Playing for the Gulf Coast Pirates has earned Scott Wiese a spot into the Minor League Football Hall of Fame.
The former Harrison Central standout will be inducted with 16 other members on Dec. 5 at a ceremony in Las Vegas.
The Minor League Hall of Fame was created 10 years ago and is based in Las Vegas.
It's a registered non-profit corporation. A portion of its proceeds are donated to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Wiese, 39, never expected to become a Hall of Famer.
"I didn't know about a Minor League Hall of Fame," Wiese said. "I've been nominated for the last two years. Someone from California called me and said I was picked for the Hall of Fame. It's exciting to be in the Hall of Fame. I feel that I've accomplished something in my life."
Wiese joins Tupelo's Henry Roop as the only Mississippians in the Minor League Football Hall of Fame. The 52-year-old Roop, who was inducted last year, played at Ole Miss and is now with the Mississippi Mad Dogs.
Wiese is a 14-year veteran of minor league football, playing for the Mississippi Stingrays, Gulf Coast Pirates, Prichard (Ala.) Falcons, Forrest County Spartans, Emerald Coast Scorpions and Louisiana Blazin' Bulldogs.
He has made 12 All-Star teams, playing tight end and offensive tackle and was a member of two championship teams. He plays for the Bulldogs.
"I'm a Hall of Famer and I'm still playing the game" Wiese said. "Hall of Fame players are usually retired. I get teased by the younger players. My new nickname on the team is 'Hall of Famer.' "
Wiese served in the Marines during the 1990s and played on the Marine Corps football team.
The father of four is attending Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and aspires to become an electrician.