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#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

2012 JUNIOR SEASON:
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 CollegeFootballPerformanceAwards.com 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.

AUTRY’S CAREER HIGHS
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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