Hall of Fame Story - Jerry Rice


WR - Mississippi Valley State
Joined Raiders: Free agent, 2001

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 7, 2010... Played 20 NFL seasons, including four with the Oakland Raiders... Retired from professional foot- ball holding nearly every NFL career receiving record... Selected to play in 13 Pro Bowls... Named first team All-Pro 10 times... Played with the Raiders from 2001-04, helping lead Oakland to two playoff berths, an AFC title and an appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII... Played in 303 games with 284 starts in 20 seasons with San Francisco, Oakland and Seattle... Owner of 38 NFL career records at the time of his retirement... Set the all-time record for receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22,895), touchdown receptions (197), yards from scrimmage (23,540), all-purpose yards (23,546), combined rushing and receiving touchdowns (207) and total touchdowns (208)... Set single-season NFL records in receiving yards (1,848) and touchdown receptions (22)... Also set NFL marks with at least 50 receptions in 17 seasons, 1,000 receiving yards in 14 seasons, 76 games with at least 100 receiving yards, 13 consecutive games with at least one touchdown reception and 274 consecutive games with a reception...  Played on three Super Bowl-winning teams as a member of the San Francisco 49ers... Named MVP of Super Bowl XXIII... Established career Super Bowl records in receptions (33), receiving yards (589), all-purpose yards (604) and touchdown receptions (eight)... Also set single-game Super Bowl records in receptions (11), receiving yards (215) and touchdowns (three, twice)... Played in an NFL-record 29 playoff games with the 49ers, Raiders and Seahawks... Set NFL postseason records in receptions (151), receiving touchdowns (22), receiving yards (2,245), eight games with at least 100 receiving yards and 28 consecutive playoff games with at least one reception... Named AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1987 and 1993... Tabbed for PFWA MVP honors in 1987... The MVP of the 1995 Pro Bowl... Garnered 1985 UPI NFC Rookie of the Year honors... Named to the NFL All-Decade Team for both the 1980s and 1990s... One of five active players to be named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team in 1994...  An All-American receiver at Mississippi Valley State... The 16th overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1985 NFL Draft.