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1980 San Francisco 49ers

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6-10-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.2, Offense: -1.2, Defense: -5.1, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 320 points (20.0/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 415 points (25.9/g), 26th.
 Differential of -95 points (-5.9/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 5.6-10.4.

Coach: Bill Walsh (6-10-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Chuck Studley

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 Training Camp: University of Santa Clara (Santa Clara, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr.
Head Coach/General Manager Bill Walsh
Offensive Scheme West Coast
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 320 5320 1042 5.1 40 14 22 298 363 597 3577 27 26 5.7 171 415 1743 10 4.2 105
Team Defense 415 5969 1082 5.5 34 17 19 341 327 495 3751 29 17 7.1 185 556 2218 20 4.0 137
Lg Rank Offense 12 12 19 12 16 1 5 7 22 19 27 24 23 7
Lg Rank Defense 26 27 16 6 26 15 27 27 22 28 23 23 23 19

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 @ New Orleans Saints 26 23 21 350 196 154 2 19 394 304 90
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W OT 2-0 St. Louis Cardinals 24 21 19 392 260 132 4 21 342 256 86 4
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-0 @ New York Jets 37 27 24 376 232 144 30 460 413 47 2
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 3-1 Atlanta Falcons 17 20 19 401 318 83 2 19 242 83 159
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 3-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 26 48 25 419 344 75 3 24 462 304 158
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 3-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 14 59 14 225 147 78 10 28 460 226 234
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 3-4 Los Angeles Rams 17 31 22 353 230 123 2 18 419 281 138 2
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 3-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 24 15 305 206 99 1 17 263 89 174 1
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 3-6 @ Detroit Lions 13 17 13 241 178 63 2 21 411 265 146 6
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 3-7 @ Green Bay Packers 16 23 17 376 262 114 3 24 415 235 180 3
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 3-8 @ Miami Dolphins 13 17 20 289 260 29 2 23 378 212 166 3
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 4-8 New York Giants 12 0 16 326 206 120 3 12 131 51 80 1
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 5-8 New England Patriots 21 17 15 229 128 101 2 16 343 262 81 6
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W OT 6-8 New Orleans Saints 38 35 24 430 254 176 27 519 376 143 3
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 6-9 @ Atlanta Falcons 10 35 15 310 204 106 3 26 463 292 171 1
16 Sun December 21 boxscore L 6-10 Buffalo Bills 13 18 19 298 152 146 1 16 267 102 165 2

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
17 Steve DeBerg 26 QB 11 9 4-5-0 186 321 57.9 1998 12 3.7 17 5.3 93 6.2 4.6 10.7 181.6 66.7 14 114 5.62 4.06 4.2 1 2
16 Joe Montana 24 qb 15 7 2-5-0 176 273 64.5 1795 15 5.5 9 3.3 71 6.6 6.2 10.2 119.7 87.8 15 100 5.89 5.52 5.2 1 1
47 Don Woods 29 rb 10 5 1 2 50.0 6 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 3.0 3.0 6.0 0.6 56.2 1 8 -0.67 -0.67 33.3
88 Freddie Solomon 27 PR/WR 16 13 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 25.4 16 6-10-0 363 597 60.8 3799 27 4.5 26 4.4 93 6.4 5.3 10.5 237.4 76.2 30 222 5.70 4.70 4.8 2 3
Opp Total 16 327 495 66.1 3958 29 5.9 17 3.4 8.0 7.62 12.1 247.4 95.7 31 207 7.1 6.8 5.9

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
49 Earl Cooper 23 FB 16 16 171 720 5 47 4.2 45.0 10.7 83 567 6.8 4 66 5.2 35.4 1287 9 8
35 Lenvil Elliott 29 rb 15 3 76 341 2 20 4.5 22.7 5.1 27 285 10.6 1 45 1.8 19.0 626 3 5
36 Paul Hofer 28 RB 6 6 60 293 1 26 4.9 48.8 10.0 41 467 11.4 2 28 6.8 77.8 760 3 0
47 Don Woods 29 rb 10 5 50 229 0 23 4.6 22.9 5.0 20 171 8.6 0 23 2.0 17.1 400 0 2
16 Joe Montana 24 qb 15 7 32 77 2 11 2.4 5.1 2.1 77 2 4
88 Freddie Solomon 27 PR/WR 16 13 8 56 0 11 7.0 3.5 0.5 48 658 13.7 8 93 3.0 41.1 714 8 5
48 Phil Francis 23 rb 5 1 7 36 0 14 5.1 7.2 1.4 3 23 7.7 0 15 0.6 4.6 59 0 0
17 Steve DeBerg 26 QB 11 9 6 4 0 7 0.7 0.4 0.5 4 0 4
80 Eason Ramson 24 te 16 3 2 -2 0 4 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 21 179 8.5 2 22 1.3 11.2 177 2 0
3 Jim Miller 23 P 16 0 2 -12 0 0 -6.0 -0.8 0.1 -12 0 0
42 Ricky Patton 26 9 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 1
87 Dwight Clark 23 WR 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 82 991 12.1 8 71 5.1 61.9 991 8 2
86 Charle Young 29 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 325 11.2 2 41 1.8 20.3 325 2 0
89 James Owens 25 KR/wr 14 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 133 14.8 0 29 0.6 9.5 133 0 3
Team Total 25.4 16 415 1743 10 47 4.2 108.9 25.9 363 3799 10.5 27 93 22.7 237.4 5542 37 39
Opp Total 16 556 2218 20 4.0 138.6 34.8 327 3751 11.5 29 20.4 234.4 5969 49 34

