Former Mississippi State WR Keith Mixon Jr. transfers to MAC program
Former Mississippi State WR Keith Mixon Jr. has landed in the MAC to finish his college football career. Mixon took part in Western Michigan’s Tuesday practice, the Broncos’ first full-contact practice of fall camp.
As a redshirt junior, Mixon appeared in eight games last season recording 10 catches for 137 yards (sixth on the Bulldogs) and two touchdowns. He logged two catches for 19 yards in last year’s Egg Bowl, his final MSU appearance. Mixon did not play in Mississippi State’s Outback Bowl game against Iowa. In January he announced he was transferring from the program.
Western Michigan head coach Tim Lester is excited to add the speedy Mixon, who was looking for a fresh start after falling out with Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead.
“He got hurt last year and lost his starting position, didn’t play much. The new coach came in and kind of played his guy, and he needed a fresh start,” Lester told Nick Buckley of the Battle Creek Enquirer. “He looks like a running back. He’s a yoked-up guy. His highlight film is really impressive. He’s playing in the SEC, he sits in holes and has a great feel for where to be and where to sit down. And once he catches it, he is a load to bring down.”