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Southern Miss M-Club to Induct 2014 Sports Hall of Fame Class

Sept. 15, 2014 HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The University of Southern Mississippi M-Club Alumni Association will formally induct its Hall of Fame Class of 2014 on Friday, Sept. 19, at the Southern Oaks House and Gardens (1246 Richburg Road). The social begins at 5:15 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

The M-Club is the University's association of former athletic letter winners and consists of former players, coaches, trainers, managers and cheerleaders.

The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees include Michael Boley (Football 2001-2004), DeQuincy Scott (Football 1997-2000), Jeff Kelly (Football 1998-2001), Sherrod Gideon (Football 1996-1999), Casey Price (Men's Basketball 1971-74), Jarrett Hoffpauir (Baseball 2002-2004), Nedra Hosey (Women's Basketball 1993-1997), Jason Wilson (Track & Field 1998-2000), Ken Fischer (Baseball 1955-1957).

The group will also be recognized at halftime of the Southern Miss football game Saturday against Appalachian State. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

The following are biographical sketches of the M-Club Class of 2014:

DeQuincy Scott (Football, 1997-2000)

A four-year letterman at defensive tackle for the Golden Eagles from 1997 to 2000...An All-Conference USA selection in 2000 and a 2nd team all-league selection in 1999...Named to the All-Conference USA freshman team in 1997 after recording 54 tackles along with five tackles for losses, two quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries...As a sophomore he had 47 tackles, five tackles for losses and 4.5 quarterback sacks...As a junior he had 41 tackles and five tackles for losses...As a senior he had 67 tackles, 12 tackles for losses and five quarterback sacks...Finished his career with 209 tackles, 27 tackles for losses and 11.5 quarterback sacks...A member of two Conference USA championship teams in 1997 and 1999...Played professionally with the San Diego Chargers (2001-2005) and the Tennessee Titans (2006)...Was also a three-year letterman on the Golden Eagle baseball team and helped lead the squad to the NCAA tournament in 1999.

Michael Boley (Football, 2001-2004)

A two-time All-American linebacker for the Golden Eagles who was also the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2004...Selected to the All-Conference USA team in 2002, 2003 and 2004...Was a three-year starter at linebacker for the Golden Eagles and one of the most versatile athletes to play that position...Finished his career with 412 tackles, 55.5 tackles for losses, 27 quarterback sacks, two interceptions, 14 passes deflected, nine forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries...As a sophomore in 2002 he had 142 tackles, 16 tackles for losses and eight sacks while leading the team to a 7-6 record...In 2003, he had a career high 151 tackles along with 22.5 tackles for losses with 11 quarterback sacks and helped the team to a 9-4 record and the Conference USA championship and a berth against Utah in the Liberty Bowl...As a senior, he had 117 tackles with 16 tackles for losses, seven quarterback sacks and an interception and helped the team to a berth against North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl...Selected in the 5th round of the 2005 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons and played with the Falcons and the New York Giants.

Jeff Kelly (Quarterback, 1998-2001)

One of the most talented and productive quarterbacks in school history from 1998-2001...During the 1999 season (his first as a starter), he passed for 2,062 yards while completing 153 of 260 passes and also threw 21 touchdowns while leading the Golden Eagles to the Conference USA championship and a victory over Colorado State in the Liberty Bowl...During the 2000 season, he passed for 2,381 yards while completing 198-of-341 passes and threw for 15 touchdowns while leading the Eagles to a berth in the GMAC Mobile Bowl. His touchdown pass in the final seconds of that contest gave them a 28-21 upset win over TCU...As a senior, he passed for a career high 2,613 yards while completing 214-of-362 passes and threw for 15 touchdowns...In his career he threw for over 200 yards in a game 22 times, including a then school-record 415 yards against Tulane...He finished his career throwing for 7,095 yards with 51 touchdowns...During his career he was one of the top scholar-athletes in the country earning several national awards including being named a Woody Hayes Scholar athlete and an award from the National football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.

