February 26, 2019 Quote of the day

I was just a small boy from Mississippi, and now little kids are going to identify with me through this game. 

My work ethic came from my parents and my fear of failure. I came from a small, predominantly black school and I didn’t want to let them down.

I think what people might not really know about me is that I’m really a shy individual.

I’ve grown over the years and I know how to adapt to situations, where I can go into a situation where there’s a crowd of people and just take over. But pretty much I’m off to myself. And I’m totally committed to the game of football. That’s why I’ve had so much success.

People would look at me weird. You know, like, ‘Why is this guy’s hands always in his pockets?’ But I was embarrassed by the size of my hands.

Jerry Rice

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