December 3, 2010

No regrets for Robert Elliott

Two years ago Mississippi State's Robert Elliott suffered a career-threatening knee injury.

A sustained knee injury like that could have derailed a promising career for the former highly recruited running back but Elliott has returned and is again making plays in the backfield for the Bulldogs.

Elliott had appeared in four games as a redshirt freshman before the injury and has saw action in 24 games since including six starts this season. He has carried 54 times for 185 yards on the year, caught three passes for 14 yards as well as returning a kickoff 24 yards.

"The season is going good," Elliott said. "I'm getting a lot of things accomplished. I'm trying to come out here every day and become a better player. I've got a great opportunity to go out there and get better at things. I think I'm coming along very well at blocking."

For his career Elliott has 467 yards on 116 attempts and two touchdowns. He has also hauled in 10 passes for 114 yards.

During Elliott's recovery time from the injury Mississippi State made a coaching change which in turn made the offense to switch as well. The Bulldogs went from Sylvester Croom's pro-style west coast offense into Dan Mullen's spread option attack.




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