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Neal Ashton has been in the stands for every 49ers home game since 1971. His most memorable ties to the 49ers organization come from witnessing just about every milestone throughout the history of the franchise. Beginning from his childhood in Redwood City, Calif., where Neal's parents would take him to 49ers practices, to becoming a season ticket holder during the franchise's first season at Candlestick Park. It's the memories and experience that has continued to shape Neal's fandom.
Neal remembers the reaction of the crowd at Candlestick Park as Joe Montana found Dwight Clark for the leaping grab over Everson Walls during the 1981 NFC Championship Game in what is now known as "The Catch". To this day, he still remembers sharing that moment with his parents and those seated around him as the 49ers took a 28-27 lead over the Dallas Cowboys with 58 seconds left on the clock.
Neal went on to attend Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XIX and witnessed the dawning of NFL great, Jerry Rice.
Neal is still in attendance each Sunday at Levi's Stadium and is a true testament to being Faithful then and Faithful now.