Ole Miss to honor Mullins with 38 patch in end zone against Memphis
The Ole Miss Rebels will honor the late, great Chucky Mullins with a “38” patch painted in both end zones of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for Saturday night’s game against Memphis.
— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) September 26, 2014
Mullins wore the number 38 during his playing days at Ole Miss before a tragic collision with Vanderbilt fullback Brad Gaines in 1989 paralyzed Mullins from the neck down. He would pass away in 1991 due to complications from the injury.
Each year at the end of spring practice, one Ole Miss player is named the Chucky Mullins Courage Award winner for embodying Mullins’ courageous spirit. That player is then given the opportunity to wear No. 38 for the following fall season. Mullins’ 38 was retired in 2006.
The SEC Network debuted an SEC Storied documentary on Mullins’ injury and his tremendous influence on the Ole Miss community earlier this season.