Sidney Rice Biography
Sidney Rice is a retired American football wide receiver. Although he retired in 2014, till now the fans of American football remember him as Seattle Seahawks wide receiver, who won Super Bowl champion title in 2013 together with his team. He played for the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings.
Sidney Rice Early Life & Education
Sidney R. Rice was born on September 1, 1986, in Gaffney, South Carolina. He grew up along with his two brothers. His father would disappear for times, and he divorced with his mother Ida shortly after she suffered a severe lower lumbar injury at work.
Even after back surgery, Ida couldn’t work, and she had to stretch her monthly $300 disability check to support her three boys. He used to live in a tiny house with his mother, stepfather, and two brothers.
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In middle school, Rice was a good athlete, but he matured into a great one by ninth grade, immediately making the varsity basketball team and averaging nearly 10 points a game as the sixth man.
Sidney Rice Career
Sidney Rice was active and athletic since his school years. He played both, football and basketball, for Gaffney Indians. He graduated in 2004 and that very year was selected as an All-State player in two sports in a row.
Sidney Rice continued to play football at the University of South Carolina, where he started after school. He was one of the best players of his University team and that was noticed by Minnesota Viking’s managers. In 2007 he was hired by the team and stayed with the team in 2010.
Rice was voted to the Pro Bowl after the 2009 season and joined a league record with three getting scores in the NFC Divisional Playoffs against Dallas in 2010.
Rice sustained a hip injury in the 2009-10 season’s NFC championship game facing the New Orleans Saints. He was deemed to have surgery in the off-season during the spring to repair it but did not go through with it out of fear fearing that the surgery would affect his performance.
In 2010, just three weeks into the next season’s training camp, Rice determined to go through with the surgery and was unable to play until again November 2010.
Rice accepted to a five-year, $41 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011, where he was reassembled with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.
Rice was set on injured reserve on November 30, 2011. February of 2014, the Seahawks released Rice, but he consequently agreed to resign with Seahawks for a one-year contract on April 16, 2014.
On July 23, 2014, Sidney Rice made a shock announcement, at the age of 27, that he was stepping away from the game after seven years in the NFL due to multiple concussions.
Sidney Rice Personal Life
Being a well-known player, his personal life is also a matter of interest among the fans. In 2011, he was romantically linked to a mystery bikini clad blonde.With whom he was pictured, having a cozy time on the beaches of Miami.
Besides that, he was also said to be dating Miss Britney Rich of Hollywood, Ca., but the alleged couple hasn’t been seen or pictured together for ages.
Sidney Rice is currently found to be single. There is no any record of his being in any relationship.The absence of news about his personal life addresses his fans more interested to know what is going on with his love life.
Rice has about 27 tattoos in that fitted body of his, he listens to Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Rock, Electronic but his all-time favorite is Bob Marley. Sidney Rice seems for a person with the following qualities, great character, personality and should know how to carry themselves in the right manner.
Besides that, he also involves in the charitable work includes working with children’s hospital.
Sidney Rice Net Worth
Rice’s estimated net worth has $25 million. Sidney was keen on football si1nce his school years and earned beginning popularity in his home town.
In 2011 he was paid with $6 million bonus for his talented players, which guided the company to the victory. After that, he dedicated his free time to endorsements and business, which are two central sources of income for him now.
Rice invested $175, 000 to get Fresh Healthy Vending devices to his home town and another city of his state. Thus he expected not just to earn lots of cash, but also to accommodate children in his native South Carolina with healthy snacks.
He also works as an ambassador of GTX Corp, wearable technology brand. To know more about him you can follow him Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.