Sidney Rice
Player of American football
Sidney Rice
Sidney R. Rice is an American football wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played collegiately for the University of South Carolina.
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Pro Football Players Steve Weatherford and Sidney Rice to Donate Their Brains to Science
Huffington Post Sports - almost 2 years
Each year, more than two million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury. This month is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, which shines a light on those who have sustained brain injuries, as well as those working to prevent and treat brain injuries. Earlier this week, New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford and former NFL wide receiver Sidney Rice announced they will be donating their brains to science. Both Weatherford and Rice have suffered multiple concussions during their professional careers. Weatherford estimated that he suffered at least two concussions, while Rice, estimated that he has suffered at least 15 concussions during his career. When asked about his decision to retire, Rice told Reuters: "It was more about being able to function later on down the road, to live a healthy lifestyle. You know, be able to play with my kids." The NFL said concussions dropped from 148 incidents in 2013 to 111 incidents in 2014. Though this is the case, brain injuries suffer ...
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Former NFL players donate brains to science - almost 2 years
Super Bowl champions Sidney Rice and Steve Weatherford donate their brains, post-mortem, to scientific research into repetitive brain trauma. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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Weatherford, Rice to donate brains for medical research
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford and former National Football League receiver Sidney Rice announced on Tuesday that they will donate their brains to medical research after their death. Rice, who retired from the NFL last July at the age of 27 over worries about the long-term effects of absorbing so many blows to the head, and Weatherford hoped their commitment might mobilize others to aid brain disease research. "It's helpful to get a professional athlete behind something," said Weatherford.
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After 4 years, Carroll and Seahawks reach pinnacle
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
SEATTLE (AP) — The guitar riffs ripped from the hotel ballroom where owner Paul Allen's band was performing and filled the lobby. Nearly 1,000 roster moves later, they could finally take the ultimate satisfaction in what they had created: the envy of the NFL. Richard Sherman's play at cornerback — and sometimes his mouth — drew the attention but that defense was far more than Sherman and his "Legion of Boom" teammates in the secondary. The signings of Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett on the defensive line, and the re-signing of Clinton McDonald after Week 1, gave the Seahawks the deepest defensive line rotation in the league, all with plenty of energy to chase Colin Kaepernick in the NFC title game and harass Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl. Offensively, the Seahawks were without their top two wide receivers for most of the season between Percy Harvin's preseason hip surgery and Sidney Rice's midseason knee injury. [...] Harvin showed just why the Seahawks made the investment w ...
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Seahawks QB Wilson tries to follow guiding principles in life
Houston Chronicle - about 3 years
By Kevin Duffy JERSEY CITY, N.J. — This Russell Wilson story begins outside a bar, an odd place for a Wilson story because he doesn’t drink. This takes place at the Kollege Klub in Madison, Wis., a campus dive bar, an institution for university students. And this is all according to Nate Tice, a friend of Wilson’s and a former Badgers quarterback. Wisconsin, ranked 20th, had just throttled Purdue 62-17 behind Wilson’s ho-hum 205 yards passing, 76 on the ground and three total touchdowns. Many of the Badgers were out celebrating, and the bar was packed to capacity. A long line had formed outside. Wilson was with his now-wife, Ashton Meem, and her parents at the end of the line. Because Tice knew the bar’s owner, Wilson texted his friend to see if he could work some magic and sneak him in. An unassuming sort “I was like, Russell, just go up to them and tell them who you are,” Tice said. “You’ll be good, trust me.” But Wilson didn’t want to pull that card. So he waited. “I ...
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NFL Conference Championships: Preview and Predictions
Huffington Post - about 3 years
NFL fans wait all year for Championship Sunday. The AFC and NFC title matches feature equally talented squads battling familiar foes with unrivaled intensity. This Sunday will showcase football play of the highest caliber as the consensus four best teams compete for a chance to play one more game in 2014. The similarities between the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers highlight both new and traditional aspects of winning team attributes. None play in a dome, which is appropriate for a Super Bowl set outdoors in New York. All four teams are fortunate to possess the all-important "franchise" quarterback. They are very different men: two are late-30s quintessential pocket passing field generals and two are new-breed, mobile QBs capable of enormous rushing plays and rocketed deep balls. Finally, it is no coincidence that on Sunday fans will witness the best four offensive lines working in the game today. Bill Parcells would be proud. One dif ...
