the greatest wide receiver of all time. absolute shoo-in for the hall of fame.
quite possibly the greatest football player of all time. all the records are in his name.
ah, for the glory years of the san francisco 49ers, with the joe montana - jerry rice combination on offense, and ronnie lott on defense. unbeatable. it was pure magic, pure exhilaration. those three super bowls, they were as though predestined. a long, desperation heave by montana, and somehow rice would get to it, and hold on, and break tackles. touchdown, jerry rice!
rice was also sort of an ordinary bloke. during his glory days, i once saw him in the cafetaria international departure lounge at sfo airport. he was sitting at the next table with his wife and child, having a meal: no fuss, no security, no pushing away of autograph-seekers. humble and decent man.