#90 Denico Autry
Position: DL
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 265
Year: Senior
Hometown: Albemarle, NC
High School: East Mississippi CC
Experience: 1 Letter
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CAREER: An NJCAA All-American and national champion who transferred to MSU in 2012 and played two seasons on the defensive line … Played in 26 games with 23 starts … Finished his two-year career with 73 total tackles, 16 tackles for loss and six sacks … Also forced three fumbles.   

2013 SENIOR SEASON: Started in all 13 games … Collected 31 tackles and was second on the team in tackles for loss with 6.5 … Registered two sacks on the year and eight quarterback hurries … Tallied one sack in the Liberty Bowl win over Rice … Matched year second-best tackle total with four hits against Ole Miss (11/28), all in the first half … Tied season high with five stops, including 1.5 for loss at Arkansas (11/23) … Registered three tackles against Alabama (11/16), tallying two of game’s three hits and the quarterback hurry in the opening quarter … Dropped South Carolina’s Connor Shaw for a two-yard loss in the second quarter (11/2) … Collected five tackles against Kentucky (10/24) and tallied first sack of the campaign … Turned in three tackles and tallied a personal-best two pass breakups against Bowling Green (10/12) … Forced third career fumble during the second quarter versus Oklahoma State (8/31), jarring the ball out of Jeremy Smith’s hands

Started 10 games and played in all 13 for MSU, tallying 42 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, two fumbles forced and an interception . . . Came on strong in the final four games of the season, totaling 4.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, two fumbles forced, three quarterback hurries, one interception and a pass breakup . . . Picked up his first sack as a Bulldog in the season-opening win vs. Jackson State . . . Had a tackle for loss in both non-conference victories against Troy and South Alabama . . . Finished with 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack in his SEC road debut at Kentucky . . . Notched a career-high five tackles at Alabama, including a tackle for loss . . . Tallied a career-best tying five tackles, a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss, a 16-yard sack and his first fumble forced as a Bulldog at LSU . . . Named honorable mention Defensive Lineman of the Week by for his work at LSU . . . Recorded a sack, two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup in the SEC home win vs. Arkansas . . . Finished the regular season with a tackle for loss and his second career fumble forced vs. Ole Miss … Ended his junior season with a five-tackle performance in the Gator Bowl with the pinnacle of  his day being a 27-yard interception, the first interception of his career. 

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Standout defensive end for Head Coach Buddy Stephens at East Mississippi Community College . . . Helped lead Lions to 12-0 record, state championship and NJCAA national title . . . Named 2011 NJCAA Football All-America First Team . . . Rated the #1 prospect on the Jackson Clarion-Ledger’s Juco Top 25 Most Wanted Prospects list . . . Posted 81 tackles with 13.0 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks and a remarkable 41 quarterback hurries during the unblemished sophomore season . . . Also credited with four pass breakups and a pair of forced fumbles . . . Selected as the Defensive Line MVP of the MACJC North Division . . . Credited with 141 total tackles during his two-year EMCC career . . . Posted 16.5 sacks and 24.0 other tackles for loss . . . Signed with Mississippi State in Dec. 2011 over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, Southern California and Texas among others.

HIGH SCHOOL: Standout two-way player at defensive end and tight end for the Albermarle Bulldogs . . . Helped lead Albemarle to a 12-2 overall record and 7-0 record in league play . . . Averaged 10.1 tackles per game on defense . . . Finished senior season with 104 solo tackles, 38 assists and 9.0 sacks . . . Also forced five fumbles and recovered four more . . . Named the All-SNAP Defensive Player of the Year, as well as the Rocky River Conference Defensive Player of the Year . . . Played in the NCCA East-West All-Star game.

PERSONAL: Born July 15, 1990 . . . Son of Lee and Lasonya Autry.

Total Tackles – 5, (4x) last vs. Kentucky (10-24-13)
Assisted Tackles – 4, at Arkansas (11-23-13)
Solo Tackles – 5 (2x) vs. Northwestern (1-1-13)
Sacks - 1.0, (6x) last vs. Rice (12-31-13) 
Tackles for Loss - 2.0, at LSU (11-10-12)
Forced Fumbles - 1, (3x) last vs. Oklahoma State (8-31-13)
Pass Breakups – 2, vs. Bowling Green (10-12-13)
Interceptions- 1, vs. Northwestern (1-1-13)

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