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Isaac Bruce  

Former NFL Wide Receiver

Isaac played 14 seasons with the St. Louis Rams before signing with the San Francisco 49ers to play two final seasons. During his 16 NFL seasons, Isaac was considered one of the best receivers in the National Football League. He was a world-class route-runner, very elusive and highly intelligent with great hands and a tremendous overall threat. He was the first of three second-round draft selections (33rd overall) by Rams in 1994 NFL Draft. When he retired, he was No. 2 on the NFL's all-time receiving yards list behind Jerry Rice and No. 5 on the NFL's all-time receptions list. He had more than 1,000 career receptions and more than 15,000 career receiving yards. His #80 jersey was retired by the Rams in 2010 and he will be eligible for the NFL Hall of Fame in 2015.

Bruce made one of most famous plays in illustrious history of Rams' football, catching 73-yard touchdown pass from QB Kurt Warner with under two minutes to play in the game to give Rams' 23-16 victory in Super Bowl XXXIV. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, including three consecutive (1999-2001). Bruce was the 1995 and 1996 recipient of Daniel F. Reeves Memorial Award, given to club's MVP, one of four players (DE Jack Youngblood 1975-76, RB Eric Dickerson 1983-84, and RB Marshall Faulk 1999-01) in team history to be honored with the award in back-to-back seasons. Bruce also holds three Rams' single-season records, including most receiving yards (1,781), most receptions (119) and most consecutive 100-yard receiving games (six). In addition, he is the Rams' career leader in receptions, receiving yards, 100-yard receiving games, 1,000-yard seasons, touchdown receptions, postseason receiving yards, and is the only player in team history with four 100-yard receiving games in the postseason.

Off the field, Isaac is one of the classiest and most giving athletes in the NFL. Isaac truly makes a difference in people's lives through his work with local schools and by donating his time and money to various charitable causes. In 2006, Isaac established the Isaac Bruce Foundation which reaches out to youth and teaches them at early age the importance of a healthy lifestyle by focusing on programs in the areas of health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and education. To date, the Isaac Bruce Foundation has donated more than a quarter of a million dollars in grants in scholarships, fed more than 2,500 families in partnership with Feed the Children, had more than 3,800 kids participate in our free football clinics, donated more than 1,000 autographed items to other charities for raffles and auctions to help them raise money, donated more than 1,500 books to underserved preschool students, and rewarded more than 700 student athletes with tickets to a NFL game for their work in the community and the classroom.


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