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PRESEASON GAMES LOCAL SF. DATE OPPONENT TIME ‘TIME Wed., Aug. 5 atSeattle! so Soc tevecoaa eases oF 7:30 p.m. SAT.,AUG.15 SANDIEGO ...................6. 6:00 p.m. SAT., AUG. 22 SEATTLE ..................00005 6:00 p.m. Sat., Aug. 29 BU Oaklanilasccesic ncrseide ait asw ae Go 6:00 p.m: REGULAR SEASON GAMES LOCAL SF. DATE OPPONENT TIME ‘TIME Sun., Sept. 6 AU DGIOM si5.51'502 ios ce aeons 1:00p.m. 10a.m. SUN., SEPT. 13 CHICAGO . 1:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept.20 at Atlanta .1:00p.m. 10a.m. SUN., SEPT. 27 NEWORLEANS ................-. 1:00 p.m. Sun., Oct. 4 at Washington .................-. 1:00p.m. 10a.m. SUN.,OCT.11 DALLAS ............. . 1:00 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 18 Green Bay at Milwaukee . ....Noon 10a.m. SUN., OCT.25 LOSANGELES .. . 1:00 p.m. Sun., Nov. 1 at Pittsburgh .... -1:00p.m. 10a.m. SUN.,NOV.8 ATLANTA .... +. 1:00 p.m. SUN.,NOV.15 CLEVELAND .... . +. 1:00 p.m. Sun., Nov.22 atLosAngeles .... ... 1:00 p.m. SUN., NOV. 29 NEW YORK GIANTS .. 1:00 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 6 at Cincinnati 10 a.m. SUN., DEC.13 HOUSTON ...... Sun.,Dec.20 atNewOrleans .................. 1:00p.m. 11a.m. 1981 49ers Training Camp Data LOCATION: REPORTING DATES: Sierra College Rookies report Monday, July 13 5000 Rocklin Road Veterans report Wednesday, July 22 Rocklin, California 95677 Campus switchboard: 916/624-3333 SPECIAL PHONE NUMBERS: 49ers Offices: 916/624-4562 Telecopier...... 916/624-1217 ANP, Gens oreaerians 910/367-3705 DATES: CUTDOWN DATES: July 13 through August 22. August 18—60 players Return to Redwood City, California, August 25—50 players training facility after August 22. August 31—45 players

ON THE COVER—Quarterback Joe Montana sends a short pass over the middle to wide receiver Freddie Solomon. Montana finished fifth among NFL passers in league quarterback ratings in 1981, while Solomon caught 48 passes, eight for touchdowns, and scored two other TDs on punt returns.

Painting by Keith Criss.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS CHUB Directonyimueyae aussie ties 2\Record|Section) ya. iin whenn 131-158 Drafts & Trades By 49ers ....... 77-91 (IndividualGame) . 149-152 Halftime Activities For 81... ..123 (TeamGame)....... 145-147 Historical Highlights of 49ers . .124-127 Results (All-Time 49ers) ...... 159-168 How '80 49ers Were Built ...... . 67 Results (All-Time NFL Player Honors For 49ers...... 272129) Playott) Manis sae 195-196 Profiles of 49ers’: Results (8049ers) .. 110-117 Administration ........... 00008 3-10 Roster (All-Time 49ers) 119-123 Candlestick Park . ..180 Roster (81 49ers) ............. 65-66 Coaches & Staff . 11-16 Rule Changes For’81NFL.........76 Opponents ...... .93-106 Series Scores Players (Veterans) ........... 17-64 Schedule For 81 NFL . atte Players (Others With NFL Standings (All-Time NFL) .... .176-194 Experience) .............. 68-69 Standings (80 NFL) ......

Players (Rookies) 70-75 Statistics (80 49ers) ..

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Atlanta ..... 404/588-1111 Green Bay 414/494-2351 N.Y, Jets . 212/421-6600 Baltimore ...... 301/356-9600 Houston 713/797-9111 Oakland .. 415/562-5900 Buffalo .. 716/648-1800 Kansas City 815/924-9300 Philadelphia 215/463-2500 Chicago 312/295-6600 Los Angeles 714/535-7267 Pittsburgh 412/323-1200 Cincinnati ...... 513/621-3550 Miami . . 305/379-1851 St. Louis....... 314/421-0777 Cleveland ... 216/696-5555 Minnesota 612/828-6500 San Diego...... 714/280-2111 Dallas . 214/369-8000 New England 617/543-7911 Seattle... 206/827-9777 Denver ..... 303/623-8778 New Orleans 504/587-3034 Tampa Bay 813/870-2700 Detroit .... 313/335-4131 N.Y, Giants ..... 201/935-8111 Washington 703/471-9100



Management Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr. President Franklin Mieuli ....... Limited Partner

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Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr. President

For San Francisco 49ers President Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr., the sine qua non is that 1981 marks a significant year. Significant because this is Edward Jr.'s fifth season as the team’s owner and chief executive officer. Five years have passed since the National Football League's San Francisco franchise became a vital acqui- sition of the nationwide DeBartolo Corporation, and for the team’s president, stability now has fully arrived on his football club.

