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1971 San Francisco 49ers (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Western Division 9-5-0 .643
Head Coach: Dick Nolan
Special TeamsChet Franklin
LinebackersMike Giddings
Defensive BacksDon Heinrich
Offensive BacksDoug Scovil
ReceiversJim Shofner
Offensive LineDick Stanfel
Defensive LinePaul Wiggin
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/8/1971HCleveland Browns38-24WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park40000
Fri8/13/1971AMiami Dolphins17-17TMiami, FLOrange Bowl57008
Sun8/22/1971HSan Diego Chargers28-17WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park40000
Sat8/28/1971NDenver Broncos33-17WSpokane, WAJoe Albi Stadium33184
Sat9/4/1971AOakland Raiders28-34LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53696
Fri9/9/1971ALos Angeles Rams20-23LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum55607
Sun9/19/1971AAtlanta Falcons17-20LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium56990
Sun9/26/1971ANew Orleans Saints38-20WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium81595
Sun10/3/1971APhiladelphia Eagles31-3WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65358
Sun10/10/1971HLos Angeles Rams13-20LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park44000
Sun10/17/1971HChicago Bears13-0WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park44133
Sun10/24/1971ASt. Louis Cardinals26-14WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50419
Sun10/31/1971HNew England Patriots27-10WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park45092
Sun11/7/1971AMinnesota Vikings13-9WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium49784
Sun11/14/1971HNew Orleans Saints20-26LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park45138
Sun11/21/1971ALos Angeles Rams6-17LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum80050
Sun11/28/1971ANew York Jets24-21WNew York, NYShea Stadium63936
Mon12/6/1971HKansas City Chiefs17-26LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park45306
Sun12/12/1971HAtlanta Falcons24-3WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park44582
Sun12/19/1971HDetroit Lions31-27WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park45580
Sun12/26/1971HWashington Redskins24-20WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park45327NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/2/1972ADallas Cowboys3-14LIrving, TXTexas Stadium63409NFC Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
79Cas BanaszekROT6'324926Northwestern1414
50Ed BeardLB6'222532Tennessee140
65Randy BeislerLOG6'425227Indiana1414
72Bill BelkRDE6'324825Maryland-Eastern Shore8
75Forrest BlueC6'524926Auburn1414
12John BrodieQB6'119836Stanford1414
66Elmer CollettOG6'423127San Francisco State140
42Doug CunninghamRB6'019226Mississippi14
74Earl EdwardsRDT6'626425Wichita State1414
23Johnny FullerLS-RS6'018225Lamar143
30Bruce GossettK6'222930Clarion; Ferrum JC; Duquesne; Richmond140
86Cedrick HardmanRDE6'325523North Texas1413
20Tony HarrisRB6'218922Toledo4
53Tommy HartLDE6'323427Morris Brown1414
80Stan HindmanLDT6'323627Mississippi94
56Bob HoskinsOG6'224626Wichita State70
17John IsenbargerRB6'319624Indiana14
37Jimmy JohnsonLCB6'218833Santa Monica JC; UCLA1414
70Charlie KruegerLDT6'425634Texas A&M1410
82Ted KwalickTE6'423024Penn State1414
15Jim McCannP6'316022Phoenix JC; Arizona State130
57Frank NunleyMLB6'223026Michigan1414
69Woody PeoplesROG6'224728Grambling State1414
32Mel PhillipsLS6'219229North Carolina A&T State1311
85Preston RileyWR6'119024Memphis140
76Len RohdeLOT6'424633Utah State1414
35Larry SchreiberRB6'020624Tennessee Tech14
28Mike SimpsonRS5'1117224Houston80
58Jim SniadeckiLB6'222424Indiana140
11Steve SpurrierQB6'220226Florida60
44Bruce TaylorRCB6'017823Boston University1414
25Rosey TaylorRS5'1118634Grambling State1211
24Jimmy ThomasWR6'121524Texas-Arlington10
52Skip VanderbundtRLB6'322625Oregon State1414
18Gene WashingtonWR6'118324Stanford1414
22Vic WashingtonRB5'1019425Wyoming1413
67John WatsonOT6'424422Oklahoma140
64Dave WilcoxLLB6'323529Boise JC; Oregon1414
