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Mississippi State's Keith Joseph Jr. Killed Along With Father In Car Accident

Tragedy struck the Mississippi State football program on Friday night. On the way to a game at Pascagoula High School, Mississippi State true freshman defensive lineman Keith Joseph Jr. and his father Keith Sr., a former Bulldogs standout, were killed in a car accident.

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Head coach Dan Mullen and athletic director Scott Stricklin released a statement on Friday.

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the tragic loss of Keith Jr. and his father,” said Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen. “Keith had such a promising future as a Bulldog following in the legacy started by Keith Sr., who played for our program 25 years ago. Keith was a great student, a hard worker and a great teammate to all of us. With heavy hearts, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Joseph family, our entire Mississippi State community and all of the lives these Bulldogs touched.”

“Words can’t express the sorrow we feel by having lost not one, but two members of the Bulldog family, father and son,” said Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin. “I was a classmate of Keith Sr., and took pride in having Keith Jr. follow in his dad’s footsteps at MSU. They will both be missed greatly. It’s such a tragic reminder that life is a precious and every day is a gift from God.”

Mississippi State is off today, after winning at Missouri on Thursday. Our thoughts go out to the Joseph family, and the Mississippi State community.