Mississippi State return specialist Derek Pegues has accepted an invitation to play in the 2009 Senior Bowl. The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff inside Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. The NFL Network will televise the game.
Pegues finished his senior season at MSU as the all-time leader in total kick returns, total kick yardage, kickoff returns and kickoff return yardage. A second-team All-SEC selection, the Batesville native holds conference records with 112 kickoff returns and 2,484 yards on kickoff returns.
Pegues ranked No. 4 on the team with 50 tackles in 2008. Twelve career interceptions is tied for No. 2 in the program’s history