1950 San Francisco 49ers season

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1950 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coach Buck Shaw
Home field Kezar Stadium
Results
Record 3–9–0
Division place T-5th NFL National
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
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Timeline
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< 1949 1951 >

The 1950 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's first season in the NFL, after playing the previous four years in the All-America Football Conference, which folded after the 1949 season. The 49ers, Baltimore Colts, and Cleveland Browns all joined the NFL from the AAFC.

San Francisco's first ever NFL game was at Kezar Stadium on September 17 against the New York Yanks, as the 49ers fell short, losing by a score of 21–17. They would start the season 0–5 before recording their first NFL victory in a close 28–27 victory over the Detroit Lions at home. The Niners would play better after the 0–5 start, going 3–4 in their remaining 7 games to finish the season 3–9, and fail to qualify for the playoffs.

Quarterback Frankie Albert would complete 50.7% of his passes, while throwing for 14 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. Running back Joe Perry would rush for a team high 647 yards and 5 touchdowns, while wide receiver Alyn Beals caught 22 passes for 315 yards, and 3 touchdowns.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

See also: 1950 NFL draft

[1]

Even though the former AAFC teams drafted after all of the NFL teams in each round, the Niners grabbed future Hall of Famer Leo Nomellini in the first round.

Regular Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

# Date Visitor Result Score Home Record Attendance
1 September 17 New York Yanks L 21–17 San Francisco 49ers 0–1–0 29,600
2 September 24 Chicago Bears L 32–20 San Francisco 49ers 0–2–0 35,558
3 October 1 Los Angeles Rams L 35–14 San Francisco 49ers 0–3–0 27,262
4 October 8 San Francisco 49ers L 24–7 Detroit Lions 0–4–0 17,337
5 October 12 San Francisco 49ers L 29–24 New York Yanks 0–5–0 5,740
6 October 22 Detroit Lions W 28–27 San Francisco 49ers 1–5–0 27,350
7 October 29 Baltimore Colts W 17–14 San Francisco 49ers 2–5–0 14,800
8 November 5 San Francisco 49ers L 28–21 Los Angeles Rams 2–6–0 15,952
9 November 12 San Francisco 49ers L 34–14 Cleveland Browns 2–7–0 28,786
10 November 19 San Francisco 49ers L 17–0 Chicago Bears 2–8–0 35,105
11 November 26 San Francisco 49ers L 25–21 Green Bay Packers 2–9–0 13,186
12 Bye
13 December 10 Green Bay Packers W 30–14 San Francisco 49ers 3–9–0 19,204

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. New York Yanks[edit]

Week One: New York Yanks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Yanks 14 0 7 0 21
49ers 0 10 0 7 17

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Top passers
  • NYY –
  • SF –
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • NYY –
  • SF –
Top tacklers
  • NYY –
  • SF –

Week 2: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Two: Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 3 9 17 3 32
49ers 7 7 0 6 20

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • CHB – Julie Rykovich 15 yard run, Johnny Lujack kick (CHB 19-14)
  • CHB – George Blanda 28 yard field goal (CHB 22-14)
  • CHB – Gerry Weatherly 23 yard interception return, Johnny Lujack kick (CHB 29-14)
Fourth quarter
  • CHB – George Blanda 40 yard field goal (CHB 32-14)
  • SF – Frankie Albert 1 yard run, kick failed (CHB 32-20)
Top passers
  • CHB –
  • SF –
Top rushers
  • CHB –
  • SF –
Top receivers
  • CHB –
  • SF –
Top tacklers
  • CHB –
  • SF –

Week 3: vs. Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Three: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 14 0 14 7 35
49ers 0 7 7 0 14

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SF – Jim Cason 13 yard pass from Frankie Albert, Gordie Soltau kick (TIE 14-14)
  • LA – Vitamin Smith 97 yard kickoff return, Bob Waterfield kick (LA 21-14)
  • LA – Dan Towler 34 yard run, Bob Waterfield kick (LA 28-14)
Fourth quarter
  • LA – Tank Younger 1 yard run, Bob Waterfield kick (LA 35-14)
Top passers
  • LA –
  • SF –
Top rushers
  • LA –
  • SF –
Top receivers
Top tacklers
  • LA –
  • SF –

Week 4: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Four: San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 0 7 0 7
Lions 3 7 7 7 24

at Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • DET – Cloyce Box 23 yard pass from Bobby Layne, Doak Walker kick (DET 17-7)
Fourth quarter
  • DET – Doak Walker 28 yard pass from Bobby Layne, Doak Walker kick (DET 24-7)
Top passers
  • SF –
  • DET –
Top rushers
  • SF –
  • DET –
Top receivers
  • SF – Jim Cason 8 Rec, 124 Yds, 1 TD
  • DET –
Top tacklers
  • SF –
  • DET –

Week 5: at New York Yanks[edit]

Week Five: San Francisco 49ers at New York Yanks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 10 0 7 7 24
Yanks 0 15 0 14 29

at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SF – Joe Perry 5 yard run, Gordie Soltau kick (SF 17-15)
  • LA – Dick Hoerner 1 yard run, Bob Waterfield kick (TIE 14-14)
  • LA – Paul Barry 1 yard run, Bob Waterfield kick (LA 21-14)
  • LA – Tom Keane 25 yard interception return, Bob Waterfield kick (LA 28-14)
Fourth quarter
  • SF – Jim Cason 27 yard pass from Frankie Albert, Gordie Soltau kick (SF 24-15)
  • NYY – George Taliaferro 12 yard pass from George Ratterman, Chet Adams kick (SF 24-22)
  • NYY – Buddy Young 14 yard rush, Chet Adams kick (NYY 29-24)
Top passers
  • SF –
  • NYY –
Top rushers
  • SF –
  • NYY –
Top receivers
  • SF – Jim Cason 8 Rec, 124 Yds, 1 TD
  • NYY –
Top tacklers
  • SF –
  • NYY –

