Dwight Clark named to SC Hall of Fame


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Clark announced in 2017 that he was diagnosed with ALS. (USA TODAY Sports-Kelley L. Cox)
Clark announced in 2017 that he was diagnosed with ALS. (USA TODAY Sports-Kelley L. Cox)

The South Carolina Hall of Fame will have five class of 2018 inductees in Dwight Clark (Clemson University), John Abraham (University of South Carolina), Paul Maguire (The Citadel), Clay Matthews Sr. (Georgia Tech/Legacy Inductee), and Richard Seymour (University of Georgia).

Clark was born in Kinston, NC on January 8, 1957. Dwight Clark was inducted into the Clemson University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1988. He played for Clemson from 1975-1978. His success at the collegiate level led him to be the 249th overall pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 1979 by Coach Bill Walsh.

He played a total of 8 seasons in the NFL accumulating two Pro Bowl, All-Pro nominations, two Super Bowl Championships, and lead the league in receptions in 1982. He is widely known for “The Catch” in the 1982 NFC Championship that propelled the 49ers to their first Super Bowl Championship. The 49ers retired Dwight Clark’s #87 after his storied career.

Clark served as the teams general manager in 1998 and then went on to serve in the same capacity for the Cleveland Browns from 1998-2002. In 2017, Clark announced that he was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). He currently lives in California with his wife, Kelly. He has three children, daughter Casey, and sons Riley and Mac.

The 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony presented is set for April 19th, 2018 at the Embassy Suites at Verdae in Greenville, SC.



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