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1977 San Francisco 49ers

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5-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.8, Offense: -1.1, Defense: -2.7, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 220 points (15.7/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 260 points (18.6/g), 20th.
 Differential of -40 points (-2.9/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 5.6-8.4.

Coach: Ken Meyer (5-9-0)

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 Training Camp: San Jose State (San Jose, California)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jim Plunkett 30 6 14 128 for 248, 1,693 yards, 9 td, 14 int, & 28 rushes for 71 yards and 1 td New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1971
RB Delvin Williams 26 3 14 268 rushes for 931 yards, 7 td, & 20 catches for 179 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1974
FB Wilbur Jackson 26 3 14 179 rushes for 780 yards, 7 td, & 22 catches for 169 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1974
WR Kenny Harrison 24 1 11 15 catches for 217 yards, 1 td, & 6 rushes for 15 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 250th pick / 1976
WR Gene Washington 30 8 14 32 catches for 638 yards, 5 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 16th pick / 1969
TE Tom Mitchell 33 11 13 19 catches for 226 yards, 0 td Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 58th pick / 1966
LT Jean Barrett 26 4 14 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1972
LG Steve Lawson 28 6 13 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 41st pick / 1971
C Randy Cross 23 1 14 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1976
RG Woody Peoples 34 9 14
RT Keith Fahnhorst 25 3 14 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1974
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tommy Hart 33 9 14 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 261st pick / 1968
LDT Jimmy Webb 25 2 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1975
RDT Cleveland Elam*+ 25 2 14 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 85th pick / 1975
RDE Cedrick Hardman 29 7 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1970
LLB Skip Vanderbundt 31 8 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 69th pick / 1968
MLB Bruce Elia 24 2 7 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 100th pick / 1975
RLB Dave Washington 29 7 9 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 9th / 219th pick / 1970
LCB Tony Leonard 24 1 13 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 140th pick / 1976
RCB Bruce Taylor 29 7 14 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 17th pick / 1970
SS Mel Phillips 35 11 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 69th pick / 1966
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 172nd pick / 1966
FS Ralph McGill 27 5 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Ray Wersching 27 4 0 10 of 17 field goals & 23 of 23 extra points
P Tom Wittum 27 4 0 77 punts for a 36.4 average, 3 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 200th pick / 1972
PR Tony Leonard 24 1 13 22 punt returns for a 7.0 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 140th pick / 1976
KR Paul Hofer 25 1 0 36 kick returns for a 24.2 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 305th pick / 1976

