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1974 San Francisco 49ers: 6-8-0
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Home record: 3-4-0 (118 points scored, 132 allowed) Road record: 3-4-0 (109 points scored, 104 allowed) Head Coach: Dick Nolan 227 points scored (19th of 26 teams), 236 points allowed (11th) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 170 361 2,007 (19) 5.07 15 28 477 1,981 (11) 4.2 10 3,988 (14) 42 Defense: 178 339 1,931 ( 6) 5.26 14 20 503 2,033 (18) 4.0 13 3,964 (12) 40


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 10 Dennis Morrison QB 3 6'3 211 23 1 Kansas State 11 Steve Spurrier QB 3 6'2 198 29 8 Florida 13 Tom Wittum P 14 6'1 190 24 2 Northern Illinois 14 Tom Owen QB 10 6'1 194 22 R Wichita State 16 Norm Snead QB 3 6'4 215 35 14 Wake Forest 18 Gene Washington WR 14 6'1 185 27 6 Stanford 19 Joe Reed QB 6 6'1 195 26 3 Mississippi State 20 Mike Holmes DB 13 6'2 193 23 1 Texas Southern 24 Delvin Williams RB 13 6'0 195 23 R Kansas 27 Al Randolph DB 6 6'2 205 30 9 Iowa 27 Dennis Bragonier DB 2 6'0 186 23 1 Stanford 29 Dave Atkins RB 1 6'1 205 25 2 Texas-El Paso 30 Bruce Gossett K 14 6'2 230 32 11 Richmond 32 Mel Phillips DB 6 6'0 190 32 9 North Carolina A&T 33 John Saunders DB 4 6'3 196 24 2 Toledo 35 Larry Schreiber RB 14 6'0 210 27 4 Tennessee Tech 37 Jimmy Johnson DB 13 6'2 185 36 14 UCLA 40 Wilbur Jackson RB 14 6'1 215 22 R Alabama 43 Windlan Hall DB 13 5'11 175 24 3 Arizona State 44 Bruce Taylor DB 14 6'0 190 26 5 Boston University 45 Manfred Moore RB 14 6'0 194 23 R Southern California 46 Danny Abramowicz WR 14 6'1 193 29 8 Xavier 47 Hugo Hollas DB 7 6'1 190 28 4 Rice 48 Sammy Johnson RB 14 6'0 223 22 R North Carolina 49 Ralph McGill DB 13 5'11 183 24 3 Tulsa 50 Ceasar Belser DB 4 6'0 205 30 5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 52 Skip Vanderbundt LB 14 6'3 223 27 6 Oregon State 53 Tommy Hart DE 14 6'3 248 29 7 Morris Brown 54 Tom Hull LB 13 6'3 230 22 R Penn State 56 Bob Hoskins DT 14 6'2 250 29 5 Wichita State 57 Frank Nunley LB 13 6'2 234 29 8 Michigan 58 Bill McKoy LB 14 6'3 226 26 4 Purdue 59 Willie Harper LB 14 6'2 220 24 2 Nebraska 60 Bill Sandifer DT 4 6'6 278 22 R UCLA 64 Dave Wilcox LB 14 6'3 240 32 11 Oregon 65 Randy Beisler OG 9 6'4 247 30 9 Indiana 66 Bobby Penchion OG 8 6'5 252 25 3 Alcorn State 67 John Watson OT 13 6'4 245 25 4 Oklahoma 69 Woody Peoples OG 10 6'2 252 31 7 Grambling 71 Keith Fahnhorst OT 14 6'6 255 22 R Minnesota 72 Bill Belk DE 14 6'3 248 28 7 Maryland Eastern Shore 74 Stan Hindman DE 8 6'3 245 30 7 Mississippi 75 Forrest Blue C 12 6'5 265 29 7 Auburn 76 Len Rohde OT 14 6'4 248 36 15 Utah State 77 Jean Barrett OT 14 6'6 254 23 2 Tulsa 78 Rolf Krueger DE 9 6'4 253 27 6 Texas A&M 79 Cas Banaszek OT 14 6'3 255 29 7 Northwestern 80 Mike Bettiga WR 10 6'3 193 24 1 Humboldt State 82 Ted Kwalick TE 14 6'4 228 27 6 Penn State 84 Tom Mitchell TE 14 6'2 215 30 8 Bucknell 85 Bob West WR 10 6'4 218 24 3 San Diego State 86 Cedrick Hardman DE 14 6'3 258 26 5 North Texas State 87 Mike Raines DT 2 6'5 255 21 R Alabama 88 Terry Beasley WR 13 5'10 182 24 2 Auburn
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Tom Owen 184 88 47.8 1,327 7.21 15.1 10 5.4 15 8.2 25 202 56.1 Joe Reed 74 29 39.2 316 4.27 10.9 2 2.7 7 9.5 7 50 22.1 Dennis Morrison 51 21 41.2 227 4.45 10.8 1 2.0 5 9.8 0 0 21.9 Norm Snead 48 30 62.5 368 7.67 12.3 2 4.2 1 2.1 2 15 91.3 Steve Spurrier 3 1 33.3 2 0.67 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 7 42.4 Danny Abramowicz 1 1 100.0 41 41.00 41.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 118.8
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Larry Schreiber        30    217    7.2    1
Gene Washington        29    615   21.2    6
Danny Abramowicz       25    369   14.8    1
Wilbur Jackson         23    190    8.3    2
Tom Mitchell           19    262   13.8    0
Terry Beasley          17    253   14.9    3
Ted Kwalick            13    231   17.8    2
Sammy Johnson          11    106    9.6    0
Manfred Moore           2     29   14.5    0
Delvin Williams         1      9    9.0    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Wilbur Jackson        174    705    4.1    0
Larry Schreiber       174    634    3.6    3
Sammy Johnson          44    237    5.4    2
Delvin Williams        36    201    5.6    3
Joe Reed               16    107    6.7    0
Tom Owen               16     36    2.2    1
Manfred Moore          10     24    2.4    1
Tom Wittum              1     13   13.0    0
Gene Washington         2      4    2.0    0
Dennis Morrison         1      0    0.0    0
Tom Mitchell            1     -2   -2.0    0
Terry Beasley           1     -3   -3.0    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Mike Holmes            25    612   24.5    0
Manfred Moore          18    398   22.1    0
Wilbur Jackson          5    103   20.6    0
Sammy Johnson           2     31   15.5    0
Bob West                1      0    0.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Ralph McGill           20    166    8.3    3    0
Bruce Taylor           10     38    3.8    2    0
Mike Holmes             9     45    5.0    0    0
Manfred Moore           5    149   29.8    0    1
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Tom Wittum 68 2,800 41.2 0 0 1 0 0 40.6 Bruce Gossett 2 56 28.0 0 0 0 0 0 28.0 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Bruce Gossett 2/2 5/7 2/3 2/12 0/0 11/24 25/27 58 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Mike Holmes 3 26 0 Jimmy Johnson 3 50 0 Ralph McGill 5 71 0 Frank Nunley 4 30 0 Mel Phillips 1 27 0 Bruce Taylor 1 0 0 Skip Vanderbundt 2 22 0 Dave Wilcox 1 21 1
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 1 9 RB Wilbur Jackson 94 Alabama [pick acquired from NE] 1 10 DT Bill Sandifer 46 UCLA 2 35 TE Keith Farnhorst 193 Minnesota 2 49 RB Delvin Williams 100 Kansas [pick acquired from WAS] 4 83 WR Clint Haslerig 27 Michigan [pick acquired from NYJ via NO] 4 90 RB Sammy Johnson 62 North Carolina [pick acquired from GB] 6 138 DT Mike Raines 2 Alabama 7 166 RB Kermit Johnson 22 UCLA 8 191 OG Jim Schnietz Missouri 9 216 RB Manfred Moore 51 USC 10 244 LB Glenn Gaspard Texas 11 269 DB Greg Battle Colorado State 12 294 LB Tom Hull 25 Penn State 13 322 QB Tom Owen 26 Wichita State 14 347 DE Walt Williamson Michigan 15 372 TE Leonard Gray Long Beach State 16 400 DB Jack Conners Oregon 17 425 OG Levi Stanley Hawaii

