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15 Unbreakable Sports Records

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Hall of Fame Football Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice in a 1995 game after surpassing James Lofton's career pass-receiving record (SUSAN RAGAN / AP PHoto)

Record: 22,895

Athlete: Jerry Rice

Teams: San Francisco 49ers; Oakland Raiders; Seattle Seahawks

Years: 1985–2004

During Jerry Rice’s legendary 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers he racked up nearly 20,000 receiving yards and three Super Bowl championships. Even during the twilight of his career, he managed to pass the 1,000-yard single-season mark two times with the Oakland Raiders, to finish his career with 22,895 receiving yards. No. 2 on the all-time list is Terrell Owens, who at 37 is roughly 7,000 yards behind Rice and still recovering from a torn ACL.

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