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49ers legend, former Browns GM Dwight Clark passes at 61

Clark passed after years of fighting ALS

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Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver and later, Cleveland Browns general manager, Dwight Clark passed away on Monday. His wife, Kelly, offered the following announcement:

Clark, whose game-winning touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in 1981—also known as “The Catch”—helped springboard the 49ers into the premiere NFL dynasty of the 1980s. Following his on-field career, he moved to front-office roles. He served as the Browns’ general manager and director of football operations from 1999 until 2002. The Browns were among the many who paid tribute to Clark via social media:

Clark made his ALS diagnosis public in 2017. He was 61 years old.