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Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Six in 2009

2009 Mississippi Hall of Fame inductee Tyrone Keys, No. 98, in action with the Chicago Bears.

2009 Mississippi Hall of Fame inductee Tyrone Keys, No. 98, in action with the Chicago Bears. Photo by Courtesy Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

The Mississippi Sport Hall of Fame is inducting six new members at a banquet to be held at the end of the month. Among the honorees are two former football coaches, a PGA director, two football players and a basketball player. The six inductees, according to the Associated Press and the Hall of Fame are:

Jeff Bower and Jim Carmody], both former University of Southern Mississippi football coaches.

Robert Morgan retired after 38 years in 2006 as the longest serving director of a PGA tournament in America.

Tyrone Keys was an All-SEC player at Mississippi State and a member of the 1985 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears.

Hugh Green, a defensive star with the Pittsburgh Steelers, was a 4-time All-American at Pitt and was the 1980 Heisman Trophy runner-up.

John Stroud was the most successful coach in Millsaps history and the all-time scoring leader in Ole Miss men's basketball history.

The banquet is scheduled for July 31 at the Hilton Convention Center in Jackson. Weekend activities conclude Aug. 1 with a Drawdown of Champions. For information, go to the Mississippi Hall of Fame and Museum Web site or call 1-800-280-FAME (3263).

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