Mississippi State lost two games last season by a touchdown or less and finished with seven wins.
Leaving those two games on the field in the fall became motivation for the Bulldogs this spring according to Dan Mullen, who liked what he saw from his squad as they wrapped up practices on...[details]
2010 (Junior): Played in all 13 games along the defensive front and on the field goal block unit . . . Earned three starts at defensive tackle . . . Posted eight total tackles on the season . . . Matched his career high with a pair of tackles against both Auburn and in the Egg Bowl victory . . . Credited with a pass breakup in the season-opening win over Memphis.
2009 (Sophomore): JUNIOR COLLEGE: Rated nationís top junior college defensive tackle prospect by Rivals.com . . . Listed as the eighth best prospect in the country regardless of position . . . Finished 2009 season with 32 tackles and three sacks . . . Recorded three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries over two seasons . . . Played for head coach Steve Campbell and defensive line coach Dorsett Davis.
Personal: Born James Alvin Carmon, Jr. on February 21, 1989 in Baltimore, Md. ... Son of James Carmon Sr. and Angela Carmon.