49ers to retire Steve Young's jersey on October 5

The 49ers just announced that they will be retiring Steve Young's #8 jersey.  The ceremony will take place at halftime of their October 5th game against the New England Patriots.  John York said the following about the event:

"Steve Young is an important part of the 49ers history and tradition.  He combined talent, character and a tremendous work ethic to become an incomparable performer and champion on the field. He was a model professional, and he influenced many of the younger players with his dedication. Our players today and for years to come will look up to Steve. We are excited to pay tribute to his achievements with this special halftime ceremony in front of our fans."

Obviously this is a deserving honor.  In spite of his time sitting behind Joe Montana, Steve Young left quite the imprint on 49ers history AND NFL history.

Jerseys retired so far:

John Brodie - #12 - 1973

Joe Montana - #16 - 2000

Joe Perry - #34 - 1971

Jimmy Johnson - #37 - 1994

Hugh McElhenny - #39 - 1971

Ronnie Lott - #42 - 2003

Charlie Krueger - #70 - 1974

Leo Nomellini - #73 - 1971

Bob St. Clair - #79 - 2001

Dwight Clark - #87 - 1988

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