Ole Miss’ Chucky Mullin’s Featured on SEC Network


Tune in to the SEC Network tonight at 7pm as the SEC Storied series features the Chucky Mullin’s story, “It’s Time.”

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(excerpt from The Gainesville Sun – December 29, 1989 – titled “Mullins inspires Ole Miss teammates”)

"Paralyzed University of Mississippi defensive back Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins gave his teammates an inspiring sendoff before the Liberty Bowl.Wearing a red stocking hat and a white Ole Miss jersey bearing his No. 38, Mullins was brought to the lip of the field before the bowl game with Air Force.Members of the Ole Miss defensive team came back to the locker room from the field and greeted Mullins.  He smiled at each of them.  Asked by Coach Billy Brewer if he wanted to say anything to his teammates, Mullins said softly: “It’s time.”That has been the Rebels’ theme in a suprising 7-4 season that at one time saw them in the thick of the Southeastern Conference race.All the players in the packed dressing room erupted with chants of “It’s time!”Mullins’ guardian, Carver Phillips said it was a very emotional moment.  “I saw a tear in Chucky’s eye and I had one myself,” said Phillips, who has been at Mullins’ side nearly every day since the accident.Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry also came into the Ole Miss locker room before the teams went onto the field. “I told him I’m glad he’s here and we’re pulling for him.  I said, ‘God bless you, Chucky.'”Earlier, DeBerry had said meeting Mullins and seeing his courage was the highlight of his trip to the bowl game.  DeBerry and six cadets visited Mullins in the hospital on Christmas Day.Before the game, Air Force’s captains asked the Falcon players for contributions to the Chucky Mullins’ Fund, and they gave $1,035.Since his accident, more that $630,000 has been contributed to the fund that will be used for Mullins’ long term care."

To read more on Chucky’s life and contribution to Ole Miss athletics on the field and off check out the  OleMissSports.com page and don’t miss the program tonight at 7pm on the SECNetwork