Mississippi State freshman Keith Joseph Jr. and his father, Keith Joseph Sr., were killed in a one-car crash Friday night. The pair were traveling together to visit their alma mater Pascagoula High School for a football game while the Bulldogs had the weekend off.

Joseph Jr. was redshirting this season for Mississippi State, where his father had also played. Joseph Sr. ranks 10th on the school's all-time sack list with 14 during his career.

"We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the tragic loss of Keith Jr. and his father," Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said in a statement. "Keith had such a promising future as a Bulldog following in the legacy started by Keith Sr., who played for our program 25 years ago.

"Keith was a great student, a hard worker and a great teammate to all of us. With heavy hearts, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Joseph family, our entire Mississippi State community and all of the lives these Bulldogs touched."

Mississippi State shared this message via Twitter.

The Bulldogs defeated Missouri on Thursday night and will host Alabama on Saturday.