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.