June 23, 2024

2024 NFL Draft: WR Brenden Rice, son of Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, declares after stops at USC, Colorado

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USC broad receiver Brenden Rice, the son of Hall of Fame NFL receiver Jerry Rice, has declared for the 2024 NFL Draft in a video posted to social media. Rice caught for 791 yards and a team-leading 12 touchdowns through the 2023 common season, each of which had been profession highs.

Rice, who joined USC forward of the 2022 season after spending two seasons at Colorado, has 1,402 yards receiving and 16 touchdowns in two seasons with the Trojans as half of an offense headlined by quarterback and 2022 Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams. USC, which completed the common season an underwhelming 7-5 in its second 12 months below coach Lincoln Riley, nonetheless has a remaining matchup with Louisville on Dec. 27 within the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, though Rice’s standing for that recreation just isn’t instantly clear. 

For his four-year NCAA profession between Colorado and USC, Rice has 1,812 yards receiving and 21 touchdowns. He had one season of NCAA eligibility remaining as his true freshman season at Colorado in 2020 didn’t depend towards eligibility clocks because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Rice will now look to observe in his father’s footsteps in pursuit of a adorned NFL profession. The elder Rice gained three Super Bowl championships — all with the San Francisco 49ers — and his 22,895 yards yards and 197 receiving touchdowns each nonetheless stand as NFL information. Rice might not be the one son of a Hall of Fame receiver to be half of the 2024 NFL Draft class, both: Ohio State broad receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., the son of former NFL star Marvin Harrison, can be considering his draft choice. 

The 2024 NFL Draft runs from April 25-27 in Detroit.