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1981 San Francisco 49ers

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13-3-0, NFC West Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.2, Offense: 1.3, Defense: 4.9, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 357 points (22.3/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 250 points (15.6/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 107 points (6.7/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.2-4.8.

Coach: Bill Walsh (13-3-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Chuck Studley

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 Training Camp: Sierra College (Rocklin, California)


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Joe Montana* 25 2 16 311 for 488, 3,565 yards, 19 td, 12 int, & 25 rushes for 95 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1979
RB Ricky Patton 27 3 15 152 rushes for 543 yards, 4 td, & 27 catches for 195 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 257th pick / 1978
FB Earl Cooper 24 1 11 98 rushes for 330 yards, 1 td, & 51 catches for 477 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 13th pick / 1980
WR Dwight Clark* 24 2 16 85 catches for 1,105 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for 32 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 249th pick / 1979
WR Freddie Solomon 28 6 15 59 catches for 969 yards, 8 td, & 9 rushes for 43 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 36th pick / 1975
TE Charle Young 30 8 16 37 catches for 400 yards, 5 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1973
LT Dan Audick 27 4 16 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 106th pick / 1977
LG John Ayers 28 4 16 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 223rd pick / 1976
C Fred Quillan 25 3 16 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 175th pick / 1978
RG Randy Cross* 27 5 16 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1976
RT Keith Fahnhorst 29 7 16 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1974
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Stuckey 23 1 15 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 20th pick / 1980
NT Archie Reese 25 3 16 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 127th pick / 1978
RDE Dwaine Board 25 2 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 1979
LOLB Willie Harper 31 8 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1973
LILB Dan Bunz 26 3 8 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 24th pick / 1978
RILB Jack Reynolds 34 11 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 22nd pick / 1970
ROLB Keena Turner 23 1 14 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1980
LCB Ronnie Lott*+ 22 Rook 16 7 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1981
RCB Eric Wright 22 Rook 16 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1981
SS Carlton Williamson 23 Rook 16 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1981
FS Dwight Hicks* 25 2 16 9 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 6th / 150th pick / 1978
 Special Teams Starters
K Ray Wersching 31 8 0 17 of 23 field goals & 30 of 30 extra points
P Jim Miller 24 1 0 93 punts for a 41.5 average, 0 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1980
PR Freddie Solomon 28 6 15 29 punt returns for a 6.0 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 36th pick / 1975
KR Amos Lawrence 23 Rook 0 17 kick returns for a 25.7 average and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 103rd pick / 1981

