Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice is an American retired footballer who started playing football at a very young age. His first team Mississippi Valley State college football and this is where he built a foundation for his football career. This is also what opened doors for him to join the National Football League which is abbreviated as the NFL. He played for the NFL in 20 good seasons. Before that, he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders. His expertise in football earned him the title of the greatest wide receiver.

Well, how well do you know about Jerry Rice? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jerry Rice’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jerry Rice to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jerry Rice was born as Jerry Lee Rice on the 19th of October in 1962 in Starkville, Mississippi. His father Joe Nathan Rice was a brick mason but the career of his mother Eddie Rice is not mentioned. Although Jerry was born in Starkville, Mississippi, his family moved from Starkville to Crawford where he was raised. He loved football from a young age but his mother never allowed him to join his school’s football team.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jerry Rice in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jerry Rice’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 13 October 1962. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 200.6 lbs in Pound and 91kg in Kilograms.


Although Jerry loved playing football, he never neglected his studies. He joined B.L Moor High School which is located in Oktoc, Mississippi. His school had a great football team, but it was a grave mistake for Jerry to think of being a member. This was because his mother had already warned him in advance especially not during his freshman year. However, one’s gift cannot be covered for a long time.

When Jerry was a sophomore, he was caught by the school’s principal being truant, and he sprinted away. The principal was happy with his speed and he requested the football coach of B.L Moor High School to find him a place in the school. After high school, he joined Mississippi Valley State University where continued sharpening his skills as a footballer.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

On 8th of September in 1987, Jerry tied the knot with his sweetheart Bernice Mitchell. They enjoyed their marriage and were able to stand each other’s weakness and low moments as well as enjoy their good moments together for almost two decades.

On the same year they got married, they welcomed their first child named Jacqui Bonet. Four year later in 1991, they welcomed their second child by the name Jerry Rice Jr. Their last born Jada Symone was born in 1996.

Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t go well and in June 2007, Jacqueline decided to file for a divorce. The process took two and half years as it was finalized in December 2009. After divorcing Bernice in 2007, he met Latisha Pelayo in 2008 and after dating for more than a decade, they decided to tie the knot on 21st October 2019.

Is Jerry Rice Gay?

Jerry Rice is not gay, and he is a very faithful guy as far as relationships are concerned. He was married to his first wife for more than 20 years and after their divorce, he dated the same woman for a whole decade before finally solemnizing their relationships.

Professional Career

What started as a hobby in high school started becoming more serious in college. He started taking things more serious in college, and it is for this reason that he was accepted by the San Francisco 49ers during the 1985 NFL Draft. He started out in the rookie season he played in December against Los Angeles Rams where he was able to make a total of 10 catches and 241 yards.

This marked the beginning of his career in football, and he was determined to make things even better for his team. The next season he played, it was all about breaking his own record which he did by making 15 touchdowns, 86 passes and a total of 1570 yards. His couch was very proud of him and always felt proud for giving him a chance in the NFL. Unlike other seasonal footballers, Jerry’s success was constant and everything became better every season.

Due to his expertise, he was able to achieve 20.4 yards in every catch. This resulted in a great win for the 49ers in the NFC West. His prowess won the attention of major NFL scouts every one of them supported his hard work and showed great interest in him. The United Sates Football League abbreviated as (USFL) and he was selected by Birmingham Stallions.


Jerry is one of the most successful footballers in America, and he has attracted different awards and nominations during his career. One of the awards he won is the Bert Bell Award in 1987. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame. At the same time, he has managed to win the Super Bowl thrice as well as making several records in the NFL.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jerry Rice in 2021

Looking at how successful Jerry Rice has been in his career, you should be sure that he has managed to earn a fortune. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated to be approximately $60 million which has made it possible for him to enjoy a good life.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Apart from playing football, Jerry Rice has also been a great golf player, and he has competed in different tournaments.

Although Jerry Rice has already retired from football, he is still very famous in America. He has been of great help and support to many upcoming footballers and his legacy will live on for years to come.


Facts of Jerry Lee Rice Sr.

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJerry Lee Rice Sr.
  • birthplaceStarkville, Mississippi
  • Date of Birth October 13, 1962
  • Age 60 years 7 months
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Lucky Number 5
  • Lucky Stone Peridot
  • Lucky Color Blue
  • Best Match for Marriage Gemini
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$60 million
  • professionRetired professional football player
  • weightIn Kilograms – 91 Kg, In Pounds – 200.6 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 188 cm, In Feet and Inches –  6 ft 2 in
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorN/A
  • high schoolOktoc, Mississippi’s B. L. Moor High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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