Jerry Lee Rice

High School Career

B. L. Moore (East Oktibbeha) HS, Oktibbeha County, MS (1977-1981)


College Career

Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, Itta Bena, MS (1981-1984)

• Blue-Gray game Montgomery, AL, MVP (’84)

• Freedom Bowl All-Star game (’84)

• Helped MS Valley compile a record of 21-9-1 including school best mark of 9-2 in 1984

• Set many NCAA 1-AA, SWAC, & MVSU records that still stand: still ranks in top 5 categories in NCAA receiving records and still holds numerous NCAA records, among them:

• Most catches in single game (23); most receptions in season (103); most career receiving yards (4,851), most points in a career (310); most TDs in a game (5) most TD receptions in a season (27) and career (50)

• Three-time All SWAC receiver; 1,000+ yards of receptions for three consecutive years

• First round pick (#16) in 1985 NFL Draft; only first round NFL choice in MVSU history


Pro Career

NFL Career Totals (As of Retirement 2005)

• Played in 303 games (started 284)

• Retired with 38 career NFL records (16 regular season, 9 postseason, 11 Super Bowl, 2 Pro Bowl)

• 13-time All Pro

• Record-holder career receptions with 1,549

• Record-holder receiving yards with 22,895

• Record-holder most yards from scrimmage with 23,540

• Record-holder combined yards from scrimmage 23,546

San Francisco 49ers (1985-2000)

• Three Super Bowl Championships (’85, ‘89-’90)

• Retired as All-time receiving record holder for franchise in every category

• Set NFL single-season receiving yardage record in 1995 with 1,848 yards

• Caught a pass in NFL-record 274 consecutive games from his rookie year in 1985 through September, 2004

• Recorded 100 or more yards receiving in NFL-record 76 regular season games in addition to owning league-best 8 postseason 100-yard receiving games

• Owns NFL records with 14 1,000-yard receiving seasons & four 100 catch seasons (three consecutively 1994-1996)

Oakland Raiders (2001-2004)

• Played in one Super Bowl (’03)

Seattle Seahawks (2004)

• Played 6 games for Oakland and 11 for Seattle in 2004, one of only four players since 1933 to play 17 games in a single season

Denver Broncos (2005)


Special Recognition

• Magnolia Stadium at MS Valley State changed to “Rice-Totten” Stadium in honor of Rice and QB Willie Totten (1999)

• Named to the SBN Sports Network Black College Football All-Time team


Hall of Fame Memberships

• SWAC Athletic Hall of Fame (2005)

• College Football Hall of Fame (2006)

• Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (San Francisco) (2007)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2007)

• Pro Football Hall of Fame (2010)


Did You Know?

In college at Mississippi Valley State University, Jerry “World” Rice and quarterback Willie “Satellite” Totten re-wrote the college record book as the Satellite Express. The duo performed in front of the largest crowd in the history of Mississippi collegiate football when MS Valley took on Alcorn State on November 4, 1984 before 64,000 fans at Memorial Stadium in Jackson, MS despite the telecast of the contest on free local television and going head-to-head with the NFL..