Jamoral Graham, Mississippi State's 2016 INTs leader, no longer with team

<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/242842/" data-ylk="slk:Jamoral Graham">Jamoral Graham</a> (9) had an interception in Mississippi State’s bowl win. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Jamoral Graham (9) had an interception in Mississippi State’s bowl win. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Mississippi State will be without its 2016 interceptions leader in 2017.

Bulldogs coach Dan Mullen confirmed to The Clarion-Ledger Thursday that defensive back Jamoral Graham is not currently a member of the team. Graham tallied 28 total tackles and a team-leading three interceptions in 2016. One of his interceptions was returned 37 yards for a touchdown against UMass.

In 2015, Graham moved over to defense from wide receiver and tallied 21 tackles on the season. As a freshman, Graham had five catches for 78 yards and a score as a wideout and also saw significant action as a punt returner.

Graham announced his departure in an Instagram post, but did not offer details. The Clarion-Ledger reported the move was Graham’s choice and “not a disciplinary action.”

A post shared by @_jamoral_ on Apr 6, 2017 at 2:34pm PDT


Mississippi State, coming off a 6-7 record in 2016, will play its spring game on Saturday.

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