40Ken WillardRB6'222528North Carolina1414
89Bob WindsorTE6'422729Montgomery JC; Kentucky130
88Dick WitcherWR6'320427Bakersfield CC; UCLA1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tim Anderson123DBOhio State
Ernie Janet237GWashingtonfrom GB
Joe Orduna249RBNebraska
Sam Dickerson355WRSouthern Californiafrom PHI
Willie Parker375CNorth Texas
Tony Harris4101RBToledo
Dean Shaternick5114TKansas Statefrom CHIB
George Wells5122LBNew Mexico Statefrom NYG
Marty Huff5127LBMichigan
Al Bresler6153WRAuburn
John Watson7179TOklahoma
Jim McCann8205KArizona State
Therman Couch9231LBIowa State
Ron Cardo10236RBWisconsin-Oshkoshfrom NO
Ernie Jennings10257WRAir Force
Joe Reed11283QBMississippi State
Jim Bunch12309DTWisconsin-Platteville
John Bullock13335RBPurdue
Bill Dunstan14361DEUtah State
John Lennon15387TColgate
Dave Pursell16414DTKentucky
Leroy Charlton17438DBFlorida A&MDeclared Ineligible
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals539747103
Opponents Totals16677063
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2571131222288961
Opponents Totals19980962375610
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bruce Gossett03232100.0233663.90101
Vic Washington70000042
Ted Kwalick50000030
Ken Willard50000030
Gene Washington40000024
John Brodie30000018
Dick Witcher30000018
Larry Schreiber111100.00007
Forrest Blue1000006
Doug Cunningham1000006
Tommy Hart1000006
Bruce Taylor1000006
Jimmy Thomas1000006
Team Totals333333100.0233663.90300
Opponents Totals23212391.3193357.60216
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bruce Gossett233663.97/75/56/135/110/0
Team Totals233663.97/75/56/135/110/0
Opponents Totals193357.69/3/5/1/2/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Willard2168554.0494
Vic Washington1918114.2423
Larry Schreiber341805.3230
Doug Cunningham25983.9141
Ted Kwalick66210.3280
John Brodie14453.2123
Jimmy Thomas33612.025t1
John Isenbarger5346.8220
Bob Windsor12121.0210
Steve Spurrier122.020
Jim McCann2-15-7.5-60
Team Totals49821294.34912
Opponents Totals40816684.164t4
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
John Brodie38720853.715526426.812.771t184.7246.211111253165.0
Steve Spurrier4125.034611.546.04600.000.0004675.0
Team Totals39120953.515826886.912.971t184.6246.111111257765.0
Opponents Totals34115244.617523096.815.261t175.0144.138296201367.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ted Kwalick5266412.842t5
Gene Washington4688419.271t4
Vic Washington363178.8404
Ken Willard272027.5331
Doug Cunningham191889.9280
Dick Witcher1825013.950t3
Larry Schreiber37926.3461
Preston Riley33913.0240
Jimmy Thomas33311.0140
Bob Windsor23216.0300
Team Totals209268812.971t18
Opponents Totals152230915.261t17
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bruce Taylor36822.7490
Jimmy Johnson3165.3100
Rosey Taylor3134.3130
Johnny Fuller25728.5570
Mike Simpson11515.0150
Skip Vanderbundt11010.0100
Frank Nunley177.070
Team Totals1418613.3570
Opponents Totals3438511.3391
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jim McCann49189738.7541
Steve Spurrier27738.5400
Team Totals51197438.754144
Opponents Totals73289839.7600268
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bruce Taylor34102356.9380
Johnny Fuller323110.3130
Preston Riley1022.020
Skip Vanderbundt1000.000
Team Totals39122686.9380
Opponents Totals1917442.3100
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Vic Washington3385826.0740
Doug Cunningham612120.2270
Bob Windsor46616.5250
Ted Kwalick294.550
Ed Beard12121.0210
Team Totals46107523.4740
Opponents Totals61146724.0650
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Randy Beisler0010100
Forrest Blue00011251
John Brodie330300
Elmer Collett0001100
Doug Cunningham100000
Johnny Fuller0010100
Tommy Hart00022691
Jimmy Johnson0001100
Charlie Krueger0001100
Ted Kwalick200000
Jim McCann3101-60
Frank Nunley0004400
Mel Phillips0001100
Preston Riley0003300
Len Rohde0010100
Larry Schreiber0001100
Jim Sniadecki0001100
Bruce Taylor530300
Vic Washington1020200
Ken Willard810100
Bob Windsor100000
Team Totals3320131629882
Opponents Totals3116918271
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