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Edited by Rick Cleveland and Neil White
“If you are a Mississippi football fan — no matter which team you pull for — this book is for you.”
“If you love Mississippi, football, or just good storytelling, this book is for you. A treasure from two of Mississippi’s clarion literary voices.”
–Joe Paul, President, University of Southern Mississippi
“Two of Mississippi’s most respected writers, Rick Cleveland and Neil White, have combined their skills to produce this remarkable collection — and it perfectly depicts the drama, joy, heartbreak, and excitement that generations of Mississippians have felt watching their favorite football teams and gridiron stars.”
–Robert Khayat, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Mississippi
Edited by award-winning sportswriter Rick Cleveland and best-selling author Neil White, The Mississippi Football Book will be the gift book for Mississippians in 2023 and beyond. The publication includes 100+ profiles of players, coaches, and teams. And more than 500 players and coaches are listed in the records section. The book includes:
Top passers in every category | Top rushers in every category | Top receivers in every category
Best special-teams players | NFL Hall of Famers | College Football Hall of Famers
Season leaders in the NFL | Season leaders in the NCAA Season leaders in JUCO
The winningest coaches | The best seasons in history | The worst seasons in history
Movies about Mississippi football | Books about Mississippi football | The most unusual games
Mississippi Football & Pop Culture Not-So-Great Moments | And much more
About the Authors
Rick Cleveland, a native of Hattiesburg and resident of Jackson, has been Mississippi Today’s sports columnist since 2016. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s in journalism, Rick has worked for the Monroe (La.) News Star World, Jackson Daily News, and Clarion Ledger. He was sports editor of Hattiesburg American, and executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. His work as a syndicated columnist and celebrated sportswriter has appeared in numerous magazines, periodicals, and newspapers.
Rick has been recognized 14 times as Mississippi Sportswriter of the Year (his first was in 1973 at age 20; his fourteenth fifty years later in 2023). He is also the recipient of multiple awards and honors for his reporting and writing.
Neil White lives in Oxford where he operates Nautilus Publishing, writes essays, and teaches memoir writing. His New York Times bestselling memoir, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts (Morrow/HarperCollins), garnered critical acclaim. He has written, edited, or published over 50 books, including co-authoring memoirs with football greats Robert Khayat and Larry Csonka.
ISBN: 978-1-949455-39-7 | 240 pages | 8.5” x 11” | Hardcover, Smyth Sewn | 80lb matte enamel stock | 500+ photographs
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1 copy – $45, 2 copies – $80, 3 copies – $105, 4 copies – $140, 5 copies – $175