San Francisco 49ers

2nd NFC West (--)

Founded: 1946

Stadium: Levi's Stadium

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  • 'Got to keep it rolling'

    The San Francisco 49ers lost two high-profile linebackers this offseason. They also lost two starting cornerbacks. No worries, safety Antoine Bethea says, the Niners' defense will just keep rolling.
  • Tomsula says Bowman will work during minicamp

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula expects All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman to be ready for minicamp at the end of April.
  • A 'different guy'

    The growth of Colin Kaepernick is one of the biggest storylines to watch during the Niners' offseason. Vernon Davis told reporters Friday that he likes what he's seen thus far from his quarterback.
  • Bush: Rugby star Hayne lock to make 49ers

    Jarryd Hayne is a 6-2 running back with a natural ability to catch the ball in traffic. Is that enough to land him a spot on the San Francisco 49ers' final roster? Reggie Bush is confident in his friend's chances.
  • Boldin to Kap: Go back to being yourself

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is amid an overhaul of his game, but Anquan Boldin said his advice to the quarterback is tune out others and play his own game.
  • Niners 'very confident' in Bowman's recovery

    San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke is "very confident" in linebacker NaVorro Bowman's recovery after missing the entire 2014 season. Will the three-time All Pro recapture pre-injury form in 2015?
  • Warner: Kap learning to harness athleticism

    After a tumultuous offseason, the San Francisco 49ers will depend on Colin Kaepernick more than ever before during the 2015 season. Kurt Warner, who's worked with Kap, weighs in on what he's seen from the QB.
  • TCU's Dawson, UCLA's Kendricks among draft's most instinctive LBs

    Coaching can only go so far, particularly at linebacker, where reading and reacting has to be innate. Here are the draft's most instinctive instant-impact linebackers and their best NFL fits.
  • Briggs plans to visit LB-needy 49ers

    Lance Briggs will visit with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday. The Niners are in desperate need of linebacker help after the retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.
  • Niners release offensive lineman Jonathan Martin after 1 season

    The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they have released offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. Will Martin find a new team?
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Rd 1, Pick 15 (15)  
Rd 2, Pick 14 (46)  
Rd 3, Pick 15 (79)  
Rd 4, Pick 27 (126)  
Rd 4, Pick 33 (132)  
Rd 5, Pick 15 (151)  
Rd 6, Pick 14 (190)  
Rd 7, Pick 29 (246)  
Rd 7, Pick 37 (254)  
Scoreboard more
Levi's Stadium - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Arizona Cardinals 7 10 0 0 17
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 7 0 20
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Mon, Sep 14 Minnesota 10:20 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 20 @ Pittsburgh 1:00 PM ET
3 Sun, Sep 27 @ Arizona 4:05 PM ET
4 Sun, Oct 04 Green Bay 4:25 PM ET
5 Sun, Oct 11 @ New York Giants 8:30 PM ET
6 Sun, Oct 18 Baltimore 4:25 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
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Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
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Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
4/7 Tony Jerod-Eddie (DE) Exclusive Rights Signing (exclusive rights signing).
4/3 Nick Bellore (LB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
4/1 Desmond Bishop (LB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/19 Reggie Bush (RB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC West more
Team W L T Win %
Seattle 0 0 0 .000
San Francisco 0 0 0 .000
Arizona 0 0 0 .000
St. Louis 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Jim Tomsula

Regular Season: 1-0

Postseason: 0-0

Experience: 1

Career record: 1-0

Pro Career: Jim Tomsula was named the 19th head coach of the San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 14, 2015, after spending the past eight seasons as the team's defensive line coach. Tomsula also served as San Francisco's interim head coach for the final game of the 2010 season, a 38-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

Tomsula has coached 31 seasons of football at the high school, college and professional levels since the fall of 1989, including eight (2007-2014) with the 49ers since being named San Francisco's defensive line coach in 2007.

During his 49ers tenure, Tomsula has been instrumental in developing one of the most dominant defenses in the NFL. Since 2007, the 49ers rank fourth in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (98.4) and second in rushing average (3.72). San Francisco's defense also ranks third in the NFL in points per game allowed (19.4) and fourth in yards per game allowed (320.9). In 2011, San Francisco set the NFL record by not allowing a rushing touchdown in their first 14 games of the season. The team surrendered just three rushing touchdowns all year, the fewest allowed in the NFL since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978.

Under Tomsula's tutelage, DT Justin Smith was named to five consecutive Pro Bowls (2009-13) and earned All-Pro honors in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Despite being the fourth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, Smith had never been selected to either team prior to working with Tomsula. Other players who have prospered under Tomsula's direction are LB Ahmad Brooks, DL Glenn Dorsey, LB Aldon Smith and NT Ian Williams, as well as former 49ers DT Isaac Sopoaga and DT Ricky Jean Francois.

Tomsula joined the 49ers after enjoying one of the most successful stints in NFL Europa history. Prior to being named the head coach of the Rhein Fire in 2006, which made him the youngest head coach in NFLE history at age 38. Tomsula served as the Berlin Thunder's defensive coordinator for two seasons, winning World Bowl XII in his first season with a defense that ranked first in the NFLE against the run.

Tomsula joined the NFLE in 1998 as the defensive line coach of the England Monarchs. He then went on to serve in the same capacity for five seasons with the Scottish Claymores, where he established a reputation for producing some of the league's most dominant lines. He also played a leading role in mentoring and teaching young talent in the league's National Player Development program.

Between NFL Europa seasons, Tomsula spent each fall as a member of Division II Catawba College's coaching staff, since coaching in the NFLE was not a year-round position. He had been a defensive lineman at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC, after transferring from Middle Tennessee State.

Background: In 1989, Tomsula began his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater following a career-ending knee injury. The following season, he went on to coach the defensive line at Woodland Hills (Pa.) High School. After spending the next two years out of coaching to provide for his family as a medical equipment sales rep with Thera-Kinetics, Tomsula landed a position as an assistant on the Charleston Southern University coaching staff (1992-95). He would once again spend two seasons out of coaching, as he returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa., to serve as a sales representative with Cisco Foods. Urged by his family to continue his dream of coaching football, Tomsula returned to the coaching ranks in 1997 as the volunteer assistant defensive line coach at Catawba.

Personal: He and his wife, Julie, have two daughters, Britney and Brooke, and a son, Bear.

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  1. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 07:34 p.m.

    San Francisco 49ers safety Craig Dahl intercepts Arizona Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley's pass late in the fourth quarter.

  2. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 07:21 p.m.

    San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore breaks free for a gain of 24 yards in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals.

  3. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 06:50 p.m.

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick throws a 3-yard touchdown pass to fullback Bruce Miller who makes an impressive toe-tapping catch in the corner of the end zone.

  4. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 06:39 p.m.

    San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore explodes for a gain of 20 yards against the Arizona Cardinals in the third quarter.

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