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1972 San Francisco 49ers (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Western Division 8-5-1 .607
Head Coach: Dick Nolan
Special TeamsChet Franklin
LinebackersMike Giddings
Defensive BacksDon Heinrich
Offensive BacksDoug Scovil
ReceiversJim Shofner
Offensive LineDick Stanfel
Defensive LinePaul Wiggin
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1972NNew York Jets10-17LJacksonville, FLGator Bowl41920
Sun8/13/1972HCleveland Browns20-13WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park58364
Sat8/19/1972ASan Diego Chargers16-17LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium47308
Sun8/27/1972HDenver Broncos24-27LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park58115
Sun9/3/1972HOakland Raiders34-21WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park61237
Fri9/8/1972ALos Angeles Rams17-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum60807
Sun9/17/1972HSan Diego Chargers34-3WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park59438
Sun9/24/1972ABuffalo Bills20-27LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium45845
Sun10/1/1972ANew Orleans Saints37-2WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium69840
Sun10/8/1972ALos Angeles Rams7-31LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum77382
Sun10/15/1972HNew York Giants17-23LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park58606
Sun10/22/1972HNew Orleans Saints20-20TSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park59167
Sun10/29/1972AAtlanta Falcons49-14WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun11/5/1972AGreen Bay Packers24-34LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47897
Sun11/12/1972HBaltimore Colts24-21WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park61214
Sun11/19/1972AChicago Bears34-21WChicago, ILSoldier Field55701
Thu11/23/1972ADallas Cowboys31-10WIrving, TXTexas Stadium65124
Mon12/4/1972HLos Angeles Rams16-26LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park61214
Sun12/10/1972HAtlanta Falcons20-0WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park61214
Sat12/16/1972HMinnesota Vikings20-17WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park61214
Sat12/23/1972HDallas Cowboys28-30LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park61214NFC Divisional Playoff
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 BanaszekROT6'324927Northwestern1313
50Ed BeardMLB6'222533Tennessee145
83Terry BeasleyWR5'1018322Auburn80
65Randy BeislerLOG6'425228Indiana1414
72Bill BelkRDE6'324826Maryland-Eastern Shore14
75Forrest BlueC6'524927Auburn1414
12John BrodieQB6'119837Stanford63
66Elmer CollettOG6'423128San Francisco State140
42Doug CunninghamRB6'019227Mississippi4
74Earl EdwardsRDT6'626426Wichita State1312
23Johnny FullerRS6'018226Lamar135
30Bruce GossettK6'222931Clarion; Ferrum JC; Duquesne; Richmond140
43Windlan HallCB5'1117622Arizona State140
86Cedrick HardmanRDE6'325524North Texas1412
53Tommy HartLDE6'323428Morris Brown1414
56Bob HoskinsRDT6'224627Wichita State14
54Marty HuffLB6'223424Michigan30
17John IsenbargerRB6'319625Indiana14
37Jimmy JohnsonLCB6'218834Santa Monica JC; UCLA1414
70Charlie KruegerLDT6'425635Texas A&M1414
78Rolf KruegerDE-DT6'425026Texas A&M4
82Ted KwalickTE6'423025Penn State1414
15Jim McCannP6'316023Phoenix JC; Arizona State130
49Ralph McGillDB5'1117822Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Tulsa110
57Frank NunleyMLB6'223027Michigan139
84Dave OlerichLB6'122028San Francisco120
69Woody PeoplesROG6'224729Grambling State1414
32Mel PhillipsLS6'219230North Carolina A&T State1414
19Joe ReedQB6'119524Baylor; Mississippi State90
85Preston RileyWR6'119025Memphis149
75Len RohdeLOT6'424634Utah State1414
35Larry SchreiberFB6'020625Tennessee Tech143
38Mike SimpsonRS5'1117225Houston139
58Jim SniadeckiLB6'222425Indiana20
11Steve SpurrierQB6'220227Florida1311
44Bruce TaylorRCB6'017824Boston University1414
24Jimmy ThomasRB6'121525Texas-Arlington140
52Skip VanderbundtRLB6'322626Oregon State1414
18Gene WashingtonWR6'118325Stanford1414
22Vic WashingtonRB5'1019426Wyoming1313
67John WatsonROT6'424423Oklahoma14
