Signing Day Photo Gallery

FOXSportsNext
Posted Feb 6, 2014


National signing day has come and gone and more players and their families have been welcomed into the Mississippi State family. It is difficult to truly capture the emotion of the moment that means so much to those who have sacrificed of their time, effort and lives to chase greatness. Their journey now brings them to Starkville and into the open arms of a new family.

No player makes it to the signing day table alone.

Lost in all of the talk of stars, stats and offers, are the families of recruits who have been there when perhaps the dream seemed a bit out of reach.

There is really no proper protocol for players and their families on signing day.

I have seen fathers brought to tears at the sight of their son signing a college football scholarship.

I have seen mothers unable to speak due to the realization that their baby is all grown up and moving on to a new life without her daily supervision and care.

Above all, I have seen pride. Not just the pride of inclusion into the exclusive fraternity that is major college football, but the pride of rising above the crowd and accomplishing something that at times may have seemed impossible.

This whole becoming a student athlete on the college level thing is no easy undertaking at all.

It is a triumph over the odds wrought through hard work, dedication and a willingness to do the things that simply average athletes are unwilling to do.

We celebrate with those that made it and our proud to now call them our own.

A few more photos have now been added to the Bulldog family album.



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QB Elijah Staley
CB Lashard Durr
K/P Logan Cooke
ATH Brandon Bryant
LB Gerri Green
CB Chris Rayford
OL Elgton Jenkins
TE Darrion Hutcherson
DL Braxton Hoyett
DL Grant Harris
OL Deion Calhoun
RB Aeris Williams
RB Dontavian Lee
MRA softball player Carmen Carter

QB Elijah Staley
CB Lashard Durr
K/P Logan Cooke
ATH Brandon Bryant
LB Gerri Green
CB Chris Rayford
OL Elgton Jenkins
TE Darrion Hutcherson
DL Braxton Hoyett
DL Grant Harris
OL Deion Calhoun
RB Aeris Williams
RB Dontavian Lee
MRA softball player Carmen Carter

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QB Elijah Staley CB Lashard Durr K/P Logan Cooke ATH Brandon Bryant LB Gerri Green CB Chris Rayford OL Elgton Jenkins TE Darrion Hutcherson DL Braxton Hoyett DL Grant Harris OL Deion Calhoun RB Aeris Williams RB Dontavian Lee MRA softball player Carmen Carter



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