Besides their game against the Carolina Panthers, the St. Louis Rams have something else on the agenda today. Today at 11:30 a.m. the franchise will honor their greatest wide receiver, Isaac Bruce, with a jersey retirement ceremony.
This is the first year of retirement for Bruuuuuuuuce. Though he played his last seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Bruce retired as a member of the St. Louis Rams, who swung a deal with the 49ers during the offseason to make sure that one of the franchise's legends said his goodbye in golden horns.
Here are Bruce's career stats with the Rams:
197 games; 942 receptions; 14,109 yards; 84 TDs. He leads the team in all of those categories; only Torry Holt comes close to those numbers. And it's hard to imagine another receiver topping them, especially given the recent inability for Rams receivers to stay healthy.
Bruce also has the franchise record for receiving yards in a single season, with an amazing 1,781 in 1995, just his second year in the league. He averaged an astonishing 111 yards per game that season. That's the second best single season receiving yards total in the history of the game; only Jerry Rice's 1,848 yards during that same 1995 season, tops Bruce.
Next stop for the Reverend: Canton.
The Rams will be wearing throwback jerseys today.
Thanks for the memories Bruuuuuuuce.
We've got the full Bruce tribute happening on the TST Facebook page, so be sure to pay tribute over there.