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1961 San Francisco 49ers

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7-6-1, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.1, Offense: 3.6, Defense: 2.5, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 346 points (24.7/g), 4th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 272 points (19.4/g), 6th.
 Differential of 74 points (5.3/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 8.9-5.1.

Coach: Red Hickey (7-6-1)

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 346 4904 826 5.9 36 17 10 258 187 346 2804 15 19 7.4 132 448 2100 27 4.7 116
Team Defense 272 4181 848 4.9 31 12 12 234 196 380 2480 18 19 5.8 132 419 1701 13 4.1 90
Lg Rank Offense 4 3 4 8 4 11 2 11 3 2 6 4 1 3
Lg Rank Defense 6 8 13 12 7 6 9 4 12 7 8 8 8 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-0 Washington Redskins 35 3 23 399 287 112 3 9 135 98 37 3
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 10 30 15 233 96 137 3 19 275 151 124 1
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-1 @ Detroit Lions 49 0 23 317 139 178 2 16 291 236 55 6
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-1 Los Angeles Rams 35 0 29 521 262 259 11 166 83 83 2
5 Sun October 15 boxscore W 4-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 38 24 31 555 231 324 8 12 202 84 118 1
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 4-2 @ Chicago Bears 0 31 6 132 40 92 6 17 305 156 149 1
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 4-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 20 12 216 164 52 3 8 204 48 156 1
8 Sun November 5 boxscore T 4-3-1 Detroit Lions 20 20 14 326 213 113 2 22 402 265 137 3
9 Sun November 12 boxscore L 4-4-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 7 17 10 167 57 110 1 20 367 183 184
10 Sun November 19 boxscore W 5-4-1 Chicago Bears 41 31 15 536 318 218 21 428 295 133 4
11 Sun November 26 boxscore W 6-4-1 Minnesota Vikings 38 28 21 442 246 196 1 20 364 243 121 3
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 6-5-1 @ Baltimore Colts 17 20 17 309 161 148 3 18 346 192 154 3
13 Sun December 10 boxscore W 7-5-1 Green Bay Packers 22 21 17 396 328 68 2 20 330 177 153 2
14 Sat December 16 boxscore L 7-6-1 Baltimore Colts 24 27 25 355 262 93 2 21 366 269 97 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
12 John Brodie 26 QB 14 14 7-6-1 155 283 54.8% 2588 14 4.9 12 4.2 70 9.1 8.2 16.7 184.9 84.7 2 2
17 Billy Kilmer 22 11 0 19 34 55.9% 286 0 0.0 4 11.8 28 8.4 3.1 15.1 26.0 44.1
11 Bob Waters 23 8 0 13 28 46.4% 183 1 3.6 2 7.1 26 6.5 4.0 14.1 22.9 50.1 0 0
24 J.D. Smith 29 LH 14 14 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 25.4 14 7-6-1 187 346 54.0% 3057 15 4.3 19 5.5 70 8.8 7.2 16.3 218.4 75.5 2 2
Opp Total 14 196 380 51.6% 2874 18 4.7 19 5.0 7.6 6.26 14.7 205.3 71.5 49 394 5.8 4.6 11.4

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
24 J.D. Smith 29 LH 14 14 167 823 8 33 4.9 58.8 11.9 28 343 12.3 1 57 2.0 24.5 1166 9 3
17 Billy Kilmer 22 11 0 96 509 10 31 5.3 46.3 8.7 509 10 8
32 C.R. Roberts 25 FB 12 10 63 338 1 54 5.4 28.2 5.3 10 83 8.3 0 19 0.8 6.9 421 1 2
11 Bob Waters 23 8 0 47 233 3 35 5.0 29.1 5.9 233 3 3
12 John Brodie 26 QB 14 14 28 90 2 29 3.2 6.4 2.0 90 2 1
40 Abe Woodson* 27 KR/lcb/PR/RCB 14 13 14 23 0 14 1.6 1.6 1.0 8 74 9.3 0 28 0.6 5.3 97 0 3
35 J.W. Lockett 24 2 2 11 18 1 9 1.6 9.0 5.5 4 35 8.8 0 11 2.0 17.5 53 1 1
34 Bill Cooper 22 12 0 8 17 1 6 2.1 1.4 0.7 17 1 0
35 Don McIlhenny 27 5 0 8 30 0 15 3.8 6.0 1.6 30 0 0
29 Dale Messer 24 4 0 3 13 0 6 4.3 3.3 0.8 3 33 11.0 0 14 0.8 8.3 46 0 0
23 Ray Norton 24 6 0 2 -2 0 2 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 -2 0 1
89 Aaron Thomas 24 SE 14 7 1 -15 0 -15 -15.0 -1.1 0.1 15 301 20.1 2 70 1.1 21.5 286 2 1
27 R.C. Owens 27 RH 14 13 0 23 1 23 1.6 0.0 55 1032 18.8 5 54 3.9 73.7 1055 6 1
85 Monty Stickles 23 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 794 18.5 5 54 3.1 56.7 794 5 0
88 Clyde Conner 28 se 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 177 16.1 1 45 2.2 35.4 177 1 0
30 Bernie Casey 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 185 18.5 1 51 0.8 15.4 185 1 1
Team Total 25.4 14 448 2100 27 54 4.7 150.0 32.0 187 3057 16.3 15 70 13.4 218.4 5157 42 25
Opp Total 14 419 1701 13 4.1 121.5 29.9 196 2480 12.7 18 14.0 177.1 4181 31 21

