49ers to honor Dwight Clark w/ helmet decal, epic statues, end zone marker and more

‘The Catch’ statues will be unveiled on Oct. 21 against the Rams

Karl Buscheck
August 08, 2018 - 11:11 am

The 49ers are set to honor Dwight Clark, author of one of the franchise’s most iconic moments, in memorable fashion throughout the season to come.

The all the club’s players will wear “87” helmet decals, and on Oct. 21 against the Rams, the 49ers will unveil a pair of statues depicting “The Catch” outside of Levi’s Stadium.

The 350-pound statues of Clark and Joe Montana will be situated exactly 23 yards apart, just like on the day of the famous play. Clark, his arms outstretched, will extend 11 feet into the sky.

During the game, the field will feature an “87” in the north end zone, marking the spot of “The Catch.”

That meeting with the Rams will also be the team’s annual Alumni Game. Subsequently, funds will be raised for Clark’s charity of choice, the Golden Heart Fund, which supports 49er alumni in need of financial, medical, psychological or emotional support.

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