The Mississippi State Bulldogs Big Turnaround last season is paying dividends for several returning players..
Linebacker Jamar Chaney and Defensive Back Derek Pegues are named to the Watch List for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy awarded to College Footballs' best Defensive Player.
Pegues is a two time All-SEC performer.
The former Batesville South Panola star plays both safety positions...
Holds the school record with 3-interception returns for Touchdowns..
And ranks among the career Top-10 of several S.E.C. Kick and Punt Return Records.
Chaney earned ALL-SEC Honors and led the Bullies in tackles as Middle Linebacker last season..
Also on the Nagurski Watch list..a pair of Ole Miss players..
Defensive Greg Hardy, a former Briarcrest star who was Second Team All-America by Walter Camp Foundation..
And former South Panola star Peria Jerry.
Jerry is also a Pre-Season Outland Trophy Candidate as a Defensive Tackle.
Tennessee Defensive Back Erick Berry is also on the Nagurski List.