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Jerry Rice is arguably the greatest football player of all time.
Babe Ruth is arguably the greatest baseball player of all time.
It's only fair that these two tie atop the list of athletes for the letter "R."
If he isn't the greatest football player of all time, there's no doubt at all that Jerry Rice is at least the greatest wide receiver ever.
He is the all-time NFL leader in touchdowns with 208 and was named to 13 Pro Bowls in his 20 NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, and Denver Broncos.
Rice was a 12-time All-Pro selection and a three-time Super Bowl champion, all as a member of the 49ers.
Rice attended Mississippi Valley State University, where he went on to set several NCAA records, including most passes caught in a single game, with 24 against Southern University in 1983.
In Super Bowl XXIX against the San Diego Chargers, Rice caught 10 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns, one of the greatest performances of his brilliant career.
Babe Ruth is possibly still the most famous baseball player in history.
Ruth finished his career with 714 home runs, which was the most in history until Hank Aaron passed him in 1974.
Ruth played from 1914-1935, and his career statistics are staggering.
His career batting average was .342, and he totaled 2,873 runs batted in for the Red Sox, Yankees, and Boston Braves.
He won seven World Series championships and was named Most Valuable Player in 1923.
He is possibly still the greatest hitter of all time.
He ranks 10th in career batting average, third in home runs, second in RBI, first in slugging percentage, second in on-base percentage, and third in walks.
Rice and Ruth are two of a kind.
Other athletes receiving consideration: Jackie Robinson, Frank Robinson, Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, Maurice Richard, Ronaldo, Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, David Robinson.