49ers: 3 former players you forgot played for San Francisco

Randy Moss #84 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Isaac Bruce, 49ers
Isaac Bruce #88 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images) /

No. 1: Wide Receiver Isaac Bruce

Wide receiver Isaac Bruce began his career as a bitter rival of the 49ers for many years. The Los Angeles Rams selected Bruce in the 1994 NFL Draft in the second round (33rd overall). In his second season, the team moved to Saint Louis and he had a breakout year.

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In the 1995 season, Bruce had 119 receptions, 1,781 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns. His reception total put him at fourth in the league in that statistic while his receiving yards total put him at second in the league with that number.

Although he wasn’t initially voted into the Pro Bowl, he made it in as an alternate. In 1996, his yardage total went down, he had only 1,338 yards receiving, but that led the league in that category. And he was voted into the Pro Bowl.

Bruce was a part of the high-scoring offenses of the Rams that came to be known as “The Greatest Show on Turf,” and in the1999 season, they went all the way and won Super Bowl XXXIV.

After 14 seasons with the Rams, the team released him before the 2008 season after the two sides couldn’t agree on a new contract. The 49ers then signed him to a two-year deal.

In 2008, his first season with the 49ers, Bruce had 61 receptions, 835 yards and seven touchdowns. In 2009 Bruce would start to see a decline in production, and that would ultimately be his last season in football.

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Bruce finished his career with 15,208 receiving yards and currently sits at fifth all-time on that list (behind Randy Moss). Earlier this year Bruce was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2020.