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1979 San Francisco 49ers (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Western Division 2-14-0 .125
Head Coach: Bill Walsh
Special Teams/ReceiversDennis Green
SecondaryNorb Hecker
Running BacksBillie Matthews
Offensive LineBobb McKittrick
LinebackersBill McPherson
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineChuck Studley
Strength-ConditioningAl Vermeil
Administrative Assistant/Assistant Offensive LineMike White
QuarterbacksSam Wyche
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1979HSan Diego Chargers13-10WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park32275
Sat8/11/1979AOakland Raiders10-41LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53503
Sat8/18/1979HDenver Broncos0-21LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park34133
Fri8/24/1979ASeattle Seahawks20-55LSeattle, WAKingdome59941
Sun9/2/1979AMinnesota Vikings22-28LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46539
Sun9/9/1979HDallas Cowboys13-21LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park56728
Sun9/16/1979ALos Angeles Rams24-27LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum44303
Sun9/23/1979HNew Orleans Saints21-30LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park39727
Sun9/30/1979ASan Diego Chargers9-31LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium50893
Sun10/7/1979HSeattle Seahawks24-35LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park44592
Sun10/14/1979ANew York Giants16-32LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium70352
Sun10/21/1979HAtlanta Falcons20-15WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park33952
Sun10/28/1979HChicago Bears27-28LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park42773
Sun11/4/1979AOakland Raiders10-23LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52764
Sun11/11/1979ANew Orleans Saints20-31LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome65551
Sun11/18/1979HDenver Broncos28-38LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park42910
Sun11/25/1979HLos Angeles Rams20-26LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park49282
Sun12/2/1979ASt. Louis Cardinals10-13LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium41593
Sun12/9/1979HTampa Bay Buccaneers23-7WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park44506
Sun12/16/1979AAtlanta Falcons21-31LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium37211
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
68John AyersLOG6'526026Texas; West Texas A&M1616
77Jean BarrettLOT6'625628Tulsa131
76Dwaine BoardRDE6'524823North Carolina A&T State165
29John BristorCB6'018824California (Pennsylvania); Waynesburg10
82Bob BruerTE6'524026Minnesota State164
57Dan BunzMLB6'422524UC Riverside; Long Beach State1412
58Gordy CeresinoMLB-LLB6'022422Stanford163
87Dwight ClarkWR6'421522Clemson163
28Charles CorneliusLCB5'917827Bethune-Cookman1614
79Al CowlingsDE6'524732San Francisco CC; Southern California120
51Randy CrossROG6'326525UCLA1616
17Steve DeBergQB6'321025Fullerton JC; San Jose State1615
62Walt DowningOG6'327023Michigan160
27Tony DungyFS6'019024Minnesota157
35Lenvil ElliottRB6'020728Truman State160
71Keith FahnhorstROT6'627327Minnesota1616
38Bobby FerrellRB6'021927UCLA160
48Phil FrancisRB6'121522Stanford160
30Tim GraySS6'120527Navarro JC; Texas A&M1615
86Cedrick HardmanRDE6'325531North Texas1411
59Willie HarperRLB6'221029Nebraska1616
22Dwight HicksFS6'119023Michigan84
55Scott HiltonLLB-MLB6'423325Salem76
36Paul HoferHB6'019527Mississippi157
45Mike HoganFB6'221525Tennessee-Chattanooga22
40Wilbur JacksonFB6'221928Alabama1614
44Charles JohnsonCB5'1118123Grambling State40
24Eric JohnsonSS6'119227Washington State81
80Terry LeCountWR5'1017623Florida20
22Eddie LewisRCB6'017526Kansas72
81Ken MacAfeeTE6'424523Notre Dame1612
54Bob MartinLLB6'121426Nebraska132
52Jeff McIntyreLLB6'323225Los Angeles Southwest JC; Arizona State143
11Dan MelvilleP6'018523Grossmont JC; California160
16Joe MontanaQB6'219523Notre Dame161
46Melvin MorganFS-LCB6'018626Gulf Coast JC; Mississippi Valley State85
50Dave MortonLB6'222424Reedley JC; UCLA31
66Bob NelsonLLB6'423026Nebraska11
20James OwensWR-RB-S5'1118824UCLA160
56Fred QuillanC6'526623Oregon1616
80Eason RamsonTE6'222523Washington State20
78Archie ReeseLDE6'326223Clemson1616
53Tom SeabronLB6'321522Michigan160
