Taveze Calhoun was the last player in the 2011 signing class to receive a scholarship offer from Mississippi State. After a strong career at Morton High School, Calhoun stole the show at the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game earning the respect and praise of his peers who still consider him the game's most outstanding player.
Calhoun arrived in Starkville as an undersized corner who had more heart than heft. Mentored by Jim Thorpe Award winner Johnthan Banks, Calhoun developed into a solid rotation guy in the Bulldog secondary.
When given the chance to start, Calhoun locked down his spot on the depth chart in the same manner he did SEC pass catchers. With his junkyard dawg mentality, patented belly to back suplexes and emotional play, #23 was easily a fan favorite in Starkville.
With his college eligibility now exhausted, Calhoun is working towards making an NFL roster. On Thursday, the personable Calhoun had another chance to impress professional football scouts.