Bulldogs in the NFL

Mississippi State has had 18 former players active on NFL rosters this season. Each week, the Daily Journal checks in on how those Bulldog alumni are performing at the professional level

Denico AutryDenico Autry

Height/ Weight: 6-5, 273

Team: Oakland Raiders

Position: Defensive end

Lettered at MSU: 2012-13

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: 13 tackles (nine solo, four assists); one blocked punt; one quarterback hurry; one tackle for loss

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Vick BallardVick Ballard

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 226

Team: Indianapolis Colts

Position: Running back

Lettered at MSU: 2010-11

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: none

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Johnthan BanksJohnthan Banks

Height/ Weight: 6-2, 185

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: Cornerback

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: 50 tackles (41 solo, nine assists); one quarterback hurry; 10 pass deflections; one tackle for loss; four interceptions – one returned for a touchdown

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Josh BoydJosh Boyd

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 310

Team: Green Bay Packers

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: 22 tackles (10 solo, 12 assists); two quarterback hurries; one pass deflection; one tackle for loss

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Jamar ChaneyJamar Chaney

Height/ Weight: 6-0, 242

Team: Free Agent

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2005-07, 2009

Last Week: Chaney was released by the Raiders in early December.

Season Stats: five solo tackles

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Fletcher CoxFletcher Cox

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 300

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Defensive end

Lettered at MSU: 2009-11

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: 62 tackles (49 solo, 13 assists); eight tackles for loss; seven quarterback hurries; four sacks; one forced fumble; three fumble recoveries including one for a 17-yard touchdown

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Anthony DixonAnthony “Boobie” Dixon

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 233

Team: Buffalo Bills

Position: Running back

Lettered at MSU: 2006-09

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: 107 carries for 432 yards, one touchdown; seven catches for 41 yards; four kickoff returns for 52 yards; two blocked punts; two assisted tackles; one fumble recovery

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Gabe JacksonGabe Jackson

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 336

Team: Oakland Raiders

Position: Offensive guard

Lettered at MSU: 2010-13

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: two catches for minus-5 yards.

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Tommy KellyTommy Kelly

Height/ Weight: 6-6, 310

Team: Arizona Cardinals

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2001-03

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: 34 tackles (21 solo, 13 assists); three pass deflections; four tackles for loss; four quarterback hurries; one blocked field goal; one sack

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Cameron LawrenceCameron Lawrence

Height/ Weight: 6-2, 234

Team: Dallas Cowboys

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: 16 tackles (eight solo, eight assists); one tackle for loss; one sack; one quarterback hurry

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Kyle LoveKyle Love

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 315

Team: Carolina Panthers

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2006-09

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: one assisted tackle

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Pernell McPheePernell McPhee

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 280

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2009-10

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: 31 tackles (17 solo, 14 assists); five pass deflections; 11.5 tackles for loss; eight sacks; 23 quarterback hurries; one forced fumble

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LaDarius PerkinsLaDarius Perkins

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 195

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Position: Running back

Lettered at MSU: 2010-13

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: None

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Derek SherrodDerek Sherrod

Height/ Weight: 6-6, 321

Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Position: Offensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2007-10

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: one fumble recovery

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Deontae SkinnerDeontae Skinner

Height/ Weight: 6-2, 250

Team: New England Patriots

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2010-13

Last Week: Skinner was on the practice squad for a 28-24 win over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

Season Stats: 16 tackles (seven solo, nine assists); one tackle for loss; one sack; one quarterback hurry

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Darius SlayDarius Slay

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 192

Team: Detroit Lions

Position: Cornerback

Lettered at MSU: 2011-12

Last Week: Season complete

Season Stats: 62 tackles (49 solo, 13 assists); 18 pass deflections; two interceptions; one tackle for loss

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Chris WhiteChris White

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 238

Team: New England Patriots

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2009-10

Last Week: White saw action in a 28-24 win over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

Season Stats: 11 tackles (seven solo, four assists)

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K.J. WrightK.J. Wright

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 246

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2007-10

Last Week: Wright started and made 11 tackles (10 solo, one assist) in a 28-24 loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

Season Stats: 131 tackles (90 solo, 41 assists); five tackles for loss; two forced fumbles; one fumble recovery; five pass deflections; two sacks; three quarterback hurries

 

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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