JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) -
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant proclaims Sept. 30 'Jerry Rice Day', in honor of the NFL Hall of Famer, a native of Crawford.
Rice played 20 seasons in the NFL and is considered to be the greatest wide receiver to ever play professionally and among the greatest ever NFL players.
Rice was drafted in 1985 from Mississippi Valley State University. He played 15 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers with whom he won three Super Bowl titles as well as Rookie of the Year, NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP honors.
The latter part of his career was with the Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.