The De La Salle High School football team gathers on the field during a game against Antioch at De La Salle High School in Concord, CA on October 17, 1997. Photo by Brad Mangin

De La Salle’s game stood tall in 1997

I photographed De La Salle in 1997 for Sports Illustrated

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The Fainaru brothers have done it again

Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru take on the NFL with their book League of Denial.

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Farewell to Candlestick?

I might have shot my last game at Candlestick Park.

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I shot Super Bowl XXIV in New Orleans in 1990

I photographed my first Super Bowl back in 1990.

Owner Al Davis of the Oakland Raiders watches his team warm up before a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California in 1990. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Al Davis dies at 82

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis was a true legend.

New head coach Steve Mariucci of the San Francisco 49ers is introduced to the media with former head coach George Seifert (right) and former head coach Bill Walsh (left) at the 49ers facility in Santa Clara, California in 1997. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Jim Harbaugh is the newest 49er head coach

New 49er coach Jim Harbaugh will try to bring the team back to the top of the NFL.

Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys in action against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California in 1995. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Emmitt Smith elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

The NFL’s all-time leading rusher is elected into the Hall of Fame.

Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers in action during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California on November 11, 2000. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Jerry Rice named to Pro Football Hall of Fame

49er Great Jerry Rice has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana poses for a portrait at his home in Atherton, California on January 12, 2000.

Joe Montana: The best quarterback ever

Joe Montana was one of the most special athletes I ever had the pleasure to photograph.