49ers teammates rally around Dwight Clark Dwight Clark revealed he had ALS on Sunday night and his announcement on former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.’s website included a host of statements from many of those close to him. Here are those sentiments, which include remarks from 49ers CEO Jed Yok, whose statement was released through the team: Dwight Clark is one of those guys that lights up the room - always smiling and making you feel great. When I heard the news, I like others in the 49er family, was devastated. DC changed the course of the 49ers with The Catch. Don’t be surprised if he changes the course of this disease as well. Eddie DeBartolo, former 49ers owner Many know Dwight as an iconic figure in 49ers lore, whose accomplishments on the field brought joy to fans around the world. There is nothing tougher than watching a great friend go through a serious health challenge. Dwight is handling this adversity with uncommon strength and the heart of a courageous champion, and our family’s thoughts and prayers are constantly with Dwight and Kelly. To live with another of my best friends struggling with a disease like ALS is devastating. Jennifer and I are saddened by the diagnosis of Dwight. DC has done so much for me as a player and friend. Whatever becomes, you can be sure Dwight will handle it with strength, dignity, humor and courage. Huey Lewis, musician and longtime friend
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