Isaac Bruce

WR

Isaac Bruce

16 Seasons
4 Pro Bowls
1,024 Receptions
15,208 Receiving Yards
91 Total TDS
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16

Seasons

4

Pro Bowls

1,024

Receptions

15,208

Receiving Yards

91

Total TDS
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“My mom taught me to be humble, but once I’m on the field it becomes a competition thing. I have something to prove whenever I go out there. I think guys look at me and think I’m too skinny or see where I went to school and probably ask what am I doing here. So, I take the initiative as far as coming off the ball and trying to block and knock a defensive back on his butt or trying to catch passes and make a big play.”

Read Isaac Bruce's Bio

(Memphis)...6'1'', 184...Selected in second round (33rd overall) in 1994 … Breakout year in second season with career-high 119 catches for 1,781 yards and 13 tds … Retired as rams’ all-time leader in catches, receiving yards, and yards from scrimmage … All-Pro, 1999 … voted to four Pro Bowls … Twelve seasons 50 or more catches … Eight 1,000-yard seasons … Career record: 1,024 receptions for 15,208 yards and 91 touchdowns … Born November 10, 1972 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

BIO

Isaac Bruce St. Louis Rams & San Francisco 49ers & Los Angeles Rams

“My mom taught me to be humble, but once I’m on the field it becomes a competition thing. I have something to prove whenever I go out there. I think guys look at me and think I’m too skinny or see where I went to school and probably ask what am I doing here. So, I take the initiative as far as coming off the ball and trying to block and knock a defensive back on his butt or trying to catch passes and make a big play.”

Isaac Bruce was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the second round (33rd player overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft.

Known for his precise route-running and tireless work ethic, Bruce totaled 1,024 receptions for 15,208 yards and 91 touchdowns during a 16-year career with the Rams (1994-2007) and San Francisco 49ers (2008-09). His receptions total ranked fifth and his receiving yardage placed him second in NFL history at the time of his retirement.

Bruce earned a starting role with the Rams in his second season and produced one of the greatest seasons by a wide receiver in league history. He totaled 119 receptions for 1,781 yards and 13 TDs. The yardage total would have been a new NFL record had Jerry Rice not posted 1,848 yards that same season. Bruce was also the first in NFL history to record three consecutive games with 170 or more receiving yards (181, 191, 173).

Bruce produced eight 1,000-yards seasons and 10 seasons in which he recorded 60 or more receptions.

In 1999, Bruce was a key ingredient in the Rams’ surprise turnaround from a team that had not finished higher than third place in the NFC Western Division in nine seasons to a first-place finish and a Super Bowl victory. Bruce’s 77 receptions for 1,165 and 12 touchdowns earned him an All-Pro nod and helped prime the Rams to a then-franchise best 13-3 record. In Super Bowl XXXIV, Bruce grabbed six receptions for 162 yards (third most in Super Bowl history) and one touchdown. The touchdown was a 73-yard reception that proved to be the game winner with 1:54 remaining in contest.

Bruce, who recorded 42 100-yard games during his career, earned four Pro Bowl invitations during his 223-game career.

STATS

Isaac Bruce's Stats

     

Receiving

Year

Team

G

No.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

1994

L.A. Rams

12

21

272

13.0

3

1995

St. Louis 

16

119

1,781

15.0

13

1996

St. Louis 

16

84

1,338

15.9

7

1997

St. Louis 

12

56

815

14.6

5

1998

St. Louis 

5

32

457

14.3

1

1999

St. Louis 

16

77

1,165

15.1

12

2000

St. Louis 

16

87

1,471

16.9

9

2001

St. Louis 

16

64

1,106

17.3

6

2002

St. Louis 

16

79

1,075

13.6

7

2003

St. Louis 

15

69

981

14.2

5

2004

St. Louis 

16

89

1,292

14.5

6

2005

St. Louis 

11

36

525

14.6

3

2006

St. Louis 

16

74

1,098

14.8

3

2007

St. Louis 

14

55

733

13.3

4

2008

San Francisco 

16

61

835

13.7

7

2009

San Francisco 

10

21

264

12.6

0

Career Total

223

1,024

15,208

14.9

91

 

Additional Career Statistics: Rushing: 25-139; Passing: 8-3-81



CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Isaac Bruce's Championship Games

1999 NFC St. Louis Rams 11, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6

Bruce started at wide receiver. He had 3 receptions for 22 yards.

2001 NFC St. Louis Rams 29, Philadelphia Eagles 24

Bruce started at wide receiver. He had 8 receptions for 84 yards and 1 TD.

Super Bowls

Super Bowl XXXIV St. Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16

Bruce started at wide receiver. He had 6 receptions for 162 yards and 1 TD.

Super Bowl XXXVI – New England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17

Bruce started at wide receiver. He had 5 receptions for 56 yards.



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Isaac Bruce's Career Highlights

All-League Teams

All-Pro: 1999 (SN)

All-Pro Second Team: 1999 (AP)

All-NFC Team: 1999 (PW)    

All-NFC Second Team: 1995 (UPI)  ·  1996 (UPI)

Pro Bowls

(4) – 1997, 2000, 2001*, 2002*
*Did not play

In the NFL Record Book (at time of his retirement following the 2009 season)

  • [2nd] Most Yards Receiving, Career – 15,208
  • [2nd] Most Yards Receiving, Season – 1,781 (1995)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving – 6 (1995)
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Seasons, 50 or More Pass Receptions – 12 (1995-97, 1999-2004, 2006-08)
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Games, 200 or More Yards Receiving, Career – 3
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving, Season – 9

 

Super Bowl Records

  • [3rd] Most Receiving Yards, Game – 162 (Super Bowl XXXIV)

