Robert Khayat

Robert Conrad "Bob" Khayat (born April 18, 1938) was the 15th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. He was appointed in 1995. Khayat, a former student of the University of Mississippi, is the only Chancellor of the university to be a member of the Student Hall of Fame there. He has B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Mississippi and a LL.M. degree from Yale University.

He was born in Moss Point, Mississippi. His brother is Ed Khayat, former NFL defensive lineman and Philadelphia Eagles head coach.

Robert Khayat
15th chancellor of the
University of Mississippi
In office
July 1, 1995 – June 15, 2009
Preceded byR. Gerald Turner
Succeeded byDaniel Jones
Personal details
BornApril 18, 1938 (age 80)
Moss Point, Mississippi
EducationUniversity of Mississippi

Football career
No. 60
Personal information
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:1960 / Round: 6 / Pick: 69
(by the Cleveland Browns)
Career history
As player:
As administrator:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Professional football career

Khayat played American football in the National Football League from 1960 to 1963. Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1960 along with Ole Miss teammates Bobby Franklin and Johnny Brewer[1], Khayat never played for the Browns. He was packaged with offensive tackle Fran O'Brien in an April 1960 trade with the Washington Redskins for running back/placekicker Sam Baker.[2] Khayat played for Washington through 1963, primarily as a placekicker. He was named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 1960.[3]

University of Mississippi chancellor

In one of his first acts as chancellor, Dr. Khayat arranged for a $5.4 million gift from Jim and Sally Barksdale to establish an honors college at the university. In 1996, with enrollment declining, Chancellor Khayat retained the public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller, to conduct a survey of public perception — including university symbols. When The New York Times reported on the review, which included the Confederate Flag and other Old South symbols, a media frenzy ensued.

On January 6, 2009, Dr. Khayat announced his retirement effective June 30, 2009.[4] He was succeeded by Dr. Daniel "Dan" Jones on June 15, 2009.

Chancellor Khayat's memoir, The Education of a Lifetime, was published on September 10, 2013.

See also


  1. ^ "1960 NFL Draft". Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Fran O'Brien Dies". Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Pro Football Reference". Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Chancellor Announces Retirement Plans

External links

Bobby Franklin (American football)

Bobby Ray Franklin (born October 5, 1936) is a former football safety for the Cleveland Browns. He played as a quarterback for Ole Miss in college, and was the head football coach at Northwest Mississippi Community College. He has been named to seven Hall of Fames for his athletic and coaching accomplishments.

After retiring as a player, he coached at Georgia Tech and then became the defensive backs and special teams for the Dallas Cowboys from 1968 to 1972. He later coached for the Baltimore Colts and scouted for the Seattle Seahawks. He served as a college coach for Northwest Mississippi Community College for 26 years, 24 of those as the team's head coach.

Colonel Reb

Colonel Reb was the official mascot of Ole Miss Rebels, the collegiate athletic teams of the University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss") in Oxford, Mississippi. Designed in 1936, the Colonel served as the teams' official sideline mascot from 1979 until 2003. The university replaced him in 2010 with a new on-field mascot, the Black Bear.

Daniel Jones (chancellor)

Daniel Wayne "Dan" Jones (born March 19, 1949) served as the 16th chancellor of the University of Mississippi. He was appointed June 15, 2009, after Robert Khayat announced his retirement from the post on January 6, 2009.

Jones was formerly the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Herbert G. Langford Professor of Medicine - all three at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He was the national president of the American Heart Association for the 2007-2008 year.

Ed Khayat

Edward Michel Khayat (born September 14, 1935) is a thirty-five year National Football League veteran, ten years as a player (117 game total) and twenty-five as a coach. He was a starting defensive tackle for the victorious Philadelphia Eagles in the 1960 NFL Championship Game and later their head coach in 1971 and 1972. He has been inducted into six Halls of Fame. Currently he serves on the Former Players Board of Directors of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).

