This man has just eclipsed Jerry Rice’s single-season yards receiving record of 1,848. Calvin Johnson. Dude is a freak.
The greatest receiver ever, Jerry Rice, honored at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Looking very appropriately dressed in a 49ers red blazer (with crest). A sporting man in sporting garb. Thanks, Jerry!
Appropriately, 49er fans are asked to put their “L’s” in the air.
This is what immortality looks like.
Congratulations to Emmith Smith, Jerry Rice, Dick LeBeau, John Randle, Floyd Little, Rickey Jackson, and Russ Grimm on their induction into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame as the Class of 2010.
Imortallity. After setting every conceivable NFL record throughout his 21 year career, Jerry Rice is now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The stats, achievements, and records are mind boggling. Many attribute his success to the perfection of his routes or the softness of his hands but it was the professionalism that set Jerry apart from the rest of the pack. The man’s work ethic and approach to the game helped mold the 13 time Pro Bowler into greatest wide receiver of all time and perhaps the greatest Footballer ever.
Just to run through the numbers:
- 21 seasons
- 13 Pro Bowls (1986-96, 98, 02)
- 11 All-Pro First Teams (1986-96)
- 3 Super Bowls ( XXIII, XXIV, XXIX)
- 1,549 Receptions (#1 All-Time)
- 22,895 Receiving Yards (#1 All-Time)
- 197 Touchdowns (#1 All-Time)