- Career & Game-By-Game Statistics
Established leader on the talented offensive line . . . Started each of the his 37 games for the Bulldogs . . . Has played and excelled at four different positions along the offensive line during his first three years . . . Highly regarded two-way lineman in the Mississippi high school ranks who concentrated on the defensive side once he arrived in Starkville, but made the switch to offense during his redshirt season.
Started all 13 games, earning the nod at right guard 10 times and starting at center two times due to an injury to J.C. Brignone . . . Graded out at 80 percent or higher eight times during his junior season and posted 28 knockdowns on the year . . . Played left guard and right guard interchangeably throughout the season and also helped at center . . . Helped pave the way for the Bulldog rushing attack that averaged 214.8 yards per game, 16th in the country and second highest average in the SEC . . . Helped State rush for over 200 yards eight different times during the season.
Started all 12 games at left guard . . . Helped the Bulldog offense lead the SEC and finish ninth nationally in rushing offense, averaging more than 227 yards per game . . . The offensive line created room for the offense to increase yards-per-game by nearly 100 yards from the previous season . . . The o-line also allowed 16 fewer sacks in 2009 . . . Played every snap in 10 games . . . Helped pave the way for running back Anthony Dixon to set a new school record with 1,391 yards on the year . . . Also cleared the path for the offense to eclipse the 300 rushing yard mark four times, including rushing 55 times for 327 yards at Arkansas and 59 times for 317 yards in the season-ending win over Ole Miss.
Started all 12 games of the year at right tackle . . . Won the first start of his collegiate career in his first game of eligibility on the offensive line . . . Played all 74 offensive snaps, a team high, during that first start, turning in a 79 percent blocking grade . . . For the second-straight week, saw the most action of any Bulldog offensive lineman in Week 2 home-opening win over Southeastern Louisiana . . . Tallied an 82 percent blocking mark against the Lions . . . Was on the field for all 61 offensive snaps vs. Auburn in the SEC opener . . . Was on the field for all 87 offensive snaps at Georgia Tech one week later . . . Scored a 78 percent blocking mark in Atlanta . . . Was on the field for all 59 offensive snaps in Week 5 at LSU . . . Tallied a 75 percent blocking ratio . . . Played all 73 offensive plays in the Bulldogs’ 17-14 win over Vanderbilt at mid-season . . . Tallied a 74 percent blocking grade against the Commodores . . . Went all 63 offensive snaps in Week 7 at Tennessee, recording a 72 percent blocking mark . . . Went all 64 offensive snaps and graded out at an 84 percent mark against Middle Tennessee at homecoming . . . Played all 57 snaps at Alabama in Week 10, scoring a 70 percent blocking mark . . . Was on the field all 76 offensive snaps in the team’s Week 11 win over Arkansas, grading out at 86 percent with five knockdown blocks . . . Started the season finale at right tackle for the Bulldogs.
Sat out his true freshman season as a redshirt.
Selected to play in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Classic . . . Selected to play in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Game Classic all-star game at Shreveport, La., following his senior season . . . Rated the No. 36 offensive guard prospect in the country by ESPN.com . . . Ranked among the top 60 offensive linemen in the Southeast by PrepStar recruiting magazine in its season-ending yearbook . . . Rated as the No. 15 prospect in the state following his senior season by Rivals.com, the third-best offensive lineman . . . Ranked among the top 25 players in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger following his senior season, one of the top seven offensive linemen in the state . . . Named first-team, all-state in all classifications by the Clarion-Ledger newspaper on the offensive line following his senior season . . . Earned first-team, all-state mention in Class 3A by the Mississippi Association of Coaches at offensive guard . . . Helped lead his prep team to the post-season playoffs all four seasons as a regular . . . Graded out at 93 percent during his senior campaign for head coach Tim Nickens at Independence (Miss.) High School, recording 24 pancake blocks . . . Ran a 5.15 40-yard dash at the Oxford Scout.com combine, the third-fastest time among linemen . . . His nine-foot broad jump was the best in his group, while his 8.03-second time in the three-cone event was second best among his peers . . . His 5.03-second short shuttle time tied for the third fastest at that camp, while his 26-foot vertical leap was third among linemen . . . Credited with a 325-pound bench press max by the Rivals.com recruiting web site . . . Started on both sides of the ball his freshman through junior season in high school for head coach Clay Stevens at Independence . . . Registered 40 tackles during his sophomore season as a defensive tackle . . . Also played basketball and ran track on the high school level . . . Other top scholarship offer: Ole Miss . . . Committed to MSU in July 2006.
Born Quentin Cortez Saulsberry, 10-14-88, in Memphis, Tenn... . Son of Mr. Jesse Saulsberry and Ms. Pat Wilson.