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Senior Cornerback's College Career ends on a Non-Contact Practice Injury

Will Redmond’s college career ended not on the playing field, but on the practice field. A Tuesday knee injury has sidelined the senior cornerback.

Coach Dan Mullen confirmed to the SEC Network Saturday morning that Redmond is done for the season. This was after, when asked on his Thursday radio show specifically about Redmond, Mullen said State's policy was not to talk about injuries. Now, Mississippi State starts juggling replacements.

Junior Cedric Jiles is listed as #2 at Redmond’s position, with junior Tolando Cleveland also available. All have played regularly in cornerback rotations with starters Redmond and Taveze Calhoun.

Redmond had started all seven games this season, with 18 primary tackles and seven assists. He intercepted passes against both Southern Mississippi and Auburn, the latter pick in the Bulldog end zone. He finishes with five career interceptions, three of them coming during his 2014 junior season.

Redmond played in 28 career games, but only became a starter this senior year. He lost his freshman year and five games of the sophomore season in 2013 for NCAA violations committed by himself, then-MSU assistant coach Angelo Mirando, and a booster during Redmond’s recruitment.

Going into this season Redmond was regarded as one of the top two or three cornerback prospects for the 2016 NFL draft. He was on the preseason watch lists for the Bendarik Award and Nagurski Trophy, as well as for Senior Bowl selection.

Mississippi State (5-2, 1-2 SEC) hosts Kentucky (4-2, 2-1) today in a 6:39 kickoff at Scott Field. A win will earn Bulldog bowl eligibility for a record sixth-straight season.

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