The San Francisco 49ers honor No. 87 Dwight Clark, who made 'the catch'
SANTA ROSA - The San Francisco 49ers honored legendary wide receiver, Dwight Clark on Sunday – 08/07-- in honor of the number he wore – 87.
Clark may be best known for "the catch," which is widely regarded as one of the most remembered plays in the history of Bay Area sports.
Clark made that catch in the 1981 NFC Championship Game against the Dallas Cowboys at Candlestick Park on Jan. 10, 1982.
There were 58 seconds left in the game and the 49ers were facing 3rd-and-3, Clark made a leaping grab in the back of the end zone leading the 49ers to a victory.
Clark, who played nine seasons with the 49ers from 1979 through 1987, is celebrated each year on Aug. 7.
The celebration on Sunday though, is not just about Clark's catch.
It is also about bringing attention to ALS the disease that took Clark's life.
Clark died in 2018.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above originally aired in 2018.