Dwight Clark's Ashes Buried Next to Goal Post From 'The Catch' Game - NBC Bay Area

Dwight Clark's Ashes Buried Next to Goal Post From 'The Catch' Game

Clark, widely known for his memorable fingertip catch in 1982, died in June after a battle with ALS

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    Former wide receiver Dwight Clark, center, speaks next to former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., left, during halftime of an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

    San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark has been laid to rest at a spot crafted to mimic the famous football scene that he's universally celebrated for: "The Catch."

    At the Montana ranch belonging to former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Clark's ashes are buried just a few yards away from the actual goal post that stood during the 1982 NFC Championship Game in which a leaping Clark snagged a late pass from Joe Montana in the back of the endzone to lift the 49ers past the Dallas Cowboys and land the team in what would become the first in a series of Super Bowls over the next several seasons.

    The location of Clark's grave at the ranch is situated roughly the same distance away from the goal post at the spot in the endzone where he made the fingertip catch, as documented by former 49ers coach Steve Mariucci, who posted a video of the gravesite on Twitter.

    "Rest in peace, my friend," Mariucci said at the end of the video.

    Clark died in June after battling ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 61.

    Clark suited up exclusively for the red and gold during his nine year NFL career. He won two Super Bowl titles as a player and was selected to the Pro Bowl twice.

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