Born: July 25, 1934
Died: July 9, 2017
Hometown: Jackson, TN
Year of Induction: 2012
College career at Ole Miss (1953-56):
• Last known three-sport lettermen in Mississippi.
• Started three seasons in football leading Rebels to
a 26-6 record.
• Standout on the 1954 and 1955 teams that
finished 19-3 and won back-to-back SEC championships.
• Captained the 1956 Ole Miss baseball team, led
the SEC in home runs and was named first team
• Lettered in basketball (1955).
• Drafted in the 13th round with the 153rd overall by
the New York Giants in the 1956 NFL draft
Professional career (1957)
• Played in 12 games and recorded two catches for
40 yards with one interception for the Giants.
• Played alongside fellow Hall of Fame inductees
Charlie Conerly and Jimmy Patton.
• Head football coach, Greenville High School
• Head football coach and athletic director, Jackson
High School (1960-1961)
• Head basketball coach, Ole Miss (1962-1968)
• Assistant football coach, Ole Miss (1962-1979)
• Led Greenville High School to a Big Eight
Conference championship in his only year as
head coach (1959)
• Worked on fellow Hall of Fame inductee John
Vaught’s staff, helping the Rebel football team to
two national championships and two SEC titles
. Served Ole Miss in various capacities for 47 years, including athletic director emeritus from 2004 until the time of his induction.
Did You Know?
Eddie once scored four touchdowns in a game against LSU at Baton Rouge, two on pass receptions, one running the ball and another on a pass interception. He credits that performance for earning his first date with his future wife, Shirley, who was an Ole Miss cheerleader at the time.