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Legendary Raiders receivers mourn passing of 49ers great Dwight Clark

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Tonight the NFL world is mourning the loss of 49ers legendary wide receiver Dwight Clark. He announced last year he had ALS at the age of 60. His passing was announced by his wife Kelly via Dwight’s twitter account.

Dwight Clark was most well known for “The Catch” in which he made an improbably game-winning fingertip grab in the back of the end zone to beat the Cowboys and send the 49ers to the Super Bowl. NFL Films named it the fourth best play in NFL History.

Clark retired after the 1987 season, playing three seasons on the same team with Jerry Rice. The Hall of Fame receiver would spend the first 12 years of his career with the 49ers before signing with the Raiders and helping them to reach the Super Bowl in his second season in Oakland.

Rice spoke on Clark in an interview with 95.7 The Game.

As Clark’s NFL career ended, Tim Brown’s career began. Clark was a legend in the Bay Area for Brown to aspire to become. He took to twitter to honor the late Dwight Clark.

Rest in Peace, Dwight Clark. An NFL great gone too soon.