Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this August, and he will have a familiar face presenting him. Former 49ers wide receivers coach George Stewart will do the honors.
Stewart is currently the Los Angeles Chargers special teams coordinator and assistant head coach. He joined the 49ers in 1996 as special teams coordinator, a job he held through the 1999 season. In 2000, he switched things up and became the team’s wide receivers coach. He served in that role through 2002.
During those three seasons, TO truly broke out. He had been was voted to three of his four All Pro teams, and had the three best seasons of his pro career. His numbers those three seasons:
2000: 97 receptions, 1,451 yards, 13 touchdowns
2001: 93 receptions, 1,412 yards, 16 touchdowns
2002: 100 receptions, 1,300 yards, 13 touchdowns
TO spoke to the Hall of Fame about the work he did with Stewart, and how much of an impact the coach made on him. He said Stewart knew how to get the best out of him, and knew him deeply. Owens said Stewart became a father figure to him.
Give the whole interview a watch below.