29 Sep 1996: Jerry Rice #80 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with Derrick Deese #63 during their 39-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport
Don't be surprised if that spark comes from Jerry Rice.
Rice will be onhand at Candlestick Monday night because the 49ers will be retiring his No. 80 jersey before the game, the team announced Thursday.
Rice will also be an honorary 49ers captain at the 49ers-Saints game Monday night.
No 49er has been issued No. 80 since Rice retired, and the number has been ubiquitously associated with him since he hung up his Louis Vuitton cleats. He wore No. 80 as a Raider and as a Seahawk. Although Isaac Bruce apparently use to wear the number in practice because he said it helped him find himself on film.