November 14, 2017
Darius Slay leads all CBs in interceptions with four.
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Week 10 of the NFL season has come to a close, and it is time to take a look at how the 14 former Bulldogs who have gone #FromStateToSundays fared.
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Week 10 of the NFL season has come to a close, and it is time to take a look at how the 15 former Bulldogs who have gone #FromStateToSundays fared.
Darius Slay turned the Detroit secondary into a no fly zone on Sunday, collecting an interception and knocking down three more passes to help the Lions defeat the Browns 38-24. With his fourth interception of the season, Slay now leads all NFL cornerbacks in the category.
K.J. Wright also put up a stellar defensive performance for his team, as he made 10 tackles and knocked down two passes in a 22-16 win against Arizona. Wright moved to ninth among the league’s tackle leaders, with 74.
Linebacker Deontae Skinner was picked up off of waivers by the New York Giants after he spent a short stint with the Oakland Raiders practice squad. Skinner recorded two tackles in his first game action of the season.
Last season, three former Bulldogs — Fletcher Cox, Dak Prescott and K.J. Wright — capped off great seasons by playing in the Pro Bowl. You can help send your favorite NFL Bulldogs to this year’s Pro Bowl by voting here.
Below is a list of former Mississippi State student-athletes who are currently with NFL teams. Please use the link to view season and career statistics from NFL.com.
Bulldogs in the NFL
|NAME||AT MSU||TEAM||YEARS IN LEAGUE||POS||SEASON STATS||LAST WEEK|
|Denico Autry||2012-13||Oakland Raiders||4||DE||9 G, 21 TKL, 12 TT, 9 AST, 1.0 SCK, 4 PBU||BYE|
|Fletcher Cox^*||2009-11||Philadelphia Eagles||6||DE||7 G, 7 GS, 11 TKL, 8 TT, 3 AST, 4.5 SCK, 1 FF, 2 PBU||BYE|
|Kaleb Eulls — IR||2010-14||Los Angeles Chargers||3||DL||—||Inactive during Week 10.|
|Gabe Jackson*||2009-13||Oakland Raiders||4||G||8 G, 8 GS||BYE|
|Chris Jones*||2013-15||Kansas City Chiefs||1||DL||9 G, 3 GS, 18 TKL, 11 TT, 7 AST, 3.5 SCK, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 3 FF||BYE|
|Kyle Love||2006-09||Carolina Panthers||6||DL||10 G, 8 TKL, 3 TT, 5 AST, 1.5 SCK||Collected a tackle in 45-21 win against Miami.|
|Benardrick McKinney*||2011-14||Houston Texans||3||LB||9 G, 9 GS, 53 TKL, 32 TT, 21 AST, 2.0 SCK, 1 FF, 1 PBU||Collected three tackles and knocked down a pass at Los Angeles Chargers.|
|Pernell McPhee*||2009-10||Chicago Bears||7||LB||9 G, 2 GS, 14 TKL, 14 TT, 4.0 SCK, 1 FF, 1 PBU||Collected a tackle against Green Bay.|
|Dak Prescott^!||2011-15||Dallas Cowboys||1||QB||9 G, 9 GS, 183-289, 1,994 YDS, 16 TD, 4 INT, 96.3 QBR; 32 ATT, 237 YDS, 5 TD||Started, completed 20 of 30 passes for 176 yards and rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown at Atlanta.|
|Will Redmond — IR||2012-15||San Francisco 49ers||1||CB||—||Inactive during Week Ten.|
|Fred Ross — IR||2013-16||Carolina Panthers||R||WR||—||Inactive during Week Ten.|
|Darius Slay*||2011-12||Detroit Lions||5||CB||9 G, 9 GS, 32 TKL, 29 TT, 3 AST, 4 INT, 13 PBU||Started, collected five tackles and an interception and knocked down three passes in 38-24 win against Cleveland.|
|Deontae Skinner||2009-12||New York Giants||2||LB||1 G, 2 TKL, 2 TT||Collected two tackles at San Francisco.|
|Preston Smith*||2011-14||Washington Redskins||3||LB||9 G, 9 GS, 22 TKL, 17 TT, 5 AST, 4.5 SCK, 1 PBU||Started an collected two tackles against Minnesota.|
|K.J. Wright^*||2007-10||Seattle Seahawks||7||LB||9 G, 9 GS, 74 TKL, 50 TT, 24 AST, 3 PBU||Started, collected 10 tackles and knocked down two passes in 22-16 win at Arizona.|
* Regular Starter
^ 2017 Pro Bowl Selection
! 2017 NFL Rookie of the Year
IR Injured Reserve
Three former Bulldogs contribute to their organizations and look to make the active roster in the future by participating on practice squads.