Rick Cleveland & Neil White sign The Mississippi Football Book

Rick Cleveland & Neil White sign The Mississippi Football Book

“If you are a Mississippi football fan — no matter which team you pull for — this book is for you.” -Archie Manning

The perfect gift for the sports fan on your list: Editors Rick Cleveland and Neil White return to sign copies of the bestselling The Mississippi Football Book. FREE GIFT WRAPPING!

October 27th at 5:30 PM at Off Square Books

Can't make it? Reserve a signed first edition here. Personalization available.

About the Book

Veteran sportswriter Rick Cleveland and writer/publisher Neil White have partnered to produce a new coffee-table book, The Mississippi Football Book. Part narrative, part encyclopedia, and part Guinness Book of World Records, The Mississippi Football Book features the greatest teams, coaches, and players from Mississippi’s remarkable football past — and present. 

Rick Cleveland, the most decorated sportswriter in Mississippi history, wrote in his introduction, “Relatively small and poor and ranked near the bottom in so many statistical categories, the Magnolia State kicks tail when it comes to football talent. We lead the nation in producing the most NFL players and Pro Football Hall of Famers per capita. It’s not even close.”

Neil White said of his co-author, “Rick Cleveland has been interviewing sports figures for more than five decades. His first-hand stories — directly from the mouths of Mississippi’s greatest players — make this book a real treasure.”

In addition to feature stories on the state’s greatest players, The Mississippi Football Book also ranks the top passers, rushers, receivers, and defenders at every level of play — from high school to professionals. The book also lists every national championship team, every single-season statistical leader, every member of the Pro, College, and JUCO Football Halls of Fame, the winningest teams and coaches in history, rare feats, Mississippi football and pop culture, Mississippi football in film, notable Mississippi football books, not-so-great-moments in Mississippi football history, and much, much more. 

Any fan of Mississippi football will want a copy of this one-of-a-kind book.


The Mississippi Football Book: Stories and Records From the Greatest Teams, Coaches, and Players - Who Lived and Played in the Greatest Football State By Rick Cleveland (Editor), Neil White (Editor) Cover Image
By Rick Cleveland (Editor), Neil White (Editor)
ISBN: 9781949455397
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nautilus Publishing - August 19th, 2023

Edited by award-winning sportswriter Rick Cleveland and best-selling author Neil White, The Mississippi Football Book will be the gift book for Mississippians in 2023 and beyond. The publication includes 100+ profiles of players, coaches, and teams. And more than 500 players and coaches are listed in the records section. The book includes: Top passers in every category

Event date: 
Friday, October 27, 2023 - 5:30pm
Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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