Jerry Rice Career Stats
What are Jerry Rice's career stats? Jerry Rice is considered by many to be the best receiver of all time. What makes them say this? Jerry Rice holds most of the significant receiving records in pro football, that is why. He was a simply amazing athlete who could catch practically anything. With four Super Bowl appearances, and three rings, and numerous NFL records he is also one of the most decorated receiver, oh yeah, he was named MVP for one of the Super Bowls too.
Jerry Rice's career stats are:
- Career Seasons. 20 seasons played with San Francisco, Oakland and Seattle, the majority (16) being with San Francisco.
- Career Games. 303 games played in 20 seasons. This is an average of 12 games per season for 20 seasons, that is an incredible record of longevity and durability.
- Career Receptions. 1549 receptions in 303 games. This is the NFL record for number of receptions, It comes out to an average of 5 receptions a game over a 20 years career.
- Career Receiving Yards. 22,895 yards gained in 1549 receptions. This also is an NFL record. This is an average of 14.8 yards per reception for 303 games.
- Career Receiving Touchdowns. 197 touchdowns out of 1549 receptions. This comes out to a touchdown for every 7.8 passes he caught, a terrific number.
- Career Rushing Attempts. 87 rushing attempts in 303 career games. This comes out to about 1 rushing attempt every 4 games. He was much more valuable as a receiver than a rusher.
- Career Rushing Yards. 645 yards in 87 attempts. This comes out to an average of 7.4 yards per rush. That is actually not a bad average that many running backs would envy.
- Career Rushing Touchdowns. 10 rushing touchdowns in 87 rushing attempts. That means he scored a rushing touchdown every 8.7 times he ran the ball.
Those are Jerry Rice's career stats as a pro football player. To say they are amazing just touch the surface. He retired in 2004 and still holds fourteen NFL records, including Most Receptions, Most Yards, and Most Touchdowns, along with many of the other major receiving records. He also shares as second or third for another eleven NFL records. He also holds or shares eleven Super Bowl records, ten post season records, and three Pro Bowl records. To say he had an amazing career is to say Babe Ruth could hit a baseball.