Two Bulldogs honored for Alabama performances

Taveze Calhoun

Taveze Calhoun

A pair of Bulldogs were recognized on this week’s College Football Performance Awards.

Sophomore cornerback Taveze Calhoun was named as an honorable mention for his two interception outing against Alabama on Saturday. Calhoun picked off Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron twice after he had only thrown three interceptions all season.

It was the first time an opposing player had multiple interceptions in the same game against Alabama since Utah’s Robert Johnson accomplished that feat in 2009.

Calhoun’s first interception came in the second quarter and he returned his second 53-yards during the fourth quarter.

Malcolm Johnson

Malcolm Johnson

On the year, the Morton native has made 27 tackles, three pass deflections, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in nine games of action.

Junior tight end Malcolm Johnson also received an honorable mention after hauling in a career-high six balls for 84 yards. Johnson out-performed the entire wide receiving corps for the Bulldogs.

Two of Johnson’s receptions against his hometown Tide went for over 20 yards.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder was previously the National Tight End of the Week by both the CFPA and John Mackey Award following the Kentucky game.

On the year, Johnson has 23 catches for 290 yards and a touchdown.

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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