Bulldogs in the NFL

Former Bulldog Fletcher Cox puts pressure on former Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning on Sunday. (Hunter Martin/ Philadelphia Eagles/ Getty Images)

Former Bulldog Fletcher Cox puts pressure on former Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning on Sunday. (Hunter Martin/ Philadelphia Eagles/ Getty Images)

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: Ballard was on injured reserve for a 34-28 win over the Seahawks.

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: Open

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: Boyd was not active in a 22-9 win over the Lions.

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 saw action in a 30-28 loss to the Jets.

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 two solo tackles and a quarterback hurry in a 36-21 win over the Giants.

Season Stats: 12 tackles (10 solo, two assists); three tackles for loss, two sacks; five 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 five times for 12 yards and a touchdown in a 34-3 win over the Texans.

Season Stats: one kickoff return for 30 yards; 10 carries for 21 yards, two touchdowns; 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 one solo tackle, one sack, one tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry in a 26-17 loss to the Chiefs.

Season Stats: nine tackles (seven solo, two assists); two sacks; two tackles for loss; two quarterback hurries

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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 (two solo, one assist), one sack, one tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry in a 13-6 loss to the Bengals.

Season Stats: 22 tackles (12 solo, 10 assists); six quarterback hurries; one fumble recovery; 2.5 sacks; 2.5 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 51-48 loss to the Broncos.

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 one solo tackle, one sack, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry in a 26-23 win over the Dolphins.

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

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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: Sherrod was on the physically unable to perform list for a 22-9 win over the Lions.

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 saw action in a 22-9 loss to the Packers.

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 and had one solo tackle in a 26-17 loss to the Chiefs.

Season Stats: five games; five starts; one tackle

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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 13-6 loss to the Bengals.

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 was tied for the team lead with nine tackles (three solo, six assists) in a 34-28 loss to the Colts.

Season Stats: 27 tackles (14 solo, 13 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.

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