Bulldogs in the NFL

Dewayne Cherrington was signed to the Seahawks practice squad last week. (Photo Courtesy of Seahawks.com)

Dewayne Cherrington was signed to the Seahawks practice squad last week. (Photo Courtesy of Seahawks.com)

Mississippi State has 18 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 was on injured reserve (knee) for a 23-7 win over the Chiefs.

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 five solo tackles and one tackle for loss in a 23-13 loss to the Rams.

Season Stats: 50 tackles (45 solo, five assists); three interceptions; six pass deflections; one tackle for loss

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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 saw action in a 38-31 loss to the Steelers.

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

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Chad Bumphis

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 202

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

Position: Wide Receiver

Lettered at MSU: 2009-12

Last Week: Bumphis was on the practice squad for a 20-16 loss to the Titans.

Season Stats: N/A

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Jamar Chaney

Height/ Weight: 6-0, 242

Team: Free Agent

Position: Linebacker

Lettered at MSU: 2005-07, 2009

Last Week: Chaney was waived by the Falcons in October.

Season Stats: one game played

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Dewayne Cherrington

Height/ Weight: 6-3, 335

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2011-12

Last week: Cherrington was signed to the practice squad for a 17-10 loss to the Cardinals.

Season stats: N/A

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Arceto Clark

Height/ Weight: 5-10, 180

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Wide receiver

Lettered at MSU: 2008, 2010-12

Last Week: Clark was signed to the practice squad for a 17-10 loss to the Cardinals.

Season Stats: N/A

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Fletcher Cox

Height/ Weight: 6-4, 300

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Defensive tackle/ End

Lettered at MSU: 2009-11

Last Week: Cox started and had one solo tackle in a 54-11 win over the Bears.

Season Stats: 40 tackles (28 solo, 12 assists); four tackles for loss, three sacks; seven quarterback hurries; three pass deflections; one fumble recovery.

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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 made one special teams tackle in a 34-24 win over the Falcons.

Season Stats: five kickoff returns for 101 yards; 26 carries for 61 yards, two touchdowns; one catch for three yards; six solo tackles; one forced fumble; one tackle for loss

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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 made one solo tackle in a 20-16 win over the Jaguars.

Season Stats: 20 tackles (14 solo, six assists); three sacks; three tackles for loss; three quarterback hurries

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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 was on injured reserve (knee) for a 41-7 win over the Ravens.

Season Stats: 22 tackles (12 solo, 10 assists); six quarterback hurries; one fumble recovery; 2.5 sacks; 2.5 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 saw action in a 24-23 win over the Redskins.

Season Stats: 10 solo tackles

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Kyle Love

Height/ Weight: 6-1, 315

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

Position: Defensive tackle

Lettered at MSU: 2006-09

This week: Love was signed by the Jaguars on Monday.

Season stats: one game played

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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 saw action in a 41-7 loss to the Patriots.

Season Stats: 20 tackles (13 solo, seven assists); five tackles for loss; six quarterback hurries; 2.5 sacks; one pass deflection; one forced fumble

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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 saw action in a 38-31 loss to the Steelers.

Season Stats: six games played

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Darius Slay

Height/ Weight: 6-0, 192

Team: Detroit Lions

Position: Cornerback

Lettered at MSU: 2011-12

Last Week: Slay did not play in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Giants.

Season Stats: 30 tackles (21 solo, nine assists), five pass deflections

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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 was not active in a 20-16 win over the Jaguars.

Season Stats: 12 games played; 12 starts; two tackles

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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 saw action in a 41-7 win over the Ravens.

Season Stats: nine tackles (five solo, four assists)

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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 was not active in a 17-10 loss to the Cardinals.

Season Stats: 80 tackles (46 solo, 34 assists); 1.5 sacks; two quarterback hurries; four pass deflections; one fumble recovery; five 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.

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