1950 San Francisco 49ers season

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

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

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

1950 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coachBuck Shaw
Home fieldKezar Stadium
Results
Record3–9–0
Division placeT-5th NFL National
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Uniform
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Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position College
1 11 Leo Nomellini Defensive Tackle Minnesota
2 23 Don Campora Tackle Pacific
3 37 Ray Collins Tackle LSU
4 49 Morris Bailey End TCU
5 63 Harry Kane Center Pacific
6 75 Don Van Pool End Oklahoma
7 89 Lindy Berry Halfback TCU
8 101 Ellery Williams End Santa Clara
9 115 Pete Zinach Halfback West Virginia
10 127 Bob Celeri Quarterback California
11 141 Harley Dow Tackle San Jose State
12 153 Don Burke Fullback USC
13 167 Lou Cecconi Halfback Pittsburgh
14 179 Tom Payne End Santa Clara
15 193 Leo Crampsey End St. Bonaventure
Round Pick # Player Position College
16 205 Charley Shaw Guard Oklahoma A&M
17 219 Cliff Van Meter Halfback Tulane
18 231 Ralph Genito Halfback Kentucky
19 245 Forrest Klein Guard California
20 257 Jack Nix Quarterback USC
21 271 Guerin Alker Center Loyola
22 283 Billy Wilson End San Jose State
23 297 Jim Williams End Rice
24 309 Bill Wyman Tackle Rice
25 323 Bob Dunn Guard Dayton
26 335 Jim Powers Quarterback USC
27 349 Ken Johnson Guard Pacific
28 361 Charley Hall Halfback Arizona
29 375 Bob Whelan Halfback Boston College
30 387 Bob Stillwell End USC

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

Regular season

Schedule

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

Game summaries

Week 13: vs. Green Bay Packers

Standings

NFL National Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 9 3 0 .750 9–2 466 309 W1
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750 8–2 279 207 W1
New York Yanks 7 5 0 .583 7–4 366 367 W1
Detroit Lions 6 6 0 .500 5–6 321 285 L1
San Francisco 49ers 3 9 0 .250 3–8 213 300 W1
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 2–9 244 406 L2
Baltimore Colts 1 11 0 .083 1–4 213 462 L5

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Pro Bowl

San Francisco's players selected for the Pro Bowl:

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

References

  1. ^ San Francisco 49ers. ""2008 Media Guide". p. 367.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide. San Francisco 49ers. p. 268.
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