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
40 Abe Woodson* 27 KR/lcb/PR/RCB 14 13 16 172 1 80 10.8 27 782 1 98 29.0 1051
24 J.D. Smith 29 LH 14 14 7 158 0 33 22.6 1324
44 Eddie Dove* 24 RS 14 14 6 49 0 20 8.2 49
35 Don McIlhenny 27 5 0 6 189 0 49 31.5 219
29 Dale Messer 24 4 0 2 11 0 6 5.5 3 36 0 14 12.0 93
34 Bill Cooper 22 12 0 3 44 0 20 14.7 61
66 Carl Kammerer 24 14 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
35 J.W. Lockett 24 2 2 1 15 0 15 15.0 68
23 Ray Norton 24 6 0 1 60 0 60 60.0 58
Team Total 25.4 14 24 232 1 80 9.7 49 1302 1 98 26.6 6691
Opp Total 14 32 269 1 8.4 58 1368 0 23.6

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
36 Tommy Davis 27 K/P 14 0 22 12 54.5%% 44 44 100.0%% 50 2269 67 0 45.4
17 Billy Kilmer 22 11 0 9 364 64 0 40.4
Team Total 25.4 14 22 12 54.5%% 44 44 100.0%% 59 2633 67 0 44.6
Opp Total 14 29 16 55.2%% 32 32 100.0%% 62 2728 44.0

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
25 Dave Baker 24 LS 14 14 6 123 0 40 0 0 0 2 5 0
17 Billy Kilmer 22 11 0 0 8 0 0 0
37 Jimmy Johnson 23 rcb 12 7 5 116 0 63 0
55 Matt Hazeltine 28 RLB 14 14 1 26 0 26 0 0 0 3 8 0
40 Abe Woodson* 27 KR/lcb/PR/RCB 14 13 1 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0
44 Eddie Dove* 24 RS 14 14 3 41 0 28 0
54 Bob Harrison 24 MLB 14 10 2 14 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 J.D. Smith 29 LH 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
11 Bob Waters 23 8 0 0 3 0 0 0
12 John Brodie 26 QB 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
30 Bernie Casey 22 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
35 J.W. Lockett 24 2 2 0 1 1 0 0
27 R.C. Owens 27 RH 14 13 0 1 1 0 0
32 C.R. Roberts 25 FB 12 10 0 2 0 0 0
79 Bob St. Clair* 30 RT 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
77 Bruce Bosley 28 LG 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
63 Monte Clark 24 RDT 12 8 0 0 1 0 0
74 Lou Cordileone 24 12 0 0 0 1 5 0
83 Gorden Kelley 23 LLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0
70 Charlie Krueger 24 RDE/rdt 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 1
60 Roland Lakes 22 rde 14 5 0 0 1 0 0
73 Leo Nomellini* 37 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
23 Ray Norton 24 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
42 Jimmy Ridlon 27 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Aaron Thomas 24 SE 14 7 0 1 0 0 0
78 John Thomas 26 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.4 14 19 322 0 63 0 0 25 20 18 0 1
Opp Total 14 32 21 9

