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2008 San Francisco 49ers

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7-9-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.3, Offense: -2.9, Defense: -2.4, SoS: -2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 339 points (21.2/g), 22nd of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 381 points (23.8/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -42 points (-2.6/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 6.9-9.1.

Coach: Mike Nolan (2-5-0) and Mike Singletary (5-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Martz
 Defensive Coordinator: Greg Manusky
 Other Notable Asst.: Adam Gase (Offensive Assistant), Jason Tarver (Outside Linebackers) and Jim Tomsula (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 Training Camp: San Francisco 49ers Training Facility (Santa Clara, 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 Shaun Hill 28 3 8 181 for 288, 2,046 yards, 13 td, 8 int, & 24 rushes for 115 yards and 2 td
RB Frank Gore 25 3 14 240 rushes for 1,036 yards, 6 td, & 43 catches for 373 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 65th pick / 2005
WR Isaac Bruce 36 14 15 61 catches for 835 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for -3 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1994
WR Bryant Johnson 27 5 12 45 catches for 546 yards, 3 td Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 2003
TE Billy Bajema 26 3 10 2 catches for 34 yards, 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 249th pick / 2005
TE Vernon Davis 24 2 16 31 catches for 358 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 11 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 2006
LT Joe Staley 24 1 16 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 28th pick / 2007
LG David Baas 27 3 9 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2005
C Eric Heitmann 28 6 16 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 239th pick / 2002
RG Tony Wragge 29 6 10
RT Barry Sims 34 9 8 1 fumble recovered
 Defensive Starters
LDE Isaac Sopoaga 27 3 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 104th pick / 2004
NT Aubrayo Franklin 28 5 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 146th pick / 2003
RDE Justin Smith 29 7 16 7.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 4th pick / 2001
LOLB Manny Lawson 24 2 10 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 22nd pick / 2006
LILB Takeo Spikes 32 10 13 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 13th pick / 1998
RILB Patrick Willis* 23 1 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 2007
ROLB Parys Haralson 24 2 10 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 140th pick / 2006
LCB Nate Clements 29 7 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 21st pick / 2001
RCB Walt Harris 34 12 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1996
SS Michael Lewis 28 6 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 58th pick / 2002
FS Mark Roman 31 8 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 34th pick / 2000
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Nedney 35 12 0 29 of 33 field goals & 34 of 34 extra points
P Andy Lee 26 4 0 66 punts for a 47.8 average, 1 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 188th pick / 2004
PR Allen Rossum 33 10 1 15 punt returns for a 14.9 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 85th pick / 1998
KR Allen Rossum 33 10 1 47 kick returns for a 26.8 average and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 85th pick / 1998

