Earlier this summer we passed along the 49ers announcement that the team was inducting Jerry Rice into the Edward J. Debartolo, Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame. Players are inducted into this distinguished group when they either have their jersey retired or have been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Given Rice's enshrinement at Canton last month, this was not an unexpected honor.
However, the final honor of Jerry Rice's 49ers career is officially at hand: the team announced today that they will be retiring Jerry Rice's #80 jersey at halftime of Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints. Rice will also be the honorary team captain for the game and will be formally presented with his Hall of Fame ring before the game.