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ONE OF A KIND
Peter King
November 05, 1990
In his 5� years as an NFL wide receiver, Jerry Rice of the 49ers has set himself apart as few other pro athletes have. Since entering the league in 1985, Rice has caught 75 touchdown passes, 30 more than the No. 2 player in that department over the same span, the Dolphins' Mark Clayton. Who else comes close to this kind of dominance in a team sport? Maybe only Wayne Gretzky, who had 677 goals from 1979-80, his first season in the NHL, through last season. Jari Kurri was next with 474. On Sunday, when he caught six passes for 67 yards and one touchdown in San Francisco's 20-17 victory over the Browns, Rice was 28 years, 15 days old. Here's how the league's alltime leading receivers at age 28 compare with Rice.
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November 05, 1990

One Of A Kind

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In his 5� years as an NFL wide receiver, Jerry Rice of the 49ers has set himself apart as few other pro athletes have. Since entering the league in 1985, Rice has caught 75 touchdown passes, 30 more than the No. 2 player in that department over the same span, the Dolphins' Mark Clayton. Who else comes close to this kind of dominance in a team sport? Maybe only Wayne Gretzky, who had 677 goals from 1979-80, his first season in the NHL, through last season. Jari Kurri was next with 474. On Sunday, when he caught six passes for 67 yards and one touchdown in San Francisco's 20-17 victory over the Browns, Rice was 28 years, 15 days old. Here's how the league's alltime leading receivers at age 28 compare with Rice.

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