Bulldogs in the NFL

Jamar Chaney has been inactive since signing with the Falcons. (Howard Smith/ USA Today)

Jamar Chaney has been inactive since signing with the Falcons. (Howard Smith/ USA Today)

Mississippi State has 16 former players active on NFL rosters. Each week, Logan Lowery of the Daily Journal checks in on how those Bulldog alumni are performing at the professional level.

Vick Ballard

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 224

Team: Indianapolis Colts

Position: Running back

Lettered at MSU: 2010-11

Last Week: Did not play in a 37-3 win over the Jaguars due to a torn ACL.

Season Stats: 13 carries for 63 yards; one catch for minus-5 yards.

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Johnthan Banks

Height/ Weight: 6-2, 185

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: Cornerback

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Last Week: Banks started and made one solo tackle, one interception and two pass deflections in a 13-10 loss to the Cardinals.

Season Stats: 10 tackles (nine solo, one assist); one interception; two pass deflections

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Josh Boyd

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 310

Team: Green Bay Packers

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Last Week: Open

Season Stats: N/A

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Jamar Chaney

Height/ Weight: 6-0, 242

Team: Atlanta Falcons

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2005-07, 2009

Last Week: Chaney was not active for a 30-23 loss to the Patriots.

Season Stats: N/A

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Arceto Clark

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 180

Team: Free Agent

Position: Wide receiver

Lettered at MSU: 2008, 2010-12

Last Week: Clark was terminated from the Cleveland Browns practice squad.

Season Stats: N/A

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Fletcher Cox

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 300

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2009-11

Last Week: Cox started and had one assisted tackle and a quarterback hurry in a 52-20 loss to the Broncos.

Season Stats: 10 tackles (eight solo, two assists); three tackles for loss, two sacks; four quarterback hurries.

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Anthony Dixon

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 233

Team: San Francisco 49ers

Position: Running back

Lettered at MSU: 2006-09

Last Week: Dixon carried three times for six yards and a touchdown. He also made a solo special teams tackle and forced a fumble in a 35-11 win over the Rams.

Season Stats: one kickoff return for 30 yards; five carries for nine yards, one touchdown; two solo tackles; one forced fumble

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Antonio Johnson

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 328

Team: Tennessee Titans

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2005-06

Last Week: Johnson started and made three tackles (two solo, one assist) in a 38-13 win over the Jets.

Season Stats: eight tackles (six solo, two assists); one sack; one tackle for loss; one quarterback hurry

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Tommy Kelly

Height/ Weight: 6-6, 310

Team: New England Patriots

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2001-03

Last Week: Kelly started and had three tackles (one solo, two assists) in a 30-23 win over the Falcons.

Season Stats: 19 tackles (10 solo, nine assists); five quarterback hurries; one fumble recovery; 1.5 sacks; 1.5 tackles for loss

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Cameron Lawrence

Height/ Weight: 6-2, 234

Team: Dallas Cowboys

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Last Week: Lawrence was on the practice squad for the 30-21 loss to the Chargers.

Season Stats: N/A

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Pernell McPhee

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 280

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Defensive end/ outside linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2009-10

Last Week: McPhee made four tackles (three solo, one assist) in a 23-20 loss to the Bills.

Season Stats: seven tackles (five solo, two assists); one tackle for loss; one quarterback hurry

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Derek Sherrod

Height/ Weight: 6-5, 321

Team: Green Bay Packers

Position: Offensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2007-10

Last Week: Open

Season Stats: N/A

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Darius Slay

Height/ Weight: 6-0, 192

Team: Detroit Lions

Position: Cornerback

Lettered at MSU: 2011-12

Last Week: Slay was second on the team with seven tackles (four solo, three assists) and had a pass deflection in a 40-32 win over the Bears

Season Stats: 11 tackles (eight solo, three assists), two pass deflections

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David Stewart

Height/ Weight: 6-7, 313

Team: Tennessee Titans

Position: Offensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2001-04

Last Week: Stewart started in a 38-13 win over the Jets.

Season Stats: four games; four starts

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Chris White

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 238

Team: New England Patriots

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2009-10

Last Week: White saw action in a 30-23 win over the Falcons.

Season Stats: Two tackles (one solo, one assist)

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K.J. Wright

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 246

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2007-10

Last Week: Wright started and made five tackles (four solo, one assist) and had a pass deflection in a 23-20 overtime win against the Texans.

Season Stats: 18 tackles (11 solo, seven assists); one sack; one quarterback hurry; two pass deflections; one fumble recovery; two tackles for loss

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

Posted in Football, Former Bulldogs


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