Billboards Honoring MSU Super Bowl Champs to Debut in Philadelphia and Across the Country


STARKVILLE – Digital billboards recognizing former Mississippi State student-athletes and Super Bowl champions Chris Jones, Martinas Rankin and Braxton Hoyett are debuting in 13 cities across the region.

The congratulatory billboards are located in:

  • Starkville, Mississippi
  • Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Jackson Metro Area
  • Philadelphia, Mississippi
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Pensacola, Florida
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Montgomery, Alabama

The trio became the 22nd, 23rd and 24th different Bulldogs to win a Super Bowl when the Kansas City Chiefs rallied to top the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20, on Sunday in Miami. Jones, a 2015 All-American, was dominant in the victory, racking up a game-high three pass deflections. The Houston, Mississippi, native has accumulated 33 sacks and 72 quarterback hits in his first four seasons.

Rankin, a 2017 first-team All-SEC offensive lineman and winner of the Kent Hull Award, played in six games this season before being put on injured reserve following a knee injury. Hoyett, a two-year starter for the Bulldogs from 2017-18, played a vital role on the practice squad as a rookie.