As the San Francisco 49ers stage the last scheduled event at Candlestick Park on Monday night, here are five memorable events in the stadium's history involving athletes with Utah ties, in chronological order:
Jan. 10, 1982 • Joe Montana delivered the winning touchdown pass to Dwight Clark a play that would become known as "The Catch" with 51 seconds remaining in the 49ers' 28-27 win over Dallas in the NFC championship game. Bill Ring, a former BYU running back, played a consistent role for the 49ers, with six carries for 27 yards in that game. San Francisco then defeated Cincinnati in the Super Bowl.
Jan. 6, 1985 • With BYU products Tom Holmoe and Todd Shell among their defensive players, the 49ers beat Chicago 23-0 in the NFC championship game. Ring and former Utah star Carl Monroe played on offense and special teams for San Francisco (Steve Fuller was Chicago's quarterback, not Jim McMahon). The 49ers went on to win another Super Bowl, beating Miami.