1979 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: Bill Walsh (2-14)
Location: San Francisco, California
1979 San Francisco 49ers Roster
1979 San Francisco 49ers Results

The San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 2 wins and 14 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.

The 49ers netted 308 points, but the shaky defensive squad yielded 416. Steve DeBerg led the charge, slinging for 3,652 yards. Paul Hofer grabbed 58 passes, while Freddie Solomon added 807 receiving yards. Wilbur Jackson contributed to the receiving game also.

Paul Hofer carried the ball for a team-leading 615 yards for San Francisco.

Dwight Hicks picked off 5 opponent throws.

Bill Walsh coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Steve DeBerg57834760.036526.3172.9213.6501711973.1
Joe Montana231356.5964.214.300.0180081.1
Freddie Solomon11100.01212.000.000.01200116.7
Totals60236160.037606.2183.0213.550 17119


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Paul Hofer1236155.047 7
O.J. Simpson1204603.822 3
Wilbur Jackson1143753.316 2
Lenvil Elliott331354.112 3
Phil Francis311183.816 1
Freddie Solomon68514.256 1
James Owens7334.711 0
Bob Ferrell8334.10
Mike Hogan9313.40
Joe Montana3227.313 0
Mike Shumann11919.019 0
Steve DeBerg17100.60
Dan Melville300.00
Bob Bruer5-4-0.80
Totals48019324.056 17


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Paul Hofer5866211.444 2
Freddie Solomon5780714.244 7
Wilbur Jackson534228.034 0
Mike Shumann3945211.639 4
Phil Francis321986.219 0
Bob Bruer262549.819 1
Ken MacAfee2426611.150 4
Lenvil Elliott231978.630 0
Dwight Clark1823212.930 0
James Owens1012112.117 0
Mike Hogan9657.227 0
O.J. Simpson7466.614 0
Paul Seal33411.314 0
Bob Ferrell242.00
Totals361376010.450 18


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Ray Wersching353291.4242083.392


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Dan Melville71262637.053

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Freddie Solomon231426.214 0
Dwight Hicks131209.233 0
Tony Dungy8526.511 0
Totals443147.133 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
James Owens41100224.485 1
Lenvil Elliott917018.933 0
Paul Hofer812415.523 0
Phil Francis710314.723 0
Bob Ferrell67813.018 0
Dwight Hicks23618.019 0
Bob Bruer12020.020 0
Jean Barrett155.00
Totals75153820.585 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dwight Hicks55711.429 0
Gerard Williams4389.522 0
Charles Cornelius35418.054 0
Tim Gray12020.020 0
Dan Bunz122.00
Melvin Morgan100.00
Totals1517111.454 0

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 Wersching2032092
Paul Hofer72000054
Freddie Solomon17000048
Mike Shumann0400024
Ken MacAfee400024
Lenvil Elliott30000018
O.J. Simpson3000018
Wilbur Jackson2000012
James Owens0010006
Bob Bruer0100006
Phil Francis1000006