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1961 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach Red Hickey
Home Field Kezar Stadium
Results
Record 7-6-1
Place 5th Western Conference
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Uniform
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1960 1962

The 1961 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 12th year with the National Football League, and 16th overall. The 49ers had three first round picks in the NFL Draft. The team finished with a 7-6-1 record.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick # Player Position College
1 6 Jimmy Johnson Back UCLA
1 9 Bernie Casey Back Bowling Green
1 11 Billy Kilmer Quarterback UCLA
2 24 Roland Lakes Tackle Wichita St
3 37 Bill Cooper Fullback Muskingum
4 47 Aaron Thomas End Oregon St
4 52 Dale Messer Halfback Fresno St
5 58 Clark Miller Tackle Utah St
5 65 Bob McCreary Tackle Wake Forest

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PreseasonEdit

Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
August 12 New York Giants L 21-20 0-1 24,084 Portland
August 20 Cleveland L 27-24 0-2 38,759 Kezar Stadium
August 26 Minnesota W 14-10 1-2 27,044 Portland
September 1 at Los Angeles W 38-20 2-2 42,558 LA Coliseum
September 9 Dallas W 24-7 3-2 22,130 Sacramento

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
1 September 17 Washington W 35-3 1-0 43,412 Kezar Stadium
2 September 24 at Green Bay L 30-10 1-1 38,624 Lambeau Field
3 October 1 at Detroit W 49-0 2-1 53,155 Tiger Stadium
4 October 8 Los Angeles W 35-0 3-1 59,004 Kezar Stadium
5 October 15 at Minnesota W 38-24 4-1 34,415 Metropolitan Stadium
6 October 22 at Chicago L 31-0 4-2 49,070 Wrigley Field
7 October 29 at Pittsburgh L 20-10 4-3 19,686 Pitt Stadium
8 November 5 Detroit T 20-20 4-3-1 56,878 Kezar Stadium
9 November 12 at Los Angeles L 17-7 4-4-1 63,766 LA Coliseum
10 November 19 Chicago W 41-31 5-4-1 52,972 Kezar Stadium
11 November 26 Minnesota W 38-28 6-4-1 48,905 Kezar Stadium
12 December 3 at Baltimore L 20-17 6-5-1 57,641 Memorial Stadium
13 December 10 Green Bay W 22-21 7-5-1 55,722 Kezar Stadium
14 December 16 Baltimore L 27-24 7-6-1 45,517 Kezar Stadium

StandingsEdit

Western Conference
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Green Bay Packers 1130.786391223
Detroit Lions 851.615270258
Baltimore Colts 860.571302307
Chicago Bears 860.571326302
San Francisco 49ers 761.538346272
Los Angeles Rams 4100.286263333
Minnesota Vikings 3110.214285407

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Pro BowlEdit

RosterEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide, p. 369
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 299

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