Mississippi State football

Brandon Ruiz (8) attempts a kick for Mississippi State against Auburn in 2020.

Senior placekicker Brandon Ruiz wrote a message on social media indicating that he would not return to the Bulldogs for a final year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. Ruiz could have returned to MSU for a COVID year if he had wanted.

Ruiz battled an injury during the season with the Bulldogs, missed games and was ineffective when he was able to kick.

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