BATON ROUGE, La. — When Saturday’s matchup between Mississippi State football and LSU kicked off, a record was broken.
MSU’s Austin Williams has appeared in 53 games — the most in program history. He is one of eight Bulldogs to appear in at least 52 games and one of 31 to play in 50.
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He entered the contest with six receptions for 32 yards and two touchdowns this season. In his career, he has 122 catches for 1,277 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Williams, an inside receiver, joined the Bulldogs as an early enrollee in 2017 out of Ocean Springs High School. By redshirting his freshman season and using the NCAA’s extra COVID-19 season, Williams is in his sixth season at Mississippi State.
Mike Leach is the third coach Williams has played under in Starkville. He was recruited by Dan Mullen and stayed throughout Joe Moorhead’s two-year tenure.
Williams earned a finance degree in three years and is pursuing a second master’s degree.
Stefan Krajisnik is the Mississippi State beat writer for the Clarion Ledger. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @skrajisnik3.
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