Greatest 49ers of all time: No. 18 – Dwight Clark
Career Stats with 49ers: 506 receptions, 6,750 receiving yards, 48 receiving TDs, six carries, 50 rushing yards
Honestly, I don’t think Dwight Clark was as great as some folks make him out to be. Sure, he had some spectacular catches during his career, but it’s almost as if 49ers fans remember “The Catch” and automatically mark Clark as this otherworldly talent.
Now don’t get me wrong–Clark was an outstanding pass-catcher for San Francisco. He obviously had a reliable pair of hands, was a great athlete, and always found ways to make himself a dependable target for his quarterbacks.
During his nine seasons in San Francisco, Clark also had two Pro Bowl selections and was named an All-Pro once.
Just remember–the greatness of a player is a culmination of what they achieved over their career. While Clark made a big impact on this franchise, we must keep in mind that one historic catch does not make a player a superstar. If that were the case, guys like David Tyree should be in the Hall of Fame.