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By Jon Sterngass

Commonly considered as one of many maximum avid gamers in NFL background, Jerry Rice took the league via hurricane in his rookie season for the San Francisco 49ers. That yr, he recorded forty nine catches for 927 yards and was once named NFC Offensive Rookie of the yr. all through his profession, he used to be identified for his robust paintings ethic and ideal functionality off and on the sphere. as well as being the all time chief in each class for vast receivers, Rice was once a 13-time seasoned Bowler, a 10-time All professional, and has received 3 large Bowl jewelry with the 49ers. In his 20 NFL seasons with the 49ers, the Oakland Raiders, and the Seattle Seahawks, he neglected in basic terms 17 commonplace season video games, 14 of them in a single 12 months for a torn knee ligament. In 1999, "The carrying information" ranked Rice moment on an inventory of a hundred maximum soccer avid gamers. Retired on account that 2004, Rice made his primetime tv debut as a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars," completing in moment position.

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4 million). If the NFL was making billions in the 1980s, the players felt they deserved a bigger share of the pie. In 1982, the NFL season was reduced from a 16-game schedule to nine games as a result of a 57-day players’ strike. During this time, no NFL games took place at all. The strike was finally settled by a compromise agreement that ran through the 1986 season. This deal gave the players a percentage of the NFL’s revenues and established minimum salaries for players based on their years of experience.

In 1987, Montana declared in advance of the strike that he was willing to cross picket lines. Randy Cross, a star offensive lineman for the 49ers, was San Francisco’s player representative for the union. ” STILL A GREAT YEAR Despite the missing games, Rice won NFL Player of the Year honors in 1987. His personal highlight-film moment occurred when the 49ers played the Bengals in Cincinnati in the second game of the year. The 49ers trailed in the fourth quarter with six seconds to play. The Bengals had the ball, fourth-and-two, on the 49ers’ 25-yard line.

On December 9, San Francisco was playing a Monday night game against the Los Angeles Rams to decide the NFC West Division title. A national television audience saw Rice catch 10 passes for 241 yards, a team record at the time. In the third quarter, Montana saw Rice covered only by safety Nolan Cromwell. Cromwell was a Pro Bowl player, but Rice still caught a 66-yard touchdown to give the 49ers the lead. Later in the game, Montana again saw Rice in single coverage and threw a 52-yard completion that led to a touchdown.

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