Over the span of 125 years Ole Miss football has seen some great players and we have lost some great players who are no longer with us.
Over the years Ole Miss football fans have been blessed to some great wins and have also suffered losses. There have indeed been some games which will never be forgotten and those special wins and special seasons were marked in our memories for eternity. While those wins and seasons were special they were made great by special players, many of whom are now gone.
Last month Rebel Nation was shocked to learn of the tragic and sudden passing of former Ole Miss Rebels quarterback Jevan Snead. While the nature of his death is a somewhat controversial and touchy subject it is still very saddening to lose a part of the Ole Miss family at the young age of just 32 years old. OHT wants to take a look at his Ole Miss career and his achievements on the field.
A Look At Jevan
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After the 2006 college football season Jevan Snead transferred from the University of Texas to Ole Miss. The Stephensville, Texas native sat out the 2007 season per NCAA transfer rules but became the Rebels starting quarterback in 2008 under then head coach Houston Nutt.
In the 2008 Ole Miss football season Snead helped lead the Rebels to an 8-4 record and a 47-34 win over No.7 ranked Texas Tech in the 2009 Cotton Bowl Classic. In the game Snead went 18 of 29 for 292 yards with 3 TDs and 1 INT. Snead finished the 2008 season with 2,470 yards, 23 Touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Having already earned his degree Snead chose to declare for the upcoming NFL Draft thus missing his senior season. In just two seasons Jevan Snead threw for 5.394 yards and 46 TDs and both marks each total rank among the Top10 all-time for any Ole Miss quarterback in school history.
Jevan Snead certainly left his mark on the field, the record book and among Ole Miss football, the Rebels fans and coaches. Former Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt remarked, “I loved Jevan, he had a great work ethic, great attitude and would do anything for his teammates. He was such a tough guy and had some of his best moments in the biggest games. We had two great years together.”
Without a doubt Jevan Snead was one of the best QBs in Ole Miss history and will be missed among Ole Miss football fans. OHT sends condolences to Jevan’s family, friends and former teammates. We will miss you Jevan.