Week 6: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Six: Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 7 14 6 27
49ers 14 7 7 0 28

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SF – Gordie Soltau 4 yard pass from Frankie Albert, Gordie Soltau kick (SF 21-0)
  • DET – Cloyce Box 58 yard pass from Bobby Layne, Doak Walker kick (SF 21-7)
Third quarter
  • SF – Jim Cason 9 yard pass from Frankie Albert, Gordie Soltau kick (SF 28-7)
  • DET – Doak Walker 58 yard pass from Bobby Layne, Doak Walker kick (SF 28-14)
  • DET – Jim Cain 2 yard fumble return, Bobby Layne kick (SF 28-21)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DET –
  • SF –
Top rushers
  • DET –
  • SF –
Top receivers
  • DET –
  • SF –
Top tacklers
  • DET –
  • SF –

Week 7: vs. Baltimore Colts[edit]

Week Seven: Baltimore Colts at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 0 7 14
49ers 0 7 0 10 17

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter

No scoring

Second quarter
Third quarter

No scoring

Fourth quarter
  • SF – Frankie Albert 1 yard run, Gordie Soltau kick (SF 14-7)
  • SF – Gordie Soltau 13 yard field goal (SF 17-7)
  • BAL – Chet Mutryn 1 yard run, Rex Grossman kick (SF 17-14)
Top passers
  • BAL –
  • SF –
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
  • BAL –
  • SF –

Week 8: at Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Eight: San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 7 7 7 21
Rams 0 7 21 0 28

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Game information
First quarter

No scoring

Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SF – Howie Livingston 35 yard interception return, Gordie Soltau kick (SF 14-7)
  • LA – Dick Hoerner 1 yard run, Bob Waterfield kick (TIE 14-14)
  • LA – Paul Barry 1 yard run, Bob Waterfield kick (LA 21-14)
  • LA – Tom Keane 25 yard interception return, Bob Waterfield kick (LA 28-14)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SF –
  • LA –
Top rushers
  • SF –
  • LA –
Top receivers
  • SF –
  • LA –
Top tacklers
  • SF –
  • LA –

Week 9: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Nine: San Francisco 49ers at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 7 0 0 14
Browns 7 7 3 17 34

at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • CLE – Lou Groza 22 yard field goal (CLE 17-14)
Fourth quarter
  • CLE – Lou Groza 10 yard field goal (CLE 20-14)
  • CLE – Dub Jones 3 yard run, Lou Groza kick (CLE 27-14)
  • CLE – Rex Bumgardner 12 yard run, Lou Groza kick (CLE 34-14)
Top passers
  • SF –
  • CLE –
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
  • SF –
  • CLE –

Week 10: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Ten: San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 0 0 0 0
Bears 10 7 0 0 17

at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • CHI – Ken Kavanaugh 39 yard pass from Johnny Lujack, Johnny Lujack kick (CHI 17-0)
Third quarter

no scoring

Fourth quarter

no scoring

Top passers
  • SF –
  • CHI –
Top rushers
  • SF –
  • CHI –
Top receivers
  • SF –
  • CHI –
Top tacklers
  • SF –
  • CHI –

Week 11: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Eleven: San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 0 14 0 21
Packers 7 6 0 12 25

at City Stadium, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • GB –
  • SF –
Top rushers
  • GB –
  • SF –
Top receivers
  • GB –
  • SF –
Top tacklers
  • GB –
  • SF –

Week 13: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Thirteen: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 0 7 0 14
49ers 10 14 0 6 30

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SF – Joe Perry 10 yard pass from Frankie Albert, Gordie Soltau kick (SF 17-7)
  • SF – Joe Perry 78 yard run, Jack Nix pass from Frankie Albert (SF 24-7)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SF – Fred Gehrke 4 yard pass from Frankie Albert, kick failed (SF 30-14)
Top passers
  • GB –
  • SF –
Top rushers
  • GB –
  • SF – Joe Perry, 9 Car, 135 Yds, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • GB –
  • SF –
Top tacklers
  • GB –
  • SF –

Standings[edit]

National Conference G W L T PCT PF PA
Chicago Bears 12 9 3 0 .750 279 207
Los Angeles Rams 12 9 3 0 .750 466 309
New York Yanks 12 7 5 0 .583 366 367
Detroit Lions 12 6 6 0 .500 321 285
Green Bay Packers 12 3 9 0 .250 244 406
San Francisco 49ers 12 3 9 0 .250 213 300
Baltimore Colts 12 1 11 0 .083 213 462

Pro Bowl[edit]

San Francisco's players selected for the Pro Bowl:

Player Position
Frankie Albert Quarterback
Visco Grgich Offensive Line
Leo Nomellini Defensive Line
Norm Standlee Running Back
Johnny Strzykalski Running Back

References[edit]

  1. ^ San Francisco 49ers. ""2008 Media Guide". p. 367.
  2. ^ San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide. San Francisco 49ers. p. 268. 
  3. ^ San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide. San Francisco 49ers. p. 268. 
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  7. ^ San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide. San Francisco 49ers. p. 268. 
  8. ^ San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide. San Francisco 49ers. p. 268. 
  9. ^ San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide. San Francisco 49ers. p. 268. 
  10. ^ San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide. San Francisco 49ers. p. 268. 
  11. ^ San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide. San Francisco 49ers. p. 268. 
  12. ^ San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide. San Francisco 49ers. p. 268. 
  13. ^ San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide. San Francisco 49ers. p. 268.