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DEFENDING BIG TEN

C H A M P I O N S

2011

MEDIA

GUIDE

SPARTAN HEADLINERS OFFENSE

Keshawn Martin

Joel Foreman Kirk Cousins Jared McGaha

Edwin Baker Chris McDonald Larry Caper

B.J. Cunningham

Garrett Celek

Todd Anderson Brian Linthicum Keith Nichol

Table of Contents / Credits media services

2011 Outlook 6-9 10 11 12-13 13 14

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Honors & awards

spartan records Individual Rushing Records Individual Passing Records Individual Receiving Records Individual Scoring/Total Offense Records Individual Defensive Records

bowl history Bowl History 1938 Orange Bowl 1954 Rose Bowl 1956 Rose Bowl 1966 Rose Bowl 1984 Cherry Bowl 1985 All-American Bowl 1988 Rose Bowl 1989 Gator Bowl 1989 Aloha Bowl 1990 Sun Bowl 1993 Liberty Bowl 1995 Independence Bowl 1996 Sun Bowl 1997 Aloha Bowl 2000 Citrus Bowl 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic 2003 Alamo Bowl 2007 Champs Sports Bowl 2009 Capital One Bowl 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl 2011 Capital One Bowl Team Bowl Records Individual Bowl Records Opponent Individual Bowl Records

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2010 recap 2010 Honors & Awards 2010 Final Statistics 2010 Game-By-Game Individual Statistics 2010 Game-By-Game Team Statistics 2010 Starting Lineups 2010 Red Zone Statistics/Superlatives 2010 Final Big Ten Standings 2010 Big Ten Statistics 2010 All-Big Ten Teams Game 1: Western Michigan Game 2: Florida Atlantic Game 3: Notre Dame Game 4: Northern Colorado Game 5: Wisconsin Game 6: Michigan Game 7: Illinois Game 8: Northwestern Game 9: Iowa Game 10: Minnesota Game 11: Purdue Game 12: Penn State Game 13: Alabama

honors & awards All-Americans 162-170 All-Big Ten 171-173 Academic All-Americans 174 Academic All-Big Ten 175 176-182 Miscellaneous Awards Spartans In All-Star Games 183-184

credits The 2011 Michigan State Football Media Guide is a production of MSU Athletic Communications. This publication was compiled, written, and edited by Associate Athletics Director for Communications John Lewandowski and Assistant Director/Athletic Communications Ben Phlegar. Editorial assistance provided by Director of New Media Matt Larson, Assistant Director/Athletic Communications Jim Donatelli and Athletic Communications intern Vince Baker. Publication layout and design by Kate Kingsley and Sean Harrington, Foresight Group, Lansing, Mich. Printing by BRD Printing Inc., Lansing, Mich. Special thanks for their photographic contributions to: Scott Boehm (Getty Images), Mark Cunningham (Getty Images), Rey Del Rio (MSU Athletic Communications), John Gwillim (MSU Athletic Communications), Leon Halip (Getty Images), Steve Jowett (MSU Academic Technology Services), Greg Kohuth (University Relations), Hunter Martin (Getty Images), Matthew Mitchell (MSU Athletic Communications), Joe Robbins (Getty Images), Kurt Stepnitz (University Relations), Derrick Turner (University Relations) and Dale Young (The Detroit News). Additional photography provided by: John Biever (Sports Illustrated), Buffalo Bills, Jonathan Daniel (Getty Images), John Grieshop (Schwartzman Sports), Indianapolis Colts, Todd McInturf (The Detroit News), Miami Dolphins, National Football Foundation, National Football League, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Courtland Richards (Senior Bowl), Bruce L. Schwartzman and Sports Illustrated. Special editorial assistance provided by Teressa, Brock and Davis Lewandowski. Additional copies of the 2011 Michigan State Football Media Guide are available to the general public for $20 (includes postage). Please send check or money order payable to Michigan State University to: MSU Athletic Communications, Z-22 Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1003.

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Coaching staff Mark Dantonio Pat Narduzzi Dan Roushar Harlon Barnett Ted Gill Brad Salem Terrence Samuel Mark Staten Mike Tressel Dave Warner Ken Mannie Tommy Hoke Tim Allen Dino Folino Brad Lunsford Graduate Assistants/Football Support Staff

All-Time Results National Champions Year-By-Year Record Series Scores Trophy Games Series Records Record vs. Conferences MSU vs. Ranked Opponents Final Polls All-Time Coaching Record All-Time Assistant Coaches Spartans In The NFL Draft Spartans By Pro Team All-Time Pro Roster All-Time Letterwinners Winning Streaks/Misc. Records

The University Board of Trustees President Lou Anna K. Simon Athletics Director Mark Hollis Spartan Stadium 2011 Big Ten Composite Schedule Bowl Championship Series

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2011 Outlook 2011 Capsule Outlook 2011 Personnel Breakdown 2011 Numerical Roster 2011 Alphabetical Roster 2011 Preseason Depth Chart

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2 Media Information 3 Spartan Sports Network BTN 4 4 Big Ten Conference 5 2011 Schedule/2010 Results/Future Schedule

Individual Special Teams Records Longest Plays MSU Team Single-Game Records MSU Team Single-Season Records Opponent Individual Records Opponent Team Single-Game Records Big Ten Stat Champions Big Ten Record Book 100-Yard Rushers 200-Yard Passers 100-Yard Receivers Year-By-Year Statistical Leaders Statistical Trends

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Media Information 2011 outlook

Press Box The Spartan Stadium expansion project, completed in August 2005, included the construction of a new press box. Level 8 is the working press deck that features 193 seats and four radio broadcast booths. Level 6 is the television camera deck as well as the broadcast location for national and regional telecasts.

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Admission to the press box is through Gate F on the west side of the stadium. All press personnel are subject to search prior to entering Spartan Stadium. Working Credentials All requests for working press, photo and broadcast credentials for Michigan State’s 2011 home football games should be submitted online. Please contact athletic communications office assistant Paulette Martis at (517) 355-2271 for the URL.

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Priority for the issuance of credentials will be given to daily newspapers and television stations which cover MSU football on a regular basis. All other credentials for print media are issued on basis of circulation. Upon acceptance of application, appropriate credentials are mailed out or held for pickup at media will-call, located at Gate F on the west side of Spartan Stadium. All members of the media picking up credentials at media will-call will be required to provide photo identification and the name must match the one listed on the credential. Working press tickets contain specific seat locations. Reporters requiring exclusive phone service should have their own lines and instruments installed. Others may use a limited number of telephones on a first-come, firstserved basis.

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Road Game Credentials Writers covering the Spartans on a regular basis may request media credentials for road games through the MSU Athletic Communications Department. Credential requests are submitted to opponent SIDs on Mondays two weeks prior to the game.

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Phone Lines An adequate number of phone lines and phone instruments are available, but media members needing to order their own lines should contact Ameritech at (800) 321-8152. Those ordering personal phones should provide Ameritech with the following street address for installation, One Michigan State University. To use existing lines, dial 8-0-area codenumber. For toll free numbers, dial 8-1-800-number. Only collect, toll free and credit card calls are accepted.

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Internet Access Wireless Internet is available for the working media in the press box on Level 8. Ethernet connections are available at each of the 193 seats in the press box, but only a limited number of cords are available. Please plan on bringing an Ethernet cord to use high-speed access. It is recommended for print outlets to use wireless access and photographers to use high-speed access.

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Radio Each originating broadcasting station will be issued a maximum of eight booth credentials. Spotters’ credentials must come from this allotment. Home team spotters are provided on advance notice only, and visiting team spotters must be arranged with visitors.

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Only local radio stations with a full-time sports director conducting a daily sports show receive consideration for credentials. A post-game report service will be available from an athletic communications staffer after each home game at no charge. Photographers Field passes are issued on the basis of circulation with priority granted to media agencies covering the participating schools on a regular basis. Photographers may work from either sideline (except in the team area) and beyond both end zones. Press box photo passes for assigned locations

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are issued to television station crews. A maximum of three working tickets is allowed per TV station. With the return of natural grass in Spartan Stadium, field access is limited to still photographers, camera operators and sideline reporters for “live” radio/TV network coverage. MSU follows the guidelines established by the NCAA Communications Committee regarding sideline control, which ensure the sideline is a working press area. The following guidelines are adhered to: 1. Each photographer is required to wear an armband at all times; 2. Armbands must be secured at the photographer’s credential pickup; 3. After kickoff, no photographers are permitted in the bench area, on the playing field, or in the 12-foot area between the limit line and sideline; 4. Cutline writers, messengers and equipment carriers are not permitted in the sideline armband area; 5. Tripods are not permitted on the sidelines. Media Parking Media parking passes are available for $15 per game and $105 for the 2011 season (seven home games). The designated lots for media parking are all within easy walking distance of Spartan Stadium. Media parking passes will be assigned by the MSU Athletic Communications Department. Priority for lot assignment will be given to daily newspapers and TV stations that cover Spartan football on a regular basis. All other media parking will be issued on the basis of circulation or market size (TV/radio). Additional parking fees are required to accommodate TV satellite trucks and “live” radio remotes. Statistical Services Live stats for the 2011 season will be available at the following web site: www.livestats.ath.msu.edu. The interactive page will remain active following the conclusion of the game. Media members are encouraged to use this site as their main reference point for statistics; only a limited number of copies will be printed following each quarter. Prior to kickoff, all media members will be provided a flip card and other pertinent information. Last-minute line-up changes, pregame weather conditions and other information will be relayed through the internal public address system. Updated game notes for both teams and Big Ten Conference notes and stats will be available for media members upon request in the media workroom. Game notes for both teams also will be posted in the Football Media Center on the front page of www.msuspartans.com on game day. Following the conclusion of the game, a complete postgame stats package will be available in the press box and will contain a scoring summary, final team statistics, final individual statistics, complete play-by-play, drive charts, defensive statistics, player participation list, post-game quotes from both head coaches and selected players plus post-game notes. Upon request, a final statistics book, quotes and notes can be e-mailed to media members approximately one hour after the conclusion of the game. To be added to the list, please e-mail Associate Athletics Director John Lewandowski at lewski@ath.msu.edu. In addition, game notes and quotes will be posted on Michigan State’s official web site promptly after the conclusion of the game (www.msuspartans.com). Media Hospitality Food will be sold from the concession area, located on Level 8 (press box). The concession area will open approximately two hours before kickoff and remain open through the conclusion of the third quarter. Complimentary coffee and soft drinks are available throughout the game. Following the post-game press conferences and interviews, complimentary pizzas will be served on Level 8.

Hotel Rooms Hotel rooms are booked far in advance of Michigan State home football weekends. The Michigan State Athletic Communications Department has set aside a limited number of rooms at local hotels for accredited media representatives. Arrangements should be made through sports information office assistant Paulette Martis at (517) 355-2271. Some area hotels require a two-night stay for Michigan State home football weekends and a valid credit card is required for reservations being made through the MSU Athletic Communications Department. Media members are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements when Michigan State plays on the road. Weekly Press Conferences A weekly press conference with MSU head coach Mark Dantonio will be held each Tuesday during the season, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Level 4 (Spartan Club) in Spartan Stadium. Parking is available in Lot 79 – the gated, pay lot – located south of Spartan Stadium, off of Shaw Lane. Weekly Interviews Outside the weekly press conference, interviews during the week with head coach Mark Dantonio or any Spartan players should be arranged through the MSU Athletic Communications Department. The MSU Athletic Communications Department requests that all player interviews be arranged through this office and that media members are prohibited from contacting players in their apartments or dormitory rooms. The best time for player interviews is following practice Tuesday at approximately 5:30 p.m. All player interviews should be completed by the conclusion of practice on Wednesday of game week. Please contact the MSU Athletic Communications Department for all player interview requests at least 24 hours in advance. Media parking is available in Lot 79 – the gated, pay lot – located south of Spartan Stadium, off of Shaw Lane. Post-game Interviews Media representatives may attend MSU’s post-game press conference, featuring head coach Mark Dantonio and the coordinators, in the interview trailer, located outside the stadium tunnel entrance after a short post-game cooling-off period. Requested Spartan players also will be available for post-game comments in the interview trailer following Coach Dantonio’s press conference. The Spartan locker room is closed to the media. Coach Dantonio’s comments will be hooked into an amplification system and audio feeds can be obtained through use of connector cords (standard 1/4-inch connector). TV stations should bring a recording deck, standard BNC video cable and XLR audio cable. TV cameramen will be asked to set up their equipment at the back of the room. Coach Dantonio’s post-game press conference can also be seen live on closed circuit in the press box. The visiting coach press conference, held in another trailer outside the tunnel, will be shown on a tape-delay basis following Coach Dantonio’s press conference. Practice Schedule Tuesday practices are normally open to the working media for approximately 30 minutes, beginning at 3:30 p.m. TV cameras and still photographers are permitted to shoot flex and the first few periods. The remainder of practice is closed. Weekly Release Via E-Mail To receive the weekly football release via electronic mail, members of the media can send an e-mail message to Associate Athletics Director John Lewandowski: lewski@ath.msu.edu. The release is also posted on the athletics department official web site (www.msuspartans. com) in text format and Adobe PDF format.

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SPARTAN SPORTS NETWORK

THE MARK DANTONIO SHOW

The Spartan Sports Network produces and distributes Mark Dantonio’s weekly radio program Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. ET. Originating from Reno’s East at 1310 Abbot Road in East Lansing. Spartan play-by-play announcer George Blaha hosts this live show, featuring insight from Coach Dantonio, special guests, features and phone calls. The Mark Dantonio Show can be heard statewide as well as locally on flagship station WJIM Radio (AM 1240) and WMMQ (FM 94.9).

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A sixth-round selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1994 National Football League Draft, Miller threw for 6,387 yards and 36 TDs during his nine-year pro career (Pittsburgh, 1995-96; Atlanta, 1997; Chicago, 1998-2002; New England, 2004). He earned 27 career starts at quarterback, compiling a 15-11 record as a starter in Chicago. In five seasons with the Bears, Miller recorded three 300-yard passing games. In his first career start against Minnesota on Nov. 14, 1999, he completed 34-of-48 throws for 422 yards and three scores. His 422 passing yards represent the fourth-highest single-game total in Chicago history. In 2001, Miller led the Bears’ charge to the playoffs, posting an 11-2 record as a starter during the regular season while establishing career highs in pass attempts (395), pass completions (228), passing yards (2,299) and TDs (13). In 2002, he threw for 1,944 yards while matching his career best with 13 TD tosses.

Sirius/XM Radio Streaming available at www.spartansportsnetwork.com Free Mobile App for iPhone and Android

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Jim Miller, a three-year starter at quarterback for Coach George Perles at Michigan State from 1991-93, enters his sixth season as color analyst for the Spartan Sports Network. Miller still ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in pass attempts (seventh at 746), pass completions (fourth at 467), completion percentage (second at .629) and passing yards (seventh at 5,037). As a senior, Miller shared team MVP honors after completing 215-of-336 passes (.640) for 2,269 yards and nine touchdowns. A three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection from 1990-92, he earned his bachelor’s degree in supply chain management from Michigan State in 2002. Prior to signing a National Letter of Intent to attend Michigan State in February 1989, Miller earned All-America and all-state honors at Kettering High School in Waterford, Mich.

City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Call Letters Newberry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WMJT (FM 96.7) Ontonagon . . . . . . . . . . . . . WUPY (FM 101.1) Petoskey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WJML (AM 1110) Port Huron . . . . . . . . . . . . . WPHM (AM 1380) Saginaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WNEM (AM 1250) Sturgis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WBET (AM 1230) Tawas City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WKJC (FM 104.7) Traverse City . . . . . . . . . . . WLDR (FM 101.9) Note: Radio affiliate listing is subject to change.

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Born in Detroit, Blaha was raised in Marshalltown, Iowa, and Grayling, Mich. He and his father attended Michigan State’s first-ever Big Ten football game, played at Iowa in 1953. Blaha earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Notre Dame in 1966 and later received his MBA from Michigan.

City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Call Letters Alma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WQBX (FM 104.9) Ann Arbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WLBY (AM 1290) Bad Axe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WLEW (AM 1340) Battle Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . WBCK (FM 95.3) Benton Harbor . . . . . . . . . . WCSY (FM 103.7) Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WJR (AM 760) Escanaba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WUPF (FM 107.3) Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WWCK (AM 1570) Gaylord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WMJZ (FM 101.5) Grand Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . WGHN (FM 92.1) Grand Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . WBBL (FM 107.3) Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WGLM (FM 106.3) Hastings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WBCH (AM 1220) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WBCH (FM 100.1) Holland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WPNW (AM 1260) Iron Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . WMIQ (AM 1450) Ishpeming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WUPG (FM 96.7) Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WIBM (AM 1450) Kalamazoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WKZO (AM 590) Lansing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WJIM (AM 1240) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WMMQ (FM 94.9) Ludington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WKLA (AM 1450) Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WLUN (FM 100.9)

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George Blaha has anchored Spartan football broadcasts as play-by-play voice for over three decades. A 2008 inductee into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, Blaha is a Michigan broadcast icon, recently completing his 35th season as radio and television play-by-play voice of the National Basketball Association’s Detroit Pistons. The longest tenured play-by-play broadcaster in the state, he has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including Michigan Sports Broadcaster of the Year (1998 and 2007) from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. In 2002, he also was presented the Ty Tyson Award for “Excellence in Sports Broadcasting” by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.

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For the 12th consecutive season, the Spartan Sports Network (Holt, Mich.) will produce and distribute Michigan State football broadcasts. The Network, which is the largest and most listened to in the state, is powered by seven 50,000-watt stations and two 100,000-watt stations for 100 percent coverage of the state of Michigan. For the fifth consecutive year, the Spartan Sports Network was the most honored in the state, garnering 10 Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ “Broadcast Excellence Awards.” Network flagship stations are WJIM Radio (AM 1240) and WMMQ (FM 94.9) in Lansing and WJR Radio (AM 760) in Detroit.

Additional on-air responsibilities for Miller include providing NFL analysis for Sirius Satellite Radio and serving as a studio analyst for Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s “Bears Post Game Live.” Miller is the co-founder of GoBigRecruiting.com and owns JMK Custom Homes in Clarkston, Mich.

“Spartan Football All-Access” provides fans with a behind-the-scenes, inside look at the Michigan State football program. From the opening of preseason camp and each week throughout the regular season, the show will take viewers into team and position meeting rooms, video sessions, out to the practice field, into the classroom as well as into the post-game locker room.

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Will Tieman returns for his 14th year on the Spartan football broadcast team, serving as the broadcast host. During home games at Spartan Stadium, Tieman broadcasts from the network’s on-field set, located in the north end zone. His other football-related activities include: hosting a daily statewide series, called “In the Huddle with Mark Dantonio” and handling play-by-play duties for the national broadcast of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. For the 21st year, Tieman serves as host for the syndicated series “This Week in College Football and Basketball.” Three times Tieman has been honored with the “Best Network Play-by-Play” award by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. He was recognized in 2008 and 2010 for his work as voice of the Michigan State basketball team and in 2007 for his presentation of the Motor City Bowl. Tieman currently serves as the president of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.

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Strayhorn, who received his bachelor’s degree in business management from Michigan State in 1998, owns a real estate investment company.

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Former Michigan State All-Big Ten center Jason Strayhorn begins his sixth season as the sideline reporter for the Spartan Sports Network. A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Strayhorn started 24 consecutive games at center for Coach Nick Saban in 1997-98. As a senior, he earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media after grading out as a winner (better than 70 percent) in 11 of the 12 games in 1998. The former team captain also received the Up Front Award as the team’s outstanding interior lineman in 1998, consistently posting the unit’s top grade for pass protection by not allowing a sack the entire season. Strayhorn turned in one of the best performances of his career in MSU’s 28-24 victory over top-ranked Ohio State in Columbus in 1998. He was selected Spartan Offensive Player of the Week after grading out 80 percent overall against the Buckeyes, including 89 percent in his pass-blocking assignments.

“Spartan Football All-Access” debuts the 2011 Spartan season preview show on Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports Detroit. The preview show will air throughout the rest of the month of August, leading up to the Sept. 2 season opener against Youngstown State. Starting on Sunday, Sept. 4 and continuing throughout the season, “Spartan Football All-Access” will debut Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. on FOX Sports Detroit and re-airs throughout each week. The program also airs multiple times each week on BTN.

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Big Ten NEtwork Company Profile

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Headquartered in Chicago, BTN is the first internationally distributed television network dedicated to covering one of America’s premier collegiate conferences.

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With more than 350 live sports events, and virtually all of them in high definition, BTN is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country. The network is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Where to Find Us The network is available to an estimated 80 million households, through agreements with more than 300 cable, satellite and telco affiliates in all 50 states and Canada. To get the channel number specific to your area and provider, visit www. bigtennetwork.com/channelfinder. BTN Programming

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BTN is on the air 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. The network annually televises nearly 400 live events and streams an additional 300+ events. Each year’s schedule is comprised of approximately 40-45 football games, 105 regular season men’s basketball games, Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament games, 55 women’s basketball games, Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament games, hundreds of additional Olympic sports events and dozens of Big Ten championship events. Every BTN football game telecast is surrounded by Big Ten Football Saturday, the network’s pre-game, halftime and postgame show hosted by Dave Revsine and analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith.

Honoring Legends. Building Leaders. The mission of the Big Ten Conference has always been to excel athletically without compromising the priority our member institutions assign to their academic standards and to their commitment to student academic success. We seek to celebrate the many accomplishments of Big Ten student-athletes while continuously reinforcing each of our member institutions’ high academic standards. Striking that important balance between academics and athletics is integral to the Big Ten’s identity, and that philosophy led to the genesis of the new football division names. Both names link directly to the Big Ten mission.

The fall programming lineup will include Big Ten Icons, Tailgate 48, Behind the Schemes, Big Ten’s Best, Big Ten Breakdown, Big Ten Football & Beyond, The Big Ten’s Greatest Games and much more.

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In addition to live events, the network also airs coaches’ shows and classic games. Each campus also has the opportunity to produce original, campus programming highlighting various aspects of campus life and the qualities that make each university unique. Some of BTN’s streamed events are also televised on delay as part of the network’s Student U initiative. Big Ten students on each campus produce and announce these events, offering a unique opportunity to gain real-world television experience.

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Why the Network Was Created

A respectful acknowledgement of the 18 Heisman Trophy winners and 215 College Football Hall of Famers that have graced our fields and sidelines for the past 115 years.

BTN was created to provide the conference with more national exposure for Big Ten sports while enhancing its existing television agreements with its other television partners. The conference wanted to control more fully the advertising environment in which its events were aired (the network accepts no alcohol or gambling advertising), dramatically increase exposure for women’s sports and other NCAA sports that had not previously been widely televised and improve distribution for football and men’s basketball games that were previously available only on a local or regional basis.

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Considered to be one of the most successful launches in cable television history, BTN became the first network in cable or satellite television history to reach 30 million subscribers within its first 30 days on the air. BTN is a joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks. BTN’s Impact

A hopeful and aspirational acknowledgment that we believe the college athletics experience helps to develop the characteristics that Big Ten student-athletes will need to become leaders for the rest of their lives - in their homes, jobs and in their communities.

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The network has provided an additional revenue source at a time of continued decreases in state support. The network has also provided significant and additional exposure for all Big Ten men’s and women’s sports, some of which previously received little or no television exposure. It also helps with recruiting in all sports as the ability for parents to watch their children compete from anywhere across the country is a major selling point.

MSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS STAFF

JOHN LEWANDOWSKI ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR/ COMMUNICATIONS

MATT LARSON DIRECTOR OF NEW MEDIA

JAMIE WEIR DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

BEN PHLEGAR Assistant director

JIM DONATELLI ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

DAVID DIFFENDERFFER VIDEO PRODUCER

DAVE ELLIS VIDEO PRODUCER

Jake Huber VIDEO PRODUCER

PAULETTE MARTIS OFFICE ASSISTANT

Vince Baker intern

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BOB ARMSTRONG VIDEO PRODUCER

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SEPT. 2 YOUNGSTOWN STATE (6-5) FIRST MEETING SEPT. 10 FLORIDA ATLANTIC (4-8) MSU LEADS 2-0 2010: MSU 30, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 17 SEPT. 17 AT NOTRE DAME (8-5) SUN NOTRE DAME LEADS 45-28-1 2010: MSU 34, NOTRE DAME 31 (OT) SEPT. 24 CENTRAL MICHIGAN (3-9) MSU LEADS 4-3 2009: CENTRAL MICHIGAN 29, MSU 27 OCT. 1 AT OHIO STATE (0-0) SUGAR OHIO STATE LEADS 27-12 2008: OHIO STATE 45, MSU 7 OCT. 15 MICHIGAN (7-6) GATOR MICHIGAN LEADS 67-31-5 2010: MSU 34, MICHIGAN 17 OCT. 22 WISCONSIN (11-2) ROSE MSU LEADS 28-21 2010: MSU 34, WISCONSIN 24 OCT. 29 AT NEBRASKA (10-4) HOLIDAY NEBRASKA LEADS 5-0 2003: NEBRASKA 17, MSU 3 NOV. 5 MINNESOTA (3-9) MSU LEADS 26-17 2010: MSU 31, MINNESOTA 8 AT IOWA (8-5) INSIGHT IOWA LEADS 22-18-2 2010: IOWA 37, MSU 6 NOV. 12 NOV. 19 INDIANA (5-7) MSU LEADS 40-15-2 2008: MSU 42, INDIANA 29 AT NORTHWESTERN (7-6) TICKETCITY MSU LEADS 35-16 2010: MSU 35, NORTHWESTERN 27 NOV. 26

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2010 RESULTS Date Opponent Result Attendance Site

75,769 (C) SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 36,124 FORD FIELD, DETROIT, MICH. 78,411 (C) SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 70,926 SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 73,108 SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 113,065 (C) MICHIGAN STADIUM, ANN ARBOR, MICH. 74,441 SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 41,115 RYAN FIELD, EVANSTON, ILL. 70,585 (C) KINNICK STADIUM, IOWA CITY, IOWA 71,128 SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 71,111 SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 102,649 BEAVER STADIUM, STATE COLLEGE, PA. 61,519 FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL STADIUM, ORLANDO, FLA.

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Under fifth-year head coach Mark Dantonio, Michigan State has solidified itself as a perennial Top 25 program and one of the top teams in the Big Ten Conference. The Spartans are coming off the winningest season in program history after going 11-2 in 2010 while claiming their first Big Ten Championship in 20 years. MSU has appeared in four consecutive bowl games, including two on New Year’s Day, and finished No. 14 in both of the major polls last season. This season, the Spartans are stocked with talent and depth at nearly every position as they prepare to defend their Big Ten title and attempt to reach the Rose Bowl for the first time since defeating USC in 1988. Michigan State welcomes back 15 starters – including eight who earned All-Big Ten recognition last season – and a total of 47 letterwinners overall. In addition, several rising players who redshirted in 2010 and stood out during spring practice will get to vie for key spots on both offense and defense. Dantonio, who has won more games (33) than any Spartan coach in his first four seasons, takes a position-by-position look at the 2011 Spartans.

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Fifth-year senior Kirk Cousins, who will likely become just the second three-time captain in Michigan State football history, returns for his third season as the starting quarterback. In his two seasons as the starter, Cousins (6-3, 205) has posted impressive numbers. He enters his final year wearing the Green and White as the most accurate passer in school history, completing 64 percent of his attempts, and also owns with the best pass efficiency rating of any Spartan quarterback (146.7 rating). Cousins already ranks among MSU’s career leaders in passing yards (fourth; 5,815 yards), total offense (fourth; 5,727 yards), pass completions (sixth; 456), touchdown passes (sixth; 41) and pass attempts (eighth; 709). As a junior, Cousins was named a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award (nation’s top quarterback), thanks to one of the best statistical seasons in Spartan history. His 66.9 completion percentage, 226 pass completions, 2,825 passing yards and 20 touchdown passes all ranked among the top five in the MSU single-season record book. But statistics are just one side of the story when looking at Cousins. His leadership skills are invaluable, from mentoring the younger players, to uniting the team during offseason workouts, to his decision-making on the field. He truly exemplifies what it means to be a leader. “There’s no substitute for experience, especially at the quarterback position,” Dantonio said. “Over the last four years, Kirk Cousins has grown and matured into becoming a premier quarterback. Kirk is a great student of the game and really understands the importance of paying close attention to detail when it comes to game preparation. He watches a ton of video each week and applies what he sees and learns in those video sessions to the practice field. As a result, Kirk makes great decisions with the football on game days. He will make all of the throws. In addition, Kirk has a great presence in the huddle

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and truly knows his teammates and how to energize them. With all that said, the bottom line is: Kirk is a proven winner.” Backing up Cousins for the second-straight year will be sophomore Andrew Maxwell (6-3, 208). Maxwell appeared in five games as a red-shirt freshman in 2010, completing 44 percent of his passes for 123 yards in limited action. Maxwell continued his development throughout spring practice, including one scrimmage in which he went 21-for-27 passing for 253 yards and two TDs. “Andrew played very, very well in the spring – he showed great control of the offense,” Dantonio said. “He’s got confidence, a live arm, and the size to be an extremely successful quarterback. He’s been in the system for two years and he’s really grown, plus he has game experience. I feel that Andrew would start at a lot of places.” Junior Peter Badovinac (6-2, 215) and true freshman Conner Cook (6-4, 200), who participated in the Elite 11 Quarterback camp during the summer, provide depth at quarterback. Dantonio also mentioned the possibility that former quarterback Keith Nichol – now a wide receiver – could see some snaps depending on the situation. “Keith Nichol needs to be a guy who can play some as a third quarterback in an emergency situation,” said Dantonio. “He is a great wide receiver, but he also has to take some reps at quarterback along the way in case we need him for any reason.”

“Heading into his third year, Edwin has a mature outlook on things,” Dantonio said. “He’s a very explosive player and can take it the distance. He always has gotten himself ready to play, and I think that’s a big part of his game.” After leading the team in rushing as a freshman in 2009, Caper entered last season as one of the starters at running back, but a hand injury kept him out of the first two games. With Baker and Bell collecting most of the carries, Caper saw a majority of his action in third-down situations, primarily due to his receiving and pass-blocking skills. Caper led all Spartan running backs with 12 receptions for 133 yards, and he also rushed for 144 yards. As a true freshman, Bell had an outstanding first half of the season with 549 yards and eight TDs in his first six games, including a season-best 141-yard effort with three touchdowns in his Spartan debut against Western Michigan. Baker’s emergence as the lead back in the second half of the year, however, slowed Bell’s production, but he was still named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team by both ESPN.com and Rivals.com after finishing with 605 rushing yards (46.5 ypg.). This season, the coaching staff is looking for consistent numbers from Bell throughout the entire season. “I think you have to run the football,” Dantonio said, regarding MSU’s rushing philosophy. “I don’t think you can be a football team that’s going to line up and throw the ball every time, at least not for us here. You have to look at guys like Edwin Baker, Larry Caper and Le’Veon Bell. Those are guys that can make plays on the offensive side; we have to get those guys involved in space and allow them to go to work.” In addition to the three experienced backs, Nick Hill (5-7, 180, R-Fr.) and Jeremy Langford (5-11, 205, R-Fr.), who both redshirted last season, also will compete for playing time in the backfield. At fullback, a converted defensive player will once again enter preseason camp in the starting role. Fifth-year senior Todd Anderson (6-2, 260), who earned his first letter in 2010 as a defensive end, moved to fullback during spring practice and showed promising signs at his new position. “Todd found his home at fullback during the spring,”

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Michigan State features one of the best running back trios in the nation in junior Edwin Baker (5-9, 210), junior Larry Caper (5-11, 223) and sophomore Le’Veon Bell (6-2, 237). A first-team All-Big Ten selection by the media as a sophomore in 2010, Baker had a breakthrough season after playing in just eight games as a true freshman. The Highland Park, Mich., product rushed for a team-best 1,201 yards (92.4 yards per game), which ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 30th in the nation, and became just the sixth sophomore at MSU to pass the 1,000-yard rushing mark. Baker also led the team with 13 rushing touchdowns.

