Hopefully I'll one day gain back everyone's trust to let you know we're still the same people and I'm still the same personRavens' Rice issues public apology May 23, 2014
I know many of my supporters, sponsors, don't want to be in partnership with me. That's my fault. I take full responsibility for that. One thing I do know is that I'm working every day to be a better father, a better husband and just a better role modelMay 23, 2014
Drunk driving is one of those things that hits a soft spot in my lifeRavens' Ray Rice stands by DUI remarks Jul 19, 2011
Everybody knows no relationship is perfect, but me and Janay, together, what counseling has done for us, we want the world to see that it definitely did help us outMay 23, 2014
Raymell Maurice Rice (born January 22, 1987 in New Rochelle, New York) is an American football running back for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Ravens in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rutgers. He is currently ranked as the Baltimore Ravens third all-time rusher in yards (2844), and attempts (623). He is ranked fifth all-time for touchdowns (11).
Rice has had to deal with tragedy and adversity from a young age. When Rice was only a year old, his father was killed in a drive-by shooting. Ray's uncle helped to raise him before dying in a car accident in 1998 due to a drunk driver. Ray's mother Janet raised her four children with only one income from her job as a special education teacher.
Rice was the primary running back at New Rochelle High School, playing alongside future Rutgers teammates Courtney Greene and Glen Lee. His sophomore and junior seasons saw him take the primary duties, but he became the feature back in his senior year.