Jerry Rice’s No. 80 To Be Retired by the 49ers: Honoring the Greatest WR Ever

June 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

According to reports, the San Francisco 49ers will honor WR Jerry Rice during halftime of their Monday night matchup against the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.
The No. 80, which he proudly wore for 16 seasons with the team, will be retired into immortality along with the 11 other retired 49ers including Steve Young, Joe Montana, and Ronnie Lott.  Moreover, Rice will be inducted into the Eddie DeBartolo Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame.
More importantly, Rice will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, which will be the icing on the cake to his phenomenal career.
Jerry Rice is considered the greatest receiver of all time. He holds records in nearly every statistical category, including yards (22,895), receptions (1,549), and touchdowns (197). Throughout his 21-year career, he simply dominated his opposition with his consistent, big-time play ability. He was truly a defensive coordinator’s worst nightmare.
Upon entering the league, Ri...

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