NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State’s 1998 Ohio Valley Conference Championship football team will be honored at halftime of the Nov. 10 game versus Jacksonville State at Hale Stadium.
This season marks the 20th anniversary of TSU’s first OVC title, which resulted in an FCS playoff berth.
Posting a 9-3 overall record including a 6-1 mark in OVC games, the 1998 team was guided by OVC Coach of the Year L.C. Cole. The team’s high-powered offensive attack led by quarterback Leon Murray, the OVC Offensive Player of the Year, posted 30 or more points in eight of the 12 games.
In a season with a dominant stretch that helped the Tigers reel off eight-consecutive victories, Murray, as well as wide receiver Tyrone Butterfield and offensive tackle Bennie Anderson took home First Team All-OVC accolades on the offensive side of the ball. Linebacker Lamar Carter and defensive back Jarrick Hillery were First Team All-OVC selections for the defense.
Earning Second Team All-Conference honors was running back DeJuan Marshall, wide receiver Corey Sullivan, return specialist Avion Black and defensive back Darrell Hinton.
The Nov. 10 game versus Jacksonville State is slated for a 2 p.m. start. Tickets for the game can be purchased in the TSU Box Office or on Ticketmaster.com. Call (615) 963-ROAR for more information.