Throughout the season, the Mississippi State football program has celebrated some of its alumni now playing in the NFL with digital billboards across the country. On Friday, the school announced that Redskins linebacker Preston Smith would become the latest former Bulldog to be featured as part of the #FromStateToSundays campaign.
“Wherever you go, we go with you,” the billboard read. “Good luck Preston Smith.”
After the career day he had in Sunday’s 26-20 win over the Vikings, Smith might want to see what he can do to ensure the two billboards featuring his likeness in the D.C. area — located off “I-95/I-495 Southbound” and “Ritchie Marlboro Road Eastbound,” according to a release — remain up for at least another week.
Smith, who had 1.5 sacks in Washington’s first eight games, had two sacks of Sam Bradford on Sunday, including one on the final play of the game. He also made a one-handed interception with the Redskins protecting a three-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Six of Smith’s 11.5 career sacks have come against Bradford. While the Vikings’ quarterback might be seeing Smith in his sleep, there’s a good chance Redskins fans saw the pass-rusher on a billboard on the drive home.