If you’re American you probably know who Jerry Rice is. He’s an American Football player – and one of the most successful wide receivers the game has ever seen. If you look up the all-time stats for Touchdowns and Receiving Yards you’ll see Rice is at the top.
And not just by a bit either. In Touchdowns, the differential between Rice and the number two on the list (Emmett Smith) is nearly 20%. In Receiving Yards, the differential between Rice and the number 2 on the list is nearly 40%.
So you’d probably think that Rice was one of those individuals who was just super talented at his chosen discipline? (In the same way that Tiger Woods is ‘just’ super-talented at golf. Or that Roger Federer is ‘just’ super-talented at Tennis. And so on).
And that he was always super-talented at American Football.
Here’s a fact you may not know about Rice:
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