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THIS LOT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Up for sale is a brand new, factory-sealed sports action figure in its original packaging, see photo for condition :

~ JERRY RICE 1995 SLU FIGURE ~

MANUFACTURER: Kenner/Hasbro

BRAND: Starting Lineup (SLU)

TYPE:  NFL Football

TEAM:  San Francisco 49ers

JERSEY #: 80

YEAR: 1995

VARIANT:  Red Jersey

Jerry Rice

Rice in April 2006
No. 80, 19     
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: October 13, 1962 ( 1962-10-13) (age 47)
Place of birth: Starkville, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College : Mississippi Valley State
NFL Draft : 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Debuted in 1985 for the San Francisco 49ers
Last played in 2004 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
  As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Receptions      1,549
Receiving Yards     22,895
Touchdowns      197
Stats at NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame

Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962) is an American retired American football wide receiver . He is widely regarded as the greatest wide receiver ever and one of the greatest players in National Football League history. [1 ] The all-time leader in every major statistical category for wide receivers [2 ] and the all-time NFL leader in touchdowns scored with 208, Rice was selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times (1986–1996, 1998, 2002) and named All-Pro 11 times in his 20 NFL seasons. He won three Super Bowl rings playing for the San Francisco 49ers and an AFC Championship with the Oakland Raiders .

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[ edit ] Early years

Jerry Rice was born in Starkville, Mississippi but raised in Crawford , as the son of a brick mason . He developed his hands while working for his father. His speed also helped him excel in football in high school. He enjoyed watching football on television.

According to his book "Rice" (written with Michael Silver), the school's principal tracked him down, but when he called his name the startled Rice sprinted off running. Rice said the principal remarked afterwards, "Wow, this guy is extremely fast", according to the Coyne article. The next morning, the principal called Rice into his office, gave him his punishment (reportedly 5 or 6 lashings with a thick strap), and told the school's football coach about his speed.

As a high school player, he became an All-State end and defensive back (and also played running back and quarterback at times), but was not good enough to warrant scholarship offers from the 40 or so National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-A schools that showed interest. Even Mississippi State , just 20 miles away, didn't offer a scholarship. But Archie Cooley, coach of Division I-AA Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi, had heard about Rice. Rice says of Cooley: "no one else came to see me in person." Based on that, as well as the urging from his older brother Tom, Jerry accepted the scholarship offer from MVSU and arrived in Itta Bena in 1981.

[ edit ] College career

Jerry Rice attended Mississippi Valley State University (from 1980-1984) becoming a standout receiver. He acquired the nickname "World" because there wasn't a ball in the world he couldn't catch. Statistics from his college career are rather sparse and inconsistent, but the College Football Hall of Fame website claims that Rice, as a sophomore in 1982, caught 66 passes for 1,133 yards and 7 touchdowns. Rice is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. That was his first season playing with redshirt freshman quarterback Willie Totten , nicknamed "Satellite." Together, Totten and Rice would become known as "The Satellite Express" and set numerous NCAA records in the spread offense of coach Archie Cooley, nicknamed "The Gunslinger."

Rice had a record-setting 1983 campaign, including NCAA marks for receptions (102) and receiving yards (1,450) and being named first-team Division I-AA All-America. He also set a single-game NCAA record by catching 24 passes against Southern University . As a senior in 1984, he broke his own Division I-AA records for receptions (112) and receiving yards (1,845). His 27 touchdown receptions in that 1984 season set the NCAA mark for all divisions.

The 1984 season was also memorable for MVSU as the pass-happy Delta Devils attracted national attention, scoring 628 points (an average of more than 59 per game). After an August practice experiment, Cooley had Totten call all the plays at the line of scrimmage without a huddle. The result was even more staggering offensive numbers. Rice caught 17 passes for 199 yards against Southern, 17 for 294 against Kentucky State and 15 for 285 against Jackson State , the first time MVSU beat them since 1954. Rice scored 5 TDs twice that year. He finished his career with 301 catches for 4,693 yards and 50 touchdowns (some sources have the numbers as 310, 4,856 and 51); his NCAA record for total career touchdown receptions stood until 2006 , when University of New Hampshire wide receiver David Ball , recorded his 51st career receiving touchdown.


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