ScoutTV: Gene's Page talks one-on-one with Mississippi State sophomore linebacker Benardrick McKinney.
ScoutTV: Mississippi State sophomore linebacker Benardrick McKinney talks one-on-one with Gene's Page, December 15, 2013.
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.