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The San Francisco 49ers are one of the most popular franchises in the NFL. They have achieved this well earned position by playing in some of the most important games in the league, by having some of the best players of all time and also by being a successful franchise in the National Football League. They have debuted in the pro football in 1946 being a member of the All American Football Conference.
Covering seven full NFL seasons, from 1977 to 1983, the San Francisco 49ers had seven consecutive victories lead by: O.J. Simpson, Delvin Williams, Earl Cooper, Paul Hofer, Jeff Moore, Wendell Tyler and Ricky Patton.
Bill Walsh, considered as one of the best NFL head coaches of all time, brought the "west coast offense" to the 49ers, reason why he is also known by the nickname of "The Genius". Regardless of his major accomplishments for this team, he is not considered as being the most successful head coach, but the coach that immediately followed him, George Seifert. He lead the 49ers through 98 victories over 8 years, while Bill Walsh achieved only 92 victories over 10 years.
Also, the San Francisco 49ers traded their first round pick for the aging running back O.J. Simpson, before the 1978 season, to the Buffalo Bills. Making this draft pick they made the number one overall pick in the 1979 NFL draft, and had the worst record in the league.
The San Francisco 49ers have also redesigned the logo from the sides of their helmets just before the 1991 NFL season. This logo had a block letter design of the team's name along with a shadow effect (49ers). This was cancelled the next day due to the bad reactions from the fans.
The overall team success was mostly accomplished due to the major contribution of players like Joe Perry, Y.A. Tittle, John Brodie, Hugh McElhenny, Gene Washington, Freddie Solomon, Steve DeBerg, Steve Young, Terrel Owens and many other players which did their best and lead this team to its success.
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