Mount Rushmore of Mississippi Sports

Let’s be honest. There are countless amazing athletes and coaches who either spent most of their lives in Mississippi or showed their first flashes of greatness here in The Magnolia State, so if Mississippi were to actually have a massive sculpture representing the state’s greatest sports figures, it would need a lot more than just four engravings. Nevertheless, it’s always fun entertaining the question of who would be featured atop the “Mount Rushmore” of Mississippi sports. Scroll through the list below to find out who made it.


Written by J.T. Mitchell

J.T. Mitchell is a multimedia journalist out of Jackson, Mississippi, who worked extensively for both News Mississippi and SuperTalk Mississippi before coming aboard as editor in chief for Our Mississippi Home. He is also the author of Pocket Grammar: 24 Mistakes You'll Never Make Again. J.T. received his education from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he studied both English and philosophy. Contact J.T. at [email protected]

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