85Paul SealTE6'422327Michigan153
84Mike ShumannWR6'017424Florida State1614
50Ron ShumonLLB-MLB6'122724Wichita State83
32O.J. SimpsonHB6'121032San Francisco CC; Southern California138
67Ron SingletonLOT6'724527Grambling State1615
88Freddie SolomonWR5'1118526Tampa1512
72Ruben VaughanDT6'225523Colorado131
75Ted VincentLDT6'426223Wichita State1615
74Jimmy WebbRDT6'524527Mississippi State1615
14Ray WerschingK5'1121529Cerritos JC; California160
29Gerard WilliamsRCB6'118427Langston1514
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
James Owens229WRUCLA
Joe Montana382QBNotre Damefrom DAL/SEA
Tom Seabron5111LBMichigan
Jerry Aldridge5119RBAngelo Statefrom DET
Ruben Vaughan6138DTColorado
Phil Francis7166RBStanford
Steve Hamilton9221DTMissouri
Dwight Clark10249WRClemson
Howard Ballage10252DBColoradofrom TB
Billy McBride11276DBTennessee State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals649743104
Opponents Totals6114911888
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals3361202001611124545.395853
Opponents Totals3261361603010722248.2119858
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Ray Wersching0323591.4202483.3092
Paul Hofer90000054
Freddie Solomon80000048
Ken MacAfee40000024
Mike Shumann40000024
Lenvil Elliott30000018
O.J. Simpson30000018
Wilbur Jackson20000012
Bob Bruer1000006
Phil Francis1000006
James Owens1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals36323688.9202483.30308
Opponents Totals54465485.2141782.42416
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Ray Wersching202483.32/26/77/85/70/0
Team Totals202483.32/26/77/85/70/0
Opponents Totals141782.42/6/2/3/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Hofer1236155.0477
O.J. Simpson1204603.8223
Wilbur Jackson1143753.3162
Lenvil Elliott331354.1123
Phil Francis311183.8161
Freddie Solomon68514.256t1
James Owens7334.7110
Bobby Ferrell8334.180
Mike Hogan9313.460
Joe Montana3227.3130
Mike Shumann11919.0190
Steve DeBerg17100.680
Dan Melville300.000
Bob Bruer5-4-0.860
Team Totals48019324.056t17
Opponents Totals54422134.13824
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve DeBerg57834760.021036526.310.550172.9213.617119353373.1
Joe Montana231356.510964.27.41814.300.0009681.1
Freddie Solomon11100.001212.012.01200.000.00012116.7
Team Totals60236160.022037606.210.450183.0213.517119364173.5
Opponents Totals44126259.416434077.713.085255.7153.429227318088.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Hofer5866211.4442
Freddie Solomon5780714.244t7
Wilbur Jackson534228.0340
Mike Shumann3945211.6394
Phil Francis321986.2190
Bob Bruer262549.8191
Ken MacAfee2426611.1504
Lenvil Elliott231978.6300
Dwight Clark1823212.9300
James Owens1012112.1170
Mike Hogan9657.2270
O.J. Simpson7466.6140
Paul Seal33411.3140
Bobby Ferrell242.030
Team Totals361376010.45018
Opponents Totals262340713.08525
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dwight Hicks55711.4290
Gerard Williams4389.5220
Charles Cornelius35418.0540
Tim Gray12020.0200
Dan Bunz122.020
Melvin Morgan100.000
Team Totals1517111.4540
Opponents Totals2136517.491t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dan Melville71262637.05311015262216430.1
Team Totals72262636.55311015262216430.1
Opponents Totals74281738.1630616314238332.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Freddie Solomon2321426.2140
Dwight Hicks1331209.2330
Tony Dungy83526.5110
Team Totals4483147.1330
Opponents Totals3772627.1440
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
James Owens41100224.485t1
Lenvil Elliott917018.9330
Paul Hofer812415.5230
Phil Francis710314.7230
Bobby Ferrell67813.0180
Dwight Hicks23618.0190
Bob Bruer12020.0200
Jean Barrett155.050
Team Totals75153820.585t1
Opponents Totals68136720.1700
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bob Bruer100000
Dan Bunz114550
Dwight Clark0001100
Charles Cornelius0002220
Randy Cross0020200
Steve DeBerg6202-170
Tony Dungy111200
Lenvil Elliott200000
Phil Francis200000
Tim Gray101140
Willie Harper00011160
Dwight Hicks0001120
Paul Hofer320200
Wilbur Jackson620200
Ken MacAfee0010100
Bob Martin0001100
Dan Melville1202-20
Joe Montana110100
James Owens400000
Fred Quillan2000-340
Tom Seabron0002200
Ron Shumon0012350
O.J. Simpson300000
Freddie Solomon320200
Gerard Williams00033730
Team Totals3720171936540
Opponents Totals33191218301
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