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One of the most famous plays in NFL history, Dwight Clark’s leaping, fingertip touchdown grab of a Joe Montana pass — forever known as “The Catch” — gave the 49ers a 28-27 lead over the Cowboys with just 51 seconds on the clock in the NFC Championship on Jan. 10, 1982.  San Francisco would go on to win the game and the Super Bowl. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

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One of the most famous plays in NFL history, Dwight Clark’s leaping, fingertip touchdown grab of a Joe Montana pass — forever known as “The Catch” — gave the 49ers a 28-27 lead over the Cowboys with just 51 seconds on the clock in the NFC Championship on Jan. 10, 1982.  San Francisco would go on to win the game and the Super Bowl. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
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SI has compiled the 100 greatest sports photos of all time and “The Catch,” as captured by SI’s Walter Iooss Jr, ranks 97th on the list. Where does your favorite photo rank? 

GALLERY: The 100 Best Sports Photos of All Time

SI has compiled the 100 greatest sports photos of all time and “The Catch,” as captured by SI’s Walter Iooss Jr, ranks 97th on the list. Where does your favorite photo rank? 
GALLERY: The 100 Best Sports Photos of All Time