One of the greatest players in modern San Francisco 49ers history will be recognized by the organization.

The team announced on Wednesday that wide receiver Terrell Owens will be inducted into the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame.

“Over the course of eight seasons, the 49ers Faithful were fortunate to have front row seats to watch Terrell Owens develop into one of the most prolific wide receivers in the history of the NFL,” 49ers CEO Jed York said, via the team’s official website. “Not only was Terrell one of the most physically gifted athletes to ever play the game, but he was also one of the most competitive. We are so very proud and honored to induct Terrell into the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame.”

A third-round pick of the 49ers back in 1996, Owens went on to become one of the most-productive receivers in NFL history. He recorded five 1,000-yard seasons with the team and led the league in touchdown receptions twice.

He attempted to overshadow Jerry Rice during the end of Rice’s brilliant career in San Francisco. Contract issues also led to Owens’ departure from the 49ers following the 2003 season after he played eight years with the team.

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