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Ex-49ers receiver Solomon dies at 59

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Former San Francisco 49ers receiver and punt returner Freddie Solomon has died at age 59, team officials said Monday.

Falcons' Gonzalez signs one-year deal

ATLANTA, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez said Sunday will return for a 16th NFL season after signing a one-year extension with the team.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011.
By United Press International

Police break up fights at church

FLETCHER, N.C., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Police in North Carolina said it took about 30 law enforcement officers from five agencies to break up a series of fights at a church after services ended.

Rice, Smith lead Hall of Fame inductees

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith were among seven former NFL players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend in Canton, Ohio.

Jerry Rice takes a shot on golf career

HAYWARD, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- Future NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice says his decision to golf in this week's Nationwide Tour event in California isn't a publicity stunt.
Hall of Fame game: Dallas vs. Cincinnati

Hall of Fame game: Dallas vs. Cincinnati

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys will play the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2010 Hall of Fame game, kicking off the NFL's pre-season, the league announced Wednesday.
Rice, Smith among Hall of Fame nominees

Rice, Smith among Hall of Fame nominees

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Jerry Rice and running back Emmitt Smith were elected Saturday to the NFL's Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Jerry Rice leads Hall of Fame finalists

Jerry Rice leads Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Jerry Rice, Tim Brown and Emmitt Smith were among the 15 2010 finalists announced Friday for the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

NFL legend Rice in Nationwide Tour event

HAYWARD, Calif., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- NFL icon Jerry Rice will serve as tournament host and play in the Nationwide Tour's golf event in northern California next year, organizers said.

Smith, Rice lead Hall of Fame nominees

CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice headline the nominees for the 2010 NFL Hall of Fame class announced Saturday in Canton, Ohio.

NFL: Dallas 41, Philadelphia 37

DALLAS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Dallas quarterback Tony Romo connected on 21-of-30 passes for 312 yards, rolling up three touchdowns as Dallas downed the Eagles 41-37 Monday.

49ers sign wide receiver Isaac Bruce

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 4 (UPI) -- Free agent wide receiver Isaac Bruce was signed Tuesday by the San Francisco 49ers.
Brady, Moss set NFL records

Brady, Moss set NFL records

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- New England quarterback Tom Brady and receiver Randy Moss broke two NFL records Saturday when the Patriots went 16-0 with a 38-35 win over the New York Giants.

NFL: New England 28, Miami 7

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Tom Brady threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns to lead the New England Patriots to a 28-7 defeat of the Miami Dolphins Sunday.
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San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice holds the 1989 Super Bowl trophy after an audience of nearly ten thousand people gathered to honor San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Bill Walsh in a public memorial at the newly named Bill Walsh Field at Monster Park in San Francisco on August 10, 2007. (UPI Photo/Aaron Kehoe)
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Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962) is a retired Hall of Fame American football wide receiver. He is generally regarded as the greatest wide receiver ever and one of the greatest players in National Football League history. On November 4, 2010, Rice was chosen by NFL Network's NFL Films production The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players as the number one greatest player in NFL history.

The all-time leader in most major statistical categories for wide receivers 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.

Jerry Rice was born and raised in Crawford, Mississippi, 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.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jerry Rice."
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