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Jerry Rice

Growing Up, Superstar In The Making, Chronology, Related Biography: Coach William Earnest "bill" WalshSELECTED WRITINGS BY RICE:


American football player

When you mention "the greatest football player ever," you will find many different ideas about who that might be. Jerry Rice, however, will always be near the top of the list. Playing the bulk of his years with the San Francisco 49ers, a powerhouse of a team that won a record five Super Bowls over the past twenty years, Jerry Rice is still a force to be reckoned with.

A man who has dominated the record books, his accomplishments could fill up an encyclopedia. The most prolific pass receiver in professional football, Rice forces teams to change their defense and double-team him, because he's not only a threat to catch the ball, but he's liable to tack on major yards once he pulls the ball in.


(With Michael Silver) Rice, St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Sketch by Eric Lagergren

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