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1959 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach Red Hickey
Home Field Kezar Stadium
Results
Record 7-5
Place 3rd NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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The 1959 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 10th season in the NFL, and were coming off a 6-6-0 record in 1958. However, they ended without qualifying for the playoffs. After starting the season 6-1-0, they lost 4 out of their last 5 games and ended with a 7-5-0 record.

Top players[]

The season was good for Y.A. Tittle, as he completed 51.3% of his passes for 1,331 yds and 10 touchdowns. Kicker Tommy Davis scored the most points, with 67 out of the team's total of 255. J.D. Smith rushed for 1,036 yards and 10 touchdowns, and Billy Wilson caught 44 passes for 540 yards and 4 touchdowns.

NFL Draft[]

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1959 San Francisco 49ers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 5 Dave Baker * DB Oklahoma
1 8 Dan James T Ohio State
2 17 Bob Harrison LB Oklahoma
3 29 Eddie Dove * DB Colorado
4 41 Monte Clark T USC
5 54 Frank Geremia T Notre Dame
6 66 Tony Bavaro T Holy Cross
7 74 Don Rogers C South Carolina
7 78 Daniel Colchico DE San Jose State
8 90 Lew Aken E Vanderbilt
9 102 Bobby Joe Green P Florida
10 114 Bronko Nagurski Jr. T Notre Dame Signed with Hamilton Tiger Cats (CFL)
11 126 Jack Hayes B Trinity (TX)
12 138 Bill Korutz C Dayton
13 150 Bill Lopasky G West Virginia Made roster in 1961
14 162 Mike Dukes LB Clemson
15 174 Joe Belland B Arizona State
16 186 Bob Cook B Idaho State
17 198 Jerome Jurczak C Benedictine (KS)
18 210 Jack Cowley T Trinity (TX)
19 222 Tom Osborne WR Hastings
20 234 Toby Deese T Georgia Tech
21 246 Luther Carr B Washington
22 258 Burnio McQueen E North Carolina A&T
23 270 Bruce Dollahan T Illinois
24 282 Craig Chudy E UCLA
25 294 Roy Gee G Trinity (TX)
26 306 Ed Young E Louisville
27 318 Mel Semenko T Colorado
28 330 Mike McCluskey B Washington
29 342 Jack Bolton T Puget Sound
30 354 Bob Carter T Denver
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Preseason[]

Schedule[]

Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
August 16 Washington W 27-24 1-0 21,201 Kezar Stadium
August 23 Green Bay L 24-17 1-1 18,916 Kezar Stadium
August 30 Cleveland W 17-14 2-1 24,737 Kezar Stadium
September 5 Chi. Cardinals L 27-24 2-2 23,000 Seattle WA
September 12 Los Angeles L 48-14 2-3 59,552 LA Coliseum
September 19 New York L 17-13 2-4 18,496 Salt Lake City UT

Regular Season[]

Schedule[]

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
1 September 27 Philadelphia W 24-14 1-0 41,697 Kezar Stadium
2 October 4 Los Angeles W 34-0 2-0 56,028 Kezar Stadium
3 October 11 at Green Bay L 21-20 2-1 32,150 Lambeau Field
4 October 18 at Detroit W 34-13 3-1 52,585 Briggs Stadium
5 October 25 Chi. Bears W 20-17 4-1 59,045 Kezar Stadium
6 November 1 Detroit W 33-7 5-1 59,064 Kezar Stadium
7 November 8 at Los Angeles W 24-16 6-1 94,276 LA Coliseum
8 November 15 at Chi. Bears L 14-3 6-2 42,157 Wrigley Field
9 November 22 at Baltimore L 45-14 6-3 56,007 Memorial Stadium
10 November 29 at Cleveland W 21-20 7-3 53,763 Cleveland Stadium
11 December 5 (Sat) Baltimore L 34-14 7-4 59,075 Kezar Stadium
12 December 13 Green Bay L 36-14 7-5 55,997 Kezar Stadium

Standings[]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 9 3 0 .750 374 251 W-5
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 252 196 W-7
San Francisco 49ers 7 5 0 .583 255 237 L-2
Green Bay Packers 7 5 0 .583 248 246 W-4
Detroit Lions 3 8 1 .273 203 275 L-1
Los Angeles Rams 2 10 0 .167 242 315 L-8

Pro Bowl[]

External links[]

  1. 1959 San Francisco 49ers Draftees. Pro Football Reference.
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