The 49ers will have a trio of honorary captains when San Francisco squares off against the Falcons on Sunday, as the Niners stand on the doorstep of the Super Bowl.
Two of them are on the doorstep of a fairly important doorstep of their own.
Eddie DeBartolo, Jr., Charles Haley, and Bryant Young will represent the team. DeBartolo and Haley are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The 49ers will be trying for their sixth Super Bowl appearance. They are 5-0 in NFL title games, but it has been 18 years since their last time to the top of the mountain.