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
36 Tommy Davis 27 K/P 14 0 44 12 80
17 Billy Kilmer 22 11 0 10 10 60
24 J.D. Smith 29 LH 14 14 8 1 9 54
27 R.C. Owens 27 RH 14 13 1 5 6 36
85 Monty Stickles 23 TE 14 14 5 5 30
11 Bob Waters 23 8 0 3 3 18
12 John Brodie 26 QB 14 14 2 2 12
89 Aaron Thomas 24 SE 14 7 2 2 12
40 Abe Woodson* 27 KR/lcb/PR/RCB 14 13 1 1 2 12
30 Bernie Casey 22 12 0 1 1 6
88 Clyde Conner 28 se 5 5 1 1 6
34 Bill Cooper 22 12 0 1 1 6
35 J.W. Lockett 24 2 2 1 1 6
32 C.R. Roberts 25 FB 12 10 1 1 6
70 Charlie Krueger 24 RDE/rdt 14 14 1 2
Team Total 25.4 14 27 15 1 1 44 44 12 1 346
Opp Total 14 13 18 1 32 16 272

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-17 WAS W, 35-3 1 25 pass Monty Stickles 25 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
2 1961-09-17 WAS W, 35-3 2 4 pass Monty Stickles 4 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
3 1961-09-17 WAS W, 35-3 2 34 pass J.D. Smith 34 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
4 1961-09-17 WAS W, 35-3 3 10 pass Clyde Conner 10 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
5 1961-09-17 WAS W, 35-3 3 3 rush J.D. Smith 3 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
6 1961-09-24 @ GNB L, 10-30 1 1 rush J.W. Lockett 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
7 1961-10-01 @ DET W, 49-0 1 5 rush J.D. Smith 5 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
8 1961-10-01 @ DET W, 49-0 1 10 rush Bob Waters 10 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
9 1961-10-01 @ DET W, 49-0 2 1 rush Billy Kilmer 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
10 1961-10-01 @ DET W, 49-0 3 98 kickoff Abe Woodson 98 yard kickoff return (Tommy Davis kick)
11 1961-10-01 @ DET W, 49-0 3 7 rush Billy Kilmer 7 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
12 1961-10-01 @ DET W, 49-0 3 1 rush J.D. Smith 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
13 1961-10-01 @ DET W, 49-0 4 1 rush Bill Cooper 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
14 1961-10-08 RAM W, 35-0 1 4 rush J.D. Smith 4 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
15 1961-10-08 RAM W, 35-0 1 26 pass R.C. Owens 26 yard pass from Bob Waters (Tommy Davis kick)
16 1961-10-08 RAM W, 35-0 2 1 rush Billy Kilmer 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
17 1961-10-08 RAM W, 35-0 3 9 rush Billy Kilmer 9 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
18 1961-10-08 RAM W, 35-0 4 4 rush Bob Waters 4 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
19 1961-10-15 @ MIN W, 38-24 1 6 rush Bob Waters 6 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
20 1961-10-15 @ MIN W, 38-24 2 1 rush Billy Kilmer 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
21 1961-10-15 @ MIN W, 38-24 3 2 rush Billy Kilmer 2 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
22 1961-10-15 @ MIN W, 38-24 4 5 rush Billy Kilmer 5 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
23 1961-10-15 @ MIN W, 38-24 4 20 rush Billy Kilmer 20 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
24 1961-10-29 @ PIT L, 10-20 2 50 pass Monty Stickles 50 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
25 1961-11-05 DET T, 20-20 3 80 punt Abe Woodson 80 yard punt return (Tommy Davis kick)
26 1961-11-05 DET T, 20-20 4 2 rush Billy Kilmer 2 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
27 1961-11-12 @ RAM L, 7-17 3 7 rush Billy Kilmer 7 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
28 1961-11-19 CHI W, 41-31 1 44 pass Monty Stickles 44 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
29 1961-11-19 CHI W, 41-31 1 5 rush J.D. Smith 5 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
30 1961-11-19 CHI W, 41-31 3 70 pass Aaron Thomas 70 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
31 1961-11-19 CHI W, 41-31 3 45 pass Aaron Thomas 45 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
32 1961-11-19 CHI W, 41-31 3 23 rush R.C. Owens 23 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
33 1961-11-26 MIN W, 38-28 1 6 rush J.D. Smith 6 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
34 1961-11-26 MIN W, 38-28 1 40 pass R.C. Owens 40 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
35 1961-11-26 MIN W, 38-28 2 1 rush C.R. Roberts 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
36 1961-11-26 MIN W, 38-28 3 15 rush J.D. Smith 15 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
37 1961-11-26 MIN W, 38-28 4 16 rush John Brodie 16 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
38 1961-12-03 @ BAL L, 17-20 2 15 pass Monty Stickles 15 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
39 1961-12-03 @ BAL L, 17-20 4 3 rush J.D. Smith 3 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
40 1961-12-10 GNB W, 22-21 2 51 pass Bernie Casey 51 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
41 1961-12-10 GNB W, 22-21 2 10 pass R.C. Owens 10 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
42 1961-12-16 BAL L, 24-27 1 35 pass R.C. Owens 35 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
43 1961-12-16 BAL L, 24-27 3 8 rush John Brodie 8 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
44 1961-12-16 BAL L, 24-27 4 20 pass R.C. Owens 20 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-24 @ GNB W, 30-10 1 1 rush Paul Hornung 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
2 1961-09-24 @ GNB W, 30-10 2 39 punt Willie Wood 39 yard punt return (Paul Hornung kick)
3 1961-09-24 @ GNB W, 30-10 4 21 pass Max McGee 21 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
4 1961-10-15 @ MIN L, 24-38 1 13 rush Hugh McElhenny 13 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
5 1961-10-15 @ MIN L, 24-38 2 42 pass Jerry Reichow 42 yard pass from George Shaw (Mike Mercer kick)
6 1961-10-15 @ MIN L, 24-38 3 32 rush Hugh McElhenny 32 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
7 1961-10-22 @ CHI W, 31-0 2 26 pass Bo Farrington 26 yard pass from Billy Wade (Roger LeClerc kick)
8 1961-10-22 @ CHI W, 31-0 2 47 pass Mike Ditka 47 yard pass from Billy Wade (Roger LeClerc kick)
9 1961-10-22 @ CHI W, 31-0 3 15 pass Mike Ditka 15 yard pass from Billy Wade (Roger LeClerc kick)
10 1961-10-22 @ CHI W, 31-0 4 7 pass Johnny Morris 7 yard pass from Billy Wade (Ed Brown kick)
11 1961-10-29 @ PIT W, 20-10 1 30 rush John Henry Johnson 30 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
12 1961-10-29 @ PIT W, 20-10 1 11 pass Tom Tracy 11 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Lou Michaels kick)
13 1961-11-05 DET T, 20-20 2 40 rush Jim Ninowski 40 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
14 1961-11-05 DET T, 20-20 2 12 rush Jim Ninowski 12 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
15 1961-11-12 @ RAM W, 17-7 4 1 rush Zeke Bratkowski 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
16 1961-11-12 @ RAM W, 17-7 4 1 rush Joe Marconi 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
17 1961-11-19 CHI L, 31-41 1 10 rush John Adams 10 yard rush (Roger LeClerc kick)
18 1961-11-19 CHI L, 31-41 3 16 pass Bo Farrington 16 yard pass from Billy Wade (Roger LeClerc kick)
19 1961-11-19 CHI L, 31-41 4 36 pass Mike Ditka 36 yard pass from Billy Wade (Roger LeClerc kick)
20 1961-11-19 CHI L, 31-41 4 80 pass Johnny Morris 80 yard pass from Billy Wade (Roger LeClerc kick)
21 1961-11-26 MIN L, 28-38 2 9 rush Tommy Mason 9 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
22 1961-11-26 MIN L, 28-38 2 17 pass Jerry Reichow 17 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Mike Mercer kick)
23 1961-11-26 MIN L, 28-38 3 71 pass Gordie Smith 71 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Mike Mercer kick)
24 1961-11-26 MIN L, 28-38 4 1 rush Fran Tarkenton 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
25 1961-12-03 @ BAL W, 20-17 1 1 rush Alex Hawkins 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
26 1961-12-03 @ BAL W, 20-17 4 41 pass Jimmy Orr 41 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
27 1961-12-10 GNB L, 21-22 2 22 pass Max McGee 22 yard pass from Tom Moore (Paul Hornung kick)
28 1961-12-10 GNB L, 21-22 3 12 pass Max McGee 12 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
29 1961-12-10 GNB L, 21-22 4 40 rush Jim Taylor 40 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
30 1961-12-16 BAL W, 27-24 2 19 pass Mark Smolinski 19 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
31 1961-12-16 BAL W, 27-24 2 25 pass Jim Mutscheller 25 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
32 1961-12-16 BAL W, 27-24 3 20 pass Jimmy Orr 20 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)