Jerry Lee Rice was born in 1962, in Mississippi. Jerry is a famous former American football player, considered to be one of the best players in NFL history, and the best ever in his position of wide receiver. Jerry is known from playing in such teams as the “San Francisco 49ers”, “Oakland Raiders”, and “Seattle Seahawks”. During his career, Rice won many different awards, for example NFC Offensive Player of the Year Award, Greatest Player of All-Time, NFL 1990s All-Decade Team, UPI NFC Rookie of the Year and many others. What is more, he has been inducted into the “College Football Hall of Fame” and “Pro Football Hall of Fame”.
Jerry Rice Net Worth $60 Million
So how rich is Jerry Rice? Sources estimate that Jerry’s net worth is $60 million. Of course, the main source of this sum of money is his career as an American football player. It is clear that Jerry Rice is one of the most successful American football players in the history of the game. There are not many players who have achieved so much during their career, and although he is now retired, Jerry still has many different activities so there is a chance that his net worth will grow in the future.
Jerry Rice studied at Mississippi Valley State University, where he showed his skills in playing football. Jerry soon became one of the best players on the team. He was so acclaimed in college, that they even renamed their stadium from “Magnolia Stadium” into “Rice-Totten Stadium”. After graduating from college, Jerry began playing in the team called the “San Francisco 49ers” in 1985. He soon impressed others and showed that he was really worth the acclaim. This had a huge impact on the growth of Jerry’s net worth. In 2000 Jerry left the ‘San Francisco 49ers” and became a part of another team called the “Oakland Raiders”. Despite the fact that Jerry was one of the best players in the team, he was not satisfied and again decided to change teams, so in 2004 he became a part of the “Seattle Seahawks”. While being at this team, Jerry set the career NFL record for combined net yards and this made him even more popular. What is more, it also added to Rice’s net worth.
In 2006 it was announced that Jerry Rice had decided to retire. There is no doubt that he will remain one of the greatest players of all time. As said before, Jerry still has other activities. He has appeared in such television shows as “Dancing with the Stars”, “Rules of Engagement”, “The Class”, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” and others, which all added to Jerry’s net worth. Rice also helped to write two books about himself: “Go Long: My Journey Beyond the Game and the Fame”, and “Rice”.
While talking about Jerry Rice’s personal life, Jerry was married to Jacqueline Bernice Mitchell, but the couple divorced in 2009. They have three children.
Finally, Jerry is one of the most successful American football players in the history. Many contemporary players should look up to him. As said before, there is a chance that Jerry’s net worth will grow in the future.
Release of his book, "Go Long: My Journey Beyond the Game and the Fame".
(5 September) Unwilling to be a bit player with his new team, the Denver Broncos, he announced his retirement.
He left The Seattle Seahawks and is know a free agent. [February 2005]
Wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders. [September 2001]
(October 19) Traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh-round draft choice in 2005.
Has a younger brother who is a Las Vegas radio personality on Power 88 KLUC, named DJ Thump.
Has three children: Jacqi, Jerry Jr. and Jada.
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame [August 12, 2006].
Attended M.S. Moor High School in Crawford, MS.
Reportedly was put on the football team at his high school by a school administration official. The official, who was a pretty fast runner himself, caught Jerry trying to skip out one day and ran after him, but Jerry was so fast he got away from him and left him in a cloud of dust. After disciplining him the next day, the official took him to the football coach thinking "anyone who can run that fast should be playing sports".
Currently the only non-kicker in NFL history to score over 1000 points in his career.
Shares a birthday with Ashanti.
Help a lot of charities including: March of Dimes Packard Children's Hospital March of Dimes Packard Children's Hospital Nike P.L.A.Y. Program Team-Up for Healthy Kids B. L. Moor High School The Jerry Rice "127" Foundation United Negro College Fund" Mississippi Valley State Aids Research Community Honors
Was released by the 49ers after the 2000-2001 season and was signed by the Oakland Raiders.
Record-setting wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers from 1985-2001. Is considered the greatest wide receiver to ever play.
Holds three Super Bowl rings.
Attended Mississippi Valley State University 1981-85