- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Tom “Shorty” McWilliams, a four-time All-Southeastern Conference selection running back, will become the newest member of Mississippi State University’s Football Ring of Honor at Davis Wade Stadium in a halftime ceremony Saturday.

McWilliams will become the sixth Bulldog player to be honored.

McWilliams played for the Bulldogs in 1944 and from 1946-48, earning All-SEC distinction all four years.

He finished 10th in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1944 and was second-team All-America selection that year.

Until a knee injury ended his career, McWilliams played professionally for the Los Angeles Dons in 1949 and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1950.

He is a member of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and the Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame.

McWilliams died in 1997 at the age of 70.

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