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San Francisco 49ers
Five. They won 3 Super Bowls with the same coach.
Yes. Deion Sanders has played for more than 3 different teams.
Jerry Rice. Jerry Rice is considered one of the best recivers in the NFL.
Dwight Clark. Dwight Clark caught a touchdown on the same play to win his conference.
Bill Walsh . Walsh took over in the 1979 season, with great expectations of him, but went 2-14. He was not sacked because he managed to bring the Niner offense from last place in the NFL to Steve DeBerg setting new NFL records. Two seasons later, Walsh coached the 49ers to the first of their 5 record Superbowl wins.
Chicago Bears. Morabito was warned that the stress of the game put him at risk, but the Niners WERE his life, and he continued to watch the games. At halftime against the Bears in 1957, the team learned that Tony had passed away. They were down 17-7 but rallied to win 21-17 despite a strong game by Chicago.
|Every year, San Francisco players vote on who they believe deserves the honor of the 49ers annual award for "inspirational and courageous play". After which original 49er is this award named after?||San Francisco's Amazing Niners
Len Eshmont. Len Eshmont played with the 49ers four seasons only in the AAFL. He was nicknamed the "Fordham Flash". He gained 1,181 yards on 232 carries with the Niners, averaging about 5 yards per carry. He died in 1957 at the age of 39 of Hepatitis.
t. Although playing in four Super Bowls and attempting 122 passes, Montana was never picked off even once. Of those 122 attempts, he completed 83 passes - that's 68%!
|The 49ers play in their red and gold uniforms making the team nicknamed, the "gold rush" commemorating the 1849 gold rush of California. In what year were these uniforms adopted?||San Francisco's Amazing Niners
1947. In their second season in the AAFL, San Francisco went to the field with new uniforms that have been in use ever since. The red-and-gold is iconic and very noticeable.
187. For the 49ers he has 187 touchdowns, 176 receiving, 10 rushing and one more off of a kickoff return. That's 1122 points!
|When the Niners retired Bob St. Clair's jersey in the 2001 season, it was the ________ jersey number the 49ers had retired?||San Francisco's Amazing Niners
9th. The nine jerseys that were retired at the time were: 34 Joe Perry, 39 Hugh McElheny, 73 Leo Nomellini, 12 John Brodie, 70 Charlie Krueger, 37 Jimmy Johnson, 87 Dwight Clark, 16 Joe Montana, and 79 Bob St. Clair
|Most of the 49ers wins in their first five Super Bowls were by dominant scores, but the closest Superbowl win by San Francisco was won by only a four-point margin, and was won with only 34 seconds to the end of the game. Who was the losing team?||San Francisco's Amazing Niners
Cincinnati. With just over 3 minutes left and down by three points, the 49ers marched 92 yards under the guidance of Joe Montana to score with only 0:34 remaining. This was the closest Super Bowl since the 1982 season when, ironically, San Francisco defeated Cincinnati by a five-point margin.
|The 49ers are known more for their offense than for defense. But the defense does have its moments. Which 49er is tied for the NFL record of most interceptions in one game, a record set back in 1943 by Sammy Baugh?||San Francisco's Amazing Niners
Dave Baker. Dave Baker and Ronnie Lott hold the 49ers team record for most interceptions in a season, at 10, but only Baker has managed to pick off four passes in a single game.
1987. Young started playing in the '87 season after he was traded from Tampa Bay while an injury-plagued Joe Montana was sidelined. That season, he played in eight games and started three of them, the first on November 15th against the New Orleans Saints. From then on, the quarterback controversy was wide open.
|The 49ers great wide receiver, Jerry Rice, retired in the top 5 of almost all of the receiving records in the NFL. Which college did Bill Walsh draft him from?||San Francisco's Amazing Niners
Mississippi Valley. Drafted in 1985, Jerry Rice was almost instantly a star. His partnership with Joe Montana was legendary, and it only kept going when Steve Young took the helm. Holding too many records to name, records in a single game, in a career, in Super Bowls, this player is definitely the greatest wide receiver of modern football.
|The 49ers shattered the record for most points scored by one team in a Super Bowl, set in 1985 by the Chicago Bears when they beat the New England Patriots 46-10. How many points did the Niners score to break that record?||San Francisco's Amazing Niners
55 . In Super Bowl XXIV (1990) San Francisco dominated John Elway and the Denver Broncos to win 55-10. They were up 27-3 at the half. Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana completed 297 yards and had 5 touchdowns! Jerry Rice caught three of those touchdowns and had 148 yards. The Broncos and Elway were the underdogs, but the line was 12 points. Nobody expected the 49ers to win by 45...
|One of the most prolific plays in San Francisco history - what is known as "The Catch" was between which two 49er players?||San Francisco's Amazing Niners
Joe Montana & Dwight Clark. 1981. San Francisco against Dallas in the NFC championship game. 49ers trailing by 6 points, and less than a minute an a half left to play. A drive that started on the San Francisco 11-yard line only three minutes before. Third and three from the Dallas 6-yard line. Sprint Right Option, but the intended receiver, Freddie Solomon had slipped coming off of the line of scrimmage.
Montana kept rolling right being chased by Dallas defenders, one of them was "Too-Tall" Jones, an extremely tall linebacker. However, Montana, looking, caught Clark in the back corner of the end zone, the ball looking to go out of bounds, but Clark jumped high over Everson Walls to make the score! His teammates said that they had never seen Dwight Clark jump so high, and he'd never jumped quite so high since.
|Who was the 49ers legendary quarterback, that in 1992 held the NFC record for most touchdown passes and most passing yards, among numerous other records?||San Francisco's Amazing Niners
Joe Montana . Wearing jersey number 16 which was retired in 1997, Joe Montana was drafted in 1979 by new coach Bill Walsh, but did not see much action until 1980. He guided the team to four Super Bowls, but was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1993. He is probably the most well known of the 49ers' quarterbacks because he led the team and turned it into the dynasty of the '80s.
Kezar Stadium. In 1970 the Niners moved to new Candlestick Park, called that because it was built on Candlestick Point. That stadium was renamed 3Com Park in 1995 when the high-tech company bought the rights to the grounds, but was turned into San Francisco Stadium at Candlestick Point in 2002 when the leasing rights to the name ran out. The new name lasted until 2004 when the stadium was renamed Monster Park, but, in 2008, the original name was finally restored to the stadium.
Frankie Albert. Later named coach of the Niners in 1956, Frankie Albert was the first quarterback for the Niners in the NFL. He retired in 1952 because of a strained relationship with head coach Buck Shaw.
1957. The first time the Niners played in a playoff game was ironically the season where their original owner, Tony Morabito, passed away. They lost to Detroit 31-27, and would have to wait 24 more years to gain a title.
1950. The 49ers were one of only three teams from the AAFL to survive the 1950 merger with the NFL. Although one of the top contenders in the AAFL (All American Football League), in their first season in the NFL they went 3-9. The AAFL was a rival league for the NFL that lasted four seasons, established in 1946.
Harry Babcock. Babcock was their first. He went #1 in 1953 ahead of Billy Vessels of the Colts. Y.A. Tittle was a first round pick in 1951, Washington in '69, and Druckenmiller in 97. None of them were 1st overall.
5. The Niners won the Super Bowl in each of their 5 appearances in that century (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XIV, XXIX).
They both started playing pro football in a league other than the NFL. Jeff Garcia started his pro career in the Canadian Football league and Steve Young started in the USFL. Only Steve Young's grandfather founded a college(BYU), and only Garcia played for the Eagles and played under former head coach Dennis Ericsson.
4. Lott and Montana played together in Super Bowls XVI, XIX, XXIII, and XXIV. Neither were on the team for Super Bowl XXIX.
|Who had the tip of his pinky amputated so he wouldn't miss the 1985 playoffs?||Random Niner Facts
Ronnie Lott. Lott required surgey that would make him miss the playoff, but because he cares more about winning than taking care of his body, he just amputated the tip of the finger and he was good to go.
Mississippi Valley State. Jerry Rice set many records in Div-II football for this team, which is one of the reasons he was drafted 15th overall in the draft.
|How many 49er quarterbacks were inducted into the Hall of Fame in the 20th century?||Random Niner Facts
1. Only Y.A. Tittle (inducted in 1971) was inducted in the 20th century). Although Joe Montana and Steve Young played in that century, they were inducted in the 21st century.
Alex Smith. The others were not 49ers in 2006. Smith took every 49er snap in the season. Alex had a TD/INT ratio of 16-16. The team finished with a 7-9 record under head coach Mike Nolan. It was the 49ers' fourth consecutive losing season after the departure of Steve Mariucci after the 2002 season.