Jack Nix

Born: November 8, 1917

Died: December 29, 1990

Hometown: Pachuta, MS

Year of Induction: 1988


College Career

Mississippi State (1936-1939)

• Lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and boxing

• Holds school record for most interceptions in one game with 4 against Arkansas (’39)

• Holds school record for most net yards gained in one game and longest pass intereption with 97 against Ole Miss (’38)

• Scored 2 touchdowns in the Blue-Gray game (’39)

• College All-Star Game (’39)

• Third Team All-SEC (’39)


Pro Football Career

Cleveland Rams (1940)
Patterson Panthers (1941)


Coaching Career

Starkville High School (1946-1966)

• Little Ten Champions 5 times

• State Champions 2 times

• Record 134-43-7


Did You Know?

Nix’s nickname was “Phantom” because he ran so fast that if an opponent blinked, Nix disappeared.

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