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Jerry Rice
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Date of birth October 13, 1962 (age 44)
Place of birth Flag of United States Crawford, Mississippi
Position(s) Wide Receiver
College Mississippi Valley State
NFL Draft 1985 / Round 1 / Pick 16
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 13
Awards 1996 Pro Bowl MVP
1993 AP OFF POY
1988 Super Bowl MVP
1987 AP OFF POY
1987 Bert Bell Award
1988 PFWA MVP
1988 UPI NFC OFF POY
1985 UPI NFC ROY
Honors NFL 75th -Time Team
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
College Football Hall of Fame
Retired #s San Fransisco 49ers # 80
Records Holds numerous NFL records
Stats
Statistics
Team(s)
1985-2000
2001-2004
2004
2005
2006
San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders
Seattle Seahawks
Denver Broncos (DNP)
San Francisco 49ers (1day)
College Hall of Fame

Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. Rice was selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times (1986-1996, 1998, 2002) in his 21 NFL seasons. He won three Super Bowl rings as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. He also played for the Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, and the Denver Broncos' 2005 preseason squad. In 2006 Rice signed a 1-day contract with the 49ers to retire as a member of that team. Image File history File links Padlock. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... 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The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... 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Early life

Jerry Rice grew up in Crawford, Mississippi, as the son of a brick mason. He developed his hands while working for his father. His speed also helped him excel in football in high school. He enjoyed watching football on television. Masonry is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar. ...


He attended B.L. Moor High School in Crawford, Mississippi. Rice claims his football career started after he played " hooky" one day in the 10th grade, according to AP sportswriter Tom Coyne's report after Rice was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. According to the book "Rice" (by Jerry Rice and Michael Silver), the school's principal tracked him down, but when he called his name the startled Rice sprinted off running. Rice said the principal remarked afterwards, "Wow, this guy is really fast," according to the Coyne article. The next morning, the principal called Rice into his office, gave him his punishment (reportedly 5 or 6 lashings with a thick strap), and told the school's football coach about his speed. The coach, Charles Davis, talked Rice into trying out for the team. Truancy is a term used to describe an intentional unauthorized absence from compulsory schooling. ...


As a high school player, he became an All-State end and defensive back (and also played running back and quarterback at times), but not good enough to warrant scholarship offers from the 40 or so National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-A schools that showed interest. Even Mississippi State, just 20 miles away, didn't offer a scholarship. But Archie Cooley, coach of Division I-AA Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi, had heard about Rice through his extensive network of black high school coaches. Rice says of Cooley: "no one else came to see me in person." Based on that, as well as the urging from his older brother Tom, Jerry accepted the scholarship offer from MVSU and arrived in Itta Bena in 1981. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


College

Jerry Rice attended Mississippi Valley State University, becoming a standout on the football team. He acquired the nickname "World" because there wasn't a ball in the world he couldn't catch. Statistics from his college career are rather sparse and inconsistent, but the College Football Hall of Fame website claims that Rice, as a sophomore in 1982, caught 66 passes for 1,133 yards and 7 touchdowns. That was his first season playing with redshirt freshman quarterback Willie Totten, nicknamed "Satellite." Together, Totten and Rice would become known as "The Satellite Express" and set numerous NCAA records in the run-and-shoot offense of coach Archie Cooley, nicknamed "The Gunslinger." Mississippi Valley State University is a historically black university located in Itta Bena, Mississippi. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Willie Totten is the head coach of the Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils football team, a job he has held since 2001. ...


Rice had a record-setting 1983 campaign, including NCAA marks for receptions (102) and receiving yards (1,450) and being named first-team Division I-AA All-America. He also set a single-game NCAA record by catching 24 passes against Southern. As a senior in 1984, he broke his own Division I-AA records for receptions (112) and receiving yards (1,845). His 27 touchdown receptions in that 1984 season set the NCAA mark for all divisions.


The 1984 season was also memorable for MVSU as the pass-happy Delta Devils attracted national attention, scoring 628 points (an average of more than 59 per game). After an August practice experiment, Cooley had Totten call all the plays at the line of scrimmage without a huddle. The result was even more staggering offensive numbers. Rice caught 17 passes for 199 yards against Southern, 17 for 294 against Kentucky State and 15 for 285 against Jackson State, the first time MVSU beat them since 1954. Rice scored 5 TDs twice that year. He finished his career with 301 catches for 4,693 yards and 50 touchdowns (some sources have the numbers as 310, 4,856 and 51); his NCAA record for total career touchdown receptions stood until October 7, 2006, when University of New Hampshire wide receiver David Ball, recorded his fifty-first career receiving touchdown. October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public university in the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). ... David Ball (born June 6, 1984 in Berlin, Vermont,) is a collegiate football wide receiver for the Division I-AA University of New Hampshire Wildcats. ...


