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.