Bulldogs in the NFL

It's possible Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright could return from a broken foot against the 49ers. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

It’s possible Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright could return from a broken foot against the 49ers. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Mississippi State has had 19 former players active on NFL rosters this season. 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 43-22 AFC Divisional Playoff loss to the Patriots.

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: Season complete

Season Stats: 55 tackles (49 solo, six assists); three interceptions; six pass deflections; one tackle for loss

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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: Season Complete

Season Stats: six tackles (five solo, one assist); one tackle for loss

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Chad Bumphis

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 202

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

Position: Wide Receiver

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Last Week: Season complete

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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Dewayne Cherrington

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 335

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2011-12

Last week: Cherrington was on the practice squad for a 23-15 NFC Divisional Playoff win over the Saints.

Season stats: N/A

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Arceto Clark

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 180

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Wide receiver

Lettered at MSU: 2008, 2010-12

Last Week: Clark was on the practice squad for a 23-15 NFC Divisional Playoff win over the Saints.

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: Season complete

Season Stats: 44 tackles (32 solo, 12 assists); four tackles for loss, three sacks; seven quarterback hurries; three pass deflections; one fumble recovery.

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Anthony Dixon

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 233

Team: San Francisco 49ers

Position: Running back/ fullback

Lettered at MSU: 2006-09

Last Week: Dixon had one assisted tackle in a 23-10 NFC Divisional Playoff win against over the Panthers.

Season Stats: five kickoff returns for 101 yards; 28 carries for 56 yards, two touchdowns; four catches for 40 yards; eight tackles (seven solo, one assist); one forced fumble; one tackle for loss

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Antonio Johnson

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 328

Team: Tennessee
Titans

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2005-06

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: 22 tackles (15 solo, seven assists); three sacks; three tackles for loss; three quarterback hurries; one pass deflection

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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 43-22 AFC Divisional Playoff win over the Colts.

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: Season complete

Season Stats: 10 solo tackles

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Kyle Love

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 315

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2006-09

This week: Season complete

Season stats: four tackles (one solo, three assists)

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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: Season complete

Season Stats: 21 tackles (13 solo, eight assists); 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: Season complete

Season Stats: eight 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: Season complete

Season Stats: 34 tackles (25 solo, nine assists), six 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: Season complete

Season Stats: 12 games played; 12 starts; two tackles

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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 saw action in a 43-22 AFC Divisional Playoff win over the Colts.

Season Stats: nine tackles (five 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 was not active in a 23-15 NFC Divisional Playoff win over the Saints.

Season Stats: 80 tackles (46 solo, 34 assists); 1.5 sacks; two quarterback hurries; four pass deflections; one fumble recovery; five 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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