All-Big Ten running back Edwin Baker rushed for 1,201 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2010, including five 100-yard rushing games.

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One of the challenges for the Spartans will be filling the holes left by three starters on the offensive line, including second-team All-Big Ten left tackle D.J. Young, center John Stipek and right tackle J’Micheal Deane. The good news is that there appears to be plenty of promising candidates ready for expanded roles this season. The anchor of the line will be fifth-year senior Joel Foreman (6-4, 315), who will return for his fourth year as the starting left guard. Foreman was an honorable mention All-Big-Ten selection last season and has started 36 career games, including 22 straight. Although he sat out in the spring to rest his wrist and ankle, Foreman provided leadership to the young line during the offseason and spring practice. John Deyo (6-6, 300, Jr.) took reps with the first team all spring and will support Foreman at left guard, along with Nate Klatt (6-4, 290, So.) and Shawn Kamm (6-7, 310, R-Fr.). Junior Chris McDonald (6-5, 300) holds down the spot at right guard after starting 12 games last season. In his first year as a starter in 2010, McDonald did not allow a sack during the regular season. “Chris was our most consistent offensive lineman during the spring,” Dantonio said. “He did a tremendous job in his first year as a starter, and now he’s become one of the leaders of that group. We’re expecting another great year from him on the right side of the line.” An inspirational player to the entire team, Arthur Ray Jr. (6-3, 299) returned to the football field in the spring for the first time in four years following a battle with cancer and will be a reserve at right guard.

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Brad Sonntag (5-8, 176) and Chris D. Rucker (5-9, 178), who have both earned letters, also return for their final season as fifth-year seniors. “We have more depth than in the past at wide receiver,” Dantonio said. “Our receivers could be a very special group, especially when you add Keith Mumphery and Tony Lippett to the mix with the three seniors along with Bennie Fowler. Keith Nichol looks more comfortable out there; B.J. has always been consistent, and Keshawn is a true playmaker.”

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Perhaps the most experienced unit on the team, Michigan State returns four players who have started games at wide receiver, including three seniors: B.J. Cunningham (6-2, 215), Keshawn Martin (5-11, 189) and Keith Nichol (6-2, 220). Cunningham and Nichol will be the featured receivers at split end. A fifth-year senior, Cunningham will likely end his career atop the Michigan State record book for receptions, as he needs just 10 more to pass Matt Trannon to become the school’s all-time leader in that category. Cunningham enters 2011 with 139 catches, currently third in MSU history, to go along with 1,780 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. Although he missed the Capital One Bowl with a broken foot, Cunningham still led the team with a career-high nine TD receptions, which tied for fourth most in an MSU season. Cunningham participated in spring practice and is 100 percent healthy at the onset of preseason camp. Nichol played his first full season as a receiver in 2010. A converted quarterback, Nichol split time with Cousins in 2009 before making the move to wideout during bowl practice of that season out of personnel necessity. One of the most athletic players on the team, Nichol flourished in his new position, and after a strong showing during spring practice, he quickly moved into a starting role for the 2010 season. Nichol went on to record 22 catches for 262 yards (11.9 avg.), while also proving to be a threat with his arm in specific situations, completing 4-for-7 passes for 62 yards and two TDs. His physicality also has paid dividends as one of his greatest strengths has proven to be his run-blocking ability. Martin is a versatile option and a scoring threat every time he touches the ball, accounting for touchdowns in five different ways in his career (rushing, receiving, passing, punt return, kick return). He was third on the team in both receiving (32 catches for 394 yards) and rushing (157 yards; 8.7 avg.) in 2010 and has led the team in all-purpose yards the last two seasons. Bennie Fowler (6-1, 215, So.) emerged as a multidimensional playmaker during the second half of last season following an Achilles injury that sidelined Martin for two games. Fowler made an immediate contribution in Martin’s absence, scoring a touchdown on a reverse and catching a key reception on a fake punt during MSU’s 17-point comeback win at Northwestern. He finished the season with 573 all-purpose yards, including 175 receiving yards on 14 catches. In addition to the players with starting experience, talented red-shirt freshmen Keith Mumphery (6-0, 202) and Tony Lippett (6-2, 189) will each see playing time following their impressive performances during spring practice. Lippett also could see action on the defense as a cornerback.

The remaining three starting positions will be fought for during preseason camp. At left tackle, Dan France (6-6, 315, So.) made quite an impression during spring practice while competing at the position for just a few weeks. A converted defensive lineman who earned a letter in 2010, France played tight end in high school, but never on the offensive line. His athleticism and upside at the position has made him the leading candidate to start prior to the season. Battling France at left tackle will be fifth-year senior Jared McGaha, a two-year letterman who has seen action in 23 career games and can play at either guard or tackle. McGaha (6-6, 298) appeared in nine games last season, including starts at right guard against Minnesota and left tackle against Purdue. Red-shirt freshman Michael Dennis (6-7, 307) provides depth behind France and McGaha. The race for center was crowded at the beginning of spring ball, but two contenders separated themselves following the 15 practices: Travis Jackson (6-3, 275, R-Fr.) and Blake Treadwell (6-3, 295, Jr.). After redshirting in the fall and playing on the scout team, Jackson saw his role change drastically in the spring, taking snaps with the first and second teams. “Travis had a tremendous winter conditioning program and played well in the spring,” Dantonio remarked. “He’s very athletic, intelligent, and tough.” Treadwell changed roles as well, lining up on the offensive side of the ball after spending his first two seasons on the defensive line; however, Treadwell has experience on the offensive line, as he was one of the most touted centers in the nation coming out of high school. He also can play guard if necessary and is listed behind McDonald on the preseason depth chart at right guard. “Blake was an outstanding offensive lineman coming out of high school,” Dantonio said. “We need to make sure we have guys that are athletic enough to play center and offensive guard, so we wanted to provide that opportunity for him to get in that mix. I think Blake will bring a tremendous amount of toughness and effort to our offensive line.” Ethan Ruhland (6-5, 290, Jr.) will also get snaps at center in preseason camp. Red-shirt freshman Skyler Burkland (6-7, 305) is full of potential and appears ready to push for a starting position at right tackle after an excellent spring season. “Skyler had an outstanding freshman year, and he’s everything you want as an offensive tackle,” Dantonio said. “He’s very active with great feet; he’s got toughness, and he’s extremely athletic. We’re going to give him the opportunity right from the outset, and we’ll build it from there.” Zach Hueter (6-6, 310, Jr.), Henry Conway (6-6, 318, So.) and junior college transfer Fou Fonoti (6-4, 300, Jr. ) also will have a chance to compete at right tackle during preseason camp. “We’re rebuilding three positions on the offensive line, but I think we have a nucleus of some outstanding players,” Dantonio said. “We have depth, which is always so crucial, and we’re bringing in some outstanding players as well. We’ve got some guys in there that show the ability to play.”

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Dantonio said. “We were encouraged by what we saw from him and look for him to improve even more during preseason camp.”

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The Spartans will once again feature one of the best tight end units in the nation, as four players who have earned letters at the position return in 2011. Although the leading tight end from the past three seasons, Charlie Gantt, was lost due to graduation, fifth-year senior Brian Linthicum (6-5, 245) is more than capable of taking over that role this fall. Named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, Linthicum has 49 catches for 572 yards (11.7 avg.) and six TDs in 38 collegiate games. After playing his freshman year at Clemson, Linthicum has played in 25 games at MSU, including 12 starts, and has 38 receptions for 496 yards (13.1 avg.). Also returning for his third season in the playing rotation is fellow fifth-year senior Garrett Celek (6-5, 252), who has battled shoulder injuries the past two years and was limited to just two games of action in 2010. Celek has proven to be a solid run blocker and a viable pass threat when healthy, with 11 catches for 100 yards (9.1 avg.) and two TDs in his career. After sitting out last season, Dion Sims (6-5, 276, So.) is back and ready to make an impact in 2011. A Big Ten All-Freshman selection in 2009, Sims led the Spartan tight ends that season with three touchdowns to go along with 11 catches for 133 yards. Sophomore Derek Hoebing (6-7, 270), who earned his first letter in 2010 after playing primarily on special teams, also could see action in the rotation this season. Andrew Gleichert (6-5, 250, R-Fr.) and Drew Stevens (6-4, 242, Jr.) will provide depth at the position. DEFENSIVE LINE

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The Spartans have the potential for one of their best defensive lines in years as three starters and eight lettermen return in 2011. Leading the way up front is junior defensive tackle Jerel Worthy (6-3, 310), who has been named to preseason watch lists for the Bednarik, Lombardi and Nagurski Awards as well as Outland Trophy. An honorable mention All-Big Ten selection as a sophomore by both the coaches and media, Worthy ranked first among Spartan defensive linemen in

2010 with 40 tackles, including eight for losses (42 yards) and a team-best four sacks (27 yards). In two seasons, Worthy has collected 17 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. Backing up Worthy will be fifth-year senior Johnathan Strayhorn, a former defensive end who moved to the inside during spring practice. Strayhorn (6-0, 272) ranked second only to Worthy last season with 3.5 sacks while recording a career-high 27 tackles. Both Kevin Pickelman (6-4, 288, Sr.-5) and Anthony Rashad White (6-2, 316, Jr.) will see significant time in the rotation at nose tackle. Pickelman started seven games last season and responded with a career-best 31 tackles. He sat out spring practice for precautionary reasons with a neck injury, but he’s healthy as he begins his final season at MSU. White was one of the surprises of spring practice, emerging as a legitimate force on the defensive line. After transferring from Fort Scott Community College and then getting a season of Big Ten football under his belt in 2010, he showed significant improvement in the spring, spending a majority of his time with the first team. “Rashad became a dominant player in the spring,” Dantonio said. “He now needs to transition that effort into the season.” Blake Pacheco (6-1, 264, Sr.-5), Micajah Reynolds (6-5, 320, So.), Jordan Sanders (6-1, 288, R-Fr.) and Dave Curtis (6-2, 250, Jr.) will add depth on the interior. Tyler Hoover (6-7, 290), in his first year as a full-time starter at defensive end, tallied a career-high 36 tackles. During a highly productive two-game stretch against Illinois and Northwestern, he compiled 18 stops and three sacks; he was named the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week following his ninetackle, two-sack performance against the Wildcats. Opposite of Hoover will be a combination of William Gholston (6-7, 280) and Denzel Drone (6-2, 262), two rising sophomores that could have breakthrough seasons in 2011. Before a shoulder injury caused him to miss the final three games of the year, Gholston had 13 tackles and five quarterback hurries. Drone started four contests and also finished his first season with 13 stops. “At 6-7, 280-290 pounds, both Tyler Hoover and William Gholston can be very good defensive ends,” Dantonio said. “Tyler has been in the program for four years, so he has a good understanding of our system. William has a lot of talent, and he really benefitted greatly by playing last season as a true freshman.” Marcus Rush (6-2, 250, R-Fr.) and Corey Freeman (6-2, 250, Jr.) will see time in the rotation behind Hoover, while Taylor Calero (6-3, 245, R-Fr.) also adds depth at the position.

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MSU’s linebacker corps will have a new look in 2011 following the departure of two of the top linebackers in school history: two-time All-American Greg Jones and Eric Gordon. Jones and Gordon combined for 796 tackles and 95 starts in their careers, staggering numbers that will have to be replaced; however, MSU has stockpiled talent at the position the past few years and is in good shape entering the season.

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The Spartans do return Chris Norman (6-1, 227, Jr.), who started 10 games last year at Star (weak side) linebacker and finished sixth on the team with 59 tackles (4.9 avg.). With 11 career starts, the two-year letterman is the team’s most experienced linebacker in a unit that does not have a senior and features only one other upperclassmen in Steve Gardiner. After ranking second on the team in 2010 with 13 special teams tackles, Gardiner (6-1, 222, Jr.) is looking to have a larger role on the defense this fall. He enters preseason camp slated to be Norman’s back-up at Star while also possibly having a chance to play at Mike (middle) linebacker. Danny Folino (5-9, 195, So.) will provide depth behind Norman and Gardiner. The heir apparent to Jones in the middle is sophomore Max Bullough (6-3, 245). In limited action as a true freshman, Bullough still managed to record 23 tackles and was named to the ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team. During an impressive spring season, Bullough cemented his role as the starting Mike linebacker and become more of a vocal leader on the field for the defense. “I don’t think Greg Jones is a guy that you can easily replace, but Max has been playing very well,” Dantonio said. “He has a great command of our defense and has awareness out there on the field. Max has a great future ahead of him.” Sophomore TyQuan Hammock (6-0, 230) will also see time in the rotation at middle linebacker. Hammock had an excellent offseason in terms of conditioning and returned to his natural position of linebacker in the spring after spending the 2010 campaign at fullback. He led the Spartans with 16 tackles on special teams a year ago and tied for the lead in tackles at the spring game with eight. At Sam (strong side) linebacker, Denicos Allen (5-10, 220, So.) appears ready to take over a starting role after seeing significant playing time as red-shirt freshman in 2010. Allen saw action in all 13 games and compiled 18 tackles, and also made one of the plays of the year with a blocked punt against Purdue in the fourth quarter that helped spark MSU’s 15-point comeback victory. “Denicos has always been a great tackler, and he had a good year on special teams as a red-shirt

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The goal remains the same every year in East Lansing: the Rose Bowl. In just four years, Dantonio and his staff have built a solid foundation that continues to improve each season, and that work paid off with a Big Ten Championship in 2010. Now, the Spartans are looking to stay on top. With a key group of veterans returning from last year’s championship team along with a talented mix of newcomers, the program is in position to make a run for another Big Ten title during the 2011 season. “We need to continue raising our level of play,” Dantonio said. “When you look at it, every program has the things that they weigh and can look at as positives, and every program has things they need to continue to improve on. I think it needs to get to the point where we play against anybody, any place, and compete. We’re very, very close to being able to do that. “I think the process has always been here and that we will always challenge ourselves to be the best at what we’re doing, whether that’s academically, athletically or off the field. We want to try to do our very best – that’s how we always set it up around here.”

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Trenton Robinson, who heads into his third season as the starting free safety, recorded career highs in tackles (76), interceptions (4) and pass break-ups (8) in 2010.

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Michigan State has consistently fielded one of the top special teams units in the Big Ten during Dantonio’s tenure, and last year was no exception. The Spartans featured first-team All-Big Ten honorees at both placekicker (Dan Conroy) and punter (Aaron Bates), while punt returner Keshawn Martin was rated the best in the conference by several media outlets. In his first year as the starting placekicker last season, Conroy (5-10, 190, Jr.) had to replace Brett Swenson, MSU’s all-time leader in scoring, field goals and extra points. The Spartans didn’t miss a beat with Conroy, as he was a sensational 14-for-15 in fieldgoal attempts to lead the conference and rank fifth nationally with a .993 field-goal percentage. Conroy, who also led the team in scoring with 87 points, set a school record by hitting his first 13 field-goal attempts of the season. Kevin Muma (6-0, 189, So.) also returns this season after taking over the kickoff duties for the first time in 2010. Muma, who averaged 64.5 yards on kickoffs and had 13 touchbacks last season, also will serve as the back-up placekicker, behind Conroy. A starter for four years, Bates was more than just a quality punter for MSU – he was a clutch player who

was a threat on fake attempts, which included his game-winning touchdown pass in overtime against Notre Dame last season, and he was also a leader, becoming the first punter in school history to be named a captain. Red-shirt freshman Mike Sadler (6-0, 182), a lefty, will look to replace Bates and continue MSU’s long-standing tradition at punter. The Spartans have had five punters in the NFL in the past 30 years. “When we recruited Mike Sadler, he was one of the top punters in the country,” Dantonio said. “I thought he showed a tremendous amount of maturity by coming here and then sitting out a year. He watched Aaron Bates and really grew. He’ll do an outstanding job. He’s got a big-time leg, good command of the snap, and the ball spins a little differently coming off his left foot.” One of the most overlooked aspects of special teams is the long snapper. Following the loss of four-year starter Alex Shackleton, Steve Moore (6-3, 223, R-So.) enters his first year in the role and will look to maintain the consistency of the unit. Martin, who will anchor the return team, already ranks eighth in MSU history in kick return yards (1,070) and 12th in punt return yards (385). He became the first Spartan to lead the Big Ten in punt returns last season with his 14.2-yard average, which ranked 11th nationally. Martin returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown in the win over Wisconsin and ran back a kickoff 93 yards for a score in 2009 against Minnesota. Bennie Fowler also will get a chance to return kickoffs. Fowler became MSU’s top kick returner at the end of last season following Martin’s Achilles injury, and finished second on the team with 336 kick return yards on 15 attempts (22.4 avg.).

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Michigan State was one of just two schools in the Big Ten last season to have all four starters in the secondary earn all-conference recognition. Two of those players return this fall, as Johnny Adams (5-11, 175, Jr.) will line up at field corner and Trenton Robinson (5-10, 192, Sr.) at free safety. Robinson, a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches in 2010, blossomed his junior season, ranking among the Big Ten leaders in passes defended (tied for second with 12), pass break-ups (tied for third with 8) and interceptions (tied for fourth with 4). He also was fourth on the team with a career-high 76 tackles. With the departure of several key players from last year’s defense, Robinson will be looked to as a leader in his senior season. “Trenton Robinson is a solid player who provides great leadership in the secondary,” Dantonio said. “He has grown significantly every year he’s been in our program. In order for us to be successful on defense, we need him to be a leader and a playmaker.” Adams started every game last season and earned second-team All-Big Ten accolades by the coaches. He showed promise as a true freshman in 2008 but was granted a medical redshirt after he missed 10 games in 2009. The Akron, Ohio, native bounced back in a big way as he ranked sixth in the league in both interceptions (3) and pass break-ups (7), while also compiling 50 tackles. This spring, he elevated his game even further and was cited by the coaching staff as one of the standouts on the defense. A number of younger players will also get a chance to make their mark in the secondary this season.

At boundary corner, sophomore Darqueze Dennard (5-11, 185) is projected to be the starter heading into preseason camp. Dennard appeared in six games as a true freshman last year before missing the final five games due to a knee injury. In his two starts against Northwestern and Illinois, he combined for nine tackles, including two tackles for loss, while also forcing and recovering a fumble. In addition, Mitchell White (5-11, 180, Jr.), a two-year letterwinner, will be in the rotation at boundary corner. One player that could see time on both sides of the ball is Tony Lippett, a red-shirt freshman who has impressed the coaches with his versality and athleticism. Lippett (6-2, 189) split his time in spring practice with the offense and defense, and enters camp listed on the depth chart at both flanker and field corner. “Tony is a guy that can make plays for us,” Dantonio said. “I think we have to play him more than 15 to 20 snaps, and with our depth at wide receiver, you have to look at him on defense. He got enough reps at both positions in the spring, so we’ll just have to make those decisions as a coaching staff during preseason camp.” Dana Dixon (6-2, 170, So.) and Arjen Colquhoun (6-0, 187, Fr.) add depth at cornerback. Isaiah Lewis (5-10, 195, So.) has the inside track at strong safety following a solid showing during the spring. Lewis appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman and made 15 tackles to earn a spot on the Rivals.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team. Jairus Jones (6-1, 209, So.) was in line to be in the rotation this fall at strong safety, but an Achilles injury toward the end of spring practice sidelined him for the spring game and summer conditioning. There is still a possibility Jones could see the field this fall. A pair of red-shirt freshmen, Mylan Hicks (5-11, 191) and Kurtis Drummond (6-1, 196), will support Robinson and Lewis at safety, respectively.

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freshman,” Dantonio said. “He played in a lot of different situations. Denicos had a great spring and is in excellent condition, so he’ll be a factor out there.” Sophomores Jeremy Gainer (6-1, 228) and Kyler Elsworth (6-1, 215) along with red-shirt freshman Ty Hamilton (6-0, 230) also could see time in the rotation at Sam linebacker.

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Offense Formation: Multiple Defense Formation: Multiple 4-3 Lettermen Lost: 19 (10 offense, 7 defense, 2 specialists) Lettermen Returning: 47 (21 offense, 24 defense, 2 specialists) Starters Lost: 12 (5 offense, 5 defense, 2 specialists) Starters Returning: 15 (7 offense, 6 defense, 2 specialists) Offensive Starters Lost (5): WR Mark Dell, LT D.J. Young, C John Stipek, RT J’Micheal Deane, TE Charlie Gantt Offensive Starters Returning (7): LG Joel Foreman, RG Chris McDonald, TE Brian Linthicum, WR Keith Nichol, WR B.J. Cunningham, QB Kirk Cousins, TB Edwin Baker Defensive Starters Lost (5): RE Colin Neely, LB Eric Gordon, LB Greg Jones, SS Marcus Hyde, BC Chris L. Rucker Defensive Starters Returning (6): LE Tyler Hoover, DT Jerel Worthy, NT Kevin Pickelman, LB Chris Norman, FC Johnny Adams, FS Trenton Robinson Starting Specialists Lost (2): P Aaron Bates, SN Alex Shackleton Starting Specialists Returning (2): PK Dan Conroy, KO Kevin Muma

top losses OT J’MICHEAL DEANE: Saw action in 17 career games, including 14 starts . . . started all 13 games at right tackle in 2010. WR MARK DELL: Finished his career ranked sixth in MSU history with 2,136 receiving yards (16.1 avg.), tied for seventh in receptions with 133, and tied for 13th in TD receptions with 12 . . . four-year letterwinner appeared in 47 career games with 27 starts to his credit . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media in 2010 . . . led the team with career highs in receiving yards (788) and receptions (51). TE CHARLIE GANTT: Four-year letterwinner played in 43 career games, including 39 consecutive starts at tight end . . . had 65 catches for 951 yards and nine touchdowns in his career . . . among all Spartan tight ends in program history, finished his career ranked tied for third in TD receptions (9) and sixth in both receptions (65) and receiving yards (951) . . . All-Big Ten secondteam pick as a senior by the media. LB ERIC GORDON: Started 49 of 51 career games at linebacker, including 40 consecutive starting assignments . . . finished his career with more starts than any other player in Michigan State history (49) . . . ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in tackles for loss (10th with 29), tackles (12th with 331) and sacks (21st with 9.5) . . . ranked second on the team and 13th in the Big Ten with 92 tackles (7.1 avg.) in 2010. . . named to the All-Big Ten second team by the coaches and media as a senior. S MARCUS HYDE: Four-year letterwinner played in 49 games, including 21 starts at safety . . . started all 13 games at strong safety in 2010 and was named second-team All-Big Ten by the media . . . tied for fourth in the Big Ten with 11 passes defended (three interceptions, eight pass break-ups). LB GREG JONES: Became the first Spartan to earn back-toback consensus first-team All-America honors (2009-10) since Bubba Smith and George Webster in 1965-66 . . . only the fourth two-time consensus first-team All-American in program history (Smith, Webster and Lorenzo White: 1985 and 1987) . . . just the seventh Spartan to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors three times . . . ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in tackles for loss (second with 46.5), tackles (third with 465) and sacks (tied for sixth with 16.5) . . . started 46 of 52 career games, including 40 consecutive starts . . . led the team in tackles four straight years, becoming only the second Spartan to accomplish that feat. DE COLIN NEELY: Three-year letterwinner appeared in 39 career games, including 27 starts . . . had 75 career tackles and 19.5 tackles for loss, including 6.0 sacks . . . started 12 games at defensive end in 2010 and tied for the team lead with a careerhigh 10 tackles for loss (53 yards) . CB CHRIS L. RUCKER: Four-year letterwinner played in 42 career games, including 34 starts at cornerback . . . career numbers included 191 tackles (10.5 for loss) and 25 passes defended (six interceptions, 19 pass break-ups) . . . his 19 pass break-ups are tied for 18th most in MSU history . . . named to the All-Big Ten second team by the coaches as a senior.

C JOHN STIPEK: Three-year letterwinner saw action in 26 games, including 16 starts at center . . . started all 13 games in 2010 in his first year as the starting center. OT D.J. YOUNG: Two-year letterwinner started 23 games on the offensive line in his two-year Spartan career . . . started 12 games at left tackle and saw action in all 13 games in 2010 . . . named second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches as a senior.

top returnees JOHNNY ADAMS (CB, 5-11, 175, Jr.) | 2010 SEASON: Started all 13 games at cornerback . . . All-Big Ten second-team pick by the coaches and honorable mention selection by the media . . . tied for sixth in the Big Ten in both interceptions (3) and pass break-ups (7) . . . CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterman has 71 career tackles in 28 career games, including 15 starts . . . has 16 passes defended (five interceptions, 11 PBUs) in his career. EDWIN BAKER (RB, 5-9, 210, Jr.) | 2010 SEASON: Selected first-team All-Big Ten by the media and was an honorable mention selection by the coaches . . . ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 30th in the nation with his 92.4-yard rushing average . . . became just the sixth sophomore in school history to record a 1,000-yard rushing season . . . his 1,201 yards rushing rank 13th in MSU single-season history . . . had five 100-yard rushing games . . . CAREER NOTES: Has rushed for 1,628 yards in 21 career games, including 13 starts . . . enters his junior season ranked among MSU’s all-time leaders in rushing yards (22nd with 1,628), rushing attempts (24th with 292) and rushing average (eighth at 5.6 yards per carry). DAN CONROY (K, 5-10, 190, Jr.) | 2010 SEASON: Earned firstteam All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media in his first year as the starter . . . led the team in scoring with 87 points, converting 14-of-15 field-goal attempts and 45-of-46 extrapoint tries . . . led the Big Ten and ranked fifth in the NCAA FBS in field-goal accuracy (.933) . . . also ranked among the Big Ten leaders in kick scoring (fourth at 7.2 points per game), field goals (eighth at 1.2 made per game) and overall scoring (eighth) . . . CAREER NOTES: Has made 94 percent of his field goals (15-for16) and 98 percent of his PATs (45-for-46). KIRK COUSINS (QB, 6-3, 205, Sr.-5) | 2010 SEASON: Named one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award (nation’s top quarterback) . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . his .669 completion percentage (second), 150.7 passing efficiency rating (fifth), 226 pass completions (third), 2,825 passing yards (third), 20 TD passes (tied for fourth), 2,689 total yards (fourth), 338 pass attempts (sixth) and seven 200-yard passing games (seventh) rank among the Top 10 single-season totals in MSU history . . . CAREER NOTES: Has compiled a 16-9 record in 25 career starts . . . currently ranks first in MSU history in completion percentage (.643; 456of-709) and passing efficiency rating (146.7) . . . listed among MSU’s career leaders in passing yards (fourth with 5,815 yards), total offense (fourth with 5,727 yards) pass completions (sixth with 456), TD passes (sixth with 41) and pass attempts (eighth with 709). B.J. CUNNINGHAM (WR, 6-2, 215, Sr.-5) | 2010 SEASON: Saw action in all 12 regular-season games, including seven starts at flanker receiver . . . missed the 2011 Capital One Bowl with a broken foot . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . led team with a career-high nine touchdown receptions, which tied for fourth most in an MSU season . . . ranked second on the team in receptions (career high 50) and receiving yards (611) . . . CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterman ranks third in MSU history in catches (139), tied for 10th in TD receptions (13), and 13th in receiving yards (1,780) in 37 career games. JOEL FOREMAN (OG, 6-4, 315, Sr.-5) | 2010 SEASON: Earned third-team All-America honors by Phil Steele . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterman has played in 38 career games, including 36 starts (22 consecutive) at left guard.

TYLER HOOVER (DE, 6-7, 290, Jr.) | 2010 SEASON: Appeared in all 13 games, including nine starts at left end . . . had a careerhigh 36 tackles, including three sacks (12 yards) . . . CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterman has played in 28 career games and has made 49 tackles, including four for losses (13 yards) and three sacks (12 yards). BRIAN LINTHICUM (TE, 6-5, 245, Sr.-5) | 2010 SEASON: Saw action in all 13 games, including five starts when MSU lined up in a double-tight end formation . . . had 18 catches for 230 yards (12.8 avg.) . . . CAREER NOTES: Has 49 catches for 572 yards (11.7 avg.) and six TDs in 38 collegiate games, including 17 starts . . . has played in 25 career games at MSU, including 12 starts, and has 38 receptions for 496 yards (13.1 avg.) and three scores. KESHAWN MARTIN (WR, 5-11, 189, Sr.) | 2010 SEASON: Named first-team All-Big Ten as a punt returner by Rivals.com, CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele . . . appeared in 11 games, including five starts at flanker . . . ranked first in the Big Ten and No. 11 nationally in punt returns (14.2 avg.) . . . finished eighth in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards (103.1 ypg.) . . . ranked third on the team with 32 receptions and 394 receiving yards . . . CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterman already ranks eighth in MSU history in kick return yards (1,070), 12th in punt return yards (385) and 18th in all-purpose yards (2,819) . . . has appeared in 34 career games, including seven starts . . . has 61 career catches for 937 yards (15.4 avg.) with six TDs . . . has accounted for TDs in five different ways during his career (rushing, receiving, passing, punt return and kickoff return). CHRIS MCDONALD (OG, 6-5, 300, Jr.) | 2010 SEASON: Started 12 games at right guard . . . did not allow a sack during the regular season. KEITH NICHOL (WR, 6-2, 220, Sr.-5) | 2010 SEASON: Saw action in all 13 games, including eight starts . . . ranked fifth on the team with 22 catches for 262 yards (11.9 avg.) . . . also completed 4-of-7 passes (57 percent) for 62 yards and two touchdowns . . . CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterman has played in 23 games at MSU after transferring from Oklahoma in 2008 . . . has 24 career recep¬tions for 273 yards (11.4 avg.) and one score . . . has completed 54 percent of his passes (53-of-98) at MSU for 826 yards and nine TDs. CHRIS NORMAN (LB, 6-1, 227, Jr.) | 2010 SEASON: Appeared in 12 games, including 10 starts at star linebacker . . . finished sixth on the team with 59 tackles (4.9 avg.) . . . CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterman has made 70 tackles (29 solo, 41 assists) in 25 games, including 11 starts at linebacker. KEVIN PICKELMAN (NT, 6-4, 288, Sr.-5) | 2010 SEASON: Played in 11 games, including seven starts at nose tackle . . . compiled a career-high 31 tackles, including 2.5 for losses (8 yards) . . . CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterman has played in 36 games, including eight starts on the defensive line . . . has 56 career tackles with 4.5 resulting in losses (19 yards). TRENTON ROBINSON (S, 5-10, 192, Sr.) | 2010 SEASON: Named second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and was an honorable mention selection by the media . . . appeared in all 13 games, including 12 starts at free safety . . . ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 76 tackles . . . listed among the Big Ten leaders in passes defended (tied for second with 12), pass break-ups (tied for third with 8) and interceptions (tied for fourth with 4) . . . CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterman has 149 tackles, five interceptions and 10 pass break-ups in 32 games, including 19 starts. JEREL WORTHY (DT, 6-3, 310, Jr.) | 2010 SEASON: Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and the media . . . started all 13 games at defensive tackle . . . led all Spartan defensive linemen with 40 tackles, including 8.0 for losses (42 yards) and a team-best 4.0 sacks (27 yards) . . . CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterman has played in 26 career games, including 24 starts at defensive tackle . . . has recorded 77 career tackles (33 solo, 44 assists), with 17 resulting in losses (76 yards) including 8.5 sacks (50 yards).

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2011 personnel breakdown OFFENSE (11 LOST, 23 RETURNING)

2011 outlook

LOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POSITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RETURNING MARK DELL (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KEITH NICHOL (2) Donald Spencer (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Sonntag (1) Cam Martin (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D.J. YOUNG (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Deyo (2) David Barrent (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOEL FOREMAN (3)

2011 Spartans

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethan Ruhland (2) JOHN STIPEK (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nate Klatt (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRIS McDONALD (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Micajah Reynolds (1) J’MICHEAL DEANE (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jared McGaha (2) CHARLIE GANTT (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRIAN LINTHICUM (2)

Coaching staff

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Hoebing (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B.J. CUNNINGHAM (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keshawn Martin (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bennie Fowler (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KIRK COUSINS (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Maxwell (1) Nick Bendzuck (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TyQuan Hammock (1) Fred Smith (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Setterbo (1)

2010 Recap

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EDWIN BAKER (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le’Veon Bell (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Caper (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAN CONROY (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Muma (1) ALEX SHACKLETON (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Spartan Records

2010 STARTERS IN BOLD CAPS (#) Indicates letters earned Note: Positions listed according to final 2010 depth chart.

In his first season at wide receiver, Keith Nichol had 22 receptions for 262 yards (11.9 avg.) and one touchdown.