Sherrod Gideon (Football, 1996-1999)

A four-year letterman at wide receiver...Finished his career with 193 receptions for 3,214 yards and 23 touchdowns...Owns the career record for most receptions and most yards...Season leader in yards with 1,186...Scored the most receiving touchdowns in a season and career...Named to the Conference USA first-team two times and a second team selection once...Led the team in receptions and yards in back-to-back seasons...In 1997 caught 54 passes for 1,008 yards and followed that in 1998 with 66 passes for 1,186 yards.

Casey Price (Basketball, 1971-1974)

A three-year letterwinner and starter at forward for the Golden Eagles...At just 6-foot-6, he regularly was matched up against much taller opponents, but used his defensive skills and leaping ability to win most of those battles...Played 24 games in 71-72, averaging 9.8 points and 7.8 rebounds...Shot 42.3 percent from the floor and 71.2 percent from the foul line...In 72-73, he averaged a double-double with 11.4 points per game and 10.6...Shot 76.8 percent from the line...During his senior campaign he average 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds...Shot 52.2 percent from the floor to lead the team...Converted 71.2 from the foul line...For his career, he played in 74 games averaging 10.6 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 74.3 percent from the foul line.

Jarrett Hoffpauir (Baseball, 2002-2004)

A talented second baseman and helped lead the Golden Eagles to the 2003 Conference USA regular season and tournament championships along with two appearances in the NCAA tournament...Finished his career with a .348 batting average, along with 57 doubles, five triples and 22 home runs...Also drew 86 walks in his career...As a freshman, he hit .320 with a home run and 32 runs batted in, while helping the Eagles to a 36-22 record....In 2003, he hit .307 with 10 home runs and 53 runs batted in and the Eagles won both the regular season and league tournament title and hosted its lone NCAA regional at Pete Taylor Park...That team had a 47-16 overall record and posted a 23-7 mark in Conference USA ...As a junior, he batted .405 with 11 home runs and 92 runs batted in and the Golden Eagles finished the year with a 45-19 record and a 21-9 mark in C-USA...That team advanced to the NCAA tournament at LSU...Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 6th round of the 2004 Major League Draft...Played parts of two seasons in the major leagues with the Cardinals and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Nedra Hosey (Basketball, 1993-1997)

A four-year letterwinner and starter from 1993 to 1997...Helped lead Southern Miss to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances including a Sweet 16 appearance...Played in 118 games and started 97...Finished with a career-average of 13.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game...Scored 1,616 career points, ranking sixth on the all-time list...Led the team in scoring, assists and steals during her senior campaign...Led the team in assists for three seasons...Earned first team All-Metro Conference as a sophomore...Was named to the Conference USA second team as a senior and honorable mention as a junior...Also named to the C-USA All-Tournament team in 1995-96.

Jason Wilson (Track and Field, 1998-2000)

A three-year letterwinner in track and field...Earned All-America honors in 2000 after finishing eighth in the decathlon at the NCAA National Championship with 7,310 points...Holds the Southern Miss record in the decathlon with 7,521 points...Captured the decathlon title in Conference USA in 1998 and 2000...Held the Conference USA decathlon record until 2013...Also competed in individual events (110-hurdles, pole vault, high jump, discus, javelin)...A point scorer in the high jump, long jump and shot put events at the C-USA Indoor Championship.

Ken Fischer (Baseball, 1955-57)

Ken Fischer was a three-year letterman at shortstop on the baseball team from 1955 to 1957...Grew up just a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago and was aggressively pursued by the Chicago Cubs out of Chicago Latin High School, but decided to come to Southern on a football/baseball scholarship...Injuries sidelined his football career, but he eventually became the starting shortstop for coach Clyde "Heifer" Stuart at Southern in an infield that included three M-Club Hall of Famers with Jim "Peanuts" Davenport at third base, Doug Barfield at second base and Hub Waters at first base...Was known as one of the best fielding shortstops to have played for Southern Miss and a player that was at his best at the plate in clutch situations...Following his career at Southern, he signed a minor league contract with the Cubs and played for two seasons in their minor league system.

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