Much was made last offseason of the fact that WR Sidney Rice spent time working out with Cardinals All-Pro WR Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. and a couple of legendary WRs.
Then, as Rice was in the midst of putting together a breakout season, even more was made of the fact that Rice spent the previous offseason working out with Fitzgerald, Jr., another receiver with the last name Rice and the Vikings best receiver in franchise history.
And now, with the best regular season of his career almost complete, Rice has received the most important validation yet that his hard work and dedication this past offseason was effective.
Rice was named to the NFC Pro Bowl team for the first time in his career.
“It’s an amazing feeling to be thought of that way, as one of the top players at your position,” Rice said on Tuesday night.
But with his team in the thick of an intense battle for playoff position, Rice was clear that the Pro Bowl honor is not his main focus.
“My main goal still hasn’t been accomplished and that’s the next thing we have to focus on,” the lanky 6-4 receiver said. “I didn’t set individual goals coming into the season, they were all team goals. I just wanted to be a playmaker and a leader on a Super Bowl winner.”
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