Jerry Rice honors his late WR coach, Dennis Green: ‘He was almost like my best friend’

Dennis Green in 1998.

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Former NFL and collegiate football coach Dennis Green died late Thursday at the age of 67, due to complications of cardiac arrest. As news spread, players he coached over the years offered to tributes to Green.

Those players include the great Jerry Rice. Just before Green became the Stanford Cardinal head coach and then the Minnesota Vikings head honcho, Green served as the San Francisco 49ers wide receivers coach from 1986-1988 when Rice was breaking into the league.