Football legend Dwight Clark, best known for 'the catch,' dies at 61

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 19:34:43-04

SAN FRANCISCO (KGTV) -- Dwight Clark, the former San Francisco 49ers star best known for ‘The Catch’ during the 1982 NFC Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys died Monday at the age of 61.

According to ESPN, Clark announced in March of 2016 that he had been diagnosed with ALS.

Clark, who was a wide receiver, played for the team from 1979 to 1987.

He caught the winning touchdown pass thrown by quarterback Joe Montana in the conference title game in January of 1982 against the Cowboys.

The announcement was made on Twitter Monday evening.