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
89 James Owens 25 KR/wr 14 6 31 726 1 101 23.4 859
88 Freddie Solomon 27 PR/WR 16 13 27 298 2 57 11.0 4 61 0 32 15.3 1073
35 Lenvil Elliott 29 rb 15 3 18 321 0 32 17.8 947
22 Dwight Hicks 24 FS 16 16 12 58 0 10 4.8 58
20 Terry Anderson 25 4 0 6 104 0 22 17.3 104
48 Phil Francis 23 rb 5 1 5 60 0 32 12.0 119
42 Ricky Patton 26 9 0 4 43 0 19 10.8 44
85 Jim Robinson 27 5 0 3 36 0 21 12.0 36
33 Ricky Churchman 22 SS 16 15 2 16 0 13 8.0 16
44 Charles Johnson 24 RCB 16 14 2 10 0 22 5.0 10
38 Bob Ferrell 28 12 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
36 Paul Hofer 28 RB 6 6 1 2 0 2 2.0 762
65 Ernie Hughes 25 3 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
80 Eason Ramson 24 te 16 3 1 18 0 18 18.0 195
50 Terry Tautolo 26 lb 14 4 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
86 Charle Young 29 TE 16 15 1 14 0 14 14.0 339
Team Total 25.4 16 45 409 2 57 9.1 75 1385 1 101 18.5 7336
Opp Total 16 48 530 0 11.0 58 1203 0 20.7

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
3 Jim Miller 23 P 16 0 77 3152 65 0 40.9
14 Ray Wersching 30 K 16 0 1 1 2 2 9 8 5 4 2 19 15 78.9% 39 33 84.6%
Team Total 25.4 16 1 1 2 2 9 8 5 4 2 19 15 78.9% 39 33 84.6% 77 3152 65 0 40.9
Opp Total 16 26 17 65.4% 52 50 96.2% 67 2566 38.3

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
49 Earl Cooper 23 FB 16 16 0 8 3 0 0
88 Freddie Solomon 27 PR/WR 16 13 0 5 5 0 0
35 Lenvil Elliott 29 rb 15 3 0 5 3 0 0
22 Dwight Hicks 24 FS 16 16 4 73 0 44 0 0 0 2 0 0
89 James Owens 25 KR/wr 14 6 0 3 3 0 0
33 Ricky Churchman 22 SS 16 15 4 7 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
52 Bobby Leopold 23 RLB/rolb 16 15 2 23 0 13 0 0 0 3 11 0
16 Joe Montana 24 qb 15 7 0 4 1 0 0
17 Steve DeBerg 26 QB 11 9 0 4 0 -6 0
47 Don Woods 29 rb 10 5 0 2 2 0 0
57 Dan Bunz 25 lilb/MLB 16 9 0 0 3 24 0
44 Charles Johnson 24 RCB 16 14 1 15 0 15 0 0 1 1 0 0
50 Terry Tautolo 26 lb 14 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
20 Terry Anderson 25 4 0 0 2 0 0 0
87 Dwight Clark 23 WR 16 12 0 2 0 0 0
28 Charles Cornelius 28 lcb 16 6 0 0 2 0 0
42 Ricky Patton 26 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
78 Archie Reese 24 LDT/nt 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
26 Ray Rhodes 30 LCB 14 7 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Keena Turner 22 lb 16 4 2 15 0 11 0
29 Gerard Williams 28 db 5 1 1 28 0 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 Willie Harper 30 LLB/lolb 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
55 Scott Hilton 26 mlb/rilb 13 8 0 0 1 0 0
3 Jim Miller 23 P 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Craig Puki 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0
56 Fred Quillan 24 C 16 16 0 1 0 -42 0
67 Ron Singleton 28 LT 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.4 16 17 186 0 44 0 0 39 39 -7 0 1
Opp Total 16 30 34 17 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
14 Ray Wersching 30 K 16 0 33 15 78
88 Freddie Solomon 27 PR/WR 16 13 8 2 10 60
49 Earl Cooper 23 FB 16 16 5 4 9 54
87 Dwight Clark 23 WR 16 12 8 8 48
35 Lenvil Elliott 29 rb 15 3 2 1 3 18
36 Paul Hofer 28 RB 6 6 1 2 3 18
16 Joe Montana 24 qb 15 7 2 2 12
80 Eason Ramson 24 te 16 3 2 2 12
86 Charle Young 29 TE 16 15 2 2 12
89 James Owens 25 KR/wr 14 6 1 1 6
79 Jim Stuckey 22 lde 16 9 1 2
Team Total 25.4 16 10 27 2 1 40 33 15 1 320
Opp Total 16 20 29 1 2 50 17 1 415