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1971 San Francisco 49ers

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9-5-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.3, Offense: 2.4, Defense: 3.8, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 300 points (21.4/g), 9th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 216 points (15.4/g), 6th.
 Differential of 84 points (6.0/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.6-4.4.

Coach: Dick Nolan (9-5-0)

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 Training Camp: UC-Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, 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 36 14 14 208 for 387, 2,642 yards, 18 td, 24 int, & 14 rushes for 45 yards and 3 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1957
RB Vic Washington* 25 Rook 13 191 rushes for 811 yards, 3 td, & 36 catches for 317 yards and 4 td San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 87th pick / 1970
FB Ken Willard 28 6 14 216 rushes for 855 yards, 4 td, & 27 catches for 202 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1965
WR Gene Washington* 24 2 14 46 catches for 884 yards, 4 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 16th pick / 1969
WR Dick Witcher 27 5 14 18 catches for 250 yards, 3 td San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 119th pick / 1966
TE Ted Kwalick* 24 2 14 52 catches for 664 yards, 5 td, & 6 rushes for 62 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 7th pick / 1969
LT Len Rohde 33 11 14 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1960
LG Randy Beisler 27 5 14 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1966
C Forrest Blue*+ 26 3 14 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 15th pick / 1968
RG Woody Peoples 28 3 14
RT Cas Banaszek 26 3 14 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tommy Hart 27 3 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 261st pick / 1968
LDT Charlie Krueger 34 12 10 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1958
RDT Earl Edwards 25 2 14 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 120th pick / 1969
RDE Cedrick Hardman* 23 1 13 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1970
LLB Dave Wilcox*+ 29 7 14 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 6th / 46th pick / 1964
MLB Frank Nunley 26 4 14 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1967
RLB Skip Vanderbundt 25 2 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 69th pick / 1968
LCB Jimmy Johnson*+ 33 10 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 31st pick / 1961
RCB Bruce Taylor* 23 1 14 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 17th pick / 1970
SS Mel Phillips 29 5 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 69th pick / 1966
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 172nd pick / 1966
FS Rosey Taylor 34 10 11 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Bruce Gossett 30 7 0 23 of 36 field goals & 32 of 32 extra points
P Jim McCann 22 Rook 0 49 punts for a 38.7 average, 1 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 205th pick / 1971
PR Bruce Taylor* 23 1 14 34 punt returns for a 6.9 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 17th pick / 1970
KR Vic Washington* 25 Rook 13 33 kick returns for a 26.0 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 87th pick / 1970

