Dean Rice
Personal information
Full name Dean Rice
Nickname(s) "Special Fried" / "Ricey"
Date of birth (1968-03-17) 17 March 1968 (age 54)
Original team(s) Salesian College, Longwood
Draft 19th overall, 1994 Pre-season Draft
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Position(s) Utility
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1987–1993 St Kilda 116 (43)
1994–2001 Carlton 118 (42)
Total 234 (85)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2001.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Dean Rice (born 17 March 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton and St Kilda in the VFL/AFL. His uncle Colin captained Geelong.

Rice played in the 1985 Benalla & District Football League premiership with Longwood, who were coached by Dean's brother, Tony. Rice started his career in 1987 at St Kilda after being recruited from Salesian College via Longwood.

Plagued by injuries, he underwent two knee reconstructions at St Kilda. He was delisted by St Kilda and chosen as pick 19 by Carlton in the 1994 Pre-Season Draft, injuring his knee in his first game at Carlton and again requiring a reconstruction.[1] Despite playing in the wing at St Kilda he found himself being pushed up forward. It was as a half forward that he helped Carlton to win the 1995 Grand Final, kicking one goal and getting 10 disposals. Later in his career he was used in defence and he retired in 2001.

Statistics

[2]
Legend
 G  Goals  K  Kicks  D  Disposals  T  Tackles
 B  Behinds  H  Handballs  M  Marks
AFL playing statistics
Season Team No. Games Totals Averages (per game) Votes
G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
1987 St Kilda 37 20 2 4 188 109 297 69 29 0.1 0.2 9.4 5.5 14.9 3.5 1.5 2
1988 St Kilda 37 22 5 4 254 109 363 78 42 0.2 0.2 11.5 5.0 16.5 3.5 1.9 1
1989 St Kilda 37 22 4 1 236 89 325 67 40 0.2 0.0 10.7 4.0 14.8 3.0 1.8 5
1990 St Kilda 37 18 3 7 231 100 331 63 25 0.2 0.4 12.8 5.6 18.4 3.5 1.4 6
1991 St Kilda 37 23 21 20 290 126 416 94 38 0.9 0.9 12.6 5.5 18.1 4.1 1.7 1
1992 St Kilda 37 0
1993 St Kilda 37 11 8 4 109 46 155 47 15 0.7 0.4 9.9 4.2 14.1 4.3 1.4 0
1994 Carlton 23 1 1 0 3 1 4 2 0 1.0 0.0 3.0 1.0 4.0 2.0 0.0 0
1995 Carlton 23 18 21 15 151 93 244 56 23 1.2 0.8 8.4 5.2 13.6 3.1 1.3 2
1996 Carlton 23 8 3 0 41 31 72 18 10 0.4 0.0 5.1 3.9 9.0 2.3 1.3 1
1997 Carlton 23 10 2 1 91 45 136 32 13 0.2 0.1 9.1 4.5 13.6 3.2 1.3 1
1998 Carlton 23 22 8 5 235 110 345 75 31 0.4 0.2 10.7 5.0 15.7 3.4 1.4 1
1999 Carlton 23 24 5 5 198 102 300 67 23 0.2 0.2 8.3 4.3 12.5 2.8 1.0 0
2000 Carlton 23 24 2 3 200 75 275 73 37 0.1 0.1 8.3 3.1 11.5 3.0 1.5 0
2001 Carlton 23 11 0 3 64 30 94 22 8 0.0 0.3 5.8 2.7 8.5 2.0 0.7 0
Career 234 85 72 2291 1066 3357 763 334 0.4 0.3 9.8 4.6 14.3 3.3 1.4 20

References

  1. ^ Johnson, Len (18 May 1995). "Dean Rice – Beating the pain barrier". The Age. Retrieved 20 January 2011.
  2. ^ Stephen Silvagni's player profile at AFL Tables