Ready, aim, fire: Sherrill Roast set for Sept. 9
Posted on: August 12,2014
The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame’s Jackie Sherrill Roast, featuring the winning-est coach in Mississippi State football history, will be held Sept. 9 at the MSHOF Museum.
Sherrill, who grew up in Biloxi, played college football at Alabama and also had successful coaching stints at Pittsburgh and Texas A & M, will be roasted by his former players and associates, including Tony Dorsett who played for Sherrill at Pittsburgh.
The 7 p.m. Roast, preceded by a 5:30 p.m. reception, will be a fund-raiser for the MSHOF. Tickets are $100. Sponsorship packages and tables are also available. Hancock Bank is a presenting sponsor.
Sherrill compiled a career college coaching record of 180–120–4, including an 8-6 mark in bowl games. His 1998 Mississippi State Bulldogs won the SEC Western Division title and his 1999 Bulldogs finished 10-2. Under Sherrill, State went to six bowl games; before his arrival the Bulldogs had played in seven bowls in 96 seasons.
As a player, Sherrill helped Bear Bryant’s Crimson Tide win two national championships.
Among the former players and friends who will roast Sherrill:
• Dorsett, who won the Heisman Trophy and went on to a Pro Football Hall of Fame career in the NFL.
• Sleepy Robinson, who led Sherrill’s State teams to their biggest victories as a quarterback who could run or throw and make big plays either way.
• Pork Chop Womack, a first-team All-Southeastern Conference guard and tackle who played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals.
• Matt Wyatt, former Bulldog quarterback, who threw for 2,940 yards under Sherrill and has since become a TV and radio personality who co-hosts the popular Head to Head radio program.
• Straton Karatassos, Mississippi State associate atheltic director/Bulldog Club and former MSU athletic trainer.
• Phil Silva, longtime MSU equipment manager.
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