Bulldogs in the NFL

Josh Boyd is still waiting to make his regular season debut for the Packers. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)

Josh Boyd is still waiting to make his regular season debut for the Packers. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)

Mississippi State has 16 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: Did not play in a 27-7 win over the 49ers due to a torn ACL.

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: Banks started and made three tackles (two solo, one assist) in a 23-3 loss to the Patriots.

Season Stats: nine tackles (eight solo, one assist)

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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: Boyd was not active in a 34-30 loss to the Bengals.

Season Stats: N/A

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Jamar Chaney

Height/ Weight: 6-0, 242

Team: Atlanta Falcons

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2005-07, 2009

Last Week: Chaney was not active for a 27-23 loss to the Dolphins.

Season Stats: N/A

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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 31-27 win over the Vikings.

Season Stats: N/A

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Fletcher Cox

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 300

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2009-11

Last Week: Cox started and made four solo tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry in a 26-16 loss to the Chiefs.

Season Stats: nine tackles (eight solo, one assist); three tackles for loss, two sacks; three quarterback hurries.

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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 a 1-yard loss in a 27-7 loss to the Colts.

Season Stats: one kickoff return for 30 yards; two carries for three yards; one solo tackle

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Antonio Johnson

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 328

Team: Tennessee Titans

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2005-06

Last Week: Johnson started and made three tackles (two solo, one assist), one sack, one tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry in a 20-17 win over the Chargers.

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

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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 started and had four tackles (three solo, one assist), a half-sack and two quarterback hurries in a 23-3 win over the Buccaneers.

Season Stats: 16 tackles (nine solo, seven assists); five quarterback hurries; one fumble recovery; 1.5 sacks; 1.5 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: Lawrence was on the practice squad for the 31-7 win over the Rams.

Season Stats: N/A

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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: McPhee made one assisted tackle and a quarterback hurry in a 30-9 win over the Texans.

Season Stats: three tackles (two solo, one assist); one tackle for loss; one quarterback hurry

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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: Sherrod was on the physically unable to perform list for a 34-30 loss to the Bengals.

Season Stats: N/A

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Darius Slay

Height/ Weight: 6-0, 192

Team: Detroit Lions

Position: Cornerback

Lettered at MSU: 2011-12

Last Week: Slay saw action in a 27-20 win over the Redskins.

Season Stats: four solo tackles, one pass deflection

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David Stewart

Height/ Weight: 6-7, 313

Team: Tennessee Titans

Position: Offensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2001-04

Last Week: Stewart started in a 20-17 win over the Chargers.

Season Stats: three games; three starts

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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 had one assisted special teams tackle in a 23-3 win over the Buccaneers.

Season Stats: Two tackles (one solo, one assist)

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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 started and made three tackles (two solo, one assist) and one tackle for loss in a 45-17 win over the Jaguars.

Season Stats: 13 tackles (seven solo, six assists); one sack; one quarterback hurry; one pass deflection; one fumble recovery; two 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.

Posted in Football, Former Bulldogs
  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.davis.52438174 Mike Davis

    Vick is my homie!

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