Traded draft picks: #3 to STL (Steve George), #4 to NO (Rod McNeill), #5 to NO (Joel Parker)


Transactions:
01-1974traded Randy Jackson to Eagles for Philadelphia's #9 pick in the 1975 draft and #4 pick in the 1976 draft
03-25-1974traded Mike Simpson to Colts for Baltimore's #7 pick in the 1976 draft
04-03-1974traded Dave Olerich to Bears for an undisclosed draft pick
05-06-1974traded Ken Willard to Cardinals for St. Louis' #3 and #9 picks in the 1975 draft and their #6 pick in the 1976 draft
07-1974traded San Francisco's #7 pick in the 1975 draft to Bills for Bob Penchion
07-25-1974traded Baltimore's #3 pick in the 1975 draft and Baltimore's #7 pick in the 1976 draft to Colts for Tom Mitchell
08-14-1974traded John Isenbarger and Dick Witcher to Bears for Cecil Turner
08-15-1974traded Vic Washington to Oilers for Houston's #1 pick in the 1976 draft and #3 pick in the 1977 draft
09-09-1974traded San Francisco's #6 pick in the 1975 draft to Chiefs for Robert West
10-22-1974traded San Francisco's #3 pick in the 1975 draft and #4 pick in the 1976 draft to Giants for Norm Snead
10-22-1974traded Joe Reed to Lions for Detroit's #5 pick in the 1976 draft


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    at New Orleans Saints      W 17-13     1-0-0
09/22/74    at Atlanta Falcons         W 16-10     2-0-0
09/29/74    vs Cincinnati Bengals      L 3-21      2-1-0
10/06/74    vs St. Louis Cardinals     L 9-34      2-2-0
10/14/74    at Detroit Lions           L 14-17     2-3-0
10/20/74    at Los Angeles Rams        L 14-37     2-4-0
10/27/74    vs Oakland Raiders         L 24-35     2-5-0
11/04/74    vs Los Angeles Rams        L 13-15     2-6-0
11/10/74    at Dallas Cowboys          L 14-20     2-7-0
11/17/74    at Chicago Bears           W 34-0      3-7-0
11/24/74    vs Atlanta Falcons         W 27-0      4-7-0
12/01/74    at Cleveland Browns        L 0-7       4-8-0
12/08/74    vs Green Bay Packers       W 7-6       5-8-0
12/15/74    vs New Orleans Saints      W 35-21     6-8-0

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