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Young WR 'thinking end zone'

Instead of stopping the clock to set up a potential game-winning FG, 49ers WR Cedrick Wilson was intent on scoring.

Updated: September 18, 2003, 7:09 PM ET
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

ST. LOUIS -- First, let's set something straight: Although the replays and Merlot-ingesting 49er fans would indicate differently, Cedrick Wilson was thinking when he caught the ball in the middle of the field, needing only to take a dive for the Niners to be positioned perfectly for a game-winning field goal.

Seriously.

Said Wilson, "I was thinking end zone."

And that was it. With nine seconds to go, with the score tied 24-24, with the 65,990 fans at Edward Jones Dome beside ...

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