The San Francisco … 1998 San Francisco 49ers Starters, Roster, & Players: 12-4 (po:1-1) (2nd in NFC West), Coach: Steve Mariucci, ProBowl: Gogan, Hearst, Rice, Tubbs, Young San Francisco 49ers players listed alphabetically or numerically. Opening the 1997 season with new coach Steve Mariucci and halfback Garrison Hearst, the 49ers seemed to have shored up their one major weakness from the season before. 1996 San Francisco 49ers Starters, Roster, & Players: 12-4 (po:1-1) (2nd in NFC West), Coach: George Seifert, ProBowl: Hanks, Rice, Young Also, additions Kevin Gogan to the offensive line and Rod Woodson to the defense were clear improvements over last season's roster. 1999 San Francisco 49ers Starters, Roster, & Players: 4-12 (4th in NFC West), Coach: Steve Mariucci, ProBowl: Schulters, Young The 1997 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 48th year with the National Football League. 1997 San Francisco 49ers Statistics 1997 San Francisco 49ers Results. The franchise appeared in the NFC Championship Game for the fifth, and final time in the 1990’s. San Francisco 49ers Player Roster: The official source of the latest 49ers player roster team information San Francisco 49ers roster for the 1997 NFL season.