Greg Clark, a former 49ers, died at the age of 49.

Greg Clark, a former tight end with the San Francisco 49ers, died on Friday at the age of 49.

Clark’s family said in a statement that the four-year NFL veteran and Stanford alum was recently suffering from CTE symptoms.

Greg Clark, 49, cherished husband, father, son, brother, and friend to so many, passed away unexpectedly. Greg was a hardworking family man who excelled at all he attempted, from his academic and athletic successes as a Stanford scholar athlete to his career as a tight end for the San Francisco 49ers to the construction of a profitable real estate platform. Above all, he was a devoted and cherished father to his three sons, as well as a loving husband to his wife of 23 years. His new CTE symptoms do not diminish the magnitude of his impact on us and others, and we will be eternally thankful for the time we spent with him. We anticipate that by conducting more research, we will be able to learn more about CTE.

The 49ers released a statement, which NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco issued on Twitter.

Our organization is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Greg Clark. … Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Clark attended Stanford for two years before being drafted by the 49ers in the third round of the 1997 draught. In 55 games, he had 92 receptions for 909 yards and four touchdowns during his four-year tenure in San Francisco.

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