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March 26, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA opens spring football practice on Tuesday, but the Bruins will be without three players. Linebacker Todd Golper, wide receiver Ricky Marvray and wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. are no longer on the roster. The three will graduate this spring. All had one year of eligibility remaining. Marvray had 20 receptions for 188 yards and two touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in 2010, but had only 10 for 57 yards the following season. Marvray had back surgery last year and played sparingly.
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January 22, 2014 | Staff and wire reports
Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday for a fiery wreck that killed his teammate and close friend, Jerry Brown . He faces up to 20 years in prison for a December 2012 wreck after a night of partying with fellow Cowboys players. He could also get probation. Jurors in Dallas took about nine hours over two days to convict Brent, who was led from the courtroom in handcuffs as family members sitting in the front row of the gallery sobbed.
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January 30, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
A day after declaring himself the greatest receiver ever, Randy Moss did not back down from his statements -- even if they did seem to upset the all-time leader in most statistical categories at the position. "What I said is what I felt, and I don't want to get into a shouting match with Jerry Rice or anybody," Moss said as the San Francisco 49ers, preparing for Sunday's Super Bowl, met the media on Wednesday. "It's my personal opinion. [Rice] has the numbers but I don't believe in numbers.
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July 31, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Cris Carter will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Former Minnesota Vikings teammate Qadry Ismail says his fellow wide receiver definitely deserves the honor. But that didn't stop Ismail from raining on Carter's parade more than a little bit while speaking on SiriusXM radio this week. While Carter might have been one of the greatest talents to ever play the position, Ismail said, his personality actually hurt his team in some cases. Calling Carter "a bona fide diva," Ismail compared him unfavorably to another former teammate and Hall of Famer, Shannon Sharpe, a tight end who played two years with Ismail for the Baltimore Ravens.
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February 4, 1989
So Jerry Rice feels an emptiness because he's not getting enough ink in the newspapers. And I always thought he was being paid handsomely for performing with his God-given talents. Poor baby, maybe he should check out the local homeless. Then maybe he'll see what emptiness is all about. FRANK CASILLAS Mar Vista
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January 30, 1989 | From Associated Press
Jerry Rice began to reap the benefits today of being named Most Valuable Player in the Super Bowl, but again he said he's been obscured by the higher profiles of Joe Montana and Bill Walsh. Rice, who caught 11 passes for 215 yards as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 eight days ago, arrived here to receive for the second time the sports car awarded him by Sport Magazine. The first time was a week ago.
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February 5, 1995 | DAVE KINDRED, THE SPORTING NEWS
Jerry Rice was frightened. His legs felt weak. All week he had felt it coming. A cold, the flu, something. Friday, he took an intravenous feeding. Now it was Sunday, an hour and a half to showtime. Catching passes, loosening up, the best receiver there ever has been felt a shiver of weakness in the legs that have carried him so many places. "I was scared," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 1994 | LEE MARGULIES
Jerry Rice was the biggest star on television last week. Figures released Tuesday by the A.C. Nielsen Co. showed that the "Monday Night Football" game--in which Rice scored three touchdowns to set an NFL career record of 127, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 44-14 win over the Raiders--was the top-rated program last week. It was seen in about 19 million homes. Sunday's Emmy Awards telecast on ABC finished at No.
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November 30, 1986 | Associated Press
Bill Walsh got his first look at wide receiver Jerry Rice on film, and it appeared the defensive backs were going in slow motion. "It was wild. In so many cases, the defenders just weren't in his class. He was wide open almost all the time. It was like watching a gazelle," the San Francisco 49er coach recalled.
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September 14, 1994 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cornerback Steve Israel emerged from the Ram locker room Monday afternoon, raised his arms in frustration and shot questions back at reporters in defense of his pass defense. "What else do you guys want to know?" he said. "Yes, we lost to Atlanta. Yes, Andre Rison caught some balls against me. Yes, my technique was bad. What else is there?"
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April 15, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Reactions on Twitter have been coming in quickly since a pair of explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday killed two people and injured dozens of others. Members of the sports world have been checking in with heartfelt statements. College basketball announcer Dick Vitale called the bombings "gutless," "cowardly" and "sick. " NBA superstar LeBron James wondered in a tweet, "WTF is wrong with people man," while NFL legend Jerry Rice asked, "What has this world come to?"
