Bulldogs in the NFL

Arceto Clark is in his second stint with the Seahawks this season (Photo courtesy of Seahawks.com)

Arceto Clark is in his second stint with the Seahawks this season (Photo courtesy of Seahawks.com)

Mississippi State has 17 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 39-33 win over the Broncos.

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 in a 31-23 loss to the Falcons.

Season Stats: 16 tackles (15 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 made his NFL debut in a 31-13 win over the Browns.

Season Stats: one game played

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Jamar Chaney

Height/ Weight: 6-0, 242

Team: Atlanta Falcons

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2005-07, 2009

Last Week: Did not play in a 31-23 win over the Buccaneers.

Season Stats: one game played

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Arceto Clark

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 180

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Wide receiver

Lettered at MSU: 2008, 2010-12

Last Week: Clark was on the practice squad for the 34-22 win over the Cardinals

Season Stats: N/A

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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 one solo tackle in a 17-3 loss to the Cowboys.

Season Stats: 16 tackles (12 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 once for eight yards in a 31-17 win over the Titans.

Season Stats: two kickoff returns for 30 yards; 14 carries for 33 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 four tackles (three solo, one assist), one sack, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry in a 31-17 loss to the 49ers.

Season Stats: 14 tackles (10 solo, four assists); three sacks; three tackles for loss; three 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 overtime loss to the Jets.

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 saw action in a 17-3 win over the Eagles.

Season Stats: two games 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 saw action in a 19-16 loss to the Steelers.

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 31-13 win over the Browns.

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 (four solo, one assist) in a 27-24 loss to the Bengals.

Season Stats: 21 tackles (15 solo, six 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 31-17 loss to the 49ers.

Season Stats: seven games played; seven 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 30-27 overtime loss to the Jets.

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 made seven tackles (six solo, one assist), 0.5 sack and one quarterback hurry in a 34-22 win over the Cardinals.

Season Stats: 41 tackles (23 solo, 18 assists); 1.5 sacks; two quarterback hurries; 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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