Even though Totten made the offense go, Rice was the acknowledged best player on the team and was named to every All-American team (including the AP squad) and finished 9th in Heisman Trophy balloting in 1984. In the Blue-Gray Bowl all-star game played on Christmas Day, he earned MVP honors. Rice wore No. 88 in college, but switched to No. 80 in the pros. The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ...


In the spring of 1999, the school renamed its football stadium from Magnolia Stadium to Rice-Totten Field in honor of Rice and Totten. Totten, who played professionally in the CFL (British Columbia Lions 1986, Toronto Argonauts 1987) and NFL (a "replacement player" for the Buffalo Bills during 1987), became head coach at MVSU beginning with the 2002 season. Rice-Totten Field is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Itta Bena, Mississippi. ...


Rice was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on August 12, 2006 [1], joining Totten, who was inducted in 2005. The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ...


Professional career

Rice's 1984 record-breaking season at Mississippi Valley caught the attention of many NFL scouts, but his speed (reportedly only 4.7 in the 40-yard dash) kept most wary, although there were apparently at least two exceptions: the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. In his autobiography, Rice says the Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, San Diego Chargers, and Indianapolis Colts had kept in contact with him prior to the draft. In the first round of the 1985 NFL draft, Dallas had the 17th selection and San Francisco had the last (as Super Bowl champions from 1984). 49er coach Bill Walsh reportedly became enamored with Rice after watching highlights of Rice the Saturday night before San Francisco was to play the Houston Oilers on October 21, 1984. On draft day (April 30, 1985), the 49ers traded its first two picks for New England's first-round choice, the 16th selection overall (the teams also swapped third-round picks as part of the deal), and selected Rice before, as some report, the Cowboys were intending to take Rice.


Although he struggled at times (dropping numerous passes), Rice took the NFL by storm in his rookie season for the 49ers in 1985, especially after a 10-catch, 241-yard game against the Los Angeles Rams in December. For that rookie season, he recorded 49 catches for 927 yards, averaging 18.9 yards per catch. The following season, he caught 86 passes for a league-leading 1,570 yards and 15 touchdowns. It was the first of 6 seasons Rice would lead the NFL in receiving and touchdown receptions. In 1987 he was named the NFL's Player of the Year. Despite only playing in 12 games that year (NFL players strike), he still managed to gain 1,078 in receiving yards and an NFL-record 22 touchdown receptions.


In 1988 Rice averaged a career high 20.4 yards per catch as he caught 64 passes for 1,306 yards and 9 touchdowns. The 49ers once again won the NFC West with a 10-6 record. In the postseason, he was instrumental in the 49ers' 28-3 win over the Chicago Bears in the NFC title game, recording 5 catches for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns. But his performance in Super Bowl XXIII was even better. In what is regarded by many as his finest performance ever, Rice caught 11 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 5 yards, assisting the 49ers to a narrow 20-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. His receptions and receiving yards were both Super Bowl records. For his performance, he became only the third wide receiver ever to earn Super Bowl MVP honors. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


In 1989, San Francisco made it back to the Super Bowl, aided by Rice's 82 receptions for 1,483 yards and 17 touchdowns during the season, and his 12 catches for 169 yards and 2 touchdowns in their 2 playoff games. He was once again a major factor in the 49ers championship win, finishing Super Bowl XXIV with 7 catches for 148 yards and a Super Bowl record 3 touchdown receptions. Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Referee Dick Jorgensen Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV...


Rice had another superb season in 1990, leading the NFL in receptions (100), receiving yards (1,502) and receiving touchdowns (13). A memorable game from the season was a week 6 match-up with the Atlanta Falcons when Rice caught a career-best 5 touchdowns. San Francisco finished the year with a NFL best 14-2 record, but failed to "3-peat" as Super Bowl champions, losing to the New York Giants 15-13 in the NFC title game. City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National...