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
79 Cas Banaszek 26 RT 14 14 254 6-3 Northwestern 12/24/1945 3 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1967
50 Ed Beard 32 14 0 226 6-1 Tennessee 12/9/1939 6 4 Oakland Raiders / 20th / 159th pick / 1964
San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 183rd pick / 1964
65 Randy Beisler 27 LG 14 14 250 6-5 Indiana 10/24/1944 5 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1966
72 Bill Belk 25 8 1 253 6-3 Md-Eastern Shore 2/19/1946 3 3 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 153rd pick / 1968
75 Forrest Blue*+ 26 C 14 14 261 6-6 Auburn 9/7/1945 3 13 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 15th pick / 1968
12 John Brodie 36 QB 14 14 198 6-1 Stanford 8/14/1935 14 12 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1957
66 Elmer Collett 27 14 0 244 6-6 San Francisco St. 11/7/1944 4 4 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 208th pick / 1966
42 Doug Cunningham 26 14 1 200 6-0 Mississippi 9/14/1945 4 3 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 145th pick / 1967
74 Earl Edwards 25 RDT 14 14 260 6-7 Wichita St. 3/17/1946 2 7 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 120th pick / 1969
23 Johnny Fuller 25 14 5 186 6-0 Lamar 3/3/1946 3 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 98th pick / 1968
30 Bruce Gossett 30 K 14 0 204 6-1 Ferrum,Clarion,Duquesne,Richmond 11/9/1941 7 4
86 Cedrick Hardman* 23 RDE 14 13 255 6-3 North Texas 10/4/1948 1 9 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1970
20 Tony Harris 22 4 0 190 6-2 Toledo 4/20/1949 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 101st pick / 1971
53 Tommy Hart 27 LDE 14 14 245 6-4 Morris Brown 11/7/1944 3 8 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 261st pick / 1968
80 Stan Hindman 27 9 4 235 6-3 Mississippi 3/1/1944 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1966
56 Bob Hoskins 26 7 0 246 6-2 Wichita St. 9/16/1945 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 406th pick / 1969
17 John Isenbarger 24 14 0 203 6-3 Indiana 1/5/1947 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1970
37 Jimmy Johnson*+ 33 LCB 14 14 187 6-2 UCLA 3/31/1938 10 13 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 31st pick / 1961
70 Charlie Krueger 34 LDT 14 10 256 6-4 Texas A&M 1/28/1937 12 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1958
82 Ted Kwalick* 24 TE 14 14 226 6-4 Penn St. 4/15/1947 2 9 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 7th pick / 1969
15 Jim McCann 22 P 13 0 163 6-2 Arizona St. 3/29/1949 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 205th pick / 1971
57 Frank Nunley 26 MLB 14 14 229 6-2 Michigan 10/1/1945 4 9 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1967
69 Woody Peoples 28 RG 14 14 252 6-2 Grambling St. 8/16/1943 3 7
32 Mel Phillips 29 SS 13 11 198 6-2 North Carolina A&T 1/6/1942 5 5 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 69th pick / 1966
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 172nd pick / 1966
85 Preston Riley 24 14 0 180 6-0 Memphis 10/30/1947 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 217th pick / 1970
76 Len Rohde 33 LT 14 14 247 6-4 Utah St. 4/16/1938 11 7 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1960
35 Larry Schreiber 24 14 0 210 6-0 Tennessee Tech 8/11/1947 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 243rd pick / 1970
38 Mike Simpson 24 8 1 170 5-9 Houston 3/13/1947 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 330th pick / 1969
58 Jim Sniadecki 24 14 0 230 6-2 Indiana 3/23/1947 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 86th pick / 1969
11 Steve Spurrier 26 6 0 204 6-2 Florida 4/20/1945 4 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1967
44 Bruce Taylor* 23 PR 14 14 193 6-0 Boston Univ. 5/28/1948 1 9 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 17th pick / 1970
25 Rosey Taylor 34 FS 12 11 186 5-11 Grambling St. 7/4/1937 10 6
24 Jimmy Thomas 24 10 0 214 6-2 Texas-Arlington 8/17/1947 2 1 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 146th pick / 1969
52 Skip Vanderbundt 25 RLB 14 14 225 6-3 Oregon St. 12/4/1946 2 7 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 69th pick / 1968
18 Gene Washington* 24 WR 14 14 185 6-2 Stanford 1/14/1947 2 12 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 16th pick / 1969
22 Vic Washington* 25 KR 14 13 197 5-11 Wyoming 3/23/1946 Rook 11 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 87th pick / 1970
67 John Watson 22 14 0 249 6-4 Oklahoma 1/11/1949 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 179th pick / 1971
64 Dave Wilcox*+ 29 LLB 14 14 241 6-3 Boise St.,Oregon 9/29/1942 7 12 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 6th / 46th pick / 1964
40 Ken Willard 28 FB 14 14 219 6-1 North Carolina 7/14/1943 6 10 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1965
89 Bob Windsor 29 13 0 220 6-4 Kentucky 12/19/1942 4 1 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 26th pick / 1966
88 Dick Witcher 27 WR 14 14 204 6-3 UCLA 10/10/1944 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 119th pick / 1966
Team Total 26.7 14 219.4 6-2.3 3.9