DEFENSE (8 LOST, 24 RETURNING)

Honors & awards Bowl History the university

2010 STARTERS IN BOLD CAPS

(#) Indicates letters earned Note: Positions listed according to final 2010 depth chart.

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LOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POSITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RETURNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TYLER HOOVER (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnathan Strayhorn (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Gholston (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JEREL WORTHY (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Rashad White (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan France (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KEVIN PICKELMAN (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blake Treadwell (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Antonio Jeremiah (3) COLIN NEELY (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denzel Drone (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corey Freeman (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Todd Anderson (1) ERIC GORDON (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Gardiner (2) GREG JONES (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Bullough (1) Jon Misch (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRIS NORMAN (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denicos Allen (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyler Elsworth (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOHNNY ADAMS (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darqueze Dennard (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dana Dixon (1) Jesse Johnson (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRENTON ROBINSON (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Isaiah Lewis (1) MARCUS HYDE (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jairus Jones (1) CHRIS L. RUCKER (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mitchell White (2) AARON BATES (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tyler Hoover, who started nine games at left end in 2010, recorded a career-best 36 tackles, including three sacks (12 yards).

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2 3 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 8 9 10 10 11 12 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 17 18 19 19 20 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 42 43 44 45 45 47 47 48 48 49 50 51 51 52 52 53 54 55 56 57 57 58 59

DE WR P RB K CB S WR QB LB S QB LB WR CB QB WR CB/WR CB WR QB K WR QB LB WR RB P WR RB S RB WR S S LB DB/WR CB CB RB LB DB CB FB FB S LB LB FB LB LB DE LB FB LB FB TE LB LB LB OT LB DE SN OG OL DE DT DL SN DT OT

6-7 6-2 6-0 5-9 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-2 6-3 6-3 5-10 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-0 5-9 6-1 6-0 5-9 6-4 5-9 6-2 5-7 6-5 5-8 5-11 6-1 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-10 6-0 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-3 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-5 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-6

280 215 182 210 190 175 191 220 205 275 195 208 227 197 170 215 215 189 165 178 180 189 184 200 195 209 180 206 180 223 209 237 202 182 196 220 181 185 180 205 234 180 187 230 250 192 245 215 260 230 215 250 206 245 228 245 242 218 230 222 300 215 262 223 275 300 250 328 272 222 288 315

So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So.

So. Sr.-5 So. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr.-5 Sr.-5 Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Sr.-5 Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr.-5 Fr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Sr.-5 So. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr.-5 Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr.-5 Fr. So. Jr.

1L 3L RS 2L 1L 2L RS 2L 3L HS 1L 1L 2L HS 1L SQ 1L RS HS 2L HS 1L SQ HS SQ HS RS SQ HS 2L 1L 1L RS HS RS 1L HS 1L 2L RS HS HS HS HS RS 3L 1L 1L 1L RS HS RS HS SQ SQ 1L 1L HS 1L 2L JC HS 1L RS HS RS 1L HS 3L HS RS 1L

William Gholston B.J. Cunningham Mike Sadler Edwin Baker Dan Conroy Johnny Adams Mylan Hicks Keith Nichol Kirk Cousins Lawrence Thomas Isaiah Lewis Andrew Maxwell Chris Norman Juwan Caesar Dana Dixon Peter Badovinac Bennie Fowler Tony Lippett Trae Waynes Chris D. Rucker Tommy Vento Kevin Muma Kyle Nichol Connor Cook Danny Folino AJ Troup Nick Hill Kyle Selden Andre Sims Jr. Larry Caper Jairus Jones Le’Veon Bell Keith Mumphery RJ Williamson Kurtis Drummond Denicos Allen Spencer Elliott Darqueze Dennard Mitchell White Jeremy Langford Taiwan Jones Chris Laneaux Arjen Colquhoun Trevon Pendleton Niko Palazeti Trenton Robinson Max Bullough Kyler Elsworth Todd Anderson Ty Hamilton Ed Davis Marcus Rush Darien Harris Jeff Bobek Jeremy Gainer Adam Setterbo Drew Stevens Pat Rhomberg TyQuan Hammock Steve Gardiner Fou Fonoti Tony Bryant Denzel Drone Steve Moore Kyle Lints Connor Kruse Corey Freeman Matt Ramondo Johnathan Strayhorn Matt Giampapa Jordan Sanders Dan France

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Hometown (Previous School) Detroit, Mich. (Southeastern) Westerville, Ohio (Westerville South) Grand Rapids, Mich. (Forest Hills Northern) Highland Park, Mich. (Oak Park) Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South) Akron, Ohio (Buchtel) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Lowell, Mich. (Oklahoma) Holland, Mich. (Holland Christian) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis) Midland, Mich. (Midland) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Miami, Fla. (Miami Coral Park Senior) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Inverness, Ill. (Drake) Bloomfield, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) Detroit, Mich. (Crockett) Kenosha, Wis. (Bradford) Detroit, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison) Troy, Mich. (Troy) Lowell, Mich. (Lowell) Hinckley, Ohio (Walsh Jesuit) Okemos, Mich. (East Lansing) Minneapolis, Minn. (Wayzata) Chelsea, Mich. (Chelsea) Waterford, Mich. (Our Lady of the Lakes) Snellville, Ga. (Brookwood) Battle Creek, Mich. (Battle Creek Central) Tampa, Fla. (Wharton) Reynoldsburg, Ohio (Groveport Madison) Vienna, Ga. (Dooly County) Middletown, Ohio (Dunbar) Masury, Ohio (Hubbard) Hamilton, Ohio (Hamilton) Ada, Mich. (Forest Hills Eastern) Dry Branch, Ga. (Twiggs County) Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson) Wayne, Mich. (John Glenn) New Baltimore, Mich. (Anchor Bay) Kalamazoo, Mich. (Portage Northern) Windsor, Ontario (W.F. Herman Secondary School) Lucasville, Ohio (Portsmouth West) Northville, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central) Bay City, Mich. (Bay City Central) Traverse City, Mich. (St. Francis) Goodrich, Mich. (Goodrich) Napoleon, Mich. (Napoleon) Fenton, Mich. (Fenton) Detroit, Mich. (Southeastern) Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller) Silver Spring, Md. (DeMatha Catholic) Palatine, Ill. (William Fremd) Detroit, Mich. (Clarenceville) Spring Lake, Mich. (Spring Lake Senior) Delaware, Ohio (Olentangy) Columbus, Ohio (Bishop Watterson) Fort Wayne, Ind. (Bishop Luers) Dublin, Ohio (Coffman) Lakewood, Calif. (Cerritos College) Flint, Mich. (Powers Catholic) Plant City, Fla. (Plant City) Pinconning, Mich. (Pinconning Area) Traverse City, Mich. (St. Francis) Lowell, Mich. (Lowell) Cleveland Heights, Ohio (Cleveland Heights) Las Cruces, N.M. (Mayfield) Detroit, Mich. (Oak Park) Jackson, Tenn. (University School of Jackson) Rochester, Mich. (Adams) North Royalton, Ohio (North Royalton)

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Jr. Sr.-5 Sr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr.-5 Sr. Sr.-5 So. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr.-5 Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr.-5 So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr.-5 Fr. Fr. Sr.-5 Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Sr.-5 Fr. Jr. Sr.

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Hometown (Previous School) Lansing, Mich. (Sexton) Hilliard, Ohio (Hilliard Darby) Sterling Heights, Mich. (Henry Ford II) New Albany, Ohio (St. Francis DeSales) East Lansing, Mich. (East Lansing) Carey, Ohio (Carey) Weston, Conn. (Weston) Hinsdale, Ill. (Hinsdale Central) Highland, Mich. (Milford) Lake Orion, Mich. (Lake Orion) Salinas, Calif. (Monterey Peninsula College) Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central) Sunbury, Ohio (Big Walnut) Battle Creek, Mich. (Gull Lake) Clinton, Ohio (Northwest) Chicago, Ill. (Mount Carmel) Columbiaville, Mich. (North Branch) Powell, Tenn. (Powell) Cincinnati, Ohio (Finneytown) Shaker Heights, Ohio (Shaker Heights) Detroit, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central) Ramsey, N.J. (Vanderbilt) Inkster, Mich. (John Glenn) Pittsburgh, Pa. (Mount Lebanon) Vermilion, Ohio (Vermilion) Cincinnati, Ohio (LaSalle) Roseville, Mich. (Roseville) Milford, Pa. (Delaware Valley) St. Louis, Mo. (Clemson) Middletown, N.J. (Middletown North) Novi, Mich. (Novi) Cincinnati, Ohio (Mount Healthy) Ann Arbor, Mich. (Huron) Muskegon, Mich. (Muskegon) Beverly Hills, Mich. (Southfield Christian) Marshall, Mich. (Marshall) Milwaukee, Wis. (Marquette University) Battle Creek, Mich. (Fort Scott CC) Huber Heights, Ohio (Wayne)

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320 345 300 275 295 307 250 291 315 290 264 310 305 300 290 299 310 298 294 318 276 176 270 189 247 270 252 240 262 245 220 290 270 250 274 245 288 270 316 310

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NT NT OG C OL OT NT C OG OL DT OL OT OG OL OG OL OT OL OT TE WR DL WR TE TE TE DE DL TE DE DE DE TE DE DE NT DT NT DT

Micajah Reynolds Antonio Jeremiah Chris McDonald Travis Jackson Blake Treadwell Michael Dennis Doug Curtis Jack Allen Joel Foreman Ethan Ruhland Blake Pacheco Shawn Kamm Skyler Burkland John Deyo Nate Klatt Arthur Ray Jr. Zach Hueter Jared McGaha Donavon Clark Henry Conway Dion Sims Brad Sonntag James Kittredge Keshawn Martin Paul Lang Derek Hoebing Garrett Celek Chris Nash Brandon Clemons Brian Linthicum Shilique Calhoun Tyler Hoover Joel Heath Andrew Gleichert Damon Knox Taylor Calero Kevin Pickelman Mark Scarpinato Anthony Rashad White Jerel Worthy

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60 61 62 63 64 65 65 66 67 68 69 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 80 81 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 91 92 92 93 94 96 97 98 99

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No. Name

Spartan history

KEY – HS: High School; RS: Red-shirted; JC: Junior College; TR: Transfer; SQ: Squad member; L: Letters earned + Injured

2011 Alphabetical Roster Pos.

No. Name Pos. 3 B.J. Cunningham WR 65 Doug Curtis NT 43 Ed Davis LB 31 Darqueze Dennard CB 65 Michael Dennis OT 71 John Deyo OG 12 Dana Dixon CB 52 Denzel Drone DE 27 Kurtis Drummond S 29 Spencer Elliott DB/WR 41 Kyler Elsworth LB 19 Danny Folino LB 51 Fou Fonoti OT 67 Joel Foreman OG 13 Bennie Fowler WR 59 Dan France OT 55 Corey Freeman DE 47 Jeremy Gainer LB 50 Steve Gardiner LB 2 William Gholston DE 57 Matt Giampapa SN 92 Andrew Gleichert TE 42 Ty Hamilton LB

No. Name 49 TyQuan Hammock 45 Darien Harris 92 Joel Heath 6 Mylan Hicks 20 Nick Hill 84 Derek Hoebing 91 Tyler Hoover 74 Zach Hueter 63 Travis Jackson 61 Antonio Jeremiah 23 Jairus Jones 34 Taiwan Jones 69 Shawn Kamm 81 James Kittredge 72 Nate Klatt 93 Damon Knox 54 Connor Kruse 35 Chris Laneaux 83 Paul Lang 33 Jeremy Langford 9 Isaiah Lewis 88 Brian Linthicum

Pos. LB LB DE S RB TE DE OL C NT S LB OL DL OL DE OL DB TE RB S TE

No. Name Pos. 53 Kyle Lints OG 14 Tony Lippett CB/WR 82 Keshawn Martin WR 10 Andrew Maxwell QB 62 Chris McDonald OG 75 Jared McGaha OT 52 Steve Moore SN 17 Kevin Muma K 25 Keith Mumphery WR 86 Chris Nash DE 7 Keith Nichol WR 17 Kyle Nichol WR 10 Chris Norman LB 69 Blake Pacheco DT 38 Niko Palazeti FB 37 Trevon Pendleton FB 96 Kevin Pickelman NT 56 Matt Ramondo DT 73 Arthur Ray Jr. OG 60 Micajah Reynolds NT 48 Pat Rhomberg LB 39 Trenton Robinson S

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No. Name Pos. 16 Chris D. Rucker WR 68 Ethan Ruhland OL 44 Marcus Rush DE 3 Mike Sadler P 58 Jordan Sanders DT 97 Mark Scarpinato DT 20 Kyle Selden P 47 Adam Setterbo FB 21 Andre Sims Jr. WR 80 Dion Sims TE 81 Brad Sonntag WR 48 Drew Stevens TE 57 Johnathan Strayhorn DL 8 Lawrence Thomas LB 64 Blake Treadwell OL 19 AJ Troup WR 16 Tommy Vento QB 15 Trae Waynes CB 98 Anthony Rashad White NT 32 Mitchell White CB 26 RJ Williamson S 99 Jerel Worthy DT

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CB LB C FB QB RB RB FB LB LB OT WR DE DE RB TE OL DL CB K OT QB QB

Bowl History

Johnny Adams Denicos Allen Jack Allen Todd Anderson Peter Badovinac Edwin Baker Le’Veon Bell Jeff Bobek Tony Bryant Max Bullough Skyler Burkland Juwan Caesar Taylor Calero Shilique Calhoun Larry Caper Garrett Celek Donavon Clark Brandon Clemons Arjen Colquhoun Dan Conroy Henry Conway Connor Cook Kirk Cousins

Honors & awards

No. Name 5 28 66 42 12 4 24 45 51 40 70 11 94 89 22 85 76 87 36 4 77 18 8

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2011 Preseason Depth Chart Offense

Defense

X......................................... 3...................................B.J. Cunningham (6-2, 215, Sr.-5) OR ........................................... 7................................................Keith Nichol (6-2, 220, Sr.-5) ......................................... 25.......................................... Keith Mumphery (6-0, 202, R-Fr.) ......................................... 81..............................................Brad Sonntag (5-8, 176, Sr.-5) ......................................... 17..................................................... Kyle Nichol (5-9, 184, So.) LT...................................... 59................................................... Dan France (6-6, 315, So.) ......................................... 75............................................. Jared McGaha (6-6, 298, Sr.-5) ......................................... 65........................................... Michael Dennis (6-7, 307, R-Fr.) LG..................................... 67............................................. Joel Foreman (6-4, 315, Sr.-5) ......................................... 71........................................................ John Deyo (6-6, 300, Jr.) ......................................... 72.......................................................Nate Klatt (6-4, 290, So.) ......................................... 69..............................................Shawn Kamm (6-7, 310, R-Fr.) C....................................... 63......................................Travis Jackson (6-3, 275, R-Fr.) OR ......................................... 64............................................. Blake Treadwell (6-3, 295, Jr.) ......................................... 68................................................ Ethan Ruhland (6-5, 290, Jr.) RG..................................... 62..............................................Chris McDonald (6-5, 300, Jr.) ......................................... 64...............................................Blake Treadwell (6-3, 295, Jr.) ......................................... 73..................................................Arthur Ray Jr. (6-3, 299, Sr.) RT..................................... 70.........................................Skyler Burkland (6-7, 305, R-Fr.) ......................................... 74.....................................................Zach Hueter (6-6, 310, Jr.) ......................................... 77.................................................Henry Conway (6-6, 318, So.) ......................................... 51........................................................Fou Fonoti (6-4, 300, Jr.) TE...................................... 85........................................Garrett Celek (6-5, 252, Sr.-5) OR ......................................... 88....................................Brian Linthicum (6-5, 245, Sr.-5) OR ......................................... 80.................................................. Dion Sims (6-5, 276, R-So.) ......................................... 84.......................................... Derek Hoebing (6-7, 270, So.) OR ......................................... 92................................... Andrew Gleichert (6-5, 250, R-Fr.) OR ......................................... 48...................................................Drew Stevens (6-4, 242, Jr.) Z....................................... 82..................................... Keshawn Martin (5-11, 189, Sr.) OR ......................................... 13...............................................Bennie Fowler (6-1, 215, So.) ......................................... 14................................................ Tony Lippett (6-2, 189, R-Fr.) ......................................... 16........................................... Chris D. Rucker (5-9, 178, Sr.-5) QB....................................... 8...............................................Kirk Cousins (6-3, 205, Sr.-5) ......................................... 10............................................. Andrew Maxwell (6-3, 208, So.) ......................................... 12.............................................. Peter Badovinac (6-2, 215, Jr.) FB..................................... 42........................................... Todd Anderson (6-2, 260, Sr.-5) ......................................... 38............................................... Niko Palazeti (6-1, 250, R-Fr.) ......................................... 47............................................ Adam Setterbo (6-3, 245, Sr.-5) ......................................... 45........................................................Jeff Bobek (6-1, 245, Jr.) TB....................................... 4................................................... Edwin Baker (5-9, 210, Jr.) ......................................... 22....................................................Larry Caper (5-11, 223, Jr.) ......................................... 24................................................... Le’Veon Bell (6-2, 237, So.) ......................................... 20...................................................... Nick Hill (5-7, 180, R-Fr.) ......................................... 33........................................Jeremy Langford (5-11, 205, R-Fr.)

DE..................................... 91...................................................Tyler Hoover (6-7, 290, Jr.) ......................................... 44...............................................Marcus Rush (6-2, 250, R-Fr.) ......................................... 55.................................................Corey Freeman (6-2, 250, Jr.). DT..................................... 99................................................... Jerel Worthy (6-3, 310, Jr.) ......................................... 57................................... Johnathan Strayhorn (6-0, 272, Sr.-5) ......................................... 69.............................................Blake Pacheco (6-1, 264, Sr.-5) ......................................... 58........................................... Jordan Sanders (6-1, 288, R-Fr.) NT..................................... 98..............................Anthony Rashad White (6-2, 316, Jr.) OR ......................................... 96........................................ Kevin Pickelman (6-4, 288, Sr.-5) ......................................... 60...........................................Micajah Reynolds (6-5, 320, So.) ......................................... 65..................................................... Dave Curtis (6-2, 250, Jr.) DE....................................... 2..................................... William Gholston (6-7, 280, So.) OR ......................................... 52................................................ Denzel Drone (6-2, 262, So.) ......................................... 94............................................... Taylor Calero (6-3, 245, R-Fr.) SAM................................... 28.............................................. Denicos Allen (5-10, 220, So.) ......................................... 47.................................................Jeremy Gainer (6-1, 228, So.) ......................................... 41................................................ Kyler Elsworth (6-1, 215, So.) ......................................... 42.................................................Ty Hamilton (6-0, 230, R-Fr.) MIKE................................. 40................................................ Max Bullough (6-3, 245, So.) ......................................... 49.......................................... TyQuan Hammock (6-0, 230, So.) ......................................... 50.................................................Steve Gardiner (6-1, 222, Jr.) STAR................................. 10................................................. Chris Norman (6-1, 227, Jr.) ......................................... 50.................................................Steve Gardiner (6-1, 222, Jr.) ......................................... 19.................................................. Danny Folino (5-9, 195, So.) FC....................................... 5...............................................Johnny Adams (5-11, 175, Jr.) ......................................... 14................................................ Tony Lippett (6-2, 189, R-Fr.) ......................................... 12.....................................................Dana Dixon (6-2, 170, So.) FS..................................... 39........................................ Trenton Robinson (5-10, 192, Sr.) ........................................... 6...............................................Mylan Hicks (5-11, 191, R-Fr.) SS....................................... 9................................................ Isaiah Lewis (5-10, 195, So.) ......................................... 23.............................................. Jairus Jones (6-1, 209, So.) OR ......................................... 27........................................Kurtis Drummond (6-1, 196, R-Fr.) BC..................................... 31......................................Darqueze Dennard (5-11, 185, So.) ......................................... 32............................................... Mitchell White (5-11, 180, Jr.) ......................................... 36............................................. Arjen Colquhoun (6-0, 187, Fr.)

Specialists

KO..................................... 17...................................................Kevin Muma (6-0, 189, So.) ........................................... 4....................................................Dan Conroy (5-10, 190, Jr.) PK....................................... 4...................................................Dan Conroy (5-10, 190, Jr.) ......................................... 17................................................... Kevin Muma (6-0, 189, So.) P......................................... 3................................................Mike Sadler (6-0, 182, R-Fr.) ......................................... 20..................................................Kyle Selden (6-5, 206, Sr.-5) SN..................................... 52.............................................. Steve Moore (6-3, 223, R-So.)

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Here is the way Michigan State plans to line up when preseason camp opens on Sunday, Aug. 7 for the 2011 season. This depth chart is primarily based upon ratings at the conclusion of spring practice. It does not include incoming freshmen or first-year walk-ons.

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Tackles: 7, twice (last vs. Alabama, 1/1/11) Tackles for loss: 1, four times (last vs. Iowa, 10/30/10) Pass Break-ups: 2, vs. Penn State ( 11/27/10) Interceptions: 1, five times (last vs. Illinois, 10/16/10)

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Johnny Adams

Adams’ Career Highs_______________________________________________

Adams’ Statistics__________________________________________________

TM TFL SACKS INT PBU 21 2-2 0-0 2-40 4 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 50 2-3 0-0 3-38 7 71 4-5 0-0 5-78 11

FR 0 0 1 1

FF 0 0 1 1

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Third-year player ranks as the top candidate to replace four-year starter Eric Gordon (school-record 49 career starts) at Sam linebacker . . . paced the first-team defense with six tackles in the second spring scrimmage . . . 2010 NOTES (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games in 2010, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . also saw action at Star linebacker, behind Chris Norman and Jon Misch . . . recorded 18 tackles (12 solo, 6 assists) . . . produced four solo tackles vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . earned Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors after making one of the key plays in the comeback win vs. Purdue, blocking a punt late in the fourth quarter at the Boilermaker 13-yard line that MSU recovered at the 3 and converted into the game-winning touchdown . . . had two solo hits at No. 18 Iowa, including one for a 3-yard loss . . . tallied three tackles vs. Notre Dame . . . compiled a season-high five stops vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . made a tackle and recovered a fumble that led to a touchdown in his Spartan debut vs. Western Michigan . . . made the switch from safety to outside linebacker during spring practice . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep’s All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the Midwest’s top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 80) . . . ranked among the nation’s top linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 39) . . . listed among the state’s top prospects by Ohio High Magazine (No. 13) and Rivals.com (No. 35) . . . selected to play in the 2009 Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 Football Classic . . . first-team All-Ohio (Division I) selection by the Associated Press . . . selected Ohio Defensive Player of the Year by TriStateFootball. com . . . earned AP All-Southwest District first-team honors . . . voted Southwest District (Division I) Co-Defensive Player of the Year . . . also named Butler County and Greater Miami Conference Defensive Player of the Year . . . three-year starter at linebacker for Coach Jim Place at Hamilton (Ohio) High School . . . 2008 team MVP recorded 158 tackles (111 solos, 47 assists) . . . produced 26 tackles for loss as a senior, including 12 sacks . . . also credited with two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two blocked punts . . . posted 21 tackles each vs. Lakota East and Middletown . . . also recorded six tackles

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Denicos Allen

2010 Recap

2010 DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF Western Michigan 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Florida Atlantic 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 0 0 Northern Colorado 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Wisconsin 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Michigan 5 1 6 0-0 0-0 1-7 0 0 0 Illinois 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 1-31 0 0 0 Northwestern 7 0 7 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Iowa Minnesota 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Purdue 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Penn State 3 3 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 Alabama 6 1 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 34 16 50 2-3 0-0 3-38 7 1 1

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Fourth-year player moves into his second season as Michigan State’s starting field corner . . . talented all-around athlete has displayed the knack for making big plays . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible cornerbacks by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 33) . . . two-year letterman has played in 28 career games, including 15 starts . . . his career totals include: 71 tackles, five interceptions and 11 pass break-ups . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): All-Big Ten second-team selection by the league’s coaches, Rivals.com and Phil Steele . . . received All-Big Ten honorable mention from the media . . . started all 13 games in 2010 (11 starts at field corner and two at boundary corner) . . . ranked seventh on the team with a career-high 50 tackles, including two for losses (3 yards) . . . tied for sixth in the Big Ten in both interceptions (3) and pass break-ups (7) . . . finished ninth in the Big Ten in passes defended with 10 (0.77 per game) . . . matched his career high with seven tackles in the 2011 Capital One Bowl vs. No. 15 Alabama . . . recorded six stops and a career-best two pass break-ups at Penn State . . . recovered a blocked punt (by Denicos Allen) in the fourth quarter at the Purdue 3-yard line that set up MSU’s game-winning touchdown against the Boilermakers . . . his blocked punt in the second quarter vs. Minnesota set up Edwin Baker’s 1-yard TD run that gave MSU a 21-0 halftime lead . . . produced a career-high seven tackles – all solos including one for a 2-yard loss – at Northwestern . . . also forced a fumble and recovered another fumble against the Wildcats . . . recorded his third interception of the season vs. Illinois and returned it 31 yards to set up a Spartan field goal . . . posted six tackles and an interception at the goal line at No. 18 Michigan . . . his first interception of the season came vs. Notre Dame, picking off Dayne Crist at the the Spartan 6-yard line to prevent an Irish scoring drive . . . added four stops and a pass break-up against the Irish . . . tallied five stops vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . recorded five tackles and a pass break-up in the 2010 season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after missing 10 games with a shoulder injury in 2009 . . . saw action in just three games (vs. Montana State, Central Michigan and Michigan) . . . 2008 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 12 games as a true freshman in 2008, including two starts (vs. Iowa and Purdue) . . . earned his way into the playing rotation as a true freshman because of his competitiveness . . . collected 21 tackles (15 solos, 6 assists), including two for losses (2 yards) . . . tied for second on the team with two interceptions and tied for fifth in pass break-ups with four . . . recorded three solo tackles against Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl . . . in his second career start, returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown with nine seconds left in the first half vs. Purdue, giving MSU a 14-0 halftime lead . . . recorded his first career interception at Northwestern, picking off C.J. Bacher’s pass in the end zone in the second quarter . . . also had two tackles against the Wildcats . . . in his first career start, tallied six tackles (5-1) vs. Iowa, including one for a loss . . . registered two solo tackles vs. Notre Dame, including one for a 1-yard loss . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 7, 2008, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top cornerbacks by Rivals.com (No. 34) . . . listed among the country’s top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 46) . . . nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 69) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 23), Scouts, Inc. (No. 28) and Scout.com (No. 32) . . . four-year starter at Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio . . . earned all-city honors as a senior after recording 115 tackles and three interceptions for Coach Ricky Powers . . . team MVP accounted for 1,800 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns in 2007 . . . firstteam all-district and all-city selection as a junior . . . accounted for 2,200 all-purpose yards and 13 TDs in 2006 . . . led the Griffins with six interceptions as a junior, returning three for scores . . . returned three kicks for TDs in 2006, including two punts and a kickoff . . . returned nine punts for scores as a sophomore, including three in a game vs. Central Hower . . . also returned two kickoffs and an interception for TDs in 2005 . . . returned three punts as a freshman, with two resulting in TDs . . . also returned an interception for a score vs. Hoban in 2004 . . . also participated in basketball and track . . . honorable mention all-state selection in basketball as a junior after averaging 15.4 points and 8.3 assists . . . member of Buchtel’s 4x100 relay that finished second in the state in 2006 . . . son of Johnny Adams and Gwen Simpson . . . born June 9, 1989 . . . majoring in sociology.

G/GS UT AT 2008 12/2 15 6 2009 3/0 0 0 2010 13/13 34 16 Career 28/15 49 22

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. named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Ohio State . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter and three-time all-conference selection at linebacker for Coach Don Baxter at Napoleon (Mich.) High School . . . recorded 104 tackles as a senior in 2006, including a career-best 19 stops vs. Addison . . . two-year letterman in wrestling as a heavyweight, finishing second in the state as a senior . . . three-year letterman as a catcher on the baseball team . . . had a .485 career batting average . . . earned secondteam all-state honors after hitting .486 with six home runs as a senior . . . batted .551 as a sophomore . . . academic all-state selection in football and wrestling . . . son of Todd and Colleen Anderson . . . born Sept. 15, 1988 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – health studies.

Tackles: 5, vs. Florida Atlantic (9/11/10) Tackles for loss: 1, vs. Iowa (10/30/10)

Peter Badovinac

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G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2010 13/0 12 6 18 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 0

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C | 6-1 | 291 | Fr. | HS Hinsdale, Ill. | Hinsdale Central HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top centers by Scouts.com (No. 7) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 10) . . . rated among the Top 25 seniors in Illinois by Rivals.com (No. 24) . . . three-year starter for Coach Mike DiMatteo at Hinsdale (Ill.) Central High School . . . Class 8A all-state selection as a senior by the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association and Chicago Tribune . . . two-time allconference pick . . . selected West Suburban Silver Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2010 after averaging 87 percent on his blocking assignments . . . two-way player also saw action at nose tackle . . . posted 20 tackles (19 solos, 1 assist) in 2010, including a career-best six stops – all solos – vs. Wheaton-Warrenville South . . . earned DuPage County all-area honors as a junior . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Red Devils average 435.8 total yards in 2009, including 239.5 rushing yards per game (also scored 31 rushing touchdowns) . . . registered 18 tackles (16 solos, 2 assists) as a junior, including two sacks (18 yards) and a fumble recovery . . . made a season-high five tackles vs. Glenbard West . . . three-time all-state and all-conference wrestler . . . won Illinois Class 3A wrestling title at 285 pounds as a senior . . . set school single-season records for wins (46) and near falls (29) in 2011 . . . his 143 career victories rank first on Hinsdale Central’s all-time list . . . finished second in the state at 285 pounds in 2010 and second at 215 pounds in 2009 . . . son of John and Leslie Allen . . . born Sept. 24, 1992 . . . majoring in general management.

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FB | 6-2 | 260 | Sr.-5 | 1L Napoleon, Mich. | Napoleon Fifth-year senior ranks as the top candidate for the starting job at fullback . . . made the transition from defensive end to fullback during spring practice . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Earned his first letter after playing in eight games in 2010 . . . made eight tackles (3 solos, 5 assists) as a back-up defensive end . . . tallied two stops each vs. Florida Atlantic and Northwestern . . . recorded a career-high three tackles, a quarterback hurry and pass break-up in his Spartan debut vs. Western Michigan . . . former walk-on was awarded a scholarship prior to the 2010 season . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Sidelined for the entire 2009 season with a knee injury . . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Penn State . .

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QB | 6-2 | 215 | Jr. | SQ Inverness, Ill. | Drake Second-year walk-on provides depth at quarterback . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Sat out the entire 2010 season after transferring from Drake . . . 2009 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN AT DRAKE): Appeared in five games in 2009 (vs. Marist, South Dakota, Valparaiso, Jacksonville and Campbell) . . . hit 7-of-11 passes (.636) for 55 yards . . . rushed seven times for 60 yards (8.6 avg.) and one touchdown . . . led two fourth-quarter TD drives in the Bulldogs’ 45-38 come-from-behind win over Jacksonville . . . capped off a seven-play, 60-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run to tie the score at 38 with 11:21 left . . . 2008 SEASON (AT DRAKE): Redshirted . . . named to Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll . . . recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for Coach John Holecek at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill. . . . selected Chicago Catholic League Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 after accounting for 2,214 total yards and 29 touchdowns . . . completed 160-of-290 throws (.552) and 2,056 yards and 21 TDs . . . also rushed for 158 yards and eight scores . . . threw for 341 yards and three TDs vs. Mount Carmel as a senior . . . connected on 28-of-40 passes for 329 yards and three scores in an upset victory over St. Rita in 2007 . . . his prep career passing totals include 5,169 yards and 41 TDs . . . son of Dan and Laurie Badovinac . . . born Oct. 6, 1989 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in general management.

