BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Gabe Jackson has built a reputation as one of the top offensive lineman in all of college football. The Mississippi State guard has become the first recipient of the Kent Hull Trophy, honoring Mississippi's most outstanding collegiate offensive lineman.
The fifth-year senior from Liberty, Mississippi has used his 6-foot-4, 340 pound frame to protect Bulldog quarterbacks. He has not allowed a sack during the 2013 season.
A panel of former pro scouts, former college players and former coaches voted on the Hull Trophy. Kent Hull was an outstanding center at Mississippi State and went on to a great NFL career with the Buffalo Bills.
Jackson will be at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson Tuesday night where he will receive the Kent Hull Trophy. He's also a finalist for the Conerly Trophy that will be announced Tuesday night. The Conerly Trophy honors the top collegiate football player in Mississippi.
He'll be leading the charge in the trenches for Mississippi State in the annual Egg Bowl game against arch rival Ole Miss Thanksgiving night in Starkville. The game kicks off at 6:30.
Fans attending the game should dress appropriately. It's going to be cold with temperatures hovering in the 30s. It's the 110th meeting between the Rebels (7-4) and Bulldogs (5-6).
Mississippi State is coming off a 24-17 overtime victory against Arkansas and Ole Miss dropped a 24-10 decision to 8th ranked Missouri last Saturday.
Ole Miss is a 3 point favorite to win the Egg Bowl game.