What's the record for most receiving yards in a Super Bowl?

No one should be surprised by the name sitting atop the Super Bowl's record book for receiving yards.

Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers
Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages

For the second time since we walked into the 2020 calendar year, the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are set to play on football's grandest stage. Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, Nevada provides the backdrop. Cue the haters. From what we understand everyone minus the fans that follow these teams would rather two other franchises be playing.

What can we say? Get over it!

The Niners are bringing the NFL's most feared offense with them. It's times like these when Chiefs fans truly miss Tyreek Hill. That got us thinking though. The Cheetah didn't walk out of Super Bowl LIV as the owner of the most receiving yards in the history of the big game, so who in the heck did?

The answer shouldn't surprise you.

Jerry Rice owns the record for the most receiving yards in a single Super Bowl?

He's known as the G.O.A.T. for a reason. Some call him the greatest player to ever throw on an NFL jersey. No disrespect is intended to guys like Jim Brown and Walter Payton.

When he finally called it a career, Rice had placed his name next to every receiving record we care about. One of which was the record for most receiving yards in a Super Bowl. He's actually the owner of three of the nine highest totals.

Here's a look at the top five receiving totals in the history of football's biggest game.

Check out this list of names. They have crafted the best receiving days in Super Bowl history.

  • Jerry Rice (215) - Super Bowl XXIII
  • Ricky Sanders (193) - Super Bowl XXII
  • Isaac Bruce (162) - Super Bowl XXXIV
  • Lynn Swann (161) - Super Bowl X
  • Danny Amendola (152) - Super Bowl LII

Talk about "eating." We tip our hats to some of the NFL's great legends. Here's to seeing a Chief add his name to the list on Sunday.

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