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1965 San Francisco 49ers

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7-6-1, NFL West Division  · 1965 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.1, Offense: 10.7, Defense: -3.6, SoS: 5.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 421 points (30.1/g), 1st of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 402 points (28.7/g), 13th.
 Differential of 19 points (1.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-6.6.

Coach: Jack Christiansen (7-6-1)

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 John Brodie* 30 8 13 242 for 391, 3,112 yards, 30 td, 16 int, & 15 rushes for 60 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1957
FB Ken Willard* 22 Rook 14 189 rushes for 778 yards, 5 td, & 32 catches for 253 yards and 4 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1965
LH John David Crow* 30 7 13 132 rushes for 514 yards, 2 td, & 28 catches for 493 yards and 7 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1958
RH Bernie Casey 26 4 14 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 59 catches for 765 yards and 8 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 9th / 69th pick / 1961
SE Dave Parks*+ 24 1 14 80 catches for 1,344 yards, 12 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 1st pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1964
TE Monty Stickles 27 5 14 35 catches for 343 yards, 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1960
LT Len Rohde 27 5 14 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1960
LG John Thomas 30 7 14 San Francisco 49ers / 23rd / 272nd pick / 1957
C Bruce Bosley* 32 9 14 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1956
RG Howard Mudd 23 1 14 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 113th pick / 1964
RT Walt Rock* 24 2 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Karl Rubke 30 8 10 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 56th pick / 1957
LDT Charlie Krueger 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1958
RDT Roland Lakes 26 4 14 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 24th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 9th / 66th pick / 1961
RDE Clark Miller 27 3 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 58th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 14th / 108th pick / 1961
LLB Dave Wilcox 23 1 14 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 6th / 46th pick / 1964
MLB Mike Dowdle 28 5 10 San Francisco 49ers / 15th / 179th pick / 1960
RLB Matt Hazeltine 32 10 8 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 45th pick / 1955
LCB Jimmy Johnson 27 4 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 31st pick / 1961
RCB Jerry Mertens 31 7 9 San Francisco 49ers / 20th / 239th pick / 1958
LS Elbert Kimbrough 27 4 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 4th / 28th pick / 1961
RS Kermit Alexander 24 2 9 3 interceptions, 8 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
 Special Teams Starters
K Tommy Davis 31 6 0 17 of 27 field goals & 52 of 53 extra points San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 128th pick / 1957
P Tommy Davis 31 6 0 54 punts for a 45.8 average, 0 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 128th pick / 1957
PR Kermit Alexander 24 2 9 35 punt returns for a 7.5 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
KR Kermit Alexander 24 2 9 32 kick returns for a 23.2 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1963

