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Rice receives special honor at high school

November 15, 2013


CRAWFORD – Jerry Rice is one of the most known athletes around the globe.
The wide receiver's career started in the meek Mississippi town of Crawford and ended on the biggest stage – the National Football League.
On Thursday, he returned to his hometown and his alma mater in what called "going full circle."
The NFL Hall of famer was honored at East Oktibbeha County High School with a plaque as a "Hometown Hall of Famer" presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate.
"This is where I started, (and) this is where I started working so hard on my craft," Rice said. "I was very fortunate to go on and have a great career in the NFL. Now to have this closure, I feel like it's ideal."

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