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50 Persons in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum:

Location:
1152 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Web Site:
Years Active:
1961 to present

Abe Mickal

Real/Birth Name:
Abe Mickal
Nickname(s):
Miracle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Louisiana State University. College Football Hall of Fame 1967. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1985. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Archie Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Archibald Lee Wright
Nickname(s):
The Old Mongoose
The Mongoose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 4 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional champion boxing career. Light Heavyweight World Champion 1952-1959 and 1961. Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. San Diego Hall of Champions 1956. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1996. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1956. Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2018. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6648 Delmar Boulevard.

Bailey Howell

Real/Birth Name:
Bailey E. Howell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 7". Small forward. Teams Mississippi State University, Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1977. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1997. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1981.

Billy Shaw

Real/Birth Name:
William Lewis Shaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard. Teams Georgia Institute of Technology, Buffalo Bills. Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame 1988. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1979. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1996. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1999.

Brett Favre

Real/Birth Name:
Brett Lorenzo Favre
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for teams Southern Mississippi University, Green Bay Packers. He pronounces last name 'FARV'. Supports multiple charities. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2000. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 2015. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016. Bert Bell Award 1995. Bert Bell Award 1996. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1995. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2007. NFL Player of the Year 1995. NFL Player of the Year 1997. NFL Player of the Year 2002. NFL Player of the Year 2007. NFL Player of the Year 2009. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2018. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2015.

Bruiser Kinard

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Manning Kinard
Also Known As:
Frank Manning Kinnard Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams University of Mississippi, Brooklyn Dodgers/Tigers, New York Yankees. Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1986. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1961. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1969. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 1980. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971.

Cary Middlecoff

Real/Birth Name:
Emmett Cary Middlecoff
Also Known As:
Dr. Middlecoff
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

40 Tour wins, three major championships. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1996. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1987. World Golf Hall of Fame 1986. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967.

Charlie Flowers

Real/Birth Name:
Charlie Flowers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Teams University of Mississippi, Los Angeles Chargers, San Diego Chargers, New York Titans. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2010. College Football Hall of Fame 1997. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1985. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1988.

Charlie Ward

Real/Birth Name:
Charlie Ward Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1993, team Florida State University, as quarterback. Pro basketball for team New York Knicks as a point guard. College Football Hall of Fame 2006. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1979. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2009. Maxwell Award 1993. Walter Camp Award 1993. Davey O'Brien Award 1993. Kellen Moore Award 1993. Chic Harley Award 1993. Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award 1993. James E. Sullivan Award 1993.

Cool Papa Bell

Real/Birth Name:
James Thomas Nichols
Also Known As:
James Thomas Bell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center field and pitcher, in Negro league baseball. Not known when he changed his name to Bell. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1974. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1995. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6265 Delmar Boulevard.

D.D. Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Dwight Douglas Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Mississippi State University, Dallas Cowboys. College Football Hall of Fame 2001. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1987. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 1982. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Dave "Boo" Ferriss

Real/Birth Name:
David Meadow Ferriss
Nickname(s):
Boo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 11 days before his 95th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Mississippi State University, Boston Red Sox. Coach, team Delta State University. ABCA Hall of Fame 1988. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 2002. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1964. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Deuce McAllister

Real/Birth Name:
Dulymus Jenod McAllister
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams University of Mississippi, New Orleans Saints. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 2015. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 2012. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 2010. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2014.

Dizzy Dean

Real/Birth Name:
Jay Hanna Dean
Also Known As:
Jerome Hanna Dean
Jerome Herman Dean
Nickname(s):
Dizzy
Diz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Daffy Dean by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Team St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs. His name and date and place of birth are controversial - multiple sources differ. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1990. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010. NSMA Hall of Fame 1976. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6643 Delmar Boulevard.

Doc Blanchard

Real/Birth Name:
Felix Anthony Blanchard
Nickname(s):
Doc
Little Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First junior to win the Heisman Trophy 1945, team United States Military Academy, as fullback. United States Air Force from 1947 until 1971, retired with the rank of Colonel. College Football Hall of Fame 1964. South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1994. Maxwell Award 1945. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1971. James E. Sullivan Award 1945.

Eagle Day

Real/Birth Name:
Herman Sidney Day
Nickname(s):
Eagle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Punter. Teams University of Mississippi, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Washington Redskins, Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2003. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1981. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1988.

Gene Hickerson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gene Hickerson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard, tackle in college. Teams University of Mississippi, Cleveland Browns. Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor 2010. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1979. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1988. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2007. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2008.

George Scott

Real/Birth Name:
George Charles Scott Jr.
Nickname(s):
Boomer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman. Teams Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 2006. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2007. Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor 2014.

Harold Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Leon Jackson
Also Known As:
Harold "Sunny" Jackson
Nickname(s):
Sunny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams Jackson State University, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks. Movie North Dallas Forty. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2017. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1989. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1995.

Hugh Green

Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Donell Green
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins. College Football Hall of Fame 1996. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2009. Maxwell Award 1980. Rotary Lombardi Award 1980. Walter Camp Award 1980. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1980. UPI Lineman of the Year 1980.

Jackie Sherrill

Real/Birth Name:
Jackie Wayne Sherrill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback and linebacker, team University of Alabama. Coach, teams Washington State University, University of Pittsburgh, Texas A&M University, Mississippi State University. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2010. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1981. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2016.