DeBartolo points with pride to the “settling effect” that has permeated the organization since he hired Bill Walsh as head coach and general manager in January of 1979. The 49ers were a team in transition through 1977 and '78, but that transition began to diminish with the arrival of Walsh and his staff. DeBartolo says the turnaround came because “all of us have a singleness of purpose” where the 49ers are concerned. He adds, “The people presently guiding the team under Bill's direction are the people who will be operating the team for a long time. | have pledged my total support to their efforts.”

The 49ers’ 34-year-old President serves the DeBartolo Corporation as Presi- dent and Chief Administrative Officer, a role that demands nearly all of his attention and time. The Corporation's home offices are located in Youngstown, Ohio, the DeBartolo family hometown.

Founded in 1948 by Edward J. DeBartolo, who is the father of the 49ers’ president, the DeBartolo Corporation has become one of America’s great business success stories. It is the leading planner, builder, owner and operator of enclosed regional shopping malls in the world, malls that total more than 50 million square feet of retail space.

In addition, the Corporation owns thoroughbred race tracks, including luxurious Louisiana Downs, hotels, industrial and executive office parks, a foreign trade zone and overseas shipping operation, the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey franchise, the Pittsburgh Civic Arena, and holds many commercial bank interests, including its role as majority stockholder in three banks.

Ed Jr. not only is one of America’s fastest rising young executives for a major corporation, but he also is the youngest owner in the 28-team National Football League. His rise began upon graduation from Notre Dame in 1968 when he joined the company full-time, moving from department to department learning the many facets of the company which, by then, had grown into a national corporation and had become recognized as the largest shopping center firm in the United States. In 1971 he was appointed a vice president.

Five years later he was named executive vice president while taking over the in-house DeBartolo staff of some 300 engineers, architects, designers, financiers, leasing agents, lawyers, management and operations teams, along with advertis- ing, public relations and marketing personnel. He was appointed President and Chief Administrative Officer in July of 1979.

Working a demanding seven-days-a-week schedule that he has continued to today, Ed Jr. found little time for those pursuits he still lists as hobbies—golf and football. The latter, the dominant interest in his life, would become more than just a hobby when he became the 49ers’ President and General Partner. In that capacity

he controls 90 percent of the club, with limited partners Jane Morabito and Franklin Mieuli, who each own five percent.

Edward Jr. gives generously of his time and influence when it comes to charitable endeavors. He is highly active in the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, having directed the Youngstown effort for national chairman Danny Thomas, an effort that netted the greatest sum of any city its size in the nation.

He also has for several years directed the Youngstown Cancer and Heart Fund Drives, served as director of a local youth center, and served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Youngstown State University.

His wife Cynthia, who prefers the nickname Candy, was his childhood sweet- heart, and they are the parents of three daughters, Lisa Marie 11, Tiffanie Lynn 10, and Nicole Ann 6.


BILL WALSH arm. Head Coach- $< General Manager

Though he avoids unbridled opti- mism, San Francisco 49ers Coach and General Manager Bill Walsh talks with confidence about his third San Francisco football squad.

“Lam optimistic about our improve- ment and our chances going into the 1981 season,’ says Walsh. “We have slowly been able to add potentially better all- round athletes to our squad, especially with this year’s draft, and that is working to we. make us potentially better overall. A i

“There is still a long way to go. But | am certain we have turned the corner and are becoming a well-based, more versatile team that will be a consistent contender in the years to come.

“We became a competitive team last year. Our final game against Buffalo was played in a constant downpour; it was a game we could have simply gone through the motions, while Buffalo was playing to get into the playoffs.

“They had to win, yet we played fiercely until the final down, and nearly scored on our last two passes in the end zone. Sure | would have liked to have won there, just as | felt there were several games during our losing spell last year when we could have won.

“But most importantly, after that final game | felt our team had become competi- tive. It had taken us two complete—and long and struggling—seasons, but we left 1980 with the feeling we can step on the field and compete with any team in the National Football League.

“That feeling must carry over into 1981 for us to continue our improvement.”

In his two-plus seasons as the 11th coach in the history of the 49ers, Walsh has avoided sweeping promises to the championship-barren 49er followers. He also disdains the use of cliches when assessing his team. Too, Walsh avoids the overstatement.

Thus, he is restraining his optimism entering the new season, probably be- cause his long apprenticeship as an assistant coach in the NFL taught him an abundance of caution and humility.

