This week’s Fans of the Week are Austin McCrory & Rhonda Smith. Here is Austin’s submission:

I lost my mom February 16th of 2017. We never missed an ole miss game together and even when she wasn’t mobile we would still watch them. She absolutely loved ole miss. I’ve never seen someone so happy when we beat Alabama and won the sugar bowl. And every egg bowl we won she made sure to rub it in her bulldog friends faces. I will always have a special connection with Ole Miss because of the memories I have with my mom. I swear I can still hear her yell Hotty Toddy when they score a touchdown. When it came down to us designing her tombstone, we knew we wanted to include the things she loved, her family and Ole Miss. I know she would be happy that her vase has Ole Miss on it. She embodies what it meant to be a true fan and her legacy will always be dear to my heart. That’s what makes being a Rebel so much more than a football game or Saturday’s in the grove.

Fan of the Week is an initiative of the Ole Miss Year of the Fan. For your chance to be recognized as the Fan of the Week, be sure to submit your fan story by clicking here.