The University of Mississippi
Sports Notable Alumni
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Billy Ray Adams Billy Ray Adams (BSHPE '62)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • First team All-America selection
  • SEC Living Legend
Warner Alford Warner Alford (BBA '60; MA '66)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Football Team Captain of 1960 National Championship squad
  • Ole Miss Athletic Director (1978-94)
  • Executive Director of the Ole Miss Alumni Association (2004-2008)
Calvin Barbour Calvin Barbour (BS '23; LLB '26)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Earned four letters in football (Captain of 1922 team) and five in baseball
  • Was President of Student "M" Club
Doby Bartling Doby Bartling (BSC '36)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • QB for Ole Miss' first ever bowl game (1935 Orange Bowl)
Mahesh Bhupathi Mahesh Bhupathi (BA '95)
  • Former Ole Miss tennis All-American and NCAA doubles champion
  • Currently one of the world's top doubles players
  • Has won 10 Grand Slam doubles or mixed doubles titles
  • Was ranked #1 doubles player in the world in 1998 and 1999
  • Has won at least one title at all four Grand Slam events
Bernard Blackwell Bernard Blackwell (BSHPE '48)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Served as Executive Director of the Mississippi Association of Coaches
  • The Bernard Blackwell Classic, the Mississippi High School Football All-Star Game, is named in his honor
Denver Brackeen Denver Brackeen (BSHPE '55; MED '56)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Led the SEC in scoring in 1955
  • Consensus All-America selection in 1955
  • Played three seasons for the New York Knicks
  • Was Assistant Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard
Johnny Brewer Johnny Brewer ('61)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • First team All-America selection
  • Played 10 years in the NFL (seven with Cleveland, three with New Orleans).
Raymond Brown Raymond Brown (BBA '58; LLB '62)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Played professional football for the Baltimore Colts, 1958-1960
Lindy Callahan Lindy Callahan (BSHPE '53)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Played football and baseball at Ole Miss
  • Compiled an outstanding high school coaching career as his Gulfport teams became nationally renowned for winning streaks and state titles
  • Helped create the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Football Game
Mack Cameron Mack Cameron (JD '74)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Coached Ole Miss Men's Tennis Team (1971-74) and helped raise the money for the first two full tennis scholarships ever offered by Ole Miss
Van Chancellor
              Van Chancellor (MED '74)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Compiled a 439-154 record during 19 years as head basketball coach of the Ole Miss Lady Rebels, leading the team to 14 NCAA Tournament appearances
  • Led United States team to 2004 Olympic Gold Medal
Charlie Conerly Charlie Conerly (BSHPE '48)
  • Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • First team All-America selection
  • Helped lead Rebels to first SEC football championship in 1947
  • Enjoyed All-Pro career during his 14 years with the NFL New York Giants
Bobby Crespino Bobby Crespino (BBA '61)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Played for Cleveland and New York during his eight year career in the NFL
Roland Dale Roland Dale (BSHPE '49; MED '51)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Served as Assistant Football Coach (1960-71) on some of the greatest teams in Rebel history
  • Served as Athletics Director at Southern Mississippi
J.W. (Wobble) Davidson J.W. (Wobble) Davidson (BSHPE 42; MED 52)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • M-Club Scholarship at Ole Miss is named in his honor
  • Served as Assistant Football Coach (1942; 1945-68) on some of the greatest teams in Rebel history
Eagle Day Eagle Day (’56)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame
  • Played in the National Football League and Canadian Football League
  • Most Valuable Player of CFL, 1962
  Tony Dees (’85)
  • Former American hurdling athlete who won a silver medal in the 110M Hurdles at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona

David Dellucci David Dellucci (BS '95)
  • All-America with the Rebels and one of the top players in Ole Miss baseball history
  • Currently playing in the major leagues with Texas
  • Has played nine years in the majors (Baltimore, Arizona, New York Yankees, Texas)
John (Kayo) Dottley John (Kayo) Dottley (BSHPE '50; MED '51)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • First team All-America selection
  • Only player in Ole Miss football history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in two seasons
  • Played three years with the NFL Chicago Bears
Jim Dunaway Jim Dunaway
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • First team All-America selection
  • Enjoyed 10-year NFL career (Buffalo, Miami) and twice made All-Pro
Doug Elmore Doug Elmore
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • First team All-America selection
  • Played with Washington in the NFL and Calgary in the CFL
Charlie Flowers Charlie Flowers (BBA 60; LLB '62)
  • Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • First team All-America selection
  • Played three years in the NFL (San Diego, New York Jets)
Bobby Ray Franklin Bobby Ray Franklin ('62)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame
  • MVP of 1960 Sugar Bowl
  • Enjoyed outstanding coaching career at Northwest (Miss.) Community College
Joe Gibbon Joe Gibbon (BSHPE '57)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Named first team All-America (basketball) in 1957
  • Played 13 seasons in the big leagues for four MLB teams
Jake Gibbs Jake Gibbs (BSHPE '61)
  • Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • First team All-America selection
  • Enjoyed 10-year major league career as a catcher with the New York Yankees
  • Served as head baseball coach at Ole Miss from 1972 to 1990
Kline Gilbert Kline Gilbert (BSHPE '53)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Consensus first team All-America selection
  • Played five years in the NFL with Chicago
Jennifer Gillom Jennifer Gillom (BAR '87)
  • Kodak All-America selection while playing at Ole Miss
  • Second leading scorer (behind her sister, Peggie) in Ole Miss women's history
  • Olympic Gold Medalist in women's basketball
  • Compiled an All-Pro career in the WNBA
  • Women's Sports Complex on campus is named in honor of her and her sister, Peggie
Peggie Gillom Peggie Gillom (BSW '80)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame; One of the greatest women's basketball players in Ole Miss history and all-time leading scorer with 2,486 points
  • Longtime assistant coach of the Lady Rebels
  • Women's Sports Complex on campus is named in honor of her and her sister, Jennifer
Larry Grantham Larry Grantham (BBA '65)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • and Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • Five-time All-Pro during 13-year AFL-NFL career with the New York Jets
Glynn Griffing Glynn Griffing (BBA '65)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • First team All-America selection
  • Played with NFL New York Giants in 1963
Parker Hall Parker Hall (BSC '39)
  • Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • First team All-America selection
  • Played four years with Cleveland Rams of the NFL as he was MVP and Rookie of the Year
  • Was the first professional player to complete over 100 passes in a single season
Ronnie Heard Ronnie Heard (BBA '99)
  • Outstanding Ole Miss defensive back who currently plays in the NFL for Atlanta after five years with San Francisco
Gene Hickerson Gene Hickerson ('58)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • and Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • Enjoyed 15-year NFL career with the Cleveland Browns as he earned All-Pro honors four times and won the NFL Outstanding Blocker Award in 1968
Stan Hindman Stan Hindman (BA '69)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • First team All-America and Academic All-America selection
  • Enjoyed eight year NFL career with San Francisco
John A. (Junie) Hovious John A. (Junie) Hovious (BSC '42)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Served as an assistant football coach (1946-74) on some of John Vaught's greatest teams
Doug Kenna, Jr. Doug Kenna, Jr. ('42)
  • Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Member of 1941 Ole Miss freshman team which was broken up by World War II
  • All-America while playing at Army
Don Kessinger Don Kessinger (BBA '65)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Received All-American honors in 1964 for both basketball and baseball
  • Was a six time All-Star during his 15 year MLB career
  • Served as head baseball coach at Ole Miss from 1991 to 1996
Robert C. Khayat Robert C. Khayat (BAED '61; JD '66)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • Academic All-American
  • Played in NFL for the Washington Redskins, Chancellor of the University of Mississippi
Frank M. (Bruiser) Kinard Frank M. (Bruiser) Kinard (BSC '38)
  • Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • First All-America selection in Ole Miss football history
  • Was a two-time All-America selection
  • Named NFL All-Pro five times during a nine-year pro career
  • Only Ole Miss player named to National Football League Hall of Fame
  • Served as an assistant football coach at Ole Miss (1948-70) on some of John Vaught's greatest teams
  • Served as Ole Miss Director of Athletics (1971-73)
Dr. Ike Knox Dr. Ike Knox (BA 1908; MCERT 1909)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Earned two letters in football and four in baseball, while also playing track and tennis
  • Practiced medicine for more than 50 years and was instrumental in establishing the Ole Miss Medical Alumni Association
A.C. (Butch) Lambert, Sr. A.C. (Butch) Lambert, Sr. (BSHPE '48)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Was an outstanding Southeastern Conference official
  • Field at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson is named in his honor
  • Enjoyed longtime career in the Mississippi Legislature
Jimmy Lear Jimmy Lear (BBA '54)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • First team All-America selection
  • Quarterback of 1952 team which defeated Maryland in what many call the game which put Ole Miss football on the national map
  • Played football, baseball, track, and golf at Ole Miss
Harold (Monk) Lofton Harold (Monk) Lofton (BBA '55)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • All-SEC selection
  • Member of 1952 Ole Miss team which defeated nationally ranked Maryland in what the Associated Press called the "Upset of the Year"
Archie Manning Archie Manning (BPA '71)
  • Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • First team All-America selection
  • Considered one of the greatest college quarterbacks ever
  • Had 14-year career in the NFL and was MVP of the NFL in 1989 with the Saints
Eli Manning Eli Manning (BBA '03)
  • Quarterback for Super Bowl XLII champions New York Giants
  • Most Valuable Player Super Bowl XLII
  • Set 47 Ole Miss records during career with the Rebels
  • Selected No. 1 overall in the 2004 NFL Draft
  • Earned first team All-America honors and won Maxwell Award as the nation's top college player in 2003
Deuce McAllister Deuce McAllister (BSCJ '00)
  • One of the most decorated players in Ole Miss football history
  • Only Ole Miss player to record three seasons with at least 1,000 all-purpose yards
  • Selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by New Orleans
  • Currently having an All-Pro career with the Saints
  • Gave the University of Mississippi $1 Million for the Indoor Practice Facility
  • Created Catch 22 Foundation which works with children in Mississippi and Louisiana
Jimmie McDowell Jimmie McDowell (BAED '49)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • President of the All-American Football Foundation
  • Enjoyed successful sportswriting career before being named Executive Director of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame
  • Suggested the formation of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  Dr. Cary Middlecoff ('41)
  • Member of PGA/World Golf Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • First golf All-America selection at Ole Miss
  • Won 40 tour events between 1947 and 1961
  • Won the 1949 and 1965 U.S. Opens and the 1955 Masters
Crawford Mims Crawford MimsBSHPE '56)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Consensus first team All-America selection
  • Was heavily involved in his Vicksburg community
  John Montgomery (LLB '24)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Was captain of baseball, football, and basketball teams at Ole Miss
  • Graduated from Ole Miss Law School
Jimmy Patton Jimmy Patton ('55)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • Played 12 years in the NFL with the New York Giants and made All-Pro six times
George Barney Poole George Barney Poole (BSHPE '48; MA '49)
  • Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • First team All-America selection at both Ole Miss and Army
  • Member of  "The Pooles of Ole Miss" and shares the honor of having a street on the Ole Miss campus named in their honor
  • Played professional football five years
James E. (Buster) Poole James E. (Buster) Poole (BSC '37)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Named All-Pro three times during six year career
  • Member of  "The Pooles of Ole Miss" and shares the honor of having a street on the Ole Miss campus named in their honor
Ray S. Poole Ray S. Poole (BSHPE '47; MA '50)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Member of  "The Pooles of Ole Miss" and shares the honor of having a street on the Ole Miss campus named in their honor
  • Played six years in the NFL with the New York Giants and also two years in the CFL
Justin Reed Justin Reed (BA '04)
  • Fourth leading scorer in Ole Miss basketball history
  • First Rebel basketball player to earn All-SEC honors all four years
  • 40th overall selection in 2004 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics
  • Currently playing with Minnesota
Bill (Greaser) Sam Bill (Greaser) Sam (BSC '42)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Killed in action on Saipan during World War II
  • Played football, basketball and track at Ole Miss
  • Was President of Student Body
C.M. (Tad) Smith C.M. (Tad) Smith (BSC '30)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Played football, baseball, and basketball at Ole Miss
  • Served as Ole Miss Athletics Director for 24 years
  • The University's coliseum is named in his honor
Ralph (Catfish) Smith Ralph (Catfish) Smith (BSHPE '62)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Had eight year career in the NFL; All-SEC selection
  Savanté Stringfellow (’01)
  • World champion long jumper selected for the 2000 United States Olympic Team

