KD Hill Receives 2022 Chucky Mullins Courage Award

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by University of Mississippi, Our Mississippi Home

senior defensive tackle KD Hill has been named the winner of the 2022 Chucky Mullins Courage Award, as announced by Lane Kiffin on Wednesday.

A native of Eufaula, Alabama, Hill becomes the 32nd recipient in the 33-year history of the award. Hill will wear Mullins’ No. 38 number throughout the 2022 season.

The award, sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, honors the late Chucky Mullins, who had his Ole Miss career come to an end during the 1989 Homecoming game against Vanderbilt when he was paralyzed after making a tackle. After returning to his studies at Ole Miss, Mullins passed away May 6, 1991.

“It’s an honor and privilege to be able to wear the No. 38,” Hill said. “I will play my hardest with this jersey on and I’ll represent it well, on and off the field.

This article first appeared on Our Mississippi Home.

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