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Bulldogs in the NFL

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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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