Mississippi State's Keith Joseph Jr. killed in auto accident

Dan Mullen called Keith Joseph Jr. 'a great teammate to all of us.' (USATSI)
Dan Mullen called Keith Joseph Jr. 'a great teammate to all of us.' (USATSI)

Mississippi State announced Friday night that freshman defensive lineman Keith Joseph Jr. was killed in a one-car accident Friday. Joseph's father, Keith Joseph Sr., a former Mississippi State linebacker, was also killed in the accident.

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the tragic loss of Keith Jr. and his father,” Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said. “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.”

The father and son were on their way to a high school football game at Pascagoula High School, Joseph's former high school.

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