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MSU's Jackson third round pick for the Raiders

May 10, 2014

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Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson will continue his football career in the National Football League.
The offensive guard was taken in the third round and 81st overall by the Oakland Raiders Friday night. 
“He works at his game, and constantly improving his game, in every aspect of the game," MSU head coach Dan Mullen said in a release by the Raiders. "He has a very serious approach to the game of football, loves it, works at his techniques, his fundamentals. On top of that, he's a powerful, talented young man."
Jackson started all 52 games on the offensive line in his Bulldog career. He flirted with the draft after his junior season, but returned for one more season in Starkville.
He won the Conerly Trophy, given to the top college player in the state of Mississippi, and the inaugural Kent Hull Trophy, given to the state's top offensive lineman.
“I am thankful to be an Oakland Raider,” Jackson said in a school release. “I am mentally ready for the next level. I am not going to let anyone outwork me. I thank all of our coaches and fans for all of the support the last four years. I will always be a Bulldog.”
Jackson becomes the 13th player taken that Mullen has coached in his five seasons at MSU.

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