Niners to wear throwback jerseys in season opener as part of Walsh tribute

Updated: August 6, 2007, 10:27 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers will wear their cherry-red throwback jerseys in their regular season opener against Arizona as part of a tribute to former coach Bill Walsh.

Owner John York said Monday that the 49ers have been given permission to don the same jerseys they wore when Walsh roamed the sideline for their Monday night opener Sept. 10. The club still is formulating the rest of its tribute to Walsh, who died July 30 after a bout with leukemia.

York pushed the league ...

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