Mississippi State football

Kansas State running back Alex Barnes (34) is tackled by Mississippi State linebacker Erroll Thompson (40) last season.

Erroll Thompson is a team captain for Mississippi State and an unquestioned leader of the squad.

It is now apparent however that it’s not just those inside the MSU program that are high on the Bulldog linebacker.

Thompson, who already received a spot on the media’s preseason All-Southeastern Conference first team last month, was also picked to the Coaches Preseason All-SEC first team on Thursday.

Voted a team captain by his MSU teammates, Thompson doesn’t take that role lightly.

“I have tried to be more vocal and help the younger guys coming in,” Thompson said last month at SEC Media Days. “I am just trying to help those guys and be more vocal in the weight room.”

For information on the other Bulldogs who made the All-SEC Coaches Team, see Friday's Starkville Daily News.

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