This Day in History: San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice sets Super Bowl receiving record

Jan 22, 2019 at 9:03 AM--


San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice sets a Super Bowl record with 215 receiving yards in a 20-16 win against the Bengals in 1989.
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