49ers bring back T.O. to Candlestick Park

49ers bring back T.O. to Candlestick Park
November 8, 2013, 9:30 am
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Terrell Owens is second in team history to Jerry Rice in receptions (592), receiving yards (8,572) and receiving touchdowns (81). (USATSI)

Terrell Owens will be back representing the 49ers at Candlestick Park on Sunday.

The 49ers’ search for a wideout to complement Anquan Boldin has not prompted the 49ers to pull a Sharpie out of a sock to re-sign Owens, who has not played in the NFL since the 2010 season.

Instead, Owens will be on the field as an honorary captain for the 49ers' game Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Owens will help celebrate the Top 10 moments in Candlestick Park history. Owens helped provide one of the top moments in Candlestick history with a 25-yard touchdown catch from Steve Young in the closing moments of a playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers in the 1998 playoffs.

Owens ranks No. 2 behind Jerry Rice on the 49ers’ all-time lists in receptions (592), receiving yards (8,572) and receiving touchdowns (81). In Rice’s final home game with the 49ers, Owens caught a club record 20 passes for 283 yards.

The 49ers-Owens union had plenty of ups and downs, and ultimately ended with a trade that sent him to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004.

This is the 49ers' final season at Candlestick Park. The structure will be razed following the season, and the 49ers will move to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara for the 2014 season.