Hugh McLaurin Pepper

Born: January 18, 1931

Hometown: Vaughan, MS

Year of Induction: 1977


College Career

Southern Mississippi (1952-1953)

• Little All-American halfback (’53)

• Rushed for 100 yards or more in seven different games

• Pitcher for baseball team – led team with records of 6-1 (’53), 10-0 (’54)

• USM Sports Hall of Fame

• USM Team of the Century (’00)


Pro Baseball Career

Pittsburgh Pirates (1954-1957)


Coaching Career

D’Iberville High School (1962-1963)
Oceans Springs High School (1963-1992)


Did You Know?

Great running backs often come in twos… and sometimes threes. Southern’s Hugh McLaurin Pepper and Bucky McElroy each ran for over 100 yards in the same game on five occasions. In two of those games, teammate Tony Rouchon also ran for over 100 yards.