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George Rice (American football)

George Rice
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Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-06-20)June 20, 1944
Place of birth: Liberty, Missouri
Date of death: December 26, 2010(2010-12-26) (aged 66)
Place of death: Sealy, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Baton Rouge (LA) Istrouma
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Debuted in 1966 for the Houston Oilers
Last played in 1969 for the Houston Oilers
Coaching debut in 1971 for the Memorial Mustangs
Last coached in 1976 for the Houston Oilers
Career history
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Career NFL statistics
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George Gaylen Rice (June 10, 1944 - December 26, 2010) was an American football defensive tackle who played four seasons in the American Football League with the Houston Oilers. He was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the third round of the 1966 AFL Draft. Rice was also drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 1966 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State University and attended Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[1][2]

High School career

Rice participated in football, basketball, and track and field at Istrouma High School. He was a First-Team All-State lineman in football.[3]

College career

Rice was an All-American at Louisiana Sate University in 1965. He also named First-Team All-SEC in 1964 and 1965. He participated in the Hula Bowl in 1966.[4]

Professional career

Houston Oilers

Rice was drafted by the Houston Oiler with the 21st overall pick in the 1966 AFL Draft. He played with the Oilers from 1966 to 1969.

Coaching career

Rice coached at Memorial High School in Houston, Texas from 1971 to 1974.

He later served as an assistant coach to the defensive line on the Houston Oilers from 1975 to 1976.[3]


  1. ^ "GEORGE GAYLEN RICE". January 6, 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "GEORGE RICE". Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Services Scheduled for Former Houston Oiler George Rice". December 29, 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "All-Americans". Retrieved 7 August 2014. 

External links

  • Just Sports Stats
  • Fanbase profile
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