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1974 San Francisco 49ers

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6-8-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.6, Offense: -2.1, Defense: -0.5, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 226 points (16.1/g), 19th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 236 points (16.9/g), 11th.
 Differential of -10 points (-0.7/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-7.4.

Coach: Dick Nolan (6-8-0)

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 Tom Owen 22 Rook 7 88 for 184, 1,327 yards, 10 td, 15 int, & 16 rushes for 36 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 322nd pick / 1974
RB Wilbur Jackson 23 Rook 12 174 rushes for 705 yards, 0 td, & 23 catches for 190 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1974
FB Larry Schreiber 27 3 13 174 rushes for 634 yards, 3 td, & 30 catches for 217 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 243rd pick / 1970
WR Danny Abramowicz 29 7 14 25 catches for 369 yards, 1 td New Orleans Saints / 17th / 420th pick / 1967
WR Gene Washington 27 5 14 29 catches for 615 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for 4 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 16th pick / 1969
TE Tom Mitchell 30 8 13 19 catches for 262 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for -2 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 58th pick / 1966
LT Len Rohde 36 14 14 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1960
LG John Watson 25 3 12 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 179th pick / 1971
C Forrest Blue* 29 6 12 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 15th pick / 1968
RG Woody Peoples 31 6 9
RT Cas Banaszek 29 6 14 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tommy Hart 30 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 261st pick / 1968
LDT Bill Belk 28 6 13 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 153rd pick / 1968
RDT Bob Hoskins 29 4 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 406th pick / 1969
RDE Cedrick Hardman 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1970
LLB Dave Wilcox 32 10 11 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 6th / 46th pick / 1964
MLB Frank Nunley 29 7 13 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1967
RLB Willie Harper 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1973
LCB Jimmy Johnson* 36 13 13 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 31st pick / 1961
RCB Bruce Taylor 26 4 10 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 17th pick / 1970
SS Mel Phillips 32 8 6 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 69th pick / 1966
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 172nd pick / 1966
FS Windlan Hall 24 2 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 96th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Bruce Gossett 33 10 0 11 of 24 field goals & 25 of 27 extra points
P Tom Wittum* 24 1 0 68 punts for a 41.2 average, 1 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 200th pick / 1972
PR Ralph McGill 24 2 8 20 punt returns for a 8.3 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1972
KR Mike Holmes 24 Rook 6 25 kick returns for a 24.5 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 18th pick / 1973