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
39 Kermit Alexander 24 KR 14 9 187 5-11 UCLA 1/4/1941 2 6 Denver Broncos / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
50 Ed Beard 26 12 0 226 6-1 Tennessee 12/9/1939 Rook 2 Oakland Raiders / 20th / 159th pick / 1964
San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 183rd pick / 1964
77 Bruce Bosley* 32 C 14 14 241 6-2 West Virginia 11/5/1933 9 10 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1956
12 John Brodie* 30 QB 13 13 198 6-1 Stanford 8/14/1935 8 15 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1957
84 Vern Burke 24 3 0 215 6-4 Oregon St. 4/30/1941 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 64th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 15th / 113th pick / 1963
30 Bernie Casey 26 RH 14 14 215 6-4 Bowling Green 6/8/1939 4 10 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 9th / 69th pick / 1961
56 Joe Cerne 23 11 0 240 6-2 Northwestern 4/26/1942 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 69th pick / 1965
58 Jack Chapple 22 rlb 14 6 225 6-1 Stanford 7/23/1943 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 13th pick / 1965
San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1965
86 Daniel Colchico 30 1 0 245 6-5 San Jose St. 5/27/1935 5 2 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 78th pick / 1959
44 John David Crow* 30 LH 14 13 220 6-2 Texas A&M 7/8/1935 7 11 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1958
36 Tommy Davis 31 K 14 0 215 6-0 LSU 10/13/1934 6 8 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 128th pick / 1957
57 Floyd Dean 25 9 0 236 6-4 Florida 8/19/1940 1 2 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 50th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 15th / 113th pick / 1962
20 George Donnelly 23 rs 14 5 210 6-3 Illinois 9/4/1942 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 13th pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1965
53 Mike Dowdle 28 MLB 10 10 235 6-3 Texas 12/6/1937 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 15th / 179th pick / 1960
54 Bob Harrison 28 7 0 225 6-2 Oklahoma 8/8/1937 6 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1959
55 Matt Hazeltine 32 RLB 8 8 220 6-1 California 8/2/1933 10 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 45th pick / 1955
37 Jimmy Johnson 27 LCB 14 14 187 6-2 UCLA 3/31/1938 4 10 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 31st pick / 1961
32 Rudy Johnson 24 14 0 190 5-11 Nebraska 8/12/1941 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 57th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 12th / 91st pick / 1964
45 Elbert Kimbrough 27 LS 14 14 196 5-11 Northwestern 3/24/1938 4 5 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 4th / 28th pick / 1961
43 Dave Kopay 23 12 0 218 6-0 Washington 6/28/1942 1 3
70 Charlie Krueger 28 LDT 14 14 256 6-4 Texas A&M 1/28/1937 6 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1958
60 Roland Lakes 26 RDT 14 14 279 6-4 Wichita St. 12/25/1939 4 5 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 24th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 9th / 66th pick / 1961
87 Dan LaRose 26 5 0 250 6-5 Missouri 2/8/1939 4 3 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 18th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1961
22 Gary Lewis 23 14 0 225 6-3 Washington St.,Arizona St. 2/22/1942 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 71st pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 22nd / 169th pick / 1964
26 Kay McFarland 27 12 0 186 6-2 Colorado St. 4/10/1938 3 1 San Francisco 49ers / 18th / 248th pick / 1961
80 Jerry Mertens 31 RCB 13 9 184 6-0 Drake 11/12/1934 7 3 San Francisco 49ers / 20th / 239th pick / 1958
29 Dale Messer 28 9 0 175 5-10 Fresno St. 8/6/1937 4 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 52nd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 13th / 103rd pick / 1961
74 Clark Miller 27 RDE 14 14 245 6-5 Utah St. 8/11/1938 3 5 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 58th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 14th / 108th pick / 1961
10 George Mira 23 qb 10 1 190 6-0 Miami (FL) 1/11/1942 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 18th / 137th pick / 1964
68 Howard Mudd 23 RG 14 14 254 6-2 Michigan St.,Hillsdale 2/10/1942 1 8 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 113th pick / 1964
75 Jim Norton 23 14 0 254 6-4 Washington 11/18/1942 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1965
81 Dave Parks*+ 24 SE 14 14 220 6-2 Texas Tech 12/25/1941 1 17 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 1st pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1964
82 Bob Poole 24 9 0 225 6-4 Clemson 10/5/1941 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 102nd pick / 1964
67 Walt Rock* 24 RT 14 14 255 6-5 Maryland 11/4/1941 2 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1963
76 Len Rohde 27 LT 14 14 247 6-4 Utah St. 4/16/1938 5 8 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1960
52 Karl Rubke 30 LDE 14 10 240 6-4 USC 12/6/1935 8 4 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 56th pick / 1957
65 Chuck Sieminski 25 14 0 270 6-5 Penn St. 7/3/1940 2 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 14th / 110th pick / 1962
85 Monty Stickles 27 TE 14 14 235 6-4 Notre Dame 8/16/1938 5 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1960
23 Wayne Swinford 22 14 0 192 6-0 Georgia 5/3/1943 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 114th pick / 1965
78 John Thomas 30 LG 14 14 246 6-4 Pacific 1/25/1935 7 8 San Francisco 49ers / 23rd / 272nd pick / 1957
64 Dave Wilcox 23 LLB 14 14 241 6-3 Boise St.,Oregon 9/29/1942 1 6 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 6th / 46th pick / 1964
40 Ken Willard* 22 FB 14 14 219 6-1 North Carolina 7/14/1943 Rook 11 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1965
63 Jim Wilson 24 11 0 258 6-3 Georgia 4/14/1941 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 43rd pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 14th / 109th pick / 1964
Team Total 26.1 14 225.3 6-2.3 3.2