Kendrick Market Tears Achilles, Career Likely Over


Nov 28, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan (85) advances the ball and is tackled by Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Kendrick Market (26) during the game at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

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Dan Mullen met with the media on Monday as he usually does to begin the week. The session began with some injury updates. Here is the breakdown of injuries according to the Athletics Staff Beat Writer Bob Carskadon.

Injuries are never good. The season ending injury to Kendrick Market is especially tough though. here is why.

This is such a tough break for Kendrick Market. Market was signed by the Bulldogs in the class of 2011 out of South Panola High School, He was just a two star prospect coming out of high school, but obtaining his commitment was valuable to many coaches because he was considered part of a package deal with the much more highly touted Nick Brasell.

Both Brasell and Market committed to Mississippi State during the 2010 football season. But as the recruiting season went on, Brasell dropped his commitment to the Bulldogs in favor of Ole Miss, but Market stayed on with Mullen and the Bulldogs.

Kendrick Market had a highly productive first two years for the Bulldogs. He was forced into action sooner than most thought he would be needed due to an injury to Jay Hughes.

Over his four years as a player, Market had 139 tackles and 1 interception. Kendrick Market’s best moment as a Bulldog came in 2013 against Kentucky when he made a tackle that likely saved the game, and ultimately the Bulldogs bowl eligibility.

We wish Kendrick Market the best going forward. Few expected so much from a player rated so low.

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