Rice is 6' 2", and 200 lbs.
In 1985, Jerry Rice was named the UPI NFC Rookie of the Year.
Rice is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Jerry Rice's professional dancing partner on season two of Dancing With The Stars was Anna Trebunskaya.
Jerry Rice made it all the way to the top two finalists in season two of Dancing with the Stars.
Jerry Rice has three kids.
Jerry Rice retired from the NFL in 2005.
Jerry Rice made 51 touchdowns during his college career.
Jerry Rice went to the Mississippi Valley State University.
Ironically, Jerry's younger cousin, Jamie, is on her middle school's dance team and goes to dance competitions with a studio in her hometown of Knoxville, TN. The competitions are in the field of tap.
Jerry went to training camp with the Denver Broncos in 2005, but elected to retire before the regular season.
Jerry was drafted 16th overall in the 1985 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
Jerry currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Jackie and their children, Jaqui Bonet, Jerry Jr., and Jada Symone.
Jerry is moving on from football; you can catch him in season two of the popular reality show Dancing With the Stars.
In addition to SportsCentury, Jerry was the subject of an episode of Beyond the Glory on Fox Sports.
Jerry was named the 27th "Best North American Athlete" of the past century by ESPN in SportsCentury's selection of the top 50 athletes.
Jerry was not asked to do an "I'm Going to Disneyland" spot after winning Super Bowl MVP, which was the custom at the time. Quarterback Joe Montana was selected instead.
Jerry was the MVP of Super Bowl XXIII (1989).
Jerry was the NFL Player of the Year in 1987 and again in 1990.
Jerry was a 13-time Pro Bowl selection and ten-time All Pro.
Jerry holds a multitude of NFL records, including most career receptions (1519); receiving yards (22,466); total touchdowns (204); touchdown receptions (194); games with 100 or more receiving yards; and seasons of 1000 or more receiving yards.
Jerry played wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers (1985-2000), the Oakland Raiders (2001-04), and the Seattle Seahawks (2004).
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.