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1956 San Francisco 49ers (NFL) 3rd place Western Conference 5-6-1 .455
Head Coach: Frankie Albert
LinePhil Bengtson
Defensive BacksMark Duncan
Assistant CoachRed Hickey
Assistant CoachBill Johnson
Assistant CoachJoe Vetrano
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/19/1956HCleveland Browns28-17WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium38741
Sun8/26/1956HWashington Redskins20-0WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium27812
Sun9/2/1956HChicago Cardinals14-13WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium28758
Sun9/9/1956NNew York Giants14-21LPortland, ORMultnomah Stadium28448
Fri9/14/1956ALos Angeles Rams24-33LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum57688
Sun9/23/1956NPhiladelphia Eagles14-21LSacramento, CAHughes Stadium20989
Sun9/30/1956HNew York Giants21-38LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium41751
Sun10/7/1956HLos Angeles Rams33-30WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium56489
Sun10/14/1956AChicago Bears7-31LChicago, ILWrigley Field47526
Sun10/21/1956ADetroit Lions17-20LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium55662
Sun10/28/1956HChicago Bears21-38LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium53612
Sun11/4/1956HDetroit Lions13-17LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium46708
Sun11/11/1956ALos Angeles Rams6-30LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum69828
Sun11/18/1956AGreen Bay Packers17-16WGreen Bay, WICity Stadium17986
Sun11/25/1956APhiladelphia Eagles10-10TPhiladelphia, PAConnie Mack Stadium19326
Sun12/2/1956ABaltimore Colts20-17WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium37227
Sat12/8/1956HGreen Bay Packers38-20WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium32436
Sun12/16/1956HBaltimore Colts30-17WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium43791
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 Arenas225'1118031Nebraska-Omaha129
54Ed Beatty546'322924Mississippi125
23Rex Berry235'1118132Carbon JC; Brigham Young129
77Bruce Bosley776'224123West Virginia1212
45Fred Bruney455'1018425Ohio State21
57Paul Carr576'020525Citrus JC; Houston1211
86Clyde Conner866'219323Pacific123
64Ted Connolly646'324225Santa Clara; Tulsa55
78Bobby Cross786'424825Kilgore JC; Stephen F. Austin State1211
36Paul Goad366'019522Tulane; Abilene Christian40
76John Gonzaga766'324723none97
55Matt Hazeltine556'122023California1212
75Ed Henke756'322729Ventura JC; Southern California128
72Bill Herchman726'224623Tyler JC; Texas Tech1211
27Bobby Holladay275'1117724Tulsa73
85Billy Jessup856'119527Long Beach CC; Southern California31
53Bill Johnson536'322830Texas A&M; Tyler JC77
35John Henry Johnson356'221027St. Mary's (California); Arizona State126
40George Maderos406'118723Chico State1212
43Tom McCormick435'1118526Menlo; Pacific60
39Hugh McElhenny396'119728Compton CC; Washington1211
47Dicky Moegle476'019022Rice1212
11Earl Morrall116'220522Michigan State124
52George Morris526'322025Georgia Tech84
73Leo Nomellini736'325932Minnesota1212
68Lou Palatella686'223023Pittsburgh122
34Joe Perry346'020329Compton CC128
87Charley Powell876'222624none1211
50Leo Rucka506'321225Rice43
42Floyd Sagely426'119224Arkansas20
79Bob St. Clair796'826325San Francisco; Tulsa1212
65Tony Sardisco656'222624Tulane21
64Ed Sharkey646'322929Duke; Nevada-Reno76
50Stan Sheriff506'122424Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)76
80Charley Smith806'220523Abilene Christian120
42Ernie Smith426'319026San Diego CC; Compton CC31
24J.D. Smith246'120524North Carolina A&T State50
69Jerry Smith696'123026Wisconsin20
82Gordy Soltau826'219531Minnesota129
14Y.A. Tittle146'018230Louisiana State108
74Bob Toneff746'226026Notre Dame129
84Billy Wilson846'319129San Jose State1212
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Earl Morrall12QBMichigan State
Bruce Bosley215TWest Virginia
Bill Herchman326TTexas Tech
Frank Pajaczkowski440BRichmond
