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On Friday, Jackson State media personality Robert “Rob Jay” Jeuitt will be inducted into the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Hall of Fame.
Jeuitt, who became a permanent play-by-play football and basketball announcer for the Tigers in 2004, will be the first Jackson State inductee since Richard Caster in 2019.
“I’m honored and blessed to be inducted into the SWAC Hall of Fame,” Jeuitt said. “I grew up in Jackson, went to Jackson State, and covered the wonderful student-athletes and coaches that competed in the SWAC for over 30 years. Some of the greatest student-athletes and coaches to ever live competed in this great conference. It’s a humbling experience and I would like to thank the SWAC Hall of Fame Selection Committee for selecting me.”
Over the course of his career, Jeuitt has provided exceptional coverage of the SWAC, beginning as a sideline reporter for Alabama State’s women’s basketball in 1989. He has also hosted multiple radio and television shows promoting the SWAC, as well as worked as the sports director for WLBT.
SuperTalk Mississippi has worked closely with Jeuitt over the years as the network previously aired Jackson State football games.
“Rob Jay is one of my favorite people in the world,” President and CEO of SuperTalk Mississippi Media Kim Dillon said. “He absolutely deserves this.”
Jeuitt will be one of eight inductees in the 2021 SWAC Hall of Fame class set to be enshrined at 6 p.m. CST at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. To honor what he has done not only for Jackson State but the entire SWAC, a portion of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Jackson will be renamed for Jeuitt.