Still, he lets it be known that he has his fingers crossed: “My last year with the Bengals in 1975 we had one of the best clubs in the NFL (11-3), and | think this year's 49ers team has young talent that could become comparable to that Cincinnati squad. You couldn't say that about us a year ago.”

Bill Walsh's NFL apprenticeship included tours of duty with the Oakland Raid- ers and San Diego Chargers, as well as the Bengals. He sandwiched a season apiece with Oakland and San Diego around eight years as the offensive coordinator of the Bengals under Paul Brown in the late '60s and early '70s. He began with the Raiders in 1966 as the offensive backfield coach under Al Davis.


He moved on to Cincinnati to coach the quarterbacks and receivers, and it was on the Ohio riverfront that Walsh's reputation as the No. 1 tutor of quarterbacks in the nation began to grow. There he had two passers capture three NFL QB proficiency titles. Greg Cook was the league’s top-rated passer under Walsh's guidance in 1969 and Ken Anderson turned the trick twice, in 1974 and 1975, the only quarterback in NFL history to win the award in back-to-back years.

When Brown retired at the end of the 1975 season, Walsh moved to the Chargers as Coach Tommy Prothro’s offensive coordinator. There he nurtured the career of Dan Fouts, changing him from an unhappy and unranked quarterback into one of the game's best, which Fouts has remained over the last five years.

Walsh continued the Merlin work when Stanford beckoned for his return as their head coach in 1977 (he was an assistant there from 1963 through '65). His '77 quarterback was unheralded Guy Benjamin, who proceeded to lead the NCAA in passing and was a first team All-America. Walsh turned the same trick the following year with an untried senior, Steve Dils, who led the country in passing in '78 and is today—like Benjamin—an NFL quarterback.

Walsh's first season as grid boss of the 49ers in 1979 saw Steve DeBerg move up 15 places from the previous year's quarterback rankings and attempt and complete more passes in a single season than any signal caller in NFL history.

At the end of last season Walsh handed the 49er quarterback reins to Joe Montana, and he was the fifth ranked QB in the NFL at season's end and broke John Brodie's long-standing 49er completion percentage mark for a season.

And while developing quarterbacks, Walsh also has turned out prolific receiv- ers, namely Pro Bowlers Bob Trumpy, Eric Crabtree, Chip Myers and Isaac Curtis in Cincinnati, and Charlie Joiner in San Diego, along with All-Americas James Lofton and Ken Margerum at Stanford. Forty Niners receivers Freddie Solomon and Dwight Clark have surprised nearly everyone with their performances under Walsh's direction the last two years. Solomon caught 105 passes in 1979-80, 15 for touchdowns, while Clark snared 82 last year, the most by a wide receiver in team history. In addition, fullback Earl Cooper caught 83 passes in '80, the most by any rookie in league history, and tops in the NFC.

Walsh has offered a basic explanation for all this: “There is no special secret to what | have learned or what | know about the passing game. | simply have spent alot of time and put in a lot of hard work mastering techniques of the passing game, techniques that I believe in. As an assistant coach, | decided that the way to succeed was to become expert in one area, and | did that with the pass offense.”

Walsh was 47 years old before his time finally came to be an NFL head coach. He had transformed the Stanford Cardinals into a 9-3 team in 1977 and victors in the Sun Bowl over LSU. He was named the Pacific-8 Conference Coach of the Year that fall.

His '78 Stanford team posted an 8-4 mark and went to the Bluebonnet Bowl, where it posted the greatest comeback in Stanford football history by overcoming a 22-0 halftime deficit to defeat Georgia, 25-22.

It was nine days after that game that 49ers’ President Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr., hired Walsh as the Niners’ head coach. He added the title of General Manager 20 days later, giving him total authority over the club.

After 21 years of coaching, Walsh took command of pro football's youngest, most inexperienced team, a club that had won just 31 of its previous 86 games and had fallen far from its early-70s form when San Francisco captured three consecu- tive NFC Western Division championships (in ‘70, '71 and '72).

Walsh's two 49er teams have been a combined 8-24. Last year's 6-10 mark included a pair of three-game winning streaks, one at the beginning of the year before key injuries took their toll, and one at the end once the team had regrouped after the loss of its top offensive and defensive performers, Paul Hofer and Dwaine Board, both to knee surgery. Included among the year’s highlights was another one of Walsh's specialties—the great comeback. Last Dec. 7 the 49ers overcame a35-7 halftime deficit to the New Orleans Saints to win in overtime, 38-35—the biggest comeback victory in NFL history!

Bill Walsh was born Nov. 30, 1931, in Los Angeles. He left Los Angeles following his junior year when his parents moved to Hayward, Calif., in the San Francisco East Bay area, where Bill finished high school.

