Former Hazlehurst Indian football player Damien Anderson, a starting cornerback for Mississippi State, made history on Saturday evening in the Bulldogs’ 15-3 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville.
Trailing 15-3 with just under three minutes to play, the Commodores attempted a pass deep in MSU territory. Anderson, defending on the play, picked off the errant pass, ending the Vandy threat and sealing the win for Miss. State, 2-1, 1-1.
Anderson’s interception was the first of his career at Miss. State. He finished with 3 solo tackles.
On the season Anderson has 9 total tackles, including one tackle for loss, one pass break up and one interception.
He was a member of the 2005 state champion Hazlehurst Indians, and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Anderson of Hazlehurst. Anderson is in his fourth season as a Bulldog.
The Bulldogs, 2-1, 1-1, host LSU, 3-0, 1-0, Saturday with kickoff scheduled for 11:20.