Niners retire jersey of legendary quarterback Young

Updated: October 5, 2008, 7:03 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- As Steve Young listened to the Candlestick Park crowd roar at his jersey retirement ceremony, he looked at Jerry Rice and wished he was in his old No. 8 uniform instead of a suit.

"Honestly I feel like I want to play," Young said after the ceremony. "My life is sublime now and great and wonderful in many ways but you can't replace it."

Young was honored at halftime of the San Francisco 49ers game on Sunday against the New England Patriots. He was introduced ...

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