Monday, September 05, 2005 | By: Dusty Taylor

Jerry Rice Retires

I hated the 49ers..always..but I loved to watch Jerry Rice. His work ethic was always outstanding and he never played the drama queen unlike some of the athletes from San Fran. His wife almost died during childbirth his last year with the niners but he managed to still play football, I dont know if that was a good thing or not but he loved the game..and we will miss him. His records and stats for his illustrious career:

A look at Jerry Rice's career in the NFL:
1985: Drafted 16th overall by 49ers; Won Rookie of the Year
1986: Led NFL in receiving yards (1,570) and receiving touchdowns (15)
1987: Set single-season record with 22 TDs
1989: Won Super Bowl XXIII MVP with record 215 receiving yards on 11 catches
1990: Super Bowl XXIV: Seven receptions, 148 yards and three touchdowns
1995: Super Bowl XXIX: 10 receptions, 149 yards and three touchdowns
2001: Released by 49ers, signed by Raiders
2002: Scored 200th career touchdown
2004: Traded to Seattle for seventh-round pick
2005: Signed one-year contract with Denver; retired before season opener
Some of Jerry Rice's 38 NFL Records:
Most career receptions: 1,549
Most receiving yards: 22,895
Most receiving touchdowns: 197
Most touchdowns scored: 208
Most career Super Bowl receptions: 33
Most career 100-yard receiving games: 76

2 people gave us their .02 cents:

Thomcat said...

i loved watching him play ... although, it was kinda sad when he came here to seattle last year, and our genius head coach only used him as a 3rd or 4th WR, rice was rarely used ... i mean, our receivers (koren robinson, darrell jackson) have let more balls slip through their hands than jenna jamison !!

The Zombieslayer said...

1985: Drafted 16th overall by 49ers; Won Rookie of the Year

Urgh! The Packers could have had him that year. I had no idea he was drafted that late.