Ever since Ole Miss football kicked off in 1890, the University's football legacy has earned a
championship legacy in both collegiate and professional circles.
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Ole Miss Football Facts and History
  • The first season of Ole Miss football was 1890 when Dr. A.L. Bondurant
    washing of Southwest Baptist University.
  • Since the inception of the program, Ole Miss has failed to field a football
    team.  A severe outbreak of Yellow Fever cancelled the school's 1897
    season.  The 1943 season was grounded due to World War II.
  • The University of Mississippi's school colors are cardinal red and navy
    blue.  The colors were selected to mirror the colors fashioned by Harvard
    and Yale.
  • The school's fight song is "Forward rebels"
  • The favorite cheer for Ole Miss fans is Hotty Toddy which starts off with a
    resounding "Are you ready?"
  • Ole Miss claims three football national championships.  All three came
    under the direction of legendary Head Coach Johnny Vaught.  The
    national title seasons include 1959, 1960 and 1962.  
  • Did you know?  Ole Miss became the first college football team to fly to a
    game.  The historical moment took place when the team flew from
    Memphis to Philadelphia in 1937.  The 1948 Ole Miss vs. Memphis
    game was also the first college game to be aired on TV.
  • Eli Manning holds the distinction of being the first University of
    Mississippi alum to be the first player selected in the NFL Draft (2004)
    and is also the first Reb to earn Super Bowl MVP honors (SB 42) for his
    performance against the New England Patroits.
Retired Ole Miss Rebels Footall Jersey
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Number
Honored Player
18
Archie Manning The elder Manning had a sensational
career at Ole Miss while throwing for 4,753 yards and 56 TD's
during his three seasons (1968-70).  Archie also rushed for 823
yards.  Manning was All-SEC in 1969 and 1970 and he finished
fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting after his junior year and third
after his senior season.  Manning was the second overall
selection in the 1971 NFL Draft and played most of his pro
career with the New Orleans Saints.
38
Chucky Mullins: This Rebel hero was paralyzed in an
October 28, 1989 game against Vanderbilt.  Despite the horrific
injury, Mullins returned to school to pursue his degree the
following year.  However complications from his injury caused
Mullins to die in 1991.  Each season, the Ole Miss winner of the
"Chucky Mullins Memorial Courage Award" wears a patch in his
honor.
Tailgating in the Grove
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One of college football's top spots is "The Grove" which is located at
the center of the University of Mississippi's campus.  The long
established tradition of tailgating in the shade provided by a collection
of magnolia, oak and elm trees grew strong in the 1950s.
 
College Mascots
That Have Been
Fired
The Beloved Colonel Reb is not
the only FBS mascot to be
shown the door.
Super Bowl MVP's
Former Ole Miss QB Eli Manning has now
earned two Super Bowl MVP performances
with the NY Giants.  He trails only one
former NFL star in that category.
Eli Manning Super
Bowl 46 Champions
Bobble Head
Eli Manning Super Bowl 46 Bobble Head
The Walk of Champions
This is one of the proud traditions that takes place on
Football Saturdays in Oxford
Ole Miss Heisman Finalist

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