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2007 San Francisco 49ers season
San Francisco 49ers
Year founded: 1946
Helmet Logo
City San Francisco, California
Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers
Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black
Head Coach Mike Nolan
Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York
General manager Lal Heneghan
Mascot Sourdough Sam
League/Conference affiliations

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  • Western Division (1946-1949)

National Football League (1950–present) NFL redirects here. ...

Team history
  • San Francisco 49ers (1946–present)
Championships
League Championships (5)
Conference Championships (5)
  • NFC: 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994
Division Championships (17)
  • NFC West: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2002
Home fields
  • Kezar Stadium (1946-1970)
  • Monster Park (1971-present)
    • a.k.a. Candlestick Park (1971-1994)
    • a.k.a. 3Com Park (1995-2002)
    • a.k.a. San Francisco Stadium at Candlestick Point (2003-2004)
    • a.k.a. Bill Walsh Field at Monster Park (2007-Present)

The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team. The team plays its home games in San Francisco, California, while the club's headquarters and practice facility are located in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers are currently members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). National Football Conference logo. ... The NFC West refers to the Western Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... Throughout its history, the National Football League and other leagues have used several different formats to determine their league champion, including a period of interleague match-ups determining a true world champion. ... // This is a list of Super Bowl champions, that is, all the franchises that have won the championship game of the National Football League. ... Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Referee Dick Jorgensen Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... Kezar Stadium is a stadium located in the southeastern corner of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. ... Monster Park (colloquially Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park, and sometimes just simply The Stick) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Location of Santa Clara within Santa Clara County, California. ... The NFC West refers to the Western Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... National Football Conference logo. ... NFL redirects here. ...


The 49ers began play in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and joined the NFL in 1950 after the AAFC merged into the older league. The team currently shares the record for most Super Bowl victories (five) with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys, and is the only team with two or more appearances in the Super Bowl to remain undefeated in the championship game. The 49ers teams of the 1980s and early 1990s are considered by many fans to be among the greatest teams in NFL history. Three-time Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana, perennial Probowler Ronnie Lott, and career-touchdown leader Jerry Rice) played for the 49ers during this period. Additionally, some of the most memorable plays (including "The Catch") and games (such as Super Bowl XXIII) were played by this team. Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the established National Football League (NFL) from 1946 to 1949. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Steelers redirects here. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... For other uses of The Catch, see The Catch (disambiguation). ... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D...

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Franchise history

The San Francisco 49ers were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco, and one of the first professional sports teams based on the West Coast of the United States. The 49ers have won five NFL championships – all Super Bowls. (They share the Super Bowl win record with the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers.) They were the first team to win a record five Super Bowls (Super Bowls XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, and XXIX) and are the only team among those who have played more than one Super Bowl to never lose a Super Bowl game. They are considered "The Team of the Eighties", winning four Super Bowls in the decade. Prior to the 80s, the 49ers had never won an NFL championship (they did not even win a division title until 1970). During the 1980s, they failed to make the playoffs only twice — in 1980, and again in the strike-shortened 1982 season which saw them go 0-5 at home and 3-1 on the road — the only time in NFL history that a team went winless at home while winning more than half its away games in the same season. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference... Steelers redirects here. ... Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Referee Dick Jorgensen Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance...


Early years: 1946–69

The 49ers entered professional football in 1946 as a member of the All-America Football Conference. Though the 49ers could never unseat the dominant Cleveland Browns, they nonetheless were a strong second-best team in the league. Upon the dissolution of the league after the 1949 season, the 49ers, along with the Cleveland Browns and the first Baltimore Colts were granted admission to the National Football League in 1950. The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the established National Football League (NFL) from 1946 to 1949. ... Browns redirects here. ... Browns redirects here. ... Baltimore Colts started in the All-America Football Conference in 1946 as the Miami Seahawks. ...


The team's name came from the California Gold Rush gold-seekers who came to the San Francisco area during 1849. It is the only name the team has been affiliated with and San Francisco is the only city in which it has resided; however, a move to Santa Clara, CA is currently being considered. The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began shortly after January 24, 1848 (when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill in Coloma). ...


The 49ers struggled in their first several seasons in the NFL, unlike their AAFC counterparts the Browns, who won the NFL championship in their first season in the NFL in 1950.


In 1957 the 49ers would enjoy their first sustained success as members of the NFL. After losing the opening game of the season, the 49ers won their next three against the Rams, Bears, and Packers before returning home to Kezar Stadium for a game against the Chicago Bears. The 49ers fell behind the Bears 17-7. Tragically, 49ers owner Tony Morabito collapsed of a heart attack and died during the game. The 49ers players found out about it at halftime when coach Frankie Albert was handed a note with two words: "Tony's gone." With tears running down their faces, and motivated to win for their departed owner, the 49ers scored 14 unanswered points to win the game, 21-17. Dicky Moegle's late-game interception in the end zone sealed the victory. Anthony J. Tony Morabito, a University of Santa Clara alumnus who had been moderately successful during the late 1930s and early 1940s in the lumber hauling business in San Francisco, California realized that air travel would make feasible a coast-to-coast rivalry in football. ... Frankie Albert (January 27, 1920 - September 5, 2002) was a quarterback in the NFL. Frankie Albert, who was born in Chicago, starred at Stanford University coached by T-formation apostle Clark Shaughnessy. ...


On Nov. 3, 1957, the 49ers hosted the Detroit Lions, a game which has gone down in local lore as featuring arguably the greatest pass play (along with Dwight Clark's "The Catch" in 1981). With 10 seconds remaining, 49ers ball on the Lions 41, Detroit leading 31-28, Y.A. Tittle threw a desperation pass into the end zone, right into the arms of high-leaping R. C. Owens. The play became famously known as the "Alley Oop". Ironically, the two men covering Owens would later become 49ers coaches: Jack Christiansen (Head Coach), and Jim David. City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...


The 49ers would end that season with three straight victories and an 8-4 record, tying the Detroit Lions for the NFL Western Division title, and setting up a one-game divisional playoff in San Francisco. The 49ers got off to a fast start, and in the third quarter led 27-7. The Lions, led by quarterback Tobin Rote, who earlier in the season had replaced an injured Bobby Layne, would mount one of the biggest comebacks in NFL history and defeat the 49ers, 31-27. Had they won the game, the 49ers would have hosted the NFL Championship game the following weekend against the Cleveland Browns. As it happened, the Lions wound up beating the Browns 59-14. City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...


For most of the next thirteen years the 49ers would hover around .500, except for 1963 and 1964 when they went 2-12 and 4-10 respectively. Key players for these 49ers included running back Ken Willard, quarterback John Brodie, and offensive lineman Bruce Bosley. Kenneth Henderson Willard (born July 14, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former American football running back/fullback in the NFL. He played nine seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and one with the St. ... John Riley Brodie (born August 14, 1935) is a former professional American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, and had a second career as a Senior PGA Tour professional golfer. ... Bruce Bosley (born November 5, 1933) is a former American football offensive tackle who played for the San Francisco 49ers in a fourteen year career. ...


During this time the 49ers became the first NFL team to use the shotgun formation. It was named by the man who actually devised the formation, San Francisco 49ers' coach Red Hickey, in 1960. The formation, where the quarterback lines up seven yards behind the center, was designed to allow the quarterback extra time to throw. The formation was used for the first time in 1960 and enabled the 49ers to beat the Baltimore Colts, who were not familiar with the formation. A typical Shotgun formation -- many variables can be implemented, but this is the basic setup many teams use The shotgun formation is a formation used by the offensive team in American and Canadian football. ... Howard Wayne Red Hickey (February 14, 1917 — March 30, 2006) was an American football player and coach who played for two teams and served as head coach for the San Francisco 49ers, where he was most famous for creating the shotgun formation in 1960. ... The Indianapolis Colts are a professional football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ...


In 1961, primarily using the shotgun the 49ers got off to a fast 4-1 start, including two shutouts in back-to-back weeks. In their sixth game they faced the Chicago Bears, who, by moving players closer to the line of scrimmage and rushing the quarterback were able to defeat the shotgun and in fact shut out the 49ers, 31-0. Though the 49ers would go only 3-5-1 the rest of the way, the shotgun would eventually become a component of most team's offenses and is a formation used by football teams at all levels.


In 1961 the 49ers had a frustrating season as they won only 6 games that year. They won only 1 game at Kezar Stadium while on the road they won 5 of 7 games.


After posting losing records in the next 2 years, the 1965 49ers rebounded nicely to finish with a 7-6-1 record. They were led that year by John Brodie, who after being plagued by injuries came back to become one of the NFL's best passers by throwing for 3,112 yards and 30 touchdowns.


For the 1968 season the 49ers hired Dick Nolan as their head coach, who had been Tom Landry's defensive coordinator with the Dallas Cowboys. Nolan's first two seasons with the 49ers had gone much the same as the previous decade, with the 49ers going 7-6-1 and 4-8-2. Dick Nolan (born Richard Charles Nolan on March 26, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the father of Mike Nolan and a former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in the 60s and 70s. ... Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference...


First success: 1970–72

The 49ers started out the 1970 season 7-1-1, their only loss a one-point defeat to Atlanta. After losses to Detroit and Los Angeles, the 49ers won their next two games before the season finale against the Oakland Raiders. Going into the game the 49ers had a half-game lead on the Los Angeles Rams and needed either a win or the Giants to defeat the Rams in their finale to give the 49ers their first ever divisional title. City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... The St. ...


In the early game the Giants were crushed by the Rams 30-3, thus forcing the 49ers to win their game to clinch the division. In wet, rainy conditions in Oakland, the 49ers dominated the Raiders, 38-7, to give the 49ers their first ever divisional championship as champions of the NFC West.


The 49ers won their divisional playoff game 17-14 against the defending conference champion Minnesota Vikings, thus setting up a matchup against the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC Championship. In what would be the final home game for the 49ers at Kezar Stadium the 49ers kept up with the Cowboys before losing, 17-10, thus giving the Cowboys their first conference championship. City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference... Kezar Stadium is a stadium located in the southeastern corner of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. ...


The 49ers sent five players to the Pro Bowl that season, including MVP veteran quarterback John Brodie, wide receiver Gene Washington, and linebacker Dave Wilcox. Nolan was also named NFL Coach of the Year for 1970. John Riley Brodie (born August 14, 1935) is a former professional American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, and had a second career as a Senior PGA Tour professional golfer. ... Gene Washington (born January 14, 1947 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) was a NFL player for many years who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions as a wide receiver. ... Dave Wilcox (born September 29, 1942, in Ontario, Oregon) is a former American football linebacker for the National Football League San Francisco 49ers between 1964 and 1974. ...


Following the 1970 season the 49ers moved from Kezar Stadium to Candlestick Park. Despite being located on the outskirts of the city, Candlestick Park gave the 49ers a much more modern facility with more amenities that was easier for fans to access by highway. Kezar Stadium is a stadium located in the southeastern corner of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. ... Monster Park (colloquially, The Stick or Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. ...


The 49ers won their second straight divisional title in 1971 with a 9-5 record. The 49ers again won their divisional playoff game against the Washington Redskins by a 24-20 final score. This set up a rematch against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game, this time to be played in Dallas. Though the defense again held the Cowboys in check, the 49ers offense was ineffective and the eventual Super Bowl champion Cowboys beat the 49ers again, 14-3. For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference...


In 1971 eight 49ers made the Pro Bowl, including defensive back Jimmy Johnson and Gene Washington, both for the second year in a row, as well as defensive end Cedric Hardman, running back Vic Washington, and offensive lineman Forest Blue. Jimmy Johnson may refer to: Jimmy Johnson (musician), guitarist, producer Jimmy Johnson (American football) (1938- ), American football player Jimmy Johnson (American football coach) (1943- ), American football coach Jimmie Johnson (1975- ), NASCAR race driver Jimmy Johnson (bassist) Jimmy Johnson (cartoonist) Jimmie Johnson (American football) (1968- ), American football player James A. Johnson... Gene Washington (born January 14, 1947 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) was a NFL player for many years who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions as a wide receiver. ... Cedric Ward Hardman (born October 4, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders and the United States Football Leagues Oakland Invaders. ... Victor Arnold Washington (born March 23, 1946 in Plainfield, New Jersey) is a former American football running back/safety in the NFL. In six seasons he played for the San Francisco 49ers, Houston Oilers, and Buffalo Bills. ... Forest Blue was a offensive lineman in the NFL. Categories: | | ...