Following two years at San Mateo Junior College, he enrolled at San Jose State for his final two college years, where he majored in education and played end on the football team for Coach Bob Bronzan. He obtained his master's degree in 1959 and is a U.S. Army veteran.

Walsh's first head coaching job was at Washington Union High School in Fremont, also in the East Bay, in 1957, where he reversed the school's previous three-year record of 1-26 into a conference championship team with a 9-1 record by his second season.

That led to his appointment as defensive coordinator on Marv Levy's University of California staff in 1960, before he moved to John Ralston’s Stanford staff in '63 as administrative asistant and secondary coach.

Today Bill and his wife Geri live in nearby Menlo Park and have three children: Steve 24, Craig 21 and Elizabeth 10. Steve is a television news reporter and writer, Craig is a junior at UC-Davis, and Elizabeth is in the fifth grade.

John McVay, Director of Football Operations Ken Flower, Director of Marketing and Community esralts

In today's era of specialists, the San Fran- cisco 49ers have two who direct the front office portion of the team’s day-to-day operation— Director of Football Operations John McVay and Director of Marketing and Community Affairs Ken Flower.

McVay specializes in all front office aspects pertaining to football, specifically pro and college scouting and drafting, player contract negotia- tions, trades and waivers. Flower scrutinizes all matters relating to radio and television broad- casting, along with directing all advertising and marketing sales. He also oversees business af- fairs with the City of San Francisco and at Can- dlestick Park.

Prior to this year, McVay was for two sea- sons the 49ers’ Director of Player Personnel and thus responsible for preparing the 49ers’ drafting strategy. He also supervised the organization's site scouting department and is continuing to over- John McVay see those areas of the 49ers’ operation in his new role. He assumes many of the duties of a general manager for 49ers’ Coach-GM Bill Walsh during football season, when Walsh's attentions must be focused more on the coaching half of his dual role.

A former college and pro head coach himself and also a one-time college athletic director, McVay has four decades of football experience at every level to draw from. Prior to joining the 49ers in early 1979, he was for two and one-half years the head coach of the New York Giants.

He originally went to the Giants in late 1975 as an assistant coach in charge of research and development but was elevated by Owner Wellington Mara to replace fired Head Coach Bill Arnsparger at the midway point of the '76 season. McVay's record with the Giants was 14-23.

Prior to joining the Giants, he was the head coach and general manager of the Memphis Southmen of the World Football League, where his team won 24 of 31 games in the year and one-half that league existed. McVay had left the University of Dayton, where he was head football coach for nine years (1965-73) and athletic director in 1972 and ‘73, to join the Southmen.

An Ohio native from famed Massillon High School, McVay played collegiately at Miami of Ohio for Woody Hayes and Ara Parseghian. A three-year starter at center, he won All-Midwest and team MVP honors his final two years. He went from there to become one of Miami's 20-plus “Cradle of Coaches” alumni who are successful football coaches and administrators at the college and pro levels.

McVAY and FLOWER, Cont.

His coaching career began with a ten-year tenure (1953-62) at Canton Central Catholic High School in Ohio before he joined Duffy Daugherty’s staff at Michigan State as an assistant in 1962. Following three years there, McVay took over the Dayton post, and led the Flyers to their first winning season in football in ten years when they finished 8-2 in 1966.

McVay was born January 5, 1931, and is the father of three sons—John, Jim and Tim. He and his wife Lee built a new home during the off-season at Lake Anderson in Morgan Hill, California.

Flower moved into his busy job responsibilities full-time last season after spending the previous year in a consulting role with the 49ers’ staff.

A native son of San Francisco and one of the finest West Coast basketball players in history, Flower has an extensive background in sales and marketing, including other jobs connected to the National Football League with NFL Films and at CBS and ABC.

In addition to his various administrative responsibilities, Flower handles the 49ers' broadcasting relations with local radio and television, including contract negotiations for the team’s pre-season television package and year-round radio network agreement. He also directs advertising sales for Pro! Magazine and coordinates all business affairs with the city and county of San Francisco for 49ers’ operations at Candlestick Park.

In addition, Flower devotes considerable time to the club's ongoing relationship with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the local business community, and with NFL matters directed towards his speciality.

A graduate of Lowell High School in San Francisco and Menlo College, he obtained his BA degree from Southern California in 1954. As a roundballer at USC, he was the Southern California Collegiate Player of the Year in 1953-54, his team's captain, All-Pacific Coast Conference and an All-America selection.

Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Air Force as a First Lieutenant and coached the U.S. Air Force All-Star basket- ball team to the AAU National Championship in 1957.

A member of the Menlo College Hall of Fame, Ken has been a broadcast sales exec- utive for CBS Films, worked for ABC Televi- sion Station Division and Network in New York and San Francisco, has been Vice Pres- ident for Sales and Marketing for NFL Films, and served as a sports communications spe- cialist for the Hyatt Hotel Corporation and the performing group “Up With People”.

