Bulldogs in the NFL

Cameron Lawrence has made several key plays on special teams for the Cowboys this season (Getty Images)

Cameron Lawrence has made several key plays on special teams for the Cowboys this season (Getty Images)

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 30-27 win over the Titans.

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 six solo tackles and had a pass deflection in a 41-28 win over the Falcons.

Season Stats: 34 tackles (31 solo, three assists); one interception; three 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 saw action in a 27-13 loss to the Giants.

Season Stats: two games 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: Bumphis was on the practice squad for the 27-17 win over the Cheifs.

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: Free Agent

Position: Wide receiver

Lettered at MSU: 2008, 2010-12

Last Week: Clark was waived by the Seahawks last week.

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 made five tackles (four solo, one assist), one pass deflection and recovered a fumble in a 24-16 win over the Redskins.

Season Stats: 28 tackles (21 solo, seven assists); four tackles for loss, three sacks; seven quarterback hurries; one pass deflection; one fumble recovery.

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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 saw action in a 23-20 loss to the Saints.

Season Stats: four kickoff returns for 95 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 saw action in a 30-27 loss to the Colts.

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 on injured reserve (knee) for a 24-20 loss to the Panthers.

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: Bye

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 in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Bears.

Season Stats: 13 tackles (nine solo, four assists); three tackles for loss; five quarterback hurries; 1.5 sacks; 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 made his season debut in a 27-13 loss to the Giants.

Season Stats: one game played

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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 an assisted tackle in a 37-27 loss to the Steelers.

Season Stats: 26 tackles (19 solo, seven 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 30-27 loss to the Colts.

Season Stats: eight games played; eight 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 solo special teams tackle in a 24-20 loss to the Panthers.

Season Stats: seven tackles (three 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 tied for the team lead with nine tackles (four solo, five assists) and one tackle for loss in a 41-20 win over the Vikings.

Season Stats: 71 tackles (40 solo, 31 assists); 1.5 sacks; two quarterback hurries; three pass deflections; one fumble recovery; four 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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