The Rams officially announced Wednesday that they will retire No. 80, the number worn by WR Isaac Bruce, during the team’s Oct. 31 home game against the Panthers. Bruce, who played for the Rams from 1994-2007, was reacquired by the Rams in a trade with the Niners early this week so that he could retire a Ram.
In conjunction with the retirement of Bruce’s jersey and celebration of his career, the Rams will wear their throwback jerseys when they host the Panthers at the Edward Jones Dome. The throwback uniforms feature the traditional white, blue and yellow-gold color scheme that the team wore from 1973-99. The uniforms were worn during the Rams’ inaugural season in St. Louis in 1995 through the team’s Super Bowl XXXIV victory following the 1999 season, a game in which Bruce provided the game-winning touchdown catch.
Bruce spent 14 seasons with the Rams after being drafted by Los Angeles in the second round (33rd overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft and holds every major receiving record in team history, including most career receptions (942), career receiving yards (14,109) and receiving touchdowns (84). He is one of only 18 players in NFL history to lead their franchise in the three major receiving categories. Bruce also is the Rams’ leader in postseason receiving yards (759) and is the only player in team history with four 100-yard receiving games in the postseason.
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