Kent Hull to Be Added to Ring of Honor

Former Mississippi State center Kent Hull will have his name put on the Ring of Honor at Davis Stadium this fall, the school announced today.

Hull, who died last year at the age of 50, was a first-team freshman All-SEC selection in 1979 and was a key part of the 1980 team that upset No. 1 Alabama. After an accolades-fllled career at MSU, Hull spent three years in the USFL, and then 11 seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He worked with quarterback Jim Kelly in Buffalo’s no-huddle offense, which led to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances. Hull, a Pontotoc native, was named a Pro Bowler three times.

His family will participate in a pregame ceremony on Sept. 8 (Auburn game).

The Ring of Honor started last year, with the first class of honorees including Johnie Cooks, D.D. Lewis, Jackie Parker and former announcer Jack Cristil.

Also announced today were three new inductees into the MSU Sports Hall of Fame: Sammy Ellis (baseball), Wiley Peck (basketball) and Keri McCallum Stratton (softball). Those three will be honored Sept. 22 (South Alabama game).