1978 San Francisco 49ers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 2-14
Finishing 4th in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Pete McCulley (1-8)
Coach: Fred O'Connor (1-6)
Location: San Francisco, California
1978 San Francisco 49ers Roster
1978 San Francisco 49ers Results

The San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 2 wins and 14 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.

San Francisco struggled to score 219 points, worst in the circuit, while the defense allowed 350. O.J. Simpson carried the ball for a team-leading 593 yards for the 49ers, while Paul Hofer and Bob Ferrell additionally contributed to the rushing attack.

Steve DeBerg tossed for 1,570 yards. Freddie Solomon grabbed 31 passes for 458 yards. Paul Seal was targeted regularly as well.

The opportunistic defense pounced on 45 turnovers. Chuck Crist picked off 6 opponent throws.

Pete McCulley and Fred O'Connor coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Steve DeBerg30213745.415705.282.6227.3581715640.0
Scott Bull1214839.76515.410.8119.1482216022.4
Freddie Solomon10550.0858.500.0110.03033439.6
Bruce Threadgill200.000.000.02100.00000.0
Totals43519043.723065.392.1368.358 42350


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
O.J. Simpson1615933.734 1
Bob Ferrell1254713.820 1
Paul Hofer1214653.840 7
Greg Boykin1023613.523 2
Scott Bull291003.415 1
Freddie Solomon14705.017 1
Steve DeBerg15201.31
Dave Williams15181.20
Earl Carr122.00
Bruce Elia100.00
Larry Jones1-9-9.0-9 0
Totals58520913.640 14


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Freddie Solomon3145814.858 2
Ken MacAfee222059.322 1
Paul Seal2137017.641 2
O.J. Simpson211728.219 2
Greg Boykin191125.922 0
Kenny Harrison1632020.050 0
Bob Ferrell161237.714 0
Paul Hofer1217014.246 0
Terry LeCount1013113.130 0
Dave Williams10636.313 0
Elmo Boyd911512.832 1
Jack Steptoe24623.035 1
Larry Jones12121.021 0
Totals190230612.158 9


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Ray Wersching252496.0231565.269


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Mike Connell96358337.359

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jack Steptoe1112911.728 0
Larry Jones10868.652 0
Mike Shumann8405.036 0
Freddie Solomon9353.911 0
Tony Leonard8263.214 0
Vern Roberson177.00
Totals473236.952 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Williams3474521.989 1
Paul Hofer1838621.440 0
Terry LeCount59118.223 0
Ernie Hughes45313.217 0
Mark Nichols33913.020 0
Greg Boykin33712.325 0
Elliott Walker22512.523 0
Bob Ferrell12424.024 0
Walt Downing2136.513 0
Fred Quillan188.00
Totals73142119.589 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Chuck Crist615926.532 0
Tony Leonard44411.030 1
Eddie Lewis3175.711 0
Ricky Odom2199.519 0
Vern Roberson13131.031 0
Dan Bunz11313.013 0
Mark Nichols100.00
Totals1828315.732 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Ray Wersching1524069
Paul Hofer70000042
O.J. Simpson1200018
Freddie Solomon12000018
Paul Seal200012
Greg Boykin20000012
Ken MacAfee10006
Dave Williams0010006
Elmo Boyd10006
Steve DeBerg10006
Scott Bull10006
Bob Ferrell1000006
Jack Steptoe100006
Tony Leonard010006