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Biography of Jerry Rice Jerry Rice was born in the town of Crawford Mississippi on October 13 1962 he was the sixth of eight children His parents Joe and Eddie B worked hard to provide for them Jerry and his brothers and sisters worked together to help their dad out in his bricklaying business Jerry learned several things from the way that he grew up He learned the emphasis on hard work and its rewards this sharing of responsibility This led to things that define Jerry Rice V he has a strong work ethic intensity leadership and he is dedicated to his family Jerry was always active and energetic when he was young Jerry loved to run ride horses and play the sports that most kids do with their friends today Jerry rice was shy and rather quite when he was young but he excelled at sports in high school he played basketball track and field and during his last two years of high school football Both Jerry and his older brother Tom were talented players and both were offered football scholarships to college Tom his brother went to Jackson State and the family had great hopes that he would be drafted to a pro team but that didnt work out Jerry attracted the attention of several colleges but he accepted the offer from Mississippi Valley State after being scouted by that teams coach Archie Cooley The Delta Devils the team that jerry played for had a strong passing offence which gave Jerry four years to work on the skills that would take him to the top of the list of NFL receivers He caught 112 receptions for 1845 yards and 28 touchdowns in his senior year By the time he left college he had set 18 NCAA Division II records finishing with a college career total of 4693 receiving yards Although scouts were impressed with his outstanding performance on the
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