Dwight Clark

Jan 8, 1957 – Jun 4, 2018 (Age 61)


Dwight Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver whose reception known as "The Catch" sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl, has died one year after revealing he had ALS. He was 61. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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My deepest thoughts are with your family. You will be missed on and off the of football field.

To the Family and Friends of Dwight Clark, I am so sorry for your loss. Growing up in the 80's, 49ers was my favorite team. Any interviews I saw of Dwight Clark, he had a very kind demeanor.. May you find comfort in the words at Psalm 147:3, " He (God) heals the brokenhearted. He binds up their wounds"

The Catch was a play I always remember as a Cowboy fan. Great game great player rip.

Thank you, Dwight, for everything you gave to all of us. I'm sure the football team in Heaven just got a whole lot better! Blessed be.

RIP Dwight Clark, one of my favorite 49ers! I had season tickets in the 80's and I was so excited to see the 49ers turn it around and start winning Super Bowls! Thank you Dwight for that beautiful catch! We also visited his restaurant, where we met Jerry Rice. You'll always be in my heart, a good man and great teammate!

My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the Clark family, friends and fans of DC. # 87 will forever be in our hearts. It may be a dark day here on earth, but up there.....it got a whole lot brighter.

Dwight was my favorite 49er. My uncle was a season ticket holder and he took me to many games in the 80's. The only poster I had up in my room was of Dwight Clark, it wasn't "The Catch" but the one of him in the Adidas shorts. In 2016, I was attending a Boston concert and the woman next to me spilled some of her beer on the ground near my purse. She was apologizing to me, when her husband leaned forward and said, "Babe, that's a lot of spillage!". I recognized his voice...

Having grown up only two blocks from old Kezar Stadium, football was the last thing on my mothers mind. She had eight boys to raise. However, when the Niners triumphed over Dallas that infamous day at Candlestick, it was the Dwight Clark's famous catch that put the E in excitement to the game of football in our household. What was even more amazing, it was the catalyst that launched my mother's very first interest in the Niners.

Thirteen years later we lost our father to Lou...

I met Dwight while he was playing with the 49ers and he was the kindest guy. He had just opened his restaurant in Redwood City and was so nice to me and my friends. I just learned today while I was watching the ESPY's that he passed away from ALS. I've been quite out of touch since I live on Kauai now for so many years. My sympathies to his family, his friends, the 49ers and all the people he's touched around the world. One day I hope they find a cure for ALS. God bless you all.