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49ers great Dwight Clark dies after ALS battle

By Vindy Staff

Monday, June 4, 2018

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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