Today in Sports History: August 7

By Jonah Sharf

On August 7, 2010 Jerry Rice, who is considered by many to be the greatest wide receiver in NFL history, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The legendary wideout spent the majority of his career with the 49ers and won three Super Bowls with them, and was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXIII. Rice is the all-time leader in several receiving categories, including receiving yards, touchdown receptions, and total receptions, among others. He has been named in several publications’ lists of the greatest players of all time, including at second to only Jim Brown in The Sporting News’ “Football’s 100 Greatest Players,” and as the greatest player of all time in NFL Network’s The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players.

 

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