Ole Miss plans to honor Chucky Mullins with uniform selection for Vanderbilt game
Chucky Mullins may be gone but he has never been forgotten in Oxford.
The latest example of that comes with the school’s decision to honor the former Rebel defender with the team’s uniform selection for Saturday’s home game against Vanderbilt.
This season is the 30th anniversary of Mullins’ injury sustained while playing for Ole Miss during the 1989 Vanderbilt game. Mullins injured his spine and was paralyzed during the contest. After resuming his studies in Oxford, Mullins tragically passed two years later in 1991.
Each year, Ole Miss honors one player with the Chucky Mullins Courage Award and allows that player to wear the No. 38 jersey. This season, that honor went to Austrian Robinson.
On Thursday, Ole Miss announced the special throwback jerseys for Saturday’s game:
“To honor Chucky and the significance of this game 30 years ago, the Rebels will take Hollingsworth Field in the same uniform as that day.”
Here is a picture of the uniform Ole Miss plans to wear for the game: