As a sophomore in high school, Rice cut class and things were going fine until the principal spotted him and called his name. Upon hearing that, Rice booked it. When Rice was finally caught, the principal grabbed him by the collar of his red jacket and told him, "'The football coach could use someone with your speed.' It was either football or punishment, so that was that.'' Sidebar: That principal probably runs the "Jerry Rice would've never played football if it wasn't for me" line ALL THE TIME.