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1953 San Francisco 49ers (NFL) 2nd place Western Conference 9-3-0 .750
Head Coach: Buck Shaw
LinePhil Bengtson
Assistant CoachJim Lawson
Assistant CoachJoe Vetrano
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/15/1953NFort Ord42-7WSacramento, CAHughes Stadium17000
Sun8/23/1953HCleveland Browns7-20LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium36273
Sun8/30/1953HWashington Redskins7-0WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium25874
Thu9/3/1953ALos Angeles Rams10-35LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum30816
Mon9/7/1953NPhiladelphia Eagles31-28WSan Antonio, TXAlamo Stadium15378
Sun9/13/1953HChicago Cardinals14-14TSan Francisco, CAKezard Stadium22736
Thu9/17/1953ANew York Giants21-28LNew York, NYPolo Grounds22551
Sun9/27/1953HPhiladelphia Eagles31-21WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium27819
Sun10/4/1953HLos Angeles Rams31-30WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium43922
Sun10/11/1953ADetroit Lions21-24LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium58079
Sun10/18/1953AChicago Bears35-28WChicago, ILWrigley Field36909
Sun10/25/1953HDetroit Lions10-14LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium54862
Sun11/1/1953HChicago Bears24-14WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium26308
Sun11/8/1953ALos Angeles Rams31-27WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum85505
Sun11/15/1953ACleveland Browns21-23LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium80698
Sun11/22/1953AGreen Bay Packers37-7WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium16378
Sun11/29/1953ABaltimore Colts38-21WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium26005
Sun12/6/1953HGreen Bay Packers48-14WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium31337
Sun12/13/1953HBaltimore Colts45-14WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium23932
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
22Joe ArenasLOH5'1118028Nebraska-Omaha12
88Harry BabcockROE6'219323Georgia10
27Ken BahnsenFB5'1020023Tyler JC; North Texas7
63Bruno BanducciROG5'1121632Stanford12
23Rex BerryLDH5'1118129Carbon JC; Brigham Young12
33Hardy BrownRLB6'019329Southern Methodist; Tulsa12
56Pete BrownC6'221023Georgia Tech10
45Fred BruneyS5'1018422Ohio State12
66Don BurkeLLB-RLB6'023527Hartnell JC; Southern California10
75Al CarapellaRDT-LDT6'023526Miami (Florida)12
67Nick FeherLOG6'022427Georgia10
64Doug HoglandLOT6'323922Oregon State12
53Bill JohnsonC6'322827Texas A&M; Tyler JC12
12Hal LedyardQB6'018522Tennessee-Chattanooga10
54Joe ManleyRLB6'321524Mississippi State12
83Clay MatthewsLDE6'321925Georgia Tech9
38Hugh McElhennyROH-LOH6'119725Compton CC; Washington12
62Art MichalikMG6'222923St. Ambrose12
77Hal MillerLOT-ROT6'423023Georgia Tech12
48Billy MixonRDH-LOH-ROH5'1119124Georgia10
49Jim MonachinoFB5'1018724California5
36John MortonLLB-RLB6'322024Compton CC; Texas Christian10
73Leo NomelliniLDT-RDT6'325929Minnesota12
34Joe PerryFB-K6'020326Compton CC12
87Charley PowellLDE-RDE6'222621none12
15Jim PowersQB-P6'018525Southern California10
79Bob St. ClairROT6'826322San Francisco; Tulsa10
44Pete SchabarumRDB-OHB5'1118524California10
69Jerry SmithLOG6'123023Wisconsin12
82Gordy SoltauLOE6'219528Minnesota12
14Y.A. TittleQB6'018227Louisiana State10
89Bob Van DorenRDE-LDE6'321524Southern California10
42Lowell WagnerRDH-OHB6'019430Southern California10
84Billy WilsonROE6'319126San Jose State12
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Harry BabcockBonus1EGeorgia
Tommy Stolhandske110ETexas
George Morris221CGeorgia Tech
Bob St. Clair332TTulsa
Ed Fullerton447BMaryland
Hal Miller558TGeorgia Tech
Paul Carr783BHoustonDeclared Ineligible
Doug Hogland894TOregon State
Hal Ledyard9105BTennessee-Chattanooga
Pete Brown10119GGeorgia Tech
Al Charlton11130BWashington State
