The story of Ray Rice
Ray Rice (Raymell Maurice Rice) was born January 22, 1987, New York. Rice’s interest in football began back in high school when he was the main running back for the Huguenots team, coached by Lou DiRienzo. Rice’s High School team was almost unbeatable during the three seasons when Ray was part of the team, losing a single game in each of the three seasons. Rice is the state record holder in yards distance in one full game, during which he has scored total 462 yards on 42 carries. During his college years at Rutgers, when Ray Rice played for the Scarlet Knights team, he led the team to its first victory in 25 years. In 2006 his team got its highest ever season ending rank in the national polls.
|Date of birth:||January 22, 1987|
|Place of birth:||New Rochelle, New York|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight:||206 lb (93 kg)|
Rice’s first NFL game was in 2008 season against Bengals. He achieved a team-high 22 carries, in a total of 64 yards. Ray Rice completed his 2008 season with 107 carries in 546 rushing yards and 273 receiving yards in thirty-three receptions. During 2009, Ray Rice was in the 2010 Pro Bowl, for the first time in his career. Baltimore Ravens recruited him in 2008 NFL draft and agreed to a 4-years deal worth $2.8 million plus a $1.1 signing bonus. In 2012 Rice has signed a 5-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens for $35 million. He then was franchise tagged during the off-season. On February 3, 2013, in Super Bowl XLVII, the Baltimore Ravens won against San Francisco 49-ers, and Rice earned his first Super Bowl Ring.
During his professional career, Ray Rice has played a total of 92 games with 1430 Rushing attempts totaling 6,180 yards and 369 receptions for a total of 3,034 yards. Throughout his career, Rice received several awards:
Super Bowl Champion (XLVII), AFC Rushing touchdowns leader (2011) and NFL scrimmage yards leader (2011).
Rice was in Pro Bowl three times (2009, 2011, 2012) and twice for Second-team All-Pro (2009 and 2011).
Contribution to Baltimore Ravens:
During his career in the Ravens, Rice has achieved several records for the team. On December 20, 2010, in a game against the New Orleans Saints team, Rice made a career-best 233 yards and two touchdowns. That was the third biggest distance in the history of the Baltimore Ravens. Following that achievement, Rice has got his first “AFC offensive player of the week” award. On January 9, 2011, in a game versus Kansas City Chiefs, he became the first running back of the Ravens team to get a receiving touchdown within a playoff game. While he was suspended for domestic violence, Rice got released by the Baltimore Ravens on September 8, 2014.
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