During the media session of the Hall of Fame Friday Jerry Rice was asked by yours truly if he thought he would end up being a San Francisco 49er back in 1985. He said flat “No”.

Here is this kid from Mississippi Valley State who grew up catching bricks with his father he couldn’t imagine the thought of being taken so early.

Rice admitted that even when he was having success in college, “He didn’t know” if the NFL was going to be his next stop. The career record holder in yards, catches and touchdowns by a wide receiver admitted that there was “A lot of speculation that I would get selected in the first round,” not knowing if it would truly happen or not.

“The reason why is

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