A handful of lucky Lyft riders got a huge surprise in the Bay Area recently.
The rideshare service used hidden cameras to capture reactions when Hall of Famer and 49ers legend Jerry Rice went undercover as a driver.
Introducing himself as simply J, Rice didn't let on to his riders who he was, but he still managed to charm them before revealing his true identity.
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In an interview Wednesday with NBC Bay Area, the "greatest wide receiver of all time" said: "I was just curious to see if a hat and pair of shades and people wouldn’t recognize me."
He recounted one ride with a customer, where he joked around and pretended he was simply an actor.
"I think one guy – he was in the car with me he – said something about his favorite team is the San Francisco 49ers," Rice said, "and I looked at him and said,' You know, I really don't even like football.' "