Tony Sardisco664LBTulane
Larry Barnes775BColorado StateFuture
Charley Smith888EAbilene Christian
Jim Cox999ECal Poly (San Luis Obispo)
Jerry Zaleski10112BColorado State
Stew Pell11123TNorth Carolina
Rodger Swedberg12136TIowa
Ralph Moody13147BKansas
R.C. Owens14160ECollege of IdahoFuture
Reed Henderson15171TUtah State
Gene Boyd15172BAbilene Christianfrom PIT
George Herring16184QBSouthern Mississippi
Dick Weiss17195TMississippi
Billy Yelverton18208TMississippiFuture
Pete Arrigoni19219BArizona
Bob Scarbrough20232CAuburn
L.C. Joyner21243EDiablo Valley JC
Clarence Wessman22256ESan Jose State
Mike Monroe23267BWashington
Ed Wallace24280TSan Diego JC
Paul Goad25291BAbilene Christian
Rommie Loudd26304EUCLA
Jerry Gustafson27315QBStanford
Jerry Drew28328BCaliforniaFuture
Dean Benson29339GWillamette
Bob Mitchell30351TPuget SoundFuture
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals37674188
Opponents Totals71778254
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2211011071357562
Opponents Totals236124103937321
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Gordy Soltau1262892.9132065.0071
Hugh McElhenny80000048
Billy Wilson50000030
Y.A. Tittle40000024
Joe Arenas30000018
Joe Perry30000018
John Henry Johnson20000012
Clyde Conner1000006
Dicky Moegle1000006
Team Totals28262892.9132065.00233
Opponents Totals35323591.4142556.00284
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Gordy Soltau132065.04/3/5/1/0/
Team Totals132065.04/3/5/1/0/
Opponents Totals142556.07/3/2/2/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Hugh McElhenny1859165.086t8
Joe Perry1155204.5393
John Henry Johnson803013.8542
Y.A. Tittle24672.8134
Dicky Moegle7182.6120
Earl Morrall6101.780
Tom McCormick242.020
Team Totals41918364.486t17
Opponents Totals48121924.659t23
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Y.A. Tittle21812456.98216417.513.277t73.2125.5249139268.6
Earl Morrall783848.7346218.016.33711.367.73658548.1
Hugh McElhenny100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals29716254.511622627.614.077t82.7196.4285197761.6
Opponents Totals27914752.711521157.614.469t124.3176.1145197066.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Wilson6088914.877t5
Clyde Conner2236216.5491
Gordy Soltau1829916.6331
Joe Perry181045.8200
Hugh McElhenny1619312.1220
Joe Arenas1422616.1501
John Henry Johnson89011.3280
Dicky Moegle37926.3370
Billy Jessup273.5100
J.D. Smith11313.0130
Team Totals162226214.077t8
Opponents Totals147211514.469t12
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dicky Moegle67512.531t1
Rex Berry3206.7200
Paul Carr2189.0110
George Maderos221.020
Matt Hazeltine177.070
Ed Sharkey144.040
Bobby Holladay100.000
Charley Smith100.000
Team Totals171267.431t1
Opponents Totals1933017.4350
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Earl Morrall45170537.9570
Billy Jessup1456340.2630
Team Totals59226838.463012336.4
Opponents Totals42170940.7560160
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Arenas191176.267t1
Hugh McElhenny15382.5120
Dicky Moegle155.050
Team Totals351604.667t1
Opponents Totals351233.5160
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Arenas2780129.796t1
Hugh McElhenny1330023.1360
Dicky Moegle23919.5220
George Maderos22110.5120
John Henry Johnson12323.0230
Paul Goad11818.0180
Tom McCormick11818.0180
J.D. Smith11414.0140
Paul Carr11111.0110
John Gonzaga166.060
Bill Herchman166.060
Team Totals51125724.696t1
Opponents Totals4298823.5450
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Joe Arenas110100
Ed Beatty0005500
Rex Berry101100
Bruce Bosley0001100
Clyde Conner100000
Bill Herchman0001100
Bobby Holladay0004400
John Henry Johnson100000
George Maderos100000
Hugh McElhenny410100
Earl Morrall100000
George Morris0010100
Leo Nomellini0001100
Joe Perry300000
Leo Rucka0001100
Tony Sardisco0001100
Stan Sheriff0001100
Jerry Smith0011200
Y.A. Tittle310100
Billy Wilson100000
Team Totals17125172200
Opponents Totals27171012220
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