'Skywalker' gains 16 yards, sets up 49ers FG

'Skywalker' gains 16 yards, sets up 49ers FG
November 14, 2011, 7:41 pm
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SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers unveiled their "Skywalker" pass play on Sunday, and it netted 16 yards in the third quarter.Tight ends Delanie Walker and Vernon Davis ran streak routes down the middle of the field. Ted Ginn, lined up wide to the right side, and ran a comeback route. Quarterback Alex Smith hit Ginn with a 16-yard pass along the 49ers' sideline.The play helped set up a David Akers' fourth field goal in the 49ers' 27-20 victory over the New York Giants.The 49ers added "Skywalker" to their playbook last week in honor of Sgt. Dontae Skywalker, a Relief Commander at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Sgt. Skywalker gave the team a tour at Arlington National Cemetery the day before the 49ers played the Washington Redskins.He was a guest of the team on the sideline for the 49ers' 19-11 victory. Sgt. Skywalker and his wife will also be on the sideline for the 49ers' game Thanksgiving night against the Baltimore Ravens.
"We heard that name and we said we have to name a play after this guy, so we did," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said.

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