(born October 13, 1962) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the San Francisco 49ers.
Due to his numerous records, accomplishments, and accolades, he is widely regarded as the greatest wide receiver in NFL history.Rice is the career leader in most major statistical categories for wide receivers, including receptions, touchdown receptions, and receiving yards, once being the leader for total yards and touchdowns in a season.
He has scored more points than any other non-kicker in NFL history with 1,256.
Rice was selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times (1986–1996, 1998, 2002) and named All-Pro 12 times in his 20 NFL seasons.
He won three Super Bowls with the 49ers and an AFC Championship with the Oakland Raiders.
As of 2017, Rice holds over 100 NFL records, the most of any player by a wide margin.
In 1999, The Sporting News listed Rice second behind Jim Brown on its list of "Football's 100 Greatest Players".
In 2010, he was chosen by NFL Network's NFL Films production The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players as the greatest player in NFL history.
Rice was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Rice was also inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, and in that same year inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.