Former Football Great, Carolina Native Dies

Jim Clack, a guard on two Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers teams in the 1970s, has died of heart failure. His wife says the 58-year-old Clack had fought neck and throat cancer for about four years before his death at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro Friday. Clack blocked for Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris as the
Steelers won Super Bowls following the 1974 and 1975 seasons. Clack played in 146 N-F-L games between 1971 and 1981 after a stellar career as a Wake Forest lineman. He played for Pittsburgh for seven season before joining the New York Giants in 1978 and playing for four more years. Clack was born in Rocky Mount and attended Wake Forest. He entered the school's hall of fame in 1991 and was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.