Kent Hull Golf Tournament set Sept. 15 at Deerfield

The great Kent Hull, No. 67, for the Buffalo Bills
The great Kent Hull, No. 67, for the Buffalo Bills

The third annual Kent Hull Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Kent Hull Foundation, will be held Sept. 15 at Deerfield Golf Club.

The four-man scramble tournament is a fund-raiser that goes to support the annual Kent Hull Trophy for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and for Blair E. Batson UMMC Candlelighters. Last year, The Hull Foundation donated $14,000 to UMMC Candlelighters.

The late Kent Hull, a Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer, was a four-year football standout at Mississippi State, who became Pro Bowl and Super Bowl standout with the Buffalo Bills.

Said Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly of Hull: “Kent was the heartbeat of the Buffalo Bills. He was the leader of the Buffalo Bills. People talk about Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas and Jim Kelly, but if you were looking for the glue to it all you looked no further than number 67.”

The Kent Hull Trophy honors the most outstanding offensive lineman in Mississippi college football each season. The first three winners have been Gabe Jackson of MSU, Laremy Tunsil of Ole Miss and Fahn Cooper of Ole Miss. All three now play for NFL teams.

Said Terry Godfrey, one of the tournament’s organizers, “Kent was not only a great player but also a great person with a huge heart, who gave so much of his time and money to help others. This tournament’s aim is to sustain Kent’s legacy.”

The tournament will be limited to the first 36 teams for an 11 a.m. shotgun start.

For more information and an entry form, click here.

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