A cruel twist -- and there have been so many -- is it started with the hands.
A cruel twist — and there have been so many — is it started with the hands. Dwight Clark’s spectacular hands were failing, the ones that famously launched the dynasty of the San Francisco 49ers with “The Catch,” his six-yard grab in the back of the end zone with 51 seconds left against the Dallas...
Dwight Clark, one half of one of the most famous plays in NFL history, offered an update on his battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, saying “they need to find a cure to this thing because it is torture.” Clark, the wide receiver at the end of the Joe Montana pass that beat the Dallas Cowboys […]
NFL legend Dwight Clark talks about being honored by the San Francisco 49ers and how he and the city have a special bond that came from beating Dallas.
Few people in San Francisco lore hold a more exalted position than Dwight Clark, the former 49ers receiver who caught Joe Montana’s game-winning touchdown pass to defeat the Dallas Cowboys in the 1982 NFC Championship. We know it now simply as “The Catch,” and it’s arguably the most famous play in NFL history. Show More Summary
The 49ers may have lost five straight games this season by three points or fewer, but with yesterday's 40-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, this team reminded us that they're exactly who we thought they were. Undeveloped, uninspired, and completely inept. [ more › ]
San Francisco announced on Sunday that 49ers Hall of Famer Joe Montana will have a street named in his honor. But Montana doesn’t want to be alone. Montana said he wants his receiver Dwight Clark, who caught The Catch from Montana in the 1981 NFC Championship Game, to be honored as well. So at a…
The city of San Francisco is in the process of redeveloping the site of the former Candlestick Park, and is honoring many local legends along the way. One of the more notable legends, in accepting his honor, made sure a teammate wouldn’t be forgotten. Show More Summary
Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar chose to joke to ESPN radio in Cleveland about Dwight Clark's ALS diagnosis.
You in the mood for a farfetched, yet still vaguely plausible conspiracy theory? Good. An unnamed NFL agent suggested to ESPN reporter Josina Anderson that the increasingly bizarre and dramatic theft of Tom Brady’s jerseys got its big breakthrough recently…only because the NFL leaked the story to cover up the news that Dwight Clark has ALS, […]
The NFL hopes to make watching its games a little less painful. Tom Brady's Super Bowl 51 jersey has been found in possession of a member of the international media in Mexico Legendary San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark has...Show More Summary
Dwight Clark, the legendary 49ers receiver who later served as general manager of the Browns, announced recently that he was diagnosed with ALS. Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar apparently thinks that’s something to joke about. Kosar, who has a track record of making rambling and inappropriate statements on the radio, did so again on Wednesday,…
Clark and Gleason, each known for signature plays, have met before
Column: Dwight Clark's ALS revelation another sobering reminder of the price NFL players pay
"I've been asked if playing football caused this. I don't know for sure. But I certainly suspect it did." [ more › ]
Dwight Clark became emotional as we watched "The Catch" on my portable DVD player in the lobby of a midtown Manhattan hotel 10 years ago.
Former San Francisco 49er Dwight Clark, who was on the receiving end of the play known simply as “The Catch,” has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Clark made the announcement in a statement posted on Sunday to the website of former 49ers owner Ed DeBartolo Jr. “In September of 2015, I started feeling weakness in my left hand. Show More Summary
Gale Sayers has been diagnosed with dementia. (AP) The football world dealt with some horrible news the past few days. Former San Francisco 49ers great Dwight Clark announced he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Show More Summary
Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark, famous for making The Catch, has been diagnosed with ALS. Read more...
The man known for “The Catch” is fighting a serious disease. Former San Francisco 49ers tight end Dwight Clark announced Sunday that he’s been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. Clark, 60, released the statement on former 49ers owner Ed DeBartolo Jr.’s website. Show More Summary