Profession: NFL Legend
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.
- 1987-09-08 NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice (24) weds girlfriend Jackie Mitchell
- 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: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 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
- 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