Category Archives: Honors and awards

Plenty of 49ers to see Rice’s induction

When Jerry Rice looks out upon what promises to be a reverent crowd at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on August 7, he will not be the lone 49er in the wilderness. According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, at least nine former Niners will be there to see Rice inducted – the most […]

Rice elected to Hall of Fame on first ballot

Receiver Jerry Rice just moments ago officially became the fourth first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer from the 49ers’ core group of the 1980s and ’90s.   Rice joins Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott and Steve Young as 49ers stars elected in their first year of eligibility. Rice last played for the Seahawks in 2004. He […]

49ers’ Pro Bowl summary: Fourth quarter

Because they were on the losing team, the 49ers representation at the Pro Bowl pockets $22,500 for their efforts. The winning share is $45,000. The AFC was a 41-34 winner in the Pro Bowl. Here is how those 49ers fared in the fourth quarterl:

49ers’ Pro Bowl summary: Third quarter

This is the first time I’ve watched the Pro Bowl from start to finish, and it might be the last. This is absolutely dreadful.   But I promised to chronicle the exploits of the 49ers’ players, so I’ll continue . . .

49ers’ Pro Bowl summary: First quarter

The 49ers have strong representation in the Pro Bowl with four players suiting up for the game. We’ll provide a summary of each 49ers player at the conclusion of all four quarters.   Here is how the 49ers players fared in the first quarter, which ended with the AFC leading 14-10:

Willis battles bursitis in knee, withdraws from Pro Bowl

Linebacker Patrick Willis will not play in the Pro Bowl on Saturday due to a minor knee injury. Carolina linebacker Jon Beason will replace Willis on the NFC roster.   Willis had some swelling in his right knee due to a case of bursitis. If it had been a regular-season game, Willis would most likely […]

Justin Smith added to NFC Pro Bowl roster

The 49ers will have five players represented at the NFC Pro Bowl on Sunday in Miami, as defensive lineman Justin Smith was the latest player added to the roster.   Smith was added to the event after the Vikings’ Kevin Williams bowed out with an injury. Smith was the second alternate. (There was no word […]

Gore replaces Jackson on NFC Pro Bowl team

Running back Frank Gore has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl team, it was announced today. He replaces Rams running back Steven Jackson, who withdrew from the game due to a back injury that forced him out of a late-season game.

If Vikings go to Super Bowl, Gore and Smith go to Pro Bowl

The NFC Championship game on Sunday might have an impact on the NFL resumes of two standout 49ers players.   If the Vikings defeat the Saints on Sunday, Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson and interior lineman Kevin Williams (as well as first alternate Pat Williams) would not play in the Pro Bowl, which is scheduled […]

Willis near-unanimous pick for AP All-Pro team

UPDATE: The Eagles have hired Bobby April as special-teams coordinator. Niners coach Mike Singletary interviewed April for the team’s vacant position on Tuesday. Singletary also interviewed Larry Mac Duff last week, after Singletary informed Al Everest he would not be retained for the 2010 season. * * * Niners linebacker Patrick Willis was a nearly […]