Tight end Marcus Green granted extension of eligiblity

Mississippi State’s deep group of veteran pass catchers just got even deeper, as tight end Marcus Green was granted an extension of eligibility to play a sixth season in 2012.

Marcus Green catches a pass against Memphis.

In 2008, Green played in two games before a hip injury sidelined him for the rest of the season. Again in 2010, the pass-catching tight end made it two games before a knee injury ended his season.

Green redshirted his first year on campus in 2007.

After missing the 2010 campaign, Green played in all 13 games for MSU in 2011, catching 11 passes for 188 yards and one touchdown.

Fellow tight end Malcolm Johnson, a redshirt sophomore now, also had 11 receptions, totaling 206 yards and three touchdowns last season.

The 6’1″, 240-pound Green caught 27 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns in 2009, Dan Mullen’s first season with the Bulldogs.

Mississippi State’s depth at the tight end position is now even stronger than in years past, with the athletic Brandon Hill, big redshirt freshman Rufus Warren and true freshman Gus Walley rounding out the depth chart at the position.

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