Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.— Jerry Rice
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Monday Night Football. That was everything to me because you get a chance to show everybody what you're capable of. It's only two teams on that Monday night.
I think I just went into a system that was willing to utilize me and gave me opportunities and I felt fortunate to be able to go to Oakland and put the silver and black on. I wanted to prove to everybody that I could still play.
The Enemy of the best is the good. If you're always settling with what's good, you'll never be the best.
Today I will do what other won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't.
I think my secret is that there's no shortcuts for hard work, determination and having that don't give up attitude.
To me it was never about what I accomplished on the football field, it was about the way I played the game.
I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work;
I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work.
Once you get your education it's going to open up so many doors for you.
And the sky's the limit. So that's what I want to deliver to students.
You know, I never looked down the road and said, 'Hey look, one day, the Hall of Fame.' It's always about playing each and every game 100 percent and I thank my teammates for getting me into the Hall because football is a team sport, not an individual sport.
I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that.
I think with my hands, it was catching a lot of footballs and working with my father during the summer because he would always make me. My father was a bricklayer so I was a helper. My job was to make sure that he had bricks to lay.
Not wanting to disappoint is what pushed me to be successful.
I want to do a good job. I'm just learning and I just want to have fun with it.
They never clocked me on my way to the end zone. They never caught me because I ran scared.
The chemistry between a quarterback and a receiver is almost like a dance.
Like I said, repetition in practice and hard work.
I was always in search of a perfect game and I never got it.
I used to help out my father, a bricklayer, in the summer.
I'd catch the bricks (that were dropped). And it made me strong, catching those bricks. I wouldn't change anything about it. That's why I'm where I am today. Really.
The game of life requires the edge that chiropractic care provides.
I have been blessed with a long and healthy career as a professional athlete and as I move forward into the next stage of my life, chiropractic care will continue to be an important part of my game.
Montana and I had a chemistry that was unbelievable.
When I first came into the league he told me I added five years to his career, and I just think we complimented each other very well and were able to do some amazing things out on the football field.
I do a lot of running, and I do it every day.
I run on a track, I run hills and I work the stair-stepper extremely hard. I do some type of cardio every day. In addition, I have a passion for golf, and that helps me stay fit, too.
When you begin to lose the fire a little bit and if you're not giving 100 percent out there, then it's time for you to leave because you'll end up getting hurt - I want to be able to walk away on top.
To me, it was never about what I accomplished on the football field.
It was about the way I played the game. I played the game with a lot of determination, a lot of poise, a lot of pride and I think what you saw out there...was an individual who really just loved the game.
I played the game for 20 years, and I think that kept me on the football field, being adjusted. Getting hit so many times, being all out of whack, and going in to see my chiropractor kept me back on the football field.
Defensive backs are the best players on the field.
But when you get an exceptional player like a Deion Sanders or a Darrell Green - these guys are fast and they have very good technique. You have to work a little harder.
The things that are happening to me are unbelievable.
I'm actually busier right now than when I played football. This is almost like I'm coming back out of retirement. It will be fun to see myself in the game.
The absolute worst thing a receiver can do is worry about not catching the ball or about getting hit.
I'm used to performing under pressure, but that's playing football.
I had to work hard and hit the books because the opportunity to play in the NFL is not really that big, so I knew I needed something to fall back on. That’s the message I want to send to those kids when I talk to them in person and let them know the most important thing is getting your education.
I've grown over the years and I know how to adapt to situations, where I can go into a situation where there's a crowd of people and just take over. But pretty much I'm off to myself. And I'm totally committed to the game of football. That's why I've had so much success.
I want people to know if they have any hurting in their back, or any tingling or anything like that, go see a chiropractor and help yourself feel better about your body and take some of that pain away.
I just want the same thing Joe Montana got when he was MVP.
He got respect. He got commercials. He got everything.
My agent said, 'Jerry, Dancing With the Stars - they want you on there.
' I said, 'Ain't no way. I'm not going to do that.' Then he came back to me again, and he kept putting pressure on me. I said, 'All right, I'll give it a try.'
I could barely speak after I was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers.
I was going to play for the defending Super Bowl champions.... I immediately thought of all the great players on the team. I was in awe, as I had watched these soon-to-be legends play on television. They epitomized for me what football was all about: the love of the game, the professional approach, and the desire to win.
I went out there to play my game for the fun of it and never based my career around records.
There is still a lot of football in me and I enjoy watching the players go out there and be the best players they can possibly be.
I had that hunger, that desire, to be successful and I wasn’t going to let anything stand in my way.
Chiropractic was the key to keeping me in the game.
As a fan, you want to be able to go to a football game, you want to feel secure, you want to be able to just watch the game, root for your team, and that's the way it should be.
After I got disciplined I got introduced to football and then after that everything just took off for me. I had a lot of role models: the teachers, the coaches. Watching them give so much to so many students so they can be successful in life basically just ingrained in me that I think it's more gratifying for me to give back and than just to receive.
The same thing I applied to football, I applied to trying to be an actor and hopefully it came off well.
I was just a small boy from Mississippi, and now little kids are going to identify with me through this game.
We have seen some of the greatest athletes fall because they have tried to take shortcuts. I'm not going to call any names but we talk about guys that was like at the top of their game that people just idolized. They looked in awe and all of a sudden you see them just come tumbling down because they want to take shortcuts. I think it's more rewarding when you do it the old fashioned way.
People would look at me weird. You know, like, 'Why is this guy's hands always in his pockets?' But I was embarrassed by the size of my hands.
There are a lot of young players here right now, and these guys are going to eventually learn as they go. Next year we can't use that as an excuse that we had so many young players on the team.
Most injuries require chiropractic care. It works better for me than anything else.
Lynn Swann was an idol. It would amaze me how he could fly through the air and make those catches. I'll never forget the one versus Dallas. It was the greatest catch I've ever seen.
I think just what my parents instilled in me was hard work and being able to always go out there and focus and be 100%. I took that work ethic into the NFL and everyday I always gave 100% and never wanted anything to be handed to me. I wanted to earn it. And every time I stepped on that football field during practice I wanted to leave that football field with learning something about what the practice was about for me that day...
My work ethic came from my parents and my fear of failure.
I came from a small, predominantly black school and I didn't want to let them down.