Brag Book

  • The Jackson Public School District recognizes and salutes former JPS student-athletes who have gone on to enjoy careers as professional athletes. Athletes are grouped under the high schools that they attended in JPS.



    Player League/Teams Sports College/University
    Marshall Bridges MLB/NY Yankees, St. Louis Cincinnati Reds, Washington Senators Baseball Not Applicable
    Noland Smith NFL/Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers Football, Track Tennessee State University
    Ollie P. Smith NFL/Green Bay Packers. Baltimore Colts Football Tennessee State University
    Willie Young NFL/Miami Dolphins Football Alcorn State University



    Player League/Teams Sports College/University
    Joseph Courtney NBA/Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls Basketball University of Southern Mississippi
    Larry Friday NFL/Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills Football Mississippi State University
    Marlon Hairston MLS/Colorado Rapids Soccer University of Louisville
    Javerro January MLB/Milwaukee Brewers & MLB Umpire Baseball Jackson State University
    Tyrone Keys NFL/Chicago Bears Football Mississippi State University
    Milton Mack NFL/New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions Football Alcorn State University
    Toby Myles NFL/NY Giants, Oakland Raiders Football Jackson State University
    Elliot Smith NFL/San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos Football Alcorn State University
    Jimmy Smith NFL/Jacksonville Jags, Dallas Cowboys Football Jackson State University
    Breland Speaks NFL/Kansas City Chiefs Football, Baseball, Band, Basketball University of Mississippi
    Rod Taylor NFL/Cincinnati Bengals Football, Basketball University of Mississippi
    Juanita Ward WNBA/Tulsa Shock Basketball Syracuse University


    Forest Hill

    Player League/Teams Sports College/University
    Maurice Carter NBA/New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Louisiana State University
    Jamie Mitchell NFL/Minnesota Vikings Football University of Mississippi
    Christian Ringo NFL/Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers Football University of Louisiana-Lafayette
    Frank Sutton, Sr. NFL/NY Giants Football Jackson State University


    Jim Hill

    Player League/Teams Sports College/University
    Richard Byrd NFL/Houston Oilers Football University of Southern Mississippi
    Glen Collins NFL/Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers Football Mississippi State University
    Roosevelt Davis NFL/Baltimore Colts, NY Giants Football Tennessee State University
    Lancaster Gordon NBA/Dallas Mavericks Basketball Louisville State University
    Audie Norris NBA/Portland Trailblazers Basketball Jackson State University
    Sylvester Norris NBA/San Antonio Spurs Basketball Jackson State University



    Player League/Teams Sports College/University
    Monte Ellis NBA/Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers Basketball Not Applicable
    William Gaines NFL/Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins Football University of  Florida
    Perry Harrington NFL/Philadelphia Eagles Football Jackson State University
    A. W. Holt NBA/Chicago Bulls Basketball Jackson State University
    Cornell Warner NBA/Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Buffalo Braves Basketball Jackson State University



    Player League/Teams Sports College/University
    LaSondra Barrett WNBA/Washington Mystics Basketball Louisiana State University
    Mike Dennis NFL/Los Angeles Rams Football University of Mississippi
    Curt Ford MLB/St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Jackson State University
    Othello Harrington NBA/NY Knicks and Houston Rockets Basketball Georgetown
    Lindsey Hunter
    (Also a Coach)
    NBA/Detroit Pistons Basketball Jackson State University
    Ronnie Henderson NBA/Washington Bullets Basketball Louisiana State University
    Trey Johnson NBA/Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Toronto Raptors Basketball/Baseball Jackson State University
    Ryan Lothridge NBA/Golden State Warriors Basketball Jackson State University
    James “Hollywood” Robinson NBA/Portland Trail Blazers Basketball University of Alabama
    Mo Williams NBA/Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz Baseball/Basketball University of Alabama
    Navonda Moore WNBA/Minnesota Lynx Basketball University of Alabama
    Mike Smith MLB/Cincinnati Reds Baseball Utica Junior College



    Player League/Teams Sports College/University
    Charlie Anderson NFL/Houston Oilers Football University of Mississippi
    Quinton Culberson NFL/St. Louis Rams Football Mississippi State University
    Tommy Kelly NFL/Oakland Raiders Basketball, Football Mississippi State University
    Justin Reed NBA/Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets Basketball University of Mississippi
    Fred Smoot NFL/Washington Redskins Football Mississippi State University
    Sevante Stringfellow 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Track, Field University of Mississippi
    Kendall Watkins NFL/Dallas Cowboys Football Mississippi State University



    Player League/Teams Sports College/University
    Vernon Perry NFL/Houston Oilers Football Jackson State University
    Jackie Slater
    (NFL Hall of Famer)
    NFL/Los Angeles Rams Football Jackson State University
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