Dwight Clark

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Dwight Edward Clark (January 8, 1957 – June 4, 2018) was a former American football wide receiver and executive. He played for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1979 to 1987.

With the 49ers, Clark played on two Super Bowl championship teams. He caught the winning touchdown pass thrown by quarterback Joe Montana in the NFC Championship Game in January 1982 against the Dallas Cowboys. Clark played college football at Clemson University before being drafted by the 49ers in the 10th round of the 1979 NFL Draft.[1] He served as the general manager of the 49ers in 1998 and in the same capacity with the Cleveland Browns from 1998 to 2002.

Clark was born in Kinston, North Carolina. He studied at Clemson University. Clark lived in Santa Cruz, California with his wife Kelly for a long time until moving to Whitefish, Montana.[2]

On March 19, 2017, Clark announced that he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.[3] Clark died on June 4, 2018 from the disease in Whitefish, aged 61.[4]

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  1. http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/tag/_/name/dwight-clark ESPN
  2. "The Catch looms larger than life". Boca Raton News. January 18, 1985. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
  3. Mano, Daniel (March 19, 2017). "49ers legend Dwight Clark announces ALS diagnosis". The Mercury News. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  4. "Dwight Clark, former 49ers wide receiver, dead at 61". The Mercury News. June 4, 2018. Retrieved June 4, 2018.