October 5, 2011

Carmon makes a comeback

When James Carmon went down with a knee injury in the first half of the Auburn game he thought his career might be over.

Luckily for Carmon and Mississippi State fans the injury was not as severe as once feared and two weeks later the massive 6-foot-7, 330-pound offensive lineman was back in the starting lineup.

"I thought the worst," Carmon said. "With that pain I thought it was just over. When I found out it really wasn't that bad I broke down crying. It's a blessing. I'm here for some reason. God's got me here for some reason and I think He did that for me to grow up. He wanted me to see that my time is running out. I'm a senior and I've only got a few more games left and once you get back you've got to roll. I think my knee is going to hold up."

Carmon returned last week against Georgia. Carmon entered the season as the Bulldogs starter at left tackle but took over the starting job at right guard for the injured Tobias Smith.

"I think I did okay," Carmon said. "I really didn't have any missed assignments and that was a good thing. I didn't grade out as good as I did at tackle but I graded out pretty well to be my first time."

Carmon has only spent limited time playing left tackle and right guard but did see a difference between the two positions.



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