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1976 San Francisco 49ers

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8-6-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.8, Offense: -1.3, Defense: 5.0, SoS: -1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 270 points (19.3/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 190 points (13.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 80 points (5.7/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.8-4.2.

Coach: Monte Clark (8-6-0)

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 Training Camp: San Jose State (San Jose, 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 Jim Plunkett 29 5 12 126 for 243, 1,592 yards, 13 td, 16 int, & 19 rushes for 95 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1971
RB Delvin Williams* 25 2 13 248 rushes for 1,203 yards, 7 td, & 27 catches for 283 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1974
FB Wilbur Jackson 25 2 14 200 rushes for 792 yards, 1 td, & 33 catches for 324 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1974
WR Jim Lash 25 3 7 13 catches for 190 yards, 0 td, & 3 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 65th pick / 1973
WR Gene Washington 29 7 14 33 catches for 457 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 16th pick / 1969
TE Tom Mitchell 32 10 14 20 catches for 240 yards, 1 td Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 58th pick / 1966
LT Jean Barrett 25 3 14 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1972
LG Steve Lawson 27 5 14 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 41st pick / 1971
C Randy Cross 22 Rook 10 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1976
RG Andy Maurer 28 6 10 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 64th pick / 1970
RT Cas Banaszek 31 8 8 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tommy Hart* 32 8 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 261st pick / 1968
LDT Jimmy Webb 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1975
RDT Cleveland Elam* 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 85th pick / 1975
RDE Cedrick Hardman 28 6 11 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1970
LLB Skip Vanderbundt 30 7 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 69th pick / 1968
MLB Frank Nunley 31 9 12 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1967
RLB Dave Washington* 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 9th / 219th pick / 1970
LCB Jimmy Johnson 38 15 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 31st pick / 1961
RCB Bruce Taylor 28 6 13 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 17th pick / 1970
SS Mel Phillips 34 10 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 69th pick / 1966
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 172nd pick / 1966
FS Ralph McGill 26 4 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Steve Mike-Mayer 29 1 0 16 of 28 field goals & 26 of 30 extra points San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1975
P Tom Wittum 26 3 0 89 punts for a 40.8 average, 2 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 200th pick / 1972
PR Tony Leonard 23 Rook 1 35 punt returns for a 8.4 average and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 140th pick / 1976
KR Tony Leonard 23 Rook 1 26 kick returns for a 21.3 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 140th pick / 1976

