The 39th annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame enshrinement banquet will feature two prominent figures in San Francisco 49ers history. Legendary front office exec John McVay and former two-time All-Pro offensive lineman Harris Barton will be honored on Monday night as part of a five-person Hall of Fame class.
McVay spent more than two decades as a member of the 49ers front office and served as a key architect of the franchise's five Super Bowl-run in the 80s and 90s. He collaborated with Bill Walsh to create one of the most prolific dynasties in NFL history. During Edward DeBartolo Jr.'s Hall of Fame speech back in 2016, the former 49ers owner said that McVay is deserving of induction in Canton, Ohio as well. San Francisco inducted McVay into the franchise's own Hall of Fame in 2013.
Barton spent his entire 10-year career with the 49ers from 1987-96 and won three Super Bowls. San Francisco selected the North Carolina product with the 22nd-overall pick in 1987. Barton made one Pro Bowl and was named All-Pro twice. He made 134 career starts for the 49ers.
McVay and Barton will join fellow 49ers legends like Steve Young and Joe Montana in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. The other three inductees this year are former San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain, USA soccer legend Brandi Chastain and former Golden State Warriors guard Tim Hardaway.