Mississippi State Bulldogs: 50 Greatest Athletes in School History

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Nov 8, 2014; Starkville, MS, USA; A Mississippi State Bulldogs fan waves a bulldogs flag against the UT Martin Skyhawks during the first quarter at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

#21 Billy Jackson, Football Defensive End (1980-1983)

Billy Jackson has some unreal numbers from his playing time at Mississippi State. He was All SEC for three straight years from 1981 through 1983. He was also an All American in 1981. During his four years, Jackson racked up 49 sacks, which is 12 a year. Somehow or another, Jackson never played in the NFL. I’d love to know the reason if anyone can tell me why. Was it a size issue? The numbers are just staggering and it appears he never had a chance to make an NFL roster.

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