Jerry Rice is widely considered one of the greatest to have ever played the game of football.
His legacy as as the NFL’s all-time best wide receiver will forever be cemented by a 20-year career with over 1,500 receptions, close 23,000 reception yards and 200 touchdowns — all NFL all-time records. He has also, at some point, held every single season record for a receiver.
His stats prove the point, but what makes Rice a great study goes beyond the numbers:
1. He was undersized and considered slow by conventional standards.
2. He came from a small college in Itta Bena, Mississippi (Population: 1,946)
3. He came from an even smaller high school in Crawford, Mississippi (Population: 636)