Hall of Fame


James Hobson

James Hobson, Class of 1966

Induction Class of 2004
Football, Track, & Baseball

Hobson quarterbacked the Trojans in 1964 going 7-3. In 1965 Hobson again led the Trojans to a 7-3 season acting as quarterback, place kicker, and punter. James also played baseball and helped MDJC win the State Championship in 1964. He ran track his sophomore year and won the broad jump in the state track meet. Archie Manning is quoted as saying “A few years ago when I was voted Mississippi’s All-Time Greatest Athlete, I thought to myself, boy, if they had only seen James Hobson.”

James Hobson went on to Delta State where he was the quarterback and punter for the next two years. He also played shortstop on the baseball team helping DSU make it to the NCAA Mideast Regional Tournament one year. He was a member of the DSU “M” Club and an officer in that club in 1968. Hobson graduated in 1969 with a B.S. in Business and Economics.

James Hobson served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years. In 2003 he retired from St. Paul Insurance Company of Jackson. He and his wife, the former Marilyn Ikerd of Clarksdale, reside in Flowood.

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