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
64 David Baas 27 LG 16 9 319 6-4 Michigan 9/28/1981 3 5 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2005
47 Billy Bajema 26 TE 16 10 261 6-5 Oklahoma St. 10/31/1982 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 249th pick / 2005
96 Kentwan Balmer 22 16 0 298 6-5 North Carolina 10/15/1986 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 29th pick / 2008
95 Tully Banta-Cain 28 12 0 254 6-2 California 8/28/1980 5 1 New England Patriots / 7th / 239th pick / 2003
83 Arnaz Battle 28 9 0 217 6-1 Notre Dame 2/22/1980 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 197th pick / 2003
25 Tarell Brown 23 db 15 1 190 5-11 Texas 1/6/1985 1 2 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 147th pick / 2007
88 Isaac Bruce 36 WR 16 15 188 6-0 Memphis 11/10/1972 14 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1994
22 Nate Clements 29 LCB 15 15 209 6-0 Ohio St. 12/12/1979 7 6 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 21st pick / 2001
85 Vernon Davis 24 TE 16 16 250 6-3 Maryland 1/31/1984 2 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 6th pick / 2006
93 Ronald Fields 27 16 0 310 6-2 Mississippi St. 9/13/1981 3 1 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 137th pick / 2005
29 DeShaun Foster 28 rb 16 2 222 6-0 UCLA 1/10/1980 5 3 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 34th pick / 2002
92 Aubrayo Franklin 28 NT 16 14 320 6-1 Tennessee 8/27/1980 5 6 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 146th pick / 2003
38 Dashon Goldson 24 db 9 2 205 6-2 Washington 9/18/1984 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 126th pick / 2007
21 Frank Gore 25 RB 14 14 215 5-9 Miami (FL) 5/14/1983 3 10 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 65th pick / 2005
54 Roderick Green 26 13 0 250 6-2 Central Missouri St. 4/26/1982 4 1 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 153rd pick / 2004
98 Parys Haralson 24 ROLB 16 10 253 6-1 Tennessee 1/24/1984 2 5 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 140th pick / 2006
27 Walt Harris 34 RCB 16 16 192 5-11 Mississippi St. 8/10/1974 12 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1996
66 Eric Heitmann 28 C 16 16 305 6-3 Stanford 2/24/1980 6 8 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 239th pick / 2002
89 Jason Hill 23 wr 16 2 204 6-1 Washington St. 2/20/1985 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 76th pick / 2007
13 Shaun Hill 28 QB 9 8 210 6-5 Maryland 1/9/1980 3 7
23 Marcus Hudson 26 9 0 200 6-2 North Carolina St. 11/15/1982 2 1 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 192nd pick / 2006
86 Brian Jennings 32 16 0 245 6-5 Arizona St. 10/14/1976 8 0 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 230th pick / 2000
75 Jonas Jennings 31 t 2 2 325 6-3 Georgia 11/21/1977 7 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 95th pick / 2001
82 Bryant Johnson 27 WR 16 12 214 6-2 Penn St. 3/7/1981 5 5 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 2003
45 Zak Keasey 26 lb 6 3 240 6-0 Princeton 3/19/1982 3 2
35 David Kirtman 25 1 0 232 6-0 USC 2/12/1983 1 0 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 163rd pick / 2006
99 Manny Lawson 24 LOLB 14 10 240 6-5 North Carolina St. 7/3/1984 2 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 22nd pick / 2006
4 Andy Lee 26 P 16 0 205 6-0 Pittsburgh 8/11/1982 4 3 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 188th pick / 2004
28 Keith Lewis 27 16 0 202 6-0 Oregon 10/20/1981 4 1 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 198th pick / 2004
32 Michael Lewis 28 SS 16 16 211 6-1 Colorado 4/29/1980 6 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 58th pick / 2002
91 Ray McDonald 24 LDE 15 9 276 6-4 Florida 9/20/1984 1 4 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 97th pick / 2007
84 Josh Morgan 23 wr 12 1 218 6-0 Virginia Tech 6/20/1985 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 174th pick / 2008
6 Joe Nedney 35 K 16 0 225 6-5 San Jose St. 3/22/1973 12 4
14 J.T. O'Sullivan 29 QB 9 8 220 6-2 California-Davis 8/25/1979 4 6 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 186th pick / 2002
62 Chilo Rachal 22 rg 8 6 315 6-5 USC 3/15/1986 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 39th pick / 2008
24 Michael Robinson 25 wr 16 1 225 6-1 Penn St. 2/6/1983 2 2 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 100th pick / 2006
26 Mark Roman 31 FS 16 16 200 5-11 LSU 3/26/1977 8 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 34th pick / 2000
20 Allen Rossum 33 KR 13 1 178 5-8 Notre Dame 10/22/1975 10 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 85th pick / 1998
81 Sean Ryan 28 te 6 1 254 6-5 Boston Col. 3/27/1980 4 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 144th pick / 2004
65 Barry Sims 34 RT 14 8 300 6-5 Utah St.,Utah 12/1/1974 9 4
94 Justin Smith 29 RDE 16 16 270 6-4 Missouri 9/30/1979 7 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 4th pick / 2001
31 Reggie Smith 22 3 0 198 6-1 Oklahoma 9/13/1986 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 75th pick / 2008
68 Adam Snyder 26 LG 14 13 316 6-5 Oregon 1/30/1982 3 6 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 94th pick / 2005
90 Isaac Sopoaga 27 LDE 16 16 321 6-2 Hawaii 9/4/1981 3 7 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 104th pick / 2004
36 Shawntae Spencer 26 2 0 181 6-1 Pittsburgh 2/22/1982 4 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 58th pick / 2004
51 Takeo Spikes 32 LILB 16 13 242 6-2 Auburn 12/17/1976 10 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 13th pick / 1998
74 Joe Staley 24 LT 16 16 306 6-6 Central Michigan 8/30/1984 1 8 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 28th pick / 2007
30 Donald Strickland 28 db 14 3 187 5-10 Colorado 11/24/1980 5 2 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 90th pick / 2003
53 Jeff Ulbrich 31 lb 16 3 249 6-0 San Jose St.,Hawaii 2/17/1977 8 2 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 86th pick / 2000
46 Delanie Walker 24 wr 15 2 241 6-1 Central Missouri St. 8/12/1984 2 1 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 175th pick / 2006
52 Patrick Willis* 23 RILB 16 16 242 6-1 Mississippi 1/25/1985 1 13 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 2007
69 Tony Wragge 29 RG 16 10 311 6-4 New Mexico St. 8/14/1979 6 5
17 Dominique Zeigler 24 8 0 185 6-3 Baylor 10/11/1984 Rook 1
Team Total 27.2 16 242.4 6-1.9 4.3