49ers’ Legend Dwight Clark Passes Away

Jun 4, 2018, 12:00 AM | Updated: Feb 27, 2020, 10:04 am
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 15: Dwight Clark of the San Francisco 49ers watches warmups before play agains...
(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The man who made the legendary catch, Dwight Clark, has passed away.

Clark’s wife, Kelly, made the announcement of her husband’s death on his official Twitter account.

In 1982, the wide receiver was part of the most famous plays in NFL history. It was known simply as ‘The Catch.’ That play helped the San Francisco 49ers get to their first Super Bowl.

Clark had been battling ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 61.

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