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Fun Facts About Football's Gridiron Greats

Jerry Rice #1

Jerry Lee Rice Sr from Starksville Mississippi was born on October 13, 1962. He attended college at Mississippi Valley State where he was a two-time First-team I-AA All American in 1983 and 1984 as a wide receiver. In 1985 he was drafted in the first round of the  NFL draft, he was selected sixteenth overall by the San Fransisco 49ers. That very same season he was the National Football Conference Rookie of the year. Jerry won three Super Bowls with the 49ers, XXIII, XXIV, XXIX. Rice was Super Bowl XXIII, MVP.
Jerry Sr racked up a lot of career highlights and awards. In 1987 he was the National Football Leagues Most Valuable Player. Jerry appeared in 13 Pro Bowl games, he was First-Team All-Pro 10 times and twice Second-team All-Pro. He received the Bert Bell Award in 1987. Catching all those passes got him the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year award in 1987 and 1993. When it comes to receiving yards he was the NFL's receiving yards leader for six years. 

In 1990 and again in 1996 he had the most receptions in the NFL. One of Rice's best stats is leading the league in receiving touchdowns for six years. If all those aren't enough, there's more. Rice was Sports Illustrated Player of the Year in 1986. He is also included in the National Football Leagues 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, 1980s All-Decade Team, and the 1990s All-Decade Team. 

The San Francisco 49ers retired his number 80 jersey. Rice holds five NFL records 1549 receptions, 22895 receiving yards, 197 receiving touchdowns, 208 total touchdowns and lastly 23546 all-purpose yards. With all these accolades Jerry Rice Sr is both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. Jerry played for four teams San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, and the Denver Broncos. 

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