Mississippi: Jerry Rice
Players like Brett Favre and Walter Payton aren’t used to be runners up, but all Mississippi natives must bow down before Jerry Rice. From his humble beginnings in Crawford to his days at Mississippi Valley State, Rice may be the most accomplished person to ever come out of the Magnolia State.
Equally important is the fact that Rice is the greatest wide receiver in NFL history and arguably the greatest player ever. His list of accolades is almost endless, and the same can be said of the NFL records he owns, including most receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.
Runners Up: Brett Favre, Walter Payton, Aldon Smith