Greg Clark (tight end)
Greg Clark (April 7, 1972 – July 7, 2021) was an American professional football player who was a tight end for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the 49ers in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft.
|Born:||April 7, 1972|
|Died:||July 7, 2021(aged 49)|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|NFL draft||1997 / Round: 3 / Pick 77|
|1997–2001||San Francisco 49ers|
A 6'5", 255-lb. tight end from Stanford University, Clark played in 5 National Football League seasons and his entire career with the 49ers from 1997 to 2001. He was widely recognized as one of the premier blocking tight ends in the NFL. Injuries forced him into early retirement. Clark was recruited to Stanford University as a receiving tight end by Bill Walsh after being named a consensus First Team All-American from Ricks College. While at Stanford Clark credits much of his development as a blocker to his coach Pat Morris. He received both athletic and academic honors while in college. He finished his professional career with 92 receptions, 909 yards receiving, and 4 touchdowns during the regular season. In addition, he caught two touchdowns in the 1998-99 playoff game against Green Bay prior to Terrell Owens last second catch from Steve Young to defeat the Packers. Clark was named to the 1999 USA Today All-Joe Team.
- Ostler, Scott (July 10, 2021). "Greg Clark, former 49ers' tight end, dies unexpectedly". San Francisco Chronicle.
- "Former San Francisco 49ers tight end Greg Clark dead at the age of 49". CBSSports.com. Retrieved July 11, 2021.