Bulldogs in the NFL

Mississippi State has had 21 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

Last Week: Autry recovered a fumble in a 28-27 win at the Ravens.

Season Stats: Five tackles (three solo, two assists), one tackle for loss, one sack, one quarterback hurry, one fumble recovery

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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: Banks saw action in a 27-7 loss to the Broncos.

Season Stats: Four games played

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Beniquez BrownBeniquez Brown

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 236

Team: Free Agent

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2013-15

Last Week: Brown was terminated from the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad on Sept. 7.

Season Stats: N/A 

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Ryan BrownRyan Brown

Height/ Weight: 6-6, 276

Team: Cincinnati Bengals

Position: Defensive end

Lettered at MSU: 2012-15

Last Week: Brown was on the practice squad for a 22-7 win over the Dolphins. 

Season Stats: N/A

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Taveze CalhounTaveze Calhoun

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 188

Team: New Orleans Saints

Position: Cornerback

Lettered at MSU: 2012-15

Last Week: Calhoun was on the practice squad for a 35-34 win at the Chargers.

Season Stats: N/A

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Blaine ClausellBlaine Clausell

Height/ Weight: 6-6, 321

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Offensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2011-14

Last Week: Clausell was on the practice squad for a 28-27 loss to the Raiders.

Season Stats: N/A

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Fletcher CoxFletcher Cox

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 310

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2009-11

Last Week: Open

Season Stats: 11 tackles (nine solo, two assists), two tackles for loss, two sacks, four quarterback hurries, one forced fumble

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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 a 27-7 win at the Buccaneers.

Season Stats: N/A

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Kaleb EullsKaleb Eulls

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 309

Team: San Diego Chargers

Position: Offensive line/ Defensive line

Lettered at MSU: 2011-14

Last Week: Eulls was on the practice squad for a 35-34 loss to the Saints.

Season Stats: N/A

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Gabe JacksonGabe Jackson

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 335

Team: Oakland Raiders

Position: Offensive guard

Lettered at MSU: 2010-13

Last Week: Jackson started at right guard in a 28-27 win at the Ravens.

Season Stats: Four games played, four starts

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Malcolm JohnsonMalcolm Johnson

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 231

Team: Cleveland Browns

Position: Fullback

Lettered at MSU: 2011-14

Last Week: Johnson carried once for two yards. He also caught one pass for 11 yards in a 31-20 loss at the Redskins.

Season Stats: Rushing: one carry for two yards Receiving: four catches for 23 yards 

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Chris JonesChris Jones

Height/ Weight: 6-6, 310

Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2013-15

Last Week: Jones made two assisted tackles in a 43-14 loss at the Steelers.

Season Stats: Five 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 was signed by the Panthers and made one solo tackle, one tackle for loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry in a 48-33 loss at the Falcons.

Season Stats: one solo tackle, one tackle for loss, one sack, one quarterback hurry. 

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Benardrick McKinneyBenardrick McKinney

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 260

Team: Houston Texans

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2012-14

Last Week: McKinney started at will and led the Texans with nine tackles (six solo, three assists) in a 27-20 win over the Titans.

Season Stats: 38 tackles (16 solo, 22 assists), four quarterback hurries, two sacks, two tackles for loss

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Pernell McPheePernell McPhee

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 273

Team: Chicago Bears

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2009-10

Last Week: McPhee was on the physically unable to perform list (knee) for a 17-14 win over the Lions.

Season Stats: N/A

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Dak PrescottDak Prescott

Height/ Weight: 6-2, 226

Team: Dallas Cowboys

Position: Quarterback

Lettered at MSU: 2012-15

Last Week: Prescott started and completed 23 of 32 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed five times for three yards in a 24-17 win at the 49ers.

Season Stats: Passing: 89 of 131 for 1,012 yards, three touchdowns Rushing: 12 carries for 57 yards, two touchdowns

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Will RedmondWill Redmond

Height/ Weight: 6-0, 186

Team: San Francisco 49ers

Position: Cornerback

Lettered at MSU: 2013-15

Last Week: Redmond was on injured reserve (knee) in a 24-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Season Stats: N/A

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Deontae SkinnerDeontae Skinner

Height/ Weight: 6-2, 250

Team: New York Giants

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2010-13

Last Week: Skinner was on the practice squad for a 24-10 loss at the Vikings.

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

Last Week: Slay started and made four solo tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, one quarterback hurry and three pass deflections in a 17-14 loss at the Bears.

Season Stats: 15 solo tackles, four pass deflections, one tackle for loss, one sack, one quarterback hurry

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preston smith mug copyPreston Smith

Height/ Weight: 6-5, 268

Team: Washington Redskins

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2011-14

Last Week: Smith started and made four tackles (three solo, one assist) in a 31-20 win over the Browns.

Season Stats: 13 tackles (seven solo, six assists), two quarterback hurries, one tackle for loss, 0.5 sack, one pass deflection

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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 at outside linebacker and made eight tackles (four solo, four assists), one tackle for loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry in a 27-17 win at the Jets.

Season Stats: 35 tackles (17 solo, 18 assists), two tackles for loss, two 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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