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The Seahawks Went All In On The Percy Harvin Trade — And It Backfired
Business Insider - about 3 years
Back in March, the Seattle Seahawks traded for Percy Harvin to address their lone weakness. They already had a top-five defense, the league's best running game, and a young, promising quarterback. The only thing they lacked was the sort of game-changing skill player who could create a big play out of nothing, turning Seattle's efficient but plodding offense into something truly dynamic. Harvin fit that description exactly.  He is the perfect stylistic compliment to Sidney Rice's deep threat and Marshawn Lynch's bruising running style.  That's why Seattle invested so heavily in him. They gave up three draft picks — a 2013 first-rounder, a 2013 seventh-rounder, and a 2014 third-rounder — to get him from Minnesota. Once the trade was complete, they gave him a new contract that included $25.5 million in guaranteed money. It's the sort of "all in" move that you only make if you're one player away from seriously contending for the Super Bowl. It turns out that his was a miscal ...
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Sidney Rice's season-ending injury another obstacle for Seattle's passing game to overcome
Fox News - over 3 years
The loss of wide receiver Sidney Rice for the season to a knee injury is just the latest problem for the Seattle Seahawks offense.
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Seahawks Top Rams 14-9: Seattle Holds Off St. Louis On 'Monday Night Football' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks completed a lousy night for St. Louis sports fans. Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes to Golden Tate, and the Seahawks made a dramatic goal-line stand in the final minute to preserve a 14-9 victory over the Rams on Monday night — less than an hour after the Cardinals lost to the Red Sox in the World Series just up the street. The Seahawks (7-1), riding the best start in franchise history, were clinging to the lead when they were forced to punt with just over 5 minutes left in the game. They managed to pin St. Louis at its own 3-yard line, but Kellen Clemens — starting at quarterback in place of the injured Sam Bradford — calmly marched the Rams (3-5) to the Seattle 1 as time wound down. Daryl Richardson was stuffed on third down, and Clemens threw a fade pass incomplete in the corner of the end zone on fourth down as time expired. "The defense did a tremendous job, coming up with a huge stop there," Wilson said. The Seaha ...
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Seahawks unsure just what Harvin's role will be
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Headed into Monday's game — which will mark the midway point of the season for Seattle — no receiver has more than Golden Tate's 27 catches and six players have at least 10 receptions. The Seahawks' leader in touchdown catches is Zach Miller, with three, while Jermaine Kearse is the only other player with more than one TD catch with two of his eight receptions going for touchdowns. Sidney Rice was Harvin's teammate during those two seasons with the Vikings, before signing with the Seahawks before the 2011 season. The best season of Rice's career was 2009, when he caught 83 passes for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns and often found himself with single coverage because Harvin was on the field. Harvin has caught 280 passes in his career and 210 of those receptions have come either behind the line of scrimmage or within the first 10 yards of the snap, according to STATS Inc. What's made Harvin so successful is his ability to turn those short catches into big plays. For his career, ...
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Seattle Pi article
Seattle no longer a pushover away from home
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Not only did Seattle reaffirm its position as the class of the NFC, but the Seahawks also displayed more evidence they are no longer pushovers away from home. "What I was most excited about and to really see it on the films, as well as look at the game in depth, is to see the effort and intensity that mounted and grew as the game was going on and as we got farther into the game," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. A year ago, the Seahawks trailed New England 23-10 at home midway through the fourth quarter before Wilson threw two touchdowns in the final 7:21, including a game-winning 46-yarder to Sidney Rice for the 24-23 victory. On Sunday, Wilson got a huge assist from Seattle's defense, which held Houston scoreless for the final 41 minutes and 41 seconds, and contributed Richard Sherman's stunning 56-yard interception return touchdown with 2:40 left in the fourth quarter that forced the extra session. Wilson's ability to scramble from trouble and gain positive yardage running ha ...
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Seattle Pi article
Seahawks feast on Jaguars, improve to 3-0
Fox News - over 3 years
Russell Wilson matched a career high with four touchdowns passes and the Seattle Seahawks stifled the Jacksonville Jaguars in a 45-17 rout on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.Wilson completed 14-of-21 passes for 202 yards and an interception, with Zach Miller and Sidney Rice each hauling in two of Wilson's touchdown tosses
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Even at 2-0, Seahawks unhappy with execution
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
The Seattle Seahawks' offensive execution has left plenty to be desired even if they're universally considered the best team in the NFC early in the season. In Week 2 against the 49ers, it was again problems with penalties, but this time it was the Seahawks pass game that was deemed lacking. McQuistan took over after Okung was hurt on the final play of the first quarter against the 49ers, but Sunday will be his first start at the position since late in the 2011 season when he started four games there after Okung tore a pectoral muscle. There were holding calls, false starts, illegal formations and even an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Sidney Rice for spinning the football following a reception just before halftime. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell believes the overall execution — the actual running of the plays — has been acceptable, but the penalties need to stop. A lot of guys right now are thinking too much and that doesn't allow them to play free, so at the sn ...
