Former Gamecocks standout Sidney Rice retiring from NFL - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Former Gamecocks standout Sidney Rice retiring from NFL

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver and former Gamecocks standout Sidney Rice is retiring from the NFL, according to a report.

NBC's ProFootballTalk is reporting Rice is leaving the game due to a history of concussions.

Rice, a Gaffney native, was taken in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, but he didn't begin to shine on the field until the Vikings picked up former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre.

When Favre arrived in Minneapolis in 2009, Rice's numbers exploded as he became one of Favre's go-to deep threats. Rice would end the season with 1,312 yards receiving and eight touchdowns.

Rice was then traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2011 where his numbers declined because of injuries. He was sidelined for most of the 2013 Super Bowl season because of a torn ACL.

As for his time at South Carolina, Rice snagged 142 passes for 2,233 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Copyright 2014 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • Coach O talks to media after preseason scrimmage

    Coach O talks to media after preseason scrimmage

    LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron will meet with the media, as LSU gets ready to begin the fall semester and the Tigers gear up for a hopefully success season.

    LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron will meet with the media, as LSU gets ready to begin the fall semester and the Tigers gear up for a hopefully success season.

  • Auburn Fan Day offers chance to meet favorite players and coaches

    Auburn Fan Day offers chance to meet favorite players and coaches

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-08-19 01:23:31 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Auburn fans have the opportunity to gather on the plains and meet their favorite athletes and coaches Saturday as Auburn holds its annual Auburn Fan Day. Fans will get the chance to meet the 2017 Auburn Football players and coaches. According to auburntigers.com, head coach Gus Malzahn will be located on the bottom floor of the Auburn Athletic Complex, but the football Tigers won't be the only Auburn University Athletics team at fan day. According to the website, the Aubur...

    Auburn fans have the opportunity to gather on the plains and meet their favorite athletes and coaches Saturday as Auburn holds its annual Auburn Fan Day. Fans will get the chance to meet the 2017 Auburn Football players and coaches. According to auburntigers.com, head coach Gus Malzahn will be located on the bottom floor of the Auburn Athletic Complex, but the football Tigers won't be the only Auburn University Athletics team at fan day. According to the website, the Aubur...

  • Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K in Tuscaloosa Saturday

    Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K in Tuscaloosa Saturday

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:45:39 GMT
    Thomas Plott and his classmates, many of whom will be participating in the Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K. (Source: Terri Brewer/WBRC)Thomas Plott and his classmates, many of whom will be participating in the Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K. (Source: Terri Brewer/WBRC)

    The streets of Downtown Tuscaloosa will be crowded Saturday morning. It’s for a race with an important cause, and a pretty memorable name.

    The streets of Downtown Tuscaloosa will be crowded Saturday morning. It’s for a race with an important cause, and a pretty memorable name.

Powered by Frankly