Donte Moncrief came to Ole Miss during a time of loss and turmoil under the Nutt regime. He stuck with the team when Nutt was fired and Freeze was hired, and it paid off for the wide receiver.
Now with the Indianapolis Colts, Moncrief is one of the up and coming receivers in the NFL. While at Ole Miss, Moncrief led the team to a BBVA Compass Bowl and Music City Bowl victories.
Every one knows the “Feed Moncrief” craze that took over Oxford while Donte was playing. It was one of the funnest times to be an Ole Miss fan.
One of the fondest moments that I personally have of Moncrief was when he burned Jonathan Banks for 173 yards and 3 touchdowns in the 2012 Egg Bowl, the game that made the Rebels bowl eligible for the first time under Freeze.
The week before that game, Moncrief had 161 yards and 2 touchdowns against LSU in the Magnolia Bowl.
He didn’t break many Rebel records while at Ole Miss, probably due to leaving the school after his junior season, and the fact he played in the early days of the Freeze offense.
Despite all of that, Moncrief has the 4th most receiving yards in Ole Miss history with 2,371 yards.
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