Ex-NFL star Dwight Clark, the guy who made “The Catch” in the 1981 NFC Championship — has died from complications stemming from ALS, his wife has confirmed.
“I’m heartbroken to tell you that today I lost my best friend and husband,” she tweeted.
“He passed peacefully surrounded by many of the people he loved most. I am thankful for all of Dwight’s friends, teammates and 49ers fans who have sent their love during his battle with ALS.”
He won 2 Super Bowls as one of Joe Montana’s favorite receivers. His Number 87 jersey was retired in 1988.