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The Catch

Walter Iooss Jr. is widely regarded as the greatest sports photographer in history.

Shooting for Sports Illustrated at the 1981 NFC Championship Game, Iooss captured Dwight Clark making this fingertip snag in the end zone with just seconds remaining in regulation.

It proved to be the game-winning play as the San Francisco 49ers sunk the Dallas Cowboys 28-27.

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Walter Iooss Jr. is widely regarded as the greatest sports photographer in history.

Shooting for Sports Illustrated at the 1981 NFC Championship Game, Iooss captured Dwight Clark making this fingertip snag in the end zone with just seconds remaining in regulation.

It proved to be the game-winning play as the San Francisco 49ers sunk the Dallas Cowboys 28-27.

"The Catch," as it came to be known, was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated the next week.

Photo Credit: Walter Iooss Jr./Getty Images

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