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March 26, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA opens spring football practice on Tuesday, but the Bruins will be without three players. Linebacker Todd Golper, wide receiver Ricky Marvray and wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. are no longer on the roster. The three will graduate this spring. All had one year of eligibility remaining. Marvray had 20 receptions for 188 yards and two touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in 2010, but had only 10 for 57 yards the following season. Marvray had back surgery last year and played sparingly.
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January 30, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
A day after declaring himself the greatest receiver ever, Randy Moss did not back down from his statements -- even if they did seem to upset the all-time leader in most statistical categories at the position. "What I said is what I felt, and I don't want to get into a shouting match with Jerry Rice or anybody," Moss said as the San Francisco 49ers, preparing for Sunday's Super Bowl, met the media on Wednesday. "It's my personal opinion. [Rice] has the numbers but I don't believe in numbers.
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January 29, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Randy Moss is the greatest wide receiver to ever play in the NFL. So says ... Randy Moss. The San Francisco 49ers receiver told the press at Super Bowl XLVII media day Tuesday that he doesn't put much stock in statistics -- which is good since statistically he is not the greatest receiver of all time. "I don't really live on numbers," Moss said. "I really live on impact and what you're able to do out on that field, so I really do think I'm the greatest receiver ever to play this game.
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March 13, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
When you think of the San Francisco 49ers, it's hard not to think of quarterbacks. That's the kind of imprint Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young left on that franchise. But did you know that with the signing Monday of Randy Moss, four of the top five receivers in career yards have been members of the 49ers? In order, that's Jerry Rice, of course, with 22,895; Terrell Owens with 15,934; Isaac Bruce with 15,208; and Moss with 14,858. The only receiver in the top five who didn't play for San Francisco was fourth-place Tim Brown (14,934)
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October 26, 2011 | By Chris Foster
Jerry Rice Jr. gets to be himself this week. That's a big step forward. Rice has had many identities and worn many numbers the last two seasons as a member of UCLA football's scout team. The scout squad is made up of reserves — most of whom have relatively little chance of playing in a game — who impersonate the Bruins' next opponent during workouts. A few weeks back, Rice was Oregon State's James Rodgers. A week later, he was a Washington State receiver — he can't remember which one. But this week, Rice is Rice.
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January 14, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Injuries have forced the Rams to manufacture makeshift defensive units, but that means nothing to San Francisco 49er wide receiver Jerry Rice. The most valuable player in last year's Super Bowl and the NFL's only unanimous all-pro pick this season doesn't care who will or won't be playing for the Rams in today's NFC title game at Candlestick Park. All that matters to him is that he will be there, and he intends to make the Rams well aware of his presence.
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February 7, 1988 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch, the All-American halfback who became a Hall of Fame wide receiver for the Rams, was a national celebrity going into his first Pro Bowl game 36 years ago. He had just caught 17 regular-season touchdown passes to tie Don Hutson's 1942 National Football League record--a record that was to last for more than 40 years until Mark Clayton and Jerry Rice broke it in the 1980s.
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August 8, 2010
JERRY RICE Wide receiver, 6-2, 200. 1985-2000, San Francisco 49ers; 2001-04, Oakland Raiders; 2004 Seattle Seahawks • Career: Selected by 49ers in first round (16th player overall) of 1985 draft … In 1986, caught 86 passes for a league-leading 1,570 yards and led the NFL in touchdown catches with 15. Marked first of 11 consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Recorded double-digit receiving touchdowns in nine of next 10 seasons … In 1987 set the NFL record for touchdown receptions in season with 22 … Four seasons with 100-plus catches … Led NFL in receiving yards six times, including NFL-record 1,848 yards in 1995 … Led NFL in touchdown receptions six times … Owns virtually every significant receiving mark including receptions (1,549)
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February 7, 2010
Players elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday: Russ Grimm Guard, 1981-1991 Washington. 11 seasons, 140 games. Rickey Jackson Linebacker, 1981-1993 New Orleans, 1994-95 San Francisco. 15 seasons, 227 games. Dick LeBeau Cornerback, 1959-1972 Detroit. 14 seasons, 185 games. Floyd Little Running back, 1967-1975 Denver. Nine seasons, 117 games. John Randle Defensive tackle, 1990-2000 Minnesota, 2001-03 Seattle.
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