Mike Dennis

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  • A two-time All-Southeastern running back (1964-65) at Ole Miss.
  • Led Ole Miss in rushing, receiving and scoring in in 1965 and was voted the team’s MVP and team captain.
  • As a sophomore, he played for an SEC Championship team
  • Led the team in rushing in the 1964 Sugar Bowl.
  • Dennis also made All American All Academic team as a senior and was scholastic first team All-SEC.
  • He played for Hall of Famer John Vaught at Ole Miss
  • Hall of Famer Jack Carlisle coached him at Jackson Murrah High School, where he was an All American, All State, All Big Eight and was nicknamed Iron Mike Dennis.
  • Professionally, he was drafted in the first round by the Buffalo Bills and in the fifth round by the Atlanta Falcons. He eventually signed with the Los Angeles Rams.
  • He was the Rams Rookie of the Year in 1966.
  • Teammates: Jack Pardee, Roman Gabriel, Merlin Olsen, Deacon Jones
  • His professional career was cut short by a serious knee injury.
  • Inducted into the Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.