By Laura Woods, Contributor
A wallet is one of the most — if not the most — personal accessory you can have. The contents can be very telling about the owner’s personality, values and financial state. Some people carry a well-stocked wallet, ensuring they’re prepared for any scenario the day brings, while others opt to keep the contents to a minimum.
We caught up with legendary NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice and asked him what he keeps in his wallet.
“I always carry a credit card in my wallet in case I need to make an unexpected purchase or for when I get hit with surprise charges, especially when I’m traveling.”
What do other celebrities carry around in their wallets? Check out our series:
Win the Chance to Meet Jerry Rice
Pentagon Federal Credit Union is giving one lucky winner the chance to meet Super Bowl MVPs Rice or Emmitt Smith. As part of the PenFed Promise Card Challenge, the credit union is offering fans the chance to win a trip to Dallas to meet Smith or a trip to San Francisco to meet Rice.
Even if you don’t win, you’ll still have the chance to take home other exciting prizes, like signed memorabilia from Smith, Rice and NFL great Joe Theismann.
Pentagon Federal Credit Union is one of the oldest and largest financial cooperatives in the country. You can enter for your chance to win at PenFed Promise Card Challenge.
Hard Work Paid Off for Jerry Rice
Many young men dream of playing in the NFL, but only those with an extraordinary level of talent and dedication have what it takes to get there. Rice acquired his die-hard work ethic by spending his summers laboring alongside his father as a bricklayer in the grueling Mississippi heat. Thanks to learning the value of hard work at a young age, he is now worth an estimated $55 million.
Rice hasn’t slowed down since his retirement from a long and successful two decades in the NFL. Instead, he’s rebranded himself as a television star, appearing on countless hit shows, including “Dancing with the Stars,” “Deal or No Deal,” “Law and Order SVU,” “Don’t Forget the Lyrics,” “The Class,” “The Game,” “One Tree Hill,” “The Biggest Loser” and more. Rice has also cohosted “Sports Sundays” with Raj Mathai on the San Jose NBC local affiliate.
Additionally, he is currently engaged in a multi-year marketing contract with menswear brand Van Heusen, which includes an international advertising campaign.
Historic NFL Career
Rice is largely considered the best wide receiver in NFL history — many believe he’s the greatest player of all time. He spent 15 years with the San Francisco 49ers, winning three Super Bowls and earning an MVP honor. Rice also made a Super Bowl appearance during his three years with the Oakland Raiders, eventually retiring in 2005 after spending one season with the Seattle Seahawks.
Not only is his 20-year NFL career more than three times the average-six year length enjoyed by most players, Rice also set 36 NFL records during this time period. Some of these include:
- Most touchdowns in NFL history: 208
- Most receptions: 1,549
- Most yards receiving: 22,895
- Most all-purpose yards: 23,546
- Most consecutive games with at least one catch: 274
Additionally, Rice was chosen to play in the Pro Bowl a record 13 times throughout his career, and was named NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1987. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2010.