SOURCE: Cellular South

November 20, 2007 19:30 ET

Voting Begins Today for Cellular South Fans' Choice Award

Mississippians Pick State's Best College Football Player

JACKSON, MS--(Marketwire - November 20, 2007) - November is election month and Cellular South, a leader in wireless lifestyle solutions and innovation, is again asking Mississippi football fans to pick the best college football player in the state. Votes are cast for the Cellular South Fans' Choice Award by using the text messaging feature on Cellular South wireless phones.

The Cellular South Fans' Choice Award features Mississippi college football superstars named as finalists for the Cellular South Conerly Trophy -- Mississippi college football's highest honor. While members of the media decide who deserves the Cellular South Conerly Trophy, gridiron fans across the state can begin voting to determine which finalist is the fan-favorite and should win the Cellular South Fans' Choice Award.

From November 20 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) through November 27 at 6:45 p.m., Cellular South text messaging customers can vote for the following finalists by text messaging the identification number for their favorite player to "PASS" (7277). For further information on the finalists, fans can visit the Cellular South Fans' Choice Award Web site at www.cellularsouth.com/fanschoice. Fans can vote as often as they like during the voting period (standard text messaging fees apply to all text message voting).

--  Titus Brown, DL, MSU                           (ID# 1)
--  Anthony Dixon, RB, MSU                         (ID# 2)
--  Damion Fletcher, RB, USM                       (ID# 3)

In conjunction with the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and part of the Cellular South Outstanding Player Awards, the Cellular South Fans' Choice Award winner will be announced during the live broadcast of the Cellular South Conerly Trophy presentation on WJTV-12 (Jackson) and WHLT-22 (Hattiesburg) on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the recognition from fans, Cellular South will make a donation of $2,500 to the athletic department of the winner's school.

"What makes the Cellular South Fans' Choice Award so special is that it is chosen by the fans of each player and school," said Jim Richmond, director of corporate communications for Cellular South. "Mississippians in general are very passionate about college football and the Cellular South Fans' Choice Award allows these football fans to have a say in who is crowned as the top player in the state."

For ticket information to the awards ceremony, please contact the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-280-FAME (3263), 601-982-8264 or generalinfo@msfame.com.

The Cellular South Conerly Trophy and Cellular South Fans' Choice Awards are part of Cellular South's Outstanding Player Awards, administered by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. The award series also includes the Cellular South Howell Trophy, honoring Mississippi's best collegiate male basketball player of the year, the Cellular South Gillom Trophy, honoring the best collegiate female basketball player, and the Cellular South Ferriss Trophy, honoring Mississippi's best collegiate baseball player. For more information on the Cellular South Fans' Choice Award and the entire Cellular South Outstanding Player Awards series, please visit http://www.cellularsouth.com/csopa.

About the Cellular South Conerly Trophy

Now in its 12th year, the Cellular South Conerly Trophy is named after the late Charlie Conerly -- the only football inductee in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame who was an All-American at a Mississippi university, an NFL rookie of the year and NFL All-Pro member, and quarterbacked a team to a world championship. Cellular South has served as title sponsor of the Cellular South Conerly Trophy since 1998.

The Cellular South Fans' Choice Award is managed by Cellular South as a separate program and has no bearing on the official judging of the Cellular South Conerly Trophy Award.

About Cellular South

Cellular South is the largest privately held wireless provider in the U.S. With a nationwide wireless voice and data network, the company is committed to providing plans, products, applications that allow consumers to rely on wireless service in every way. Cellular South is the nation's wireless carrier leader in m-commerce technology availability and adoption with its next-generation mobile payment products, such as Obopay and WirelessWallet. For more information, visit www.cellularsouth.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Erin Conn
    CKPR for Cellular South
    312/616-2584
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