June 28, 2010

Feld hopes to keep his ambiguity

Aaron Feld has started every game except one during his three-year Mississippi State career and chances are most fans have no idea who he is.

And he rising senior hopes to keep it that way.

Feld is the Bulldogs long-snapper and has been perfect thus far through his career in Maroon and White.

"You can always tell a true fan when they know who I am," Feld said. "When I'm out an about at a restaurant or something and someone comes up and says 'You're Aaron Feld the longsnapper' I tell them that they are a real Mississippi State fan if they know who I am. Most of the time you never know who the long-snapper is until he messes up."

The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder has started 36 of a possible 37 games during his time in Starkville. The only game Feld missed was the Alabama contest in Tuscaloosa in 2008. It was the game Anthony Bowles' high snap out of their own end zone led to a blocked Blake McAdams punt for a Crimson Tide safety.

"If I could pick any game to never miss it would be Alabama," Feld said. "It was unfortunate because of what happened. It was a pure accident at practice and maybe if I could catch a little better it wouldn't have been a problem. I caught a football right in the eye and I would've played with one eye but Dr. (Robert) Collins told me if I took a wrong hit I could lose sight in that eye and that's not something to risk."

Feld does more than just snap the ball. He has also recorded 11 tackles throughout his career thanks in part to his prep background on defense.

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