Rice made it back to the Super Bowl with the 49ers in the 1994 season, recording a career-high 112 receptions for 1,499 yards and 13 touchdowns. During the 49ers' first game of that season against the Los Angeles Raiders during a Monday Night showdown, Jerry Rice caught 7 passes for a season-high 169 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for one more and moving into first place all time in the NFL record books for career touchdowns with 127. The 49ers won the game 44-14. Although he only caught 6 passes in San Francisco's 2 playoff games that year, he proved to be a vital component in their 49-26 victory over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX, recording 10 receptions for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns - despite playing with a separated shoulder. City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance...


In 1995, Rice caught a career high 122 passes for an NFL record 1,848 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. However, the 49ers lost in the divisional playoffs to the Green Bay Packers, despite Rice's impressive 11-catch, 117-yard performance. The following year, he recorded 108 receptions for 1,254 yards and 8 touchdowns. San Francisco won in the wild card round, but once again lost to the Packers in the divisional playoffs. In his 3 seasons between 1994 and 1996, Rice had racked up a whopping 342 catches for 4,601 yards and 36 touchdowns. City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950...


During the season opener of the 1997 season he tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee. The injury broke his streak of 189 consecutive games played. Fourteen weeks later he made his return, much earlier than doctors wanted him to. He scored a touchdown, but when he came down with the catch, he cracked the patella in his left kneecap. He was forced to miss the pro bowl for the first time in 11 years. However, he made a full recovery, coming back to record 82 catches for 1,157 yards and 9 touchowns in 1998.


After 2 more seasons with the 49ers, Rice left the team to sign with the Raiders. He excelled with them in the 2001 season, catching 83 passes for 1,139 yards and 9 touchdowns. In 2002 he did even better, catching 92 passes for 1,211 yards and 7 touchdowns, assisting Oakland to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII. His team lost the game 48-21, but he had a good performance in it, recording 5 receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown. His 48-yard touchdown catch in the 4th quarter made him the first player ever to catch a touchdown pass in 4 different Super Bowls. Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo Halftime show Shania...


Super Bowl XXXVII turned out to be the final Super Bowl game Rice would play in. Oakland dropped from an 11-5 record in 2002 to a 4-12 record in 2003 and a 5-11 record in 2004. Rice left the Raiders 4 games into the 2004 season and joined Seattle for the remainder of the year. Rice received permission from former Seahawks wide receiver Steve Largent to wear jersey number 80 during his time in Seattle, even though the team had retired the number in honor of Largent. Rice would play his last post-season game for Seattle, which was a loss to the St. Louis Rams. After his tenure with the Seahawks was complete, he made the Denver Broncos roster as a 6th wide receiver in the summer of 2005, but retired shortly before the season began. Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954 in Miamisburg, Ohio) is a retired football player, enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, and a former U.S. Congressman, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma from 1994 until 2002. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Orange and Broncos Navy Blue [1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present...


On August 19th, the San Francisco 49ers announced that Rice would sign a contract with them, allowing him to retire as a member of the team where his career began. On August 24th, Jerry Rice officially retired as a San Francisco 49er, signing a one-day ceremonial contract for $1,985,806.49 - 1985 being the year he was drafted, 80 for his jersey number, 06 being the year he returned to the 49ers and 49 for his team. That figure was strictly ceremonial, and Rice received no money. There was a halftime ceremony to honor the wide receiver during the 49ers' matchup with the Seattle Seahawks on November 19th.


Legacy

Rice retired as the leader in a number of statistics. His 1,549 receptions were 448 receptions ahead of the second place record held by Cris Carter. His 22,895 receiving yards were 7,961 yards ahead of the second place spot held by his Raiders teammate Tim Brown. His 197 touchdown receptions were 67 scores more than Carter's 130, and his 207 total touchdowns were 32 scores ahead of Emmitt Smith's second place spot of 175. Cris Carter (born November 25, 1965 in Troy, Ohio) is a former American football player. ... Tim Brown (born July 22, 1966) is a retired National Football League player who was predominantly used as a wide receiver and also as a kick and punt returner early in his career. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ...


To get an idea of how massive his 22,895 receiving yards are, if Rice had not gained any other yards on rush attempts or kick returns, his 22,895 receiving yards would still rank him second place on the NFL's list all-purpose yard leaders (category based on combination of rushing, receiving, kick/punt return yards, and interception/fumble return yards).


