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San Francisco 49ers great Dwight Clark dies at age 61

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San Francisco 49ers great Dwight Clark passed away Monday at the age of 61, his family confirmed.

Clark will be best remembered for his role in "The Catch," the game-winning touchdown reception at the end of the 1981 NFC Championship Game, which sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl and ignited a dynasty.

Clark spent the entirety of his nine-year career with the 49ers. Clark ranks third and fourth in franchise history in receiving yards and receptions, respectively.

A two-time All-Pro receiver and two-time Super Bowl champion with the Niners, Clark was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in March 2017.

Around The NFL will have on Clark's legacy soon.

 

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000935666/article/san-francisco-49ers-great-dwight-clark-dies-at-age-61

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ALS sucks.  RIP Dwight Clark. He was a gritty player.. It's a shame that he died at 61.

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I just saw this before coming in here. The Catch is burned into my brain forever 

RIP Dwight

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I heard Carmen Policy talking about Clark on Sirius XM NFL, last night. Great stories. I remember watching him (to an extent), during his career. From hearing stories, both about his time on the field and off, he sounds like he was a really good guy.

He definitely has one of the more iconic plays in NFL history, so in that sense, he will live on for many, many years.  

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