Andre Thomas

Andre Thomas is shown in this 2013 file photo. The former Tupelo High School and Ole Miss football standout died Dec. 20, 2022. 

On Sept. 22, 1979, Ole Miss played Missouri in Jackson. The game was televised nationally on ABC. In Tupelo, we were excited because of No. 12 for the Rebels. He was a Golden Wave hero and the pride of Elvis Presley’s hometown. We even made a sign for the television cameras. It read: #12 Andre “Hammerhead” Thomas + Ole Miss = ABC.


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