Jerry Rice is a sports legend who reinvigorated the face of American football with his exceptional talent and head of the game. He used to be a football catcher, played a total of 20 seasons in active playing time, gradually becoming the best catcher in NFL history. He is nicknamed G.O.A.T. and is the leader of the National Football League (NFL) in reception, touchdowns and yards.
His career record is in 1,549 receiving areas, 22 spots, a total of 895 yards, including 197 touchdown receptions and 208 total receptions. His career score is 1295, making him the highest-scoring non-kicker in NFL history. Rice has been selected to the All Pro 12 times in 20 MFL seasons. He also won three “Super Bowl” rings, two for the San Francisco 49ers and one for the Oakland Raiders. In addition to his football career, he has also written two books: “Rice” and “Go Long: My Journey.”
Jerry Lee Rice
The Satellite Express
Former NFL Star
Date of Birth:-
October 13th 1962
- His outstanding talent, easy play, and amazing skills have contributed to him being an outstanding professional star in his career. After showing his talent in the game, he became the second overall pick in the 1985 league draft.
- In the end, he was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 16th overall pick. Despite his slow start, he quickly gained momentum and finished the season with a record 927 yards and 49 goals, averaging 18.9 yards per stroke.
- The upcoming season brings a legacy that continues for the next six seasons. He scored 86 passes, had a league-leading 1,570 yards and 15 touchdowns, making the breakthrough he deserved.
- In the 1987 season, he only improved his record, for which he won the Player of the Year award. Despite playing 12 games, he still had 1,078 receiving yards and an NFL-record 22 touchdowns.
- For this talented football player, the 1988 season was the most successful period, he averaged 20.4 yards per reception, of which 1306 yards and 9 touchdowns had 64 passes. In the same year, he helped the 49ers defeat the Chicago Bears 28-3 in the NFC game championship.
- In 1988, he helped the San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the 23rd Super Bowl, scoring 11 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown.
- With his success, he helped the team not only win the twenty-four Super Bowl championship, but also earn the same victory, thereby further improving the winning percentage. Although their previous performances of 82 receptions and 17 touchdowns from 1,483 yards helped the team earn a spot in the Super Bowl, their performance of 7 receptions and 3 touchdowns from 148 yards helped them win the championship again.
- The 1990 season got off to a successful start and recorded the best 100 games of his career at that time with 1,502 yards and 13 touchdowns. Although the San Francisco 49ers entered the XXV Super Bowl, they could not lose to the New York Giants hat trick in the 15-13 NFC championship.
- In the next three seasons, he registered 80 receptions in 1991 for 1,206 yards and 14 touchdowns, in 1992 he registered 84 receptions for 1,201 yards and 10 touchdowns, and in 1993 he had 98 receptions for 1,503 yards and 15 touchdowns.
- 1994 was a great success for him, as he recorded 112 receptions, the most of his career, recording 1,499 yards and 13 touchdowns. Not only that, he set up 169 yards and two touchdowns with 7 passes in the game against the Los Angeles Raiders, which ultimately helped him rank first in the NFL’s professional touchdown record, reaching 127.
- In 1995, he revised his career passing record, standing at 122 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns in 1848. The following year, his size expanded again and he led the NFL with 108 receptions with 1,254 yards and 8 touchdowns. By the end of 1996, his three-year record had reached 342 receptions for 4,601 yards and 36 touchdowns.
- In 1997, his injury improved because the anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament of his left knee were torn in the opposite direction. With the spirit of a fighter, he returned to the game in just a few months and set a record of 82 receptions for 1,157 yards and 9 touchdowns in 1998, and was selected for his twelfth professional bowl.
- His performance declined significantly in 1999, during which time he failed to reach 1,000 yards in all 16 games. The downward trend also continued in 2000, which marked the end of his more than ten-year association with the San Francisco 49ers.
- In 2000, he signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders. Along with teammate Tim Brown, he scored 1,139 yards and 9 touchdowns on 83 passes. He improved his record in 2002 with 92 passes, 1,211 yards and 7 touchdowns. In the same year, he was shortlisted for the 13th Professional Bowl. He even helped the team land a spot in Super Bowl XXXVII and ultimately lost to the Pirates.
- At the end of the 2004 season, he first chose to cooperate with the Denver Broncos for a year, but then rejected the proposal to retire.
- In recognition of his valuable contribution to the San Francisco 49ers, he signed a one-day contract with the team and officially retired as the 49ers.
- In 1999, he ranked second on the “Sports News” list of the top 100 soccer players.
- In 2010, he was elected to the Professional Soccer Hall of Fame and was elected to the Professional Soccer Hall of Fame. On August 7, 2010, he was finally selected in Little Ohio, Ohio.
- In 2010, he ranked first in the “Top 100: Best Players in the NFL.” This position makes him the best soccer player at the highest level in the sport.
- His number 80 jersey was retired on September 20, 2010 at halftime of the San Francisco 49ers-Saints game.
As per credible sources, Jerry Rice earned a total of 42 million dollars in earnings from his time with NFL. As for now, his current net worth has increased to a whopping figure of 55 million dollars.
The name of Jerry Rice’s father is not known but he was a brick mason by profession.
Jerry Rice was one of the eight children born to his parents. Since he and his siblings were young, they all helped their father during the scorching summers as they worked s the brick layer assistants.
As a result of his marriage with Jacqueline Bernice Mitchell; he fathered 3 children. their names are as follows.
- Jerry Rice Jr.
- Brenden Rice
- Jaqui Bonet Rice
- Jada Symone Rice
Relationships & Affairs:-
He married to Jacqueline Bernice Mitchell back on September 8, 1987. After 2 decades of their marriage, Rice and Jacqueline filed for divorce. Their marriage finally ended in December of 2009.