Football Office Compiling Complete Bulldog Roster

Attention, former gridiron Bulldogs: Coach Croom wants to hear from you. No, the Football Office is not asking for money, for material donations, or even for recruiting help.

This is about you, the men who wore Maroon and White whatever the era, whoever the coach. Coach Sylvester Croom and his staff wants you—all of you—to become a part of the Bulldog team again.

That's why the MSU Football Office is asking assistance in getting in touch with as many former Bulldog players as can be reached. The goal, according to coordinator of player relations Coach Jim Tompkins, is assembling as complete a roster as possible. The Football Office knows of many such old Dogs but the list is far from full and too many more are missing out on their opportunity to get back with the program.

Stars, lettermen, backups, benchmen, walk-ons…Mississippi State wants to hear from all who earned the privilege of wearing the uniform at Scott Field. Because, Croom also wants these veterans coming back to campus for various events whether before, during, and after Bulldog seasons. Such as, this past ‘Super Saturday' gathering before the 2005 spring game when about 95 former Dogs got together to hear D.D. Lewis speak.

Naturally if these alumni want to assist the program with contributions and recruiting contacts that is welcome, too. But the point of this particular outreach is getting your name into the system and back on the bigger roster, which is one of the priorities Croom set when he took over the Mississippi State program.

So, former Dogs, get in touch with the Football Office and get back on the team. Tompkins says the most efficient method is by e-mailing administrative secretary Susan Simmons at: Those without e-access can call for Mrs. Simmons directly at 662-325-2536.

Also, fans of Mississippi State who know a former Dog who might not get this posted word are encouraged to let them know Croom is looking for them. Think of it as ‘cheering' them along once again.

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