The countdown to the 2019 Mississippi State football is finally coming to an end, as the Bulldogs play the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday at 11 a.m. CT at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The final spotlighted player is No. 1, Stephen Guidry.
Guidry, a native of Morganza, Louisiana, finished up high school career at Livonia High after Pointe Coupee Central closed down. The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder made 36 catches for 854 yards and 13 touchdowns during his senior season.
He was then named First Team LFCA Class 3A All-State and earned First Team LSWA Class 3A All-State honors. Guidry was also named to First Team NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune All-Baton Rouge Area Team. He then played in the 13th Annual Red Stick Bowl, which is an all-star game held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was named Most Valuable Player after catching 130 yards and four touchdowns,
As a junior at Pointe Coupee Central, Guidry made 37 catches for 1,064 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Following high school, Guidry started his college career at McNeese State. He redshirted as a freshman and then transferred to Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi. He played one season at Hinds Community College and planned to sign with the LSU Tigers, but plans fell through and he spent another season at Hinds Community College. In his second season, he led the Eagles to the 2017 MACJC semifinals. On the year, he made 22 receptions for 326 yards and four touchdowns, He earned 2017 MACJC Second Team All-State laurels. As a freshman with the Eagles, Guidry made 30 catches for 547 yards and five touchdowns.
Guidry was a four-star JUCO prospect and the The No. 1 junior college wide receiver in the nation. He was also the No. 2 overall JUCO product from Louisiana and the No. 5 overall in the nation, according to 247Sports.
Guidry recommitted to LSU on Dec. 16, 2016, but decommitted in April of 2017. He officially signed his letter of intent to play at Mississippi State on Dec. 20, 2017.
Last year, Guidry played in all 13 games with five starts in his first year with the program. He led the Bulldogs in receiving yards with 440 and finished with 19 receptions and three touchdowns. He also flashed his play-making ability by finishing with a team-high 23.16 yards per reception.
Heading into the 2019 season, Guidry will be one of the starting wide receivers on the outside. How he connects with new starting quarterback Tommy Stevens is yet to be seen, but the big-play ability is there. His skill set should allow him to stretch the field for the Bulldogs this year.