#80 Jerry Rice - WR

Jerry Rice Career NFL Stats 1985-2004


Jerry Rice was born on October 13, 1962 in Starkville, MS. He is one of 5 children of Eddie and Joe Nathan Rice. Jerry grew up in Crawford, MS and with five brothers, they all played sports. With his father being a mason, the lessons of hard work were learned early in life. His legendary work ethic can be traced to the days he carried bricks and mortar for his father.



Rice didn’t start playing football until his sophomore year at B. L. Moor High School. Rice’s speed made him a dangerous deep threat at wide receiver. As a natural athlete, Rice also played basketball and ran track. After high school, Rice decided to play college football at Mississippi Valley State.


Jerry Rice College Career Stats and Notes

At Mississippi Valley State, Jerry Rice became a nationally known wide receiver. He set numerous NCAA records by the time his career ended. In his junior season, he scored 27 TDs which was an NCAA record. Overall his 50 career TDs was yet another new NCAA mark. He had 102 receptions in his junior year, which set an NCAA all time high, then broke that with 112 in 1984. The star wide receiver from the small school even got Heisman attention, finishing ninth in voting. Setting records was all Rice did, and he would continue doing so in the NFL.


Awards and Achievements
1st Team: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994 1995, 1996 2nd Team: 1991, 2002
Pro Bowl Selections
1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998 2002
Receiving Yards Titles:
1986, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995

NFL Offensive Player of the Year

1987, 1993

Member of 1980s All-Decade Team

Member of 1990s All-Decade Team

Member of NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team

Member of NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team



Jerry Rice NFL Career Stats and Notes

Jerry Rice was selected 16th overall in the 1985 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He immediately made an impact with 927 yards receiving and a 18.9 yards per catch average. His record setting mantra began in 1987 when he set a new single season receiving TD mark with 22 in just 12 games. The next season in Super Bowl XXIII he won his first Super Bowl with a historic performance against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Rice remained one of the top wide receivers for most of his career. In a December home game against the Miami Dolphins in 1992, he caught TD number 101, surpassing Hall of Fame receiver Steve Largent for most all-time. In 1994, Rice would break Jim Brown's all-time overall TD record of 126. That same season Rice would help lead the 49ers to their 5th Super Bowl win in 13 season, and his 3rd overall.

Rice played his final season as a 49er in 2000. In 2001, he would sign with the Oakland Raiders and finished his career several years later with the Seattle Seahawks. In 2006 and after 20 years in the league, Rice retired as a 49er.  He owned nearly all the major receiving records at the time of retirement. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. 


Jerry Rice Super Bowl XXIII Record Setting Performance

Perhaps the greatest wide receiver of all time couldn’t have been more dominant than what he was on the game’s biggest stage. In Super Bowl XXIII, Rice and the 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 20-16. Rice was unstoppable. The fourth year All-Pro caught 11 passes for a SuperBowl record 215 yards, one that still stands today.

This historic perforamce was just the beginning as Rice would go on to set the career receiving yards, receptions and receiving TD marks in Super Bowl history as well.



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