Flower was born August 26, 1931, and he and his wife Alvina live in Sausalito, Calif- ornia. They have two sons, Jeffrey and Ken Flower Kenny, and a daughter, Kimberly.

CHUCK STUDLEY, Defensive Coordinator

Chuck Studley begins his third season as the 49ers’ defensive coordinator. Studley is in his 12th year in the NFL after spending ten seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he coached for Paul Brown and Bill Johnson.

Chuck was a successful college coach before entering the pro ranks. He won two Missouri Valley Conference championships as head coach at the University of Cincinnati (1961-68). He also coached the University of Massachusetts to a Yankee Conference title in 1960, before beginning an 18-year association in Cincinnati.

An All-America guard at Illinois, Studley was captain of the 1951 Illini Rose Bow! team that captured the Big 10 title with a 9-0-1 record. After graduation, he spent three years coaching at Alton High School in Illinois, before he joined the University of Illinois staff (1955-60).

Chuck was born in Maywood, Illinois, January 17, 1929. He and his wife Peggy have six children and live in Sunnyvale, California.

NORB HECKER, Linebackers

Norb Hecker, the 49ers’ linebackers mentor, returned to the pro ranks in 1979 following seven years at Stanford University, the last two coaching on Bill Walsh's staff there.

As a player, Norb was a Little All-America offensive end at Baldwin-Wallace College in northeastern Ohio. His professional career began with the Los Angeles Rams, where he played both offensive end and defensive back (1951-53). He then went to Toronto of the Canadian Football League in 1954, then to the Washington Redskins a year later.

He returned to the CFL as a player-coach in 1958 with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. In 1959, Hecker joined Vince Lombardi as an assistant coach in Green Bay. With the Packers he was part of the team’s glory years in the 1960s and has three World Championship rings from his time there. He has a fourth championship ring from his Rams' playing days.

Hecker, co-founder of the NFL Players Association, left Green Bay in 1966 to become the first head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, a post he held for two and one-half years.

His final pro stint before going to Stanford in 1972 was three years (1969-71) as defensive coordinator for the New York Giants.

Norb was born in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, on May 26, 1927. He and his wife Barbara have five children and live in Palo Alto, California.

Studley Hecker

Jackson Matthews

MILT JACKSON, Special Teams—Receivers

Milt Jackson, the 49ers’ special teams-receivers coach, was a four-sport ath- lete at Sacramento's Grant High School in football, basketball, track and baseball in the 1960s. After a football-baseball collegiate career at Tulsa, he was drafted by both the 49ers (sixth round) and Philadelphia Phillies (first round) in 1967. He was a cornerback in football and a pitcher in baseball.

Prior to coming to San Francisco, Jackson spent five years coaching in the Pacific-10 Conference. He coached UCLA's offensive tackles and tight ends in 1979 after coming from the University of Oregon(1977-78), where he had been the defensive backfield coach.

He coached outside linebackers at the University of California (1975-76), coming to Cal from Rice University (1974), where he was the running backs coach. Prior to that, Milt was a graduate assistant coach at Oregon State University in 1973. He obtained his master’s degree in education while at OSU.

Jackson is a bachelor and resides in Foster City, California.


Billie Matthews will coach 49ers running backs in his third season as a pro coach. Matthews joined the 49ers’ staff in 1979 after spending eight seasons at UCLA (1971-78). Included among the UCLA runners Matthews directed were five 1,000-yard rushers: Kermit Johnson, James McAlister, Wendell Tyler and Theotis Brown (twice). The '73 Bruin squad rushed to 4,403 yards in 11 games.

Billie also spent a season at Kansas (1970) where he coached current pro backs John Riggins and Delvin Williams. Previously, he had an outstanding 12-year (1958-69) prep coaching career at Kashmere High School in his hometown of Houston, Texas.

Astar quarterback at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Matthews led his team to an 11-0 record and the National Black championship as a freshman in 1948. During his four years, Southern compiled a 37-4 record.

Matthews was born March 15, 1930, in Houston. He and his wife Gene have four children and make their home in Redwood City, California.


BOBB McKITTRICK, Offensive Line

Bobb McKittrick has been an NFL coach since 1971, nearly all of that time under Tommy Prothro. His 20-year association with Prothro began with three years (1955-57) as a Prothro-coached player at Oregon State. He joined the coaching staff at Oregon State in 1961 after three years as a Marine Corps officer, and then went to UCLA (1965-70) as an assistant coach with Prothro.

They later went on to the Los Angeles Rams (1971-72), before once again moving, this time to the San Diego Chargers.

Bobb took a sabbatical from football in 1973 to do graduate work at his alma mater before re-joining Prothro at San Diego. He also coached there under Don Coryell at the conclusion of the 1978 season.

