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Mississippi State Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Class

Mississippi State will induct 5 new members to the MSU Hall of Fame during halftime of the South Carolina game.

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Moments ago, the Mississippi State athletic department revealed the 2016 Mississippi State Hall of Fame Class.

The class features four former athletes from four different sports, Wayne Madkin from the football team, Chelsea Bramlett from the softball team, Greg Carter from the men's basketball team, and Tan White of the women's basketball team. The 2016 class also includes athletic equipment manager Phil Silva.

Wayne Madkin is a former All-SEC quarterback who helped lead the Bulldogs to 25 wins as a starter from 1998-2001. He took Mississippi State to its first ever SEC Championship game in 1998, set three career passing records, and guided the Bulldogs to the 1999 Cotton Bowl, the 1999 Peach Bowl, and the Independence Bowl in 2000.

Chelsea Bramlett is one of the best to ever touch the softball field for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The current career leader of four different stats and a four year first team All American for the softball team, Bramlett set the standard of excellence for the softball program from 2007 to 2010.

Greg Carter is currently the coach at Starkville High and is among some of the greatest to play for Mississippi State. As a former first team All-SEC player in 1991, he helped lead the Bulldogs to be the co-champion of the conference for the 1990-1991 season.

Tan White was the second overall draft pick in the 2005 WNBA draft. She spent 10 seasons there. But before she played professionally, she was one of the best to ever wear the maroon and white. White was an All American and an All SEC pick in 2001 as the nation's leading scorer.

Phil Silva has been a staple for Mississippi State since 1984. He's seen several head coaches come in and out of Starkville, experiencing every single high and low that has come in the 32 years that he's been on Mississippi State's sidelines.

The Bulldogs will induct the 2016 class during halftime of the football game against South Carolina on September 10th. You can read the entire release from the university here.