Former Rams WR Isaac Bruce reveals who will be his presenter at Hall of Fame induction
After being a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the last four years, former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce will finally be inducted into Canton this year.
Any player that is selected for the Hall of Fame needs to select someone to present themselves at the ceremony in August. Bruce’s choice? Former Rams executive Tony Wyllie.
Wyllie took over as the team’s assistant director of public relations in 1994, just as the team was moving from Los Angeles to their new h0me in St. Louis. Not only did Wyllie act as spokesperson for the Rams during that transition, but he also was there when the team drafted Bruce in the second round in 1994 out of the University of Memphis.
“Tony Wylie is a special dude, he was there the day I got drafted. One of the first persons I met, going back to L.A. and being drafted by the Rams,” Bruce said per Cameron DaSilva of The Rams Wire. He’s a person that knows my career from a very intimate standpoint and he’s very knowledgeable of my ups, my downs. He’s been there for every impactful moment I’ve had as far as being a professional football player.”
Bruce was an integral part of the Rams teams of the 90s and early 2000s. The 6-foot, 188-pound pass-catcher spent 14 years with the Rams, where he accumulated 942 catches for 14,109 yards and 84 touchdowns.
In only his third season, the young receiver led the NFL with 1,338 receiving yards while adding seven touchdowns. Bruce also made four Pro Bowls during his 16-year career and won a Super Bowl with St. Louis in 2000.