The Catch Celebration

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 04: Former 49er greats (L-R) Joe Montana and Dwight Clark look on before the game between the St Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 4, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Former San Francisco 49ers tight end Dwight Clark will be honored by the team with a season long celebration of his life. Clark suffered from ALS and died in June at the age of 61. All the players on the team will wear an 87 decal on their helmets this season. Field bunting will pay tribute to Clark during all 49ers games at Levi’s Stadium. On October 21st statues will be unveiled outside the stadium featuring “The Catch”. The statues of Clark & Joe Montana will weigh 350 pounds and will be placed 23 yards apart, the distance of the play that captured the 1981 NFC championship game. That day the field will have an 87 in the end zone marking the spot where Clark made the catch. “The Catch” was actually made at Candlestick Park, former home of the 49ers.

The Dallas Cowboys open their pre-season tomorrow night at 9 against the 49ers. You can “Catch” the game on KGNC-AM 710am & 97.5 FM KGNC.

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