The 49ers won their third consecutive NFC West championship in 1972 with five wins in their last six games, making them the only franchise to win their first three divisional titles after the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Their opponents in the divisional playoffs would once again be the Dallas Cowboys, making it the third year in a row the teams faced each other in the playoffs. City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference...


Vic Washington took the opening kickoff 97 yards for a score, and the 49ers took a 21-6 lead in the second quarter. After the 49ers took a 28-13 lead in the 4th quarter, Tom Landry sent quarterback Roger Staubach, who was backing up Craig Morton, into the game. Staubach quickly led the Cowboys on a drive to a field goal, bringing the score to within 28-16, and as the game wound down it appeared that that would be all the Cowboys would get. However, the Cowboys would complete the comeback all in the last two minutes. Just after the two minute warning Staubach found Billy Parks for a touchdown to bring the score to 28-23. Needing an onside kick to have a realistic chance at a game-winning touchdown, Cowboys kicker Toni Fritsch executed a successful onside kick, with the ball going back to the Cowboys. With the 49ers on the ropes, Staubach completed the comeback with a touchdown pass to Ron Sellers giving the Cowboys a dramatic 30-28 victory and sending the 49ers to yet another crushing playoff defeat. Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... Craig Morton Larry Craig Morton (born February 5, 1943) was a quarterback in the National Football League for three teams: the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos. ... Toni Fritsch (born July 10, 1945 in Petronell, died September 13, 2005 in Vienna) was an Austrian football (soccer) player who later started a successful career in American football in the US. Soccer career Toni Fritsch started to play football (soccer) at an early age and joined the Austrian record... Ron Jingle Joints Sellers (born February 5, 1947 in Jacksonville, Florida) was a NFL player who played for the Boston/New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys as a wide receiver. ...


The defeat would have a chilling effect on the 49ers, as they failed to make the playoffs for the next eight seasons.


Bottoming out: 1973–78

The 49ers run at the top of the NFC West ended in 1973 with the 49ers falling to a 5-9 record, their worst since 1969. The team lost six of its last eight games, including games to the also-ran New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions. In the final season of his career, longtime 49ers quarterback John Brodie split playing time with two other quarterbacks, most notably longtime backup Steve Spurrier. The team also suffered from not having a dominant running back, with Vic Washington leading the team with only 534 yards rushing. City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... John Riley Brodie (born August 14, 1935) is a former professional American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, and had a second career as a Senior PGA Tour professional golfer. ... Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and currently the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... Victor Arnold Washington (born March 23, 1946 in Plainfield, New Jersey) is a former American football running back/safety in the NFL. In six seasons he played for the San Francisco 49ers, Houston Oilers, and Buffalo Bills. ...


In 1974 the 49ers drafted Wilbur Jackson from the University of Alabama to be the team's primary back. Jackson enjoyed a fine rookie year, leading the 49ers with 705 yards rushing. He and fellow running back Larry Schreiber combined for over 1300 yards rushing. With Steve Spurrier injured and missing nearly the entire year, the 49ers did not have a regular quarterback but did put together a respectable 6-8 record. Following the season, longtime tight end Ted Kwalick left the 49ers to join the World Football League (he would join the Oakland Raiders upon the WFL's dissolution.) Wilbur Jackson (born November 19, 1951 in Ozark, Alabama) was an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He was selected in the first round ofv the NFL Draft out of University of Alabama by the 49ers in 1974. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and currently the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... Thaddeus John Kwalick (born April 15, 1947 in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania) is a former American football tight end in the NFL and World Football League. ... WFL logo The World Football League was an American football league that played in 1974 and part of 1975. ...


The 49ers dropped back down to 5-9 in what would be Dick Nolan's final season as coach in 1975, the 49ers losing their final four games of the season. Wilbur Jackson was hurt much of the year and Delvin Williams led the 49ers in rushing with 631 yards rushing. Delvin Williams (born April 17, 1951 in Houston, Texas), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2nd round of the 1974 NFL Draft. ...


Following the 1975 season the 49ers traded for New England Patriots quarterback Jim Plunkett, former Heisman Trophy winner from nearby Stanford University (which was also the alma mater of John Brodie). Though Plunkett had shown promise with the Patriots, he had not won there and it was thought that he needed a change of scenery. Monte Clark was also brought on as 49ers head coach. City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Jim Plunkett on the February 15, 1971 cover of Sports Illustrated James W. Jim Plunkett (born December 5, 1947 in San Jose, California) is a retired American football player. ... Stanford redirects here. ... Monte Clark (born January 24, 1937) was a former football player and coach who served as head coach for two National Football League teams: the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions. ...


The 49ers were led by one of the best running games in the NFL in 1976. Delvin Williams emerged as an elite back, gaining over 1200 yards rushing and would make the Pro Bowl. Wilbur Jackson also enjoyed a resurgence, rushing for 792 yards. Once again Gene Washington was the teams leading receivers with 457 yards receiving and six scores.


The 49ers started the season 6-1 for their best start since 1970. Most of the wins were against second-tier teams, although the 49ers did shut out the Rams 16-0, in Los Angeles on Monday Night Football. In that game the 49ers recorded 10 sacks, including 6 by Tommy Hart. However, the 49ers lost four games in a row, including two against divisional rivals Los Angeles and Atlanta that proved fatal to their playoff hopes. Despite finishing the season with a winning record of 8-6, Clark was fired after just one season by general manager Joe Thomas, who would oversee the worst stretch of football in the team's history. Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... Tommy Lee Hart (born 1944) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the San Francisco 49ers, the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints in a thirteen year career that lasted from 1968 to 1980 in the National Football League. ...


Under coach Ken Meyer the 49ers would lose their first five games of the 1977 season, including being shut out twice. Though they would win five of their next six they would lose their last three games to finish the season 5-9. Playing in San Francisco proved not to revive Plunkett's career as he had another disappointing season, throwing only 9 touchdown passes. Bright spots for the 49ers included defensive linemen Tommy Hart and Cleveland Elam, who made the Pro Bowl, and running backs Wilbur Jackson and Delvin Williams, who combined for over 1600 yards rushing. Gene Washington again led the team in receiving in 1977, which would be his final year with the 49ers. Ken Meyer was a former football coach at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. ... Tommy Lee Hart (born 1944) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the San Francisco 49ers, the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints in a thirteen year career that lasted from 1968 to 1980 in the National Football League. ... Cleveland Elam (born 1952) is a former American Football defensive tackle who played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions in a injury-shortened five year career that lasted from 1975 to 1979 in the National Football League. ... Wilbur Jackson (born November 19, 1951 in Ozark, Alabama) was an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He was selected in the first round ofv the NFL Draft out of University of Alabama by the 49ers in 1974. ... Delvin Williams (born April 17, 1951 in Houston, Texas), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2nd round of the 1974 NFL Draft. ... Gene Washington (born January 14, 1947 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) was a NFL player for many years who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions as a wide receiver. ...


The 1977 offseason was marked by a number of questionable moves by Joe Thomas that backfired badly. Thomas's big offseason acquisition was running back O.J. Simpson from the Buffalo Bills. As with Plunkett two years previously, it was thought that rescuing Simpson from a bad situation and bringing him to the area of the country he had been raised would rejuvenate his career. To create playing time for Simpson, Thomas traded Delvin Williams to the Miami Dolphins for wide receiver Freddie Solomon. Thomas also released Jim Plunkett, giving up on him after two seasons. Finally, Thomas fired Meyer after only one season, and replaced him with Pete McCulley, his third coach in three seasons. Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... Freddie Solomon (born January 11, 1953 in Sumter, South Carolina), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 2nd round of the 1975 NFL Draft. ... Head Coach of the San Francisco 49ers in 1978, Fired during the season. ...


The 1978 season was a disaster for the 49ers, as they finished 2-14, their only wins coming against the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Simpson indeed led the team in rushing, but with less than 600 yards. It had become apparent that Simpson's knees and body were shot, and he was clearly near the end of his career. Wilbur Jackson also missed the entire season due to injury. Even worse for the franchise was that the first pick of the 1979 draft that they would have had was traded to the Bills as part of the O.J. Simpson deal. Thomas was fired following the season. City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977...


However some of the key players that would be part of the 49ers stunning rise to emergence would begin their 49ers career in 1978. Rookie quarterback Steve DeBerg, who would be Joe Montana's first mentor, was the 49ers starting quarterback. Running back Paul Hofer and center/guard Randy Cross also started with the 49ers in 1978. Steve DeBerg (born January 19, 1954) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the San Francisco 49ers (1978-1980), Denver Broncos (1981-1983), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1984-1987, 1992, 1993), Kansas City Chiefs (1988-1991), Miami Dolphins (1993), and Atlanta Falcons (1998). ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Paul Hofer (born May 13, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a former professional American football player who played running back for six seasons in the NFL. He was a part of the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XVI winning team. ... Randy Cross (b. ...


Though more lean times lay ahead for the 49ers, the 1978 off-season would prove to be the launch point for the 49ers to achieve not only their best success in their history, but to put together one of the greatest championship runs in NFL history. It started with a coach, an overlooked quarterback, and a little luck.


1979–89

The team was led in its turnaround from late 1970s doormat by new owner Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. and head coach Bill Walsh. The former head coach of Stanford University was known for stockpiling draft picks, making excellent draft selections, and patching roster holes by acquiring key free agents. This article might not be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... William Ernest Bill Walsh (November 30, 1931 – July 30, 2007) was an American head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, and popularized the West Coast Offense. ... Stanford redirects here. ...


Bill Walsh was hired to be the 49ers head coach in the 1978 off-season. Walsh was a disciple of Paul Brown, and served as Brown's offensive coordinator with the Cincinnati Bengals from 1968 to 1975. However, Brown did not appoint him as his successor upon his retirement, ironically choosing another assistant, former 49ers center Bill "Tiger" Johnson. Desiring head coach experience, Walsh looked to Stanford University in 1977. He had had some success there before the 49ers tapped him to be their replacement. Paul Eugene Brown (September 7, 1908 - August 5, 1991) was an athletics coach of American football and a major figure in the development of the National Football League. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... Stanford redirects here. ...


Walsh is given credit for popularizing the 'West Coast offense', which is not entirely true. The Bill Walsh offense was actually created and refined while he was an assistant coach with Bengals. The offense utilizes a short, precise, timed passing game as a replacement/augmentation of the running game. The offense is extremely difficult to defend against as it is content to consistently make 6-8 yard gains all the way down the field. (The true West Coast offense -- more focused on the vertical, or downfield, passing game -- was actually created by 1960s L.A. / San Diego coach Sid Gillman, and San Diego State coach Don Coryell, who also employed a version of it as head coach of the San Diego Chargers.) In American football, West Coast Offense (WCO) is one of two similar but distinct offensive-strategic-systems of play: (A) the Air Coryell system; or (B) more commonly the pass play system popularized by Bill Walsh. ... Sidney Sid Gillman (October 26, 1911 - January 3, 2003) was an American football coach and innovator. ... Don Coryell (born October 17, 1924) is a former American football coach, who coached in the NFL first with the St. ... Chargers redirects here. ...


In Walsh's first draft, the 49ers had targeted Notre Dame quarterback Joe Montana as an early round pick. Montana had enjoyed a storied college career, leading the Fighting Irish to the 1977 national title and a number of dramatic comeback victories, the most stunning of all being his final game, at the 1979 Cotton Bowl. Playing the University of Houston in an ice storm, and with Montana suffering from a bad flu, Notre Dame was down 34-13 in the third quarter. However, Montana led a magnificent rally that culminated with him throwing a touchdown pass on the game's final play to give Notre Dame the 35-34 win. The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ...


