Bulldogs in the NFL

Anthony Dixon has scored a pair of touchdowns this season for the 49ers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Anthony Dixon has scored a pair of touchdowns this season for the 49ers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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 19-9 loss to the Chargers.

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 five solo tackles in a 31-20 loss to the Eagles.

Season Stats: 15 tackles (14 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 19-17 win over the Ravens.

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: Bye

Season Stats: one game played

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Fletcher Cox

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 300

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Defensive tackle/ End

Lettered at MSU: 2009-11

Last Week: Cox started and had three tackles (one solo, two assists) and a quarterback hurry in a 31-20 win over the Buccaneers.

Season Stats: 15 tackles (11 solo, four assists); three tackles for loss, two sacks; six 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 four yards and caught a three yard pass. He also returned a kickoff for no yards in a 32-20 win over the Cardinals.

Season Stats: two kickoff returns for 30 yards; 13 carries for 25 yards, two touchdowns; two solo tackles; one forced fumble; one catch for three yards

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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 assisted tackle in a 20-13 loss to the Seahawks.

Season Stats: 10 tackles (seven solo, three 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 was not active in a 30-27 win over the Saints.

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 activated from the practice squad and saw action in a 31-16 win over the Redskins.

Season Stats: one game played

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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 tackle for loss, one quarterback hurry and had a pass deflection in a 19-17 loss to the Packers.

Season Stats: nine tackles (seven solo, two assists); three tackles for loss; three quarterback hurries; one sack; one pass deflection

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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 19-17 win over the Ravens.

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 made five tackles (two solo, two assists, one special teams solo) in a 31-17 win over the Browns.

Season Stats: 16 tackles (11 solo, five 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 20-13 loss to the Seahawks.

Season Stats: six games; six 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 made one assisted tackle on special teams in a 30-27 win over the Saints.

Season Stats: Three tackles (one solo, two assists)

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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 led the team with seven tackles (three solo, four assists) and had a pass deflection in a 20-13 win over the Titans.

Season Stats: 34 tackles (17 solo, 17 assists); one sack; one quarterback hurry; three 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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