Joe Montana, Dan Marino to play in Candlestick finale


For posterity's sake, Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana and Dan Marino will square off one last time at Candlestick Park.

The San Francisco 49ers announced this week that Montana, 57, and Marino, 52, will headline a flag football game, scheduled for July 12, in a historic final game before the organization moves to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

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Montana began his illustrious NFL career in 1979, eight years after the 49ers moved from colorful Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park to Candlestick. Among the greatest of Montana's many career highlights is a victory over young phenom Marino and his Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XIX.

This event offers a rematch of sorts for the two premier quarterbacks of the 1980s.

Each team will feature former all-stars.

Montana will be joined by fellow 49ers legends Jerry Rice, Roger Craig and Dwight Clark. Marino's team has yet to be announced.

Might we suggest 52-year-old marvel Herschel Walker as Marino's versatile backfield mate?

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