Mississippi State Trio to be inducted into the Mississippi State Hall Of Fame

By A.J. Giardina – bio | email

Starkville, MS (WLOX) - Prior to the Georgia-Mississippi State game on September 25 Harvey Hull, Richard Williams and Kellie Wilkerson will be recognized.

Hull was an All-American linebacker at Mississippi State from 1973-76.  He earned second-team All American honors in 1976, was All-SEC in 1974, '75 and '76.  The Kosciusko, Mississippi native recorded 454 career tackles which is second-time time at Mississippi State.  He helped Mississippi State beat North Carolina in the 1974 Sun Bowl.

Hull played in the 1976 North-South Shrine Game and the 1977 East-West Shrine Classic.  In 1977 he was a 10th round draft pick by the Houston Oilers.  Hull and his wife Sytrecia reside in Waynesboro, Mississippi.

Richard Williams graduated from Mississippi State in 1967.  For 12 seasons he coached the Bulldogs men's basketball team.  He ranks second all-time in basketball victories, compiling 191 wins from 1986-98.  Williams led the Bulldogs to five postseason tournaments, three trips to the NCAA Tournament and cracked the NCAA Final Four in 1996.

Kellie Wilkerson played on the Mississippi State softball team from 1999-2002 and was a four-year All-American.  The four-year first team All-SEC selection left Starkville with a .429 career batting average and is the NCAA's career leader with 32 saves.  Wilkerson is Mississippi State's career leader in doubles, home runs, total bases, slugging percentage, walks and games played.  She an assistant softball coach at Portland State University.

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