Jake Gibbs


College Career

University of Mississippi (1958-1961)

• All-SEC football (’59, ‘60)

• All-SEC baseball (’59, ‘60, ‘61)

• SEC Champions baseball (’59, ‘60)

• All-American, All-South quarterback (’60)

• All-American baseball (’60, ‘61)

• SEC Player of the Year, football, Nashville Banner (’60)

• SEC Back of the Year, Atlanta Touchdown Club (’60)

• FWAA National Champions, SEC Champions, football (’60)

• All-District III, baseball (’60, ‘61)

• Outstanding Player in Sugar Bowl, football (’61)

• 3rd in Heisman Trophy balloting (’60)

• College Football Hall of Fame (’95)

• Ole Miss Team of the Century (’93)

 

Pro Baseball Career

New York Yankees (1965-1971)

• Catching instructor (’93)

Tampa Yankees, Florida State League, manager (1994)

 

Baseball Coaching Career

Ole Miss (1972-1990)

• SEC Western Division champions three times (’72, ‘77, ‘82)

• SEC Overall champions twice (’72, ‘77)

• District III champions (’72)

 

Did You Know?

Jake Gibbs was Mississippi’s first college athlete to earn All-America honors in two different sports, baseball and football.