Cornselsen Selected for Missouri Southern Athletics Hall Class
June 3, 2014
Brad Cornelsen, who begins his third season as the University of Memphis’ quarterbacks coach, will be inducted into Missouri Southern State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame later this year. Cornelsen is one of four individuals who will be enshrined in his alma mater’s athletics hall of fame.
Cornelsen was a three-year starter and four-year letter winner at quarterback at Missouri Southern. He was the first quarterback in NCAA Division II history to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for 2,000 yards in a career.
Cornelsen was an Academic All-Conference selection in both 1997 and 1998 as well as a Harlon Hill Regional Finalist in 1997. He finished his career fourth all-time on the total offense list with 6,671 yards. He had the highest pass efficiency mark in MSSU history in 1996 when he put up a mark of 162.5. During the 1996 season he completed 102 of 189 pass attempts for 1,625 yards and 10 touchdowns.
A 2000 Missouri Southern graduate, Cornelsen ranks seventh all-time in career rushing yards (second amongst quarterbacks) with 2,273 yards and ranks fourth in career scoring (210 points). He ranks fifth in both passing yards (5,334) and completions (261).
Missouri Southern’s 2014 Hall of Fame Class also includes Tim Doss (Baseball, 1972-74), Brian Lyons (Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country, 1999-2004) and Margaret (Miklovic) Lyons (Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country, 1998-2002).
Cornelsen will miss the weekend Hall of Fame activities which are slated for the weekend of Sept. 26-27. The Tigers are set to play at Ole Miss on Sept. 27th.