Despite this, most scouts did not peg Montana as a top prospect. In addition to being relatively small for a quarterback (just over six feet) and slow, Montana's arm strength was considered suspect. Though he did get credit for his moxie and intangibles, most thought of him as a system player surrounded by a great team. Moxie, a carbonated beverage, is considered by some to be the USAs first mass produced soft drink, although both Vernors ginger ale and Hires Root Beer predate it by a decade. ...


In the 1979 draft, the Dallas Cowboys were placed just ahead of the 49ers. The Cowboys' draft strategy through that time was to take the highest-ranked player on their draft board at the time of their selection, regardless of position. When the Cowboys' turn came up in the third round, the highest rated player on their board was Montana. However, feeling that the quarterback position was in excellent long-term shape with Roger Staubach and Danny White, and desperately needing a tight end, the Cowboys went off their strategy and drafted Doug Cosbie. The 49ers, and Walsh, took Montana. Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... Wilford Daniel Danny White (born February 9, 1952) is an American football coach in the Arena Football League and also occasionally appears as an analyst on broadcasts of college football games. ... Douglas Doug Durant Cosbie (born March 27, 1956 in Palo Alto, California), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 3rd round of the 1979 NFL Draft. ...


As Walsh implemented his strategies and game plan, the 49ers had another year of losing, going 2-14. There were, however, a number of bright spots. Despite throwing more interceptions than touchdowns, Steve DeBerg blossomed under Walsh, throwing for over 3600 yards and completing 60% of his passes. Freddie Solomon also had a good year, with over 800 yards receiving. The running game was patchwork, with Paul Hofer leading the team with 615 yards and O.J. Simpson, in what would be his final season, rushing for only 460 yards and being sidelined with injuries. Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ...


The 49ers got off to a strong start in 1980, winning their first three games of the season. However, the team, still not quite ready for the big time, would lose their next eight games in a row, although many of those games were close, and the 49ers acquitted themselves well.


During the 1980 season, Walsh alternated DeBerg and Montana at quarterback. Though DeBerg had played well for the 49ers, Walsh felt the team's best chance to win in the long run was with Montana. He alternated the two QBs, giving Montana some experience while keeping opponents off guard. This strategy of alternating quarterbacks from game to game and during games is rare in football, although it had been employed by other successful teams in the past, specifically the Dallas Cowboys of the early 1970s who alternated Roger Staubach and Craig Morton, and the Los Angeles Rams of the early 1950s alternating Norm Van Brocklin and Bob Waterfield. City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference... Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... Craig Morton Larry Craig Morton (born February 5, 1943) was a quarterback in the National Football League for three teams: the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos. ... The St. ... Norman Mack Norm Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926 – May 2, 1983), also known as The Dutchman, was an American football player and coach. ... Bob Waterfield began his NFL career with the Rams with their 5th pick in 1944 in the NFL Draft. ...


The highlight of the 1980 season, and a sign of good things to come, came in Week 14. The 49ers trailed the New Orleans Saints, who at the time were winless at 0-13, 35-7 at halftime. However, led by Joe Montana, the 49ers made the 2nd greatest regular-season comeback ever, coming back to tie the score in regulation and winning the game in overtime with a field goal by Ray Wersching to give the 49ers an incredible 38-35 victory. It was this game, which marked Montana's first big NFL comeback win, that won Montana the quarterback job full time. City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours; these may be determined in several ways, by custom (what is considered healthy or reasonable by society), by practices of a given trade or profession, by legislation, or by agreement between employers and workers or their representatives. ... Ray Wersching was a kicker in the National Football League for 15 years, from 1973 through 1987. ...


A number of key players emerged for the 49ers in 1980. Among them were Dwight Clark, who led the 49ers with 82 receptions and just under 1000 yards receiving, and running back Earl Cooper, who ran for over 700 yards. Dwight Edward Clark, b. ... Marion Earl Cooper (born September 17, 1957 in Giddings, Texas), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1st round (13th overall) of the 1980 NFL Draft. ...


1981: 'The Catch' and first Super Bowl championship

See also: The Catch (American football)

With the offense in good shape, Walsh and the 49ers focused on overhauling the defense in 1981. Walsh took the highly unusual step of overhauling his entire secondary with rookies and untested players, bringing on board Ronnie Lott, Eric Wright and Carlton Williamson and giving Dwight Hicks a prominent role. He also acquired veteran linebacker Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds and veteran defensive lineman and sack specialist Fred Dean. For other uses of The Catch, see The Catch (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... There are several notable people named Eric Wright. ... Carlton Williamson (born June 12, 1958 in Atlanta, Georgia), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 3rd round of the 1981 NFL Draft. ... Dwight Hicks (born in 1956) is a former professional American football player who played defensive back for the San Fransisco 49ers from 1979 to 1985, and for the Indianapolis Colts in 1986. ... Jack Hacksaw Reynolds played football as a fullback and was then changed to linebacker. ... Fred Dean is a defensive American football player acquired from San Diego, California to help the San Francisco 49ers win two Super Bowls in the 1980s. ...


These new additions, when added to existing defensive mainstays like Keena Turner, turned the 49ers into a dominant team. After a 1-2 start, the 49ers won all but one of their final games to finish with a 13-3 record, easily the best record in the team's history. Additionally, the 49ers only allowed over 20 points in three games. Dean made the Pro Bowl, as did Lott, in his rookie season, and Hicks. Keena Turner (born October 22, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2nd round of the 1980 NFL Draft. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Led by Montana, the unusual offense was centered around the short passing game, which Walsh used as ball control. Both Dwight Clark and Freddie Solomon had excellent years receiving; Clark as the possession receiver, and Solomon as more of a deep threat. The 49ers running game, however, was among the weakest for any champion in NFL history. Ricky Patton led the 49ers with only 543 yards rushing. The 49ers' most valuable running back, however, might have been Earl Cooper, whose strength was as a pass-catching back (he had 51 catches during the season.)


The 49ers faced the New York Giants in the divisional playoffs and won, 38-24, in a game that wasn't as close as the score suggests. This set up an NFC Championship Game matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, whom the 49ers could never get past during their earlier successful run in the early 1970s. This article is about the current National Football League team. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference...


As they had earlier in the season (beating the Cowboys 45-14), the 49ers played the Cowboys tough, but the Cowboys forced turnovers and held the lead late. Unlike the playoff games of the '70s, this would end differently. In a scenario not unlike the 1972 divisional playoff, the 49ers were down 27-21 and on their own 11 yard line with 4:54 remaining. As Montana had done for Notre Dame and the 49ers so many times before, he led the 49ers on a sustained drive to the Cowboys' 6-yard line. On a 3rd-and-3 play, with his primary receiver covered, Montana rolled right and threw the ball off balance to Dwight Clark in the end zone, who leaped up and caught the ball to tie the game at 27, with the extra point giving the 49ers the lead.


"The Catch", as the play has since been named by sportscasters, reminded older 49er fans of the "Alley-oop" passes that Y.A. Tittle threw to lanky receiver R.C. Owens back in the 1950s. A picture of Clark's leap in the air appeared on the cover of that week's Sports Illustrated and was also recently featured in a Fall 2005 commercial for Gatorade. Yelberton Abraham Tittle (October 24, 1926, Marshall, Texas) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. ... R. C. Owens (born 1933) was an NFL wide receiver from 1957 through 1964. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Gatoradeis a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by the Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo. ...


Despite this, the Cowboys had one last chance to win. And indeed, on the first play of the next possession, Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson caught a pass from Danny White and got to midfield before he was pulled down by the jersey at the 49ers 44 yard line by Cornerback Eric Wright. Had Pearson not have been jersey-tackled, there was a good chance he would have scored a touchdown, as there were no 49ers downfield. On the next play, White was sacked by Lawrence Pillers and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Jim Stuckey, giving the 49ers the win and a trip to their first ever Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals, who were also in their first Super Bowl. Drew Pearson (born January 12, 1951 in South River, New Jersey) is a sportscaster and former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... Lawrence Pillers (born 1952) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons in a ten year career that lasted from 1976 to 1985 in the National Football League. ... James Stuckey (born 1958) is a former American Football defensive tackle who played for the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Jets in a seven year career that lasted from 1980 to 1986 in the National Football League. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team...


The 49ers would take a 20-0 halftime lead and hold on to win Super Bowl XVI 26-21 behind kicker Ray Wersching's four field goals and a key defensive stand. Throughout the '81 season, the defense had been a significant reason for the team's success, despite residing in the shadow of the then-innovative offense. Montana won MVP honors mostly on the strength of leading the 49ers on a 92 yard, 12 play drive culminating in a touchdown pass to Earl Cooper. Thus did the 49ers complete one of the most dramatic and complete turnarounds in NFL history, going from back-to-back 2-14 seasons to a Super Bowl championship in just two years. Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network... Ray Wersching was a kicker in the National Football League for 15 years, from 1973 through 1987. ...


Montana's success in the playoffs, and his success in leading the 49ers on big comebacks, made him one of the biggest stars in the NFL, and arguably the best quarterback ever to play the game. Not only was he the face of the 49ers, but his easygoing and modest manner enabled his celebrity to transcend football. Additionally, it caused other teams to consider players who, although not physically gifted, nonetheless had certain intangibles and tendencies that made them great players who could come up big in the toughest of situations.


During their first Super Bowl run, the team was known for its short-range passing game and the play-making ability of quarterback Joe Montana. Later, they became proficient in all aspects of the game, featuring a dominant defense (always in the offense's shadow) and a fast-scoring passing attack (with wide-receivers Jerry Rice and John Taylor). Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... John Gregory Taylor (born March 31, 1962 in Pennsauken, New Jersey) was an American football wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. ...


The 1982 season was a bad one for the 49ers, as they lost all five games at Candlestick Park enroute to a 3-6 record in a strike-shortened season. Joe Montana was the one highlight, passing for 2,613 yards in just nine games, highlighted by five straight games in which he broke the 300-yard barrier.


In 1983, the 49ers won their final three games of the season, finishing with a 10-6 record and winning their 2nd NFC Western Divisional Title in three years. Leading the rebound was Joe Montana with another stellar season, passing for 3,910 yards and connecting on 26 touchdowns. In the NFC Divisional Playoffs, they hosted the Detroit Lions. The 49ers jumped out in front early and led 17-9 entering the 4th quarter, but the Lions roared back, scoring two touchdowns to take a 23-17 lead. However, Montana would lead a comeback, hitting wide receiver Freddie Solomon on a game-winning 14-yard touchdown pass with 2:00 left on the clock to put the 49ers ahead 24-23. The game ended when a potential game-winning FG attempt by Lions kicker Eddie Murray missed. The next week, the 49ers came back from a 21-0 deficit against the Washington Redskins in the NFC Championship Game to tie the game, only to lose 24-21 on a Mark Moseley field goal that sent the Redskins to Super Bowl XVIII. The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Freddie Solomon (born January 11, 1953 in Sumter, South Carolina), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 2nd round of the 1975 NFL Draft. ... Edward Peter Eddie Murray (born August 29, 1956 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a retired American football kicker. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University...


1984–87

In 1984, the 49ers had one of the greatest seasons in team history, going 15-1 and setting the record for most wins in a regular season (since tied by Chicago in 1985, Minnesota in 1998, and Pittsburgh in 2004). In the playoffs, they beat the New York Giants 21-10, shut out the Chicago Bears 23-0 in the NFC Championship, and in Super Bowl XIX the 49ers shut down a record-setting year by NFL MVP Dan Marino (and his speedy receivers Mark Clayton and Mark Duper), beating the Miami Dolphins 38-16. Their entire defensive backfield (Ronnie Lott, Eric Wright, Dwight Hicks, and Carlton Williamson) was elected to the Pro Bowl -- an NFL first. Their overall record of 18-1 including playoffs is also an NFL record (only tied by Chicago in 1985; however Miami did have an undefeated season in 1972, going 17-0). This article is about the current National Football League team. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present...


