Bulldogs in the NFL

 

Pernell McPhee had a sack against the Jets over the weekend. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Pernell McPhee had a sack against the Jets over the weekend. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Mississippi State has 18 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 (knee) for a 40-11 loss to the Cardinals.

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 solo tackles, two pass deflections and returned an interception 15 yards in a 24-21 win over the Lions.

Season Stats: 37 tackles (34 solo, three assists); two interceptions; five 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 26-26 overtime tie with the Vikings.

Season Stats: three 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 a 34-31 overtime loss to the Patriots

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 in early November.

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: Bye

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 carried three times for 13 yards in a 27-6 win over the Redskins.

Season Stats: four kickoff returns for 95 yards; 18 carries for 48 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 one assisted tackle in a 23-19 win over the Raiders.

Season Stats: 16 tackles (11 solo, five 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 34-31 overtime win over the Broncos.

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 made two solo special teams tackles in a 24-21 win over the Giants.

Season Stats: three solo tackles

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Kyle Love

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 315

Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2006-09

Last week: Love was signed by the Chiefs and saw action in a 41-38 loss to the Chargers

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 had four tackles (three solo, one assist), one sack, two tackles for loss and one quarterback hurry in a 19-3 win over the Jets.

Season Stats: 17 tackles (12 solo, fiveassists); five tackles for loss; six quarterback hurries; 2.5 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 saw action in a 26-26 overtime tie with the Vikings.

Season Stats: two games 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 two tackles (one assisted, one special teams assisted) in a 24-21 loss to the Buccaneers.

Season Stats: 28 tackles (19 solo, nine 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 23-19 win over the Raiders.

Season Stats: nine games played; nine 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 34-31 overtime win over the Broncos.

Season Stats: eight tackles (four 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: Bye

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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