Isaac Bruce to Speak at FCA Night of Champions


Published on February 24 2020 10:32 am
Last Updated on March 5 2020 10:23 am
Written by Millie Lange


Isaac Bruce

Isaac Bruce, a former National Football League player for the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers, will be speaking at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Night of Champions Monday, March 16.

The event will be held at the Effingham Performance Center. Doors open at 5:30 and the banquet begins at 6:30.  A meal will be provided by Country Rhodes Catering and a large Silent Auction will take place that night.

Tickets can be purchased/picked up at Premier Broadcasting (206 S. Willow St., Effingham) during office hours (Monday-Friday 8am-4pm) or can be bought at the doors the night of the event. Tickets for adults are $20. Students and children are free but must have a ticket.

Don't miss out on this great night to hear from Isaac Bruce, an area coach and students, updates on local ministry and opportunity to get involved. Call Kyle Stortzum at 217-690-1005 or Kimberlin Michels at 708-942-5602 with any questions.

Bruce played wide receiver from 1994-2007 for the Rams in St. Louis and finished out his career with the 49ers in 2008-09. Back on Saturday, February 1, a dream came true as Bruce, after six years of eligibility and four years as a finalist, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame going in as part of the Class of 2020.

He caught the game-winning touchdown pass from Kurt Warner in Super Bowl XXXIV when he went 73 yards and the Rams moved into a seven point lead on the Titans. The defense held on ending the game with the Titans at the one-yard line.

Following are Bruce's career statistics:

Position: Wide Receiver

Ht: 6-0, Wt: 184

NFL Career: 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers

Seasons: 16, Games: 223

College: Santa Monica College (JC), Memphis Drafted: 2nd Round (33rd overall), 1994 Born: Nov. 10, 1972 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

First career catch was 34-yard touchdown play. Breakout year in second season with career-high 119 catches for 1,781 yards and 13 TDS.

First player in NFL history with three straight games with 170 or more receiving yards (181 vs. Colts, 191 vs. Falcons, 173 vs. 49ers), 1995. Recorded first of three career 200-yard games in 1995 season finale.

Led NFL in receiving yards (1,338), 1996. Key offensive threat for "Greatest Show on Turf". Started in two NFL championship games and two Super Bowls. Recorded six catches for 162 yards including 73-yard, game-winning touchdown reception in Rams' 23-16 Super Bowl XXXIV victory.

Retired as Rams' all-time leader in catches, receiving yards, and most yards from scrimmage. Named All-Pro, 1999. Voted to four Pro Bowls (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002) . Twelve seasons with 50 or more catches. Racked up 1,000-yard seasons eight times. Career numbers include 1,024 receptions for 15,208 yards (second most at time), and 91 touchdowns.