During the 1984 season[1], fourteen 49ers players came together to record a 45 pop single entitled "We're the 49ers." The song, released as a 45RPM single on Megatone Records, was produced and co-written by Narada Michael Walden[2]. It mixed elements of R&B, funk, and pop. Prominent 49ers who provided vocals include Roger Craig, Dwight Clark and Ronnie Lott (Joe Montana is noticeably absent). While achieving some local airplay in San Francisco on radio stations like KMEL, it did not catch on nationally the way the Bears' Super Bowl Shuffle would a year later. Michael Walden (born April 23, 1952, in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA) is an American producer, drummer, singer, and songwriter. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Roger Craig (born July 10, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa) is a former NFL running back who won three Super Bowls (1985, 1989, 1990) while playing with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Dwight Edward Clark, b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... KMEL (106. ... The Super Bowl Shuffle was a rap song recorded by members of the Chicago Bears football team for their appearance in Super Bowl XX. // Known as Chicago Bears Shufflin Crew, the performers included Sweetness Walter Payton, Punky QB Jim McMahon, and Samurai Mike Singletary. ...


In the 1985 season, Roger Craig became the first NFL player to gain 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season. The 49ers were not as dominant as in 1984, however, and they settled for a 10-6 record, a wild card berth and a quick elimination from the playoffs when the New York Giants beat them 17-3. Roger Craig (born July 10, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa) is a former NFL running back who won three Super Bowls (1985, 1989, 1990) while playing with the San Francisco 49ers. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ...


When the 1986 season began, the 49ers were off and running with a 31-7 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on opening day. But the win was costly; Joe Montana injured his back and was out for two months. Jeff Kemp became the starting quarterback, and the 49ers went 4-3-1 in September and October. Upon Montana's return, the 49ers caught fire, winning 5 of the last 7 games, including a 24-14 win over the Los Angeles Rams, to clinch the NFC West title. However, the New York Giants defeated them again in the playoffs, 49-3. Montana was injured in the first half by a hit from the Giants' Jim Burt. City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... Jeffrey Allan Kemp (born July 11, 1959 in Santa Ana, California), was a former American professional football player. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Jim Burt (born June 7, 1959 in Orchard Park, New York) is a former American football player who played for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL). ...


During the strike-shortened 1987 season, the 49ers led the league with a 13-2 record but fell in their first playoff game to the Minnesota Vikings, 36-24 -- the third year in a row they lost in the first round. The loss to the Vikings was a stunning upset considering the 49ers that year were ranked #1 on both offense and defense, making them the odds-on favorite to go to the Super Bowl. Note that 1987 marked the first of six seasons when the 49ers had two Hall of Fame quarterbacks on the roster: from 1987 through 1992, Montana's backup (and frequent replacement) was Steve Young. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ...


1988–89

In 1988, the 49ers struggled. At one point, they were 6-5 and in danger of missing the playoffs but rose to defeat the Washington Redskins on a Monday night, eventually finishing the season at 10-6. They gained a measure of revenge by thrashing the Minnesota Vikings 34-9 in the first round. The 49ers then traveled to Chicago's Soldier Field, where the chill factor at gametime was 26 degrees below zero. They defeated the Chicago Bears 28-3 in a NFC Championship game upset.


The win over the Bears gave the 49ers their third trip to the Super Bowl: Super Bowl XXIII, in Miami. However, the game was tied 3-3 at halftime, the 49ers having missed a few scoring opportunities. A late Cincinnati field goal seemed to seal the victory, but they left too much time for Joe Montana to work his magic. He drove the team 92 yards for the winning touchdown on a pass to John Taylor with only 34 seconds left. Final score: 20-16 49ers. Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D...


The following year, coach Bill Walsh retired, and his defensive coordinator and handpicked successor, George Seifert, took over head coaching duties. The 49ers then steamrolled through the league to finish 14-2 and gain homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. Their two losses were by a combined 5 points. In the first round, they crushed the Vikings, 41-13. In the NFC Championship game, they blew out the Los Angeles Rams 30-3 before crushing the Denver Broncos 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV - setting a record for points scored and widest margin of victory in a Super Bowl, amongst others. Montana himself set many Super Bowl records (some since tied or surpassed) en route to his third Super Bowl MVP. In winning the Super Bowl, the 49ers became the only team to win back-to-back Super Bowls under different head coaches. This 1989 championship squad is often regarded as one of the most dominant teams ever, winning all three playoff games by a combined 100 points. George Seifert (born January 22, 1940 in San Francisco, California) is a former NFL head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers. ... Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Referee Dick Jorgensen Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV...


1990–98

In 1990, the 49ers won their first ten games, and they eventually finished 14-2. They ripped through the season, and the coveted third consecutive Super Bowl victory seemed within reach. In the playoffs, the 49ers dispatched the Washington Redskins 28-10, setting up a conference championship game with the New York Giants. Despite not scoring a touchdown in the game, the Giants took advantage of a 4th quarter injury to Montana and converted a faked punt attempt to thwart the 49ers attempt at a "three-peat." The Giants kicked a last-second field goal after recovering a Roger Craig fumble in the final minutes of the game, winning 15-13 and going on to win Super Bowl XXV. For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ...


During their quest for a "three-peat" between 1988 and 1990, the 49ers set a league record with 18 consecutive road victories. To this date, it never has been broken and no NFL team has ever successfully "three-peated".


Joe Montana then missed the following two seasons with a recurring elbow injury. Following the 1990 season, the 49ers left team stalwarts Roger Craig and Ronnie Lott unprotected and let them go to the Los Angeles Raiders via Plan B free agency. City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970...


In 1991, Steve Young injured the thumb on his throwing hand and later was sidelined with an injured knee. After 10 games, the 49ers had a record of 4-6. Backup quarterback Steve Bono helped the team to win its final six games of the season, finishing 10-6. However, the team missed qualifying for the playoffs by virtue of losing tiebreakers to the Atlanta Falcons. The 1992 and 1993 seasons saw a resurgent 49er team under the leadership of Steve Young, but a subpar defense could only take them to the NFC Championship game before falling to the then-juggernaut Dallas Cowboys each time. Additionally, Joe Montana came back from a season and a half off due to a back injury, and started a Monday night game on December 28, 1992. By the end of the season, partly fueled by media hype, perhaps the biggest quarterback controversy in football history was in full swing. The 49ers opted to keep Steve Young, and traded Montana to the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the 1993 season. Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ... Steve Bono with the St. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League...


In 1994, the team spent large amounts of money on the addition of several star free agents from other teams, including Ken Norton, Jr., Gary Plummer, Rickey Jackson, and Deion Sanders. Additionally, several rookie players made key contributions to the team, some becoming season-long starters such as defensive tackle Bryant Young, fullback William Floyd, and linebacker Lee Woodall. The 49ers had some tough times early in the season, including a 40-8 home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, and a 24-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, led by former 49ers quarterback Joe Montana. Following the Eagles game, a poll conducted on KNBR 680 showed that an overwhelming majority of 49er fans wanted head coach George Seifert fired. Ken Norton Jr. ... Gary Plummer (born 26 January 1960 in Fremont, California, U.S.) is a former NFL linebacker and current color commentator for the San Francisco 49ers radio broadcasts. ... Rickey Anderson Jackson (born March 20, 1958 in Pahokee, Florida) is a former American football linebacker who played for the New Orleans Saints (1981-1993) and the San Francisco 49ers (1994-1995). ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and is currently an NFL Network commentator. ... Bryant Colby Young (Born January 27, 1972, Chicago Heights, Illinois) is an American Football player who currently plays Defensive Tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. College Career At the University of Notre Dame, Bryant Young was a three-year starter. ... William Ali Floyd (born February 17, 1972 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a retired Hall of Fame American Football running back. ... Lee Artis Woodall (born October 31, 1969 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 6th round of the 1994 NFL Draft. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952...


The game against the Eagles was a turning point for the 49ers despite the lopsided score. Young was benched in the 3rd quarter and was later seen livid on the sidelines, shouting profanities at head coach George Seifert. The following week in Detroit, the 49ers trailed the Lions 14-0. After throwing a pass, Young was hit, picked up, and driven into the ground by three Lions defenders. After the hit, Young was screaming with his face dark red in color. He crawled most of the way off of the field before refusing help from the trainers as he limped the remaining way off the field. He miraculously returned to the field one play later (NFL rules state that after trainers attend to an injured player, that player must leave the field for at least one play) to lead the 49ers to a 27-21 victory. The team rallied around Young to win 10 straight games, including a 21-14 victory over the two-time defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys. During that span, the 49ers' average margin of victory was nearly 20 points per game.


Even after those initial rough spots early in the season, the 49ers finished the season 13-3 and with homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. In their first game, they easily defeated the Chicago Bears, 44-15, setting up the third straight 49ers-Cowboys NFC Championship Game. The 49ers took advantage of three early Cowboys turnovers, taking a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. From that point on, the game was much more competitive, but the 49ers held on for a 38-28 victory, qualifying them for their fifth Super Bowl, and the first to be played by two teams from California. The 49ers steamrollered the San Diego Chargers, becoming the first team to win a record five Super Bowls. With a record 6 touchdown passes, Steve Young was named the game's MVP. Their run of 5 Super Bowl wins in 14 seasons (1981-1994) solidified them as one of the all time greatest NFL teams. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... Chargers redirects here. ...


The 49ers made the playoffs in 1995, 1996, and 1997, being eliminated each season by the Green Bay Packers, including a 23-10 loss at Candlestick in the 1997 NFC Championship game. Packers redirects here. ...


In 1998, Steve Young led the 49ers to a 12-4 record and their 16th straight winning season, all with 10 wins or more. Once again, the 49ers faced the Green Bay Packers in a thrilling NFC Wild Card game that went back and forth for its duration. Things looked bleak when the 49ers trailed 27-23 in the waning seconds. However, in one last moment of glory, Young hit Terrell Owens on a dramatic, game-winning 25-yard touchdown pass that put the Niners at 30-27 with 0:03 left on the game clock. The 49ers caught a fortunate break when a few plays earlier Jerry Rice fumbled and the Packers recovered. Rice was incorrectly ruled down, despite the fact that his knees were clearly not touching the ground. Terrell Eldorado Owens (born December 7, 1973), is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ...


After retiring from coaching following their Super Bowl XXIII victory, Bill Walsh has often returned as a special consultant for player and coaching decisions, and as its occasional public frontman. Walsh even served as general manager in the late 1990s, guiding the transition from Steve Young to Jeff Garcia at quarterback. However, from 2000 till the end of his life in 2007, Walsh had little involvement with the team.
Jeffrey Jason Garcia (born February 24, 1970 in Gilroy, California) is a Mexican American professional quarterback currently employed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ...


1999–2005

In the late 1990s Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. was involved in a corruption investigation regarding Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and one of his Mississippi riverboat casinos. DeBartolo later pled guilty to a failure to report a felony charge in 1998. He was suspended from active control of the 49ers for one year. His sister, Denise DeBartolo York, and her husband, Dr. John York, took over operations of the team. This article is about the U.S. State. ... List of Governors of Louisiana First French Era Sieur Sauvole de la Villantry 1699-1701 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne, Sieur de Bienville 1701-1713 Antonine de la Mothe Cadillac 1713-1716 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1716-1717 De lEpinay 1717-1718 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1718... Edwin Washington Edwards (born August 7, 1927) served as the Democratic governor of Louisiana for four terms (1972 - 1980, 1984 - 1988, and 1992 - 1996), twice as many terms as any other Louisiana governor ever served. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... A riverboat is a specialized watercraft (vessel) designed for operating on inland waterways. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Marie Denise DeBartolo York (born 1951 in Youngstown, Ohio) is the owner of the San Francisco 49ers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Eddie DeBartolo returned from his suspension in 1999, but a series of lawsuits over control of the family's vast holdings led him to surrender controlling interest to the Yorks as part of a 2000 settlement. Denise York is now chairwoman of the board, while John York is CEO.


On the field, the 1999 version of the 49ers got off to a 3-1 start, then in a nationally televised Monday Night Football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Steve Young suffered a blindside hit that would eventually force him to retire. Without their future Hall of Famer, the 49ers lost 9 of their last 10 games, and suffered their first losing season since 1982. Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952...


