Wanna feel old? Jerry Rice’s son is scoring touchdowns in college football.
In the second game of the season, Rice’s son hit pay dirt for the first time in his college career. Rice is a freshman from Chandler, Arizona playing his college football for Karl Dorrell at Boulder. After having one catch for five yards in the Buffs’ season-opening victory over the UCLA Bruins, Rice gave the Buffaloes six points vs. the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday afternoon.
This may be just the beginning for Rice at Colorado as a receiving force
This is Dorrell’s second stint as a Pac-10/12 head coach. The longtime NFL wide receivers led UCLA from 2003 to 2007. Fate would have it he got his first win at Colorado of the same team he used to lead. With the son of the greatest wide receiver in the history of football playing for him, things are looking up for Dorrell very early in his Colorado tenure. Again, Rice is only a freshman.
Though he will never live up to his father’s status, Rice just did something his dad never did. Because the elder Rice played his college ball at Mississippi Valley State University in the early 1980s, he never had a touchdown reception playing for a major college football team. While Colorado is far from the Bill McCartney days, Rice made his family proud with this touchdown.
We may need to pay closer attention to what Dorrell is doing up in Boulder this season.