Carson Leach12141GDuke
Bill Earley13155BWashington
Tom Fletcher14166BArizona State
Charley Genthner15177TTexas
Fred Durig16191EBowling Green State
Hugh Latham17202TSan Diego State
Stan Wacholz18213ESan Jose State
King Ducloss19227TTexas-El Paso
Ray Huizinga20238TNorthwestern
Ken Bahnsen21249ENorth Texas
Laverne Robbins22263GMidwestern State
Travis Hunt23274TAlabama
Ed Morgan24285BTennessee
Ernie Stockert25299EUCLA
Harley Cooper26310BArizona State
Ralph McLeod27321ELouisiana State
Tom Novikoff28335BOregon
Don Stillwell29346ESouthern California
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals97999779
Opponents Totals65653869
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals243128991690772
Opponents Totals20699951271615
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Gordy Soltau6484998.0101566.70114
Joe Perry1300030.0078
Billy Wilson100000060
Joe Arenas70000042
Y.A. Tittle60000036
Hugh McElhenny50000030
Rex Berry1000006
Billy Mixon1000006
Team Totals49484998.0101855.60372
Opponents Totals303030100.091656.30237
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Joe Perry030.00/0/0/0/0/
Gordy Soltau101566.74/3/3/0/0/
Team Totals101855.64/3/3/0/0/
Opponents Totals91656.33/5/1/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Perry19210185.351t10
Hugh McElhenny1125034.5333
Joe Arenas723805.360t6
Billy Mixon251767.0331
Pete Schabarum181045.8230
Y.A. Tittle14412.9146
Jim Monachino4102.550
Lowell Wagner144.040
Hal Ledyard133.030
Ken Bahnsen111.010
Jim Powers3-10-3.300
Team Totals44322305.060t26
Opponents Totals39815483.94812
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Y.A. Tittle25914957.59421218.214.271207.7166.2221190084.1
Jim Powers492244.9252595.311.82812.024.11824151.3
Hugh McElhenny3266.71134.36.511t133.300.00013115.3
Joe Perry11100.001414.014.01400.000.00014118.8
Joe Arenas100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Hal Ledyard900.0800.000.0111.10000.0
Team Totals32217454.012924077.513.871226.8195.9239216876.4
Opponents Totals35617348.616021005.912.166t174.8236.5223187756.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Wilson5184016.561t10
Gordy Soltau4362014.454t6
Hugh McElhenny3047415.8712
Joe Perry1919110.160t3
Joe Arenas1011311.3381
Pete Schabarum10969.6310
Harry Babcock7598.4130
Jim Monachino294.590
Billy Mixon177.070
Doug Hogland1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals174240713.87122
Opponents Totals173210012.166t17
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Rex Berry714220.3291
Lowell Wagner613522.5320
Fred Bruney55911.8230
Joe Arenas22914.5170
John Morton2168.090
Hardy Brown177.070
Team Totals2338816.9321
Opponents Totals1920410.7300
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jim Powers42170640.6551109
Team Totals42170640.655110938.0
Opponents Totals60245741.0610250
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Hugh McElhenny151046.9250
Joe Arenas89311.6500
Rex Berry7426.0170
Pete Schabarum200.000
Fred Bruney11111.0110
Team Totals332507.6500
Opponents Totals271094.0130
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Arenas1655134.4820
Hugh McElhenny1536824.5550
Pete Schabarum25025.0270
Fred Bruney24623.0250
Joe Perry22110.5110
Harry Babcock231.530
Rex Berry13737.0370
Ken Bahnsen12121.0210
Leo Nomellini155.050
Hardy Brown133.030
Team Totals43110525.7820
Opponents Totals59126421.4780
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Joe Arenas530300
Harry Babcock0001100
Rex Berry102200
Hardy Brown0001100
Fred Bruney0001100
Don Burke0001100
Clay Matthews0004400
Hugh McElhenny610100
Art Michalik0002200
Jim Monachino100000
John Morton0001100
Leo Nomellini0002200
Joe Perry810100
Charley Powell110100
Pete Schabarum100000
Gordy Soltau101100
Y.A. Tittle320200
Lowell Wagner0001100
Billy Wilson110100
Team Totals28199172600
Opponents Totals33171619351
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