In 2002 they produced the second-greatest comeback in 49er playoff history by coming back from a 24-point deficit (14-38) to win 39-38 against the New York Giants. They lost their subsequent game to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This would be, to date, the last postseason appearance for the 49ers. Following the season, head coach Steve Mariucci -- whose published statements about his degree of power in the organization had frayed already-strained relations with management -- was fired by John York, despite a winning record. York has since said he made the correct decision to fire Mariucci, but could have handled it better; for instance, he admitted he should have made the announcement himself rather than hand that responsibility to general manager Terry Donahue. The replacement, former Seattle Seahawks and Oregon State University head coach Dennis Erickson was signed to a five-year contract. The hiring of Erickson was highly criticized by the fans and the media. During the coaching search, three defensive coordiators emerged as candidates for the job, but the offensive-minded Erickson was chosen despite the fact that Erickson's offensive philosophy was very different from the West Coast Offense. City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... Steve Mariucci (born November 4, 1955 in Iron Mountain, Michigan) is a former National Football League coach, most recently for the Detroit Lions. ... Terry Donahue (born June 24, 1944) is a college football coach, college football analyst, and NFL general manager. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Oregon State University (OSU) is a four-year research and degree-granting public university, located in Corvallis, Oregon (USA). ... Dennis Erickson (born March 24, 1947, in Everett, Washington) is the head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils football team. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ...


The period since the 2002 season has been disastrous for the 49ers: injuries, a weak offensive line, and an inconsistent defense. Although they finished the 2003 season with a losing record of 7-9, Erickson was retained as coach for the 2004 season. The 2003 season also marked the end for volatile wide receiver Terrell Owens with the San Francisco 49ers. Owens scored 85 touchdowns in 8 seasons for the 49ers, including 4 in the playoffs. But his on and off-field antics lead to the 49ers trading him to the Philadelphia Eagles during the offseason.


On September 26, 2004, the Niners were shut out 34-0 by the Seattle Seahawks, their first such loss in 420 regular season and 36 playoff games, a league record. The last shutout had been 27 years prior in 1977 — they were defeated 7-0 by Atlanta at what was then known as Candlestick Park. The 49ers had several chances to score in the fourth quarter, but an interception and a fumble recovery sealed their fate in this game. is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Atlanta redirects here. ...


During the 2004 season, rumors that the Yorks might sell the team began spreading. Larry Ellison and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young have been the names most commonly rumored as potential buyers. The 49ers would finish that season with a record of 2-14, and thus finished last in the NFC West division for the first time since 1979, ending what had been the NFL's longest active streak for not finishing last in a division. It was also the worst record that season among the 32 NFL teams, securing them the right to the first pick in the NFL Draft. Erickson and the man who hired him, General Manager Terry Donahue, were fired. Lawrence Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation, a major database software company. ...


After an extensive coaching search, the 49ers announced the hiring of Mike Nolan -- defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens -- as their head coach for the 2005 season. He is the son of Dick Nolan, who led the team to three consecutive playoff appearances in the early 1970's. Among many NFL franchises, the general manager makes strategic, player and coaching personnel decisions; the 49ers hired a head coach without hiring a GM, indicating that Nolan will likely exert substantial control in all of these areas. In his inaugural draft as head coach, Mike Nolan selected with the first pick of the draft quarterback Alex Smith of the University of Utah. It was a pick predicted by most, though many predicted the 49ers might select local product Aaron Rodgers of the University of California, Berkeley. For other persons named Mike Nolan, see Mike Nolan (disambiguation). ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... Dick Nolan (born Richard Charles Nolan on March 26, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the father of Mike Nolan and a former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in the 60s and 70s. ... For other persons named Mike Nolan, see Mike Nolan (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Alex Smith, see Alex Smith (disambiguation). ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ... Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983 in Chico, California, U.S.) is an American football quarterback. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ...


On May 31, 2005, it became public knowledge that a controversial video production, intended to be viewed by the players only, had been made the previous August under the supervision of the team's public relations director, Kirk Reynolds, who also appeared prominently in it. The video contained offensive characterizations of certain ethnic and other groups, including Chinese-Americans, lesbians, strippers and homeless persons. The revelation led to Reynolds being fired, and sparked harsh condemnation from local and national media. An anonymous source leaked the story by sending a copy of the video to the media. Though he has denied the allegation and it may be impossible to know for sure, many believe disgruntled former GM Terry Donahue was the anonymous source. is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chinese Americans (Chinese language: 美籍華人 or 華裔美國人) are Americans of Chinese descent. ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... For other uses, see Striptease (disambiguation). ... A homeless man pushes a cart down the street. ... Terry Donahue (born June 24, 1944) is a college football coach, college football analyst, and NFL general manager. ...


Tragedy struck the Niners on August 20, 2005, when OL Thomas Herrion died immediately following a preseason loss to the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field. Coach Mike Nolan had just finished addressing the players in the locker room when Herrion collapsed. He was taken to a local Denver hospital, where he died several hours later. An autopsy revealed that Herrion died of a heart disease, which had not been previously diagnosed. is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Thomas Herrion Thomas Herrion (December 15, 1981 – August 20, 2005) was an American football player for the San Francisco 49ers. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... West entrance of INVESCO Field at Mile High INVESCO Field at Mile High is a sporting event and events stadium in Denver, Colorado. ...


In 2005, the 49ers finished 4th in the NFC West for the second year in a row, but were able to double their win total from 2004, ending the season with a 4-12 record. They ended the season on a high note with two consecutive wins; their first two game winning streak since 2003. Also, they swept their division arch-rival, the St. Louis Rams for the first time since 1998. City St. ...


2006

Further information: 2006 San Francisco 49ers season

The 49ers finished the 2006 regular season with a 7-9 record and 3rd in the NFC West, their fourth consecutive losing season. The team displayed vast improvement, however. The most impressive victory of the season came in the last week vs. the Denver Broncos. The 49ers managed to come back from a 13-0 deficit and knock Denver out of the playoffs in a OT win (26-23). They also defeated division rival, and defending NFC Champion, Seattle Seahawks in both meetings on the season. The 2006 San Francisco 49ers season began with the team trying to improve on their 4-12 record in 2005. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976...


At the beginning of the 2006 season, the team made perhaps their most important decision, awarding the top running back spot to second year veteran Frank Gore from Miami. Gore ran for a franchise record of well over 1,600 rushing yards, which led the NFC, along with 8 TDs. He was awarded his first Pro Bowl appearance as a starter. Frank Gore (born on May 14, 1983 in Coconut Grove, Florida) is an American football running back who plays for the San Francisco 49ers franchise. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


2007

Further information: 2007 San Francisco 49ers season

Before the beginning of the 2007 season, Bill Walsh, legendary coach for the 49ers, passed away on July 30, 2007 due to Leukemia. The 49ers addressed their problems in the secondary with the signing of safety Michael Lewis and cornerback Nate Clements from the Buffalo Bills. Clement's contract was worth $80 million for 8 years, the largest contract given to a defensive player in NFL history at the time that has since been surpassed by defensive lineman Dwight Freeney, who signed a 6 year, $72 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts. Other key defensive pickups included linebackers Colby Bockwoldt and Tully Banta-Cain and nosetackle Aubrayo Franklin. The team also addressed its wide-receiver needs by signing former Denver Bronco and Atlanta Falcon, Ashley Lelie. In the 2007 NFL draft, they addressed their need for an inside linebacker by picking Patrick Willis in the first round and also gave up their 2008 first round pick to the New England Patriots and selected 28 overall Offensive Tackle Joe Staley. In the 2nd round the 49ers traded their 2nd round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft for the Colts' number one pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. On the second day of the NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers traded a 4th round pick for Seattle Seahawks leading receiver, Darrell Jackson. San Francisco also used the free agency period to extend Gore's contract to 4 years worth $28 million, and $14 million guaranteed. The 2007 San Francisco 49ers season will be the 61st season for the team in the National Football League. ... The name Bill Walsh may refer to the following people: Bill Walsh, an American football Hall_of_Famer. ... Michael Milton Lewis (born April 8, 1980 in Richmond, Texas) is a Pro Bowl strong safety for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Nathan D. Clements (born December 12, 1979 in Shaker Heights, Ohio) is an American football player who currently plays cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. // Clements went to Shaker Heights High School. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... A defensive lineman is any of the down positions on the defensive side of American football. ... Dwight Jason Freeney (born February 19, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American football player who currently plays defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970... Colby Bockwoldt is a linebacker on the Tennessee Titans. ... Tully Banta-Cain (born August 28, 1980 in Mountain View, California) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the NFL. He was originally selected with the 25th pick of the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of California. ... Aubrayo Franklin (born August 27, 1980) is a National Football League defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. ... Ashley Jovon Lelie (born February 16, 1980, in Bellflower, California) is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. He was drafted out of the University of Hawaii by the Broncos with the 19th pick in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present...


The 49ers fired their defensive coordinator Billy Davis and hired San Diego Chargers linebackers coach Greg Manusky to replace Davis. With the San Diego Chargers replacing Marty Schottenheimer with Norv Turner as their head coach, the 49ers were forced to replace their offensive coordinator. Jim Hostler became Mike Nolan's third offensive coordinator in three seasons. A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... Chargers redirects here. ... Gregory Manusky (born August 12, 1966 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) is the current defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He is also a former player, playing linebacker for three teams over twelve years. ... Chargers redirects here. ... Martin Edward Schottenheimer (born September 23, 1943 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American football coach. ... Norval Norv Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is the head coach for the National Football Leagues San Diego Chargers. ... An offensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at others levels of American football) who is in charge of the offense. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the 2007 season, the 49ers started 2-0, winning their first two games against the Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams. This marked the first time the 49ers started 2-0 since 1998. They, however, proceeded to lose their next seven games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Seattle Seahawks, the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Giants, the New Orleans Saints, and the Atlanta Falcons, theSeattle Seahawks. City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... City St. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... Steelers redirects here. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976...


Logo and uniforms

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49ers Uniform, ca. 1964-95
49ers logo: 1962-1995
1994 Throwback Uniform
49ers Current Uniform, 1998-
The 49ers' 1991 proposed helmet design "The One Day Logo"

The 49ers' logo was a mustached 49er gold miner from the 1848 California Gold Rush, dressed in overalls and a red shirt, jumping in midair, and fired pistols in each hand: one nearly shooting his foot, the other pistol after having shot off his hat, now smokes and forms the word "Forty-Niners" from the smoke. An alternate logo was designed in the 1960s featuring a shield-shaped crest formed from the number "49", with a football in the upper right quadrant and "SF" in the lower left quadrant. San Francisco's current primary logo, an intertwined white "SF" in the center of a red oval with a black border, debuted in 1962. Black outlining on the intertwined "SF" was added in 1989, and in 1996, a more stylized black border and gold trimming was added to the oval logo. Image File history File links 49ersCrestLogo. ... Image File history File links 49ersCrestLogo. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 586 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (651 × 666 pixel, file size: 54 KB, MIME type: image/png) This is the basic uniform of the San Francisco 49ers from ca. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 586 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (651 × 666 pixel, file size: 54 KB, MIME type: image/png) This is the basic uniform of the San Francisco 49ers from ca. ... Image File history File links 49ers_helmet_logo. ... Image File history File links 49ers_helmet_logo. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 578 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (651 × 675 pixel, file size: 65 KB, MIME type: image/png) This is the 1950s era uniform that was also worn by the 49ers during the NFLs 75th Anniversay season in 1994. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 578 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (651 × 675 pixel, file size: 65 KB, MIME type: image/png) This is the 1950s era uniform that was also worn by the 49ers during the NFLs 75th Anniversay season in 1994. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 575 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (639 × 666 pixel, file size: 53 KB, MIME type: image/png) This is the current uniform of the San Francisco 49ers, first designed in 1996 and revised with gold pants in 1998. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 575 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (639 × 666 pixel, file size: 53 KB, MIME type: image/png) This is the current uniform of the San Francisco 49ers, first designed in 1996 and revised with gold pants in 1998. ... Image File history File links San_Francisco_49ers_Unused_1991. ... Image File history File links San_Francisco_49ers_Unused_1991. ... The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began shortly after January 24, 1848 (when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill in Coloma). ... The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began shortly after January 24, 1848 (when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill in Coloma). ...


