Medal of Honor Bowl Spotlight: Mississippi State RB LaDarius Perkins

Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins is on the watch list for the 2014 Medal of Honor Bowl at Johnson Hagood Stadium. (AP Photo/Kerry Smith)

The Post and Courier highlights a player each week on the watch list for the Medal of Honor Bowl all-star game, set for 3 p.m. Jan. 11, 2014, at The Citadel’s

Johnson Hagood Stadium.

Name: LaDarius Perkins

Position: Running back. Year: Senior.

School: Mississippi State. Height: 5-10. Weight: 195.

2013 Statistics: Rushing -- 55 carries for 273 yards (5.0 ypc), 1 TD. Receiving: 10 catches for 96 yards.

Quote: “LaDarius is a durable running back with good vision, instincts and exceptional speed. He also possesses good route running skills and reliable hands to be an asset in the passing game.” — Brian Woods, executive director, Medal of Honor Bowl.

Other RBs on watch list: Jerick McKinnon, Georgia Southern; David Fluellen, Toledo; Charles Sims, West Virginia; Raijon Neal, Tennessee; Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky.

Next week: Wide receivers