Friday, December 2, 2022

Chucky Mullins Courage Award Tickets Available

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

The Chucky Mullins monument at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. file photo

Ole Miss fans can now get their tickets for the 30th Annual Chucky Mullins Courage Award Ceremony Saturday, April 6 at the Manning Center Grill 1810. The award is presented by the M-Club.

The lunch will take place at 11:30 a.m. and features former award winner Johnny Dixon. Dixon, who won the award in 1993, was a four-year letter winner and two-time first-team All-SEC safety for the Rebels from 1990-93 before he enjoyed a five-year professional football career.

He finished his Rebel career with 277 career tackles, four fumble recoveries and six interceptions. Following his senior season, his six interceptions ranked 25th in Ole Miss history. Dixon, who also served as a senior captain for the Rebels, played in the 1994 Senior Bowl and was credited with eight tackles and one caused fumble. 

The ceremony will include the unveiling of this year’s recipient of the Chucky Mullins Courage Award, which goes to an upperclassman defensive player at Ole Miss who will have the honor of wearing Mullins’ No. 38 on the field during the 2019 football season.

The award, sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, honors the late Chucky Mullins, who had his Ole Miss career come to an end during the 1989 homecoming game against Vanderbilt when he was paralyzed after making a tackle. After returning to his studies at Ole Miss, Mullins passed away May 6, 1991. 

Past recipients of the Chucky Mullins Courage Award include Chris Mitchell (1990), Jeff Carter (1991), Trea Southerland (1992), Johnny Dixon (1993), Alundis Brice (1994), Michael Lowery (1995), Derek Jones (1996), Nate Wayne (1997), Gary Thigpen (1998), Ronnie Heard (1999), Anthony Magee (2000), Kevin Thomas (2001), Lanier Goethie (2002), Jamil Northcutt (2003), Eric Oliver (2004), Kelvin Robinson (2005), Patrick Willis (2006), Jeremy Garrett (2007), Jamarca Sanford (2008), Marcus Tillman (2009), Kentrell Lockett (2010), Deterrian Shackelford (2011 and 2014), Jason Jones (2012), Mike Marry (2013), Mike Hilton (2015), John Youngblood (2016), Marquis Haynes (2017) and C.J. Moore (2018).

That afternoon the football team will take to the gridiron for the annual Grove Bowl game set for 3 p.m. on SEC Network.