ScoutTV: Gene's Page talks one-on-one with Mississippi State sophomore linebacker Benardrick McKinney.
ScoutTV: Mississippi State sophomore linebacker Benardrick McKinney talks to the media during the November 18, 2013 press conference.
Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney was one of the Southeastern Conference's most productive freshmen last season, providing a ferocious presence in the middle of the Bulldogs' defense.
His trick to such early-career production: He didn't have to think much. Veteran Cameron Lawrence did a lot of that for him.
But now Lawrence is gone - off to pursue a career...
His ambitions were pretty much entry-level at the time. Funny, though, how serious success can expand a Bulldog’s horizons. “All I wanted as a kid was to play for a big college,” Benardrick McKinney said. “Then my goals changed the minute I got here.”
FSNextTV: Mississippi State redshirt freshman linebacker Benardrick McKinney talks about earning Freshman All-American honors as well as the upcoming Gator Bowl game.