Ed Walker (American football)

Edgar Lee Walker (March 25, 1901 – June 16, 1972) was an American football player, coach of football and basketball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) from 1930 to 1937, compiling a record of 38–38–8. Walker was also the head basketball coach at Ole Miss from 1930 to 1935, tallying a mark of 46–36.

Harry Mehre

Harry J. Mehre (September 18, 1901 – September 27, 1978) was an American football and basketball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Georgia (1928–1937) and the University of Mississippi (1938–1945), compiling a career college football record of 98–60–7. Mehre also served as the head coach of the Minneapolis Marines of the NFL in 1923, tallying a mark of 4–5–2.

Mehre attended the University of Notre Dame and played center on both the football and basketball teams (serving as co-captain for the 1919–1920 basketball team and captain of the 1920–1921 team). He graduated in 1922 and played in that year and in 1923 with the Minneapolis Marines, also serving as head coach in 1923. Mehre was also a football line coach and head basketball coach at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In 1924, Mehre came to the University of Georgia as an assistant coach under George Woodruff. Upon Woodruff's retirement, Mehre became head coach and compiled a 59–34–6 record over ten years. He also was Georgia's athletic director. After leaving Georgia, Mehre served as the head coach at the University of Mississippi from 1938 to 1945, compiling a 39–26–1 record there.

Mehre was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1971. He died in Atlanta in 1978. In 1986, Butts–Mehre Heritage Hall was dedicated on the University of Georgia campus in honor of Mehre and fellow Bulldogs coach Wally Butts.

John Shafer

John Shafer is a former American college athletics administrator. He served as athletic director at the University of Mississippi from 1998 to 2002, at Eastern Kentucky University from 2003 to 2004, and at Southeast Missouri State University from 2008 to 2011. Shafer attended college at Auburn University, where he played on the school's baseball team. Shafer announced his retirement from collegiate athletic administration on June 16, 2011.

Johnny Brewer

Johnny Lee Brewer (March 8, 1937 – May 27, 2011) was an American football tight end and linebacker in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints. He played college football at the University of Mississippi.

Brewer was a fourth round selection by the Cleveland Browns in the 1960 NFL Draft, and was also selected by the Minneapolis AFL teamof the newly-formed American Football League. The Browns also selected Ole Miss teammates Bobby Franklin in the eleventh round and Robert Khayat in the sixth round.He was a member of the Browns teams that won the NFL championship in 1964 over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts and the 1965 Eastern Conference championship team that lost the title game to the Green Bay Packers.

Brewer played slot end/tight end for the Browns until 1966 when he was converted to linebacker with the impending retirement of linebacker Galen Fiss and the presence of first round draft pick Milt Morin.Brewer announced his retirement from professional football in January 1968 to go into the insurance business.

Later in the year, Brewer decided he would play football again if the Browns would trade him to a team closer to his home and insurance business. The Browns traded him the New Orleans Saints in mid-August. The Browns acquired a 1970 second round draft pick in exchange for Brewer; they used that pick to draft defensive end Joe “Turkey” Jones. Brewer announced his retirement from the Saints in November 1970.

List of Chancellors of the University of Mississippi

This is a list of the Chancellors of the University of Mississippi, which opened in 1848.

George Frederick Holmes (1848–1849)

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1849–1856)

Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard (1856–1861)

John Newton Waddel (1865–1874)

Alexander Peter Stewart (1874–1887)

Edward Mayes (1887–1891)

Robert Burwell Fulton (1892–1906)

Andrew Armstrong Kincannon (1907–1914)

Joseph Neely Powers (1914–1924 & 1930–1932)

Alfred Hume (1924–1930 & 1932–1935)

Alfred Benjamin Butts (1935–1946)

John Davis Williams (1946–1968)

Porter Lee Fortune, Jr. (1968–1984)

R. Gerald Turner (1984–1995)

Robert Khayat (1995–2009)

Daniel Jones (2009–2015)

Jeffrey Vitter (2016)

Larry Sparks (2019-Present)

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Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

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National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award

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