Former USC Trojan And Son Of Hall Of Fame Wide Receiver Sets Sky-High Bar For NFL Success

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USC Trojans wide receiver, Brenden Rice has some massive shoes to fill. While most players merely getting to the big leagues sets a new high for the family name, Rice still has about 20 years of work ahead of him. It seems he’s well aware of that fact based on comments he made to the LAFB Network’s Ian Van Roy at the Senior Bowl.

During a luncheon with the media, Rice was asked how he defined success and what shape he wanted his NFL journey to take. The star prospect’s response could not have been any more clear:

“Success is me in a gold jacket with a couple of Super Bowl rings.”

In other words, he wants to have a bust in Canton and multiple championships, just like his dear old dad. There could be multiple reasons he chose two rings instead of one. By setting the goal at a couple, he appears to be aiming to avoid any accusations of getting a Super Bowl by mere fluke.

Rice was asked for any information on the subject and declined to comment.

NCAA Football:  USC Trojan at Senior Bowl Practice
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USC Trojan peaking just in time for NFL Draft

Rice is coming off his best year in college, his second year with USC. In his final season, he earned 791 yards and a whopping 12 touchdowns in 12 games of action.

It was the best stat line of his college career in total receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. In other words, he’s peaking at the perfect time for NFL scouts to take notice. However, as the receiver appears to now have his legs under him, many are wondering about the connection to his father and what sort of prep work the two might have taken part in.

Rice is also wowing scouts and media members during Senior Bowl practices. Here are a few highlights: