Did you know that former All Pro and arguably the “best receiver of all time”, Jerry Rice is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.?
Rice attended Mississippi Valley State University from 1981 to 1984 where he became a standout receiver and acquired the nickname “World”, because there wasn’t a ball in the world he couldn’t catch. While he was killing it on the gridiron, he also pledged Phi Beta Sigma. We have found pictures of him from his undergrad Sigma days as well as an interview where he opens up about being a young Sigma.
In 2010, Rice sat down for an interview about the NFL, the Hall of Fame and his fraternity.
During the interview, Jerry is asked to talk about his undergrad greek days by the interviewer who is an Alpha.
“As an Ice Cold brother of Alpha Phi Alpha but I gotta mess with you man,” the interviewer states. “It’s all right man, we used to go after each other,” Jerry replied. “Its funny because those collegiate days, man, you never forget about that. You know, the people that you meet.”
Skip to the 3:12 mark in the video below to listen to the audio from the interview and make sure to check out our gallery below of photos of Jerry repping Phi Beta Sigma as an undergrad.
Click on the arrows below to see pictures of Rice as a young Sigma at Mississippi Valley State.
Photo Cred: BluePhi.net
AKAs21 hours ago
22 Chicago Judges Who Are Members of Black Fraternities and Sororities Came Together For This Powerful Photoshoot
History1 week ago
D9 LOVE! Here’s a List of Prominent Black Fraternity and Sorority Couples from the Early 1900s
Alphas1 week ago
This Historic Family’s Home Served as an Early East Coast Haven for Black Fraternities and Sororities in the 1920s
AKAs12 hours ago
Black Greekdom Mourns The Passing of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 21st International President, Faye Beverly Bryant
Alphas3 days ago
Watch How The Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Won First Place at The Steel City Step Show
Back In The Day4 days ago
These Coppin State University Students Remade This Cafeteria Photo From The 1970s
Colleges19 hours ago
USC Just Announced Free Tuition for Students from Families Making Under $80,000
Career2 days ago
Pensole Just Launched a Program to Help HBCU Students an Students of Color Get Their Feet in The Door of The Footwear and Apparel Industry