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Jerry Rice
#80 | Wide Receiver | Oakland Raiders | Roster

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Career Notes

1997
Blew out his left knee in the season-opening loss at Tampa Bay and missed the next 13 games with the injury, ending his streak of consecutive games played at 189. Before the injury, Rice had not missed a game in his 13-year NFL career and had made 176 consecutive starts. ... Made one of the most remarkable recoveries in sports history to return for the Dec. 15 game against the Denver Broncos. He caught his only TD pass of the season on a 14-yard scoring play in the second quarter, but re-injured his knee on the play. After breaking a bone in his kneecap, Rice was placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.

1996
Another stellar season for Rice where he caught 108 passes for 1,254 and 8 touchdowns... He had three 100-yard recieving games and was named to the Pro Bowl again.

1995
Left little doubt as to who is the greatest wide receiver in NFL history with his finest year as a pro ... Became the NFL's most prolific pass receiver, setting league records with 942 receptions and 14,040 yards ... Set an NFL record with his third season with over 100 receptions ... Also set an NFL record with his 10th straight 1,000-yard season ... Set career highs for receptions (122) and yards (1,848) ... Set a single game career high with 289 yards receiving against Minnesota ... Continued his amazing streak of never missing a professional game ... Named to 10th straight Pro Bowl.

1994
Set the NFL record for career touchdowns with 139 and counting ... Set a then-team record with 112 receptions ... Had another exceptional postseason, scoring three touchdowns in the 49ers' demolishing of the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX despite separating his shoulder in the second quarter ... In his career, Rice holds Super Bowl records for most receptions (28), yards (512) and touchdowns (seven) ... Played in his ninth straight Pro Bowl.

1993
AP, NFL and Sports Illustrated Offensive Player of the Year ... Led NFL with 1,503 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Played in his eighth straight Pro Bowl.

1992
Became NFL's career leader in receiving touchdowns, passing Steve Largent's record of 100 ... Surpassed the 10,000-yard plateau for receiving yardage ... Played in his seventh straight Pro Bowl.

1991
Became 49ers' all-time pass catcher with reception number 514 ... Led team in receptions, yards and touchdowns ... Played in his sixth straight Pro Bowl.

1990
Sports Illustrated's Player of the Year ... First time in his career that he caught over 100 passes ... Set team record with 6,938 career receiving yards, passing Dwight Clark ... Played in his fifth straight Pro Bowl.

1989
Unanimous selection to NFL's "Team of the 80's" ... Set a Super Bowl record with three touchdowns, earning game MVP ... Scored 17 touchdowns to lead all NFL receivers ... Played in his fourth straight Pro Bowl.

1988
Caught the longest scoring pass of his career, a 96-yard bomb from Joe Montana ... Led team with 1,306 yards receiving and set career highs with 13 carries for 107 yards ... Played in his third straight Pro Bowl.

1987
NFL MVP ... Set an NFL record for receivers with 22 touchdowns, two short of John Riggins' all-time NFL record of 24, despite playing in only 12 games in the strike-shortened season ... Scored a touchdown in 13 straight games, dating back to the final game of the 1986 season ... Played in second straight Pro Bowl.

1986
Sports Illustrated's Player of the Year ... Set then-team record with 1,570 yards receiving, third all-time in the NFL ... Started a string of consecutive Pro Bowl starts.

1985
Set a rookie team record with 927 yards ... First career reception came on a 25-yard pass from Joe Montana against Atlanta on Oct. 6.


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