All-Time MSU Football Team: Defensive Line

Over the three weeks of fall camp, Mississippi State will be collecting votes and assembling an all-time MSU football team in honor of the 100th anniversary of Scott Field. Winners will be announced over the course of the season as the starters are filled in on both sides of the ball.

Voting is simple: the candidates and their highlights are listed below, just vote for your choices in the poll.

2012draft_fletchercoxToday, we are selecting four defensive linemen from the pool of candidates.

Buddy Elrod 1937-40

All-SEC 1939-40, All-American 1940

Tommy Neville 1961-64

All-SEC 1963-64, All-American 1963

Jimmy Webb 1971-74

All-SEC 1972-74, All-American 1974, !st round NFL Draft pick

Harvey Hull 1973-76

454 tackles (2nd), 26 sacks (2nd), All-SEC 1974-76, All-American 1976, National Lineman of Week for 15 solo tackles vs USM in 1975

Tyrone Keys 1977-80

26 sacks (2nd), 183 tackles, six fumbles recovered, 32 tackles for loss, All-SEC 1978-80

Glen Collins 1978-81

224 tackles, All-SEC 1980-81, All-American 1981, named an SEC Legend in 2013, 1st round NFL Draft pick

Billy Jackson 1980-83

360 tackles, 49 sacks (1st), All-SEC 1981-83, Freshman All-American 1980, All-American 1981

Greg Favors 1994-97

19.5 sacks (6th), most sacks in a game (5.5 vs. Ole Miss 1996), All-SEC 1997

Ellis Wyms 1997-00

120 tackles, 10 sacks

Willie Blade 1999-00

79 tackles, 13 for loss, five sacks, All-SEC 2000, semi-finalist for Outland Trophy

Dorsett Davis 1999-01

150 tackles, 13 for loss, four sacks

Willie Evans 2002-05

24.5 sacks (3rd), All-SEC 2005

Titus Brown 2004-07

18.5 sacks, All-SEC 2006-07

Pernell McPhee 2009-10

91 tackles, 22 for loss, seven sacks, two forced fumbles, seven pass break-ups, All-SEC 2009-10

Fletcher Cox 2009-11

114 tackles, 24.5 for loss, 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, All-SEC 2011, All-American 2011, 1st round NFL Draft pick

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3 Responses to All-Time MSU Football Team: Defensive Line

  1. Jim Welch says:

    Hull was the best tackle that has played for State as far as I am concerned
    His numbers speak for him.

  2. Jimnicka says:

    Fletcher cox

  3. Javian Southern says:

    Fletcher Cox

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