The “Meredith Mile” is inspired by our local football legend, “Dandy” Don Meredith, who played for Mount Vernon High School in the 1950’s and later quarterbacked for SMU and the Dallas Cowboys.  Don Meredith was an original member of the Monday Night Football broadcast team and additionally starred in several films and TV series.
For more about Don Meredith, check out this link Don Meredith - Wikipedia.