Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice ( born October 13, 1962 in Starkville, Mississippi) is a former American professional American football player at the position of wide receiver. He played among other things for the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League ( NFL).


Not only because of his long career (20 seasons) and its 38 established league records he is regarded as one of the best NFL players of all time.

With 16 seasons he spent most of his career with the San Francisco 49ers, one of which in 1985 he was drafted as the 16th player. He then played three years for the Oakland Raiders and a season for the Seattle Seahawks. He changed before the 2005 season for the Denver Broncos, was in training camp but conquer any of the first three Wide Receivers courts and then stepped back from professional sports.

College football he played at Mississippi Valley State University, where he scored 51 touchdowns and in 1984 began an average of ten passes per game. The university named its football stadium later to Rice and his former quarterback Willie Totten, Rice - Totten Stadium.

Rice has scored the most touchdowns in NFL history and holds nearly every major record for a wide receiver. In his first season he started weak but has been improved and was still voted the Rookie of the Year. Already in his second season he caught passes for the most yards ( 1,570 ) in the league and most touchdowns (15). In his third season he set the new NFL record with 22 touchdown passes caught and in only twelve games were held in a season due to a players strike. Randy Moss of the New England Patriots broke the record in the 2007 season with 23 touchdowns.

Together with the Hall -of- Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young Rice won three Super Bowls. For his performance in Super Bowl XXIII against the Cincinnati Bengals Rice was selected to the Super Bowl MVP. He was elected 13 times in the Pro Bowl. In 1987 he received the Bert Bell Award, and in 1994 he became a member of the National Football League 75th Anniversary All- Time Team and is a member of the National Football League 1990s All- Decade Team. In order to classify the sporting achievements of Jerry Rice, serves his highly acclaimed training in the United States morality. In twenty years, American Football, he missed only ten regular season games. The total of 303 games that he played, are by far the most that ever an NFL wide receiver has denied. In a television interview, he commented on his moral training with the words "Twenty years and not one day holiday ." In 2010, Jerry Rice was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

In recent years, he had several appearances in several television series, most recently, for example, in the series Rules of Engagement and One Tree Hill.


Jerry Rice grew up in Crawford, Mississippi on as one of eight children of a bricklayer. He and his brothers helped their father at a young age by being transported by throwing and catching bricks to the scaffold. Rice said later that he would have made not only a good pass catcher, but had learned above all that hard work was.