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Former NFL star highlights Our Lady Victories/Resurrection Catholic Hall of Fame class

Former Southern Miss star Fred Cook
Former Southern Miss star Fred Cook Courtesy University of Southern Mississippi

Our Lady of Victories/Resurrection Catholic will induct its first Athletic Hall of Fame Class at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Pascagoula Elks Lodge.

Fred Cook, Rex Moore, Eileen Murphy-Panter, Glen Murphy and Leslie Patrick will represent the inaugural class for the OLV/RCS Hall of Fame. Glen Murphy is inducted posthumously. He died in 2016.

Hall of Fame committee members Munson Hinman, Bragg Moore, Cliff Porter, Amy Rowell and Paul Thompson Sr. selected the class of 2017.

“We’ve been in discussion for a year about creating our Hall of Fame,” Rowell said. “Six months ago, we sat down and we wanted to recognize the past of our schools. We want the kids to know the history of OLV and RCS.”

Here's a bio of each member:

▪ Fred Cook: Football standout at OLV; later became an All-American defensive end at Southern Miss (1971-73) and Baltimore Colts (1974-80).

▪ Rex Moore: Attended OLV from 1939 to 1951; playing football and later serving as OLV head football coach from 1967 to 1973.

▪ Eileen Murphy-Panter: Four-year basketball player, cheerleader and track star; played basketball at Mississippi State; longtime kindergarten teacher at RCS; Daughter of fellow inductee Glen Murphy.

▪ Glen Murphy: Spent 31 years at OLV/RCS coaching basketball, baseball and tennis as well as athletic director; captured five Pascagoula River Conference titles in basketball; also a basketball and baseball player at Spring Hill College; member of the Spring Hill Hall of Fame.

▪ Leslie Patrick: Spent 20 years coaching football at OLV/RCS, starting in 1953; played baseball at Spring Hill; member of the Spring Hill Hall of Fame.

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