Jerry Rice, Dwight Clark Help Unveil 49ers Hall of Fame and Museum

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Former 49er receiver Jerry Rice poses with his statue at the 49ers Hall of Fame and Museum.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers

Even if you could never throw a pass like quarterback Joe Montana or catch ones like wide receivers Jerry Rice or Dwight Clark, you can still strike a pose next to those former 49er greats. The new Levi’s Stadium, already the hautest NFL arena, added another dimension when it recently unveiled its 49ers Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Sony. Rice and Clark were among those to walk a gold carpet to enter the 20,000-square-foot-shrine, where they mingled with guests and posed with admirers.


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49ers Alum Dwight Clark with his statue at the 49ers Hall of Fame and Museum.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers

Former 49er general manager John McVay, former 49ers linebacker Dan Bunz, and Geri Walsh, whose late husband Bill Walsh coached the team to three Super Bowl championships, were among the alumni, project contributors, donors and friends on hand to be welcomed by the York family. Denise DeBartolo York addressed the crowd, honoring her father and namesake, Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. During a cocktail reception in the stadium’s Intel Plaza adjacent to the Museum, guests sampled appetizers and libations catered by the stadium’s caterer and concessionaire, Centerplate.

There’s no reason to wait until Sept. 28, the 49ers next home game, to visit the 49ers Hall of Fame museum. It’s open for tours now. Relive the memories of the 49ers five Super Bowl Championships in front of the Lombardi Trophies in the 49ers Hall of Fame and Museum, which is billed as an innovative technologically driven interactive space hailed to be on the cutting age of sports museums throughout the world.

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