Former NFL wide receiver who won three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers and was named the Super Bowl XXIII MVP. He retired as the NFL's all-time leader in in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.
As a youth, he developed his hand-eye coordination by catching bricks thrown at him by his father.
He was selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times and was twice named AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year.
He married Jacqueline Bernice Mitchell on September 8, 1987, and his son, Jerry Jr., played collegiate football at UCLA. He and Jacqueline divorced in 2009 and he also has a pair of daughters named Jada and Jaqui.
He competed against Drew Lachey on Season 2 of Dancing With the Stars and finished in second place.