The San Francisco 49ers announced that former wide receiver Dwight Clark has been hired as a business operations consultant for the Club. Clark will work alongside 49ers Chief Operating Officer Andy Dolich and Vice President of Football Affairs Keena Turner. He will focus on special projects relating to sponsorship development, corporate hospitality, community investment, premium seating and the new stadium sales effort.
"As a 49ers legend, former football executive and businessman, Clark will be a great addition to the 49ers business operations efforts," said 49ers Chief Operating Officer Andy Dolich. "The impact he has already made in regards to the history of the 49ers has been remarkable and we are confident he will bring the same effect to our business operations as well."
A legendary 49ers player, Clark spent his entire career in the Red and Gold (1979-87), before becoming an accomplished football executive and successful businessman. Since retiring from football, Clark has served as General Manager for both the San Francisco 49ers (1998) and the Cleveland Browns (1998-2002), and has also been involved in real estate development.
"I am extremely excited and grateful to the 49ers organization for giving me the opportunity to once again be a part of the 49ers family," said Clark. "The franchise is most definitely pointed in the right direction. I look forward to every contribution I can make on the business side."
A native of Kinston, NC, Clark was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and member of two Super Bowl winning teams while in San Francisco. He currently ranks third in team history in receiving yards (6,750), fourth in receptions (506) and fifth in receiving touchdowns (48). Having appeared in 134 games during his nine-year career, Clark's streak of 105 consecutive games with a reception also ranks third all-time.
To the 49ers Faithful, Clark will always be remembered for what is simply known as "The Catch." Trailing the Dallas Cowboys in the final minute of the 1981 NFC Championship Game, Clark leaped and miraculously caught a six-yard pass from quarterback Joe Montana in the back of the end zone to give the 49ers a 28–27 victory.