McKittrick was born in Baker, Oregon, December 29, 1935. He and his wife Teckla have two children and live in San Mateo, California.

BILL McPHERSON, Defensive Line

After spending one season as the 49ers’ linebackers coach (1979), Bill Mc- Pherson directed the 49ers’ defensive line in 1980. A defensive tackle at Santa Clara in the early '50s, McPherson began coaching in 1956 at his high school alma mater, San Jose's Bellarmine Prep (1956-62), following Army service in Korea. He later was the defensive coordinator at Santa Clara (1963-74) for 12 years before mgving to UCLA (1975-77). McPherson coached defensive lines at both Santa Clara and UCLA.

At UCLA, McPherson worked with Dick Vermeil. He later joined Vermeil's Philadelphia Eagles’ staff as linebackers coach in 1978, before moving back to his native state of California with the 49ers.

Bill and his wife Elsie have five children and live in San Jose. He was born there October 31, 1931.

McKittrick McPherson



GEORGE SEIFERT, Defensive Backs

New to the 49ers’ coaching staff in 1980 was George Seifert, the secondary coach. Seifert was regarded as one of the nation’s top tutors of defensive backs following 15 years in the collegiate ranks, six of those years at Stanford University, when he was asked to join the 49ers.

After graduation from Utah in 1963, Seifert served a six-month tour of duty with the U.S. Army before returning to Utah as a graduate assistant coach. Then, in 1965, he was named head coach at Westminster College in Salt Lake City.

He moved on to lowa (1966), then Oregon (1967-71) as an assistant there before joining the Stanford staff (1972-74) as secondary coach, transforming the defensive backfield into the Pac-8 Conference's best statistically in both '72 and '73.

Seifert left Stanford in 1975 to become head coach at Cornell University. He returned to Stanford to join Bill Walsh's coaching staff in 1977. The Cardinals were second in pass defense in the Pac-10 in both '78 and '79.

Anative San Franciscan, Seifert and his wife Linda have two children and live in Sunnyvale, California.

SAM WYCHE, Quarterbacks

Sam Wyche has provided ample proof of his coaching abilities during his first two years as a full-time coach, by helping develop 49er quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve DeBerg into effective NFC passers.

Sam was a walk-on quarterback at Furman University in 1962. After college he signed and played one year for the Wheeling Ironmen of the Continental Football League in Wheeling, West Virginia. The following year was spent as a graduate assistant for Paul Dietzel at the University of South Carolina, where he also obtained his master's degree in Business Administration.

Wyche then played nine years in the NFL, beginning with the expansion Cincinnati Bengals in 1968. He was traded to the Washington Redskins (1971-73), then to Detroit (1974-75). Sam played with St. Louis and Buffalo his final season in 1976.

Wyche gathered football knowledge playing for George Allen, Don Coryell, Jack Pardee, Ted Marchibroda, Paul Brown, Paul Dietzel and Raymond Berry in addition to Bill Walsh in Cincinnati.

He was born in Atlanta, January 5, 1945, and attended Atlanta's North Fulton High School. He and his wife Jane have two children and live in Sunnyvale, California.


AL VERMEIL, Conditioning

The 49ers’ strength and conditioning programs again will be directed by Al Vermeil.

A well-known Bay Area coach at the prep level for a number of years, Vermeil was head football coach and athletic director at Moreau High School in Hayward, California, for six years (1973-78). His teams won two championships and one co-championship during the period. Vermeil was named Coach of the Year in 1975 in the Catholic Athletic League, a Bay Area prep league.

Vermeil played linebacker during his collegiate days at Utah State and was captain of the Aggie team his senior year. He received his master's degree in physical education from Kansas State in 1970.

The brother of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil, Al and his wife Diane have two children and live in Fremont, California.

CAS BANASZEK, Assistant Offensive Line

Casimir Joseph Banaszek, II, known as Cas to his teammates during his nine playing years with the San Francisco 49ers, has returned to the Niners, this time as an assistant to Offensive Line Coach Bobb McKittrick. With the appointment, he becomes the tenth member of Bill Walsh's coaching staff.

A Chicago native and a graduate of Northwestern (1967), Banaszek was the offensive line coach at the University of California the last two years. His playing career ended abruptly when he suffered a broken leg in the sixth game of the 49ers’ 1977 season.

In nine years as a starting offensive tackle, Banaszek played in 120 games. He missed all of his rookie year in 1967 with an ankle injury. He had been the 49ers No. 1 draft choice that season.

According to Walsh, Cas’ coaching specialty will be in the area of overall run blocking with the 49ers, coordinating his work with the reputable McKittrick.

Cas and his wife Diann live in San Carlos, California. They have two children.

