Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Kent Hull will be honored Saturday, becoming the fifth person in Mississippi State history to have his name permanently added to Davis Wade Stadium.
Hull, who died last year at the age of 50, will join Jack Cristil, Jackie Parker, D.D. Lewis and his former teammate Johnie Cooks. Members of Hull’s family will take part in the ceremony on the field during State’s (11 a.m.) game with Auburn.
A Greenwood native, Hull was a four-year starter at center for the Bulldogs before going on to an 11-year NFL career, including participation in four Super Bowls.
Kent’s father, Charlie, played three years (1958-60) for some of State’s greatest basketball teams.