Wide Receiver, Minnesota Vikings
Born: 9/1/1986 Gaffney, S.C.
Resides: Gaffney, S.C., and Eden Prairie, Minn.
College: South Carolina
Drafted: Second round (44th overall) in 2007 by Minnesota Vikings
NFL Experience: 3rd year
NFL statistics: 2008: Started 3 of 13 games. Caught 15 passes for 141 yards (9.4 yards/catch) with four TDs. In 1 postseason game caught 2 passes for 27 yards. 2007: 31 catches for 396 yards (12.8 yards/catch) and four TDs. Started 4 of 13 games. Had a 60-yard TD catch vs. the Giants on 11/25/2007.
College accolades: First Team All-SEC in 2005. SEC All-Rookie team, 2005. Second Team All-SEC in 2006. Holds Gamecocks season records with 1,143 yards and 13 TDs, set in 2005.
Family: Mom, Ida Coleman. Two older brothers, Jarvis Rice and Tremell Austin. Step-father, Ron Coleman.
We had some rookies last year who decided they wanted to be jerks when they brought us food for our away game. Instead of getting us burgers from the restaurant we wanted, they went and got boxes from that restaurant and put Whopper Juniors in all of them. A couple had just buns, no meat. So we threw their clothes in the hot tub, then left them outside when it was about 0 degrees and they froze instantly.
I have around 27 of them. My favorite is a Jesus face with clouds around it and three cherubs above it. It’s on my upper right arm.
Best DB I’ve faced:
Best offensive player I’ve played with:
My best play (so far):
I’d say my first touchdown. It was a pretty intense game against Green Bay my rookie year, we were down by about 11 points. That got us closer, although we still lost.
Closest friends in football:
Aundrae Allison and Adrian Peterson.
Hot wings, shrimp and steak.
I like a lot of movies, too many to pick a favorite.
What’s in your iPod?
A lot of R&B and a whole lot of Lil’ Wayne.
I do a lot of things by numbers. Like when a clock says 4:56, when the numbers are in a row like that, I make a wish or something. But if it’s like 3:33, I don’t do it because that’s half of 666.
Best qualities for a person to have:
A person should have a great attitude, personality and should know how to carry himself in the right manner.
I’m going to be starting up soon with a children’s hospital. The first time I visited one was when I played in the Shrine Bowl, North Carolina vs. South Carolina. We went to a burn center and I got to see the kids and really got attached.
My hero is: