Tag: Charlie Conerly

Fans can help determine 2015 C Spire Conerly winner

Posted on: November 24,2015

With several Mississippi college football teams playing meaningful football games in late November, fan interest is predictably high. And, for the third time, Mississippi college football fans can help choose the C Spire Conerly Trophy winner. Fan voting, conducted by C Spire, will account for a weighted 10 percent of the voting. A panel of […]

The late Frank Gifford supported your MSHoF

Posted on: August 11,2015

Frank Gifford, the All-Pro running back, was before my time. I don’t remember much, at all, about Gifford, No. 16 of the New York Giants. I well remember Gifford, the play-by-play man for Monday night football, more for his peace-keeping between Howard Cosell and Dandy Don Meredith than for his professionally concise accounts of the […]

Remembering the great Charlie Conerly

Posted on: November 27,2012

(This column from was written in February of 1996 from Charlie Conerly’s funeral.) CLARKSDALE — It was a traditional, southern funeral, replete with prayers, readings from the Scriptures, Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art and The Old Rugged Cross. Sale T. Lilly Jr., the pastor at First United Methodist Church, remembered Charlie Conerly so accurately […]