The 1997 CFFL San Francisco 49ers
Notes From the Owners:
1997 was the year of expansion for our league.  The CFFL grew from ten teams to fourteen.  In 1997 the CFFL 49ers welcomed David Miller, my brother, to the front office.  With his great insight and his extensive football background, our team will continue to strive for the best.  As David and I look back on the '97 season we will always remember the disappointing draft that we had.  David was on vaction while the draft occured.  With this conspiring our team lacked the knoweledge that I had hoped for for the draft.  When the draft occured I made vital mistakes.  First I drafted a kicker with our first pick, which was a horrible decision.  I looked to much into pre-season, drafting players that would never fill starting roles.  On a positive note we made a productive trade with the Bears(Andy Dunn), trading away our '96 1st All-Star tight end, Shannon Sharpe,  and one of our disappointing keepers, Marshall Faulk.  In this trade we acquired a very promissing running back, and a owners favorite, Warrick Dunn.  We also made a trade at the conclusion of the year with the Buccaneers(Ed Meyer).  This trade was made to inforce the productivity of our '98 keepers.  We traded away our 2nd round pick(6th player selection), for an up and coming star(hopefully), Adrian Murrell.  The team also received an All-Star wide receiver Carl Pickens.  Eventhough we had a very unproductive year in the standings, hopefully we imporved our roster for 98'.
The CFFL 49er's 1997 Four Keeper
Players Name / Points For The 97' Year / Rank Overall / Acquired From
San Francisco Defense
'97 Points: 256
Overall: 12
6th Round '96 Draft
Shannon Sharpe WR
'97 Points: 160
Overall: 57
Traded to the Bears '97
Marshall Faulk RB
'97 Points: 128
Overall: 96
Traded to the Bears '97
Steve Young QB
'97 Points: 215
Overall: 21
1st Round '96 Draft
The 1997 CFFL 49er's MVP
The 1997 49er's CFFL team MVP was the San Francisco's Team Defense.  Eventhough the season was a disappointment and unproductive, the 49er's defense was just the opposite.  In '97 the defense was selected to the CFFL 1st All-Star Team.  The defense racked up a total of 337 points, finishing 1st amoung all defenses in the league.  The slim number of games won by the CFFL 49er's was decided by the defense.

Once again Congratulations to the San Francisco's Defense for being selected for the 1997 CFFL 49er's Team MVP!!!!
The 1997 CFFL 49er's Team Roster
Player's Name / Points For The Year '97 / Overall Ranking / Acquired From
Billy Joe Hobert QB
Points: 54
Overall: 216
15th Round '97 Draft
Steve Young QB
Points: 251
Overall: 12
1st Round '96 Draft
Jeff Brohm QB
Points: 1
Overall: 438
16th Round '97 Draft
Todd Collins QB
Points: 132
Overall: 101
7th Round '97 Draft
Adrian Murrell RB
Points: 144
Overall: 84
Trade with Tampa Bay '97
Jerald Moore RB
Points: 52
Overall: 220
Free-agency '97
Warrick Dunn RB
Points: 165
Overall: 61
Trade with Bears '97
George Jones RB
Points: 33
Overall: 270
5th Round '97 Draft
Lake Dawson WR
Points: 35
Overall: 265
Free-agency '97
Reidel Anthony WR
Points: 68
Overall: 186
2nd Round '97 Draft
Tommy Vardell FB
Points: 59
Overall: 207
Free-agency '97
Bernie Parmalee RB
Points: 35
Overall: 263
Free-agency '97
Bert Emanuel WR
Points: 145
Overall: 80
5th Round '97 Draft
Carl Pickens WR
Points: 94
Overall: 152
Trade with Buc's '97
Andre Rison WR
Points: 146
Overall: 78
3rd Round '97 Draft
J.J. Stokes WR
Points: 91
Overall: 158
8th Round '97 Draft
John Kasay K
Points: 116
Overall: 120
1st Round '97 Draft
Keith Byars TE
Points: 32
Overall: 272
Trade with Bears '97
David LaFleur TE
Points: 20
Overall: 318
11th Round '97 Draft
Steve Christie K
Points: 121
Overall: 112
14th Round '97 Draft
San Francisco Defense
Points: 337
Overall: 2
6th Round '96 Draft
'97s Team MVP
CFFL 1st Team All-Star
Tennessee Oilers Defense
Points: 166
Overall: 59
14th Round '97 Draft
The CFFL 49ers 1997 Schedule
Overall Record:  {5-9}
Week 1 vs. Broncos Lost: 13 - 44
Week 2 vs. Cardinals Won: 85 - 37
Week 3 vs. Bears Lost: 57 - 64
Week 4 vs. Steelers Won: 92 - 71
Week 5 vs. Patriots Lost: 37 - 55
Week 6 vs. Eagles Lost: 65 - 93
Week 7 vs. Buccaneers Won: 95 - 56
Week 8 vs. Bills Won: 47 - 44
Week 9 vs. Bears Lost: 52 - 82
Week 10 vs. Raiders Lost: 30 - 119
Week 11 vs. Cardinals Lost: 83 - 102
Week 12 vs. Steelers Lost: 52 - 112
Week 13 vs. Cowboys Won: 68 - 36
Week 14 vs. Bills Lost: 16 - 104
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1998 CFFL 49er's Team 2003 CFFL Pirate's Team
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