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RB | 5-9 | 210 | Jr. | 2L Highland Park, Mich. | Oak Park Explosive third-year player heads into his second season as Michigan State’s starting tailback . . . named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-America Third Team . . . ranks No. 65 on Rivals.com’s countdown of the nation’s top 100 players . . . featured on the Preseason Watch Lists for the 2011 Maxwell Award (Player of the Year) and Doak Walker Award (nation’s top running back) . . . ranked No. 18 on 2011 Preseason Top 25 Heisman Watch List by NationalChamps.net . . . listed as a preseason candidate for the Running Back Trophy from the College Football Performance Awards . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible running backs by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 7) . . . also rated among the country’s top running backs by Lindy’s (No. 6) . . . named Blue Ribbon Yearbook’s Big Ten Preseason Offensive Player of the Year . . . ranked No. 2 running back in the Big Ten by ESPN.com . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Lindy’s (first team), Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (first team), Athlon Sports (first team) and Blue Ribbon Yearbook (first team) . . . listed on the Big Ten Legends Division Preseason All-Star Team by ESPN.com . . . has rushed for 1,628 yards in 21 games, including 13 starts, in his first two seasons . . . enters the 2011 season ranked among MSU’s all-time leaders in rushing yards (No. 22 with 1,628), rushing attempts (No. 24 with 292) and rushing average (No. 8 at 5.6 yards per carry) . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Named to CollegeFootballNews. com’s All-Sophomore Second Team . . . first-team All-Big Ten selection by the media and CFN.com . . . second-team All-Big Ten pick by Phil Steele . . . received All-Big Ten honorable mention from the league’s head coaches . . . midseason addition to the Doak Walker Award

michigan state football

2011 spartans G/GS ATT YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 8/1 85 427 5.0 1 46 53.4 13/12 207 1201 5.8 13 80 94.1 21/13 292 1628 5.6 14 80 77.5

RECEIVING 2009 2010 Career

REC. YDS. AVG. TD 7 43 6.1 0 3 22 7.3 0 10 65 6.5 0

LG YPG 23 5.4 13 1.7 23 3.1

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2009 RUSHING ATT YDS TD LG 8 27 0 7 Montana State Central Michigan DNP Notre Dame DNP Wisconsin DNP Michigan DNP Illinois DNP Northwestern 12 45 0 11 11 68 0 37 Iowa Minnesota 11 24 0 13 Western Michigan 15 78 0 39 7 40 0 21 Purdue 9 48 0 34 Penn State Texas Tech 12 97 1 46 Totals 85 427 1 46

Coaching staff 2010 Recap

2010 RUSHING ATT YDS TD LG Western Michigan 17 117 2 28 Florida Atlantic 15 183 1 80 Notre Dame 14 90 1 56 Northern Colorado 11 59 1 14 Wisconsin 18 87 0 18 Michigan 22 147 1 61 Illinois 8 23 0 7 Northwestern 10 73 1 25 Iowa 9 21 0 8 Minnesota 27 179 4 30 Purdue 16 90 1 21 Penn State 28 118 1 16 Alabama 12 14 0 12 Totals 207 1201 13 80

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Second-year player figures to earn his share of playing time at tailback . . . ranked No. 9 running back in the Big Ten by ESPN.com . . . listed as a preseason candidate for the Running Back Trophy from the College Football Performance Awards . . . 2010 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Earned Big Ten All-Freshman honors from ESPN.com and Rivals.com . . . midseason addition to the Doak Walker Award Watch List (nation’s top running back) . . . appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2010 and ranked second on the team in carries (107), rushing yards (605) and rushing touchdowns (8) . . . averaged 5.7 yards per carry . . . 28 of his 107 carries (26 percent) resulted in either a first down or a score, including three gains of 20 or more yards . . . led the team in rushing in three of the first six games while averaging 91.5 yards per game and 7.7 yards per carry (71 rushes for 549 yards and 8 TDs) . . . had 11 receptions for 97 yards (8.8 avg.) . . . also returned six kickoffs for 142 yards (23.7 avg.) . . . carried seven times for 78 yards and one score in MSU’s 34-17 victory over No. 18 Michigan in Ann Arbor . . . averaged over 11 yards per carry against the Wolverines, and his 41-yard TD run around left end gave MSU the lead for good at 14-10 with 4:23 left in the first half . . . ran 16 times for 75 yards vs. No. 11 Wisconsin,

Honors & awards

Le’Veon Bell

Spartan Records

Carries: 28, vs. Penn State (11/27/10) Rushing Yards: 183, vs. Florida Atlantic (9/11/10) Rushing TDs: 4, vs. Minnesota (11/6/10)

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2011 outlook

(nation’s top running back) and Maxwell Award (nation’s outstanding collegiate player) Watch Lists . . . started 12 of 13 games at tailback in 2010 (MSU opened the game at Iowa in a four-receiver set) . . . presented the Danziger Award as the team’s outstanding Detroit-area player . . . led the team in carries (207), rushing yards (1,201) and rushing touchdowns (13) . . . became just the sixth sophomore in MSU history to reach the 1,000yard rushing milestone, joining Lorenzo White (1985), Tico Duckett (1990), Marc Renaud (1995), Sedrick Irvin (1996) and T.J. Duckett (2000) . . . ranked fourth in the Big Ten and No. 30 in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing, averaging 92.4 yards per game . . . led the Spartans in rushing in nine of the 13 games . . . 52 of his 207 carries (25 percent) resulted in either a first down or a score, including 10 gains of 20 or more yards . . . ranked No. 22 among all NCAA FBS rushers in yards gained on first down (122 attempts for 734 yards, 6.0 yards per carry), according to cfbstats.com . . . caught three passes out of the backfield for 22 yards . . . recorded his fifth 100-yard rushing game in the regular-season finale at Penn State, gaining 118 yards on a career-high 28 carries . . . rushed seven times for 40 yards on the game-opening drive and finished off the nine-play, 71-yard drive with a 7-yard TD run around left end as MSU jumped out to a 7-0 lead over the Nittany Lions . . . picked up 90 yards on 16 attempts vs. Purdue and scored on a 19-yard run around left end early in the second quarter . . . carried 27 times for 179 yards and a career-best four TDs to lead MSU to a 31-8 victory over Minnesota . . . gained 118 yards on 14 attempts in the first half against the Gophers, including a 30-yard scoring run in the first quarter and a pair of 1-yard TD runs on fourth-and-goal plays in the second quarter, as MSU built a 21-0 halftime lead . . . added another 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter to close out the scoring . . . his 179 rushing yards mark the fifth-best single-game total by a Spartan running back vs. Minnesota . . . rushed 10 times for 73 yards at Northwestern, including a 25-yard TD run around left end with 1:07 left in the fourth quarter that helped seal MSU’s 35-27 come-from-behind win . . . carried 22 times for 147 yards in MSU’s 34-17 victory at No. 18 Michigan, including a 61-yard TD run early in the second quarter . . . his 147 rushing yards mark the sixth-highest single-game total by a Spartan running back vs. Michigan . . . carried the ball 10-straight times for 49 yards in the fourth quarter, as MSU took the final 5:41 off the clock . . . picked up a team-high 87 yards on 18 rushes vs. No. 11 Wisconsin . . . gained 90 yards on 14 attempts vs. Notre Dame, including a 56-yard TD run in the third quarter . . . opened the 2010 season with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games: 117 yards and two TDs vs. Western Michigan and a career-best 183 yards vs. Florida Atlantic, including a career-long 80-yard TD run, to earn College Football Performance Awards’ National Running Back of the Week honors . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman saw action in eight games in 2009 . . . ranked second on the team in rushing attempts (85) and rushing yards (427) . . . produced six runs of at least 20 yards . . . greatly expanded his role during the second half of the season, averaging 57.1 rushing yards over the last seven games . . . accounted for 508 all-purpose yards (seven receptions for 43 yards and two kickoff returns for 38 yards) . . . led the team in rushing in four of the last seven games . . . recorded a season-high 97 rushing yards on 12 carries (8.1 avg.) and scored his first career touchdown on a 46-yard run in the first quarter vs. Texas Tech in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl . . . his 46-yard scoring run is the longest rushing TD in Spartan bowl history . . . his 26-yard gain early in the fourth quarter against the Red Raiders led to a 44-yard field goal by Brett Swenson . . . rushed nine times for a team-high 48 yards (5.3 avg.) vs. No. 13 Penn State . . . gained 40 yards on seven attempts (5.7 avg.) at Purdue . . . also had a season-long 23-yard reception against the Boilermakers . . . recorded a season-high 15 carries for 78 yards in his first career start in Game 10 vs. Western Michigan . . . rushed 11 times for 68 yards vs. No. 7 Iowa, including a 37-yard run to the Hawkeye 1-yard line . . . picked up 45 yards on 12 carries vs. Northwestern . . . sat out five straight games as a potential red-shirt candidate . . . ran eight times for 27 yards in his collegiate debut vs. Montana State . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but sat out the game with a knee injury . . . named to PrepStar’s Dream Team . . . also earned All-America honors from Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report and SuperPrep . . . rated among the nation’s top prospects by MaxPreps.com (No. 31), Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report (No. 35), PrepStar (No. 42), Rivals.com (No. 57), CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 95) and ESPNU (No. 113) . . . ranked among the nation’s top running backs by Tom Lemming (No. 5), Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 5), Rivals.com (No. 6), Scouts, Inc. (No. 11), CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 11), SuperPrep (No. 15) and Scout. com (No. 20) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 15) . . . rated among the state’s top prospects by Rivals.com (No. 2), Lansing State Journal (No. 3), The Detroit News (No. 4) and Detroit Free Press (No. 7) . . . played for Coach Tim Hopkins at Oak Park (Mich.) High School . . . carried 77 times for 863 yards (11.2 avg.) as a senior despite missing four games with a hyper-extended knee . . . gained a career-best 462 yards vs. Royal Oak . . . rushed 113 times for 1,295 yards (11.5 avg.) and eight TDs as a junior . . . recorded four 200-yard rushing games in 2007 . . . son of Edwin McDonald and Dashia Baker . . . born June 1, 1991 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human capital and society.

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including a 23-yard run around left end on a fourth-and-1 play late in the second quarter that set up Kirk Cousins’ 8-yard TD pass to Mark Dell that gave MSU a 20-10 halftime lead . . . rushed 11 times for 92 yards and three TDs vs. Northern Colorado, scoring on runs of 8, 1 and 15 yards . . . earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors twice, rushing for 141 yards and two TDs in the season opener vs. Western Michigan and a game-high 114 yards on 17 carries in MSU’s 34-31 overtime victory over Notre Dame, including a 16-yard TD run in the third quarter . . . became the first freshman running back in MSU history to rush for more than 100 yards in his debut . . . rushed six times for 108 yards in the first half alone vs. WMU, and his 75-yard run around right end set up the Spartans’ third TD . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PESONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . three-year starter for Coach Tim Brown at Groveport (Ohio) Madison High School . . . selected first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference Ohio Division as a senior . . . rushed 200 times for 1,333 yards (6.7 avg.) and 21 touchdowns in 2009 . . . carried 30 times for a career-best 336 yards and four TDs vs. Dublin Jerome . . . accounted for 1,750 total yards and 24 total TDs as a senior, returning two punts and one interception for scores . . . ran for 1,100 yards and 13 TDs as a junior . . . added 789 yards and nine rushing TDs as a sophomore . . . earned second-team All-OCC Ohio Division honors in basketball as a junior . . . also participated in track and field . . . attended the same high school that produced former Spartan and current New York Jet safety Eric Smith . . . son of Lisa A. Bell . . . born Feb. 18, 1992 . . . majoring in communication. BELL’S CAREER HIGHS________________________________________________

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Carries: 17, vs. Notre Dame (9/18/10) Rushing Yards: 141, vs. Western Michigan (9/4/10) Rushing TDs: 3, vs. Northern Colorado (9/25/10) Receptions: 2, three times (last vs. Penn State, 11/27/10) Receiving Yards: 35, vs. Northern Colorado (9/25/10)

also garnered academic all-conference recognition . . . four-year letterman in track and field . . . advanced to the state meet as a junior and senior in both the discus and shot put . . . placed eighth in state in the discus as a senior . . . graduated from William Fremd with a 3.65 grade-point average . . . son of Jeff and Terri Bobek . . . born Sept. 16, 1990 . . . father Jeff lettered as a lineman at Iowa in 1980 . . . brother Brian is a freshman center on the Ohio State football roster . . . majoring in food industry management.

Tony Bryant

LB | 6-0 | 215 | Fr. | HS Flint, Mich. | Powers Catholic HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Detroit Free Press honorable mention all-state pick in 2010 . . . two-time all-league selection for Coach Jim Neumann at Powers Catholic High School in Flint, Mich. . . . produced 85 tackles (18 solos, 67 assists) as a senior, including five sacks . . . recorded nine tackles, including two sacks, and an interception vs. Flushing . . . made 10 stops vs. Davison . . . also lettered in basketball for the Chargers . . . son of Frank and Emma Bryant . . . born July 14, 1993 . . . no-preference major.

Max Bullough

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RUSHING 2010

G/GS ATT YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 13/0 107 605 5.7 8 75 46.5

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REC. YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 11 97 8.8 0 35 7.5

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2010 RUSHING ATT YDS TD LG Western Michigan 10 141 2 75 Florida Atlantic 10 49 1 17 Notre Dame 17 114 1 16 Northern Colorado 11 92 3 18 Wisconsin 16 75 0 23 Michigan 7 78 1 41 Illinois 10 13 0 6 Northwestern 8 12 0 11 Iowa 6 12 0 4 Minnesota 6 -1 0 3 Purdue 2 7 0 4 Penn State 0 0 0 0 Alabama 4 13 0 6 Totals 107 605 8 75

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FB | 6-1 | 245 | Jr. | SQ Palatine, Ill. | William Fremd Third-year walk-on adds depth at fullback . . . first joined the team in the fall of 2009 . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter at tight end and linebacker for Coach Mike Donatucci at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill. . . . earned all-area and all-conference honors after finishing second on the team in tackles as a senior . . .

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LB | 6-3 | 245 | So. | 1L Traverse City, Mich. St. Francis

KICKOFF RETURNS NO. YDS. AVG. TD LG 2010 6 142 23.7 0 32 BELL’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS_______________________________________

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Second-year player ranks as the heir apparent to replace four-year starter and two-time All-American Greg Jones at Mike (middle) linebacker . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team) . . . 2010 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Named to ESPN.com’s Big Ten All-Freshman Team . . . saw action in all 13 games as a true freshman and registered 23 tackles (9 solos, 14 assists), including 1.5 for losses (5 yards) . . . tied for second on the team with 13 tackles on special teams . . . made three stops at No. 18 Iowa . . . credited with a half sack (4 yards) vs. Illinois . . . recorded a season-high four tackles, including one for a 1-yard loss, and his first career interception vs. Northern Colorado . . . his 20-yard interception return against the Bears led to a fourth-quarter field goal . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: SuperPrep, PrepStar and (second team) MaxPreps All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top linebackers by SuperPrep (No. 14) and Phil Steele (No. 17) . . . listed among the country’s top inside linebackers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 4) and Rivals.com (No. 5) . . . rated among the nation’s top middle linebackers by Scout.com (No. 5) and Max Emfinger (No. 11) . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 14) . . . rated among the state’s Top 10 seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 2), Lansing State Journal (No. 3), Rivals.com (No. 5), Scout.com (No. 6) and The Detroit News (No. 7) . . . three-year starter and two-time all-state selection for Coach Greg Vaughan at St. Francis High School in Traverse City, Mich., helping the Gladiators win back-to-back Division 7 state championships in 2008-09 . . . selected Division 7 Player of the Year by The Associated Press, anchoring a defensive unit that allowed only 5.9 points per game in 2009 . . . recorded 137 tackles (71 solos, 66 assists), including four sacks (39 yards), and three interceptions as a senior . . . also forced two fumbles, recovered one fumble and blocked a field-goal attempt in 2009 . . . versatile player also saw action at fullback and tight end . . . rushed 40 times for 466 yards (11.7 avg.) and four touchdowns as a senior . . . had 13 receptions for 174 yards (13.4 avg.) and seven TDs in 2009 . . . scored on a 31-yard reception in the second quarter, posted 11 tackles and returned an interception 20 yards to set up a third-quarter TD in a 42-8 victory over Hudson in the 2009 Division 7 state championship game . . . registered two 100-yard rushing games as a senior, including a career-best 138 yards and two TDs vs. Charlevoix (11 carries) . . . produced 102 tackles as a junior, including five sacks . . . ran 23 times for 182 yards (7.9 avg.) and four TDs in 2008 . . . caught 17 passes for 211 yards (12.4 avg.) and three TDs as a junior . . . tallied 97.5 tackles as a sophomore, with 23 resulting in losses including four sacks . . . also earned Academic All-State honors . . . named recipient of the Ron Holland ScholarAthlete Award as the Detroit Free Press Dream Team member with the highest grade-point

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G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR 2010 13/0 9 14 23 1.5-5 0.5-4 1-20 0 0

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top wide receivers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 37), Rivals.com (No. 67) and Scout.com (No. 78) . . . named to SuperPrep’s All-Dixie Team . . . rated among Florida’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 77) and SuperPrep (No. 92) . . . listed among The Miami Herald’s Miami-Dade Top 25 seniors (No. 21) . . . earned first-team All-Dade County honors from The Miami Herald in 2010 . . . had 43 receptions for 754 yards (17.5 avg.) and eight touchdowns as a senior for Coach Tim Wood at Miami (Fla.) Coral Park Senior High School . . . posted four 100-yard receiving games in 2010 . . . set career highs for receptions (10), receiving yards (160) and TD catches (2) vs. Columbus . . . also competed in track and field . . . 2011 outdoor personal bests: 11.85 in the 100, 23.72 in the 200 and 6-0 in the high jump . . . began his prep career at Miami Killian Senior High School . . . son of Robyn Caesar . . . born July 13, 1992 . . . majoring in communication.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 69) . . . listed among the country’s top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 35) . . . named to SuperPrep’s All-Northeast and PrepStar’s All-East Teams . . . rated among New Jersey’s top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 18) and Rivals.com (No. 21) . . . three-year starter for Coach Joe Trezza at Middletown High School North in Middletown Township, N.J. . . . selected to the 2010 Coaches’ All-Division Team (Class A North) as a tight end . . . earned third-team All-Shore Conference honors as a senior from The Asbury Park Press and All Shore Media . . . recorded 45 tackles in 2010, with 15 resulting in losses including four sacks . . . also credited with five pass break-ups, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries as a senior . . . had 28 receptions for 450 yards (16.1 avg.) and four touchdowns in 2010 . . . his best all-around performance came as a senior vs. Jackson Memorial: nine tackles, including four for losses, and two fumble recoveries to go along with eight catches for 152 yards and two scores . . . produced 30 tackles, including five for losses, as a junior . . . also caught 21 passes for 250 yards (11.9 avg.) and one TD in 2009 . . . averaged 17.5 points and 10.0 rebounds for the Lion basketball team in 2010-11 . . . named tournament MVP of the Buc Holiday Classic after scoring a career-high 38 points in the championship game vs. Freehold, including 17 in the fourth quarter . . . son of John and Cynthia Calhoun . . . born March 20, 1992 . . . majoring in marketing.

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Second-year player heads into preseason camp listed No. 1 on the depth chart at right tackle . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Illinois . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played in Aloha Prep Bowl (Mainland vs. Hawaii All-Stars) . . . named Most Physical Lineman at the Aloha Prep Bowl by Rivals. com . . . participated in the 2010 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C. . . . rated among the nation’s top freshmen offensive linemen by Phil Steele (No. 53) . . . ranked among the nation’s top offensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 17), Rivals.com (No. 22) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 40) . . . named a four-star recruit by Rivals.com . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 41) . . . rated among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 8) and Scout. com (No. 10) . . . played his senior season for Coach Joe Weaver at Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio . . . previously was a two-year, two-way starter at offensive and defensive tackle for Coach John Enochs at Washington Court House (Ohio) High School . . . son of Dan Burkland and Heather Schofner . . . born Oct. 10, 1991 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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Second-year player will bid for playing time at defensive end in 2011 . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top defensive ends by Max Emfinger (No. 66), Scout.com (No. 77) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 86) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by Scout.com (No. 19), Rivals.com (No. 24), The Detroit News (No. 28) and Detroit Free Press (No. 37) . . . three-year starter for Coach Tim Fracassi at Southfield (Mich.) Christian School . . . honorable mention All-Oakland Country selection despite missing the majority of his senior year with a sports hernia . . . registered a career-best six sacks in Week 3 vs. University Liggett . . . rated No. 2 on The Oakland Press 2009 Preseason Top 50 Players to Watch . . . recorded 90 tackles as a junior, with 15 resulting in losses including seven sacks . . . tallied a career-high 23 tackles to go along with an interception and a touchdown reception vs. Dearborn Star International Academy in 2008 . . . posted five tackles, including three sacks, vs. Romulus Summit Academy . . . son of Fred and Suzanne Calero . . . born Feb. 20, 1992 . . . majoring in general management.

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Tackles: 4, vs. Northern Colorado (9/25/10) Tackles for loss: 1, vs. Northern Colorado (9/25/10) Sacks: 0.5, vs. Illinois (10/16/10) Interceptions: 1, vs. Northern Colorado (9/25/10)

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average (3.96) . . . son of Shane and LeeAnn Bullough . . . born Feb. 11, 1992 . . . became a third-generation Spartan, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Hank (guard, 1952-54) and father Shane (linebacker, 1983-86) who played football at Michigan State . . . his grandfather Jim Morse (halfback, 1954-56) played for Coach Terry Brennan at Notre Dame . . . his uncles Chuck Bullough (Michigan State, linebacker, 1988-91), Bobby Morse (Michigan State, running back, 1983-86) and Jim Morse (Notre Dame, cornerback, 197677) played college football . . . majoring in finance.

Third-year player figures to earn his share of playing time at tailback . . . two-year letterman has played in 23 career games, including five starts . . . his career rushing totals include 158 carries for 612 yards (3.9 avg.) and eight touchdowns . . . 2010 SEASON

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(SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in 11 games in 2010 and accounted for 348 all-purpose yards and three scores . . . finished fourth on the team in rushing with 144 yards on 38 carries (3.8 avg.) . . . led the running backs with 12 receptions for 133 yards (11.1 avg.) . . . caught at least one pass in nine games . . . also returned three kickoffs for 71 yards (23.7 avg.) . . . returned two kickoffs for 53 yards, including a career-long 30-yarder, vs. Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . gained 37 yards on seven carries vs. Illinois and scored on a 15-yard run around right end in the fourth quarter . . . carried eight times for 34 yards vs. No. 18 Michigan, including an 8-yard TD run in the third quarter . . . totaled 57 all-purpose yards vs. No. 11 Wisconsin and produced two key first downs on third-and-long situations on MSU’s final TD drive in the fourth quarter, including a career-long 35-yard reception and an 11-yard run . . . compiled a season-best 68 all-purpose yards vs. Northern Colorado while setting season highs for carries (9) and rushing yards (38) . . . also scored on a 16-yard grab from Kirk Cousins late in the second quarter against the Bears . . . sidelined for the first two games of the 2010 season with a broken hand . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Earned Big Ten All-Freshman honors from Sporting News and ESPN.com . . . true freshman appeared in 12 games in 2009, including five starts at running back (vs. Illinois, Northwestern, Iowa, Minnesota and Texas Tech) . . . led the Spartans in carries (120), rushing yards (468) and rushing touchdowns (6) . . . paced the team in rushing in three games . . . also had three receptions for 47 yards (15.7 avg.) . . . gained 32 yards on eight attempts (4.0 avg.) vs. No. 13 Penn State . . . ran eight times for 36 yards (4.5 avg.) at Purdue . . . sat out the entire Western Michigan game after suffering a head injury in the first half at Minnesota . . . matched his career-high with 16 carries for 63 yards vs. Northwestern, including a 22-yard TD run in the fourth quarter . . . rushed 16 times for a career-high 95 yards in MSU’s 24-14 victory at Illinois, including a 17-yard TD scamper around right end in the first quarter . . . accounted for a season-high 139 all-purpose yards against the Illini (two catches for 44 yards) . . . scored two rushing TDs each vs. Michigan and Notre Dame . . . his 23-yard TD run around right end on a third-and-8 play gave the Spartans a 26-20 overtime win over the Wolverines . . . his game-winning run was listed No. 1 on ESPN’s Top 10 College Football Plays of the Week for Oct. 3 . . . also capped off a 10-play, 80-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run on fourth-and-goal in the first quarter vs. Michigan to give the Spartans a 7-3 lead . . . carried 12 times for a team-high 51 yards (4.2 avg.) at Notre Dame, scoring on runs of 1 and 7 yards . . . picked up 33 yards on six rushes (5.5 avg.) vs. Central Michigan . . . rushed seven times for 34 yards (4.9 avg.) in his collegiate debut vs. Montana State . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report, SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American . . . listed among the nation’s top 100 prospects by PrepStar (No. 94) . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 10) and the Detroit Free Press (No. 20) . . . rated among the country’s top running backs by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 4), SuperPrep (No. 12), Scouts, Inc. (No. 21), Tom Lemming (No. 27), Rivals.com (No. 28) and Scout.com (No. 35) . . . listed among the state’s top 10 prospects by The Detroit News (No. 3), Detroit Free Press (No. 6), Lansing State Journal (No. 6) and Rivals.com (No. 7) . . . named 2008-09 Battle Creek Enquirer Male Athlete of the Year . . . selected to play in the 2009 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game . . . Associated Press Division 1-2 All-State selection . . . named to the Detroit Free Press Dream Team . . . four-year starter for Coach Doug Bess at Battle Creek (Mich.) Central High School . . . rushed 271 times for 1,726 yards (6.4 avg.) and 20 touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded nine 100-yard rushing games in 2008, including the last seven games in a row . . . returned three kickoffs for 120 yards (40.0 avg.) as a senior, including a 50-yard runback vs. Lumen Christi . . . carried 160 times for 1,473 yards (9.2 avg.) and 14 TDs as a junior . . . produced a school-record 4,226 career rushing yards . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan nose tackle Anthony Rashad White . . . son of Larry Sr. and Darlene Caper . . . born Sept. 12, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in advertising. CAREER HIGHS_____________________________________________________

Carries: 16, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 10/17/09) Rushing Yards: 95, vs. Illinois (10/10/09) Rushing TDs: 2, twice (last vs. Michigan, 10/3/09) Receptions: 2, three times (last vs. Penn State, 11/27/10) Receiving Yards: 35, vs. Wisconsin (10/2/10) CAPER’S STATISTICS_________________________________________________

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G/GS ATT YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 12/5 120 468 3.9 6 23 39.0 11/0 38 144 3.8 2 19 13.1 23/5 158 612 3.9 8 23 26.6

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2009 RUSHING ATT YDS TD LG Montana State 7 34 0 15 Central Michigan 6 33 0 16 Notre Dame 12 51 2 11 Wisconsin 6 23 0 13 Michigan 13 39 2 23 16 95 1 17 Illinois Northwestern 16 63 1 22 Iowa 12 28 0 5 Minnesota 5 9 0 5 Western Michigan DNP-INJ Purdue 8 36 0 12 Penn State 8 32 0 10 Texas Tech 11 25 0 8 Totals 120 468 6 23

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TE | 6-5 | 252 | Sr.-5 | 2L Cincinnati, Ohio | LaSalle Fifth-year senior figures to earn his share of playing time at tight end in 2011 . . . had three receptions for 56 yards in the second spring scrimmage, including a game-winning 35-yard touchdown grab from Andrew Maxwell . . . two-year letterman has played in 24 career games, including six starts . . . has 11 career catches for 100 yards (9.1 avg.) and two TDs . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played in the first two games of the 2010 season, including a starting assignment in Week 2 vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . had two catches for 17 yards vs. FAU, including a 15-yard grab from Kirk Cousins that set up MSU’s first touchdown . . . sidelined for the next 11 games with a shoulder injury . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 10 games in 2009 . . . had three receptions for 33 yards (11.0 avg.) and a touchdown . . . played a season-high 16 snaps vs. Western Michigan and scored on a 13-yard TD grab from Kirk Cousins in the second quarter vs. Western Michigan . . . caught his first two passes of the season, good for 20 yards, at Illinois . . . after missing the first three games of the season with a shoulder injury, returned to action at Wisconsin . . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 of 13 games in 2008 (DNP vs. Penn State due to illness) . . . had five starts to his credit when team opened games in a two tight end set (vs. California, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio State) . . . had six catches for 50 yards (8.3 avg.) . . . had one reception for 8 yards vs. Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl . . . caught his first career touchdown pass, a 3-yarder from Brian Hoyer in the first quarter at Northwestern . . . caught a career-long 18-yard pass from Hoyer on a third-down play at Indiana that gave MSU a first down on its first scoring drive of the game . . . had two receptions for 15 yards against Notre Dame . . . recorded his first career catch for 6 yards vs. Eastern Michigan . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the state’s top 50 seniors by Scout.com (No. 47) . . . honorable mention All-Southwest Ohio selection as a senior . . . two-time All-Greater Catholic League selection . . . two-year starter at left tackle for Coach Tom Grippa at LaSalle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . also competed in track and field, ranking among the best discus throwers in Southwest Ohio . . . won the Greater Catholic League discus title as a junior . . . son of Steve and Debbie Celek . . . brother Brent earned four letters at Cincinnati (2003-06) where he became the Bearcats’ career leader in receptions (88), receiving yards (1,114) and touchdowns (14) by a tight end . . . Brent, selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, begins his fifth year in the league . . . born May 29, 1988 . . . majoring in packaging. CELEK’S CAREER HIGHS_______________________________________________

Catches: 2, three times (last vs. Florida Atlantic, 9/11/10) Receiving Yards: 20, vs. Illinois (10/10/09) TD Catches: 1, twice (last vs. Western Michigan, 11/7/09)

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GS/G NO. YDS. 12/5 6 50 10/0 3 33 2/1 2 17 24/6 11 100

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Saw action on the offensive and defensive lines for the Pennsylvania All-Stars in the June 18 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pa. . . . SuperPrep AllAmerican . . . ranked among the nation’s top prospects by Rivals.com (No. 143) . . . rated among the country’s top offensive guards by Rivals.com (No. 6) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 53) . . . listed among the nation’s top offensive tackles by CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 19) . . ranked among the country’s top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 34) and defensive linemen by SuperPrep (No. 50) . . . named to SuperPrep’s All-Northeast Team . . . rated among Pennsylvania’s Top 10 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 3), Varsity845.com (No. 6) and SuperPrep (No. 9) . . . ranked as the state’s No. 1 offensive lineman by Varsity845.com . . . played in the 2010 Chesapeake Bowl in Towson, Md. . . . three-year starter for Coach Keith Olsommer at Delaware Valley High School in Milford, Pa. . . . two-time Lackawanna Football Conference Division I All-Star . . . selected 2010 LFC Division I Defensive Player of the Year by Northeast PA Football Network . . . also earned LFC Division I first-team honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman by Northeast PA Football Network . . . two-time Varsity845.com first-team all-star . . . led the Warriors in tackles (66), tackles for loss (15), sacks (7), blocked kicks (6) and fumble recoveries (3) as a senior . . . posted eight tackles and recovered a fumble vs. North Pocono . . . recorded nine tackles and blocked three kicks vs. Abington Heights . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Warriors average 183.1 rushing yards per game in 2009 . . . son of Chuck and Susan Zimnik; and Emma Smith . . . born Feb. 28, 1993 . . . majoring in psychology.

