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On This Day In Sports: Jerry Rice Becomes First NFL Player To Catch 1,000 Career Passes

On this day in sports: November 3, 1996 San Fransico 49ers Wide Receiver Jerry Rice becomes the first NFL Player to catch 1,000 passes during an NFL career. The then future NFL Hall of Famer from Starksville, Mississippi caught 3 passes in a win against the New Orleans Saints and finished the season with 108 total receptions. Rice caught an additional  549 passes over his career, leaving the game as the NFL’s All Time Reception Leader with 1,549 passes caught. Over the final 9 years of his professional playing time Rice bounced between franchises also catching passes for the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks, before retiring as a member of the Denver Broncos practice squad in 2005.

To this day Rice still holds many NFL Records, including but not limited to the above mentioned Career Receptions, Seasons with 50 or More Total Receptions, Most Consecutive Games With A Pass Reception, Most Career Yards Gained As A Receiver, Most Season With 1,000 or More Yards Over A Career, Most Yards Gained In A Season, and Most Career Touchdowns just to name a few. Rice achieved certified all time great status earlier this year as one of the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees.

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November 3, 2010 - Posted by | Chad Ocho Cinco, Denver Broncos, Jerry Rice, Monday Night Football, NFL, Oakland Raiders, San Fransico 49ers, This Day In Sports

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