14th / 166th pick / 1958
52 Karl Rubke 24 12 0 240 6-4 USC 12/6/1935 2 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 56th pick / 1957
74 Henry Schmidt 24 12 0 254 6-4 USC,Trinity (TX) 9/28/1935 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 71st pick / 1958
24 J.D. Smith* 27 LH 12 0 205 6-1 North Carolina A&T 7/19/1932 3 Chicago Bears / 15th / 179th pick / 1955
79 Bob St. Clair* 28 RT 12 0 263 6-9 San Francisco,Tulsa 2/18/1931 6 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1953
78 John Thomas 24 LT 12 0 246 6-4 Pacific 1/25/1935 1 San Francisco 49ers / 23rd / 272nd pick / 1957
14 Y.A. Tittle* 33 QB 11 10 192 6-0 LSU 10/24/1926 11 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
50 Jerry Tubbs 24 MLB 12 0 221 6-2 Oklahoma 1/23/1935 2 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1957
84 Billy Wilson* 32 RE 10 0 190 6-3 San Jose St. 2/3/1927 8 San Francisco 49ers / 22nd / 283rd pick / 1950
66 John Wittenborn 23 12 0 238 6-2 SE Missouri St. 3/1/1936 1 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1958
40 Abe Woodson*+ 25 RDH 12 0 188 5-11 Illinois 2/15/1934 1 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1957
Team Total 25.9 12 218.6 6-2.2 2.9