Fourth-year player enters his second season as the starting placekicker . . . featured on the Preseason Watch List for the 2011 Groza Award, presented to the nation’s top placekicker . . . listed on the College Football Performance Awards 2011 Watch List for special teams awards . . . rated among the country’s top kickers by Lindy’s (No. 5) . . . also ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible kickers by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 16) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Sporting News (first team), Lindy’s (first team), Athlon Sports (second team) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (fourth team) ranked No. 2 specialist in the Big Ten by ESPN.com . . . named to the Big Ten Legends Division Preseason All-Star Team by ESPN.com . . . has made 94 percent of his field goals (15-for-16) and 98 percent of his PATs (45-for-46) . . . his 14 consecutive field goals made to open his career marked the best start for a placekicker in MSU history; it also ranked as the second-longest streak in MSU history overall (record: 15 by Brett Swenson in 2008) . . . has made five field goals from 40-plus yards . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award . . . earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media in his first year as the starting placekicker . . . also named firstteam All-Big Ten by Rivals.com and CollegeFootballNews.com . . . presented the Tommy Love Award as the team’s most improved player (shared honor with center John Stipek) . . . led the team in scoring with 87 points, converting 14-of-15 field-goal attempts and 45-of-46 extra-point tries . . . led the Big Ten and ranked fifth in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in field-goal accuracy (.933) . . . also ranked among the Big Ten leaders in kick scoring (fourth at 7.2 points per game), field goals (eighth at 1.2 made per game) and overall scoring (eighth) . . . set a school record by hitting his first 13 field-goal attempts of the 2010 season, breaking a mark previously held by Paul Edinger who made his first 10 attempts in 1999 . . . selected as National Placekicker of the Week by College Football Performance Awards and one of the Lou Groza Award’s Top Three Stars of the Week after accounting for a career-best 14 points vs. Illinois . . . made a career-best four field goals against the Illini, hitting from 37, 34, 32 and 18 yards . . . scored 12 points vs. Florida

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First-year player provides depth at boundary corner . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 10, 2011, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . sidelined for the majority of spring practice with a sprained elbow . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top safeties by Rivals.com (No. 42), Scout.com (No. 61) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 62) . . . three-year starter for Coach Harry Lumley at W.F. Herman Secondary School in Windsor, Ontario . . . selected 2010 Defensive MVP of the Windsor & Essex County Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s all-city team . . . also named to the Newman Conference all-star team . . . accounted for 2,000 all-purpose yards and 16 touchdowns in 2010 . . . rushed 14 times for 83 yards and contributed three pass break-ups in the Green Griffins’ 48-23 victory over Brantford Assumption in the 2010 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association’s Western Bowl . . . his 55-yard gallop set up his own 3-yard TD run vs. London Catholic Central in the OFSAA West Regional championship . . . scored on runs of 95 and 2 yards vs. Sarnia in the Southwestern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association’s title game . . . accounted for three scores vs. Villanova, including a 45-yard TD reception . . . two-time all-city selection as a running back in 2008-09 . . . attended the same secondary school that produced St. Louis Rams free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe . . . presented Royal Arcanum as Essex County’s best high school male athlete for 2009-10 . . . played on the 2008-09 basketball team that won the WECSSA and SWOSSA championships . . . outfielder/pitcher hit .263 for the Windsor Selects 18U in the Premier Baseball League of Ontario . . . won three silver medals in the OFSAA track championships (2007 – 400; 2008 – 300 hurdles; and 2009 – 4x100) . . . son of Anthony Colquhoun and Dolly Garbutt . . . born Oct. 13, 1992 . . . nicknamed “Canadian Flash” . . . majoring in political science/pre-law.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the Ohio All-Stars in the June 18 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pa. . . . ranked among the nation’s top offensive guards by Scout. com (No. 13) and CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 14) . . . rated among the country’s top offensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. (No. 46) and Rivals.com (No. 47) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 52) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among Ohio’s Top 25 seniors by ScoutingOhio.com (No. 14) and Rivals. com (No. 25) . . . nominated to play in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . threeyear starter for Coach Darryn Chenault at Finneytown High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . selected first-team All-Ohio (Division IV) by TriStateFootball.com . . . two-time first-team Associated Press Southwest All-District selection . . . two-time first-team all-conference (Cincinnati Hills League) pick . . . also earned first-team all-city (Division IV-VI) as a senior . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Wildcats average 336.5 total yards per game in 2010, including 172.1 yards on the ground . . . finished in the Top 10 in both the shot put (fifth at 54-9.75) and discus (ninth at 153-8) at the 2011 state track and field championships . . . named 2010 CHL Track Co-Athlete of the Year after finishing first in both the shot put (50-08) and discus throw (146-01) . . . won Division II district title in the discus as a sophomore . . . son of Phil and Jackie Clark . . . born Nov. 12, 1992 . . . majoring in kinesiology.

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Extra Points Made: 6, vs. Northern Colorado (9/25/10) Extra Point Attempts: 6, vs. Northern Colorado (9/25/10) Field Goals Made: 4, vs. Illinois (10/16/10) Field Goals Attempts: 4, vs. Illinois (10/16/10) Points: 14, vs. Illinois (10/16/10) Kickoffs: 6, vs. Montana State (9/5/09) CONROY’S STATISTICS________________________________________________

SCORING 2009 2010 Career

PAT (Pct.) 0-0 (.000) 45-46 (.978) 45-46 (.978)

FG (Pct.) 1-1 (1.000) 14-15 (.933) 15-16 (.938)

PTS 3 87 90

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2010 KICKING PATS FGS LG PTS Western Michigan 5-5 1-1 33 8 Florida Atlantic 3-3 3-3 50 12 Notre Dame 4-4 0-0 0 4 Northern Colorado 6-6 1-1 43 9 Wisconsin 4-4 2-2 36 10 Michigan 4-4 2-2 38 10 Illinois 2-2 4-4 37 14 5-5 0-1 0 5 Northwestern Iowa DNP Minnesota 4-4 1-1 24 7 Purdue 3-4 0-0 0 3 Penn State 4-4 0-0 0 4 Alabama 1-1 0-0 0 1 45-46 14-15 50 87 Totals

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QB | 6-4 | 200 | Fr. | HS Hinckley, Ohio | Walsh Jesuit HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Threw a 28-yard touchdown pass for the Ohio AllStars in the June 18 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pa. . . . also completed a 26-yard TD pass in the April 22 Ohio North-South Classic in Columbus . . . ranked among the nation’s top pro-style quarterbacks by MaxPreps.com (No. 9) and Rivals.com (No. 13) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 90) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 30) . . . twoyear starter for Coach Gerry Rardin at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio . . . Associated Press All-Northeast Inland District (Division II) first-team selection as a senior . . . named team’s Most Valuable Offensive Back after accounting for 2,143 total yards and 20 touchdowns in 2010 . . . completed 116-of-199 throws (.583) for 1,700 yards, 15 TDs and seven interceptions as a senior . . . rushed 79 times for 443 yards (5.6 avg.) and five scores in 2010 . . . accounted for a career-best 317 total yards and five TDs in the season finale at Toledo Bowsher, connecting on 16-of-24 passes for 267 yards and four TDs plus rushing four times for 50 yards and a score in a 55-0 victory over the Rebels . . . hit 14-of-28 tosses for 201 yards and a score plus added a rushing TD in the 2010 season opener vs. Louisville . . . produced 1,303 total yards and 11 TDs as a junior . . . completed 77-of-161 throws (.478) for 1,160 yards and nine TDs . . . also carried 33 times for 143 yards (4.3 avg.) and two scores . . . son of Chris and Donna Cook . . . father played football at Indiana (lettered 1982-84) . . . mother Donna played basketball at Cincinnati . . . sister Jackie is a junior guard on the Old Dominion basketball team . . . born Jan. 29, 1993 . . . majoring in marketing.

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MAN): Sat out the entire 2010 season after aggravating his neck injury during preseason camp . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Montana State . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top left offensive tackles by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 20) . . . ranked among the country’s top offensive tackles by Rivals.com (No. 78) . . . listed among the nation’s top offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. (No. 39) . . . two-year starter for Coach Anthony Watkins at Shaker Heights (Ohio) High School . . . earned special mention on the Associated Press Division I All-Ohio Team as a senior . . . first-team AP Northeast Lakes All-District selection in 2008 . . . produced an average blocking grade of 90 percent while recording 30 pancake blocks . . . posted a career-best 10 pancakes vs. Chardon . . . also participated in track and field, competing in the shot put . . . won Lake Area League championship in the shot put as a junior, advancing to the district and regional finals . . . son of Henry Conway and Kathleen Moss . . . born Jan. 31, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in media arts & technology.

Fifth-year senior enters his third season as the starting quarterback . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible quarterbacks by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 6) . . . also rated among the country’s top quarterbacks by Lindy’s (No. 13) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Lindy’s (second team), Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (second team) and Athlon Sports (third team) . . . rated the Big Ten’s “most accurate passer” by Lindy’s and “best passing QB” by Sporting News . . . at No. 80, ranked among the nation’s “most influential players” by CBSSports.com . . . has compiled a 16-9 record in 25 career starts (school record: 21 career victories by Jeff Smoker, 2000-03) . . . likely to become only the second three-time captain in school history, joining center Robert McCurry (1946-47-48) . . . currently ranks first in MSU history in completion percentage (.643; 456-of-709) and passing efficiency (146.7) . . . ranks among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision active leaders in passing efficiency (11th) . . . listed among MSU’s all-time leaders in passing yards (fourth with 5,815 yards), total offense (fourth with 5,727 yards),

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center Robert McCurry who was selected in 1949 . . . earned the Biggie Munn Award as the team’s most inspirational player on offense . . . started 12 games at quarterback in 2009 (ankle injury kept him out of the starting lineup at Illinois) . . . completed 198-of-328 throws (.604) for 2,680 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions . . . ranked third in the Big Ten and No. 25 in the NCAA in passing efficiency with his 142.6 rating . . . also listed among the Big Ten leaders in TD passes (third), passing yards (seventh at 206.2 yards per game) and total offense (seventh at 210.8 ypg.) . . . his eight 200-yard passing games (third), 2,740 total yards (third), 2,680 passing yards (fourth), 198 pass completions (sixth), 328 pass attempts (seventh), 19 TD passes (seventh) and 142.6 passing efficiency rating (eighth) rank among the Top 10 single-season totals in Spartan history . . . averaged 223.3 passing yards in his 12 starts (played the final two snaps at Illinois and did not attempt a pass) . . . completed 13-of-27 passes for 220 yards, including a 48-yard TD strike to Keshawn Martin in the second quarter, and two interceptions vs. Texas Tech in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl . . . his 220 passing yards against the Red Raiders match the fifth-highest single-game total in Spartan bowl history (Todd Schultz vs. Washington, 1997 Aloha Bowl) . . . recorded his fifth-consecutive 200-yard passing game, throwing for 208 yards and three TDs at Purdue as MSU rallied for an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 40-37 victory . . . completed scoring passes of 4 yards to Andrew Hawken, career-long 73 yards to Cunningham and 9 yards to Blair White against the Boilermakers . . . completed 88 percent (22 of 25) of his passes for a career-best 353 yards and two TDs in MSU’s 49-14 victory over Western Michigan . . . his 353 passing yards rank as the seventh-best single-game total in Spartan history . . . completed passes to eight different receivers against the Broncos, including scoring strikes of 13 yards to Garrett Celek and 48 yards to Martin . . . his 233.0 passing efficiency rating against Western Michigan was the best single-game figure in the Big Ten and the 22ndhighest single-game total posted in the NCAA FBS in 2009 . . . connected on 21-of-35 passes for 236 yards, two TDs and an interception at Minnesota . . . completed throws to nine different receivers and his 35 pass attempts against the Golden Gophers matched his career high (vs. Notre Dame, 2009) . . . threw TD passes of 26 yards to Brian Linthicum and 11 yards to Dion Sims at Minnesota . . . hit 16-of-32 throws for 225 yards and a score in MSU’s 15-13 loss to No. 7 Iowa . . . compiled those numbers against an Iowa defensive unit that entered the game ranked second in the NCAA in pass defense, allowing just 167 yards per game . . . threw for 143 yards in the second half against the Hawkeyes, and his 30-yard TD strike to White gave the Spartans a 13-9 lead with 1:37 left in the game . . . completed 21-of-31 passes for 281 yards in MSU’s 24-14 Homecoming victory over Northwestern, including TD strikes of 22 and 47 yards to White . . . accounted for 227 total yards in MSU’s 26-20 overtime victory over No. 22 Michigan . . . hit 15-of-21 throws for 152 yards and two interceptions against the Wolverines . . . also led the team in rushing vs. Michigan, gaining 75 yards on seven carries . . . produced runs of 19 and 41 yards against the Wolverines . . . connected on 17-of-34 passes for 201 yards, two TDs and an interception in the Big Ten opener at Wisconsin . . . delivered scoring tosses of 14 yards to Dell and 20 yards to Cunningham against the Badgers . . . completed 23-of-35 throws for 302 yards, one TD and one interception in MSU’s 33-30 loss at Notre Dame . . . set career highs for completions and attempts against the Irish . . . his 302 passing yards mark the third-best single-game total by a Spartan quarterback against Notre Dame (Drew Stanton - 327 in 2005; Ed Smith - 306 in 1978) . . . hit 13-of-18 passes for 164 yards and a score in MSU’s 29-27 loss to Central Michigan . . . went 5-for-5 for 59 yards on a 13-play, 80-yard drive as the Spartans took a 27-20 lead on his 35-yard TD strike to Cunningham with 7:33 left in the game . . . in his first career start, went 10-of-17 passing for 183 yards and a career-best three scores vs. Montana State in the 2009 season and home opener . . . completed TD strikes of 29 yards to Cunningham, and 15 and 24 yards to White . . . connected on 7-of-11 passes for 118 yards and two TDs in the first half against the Bobcats . . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in five games in 2008, completing 74 percent of his passes (32for-43) for 310 yards, two touchdowns and one interception . . . completed 4-of-5 throws for 36 yards in his only series vs. Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl . . . hit 7-of-9 passes for 81 yards in the fourth quarter at Penn State, including a 23-yard TD strike to Mark Dell . . . completed his first 10 pass attempts in the third quarter vs. Ohio State while filling in for an injured Brian Hoyer and led MSU on its only TD-scoring drive of the game . . . capped the eight-play, 85-yard drive against the Buckeyes with a 3-yard TD toss to tight end Charlie Gantt . . . finished 18-of-25 passing for 161 yards vs. Ohio State, earning Spartan Offensive Player of the Week honors . . . completed 3-of-4 passes for 32 yards in his collegiate debut vs. Eastern Michigan . . . connected on his first collegiate pass attempt against the Eagles, a 13-yard completion to Gantt . . . his first series came in the second quarter vs. EMU, with the score tied at 7, and managed a five-play, 28-yard TD drive that gave MSU the lead for good . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week five times (vs. UAB, Notre Dame, Michigan, Purdue and Penn State), including the last three weeks of the season . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the state’s top 30 seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 10) and Rivals.com (No. 27) . . . honorable mention all-state selection in 2006 . . . honorable mention Academic All-State selection by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association . . . two-year starter at quarterback for Coach Tim Lont at Holland (Mich.) Christian High School where he set 35 school passing and total offense records (career,

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pass completions (sixth with 456), touchdown passes (sixth with 41) and pass attempts (eighth with 709) . . . his 15 career 200-yard passing games rank third in Spartan history . . . tied a school record by throwing a TD pass in 16 consecutive games, spanning from the 2009 Northwestern game to the 2010 Iowa game (tied for school record along with Drew Stanton, 2005-06) . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Named one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award (nation’s top quarterback) . . . one of 22 players named to the Allstate AFCA All-Good Works Team, the preeminent Community Service Award in college football . . . one of 10 finalists for the Wuerrfel Trophy, a national award that honors the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . named to Phil Steele’s All-Big Ten third team . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the third straight year . . . recipient of the team’s Outstanding Underclass Back Award (offense) . . . ranked fifth in the Big Ten and No. 18 in the NCAA FBS in passing efficiency with his 150.7 rating . . . finished fifth in the Big Ten in passing yards (217.3 per game), tied for fourth in touchdown passes (20) and eighth in total offense (206.8 ypg.) . . . completed 226-of-338 throws (.669) for 2,825 yards, 20 TDs and 10 interceptions . . . in Big Ten games, he ranked third in the conference in passing yards (230.2 ypg.) and fourth in passing efficiency (149.3 rating) . . . his .669 completion percentage (second), 150.7 passing efficiency rating (fifth), 226 pass completions (third), 2,825 passing yards (third), 20 TD passes (tied for fourth), 2,689 total yards (fourth), seven 200-yard passing games (seventh) and 338 pass attempts (sixth) rank among the Top 10 singleseason totals in MSU history . . . played his best when the game was on the line, as his 170.9 second-half passing efficiency rating ranked No. 11 among all NCAA FBS quarterbacks, according to cfbstats.com. In the second half (26 quarters and overtime), he connected on 70 percent (102-of-146) of his throws for 1,395 yards, 11 TDs and three interceptions . . . selected Rivals.com Big Ten Player of the Week after completing 17-of22 throws (77 percent) for 152 yards and two TDs to lead MSU to a 28-22 victory at Penn State, as the Spartans claimed a share of their first Big Ten Championship since 1990 . . . it also marked MSU’s first win in State College since 1965 (the year before Joe Paterno took over as Penn State’s head coach), ending an eight-game losing streak in Beaver Stadium . . . Cousins hit 8-of-10 passes for 85 yards in the second half against the Nittany Lions, including a 24-yard TD toss to B.J. Cunningham that gave the Spartans a 21-3 lead late in the third quarter . . . named one of the Manning Award Stars of the Week for his gutsy performance in the comeback win over Purdue, as he recorded his seventh 200-yard passing game of the season, completing 28-of-37 throws for 276 yards, three TDs and one interception as MSU rallied from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 35-31 victory over Purdue . . . left the Purdue game with an injured left shoulder in the first half, but returned in the second half and played with a sprained shoulder and also a sprained ankle . . . completed passes to 10 different receivers vs. Purdue, and his three TD passes equaled his career high . . . completed 16-of-24 throws for 171 yards in the second half against the Boilermakers, including fourth-quarter scoring strikes of 5 yards to Cunningham and 9 yards to Mark Dell . . . his first career rushing TD, a 3-yard scramble up the middle with 4:32 left, proved to be the game winner against Purdue . . . with 198 passing yards at Iowa (21-of-29), he became just the eighth quarterback in MSU history to eclipse the 5,000-yard career milestone . . . recorded six-straight 200-yard passing games during one stretch (270.0 ypg.): against Notre Dame (245), Northern Colorado (290), Wisconsin (269), Michigan (284), Illinois (201) and Northwestern (season high 331) . . . selected Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after completing 29-of-43 throws for 331 yards and three TDs as MSU rallied from a 17-point deficit to remain unbeaten at 8-0 with a 35-27 victory at Northwestern . . . posted career highs in pass completions (43), pass attempts (43) and TD passes (3 - tied) against the Wildcats and completed scoring passes of 7 and 15 yards to Dell and 9 yards to Cunningham . . . completed 17-of-23 passes for 201 yards and two TDs in the second half at Northwestern . . . connected on 7-of-8 throws for 98 yards on MSU’s game-winning drive (11 plays, 88 yards) against the Wildcats, including a 9-yard scoring strike to Cunningham with 2:00 left that gave the Spartans their first lead at 28-27 . . . completed 13-of-24 passes for 201 yards in a 26-6 Homecoming win over Illinois , including a 48-yard TD strike to Cunningham . . . became the first Spartan quarterback in 43 years to beat Michigan twice in his career after completing 18-of-25 throws for 284 yards, including a 41-yard bomb to Dell for a score, in leading MSU to a 34-17 win at Michigan Stadium . . . completed 20-of-29 passes for 269 yards and three TDs in MSU’s 34-24 victory over No. 11 Wisconsin in the Big Ten opener . . . hit 8-of-10 passes for 118 yards and two scores in the second half against the Badgers . . . his 1-yard scoring strike to Cunningham on fourth-and-goal finished off a 15-play, 84-yard drive that took 8:03 off the clock and iced the game vs. Wisconsin . . . threw for 290 yards on an efficient 16-for-20 passing and two TDs vs. Northern Colorado . . . completed 23-of-33 throws for 245 yards and two scores in MSU’s 34-31 overtime victory over Notre Dame . . . went 12-for-12 for 129 yards in the second half, including a 24-yard TD strike to Cunningham that tied the score at 28 with 7:43 left in the fourth quarter . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention selection to the All-Sophomore Team as named by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . 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single-season and single-game marks) . . . named Area Player of the Year after completing 130-of-231 throws (.563) for 2,088 yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a senior . . . all-conference quarterback led the Maroons to a program-best 7-3 record in 2006 while qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in school history . . . set school single-game passing records for completions (23), attempts (38) and yards (289) vs. Greenville in 2006 . . . had a school-record four TD passes vs. Reeths-Puffer as a senior . . . participated in the 2006 Top Flight Quarterback Camp . . . started six games at quarterback as a junior before being sidelined with a foot injury . . . hit 68-of-135 throws (.504) for 1,116 yards, 12 TDs and eight interceptions . . . completed 198-of-366 career passes (.541) for 3,204 yards, 40 TDs and 18 interceptions . . . threw three or more TD passes in nine of his 16 career games played . . . earned all-conference honors in three sports: football, baseball (pitcher) and basketball . . . son of Don and MaryAnn Cousins . . . born Aug. 19, 1988 . . . brother Kyle was a four-year letterman as a pitcher at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Mich.) . . . participates in the Spartan Buddies program, volunteering in the pediatric ward at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in kinesiology. COUSINS’ CAREER HIGHS______________________________________________

Pass Attempts: 43, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) Pass Completions: 29, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) Passing Yards: 353, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) Passing TDs: 3, five times (last vs. Purdue, 11/20/10) Rushing Yards: 75, vs. Michigan (10/3/09) Rushing TDs: 1, vs. Purdue (11/20/10) Total Offense: 348, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) COUSINS’ STATISTICS________________________________________________

PASSING G/GS COMP ATT INT PCT YDS YPG TD LG 2008 5/0 32 43 1 .744 310 62.0 2 32 13/12 198 328 9 .604 2680 206.2 19 73 2009 2010 13/13 226 338 10 .669 2825 217.3 20 55 Career 31/25 456 709 20 .643 5815 187.6 41 73 COUSINS’ GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS_____________________________________

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COMP ATT 10 17 13 18 23 35 17 34 15 21 0 0 21 31 16 32 21 35 22 25 11 25 16 28 13 27 198 328

INT 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 9

PCT YDS .588 183 .722 164 .657 302 .500 201 .714 152 .000 0 .677 281 .500 225 .600 236 .880 353 .440 208 .571 155 .481 220 .604 2680

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LG 30 39 57 35 27 0 47 30 49 48 73 27 49 73

2010 PASSING COMP ATT Western Michigan 13 21 Florida Atlantic 9 17 Notre Dame 23 33 20 Northern Colorado 16 Wisconsin 20 29 Michigan 18 25 Illinois 13 24 Northwestern 29 43 21 29 Iowa Minnesota 9 20 Purdue 28 37 Penn State 17 22 Alabama 10 18 Totals 226 338

INT 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 10

PCT YDS .619 186 .529 142 .697 245 .800 290 .690 269 .720 284 .542 201 .674 331 .724 198 .450 131 .757 276 .773 152 .556 120 .669 2825

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B.J. 3 Cunningham WR | 6-2 | 215 | Sr.-5 | 3L Westerville, Ohio Westerville South Fifth-year senior is quietly rewriting the Spartan record book . . . featured on the Preseason Watch List for the 2011 Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nation’s outstanding wide receiver . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible wide receivers by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 65) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team) and Athlon Sports (third team) . . . ranked No. 7 wide receiver in the Big Ten by ESPN.com . . .  three-year letterman already ranks among the school’s career leaders in catches (third at 139), touchdown receptions (tied for 10th with 13) and receiving yards (13th with 1,780) in 37 career games . . . needs 10 more catches to become MSU’s all-time leader in receptions (record: 148 by Matt Trannon, 2003-06) . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . appeared in all 12 regular-season games, including seven starts (six at flanker and one at split end) . . . missed the 2011 Capital One Bowl vs. No. 15 Alabama with a broken foot he suffered in bowl practice . . . his career-high nine touchdown receptions led the team and tied for the fourth-best single-season in MSU history . . . ranked second on the team in both receptions (career high 50) and receiving yards (611) . . . his 50 catches (tied for No. 16) also rank among the top single-season totals in Spartan history . . . finished eighth in the Big Ten in receptions, averaging 4.2 per game . . . 34 of his 50 receptions (68 percent) resulted in either a TD or a first down . . . set a career high with two TD receptions at Penn State (8 and 24 yards from Kirk Cousins), as MSU clinched a share of the 2010 Big Ten Championship with a 28-22 victory in State College . . . caught six passes for 51 yards, including a 5-yard TD grab early in the fourth quarter, in the comeback win over Purdue . . . led team with four catches for 40 yards vs. Minnesota . . . caught four passes for 36 yards at No. 18 Iowa, including a 6-yard TD grab . . . posted career highs in receptions (8) and receiving yards (113) in the comeback win at Northwestern, including an acrobatic game-winning 9-yard catch in the back of the end zone with 2:00 left . . . led team with 83 receiving yards on three catches vs. Illinois, including a 48-yard TD grab . . . caught five passes for 40 yards in victory at No. 18 Michigan . . . his 1-yard TD reception from Cousins on a fourth-and-goal play late in the fourth quarter gave MSU a 34-24 lead over No. 11 Wisconsin . . . hauled in four passes for 43 yards vs. Northern Colorado . . . recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game with seven catches for 101 yards, including a 24-yard TD reception from Cousins, in an overtime win over Notre Dame . . . scored on a 30-yard strike from Cousins in the second quarter vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 12 games in 2009, including 10 starts at split end . . . team’s second-leading receiver with 48 receptions for 641 yards and four touchdowns . . . averaged 53.4 receiving yards per game . . . named to the midseason All-Big Ten third team by Phil Steele . . . 27 of his 48 catches resulted in a touchdown or a first down . . . had nine catches of 20-plus yards . . . ranked third on the team in yards after the catch (146 of 641) during the regular season . . . led team with four catches for 39 yards vs. Penn State . . . recorded a career-high 92 receiving yards on three catches at Purdue, including a career-long 73-yard TD grab from Kirk Cousins in the fourth quarter . . . had 83 receiving yards on five receptions at Minnesota, including a 49-yard catch. . . caught three passes for 33 yards vs. Iowa . . . hauled in five catches for 49 yards vs. Northwestern . . . produced 73 receiving yards on five receptions in the win over Michigan . . . caught five passes for 54 yards at Wisconsin, including an acrobatic 20-yard TD grab in the third quarter . . . tallied a career-high seven receptions for 74 yards at Notre Dame . . . recorded 55 receiving yards on four catches vs. Central Michigan, including a 7-yard TD grab in the fourth quarter . . . had three catches for 62 yards and a score in the season opener vs. Montana State . . . caught his first-career TD pass against the Bobcats, a 29-yard grab from Cousins in the first quarter. . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 13 games in 2008, including 12 starts at flanker . . . ranked second on the team in receptions (41) and third in receiving yards (528) . . . caught at least one pass in 12 games . . . 31 of his 41 receptions (76 percent) resulted in a first down, including six gains of 20 or more yards . . . his 31 first-down catches led the team . . . rushed four times for 56 yards (14.0 avg.) . . . recorded a season-high six receptions for 52 yards vs. Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl . . . five of his six catches against the Bulldogs produced first downs . . . had five receptions each vs. California (63 yards), Purdue (63) and Penn State (43) . . . had one catch for 12 yards on a key third-down play in the third quarter at Michigan that kept the game-tying TD-scoring drive alive . . . caught four passes each against Iowa (season-high 76 yards) and Northwestern (44) . . . his season-long 52-yard reception in the first quarter vs. Iowa set up MSU’s only TD of the game . . . led MSU with 76 receiving yards on three

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ATT YDS 4 56 0 0 1 0 5 56

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LB | 6-3 | 215 | Fr. | HS Detroit, Mich. | Southeastern HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 27), Scout.com (No. 33) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 86) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 51) . . . also named to PrepStar’s AllMidwest Team . . . rated among the state’s Top 20 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 9), Lansing State Journal (No. 10), Detroit Free Press (No. 13) and The Detroit News (No. 15) . . . three-year starter at linebacker for head coaches Donshell English and Anthony Elliott at Southeastern High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . recorded 56 tackles (36 solos, 20 assists) as a senior, with 17 resulting in losses including seven sacks . . . tallied nine tackles each vs. Cass Tech and King . . . registered two sacks each vs. Northwestern, Denby and Douglass . . . also saw action at tight end and running back for the Jungaleers . . . had 13 catches for 196 yards (15.1 avg.) and three touchdowns in 2010 . . . caught three passes for 35 yards and two TDs vs. Douglass . . . had two receptions for 50 yards and one score vs. Osborn in the 2010 season opener . . . produced a career-best 103 tackles as a junior, including 16 sacks . . . recorded at least one sack in every game in 2009, including 3.5 in the season opener vs. Osborn . . . also intercepted three passes and forced three fumbles as a junior . . . made 12 stops and forced two fumbles vs. Glenn . . . carried 20 times for 193 yards (9.7 avg.) and four TDs in 2009 . . . rushed four times for a season-best 54 yards and two scores vs. Glenn . . . had four receptions for 146 yards (36.5 avg.) and two TDs as a junior . . . posted 35 tackles, including 4.5 sacks, and forced three fumbles as a sophomore . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan defensive end William Gholston . . . son of Chad and Renee Davis . . . born Feb. 5, 1993 . . . no-preference major.

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2009 Receiving Montana State Central Michigan Notre Dame Wisconsin Michigan Illinois Northwestern Iowa Minnesota Western Michigan Purdue Penn State Texas Tech Totals

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LG 18 46 0 22 33 52 20 17 12 5 20 15 16 52

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NO YDS TD 5 63 0 3 76 0 0 0 0 1 22 0 2 41 0 4 76 0 4 44 0 2 23 0 1 12 0 3 13 0 5 63 0 5 43 0 6 52 0 41 528 0

Second-year walk-on adds depth at nose tackle . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action in 2010 . . . first enrolled at Michigan State in the fall of 2009 but did not join the football team until winter workouts in January 2010 . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter at defensive tackle and offensive guard for Coach Joe Lato at Weston (Conn.) High School . . . registered 39 tackles (26 solos, 13 assists) as a senior in 2007, including one sack . . . recorded a career-best nine tackles vs. Brookfield . . . made seven solo stops vs. New Fairfield . . . credited with 18 tackles (14 solos, 4 assists) as a junior . . . earned three varsity letters in lacrosse and two more in hockey . . . named to the conference’s all-academic team in all three sports . . . son of Joseph and Alexis Curtis . . . born May 16, 1990 . . . majoring in hospitality business.

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2008 Receiving California Eastern Michigan Florida Atlantic Notre Dame Indiana Iowa Northwestern Ohio State Michigan Wisconsin Purdue Penn State Georgia Totals

NT | 6-2 | 250 | Jr. | SQ Weston, Conn. | Weston

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G/GS REC. YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 13/12 41 528 12.9 0 52 40.6 12/10 48 641 13.4 4 73 53.4 12/7 50 611 12.2 9 48 50.9 37/29 139 1780 12.8 13 73 48.1

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2010 Receiving NO YDS TD Western Michigan 1 11 0 Florida Atlantic 2 35 1 Notre Dame 7 101 1 Northern Colorado 4 43 0 Wisconsin 3 25 1 Michigan 5 40 0 Illinois 3 83 1 Northwestern 8 113 1 Iowa 4 36 1 Minnesota 4 40 0 Purdue 6 51 1 Penn State 3 33 2 Alabama DNP-INJ Totals 50 611 9

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receptions vs. Eastern Michigan, including an acrobatic one-handed catch for 46 yards that led to a TD . . . caught five passes for 63 yards in his Spartan debut at California . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week twice (vs. Notre Dame, vs. Ohio State) . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected Ohio’s MVP in the June 2007 Big 33 Football Classic after catching four passes for 116 yards . . . named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among Ohio’s top 50 seniors by Scout.com (No. 34) and Rivals.com (No. 38) . . . earned special mention on the Associated Press Division I All-Ohio team in 2006 . . . two-time all-district and all-conference selection . . . two-year starter for Coach Rocky Pentello at Westerville (Ohio) South High School . . . had 45 receptions for 770 yards (17.1 avg.) and nine touchdowns as a senior . . . caught 45 passes for 700 yards (15.6 avg.) and 15 TDs as a junior . . . had 90 career receptions for 1,470 yards (16.3 avg.) and 24 TDs . . . three-year starter for Coach Ed Calo on the Wildcats’ basketball team . . . selected Ohio Capital Conference Central Division Player of the Year in 2005-06 . . . also participated in track and field and soccer . . . son of Brian and Kim Cunningham . . . born May 29, 1989 . . . majoring in sociology.

