There was good news for the Mississippi State Bulldogs this week when the NCAA allowed tight end Marcus Green a sixth year of eligibility.

This mean that Green will play for the Bulldogs in 2012 – after hip and knee injuries in 2008 and 2010 respectively wrecked two of his seasons.

Marcus Green told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal:  “It’s beautiful… It’s an honor…It really shows you how it’s a privilege and an honor to be part of something special. When you get out in the real world, it ain’t nothing like it. To come back and get another shot at winning another ring, and another shot at maybe potentially heading to the next level, everything’s worked out. The main thing is just coming back and looking forward to being with the team. This team has got so much character to it, so I’m just excited to be a part of that.

In his career, Green has only had 580 yards receiving and four touchdowns – with his biggest season his one in 2009, where he had 306 yards receiving.

BOTTOM LINE: This adds depth and experience to Dan Mullen’s team – and you can expect Green to get a solid amount of starting time as Brandon Hill’s going to be the only recognised tight end Mullen has on a team that’s losing Vick Ballard, Chris Relf, and some big-time value at offensive line.

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