San Francisco 49ers – Coat of Arms (NFL)

The seventh entry into the Coat of Arms – NFL edition series. It is the San Francisco 49ers. They were founded in 1946 and one of their many mottos is “The Faithful.”

Coat of Arms - San Francisco 49ers Logo

San Francisco 49ers – Coat of Arms (NFL)

One of the most well-known franchises in any sports team’s history is the San Francisco 49ers. Being one of the first franchises to establish in the West Coast, there are five Super Bowls to their name. This is because of names like Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, and Steve Young that grace the franchise with legendary status. These players dominated the 1980s, where a dynasty in San Francisco, California came with four of their five titles.

While the success of the 1980s has not duplicated recently, their most recent run at a Super Bowl was in 2013. It was Colin Kaepernick’s San Francisco 49ers team that lost Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31, against the Baltimore Ravens. As a result, the 49ers look to regain their legacy as one of the elites. This is through a new coaching staff, new leadership, new players, and new hope.

For the Coat of Arms design, the gold and red are the primary colors of emphasis, as the shield displays them proudly. The San Francisco 49ers wordmark is above their team logo and the state of California, which is in team gold. In addition, a rust overlay allows the shield to have an aged look and provides veteran status.

The sword behind the shield is in a dark gray color, which is the same as the border of the shield. The ribbon text above says ‘EST. 1946’. while the ribbon text below says ‘THE FAITHFUL’ as one of the team mottos. Red and black accent leaves and stems cover the top and bottom of the shield, while gold accents are around the sides.