Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice


10/13/1962, Starkville, MS, USA

Birth Name

Jerry Lee Rice


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Jerry Rice is best-known for his career as a pro-football player. Though he is now retired, he is making a "comeback" of sorts, starring in season two of the popular series, "Dancing With the Stars." Jerry was drafted 16th overall in the 1985 NFL Draft by the San…more


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    • Jerry Rice: (On his career) To me it was never about what I accomplished on the football field... it was about the way I played the game.

    • Jerry Rice: (referring to outspoken star Terrell Owens) The one thing about T.O. is that T.O. is very defensive.

    • Jerry Rice: (referring to the stress of being in a dance competition) I'm used to performing under pressure, but that's playing football.

    • Jerry Rice: (referring to his retirement) When you begin to lose the fire a little bit and if you're not giving 100 percent out there, then it's time for you to leave because you'll end up getting hurt... I want to be able to walk away on top.

    • Jerry Rice: (referring to Dancing With The Stars") My agent said, 'Jerry, Dancing With the Stars--they want you on there.' I said, 'Ain't no way. I'm not going to do that.' Then he came back to me again, and he kept putting pressure on me. I said, 'All right, I'll give it a try.' And the first day I met my partner, it just scared me to death because she was going through some moves and she wanted me to try to copy those moves. And I'm like, 'There's no way. What have I gotten myself into?' But it's been, like, the experience of a lifetime!

    • Jerry Rice: (referring to his style) What you saw out there on the football field was an individual who loved the game.

    • Jerry Rice: I think what people might not really know about me is that I'm really a shy individual. I've grown over the years and I know how to adapt to situations, where I can go into a situation where there's a crowd of people and just take over. But pretty much I'm off to myself. And I'm totally committed to the game of football. That's why I've had so much success.