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Simeon Rice (born February 24, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football Defensive End who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He previously played for the Arizona Cardinals. He went to University of Illinois and was drafted in 1996 by Arizona. He attended Mount Carmel High School on Chicago's south side, the same school as current Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, Chicago Bears tackle Steve Edwards, and Boston Celtics forward Antoine Walker. February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Official website: http://egov. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Captain Fear Local radio Flagship stations: WDAE (620 AM), WQYK (1010 AM & 99. ... City Tempe, Arizona Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and Ron Wolfley-Radio (English); Gabriel... University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as UIUC and the U of I (the officially preferred abbreviation), is the largest campus in the University of Illinois system. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Mount Carmel High School is an all-boys high school on the South Side of Chicago. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... The quarterback is a position in the offensive backfield of American and Canadian football, directly behind players of the line. He is generally the leader of the offensive team when it is on the field, responsible for initiating play by receiving the snap of the ball from the center. ... Donovan Jamal McNabb (born November 25, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. He attended Syracuse University. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, and Zach... Steve Edwards (born February 20, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football tackle for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He was an undrafted free agent out of the University of Central Florida. ... The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... History and Transactions Antoine Walker (born August 12, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois) is a professional basketball player with the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association. ...


College Career

Simeon Rice attended the University of Illinois, where he broke the Big 10 Conference record of 36 sacks (formerly held by Mark Messner), by getting 45 sacks. As a junior, he had set a school single season sack record with 16 sacks. He was also a two-time All-American pick. The University of Illinois is the set of three public universities in Illinois. ... The Big Ten Conference is a United States, stretching from Iowa in the west to Pennsylvania in the east. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ...


NFL Career

Rice was drafted by the Cardinals with the 3rd overall pick of the NFL Draft. He garnered attention with a 12.5 sack rookie campaign, and helped lead to the perennial bottom-dwelling Cardinals to an improbable playoff berth during the 1998 season. He signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent before the 2001 season and helped lead them to a Super Bowl victory in 2002, and was just edged out of the MVP voting by his teammate Dexter Jackson. His 119 career sacks rank 2nd among active players, behind Michael Strahan and 13th all-time. Rice also holds the record of attaining 100 sacks faster than anyone before him, en route to establishing himself as one of the premier pass-rushers in the NFL. The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League in the U.S.A. (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy In professional American football, the Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) in the United States. ... Dexter Jackson (born July 28, 1977 in Quincy, Florida) is a free safety in the NFL. He recently re-signed with his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2005). ... Michael Anthony Strahan (born November 21, 1971, in Houston, Texas) is an American Football player who currently plays Defensive End for the New York Giants of the National Football League. ...


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Sports: Simeon Rice: 'I mourn him' (615 words)
Simeon Rice heard the news and knew the questions were coming.
Rice, who played with Tillman for three seasons (1998-2000), said he has fond memories of the safety's tenacity, fearless spirit and unconventional approach to things.
Rice said people who knew Tillman's personality likely weren't too stunned that he would give up a lucrative NFL career to become an Army Ranger, and place himself at the front lines of war.
Simeon Rice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (265 words)
Simeon Rice (born February 24, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football defensive end who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Simeon Rice attended the University of Illinois, where he set the Big Ten Conference record for career sacks with 44.5; the record was previously held by Mark Messner of Michigan with 36.
Rice was drafted by the Cardinals with the 3rd overall pick of the 1996 NFL Draft.
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