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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)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB John Brodie 26 4 14 155 for 283, 2,588 yards, 14 td, 12 int, & 28 rushes for 90 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1957
FB C.R. Roberts 25 2 10 63 rushes for 338 yards, 1 td, & 10 catches for 83 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 14th / 166th pick / 1958
LH J.D. Smith 29 5 14 167 rushes for 823 yards, 8 td, & 28 catches for 343 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 15th / 179th pick / 1955
RH R.C. Owens 27 4 13 0 rushes for 23 yards, 1 td, & 55 catches for 1,032 yards and 5 td San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 160th pick / 1956
SE Aaron Thomas 24 Rook 7 15 catches for 301 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for -15 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 47th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 16th / 126th pick / 1961
TE Monty Stickles 23 1 14 43 catches for 794 yards, 5 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1960
LT John Thomas 26 3 14 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 23rd / 272nd pick / 1957
LG Bruce Bosley 28 5 12 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1956
C Frank Morze 28 4 14 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1955
RG Ted Connolly* 30 7 14 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 107th pick / 1954
RT Bob St. Clair* 30 8 12 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1953
 Defensive Starters
LDE Daniel Colchico 26 1 14 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 78th pick / 1959
LDT Leo Nomellini* 37 11 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
RDT Monte Clark 24 2 8 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
RDE Charlie Krueger 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1958
LLB Gorden Kelley 23 1 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
MLB Bob Harrison 24 2 10 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1959
RLB Matt Hazeltine 28 6 14 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 45th pick / 1955
LCB Jerry Mertens 27 3 10 San Francisco 49ers / 20th / 239th pick / 1958
RCB Abe Woodson* 27 3 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1957
LS Dave Baker 24 2 14 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 5th pick / 1959
RS Eddie Dove* 24 2 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K Tommy Davis 27 2 0 12 of 22 field goals & 44 of 44 extra points San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 128th pick / 1957
P Tommy Davis 27 2 0 50 punts for a 45.4 average, 0 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 128th pick / 1957
PR Abe Woodson* 27 3 13 16 punt returns for a 10.8 average and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1957
KR Abe Woodson* 27 3 13 27 kick returns for a 29.0 average and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1957

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
25 Dave Baker 24 LS 14 14 192 6-0 Oklahoma 7/30/1937 2 9 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 5th pick / 1959
77 Bruce Bosley 28 LG 12 12 241 6-2 West Virginia 11/5/1933 5 8 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1956
12 John Brodie 26 QB 14 14 198 6-1 Stanford 8/14/1935 4 13 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1957
30 Bernie Casey 22 12 0 215 6-4 Bowling Green 6/8/1939 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 9th / 69th pick / 1961
63 Monte Clark 24 RDT 12 8 265 6-6 USC 1/24/1937 2 5 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
86 Daniel Colchico 26 LDE 14 14 245 6-5 San Jose St. 5/27/1935 1 7 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 78th pick / 1959
88 Clyde Conner 28 se 5 5 193 6-2 Pacific 5/18/1933 5 2
64 Ted Connolly* 30 RG 14 14 240 6-3 Santa Clara,Tulsa 12/5/1931 7 10 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 107th pick / 1954
34 Bill Cooper 22 12 0 215 6-3 Muskingum 7/12/1939 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1961
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1961
74 Lou Cordileone 24 12 0 250 6-1 Clemson 8/4/1937 1 4 New York Giants / 1st / 12th pick / 1960
36 Tommy Davis 27 K 14 0 215 6-0 LSU 10/13/1934 2 7 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 128th pick / 1957
44 Eddie Dove* 24 RS 14 14 181 6-2 Colorado 4/4/1937 2 9 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1959
54 Bob Harrison 24 MLB 14 10 225 6-2 Oklahoma 8/8/1937 2 6 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1959
55 Matt Hazeltine 28 RLB 14 14 220 6-1 California 8/2/1933 6 8 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 45th pick / 1955
37 Jimmy Johnson 23 rcb 12 7 187 6-2 UCLA 3/31/1938 Rook 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 31st pick / 1961
66 Carl Kammerer 24 14 0 243 6-3 San Francisco St.,Pacific 3/20/1937 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1960
83 Gorden Kelley 23 LLB 14 14 231 6-3 Georgia 6/11/1938 1 7
17 Billy Kilmer 22 11 0 204 6-0 UCLA 9/5/1939 Rook 6 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 39th pick / 1961
70 Charlie Krueger 24 RDE 14 14 256 6-4 Texas A&M 1/28/1937 2 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1958
60 Roland Lakes 22 rde 14 5 279 6-4 Wichita St. 12/25/1939 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 24th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 9th / 66th pick / 1961
35 J.W. Lockett 24 2 2 226 6-2 Central Oklahoma 3/23/1937 Rook 1
57 Bill Lopasky 24 10 0 235 6-2 West Virginia 1/29/1937 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 150th pick / 1959
62 Mike Magac 23 6 0 240 6-3 Missouri 5/25/1938 1 4 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1960
35 Don McIlhenny 27 5 0 197 6-0 SMU 11/22/1934 5 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 27th pick / 1956
80 Jerry Mertens 27 LCB 14 10 184 6-0 Drake 11/12/1934 3 4 San Francisco 49ers / 20th / 239th pick / 1958
29 Dale Messer 24 4 0 175 5-10 Fresno St. 8/6/1937 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 52nd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 13th / 103rd pick / 1961
53 Frank Morze 28 C 14 14 270 6-4 Boston Col. 3/21/1933 4 8 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1955
73 Leo Nomellini* 37 LDT 14 14 259 6-3 Minnesota 6/19/1924 11 9 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1950
23 Ray Norton 24 6 0 184 6-2 San Jose St. 9/22/1937 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1960
27 R.C. Owens 27 RH 14 13 197 6-3 Col. of Idaho 11/12/1934 4 12 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 160th pick / 1956
42 Jimmy Ridlon 27 11 0 181 6-1 Syracuse 7/11/1934 4 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 39th pick / 1957
32 C.R. Roberts 25 FB 12 10 202 6-3 USC 2/29/1936 2 4 New York Giants / 14th / 166th pick / 1958
76 Len Rohde 23 14 2 247 6-4 Utah St. 4/16/1938 1 5 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1960
24 J.D. Smith 29 LH 14 14 205 6-1 North Carolina A&T 7/19/1932 5 11 Chicago Bears / 15th / 179th pick / 1955
79 Bob St. Clair* 30 RT 12 12 263 6-9 San Francisco,Tulsa 2/18/1931 8 9 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1953
85 Monty Stickles 23 TE 14 14 235 6-4 Notre Dame 8/16/1938 1 9 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1960
89 Aaron Thomas 24 SE 14 7 210 6-3 Oregon St. 11/7/1937 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 47th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 16th / 126th pick / 1961
78 John Thomas 26 LT 14 14 246 6-4 Pacific 1/25/1935 3 8 San Francisco 49ers / 23rd / 272nd pick / 1957
11 Bob Waters 23 8 0 184 6-2 Presbyterian 6/22/1938 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 83rd pick / 1960
40 Abe Woodson* 27 KR 14 13 188 5-11 Illinois 2/15/1934 3 11 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1957
Team Total 25.4 14 220.6 6-2.4 2.5