Ervin “Billy” Brewer

Born: October 8, 1934
Died: May 12, 2018
Birthplace: Columbus, MS
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Year of Induction: 2018

High School:

  • Columbus Lee High – lettered in Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track

College:

Ole Miss

  • Three year starter for Johnny Vaught’s Rebels
  • Played Quarterback, Defensive Back, Punted and held for placekicks
  • Named All SEC Defensive Back
  • Played in College All-Star Game
  • Named to Ole Miss Team of the Century

                                   

Professional: 

1961 Washington Redskins (NFL)

1962 Vancouver Lions (CFL)

Coaching:

1963 – 1969 Head Football Coach at Columbus Lee High

1970- Head Football Coach at Heritage Academy

  • Combined High School record 70-17-2

1972- 1973 Defensive Backs Coach Southeastern Louisiana

1974-1979  Head Football Coach Southeastern Louisiana  38-24-2

1980 -1982 Head Football Coach Louisana Tech University 19-15-1

1983 -1994 Head Football Coach at Ole Miss 67-56-3

Accomplishments:

  • Named to Independence Bowl Hall of Honor
  • Took Ole Miss to 5 Bowl Games in 11 years
  • Three time SEC Coach of the Year