Rice will always be remembered for his supreme work ethic and dedication to the game. In his 20 NFL seasons, Rice missed only 17 regular season games, with 14 of them occurring in a single year (the 1997 season when he tore his knee ligaments), and the other 3 occurring in the strike shortened season of 1987. His 303 games are by far the most ever played by an NFL wide receiver, and are only 51 games behind the NFL record. In addition to staying on the field, his work ethic showed in his dedication to running precise routes, with coach Dennis Green calling him "the best route runner I've ever seen". Dennis Denny Green (b. ...


In 1999, he was ranked number 2 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. Only Jim Brown was ranked ahead of him, and Rice -- 35 places ahead of the next-highest-ranked player then active, Deion Sanders -- would play another five seasons. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... James Nathaniel Jim Brown (born February 17, 1936) is a retired American professional football player who has also made his mark as an actor and social activist. ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ...


Non-football endeavors

  • Rice and Quarterback Steve Young appeared together in All Sport and Gatorade commercials when they were both playing for the 49ers.
  • During the 2005-2006 broadcasting season, Rice competed in the reality show Dancing with the Stars, where he, to his great surprise, had ample success, reaching the final two before finally losing to singer Drew Lachey and his partner Cheryl Burke. Paired with dancer Anna Trebunskaya, they were considered the underdogs on the show. His "amazing work ethic" and "exceptional sportsmanship" charmed many viewers, and his determination also made him a judge's favorite. However, toward the end of the competition, he was often criticized by the judges, yet still never landed in the bottom two to face elimination. This was Rice's first major national exposure to a non-NFL audience and many viewers were impressed and surprised by his confident yet humble demeanor and how well-spoken he was.
  • He appeared in the first episode of Spike TV's Pros vs Joes challenge show.
  • As of late June 2006, Rice co-hosts the radio talk show The Afternoon Blitz on Sirius Satellite Radio's NFL Channel: 124.
  • Beginning on September 10, 2006, Rice served as a co-host with Raj Mathai on NBC 11's Sports Sunday, a prime time sports show shown in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Rice has co-authored two books about his life: Rice (with Michael Silver, published 1996, ISBN 0312147953) and Go Long: My Journey Beyond the Game and the Fame (with Brian Curtis, published 2007, ISBN 0345496116). Jerry Rice has also persued a chance of legalizing gay marriage across the U.S.

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Personal life

Rice signing autographs in 2006.
Rice signing autographs in 2006.
  • Rice is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. He was initiated at Mississippi Valley State through the Delta Phi chapter.
  • Rice currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Jackie and their children, Jaqui (b. June 7, 1987), Jerry Jr. (b. July 27, 1991), and Jada Symone (b. May 16, 1996). He serves as a co-host and NFL analyst for KNTV (the NBC-owned station in the Bay Area).
  • Rice has a nephew, Darius, who played basketball for the University of Miami.

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NFL records

Rice held the following NFL records at the time of his retirement: This is a list of individual National Football League records. ...


Regular season

  • Receptions (1,549)
  • Receiving yards (22,895)
  • Touchdown receptions (197)
  • All-purpose yards (23,540)
  • Touchdowns (207)
  • Receiving yards gained in a single season (1,848)
  • Touchdown receptions in a single season (22) --done in only 12 games.
  • Seasons with at least 50 receptions (17)
  • Seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards (14)
  • Games with at least 100 receiving yards (76)
  • Consecutive games with at least one reception (274)
  • Consecutive games with at least one touchdown reception (13)

He is currently the only player in the post NFL/AFL merger era to gain a single-season major offensive title with an output double that of the number two man. His 22 touchdown catches in 1987 were twice that of Mike Quick's 11. A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... Mike Quick (born May 15, 1959) is a former American football wide receiver who played his entire career with the Philadelphia Eagles (1982-1990). ...


Postseason

  • Games played (34)
  • Touchdowns (22)
  • Receptions (151)
  • Yards receiving (2,245)
  • Touchdown receptions in a single game (3, three times; 10 others have had 3 in a game once)
  • Games with at least 100 receiving yards (8)
  • Consecutive games with at least one reception (28)

Super Bowl

  • Receptions (39)
  • Yards receiving (589)
  • All-purpose yards (604)
  • Touchdown receptions (8)
  • Points scored (48)
  • Receptions in a single game (11)
  • Yards receiving in a single game (215)
  • Touchdown receptions in a single game (3, twice)
  • Points scored in a single game (18, twice)

