Justifiably acclaimed as the greatest pass receiver in football history, Jerry Rice held at the time of his retirement twelve NFL regular season, seven post-season and nine Super Bowl records. He left the game as the all-time leader in receptions (1549), receiving yards (23,540), touchdown receptions (198), and touchdowns overall (208). He starred on three San Francisco 49er Super Bowl Championship teams, and was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXIII when he caught 11 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers’ 20-16 win over Cincinnati. He played 16 years in San Francisco as the favorite target of BASHOF enshrinees Joe Montana and Steve Young. He played his final three-and-a-half years with the Oakland Raiders and a half-season with Seattle before retiring in 2004 at age 42.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
Plaque location: Candlestick Park