The 1956San Francisco 49ers season was the team's seventh season in the NFL, and were coming off a 4–8–0 record, finishing in 5th place in the Western Conference. For the 1956 season the 49ers wore RED helmets, not silver helmets as illustrated here.
San Francisco would bring in a new head coach for the 2nd straight season, as Red Strader was replaced with former 49ers quarterback Frankie Albert, who played with the team from their AAFC days in 1946 until 1952.
The Niners would get off to a rough start, winning only 1 of their first 7 games to sit in last place in the Western Conference. San Francisco would go unbeaten in their final 5 games, and finish the year with a 5–6–1, and in 3rd place in the Conference.
Offensively, Y.A. Tittle threw for a team high 1641 yards and 7 TD's, and had 56.9% of his passes completed. Hugh McElhenny rushed for a team best 916 yards and 8 TD's, while Billy Wilson would catch a club high 60 receptions for 889 yards, along with 5 TD's. Bob St. Clair blocked ten Field Goal attempts.