SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)– Legendary San Francisco 49ers player Dwight Clark announced on Twitter that he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosi, also known as ALS.
I wanted to share some unfortunate news: I have ALS. https://t.co/RqU0fFT98g
— Dwight Clark (@DwightC87) March 20, 2017
ALS is a disease that attacks the nerve cells and controls voluntary muscle movement.
Most remember Clark from his memorable catch during the San Francisco 49ers game against the Dallas Cowboys in 1982.
In under a minute, Clark caught the six-yard pass from Joe Montana, which resulted in the team winning the game and advancing to the Super Bowl.
“The catch” was arguably the best touchdown pass in NFL history.
— Will Tran (@KRON4WTran) March 20, 2017
The 49ers CEO, Jed York, weighed in on Clark’s announcement on Sunday night.
— Levi’s® Stadium (@LevisStadium) March 20, 2017