Jerry Rice is a former American footballer. Jerry Rice gained international attention for playing as a wide receiver for various NFL teams for 21 seasons.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Education
Jerry Rice was born on 13 October 1962 and he is currently 59 years old. He is originally from Starkville, Mississippi, and his zodiac sign is Scorpio. Likewise, his full name is Jerry Lee Rice.
Talking about his family, Rice’s father is Joe, and his mother is Eddie B. Likewise, this personality is actually the 6th of the 8 children. His father was a brick mason who built houses by hand and the Rice siblings would often help him. Likewise, he attended B. L. Moor High School located in Oktoc, Mississippi.
During his sophomore year, the school’s principal caught him and his friend skipping class. As a result, Rice panicked and sprint away. The speed Rice ran away caught his principal’s attention and hence informed the football coach of his school – Charles Davis.
Following this, the school offered Rice a place on the team. However, his mother was still against this sport just like before. After Rice became more serious about this as time went by, she finally allowed him to join the school football team. This personality also played basketball as a forward. Rice was also on the track and field team and competed in the high jump.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Jerry Rice is a talented former footballer. He played as a wide receiver for the NFL teams for 21 seasons. Prior to turning professional, Rice played college football at Mississippi Valley State. Then the San Francisco 49ers selected Rice in the 1st round of the NFL Draft with the 16th overall pick in the year 1985. With this team, Rice spent 16 seasons.
Following this, this former American footballer played for other teams including Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, and Denver Broncos. This personality is also regarded as the greatest wide receiver in NFL history based on all his records, accomplishments, and accolades. Additionally, they also regard Rice as one of the greatest players in NFL history.
Moreover, this personality was selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times. The years he was selected to the Pro Bowl are 1986 to 1996, 1998, and 2002. Also, this former footballer was named All-Pro 12 times in his 20 NFL seasons. Additionally, this former footballer won 3 Super Bowls with the 49ers. Also, he also won an AFC Championship with the Raiders.
Then in the year 1999, The Sporting News listed this former footballer 2nd behind Jim Brown. This was on their list of “Football’s 100 Greatest Players”. Then in the year 2010, NFL Network’s NFL Films production selected him for The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players as the greatest player in NFL history.
Furthermore, this former American footballer was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the year 2010. Also, he had already been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in the year 2006. Additionally, this former footballer was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in the year 2007. The same year, he was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
On 9 September 1987, he tied the knot with Jacqueline Bernice Mitchell. However, Mitchell filed for divorce in June 2007 and it was finalized in late December 2009. With Mitchell, Rice has three children namely Jacqui Bonet, Jerry Rice Jr., and Jada Symone. His son – Jerry Rice Jr. – is also an American footballer who played as a wide receiver for the UNLV Rebels.
Likewise, this personality has another son named Brenden Rice. Brenden also played football for the University of Colorado for two years. His second marriage was with Latisha Pelayo. Pelayo is an esthetician. Rice and Latisha were dating each other since 2008 but their actual date of marriage is still a mystery.
Jerry Rice stands tall at an approximate height of 6 feet 2 inches or 1.88 meters and his weight is around 200 lbs or 91 kgs. Likewise, this former American footballer has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color. Besides these, the former athlete’s other body measurement details are unavailable at present.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about his social media presence, Jerry Rice joined Twitter in December 2009 and so far has more than 690.8K followers on his @jerryrice account. Likewise, his @jerryrice Instagram account has garnered more than 794k followers as of April 2022. Similarly, this former footballer has 360.7k followers on his Facebook profile. Moving on, Rice has a net worth of around $50 million US dollars.