64Dave WilcoxLLB6'323530Boise JC; Oregon1414
40Ken WillardRB6'222529North Carolina1411
88Dick WitcherWR6'320428Bakersfield CC; UCLA145
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Terry Beasley119WRAuburn
Ralph McGill228RBTulsafrom NYG
Jean Barrett244TTulsa
Jubilee Dunbar371WRSouthern University
Windlan Hall496DBArizona State
Mike Greene5123LBGeorgia
Jackie Walker6148DBTennessee
Ed Hardy7175GJackson State
Tom Wittum8200KNorthern Illinois
Jerry Brown9227DBNorthwestern
Steve Williams10252DTWestern Carolina
Tom Laputka11279DESouthern Illinois
Steve Setzler12304DESt. John's (Minnesota)
Leon Pettigrew13331TNorthridge State
Eric Guthrie14356QBBoise State
Bob Maddox15383DEFrostburg State
Ron Davis16408GVirginia State
Ted Alexander17435RBLangston
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals6410567117
Opponents Totals48636375
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals23487129187418939.273664
Opponents Totals22196105207521235.481677
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bruce Gossett0414297.6182962.1095
Gene Washington120000072
Ted Kwalick90000054
Vic Washington50000030
Ken Willard50000030
Larry Schreiber30000018
Skip Vanderbundt30000018
John Brodie1000006
John Isenbarger1000006
Preston Riley1000006
Mike Simpson1000006
Jimmy Thomas1000006
Dick Witcher1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals43414395.3182962.10353
Opponents Totals282828100.0172958.61249
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bruce Gossett182962.14/44/54/55/121/3
Team Totals182962.14/44/54/55/121/3
Opponents Totals172958.67/3/4/3/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Vic Washington1414683.3333
Larry Schreiber1184203.6202
Ken Willard1003453.5234
Jimmy Thomas522504.8221
Steve Spurrier11514.6150
Doug Cunningham8324.0120
Joe Reed4225.5220
Ted Kwalick5112.2100
John Isenbarger393.070
John Brodie382.741
Team Totals44516163.63311
Opponents Totals44618474.16812
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Spurrier26914754.610619837.413.581t186.7165.914114186975.9
John Brodie1107063.6329058.212.95398.287.383986686.4
John Isenbarger100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals38021757.113928887.613.381t277.1246.322153273578.7
Opponents Totals36616946.217825827.115.385t143.8195.246403217961.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gene Washington4691820.062t12
Vic Washington433939.1331
Ted Kwalick4075118.881t9
Larry Schreiber312839.164t1
Ken Willard241315.5151
Jimmy Thomas151489.9290
Preston Riley1115614.228t1
John Isenbarger36622.0331
Dick Witcher3227.3171
Terry Beasley12020.0200
Team Totals217288813.381t27
Opponents Totals169258215.385t14
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jimmy Johnson4184.5150
Dave Wilcox3124.090
Skip Vanderbundt25829.037t2
Mike Simpson23216.032t1
Bruce Taylor242.020
Frank Nunley11212.0120
Ed Beard11010.0100
Johnny Fuller100.000
Windlan Hall100.000
Tommy Hart100.000
Mel Phillips100.000
Team Totals191467.737t3
Opponents Totals2424010.035t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jim McCann64254239.763170
Team Totals64254239.763170
Opponents Totals72312343.4650373
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ralph McGill22021910.0330
Bruce Taylor2181456.9410
Johnny Fuller1199.090
Team Totals4493738.5410
Opponents Totals2025703.5340
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Vic Washington2777128.698t1
Ralph McGill1019219.2300
Larry Schreiber24120.5250
Bob Hoskins2178.5170
Ed Beard2-1-0.510
Frank Nunley12121.0210
Team Totals44104123.798t1
Opponents Totals66153023.2750
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ed Beard0001100
Earl Edwards0001100
Johnny Fuller00011300
Windlan Hall0001100
Cedrick Hardman0001100
Bob Hoskins0003390
Marty Huff0010100
Ted Kwalick220200
Ralph McGill4000-160
Mel Phillips0001100
Joe Reed100000
Preston Riley102200
Len Rohde0010100
Larry Schreiber410100
Steve Spurrier220200
Bruce Taylor320200
Jimmy Thomas300000
Skip Vanderbundt00033731
Vic Washington730300
Dave Wilcox0003370
Ken Willard300000
Team Totals30181217291031
Opponents Totals40172113341
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