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Penalties, injuries hurting Seahawks
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
(AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are dealing with injuries on their defensive front and penalties as they enter the final week of preseason action. Five players expected to contribute significantly along the Seahawks' defensive line may not be able to play for the start of the regular season. The team was forced to place fifth-round pick Jesse Williams on injured reserve Monday because of a troublesome knee. Defensive tackle Jordan Hill is sidelined with a strained biceps and nose tackle Brandon Mebane injured his groin in practice on Monday. Chris Clemons remains on the physically unable to perform list and his timetable to return from an ACL tear last January remains uncertain and Cliff Avril aggravated a hamstring strain last week and has yet to play this preseason. With Clemons still out and Bruce Irvin suspended for the first four games of the regular season, Avril was expected to at least bridge the gap at defensive end until Clemons and Irvin returned. Notes: WR Sidney Rice ...
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Seattle's Wilson looks to build on rookie season
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson chose to play travel agent instead of enjoying a little down time in the offseason. No, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback wasn't planning a trip for himself and his wife, or trekking to his youth camps in Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington. A year ago, Wilson was still being doubted, and Matt Flynn was the projected starter after being signing to a lucrative free-agent contract. Wilson, after all, was a third-round pick, didn't fit in as an NFL prototype QB, and was supposed to be coach Peter Carroll's quarterback of the future? The doubting ended during a sensational rookie season in which Wilson nearly led the Seahawks to the NFC title game, only to fall short in a 30-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. For most of last season, the media attention Wilson received was far less than fellow rookie QBs Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. With his team down 23-10 with less than 10 minutes left, Wilson led the Seahawks on two touchdown drives, capped by hi ...
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Seattle WR Sidney Rice returns after getting knee treatment in Switzerland
Fox News - over 3 years
Sidney Rice has returned to Seattle after the Seahawks wide receiver sought treatment for a sore knee in Switzerland.
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Seattle's Harvin tweets he'll need surgery on hip
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
(AP) — Percy Harvin will have hip surgery on Thursday, sidelining the dynamic wide receiver for the start of his first season with the Seattle Seahawks. Harvin was seeking more information about the hip soreness in the area of his labrum that popped up just before the Seahawks opened training camp. Harvin started training camp on the physically unable to perform list and likely will remain there until the team has a better idea of his recovery time. If the Seahawks need a timeline of how the recovery might go, they only need to look at fellow Seattle receiver Sidney Rice, who underwent hip surgery in August 2010, and then returned to action in Week 11 after missing the first 2½ months of the season. Seattle also was without defensive end Cliff Avril, offensive tackle Michael Bowie and cornerback Ron Parker. Konz was originally selected by Seattle in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL draft.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sidney Rice
  • 2014
    Age 27
    On July 23, 2014, he announced his retirement due to multiple concussions throughout his career.
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    He agreed to re-sign with Seahawks on a one-year contract on April 16, 2014.
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    On February 28, 2014, the Seahawks released Rice.
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  • 2013
    Age 26
    On October 28, 2013 in a game against the St. Louis Rams, Rice tore his ACL, rendering him out for the remainder of the season.
    More Details Hide Details Without Rice, the Seahawks would win Super Bowl XLVIII after defeating the Denver Broncos 43-8.
  • 2012
    Age 25
    On December 2, 2012, Rice caught the game winning touchdown from rookie quarterback Russell Wilson in overtime, as the Seahawks edged past the Chicago Bears 23-17 at Soldier Field; he caught six passes for 99 yards and the one score, keeping the Seahawks in contention for a wild-card berth at 7-5.
    More Details Hide Details With the trade and signing of Percy Harvin and Antoine Winfield, Rice is again reunited with two of his Minnesota teammates.
    On October 14, 2012, Sidney Rice caught the game winning touchdown from a 46-yard pass from Russell Wilson to beat the New England Patriots 24-23.
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  • 2011
    Age 24
    Rice was placed on injured reserve on November 30, 2011.
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    The Vikings did not re-sign Rice for the 2011 season, having used their franchise tag on linebacker Chad Greenway.
    More Details Hide Details After the lifting of the NFL lockout, Rice agreed to terms on a five-year, $41 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks. This contract guarantees Rice $18 million over its duration. He was reunited in Seattle with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and quarterback Tarvaris Jackson member of the Vikings during Rice's tenure there.
  • 2010
    Age 23
    Sidney Rice was activated from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and made his 2010 season debut on November 21 against the Green Bay Packers in the Metrodome with 3 catches for 56 yards.
