Issac Bruce Retires with the Rams


Wide Receiver Isaac Bruce was traded from the San Francisco 49ers back to his former team, the Rams, so that he could retire from the NFL with St. Louis.

Bruce holds Rams franchise records for career receptions (942), career receiving yards (14,109), and career receiving touchdowns (84). Bruce is also the Rams leader for career postseason receiving yards (759), and the only Rams player to have 100 yards receiving in four postseason games.

After a 16 year career, including 14 years with the Rams, the former Memphis State wide receiver finished second all-time in receiving yards (15,208), fifth in receptions (1,024), and ninth in touchdowns (91). Bruce’s career game occurred in 1996, when he had 11 receptions for 229 yards and a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens.

Bruce was most famous for the 73 yard connection between him and quarterback Kurt Warner to put the Rams ahead of the Titans for good in Super Bowl XXXIV. What followed this play will be unforgettable, as Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson was stopped at the 1 yard line by Rams linebacker Mike Jones to conserve the victory.

Bruce finished his career with four Pro Bowl appearances, had two Super Bowl appearances (one championship), and was considered the most prolific receiver in St. Louis Rams history.