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1983 San Francisco 49ers

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.7, Offense: 5.7, Defense: 3.0, SoS: 0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 432 points (27.0/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 293 points (18.3/g), 4th.
 Differential of 139 points (8.7/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.4-4.6.

Coach: Bill Walsh (10-6-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: George Seifert

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* 27 4 16 332 for 515, 3,910 yards, 26 td, 12 int, & 61 rushes for 284 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1979
RB Wendell Tyler 28 6 14 176 rushes for 856 yards, 4 td, & 34 catches for 285 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 79th pick / 1977
FB Roger Craig 23 Rook 13 176 rushes for 725 yards, 8 td, & 48 catches for 427 yards and 4 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1983
WR Dwight Clark 26 4 13 70 catches for 840 yards, 8 td, & 3 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 249th pick / 1979
WR Freddie Solomon 30 8 11 31 catches for 662 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 36th pick / 1975
TE Russ Francis 30 8 16 33 catches for 357 yards, 4 td New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1975
LT Bubba Paris 23 Rook 16 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1982
LG John Ayers 30 6 16 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 223rd pick / 1976
C Fred Quillan 27 5 14 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 175th pick / 1978
RG Randy Cross 29 7 16 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1976
RT Keith Fahnhorst 31 9 16 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1974
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lawrence Pillers 31 7 13 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 11th / 296th pick / 1976
NT Pete Kugler 24 2 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 147th pick / 1981
RDE Dwaine Board 27 4 13 13.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 1979
LOLB Willie Harper 33 10 16 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1973
LILB Riki Ellison 23 Rook 15 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 117th pick / 1983
RILB Jack Reynolds 36 13 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 22nd pick / 1970
ROLB Keena Turner 25 3 14 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1980
LCB Ronnie Lott* 24 2 14 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1981
RCB Eric Wright 24 2 15 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1981
SS Carlton Williamson 25 2 8 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1981
FS Dwight Hicks* 27 4 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 6th / 150th pick / 1978
 Special Teams Starters
K Ray Wersching 33 10 0 25 of 30 field goals & 51 of 51 extra points
P Tom Orosz 24 2 0 65 punts for a 39.3 average, 1 blocked
PR Dana McLemore 23 1 0 31 punt returns for a 10.7 average and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 269th pick / 1982
KR Dana McLemore 23 1 0 30 kick returns for a 19.2 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 269th pick / 1982

