Sept. 20, 2010


Mississippi State rallies behind Ryan Duffy


The Mississippi State baseball program is working to raise funds for the medical expenses of former Bulldog Ryan Duffy, who was critically injured in a diving accident on August 14 while on vacation in Key West, Fla.


Duffy remains in the intensive care unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. He suffered a broken neck and is paralyzed from the neck down.


The members of the MSU baseball team, the Diamond Girls, baseball foster parents and others within the community will sell “Do It For Duffy” wristbands for $5 each.


A native of Naples, Fla., Duffy was a catcher and outfielder for Mississippi State from 2007 to 2010. He batted .358 in 42 games this past season as a senior with 10 home runs and 41 RBI.


More than 250 people came together this past Saturday for a barbecue fundraiser in Naples. Click here for article on


Those interested in helping with the distribution of the wristbands or contributing to the campaign should call the MSU Baseball Office at 662-325-3597.


Updates on Duffy’s progress are available online from the Duffy family (