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1951 San Francisco 49ers (NFL) 2nd place National Conference 7-4-1 .636
Head Coach: Buck Shaw
Assistant CoachPhil Bengtson
Assistant CoachJim Lawson
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/19/1951HWashington Redskins45-14WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium27280
Sun8/26/1951HChicago Bears7-24LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium38836
Fri9/7/1951NPittsburgh Steelers24-7WSyracuse, NYArchbold Stadium18000
Wed9/12/1951NGreen Bay Packers20-0WMinneapolis, MNParade Stadium19021
Sun9/23/1951NChicago Cardinals37-17WOmaha, NECreighton Stadium10000
Sun9/30/1951HCleveland Browns24-10WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium48263
Sat10/6/1951APhiladelphia Eagles14-21LPhiladelphia, PAShibe Park23432
Sun10/14/1951APittsburgh Steelers28-24WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field27124
Sun10/21/1951AChicago Bears7-13LChicago, ILWrigley Field43727
Sun10/28/1951HLos Angeles Rams44-17WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium51987
Sun11/4/1951ALos Angeles Rams16-23LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum54346
Sun11/11/1951HNew York Yanks19-14WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium25538
Sun11/18/1951HChicago Cardinals21-27LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium19658
Sun11/25/1951ANew York Yanks10-10TNew York, NYYankee Stadium10184
Sun12/2/1951ADetroit Lions20-10WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium45757
Sun12/9/1951HGreen Bay Packers31-19WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium15121
Sun12/16/1951HDetroit Lions21-17WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium26465
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
63Frankie AlbertQB-P5'916031Stanford12
82Joe ArenasLOH5'1118026Nebraska-Omaha12
33Bruno BanducciROG5'1121630Stanford12
53Al BealsLOE-ROE6'019030Santa Clara12
83Rex BerryLDH-OHB5'1118127Carbon JC; Brigham Young10
73Hardy BrownLB6'019327Southern Methodist; Tulsa12
54Gail BruceRDE6'120628Washington12
38Don BurkeLOG6'023525Hartnell JC; Southern California9
45Al CarapellaRDT6'023524Miami (Florida)12
93Jim CasonDB-LOH6'017124Louisiana State12
43Ray CollinsLOT-ROT5'1123824Louisiana State12
32Bob DownsMG5'1021024Southern California1
37Nick FeherLOG6'022425Georgia12
34Visco GrgichMG5'1121728Santa Clara12
47Ed HenkeLDE-LOE6'322724Ventura JC; Southern California12
55Billy JessupROE-RDT6'119522Long Beach CC; Southern California10
23Bill JohnsonC6'322825Texas A&M; Tyler JC12
81Verl LillywhiteLOH-DB5'1018525Modesto JC; Southern California12
99Jim MonachinoLOH-ROH5'1018722California8
42Leo NomelliniROT-LDT6'325927Minnesota12
74Joe PerryFB6'020324Compton CC11
62Jim PowersS6'018523Southern California12
88Pete SchabarumROH5'1118522California12
51Gordy SoltauLOE-K6'219526Minnesota12
39Dave SparksROG-LOG6'122923South Carolina8
72Norm StandleeLB-FB6'123832Stanford11
75Bishop StricklandFB-DB5'1019524South Carolina9
91Johnny StrzykalskiROH5'919030Marquette11
46Hamp TannerLOT6'228024Georgia12
64Y.A. TittleQB6'018225Louisiana State12
92Lowell WagnerRDH6'019428Southern California12
85Bobby WhiteDB-OHB5'1117622Glendale CC; Stanford12
58Billy WilsonROE6'319124San Jose State9
22Pete WismannLB6'021828Miami (Ohio); Washington-St. Louis; St. Louis9
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Y.A. Tittle13QBLouisiana StateBaltimore Colts
Pete Schabarum217BCalifornia
Billy Mixon328BGeorgia
Dick Steere553TDrake
Al Carapella554TMiami (Florida)from CHIC
Bishop Strickland664BSouth Carolina
Dick Forbes775ESt. Ambrose
Joe Arenas889BNebraska-Omaha
Bruce Van Alstyne9100EStanford
Nick Feher10112GGeorgia
Billy Jessup11126ESouthern California
Jim Monachino12137BCalifornia
Dick Harvin13148EGeorgia Tech
Rex Berry14162BBrigham Young
Dave Sparks15173GSouth Carolina
Bobby White16184BStanford
Art Michalik17198GSt. Ambrose
Jim Murphy18209TXavier
John Phillips19220BSouthern Mississippi
Al Tate20234TIllinois
Hardy Brown21245BTulsaBaltimore Colts
Dwight Winslow22256BSanta Clara
Wally Brunswald23270BGustavus Adolphus
Tommy Kingsford24281BMontana
Mike Peterson25292EDenver
Keith Carpenter26306TSan Jose State
Ray Lung27317GOregon
Jack Rohan28328BLoras
S.P. Garnett29342TKansas
Jerry Faske30353BIowa
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals61625874
Opponents Totals46714741
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals237134921175694
Opponents Totals18891841368526
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Gordy Soltau7303293.861833.3090
Joe Arenas40000024
Joe Perry40000024
Frankie Albert30000018
Johnny Strzykalski30000018
Billy Wilson30000018
Verl Lillywhite20000012
Jim Monachino20000012
Pete Schabarum20000012
Jim Cason1000006
Billy Jessup1000006
Leo Nomellini1000006
Y.A. Tittle1000006
Hamp Tanner0000012
Gail Bruce011100.00001
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals34313491.261833.31255
Opponents Totals24222491.7132454.20205
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Gordy Soltau61833.32/3/0/1/0/
Team Totals61833.32/3/0/1/0/
Opponents Totals132454.23/6/3/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Perry1366775.058t3
Verl Lillywhite673975.960t1
Pete Schabarum763114.1672
Johnny Strzykalski812963.7133
Joe Arenas341835.4143
Bishop Strickland341654.9150
Frankie Albert351464.2343
Jim Monachino21743.57t2
Norm Standlee16654.1130
Bobby White8334.190
Y.A. Tittle13181.451
Jim Cason155.050
Gordy Soltau1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals52323664.56718
Opponents Totals41715493.7619
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Y.A. Tittle1146355.3428087.112.848t87.097.913767168.2
Frankie Albert1669054.26611166.712.44753.0106.017194560.2
Joe Perry11100.003131.031.031t1100.000.00031158.3
Team Totals28115454.810819557.012.748t145.0196.8308164765.2
Opponents Totals35315844.816223136.614.681t154.2339.3212210141.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gordy Soltau5982614.048t7
Billy Wilson1826814.9383
Joe Perry181679.3351
Al Beals1212610.5220
Johnny Strzykalski121058.8130
Verl Lillywhite1112511.4291
Pete Schabarum1016216.2470
Billy Jessup79914.1311
Bobby White33612.0220
Joe Arenas11212.0121
Rex Berry11212.0120
Jim Cason188.080
Jim Monachino166.060
Bill Johnson033L0
Team Totals154195512.748t14
Opponents Totals158231314.681t15
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Lowell Wagner911512.8400
Jim Cason814718.465t1
Rex Berry47719.3380
Jim Powers47318.3280
Verl Lillywhite34715.7240
Pete Wismann2126.0100
Al Carapella11111.0110
Bobby White11111.0110
Hardy Brown155.050
Team Totals3349815.1651
Opponents Totals1922311.7620
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Frankie Albert34150744.3660
Verl Lillywhite2084742.4750
Team Totals54235443.675014041.0
Opponents Totals70282640.4671407
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Arenas2127213.0510
Jim Cason131158.9200
Leo Nomellini12020.020t1
Team Totals3540711.6511
Opponents Totals211406.7580
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Arenas2154225.8490
Jim Cason1019619.6410
Leo Nomellini22713.5160
Joe Perry13232.0320
Bishop Strickland11414.0140
Ray Collins166.060
Bruno Banducci133.030
Billy Wilson100.000
Team Totals3882021.6490
Opponents Totals4595721.3630
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Joe Arenas100000
Hardy Brown0001100
Gail Bruce0002200
Al Carapella0010120
Jim Cason102200
Ray Collins0010100
Nick Feher0010120
Visco Grgich0001100
Ed Henke0001100
Verl Lillywhite300000
Jim Monachino200000
Leo Nomellini0011200
Joe Perry500000
Pete Schabarum400000
Gordy Soltau300000
Norm Standlee100000
Bishop Strickland210100
Y.A. Tittle310100
Pete Wismann101100
Team Totals2620691540
Opponents Totals2291320330
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