In the 1950s and early 1960s, the 49ers wore silver helmets, silver pants and either cardinal red or white jerseys. The team's colors then changed in 1964, and the club began to wear gold helmets and beige-gold pants, and either scarlet red or white jerseys. The design of the jersey was relatively simple: red home jerseys with white block numbers, three white parallel stripes on the sleeves, and smaller white block numbers above these stripes on the upper sleeve. The color scheme was reversed for the white road jersey. The 1964 uniform design was basically used for the next thirty seasons, with only the following minor changes: a switch from thin to thicker pant striping in 1976, and the switching from red socks with three white stripes to solid red socks in 1991. Also, in 1989, the 49ers' jerseys were slightly altered with the stripes on the sleeves being made less bold and arranged closer together.


Also in 1991, the 49ers announced a prototype for a new logo and helmet design. Instead of the traditional "SF" oval, this new logo featured a stylized "49ers" in white with black and red shadows. However, fan reaction was so overwhelmingly negative that the idea was scrapped the next day. [3]


During the 1994 season, most NFL teams wore their throwback uniforms on occasional games (after week 2 of the season) to celebrate the NFL's 75th anniversary. The 49ers chose to wear their 1955 throwbacks with block-shadow numbers (there were no smaller numbers above the shoulder stripes), white pants with thinner red-black-red striping, and the old striped red socks (later replaced back to solid red). As they embarked on a winning streak that ultimately culminated in a Super Bowl XXIX victory, the team petitioned the NFL to wear the uniform for the rest of the season, which they were allowed to do. However, the team reverted to the 1964 basic uniform (1991 revised design) before the 1995 season. NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ... Throwback uniforms and jerseys are one-time or limited-time variations on a sports teams uniforms styled to resemble uniforms from that teams past. ... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


In 1996, the 49ers celebrated their 50th anniversary by designing a commemorative jersey patch based on the earlier shield-crest logo. The team also debuted a new uniform design, changing the shade of red used in their jerseys from bright scarlet to a deeper, cardinal red. The new modifications were also influenced from the 1994 throwback uniform: more black and gold trim were added to the block numbers, the sides of the sleeves, and the hips of the pants and the smaller numerals were now placed on the top of the shoulder. The team's helmet also underwent a redesign in 1996, utilizing the new updated oval logo with gold trimming. A more metallic gold was also used for the helmet color, the striping was changed from red-white-red to black-cardinal-black, and the old gray-colored facemask was switched to a cardinal red-colored one. As in 1994 the Niners also donned white pants full-time for the 1996 and 1997 seasons, this time with black-cardinal red-black striping. However, the team later switched back to gold pants in 1998, only this time it was a shinier, more metallic gold than the previous butterscotch matte gold of the past. The 1996 helmet and jersey design with the 1998 gold pants remains the club's current uniform. Since 2002, the 49ers have used the 1980s style scarlet and beige-gold uniforms as alternate jerseys, wearing them on five different occasions: 2002 against Philadelphia, 2005 against Tampa Bay, 2006 against Minnesota and Arizona, and 2007 against Arizona (during the season-opening Monday night game, in honor of former coach Bill Walsh) all at home. During the 2006 season, the team's 60th anniversary, a corresponding patch was on the jersey for all games. A second subsequent game in the 2007 season in which the throwbacks are planned to be worn at home has yet to be revealed. Also in the 2007 season, the 49ers began wearing black cleats, following a growing trend among many teams in the NFL.


Move out of San Francisco

Main article: New 49ers Stadium

On November 8, 2006, reports surfaced that the 49ers ended negotiations with the city of San Francisco about building a new stadium and plan to move to Santa Clara, 30 miles south of San Francisco. The Yorks and San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom had been talking over the last few months about building a privately financed stadium at Candlestick Point that was going to be part of the city's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The 49ers' decision ended the Olympic bid. San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago were the three cities competing to be the U.S. Olympic Committee's choice to bid on the 2016 games, now with Chicago as the U.S. Olympic Committee's choice. An artists rendering of the future 49ers stadium; the design of the stadium has not been finalized. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Santa Clara within Santa Clara County, California. ... Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California. ... Early design of the new stadium In 2006 the San Francisco 49ers anounced a new 68,000 seat, open air stadium to be built in time for the 2012 NFL Season. ... The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, is a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee. ...


The team's current lease at Candlestick Park runs through the 2008 season and the team holds three five-year options that could extend it through 2013. The current stadium at Candlestick is one of the most run-down in sports, leading to the team's desire to seek a new stadium with revenue-generating suites and luxury boxes. The plan to build a stadium also included public housing, retail and office space. The city was not going to contribute any money to the stadium but was willing to possibly help with some of the infrastructure costs. According to the Mayor's office, John York assured San Francisco officials that he was only negotiating with the city, but the team had talked in recent weeks to Santa Clara officials about the move. Monster Park (colloquially, The Stick or Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. ...


On the 49ers website, owner John York had a letter stating a move to Santa Clara. The team would retain its name according to this letter.[4]


York later confirmed in a press conference on November 9 that the team will move to Santa Clara with plans to build a state of the art facility without a stadium mall in time for the 2012 season. is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On November 15, 2006, ESPN reported that U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a former mayor of San Francisco planned to sponsor a bill to prevent the 49ers from retaining any reference to San Francisco in their name, preventing gameday shuttles to Santa Clara and other provisions if the team were to move away from San Francisco.[5] is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is currently the senior U.S. Senator from California, having held office as a senator since 1992. ...


Season-by-season records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
San Francisco 49ers (AAFC)
1946 9 5 0 2nd AAFC West --
1947 8 4 2 2nd AAFC West --
1948 12 2 0 2nd AAFC West --
1949 9 3 0 2nd AAFC Lost AAFC Championship (Browns)
Merged into NFL
1950 3 9 0 T-5th NFL NFC --
1951 7 4 1 T-2nd NFL NFC --
1952 7 5 0 3rd NFL NFC --
1953 9 3 0 2nd NFL West --
1954 7 4 1 3rd NFL West --
1955 4 8 0 5th NFL West --
1956 5 6 1 3rd NFL West --
1957 8 4 0 2nd NFL West Lost Western Conference Playoff (Lions) 31-27
1958 6 6 0 4th NFL West --
1959 7 5 0 T-3rd NFL West --
1960 7 5 0 T-2nd NFL West --
1961 7 6 1 5th NFL West --
1962 6 8 0 4th NFL West --
1963 2 12 0 7th NFL West --
1964 4 10 0 7th NFL West --
1965 7 6 1 4th NFL West --
1966 6 6 2 4th NFL West --
1967 7 7 0 3rd NFL Coastal --
1968 7 6 1 3rd NFL Coastal --
1969 4 8 2 4th NFL Coastal --
1970 10 3 1 1st NFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 17-14
Lost Conference Championship (Cowboys) 17-10
1971 9 5 0 1st NFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 24-20
Lost Conference Championship (Cowboys) 14-3
1972 8 5 1 1st NFC West Lost Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 30-28
1973 5 9 0 3rd NFC West --
1974 6 8 0 2nd NFC West --
1975 5 9 0 2nd NFC West --
1976 8 6 0 2nd NFC West --
1977 5 9 0 3rd NFC West --
1978 2 14 0 4th NFC West --
1979 2 14 0 4th NFC West --
1980 6 10 0 3rd NFC West --
1981 13 3 0 1st NFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 38-24
Won Conference Championship (Cowboys) 28-27
Won Super Bowl XVI (Bengals) 26-21
1982 3 6 0 11th NFC Conf.+ --
1983 10 6 0 1st NFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Lions) 24-23
Lost Conference Championship (Redskins) 24-21
1984 15 1 0 1st NFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 21-10
Won Conference Championship (Bears) 23-0
Won Super Bowl XIX (Dolphins) 38-16
1985 10 6 0 2nd NFC West Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Giants) 17-3
1986 10 5 1 1st NFC West Lost Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 49-3
1987 13 2 0 1st NFC West Lost Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 36-24
1988 10 6 0 1st NFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 34-9
Won Conference Championship (Bears) 28-3
Won Super Bowl XXIII (Bengals) 20-16
1989 14 2 0 1st NFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 41-13
Won Conference Championship (Rams) 30-3
Won Super Bowl XXIV (Broncos) 55-10
1990 14 2 0 1st NFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 28-10
Lost Conference Championship (Giants) 15-13
1991 10 6 0 3rd NFC West --
1992 14 2 0 1st NFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 20-13
Lost Conference Championship (Cowboys) 30-20
1993 10 6 0 1st NFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 44-3
Lost Conference Championship (Cowboys) 38-21
1994 13 3 0 1st NFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Bears) 44-15
Won Conference Championship (Cowboys) 38-28
Won Super Bowl XXIX (Chargers) 49-26
1995 11 5 0 1st NFC West Lost Divisional Playoffs (Packers) 27-17
1996 12 4 0 2nd NFC West Won Wild Card Playoffs (Eagles) 14-0
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Packers) 35-14
1997 13 3 0 1st NFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 38-22
Lost Conference Championship (Packers) 23-10
1998 12 4 0 2nd NFC West Won Wild Card Playoffs (Packers) 30-27
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Falcons) 20-18
1999 4 12 0 4th NFC West --
2000 6 10 0 4th NFC West --
2001 12 4 0 2nd NFC West Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Packers) 25-15
2002 10 6 0 1st NFC West Won Wild Card Playoffs (Giants) 39-38
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Buccaneers) 31-6
2003 7 9 0 3rd NFC West --
2004 2 14 0 4th NFC West --
2005 4 12 0 4th NFC West --
2006 7 9 0 3rd NFC West --
2007* 2 7 0 ------------ --
Totals 484 385 15 (1946-2006, NFL & AAFC regular season)
26 18 0 (1946-2006, NFL & AAFC playoffs)
510 404 15 (all games, 1946-2006, including NFL & AAFC playoffs)

