By The Sporting News – Terrell Owens will be on the field Sunday, November 10th with the San Francisco 49ers. Relax: He won’t be playing.
Owens will be the team’s honorary captain for its game against the Carolina Panthers, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
The franchise is marking its final season at Candlestick Park with events at home games, and Owens earns a salute for his long career and especially his performance in January 1999’s playoffs.
On Jan. 3 that year, Owens caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Steve Young for a 30-27 victory over the Green Bay Packers. In 49ers lore it is referred to as “The Catch II.
En route to becoming the NFL’s second-leading receiver of all time — former Niners star Jerry Rice tops the list — Owens played for ‘Frisco from 1996 to 2003.
Owens turns 40 on Dec. 7. He was known for his antics on and off the field as well as his ability as a receiver.