Vicksburg native Fulton Carson was honored Tuesday morning by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for officiating at the College Football National Championship game last week between the University of Alabama and Ohio State University.
Carson has been officiating games since the 1990s and is seeing his hard work paying off.
“I am always thankful for where I am,” Carson said during Tuesday’s meeting. “I also accept this award for all those who came before me.”
Born and raised in Vicksburg, Carson has been officiating for nearly 25 years and is great at what he does — making sure the game of football is played fairly on both sides of the ball. He served as a side judge in the championship game where he was responsible for looking out for players that commit pass interference.
The Board of Mayor and Alderman were happy to present Carson, who now resides in Raymond, Mississippi, with this well-deserved award as he continues to do great things in the sports world.