R.C. Owens, a former 49ers wide receiver who was inducted into the franchise’s Hall of Fame last year, passed away Sunday at the age of 78, the team announced Monday.
Nicknamed “Alley Oop” for his leaping ability, Owens played five of his eight NFL seasons for San Francisco and spent more than two decades in the team’s front office. Owens was with the 49ers from 1957-61 and then went on to play for the Baltimore Colts (1962-63) and New York Giants (1964). Read More