There have been some decent, actually very good players in their own right who have won #80 for the Rams organization, but none better than they guy who played on the only Super Bowl Champion and was a big part of the “Greatest Show on Turf.” On Sunday, Isaac Bruce will receive one of the greatest honors bestowed to a player. 80 will be retired along with Bruce’s name.
The ceremony will take place before Sunday’s game between the Rams and Carolina Panthers. Bruce was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and played 14 seasons with the Rams, before finishing up with two in San Francisco.
During his career, Bruce hauled in 15,208 receiving yards which is third all-time. Bruce, Torry Holt, and Marshall Faulk provided an incredible triple threat for NFL defense’s to try to defend. My best memory of Bruce was in 2000, when he made the game winning catch in the Super Bowl when Kurt Warner found him along the right sideline for 73 yards against the Tennessee Titans.
However, when Bruce thinks about that season, that wasn’t his most memorable play.
Bruce currently works with former Rams head coach Mike Martz as a receiving instructor with the Chicago Bears.