Bulldogs in the NFL

Mississippi State has had 22 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, 270

Team: Oakland Raiders

Position: Defensive end

Lettered at MSU: 2012-13

Season Stats: 22 tackles (20 solo, two assists), five tackles for loss, two pass deflections, five quarterback hurries, three sacks, one PAT block, one safety

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Vick BallardVick Ballard

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 224

Team: New Orleans Saints

Position: Running back

Lettered at MSU: 2010-11

Season Stats: Ballard was signed by the Saints this past week.

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Johnthan BanksJohnthan Banks

Height/ Weight: 6-2, 185

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: Cornerback

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Season Stats: 25 tackles (19 solo, six assists), one pass deflection

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Ben BeckwithBen Beckwith

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 306

Team: Free agent

Position: Offensive guard

Lettered at MSU: 2011-14

Season Stats: Beckwith was waived by the Chargers during the final week of the regular season.

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Josh BoydJosh Boyd

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 310

Team: Green Bay Packers

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Season Stats: one solo tackle

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Blaine ClausellBlaine Clausell

Height/ Weight: 6-7, 315

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Offensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2011-14

Season Stats: N/A

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Fletcher CoxFletcher Cox

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 300

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Defensive end

Lettered at MSU: 2009-11

Season Stats: 81 tackles (49 solo, 22 assists), 13 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, 12 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, one pass deflection

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Dillon DayDillon Day

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 299

Team: Denver Broncos

Position: Center

Lettered at MSU: 2011-14

Last Week: Day was on the practice squad for the Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Panthers in the Super Bowl.

Season Stats: N/A

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Anthony “Boobie” DixonBoobie Dixon

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 233

Team: Buffalo Bills

Position: Running back

Lettered at MSU: 2006-09

Season Stats: Rushing – 21 carries for 44 yards, one touchdown Receiving – six catches for 44 yards Defense – seven solo tackles, one fumble recovery Kickoff returns – three returns for 44 yards

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Kaleb EullsKaleb Eulls

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 285

Team: New Orleans Saints

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2011-14

Season Stats: four games played

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Gabe JacksonGabe Jackson

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 335

Team: Oakland Raiders

Position: Offensive guard

Lettered at MSU: 2010-13

Season Stats: two tackles

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Malcolm JohnsonMalcolm Johnson

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 231

Team: Cleveland Browns

Position: Fullback

Lettered at MSU: 2011-14

Season Stats: Receiving – four catches for 15 yards Tackles: two assisted tackles

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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: Love made one assisted tackle in the Panthers 24-10 loss to the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

Season Stats: 21 tackles (10 solo, 11 assists), four tackles for loss, three sacks, three quarterback hurries

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Benardrick McKinneyBenardrick McKinney

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 246

Team: Houston Texans

Position: Inside linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2012-14 

Season Stats: 72 tackles (41 solo, 31 assists), three tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback hurries

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Pernell McPheePernell McPhee

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 275

Team: Chicago Bears

Position: Outside linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2009-10

Season Stats: 53 tackles (42 solo, 11 assists), eight tackles for loss, six sacks, 13 quarterback hurries, two pass deflections, one interception, 

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LaDarius PerkinsLaDarius Perkins

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 195

Team: Indianapolis Colts

Position: Running back

Lettered at MSU: 2010-13

Season Stats: N/A

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Josh RobinsonJosh Robinson

Height/ Weight: 5-8, 221

Team: Indianapolis Colts

Position: Running back

Lettered at MSU: 2012-14

Season Stats: Rushing – 17 carries for 39 yards Receiving – six catches for 33 yards

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Deontae SkinnerDeontae Skinner

Height/ Weight: 6-2, 250

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2010-13

Season Stats: N/A

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Darius SlayDarius Slay

Height/ Weight: 6-0, 190

Team: Detroit Lions

Position: Cornerback

Lettered at MSU: 2011-12

Season Stats: 59 tackles (48 solo, 11 assists), two interceptions, 13 pass deflections, one tackle for loss

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Preston Smithpreston smith mug copy

Height/ Weight: 6-5, 271

Team: Washington Redskins

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2011-14

Season Stats: Defense – 37 tackles (26 solo, 11 assists), nine tackles for loss, nine sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, four pass deflections, 10 quarterback hurries

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Matthew WellsMatthew Wells

Height/ Weight: 6-2, 222

Team: St. Louis Rams

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2011-14

Season Stats: N/A

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K.J. WrightK.J. Wright

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 246

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Outside linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2007-12

Season Stats: 137 tackles (82 solo, 55 assists), four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three pass deflections, three tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two 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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