You can find one of the original goalposts from Candlestick Park at Eddie DeBartolo Jr's ranch in Montana. Earlier this year, former teammates and friends stood in front of that goalpost for a photo with San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark, who at the time was battling ALS.


Months after that photo was taken, Clark's ashes rest near that same goalpost, positioned where the former wide receiver made the most famous catch in NFL history in proximity to the landmark. Former 49ers and NFL head coach turned NFL Network analyst, Steve Mariucci, shared a video on Twitter showing the resting place for Bay Area icon.


"NFL fans will probably recognize this goalpost right here," says Mariucci in the video. "That was the goalpost that was in the end zone of 'The Catch' in Candlestick when Dwight Clark beat the Dallas Cowboys on a throw from Joe Montana. And this is Dwight Clark's stone in proximity to the goalpost where he did make that catch. Rest in peace, my friend."

Reads the stone: "THE DYNASTY BEGAN WITH YOU!"

Clark, who is best known to NFL fans for "The Catch" during the NFC Championship Game on January 10, 1982, passed away in June after his battle with ALS. He spent nine years with the 49ers, the team that selected him out of Clemson in the 10th round of the 1979 draft. Clark was selected to the Pro Bowl twice (1981, 1982) and was a two-time All-Pro (1981, 1982). He led the NFL in receptions during the 1982 season and won two Super Bowls with the 49ers (XVI, XIX).

Former teammates and friends, including Mariucci, would gather with Clark on a regular basis to spend time with him.

"God, was he loved, Rich," Mariucci told Rich Eisen in June. "He has so many friends for so long that wanted to come and see him, and we would have kept doing that if he lived for another 10 or 20 years. He was so loved by so many people."

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