Friday, July 25, 2014

Louisville Native Joins an Elite List of Athletes in Ms. Sports Hall of Fame

Louisville native Doug Cunningham will be inducted into the
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Ms. Sports Hall of Fame
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony tonight at 7:00 pm. The former Louisville Wildcat, Ole Miss Rebel and San Fransisco 49er will join a list of acomplished inductees that includes: Ruthie Bolton (basketball), Duece McAllister & Steve McNair (football), Richard Williams (coaching) and Calvin Smith (track & field).

Cunningham, a running back and kick returner at Ole Miss, played in the NFL for eight years, most of that time with the San Francisco 49ers before finishing his career with the Washington Redskins. Drafted in the 6th round in 1967, Cunningham played in the NFL with players such as Steve Spurrier, John Brodie and Gene Washington.

The Class of 2014 will be inducted at a banquet at the Jackson Hilton July 25, 2014, followed by more BancorpSouth Induction Weekend activities on July 26 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Museum.