Vermeil Banaszek


Lindsy McLean has been a trainer for 19 years, including 11 years as head trainer at the University of Michigan prior to joining the 49ers as co-trainer in 1979.

Before he became Michigan's trainer, McLean served three years as head trainer at San Jose State University (1965-67) and two years as head trainer at the University of California at Santa Barbara (1963-64).

A native of Nashville and a 1960 graduate of Vanderbilt, McLean received his certification in physical therapy from Herman Hospital in Houston in 1961.

McLean makes his home in Redwood City, California.

HAL WYATT, Co-Trainer

Hal Wyatt is in his third season as co-trainer in 1980, after serving the Niners as assistant trainer in 1977 and 1978.

Wyatt is a native Texan from San Angelo who graduated from North Texas State University with a degree in physical education in 1972. Now 30, Hal spent the next three years operating a sports medicine clinic in Dallas, where he was trainer for the Dallas Tornado soccer team in 1975. He joined the 49ers in July, '77.

He and his wife Kathy have a son and were expecting a second child this fall. They make their home in Redwood City, California.

CHICO NORTON, Equipment Manager

Forrest “Chico” Norton has become a virtual San Francisco 49ers institution. Chico, whose nickname comes from his hometown of Chico, California, begins his 27th year as 49ers’ equipment manager. He has been with the organization longer than any other working member.

Born November 24, 1919, Norton first entered professional athletics when he went to work for the San Francisco Seals baseball team in 1948. He joined the 49ers in 1955.

He and his wife Sylvia live in San Francisco. They have seven grown children and seven grandchildren.



GUARD © WEST TEXAS STATE e@ 5TH YEAR HT: 6-5 @ WT: 255 © BORN: 4-14-53 © (D-8 IN '76)

PRO: He's been with only one NFL team since being drafted by the 49ers in the eighth round in 1976, but he could easily be called a “journeyman” offensive lineman

= j)\x* because until he found ahome at guard in 1979, John Ayers traveled up and down the Niners’ line, playing every position. “I guess you could say I've found a home and I'm happy to be here,” says Ayers of his left guard post where he has started every game for the past two seasons. Others are happy, too. “One of the good, young guards in the NFL; we're glad he’s there. It seems that’s where he is best suited,” says Coach-GM Bill Walsh. “John is gifted by his excellent foot movement, and is sound enough to become one of the league's top guards by reaching his full potential.” Offensive Line Coach Bobb McKittrick says: “John is one of our top three offensive linemen. He has excellent speed and balance. He also has the potential to be the line's best pure pass protector.” Ayers missed the 1976 season on injured reserve but came back to see action in all 14 1977 games. He came back again in 1979 and started every game even though he missed the entire preseason due to late July surgery to remove calcium deposits from his ankle. Ayers gets a lot done on natural ability and has added physical maturity the past several off-seasons. He tipped the scales at 238 on draft day—1976, built up to 247 in 1977, to 250 in 1980 and now weights 255 because of a dedicated weight program.

COLLEGE: Ayers played defensive end at West Texas State and was named All-Missouri Valley Conference as a senior. John was drafted as an offensive tackle although he never played that position in college. He started 32 consecutive games at WTSU after transferring there from the University of Texas.

PERSONAL: An All-Texas schoolboy team honoree as a senior, John was a standout athlete at Carrizo Springs High School in Carrizo Springs, Texas. He and his wife, Laurel, have one son, J.T. (6-5-79), and they make their home in Canyon, Texas, during the off-season. His NFL stats include recovering a fumble in 1978. He was born in Carrizo Springs, Texas.

Missed 1976 season; on injured reserve.

Jean Barrett © 77

TACKLE e TULSA ° 8TH YEAR HT: 6-6 @ WT: 250 © BORN: 5-24-51 © (D-2B IN '72)

PRO: His listed position on the team roster reads tack- le but it could easily read guard, center or tackle because Jean Martin Barrett, Jr, could play any one of the posts equally well. He is an experienced veteran whose ability to play several positions gives depth to the 49ers’ offensive line. “Jean is an intelligent, hard working player with excellent agility and fine body control,” says Coach-GM Bill Walsh. “He gives us depth all along the offensive line, and especially at tackle.” His



offensive line coach, Bobb McKittrick, agrees with the head mentor: “Jean Barrett is one of the better athletes among the offensive linemen. He has the speed to play guard and the mental and physical ability to play any one of the line positions with very little practice. He does a good job on movement type run blocks. He is experienced and has the talent to replace either tackle with little loss of productivity.” Barrett played in 15 of the 49ers’ 16 games in 1980. He had been a starter until injured for the 1978 season. He was the team’s 2B draft pick in 1972 and was on the Niners’ taxi squad that fall. Besides playing back-up at either tackle post, Jean also makes major contributions on the 49ers’ special teams. “Usually, you can’t use an offensive lineman too extensively on special teams, but Barrett is such a good athlete that we are able to use him throughout the different units,” says McKittrick.

