Bulldogs in the NFL

Antonio Johnson is in his second stint with the Titans. (AP Photo/ Wade Payne)

Antonio Johnson is in his second stint with the Titans. (AP Photo/ Wade Payne)

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 27-24 win over the Texans.

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 three tackles (one solo, two assists) in a 27-24 overtime loss to the Seahawks.

Season Stats: 23 tackles (20 solo, three assists); 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 27-20 loss to the Bears.

Season Stats: one game played

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Chad Bumphis

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 202

Team: Denver Broncos

Position: Wide Receiver

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Last Week: Bye

Season Stats: N/A

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Jamar Chaney

Height/ Weight: 6-0, 242

Team: Free Agent

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2005-07, 2009

Last Week: Chaney was waived by the Falcons in October.

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 27-24 overtime win over the Buccaneers.

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 49-20 win over the Raiders.

Season Stats: 21 tackles (16 solo, five assists); four tackles for loss, three sacks; seven 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: Bye

Season Stats: three kickoff returns for 77 yards; 15 carries for 35 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 made a solo tackle in a 28-21 win over the Rams.

Season Stats: 15 tackles (11 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 placed on injured reserve for the 55-31 win over the Steelers.

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 27-23 win over the Vikings.

Season Stats: one solo tackle

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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 and forced a fumble in a 24-18 loss to the Browns.

Season Stats: 10 tackles (eight solo, two assists); three tackles for loss; three quarterback hurries; one sack; one pass deflection; one forced fumble

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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 27-20 loss to the Bears.

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: Bye

Season Stats: 23 tackles (17 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 was not active in a 28-21 win over the Rams.

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 made two special teams tackles (one solo, one assist) in a 55-31 win over the Steelers.

Season Stats: six tackles (two solo, four 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 11 tackles (six solo, five assists) in a 27-24 overtime win over the Buccaneers.

Season Stats: 57 tackles (34 solo, 23 assists); 1.5 sacks; two quarterback hurries; three pass deflections; one fumble recovery; three 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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