Source: Niners Nation
We've got some sad news to pass along this afternoon. 49ers wide receiver and legend R.C. Owens passed away yesterday at the age of 78. Owens was inducted into the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame this past year, alongside running back Roger Craig.
Owens spent the first five seasons (1957-1961) of his eight season career with the 49ers. He finished his time with the 49ers with 176 receptions, 2,926 yards and 20 touchdowns. He was most well-known by his nickname "Alley Oop", due to his ability to out-leap defenders to catch passes from Y.A. Tittle and John Brodie. Owens followed up his playing career by working in the 49ers front office as Director of Training Camp and then Director of Alumni Relations.
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