They say that numbers don’t lie, and there is no one that has better numbers as a wide receiver than Jerry Rice in the NFL. Due to this, he is already a bonafide legend of the game but there is more to him than numbers can ever tell.
Jerry was born on October 16 in 1962. This makes him 56 years old as of 2018. He was born in the town of Starkville, Mississippi. He graced the womb of mother Eddie Rice and his father is Joe Nathan Rice. Jerry was born in Starkville but he spent most of his early years in the small town of Crawford, Mississippi. He attended high school in Oktoc of his home state.
His high school was B. L. Moor High School where he was discovered as a player. His principal at the institute noticed that he was constantly absent without leave and so wanted to punish him. However, Jerry ran away and the principal was amazed by his speed so he told the coach about Jerry.
Similarly, he started college in 1981 with Mississipi Valley State University. Here he immediately made an impact for this team. He has a record-breaking season in 1983. Then, in 1984 he broke some of his own records and established himself as an all-time great of college football.
Jerry tied the knot with Jacqueline Bernice Mitchell on September 8, 1987. After twenty long years of marriage in 2007, she filed for divorce in 2007. The marriage gave 3 children to the couple. Jaqui Bonet, Jerry Rice Jr., and Jada Symone. Among them, Jerry Jr. is also a football player.
Following in his father’s footsteps Rice Jr. is also a wide receiver but he is nowhere the level his father was at his age. He graduated from UCLA and was eligible to play but he had limited time on the field and more time in the field. He recently proposed to his 10-year long girlfriend in March.
Rice has a whopping net worth of $55 million. All of his net worth is possible from his long time playing career and contract with them. In the time of the retirement, he received $1.9 million from the San Francisco 49ers. Some of his collection is also from his apperance in TV shows and media.
Jerry’s career does not need any introduction. He is one of the greatest of all time without a doubt. Rice has played for multiple teams and has won many awards over the years. He is dedicated to his craft. He played 20 seasons in the NFL. Along with this, he has acted in some roles on-screen too.
Rice’s career is considered the greatest of all time by many for a wide receiver. He played from his debut season as a pro-footballer from 1985 to 2000 for the San Fransisco 49ers. After this, he joined the Oakland Raiders from 2001 until 2004. Similarly, he played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2004 and as a quad player for Denver Broncos in 2005.