This upcoming June, Jerry Rice will be speaking at the Mid-Valley Sports Awards being held at the Salem Convention Center. The event will be a red carpet celebration of the best in local high school athletics and will award player of the year in 19 OSAA sports as well as male and female athletes of the year and coach of the year. Tickets are still available and are listed at $65.
Jerry Rice is a Crawford, Mississippi native and has said that he believed his hands were developed due to working with his father who was a brick mason. Rice attended Mississippi Valley State University from 1981 to 1984 and earned the nickname, “World,” due to the fact there wasn’t a throw he wouldn’t catch. In his senior season Rice set marks for catches with 112, yards with 1845, and touchdowns with 27. Rice also owns the most catches in a game with 24 and once owned the recently broken career touchdown mark with 50. Rice was drafter number 16 overall by the San Francisco 49ers and the 49ers traded its first two picks to move up and draft Rice. Rice played 15 seasons with the 49ers and tallied up more accomplishments than most teams have. During his time with the 49ers Rice won three Super Bowls and one Super Bowl MVP while also making 12 of his 13 Pro-Bowls. After his illustrious career with San Francisco Rice went on to play for the Oakland Raiders and helped lead them along with Tim Brown to the Super Bowl. Rice played three years with Oakland before playing with the Seattle Seahawks and ultimately finishing his 20 year career with the Denver Broncos. After his retirement Rice still holds numerous career marks for touchdowns, receptions, and receiving yards and was named the greatest player of all time in a ranking naming the top 100 players of all time.
This upcoming June Jerry Rice will be speaking at the Mid-Valley Sports Awards that will be celebrating the top area high school athletes and coaches. The event will be held at the Salem Convention Center and will look to have a wonderful turnout. Rice’s attendance will give the athletes a chance to see what hard work can get you since Rice is considered to be one of if not the most hard working football player to ever grace the field.
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