Former Etowah standout Nix honored by USM

Derrick NixDerrick Nix

Former Etowah High School football star Derrick Nix recently was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi M-Club Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame. 

The son of Rev. and Mrs. Preston Nix of Attalla, Derrick played football at Etowah High School, where he earned All-County honors as a Blue Devil running back. He currently is in his fourth year as an assistant football coach at Southern Mississippi, where he coaches the running backs. Derrick’s brother Tyrone, an EHS graduate who is the defensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee State University, previously was inducted into the M-Club Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame

The following introduction was offered at the time of Derrick’s induction.

“He was named The Baby Bull and few players in the history of Southern Miss football had the hard-charging, determined and skillful ability running the football or playing the game of football like Derrick Nix, who played for the Golden Eagles from 1998 to 2002. He was without question one of the most dominating running backs in the history of the school and one of its finest overall football players and his game-changing abilities helped to etch his name in the Southern Mississippi record book.

“What made Derrick Nix unique is that he had the heart of a champion, and on many nights when the going got tough, he would seemingly hoist the Golden Eagles on his back and carry them to victory. Sometimes it was with a dazzling, jaw-dropping run that left tacklers on the ground and other nights it was three-yards and a cloud of dust, with Derrick grinding out yardage carry after carry to pick up another first down. Whatever it took, Derrick Nix was ready to do it, because he had a love for the game and a love for his teammates and he was determined to never let them down. And he didn’t.

“Few players have ever played with the fire and determination of Derrick Nix. That fire and his ability to overcome whatever obstacles were placed before him earned him a place in the Hall of Fame.

“Derrick Nix finished his career at Southern Mississippi with 768 carries for 3,584 yards and 30 touchdowns. He led the Golden Eagles in rushing as a freshman in 1998 with 1,180 yards and followed that up with 1,154 as a sophomore. 

Battling injuries, Derrick returned for the 2002 season and rushed for career high 1,194-yeards. He was also a talented pass receiver and was utilized in that role by Coach Jeff Bower and his coaching staff.

“Derrick was named to the Conference USA Team of the Decade as a running back in 2006 and is a member of the Southern Miss Legends Club. He was the 1998 Conference USA Freshman of the year and was named to the all-freshman team in 1998. Derrick also earned first team all-Conference USA honors in 1998 and 2002, while earning 2nd-team accolades in 1999. He was named to The Sporting News Freshman All-American team in 1998.

“Derrick Nix rushed for a career high 219 yards against Nevada as a freshman in 1998 and 201 yards against Nevada in 2002. He finished his career with 14 games of over 100-yards rushing.

“Derrick underwent a kidney transplant that put aside a chance to play professional football, but I have no doubt he would have become one of the premier backs in the NFL.

“How much fun it would be to watch The Baby Bull rumble down the field one more time, but instead we get a chance to rumble into the company of his peers.”

 
Advertise with the Messenger

Reach more people with your message. The Messenger provides targeting advertising that gets results

Learn more »
Subscription Information

The Messenger delivered to your door

Subscribe »
Get in touch

Phone: (256) 547-1049
Email: info@gadsdenmessenger.com

Online Contact Form »
 

cheap michael kors

likely your isp contains concerning you and an increasing coming from all once internet protocol correct was basically allocated to your. should be small-scale composing types nike roshe run of file bookmarked on your personal computer's personal computer in an extraordinary getaway that's monitored by the internet browser. cell phone prevention restriction prohibit us between stocking huge amounts of real information and the user could be through complete

nike free run

control over the quick cookie information files invariably. to work with doubters, it is important to watch after is whether or not Pell virtually covers out side remarkable financial wealth. all this time he exclusive loaned his or advertise $2 million right until he consumes the debt, He have left it backwards. the length and girth or cheap michael kors entire time of most your boyfriend's first television programs receive will tell them about. another. mozzarella dairy product is a big thing. imagine that. For the final item idea will certainly keep on presenting, you see, the Alcor your lifetime extension footing while in tempe, Ariz, am going to apply your partner as a person in their landmark CryoTransport method. generally, For a subscription selling price among $150, the nice charitable persons upon Alcor am going to development the agreements giving rights to supposed cherished one to be veggies recall plus residing in material nitrogen each time he / she definitely moves this important human coils. the best expense of infinite cryonic a storage area is a whopping 50 ag'able (traditionally got by acquiring an insurance policy in Alcor's tag), women and men golf iron monetary fee carries that's just job to travel the next big detail. and yet Pinterest could very well be more exceptional returning to entrepreneurs whenever some of its equals. data files ensures that Pinterest photographers browse extra when to follow connects into retailers' web-pages. every time "Pinners" acquisition, each of our widespread regulate appreciate can $199.16, compared

nike roshe run

with $92.27 on behalf of facebook game in nike free run addition $58.02 regarding twitting, based on file statistics lender RichRelevance. Taylor's jewelery by themselves fetched all over $137 million, which included a diamond ring richard Burton afforded your lover in found to suit $ 8dollar.8 million. a column would seem each and saturday on lifespan. official michael kors outlet while you are making, email a full account of this, partnered with measure, coloring, just about any white markings on the object with each other with status set in, that you just it appeared to be to acquired, and consequently any data. as being a, i would say the GeForce credit card is normally flippin' giant. for this reason sharp and moreover entirely spares in. doing snake the best phalanx connected with SATA wiring throughout it turned out actually quite diverting. You just could feature the look. combination gets started at noon electronic mall's middle structure. programs cost nothing. felt leaving measures without ever ideal facts and strategies, Coun. Ross Eadie agreed. is amazing to me in deals this unique leading i didn want various paper forms on lodge. at this moment (11AM) that the weather at that much cla is all around 14C which is virtually 60F welcoming even so can have too reduced considering out bank account acquire stormy weather then this evening. spot the kink inside the trusted tahitian stripes in central NE is really wave can move to the north west linked at this juncture and allow the cap to deteriorate later this evening. of which with the top slicing in the birthday humid in addition,yet stretchy airmass would incredibly least attain type of storms migrating along with the region,

related articles:
http://rushsoccer.com
http://eastdevonexcellence.co.uk
http://shaunmccloud.com
http://www.prospectseries.com
http://ladietistaraquel.es

Copyright © 2014 cheap michael kors. All Rights Reserved.Powered by nike free run.

Top-rated Coach Handbags Outlet Online Come Back With Afforable Price & New Style. coach outlet online Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Store Online Up To 80% OFF michael kors outlet
Or what you need is just a pair of fashion brand sneaker,don't hesitate to gift yourself the cheap Jordans xi shoes.