Jerry Rice is considering being a head coach after Deion Sanders’ success at Jackson State.
The former NFL wide receiver was asked by Sports Illustrated's Managing Editor Kyle T. Mosley if he has considered being a head coach. "Not until Deion [Sanders], with Jackson State," said Rice.
"Because I felt like I played the game for such a long time. And I was so totally committed. And I just poured everything into my career, that I didn't have anything left. Because, as a coach, you really don't have a life. I mean, coaching. It is hard, man, it takes up the majority of your time. But yeah, it takes a total commitment. And you got to be all in. So, it started to cross my mind just a little bit, now.”
Rice is a football legend. He started playing high school in Mississippi, through his record-setting college career at Mississippi Valley State, to a 20-year career in the NFL that landed him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Rice holds nearly every significant receiving mark, including most career receptions (1,549); yards receiving (22,895); total touchdowns (208); and combined net yards (23,546) in his career with San Francisco, Oakland and Seattle.
Jerry Rice retired from the NFL in 2006.