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 31 RT 9 8 254 6-3 Northwestern 12/24/1945 8 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1967
77 Jean Barrett 25 LT 14 14 253 6-6 Tulsa 5/24/1951 3 7 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1972
19 Scott Bull 23 qb 14 2 211 6-5 Arkansas 6/8/1953 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 177th pick / 1976
82 Tony Cline 28 de 7 2 244 6-3 Miami (FL) 7/25/1948 6 2 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 102nd pick / 1970
76 Bill Cooke 25 9 0 249 6-5 Connecticut,Massachusetts 2/26/1951 1 4 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 244th pick / 1975
62 Randy Cross 22 C 14 10 259 6-3 UCLA 4/25/1954 Rook 5 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1976
14 Marty Domres 29 5 0 220 6-4 Columbia 4/17/1947 7 1 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 9th pick / 1969
72 Cleveland Elam* 24 RDT 14 14 252 6-4 Tennessee St. 4/5/1952 1 13 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 85th pick / 1975
55 Bruce Elia 23 lb 12 2 222 6-1 Ohio St. 1/10/1953 1 2 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 100th pick / 1975
63 Dick Enderle 29 2 0 250 6-2 Minnesota 11/6/1947 7 3 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 158th pick / 1969
71 Keith Fahnhorst 24 rt 13 6 273 6-6 Minnesota 2/6/1952 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1974
38 Bob Ferrell 24 10 0 216 6-0 UCLA 11/13/1952 Rook 0
86 Cedrick Hardman 28 RDE 11 11 255 6-3 North Texas 10/4/1948 6 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1970
59 Willie Harper 26 14 0 215 6-2 Nebraska 7/30/1950 3 5 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1973
83 Kenny Harrison 23 11 0 176 6-0 SMU 12/12/1953 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 250th pick / 1976
53 Tommy Hart* 32 LDE 14 14 245 6-4 Morris Brown 11/7/1944 8 14 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 261st pick / 1968
36 Paul Hofer 24 14 0 195 6-0 Mississippi 5/13/1952 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 305th pick / 1976
40 Wilbur Jackson 25 FB 14 14 215 6-1 Alabama 11/19/1951 2 10 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1974
37 Jimmy Johnson 38 LCB 14 13 187 6-2 UCLA 3/31/1938 15 9 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 31st pick / 1961
47 Kermit Johnson 24 rb 11 1 201 6-1 UCLA 2/22/1952 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 166th pick / 1974
48 Sammy Johnson 24 6 0 223 6-0 North Carolina 9/22/1952 2 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 90th pick / 1974
87 Jim Lash 25 WR 8 7 200 6-1 Northwestern 11/12/1951 3 2 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 65th pick / 1973
65 Steve Lawson 27 LG 14 14 265 6-3 Kansas 1/4/1949 5 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 41st pick / 1971
42 Tony Leonard 23 KR 14 1 170 5-11 Virginia Union 2/28/1953 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 140th pick / 1976
22 Eddie Lewis 23 14 0 177 6-0 Kansas 12/15/1953 Rook 5 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 57th pick / 1976
61 Andy Maurer 28 RG 13 10 265 6-3 Oregon 9/30/1948 6 5 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 64th pick / 1970
81 Willie McGee 26 wr 6 6 179 5-11 Alcorn St. 5/14/1950 3 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 123rd pick / 1973
49 Ralph McGill 26 FS 10 9 183 5-11 Tulsa 4/28/1950 4 7 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1972
10 Steve Mike-Mayer 29 K 14 0 180 6-0 Maryland 9/8/1947 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1975
64 Dale Mitchell 23 13 0 223 6-3 USC 9/1/1953 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 322nd pick / 1975
84 Tom Mitchell 32 TE 14 14 215 6-2 Bucknell 8/22/1944 10 3 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 58th pick / 1966
57 Frank Nunley 31 MLB 13 12 229 6-2 Michigan 10/1/1945 9 8 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1967
89 Jim Obradovich 23 14 0 225 6-2 USC 4/2/1953 1 0 New York Giants / 7th / 158th pick / 1975
32 Mel Phillips 34 SS 14 14 198 6-2 North Carolina A&T 1/6/1942 10 10 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 69th pick / 1966
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 172nd pick / 1966
14 Jim Plunkett 29 QB 12 12 220 6-3 Stanford 12/5/1947 5 7 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1971
63 Rocky Rasley 29 1 0 250 6-3 Oregon St. 4/27/1947 7 3 Detroit Lions / 9th / 216th pick / 1969
23 Bruce Rhodes 24 fs 14 6 187 6-0 San Francisco St. 4/17/1952 Rook 6
80 Steve Rivera 22 wr 11 1 184 5-11 California 8/5/1954 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 100th pick / 1976
60 Bill Sandifer 24 13 1 278 6-6 UCLA 1/5/1952 2 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1974
44 Bruce Taylor 28 RCB 13 13 193 6-0 Boston Univ. 5/28/1948 6 8 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 17th pick / 1970
52 Skip Vanderbundt 30 LLB 14 14 225 6-3 Oregon St. 12/4/1946 7 10 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 69th pick / 1968
50 Dave Washington* 28 RLB 14 14 223 6-5 Alcorn St. 9/12/1948 6 12 Denver Broncos / 9th / 219th pick / 1970
18 Gene Washington 29 WR 14 14 185 6-2 Stanford 1/14/1947 7 6 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 16th pick / 1969
67 John Watson 27 c 11 8 249 6-4 Oklahoma 1/11/1949 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 179th pick / 1971
74 Jimmy Webb 24 LDT 14 14 247 6-5 Mississippi St. 4/13/1952 1 10 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1975
24 Delvin Williams* 25 RB 13 13 195 6-0 Kansas 4/17/1951 2 14 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1974
13 Tom Wittum 26 P 14 0 190 6-1 Northern Illinois 1/11/1950 3 3 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 200th pick / 1972
Team Total 26.5 14 220.2 6-2.1 3.7