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CB | 5-11 | 185 | So. | 1L Dry Branch, Ga. Twiggs County Second-year player enters preseason camp as the starting boundary corner, replacing three-year starter Chris L. Rucker in the lineup . . . 2010 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman appeared in six games in 2010, including two starts at field corner (vs. Illinois and Northwestern) . . . sat out the last five games of the year with a knee injury . . . produced 11 tackles (8 solos, 3 assists), including two for losses (4 yards) . . . moved into the starting lineup while Rucker served a two-game suspension . . . recorded four solo stops, including one for a 2-yard loss, at Northwestern . . . earned his first career start vs. Illinois and responded by posting a season-best five tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss . . . also forced and recovered a fumble in the third quarter against the Illini, as he chased down A.J. Jenkins after a 39-yard reception and stripped the ball out at the MSU 20 to preserve a 13-6 lead . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2009 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game in Columbus, Ga., and scored on a 48-yard reception in the third quarter . . . four-year starter for Coach Dexter Copeland at Twiggs County High School in Jeffersonville, Ga. . . . two-time Associated Press All-State selection at wide receiver . . . named to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State Team as a defensive back in 2009 . . . Georgia Sports Writers Association honorable mention AllState pick at defensive back as a senior . . . All-Middle Georgia selection as a kick returner in 2009 . . . had 40 catches for 502 yards (12.6 avg.) and 11 touchdowns as a senior while helping the 11-2 Cobras advance to the state quarterfinals . . . recorded 50 tackles and nine interceptions in 2009, returning two for TDs . . . also averaged 27.2 yards on punt returns, including two scores . . . named to the Preseason 2009 Class A Super 11 Team as compiled by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia High School Football Daily . . . earned Atlanta Journal-Constitution and GSWA All-State honors as a wide receiver in 2008 . . . led Middle Georgia in receptions (61), receiving yards (923) and TD catches (17) as a junior . . . had a career-best 18 catches for 255 yards vs. Wilkinson County . . . also lettered in basketball and track and field . . . son of Lisa Curry . . . born Oct. 10, 1991 . . . no-preference major. DENNARD’S CAREER HIGHS____________________________________________

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Michael Dennis

rushers for the second year in a row, as the Blue Devils averaged nearly 295 rushing yards per game . . . recorded 28 tackles (16 solos, 12 assists) as a senior, with 8.5 resulting in losses including 5.5 sacks . . . honorable mention All-Northwest Ohio and second-team All-MAL selection as a junior . . . started 12 games at tight end in 2008 where he was utilized primarily as a blocker as Carey averaged nearly 316 rushing yards per game and two running backs eclipsed the 1,000-yard milestone in the same season for the first time in school history . . . had four receptions for 64 yards (16.0 avg.) as a junior . . . totaled a career-best 46 tackles (31 solos, 15 assists) in 2008, with 11 for losses including six sacks . . . caught three passes for 60 yards (20.0 avg.) and two touchdowns as a sophomore . . . four-year letterman in basketball finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in Carey High School history with 1,300-plus points . . . finished his senior season averaging 23.2 points and 12.5 rebounds . . . named to the All-Ohio Division 4 Third Team . . . also earned one letter in track and field . . . son of Mike and Denise Dennis . . . born Aug. 14, 1991 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human capital and society.

John Deyo

OG | 6-6 | 300 | Jr. | 2L Battle Creek, Mich. | Gull Lake Fourth-year player heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at left guard, behind veteran Joel Foreman . . . versatile enough to play guard or tackle . . . two-year letterman has played in 22 career games . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second year in a row . . . appeared in nine games in 2010, primarily on special teams . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams . . . played a seasonhigh 23 snaps vs. Western Michigan . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state’s top 30 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 26), Detroit Free Press (No. 27), The Detroit News (No. 28) and Scout.com (No. 28) . . . selected to represent the West in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game . . . first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press (Division 3-4), The Detroit News (Division 3-4) and Detroit Free Press (Division 3) as a senior . . . all-area pick by both the Kalamazoo Gazette and Battle Creek Enquirer in 2007 . . . also earned first-team all-league honors as a senior . . . started 23 consecutive games for Coach Mark Blaesser at Gull Lake High School in Richland, Mich. . . . right guard graded out 80 percent or higher seven times during the 2007 season, including three games at 90 percent or higher . . . four-year starter for Coach Gary Sprague on the Blue Devils’ basketball team . . . led the team in scoring (9.7 points per game) and rebounding (5.2 rpg.) as a senior while shooting 60.2 percent from the floor . . . son of John and Pam Deyo . . . born Dec. 17, 1989 . . . majoring in agribusiness management.

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CB | 6-2 | 170 | So. | 1L Detroit, Mich. | Renaissance

OT | 6-7 | 307 | Fr. | RS Carey, Ohio | Carey Second-year player adds depth at left tackle . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2010 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic . . . ranked among the nation’s top offensive tackles by Max Emfinger (No. 49), Scout.com (No. 71) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 75) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . three-year starter for Coach Todd Worst at Carey (Ohio) High School, helping the Blue Devils to a combined record of 28-7 (.800) . . . earned honorable mention All-Northwest Ohio and All-Midland Athletic League honors as a senior despite missing five games with a knee injury . . . saw action at offensive tackle, tight end, defensive end and long snapper during his prep career . . . presented the team’s Most Consistent Offensive Lineman Award in 2009 after helping produce two 1,000-yard

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Third-year player will bid for playing time at field corner . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in six games as a back-up field corner . . . made one tackle each vs. Western Michigan and Illinois . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . presented the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Illinois . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 70) . . . rated among the nation’s top safeties by Rivals.com (No. 70) . . . ranked among the state’s top prospects by The Detroit News (No. 17), Lansing State Journal (No. 21), Rivals.com (No. 25) and Detroit Free Press (No. 27) . . . first-team All-Detroit selection by the Detroit Free Press . . . played for Coach Antonio Watts at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . recorded 38 tackles (14 solos, 24 assists) and six interceptions as a senior . . . didn’t allow a touchdown pass in 2008 . . . caught

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DB/WR | 6-0 | 181 | Fr. | HS Ada, Mich. Forest Hills Eastern

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Second-year player will push for playing time at strong safety in 2011 . . . recorded six tackles and an interception in the second spring scrimmage . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . sat out preseason camp with a shoulder injury . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL

Third-year walk-on provides depth at Sam linebacker . . . posted six tackles for the White team in the April 30 spring game . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Presented the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year . . . saw action in all 13 games in 2010, primarily on special teams . . . totaled 12 tackles (7 solos, 5 assists) . . . recorded a season-best three tackles – all solos – at Penn State . . . made stops each vs. Northern Colorado and Wisconsin . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Northern Colorado . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Illinois . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned special mention all-state (Division 3-4) recognition as an all-purpose player in 2008 . . . named to The Flint Journal’s All-Area Team and The (Lapeer) County Press Dream Team (Division 1-4) as a senior . . . first-team all-conference selection

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S | 6-1 | 196 | Fr. | RS Masury, Ohio | Hubbard

LB | 6-1 | 215 | So. | 1L Goodrich, Mich. | Goodrich

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for Coach Tim Gibson at Forest Hills Eastern High School in Ada, Mich. . . . named to Advance Newspapers’ 2010 All-Area Team . . . honorable mention all-area selection by The Grand Rapids Press . . . earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior after accounting for nearly 1,500 total yards and 22 touchdowns . . . threw for more than 600 yards and nine scores in 2010 . . . rushed 144 times for 886 yards (6.2 avg.) and 13 TDs as a senior . . . also made five field goals, including a school-record 42-yarder, and converted 23-of-26 extra-point attempts . . . scored a Forest Hills Eastern single-season record 116 points in 2010 . . . accounted for 321 total yards and five scores in a victory over Grand Rapids Catholic Central, including an 83-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage . . . set school single-game records for rushing yards (265 on 19 carries) and rushing TDs (4) vs. Catholic Central . . . selected Forest Hills Eastern Male Athlete of the Year in 2010-11 . . . also lettered in lacrosse and track . . . son of Ivan and Dusty Young . . . born June 3, 1993 . . . majoring in advertising.

Tackles: 3, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) Tackles for Loss: 1, vs. Wisconsin (10/2/10) Sacks: 1, vs. Wisconsin (10/2/10) Pass Break-ups: 1, vs. Northern Colorado (9/25/10)

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Third-year player will compete against William Gholston for the starting job at right defensive end . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 games in 2010, including four starts (vs. Western Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Northern Colorado and Wisconsin) . . . sat out the Minnesota game with a foot injury . . . credited with 13 tackles (4 solos, 9 assists) . . . produced a season-best three tackles at Northwestern . . . recorded two tackles vs. No. 11 Wisconsin, including a forced fumble and 22-yard sack on the same play . . . registered two stops each vs. Florida Atlantic and Notre Dame . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top rush defensive ends by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 12) . . . rated among the country’s top strongside linebackers by Scouts.com (No. 64) . . . listed among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 75) . . . represented the East Team in the 2008 Hillsborough County All-Star Game . . . three-year starter at Plant City (Fla.) High School where he played for Kevin Kelley (2006-07) and Jason Strunk (2008) . . . spent two seasons at defensive end before moving to outside linebacker for his senior year . . . two-time honorable mention AllHillsborough County selection by The Tampa Tribune . . . earned second-team All-Western Conference (Federal Division) honors as a senior . . . posted 22 tackles, including six sacks, and two interceptions in 2008 . . . also recovered five fumbles as a senior . . . made five stops each vs. Blake and Newsome . . . had three tackles plus forced and recovered two fumbles in a 12-9 victory over Riverview . . . had two catches for 20 yards as a tight end in 2008 . . . returned a kickoff 50 yards vs. Brandon . . . first-team All-Western Conference (Federal Division) selection as a junior after recording 93 tackles, with 46 resulting in losses including 11 sacks . . . named Plant City’s Co-Outstanding Defensive Player in 2007 . . . also credited with four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a junior . . . caught two passes for 36 yards in 2007 . . . averaged 4.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists for Coach Dale Chambers during the Raiders’ 2007-08 basketball season . . . son of Damandyln Drone . . . born March 9, 1990 . . . majoring in family community services.

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DE | 6-2 | 262 | So. | 1L Plant City, Fla. | Plant City

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Denzel Drone

DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top safeties by Scout.com (No. 69) . . . listed among the country’s top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 83) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio’s top 50 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 44) and Scout.com (No. 47) . . . three-year starter for Coach Brian Hoffman at Hubbard (Ohio) High School . . . had 24 receptions for 489 yards (20.4 avg.) and three touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded two 100-yard receiving games in 2009: vs. Warren Kennedy (2 catches for 105 yards, including a 75-yard TD reception) and Youngstown East (4 for 106) . . . had a career-best eight catches for 91 yards vs. Buckeye . . . registered 75 tackles (46 solos, 29 assists) as a senior, including four sacks . . . also credited with three passes defended and two forced fumbles in 2009 . . . produced eight tackles each vs. Struthers and Cardinal Mooney . . . posted two sacks vs. McKinley . . . tallied a season-high 10 tackles vs. Ravenna Southeast, including a sack . . . returned 12 punts for 110 yards (9.2 avg.) and five kickoffs for 86 yards (17.2 avg.) . . . averaged 35.0 yards on 27 punts as a senior . . . averaged 48.0 yards on two punts vs. Struthers, including a career-long 62-yarder . . . caught 16 passes for 281 yards (17.6 avg.) and four TDs as a junior . . . had five catches for 98 yards and three scores vs. Struthers . . . made 49 tackles (29 solos, 20 assists) in 2008, including two sacks . . . also recorded three interceptions (62 yards) and 11 passes defended as a junior . . . totaled a career-best 11 tackles vs. Aurora, including seven solo stops . . . contributed six tackles vs. Brookfield . . . earned Associated Press Division II All-Ohio Special Mention honors in basketball in 2008-09, playing for Coach Rick Fox . . . averaged 17.1 points for the Eagles his senior year to garner Associated Press All-Northeast Inland Division II ThirdTeam honors . . . son of Evette Drummond . . . born Jan. 29, 1992 . . . no-preference major.

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14 passes for 222 yards (15.9 avg.) and one touchdown as a senior . . . averaged 34.6 yards on 20 punts in 2008, including a season-long 45-yarder . . . registered 39 tackles (14 solos, 25 assists) and two interceptions as a junior . . . also had 10 receptions for 189 yards (18.9 avg.) and two TDs in 2007 . . . averaged 34.1 yards on 28 punts as a junior, including a career-long 69-yarder and 10 kicks downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan linebacker Chris Norman . . . member of Renaissance’s state-record 4x100 relay . . . son of Susan Dixon . . . born May 16, 1991 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human capital and society.

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2011 spartans in 2008 . . . two-way starter (wide receiver and outside linebacker) for Coach Tom Alward at Goodrich (Mich.) High School . . . led the Martians in receptions as a senior, with 40 for 559 yards (14.0 avg.) and five touchdowns . . . recorded 121 tackles, including three sacks, and an interception in 2008 . . . rushed 40 times for 222 yards (5.6 avg.) and nine TDs as a junior . . . produced 153 tackles in 2007 . . . earned All-America honors as a wrestler, compiling a 165-31 career record . . . rated among the nation’s best at 189 pounds in the final rankings for 2008-09: No. 7 by Wrestling USA Magazine and No. 14 by ConnectWrestling.com . . . won back-to-back Division 3 state titles at 189 pounds (2008-09) . . . pinned Dundee’s Justin Heiseman at the 4:38 mark in the 2009 championship bout . . . named to The Flint Journal’s All-Area Wrestling Team . . . selected Co-Wrestler of the Year (upperweight class) by The County Press . . . went 134-1 over his final two seasons, including 67-1 in 2008 and a perfect 67-0 in 2009 . . . his 67 victories represent the school’s singleseason record . . . four-sport athlete also lettered in baseball and track . . . son of Richard and Rebecca Elsworth . . . born Aug. 28, 1991 . . . majoring in zoology. ELSWORTH’S CAREER HIGHS___________________________________________

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Joel Foreman

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LB | 5-9 | 195 | So. | SQ Okemos, Mich. East Lansing Third-year walk-on adds depth at Star linebacker . . . made the transition from safety to outside linebacker during spring drills . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in 2010 . . . earned Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honors twice (vs. Northwestern and Notre Dame) . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Accounted for 1,453 total yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior for Coach Bill Feraco while helping East Lansing (Mich.) High School to an 8-4 record and a trip to the state playoffs . . . completed 123-of-200 throws (.615) for 1,349 yards, 13 TDs and 10 interceptions in 2008 . . . hit 11-of-14 passes for 116 yards and two scores vs. Stevensville Lakeshore . . . connected on 13-of-17 tosses for 193 yards and two TDs vs. Owosso . . . completed 16-of-25 throws for a career-high 205 yards and two TDs vs. Grand Ledge . . . rushed for 104 yards and four TDs as a senior . . . averaged 35.5 yards on 49 punts, including seven kicks downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line . . . averaged 43.4 yards on five punts vs. Haslett, including a 62-yarder and three kicks downed inside the opponent’s 20 . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan offensive lineman Blake Treadwell . . . two-year starter at Okemos (Mich.) High School before transferring to East Lansing for his senior year . . . produced 949 total yards and eight TDs in 2007 . . . threw for 547 yards, six TDs and six interceptions as a junior . . . ran for 402 yards and two scores in 2007 . . . also averaged 33.0 yards per punt as a junior . . . accounted for 735 total yards in 2006 . . . son of Dino and Anita Folino . . . born Sept. 12, 1990 . . . his oldest brother Anthony lettered as a free safety for the Spartans in 1994 . . . his brother John was a four-year letterman as a defender on the MSU soccer team . . . majoring in advertising.

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OL | 6-4 | 300 | Jr. | JC Lakewood, Calif. Cerritos College JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: JCFootball.com/JC Grid-Wire and SuperPrep JUCO All-American . . . also selected California Community College Football Coaches Association All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s Top 100 JUCO players

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by SuperPrep (No. 32) . . . rated among the country’s top five JUCO offensive linemen by SuperPrep (No. 4) . . . named All-California Region IV and First-Team All-National Division Northern Conference in 2010 . . . two-year starter for Coach Frank Mazzotta at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., helping the Falcons to a combined record of 18-5 . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Falcons average nearly 185 rushing yards per game and score 23 rushing touchdowns in 2010 . . . Cerritos amassed 409 rushing yards in a 48-28 victory over Long Beach City College . . . appeared in all 11 games as a freshman in 2009, including 10 starting assignments . . . second-team all-conference selection helped the Falcons average 412 total yards, including 185 rushing yards, and 38 points per game in 2009 . . . invited to play in two postseason all-star games following his senior season at Mayfair High School in Lakewood, Calif. . . . named to the Long Beach PressTelegram Dream Team as a high school senior . . . second-team all-state selection in 2008 . . . named All-CIF and first-team all-league as a junior . . . tabbed Suburban League Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2008 . . . recognized on the Alga Foundation All-Star Team as a junior . . . also voted into the Lakewood (Calif.) Youth Hall of Fame . . . given name is Fouimalo Fonoti . . . nicknamed “Fou” . . . son of Pagi and Linda Etevati . . . born Nov. 15, 1991 . . . cousin of former Spartan offensive tackle Siitupe and defensive tackle Domata Peko . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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OG | 6-4 | 315 | Sr.-5 | 3L Highland, Mich. | Milford Fifth-year senior enters his fourth year as the starting left guard . . . will be MSU’s first four-year starter on the offensive line since Tony Mandarich (offensive tackle, 1985-88) . . . featured on Preseason Watch Lists for the Lombardi Award (college lineman of the year) and the Outland Trophy (nation’s best interior lineman) . . . Preseason All-America selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team) . . . ranks No. 76 on Rivals.com’s countdown of the nation’s top 100 players . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible offensive guards by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 6) . . . also rated among the country’s offensive guards by Lindy’s (No. 6) . . . ranked the No. 1 offensive guard in the Big Ten by ESPN.com . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Sporting News (first team), Lindy’s (first team), Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (first team), Athlon Sports (first team) and Blue Ribbon Yearbook (first team) . . . rated the Big Ten’s “best run blocker” by Lindy’s . . . featured on the Big Ten Legends Division Preseason All-Star Team by ESPN.com . . . participated only in non-contact drills during the spring as he continued to recover from wrist and ankle injuries . . . three-year letterman has started 36 of 38 career games, including 22 consecutive starts at left guard . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Named thirdteam All-American by Phil Steele . . . second-team All-Big Ten selection by Rivals.com and Phil Steele . . . All-Big Ten honorable mention by both the league’s coaches and media . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the third straight year . . . named recipient of MSU’s Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award (offense) . . . started all 13 games at left guard in 2010 . . . helped the Spartan ground game eclipse the 200-yard mark on five occasions, including a season-best 297 yards vs. Western Michigan (37 carries) . . . also played a key role in helping Edwin Baker (1,201 rushing yards) become just the sixth sophomore in MSU history to reach the 1,000-yard season milestone . . . selected Lineman of the Week for the fifth time in 2010, as the Spartans scored touchdowns on three-straight fourthquarter possessions to rally from 15 points down for a 35-31 victory over Purdue . . . named Lineman of the Week vs. Minnesota, as MSU’s ground attack produced 189 yards and four rushing TDs . . . shared Lineman of the Week honors with his teammates after the Spartans amassed a season-best 536 total yards, including 249 rushing yards, at No. 18 Michigan . . . earned Lineman of the Week honors vs. No. 11 Wisconsin, as MSU produced 444 total yards, including 175 yards on the ground, in a 34-24 victory . . . tabbed Lineman of the Week vs. Notre Dame, as the Spartans gained 477 yards, including 203 rushing yards, in an overtime win . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Named to ESPN.com’s Big Ten All-Bowl Team for his performance in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . First-Team All-Sophomore selection by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . named third-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second straight year . . . started 12 games at left guard (DNP vs. Wisconsin due to an ankle injury) in 2009 . . . did not allow a sack in the regular season (approximately 300 passing plays) . . . selected Lineman of the Week three times: vs. Montana State, Western Michigan and Purdue . . . after missing the second half at Notre Dame and the entire game at Wisconsin with an ankle injury, returned to the starting lineup against Michigan and played a season-high 81 snaps . . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Earned first-team Freshman All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News, Rivals.com and Phil Steele . . . Academic All-Big Ten

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RECEIVING 2010

G/GS REC. YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 13/1 14 175 12.5 1 49 13.5

RUSHING 2010

ATT YDS AVG TD LG 7 62 8.9 1 22

KICKOFF RETURNS 2010

NO. YDS. AVG. TD 15 336 22.4 0

OT | 6-6 | 315 | So. | 1L North Royalton, Ohio North Royalton

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Third-year player is the projected starter at left tackle following an impressive spring . . . made the transition from defensive tackle to offensive tackle during the team’s bowl practices . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in seven games in 2010 while working behind Jerel Worthy and Anthony Rashad White at defensive tackle . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . made one stop vs. Northern Colorado . . . recorded two tackles, a quarterback hurry and pass break-up in his Spartan debut vs. Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top strongside defensive ends by Rivals.com (No. 21) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 108) . . . listed among Ohio’s top seniors by The Plain Dealer (No. 13) and Rivals.com (No. 22) . . . rated the state’s best blocker among tight ends by OhioVarsity.com . . . also ranked among the state’s top tight ends by OhioVarsity.com (No. 6 overall) . . . selected to play in the 2009 Ohio North-South All-Star Classic . . . three-year starter for Coach Nick Ciulli at North Royalton (Ohio) High School . . . honorable mention Associated Press Northeast Lakes All- District (Division I) selection as a senior . . . sidelined for five games in 2008 with a broken hand . . . earned second-team All-Ohio and first-team All-Northeast Ohio Conference (Lake Division) honors as a junior . . . made 150 combined tackles over his junior and senior seasons, including 13 sacks . . . recorded a career-best four sacks vs. Revere in 2007 . . . three-year starter for the North Royalton basketball team . . . averaged 13.2 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior for the Bears . . . AP Northeast Lakes All-District first-team selection in basketball as a junior . . . son of John and Judy France . . . born April 1, 1991 . . . graduated with a 3.5 grade-point average . . . majoring in hospitality business.

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Second-year player should push for playing time at flanker in 2010 . . . has displayed a knack for producing big plays . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games in 2010 . . . multi-dimensional threat finished sixth on the team with 573 all-purpose yards . . . had 14 receptions for 175 yards (12.5 avg.) . . . 12 of his 14 catches came over the last six games of the season (for 146 yards) . . . averaged 8.9 yards per rush (7 attempts for 62 yards) . . . returned 15 kickoffs for 336 yards, averaging a team-best 22.4 yards per return . . . his 336 kickoff return yards ranked second on the team, behind Martin . . . accounted for a career-best 161 all-purpose yards vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . caught two passes for 56 yards against the Crimson Tide and scored MSU’s only touchdown on a 49-yard reception from Keith Nichol in the fourth quarter . . . returned four kickoffs for 105 yards vs. Alabama, including a season-long 39-yarder . . . earned his first career start at No. 18 Iowa with Martin sidelined with an Achilles injury and produced 105 all-purpose yards . . . with the injury to Martin, he assumed an increased role during the second half of MSU’s comeback victory at Northwestern, scoring on a 22-yard reverse in the third quarter and hauling in a 21-yard pass from Aaron Bates on a fake punt to keep a fourth-quarter TD drive alive as MSU pulled to within a field goal . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . sat out the entire 2009 season with a stress fracture in his foot . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 72) . . . rated among the nation’s top wide receivers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 80) . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 15), Rivals.com (No. 15), The Detroit News (No. 16) and Detroit Free Press (No. 16) . . . named to the Detroit Free Press All-State Team (Division 4) . . . honorable mention all-state selection as an all-purpose player by the Associated Press . . . selected to the All-County Dream Team by The Oakland Press and All-North Team by The Detroit News . . . two-year starter for Coach Dan MacLean at Detroit Country Day High School in Beverly Hills, Mich., helping the Yellow Jackets advance to the 2008 Division 4 state championship game . . . accounted for 1,478 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior . . . had 32 receptions for 683 yards (21.3 avg.) and six TDs in 2008 . . . rushed 52 times for 455 yards (8.8 avg.) and eight TDs as a senior . . . returned five punts for 218 yards (43.5 avg.), including an 80-yarder for a score vs. Dearborn . . . also returned five kickoffs for 122 yards (24.4 avg.) . . . produced 160 all-purpose yards (11 rushes for 76 yards and 5 catches for 84 yards) vs. Holland Christian in the 2008 state championship game . . . accounted for 265 all-purpose yards and scored three rushing TDs vs. Muskegon Heights in the state semifinals . . . had 12 receptions for 265 yards (22.1 avg.) and four TDs as a junior . . . sidelined for five games during the 2007 campaign with a broken collarbone . . . caught 44 career passes for 903 yards (20.5 avg.) and 10 TDs . . . rushed 58 times for 542 career yards (9.3 avg.) and nine TDs . . . won the Oakland County 100-meter and state long jump titles in 2008 . . . member of the Yellow Jackets’ 2007 state championship basketball team . . . son of Bennie Fowler Jr. and Teresa Gueyser . . . born June 10, 1991 . . . majoring in hospitality business.

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WR | 6-1 | 215 | So. | 1L Bloomfield, Mich. Detroit Country Day

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Receptions: 3, vs. Iowa (10/30/10) Receiving Yards: 56, vs. Alabama (1/1/11) TD Receptions: 1, vs. Alabama (1/1/11) Carries: 3, vs. Minnesota (11/6/10) Rushing Yards: 22, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) Rushing TDs: 1, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) Kickoff Returns: 4, twice (last vs. Alabama, 1/1/11) Kickoff Return Yards: 105, vs. Alabama (1/1/11) All-Purpose Yards: 161, vs. Alabama (1/1/11)

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selection . . . started 11 of 13 games at left guard in 2008 . . . played a key role in helping produce the NCAA’s fourth-leading rusher, Javon Ringer, who averaged 125.9 yards per game . . . recorded a season-high three pancake blocks in Michigan State’s 35-21 victory at Michigan, as Ringer rushed for 194 yards and two scores . . . allowed only two sacks in nearly 350 passing plays during the regular season . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state’s top 30 seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 19) and The Detroit News (No. 26) . . . earned first-team all-state (Division 1) honors from the Detroit Free Press . . . selected all-area by The Oakland Press and All-Metro North by The Detroit News . . . named Kensington Valley Conference Offensive MVP in 2006 . . . three-year starter on both sides of the football for Coach Pat Fox at Milford High School in Highland, Mich. . . . served as the team’s offensive captain as a senior . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Mavericks rush for 3,300 yards in 2006 . . . recorded 42 tackles as a senior, including seven sacks . . . earned all-area and all-league honors as a junior . . . key figure on an offensive line that helped produce four 1,000-yard rushers over his last three seasons . . . registered 105 career tackles, including 17 sacks . . . also lettered in track and field . . . son of Rick and Boni Foreman . . . born Sept. 13, 1988 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in criminal justice.

Third-year player will push for playing time at defensive end in 2011 . . . posted five tackles, including a half sack (4 yards), in the second spring scrimmage . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 11 games in 2010, primarily as a designated pass-rusher .

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. . credited with six tackles (5 solos, 1 assist), including two for losses (3 yards) and one quarterback hurry . . . produced a 1-yard tackle for loss vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . recorded a season-best two tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, in his Spartan debut vs. Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON: Sat out the entire 2009 regular season for academic reasons . . . joined the active roster prior to the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl and participated in bowl practices in San Antonio, Texas . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 12, 2009, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . earned first-team All-Ohio, first-team all-district and first-team All-Lake Erie League honors in 2007 . . . recorded 91 tackles as a senior, with 30 resulting in losses including 14.5 sacks . . . also blocked four field goals, forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble in 2007 . . . four-year letterman for Coach Jeff Rotsky at Cleveland Heights (Ohio) High School . . . originally signed a National Letter of Intent to attend West Virginia coming out of high school . . . born Sept. 22, 1989 . . . son of Pamela Sloan and nephew of Calvin Locke . . . majoring in sociology.

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LB | 6-1 | 228 | So. | SQ Detroit, Mich. Clarenceville

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Tackles: 4, vs. Wisconsin (10/2/10) Tackles for Loss: 1, vs. Minnesota (11/6/10)

Third-year player opens preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at Sam linebacker . . . credited with four tackles for the Green team in the April 30 spring game . . . led the team with eight tackles in the second spring scrimmage, including a 5-yard sack . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Made his only appearance of the 2010 season in Week 4 vs. Northern Colorado and posted a tackle . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week three times (vs. Western Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota) . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Montana State . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 59) . . . ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 15) and Tom Lemming (No. 24) . . . rated among the country’s top weakside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 24) . . . listed among the state’s top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 10), Lansing State Journal (No. 13) and The Detroit News (No. 14) . . . selected to play in the 2009 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game . . . named to The Detroit News (Division 5-6) and Detroit Free Press (Division 5) All-State Teams . . . selected to The Detroit News All-Metro West and Detroit Free Press All-West Teams . . . three-year starter for Coach Ryan Irish at Clarenceville High School in Livonia, Mich. . . . two-time Metro Conference Defensive MVP . . . recorded 100 tackles in 2008, with 15 resulting in losses including five sacks, and forced five fumbles . . . had 12 catches for 225 yards (18.8 avg.) as a senior . . . rushed 45 times for 375 yards (8.3 avg.) in 2008 . . . accounted for six total touchdowns as a senior . . . registered 97 tackles and seven interceptions in 2007 . . . also credited with nine forced fumbles as a junior . . . scored 10 total TDs in 2007 . . . his career totals include 238 tackles, eight sacks, seven interceptions, 11 forced fumbles and 18 total TDs . . . four-year letterman in both basketball and track . . . his 10.9 in the 100 ranked among the best times in Trojan track history . . . graduated from high school with a 3.3 grade-point average . . . son of Jerome and Kimberly Gainer . . . born April 8, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in hospitality business.

Steve Gardiner

including his first career tackle for loss (1 yard) . . . returned a kickoff 10 yards vs. Illinois . . . tallied a career-best four tackles vs. Wisconsin . . . posted three stops vs. Northern Colorado . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in seven games in 2009 and recorded four tackles . . . posted two tackles each vs. Western Michigan and Purdue . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top inside linebackers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 18) . . . rated among the country’s top linebackers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 18 inside), Scout. com (No. 19 weakside) and Rivals.com (No. 67 outside) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by Scouts, Inc. (No. 43) and SuperPrep (No. 54) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among Ohio’s top seniors by Scouts, Inc. (No. 14), Scout.com (No. 15) and Rivals.com (No. 47) . . . Associated Press Central All-District first-team selection as a senior . . . earned second-team All-Metro honors in 2007 from The Columbus Dispatch . . . three-year starter for Coach Mark Crabtree at Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio . . . set school single-season records for tackles (172) and tackles for loss (24) as a senior while helping Coffman (13-1) advance to the Division I state semifinals . . . also became the Shamrocks’ all-time leader in tackles (363) in 2007 . . . recorded 125 tackles (68 solos, 57 assists) as a junior, with six resulting in losses including two sacks . . . also intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble in 2006 . . . rushed for 1,036 yards (6.0 avg.) and 11 touchdowns as a junior . . . registered 65 tackles and one interception as a sophomore . . . two-year starter for the Shamrocks’ basketball team . . . son of Bob and Susan Gardiner . . . born Jan. 31, 1990 . . . majoring in packaging.

