Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Willis Wins the Conerly

(C-L)Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis won the Cellular South Conerly Trophy tonight, capping a senior season in which he led the Southeastern Conference in tackles for the second consecutive year.
The Conerly, chosen by a vote of 60 media members from around the state, honors the top football player from Mississippi’s 10 four-year schools. Willis was presented with the trophy in a ceremony that ended moments ago at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in Jackson.
Willis was a finalist for the award last year and is the fourth Ole Miss player to win it, following Stewart Patridge (1997), Deuce McAllister (’99) and Eli Manning (’01 and ’03).

Note: More Ole Miss players have won the trophy than any other school in the state.