 

Pro Bowl Records

  • [Tied for 1st] Most Fair Catches, Game – 2 (1997)
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Receptions, Game – 7 (1997)

 

Team Records

Rams records held by Bruce

(Records through the 2007 season, Bruce’s final season with St. Louis)

  • [1st] Most Receptions, Career – 942
  • [1st] Most Receptions, Season – 119 (1995)
  • [1st] Most Receiving Yards, Career – 14,109
  • [1st] Most Receiving Yards, Season – 1,781 (1995)
  • [1st] Most Yards from Scrimmage, Career – 14,259
  • [1st] Most All-Purpose Yards, Career – 14,311
  • [1st] Most Seasons, 50 or More Receptions – 11
  • [1st] Most Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards – 9
  • [1st] Most Consecutive Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving – 6 (1995)
  • [1st] Most Consecutive Games, 150 or More Yards Receiving – 3 (1995)
  • [1st] Most Touchdown Receptions, Career – 84
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Points, Game – 24 (vs. San Francisco, Oct. 10, 1999)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Touchdowns, Game – 4 (vs. San Francisco, Oct. 10, 1999)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Touchdown Receptions, Game – 4 (vs. San Francisco, Oct. 10, 1999)
  • [2nd] Most Two-Point Conversions, Career – 3
  • [2nd] Most Touchdowns, Career – 84
  • [2nd] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving, Career – 43
  • [2nd] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving, Season – 9 (1995)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Receptions, Game – 15 (vs. Miami, Dec. 24, 1995)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdown Receptions, Season – 13 (1995)
  • [3rd] Most Consecutive Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving – 3 (2004)
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Seasons – 14
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdown Receptions, Season – 12 (1999)

Postseason Records

  • [1st] Most Receiving Yards, Career – 759
  • [1st] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving, Career – 4
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive Games With a Touchdown Reception – 2
  • [2nd] Most Consecutive Games With a Pass Reception – 9
  • [2nd] Most Receiving Yards, Game – 162 (vs. Tennessee, Super Bowl XXXIV)
  • [2nd] Longest Pass Reception – 77t (vs Minnesota, Jan. 16, 2000)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Receptions, Game – 8 (vs. Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 2002)
  • [3rd] Most Receptions, Career – 44
  • [3rd] Most Yards From Scrimmage, Career – 760
  • [3rd] Highest Average Gain Per Reception, Game – 33.3 (vs. Minnesota, Jan. 16, 2000)
  • [Tied for 3rd] Longest Pass Reception – 73t (vs. Tennessee, Super Bowl XXXIV)

Super Bowl Records

  • [1st] Longest Pass Reception – 73t (vs. Tennessee, Super Bowl XXXIV)
  • [1st] Most Receiving Yards, Game – 162 (vs. Tennessee, Super Bowl XXXIV)
  • [1st] Highest Average Gain Per Reception, Game – 27.0  (vs. Tennessee, Super Bowl XXXIV)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Touchdowns, Game – 1 (vs. Tennessee, Super Bowl XXXIV)
  • [2nd] Most Receptions, Game – 6 (vs. Tennessee, Super Bowl XXXIV)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Points, Game – 6 (vs. Tennessee, Super Bowl XXXIV)
  • [3rd] Most Receptions, Game – 5 (vs. New England, Super Bowl XXXVI)


Awards and Honors

  • 1994 Carroll Rosenbloom Memorial Award
  • 1995 Daniel F. Reeves Memorial Award
  • 1995 NFC Offensive Player of the Month (October)
  • 1995 NFC Week 1 Special Teams Player of the Week
  • 1995 NFC Week 6 Offensive Player of the Week
  • 1996 Daniel F. Reeves Memorial Award
  • 1999 NFC Week 5 Offensive Player of the Week
  • 2001 Ed Block Courage Award
  • 2002 NFC Week 10 Offensive Player of the Week

 

League/Team Statistical Titles

 

NFL Statistical Championships

Pass Receiving Yardage Titles: 1996

NFC Statistical Championships

Pass Receiving Yardage Titles: 1996

Team Statistical Championships

Pass Reception Titles: 1995, 1996, 2000

Scoring Titles: 1995

Year-by-Year Team Records

1994     Los Angeles Rams............. 4-12-0   (4th)

1995     St. Louis Rams................... 7-9-0   (3rd)

1996     St. Louis Rams................. 6-10-0   (3rd)

1997     St. Louis Rams................. 5-11-0   (5th)

1998     St. Louis Rams................. 4-12-0   (5th)

1999     St. Louis Rams................. 13-3-0   (1st)

2000     St. Louis Rams................. 10-6-0   (2nd)

2001     St. Louis Rams................. 14-2-0   (1st) 

2002     St. Louis Rams................... 7-9-0   (2nd)

2003     St. Louis Rams................. 12-4-0   (1st)

2004     St. Louis Rams................... 8-8-0   (2nd)

2005     St. Louis Rams................. 6-10-0   (2nd)

2006     St. Louis Rams................... 8-8-0   (2nd)

2007     St. Louis Rams................. 3-13-0   (4th)

2008     San Francisco 49ers............ 7-9-0   (2nd)

2009     San Francisco 49ers............ 8-8-0   (2nd)

(Division Finish in Parentheses)

Qualified for Postseason in Bold

CAREER CAPSULE

Isaac Bruce's Career Capsule

Full Name: Isaac Isidore Bruce

Birthdate: November 10, 1972

Birthplace: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

High School: Dillard (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Pro Career: 16 seasons, 223 games

Drafted: 2nd round (33rd player overall) in 1994 by L.A. Rams



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