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
68 John Ayers 24 g 14 1 258 6-5 Texas,West Texas A&M 4/14/1953 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 223rd pick / 1976
41 Mike Baldassin 22 14 0 218 6-1 Washington 7/26/1955 Rook 3
79 Cas Banaszek 32 6 0 254 6-3 Northwestern 12/24/1945 9 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1967
77 Jean Barrett 26 LT 14 14 253 6-6 Tulsa 5/24/1951 4 7 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1972
26 Stan Black 22 13 1 196 6-0 Mississippi St. 11/12/1955 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 100th pick / 1977
54 Ed Bradley 27 14 2 239 6-2 Wake Forest 4/22/1950 5 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 88th pick / 1972
19 Scott Bull 24 6 0 211 6-5 Arkansas 6/8/1953 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 177th pick / 1976
28 Mike Burns 23 14 0 181 6-0 USC 4/6/1954 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 141st pick / 1977
82 Tony Cline 29 14 0 244 6-3 Miami (FL) 7/25/1948 7 3 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 102nd pick / 1970
76 Bill Cooke 26 14 1 249 6-5 Connecticut,Massachusetts 2/26/1951 2 3 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 244th pick / 1975
51 Randy Cross 23 C 14 14 259 6-3 UCLA 4/25/1954 1 7 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1976
72 Cleveland Elam*+ 25 RDT 14 14 252 6-4 Tennessee St. 4/5/1952 2 9 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 85th pick / 1975
55 Bruce Elia 24 MLB 13 7 222 6-1 Ohio St. 1/10/1953 2 3 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 100th pick / 1975
71 Keith Fahnhorst 25 RT 14 14 273 6-6 Minnesota 2/6/1952 3 7 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1974
38 Bob Ferrell 25 14 0 216 6-0 UCLA 11/13/1952 1 2
75 Ed Galigher 27 12 0 255 6-4 UCLA 10/15/1950 5 2 New York Jets / 4th / 89th pick / 1972
86 Cedrick Hardman 29 RDE 14 14 255 6-3 North Texas 10/4/1948 7 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1970
59 Willie Harper 27 LLB 12 10 215 6-2 Nebraska 7/30/1950 4 4 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1973
83 Kenny Harrison 24 WR 14 11 176 6-0 SMU 12/12/1953 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 250th pick / 1976
53 Tommy Hart 33 LDE 14 14 245 6-4 Morris Brown 11/7/1944 9 5 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 261st pick / 1968
36 Paul Hofer 25 KR 14 0 195 6-0 Mississippi 5/13/1952 1 2 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 305th pick / 1976
40 Wilbur Jackson 26 FB 14 14 215 6-1 Alabama 11/19/1951 3 10 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1974
88 Rick Jennings 24 3 0 180 5-9 Maryland 4/17/1953 1 0 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 313th pick / 1976
87 Jim Lash 26 10 3 200 6-1 Northwestern 11/12/1951 4 0 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 65th pick / 1973
65 Steve Lawson 28 LG 14 13 265 6-3 Kansas 1/4/1949 6 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 41st pick / 1971
42 Tony Leonard 24 LCB 13 13 170 5-11 Virginia Union 2/28/1953 1 5 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 140th pick / 1976
22 Eddie Lewis 24 14 1 177 6-0 Kansas 12/15/1953 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 57th pick / 1976
47 Al Matthews 30 1 0 190 5-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville 11/7/1947 7 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1970
81 Willie McGee 27 7 0 179 5-11 Alcorn St. 5/14/1950 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 123rd pick / 1973
49 Ralph McGill 27 FS 13 13 183 5-11 Tulsa 4/28/1950 5 4 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1972
66 Johnny Miller 23 6 0 247 6-1 Livingstone 2/3/1954 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 389th pick / 1976
64 Dale Mitchell 24 4 0 223 6-3 USC 9/1/1953 1 2 San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 322nd pick / 1975
84 Tom Mitchell 33 TE 13 13 215 6-2 Bucknell 8/22/1944 11 3 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 58th pick / 1966
89 Jim Obradovich 24 12 0 225 6-2 USC 4/2/1953 2 0 New York Giants / 7th / 158th pick / 1975
69 Woody Peoples 34 RG 14 14 252 6-2 Grambling St. 8/16/1943 9 7
32 Mel Phillips 35 SS 14 14 198 6-2 North Carolina A&T 1/6/1942 11 5 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 69th pick / 1966
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 172nd pick / 1966
16 Jim Plunkett 30 QB 14 14 220 6-3 Stanford 12/5/1947 6 10 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1971
80 Steve Rivera 23 1 0 184 5-11 California 8/5/1954 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 100th pick / 1976
85 Paul Seal 25 14 1 222 6-4 Michigan 2/27/1952 3 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 36th pick / 1974
67 Ron Singleton 25 1 0 260 6-7 Grambling St. 4/15/1952 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 113th pick / 1976
58 Howard Stidham 23 4 0 215 6-2 Tennessee Tech 12/17/1954 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 15th / 416th pick / 1976
44 Bruce Taylor 29 RCB 14 14 193 6-0 Boston Univ. 5/28/1948 7 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 17th pick / 1970
52 Skip Vanderbundt 31 LLB 14 14 225 6-3 Oregon St. 12/4/1946 8 5 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 69th pick / 1968
50 Dave Washington 29 RLB 9 9 223 6-5 Alcorn St. 9/12/1948 7 4 Denver Broncos / 9th / 219th pick / 1970
18 Gene Washington 30 WR 14 14 185 6-2 Stanford 1/14/1947 8 10 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 16th pick / 1969
74 Jimmy Webb 25 LDT 14 13 247 6-5 Mississippi St. 4/13/1952 2 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1975
14 Ray Wersching 27 K 10 0 213 5-11 California 8/21/1950 4 4
30 Dave Williams 23 12 0 210 6-2 Colorado 3/10/1954 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 208th pick / 1976
24 Delvin Williams 26 RB 14 14 195 6-0 Kansas 4/17/1951 3 11 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1974
13 Tom Wittum 27 P 14 0 190 6-1 Northern Illinois 1/11/1950 4 0 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 200th pick / 1972
Team Total 26.5 14 219.3 6-2.0 3.7