2 Erick Dampier
The Warriors center is from Jackson.
3 Rice-Totten Stadium
The football stadium at Mississippi Valley State in Itta Bena is named for alums Jerry Rice and Willie Totten, the former Delta Devils quarterback who is now the school's coach.
4 Archie Moore
The onetime light heavyweight boxing champion was from Benoit.
5 Lusia Harris Stewart
The 6'3" center from Minter City led Delta State to three national titles and in 1992 was one of the first two female players inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
6 The Grove
In a tradition that dates back half a century, upward of 25,000 fans—many dressed in their Sunday finest—flock to this lovely 10-acre spot in the heart of the Ole Miss campus in Oxford to tailgate beneath the oak trees before and after Rebels football games.
7 Van Chancellor
The Olympic women's basketball coach guided Ole Miss to 14 NCAA women's tournament appearances.
8 Sylvester Croom
The veteran NFL and college assistant now with Mississippi State is the SEC's first black head football coach.
9 Cool Papa Bell
The Starkville-born Negro leagues outfielder is the only native Mississippian in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
10 Dennis (Oil Can) Boyd
The former Red Sox pitcher got his nickname in his hometown of Meridian, where beer is called oil.
11 Antonio McDyess
The NBA All-Star forward from Quitman is now with the Suns.