Former 49ers great Joe Perry who recently passed away on April 25 will be honored by the franchise he played 14 seasons with in the AAFC and NFL with a decal on player’s helmets. Perry was elected to the Hall of Fame, selected to three Pro Bowls and was the first running back to rush for consecutive 1,000 yard seasons. It is great that the 49ers will honor Perry who is an important player in the team’s history helping grow the young franchise. Perry was a star in his day and in the 2011 season his number will be worn on the 49ers stars of today.
The last Niner to be honored with a helmet decal for a whole season was Bill Walsh in 2007.