Dean Rice

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Dean Rice
Personal information
Full name Dean Rice
Nickname(s) "Special Fried" / "Ricey"
Date of birth (1968-03-17) 17 March 1968 (age 49)
Original team(s) Salesian College / Longwood
Draft 19th overall, 1994 Pre-season Draft
Height / weight 180 cm / 92 kg
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,

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 started his career in 1987 at St Kilda after being recruited from Salesian College / 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.


  1. ^ Johnson, Len (18 May 1995). "Dean Rice – Beating the pain barrier". The Age. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 

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