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
68 John Ayers 30 LG 16 16 258 6-5 Texas,West Texas A&M 4/14/1953 6 10 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 223rd pick / 1976
7 Guy Benjamin 28 4 0 210 6-4 Stanford 6/27/1955 5 0 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 51st pick / 1978
44 Richard Blackmore 27 db 11 1 174 5-10 Mississippi St. 8/14/1956 4 1
76 Dwaine Board 27 RDE 16 13 248 6-5 North Carolina A&T 11/29/1956 4 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 1979
57 Dan Bunz 28 9 0 226 6-4 California-Riverside,Long Beach St. 10/7/1955 5 1 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 24th pick / 1978
6 Matt Cavanaugh 27 5 0 212 6-2 Pittsburgh 10/27/1956 4 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 50th pick / 1978
78 John Choma 28 6 0 261 6-5 Virginia 2/9/1955 2 1 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 135th pick / 1978
87 Dwight Clark 26 WR 16 13 212 6-4 Clemson 1/8/1957 4 9 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 249th pick / 1979
47 Tim Collier 29 db 10 4 172 6-0 Texas A&M-Commerce 5/31/1954 7 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 249th pick / 1976
89 Earl Cooper 26 16 0 227 6-2 Rice 9/17/1957 3 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 13th pick / 1980
33 Roger Craig 23 FB 16 13 222 6-0 Nebraska 7/10/1960 Rook 10 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1983
51 Randy Cross 29 RG 16 16 259 6-3 UCLA 4/25/1954 7 10 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1976
74 Fred Dean* 31 de 16 2 230 6-3 Louisiana Tech 2/24/1952 8 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1975
62 Walt Downing 27 g 12 1 259 6-3 Michigan 6/11/1956 5 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 47th pick / 1978
50 Riki Ellison 23 LILB 16 15 225 6-2 USC 8/15/1960 Rook 6 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 117th pick / 1983
71 Keith Fahnhorst 31 RT 16 16 273 6-6 Minnesota 2/6/1952 9 10 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1974
54 Ron Ferrari 24 16 0 212 6-0 Lakeland,Illinois 7/30/1959 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 195th pick / 1982
81 Russ Francis 30 TE 16 16 240 6-6 Oregon 4/3/1953 8 4 New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1975
24 Rick Gervais 24 ss 5 5 190 5-11 Stanford 11/4/1959 2 2
59 Willie Harper 33 LOLB 16 16 215 6-2 Nebraska 7/30/1950 10 7 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1973
75 John Harty 25 nt 5 2 260 6-4 Iowa 12/17/1958 2 1 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1981
22 Dwight Hicks* 27 FS 15 15 190 6-1 Michigan 4/5/1956 4 10 Detroit Lions / 6th / 150th pick / 1978
28 Tom Holmoe 23 16 0 190 6-2 BYU 3/7/1960 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 90th pick / 1983
55 Bob Horn 29 8 0 235 6-3 Oregon St. 2/6/1954 7 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 94th pick / 1976
50 Ed Judie 24 lb 4 1 231 6-2 Northern Arizona 7/6/1959 1 1
66 Allan Kennedy 25 16 0 273 6-7 Washington St. 1/8/1958 2 2 Washington Redskins / 10th / 267th pick / 1981
67 Pete Kugler 24 NT 16 16 255 6-4 Penn St. 8/9/1959 2 7 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 147th pick / 1981
45 Bobby Leopold 26 lb 16 3 215 6-1 Notre Dame 10/18/1957 3 3 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 210th pick / 1980
42 Ronnie Lott* 24 LCB 15 14 203 6-0 USC 5/8/1959 2 10 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1981
48 Ken McAlister 23 4 0 220 6-5 San Francisco 4/15/1960 1 0
53 Milt McColl 24 12 0 248 6-6 Stanford 8/28/1959 2 1
43 Dana McLemore 23 KR 14 0 183 5-10 Hawaii 7/1/1960 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 269th pick / 1982
32 Carl Monroe 23 5 0 166 5-8 Utah 2/20/1960 Rook 1
16 Joe Montana* 27 QB 16 16 200 6-2 Notre Dame 6/11/1956 4 17 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1979
38 Blanchard Montgomery 22 lb 11 3 236 6-2 UCLA 2/17/1961 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 59th pick / 1983
25 Jeff Moore 27 15 0 195 6-0 Jackson St. 8/20/1956 4 2 Seattle Seahawks / 12th / 319th pick / 1979
59 Gary Moten 22 6 0 210 6-1 SMU 4/3/1961 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 175th pick / 1983
83 Renaldo Nehemiah 24 wr 16 1 181 6-1 Maryland 3/24/1959 1 2
3 Tom Orosz 24 P 16 0 204 6-1 Ohio St. 9/26/1959 2 2
77 Bubba Paris 23 LT 16 16 300 6-6 Michigan 10/6/1960 Rook 10 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1982
65 Lawrence Pillers 31 LDE 16 13 255 6-4 Alcorn St. 11/4/1952 7 6 New York Jets / 11th / 296th pick / 1976
56 Fred Quillan 27 C 14 14 261 6-5 Oregon 1/27/1956 5 9 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 175th pick / 1978
80 Eason Ramson 27 te 16 4 232 6-2 Washington St. 4/30/1956 5 1 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 312th pick / 1978
64 Jack Reynolds 36 RILB 13 13 232 6-1 Tennessee 11/22/1947 13 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 22nd pick / 1970
30 Bill Ring 27 fb 16 5 208 5-10 BYU 12/13/1956 2 4
61 Jesse Sapolu 22 c 16 1 271 6-4 Hawaii 3/10/1961 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 289th pick / 1983
78 Daryle Skaugstad 26 3 0 254 6-5 California 4/8/1957 2 0 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1980
88 Freddie Solomon 30 WR 13 11 185 5-11 Tampa 1/11/1953 8 7 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 36th pick / 1975
72 Jeff Stover 25 16 0 275 6-5 Oregon 5/22/1958 1 2
79 Jim Stuckey 25 de 16 3 251 6-4 Clemson 6/21/1958 3 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 20th pick / 1980
58 Keena Turner 25 ROLB 15 14 219 6-2 Purdue 10/22/1958 3 7 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1980
26 Wendell Tyler 28 RB 14 14 198 5-10 UCLA 5/20/1955 6 9 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 79th pick / 1977
14 Ray Wersching 33 K 16 0 213 5-11 California 8/21/1950 10 5
40 Vince Williams 24 1 0 231 6-0 Oregon 10/24/1959 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 151st pick / 1982
27 Carlton Williamson 25 SS 9 8 204 6-0 Pittsburgh 6/12/1958 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1981
85 Mike Wilson 25 wr 15 3 213 6-3 Washington St. 12/19/1958 2 5 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 246th pick / 1981
21 Eric Wright 24 RCB 16 15 183 6-1 Missouri 4/18/1959 2 9 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1981
Team Total 26.3 16 225.3 6-2.3 3.5