Jackie Slater

Real/Birth Name:
Jackie Ray Slater
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle. Teams Los Angeles Rams, St. Louis Rams. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2013. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2003. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2001. St. Louis Rams Ring of Fame. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1997.

James Harol Lofton

Real/Birth Name:
James Harol Lofton
Also Known As:
Harol Lofton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback and fullback. Teams University of Mississippi. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1999. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1999.

Jennifer Gillom

Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Gillom
Nickname(s):
Grandmama
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Peggie Gillom by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Forward, cemter. Height 6' 3". Teams University of Mississippi, Phoenix Mercury, Los Angeles Sparks. Coach, teams Xavier College Preparatory, Minnesota Lynx, Los Angeles Sparks, Washington Mystics, Connecticut Sun. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2008. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1999. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 2010. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2009.

Joe Fortunato

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Francis Fortunato
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback and linebacker. Teams Virginia Military Institute, Mississippi State University, Chicago Bears. Coach with the Bears. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1978. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 1972. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

John H. Vaught

Real/Birth Name:
John Howard Vaught
Also Known As:
Johnny Vaught
Nickname(s):
Johnny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, team Texas Christian University. Head coach, team University of Mississippi, winning 10 bowls. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1976. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1987. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 1990. College Football Hall of Fame 1979. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1992. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

L.C. Greenwood

Real/Birth Name:
L.C. Henderson Greenwood
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Height 6' 6". Teams Arkansas AM&N, Pittsburgh Steelers. One member of the Steel Curtain. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2015. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1996. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2004.

Lake Speed

Real/Birth Name:
Lake Chambers Speed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former NASCAR driver. 6-time United States Karting champion and World Karting champion 1978. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2010.

Lance Alworth

Real/Birth Name:
Lance Dwight Alworth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys. College Football Hall of Fame 1984. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1988. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1978. San Diego Hall of Champions 1972. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1979. San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame 1977. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2005. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1972. NFL Player of the Year 1967. NFL Player of the Year 1969. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2014. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1988.

Lem Barney

Real/Birth Name:
Lemuel Joseph Barney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 18 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Teams Jackson State University, Detroit Lions. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1986. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1992. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1992. Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame 1983.

Parker Hall

Real/Birth Name:
Linus Parker Hall
Nickname(s):
Bullet
Tunica Tornado
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback / tailback. Teams University of Mississippi, Cleveland Rams, San Francisco 49ers. College Football Hall of Fame 1991. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1970. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1987.

Peggie Gillom

Real/Birth Name:
Peggie Gillom
Also Known As:
Peggie Gillom Granderson
Peggie Gillom-Granderson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Jennifer Gillom by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 0". Teams University of Mississippi, Dallas Diamonds. Coach teams Texas A&M University, Houston Comets, University of Mississippi. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1998. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1996. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 2014. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Olympic Gold Medal 2000.

Ralph Boston

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Harold Boston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first person to break the 27 feet (8.2 m) barrier in the long jump. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1976. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1975. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Ray Guy

Real/Birth Name:
William Ray Guy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Punter. Team Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2008. College Football Hall of Fame 2004. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1994. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2009. National High School Hall of Fame 2004. Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award 2007.

Ray Perkins

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Ray Perkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver, teams University of Alabama, Baltimore Colts. Coach, teams New York Giants, University of Alabama, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arkansas State University. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1998. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2016. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2005.

Riley Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Riley Henry Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Alabama, Washington Redskins. Coached at Washington and Lee University. College Football Hall of Fame 1985. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1984. Mobile Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1978.

Robert Brazile

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lorenzo Brazile Jr.
Nickname(s):
Dr. Doom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Jackson State University, Houston Oilers. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2014. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2007. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1994. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1995. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2018.

Ruthie Bolton

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Ruth Bolton
Also Known As:
Ruthie Bolton-Holifield
Nickname(s):
Mighty Ruthie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams Auburn University, Sacramento Monarchs. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Olympic Gold Medal 2000. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. Sacramento Walk of Stars: A star at L Street; ceremony: 2017.

Steve McNair

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen LaTreal McNair
Nickname(s):
Air McNair
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for teams Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens. Shot to death - ruled a murder followed by suicide of the shooter. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2009. Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame 2008. Walter Payton Award 1994. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2016. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 2006. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2014.

Sue Gunter

Real/Birth Name:
Sue Gunter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Middle Tennessee State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Louisiana State University, United States Olympic Team. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2003. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2005. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2000.

Van Chancellor

Real/Birth Name:
Van Winston Chancellor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached women's basketball. Olympic Gold Medal 2004. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2005. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 2002. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2001.

W.C. Gorden

Real/Birth Name:
William C. Gorden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach at team Jackson State University from 1977 to 1991. College Football Hall of Fame 2008. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1997. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994.

Will Clark

Real/Birth Name:
William Nuschler Clark Jr.
Nickname(s):
Will the Thrill
The Thrill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. Teams San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2008. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 2003. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2006.

Willie Brown

Real/Birth Name:
William Ferdie Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Team Oakland Raiders. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1995. Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1993.

Willie Richardson

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Louis Richardson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams Jackson State University, Baltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012. College Football Hall of Fame 2003. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1979. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1993.

Willye White

Real/Birth Name:
Willye Brown White
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First American track and field athlete to compete in five Olympics. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1981. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1981.
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