Jerry Rice, Football player
The Crawford native set 18 NCAA Division I-AA records at Mississippi Valley State and holds nearly every major NFL receiving mark. In his 20 pro seasons with San Francisco and Oakland, Rice has caught 1,519 passes for 22,466 yards and 194 touchdowns.
Archie Manning, Football player
The father of NFL quarterbacks Eli and Peyton, Archie was a legend at Ole Miss and finished third in the 1970 Heisman balloting. The quarterback from Drew was picked No. 2 by the New Orleans Saints in the '71 draft. He played 14 pro seasons and was league MVP in '78.
Lance Alworth, Football player
The wide receiver from Brookhaven was the first American Football Leaguer elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. An All-AFL selection in seven of his nine seasons with the San Diego Chargers, he averaged more than 100 yards per game from 1964 to '66.
Margaret Wade, Basketball coach
The former star player from Cleveland, Miss., coached her hometown school and alma mater, Delta State, to three straight national women's titles (1975 to '77) and a 51-game winning streak. Women's college basketball's player of the year award is named for her.
Brett Favre, Football player
The QB from Kiln is the only three-time NFL MVP. He led the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowl XXXI and ranks in the league's alltime top 10 in passing TDs, passing attempts, completions and passing yards. He has started 190 straight games, a record for QBs.