October 29 2002
By Bryan Hersh of 49ers Paradise
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There were several 49ers that reached new heights this Sunday in terms of personal and team records. Jose Cortez was one, extending his streak two 12 consecutive field goals, a personal best. Cortez however wasn’t the only person who accomplished a milestone on Sunday.
Terrell Owens surpassed Roger Craig on the 49ers list of touchdowns. His 67th moved him ahead of Craig on Owens two touchdown performances. Owens also had a season high 8 catches.
Jeff Garcia matched his personal best of four touchdown passes in one game. Garcia has thrown for over 30 touchdowns in the past two seasons. He has ten so far this season after seven games, so he’ll need a few more big performances to post the third consecutive season with such numbers.
Jimmy Williams had the longest punt return and kick return of his young career. Williams had a 40 and 50 yard run back.
Bryant Young recorded his first sack of the season. Young’s sack was his 62nd all time. The sack moved Young ahead of current defensive line coach Dwaine Board and into the fourth all time spot in 49ers history.
Interestingly, there’s another milestone that can be reached this Sunday, when the 49ers play the Raiders. Jerry Rice, a long time 49er, who is now a Raider and will be playing against the 49ers for the first time, will have the opportunity to score the 200th touchdown of his career. No player in the history of the NFL has reached such a high, and it is somewhat fitting that if he does so this week, it will happen against his former team.