Marquis Haynes already has had a famed and successful Ole Miss career. And that was before he received one of the biggest honors any Ole Miss football player can receive.
The senior defensive end was named the winner of the Chucky Mullins Courage Award, which is given out every spring to a defensive player. In addition to winning the award, Haynes also will wear the famed No. 38 jersey for the Rebels defense.
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Mullins was an Ole Miss defensive back who was paralyzed in a game against Vanderbilt in 1989. Mullins persevered through his injury and lived his life to the fullest before passing away in 1991. The Chucky Mullins Courage Award recipient is chosen by the Ole Miss coaching staff and the Chucky Mullins Courage Award Banquet Committee.
The award has been given out every year since 1990 and past winners include the likes of Patrick Willis and D.T. Shackelford. In 38 career games, Haynes has racked up 24.5 sacks and 36.5 tackles for loss.
The Rebels conclude spring practice on Saturday with their spring game, which can be seen on the SEC Network starting at noon ET.