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1973 San Francisco 49ers

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5-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.2, Offense: 1.4, Defense: -1.6, SoS: 3.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 262 points (18.7/g), 14th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 319 points (22.8/g), 19th.
 Differential of -57 points (-4.1/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-8.6.

Coach: Dick Nolan (5-9-0)

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 Training Camp: UC-Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB John Brodie 38 16 6 98 for 194, 1,126 yards, 3 td, 12 int, & 5 rushes for 16 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1957
RB Vic Washington 27 2 13 151 rushes for 534 yards, 8 td, & 33 catches for 238 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 87th pick / 1970
FB Ken Willard 30 8 10 83 rushes for 366 yards, 1 td, & 22 catches for 160 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1965
WR Danny Abramowicz 28 6 11 35 catches for 442 yards, 1 td New Orleans Saints / 17th / 420th pick / 1967
WR Gene Washington 26 4 13 37 catches for 606 yards, 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 16th pick / 1969
TE Ted Kwalick* 26 4 14 47 catches for 729 yards, 5 td, & 5 rushes for 37 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 7th pick / 1969
LT Len Rohde 35 13 14 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1960
LG John Watson 24 2 13 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 179th pick / 1971
C Forrest Blue* 28 5 14 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 15th pick / 1968
RG Woody Peoples* 30 5 14
RT Cas Banaszek 28 5 9 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tommy Hart 29 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 261st pick / 1968
LDT Charlie Krueger 36 14 14 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1958
RDT Bob Hoskins 28 3 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 406th pick / 1969
RDE Cedrick Hardman 25 3 11 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1970
LLB Dave Wilcox* 31 9 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 6th / 46th pick / 1964
MLB Jim Sniadecki 26 4 11 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 86th pick / 1969
RLB Willie Harper 23 Rook 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1973
LCB Jimmy Johnson 35 12 13 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 31st pick / 1961
RCB Bruce Taylor 25 3 12 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 17th pick / 1970
SS Mel Phillips 31 7 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 69th pick / 1966
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 172nd pick / 1966
FS Mike Simpson 26 3 7 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 13th / 330th pick / 1969
 Special Teams Starters
K Bruce Gossett 32 9 0 26 of 33 field goals & 26 of 26 extra points
P Tom Wittum* 23 Rook 0 79 punts for a 43.7 average, 0 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 200th pick / 1972
PR Ralph McGill 23 1 4 22 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1972
KR Vic Washington 27 2 13 24 kick returns for a 22.9 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 87th pick / 1970

