For years now we've heard that Mississippi State safety Jay Hughes can play guitar; it's even featured in his Twitter handle, @j30playsguitar. And that fact was amplified even more on a national stage this week with Hughes being on e of three Bulldogs selected to represent MSU at the 2014 SEC Media Days.
"I play guitar every Sunday at church. I'm a musician." - Jay Hughes pic.twitter.com/OTWj2ynNGy— Kyle Niblett (@KyleNiblett) July 15, 2014
Even with Jay being a senior now with more than a few years of time spent on campus and in Starkville, I couldn't recall ever hearing him play. There was one night that I think he played at Old Venice when I was in the Burgundy Room, but it was extremely loud in there (post Auburn win 2012, I think?) and I found out only after the fact that Jay was playing in the band in the other room. However, this video, found by Sixpacker Dawgpile, is a good example of Hughes' ability. In the video Jay, along with a very talented saxophone player and drummer who make up the band "Melogic", shred a six minute instrumental of Kanye West's "Power". I may not have taken notice when Hughes played at an establishment I was in before, but I will make sure I do now.