Sidney Rice's magical hands

Receiver's ability to snag footballs transformed him from small-town hero to rising star

Updated: October 18, 2011, 4:30 PM ET
By Justin Heckert | ESPN The Magazine

It's really weird to stare at someone's hands. To sit there and study how he holds the steering wheel, to consider how his fingers scratch the hair beneath his chin. To try and notice if there's anything misshapen about his fingers, his knuckles, then to try and qualify just how hairy those knuckles actually are. You notice things about a person by watching his hands, like how he waves at somebody from the car, fumbles with the diamond in his earlobe, drops change into a homeless person's ...

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