* = Current Standing Browns redirects here. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1970 NFL season led up to Super Bowl V. This was the first playoff tournament after the AFL-NFL Merger. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... The NFL playoffs following the 1970 NFL season led up to Super Bowl V. This was the first playoff tournament after the AFL-NFL Merger. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference... The NFL playoffs following the 1971 NFL season led up to Super Bowl VI. // Divisional playoffs December 25, 1971 AFC: Miami Dolphins 27, Kansas City Chiefs 24 (2OT) at Municipal Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri TV: NBC In the longest NFL game ever played, Miami kicker Garo Yepremian kicked the winning... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... The NFL playoffs following the 1971 NFL season led up to Super Bowl VI. // Divisional playoffs December 25, 1971 AFC: Miami Dolphins 27, Kansas City Chiefs 24 (2OT) at Municipal Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri TV: NBC In the longest NFL game ever played, Miami kicker Garo Yepremian kicked the winning... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference... The NFL playoffs for the 1972-73 season led up to Super Bowl VII. // Divisional playoff round December 23, 1972 AFC: Pittsburgh Steelers 13, Oakland Raiders 7 at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Steelers Running back Franco Harris scored the winning touchdown on what became known as the Immaculate Reception. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference... The NFL playoffs following the 1981 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVI. // at Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens, New York TV: NBC Starting Quarterbacks: Buffalo Bills - Joe Ferguson 12 New York Jets - Richard Todd 14 Bills defensive back Bill Simpson interception at the Buffalo 1-yard line with 2... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1981 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVI. // at Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens, New York TV: NBC Starting Quarterbacks: Buffalo Bills - Joe Ferguson 12 New York Jets - Richard Todd 14 Bills defensive back Bill Simpson interception at the Buffalo 1-yard line with 2... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference... Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... The NFL playoffs following the 1983 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVIII. Due to Christmas, the two wild card playoff games were played in a span of three days. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1983 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVIII. Due to Christmas, the two wild card playoff games were played in a span of three days. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... The NFL playoffs following the 1984 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XIX. The two wild card games were held on different days because both venues were in the Pacific Standard Time Zone. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1984 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XIX. The two wild card games were held on different days because both venues were in the Pacific Standard Time Zone. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... The NFL playoffs following the 1985 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XX. Because the Jets and Giants both used Giants Stadium as their home field, the two wild card playoff games were held on different days. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1986 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXI. Note: The New York Giants (the NFC 1 seed) did not play the Washington Redskins (the 4 seed) in the Divisional playoff round because both teams were in the same division. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1987 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXII. // Wild Card playoffs January 3, 1988 NFC: Minnesota Vikings 44, New Orleans Saints 10 at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana Game time: 12:30 p. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... The NFL playoffs following the 1988 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXIII. Due to Christmas, the two wild card playoff games were held in a span of three days. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... The NFL playoffs following the 1988 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXIII. Due to Christmas, the two wild card playoff games were held in a span of three days. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... The NFL playoffs for the 1989-90 season led up to Super Bowl XXIV. This was the last season in which the NFL used a 10-team playoff format. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... The NFL playoffs for the 1989-90 season led up to Super Bowl XXIV. This was the last season in which the NFL used a 10-team playoff format. ... The St. ... Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Referee Dick Jorgensen Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The NFL playoffs following the 1990 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXV. The league expanded its playoff system from a 10-team to a 12-team tournament. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... The NFL playoffs following the 1990 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXV. The league expanded its playoff system from a 10-team to a 12-team tournament. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1992 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXVII. // at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota Game time: 12:30 p. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... The NFL playoffs following the 1992 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXVII. // at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota Game time: 12:30 p. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference... The NFL playoffs following the 1993 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXVIII. // at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri Game time: 12:30 p. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1993 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXVIII. // at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri Game time: 12:30 p. ... 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The NFL playoffs following the 1994 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXIX. // Wild Card playoffs December 31, 1994 NFC: Green Bay Packers 16, Detroit Lions 12 at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin Game time: 12:30 pm EST/11:30 am CST Game weather: 31 °F (partly cloudy... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... Chargers redirects here. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1995 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXX. // at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York Game time: 12:30 p. ... Packers redirects here. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1996 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXI. // at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York Game time: 12:30 p. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... The NFL playoffs following the 1996 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXI. // at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York Game time: 12:30 p. ... Packers redirects here. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1997 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXII. // at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey Game time: 12:30 p. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... The NFL playoffs following the 1997 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXII. // at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey Game time: 12:30 p. ... Packers redirects here. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1998 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXIII. // at Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida Game time: 12:30 p. ... Packers redirects here. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1998 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXIII. // at Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida Game time: 12:30 p. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... The NFL playoffs following the 2001 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXVI. For the first time, the NFL scheduled prime time playoff games for the first two rounds in an attempt to attract more television viewers. ... Packers redirects here. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2002 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXVII. Prior to the 2002-03 season, the league realigned the teams into eight divisions (four in each conference). ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2002 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXVII. Prior to the 2002-03 season, the league realigned the teams into eight divisions (four in each conference). ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... The 2006 San Francisco 49ers season began with the team trying to improve on their 4-12 record in 2005. ... The 2007 San Francisco 49ers season will be the 61st season for the team in the National Football League. ...


+ = Due to a strike-shortened season in 1982, all teams were ranked by conference instead of division.


Record vs. opponents

(Records as of week 2 of the 2007 season. Includes postseason records.) [6]


Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Team W L T Percent Last Result Last Date Last Locale Postseason
Arizona Cardinals 18 14 0 .563 W 20-17 September 10, 2007 San Francisco, California
Atlanta Falcons 44 26 1 .627 L 21-19 September 12, 2004 San Francisco, California 0-1 Postseason
Baltimore Ravens 1 2 0 .333 L 9-7 October 7, 2007 San Francisco, California
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 .444 L 41-7 December 26, 2004 San Francisco, California
Carolina Panthers 7 8 0 .467 L 37-27 November 14, 2004 San Francisco, California
Chicago Bears 27 29 1 .482 L 41-10 October 29, 2006 Chicago, Illinois 3-0 Postseason
Cincinnati Bengals 7 3 0 .700 L 41-38 December 14, 2003 Cincinnati, Ohio 2-0 Postseason
Cleveland Browns 6 10 0 .375 L 13-12 September 21, 2003 San Francisco, California
Dallas Cowboys 14 9 1 .604 L 34-31 September 25, 2005 San Francisco, California 2-5 Postseason
Denver Broncos 5 6 0 .455 W 26-23 December 31, 2006 Denver, Colorado 1-0 Postseason
Detroit Lions 32 26 1 .551 W 19-13 November 12, 2006 Detroit, Michigan 1-1 Postseason
Green Bay Packers 25 28 1 .472 L 30-19 December 10, 2006 San Francisco, California 1-4 Postseason
Houston Texans 1 0 0 1.000 W 20-17 January 1, 2006 San Francisco, California
Indianapolis Colts 18 23 0 .439 L 28-3 October 9, 2005 San Francisco, California
Jacksonville Jaguars 0 2 0 .000 L 10-9 December 18, 2005 Jacksonville, Florida
Kansas City Chiefs 6 4 0 .600 L 41-0 October 1, 2006 Kansas City, Missouri
Miami Dolphins 4 5 0 .444 L 24-17 November 28, 2004 San Francisco, California 1-0 Postseason
Minnesota Vikings 18 18 1 .500 W 9-3 November 5, 2006 San Francisco, California 4-1 Postseason
New England Patriots 7 3 0 .700 L 21-7 January 2, 2005 Foxborough, Massachusetts
New Orleans Saints 45 21 2 .676 L 34-10 December 3, 2006 New Orleans, Louisiana
New York Giants 13 13 0 .520 L 33-15 October 21, 2007 East Rutherford, New Jersey 4-3 Postseason
New York Jets 8 2 0 .800 L 22-14 October 17, 2004 East Rutherford, New Jersey
Oakland Raiders 5 6 0 .455 W 34-20 October 8, 2006 San Francisco, California
Philadelphia Eagles 16 9 1 .635 L 38-24 September 24, 2006 San Francisco, California 1-0 Postseason
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 9 0 .526 L 16-37 September 23, 2007 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
San Diego Chargers 6 5 0 .545 L 48-19 October 15, 2006 San Francisco, California 1-0 Postseason
Seattle Seahawks 8 9 0 .500 L 23-3 September 30, 2007 San Francisco, California
St. Louis Rams 54 59 2 .478 W 17-16 September 16, 2007 St. Louis, Missouri 1-0 Postseason
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 3 0 .824 W 15-10 October 30, 2005 San Francisco, California 0-1 Postseason
Tennessee Titans 7 4 0 .636 L 33-22 November 27, 2005 Nashville, Tennessee
Washington Redskins 13 9 1 .587 L 52-17 October 23, 2005 Landover, Maryland 3-1 Postseason

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Players of note

Current roster

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Running Backs Trent Farris Dilfer (born March 13, 1972 in Santa Cruz, California) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He previously played for the Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Cleveland Browns. ... Shaun Hill (born on January 20, 1980 in Parsons, Kansas) is an NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. ... For other persons named Alex Smith, see Alex Smith (disambiguation). ...

Wide Receivers Frank Gore (born on May 14, 1983 in Coconut Grove, Florida) is an American football running back who plays for the San Francisco 49ers franchise. ... Maurice Hicks (born July 22, 1978 in Emporia, Virginia) is an NFL running back for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Zak Keasey (born March 19, 1982) is an American football player who currently plays on the San Francisco 49ers pratice squad. ... Torrance Moran Norris (born June 16, 1978 in Houston, Texas) is an American football fullback for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He was originally selected by the New Orleans Saints with the 20th pick of the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft out of the University of Kansas. ... B. Michael Robinson (born February 6, 1983 in Richmond, Virginia) is an NFL running back for the San Francisco 49ers. ...

Tight Ends Arnaz Jerome Battle (born February 22, 1980 in Dallas, Texas) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Bryan Gilmore (born on January 21, 1978 in Lufkin, Texas) is a NFL wide receiver who plays for the San Francisco 49ers. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Darrell Lamont Jackson (born December 6, 1978 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver currently playing for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. ... Ashley Jovon Lelie (born February 16, 1980, in Bellflower, California) is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. He was drafted out of the University of Hawaii by the Broncos with the 19th pick in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft. ... For other persons of the same name, see Michael Lewis. ... LeRon McCoy(Born:January 24, 1982) is a National Football League wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. ...

Offensive Linemen Billy Bajema (born October 31, 1982 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American football player who plays tight end for the NFLs San Francisco 49ers. ... Vernon Leonard Davis (born January 31, 1984 in Washington, D.C.) is an NFL tight end for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Delanie Walker (born August 12, 1984 in Los Angeles, California) is an NFL tight end for the San Francisco 49ers. ...

Defensive Linemen Image:LAllen 300. ... David Andrew Baas (born September 28, 1981 in Bixby, Oklahoma) is an American football center currently playing for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He was selected with the 1st pick of the second round (33rd overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of Michigan. ... Drafted in 2005, Patrick Estes is a player in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Kwame Harris (born on March 15, 1982 in Jamaica) is an NFL offensive tackle who currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Eric Wade Heitmann (born on February 24, 1980 in (Katy, Texas)is a center in the NFL. He currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Adam Snyder(Born:Janauary 30,1982) is a National Football League offensive guard for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Joe Staley (born August 30, 1984) is currently an American football offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

Linebackers

Defensive Backs Marques Douglas (born on March 5, 1977 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a player in the NFL. He plays the defensive end position. ... Atiyyah Ellison (Born September 29, 1981) is a defensive tackle/defensive end with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Ronald Fields (born on September 13, 1981) is an NFL defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Aubrayo Franklin (born August 27, 1980) is a National Football League defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. ... Ray McDonald is a defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Isaac Sopoaga(born on September 4, 1981 in Pago Pago, American Samoa) is a nose tackle is a player in the NFL. He went to University of Hawaii. ... Bryant Colby Young (Born January 27, 1972, Chicago Heights, Illinois) is an American Football player who currently plays Defensive Tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. College Career At the University of Notre Dame, Bryant Young was a three-year starter. ... Tully Banta-Cain (born August 28, 1980 in Mountain View, California) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the NFL. He was originally selected with the 25th pick of the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of California. ... Roderick Green (born April 26, 1982) is a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. ... Parys Haralson was a Defensive End for the University of Tennessee from 2002-2005. ... Brandon T. Moore (born on January 16, 1979 in East Meadow, New York) is a linebacker in the National Football League. ... Derek Mecham Smith (born on January 18, 1975 in American Fork, Utah) is a linebacker in the NFL. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 3rd round (80th overall) in 1997 NFL Draft. ... Jeff Ulbrich (born on February 17, 1977 in San Jose, California) is a player in the NFL. He plays the linebacker position. ... Patrick L. Willis (b. ...

Special Teams Tarell Brown is a defensive back for the Texas Longhorns. ... Nathan D. Clements (born December 12, 1979 in Shaker Heights, Ohio) is an American football player who currently plays cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. // Clements went to Shaker Heights High School. ... Dashon Goldson is a American football Safety for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Walt Harris (born August 10, 1974 in LaGrange, Georgia) is a currently an American Football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Marcus Hudson is an American football player. ... Keith DAndre Lewis (born on October 20, 1981 in Sacramento, California) is a safety in the NFL. He went to the University of Oregon. ... For other persons of the same name, see Michael Lewis. ... Mark Emery Roman (born on 3/16/1977) is currently a defensive back for the Green Bay Packers. ... Shawntae Spencer (born on February 22, 1982 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Rankin, Pennsylvania) is a cornerback in the NFL. He went to University of Pittsburgh. ... Donald Strickland (born November 24, 1980 in Redwood City, California) is a National Football League cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles. ...