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LB | 6-1 | 222 | Jr. | 2L Dublin, Ohio | Coffman Fourth-year player will compete for playing time at both the Star and Mike linebacker positions . . . produced five tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss, for the White team in the April 30 spring game . . . two-year letterman has played in 20 career games and recorded 25 tackles . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games in 2010 . . . recorded 21 tackles (6 solos, 15 assists) . . . ranked second on the team in special teams tackles with 13 . . . made three tackles vs. Purdue . . . registered three solo stops vs. Minnesota,

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GS/G UT 2009 7/0 3 2010 13/0 6 Career 20/0 9

AT 1 15 16

TM 4 21 25

TFL 0-0 1-1 1-1

SACKS INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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PBU 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0

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DE | 6-7 | 280 | So. | 1L Detroit, Mich. | Southeastern Second-year player will compete with Denzel Drone for a starting position at defensive end . . . ranked No. 9 defensive end in the Big Ten by ESPN.com . . . contributed four tackles, including one for a loss, and a pass break-up in the second spring scrimmage . . . 2010 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in the first 10 games of the 2010 season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury vs. Minnesota . . . registered 13 tackles and five quarterback hurries . . . recorded a career-high five stops, including a half tackle for loss (1 yard), at No. 18 Iowa . . . posted two tackles, including a half sack for 2 yards, and broke up a pass vs. Illinois . . . made two stops vs. No. 11 Wisconsin . . . credited with two QB hurries vs. Northern Colorado . . . tallied three tackles vs. Florida Atlantic while playing in his hometown, Detroit’s Ford Field . . . . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . . MaxPreps, SuperPrep, PrepStar (Dream Team) and EA SPORTS All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top prospects by Tom Lemming (No. 12), Rivals.com (No. 21), Lindy’s (No. 21), Athlon Sports (No. 24), Scout.com (No. 29), ESPNU 150 (No. 42) and Sporting News (No. 60) . . . ranked among the country’s top defensive ends by Tom Lemming (No. 3), Rivals.com (No. 3 strongside), Scouts, Inc. (No. 3), Scout.com (No. 4), Lindy’s (No. 5), Athlon Sports (No. 5) and Max Emfinger (No. 9) . . . listed among the nation’s top defensive linemen by SuperPrep (No. 13) . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 4) and SuperPrep (No. 4) . . . rated the state’s No. 1 senior by The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Rivals.com, Scout.com and Lansing State Journal . . . two-year starter and two-time all-state selection for Coach Donshell English at Southeastern High School in Detroit, Mich., helping the Jungaleers to a combined record of 20-4 (.833) . . . recorded a career-best 115 tackles as a senior, with 44 resulting in losses including 27 sacks . . . forced 10 fumbles and blocked two punts in 2009 . . . posted double-figure tackles in eight games as a senior, including 14 each in back-toback games vs. Brother Rice and John Glenn . . . tallied 12 tackles vs. King, including four sacks, and forced two fumbles . . . made nine stops vs. Mumford, including four sacks, and returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown . . . also had four receptions for 39

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SN | 6-2 | 222 | Fr. | HS Jackson, Tenn. University School of Jackson

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TE | 6-5 | 250 | Fr. | RS Ann Arbor, Mich. | Huron

LB | 6-0 | 230 | So. | 1L Fort Wayne, Ind. Bishop Luers

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Third-year player opens preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at Mike linebacker . . . made the transition from fullback back to his natural position in the spring after shedding 25 pounds from his frame (since the bowl game) . . . led the Green team with eight tackles in the April 30 spring game . . . produced two tackles for loss in the second spring scrimmage, including a 15-yard sack . . . intercepted a pass in the first spring scrimmage . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010 . . . made the switch from linebacker to fullback after Josh Rouse suffered a season-ending neck injury in the season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . led the team with 16 tackles (7 solos, 9 assists) on special teams . . . returned a kickoff 14 yards vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . matched his career high with three tackles vs. Purdue . . . his 16-yard reception vs. Minnesota set up a third-quarter field goal . . . registered two stops each vs. Western Michigan, Notre Dame, No. 18 Michigan and Illinois . . . recorded a career-best three tackles vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Tom Lemming (No. 19) . . . rated among the country’s top strongside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 25) . . . listed among the nation’s top inside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 36) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 45) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 56) . . . rated among

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Second-year walk-on provides depth at tight end . . . caught two passes for 20 yards in the second spring scrimmage . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Firstteam all-area and all-conference selection as a senior for Coach Cory Gildersleeve at Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. . . . two-year starter saw action at tight end, slot back, defensive end and linebacker during his prep career . . . rushed 20 times for 299 yards (14.9 avg.) and three touchdowns in 2009 . . . had 11 catches for 138 yards (12.5 avg.) and two scores as a senior . . . recorded 69 tackles, with 12 resulting in losses including six sacks, plus forced and recovered two fumbles in 2009 . . . carried six times for 120 yards vs. Saline, including an 80-yard TD run . . . also registered a career-best 15 tackles and returned an interception 48 yards for a score vs. Saline . . . caught six passes for 92 yards (15.3 avg.) and two TDs as a junior . . . also lettered in basketball for the River Rats . . . son of Marc and Kim Gleichert . . . born Jan. 13, 1992 . . . majoring in chemical engineering.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top long snappers by Chris Rubio (No. 15) . . . two-year starter at right guard and long snapper for Coach Mickey Marley at University School of Jackson (Tenn.) . . . earned honorable mention all-region as a senior . . . also received All-West Tennessee honorable mention from The Jackson Sun in 2010 . . . credited with only one bad snap in 78 attempts as a junior . . . invited to participate in Rubio’s “Top 12” Camp in the summer of 2010 . . . son of Chris and Mary Ann Giampapa . . . born March 3, 1993 . . . pre-medical major.

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GS/G UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2010 10/0 3 10 13 1-3 0.5-2 0-0 1 0 0

Second-year walk-on adds depth at Sam linebacker . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Honorable mention all-state selection by The Associated Press, The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press as a senior . . . also named Academic All-State honorable mention . . . selected first-team all-area by The Flint Journal as a defensive back in 2009 . . . three-time All-Flint Metro League selection for Coach Jeff Setzke at Fenton (Mich.) High School . . . compiled a 14-6 record as a two-year starter at quarterback and led the Tigers to the league championship in 2008 and back-to-back playoff appearances in 2008-09 . . . named team’s Offensive MVP after accounting for 2,200 total yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior . . . rushed 182 times for a school-record 1,361 yards (7.5 avg.) and 16 TDs in 2009 . . . completed 64-of-159 passes (.403) for 839 yards, seven TDs and eight interceptions as a senior . . . recorded 49 tackles, including three for losses, three pass break-ups and three forced fumbles in 2009 . . . carried 29 times for a school-record 265 yards and four TDs vs. Brandon . . . his 265 rushing yards vs. Brandon also set the Flint Metro League record for a quarterback . . . rushed 30 times for 229 yards and two scores vs. Rochester Adams . . . produced 1,840 total yards and 20 TDs as a junior . . . ran 151 times for 888 yards (5.9 avg.) and 13 TDs in 2008 . . . connected on 68-of-140 throws (.486) for 952 yards, seven TDs and six interceptions as a junior . . . credited with 28 tackles, including four for losses, and three PBUs in 2008 . . . recorded five 100-yard rushing games as a junior, including 19 carries for a season-high 145 yards and a score vs. Lapeer West . . . accounted for 232 total yards and three TDs vs. Lapeer West . . . scored five TDs vs. Flint Kearsley . . . accounted for 220 total yards and two scores in his debut as the starting quarterback vs. Swartz Creek in the 2008 season opener . . . earned first-team all-conference honors as a sophomore after registering 52 tackles, including four sacks . . . had 12 receptions for 244 yards (20.3 avg.) and four TDs as a tight end in 2007 . . . also lettered in basketball and baseball . . . helped the Tigers win back-to-back league basketball titles as a junior and senior . . . named first-team all-conference in basketball as a senior . . . scored a season-high 22 points and collected 12 rebounds vs. Lapeer West in 2009-10 . . . son of Jeff and Shelley Hamilton . . . born Aug. 7, 1991 . . . father Jeff played six seasons as a third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers and won a World Series Championship ring in 1988 . . . no-preference major.

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LB | 6-0 | 230 | Fr. | RS Fenton, Mich. | Fenton

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Tackles: 5, vs. Iowa (10/30/10) Tackles for Loss: 0.5, twice (last vs. Iowa, 10/30/10) Sacks: 0.5, vs. Illinois (10/16/10)

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yards (9.8 avg.) and two TDs in 2009 . . . registered 101 tackles as a junior, including 37 for losses, while anchoring a defensive unit that recorded six shutouts . . . led the Public School League in tackles (101 - tied) and sacks (15) in 2008 . . . reached double-digit tackles in seven games as a junior . . . two-year starter at Mumford High School before transferring to Southeastern . . . made 108 stops, including 19 sacks, and two interceptions as a sophomore . . . had 29 catches for 503 yards (17.3 avg.) and nine TDs in 2007 . . . totaled 75 tackles, including nine sacks, as a freshman . . . also had 26 receptions for 467 yards (17.8 avg.) and five scores in 2006 . . . nicknamed “Too Tall” . . . cousin Vernon Gholston earned All-Big Ten honors at Ohio State before being selected in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New York Jets . . . born July 31, 1991 . . . no-preference major.

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2011 spartans the state’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 7) . . . featured on the 2008 Butkus Award High School Watch List . . . four-year starter for Coach Matt Lindsay at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. . . . two-time Associated Press All-State (Class 2A) selection . . . twotime Top 50 All-State selection by the Indiana Football Coaches Association . . . named to the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette’s All-Northeast Team . . . two-time All-Summit Athletic Conference pick . . . recorded 113 tackles, four fumble recoveries and an interception as a senior . . . posted 21 tackles for loss, including 7.5 sacks, in 2008 . . . played his best all-around game of the 2008 season vs. Fort Wayne Snider, posting 15 tackles including four sacks . . . produced 145 tackles as a junior, including 13 sacks . . . made 434 career tackles . . . set school record with 32 career sacks, breaking the mark previously held by Anthony Spencer (Dallas Cowboys) . . . also lettered in baseball and wrestling for the Knights . . . son of Lawrence and Scherry Hammock . . . born Feb. 25, 1991 . . . majoring in family community services.

all-conference choice . . . voted Fort Ancient Valley Conference Co-Athlete of the Year as a senior . . . produced five sacks in 2010 . . . named to Cincinnati Enquirer’s All-Area (Division II-VI) Team as a junior . . . recorded 41 tackles (22 solos, 19 assists) in 2009, finishing third in the conference with 6.5 sacks . . . registered two sacks each vs. Aiken and Northwest . . . recovered two fumbles vs. Western Hills . . . son of Chauncey and Kim Heath . . . born June 18, 1993 . . . majoring in general management.

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LB | 6-0 | 206 | Fr. | HS Silver Spring, Md. DeMatha Catholic HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 32) and Rivals.com (No. 35) . . . listed among the country’s top safeties by Scout.com (No. 67) . . . rated among the Mid-Atlantic’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 19) . . . named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Team . . . listed among Maryland’s Top 10 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 10) . . . played in the 2010 Chesapeake Bowl in Towson, Md. . . . two-year starter for Coach Bill McGregor at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. . . . selected first-team All-Gameday linebacker (private schools) by GamedayMD.com . . . honorable mention all-state pick (big schools) as a running back . . . named firstteam all-county . . . recorded 83 tackles, including five sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior . . . also accounted for 962 combined yards (rushing and receiving) and five touchdowns in 2010 . . . rushed 92 times for 793 yards (8.6 avg.) as a senior, including two 100-yard games (12 carries for 114 yards vs. O’Connell and 19 attempts for 159 yards vs. St. John’s) . . . had five receptions for 169 yards (33.8 avg.) in 2010 . . . produced 168 combined yards on just 11 touches vs. Good Counsel (nine rushes for 89 yards and two catches for 79 yards, including a 71-yard TD grab) . . . earned thirdteam all-league honors as a junior after registering 40 tackles, including four sacks . . . son of Alan and Lisa Harris . . . father Alan played running back at Virginia Tech (lettered in 1982, ’84 and ’85) . . . born March 31, 1993 . . . majoring in journalism.

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DE | 6-5 | 270 | Fr. | HS Cincinnati, Ohio Mount Healthy HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the Ohio All-Stars in the June 18 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pa. . . . rated among the nation’s top defensive ends by Scout.com (No. 26) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 49) . . . three-year starter for Coach Arvie Crouch at Mount Healthy High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . two-time first-team All-Ohio (Division II) selection by The Associated Press . . . named AP All-Ohio Division II Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . two-time first-team AP Southwest All-District pick . . . selected AP Southwest All-District Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 . . . two-time first-team

Second-year player heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at free safety, behind veteran Trenton Robinson . . . totaled four tackles for the Green Team in the April 30 spring game . . . made the transition from cornerback to safety during spring ball . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2010 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C. . . . rated among the nation’s top cornerbacks by Scout.com (No. 10), Max Emfinger (No. 22), Scouts, Inc. (No. 24) and Rivals.com (No. 42) . . . ranked among the nation’s top defensive backs by Tom Lemming (No. 12), Athlon Sports (No. 31) and Phil Steele (No. 48) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the state’s top seniors by Scout.com (No. 3), Rivals.com (No. 8), The Detroit News (No. 18), Lansing State Journal (No. 18) and Detroit Free Press (No. 22) . . . two-year starter for Coach Antonio Watts at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . recorded 44 tackles and four interceptions as a senior in 2009 despite being sidelined for three games with a sprained ankle . . . rushed 104 times for 685 yards (6.6 avg.) and four touchdowns as a junior . . . posted two 100-yard rushing games in 2008: vs. Cooley (13 carries for 165 yards and 2 TDs) and Mumford (22 for 161) . . . also credited with 15 tackles (9 solos, 6 assists), one interception and seven passes defended as a junior . . . registered nine tackles (5 solos, 4 assists), three passes defended and forced a fumble vs. Ford . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan cornerback Dana Dixon and linebacker Chris Norman . . . also competed in track and field . . . son of Renee and Reggie Hill . . . born Jan. 21, 1993 . . . no-preference major.

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RB | 5-7 | 180 | Fr. | RS Chelsea, Mich. | Chelsea Second-year player will push for playing time as a tailback and kick returner . . . 2010 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after missing the last 11 games of the regular season with a knee injury . . . made his only appearance in the 2010 season opener vs. Western Michigan and carried once for 2 yards . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . rushed five times for 51 yards, including a 31yard gain and a 3-yard touchdown run, in the 2010 Green-White spring game . . . gained 79 yards on 17 carries and scored on TD runs of 1 and 4 yards in the second spring scrimmage . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top all-purpose backs by Rivals.com (No. 9) and Max Emfinger (No. 17) . . . rated among the country’s top tailbacks by Tom Lemming (No. 17) . . . listed among the nation’s top running backs by Scout.com (No. 41) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 9), Detroit Free Press (No. 11), Scout.com (No. 11) and The Detroit News (No. 12) . . . four-year starter for Coach Brad Bush at Chelsea (Mich.) High School, helping the Bulldogs to a combined record of 38-9 (.809) . . . two-time all-state selection . . . named 2009 Associated Press Division 3-4 Player of the Year after rushing for 1,989 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior . . . also selected Washtenaw County Player of the Year by AnnArbor.com . . . carried 36 times for 254 yards and three scores vs. Carleton Airport, including a 58-yard TD run with 1:42 left that helped send the Division 3 playoff game into overtime tied at

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If healthy, fourth-year lineman will compete for playing time at right tackle in 2011 . . . started at right tackle for the Green in the April 30 spring game . . . athletic enough to play tackle or guard . . . has been sidelined for the last two seasons with a shoulder injury . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Sat out the entire 2010 campaign with a shoulder injury . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Sat out the entire 2009 season with a shoulder injury . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the state’s top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 30), SpartanMag.com (No. 30) and Scout.com (No. 34) . . . two-year, two-way starter at North Branch (Mich.) High School . . . first-team all-state selection as a senior by The Associated Press (Division 3-4) and Detroit Free Press (Division 4) . . . a finalist for the Mid-Michigan Touchdown Club’s Great 8 Award as the state’s top offensive lineman in 2007 . . . named to the Tuscola County Advertiser’s Dream Team . . . earned first-team All-Tri-Valley East honors as both an offensive and defensive

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Fourth-year player heads into his second season as the starting left end . . . two-year letterman has played in 28 career games and has made 49 tackles, with 4.0 resulting in losses (13 yards) including three sacks (12 yards) . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Presented the Danziger Award as the team’s outstanding Detroit-area player . . . appeared in all 13 games in 2010, including nine starts at left end . . . had a career-high 36 tackles, including three sacks (12 yards), to go along with four quarterback hurries . . . . registered five tackles at Penn State . . . posted three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, and a QB hurry vs. Purdue . . . recorded 18 tackles, including three sacks, in back-to-back games against Illinois and Northwestern . . . selected Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week (shared the honor with Wisconsin’s J.J. Watt) after matching his career high with nine tackles, including a career-best two sacks (5 yards) and forced a fumble at Northwestern . . . with the Spartans trailing 7-0 late in the first quarter, he ended another Northwestern scoring threat, forcing Jacob Schmidt to fumble on a first-and-goal play from the MSU 1-yard line that Johnny Adams recovered . . . tallied a career-high nine tackles, including a 7-yard sack, two QB hurries and a pass break-up against the Illini . . . recovered a fumble in the season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 13 games in 2009 as a defensive end . . . finished the season with 13 tackles . . . tied his career high with three tackles and a pass break-up in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . recorded two tackles, including a half sack, vs. Penn State . . . saw significant playing time and collected two tackles at Minnesota, filling in for an injured Anderson . . . produced two tackles vs. Northwestern . . . recorded three tackles in the season opener vs. Montana State . . . 2008 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after missing the last 10 games of the 2008 season with a shoulder injury . . . made brief appearances in two games (vs. Eastern Michigan and Florida Atlantic) . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Notre Dame . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:

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Tackles: 9, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 10/23/10) Tackles for Loss: 2, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) Sacks: 2, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) Pass Break-ups: 1, three times (last vs. Illinois, 10/16/10)

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Third-year player adds depth at tight end . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in 11 games in 2010 while working behind Charlie Gantt and Brian Linthicum at tight end . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the 2009 Ohio North-South All-Star Classic . . . had two catches for 26 yards for the North, including a 9-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter . . . rated among the nation’s top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 64) . . . named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state’s top tight ends by OhioVarsity.com (No. 9) . . . three-year starter at tight end and outside linebacker for Coach Frank Horvath at Vermilion (Ohio) High School . . . honorable mention All-Ohio selection in 2008 . . . earned first-team All-West Shore Conference, first-team All-Lorain County and first-team Associated Press Northeast Lakes All-District (Division III) honors as a senior . . . selected as the team’s Lineman of the Year in 2008 . . . recorded 44 tackles as a senior . . . had 15 receptions for 135 yards (9.0 avg.) in 2008 . . . credited with 130 career tackles . . . three-year letterman on the Vermilion basketball team . . . son of Danielle Hoebing . . . born Jan. 4, 1991 . . . member of the National Honor Society . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human capital and society.

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Enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 7, 2008, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report All-American . . . rated among the nation’s top strongside defensive ends by Rivals.com (No. 19) . . . ranked among the country’s top defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 88) . . . listed among the nation’s top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 35) . . . rated among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 41) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by Scout.com (No. 7), Detroit Free Press (No. 8), Lansing State Journal (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 9), The Detroit News (No. 12) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 19) . . . named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams . . . selected to The Detroit News All-North and All-Metro Teams . . . three-year starter at defensive end for Coach Tab Kellepourey at Novi (Mich.) High School . . . also started at offensive tackle for the Wildcats in 2007 . . . recorded 109 tackles as a senior, with 12 resulting in losses including eight sacks . . . also credited with six quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles and three pass break-ups in 2007 . . . posted 87 tackles as a junior, with six for losses including three sacks . . . had six pass break-ups and a fumble recovery in 2006 . . . three-year letterman in basketball . . . named Kensington Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a junior . . . son of Mike and Angie Hoover . . . born Jan. 28, 1990 . . . majoring in studio art.

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lineman in 2007 . . . produced a school single-season record 79 pancake blocks as a senior while playing for Coach Pat Forster . . . recorded 87 tackles (33 solos, 54 assists) as a defensive tackle in 2007, including 6.5 sacks . . . also credited with nine forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, four pass breakups and two blocked punts as a senior . . . first-team All-Tri-Valley East selection as a defensive lineman in 2006 . . . posted 38 tackles as a junior, with 13 resulting in losses including three sacks . . . had three catches for 29 yards and two touchdowns as a tight end during his junior season . . . two-year starter for the Broncos’ basketball team . . . listed among the state’s top senior power forwards (No. 9), according to MLive.com’s midseason rankings . . . ranked among the state’s top senior centers by GreatLakesHoops.com (No. 3) . . . earned second-team All-Thumb and firstteam All-Tri- Valley East honors as a junior after averaging 15.3 points and 8.1 rebounds . . . shot better than 60 percent from the field in 2006-07 . . . two-year starter in football and basketball at North Branch Wesleyan before transferring to North Branch . . . son of Rick and Kellie Hueter . . . born Jan. 4, 1990 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in economics.

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with six tackles (4 solos, 2 assists) . . . posted two tackles and forced a fumble at Ohio State . . . made two stops at Wisconsin . . . tallied two tackles, including a 17-yard sack, in his collegiate debut vs. UAB . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played in June 2007 Ohio North-South Classic in Columbus . . . participated in the 2007 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. . . . SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 14) and Rivals.com (No. 15) . . . rated among the nation’s top defensive linemen by SuperPrep (No. 42) . . . listed among the country’s top defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 30) . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 25), Scouts, Inc. (No. 34) and Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report (No. 74) . . . rated among the state’s top 10 seniors by Scout.com (No. 5) . . . named Associated Press Division I All-Ohio (first team) . . . earned first-team alldistrict and first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference honors . . . three-year starter for Coach Paul Jenne at Hilliard (Ohio) Darby High School . . . recorded 78 tackles, including six sacks, as a senior . . . produced 80 tackles, including eight sacks, as a junior . . . finished third in the heavyweight division at the (Division I) state wrestling meet as a senior and placed sixth in as a junior . . . compiled a 34-8 record as a heavyweight for Coach John Riggs . . . son of Lisa Ford . . . born Oct. 9, 1988 . . . majoring in family community services.

Jairus Jones

C | 6-3 | 275 | Fr. | RS New Albany, Ohio | St. Francis DeSales Second-year player expects to compete against Blake Treadwell for the starting job at center . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . twice named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Notre Dame and Minnesota) . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Started at right guard for the Ohio All-Stars in the 2010 Big 33 Football Classic . . . also participated in the 2010 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South Classic . . . rated among the nation’s top offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. (No. 25), Rivals.com (No. 26), Max Emfinger (No. 34) and Scout.com (No. 59) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 20) and Scout.com (No. 42) . . . three-year letterman and two-year starter for Coach Ryan Wiggins at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio, helping the Stallions to a combined record of 36-6 (.857) including back-to-back regional championships in 2008-09 and a trip to the state finals in 2009 . . . named a finalist for Ohio’s Mr. Football award . . . selected Associated Press All-Ohio Division III Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . chosen All-Central District Defensive Player of the Year . . . named All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year by The Columbus Dispatch . . . also earned first-team all-league and All-Agoinus honors in 2009 . . . recorded 78 tackles as a senior, with 27 resulting in losses including 12 sacks . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Stallions amass more than 4,000 rushing yards in 2009 . . . son of Rick and Penny Jackson . . . born June 10, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in kinesiology.

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Third-year player adds depth at left guard . . . broke his foot during the first spring practice and missed the next 14 workouts . . . also capable of playing the center position . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): 2010-11 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in two games in 2010 (vs. Northern Colorado and Minnesota) . . . played a season-high 17 snaps vs. Northern Colorado . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Started at center for the Ohio All-Stars in the 2009 Big 33 Football Classic . . . ranked among the nation’s top centers by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 4), Rivals.com (No. 5), Scout.com (No. 9) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 14) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 96) . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 16) . . . three-year starter at center for Coach Vic Whiting at Northwest High School in Canal Fulton, Ohio . . . two-time Associated Press Division III All-Ohio (first-team) selection . . . two-time AP Northeast Inland All-District and All-Northeastern Buckeye Conference selection . . . first-team All-Stark County pick in 2008 . . . recorded 77 pancake blocks as a senior while anchoring an offensive line that helped the Indians average 340.0 rushing yards per game . . . didn’t allow a sack in 2008 while producing an average blocking grade of 92 percent . . . named team MVP as a junior . . . also lettered in baseball (2005-06), track (2008-09) and weightlifting (2005-09) . . . earned a spot on the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association 2008 All-Academic Team, thanks to his 3.95 grade-point average . . . son of Dan and Mary Klatt . . . born Aug. 4, 1990 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in accounting.

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Second-year player adds depth at left guard . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned special mention all-state honors as a senior . . . named to The Saginaw News Dream Team in 2009 . . . two-year starter at offensive tackle for Coach Mike Boyd at Nouvel Catholic Central High School in Saginaw, Mich. . . . fouryear letterman in track and field, finishing in the Top 10 in both the discus (eighth) and shot put (ninth) as a senior . . . posted personal bests of 140-8 in the discus and 48-0 1/2 in the shot put . . . won back-to-back district wrestling titles in the heavyweight division as a junior and senior . . . earned all-state honors in wrestling as a senior, compiling a 50-7 overall record . . . presented the 2009-10 Leo “Smokey” Boyd Award as the Panthers’ athlete of the year . . . attended the same high school that produced former Spartan wide receiver Blair White (2006-09) . . . member of the National Honor Society . . . graduated magna cum laude from Nouvel Catholic Central . . . son of Tom and Vicki Kamm . . . born July 9, 1991 . . . brother Richard played football and basketball at Northwood, while sister Danielle was a four-year starter in basketball at Marquette . . . majoring in mechanical engineering.

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Transfer from Vanderbilt will sit out the entire 2011 season per NCAA rules for college transfers and have three years of eligibility remaining when he begins competing for playing time on the defensive line in 2012 . . . 2010 SEASON (FRESHMAN AT VANDERBILT): Appeared in three games as a true freshman in 2010 . . . saw action at center vs. Connecticut and left guard vs. Arkansas and Florida . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . . ranked among New Jersey’s Top 30 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 13) . . . four-year letterman for Coach Greg Toal at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J. . . . helped the Ironmen to four New Jersey Non-Public Group III state titles as well as the nation’s No. 1 ranking in the final 2009 USA TODAY Poll . . . Don Bosco went 47-1 during his career, winning the last 23 games in a row . . . two-year starter played offensive tackle as a junior before becoming a two-way player as a senior by starting at defensive tackle . . . selected first-team all-state after recording 47 tackles, including four sacks, as a senior . . . also earned second-team all-state honors as an offensive lineman in 2009 . . . son of Bill and Anita Kittredge . . . born Feb. 12, 1991 . . . father Bill lettered as an offensive tackle at South Carolina in 1976 where he was a teammate of Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio . . . majoring in human resource management.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 30) and Scout.com (No. 57) . . . listed among the country’s top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 73) . . . rated among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 57) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state’s Top 20 seniors by The Detroit News (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 10), Detroit Free Press (No. 11) and Lansing State Journal (No. 12) . . . first-team all-state (Division 1-2) selection by The Detroit News and Associated Press . . . earned all-county and all-conference honors as a senior . . . selected Macomb Area Conference Blue Division MVP . . . three-year starter for Coach Phil Latona at Anchor Bay High School in Fair Haven, Mich. . . . accounted for more than 1,400 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior while leading the Tars to their first playoff appearance since 2004 . . . recorded 46 tackles (26 solos, 20 assists), including two for losses, and three interceptions from his strong safety position in 2010 . . . two-way starter also saw action at running back, wide receiver and quarterback . . . rushed 84 times for a team-best 856 yards (10.2 avg.) and 12 TDs as a senior . . . posted four 100-yard rushing games in 2010 . . . ranked second on the team with 34 receptions for 507 yards (14.9 avg.) and three TDs as a senior . . . accounted for 199 combined yards (rushing and receiving) and two scores vs. Port Huron North (10 carries for 101 yards, including an 83-yard TD run, and seven catches for 98 yards, including a 4-yard TD grab) . . . set career highs with eight catches for 111 yards vs. Stevenson . . . rushed 10 times for a career-best 185 yards vs. L’Anse Creuse, including TD runs of 47 and 67 yards . . . sidelined for all but two games as a junior due to a knee injury . . . three-year starter for the Anchor Bay basketball team . . . AP Class A All-State honorable mention in 2010-11 . . . selected to the Detroit Free Press All-East Team as a senior . . . named MAC Blue Division MVP after averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds in 2010-11 . . . turned in one of his best all-around performances vs. Port Huron, scoring 41 points and collecting 15 rebounds . . . rated among the state’s Top 10 wing forwards by mirecruitpreps.com . . . son of Clarence and Kecia Jones . . . born Dec. 1, 1993 . . . majoring in journalism.

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named to the AP Division 1-2 All-State First Team in 2009 . . . recorded a career-best 63 tackles, including six for losses, and a school-record nine interceptions as a junior . . . returned those nine picks for 144 yards and one score . . . caught 27 passes for 427 yards (15.8 avg.) and two TDs in 2009 . . . accounted for 808 all-purpose yards as a junior . . . registered eight tackles and two interceptions vs. Loy Norrix . . . posted 55 tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore . . . son of Ronald and Tanya Laneaux . . . born Sept. 1, 1992 . . . majoring in general management.

DE | 6-4 | 274 | Fr. | HS Muskegon, Mich. | Muskegon HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the West in the June 25 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Mount Pleasant . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 46) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 15), Detroit Free Press (No. 18), The Detroit News (No. 23) and Rivals.com (No. 26) . . . two-year starter for Coach Shane Fairfield at Muskegon (Mich.) High School . . . recorded 112 tackles as a senior, with 17 resulting in losses including four sacks, and 12 pass break-ups . . . two-way player proved to be a devastating blocker at tight end, helping the Big Reds average nearly 450 rushing yards per game en route to the 2010 Division 2 regional final . . . tallied 102 tackles as a junior, including two sacks, and forced three fumbles . . . played forward on the Big Reds’ basketball team . . . earned two letters in track and field . . . son of Damon Knox Sr. and Corine Rose . . . born Aug. 13, 1992 . . . no-preference major.

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OL | 6-5 | 300 | Fr. | RS Lowell, Mich. | Lowell Second-year walk-on adds depth at offensive guard . . . sat out the entire 2010 season and following spring with a knee injury . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Started at left guard for the West in the 2010 Michigan High School All-Star Game, played June 19 in Spartan Stadium . . . nominated for 2010 Michigan High School Athlete of the Year . . . three-year starter and two-way lineman for Coach Noel Dean at Lowell (Mich.) High School, helping the Red Arrows to a combined record of 34-5 (.872) including the 2009 Division 2 state championship (13-1 overall record) . . . two-time Division 1-2 all-state selection . . . two-time member of The Grand Rapids Press All-Area Dream Team . . . also named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams in 2009 . . . two-time first-team all-conference pick . . . anchored an offensive line that helped Lowell average 460 total yards and nearly 50 points per game in 2009 . . . two-time all-state wrestler . . . finished second in the 285-pound class at the 2010 Division 1 wrestling championship . . . son of Erick and Sue Kruse . . . born Nov. 1, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in kinesiology.

