Dwight Clark

Steve Young, other ex-49ers to join 'Letters to 87 Live!' discussion

Steve Young, other ex-49ers to join 'Letters to 87 Live!' discussion

Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and other 49ers greats will celebrate the legacy of the organization and talk about the current playoff-bound team in a panel discussion to raise money for the Golden Heart Fund.

Young, Dwight Hicks, Brent Jones and Eric Wright will take part in "Letters to 87 Live!" on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area will moderate the discussion.

The Super Bowl-winning players will discuss the legacy of Dwight Clark and “The Catch,” while engaging in lively back-and-forth storytelling about the history of the 49ers and how the organization got to this point.

Clark had the idea for the book, “Letters to 87,” which he hoped would raise money for the Golden Heart Fund. Clark, who was battling ALS at the time, wanted to help “my guys,” he always said.

Clark passed away on June 4, 2018.

The Golden Heart Fund assists former 49ers players in need of financial, medical, physiological or emotional support. All ticket sales from the event will go to the cause that Clark supported.

Tickets are $50 apiece, and the book, “Letters to 87,” is included with the price of admission. Tickets to a limited special VIP reception is also available for $187.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the evening, please visit Lesher Center for the Arts.

Jimmy Garoppolo reveals which 49ers legend he'd want to throw TD pass

Jimmy Garoppolo reveals which 49ers legend he'd want to throw TD pass

Jimmy Garoppolo's career with the 49ers still is in its infancy, but he's well aware of the storied history the franchise has. 

The talented signal-caller only has started 11 games since coming over to the Niners in 2017. During that time, though, he has shown he has all the tools to win a lot of games in the Bay Area.

During his brief time with the 49ers, Garoppolo hasn't had the luxury of throwing to the type of dynamic receiver the 49ers have been known for throughout their franchise history.

Garoppolo recently was asked which former 49ers receiver he would most like to throw a touchdown too, and it's not Jerry Rice. 

"That's a tough one," Garoppolo said on 49ers.com in the "Toyota Fan Zone." "I've heard so many great stories about Dwight Clark, he might be the one. That would be unreal. Such a legacy he left behind. One-of-a-kind. I hear he was a great dude, too, so that would be a lot of fun."

You can't go wrong wanting to throw a TD to No. 87.

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49ers featured in 15 of NFL's '100 Greatest Plays,' including No. 2

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49ers featured in 15 of NFL's '100 Greatest Plays,' including No. 2

With another NFL Sunday just hours away, why don’t we take a little trip down memory lane?

As the NFL continues a year-long celebration of 100 years in existence, the league released its “100 Greatest Plays” from the first century of action.

The 49ers are featured prominently on the rankings, as they are involved in 15 of the top 100 plays, including the iconic moment occupying the No. 2 spot.

While many of the moments have a positive outcome for San Francisco, several may bring up some painful memories, including one involving a player who now dons a 49ers uniform every Sunday.

Check out each of the clips below, and get your popcorn ready.

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What a play to finish off the thread, as I’m sure every 49ers fan who was watching that game live remembers exactly where they were when Dwight Clark made “The Catch.”