Steve McNair received one of the biggest funerals in recent Mississippi history Saturday.
The hearse backed up next to the floor of Reed Green Coliseum here on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi to deliver McNair's silvery-gray casket. McNair's wife, Mechelle, and his mother, Lucille, were escorted in by police.
Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre sat a few rows behind the McNair family. Titans coach Jeff Fisher and quarterback Vince Young, Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis and Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler also attended.
Nearly 5,000 in all turned out to say goodbye to McNair.
McNair was shot and killed on the Fourth of July by Sahel Kazemi, a 20-year-old girlfriend who then shot herself in the head.