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Danny Abramowicz 29 WR 14 14 195 6-1 Xavier (OH) 7/13/1945 7 4 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 420th pick / 1967
29 Dave Atkins 25 1 0 205 6-1 Texas-El Paso 5/18/1949 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 201st pick / 1973
79 Cas Banaszek 29 RT 14 14 254 6-3 Northwestern 12/24/1945 6 6 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1967
77 Jean Barrett 23 14 2 253 6-6 Tulsa 5/24/1951 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1972
88 Terry Beasley 24 13 0 186 5-11 Auburn 2/5/1950 2 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 19th pick / 1972
65 Randy Beisler 30 9 2 250 6-5 Indiana 10/24/1944 8 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1966
72 Bill Belk 28 LDT 14 13 253 6-3 Md-Eastern Shore 2/19/1946 6 7 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 153rd pick / 1968
50 Ceasar Belser 30 4 0 205 6-0 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/13/1944 6 2 Washington Redskins / 10th / 145th pick / 1966
80 Mike Bettiga 24 10 0 193 6-3 Humboldt St. 9/10/1950 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 15th / 382nd pick / 1973
75 Forrest Blue* 29 C 12 12 261 6-6 Auburn 9/7/1945 6 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 15th pick / 1968
27 Dennis Bragonier 23 2 0 186 6-0 Stanford 1/22/1951 Rook 2
71 Keith Fahnhorst 22 14 0 273 6-6 Minnesota 2/6/1952 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1974
30 Bruce Gossett 33 K 14 0 204 6-1 Ferrum,Clarion,Duquesne,Richmond 11/9/1941 10 1
43 Windlan Hall 24 FS 13 12 178 5-11 Arizona St. 3/11/1950 2 5 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 96th pick / 1972
86 Cedrick Hardman 26 RDE 14 14 255 6-3 North Texas 10/4/1948 4 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1970
59 Willie Harper 24 RLB 14 14 215 6-2 Nebraska 7/30/1950 1 6 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1973
53 Tommy Hart 30 LDE 14 14 245 6-4 Morris Brown 11/7/1944 6 6 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 261st pick / 1968
74 Stan Hindman 30 8 1 235 6-3 Mississippi 3/1/1944 8 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1966
47 Hugo Hollas 29 7 0 190 6-1 Rice 11/30/1945 4 2
20 Mike Holmes 24 fs 13 6 193 6-2 Texas Southern 11/18/1950 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 18th pick / 1973
56 Bob Hoskins 29 RDT 14 14 246 6-2 Wichita St. 9/16/1945 4 7 San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 406th pick / 1969
54 Tom Hull 22 13 1 229 6-3 Penn St. 6/30/1952 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 294th pick / 1974
40 Wilbur Jackson 23 RB 14 12 215 6-1 Alabama 11/19/1951 Rook 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1974
37 Jimmy Johnson* 36 LCB 13 13 187 6-2 UCLA 3/31/1938 13 8 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 31st pick / 1961
48 Sammy Johnson 22 14 0 223 6-0 North Carolina 9/22/1952 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 90th pick / 1974
78 Rolf Krueger 28 9 0 253 6-4 Texas A&M 12/8/1946 5 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1969
82 Ted Kwalick 27 14 1 226 6-4 Penn St. 4/15/1947 5 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 7th pick / 1969
49 Ralph McGill 24 PR 13 8 183 5-11 Tulsa 4/28/1950 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1972
58 Bill McKoy 26 14 0 235 6-3 Purdue 7/17/1948 4 3 Denver Broncos / 5th / 115th pick / 1970
84 Tom Mitchell 30 TE 14 13 215 6-2 Bucknell 8/22/1944 8 3 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 58th pick / 1966
45 Manfred Moore 24 14 1 197 6-1 USC 12/22/1950 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 216th pick / 1974
10 Dennis Morrison 23 qb 3 2 211 6-3 Kansas St. 5/18/1951 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 357th pick / 1973
57 Frank Nunley 29 MLB 13 13 229 6-2 Michigan 10/1/1945 7 6 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1967
14 Tom Owen 22 QB 10 7 195 6-1 Wichita St. 9/1/1952 Rook 5 San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 322nd pick / 1974
66 Bob Penchion 25 8 5 265 6-5 Alcorn St. 8/11/1949 2 3 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 108th pick / 1972
69 Woody Peoples 31 RG 10 9 252 6-2 Grambling St. 8/16/1943 6 4
32 Mel Phillips 32 SS 6 6 198 6-2 North Carolina A&T 1/6/1942 8 3 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 69th pick / 1966
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 172nd pick / 1966
68 Mike Raines 21 2 0 255 6-5 Alabama 2/14/1953 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 138th pick / 1974
27 Al Randolph 30 6 1 205 6-2 Iowa 7/8/1944 8 3 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1966
19 Joe Reed 26 qb 6 4 195 6-1 Baylor,Mississippi St. 1/8/1948 2 2 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 283rd pick / 1971
76 Len Rohde 36 LT 14 14 247 6-4 Utah St. 4/16/1938 14 6 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1960
60 Bill Sandifer 22 4 0 278 6-6 UCLA 1/5/1952 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1974
33 John Saunders 24 4 0 198 6-3 Toledo 4/29/1950 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 87th pick / 1972
35 Larry Schreiber 27 FB 14 13 210 6-0 Tennessee Tech 8/11/1947 3 7 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 243rd pick / 1970
16 Norm Snead 35 qb 3 1 215 6-4 Wake Forest 7/31/1939 13 1 Washington Redskins / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 5th / 35th pick / 1961
11 Steve Spurrier 29 3 0 204 6-2 Florida 4/20/1945 7 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1967
44 Bruce Taylor 26 RCB 14 10 193 6-0 Boston Univ. 5/28/1948 4 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 17th pick / 1970
52 Skip Vanderbundt 28 14 3 225 6-3 Oregon St. 12/4/1946 5 4 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 69th pick / 1968
18 Gene Washington 27 WR 14 14 185 6-2 Stanford 1/14/1947 5 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 16th pick / 1969
67 John Watson 25 LG 13 12 249 6-4 Oklahoma 1/11/1949 3 5 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 179th pick / 1971
85 Robert West 24 10 0 218 6-4 San Diego St. 10/3/1950 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 90th pick / 1972
64 Dave Wilcox 32 LLB 14 11 241 6-3 Boise St.,Oregon 9/29/1942 10 6 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 6th / 46th pick / 1964
24 Delvin Williams 23 rb 13 2 195 6-0 Kansas 4/17/1951 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1974
13 Tom Wittum* 24 P 14 0 190 6-1 Northern Illinois 1/11/1950 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 200th pick / 1972
Team Total 26.8 14 220.2 6-2.4 4.1