Janet Rice is Ray's Super inspiration

New Rochelle product's journey to the NFL's pinnacle is inspired by his mother

Updated: January 31, 2013, 9:32 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- On the Wednesday before Super Bowl XLVII, Janet Rice -- mother of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice -- wasn't in New Orleans, basking in her son's glory.

No, she was at Isaac E. Young Middle School in New Rochelle, N.Y., just like any other Wednesday, doing her job as a teacher's aide, working with children with special needs.

If you're wondering why Janet is still working at all, let alone this week, after Ray signed a five-year, ...

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