49ers legend Dwight Clark’s ashes have been buried on former owner Eddie DeBartolo’s ranch in Montana. Why there? The field goal post from Clark’s most memorable play is also on the ranch.
Via Pro Football Talk:
Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver who died last month, was cremated and his ashes were buried next to the goal post from the Candlestick Park end zone where he made “The Catch,” the game-winning touchdown in the NFC Championship Game on January 10, 1982.
That goal post now resides on former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo’s ranch in Montana. Former 49ers coach Steve Mariucci tweeted a video showing the goal post and Clark’s grave marker.
— Steve Mariucci (@SteveMariucci) July 7, 2018
Clark’s catch sparked a dynasty. Will his burial spark a 49ers gravesite of former players being buried on a former owner’s land? Let’s hope so.