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Jerry Rice

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
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Profession: NFL Legend

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Played 20 seasons in the National Football league, and is widely considered to be not only the greatest wide receiver in NFL history, but one of the greatest players of all time.

All-time leader in most major statistical categories for wide receivers and the all-time career leader in receptions, touchdown receptions, and receiving yards. He was selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times and won three Super Bowl rings with the San Fransisco 49ers.

Born: October 13, 1962
Birthplace: Starkville, Mississippi, USA
Age: 56 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 1987-09-08 NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice (24) weds girlfriend Jackie Mitchell

Events in the Life of Jerry Rice

  • 1984-09-01 Willie Totten (Mississippi Valley State) passes for Division I-AA record 536 yards & 9 TDs in 86-0 win v Kentucky State; Jerry Rice catches 17 passes for 294 yards & 5 TDs; breaks own Division I-AA record for total yardage in pass receptions
  • 1985-12-09 Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive games with a reception
  • 1989-01-22 Super Bowl XXIII, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16; MVP: Jerry Rice, SF, WR
  • 1992-12-06 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown
  • 1994-09-05 SF wide receiver Jerry Rice catches 2 touchdown passes and runs for another score in 49ers' 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpasses Jim Brown as NFL's career TD leader with 127
  • 1996-02-04 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 20-13; MVP: Jerry Rice, SF 49ers, WR, HI
  • 1996-11-03 San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice grabs 3 passes for 45 yards and a TD to become 1st player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions in 24-17 win over New Orleans Saints; finishes career with 1,549
  • 1998-11-01 Steve Young and Jerry Rice hook up for their 80th career touchdown in Niners' 36-22 loss to GB Packers at Lambeau Field; eclipse previous NFL mark held by Miami Dolphins tandem Dan Marino & Mark Clayton
  • 2006-08-24 After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL
  • 2010-08-07 Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, John Randle, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Floyd Little & Dick LeBeau are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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