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Danny Abramowicz 28 WR 12 11 195 6-1 Xavier (OH) 7/13/1945 6 5 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 420th pick / 1967
29 Dave Atkins 24 5 0 205 6-1 Texas-El Paso 5/18/1949 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 201st pick / 1973
79 Cas Banaszek 28 RT 9 9 254 6-3 Northwestern 12/24/1945 5 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1967
77 Jean Barrett 22 14 0 253 6-6 Tulsa 5/24/1951 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1972
65 Randy Beisler 29 lg 14 6 250 6-5 Indiana 10/24/1944 7 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1966
72 Bill Belk 27 13 3 253 6-3 Md-Eastern Shore 2/19/1946 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 153rd pick / 1968
81 Ed Beverly 24 2 0 172 5-11 Arizona St. 9/27/1949 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1973
75 Forrest Blue* 28 C 14 14 261 6-6 Auburn 9/7/1945 5 10 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 15th pick / 1968
12 John Brodie 38 QB 14 6 198 6-1 Stanford 8/14/1935 16 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1957
42 Doug Cunningham 28 14 1 200 6-0 Mississippi 9/14/1945 6 2 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 145th pick / 1967
30 Bruce Gossett 32 K 14 0 204 6-1 Ferrum,Clarion,Duquesne,Richmond 11/9/1941 9 6
43 Windlan Hall 23 14 6 178 5-11 Arizona St. 3/11/1950 1 5 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 96th pick / 1972
86 Cedrick Hardman 25 RDE 14 11 255 6-3 North Texas 10/4/1948 3 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1970
63 Ed Hardy 22 3 0 242 6-4 Jackson St. 3/11/1951 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 175th pick / 1972
59 Willie Harper 23 RLB 14 11 215 6-2 Nebraska 7/30/1950 Rook 5 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1973
53 Tommy Hart 29 LDE 14 14 245 6-4 Morris Brown 11/7/1944 5 6 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 261st pick / 1968
56 Bob Hoskins 28 RDT 14 13 246 6-2 Wichita St. 9/16/1945 3 6 San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 406th pick / 1969
61 Charlie Hunt 22 8 0 215 6-2 Florida St. 2/1/1951 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 253rd pick / 1973
17 John Isenbarger 26 14 4 203 6-3 Indiana 1/5/1947 3 1 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1970
33 Randy Jackson 25 2 0 220 6-0 Wichita St. 11/13/1948 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 79th pick / 1972
37 Jimmy Johnson 35 LCB 13 13 187 6-2 UCLA 3/31/1938 12 8 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 31st pick / 1961
70 Charlie Krueger 36 LDT 14 14 256 6-4 Texas A&M 1/28/1937 14 6 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1958
78 Rolf Krueger 27 14 1 253 6-4 Texas A&M 12/8/1946 4 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1969
82 Ted Kwalick* 26 TE 14 14 226 6-4 Penn St. 4/15/1947 4 8 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 7th pick / 1969
49 Ralph McGill 23 PR 14 4 183 5-11 Tulsa 4/28/1950 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1972
57 Frank Nunley 28 14 3 229 6-2 Michigan 10/1/1945 6 3 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1967
84 Dave Olerich 29 14 0 220 6-1 San Francisco 11/14/1944 6 3
69 Woody Peoples* 30 RG 14 14 252 6-2 Grambling St. 8/16/1943 5 8
32 Mel Phillips 31 SS 14 14 198 6-2 North Carolina A&T 1/6/1942 7 7 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 69th pick / 1966
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 172nd pick / 1966
19 Joe Reed 25 qb 6 3 195 6-1 Baylor,Mississippi St. 1/8/1948 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 283rd pick / 1971
76 Len Rohde 35 LT 14 14 247 6-4 Utah St. 4/16/1938 13 6 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1960
35 Larry Schreiber 26 rb 4 4 210 6-0 Tennessee Tech 8/11/1947 2 2 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 243rd pick / 1970
38 Mike Simpson 26 FS 13 7 170 5-9 Houston 3/13/1947 3 4 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 330th pick / 1969
58 Jim Sniadecki 26 MLB 14 11 230 6-2 Indiana 3/23/1947 4 6 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 86th pick / 1969
11 Steve Spurrier 28 qb 11 5 204 6-2 Florida 4/20/1945 6 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1967
44 Bruce Taylor 25 RCB 14 12 193 6-0 Boston Univ. 5/28/1948 3 8 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 17th pick / 1970
24 Jimmy Thomas 26 11 0 214 6-2 Texas-Arlington 8/17/1947 4 3 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 146th pick / 1969
52 Skip Vanderbundt 27 9 3 225 6-3 Oregon St. 12/4/1946 4 3 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 69th pick / 1968
18 Gene Washington 26 WR 13 13 185 6-2 Stanford 1/14/1947 4 6 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 16th pick / 1969
22 Vic Washington 27 KR 13 13 197 5-11 Wyoming 3/23/1946 2 6 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 87th pick / 1970
67 John Watson 24 LG 14 13 249 6-4 Oklahoma 1/11/1949 2 5 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 179th pick / 1971
64 Dave Wilcox* 31 LLB 14 14 241 6-3 Boise St.,Oregon 9/29/1942 9 9 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 6th / 46th pick / 1964
40 Ken Willard 30 FB 14 10 219 6-1 North Carolina 7/14/1943 8 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1965
88 Dick Witcher 29 14 0 204 6-3 UCLA 10/10/1944 7 0 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 119th pick / 1966
13 Tom Wittum* 23 P 14 0 190 6-1 Northern Illinois 1/11/1950 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 200th pick / 1972
Team Total 27.3 14 218.7 6-2.0 4.6