49ers working with NFL on ways to honor Dwight Clark’s memory

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The 49ers will honor Dwight Clark’s memory this season.

They are working with the league to figure out exactly how to do that since NFL approval is required for helmet decals or changes to the field at Levi’s Stadium.

The 49ers are considering a marker in the end zone to approximate where Clark landed to complete “The Catch,” even though the play happened at Candlestick Park, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. They also could erect a memorial dedicated to Clark outside the stadium.

Clark died from ALS on Monday. He was 61.

49ers coaches and players have honored Clark’s memory this week by wearing “87” jerseys. The organization retired his number after his 1987 retirement.

“To hear the type of teammate he was, the type of friend he was to people like Keena [Turner] and the rest of that team, that’s what we’re trying to build here,” 49ers Kyle Shanahan said. “That’s why they had a great culture then. It started out with great people, starting with Dwight. And that’s what we’re trying to emulate. And got a lot of respect for that guy, and he’s going to be greatly missed.”

16 responses to “49ers working with NFL on ways to honor Dwight Clark’s memory

  1. joetoronto says:
    June 6, 2018 at 12:04 pm
    Maybe they can win a game.


    this man is still bitter about the 9ers stealing the thunder of his beloved Raiders. Oakland is leaving and will forever be the Bay Area’s little brother team 😀

  2. I agree with those suggesting a statue. There is one of Steve Gleason’s block of Atlanta’s kick leading to a touchdown in the Saints’ return to the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. Steve is also battling ALS. Hopefully, a cure will be found for this awful disease before anyone else succumbs to it.

  3. My condolences to Dwight’s family.

    Had a friend, that I’ve known since the 70s, die from ALS a few years ago. What a brutal disease, for the inflicted person and for thoses around him/her.

  4. Great player and even better Man/Human-Being, condolences to his family and 49er Nation. I am a Cardinals fan but even I am going to buy a #87 Jersey now for my collection, Clark was taken to soon @ Only 61yrs old, I can only imagine the pain his family feels. Hopefully one day soon we can find a cure for ALS. Brain diseases are the worst.

  5. 49erfan44 says:
    June 6, 2018 at 12:07 pm
    “The catch” statue as you walk in the stadium. Same as the Giants with the Willie Mays and McCovey statues. That’s a start.


    Thats a great idea. I am a Arizona Cardinals fan who’s also a die-hard SF Giants fan (grew up in Napa, Ca now Live in PHX) since I was old enough to understand the game at 2-3yrs old, the Mays and Pat Tillman statues are the two best in sports in my mind. A statue of Dwight Clark making “The Catch” in front of Santa Clara Stadium would be an awesome idea.

  6. @joetoronto

    You couldn’t help yourself from trolling a thread about a man who passed away literally less then 48hrs ago? Whatever team the guy played for should be insignificant, we’re talking about the loss of father, friend, husband before anything football related.

    Show some respect for god sakes and please quit being a classsless turd for a brain troll

  7. How about statue of him standing for the National Anthem with his hand over his heart.

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