49ers great Dwight Clark dies after ALS battle


Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark died today after battling ALS for more than a year.

Clark helped the 49ers win two Super Bowls and was famous for "The Catch" — a leaping grab of a game-winning touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Montana — in the 1982 NFC Championship Game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Clark played eight seasons (1979-87) with the 49ers and later served as the team's general manager. He also was the GM of the Cleveland Browns from 1999-2002.

Clark's wife Kelly announced his death on her husband's Twitter account this evening.

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