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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams, right, knocks the ball away from Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice.
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams, right, knocks the ball away from Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington on November 13, 2011. The Seahawks beat the Ravens 22-17. UPI/Jim Bryant
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Sidney R. Rice (born September 1, 1986) is an American football player, wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played collegiately for the University of South Carolina. He is nicknamed "King Rice" and "Sticky" Rice.

Rice was born to Ida Coleman in Gaffney, South Carolina. Rice has two older brothers, Jarvis Rice and Tremell Austin. Rice grew up in Gaffney, where he played both football and basketball for the Gaffney Indians. Rice, who graduated from Gaffney High School in 2004 was named All-State in both sports, leading the hoops team to consecutive state titles and the football team to a state championship as well. He had 38 catches for 735 yards and 11 touchdowns his junior campaign. Rice was regarded as the best receiver in the state of South Carolina during his senior year. He was named to the High School Sports Report Statewide All-State team and selected Offensive Player of the Year. In 2003, Rice caught 77 passes for 1,414 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior. Rice ended his high school career with 167 receptions for 3,044 yards and 31 touchdowns. Rice also excelled in basketball, earning 2002 - 2003 Class 4A Basketball Player of the Year after helping Gaffney to the state championship. That season, he averaged 18 points and seven rebounds per game, as the Indians finished the basketball season 28-0

Rice was heavily recruited by many schools but signed with in-state school University of South Carolina.

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