Kylin Hill made an impact that transcended Mississippi State Football
In a historic ruling in the state of Mississippi earlier this week, the original state flag design featuring the confederate flag is about to be changed. This ruling, long overdue, happened just one week after Mississippi State Football running back Kylin Hill took a stand against it.
A week ago, Hill tweeted out he was not going to represent the state of Mississippi any longer until they change the design of their flag. Shortly after that, every coach in the state, including MSU and Ole Miss coaches Mike Leach and Lane Kiffin, went to the capital city to hold a joint press conference at the statehouse.
It only took a week after Hill’s tweet, but the flag is changing. There is one certitude in this current environment: none of this would have happened should one of the biggest names in the state and one of the premier running backs decided enough was enough.
First it was Florida State defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, then it was Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, and now Hill. College athletes have realized they hold the power and they have voices; they are unafraid to use them to make a real impact in their communities.
As the 2021 NFL Draft process has begun, any NFL team would be lucky to have the leadership Wilson, Hubbard, or Kylin Hill on their team. The Mississippi State football team has a good one in Hill, and his time with the Bulldogs will always be remembered for the impact he made off the field.