Last night, Keith Joseph Jr. and his father Keith Joseph Sr. were driving to attend a football game at Pascagoula High, where Joseph Jr. went to school, when they both died in a car crash. The younger Joseph was a redshirt freshman with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and his father played there in the early 90’s.

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MSU Athletic Director Scott Stricklin, who knew Joseph Sr., tweeted the following statement:

Head coach Dan Mullen said:

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“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.”

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