What is the Chucky Mullins Award?

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.

What happened to Chucky Mullins Ole Miss?

Mullins had passed out suddenly and was unresponsive. Five days later, on May 6, 1991, Mullins died from a pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot. But even after his death, the lessons Mullins taught remained applicable. There is a universality to his story and his spirit.

Who was Chucky Mullins?

Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins (July 8, 1969 – May 6, 1991) was an American football player at Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) best known for the devastating football injury that left him a quadriplegic.

Is Chucky Mullins number retired?

Eli Manning on Saturday will be just the third player in Ole Miss’ history to have his number retired, joining his father Archie Manning (18) and Chucky Mullins (38).

Is Chucky Mullins alive?

May 6, 1991Chucky Mullins / Date of death

Who is number 38 retired at Ole Miss?

Chucky Mullins
On Saturday, Eli Manning will become only the third Rebels player to have his jersey number retired, joining his father, Archie (18), and Chucky Mullins (38).

Where is Chucky Mullins buried?

Luketown Cemetery, Russellville, ALChucky Mullins / Place of burial

Why is Ole Miss end zone say Manning?

Ole Miss paints end zones in honor of Eli Manning ahead of jersey retirement – Sports Illustrated.

What happened Brad Gaines?

A part of Brad Gaines, a Vanderbilt football player, also started to die on Oct. 29, 1989, the day Mullins tackled him from behind. Mullins, playing for Ole Miss, was left paralyzed from the neck down. He never walked again and died less than two years later.

How old is Chucky Mullins?

21 years (1969–1991)Chucky Mullins / Age at death

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