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1979 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach Bill Walsh
Home Field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 2–14
Place 5th NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Uniform
49ers76 83
Timeline
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1978 1980

The 1979 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 30th year with the National Football League. The season is noted for being O.J. Simpson’s final year, and Joe Montana’s first season in the NFL.

The New Era DawnsEdit

Owner Eddie DeBartolo cleaned house after the 1978 season, firing both Head Coach Fred O'Connor and General Manager Joe Thomas. In their place he hired Stanford Head Coach Bill Walsh, a former disciple of the legendary Paul Brown.

Top PlayersEdit

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick # Player Position College
2 29 James Owens Running back UCLA
3 82 Joe Montana Quarterback Notre Dame
5 111 Tom Seabron Linebacker Michigan
5 119 Jerry Aldridge Running back Angelo St
6 138 Ruben Vaughan Defensive tackle Colorado
7 166 Phil Francis Running back Stanford
9 221 Steve Hamilton Defensive tackle Missouri
10 249 Dwight Clark Wide receiver Clemson
10 252 Howard Ballage Cornerback Colorado

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1979 San Francisco 49ers final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Dennis Green

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Al Vermeil

PreseasonEdit

Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
August 5 San Diego W 13-10 1-0 32,275 Oakland Coliseum
August 12 at Oakland L 41-10 1-1 53,503 Candlestick Park
August 20 Denver L 21-0 1-2 34,133 Candlestick Park
August 25 at Seattle L 55-20 1-3 59,941 Kingdome

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
1 September 2 at Minnesota L 28-22 0-1 46,539 Metropolitan Stadium
2 September 9 Dallas L 21-13 0-2 56,728 Candlestick Park
3 September 16 at Los Angeles L 27-24 0-3 44,303 LA Coliseum
4 September 23 New Orleans L 30-21 0-4 39,727 Candlestick Park
5 September 30 at San Diego L 31-9 0-5 50,893 San Diego Stadium
6 October 7 Seattle L 35-24 0-6 44,592 Giants Stadium
7 October 14 at New York Giants L 32-16 0-7 70,352 Candlestick Park
8 October 21 Atlanta W 20-15 1-7 33,952 Candlestick Park
9 October 28 Chicago L 28-27 1-8 42,773 Candlestick Park
10 November 4 at Oakland L 23-10 1-9 52,764 Oakland Coliseum
11 November 11 at New Orleans L 31-20 1-10 65,551 Superdome
12 November 18 Denver L 38-28 1-11 42,910 Candlestick Park
13 November 25 Los Angeles L 26-20 1-12 49,282 Candlestick Park
14 December 2 at St. Louis L 13-10 1-13 41,593 Busch Memorial Stadium
15 December 9 Tampa Bay W 23-7 2-13 44,506 Candlestick Park
16 December 16 at Atlanta L 31-21 2-14 37,211 Atlanta Stadium

StandingsEdit

NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Rams 9 7 0 .563 323 309
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 370 360
Atlanta Falcons 6 10 0 .375 300 388
San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 .125 308 416

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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