    More Details Hide Details Rice went on to have a major role in the Vikings' late-season victories over the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles before sustaining a concussion during the Eagles game. This left him unable to play in the season finale, a loss against the Detroit Lions.
    On Monday August 23, 2010, three weeks into the next season's training camp, he decided to go through with the surgery and was unable to play with the Vikings until November.
    More Details Hide Details Rice underwent a "pick" procedure similar to microfracture knee surgery to repair joint cartilage damage. Doctors poked holes in the hip bone, making it bleed to generate cells that would reconstitute themselves as replacement fibrocartilage to fill the damaged gap. To compensate the Vikings signed free agent wide receiver Javon Walker, whom Brett Favre played with in Green Bay, as well as trade for Greg Camarillo, formerly of the Miami Dolphins. The Vikings also traded for Randy Moss from New England, whom they released after four games.
  • 2009
    Age 22
    Rice suffered a hip injury in the 2009-10 season's NFC championship game against the Saints.
    More Details Hide Details He was supposed to have surgery in the off-season during the spring to repair it. He did not go through with it during the off-season fearing its effect on his performance.
    In Week 17 of the 2009 NFL season, Rice caught 6 receptions for 112 yards, along with 2 touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details This helped to complete a 44-7 rout of the New York Giants and help the Vikings to a 12-4 regular season record. This was enough for them to secure the 2nd seed in the NFC playoffs. Coming off a bye week in the first round of the playoffs, Rice and the Vikings played host to the NFC East champions Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Playoffs at the Metrodome. Rice played exceptionally well against the Cowboys, catching 6 throws from Brett Favre for 141 yards and 3 touchdowns, with a long of 47 yards.
    On November 18, 2009, Rice was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, the first time he received that award.
    More Details Hide Details Also, during the same year, he was selected to his first Pro Bowl.
    In 2009, Rice had the most successful and stellar season of his career.
    More Details Hide Details Rice won his starting job back, and showed chemistry with new quarterback Brett Favre, who also had the best statistical season of his career. In a game against the Baltimore Ravens, he finished with 6 catches for 176 yards. The next week in Pittsburgh, Rice had a career-high 10 catches for 136 yards. In Week 10 against the Detroit Lions, Rice broke his 176-yard mark, with a 7-catch, 201-yard performance against the Lions.
  • 2008
    Age 21
    Rice finished the 2008 season with 15 catches for 141 yards and 4 touchdowns (third most receiving touchdowns by a 2008 second year player).
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  • 2007
    Age 20
    Rice caught his first touchdown pass on September 30, 2007 playing against the Green Bay Packers.
    More Details Hide Details In week 15, against the Bears, Rice injured his knee, causing him to miss the final two games. Rice finished his rookie season with 31 receptions for 396 yards and four touchdowns (second most receiving touchdowns by a 2007 rookie). He also completed two passes including a 79-yard pass, the longest for a non-quarterback in Vikings history. The next season, Rice was named a starter with the Vikings new acquisition Bernard Berrian. He got off to a pretty good start scoring a 23-yard touchdown in week one against the Packers. However, Rice suffered a knee injury that kept him out until week 9. When he returned, most of his playing time was when the Vikings were in the red zone as he would lose his starting job to Bobby Wade.
    He signed a four-year contract with the Vikings in 2007.
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    Rice was drafted in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.
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  • 2006
    Age 19
    In 2006, Rice caught 72 passes for 1,090 yards and 10 touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details He had five touchdowns against Florida Atlantic which broke a South Carolina record and tied an SEC record for most receiving touchdowns in a game. For his short career, he broke Sterling Sharpe's school career touchdown record in just two years, finishing his career with 23 touchdowns.
  • 2005
    Age 18
    In his redshirt freshman year in 2005, he had 70 catches for 1,143 yards (14th all time in SEC history) and 13 touchdowns, a single season receiving record at University of South Carolina (eighth all time in Southeastern Conference history).
    More Details Hide Details He also began his career with eight consecutive games with a touchdown. This streak ended with the 30-22 upset of the nationally ranked Florida Gators at Williams-Brice Stadium.
  • 2004
    Age 17
    Rice was redshirted his freshman year in 2004.
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    Rice was heavily recruited by many colleges but signed with the University of South Carolina, where he played for the South Carolina Gamecocks football team from 2004 to 2006.
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  • 2002
    Age 15
    Rice also excelled in basketball, earning 2002 - 2003 Class 4A Basketball Player of the Year after helping Gaffney to the state championship.
    More Details Hide Details That season, he averaged 18 points and seven rebounds per game, as the Indians finished the basketball season 28-0
  • 1986
    Born on September 1, 1986.
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