Found May 07, 2012 on
Pro Football Zone:
San Francisco 49ers great Jerry Rice has been exchanging messages with rookie wide receiver A.J. Jenkins on Twitter. He confirmed on NFL Live via ProFootballTalk.com on Monday that he plans on taking him to “the hill” in order to work out.
“The hill” is a 2.5 mile uphill path that Rice ran throughout his career in order to remain in shape. He believes that if Jenkins can master it, he’ll be in the shape he needs to be in during the fourth quarter.
“In the fourth quarter you’ve still got to be able to make plays, make that incredible catch to win that football game, so I want to introduce him to that hill,” Rice said of Jenkins per PFT. “Hopefully we can build a relationship where we can start working together.”
If Jenkins listens to Rice, he could end up having a very nice NFL career.
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Not long after the 49ers selected AJ Jenkins with their 1st round pick, Jerry Rice reached out to AJ and told him he was taking him to the Hill. The 2.5-mile uphill path he regularly ran during his NFL career. Here is the exchange between AJ and Rice
@Ajjenkins8 congrats on being a niner! Holla at me will take you to the hill. Lol
— Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) April 27, 2012
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