Hall of Fame

Billy Hubbard, Class of 1953

Induction Class of 2002
Football, Basketball & Baseball

Billy Hubbard was a defensive back for the Trojans whose play at that position garnered him All State Defensive Back honors following the 1952 season. He was voted Best Athlete for the 1952-53 season and was president of the “S” Club that same year.

Hubbard went on to Delta State where he was the starting halfback for the Statesmen for two years. He led the team in rushing with 570 yards on 67 caries, punt returns with 150 yards on 11 returns, and kickoff returns with 120 yards on six returns), and interceptions his junior year at Delta State University and started on the 1954 Statesmen team that went undefeated. He was the second leading rusher that season with 480 yards. That year Delta State ranked 6th nationally in the NAIA in rushing and seventh in total yards.
Hubbard was inducted into the Delta State University Hall of Fame in 1994. He was honored in 1994 by the Delta State Alumni Association, awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Following graduation, Hubbard took a job at Ocean Springs High School teaching math and coaching football and baseball from 1959 to 1970 when he became Assistant Principal for a year. He then stepped up to the Principal’s position where he stayed until his retirement in 1993.

Billy was presented the Distinguished American Award in 1994 by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

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