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October 23, 2012

Bulldogs in the NFL

BulldogBlitz takes a weekly look at how former Mississippi State football players are performing in the professional ranks.

The Bulldogs currently have 16 former alumni on NFL rosters.

Vick Ballard

Team: Indianapolis Colts

Position: Running Back

Height: 5-10

Weight: 217

Lettered at MSU: 2010-11

Last Week: Ballard started and had 20 carries for 84 yards and caught one pass for 19 yards in a 17-13 win over the Browns.

Season: 49 carries for 151 yards; three catches for 37 yards




Jamar Chaney

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-0

Weight: 242

Lettered at MSU: 2005-07, 2009

Last Week: Open

Season: Seven tackles (five solo, two assists)





Fletcher Cox

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-4

Weight: 298

Lettered at MSU: 2009-11

Last Week: Open

Season: 11 tackles (nine solo; two assists); one sack; one quarterback hurry; one tackle for loss; three pass deflections




Anthony Dixon

Team: San Francisco 49ers

Position: Running Back

Height: 6-1

Weight: 233

Lettered at MSU: 2006-09

Last Week: Dixon saw action in a 13-6 win over the Seahawks

Season: Eight carries for 37 yards, one touchdown; one fumble recovery; one solo tackle




Mario Haggan

Team: St. Louis Rams

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-3

Weight: 274

Lettered at MSU: 1999-2002

Last Week: Haggan was not active in a 30-20 loss to the Packers

Season: Five tackles (four solo, one assist)





Antonio Johnson

Team: Indianapolis Colts

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 603

Weight: 310

Lettered at MSU: 2005-06

Last Week: Johnson started and made two tackles (one solo, one assist) and one quarterback hurry in a 17-13 win over the Browns.

Season: Nine tackles (Seven solo, two assists); one quarterback hurry



Tommy Kelly

Team: Oakland Raiders

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-6

Weight: 300

Lettered at MSU: 2001-03

Last Week: Kelly started and had four tackles (three solo, one assist) in a 26-23 overtime win over the Jaguars.

Season: 16 tackles (nine solo, seven assists); two tackles for loss; two quarterback hurries



Donald Lee

Team: Free Agent

Position: Tight End

Height: 6-4

Weight: 248

Lettered at MSU: 1999-2002

Last Week: Open

Season: Lee was released by the Cincinnati Bengals in week three





Kyle Love

Team: New England Patriots

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-1

Weight: 315

Lettered at MSU: 2006-09

Last Week: Love started and had two solo tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry in a 29-26 overtime win over the Jets.

Season: 15 tackles (six solo, nine assists); one sack; one tackle for loss; one quarterback hurry


Pernell McPhee

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-3

Weight: 280

Lettered at MSU: 2009-10

Last Week: McPhee saw action in a 43-13 loss to the Texans

Season: 16 tackles (14 solo, two assists); 0.5 sack, four quarterback hurries; three tackles for loss




Charles Mitchell

Team: Atlanta Falcons

Position: Safety

Height: 5-11

Weight: 205

Lettered at MSU: 2008-11

Last Week: Open

Season: One assisted tackle





Quentin Saulsberry

Team: Denver Broncos

Position: Center

Height: 6-3

Weight: 305

Lettered at MSU: 2008-11

Last Week: Open

Season: None





Derek Sherrod

Team: Green Bay Packers

Position: Offensive Tackle

Height: 6-6

Weight: 321

Lettered at MSU: 2007-10

Last Week: Sherrod was on the physically unable to perform list for the 30-20 win over the Rams

Season: None




David Stewart

Team: Tennessee Titans

Position: Offensive Tackle

Height: 6-7

Weight: 315

Lettered at MSU: 2001-04

Last Week: Stewart started in a 35-34 win over the Bills

Season: Seven games; seven starts





Chris White

Team: Buffalo Bills

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-3

Weight: 238

Lettered at MSU: 2009-10

Last Week: White saw action in a 35-34 loss to the Titans

Season: Eight solo tackles





K.J. Wright

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-4

Weight: 246

Lettered at MSU: 2007-10

Last Week: Wright started and led the Seahawks with 10 tackles (eight solo, one assist, one special teams solo) and two tackles for loss in a 13-6 loss to the 49ers.

Season: 55 tackles (44 solo, 11 assists); one quarterback hurry; one forced fumble; five tackles for loss; two pass deflections



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