2011

Dwight Clark
Dwight clark
Dwight Clark is best known for “The Catch," a touchdown pass from Joe Montana that beat the Dallas Cowboys in the 1982 NFC Championship Game. In his nine year career with the 49ers, he caught 506 passes for 6,750 yards and 48 touchdowns. He was only the 20th receiver in NFL history to have 500 career receptions. Clark was also very popular with 49er fans, not just for his on-field accomplishments but for his outgoing personality. He was involved with all five 49ers Super Bowl championships, the first two as a player and the last three as a team executive. His uniform number, 87, was retired by the 49ers in 1988. He is a member of the 49ers Hall of Fame.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
Plaque Location: New 49er Stadium in Santa Clara
Juli Simpson Inkster
Juli Simpson Inkster
Juli Simpson Inkster won 39 professional golf tournaments, including seven women’s majors. Twice she took the U.S. Open, in 1999 and again in 2002, when, at age 42, she became the second oldest woman ever to win the event. Inkster started her golf career in Santa Cruz, where she was born and raised. Still competitive at age 50, Inkster finished second in an LPGA Tournament in Malaysia in October 2010. A mother of two, Inkster graduated from San Jose State University, where she was an All-American in 1979, 1980 and 1982. She won three straight U.S. Amateurs from 1980-1982. Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000, Inkster represented the United States on eight Solheim Cup teams, winning 18 points, a record total for an American player.
Inducted into The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
Plaque location: BASHOF
George Seifert
George Seifert
Over an eight year period as the first San Francisco native to coach the 49ers, George Seifert compiled what was at the time the best winning percentage in NFL history (.755). Seifert, who attended high school across the street from Kezar Stadium, the 49ers’ first home,worked as an usher at the team’s games, led the 49ers to five NFC championship games and twice won the Super Bowl. The team won at least 10 regular season games in each of his years as coach and set an NFL record by winning 18 consecutive road games. Known for his defensive strategies, Seifert also was an aggressive coach on the offense; his two successful fourth down gambles helped break open the Super Bowl following the 1989 season. Before he became head coach, Seifert was an assistant coach on the 49ers first three Super Bowl championship teams.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
Plaque location: New 49er Stadium in Santa Clara
Frank “Sandy” Tatum
Frank “Sandy” Tatum
Frank “Sandy” Tatum won the NCAA Individual Golf Championship in 1942, but he made his biggest contributions to the game without a club in hand. Tatum, a longtime San Francisco lawyer, served on the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association from 1972-80, including two years as president. He later embarked on an ambitious quest to renovate Harding Park, a onetime PGA Tour stop that had fallen into disrepair. Only though Tatum’s tireless work did Harding’s restoration spring to life, leading to marquee tour events in 2005 and 2009—and giving Bay Area public golfers a world-class course to call their own. Tatum also helped launch the First Tee of San Francisco, a program to teach kids life skills through golf.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
Plaque location: Harding Park Golf Course
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