Buddy Elrod

College Career

Mississippi State (1937-1940)

• Second Team All-SEC (’38, ‘39)

• Consensus All-American (’40)

• First Team All-SEC (’40)

• Nashville Banner SEC Most Valuable Player (’40)

• Played in the 1941 Orange Bowl


Did You Know?

Buddy Elrod was the first consensus national football All-American in Mississippi State history. He is considered by many MSU old-timers the greatest defensive player in Bulldog history.

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