November 13 2002
By Bryan Hersh of 49ers Paradise
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On Monday night former 49ers receiver, and all time great, Jerry Rice did two things no players has ever done before. Rice, though no longer a 49er remains a fan favourite in the Bay Area, and so it was really great to see him reach these two milestones in his career.
Rice scored his 200th and 201st touchdowns of his career. No player has ever reached the 200 touchdown mark. Rice also passed Walter Payton in most total yards including receiving, rushing and special teams. He is now first all time in this category as he continues his quest for the perfect game.
Another record that fell Monday night that hits close to home, was Steve Young’s record of 20 completions in one game fell to Rich Gannon who threw 21 in a row. Joe Montana holds the record with 22 completions in a row over two games.
One 49er set a record this week too, Garrison Hearst passed Hugh McElhenny for fifth place on the 49ers' all-time rushing list. He has 4,814 yards with the 49ers.