Trivia

  • Rice is the only one of the top 25 scorers in NFL history who did not kick the football. In fact, he became the first non-kicker in NFL history to score 1000 points in his career. (He now currently shares that milestone with Emmitt Smith.)
  • Rice gained 645 rushing yards and scored 10 rushing touchdowns, unusually large figures for a wide receiver.
  • Rice's off-season workout programs are infamous throughout the league. Most notably, his grueling 6-day-a-week offseason regimen of running five vertical miles coupled with running wind sprints up the steepest section in the hills near San Carlos, California. He is known to push himself mercilessly to keep in top physical shape. Many other NFL wide receivers have approached Rice in the hopes of working out with him during the off-season.
  • In 2006 Rice signed a 1-day contract with the 49ers to retire as a member of that team.
  • His total career yardage is exactly 13 and 3/8th miles
  • During halftime of a home game (11-19-06) versus the Seattle Seahawks the 49ers honored Jerry Rice by giving him the opportunity to thank his fans. He was joined on the field by former teammates and coaches. However, the 49ers did not use this seemingly appropriate moment to officially retire his #80 jersey number.
  • In his career 1 out of every 7 passes he has caught has gone for a touchdown.

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Doug Williams
NFL Super Bowl MVPs
Super Bowl XXIII, 1989
Succeeded by
Joe Montana
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Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California, United States) also known by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Steve Van Buren (b. ... Lance Dwight Alworth (born August 3, 1940 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver. ... Raymond Emmett Berry (born February 27, 1933 in Corpus Christi, Texas) was an American football player and considered by many to be one of the best wide receivers of all time. ... Donald Montgomery Hutson (b. ... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... Kellen Boswell Winslow (born 1957 in St. ... Roosevelt Rosey Brown (October 20, 1932 - June 9, 2004) was a Pro Football Hall of Famer who played offensive tackle for the New York Giants from 1953 to 1965. ... Alvis Forrest Gregg (born October 18, 1933, in Birthright, Texas) is a former American Football Offensive Tackle and coach who played for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. ... Michael Anthony Muñoz (born August 19, 1958 in Ontario, California), is a former offensive tackle for the National Football Leagues Cincinnati Bengals. ... John Allen Hannah (April 4, 1951, Canton, Georgia) is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the New England Patriots (1973-1985). ... James Thomas Jim Parker (b. ... Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr. ... Melvin Jack Hein (born August 22, 1909, in Redding, California, USA; died January 31, 1992, at age of 82) was a professional football player for the New York Giants. ... Michael Lewis Webster (born March 18, 1952 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin - died September 22, 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American football player who played center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990. ... David D. Deacon Jones (born December 9, 1938) nicknamed Secretary of Defense is an American athlete and actor. ... Gino John Marchetti (born January 2, 1927 in Smithers, West Virginia) is a former NFL Defensive End who played from 1952 - 1964 and 1966 for the Dallas Texans and the Baltimore Colts. ... Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was a professional American football player. ... Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas), was an American football Defensive Tackle in the NFL. Before his NFL career, Greene had an outstanding college football career at North Texas State University (1966-1968), assisting the team to a 23-5-1... Bob Lilly (born July 26, 1939) is a former American football player and photographer. ... Merlin Jay Olsen (born September 15, 1940) is an American former National Football League player and actor. ... Richard Marvin Dick Butkus (born December 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player and actor. ... Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. ... Theodore (Ted) Paul Hendricks (Born: 1 November 1947 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) was an American football linebacker for the 1969 to 1973 Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts), 1974 Green Bay Packers and the 1975 to 1983 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... John Harold Jack Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. ... Willie Edward Lanier (August 21, 1945, Clover, Virginia) is a former American Football linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Raymond Ernest Nitschke (December 29, 1936 - March 8, 1998) was a professional football player who played middle linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. Wearing #66, he played fifteen seasons, from 1958 to 1972, and was named the greatest linebacker in NFL history in 1969, over many other... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), nicknamed LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player who played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the NFLs New York Giants. ... Melvin Carnell Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Michael James Haynes (Born:July 1, 1953 in Denison, Texas) is a former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. ... Richard Lane, better known as Dick Night Train Lane (April 16, 1928 - January 29, 2002) was an football player, best known as a defensive back for the Detroit Lions. ... Roderick Kevin Rod Woodson (born March 10, 1965 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) was a professional American football player. ... Ken Houston (born November 12, 1944) was an American college and professional football defensive back with a 14 year professional career. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lawrence Frank Wilson (born May 24, 1938, in Rigby, Idaho) is a former American football free safety who played for the St. ... Guy was a key member of three Super Bowl-winning Raiders teams: (Super Bowls XI, XV, and XVIII. Arguably, his best performance was in Super Bowl XVIII against the Washington Redskins. ... Jan Stenerud (born November 26, 1942, in Fetsund, Norway) is a former football player for the Kansas City Chiefs (1967-1979), Green Bay Packers (1980-1983), and Minnesota Vikings (1984-1985) of the National Football League. ... Billy Johnson, aka White Shoes, was a pro football player in the 1970s and 1980s. ...