Tom Swayze Tom Swayze (BA '33)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Won four SEC titles as baseball coach (1951-71) and made three trips to the College World Series
  • Considered the first football recruiting coordinator in the South as he served on John Vaught's staff from 1947 to 1971
Marvin Terrell Marvin Terrell ('62)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • First team All-America selection
  • Played four years in the AFL
Thad (Pie) Vann Thad (Pie) Vann (BSC '29)
  • Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Captain of the 1928 Ole Miss football team and also played baseball
  • Served 20 years as head football coach at Southern Mississippi
John H. Vaught John H. Vaught
  • Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • Served as head football coach at Ole Miss for 25 years as the Rebels won six SEC titles and a share of three national championships while winning a school record 190 games
  • The football stadium at Ole Miss is named in his honor along with Judge William Hemingway
Todd Wade Todd Wade (BA '00)
  • Second team All-America and first team All-SEC selection senior year
  • Four year letterman and three year starter
  • Second round pick of Miami in 2000 NFL Draft
  • Played four years with Dolpins and the last two with Houston
  • Made All-Rookie team in 2000
Gerald H. (Gee) Walker Gerald H. (Gee) Walker ('30)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Enjoyed 15-year career in the major leagues
  • Considered one of the greatest players in Detroit Tigers history
  • Played both football and baseball at Ole Miss
Wesley Walls Wesley Walls (BE '91)
  • First team All-America tight end who was a two-way player his senior season
  • Received National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award
  • Enjoyed 15-year career in the NFL as he earned All-Pro or Pro Bowl honors five times
Nate Wayne Nate Wayne (BPA '98)
  • Outstanding linebacker with the Rebels who has enjoyed an eight year NFL career, playing for Denver, Green Bay, Philadelphia and Detroit
J.L. (Skeeter) Webb J.L. (Skeeter) Webb (BA '48)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Played both football and baseball at Ole Miss
  • Played 12 years in the major leagues during a 21-year professional career
Hunter G. (Doc) Weddington Hunter G. (Doc) Weddington (BA '39)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Was outstanding golfer at Ole Miss and later won the Mississippi State Amateur Championships three times

Ben Williams

Ben Williams (BBA '76)
  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • First team All-America selection
  • Joined James Reed as the first African-American football players at Ole Miss
  • Enjoyed 10-year NFL career with Buffalo
   

 


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