2005 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Thames, Flowers, Harvey

Senate Resolution 45


     WHEREAS, Auburn Quarterback and Mississippi native Jason Campbell of Taylorsville, Mississippi, was named MVP of the Nokia Sugar Bowl after completing 11 out of 16 for 189 yards (he threw for 299 yards and was only intercepted twice); and

     WHEREAS, the Jason Campbell-led Auburn Tigers held off the Virginia Tech Hokies to win the Nokia Sugar Bowl and finished the 2004 season undefeated (13-0); and

     WHEREAS, Jason reminded the media how hard it is to go 13-0, which included the SEC West Division Championship and the SEC championship game prior to the showdown in the Sugar Bowl, telling reporters that Auburn was not No. 2 behind anybody; and

     WHEREAS, Jason's statistics in Auburn's 2004 undefeated season were impressive:  he played in all 13 games, was 188 for 270 passing for a total of 2700 yards, 20 touchdowns and 7 interceptions and he made 3 rushing touchdowns; and

     WHEREAS, his career records include 552 completions, his total passing yards in 4 seasons at Auburn were 7299, and his completion percentage was .646; and

     WHEREAS, in 2003 Jason completed 61.8% of his passes (181-of-293) on the season and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Music City Bowl engineering Auburn's winning drive in the fourth quarter, was named the Coaches' Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Western Kentucky, was the offensive recipient of the Pat Dye Leadership Award from the coaching staff after spring drills.  In 2002, Jason helped lead Auburn to a 5-1 record in six starts during the season.  In 2001, he played in ten games, starting eight during the season and finished the season ranked 1st with the single-season records with .627 completion percentage; and

     WHEREAS, at Taylorsville High School, Jason was Parade All-American, Gatorade Player of the Year in Mississippi, as a senior he passed for 2,884 yards (167-of-293) and 24 touchdowns and rushed for over 500 yards and six touchdowns; was 174-of-291 for 2,719 yards and 33 touchdowns as a junior; led Taylorsville High School to the state semifinals as a senior and a state title as a junior; second-rated quarterback in the nation and 11th best player by Tom Lemming, Tom Lemming All-American; rated the seventh best player in the country and second best quarterback by SuperPrep; SuperPrep "National 50" and All-American; SuperPrep Dixie Offensive Player of the Year;  All-USA Today second-team; Prep Star "Dream Team"; Prep Star All-Southeast Region "Super 30"; Atlanta Journal Constitution "Super Southern 100"; Bill Buchalter of the Orlando Sentinel listed him as one of the South's best players; Border Wars Southeast "Top 100"; Border Wars All-South second-team; The Clarion-Ledger "Dandy Dozen"; Rivals.com "Top 100"; two-time All-State in football; district Most Valuable Player; selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game; High School Football Coach:  Shannon White; All-State in basketball after averaging 22 points, eight assists and 12 rebounds as a junior; The Clarion-Ledger "Dandy Dozen", Conference and District Most Valuable Player in basketball; and

     WHEREAS, Jason is the son of Carolyn and Larry Campbell and it is with great pride that we recognize the outstanding accomplishments of this student athlete who has brought honor to his community and his home state:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Auburn Quarterback Jason Campbell of Taylorsville, Mississippi, who was named MVP of the Nokia Sugar Bowl after leading the Tigers to an undefeated season, and extend to him and his family the best wishes for future success.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Jason Campbell and his family and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.