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1952 San Francisco 49ers season

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Record  7–5–0
Start date  1952
Home field  Kezar Stadium
Playoff finish  did not qualify
Head coach  Buck Shaw
1952 San Francisco 49ers season
Division place  3rd National Football Conference
Similar  1959 San Francisco 49ers sea, 1949 San Francisco 49ers sea, 1969 San Francisco 49ers sea, 1960 San Francisco 49ers sea, 1950 San Francisco 49ers sea

The 1952 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's third season in the NFL and seventh season overall; they were coming off a 7–4–1 record in 1951.


The 49ers started the season by winning each of their first five games by at least 2 touchdowns, and had visions of playing in their first ever NFL Championship game. However, the 49ers lost five of their final 7 games to finish the year at 7–5–0, and in 3rd place in the NFC.

Y. A. Tittle emerged as the starting quarterback, as he havda completion rate of 51.0% along with 11 TDs and 1,407 yards. Frankie Albert also had some action, completing 55.0% of his passes, along with 8 TDs and 964 yards.

Joe Perry rushed for a team high 725 yards and 8 TDs, while Hugh McElhenny had 684 yards on 98 attempts (7.0 yards/carry), along with 6 rushing TDs, while he caught 26 passes for 367 yards and earned another three touchdowns. Gordie Soltau led the club with 55 receptions for 774 yards, and 7 TDs.


Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Pro Bowl

San Francisco's players selected for the Pro Bowl:


1952 San Francisco 49ers season Wikipedia

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