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Rebel Roundup - July 15, 2013

Ole Miss Rebel news and notes looks at Gene Hickerson, Marshall Henderson, and seemingly everything in between.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Hickerson's bust presented to Ole Miss |
The family of Gene Hickerson, one of the best offensive guards in the history of professional football and a member of the 1955 SEC title winning Ole Miss Rebels, presented his professional football hall of fame bust to Ole Miss on Saturday. Hickerson played for 15 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, where he attended more than his fair share of pro bowls and blocked for Jim Brown, Leroy Kelly, and Bobby Mitchell. His HoF bust, along with Bruiser Kinard's, will be displayed in the Starnes training center.

Ole Miss' Marshall Henderson officially on thin ice | ESPN
Eamonn Brennan of ESPN (and formerly SB Nation) has a take on the Marshall Henderson story that is frank and forthcoming with information and measured reactions to it. Andy Kennedy and Ross Bjork are in a bit of a tight spot regarding Henderson's status on this team going forward.

Kendricks Wins Gold At World University Games |
Ole Miss pole vaulter Sam Kendricks can now add the title of "world champion" to his resume* after clearing a 5.6 meter jump at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. He's currently ranked 9th in the world this year, and owns the school record for the event (19 feet and one quarter inch), a mark which is good for fifth best in NCAA history.

Francis Howell catcher Perkins verbally commits to Ole Miss | STLToday
Catcher Nic Perkins, a member of the Missouri state championship Francis Howell Vikings, committed to the Ole Miss baseball program this past week. He's a 6'4", 205 pound three-way athlete, who hit .330 with five home runs, 27 runs batted in, a .395 on base percentage adn a .598 slugging percentage as a junior.