Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 7th, former San Francisco 49er Jerry Rice established records that might never be broken. He is considered the greatest wide receiver in the history of the National Football League. Over his 20-year career Rice: Caught 1,549 passes
Gained 22,895 yards – more than 7,600 ahead of second place (15,208-Isaac Bruce L.A. Rams/S.F., 49ers) Scored 208 touchdowns – Emmitt Smith is 2nd with 175 Was named to 10 All-Pro teams Made receptions in 274 consecutive games During his induction speech Rice said, “This is finally it…. No more routes to run, no more records to set. That young boy from Mississippi has finally stopped running. Let me stand here and catch my breath”. The 47-year old Rice then said, “I still believe in my heart I could play today.” As fit as he looked he probably could.