National Football League | NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team

Brett Favre | John Elway | Barry Sanders | Emmitt Smith | Terrell Davis | Thurman Thomas | Cris Carter | Jerry Rice | Tim Brown | Michael Irvin | Shannon Sharpe | Ben Coates | Willie Roaf | Gary Zimmerman | Tony Boselli | Richmond Webb | Bruce Matthews | Randall McDaniel |
Larry Allen | Steve Wisniewski | Dermontti Dawson | Mark Stepnoski | Bruce Smith | Reggie White | Chris Doleman | Neil Smith |
Cortez Kennedy | John Randle | Warren Sapp | Bryant Young | Kevin Greene | Junior Seau | Derrick Thomas | Cornelius Bennett |
Hardy Nickerson | Levon Kirkland | Deion Sanders | Rod Woodson | Darrell Green | Aeneas Williams | Steve Atwater | LeRoy Butler |
Carnell Lake | Ronnie Lott | Darren Bennett | Sean Landeta | Morten Andersen | Gary Anderson | Mel Gray | Michael Bates |
Bill Parcells | Marv Levy For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... The NFL 1990s All-Decade Team was a fictional team comprised of outstanding performers in the National Football League in the 1990s chosen by voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Brett Lorenzo Favre (rhymes with starve, IPA: //) (born October 10, 1969, in Gulfport, Mississippi)[1] is the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... Barry David Sanders (born July 16, 1968) is a Hall of Fame American football running back from the NFL who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former American football running back who played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League from 1995 to 2001. ... Thurman Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) was an American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ... Cris Carter (born November 25, 1965 in Troy, Ohio) is a former American football player. ... Tim Brown (born July 22, 1966) is a retired National Football League player who was predominantly used as a wide receiver and also as a kick and punt returner early in his career. ... Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys. ... Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former AFC tight end and wide receiver who played 12 of his 14 seasons with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. Sharpe is known most for his creative commentary and trash talking as well as for being the premier... Ben Coates (born August 16, 1969 in Greenwood, South Carolina) is an American former NFL tight end, former CIAA football coach and current NFL Tight Ends coach. ... William Layout Roaf (born April 18, 1970 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas) is an American football offensive tackle currently playing for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Gary Zimmerman was born Dec. ... Don Anthony Tony Boselli, Jr. ... Richmond Jewel Webb (born January 11, 1967) was a offensive tackle in the NFL. He was the eighth overall pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 1990 NFL Draft. ... Bruce Rankin Matthews is an American former NFL offensive lineman. ... Randall McDaniel was an offensive guard in the NFL. He began his pro career in 1988 after being drafted by the VIkings, and played with them until 1999, when he went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Larry Christopher Allen (born on November 27, 1971 at Los Angeles, California) is an NFL player who currently plays offensive guard for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Steve Wisniewski was a offensive guard in the NFL. ... Dermontti Dawson (born June 17, 1965 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a former American NFL center, who played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Bruce Smith (b. ... Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was a professional American football player. ... Chris Doleman is a former American Football player who played Defensive End for the Minnesota Vikings (1985 through 1993, 1999), Atlanta Falcons (1994 through 1995), and the San Francisco 49ers (1996_1998). ... Neil Smith (born April 10, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former defensive end in the NFL who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1988 to 1996, Denver Broncos from 1997 to 1999, and the San Diego Chargers in 2000. ... Cortez Kennedy is a former American Football Defensive Tackle who played for the Seattle Seahawks. ... John Randle (born December 12, 1967) is a former NFL defensive tackle who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks. ... Warren Carlos Sapp (born December 19, 1972 in Orlando, Florida) is a professional football player for the NFLs Oakland Raiders. ... Bryant Colby Young (Born January 27, 1972, Chicago Heights, Illinois) is an American Football player who currently plays Defensive Tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. College Career At the University of Notre Dame, Bryant Young was a three-year starter. ... Kevin Greene is a former NFL football player and WCW professional wrestler. ... Tiaina Seau, Jr. ... Derrick Vincent Thomas (January 1, 1967 – February 8, 2000) was an NFL linebacker who played his entire professional career for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Cornelius Bennett (born August 25, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2000. ... Hardy Otto Nickerson was a linebacker in the NFL. He earned a BA degree in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. ... Lorenzo Levon Kirkland (born February 16, 1969) was an all-pro linebacker in the NFL. A second-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992, he went on to play 11 years in the NFL including 9 seasons with the Steelers, and one each for the Seattle Seahawks and... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ... Roderick Kevin Rod Woodson (born March 10, 1965 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) was a professional American football player. ... Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960) is a former NFL cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. ... Aeneas Williams is a former American NFL cornerback and free safety, who last played with the St. ... Stephen Dennis Atwater (born October 28, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player who spent most of his career playing free safety for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. // He attended Lutheran High School North in St. ... LeRoy Butler (born July 19, 1968) is a former American football strong safety who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers (1990-2001). ... Carnell Lake was a defensive back in the NFL. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Darren Bennett (born January 9, 1965 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian who had a moderately successful career in Australian Rules football, followed by a far more substantial career in American football as a punter. ... Sean Landeta(BornJanuary 6,1962) is a National Football League punter with the St. ... Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960, in Copenhagen, Denmark) is an American football placekicker with the Atlanta Falcons. ... Gary Anderson (born July 16, 1959 in Parys, Free State, South Africa) is currently the NFLs career points scoring leader. ... Mel Gray (born March 16, 1961) was a kick returner in the NFL. He played with the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions, Houston Oilers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Michael Bates (born December 19, 1969) is an American former two-sport athlete who gained renown both as a sprinter who won an Olympic bronze medal in the 200-meter dash in 1992, and also as a four-time Pro Bowl standout kick returner in the National Football League. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Marvin Daniel Levy (born August 3, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois) is currently the General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations for the Buffalo Bills. ...

