31 Facts About Jerry Rice

1. Jerry Rice served as an alumni captain for Team Jerry Rice during the 2014 Pro Bowl and 2016 Pro Bowl.

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2. Jerry Rice is a supporter of chiropractic care and is a spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

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3. Jerry Rice was paired with dancer Anna Trebunskaya, and they reached the final two before losing to singer Drew Lachey and his partner Cheryl Burke.

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4. Jerry Rice was selected for induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2010 in his first year of eligibility.

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5. In 1999, Jerry Rice was ranked number two on the Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, behind only Jim Brown, and was 35 places ahead of the next-highest-ranked player then active, Deion Sanders.

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6. Jerry Rice would sprint across the hill literally every day to improve his abilities.

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7. Jerry Rice is remembered for his work ethic and dedication to the game.

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8. Jerry Rice was instrumental in that drive, catching three passes, and was voted the Super Bowl MVP.

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9. Jerry Rice is remembered as one of the best clutch players in football history.

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10. Jerry Rice threw a touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons in a 1995 regular season game.

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11. The number represented the year Jerry Rice was drafted, his number (80), the year he retired (2006), and the 49ers (49).

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12. In total Jerry Rice had 362 receiving yards and three touchdowns with the Seahawks.

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13. Jerry Rice finished that game with 8 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown.

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14. Jerry Rice joined a Raiders team coming off a loss in the AFC playoffs, to form one of the oldest receiver duos with Tim Brown.

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15. Jerry Rice was forced to miss the Pro Bowl for the first time in 11 years.

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16. In 1995, Jerry Rice caught a career-high 122 passes for a then-NFL record 1,848 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns.

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17. Jerry Rice had another superb season in 1990, leading the NFL in receptions, receiving yards (1,502), and receiving touchdowns (13).

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18. Jerry Rice was a major factor in the 49ers championship win, finishing Super Bowl XXIV with seven catches for 148 yards and a Super Bowl record three touchdown receptions.

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19. In 1988, Jerry Rice averaged a career-high 20.4 yards per catch and 9 touchdowns.

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20. Jerry Rice was awarded the Bert Bell Award from the Maxwell Football Club as the NFL player of the year.

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21. Jerry Rice was prized more highly by the USFL, as he was the number-one pick overall in that short-lived league's 1985 draft.

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22. Jerry Rice was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on August 12, 2006.

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23. Jerry Rice became a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity at the Delta Phi chapter while at Valley.

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24. Jerry Rice was named to every Division I-AA All-America team and finished ninth in Heisman Trophy balloting in 1984.

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25. Jerry Rice scored five touchdowns in a single game twice that year.

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26. Jerry Rice had a record-setting 1983 campaign, including NCAA marks for receptions and receiving yards (1,450), and was named a first-team Division I-AA All-American.

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27. Jerry Rice became a standout receiver and acquired the nickname "World" due to "his ability to catch anything near him.

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28. Jerry Rice attended Mississippi Valley State University from 1981 to 1984.

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29. Jerry Rice was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

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30. Jerry Rice was selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times and named All-Pro 12 times in his 20 NFL seasons.

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31. Jerry Rice has scored more points than any other non-kicker in NFL history with 1,256.

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