49ers to unveil ‘The Catch’ statue before Week 7 game with Los Angeles Rams

Pregame ceremony highlights season-long celebration of Niner legend

Karl Buscheck
October 18, 2018 - 1:49 pm

The 49ers announced that the club will unveil a pair of statues, commemorating “The Catch,” four hours before Sunday’s kickoff against the Rams.

The statues, which depict Dwight Clark and Joe Montana, each weigh 350 pounds. They’ll be placed 23 yards apart, just like the two Niners were the day of the emblematic play. The statue of Clark, his hands outstretched, will extend 11 feet into the sky.

The ceremony, which will take place between 9:30 and 10:30 am, will be headlined by CEO Jed York, the Hall of Famer Montana and Kelly Clark.

The 49ers have been honoring Clark, who died of ALS in June, throughout the season. All players have been wearing an "87" helmet decal and the Levi's Stadium bunting pays respect to Clark for all home games.

Here are the rest of the tributes, per a previous club release:

  • During the game, the playing field will feature an “87” marking in the north end zone commemorating the location of “The Catch”
  • The contest will also serve as the 49ers annual Alumni Game and, therefore, funds will be raised throughout the weekend to support Clark’s charity of choice, the Golden Heart Fund. The fund was established in 2016 to support 49ers alumni in need of financial, medical, psychological or emotional support.
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