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Flash 80: The Case to Retire #80 From All of the NFL

Article By on 26th June, 2010

... 80 this fall, to no one's surprise thus ensuring that Jerry Rice will be the last 49er ever to don that number (except for Isaac Bruce in training camp). However, with the way that Jerry's career epitomized the wide receiver position, I am left to wonder whether a larger honor is warranted.

Yes, Jerry will also be immortalized in Canton this August, in what fellow FC Joseph Burkey aptly called perhaps the most deserving induction the Pro Football Hall of Fame has ever seen. A fitting honor, but is it enough?

Should the whole of the NFL retire number 80 from use in honor of the great Jerry Rice?

The NFL (and AFL prior to the merger) has never honored a player league-wid...

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