Chucky Mullins will be the most recognized name, but the M Club Hall of Fame 2014 class, announced today by Ole Miss, has a real Northeast Mississippi feel about it with two of the six members being former area high school athletes.
Armintie Price, now Armintie Price-Herrington, starred in basketball and track at Myrtle before an All-America basketball career at Ole Miss and now a WNBA career.
Price was a two-time SEC Defensive Player of the Year and led Ole Miss to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight as a senior in 2007.
Burney Hutchinson starred in baseball at Tupelo High School before moving on to Ole Miss.
Hutchinson was a four-year letterman, a two-time All-SEC outfielder and in 2001 became the first All-American of the Mike Bianco Era.
In addition to Mullins, other inductees Julie Link-Clark (1983-86) for volleyball, Chip Sullivan (1984-86) for golf, Ken Lucas (1997-2000) for football.
The M Club will also recognize Larry Johnson (football, 1961-63) as the Lotterhos Service Award recipient.
Mullins played football in 1989 when he sustained a paralyzing spinal injury. He died from complications in May of 1991. His struggle has remained a source of inspiration for Ole Miss athletics.
The class will be honored the weekend of Sept. 26-27 when Coliseum Drive will be renamed “Chucky Mullins Drive.”