Jeffrey Hines Hopper
October 23,1966 – 1993
Jeff was born in Jackson, TN, the son of Jim and Judy Hopper. He lived in Milan, TN; Corinth, MS; Raleigh, NC; Portsmouth, VA and Carmel, IN. Jeff was a humble person, well mannered with God-given talent, and he quickly became a favorite of teachers, coaches, classmates and teammates wherever he went. His physical abilities and hard work enabled him to become a standout football and baseball player at every level from pee wee leagues through high school and he was often recognized on all-star teams as most valuable player.
Jeff was fortunate to attend Milan High School with friends he had made during elementary school when he had previously lived in Milan. There was a close bonding with these young people that made for a wonderful experience culminating in his being elected Mr. Milan High School by his peers.
Some of his team and individual accomplishments follow: 1984 achievements in football: 12 wins 1 loss, undefeated during regular season, District 13 Champions AA, Region 7 Champions, West Tennessee Champions, All District 13 AA Defensive Lineman, and All West TN State Defensive Tackle. 1983 achievements in football: 9 wins 3 losses, District 13 AA Champions, Region 7 Champions, and All District 13 AA Offensive lineman. 1981 and 1982 achievements: Football Letterman, Baseball Letterman 3 years, led team in home runs as a junior, numerous Little League, Babe Ruth League, and American Legion Baseball awards.
This scholarship is for seniors who are residents of Gibson County, Tennessee and are graduating from Milan High School in Milan, Tennessee.