2015 Senior Bowl Participant
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
CAREER: A starter at center for all four seasons from 2011-14 … Played in 51 games, including 46 games as the starting center . . . A team captain in 2014 who was the anchor on the line for the most prolific offense in school history … Named an Honorable Mention Freshman All-American by Scout.com after his first season on the field with the Maroon and White … Member of the 2011 and 2012 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll … Graduated from MSU in December 2014.
2014 SENIOR SEASON: Started 12 games at center and missed the Texas A&M contest due to SEC suspension … Part of an MSU offense that broke 15 school records and won 10 games for the first time since 1999.
2013 JUNIOR SEASON: Started 12 games and played in all 13 contests at center … Did not start against Troy … Helped MSU to one of its best offensive seasons in program history, averaging 434.4 yards per game, which shattered the single-season record of 422.0 yards in 1982 … Opened lanes for 29 rushing touchdowns this season, which ranked second in school history and two shy of the school record … Gave pocket protection for the Bulldogs to average a school record 244.5 passing yards per game … Provided time and space for 23 MSU total touchdowns during SEC games, the second most under a Dan Mullen-coached squad … Capped the year with a dominant performance against Rice in the Liberty Bowl (12/31) as the squad racked up an MSU bowl record 533 yards of total offense … At Arkansas (11/23), provided time for the quarterbacks to throw for 174 yards in the opening half, tied for the second most in a game on the year … Opened holes for 556 yards of total offense at Texas A&M (11/9), the most ever during an SEC contest under Mullen … Created space for MSU to gain 447 yards of total offense against Kentucky (10/24) … Helped the Bulldogs convert 10 third-down attempts versus UK, their most since 10 at UK in 2012 … Against LSU (10/5), opened holes for five rushes of 20 or more yards during the game’s 36 carries … Helped MSU to 45 points in the first half against Troy (9/21), the most in a half in the modern era (since 1950), and the second-most ever.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: One of just eight sophomores that were named to the 2012 Rimington Trophy Watch List, given to the nation’s best center . . . Started all 13 games at center, grading out a champion in 10 of the 13 games . . . Part of an offensive line that gave up the second-fewest sacks in the SEC (29th nationally) . . . Graded out at a career-high 97 percent in the SEC-opening win against Auburn, while also recording six pancake blocks . . . Registered a career-high 12 pancake blocks and recorded an 81 percent grade in the road opener at Troy . . . Graded out at 83 percent with five pancake blocks in the win vs. South Alabama . . . Tallied six pancake blocks and an 85 percent grade in the road win at Kentucky . . . Graded out at 85 percent with four pancake blocks in the nationally-televised home win over Tennessee . . . Recorded a grade of 84 percent with six pancake blocks in the homecoming win vs. MTSU . . . Graded out at 81 percent with five pancake blocks at Alabama . . . Registered a grade of 92 percent with eight pancake blocks in the home triumph vs. Arkansas . . . Graded out at 80 percent in the regular-season finale at Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl … Graded out a champion in the Bulldogs’ finale vs. Northwestern in the Gator Bowl, helping State to 186 yards on the ground.
2011 TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON: Started nine games at center and appeared in all 13 games . . . Started at center the last eight games of the season . . . Graded out a champion four times (Kentucky, UT Martin, No. 3 Alabama, Wake Forest) . . . Recorded 31 takedowns on the season, including a season-high six vs. Louisiana Tech . . . Blocked for a running back who finished fourth in the SEC in rushing, while giving up the fifth-fewest sacks in the league . . . Aided an offensive line that helped the 2011 squad reach the top 10 in school history for single-season marks in passing touchdowns, passing completions, total yards and first downs . . . Helped an offensive line that tallied multiple rushing touchdowns in games against Memphis, Auburn, Kentucky, UT Martin, Ole Miss and Wake Forest . . . Blocked for an offense that scored 50-plus points twice in the same season for the first time since 1914 (four), and only the third time in school history (1907, twice) . . . Part of an offensive line that paved the way for running back Vick Ballard to rush for a career-high 180 yards against Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl . . . Saw playing time in the season-opening win at Memphis, where he helped Ballard run for 166 yards and three scores, a performance that earned Ballard SEC Player of the Week . . . The game also saw the offense set the school record for total offense in a game (645 yards).
HIGH SCHOOL: Played offensive tackle for the late head coach Don Shows at Louisiana powerhouse West Monroe, helping lead the Rebels to a state championship appearance his junior year and the 5A state title his senior campaign . . . West Monroe finished the 2009 season 15-0 and ranked No. 9 nationally, defeating Archbishop Rummel 30-0 in the title game in the Louisiana Superdome . . . Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com.
PERSONAL: Born Dillon Anthony Day on Oct. 17, 1991 . . . Son of Marc and Diane Day … Earned his bachelor’s degree in clinical exercise physiology in December 2014.