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Blackledge: Steady at Center

He came in as a 6-foot-3, 264-pound freshman who was a little on the quiet side. Since then, Royce Blackledge has grown into a 6-foot-4, 295-pound, fifth-year senior who has become a very confident, somewhat vocal leader on what may turn out to be one of the best offensive lines Mississippi State has had in years.

Royce Blackledge Profile Page: "I was a pretty quiet guy when I got here, but I think one of the biggest things that has changed since then is my confidence," said Royce, who had scholarship offers from not only Mississippi State, but also Ole Miss, West Virginia, Southern Miss and Memphis as a senior at Northeast Jones High School in Laurel, Mississippi. "I have gotten a lot of confidence since...

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