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Isaac Bruce Joins The Heart of a Hall of Famer Program

Jacob Ray Youth & Education Manager, Pro Football Hall of Fame Published 23 Sep 2020

The Pro Football Hall of fame has partnered with Extreme for its 6th year to power the Heart of a Hall of Famer series. On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at noon (ET) Gold Jacket, Isaac Bruce will sit down with students to explain what it took achieve success on and off the field.

In 1994, Isaac Bruce was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams as the second-round pick. His first season with the Rams was quiet, but in his second season he became one of the best wide receivers in the league’s history. His precise route-running and tireless work ethic made him unstoppable for opposing teams. A previously quiet team described Bruce as their “confidence,” his skills, determination, and character boosted the entire team’s energy. He led the Rams to not only win the NFC Western Division (for the first time in nine years) but beat the Tennessee Titan for the Super Bowl XXXIV win in 1999.

Bruce spent 16 years as a wide receiver for the Rams (and two with the San Francisco 49ers) totaling 1,024 receptions for 16,208 yards, and 91 touchdowns. His reception total ranked fifth and his receiving yardage placed him second in NFL history at the time of his retirement. On August 8th Bruce was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2020 class.

Now, enjoying his retirement Bruce is ready to share the keys to achieving success both on and off the field.  School days can, at times, feel long and tedious, filled with lots of reading, writing, and math problems, but who is there to teach about determination, commitment, and courage? The Heart of a Hall of Famer program is here to break up the day and bring new life and energy to all students.

Any school can connect the Heart of a Hall of Famer program via a PC/MAC/IOS/Android device or a traditional video conferencing system. The first 7 schools to register will receive interactive and video conferencing system spots to ask Mr. Bruce questions. If you register and are not one of the first 7 schools, you can still be part of the program — as a “view only” school (and will still be able to access the chat function to ask Mr. Bruce a question).

A session is available to grades 4-12 free of charge, thanks to our sponsors at Extreme Networks! For more information or to register, please contact our Education Department at or register at


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