Jackson claims Conerly Trophy

 

Perian Conerly, left, widow of former NFL and Mississippi quarterback Charlie Conerly, hands the Conerly Trophy, named after her late husband, to Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson during a ceremony on Tuesda. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Perian Conerly, left, widow of former NFL and Mississippi quarterback Charlie Conerly, hands the Conerly Trophy, named after her late husband, to Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson during a ceremony on Tuesda. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State’s Gabe Jackson has been named the 2013 C Spire Conerly Trophy award winner as the state’s top college football player.

The senior offensive guard for the Bulldogs becomes the first offensive lineman to receive the honor in the award’s 18 year history. Jackson won the award over five finalsist – Alcorn State’s Arnold Walker, Jackson State’s Clayton Moore, Millsaps’ Mike Barthemley, and Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace.

Jackson has started every game of his MSU career making 51 consecutive starts, which is the longest active streak in college football.

The 6-foot-4, 340-pounder from Liberty has been named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week three times this season, the only lineman in the league to win multiple times. He did not allow a sack and graded out as a champion (80-percent or higher) in all 12 games for the Bulldogs.

Jackson also received the inaugural Kent Hull Trophy Tuesday night as well, presented to the top collegiate offensive lineman in Mississippi.

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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