Bulldogs in the NFL

Johnthan Banks has made three tackles in each of his first two NFL games. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Johnthan Banks has made three tackles in each of his first two NFL games. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Mississippi State has 15 former players active on NFL rosters. 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 suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. The Colts lost 24-20 to the Dolphins.

Season Stats: 13 carries for 63 yards; one catch for minus-5 yards.

_____

Johnthan Banks

Height/ Weight: 6-2, 185

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: Cornerback

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Last Week: Banks made three solo tackles in a 16-14 loss to the Saints.

Season Stats: six solo tackles

_____

Josh Boyd

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 310

Team: Green Bay Packers

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Last Week: Boyd was not active in a 38-20 win over the Redskins.

Season Stats: N/A

_____

Arceto Clark

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 180

Team: Cleveland Browns

Position: Wide receiver

Lettered at MSU: 2008, 2010-12

Last Week: Clark was added to the practice squad for the 14-6 loss to the Ravens.

Season Stats: N/A

_____

Fletcher Cox

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 300

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2009-11

Last Week: Cox started and made two tackles (one solo, one assist) in a 33-30 loss to the Chargers.

Season Stats: five tackles (four solo, one assist); one tackle for loss, one sack; two quarterback hurries.

_____

Anthony Dixon

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 233

Team: San Francisco 49ers

Position: Running back

Lettered at MSU: 2006-09

Last Week: Dixon carried once for four yards and made one special teams solo tackle in a 29-3 loss to the Seahawks.

Season Stats: one kickoff return for 30 yards; one carry for four yards; one solo tackle

_____

Antonio Johnson

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 328

Team: Tennessee Titans

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2005-06

Last Week: Johnson made two solo tackles in a 30-24 loss to the Texans.

Season Stats: two solo tackles

_____

Tommy Kelly

Height/ Weight: 6-6, 310

Team: New England Patriots

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2001-03

Last Week: Kelly started and had five tackles (four solo, one assist), one sack, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry in a 13-10 win over the Jets.

Season Stats: 12 tackles (six solo, six assists); three quarterback hurries; one fumble recovery; one sack; one tackle for loss

_____

Cameron Lawrence

Height/ Weight: 6-2, 234

Team: Dallas Cowboys

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Last Week: Lawrence was on the practice squad for the 17-16 loss to the Chiefs.

Season Stats: N/A

_____

Pernell McPhee

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 280

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Defensive end

Lettered at MSU: 2009-10

Last Week: McPhee made one solo tackle for loss in a 14-6 win over the Browns.

Season Stats: two solo tackles; one tackle for loss

_____

Derek Sherrod

Height/ Weight: 6-5, 321

Team: Green Bay Packers

Position: Offensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2007-10

Last Week: Sherrod was on the physically unable to perform list for a 38-20 win over the Redskins.

Season Stats: N/A

_____

Darius Slay

Height/ Weight: 6-0, 192

Team: Detroit Lions

Position: Cornerback

Lettered at MSU: 2011-12

Last Week: Slay started in a 25-21 loss to the Cardinals.

Season Stats: four solo tackles, one pass deflection

_____

David Stewart

Height/ Weight: 6-7, 313

Team: Tennessee Titans

Position: Offensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2001-04

Last Week: Stewart started in a 30-24 loss to the Texans.

Season Stats: two games; two starts

_____

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 13-10 win over the Jets.

Season Stats: one solo tackle

_____

K.J. Wright

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 246

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2007-10

Last Week: Wright started and made six tackles (three solo, three assist), one sack, one quarterback hurry, one pass deflection and a fumble recovery in a 29-3 win over the 49ers.

Season Stats: 10 tackles (five solo, five assists); one sack; one quarterback hurry; one pass deflection; one fumble recovery

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.

Posted in Football, Former Bulldogs

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5 other subscribers