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
61 Dan Audick 27 LT 16 16 252 6-3 Hawaii 11/15/1954 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 106th pick / 1977
68 John Ayers 28 LG 16 16 258 6-5 Texas,West Texas A&M 4/14/1953 4 7 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 223rd pick / 1976
10 Matt Bahr 25 4 0 175 5-10 Penn St. 7/6/1956 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1979
7 Guy Benjamin 26 4 0 210 6-4 Stanford 6/27/1955 3 1 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 51st pick / 1978
76 Dwaine Board 25 RDE 16 11 248 6-5 North Carolina A&T 11/29/1956 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 1979
81 Matt Bouza 22 1 0 211 6-3 California 4/8/1959 Rook 0
57 Dan Bunz 26 LILB 14 8 226 6-4 California-Riverside,Long Beach St. 10/7/1955 3 6 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 24th pick / 1978
60 John Choma 26 14 0 261 6-5 Virginia 2/9/1955 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 135th pick / 1978
33 Ricky Churchman 23 3 0 195 6-1 Texas 3/14/1958 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 84th pick / 1980
87 Dwight Clark* 24 WR 16 16 212 6-4 Clemson 1/8/1957 2 10 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 249th pick / 1979
49 Earl Cooper 24 FB 16 11 227 6-2 Rice 9/17/1957 1 6 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 13th pick / 1980
51 Randy Cross* 27 RG 16 16 259 6-3 UCLA 4/25/1954 5 12 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1976
38 Johnny Davis 25 rb 16 5 235 6-1 Alabama 7/17/1956 3 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1978
74 Fred Dean*+ 29 de 11 2 230 6-3 Louisiana Tech 2/24/1952 6 9 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1975
62 Walt Downing 25 16 0 259 6-3 Michigan 6/11/1956 3 1 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 47th pick / 1978
31 Walt Easley 24 rb 12 1 226 6-2 West Virginia 9/8/1957 Rook 2
35 Lenvil Elliott 30 4 0 205 6-0 Truman St. 9/2/1951 8 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 249th pick / 1973
71 Keith Fahnhorst 29 RT 16 16 273 6-6 Minnesota 2/6/1952 7 7 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1974
24 Rick Gervais 22 8 0 190 5-11 Stanford 11/4/1959 Rook 0
59 Willie Harper 31 LOLB 16 16 215 6-2 Nebraska 7/30/1950 8 10 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1973
75 John Harty 23 14 0 260 6-4 Iowa 12/17/1958 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1981
22 Dwight Hicks* 25 FS 16 16 190 6-1 Michigan 4/5/1956 2 13 Detroit Lions / 6th / 150th pick / 1978
36 Paul Hofer 29 12 0 195 6-0 Mississippi 5/13/1952 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 305th pick / 1976
40 Arrington Jones 22 1 0 225 6-0 Winston-Salem St. 12/16/1959 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1981
66 Allan Kennedy 23 3 0 273 6-7 Washington St. 1/8/1958 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 10th / 267th pick / 1981
77 Pete Kugler 22 13 0 255 6-4 Penn St. 8/9/1959 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 147th pick / 1981
20 Amos Lawrence 23 KR 13 0 181 5-11 North Carolina 1/9/1958 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 103rd pick / 1981
52 Bobby Leopold 24 lb 16 2 215 6-1 Notre Dame 10/18/1957 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 210th pick / 1980
50 Jim Looney 24 1 0 225 6-0 Purdue 8/18/1957 Rook 0
42 Ronnie Lott*+ 22 LCB 16 16 203 6-0 USC 5/8/1959 Rook 17 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1981
29 Saladin Martin 25 15 0 180 6-0 San Diego St. 1/17/1956 1 1
53 Milt McColl 22 16 0 248 6-6 Stanford 8/28/1959 Rook 2
3 Jim Miller 24 P 16 0 183 5-11 Mississippi 7/5/1957 1 2 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1980
16 Joe Montana* 25 QB 16 16 200 6-2 Notre Dame 6/11/1956 2 12 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1979
32 Ricky Patton 27 RB 16 15 190 5-11 Ferris St.,Michigan,Jackson St. 4/6/1954 3 5 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 257th pick / 1978
82 Brian Peets 25 5 0 225 6-4 Pacific 7/15/1956 3 0
65 Lawrence Pillers 29 rde 14 6 255 6-4 Alcorn St. 11/4/1952 5 4 New York Jets / 11th / 296th pick / 1976
54 Craig Puki 24 rilb 16 6 231 6-1 Tennessee 1/18/1957 1 5 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1980
56 Fred Quillan 25 C 16 16 261 6-5 Oregon 1/27/1956 3 7 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 175th pick / 1978
80 Eason Ramson 25 11 0 232 6-2 Washington St. 4/30/1956 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 312th pick / 1978
78 Archie Reese 25 NT 16 16 267 6-3 Clemson 2/4/1956 3 9 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 127th pick / 1978
64 Jack Reynolds 34 RILB 16 16 232 6-1 Tennessee 11/22/1947 11 10 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 22nd pick / 1970
30 Bill Ring 25 12 0 208 5-10 BYU 12/13/1956 Rook 1
84 Mike Shumann 26 wr 13 1 178 6-1 Florida St. 10/13/1955 3 0
88 Freddie Solomon 28 PR 15 15 185 5-11 Tampa 1/11/1953 6 9 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 36th pick / 1975
79 Jim Stuckey 23 LDE 15 15 251 6-4 Clemson 6/21/1958 1 9 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 20th pick / 1980
50 Terry Tautolo 27 5 0 232 6-2 UCLA 8/30/1954 5 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 353rd pick / 1976
28 Lynn Thomas 22 15 0 181 5-11 Pittsburgh 7/9/1959 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 121st pick / 1981
58 Keena Turner 23 ROLB 16 14 219 6-2 Purdue 10/22/1958 1 10 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1980
14 Ray Wersching 31 K 12 0 213 5-11 California 8/21/1950 8 3
27 Carlton Williamson 23 SS 16 16 204 6-0 Pittsburgh 6/12/1958 Rook 7 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1981
85 Mike Wilson 23 16 0 213 6-3 Washington St. 12/19/1958 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 246th pick / 1981
21 Eric Wright 22 RCB 16 16 183 6-1 Missouri 4/18/1959 Rook 7 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1981
86 Charle Young 30 TE 16 16 234 6-4 USC 2/5/1951 8 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1973
Team Total 25.3 16 222.1 6-2.0 2.6