Jerry Rice is one of the most distinguished players that played in the NFL. He had a remarkable NFL career that led him to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. When you think about the top wide receivers that have played in the NFL, Rice’s name is in that conversation.
Rice’s son, Brenden, currently plays college football at the University of Colorado. Brenden had a game to remember in Colorado’s recent win over Stanford.
Jerry Rice had a remarkable NFL career
Rice spent 20 seasons in the NFL and had a lot of success. He spent the majority of his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers. The talented receiver made a name for himself playing for the 49ers. In his second season, he led the league in receiving yards (1,570) and touchdowns (15). The next season he led the league in touchdowns again with 22. Rice did not waste any time becoming a star in the league.
He helped the 49ers achieve a lot of success. During the 1988 and 1989 season, the 49ers won back-to-back Super Bowls. Rice was named the Super Bowl MVP when the 49ers won during the 1988 season. As a member of the 49ers, Rice won three Super Bowls and established himself as a top receiver in the league.
He also led the league in receptions twice, receiving yards six times, and touchdowns six times. After his career in San Francisco, Rice played for the Oakland Raiders and finished his career with the Seattle Seahawks. Rice currently holds the all-time NFL records for career receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22,895), and total touchdowns (208). He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
Brenden Rice was a top player in high school in the state of Arizona
Brenden Rice attended Hamilton High School in Arizona, and he was a standout on the football field. During his junior year, he was named All-Arizona as he finished with 49 receptions for 729 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a senior, he helped his team to a 9-3 while finishing with 49 receptions for 851 yards and nine touchdowns. Rice finished his high school career with 123 receptions for 2,139 yards and 27 touchdowns.
He was a four-star prospect by Rivals, and he was rated as the No. 50 wide receiver in the class and No. 8 player from Arizona. During his time in high school, he also ran track and competed on the basketball team.
Brenden Rice scoring his first collegiate touchdown as a freshman
Rice decided to commit to Colorado over the likes of Arizona State, Michigan, and Oregon. He appeared in his first collegiate game on November 7, 2020, against UCLA. During the game, he had one reception for five yards. In his next game, he accomplished something for the first time in college. Against Stanford, Rice had two receptions for 38 yards, and he scored his first collegiate touchdown.
When he scored his first touchdown, ESPN College Football tweeted out a video of his touchdown catch. “Brenden Rice, son of Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice, scored his first career TD for Colorado,” was the caption they put along with the video. Brenden is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue an NFL career. He will never forget about his first collegiate touchdown, and he’ll look to score many more during his career at Colorado.