The San Jose Mercury News reports that Roger Craig and R.C. Owens are heading into the 49ers Hall of Fame.
Running back Roger Craig and receiver R.C. Owens, two of the most productive offensive players in San Francisco history, will be inducted into 49ers Hall of Fame, the team announced this morning. “The 49ers take tremendous pride in honoring those who have made a significant impact on the history of our franchise throughout the years,” team president Jed York said in a statement. Craig won three Super Bowl titles during a 49ers career that lasted from 1983-90. Playing under innovative Coach Bill Walsh, Craig became the first player in NFL history to amass 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season (1985). During his time with the 49ers, Craig totaled 11,506 yards from scrimmage which trails only Jerry Rice in team history. Owens, who played in San Francisco from 1957-61, is best know for the creation of the “Alley Oop” play, in which he would out-leap defensive backs for arching passes from quarterback Y.A. Tittle.