COLLEGE: Barrett was All-Missouri Valley Conference and played in the Blue-Gray, Coaches All-America and College All-Star games as a senior at the University of Tulsa, where he was a three-year starter. He received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Tulsa in 1972.

PERSONAL: Jean was the first athlete at W.T. White High School in Dallas, Texas, ever to receive an athletic scholarship. He and his wife, Jane, live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the off-season and own a construction company there. They have one son, John (8-19-73), and one daughter, Jennifer (3-18-80). His pro statistics include one fumble recovery in 1973 and another in 1974, plus a kickoff return in 1979 for five yards. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas.

Missed 1972 season; on taxi squad. Missed 1978 season; on injured reserve.

DEFENSIVE END @ NORTH CAROLINA A&T e@ 3RD YEAR HT: 6-5 @ WT: 245 @ BORN: 11-29-56 @ (FA IN '79)

PRO: The word around the 49ers’ camp is if Dwaine Board can putin a full and healthy season in 1981 ... watch out! “Dwaine is one of the fine young players on the squad and appears to have an unlimited future,” says Coach-GM ds Bill Walsh. “He is an outstanding pass rusher, the key to our rush line. He | is an extremely quick, agile athlete who was obviously missed very much after his early season (third game) knee injury in 1980.” Board originally was drafted by Pittsburgh in the fifth round in 1979 and waived in Pittsburgh's final cut. San Francisco wasted no time in claiming the big defensive end. He made a surprisingly easy adjustment from small college linebacker to NFL defensive end with the 49ers in ‘79, earning a starting nod in the 11th game of the season and becoming the 49ers’ most success- ful rookie. Board established himself in substitute play early, then replaced Cedrick Hardman (later traded to Oakland) at right end against New Orleans in mid-October. He led the '79 team in quarterback sacks with seven (one-fourth of the team’s total) and had 34 tackles. “I think with a full year of experience, Dwaine can become one of the better defensive ends in pro football,” says Defensive Coordinator Chuck Studley. “He is fast, aggressive, and has good strength-size ratio,” In 1980, in three

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BOARD, Cont.

games (before the knee injury sidelined him for the season), Dwaine had two QB sacks, one pass deflection, five tackles and one assist. “Dwaine is a truly natural athlete with very fluid actions,” says defensive line coach Bill McPherson. “He has good straight ahead speed and body control with fine quickness for change of directions.”

COLLEGE: Board was a four-year starter at North Carolina A&T at linebacker and was selected to the Mutual Black Radio All-America Team three times (1975, ‘76, '77). An All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first team selection his final two seasons, he was voted the MEAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year in 1977. He receiv- ed his bachelor of science degree in industrial technology from North Carolina A&T in 1979.

PERSONAL: Dwaine is a graduate of Rocky Mount High School in Virginia and makes Union Hall, Virginia, his off-season home. His nickname is “Pee-Wee" (His explanation is simply, “you should see my brother."). His 40-yard dash speed is 4.8. He was born in Union Hall, Virginia.

BOARD'S PRO STATISTICS Tackles Sacks Interceptions Year G Tot. Solo Ast. No./Yds. No./Yds. Fum. Rec. 1979 ..... 16 34 19 15 7/52 0/0 0 1980. seas 3 6 5 1 2/13 0/0 0 CAREER . 19 40 24 16 9/65 0/0 0

OTHER BOARD STATS: Passes Defensed—1979 (3), 1980 (1), Career (4); Blocks—1979 (1-PAT), 1980 (0), Career (1-PAT).

<. Ken Bungarda

4 TACKLE e MISSOURI ° 2ND YEAR , HT: 6-6 @ WT: 270 © BORN: 1-25-57 © (FA IN '80)

PRO: Ken Bungarda is a converted defensive player who spent last year learning the offensive tackle post. Now, in 1981, he will be tested “on the job” to see just how good a student he really is. “He has great physical potential and, providing he continues to make dramatic improvement, he has a chance to move into the starting lineup,” says Coach-GM Bill Walsh. Offensive Line Coach Bobb McKittrick agrees: “Ken may have more physical potential than any lineman on the 49ers’ roster. He combines unusual size, speed, and athletic ability with hustle, intensity and aggressiveness. He could be a big help to us in 1981." Originally, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 11th round in 1979 as a defensive end/defensive tackle. He played briefly in Canada in 1979 after being released by the Bengals during pre-season camp that year and was signed by the 49ers in 1980 as a free agent. The Niners converted him from a defensive lineman to offensive tackle and played him in 15 games last year, almost exclusively on special teams. “I haven't learned everything,” Bungarda says. “The thing that helps me make the switch from defense to offense is that | know the moves the defense might make