Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Jerry Rice: Hall of Fame class of 2012 Wide Receiver : 6-2, 200 College: Mississippi Valley State 1985-2000: San Francisco 49ers 2001-2004: Oakland Raiders 2004: Seattle Seahawks A case can be made for Jerry Rice as the greatest receiver of all time as he has become a NFL legend, and is known as a vital component of the great San Francisco teams in the 1990s. Despite his lack of size and speed Rice impressed.  His career is an example of astute and relentless preparation, practice, and football savvy. He rarely missed a game, and played with passion. His mindset was reflected onto the field and Rice’s stats parallel his work ethic. He leads NFL receiving stats with 208 career touchdowns, 22,895 receiving yards and 1,549 catches. Known as a warrior on the practice field, Rice held nothing back and refused to just go through the motions as many of today’s players do.  His off -season consisted of running hills throughout the streets of San Francisco and maintaining a strict workout regime. Rice’s hard work paid off with 14 season’s over 1,000 yards, 13 pro bowls, 3 Super Bowls and a Super Bowl MVP XXII. Today he is commemorated on the [...]
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