HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Three former Southern Miss football players from the start of its modern football era following World War II will be inducted into the Legends Club during pregame of the Golden Eagles' homecoming game Oct. 22 against SMU.
The three are Bucky McElroy (1951-53), Bubba Phillips (1947-50) and Hugh Laurin Pepper (1952-53).
The Legends Club recognizes former university athletic standouts that made prominent contributions in their individual sports, while participating as student-athletes.
They are the second group of inductees into the Legends Club this season as the 1958 and 1962 national championship teams were inducted during the Southeastern Louisiana game.
The Legends Club now features 10 former football players and two teams.