National Football League | NFL's 1980s All-Decade Team

Joe Montana | Dan Fouts | Walter Payton | Eric Dickerson | Roger Craig | John Riggins | Jerry Rice | Steve Largent | James Lofton | Art Monk | Kellen Winslow | Ozzie Newsome | Anthony Muñoz | Jim Covert | Gary Zimmerman | Joe Jacoby | John Hannah | Russ Grimm | Bill Fralic | Mike Munchak | Dwight Stephenson | Mike Webster | Reggie White | Howie Long | Lee Roy Selmon | Bruce Smith | Randy White |
Dan Hampton | Keith Millard | Dave Butz | Mike Singletary | Lawrence Taylor | Ted Hendricks | Jack Lambert | Andre Tippett | John Anderson | Carl Banks | Mike Haynes | Mel Blount | Frank Minnifield | Lester Hayes | Ronnie Lott | Kenny Easley | Deron Cherry | Joey Browner |
Nolan Cromwell | Sean Landeta | Reggie Roby | Morten Andersen | Gary Anderson | Eddie Murray | Billy Johnson | John Taylor | Mike Nelms | Rick Upchurch | Bill Walsh | Chuck Noll | For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... For the U.S. town, see Joe, Montana. ... Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951 in San Francisco, California) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987, and is famous for being one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the Super Bowl Era. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back for the Chicago Bears. ... Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ... Roger Craig (born July 10, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa) is a former NFL running back who won three Super Bowls (1985, 1989, 1990) while playing with the San Francisco 49ers. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954 in Miamisburg, Ohio) is a retired football player, enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, and a former U.S. Congressman, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma from 1994 until 2002. ... James David Lofton (Born July 5, 1956, at Fort Ord, Monterey, California) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1978-1986), Los Angeles Raiders (1987-1988), the Buffalo Bills (1989-1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... James Arthur Art Monk (born December 5, 1957, in White Plains, New York), is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. ... Kellen Boswell Winslow (born 1957 in St. ... Ozzie Newsome Jr. ... Michael Anthony Muñoz (born August 19, 1958 in Ontario, California), is a former offensive tackle for the National Football Leagues Cincinnati Bengals. ... James Paul Jimbo Covert (born March 22, 1960 in Conway, Pennsylvania) was an All-Pro offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears. ... Gary Zimmerman was born Dec. ... Joe Jacoby was a Washington Redskins Tackle/ Guard from 1981 through his retirement in 1993. ... John Allen Hannah (April 4, 1951, Canton, Georgia) is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the New England Patriots (1973-1985). ... Russ Grimm (May 2, 1959) was an All-American center at the University of Pittsburgh, after which he was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1981 as a guard - a starting position he retained from 1981 until he retired following the 1991 season. ... Bill Fralic was a offensive guard in the NFL. He played for the Atlanta Falcons for most of his career. ... Michael Anthony Munchak (born March 6, 1960, Scranton, Pennsylvania) is a former American Football guard who played for the Houston Oilers. ... Dwight Stephenson is a former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fames class of 1998. ... Michael Lewis Webster (born March 18, 1952 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin - died September 22, 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American football player who played center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990. ... Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was a professional American football player. ... Howard Howie Michael Long (born January 9, 1960 in Somerville, Massachusetts) played football as a defensive end, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. ... Lee Roy Selmon (born October 20, 1954) is a former NFL football player and the only member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Bruce Smith (b. ... Randy Lee White (born January 15, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an All-American football player with the University of Maryland in 1974, and was the Dallas Cowboys first-round draft pick in 1975. ... Daniel Oliver Hampton (Born September 19, 1957 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Chicago Bears. ... Keith Millard is a former American Football Defensive Tackle who played with the Minnesota Vikings (1985-1990), Green Bay Packers (1992), Seattle Seahawks (1992), and the Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... Dave Butz (born June 23, 1950 in Lafayette, Alabama) is a former American Football defensive lineman for the National Football League St. ... Michael Singletary (born October 9, 1958 in Houston, Texas) is a former linebacker in American football who played his entire career for the Chicago Bears in the NFL, after starring in college at Baylor University. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), nicknamed LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player who played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the NFLs New York Giants. ... Theodore (Ted) Paul Hendricks (Born: 1 November 1947 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) was an American football linebacker for the 1969 to 1973 Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts), 1974 Green Bay Packers and the 1975 to 1983 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... John Harold Jack Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. ... Andre Tippett (born December 27, 1959) is a former American football linebacker who played for the New England Patriots of the NFL. Andre Tippett was an All-American DE/OLB at the University of Iowa. ... Roger John Anderson (born February 14, 1956, Waukesha, Wisconsin) is a former American football player who played linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1978-89. ... Carl Banks (Born August 29, 1962) was a former National Football League linebacker who played for three teams from 1984 to 1995, the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns. ... Michael James Haynes (Born:July 1, 1953 in Denison, Texas) is a former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. ... Melvin Carnell Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Frank Minnifield (born January 1, 1960, Lexington, Kentucky) is a former American football player who played defensive back for the Cleveland Browns from 1984-92. ... Lester Hayes played for the Oakland/LA Raiders. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kenny Mason Easley Jr. ... Deron Cherry is a former NFL strong safety who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Joey Browner (born May 15, 1960 in Warren, OH) is a former American Football strong safety for the Minnesota Vikings from 1983 until 1991. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Sean Landeta(BornJanuary 6,1962) is a National Football League punter with the St. ... Reginald Henry Roby (born July 30, 1961 in Waterloo, Iowa — died February 22, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee,) was an American-born National Football League punter and a three-time Pro Bowler. ... Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960, in Copenhagen, Denmark) is an American football placekicker with the Atlanta Falcons. ... Gary Anderson (born July 16, 1959 in Parys, Free State, South Africa) is currently the NFLs career points scoring leader. ... Edward Peter Eddie Murray (born August 29, 1956 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a retired American football kicker. ... Billy Johnson, aka White Shoes, was a pro football player in the 1970s and 1980s. ... John Gregory Taylor (born March 31, 1962 in Pennsauken, New Jersey) was an American football wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Michael Nelms (born April 8, 1955) is a former American Football defensive back and kick returner who played five seasons with the Washington Redskins from 1980 to 1984. ... Rick Upchurch(Born in 1952) is former professional American Football player who played Wide Receiver for the Denver Broncos(1975-1983) in the National Football League. ... Bill Walsh (born November 30, 1931) is a former American football head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University. ... Charles Henry Chuck Noll (born January 5, 1932) is a former American football coach, having served as the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League from 1969 to 1991. ...


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