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MSU Legends: Hoyle Granger

MSU Legends: Hoyle Granger

Hoyle Granger starred in the backfield for Mississippi State from 1963 through 1965. Granger, pronounced GRAHN-JAY, was an All-SEC selection all three seasons. In 1963, Granger's efforts helped lead the Bulldogs to a berth and eventual win in the Liberty Bowl. The 1963 Liberty Bowl marked the first time a Mississippi State team had played before a national television audience.

Granger went on to a successful pro career spending seven years with the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. Hoyle was gracious enough to grant an interview to us about his memories of wearing the Maroon and White. SR: What made you decide to play for Mississippi State? HG: We played in a playoff game in high school at Waterpoof, LA. A recruiter from Mississippi State, Henry Lee Parker, came...

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