Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has been diagnosed with lymphoma, the team announced Tuesday.
The disease was discovered last week during Gettleman’s annual physical and the the 67-year-old executive is scheduled to begin treatment soon.
And I want to thank you in advance for respecting my privacy and that of my family as we work our way through this. I look forward to being back at full strength and devoting all my energy to helping make this 2018 New York Giants team the best it can be.
Gettleman was hired by the Giants in December after he spent the previous 15 seasons with the Panthers.
Clark was selected by the 49ers in the 10th round of the 1979 NFL Draft. He spent all nine of his NFL seasons with the team, racking up 6,750 receiving yards and 48 touchdowns.
Clark is best known for pulling in the winning touchdown pass from Joe Montana in the 1982 conference championship game. The play led the 49ers to a victory over the Cowboys and became known simply as The Catch.
Clark first began experiencing symptoms of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in September 2015, according to a report by NBC Sports . He publicly announced he was battling the disease in March 2017.
My heart is broken. Today, I lost my little brother and one of my best friends. I cannot put into words how special Dwight was to me and to everyone his life touched. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and a great friend and teammate. He showed tremendous courage and dignity in his battle with ALS and we hope there will soon be a cure for this horrendous disease. I will always remember Dwight the way he was – larger than life, handsome, charismatic and the only one who could pull off wearing a fur coat at our Super Bowl parade.