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49ers retire Jerry Rice's number at half

Updated: September 21, 2010, 9:57 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jerry Rice's No. 80 now hangs from the upper deck at Candlestick Park alongside all the other San Francisco 49ers greats. For Rice, he appreciated getting to say goodbye to all the people and fans who meant so much along the way.

Rice's jersey was retired during a halftime ceremony Monday night, when the Niners hosted the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.

The Hall of Fame wide receiver -- known for his tireless work ethic even in the late stages ...

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