NFL recognizes 49ers milestones

January 5, 2012, 12:52 am
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The NFL on Wednesday sent out what it called, "a sampling of NFL records set and milestones reached in 2011." Many of the 49ers' accomplishments were noted (but not all of them). Here are the ones that made the cut:49ers achievements
--Won the NFC West for the first time since 2002. Jim Harbaugh joined George Seifert (1989) and Steve Mariucci (1997) as the only 49ers head coaches to win the NFC West division in their first year.
--Became the first team in NFL history to not allow a rushing touchdown in the first 14 games of a season.
--Running back Frank Gore (7,625) passed Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Perry (7,344) for the most rushing yards in franchise history.
--Gore recorded a franchise-record five consecutive 100-yard games (Weeks 4-6; 8-9).
--Pass-rusher Aldon Smith recorded 14 sacks, the most ever by a 49ers rookie.
--Kicker David Akers (166) surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (138 in 1987) for the most points in a single season in franchise history.NFL achievements
David Akers: Recorded 166 kicking points and surpassed GARY ANDERSON (164 in 1998) for the most in a single season in NFL history . . . Converted 44 field goals, the most in a single-season all-time.
Ted Ginn: Scored on a 102-yard kick-return and a 55-yard punt-return in Week 1, becoming the first player to record a kickoff-return touchdown and punt-return touchdown in the same game on Kickoff Weekend and the 12th player in NFL history to have both in the same game overall. The returns came just 59 seconds apart, the fastest of the 12 players to do so.
Aldon Smith: Led all rookies with 14 sacks, the second-most in a season by a rookie (Jevon Kearse , 14.5 in 1999).

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