March 26, 2013 |
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.
January 30, 2013 |
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.
January 29, 2013 |
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.
March 13, 2012 |
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)
October 26, 2011 |
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.
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)