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Jerry Rice | Wide Receiver

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (51) / 10/13/1962
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Mississippi Valley State
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The NFL has selected 17 finalists to make the Hall of Fame in 2010, with possible first-ballot entrants Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Tim Brown among them.
The field is rounded out by Cris Carter (a fairly surprising 2009 snub), Russ Grimm, Richard Dent, Roger Craig, Charles Haley, Dermonti Dawson, Cortez Kennedy, Rickey Jackson, Shannon Sharpe, Andre Reed, Floyd Little, John Randle, Don Coryell, and Dick LeBeau. Between four and seven of them will be elected on February 6. Rice and Smith are the obvious shoe-ins. Fri, Jan 8, 2010 05:44:00 PM

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The 49ers have decided against issuing Isaac Bruce the No. 80.

Bruce never asked for Jerry Rice's old number, but the 49ers decided it wasn't a good idea to even offer it. They'll probably retire the number after Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He'll be eligible in 2010.
Wed, Mar 12, 2008 05:30:00 PM

Jerry Rice has given Isaac Bruce the go-ahead to wear No. 80 for the 49ers.

"I have always respected Isaac Bruce," Rice said. Somehow the number was never retired, but no 49er has worn it since Rice's last year in San Francisco (2000). Bruce, who ranks third all-time in receiving yards behind only Rice and Tim Brown, has worn the No. 80 all 14 seasons he's been in the league.
Sun, Mar 9, 2008 06:04:00 PM

Former 49ers coach Bill Walsh passed away Monday at the age of 75 after a long battle with leukemia.

Walsh's influence goes far beyond his three Super Bowl titles and the seven-straight top-five offensive rankings to end his career. His West Coast offense based around short timing patterns revolutionized offensive strategy. His personnel and organizational techniques also continue to influence the league today.
Mon, Jul 30, 2007 03:16:00 PM

Jerry Rice will sign a one-day contract to retire a 49er on Thursday.

The greatest wide receiver of all time last played for San Francisco in 2000 before four seasons in Oakland and half of one with Seattle.
Sat, Aug 19, 2006 04:46:00 PM

Jerry Rice may sign a cermemonial one-day contract to retire a 49er before the season starts.

Rice retired after spending camp with the Broncos last August, but would make it official by returning to the team he spent his first 16 seasons as a pro.
Mon, Jul 17, 2006 08:33:00 AM

Jerry Rice was in court for a paternity trial to determine child support for a child he fathered out of wedlock in 2002.

Rice brought the suit after the mother sued for child support, even though Rice was already making voluntary child support payments. He holds NFL records for career touchdowns and pass receptions.
Sat, Dec 10, 2005 07:28:00 AM

Jerry Rice will announce his retirement at an afternoon press conference Monday.

Rice was buried at No. 5 on the Denver depth chart and didn't see the point of continuing on. It's easy to make a case for Rice as the greatest offensive football player of ever. He finishes his career ranked first all-time in receptions, receiving yards, Rush/Receiving TDs, and yards from scrimmage. There is no one close to him in most categories.
Mon, Sep 5, 2005 12:39:00 PM

According to the Denver Post, WR Jerry Rice is leaning toward retirement.

Rice is scheduled to meet with coach Mike Shanahan today to discuss his role with the Broncos, but the Post reports that Rice may have already made up his mind. Rice's agent said yesterday that his client will not play for another team.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Sep 5, 2005 08:46:00 AM

Jerry Rice will meet with Broncos coach Mike Shanahan Monday to discuss his role with the team.

It sounds like the GOAT will finally retire. He's currently fifth on the Broncos depth chart, behind Darius Watts and Charlie Adamas.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Sep 4, 2005 06:14:00 PM

Despite making the roster as a fourth wide receiver, Jerry Rice will take the next couple of days to decide his future.

''Jerry is still on the roster, but he is going to take a few days to think about what he wants to do,'' said his agent, Jim Steiner. Rice may choose retirement rather than become a backup.
Source: espn.com
Sat, Sep 3, 2005 09:32:00 PM

Jerry Rice could be a roster cut Saturday when Denver decides on their final 53-man roster.

Todd Devoe is competing with Rice for the fourth receiver spot. ''I don't know what's going to happen, but if it doesn't work out, I'm OK with it,'' Rice said. ''I came here and gave it my best shot, and if it doesn't work out, I'm sure these guys are going to do well.''
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Sep 3, 2005 10:37:00 AM

Jerry Rice didn't have a catch Saturday.

Whether Rice wins the job or not, the Broncos can't be too excited with their No. 3 receiver position.
Sat, Aug 27, 2005 11:56:00 PM

WR Jerry Rice has been excused from the team to attend to a family matter.

Rice is expected to play Saturday.
Wed, Aug 24, 2005 09:44:00 AM

WR Jerry Rice said he is just about over his nagging foot injury.

''I think I'm just about over the hump with the injury,'' Rice said. ''I'm feeling pretty good. I think I am to the point where I can really get going and not worry about the injury. Really, I felt good. I felt like I was running good routes. With me getting healthy, my routes should get better.''
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Aug 15, 2005 08:48:00 AM

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QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3Marcus Lattimore
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Brandon Lloyd
4Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Quinton Patton
3Bruce Ellington
WR31Quinton Patton
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
K1Phil Dawson