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Dandy Dozen: College football’s multisport stars

By: Magnolia Tribune - November 13, 2010

Dandy Dozen: College football’s multisport stars

8) Jake Gibbs, Mississippi. Gibbs was the quarterback for what is considered Ole Miss’ greatest football teams. The Rebels finished No. 2 in the AP poll in both 1959 and ’60. He also played baseball in Oxford and instead of trying out pro football – he was drafted by the AFL and the NFL – he went on to a long career (1962-71) as backup catcher with the Yankees. He returned to Ole Miss to coach the baseball team and was eventually inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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