Sidney Rice returned to a familiar site for him.
The former South Carolina wide receiver, who spent seven seasons in the NFL, was seen on the sideline Saturday as the Gamecocks hosted Massachusetts at Williams-Brice Stadium. He was inducted into the South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame recently, which gave him a chance to reflect on his college years.
— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) October 22, 2016
Rice had 142 catches with 2,233 yards and 23 touchdowns in two seasons with the Gamecocks, in 2005 and 2006.
After the Minnesota Vikings selected him in the second round of the 2007 NFL draft, he had 3,592 receiving yards and 30 touchdowns for his NFL career. He played for the Seattle Seahawks from 2011 to 2013 after spending the first four years as a professional with the Vikings. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2009.
In July 2014, Rice retired at age 27.