2021 has not even a very good year for professional athletes. It seems that every couple days tragedy strikes a professional sports organization when we learn that either a current or former player has passed away.
Tragedy most recently struck the San Francisco 49ers as we learned that former tight end Greg Clark passed away at the age of 49.
Former 49ers quarterback had the following to say about Clark:
“He was a phenomenal human being, with a burgeoning family, and I just feel terrible about the suffering he must have felt,” former 49ers quarterback Steve Young said Friday.
The Clark’s family statement read:
“It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Greg Clark, 49, cherished husband, father, son, brother and friend to so many.
“Greg was a dedicated family man who was successful at everything he did, from his academic and athletic achievements as a Stanford scholar athlete to his role as a tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, to the creation of a successful real estate platform throughout the Bay Area.
Most importantly, he was a cherished and dedicated husband to his wife of 23 years. His recent suffering from CTE symptoms cannot extinguish the breadth and depth of his impact on us and others and we are forever grateful for the time we have had with him. It is our hope that through further research we can gain more knowledge surrounding CTE.”
In other San Francisco 49ers news, San Francisco 49ers free safety Jimmie Ward explains below why George Kittle is the toughest match up in the NFL! Check out the video below!