Reserve lists

Practice Squad Brian Lewis Jennings (born on October 10, 1976 in Mesa, Arizona) is an NFL player. ... Andrew Paul Lee (born on August 11, 1982 in Westminster, South Carolina) is a punter in the NFL. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 6th round (188th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... C. J. Brewer (born May 12, 1982) is an American football player who currently plays on the San Francisco 49ers pratice squad. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Joe Cohen is a American football Defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Jonas D. Jennings (born November 21, 1977 in College Park, Georgia) is an American football player who currently plays offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the in the third round (95th pick overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Manny Lawson (born on July 3, 1984 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a linebacker/defensive end in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Jay Moore is a American football Defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Melvin Deontae Oliver (born on July 25, 1983 in Opelika, Alabama) is a NFL defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Justin Smiley (born on November 11, 1981 in Ellabell, Georgia) is a offensive lineman in the NFL. He currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Baigeh Joe Tucker (born October 12, 1980 in Sierra Leone, West Africa) is a former American football cornerback who played for the Dallas Cowboys and most recently the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He went to the University of Wisconsin. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ...


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Zac Alcorn is a rookie tight end for the Green Bay Packers. ... Darnell Bing, born 09/10/1984, was a Thorpe Award finalist as the nations best collegiate football safety, and received permission from USC athletic director Mike Garrett (Troys 1965 Heisman Trophy-winning tailback) to wear Garretts retired No. ... Thomas Clayton (born April 26, 1984 in Alexandria, Virginia) is an NFL running back for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Damane Jerrel Duckett (born January 21, 1981) is an American football player who currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Sean Estrada (born May 23, 1985 in Orange, California) is an American football guard and tackle who is a practice squad player for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. ... Mark Washington (born August 20, 1985) is an American football linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Tavares Washington (born April 20, 1983) is an American football player who currently plays on the San Francisco 49ers pratice squad. ... Dominique Zeigler (born October 11, 1984) is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


More rosters The following is a list of current National Football League (NFL) team rosters: // Categories: | | ...

Pro Football Hall of Famers

Bill Walsh (born November 30, 1931) is a former American football head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University. ... Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ... Yelberton Abraham Tittle (born October 24, 1926, in Marshall, Texas), better known as Y. A. Tittle, is a former American football quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California) commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Fletcher Joseph Perry (born January 22, 1927, in Stevens, Arkansas, USA) was a professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Colts. ... John Henry Johnson (born November 24, 1929 in Waterproof, Louisiana) was an American football player. ... James Earl Johnson (born March 31, 1938 in Dallas, Texas) was an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Hugh McElhenny (born December 31, 1928) was an NFL running back who played from 1952-1964, for the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants and Detroit Lions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dave Wilcox (born September 29, 1942, in Ontario, Oregon) is a former American football linebacker for the National Football League San Francisco 49ers between 1964 and 1974. ... Leo Joseph Nomellini (June 19, 1924, in Lucca, Italy – October 17, 2000) was a Hall of Fame American football player with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Robert Bruce St. ...

Retired numbers

* Beginning his tenure with the 49ers in 2006, newly acquired quarterback Trent Dilfer wore #12, effectively unretiring QB John Brodie's number. A longtime friend and son-in-law of Brodie, Dilfer wore the #12 as a tribute to the former 49er great. For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... John Riley Brodie (born August 14, 1935) is a former professional American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, and had a second career as a Senior PGA Tour professional golfer. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Fletcher Joseph Perry (born January 22, 1927, in Stevens, Arkansas, USA) was a professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Colts. ... James Earl Johnson (born March 31, 1938 in Dallas, Texas) was an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Hugh McElhenny (born December 31, 1928) was an NFL running back who played from 1952-1964, for the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants and Detroit Lions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Charlie Krueger (born January 28, 1937) was an American football player. ... Leo Joseph Nomellini (June 19, 1924, in Lucca, Italy – October 17, 2000) was a Hall of Fame American football player with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Robert Bruce St. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... Dwight Edward Clark, b. ... The name Bill Walsh may refer to the following people: Bill Walsh, an American football Hall_of_Famer. ...


** Following the death of Bill Walsh on July 30, 2007. The 49ers posthumously retired the letters of his initials along with the retired numbers. He is the only coach in NFL history to be retired with such honors.


Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

William Ernest Walsh (November 30, 1931 – July 30, 2007) was an American head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, and the inventor of the West Coast Offense. ... Buck Shaw (March 28, 1899 to March 19, 1977) was a football coach at Santa Clara University. ... Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ... John Riley Brodie (born August 14, 1935) is a former professional American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, and had a second career as a Senior PGA Tour professional golfer. ... Yelberton Abraham Tittle (born October 24, 1926, in Marshall, Texas), better known as Y. A. Tittle, is a former American football quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Frankie Albert (January 27, 1920 - September 5, 2002) was a quarterback in the NFL. Frankie Albert, who was born in Chicago, starred at Stanford University coached by T-formation apostle Clark Shaughnessy. ... Jim Plunkett on the February 15, 1971 cover of Sports Illustrated James W. Jim Plunkett (born December 5, 1947 in San Jose, California) is a retired American football player. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California) commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... Fletcher Joseph Perry (born January 22, 1927, in Stevens, Arkansas, USA) was a professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Colts. ... John Henry Johnson (born November 24, 1929 in Waterproof, Louisiana) was an American football player. ... James Earl Johnson (born March 31, 1938 in Dallas, Texas) was an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference... Hugh McElhenny (born December 31, 1928) was an NFL running back who played from 1952-1964, for the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants and Detroit Lions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dave Wilcox (born September 29, 1942, in Ontario, Oregon) is a former American football linebacker for the National Football League San Francisco 49ers between 1964 and 1974. ... Leo Joseph Nomellini (June 19, 1924, in Lucca, Italy – October 17, 2000) was a Hall of Fame American football player with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Robert Bruce St. ... University of San Francisco (USF) is a private Jesuit and Catholic University in San Francisco, California, United States. ... Gordon James Soltau (born January 25, 1925 in Duluth, Minnesota) was a wide receiver who played nine seasons in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers. ...

Coaches of note

Head coaches

Buck Shaw (March 28, 1899 to March 19, 1977) was a football coach at Santa Clara University. ... Norman Red Strader (December 21, 1902 - May 26, 1956) was a football player and coach who served in both capacities at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Frankie Albert (January 27, 1920 - September 5, 2002) was a quarterback in the NFL. Frankie Albert, who was born in Chicago, starred at Stanford University coached by T-formation apostle Clark Shaughnessy. ... Howard Wayne Red Hickey (February 14, 1917 — March 30, 2006) was an American football player and coach who played for two teams and served as head coach for the San Francisco 49ers, where he was most famous for creating the shotgun formation in 1960. ... Jack Leroy Christiansen (December 20, 1928 - June 29, 1986) was a football player and coach who put together an eight-year Hall of Fame playing career with Detroit Lions in the National Football League. ... Dick Nolan (born Richard Charles Nolan on March 26, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the father of Mike Nolan and a former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in the 60s and 70s. ... Monte Clark (born January 24, 1937) was a former football player and coach who served as head coach for two National Football League teams: the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions. ... Ken Meyer was a former football coach at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. ... Head Coach of the San Francisco 49ers in 1978, Fired during the season. ... William Ernest Walsh (November 30, 1931 – July 30, 2007) was an American head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, and the inventor of the West Coast Offense. ... George Seifert (born January 22, 1940 in San Francisco, California) is a former NFL head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers. ... Steve Mariucci (born November 4, 1955 in Iron Mountain, Michigan) is a former National Football League coach, most recently for the Detroit Lions. ... Dennis Erickson (born March 24, 1947, in Everett, Washington) is the head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils football team. ... For other persons named Mike Nolan, see Mike Nolan (disambiguation). ...

Current staff

San Francisco 49ers staff
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Front Office
  • Owner - Denise DeBartolo York
  • Owner - John York
  • Executive Vice President of Football Operations - Lal Heneghan
  • Director of Football Operations - Paraag Marathe
  • Vice President of Player Personnel - Scot McCloughan
  • Director of Pro Personnel - Tom Gamble

Head Coaches Marie Denise DeBartolo York (born 1951 in Youngstown, Ohio) is the owner of the San Francisco 49ers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Offensive Coaches For other persons named Mike Nolan, see Mike Nolan (disambiguation). ... Michael Singletary (born October 9, 1958 in Houston, Texas) is a former linebacker in American football who played his entire career for the Chicago Bears in the NFL, after starring in college at Baylor University. ...

  • Offensive Coordinator - Jim Hostler
  • Quarterbacks - Frank Cignetti
  • Running Backs - Bishop Harris
  • Wide Receivers/Senior Assistant - Jerry Sullivan
  • Tight Ends - Pete Hoener
  • Offensive Line - George Warhop
  • Offensive Assistant/Offensive Line - Mark Nori
  • Offensive Quality Control - Shane Day
  Defensive Coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator - Greg Manusky
  • Defensive Line - Jim Tomsula
  • Secondary - Vance Joseph
  • Secondary - Johnnie Lynn
  • Defensive Assistant/Outside Linebackers - Jason Tarver

Special Teams Coaches This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Frank Cignetti (born October 4, 1965) is the current quarterbacks coach of the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. Previously, he served as the offensive coordinator for the University of North Carolina for the 2006 season. ... Gregory Manusky (born August 12, 1966 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) is the current defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He is also a former player, playing linebacker for three teams over twelve years. ... Johnnie Lynn (born December 19, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American football defensive back who played for the New York Jets in the NFL. Currently he is an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers. ...

  • Special Teams Coordinator - Al Everest
  • Assistant Special Teams - Jeff Rodgers

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning - Johnny Parker
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning - Duane Carlisle


Coaching Staff
More NFL staffs The following is a list of current National Football League (NFL) team staffs: // Categories: | ...

Radio and television

As of 2006, the 49ers' flagship radio stations were KSAN 107.7FM ("The Bone"), KNBR 680AM, and KTCT 1050AM. KSAN airs all 49ers games on FM. On AM, they are simulcast on KTCT in August, September, and October and on KNBR from October to the end of the season. Joe Starkey and Gary Plummer form the broadcast team. All three stations are owned by Cumulus Media. Starkey, best known as the voice of the California Golden Bears and The Play, was previously the color commentator on the broadcasts next to legendary announcer Lon Simmons in 1987 and 1988. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American radio station KSAN, better known as 107. ... KNBR, The Sports Leader, are the call letters associated with 680 AM in San Francisco and KTCT 1050 AM in San Mateo, California. ... KNBR, The Sports Leader, are the call letters associated with 680 AM in San Francisco and KTCT 1050 AM in San Mateo, California. ... Joe Starkey. ... Gary Plummer (born February 21, 1962 in Highland Park, Michigan), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 2nd round (45th overall) of the 1984 NBA Draft. ... Cumulus Media, Inc. ... Cal Logo The California Golden Bears is the nickname used for 27 varsity athletic programs of the University of California, Berkeley. ... The Play refers to a last-second kickoff return during a college football game between the University of California, Berkeley (California or Cal) Golden Bears and the Stanford University Cardinal on November 20, 1982. ... Lon Simmons is a former American baseball and football broadcaster. ...


Most preseason games are telecast on KPIX, channel 5, with announcers Dennis O'Donnell and Keena Turner. KPIX (channel 5) is Viacoms CBS-owned and operated television station based in San Francisco, California. ... Keena Turner (born October 22, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2nd round of the 1980 NFL Draft. ...


Notes and references

  1. ^ Hartlaub, Peter (2003-1-25), "When Players Play the Fool", San Francisco Chronicle: D-1, <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/01/25/DD35725.DTL>. Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
  2. ^ Dump York Fun. Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
  3. ^ Haberek, Ben (2003-05-18). Helmets, Helmets, Helmets. Retrieved on 2006-11-12. “This helmet was introduced in 1991 when Carmen Policy became team president. It was so thoroughly rejected by the public that the team abandoned the change 24 hours later.”
  4. ^ York, John. Letter to 49ers Faithful. Retrieved on 2006-11-12.
  5. ^ Epstein, Edward (2006-11-14). Feinstein says she'll fight 49ers over 'SF' identity. Retrieved on 2006-12-05.
  6. ^ http://pro-football-reference.com/teams/sfoindex.htm

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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