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Jerry Rice’s son one of three Bruins to forgo final year of eligibility

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UCLA may have Puff Daddy’s P. Diddy’s Papa Diddy Pop Sean Combs’ son, Justin, on its roster, but the Bruins will now be without another player with a famous last name.

Per Chris Foster of the Los Angeles Times, Jerry Rice Jr. has decided to forgo his final year of eligibility. Rice is one of three Bruins to decide to do so this spring, the others being fellow wide receiver Ricky Marvray and linebacker Todd Golper. All will graduate this spring.

Rice, the son of former 49ers and Raiders great Jerry Rice, was seldom used by UCLA, recording just nine catches for 69 yards in his career. Marvray was used more often, pulling in 263 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his career. Golper was used mostly on special teams.

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9 Responses to “Jerry Rice’s son one of three Bruins to forgo final year of eligibility”
  1. thegamecocker says: Mar 26, 2013 3:08 PM

    How many stars was Jerry Rice Jr. coming out of high school? He is foregoing his senior season. I wonder why? Hopefully he is on track to earn his degree. His Father is a great man and role model. That is a tough name to live up to. I wish him well.

  2. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Mar 26, 2013 3:16 PM

    “all will graduate this spring.”

  3. thegamecocker says: Mar 26, 2013 3:17 PM

    That is very good news. Thank you for the info.

  4. htru02 says: Mar 26, 2013 3:45 PM

    I’m sure they were “encouraged” to call it a career since they had to make room for more players on the roster

  5. thegamecocker says: Mar 26, 2013 3:55 PM

    @htru02

    Nobody puts Jerry Rice Jr. in the corner!!!!

  6. tommy57 says: Mar 26, 2013 4:34 PM

    I understand athletes from difficult economic circumstances forgoing their senior year when they have the opportunity to earn millions in the NFL. Why risk injury in their senior year and lose it all. They can always get the degree later. It’s just a business decision.

  7. billybobyall says: Mar 26, 2013 6:31 PM

    Didn’t ucla have too many players on scholarship? I thought I read somewhere that they’ll have to eliminate several players to get down to 85.

  8. pdcooper08 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:35 AM

    I don’t think all these kids where on scholarship, but it sounds like they will all graduate.

    None of them where in the mix to play this coming season, so I’ll bet all three have decided to enroll else where to play out their final year.

    As a player, most like to actual play. So going to another school where they have that chance is a great reason for leaving. I’m all for it. Good luck to all 3 of you.

  9. thegamecocker says: Mar 27, 2013 9:18 AM

    Jerry Rice Jr. will have many options outside of football to be successful. If my Dad was Jerry Rice Sr., I would be happy to be his driver and just listen to how he prepared for games and for LIFE.
    That would be a great entry level job!!!

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