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DB | 5-11 | 180 | Fr. | HS Kalamazoo, Mich. Portage Northern HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Recorded three tackles and an interception for the West in the June 25 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Mount Pleasant . . . three-time all-area selection by The Kalamazoo Gazette . . . played for Coach Pete Schermerhorn at Portage (Mich.) Northern High School . . . earned all-state special mention from The Associated Press as a senior . . . led the Huskies with 51 tackles in 2010, including three for losses, to go along with three interceptions . . . had 34 receptions for 418 yards (12.3 avg.) and five touchdowns as a senior . . . became the only junior

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TE | 6-5 | 247 | Fr. | HS Pittsburgh, Pa. Mount Lebanon HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top tight ends by Scout. com (No. 62) . . . named to SuperPrep’s All-Northeast and PrepStar’s All-East Teams . . . ranked among Pennsylvania’s Top 25 seniors by SuperPrep (No. 23) . . . earned first-team all-state and first-team all-conference honors as a senior . . . also named one of The Almanac’s Premier Pigskin Performers . . . two-way starter (tight end and defensive end) for Coach Chris Haering at Mount Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, Pa., who helped lead the Blue Devils to an 11-1 record and a trip to the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals in 2010 . . . had 25 receptions for 341 yards (13.6 avg.) and four touchdowns as a senior . . . also recorded 51 tackles (33 solos, 18 assists), including four sacks (19 yards), and a fumble recovery in 2010 . . . caught five passes for 37 yards (7.4 avg.) and a score as a junior . . . three-year starter and two-time captain for the Mount Lebanon basketball team, who has helped lead the Blue Devils to back-to-back appearances in the WPIAL Class AAAA finals . . . earlier this season, he became only the second two-sport athlete in school history to eclipse the 1,000-point career milestone . . . averaged 14.3 points and 8.4 rebounds as a junior for Coach Joe David while helping the Blue Devils to a 26-2 record . . . member of the National Honor Society and Student Athletic Leadership Academy . . . son of Michael and Carolyn Lang . . . born May 24, 1992 . . . majoring in general management.

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RB | 5-11 | 205 | Fr. | RS Wayne, Mich. | John Glenn Second-year player will bid for playing time at tailback in 2011 . . . scored on a 17-yard run around left end in the second spring scrimmage . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rushed for a team-high 42 yards and his 1-yard touchdown run with 14 seconds left gave the East a 20-16 victory over the West in the 2010 Michigan High School All-Star Game, played June 19 in Spartan Stadium . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the nation’s top 100 running backs by Scout.com (No. 73) . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 5), Rivals.com (No. 18), Lansing State Journal (No. 21), Scout.com (No. 21) and The Detroit News (No. 24) . . . Associated Press Division 1-2 All-State selection . . . named to The Detroit News All-Metro West and Detroit Free Press All-West Teams . . . two-way starter for Coach Tim Hardin at John Glenn High School in Westland, Mich. . . . rushed 205 times for 1,932 yards (9.4 avg.) and 24 touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded six 200-yard rushing games in 2009, including two 300-yard efforts: vs. Pinckney (30 carries for career-best 370 yards and six TDs), Churchill (23 for 201 and three TDs), Franklin (24 for 210 and three TDs), Plymouth (33 for 329 and two TDs), Wayne Memorial (16 for 236 and four TDs) and Northville (25 for 282 and three TDs) . . . registered 53 tackles and two interceptions from the strong safety position . . . attended the same high school that produced current Spartan wide receiver Keshawn Martin . . . son of Jeffery and Shamine Langford . . . born Dec. 6, 1991 . . . majoring in communication.

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Receptions: 4, twice (last vs. Penn State, 11/27/10) Receiving Yards: 63, vs. Northern Colorado (9/25/10) TD Receptions: 1, six times (last vs. Northern Colorado, 9/25/10)

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Second-year player is the projected starter at strong safety . . . led the White team with eight tackles in the April 30 spring game . . . 2010 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Named to Rivals. com’s Big Ten All-Freshman Team . . . true freshman appeared in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, and recorded 15 tackles (6 solos, 9 assists) . . . also saw action behind Trenton Robinson at free safety . . . made two tackles each vs. Notre Dame, No. 18 Michigan, Northwestern, Purdue and Penn State . . . credited with two tackles and a pass breakup at No. 18 Iowa . . . earned his first career start (at free safety) in the 2010 season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Invited to play in the 2010 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C. . . . PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the country’s top defensive backs by Athlon Sports (No. 33) and Phil Steele (No. 57) . . . listed among the nation’s top safeties by Rivals.com (No. 19), Scout.com (No. 20) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 61) . . . rated among the country’s top free safeties by Max Emfinger (No. 20) . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 16) and SuperPrep (No. 46) . . . rated among Indiana’s top seniors by Scout.com (No. 4) and Rivals.com (No. 5) . . . three-year starter for Coach Mike Kirschner at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Ind. . . . Associated Press Class 5A All-State selection as a senior . . . finished second on the team in tackles with 43 (35 solos, 8 assists) in 2009, including nine for losses (36 yards), despite missing two games with a knee injury . . . also intercepted two passes and forced six fumbles as a senior . . . returned five punts for 102 yards (20.4 avg.) in 2009 . . . recorded a season-high 12 tackles vs. Center Grove, including 10 solo hits . . . returned two punts for 78 yards vs. Terre Haute North, including a 52-yarder . . . produced 136 tackles, including 7.5 sacks, and three interceptions as a junior . . . his 246 career tackles rank No. 7 on the Giants’ all-time list . . . also lettered as an outfielder and pitcher for the Ben Davis baseball team . . . hit .375 with four home runs and 19 RBI in 2009 . . . son of Lorenzo and Jo Ann . . . born Oct. 30, 1991 . . . no-preference major.

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Isaiah Lewis

2010 Big Ten Championship . . . had two catches each vs. Western Michigan (13 yards), Wisconsin (11) and Illinois (14) . . . had a career-long 34-yard grab at No. 18 Michigan . . . caught three passes for a career-best 63 yards vs. Northern Colorado, including a 24-yard touchdown reception from Kirk Cousins in the second quarter . . . sat out spring practice with a knee injury . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention selection to the All-Sophomore Team as named by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . appeared in 12 games in 2009, including seven starting assignments . . . had 20 receptions for 266 yards (13.3 avg.) and two touchdowns . . . his 20 catches ranked second among Spartan tight ends . . . caught at least one pass in nine games . . . led the Spartan tight ends with 14 pancake blocks, including four each vs. Michigan and Illinois . . . did not play in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech due to a knee injury . . . registered career highs in catches (4) and receiving yards (61) vs. Western Michigan . . . 38 of his 61 receiving yards against the Broncos came after the catch . . . recorded three receptions and 38 receiving yards at Minnesota, including a 26-yard TD grab from Cousins in the second quarter . . . caught two passes for 26 yards vs. Iowa, including an 11-yard reception on a hook-and-lateral play late in the fourth quarter that gained 38 yards overall after he pitched the ball to Blair White . . . the play occurred on a third-and-18 situation and two plays later MSU scored a TD with 1:37 remaining that gave the Spartans a 13-9 lead . . . had a 25-yard reception at Illinois that set up MSU’s second TD . . . his 22-yard reception vs. Michigan helped set up MSU’s second TD . . . had one catch for 27 yards at Wisconsin . . . hauled in three catches for 34 yards at Notre Dame . . . also played a seasonhigh 54 snaps against the Irish . . . collected three receptions for 26 yards in his Spartan debut vs. Montana State, including a 3-yard TD grab from Keith Nichol . . . 2008 SEASON: Sat out the entire 2008 season after transferring to Michigan State from Clemson . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Ohio State and Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . 2007 SEASON (FRESHMAN AT CLEMSON): Appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman, including five starting assignments at tight end (vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Auburn) . . . played 401 snaps in 2007 - most by a first-year Clemson player on offense . . . had 11 receptions for 76 yards (6.9 avg.) and three touchdowns . . . caught at least one pass in eight games . . . returned two kickoffs for 19 yards . . . also produced 30 knockdown blocks . . . had two catches each vs. Louisiana-Monroe (23 yards), N.C. State (19) and South Carolina (14) . . . his first reception went for an 11-yard TD vs. Florida State . . . also had a season-high five knockdown blocks against the Seminoles . . . scored on an 8-yard grab from Cullen Harper vs. Louisiana-Monroe . . . his third TD reception came on a 2-yard toss from Tribble Reese in the fourth quarter vs. Duke . . . matched his season high with five knockdowns each vs. Furman, N.C. State and Central Michigan . . . graduated from high school in December 2006 and participated in 2007 spring practice at Clemson . . . made the Dean’s List in the 2007 spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top tight ends by Rivals.com (No. 29) and Scout.com (No. 33) . . . rated among Virginia’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 13) and SuperPrep (No. 18) . . . earned first-team all-state (Virginia Independent School Athletic Association - Division 2) honors as a senior . . . caught 40 passes for 800 yards and 12 TDs in 2006 at Saint Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Va. . . . received all-state honors as a tight end and defensive end as a junior in New Mexico . . . played AAU basketball for the New Mexico Force . . . son of Don and Carla Linthicum . . . born Nov. 28, 1987 . . . brother Josh earned four letters as a center on the Bucknell basketball team (2006-09) . . . earned a bachelor’s degree in general management in December 2010 . . . currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology.

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Fourth-year player figures to earn his share of playing time at tight end . . . very athletic player who has the ability to make big plays down the field . . . featured on the Preseason Watch List for the 2011 John Mackey Award, presented to the nation’s top tight end . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible tight ends by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 24) . . . has 49 receptions for 572 yards (11.7 avg.) and six touchdowns in 38 career games, including one season at Clemson . . . in 25 career games (13 starts) in a Spartan uniform, he has 38 catches for 496 yards (13.1 avg.) and three scores . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 13 games, including six starts (vs. Northern Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Northwestern and Penn State) . . . finished sixth on the team with 18 catches for 230 yards (12.8 avg.) . . . caught at least one pass in 10 games . . . his 28-yard diving reception vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl made ESPN SportsCenter’s “Top 10” Plays . . . matched his career high with four catches for 42 yards at Penn State . . . also recovered Penn State’s attempted onside kick with 55 seconds left to ice MSU’s 28-22 victory in State College, as the Spartans clinched a share of the

RECEIVING G/GS REC. YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 2007* 13/5 11 76 6.9 3 15 5.8 2008 DNP 2009 12/7 20 266 13.3 2 27 22.2 2010 13/6 18 230 12.8 1 34 17.7 49 572 11.7 6 34 15.1 Career 38/18 MSU Totals 25/13 38 496 13.1 3 34 19.8 * at Clemson

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Keshawn Martin

OG | 6-3 | 275 | Fr. | HS Traverse City, Mich. St. Francis Walk-on will be added to the 2011 roster . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top centers by Scout.com (No. 22) . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 18), Detroit Free Press (No. 50) and The Detroit News (No. 56) . . . selected to play in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association 2011 East-West All-Star Game . . . three-year starter for Coach Greg Vaughan at St. Francis High School in Traverse City, Mich., helping the Gladiators to a combined record of 34-4 including back-to-back Division 7 state championships in 2008-09 . . . Associated Press Division 7-8 All-State honorable mention in 2010 . . . first-team All-Lake Michigan Conference selection as a senior . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Gladiators average nearly 250 yards and 30 points per game in 2010 . . . two-way lineman also registered 43 tackles as a senior, including two sacks (16 yards) . . . named to Detroit Free Press Division 7 All-State Team in 2009 . . . also earned all-conference and all-region honors as a junior . . . key figure on an offensive line that helped St. Francis average nearly 49 points and 322 rushing yards per game en route to a perfect 14-0 record in 2009 . . . posted 41 tackles as a junior, including two sacks (29 yards) . . . son of Ron and Mary Lints . . . born April 5, 1993 . . . pre-dental major.

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CB/WR | 6-2 | 189 | Fr. | RS Detroit, Mich. | Crockett Arguably one of the most exciting players on the roster . . . talented all-around athlete is expected to be in the mix for playing time at both flanker and field corner . . . had the opportunity to showcase his talents for the Green team in the April 30 spring game and he did not disappoint, recording three tackles and a pass break-up at cornerback and his 57-yard reception from Kirk Cousins set up a touchdown . . . recorded six stops, including a half tackle for loss, in the second spring scrimmage . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan after emulating Denard Robinson . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the East in the 2010 Michigan High School All-Star Game, played June 19 in Spartan Stadium, and led all receivers with four catches for 95 yards . . . rated among the nation’s top wide receivers by Scouts,Inc. (No. 50) and Scout.com (No. 62) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the state’s top seniors by Scout.com (No. 13), Detroit Free Press (No. 13), Lansing State Journal (No. 16), The Detroit News (No. 17) and Rivals.com (No. 19) . . . three-year starter for Coach Rod Oden at Crockett High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . Associated Press All-State selection as a defensive back in 2009 . . . recorded 55 tackles (36 solos, 19 assists) and nine interceptions (45 return yards) as a senior . . . posted a season-high seven tackles vs. Cody . . . intercepted two passes vs. St. Mary Catholic Central . . . accounted for 3,014 total yards and 30 touchdowns while leading the Rockets to a 10-2 record in 2009 . . . completed 116-of-187 passes (.620) for 2,066 yards, 17 TDs and six interceptions as a senior while earning All-Metro Detroit honors . . . produced four 200-yard passing games in 2009, including two 300-yard efforts . . . hit 18-of-27 passes for 330 yards, three TDs and one interception in Crockett’s 50-48 victory over Hazel Park . . . completed 11-of-15 throws for 213 yards and two scores vs. Cooley . . . connected on 10-of-12 tosses for 199 yards and three TDs vs. Finney . . . went 12-of-15 passing for 238 yards and two TDs vs. Kettering . . . completed 16-of-21 passes for 359 yards, four TDs and one interception in a 32-26 win over St. Mary Catholic Central . . . rushed 105 times for 948 yards (9.0 avg.) and 13 TDs as a senior . . . recorded three 100-yard rushing games in 2009: vs. Kettering (9 carries for 146 yards and one TD), Cooley (7 for 129 and one TD) and Hazel Park (15 for 129 and four TDs) . . . registered 36 tackles (32 solos, 4 assists) and three interceptions as a junior . . . came up with two interceptions vs. Detroit Northwestern . . . made six solo stops vs. Denby Tech . . . accounted for 2,749 total yards and 23 TDs in 2008 . . . completed 157-of-219 throws (.717) for 1,967 yards, 13 TDs and 12 interceptions as a junior . . . had four 200-yard passing games in 2008, including three straight during one stretch . . . threw for 292 yards and two scores on 21-of-23 passing vs. Denby Tech .

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WR | 5-11 | 189 | Sr. | 3L Inkster, Mich. | John Glenn Electrifying fourth-year playmaker enters his second year as a starter . . . featured on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, presented to college football’s most versatile player . . . listed on the College Football Performance Awards 2011 Watch List for special teams awards . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible punter returners (No. 15) and wide receivers (No. 51) by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Lindy’s (first-team all-purpose), Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (first-team punt returner; second-team wide receiver), Athlon Sports (first-team punt returner) and Blue Ribbon Yearbook (first-team punt returner) . . . ranked the No. 3 specialist (kick returner) in the Big Ten by ESPN.com . . . three-year letterman already ranks eighth in MSU history in kick return yards (1,070), 12th in punt return yards (385) and 18th in all-purpose yards (2,819) . . . has appeared in 34 career games, including seven starts . . . has 61 catches for 937 yards (15.4 avg.) with six touchdowns . . . also has 427 rushing yards (9.5 avg.) . . . has scored 10 total touchdowns . . . has accounted for TDs in five different ways during his career (rushing, receiving, passing, punt return and kickoff return), joining Florida International’s T.Y. Hilton as the only active players in the NCAA FBS that have accomplished that feat . . . over the last three seasons, he leads the team with 46 plays of 20-plus yards and 13 plays of 40-plus yards . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Named first-team All-Big Ten as a punt returner by Rivals.com, CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele . . . saw action in 11 games, including four starts at flanker . . . also returned kickoffs and punts . . . sidelined for two games (vs. Iowa and Minnesota) and missed the majority of the Northwestern game with an Achilles injury . . . led the Big Ten and ranked No. 11 in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, averaging 14.2 yards on 16 punt returns . . . finished eighth in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards, averaging 103.1 per game and 13.2 yards every time he touched the football (86 plays) . . . recorded 16 plays that gained 20 or more yards, including four plays over 40 yards . . . ranked third on the team in receptions with 32 for 394 yards (12.3 avg.) . . . caught at least on pass in 10 games and led the team in receptions in four games . . . also finished third on the team in rushing with 157 yards on 18 carries (8.7 avg.) . . . returned 20 kickoffs for 355 yards (17.8 avg.) . . . had three catches for 41 yards, including a 36-yard grab, vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . rushed twice for 41 yards at Penn State, including a 35-yard gain that set up MSU’s second touchdown . . . had four receptions for 38 yards and produced 95 all-purpose yards vs. Purdue . . . compiled 860 all-purpose yards through the first six games of the season, averaging 143.3 yards per game (prior to the Achilles injury at Northwestern) . . . had a team-best six catches for 69 yards in MSU’s 34-17 victory at No. 18 Michigan . . . his 17-yard grab from Kirk Cousins on a third-and-15 play midway through the second quarter helped set up Le’Veon Bell’s 41-yard TD run that gave the Spartans the lead for good at 14-10 in Ann Arbor . . . named College Football Performance Awards’ National Punt Returner of the Week and Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after accounting for 190 all-purpose yards and one score in No. 24 MSU’s 34-24 victory over No. 11 Wisconsin . . . his 74-yard punt return for a TD midway through the second quarter against the Badgers gave MSU the lead for good at 13-10 . . . caught two passes for 34 yards and returned two punts for 83 yards and three kickoffs for 71 yards vs. Wisconsin . . . averaged 27.1 yards on his seven touches against the Badgers and his 30-yard reception from Cousins in the second quarter set up Dan Conroy’s second field goal . . . had a career-best eight receptions for 96 yards in MSU’s 34-31 overtime victory over Notre Dame, including a 6-yard TD grab from Cousins on a third-and-goal play late in the first half that tied the score at 7 . . . 68 of his 96 receiving yards came after the catch against the Irish . . . accounted for over 200 all-purpose yards for the fourth time in his career in MSU’s 30-17 victory over Florida Atlantic, generating 204 all-purpose yards on nine touches (averaging 22.7 yards per touch) . . . returned four kickoffs for 89 yards and three punts for 62 yards, plus caught two passes for 53 yards against the Owls . . . his 47-yard punt return set up Bell’s 9-yard TD run in the first quarter vs. FAU . . . . for his efforts agains FAU, he was one of nine players recognized as “Paul Hornung’s Most Valuable Performances of the Week” . . . gained 43 yards on two rushes (21.5 avg.) in the season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Named to ESPN.com’s Big Ten All-Bowl Team . . . third-team All-Big Ten selection as a punt returner by Phil Steele . . . appeared in all 13 games in 2009, including two starts (vs. Wisconsin and Texas Tech) . . . accounted for a team-best 1,451 all-

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Receptions: 8, vs. Notre Dame (9/18/10) Receiving Yards: 139, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) TD Receptions: 2, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) Carries: 4, twice (last vs. Alabama, 1/1/11) Rushing Yards: 84, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Kickoff Returns: 6, vs. Texas Tech (1/2/10) Kickoff Return Yards: 176, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Punt Returns: 5, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) Punt Return Yards: 83, vs. Wisconsin (10/2/10) All-Purpose Yards: 284, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) MARTIN’S STATISTICS________________________________________________

RUSHING 2008 2009 2010 Career

ATT YDS. AVG. TD 9 51 5.7 0 18 219 12.2 1 18 157 8.7 0 45 427 9.5 1

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COMP ATT INT PCT YDS YPG TD LG 2 3 0 .667 59 5.9 0 35 3 3 0 1.000 40 3.1 2 30 1 1 0 1.000 13 1.2 0 13 6 7 0 .857 112 3.3 2 35

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2009 RECEIVING NO. YDS TD Montana State 0 0 0 Central Michigan 1 14 0 Notre Dame 0 0 0 Wisconsin 4 139 2 Michigan 1 9 0 Illinois 0 0 0 Northwestern 1 10 0 Iowa 0 0 0 Minnesota 2 22 0 Western Michigan 3 57 1 Purdue 0 0 0 Penn State 2 74 1 Texas Tech 4 86 1 Totals 18 411 5

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purpose yards, averaging 18.1 yards every time he touched the football (80 total touches) . . . ranked third in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards, averaging 111.6 per game . . . produced 1,043 all-purpose yards in his last five games, averaging 208.6 yards per game during the stretch . . . finished third in the Big Ten and No. 11 in the NCAA, averaging 28.9 yards on 23 kickoff returns . . . his 665 kick return yards rank as the seventh-highest single-season total in MSU history . . . led the Big Ten in kickoff returns (33.6 avg.) in conference games . . . ranked third on the team in rushing (18 carries for 219 yards) and sixth in receptions (18 for 411 yards) . . . led the team in yards per catch (22.8 avg.) and yards per carry (12.2 avg.) . . . his 169 yards after the catch (YAC) ranked second on the team during the regular season . . . 10 of his 18 receptions (56 percent) resulted in either a first down or a TD . . . returned 21 punts for 156 yards (7.4 avg.) . . . his seven touchdowns (five receiving, one rushing and one kickoff return) ranked second on the team . . . six of his scoring plays covered 48 yards or more . . . produced a team-best 26 plays that resulted in gains of 20-plus yards (17 kickoff returns, six receptions, two runs and one punt return) . . . was the only NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision player who recorded 80-yard scoring plays in three different ways in 2009: 84-yard run vs. Minnesota, 91-yard reception from Keith Nichol vs. Wisconsin and 93-yard kickoff return vs. Minnesota . . . accounted for 238 all-purpose yards in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech, the third-highest single-game total in Spartan bowl history . . . his 149 kickoff return yards against the Red Raiders rank second in MSU bowl history . . . accounted for two TDs in the Alamo Bowl, scoring on a 48-yard bomb from Kirk Cousins in the second quarter and throwing an 8-yard TD pass to Blair White in the third quarter . . . produced 146 all-purpose yards in the regular-season finale vs. No. 13 Penn State, including two receptions for 74 yards and three kickoff returns for 72 yards . . . scored on a 71-yard bomb from Keith Nichol late in the fourth quarter against the Nittany Lions . . . accounted for 236 all-purpose yards at Purdue, as Michigan State rallied from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 40-37 victory . . . had two touches in the fourth quarter against the Boilermakers that resulted in 130 yards . . . his 45-yard run to the Purdue 9 set up Cousins’ third touchdown pass as MSU took a 37-34 lead with 6:59 left in the game . . . after the Boilermakers tied the score at 37 on a 49-yard field goal with 2:38 to play, returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards to the Purdue 11 to set up Brett Swenson’s 21-yard game-winning field goal . . . returned five kickoffs for 166 yards against Purdue, averaging 33.2 yards per return . . . his 166 kickoff return yards rank as the seventh-best single-game total in school history . . . also led the team in rushing against the Boilermakers, with 70 yards on just three carries (23.3 avg.) . . . generated 139 all-purpose yards in MSU’s 49-14 non-conference win over Western Michigan . . . selected Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after accounting for a career-best 284 all-purpose yards and two TDs in the Spartans’ 42-34 loss at Minnesota . . . also named Kickoff Returner of the Week (shared honor with six other players) by the College Football Performance Awards . . . his 284 all-purpose yards rank as the sixth-best single-game total in Spartan history . . . in addition, his 284 all-purpose yards were the highest single-game figure in the Big Ten and the 32nd-best single-game total in the NCAA FBS in 2009 . . . returned four kickoffs for 176 yards (44.0 avg.) against the Golden Gophers, scoring on a 93-yard runback to open the second half (MSU’s first kickoff return for a TD since 2005 vs. Indiana) . . . his 176 kickoff return yards are the third-highest single-game total in school history . . . also scored on an 84-yard reverse later in the third quarter vs. Minnesota . . . set career highs for receptions (4), receiving yards (139) and TD receptions (2) in MSU’s 38-30 loss at Wisconsin . . . scored the first TDs of his career on grabs of 15 and 91 yards from Nichol in the fourth quarter . . . his 91-yard TD reception marked the second-longest passing play in Spartan history (schoolrecord 93-yarder from Tony Banks to Nigea Carter vs. Indiana in 1994) . . . his 91-yard grab tied as the ninth-longest passing play recorded in the NCAA FBS in 2009 . . . averaged 34.8 yards per catch while recording the first 100-yard receiving game of his career . . . threw his first career TD pass at Notre Dame, a 30-yard strike to White in the second quarter . . . 2008 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 10 games as a true freshman in 2008 . . . multi-talented athlete accounted for 234 all-purpose yards . . . caught 11 passes for 132 yards (12.0 avg.) . . . 111 of his 132 receiving yards (84 percent) came after the catch . . . rushed nine times for 51 yards (5.7 avg.) and completed 2-of-3 passes for 59 yards . . . returned two kickoffs for 50 yards (25.0 avg.) and three punts for 1 yard . . . sat out the last two games of the regular season with a broken clavicle . . . accounted for 94 combined yards vs. Wisconsin (7 rushing, 35 passing, 29 receiving and 23 returns). . . matched his season high with three catches for 29 yards against the Badgers, and his 35-yard completion to White in the second quarter helped set up a field goal . . . accumulated 60 combined yards at Michigan (gained 25 yards on a lateral, caught two passes for 10 yards and completed a 24-yard pass to Brian Hoyer) . . . had one catch for 14 yards and one rush for 10 yards vs. Ohio State . . . took a quick-screen pass from Hoyer and turned it into a 42-yard gain to set up a second-quarter touchdown at Northwestern . . . had three receptions for 31 yards at Indiana . . . 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QB | 6-3 | 208 | So. | 1L Midland, Mich. | Midland Third-year player enters preseason camp as the back-up quarterback, behind incumbent Kirk Cousins . . . completed 45-of-74 throws (.608) for 491 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in three spring scrimmages . . . connected on 21-of-27 passes for 253 yards and two TDs, including a 48-yard bomb to Chris D. Rucker and a game-winning 35-yard scoring toss to Garrett Celek, in the second spring scrimmage . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): 2010-11 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in five games in 2010 (vs. Western Michigan, Northern Colorado, Iowa, Purdue and Alabama) . . . completed 44 percent of his passes (11-of-25) for 123 yards . . . went 2-for-6 passing for a season-high 43 yards vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl, including a 34-yard strike to Charlie Gantt . . . played one series in the first half vs. Purdue after Cousins went to the locker room with a shoulder injury . . . hit 2-of-3 passes for 10 yards against the Boilermakers . . . connected on 4-of-10 throws for 29 yards while playing in the fourth quarter at No. 18 Iowa . . . completed 3-of-5 passes for 41 yards vs. Northern Colorado, including a 21-yard toss to Bennie Fowler late in the first quarter . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . presented the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report and PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top pro-style quarterbacks by Rivals.com (No. 9) . . . rated among the country’s top drop-back quarterbacks by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 18) . . . listed among the nation’s top quarterbacks by Scouts, Inc. (No. 18) and Scout.com (No. 36) . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 54) . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 4), Rivals.com (No. 4), The Detroit News (No. 5) and Lansing State Journal (No. 7) . . . received Associated Press All-State special mention in 2008 . . . first-team All-Saginaw Valley League selection as a senior . . . started 45 of 48 career varsity games played at Midland (Mich.) High School . . . played for both Terry Wilczek and Eric Methner at Midland . . . completed 151-of-254 throws (.594) for 2,032 yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 2008 while leading the Chemics to a 10-2 record . . . recorded two 200-yard passing games as a senior . . . participated in the 2008 Nike Elite 11 Quarterback Camp . . . hit 134-of-262 passes (.510) for 2,024 yards, 18 TDs and seven interceptions as a junior while leading Midland to the Division 2 state championship game . . . set 14 school single-game, single-season and career passing records . . . completed 387-of-778 career passes (.497) for 5,488 yards, 54 TDs and 34 interceptions . . . also lettered in track and field and basketball . . . finished second in the high jump (personal best 6-7) at the Division 1 state finals as a senior . . . recognized as one of Saginaw Valley League’s top scholar-athletes, earning all-academic honors in all three sports . . . graduated with a 4.35 grade-point average, ranking in the top 10 percent of his class . . . member of the National Honor Society . . . served as president of the Midland student council . . . in May 2009, received a first-place award for his sports news story in Focus, Midland’s student newspaper, from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association . . . son of Mark and Karen Maxwell . . . born Jan. 7, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . presented the 2011 Harold and Raynor Shnider Office of the Provost Award (academic performance, community involvement and leadership ability) . . . majoring in supply chain management.

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. . . also played a key role in helping Edwin Baker (1,201 rushing yards) become just the sixth sophomore in MSU history to reach the 1,000-yard season milestone . . . did not allow a sack during the regular season (more than 300 passing plays) . . . sat out the Minnesota game with a sprained ankle . . . earned his first career start in the 2010 season opener vs. Western Michigan and recorded three pancake blocks . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in four games in 2009 (vs. Montana State, Purdue, Penn State and Texas Tech), playing primarily on special teams, and earned his first letter . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. California . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 17), Rivals.com (No. 19) and Detroit Free Press (No. 20) . . . all-state selection as a senior by both The Detroit News (Division 1-2) and Detroit Free Press (Division 1) . . . selected to The Detroit News All-Metro and All-Metro East Teams in 2007 . . . earned All-East honors from the Detroit Free Press as a senior . . . three-year starter for Coach Jay Anthes at Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights, Mich. . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Falcons rush for more than 2,000 yards in 2007 while the backs averaged 6.3 yards per carry . . . recorded 32 tackles as a senior, including three sacks . . . became the Falcons’ all-time leader in sacks (22) in 2007 . . . produced 45 tackles as a junior, including 10.5 sacks . . . registered 8.5 sacks as a sophomore . . . also participated in track and field . . . son of Dan and Celeste Serwick . . . born Nov. 13, 1989 . . . his brother Nick is in his second season as an offensive guard with the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human resources & society.

Jared McGaha OT | 6-6 | 298 | Sr.-5 | 2L Powell, Tenn. | Powell

Fifth-year senior enters preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at left tackle, behind Dan France . . . versatile lineman can play either tackle or guard . . . two-year letterman has played in 23 career games, including three starting assignments . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in nine games in 2010, including two starts . . . started back-to-back games vs. Minnesota (right guard) and Purdue (left tackle) . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games in 2009, playing primarily on special teams . . . also saw action at right guard, playing a career-high 40 snaps vs. Central Michigan . . . made his first career start in the season opener vs. Montana State . . . 2008 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Made his only appearance of the 2008 season vs. Eastern Michigan . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top offensive tackles by Rivals.com (No. 67) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 80) . . . named to PrepStar’s All-Southeast Team . . . ranked among Tennessee’s top 25 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 16) . . . nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . three-year starter for Coach Matt Lowe at Powell (Tenn.) High School, helping the Panthers to a combined record of 20- 15 . . . selected to The Tennessean’s 2006 Dream Team . . . named to the Associated Press Class 4A all-state team . . . two-time all-region, All-Knoxville and Knoxville News Sentinel All-PrepXtra (first team) selection . . . utilized as a two-way player as a senior, starting at offensive tackle and defensive end . . . recorded 42 tackles in 2006, with six resulting in losses including two sacks . . . anchored an offensive line that helped a running back reach the 2,000-yard career rushing milestone in 2006 and a quarterback become the Panthers’ career total offense leader in 2005 . . . received honorable mention all-state honors as a junior . . . also lettered in basketball . . . son of Tony and Denise McGaha . . . born Dec. 13, 1988 . . . majoring in sociology.

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OG | 6-5 | 300 | Jr. | 2L Sterling Heights, Mich. Henry Ford II Fourth-year player enters his second season as the starting right guard . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (second team) . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible offensive guards by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 29) . . . two-year letterman has played in 16 career games . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Started 12 games at right guard in 2010 . . . helped the Spartan ground game eclipse the 200-yard mark on five occasions, including a season-best 297 yards vs. Western Michigan (37 carries)

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SN | 6-3 | 223 | So. | RS Pinconning, Mich. Pinconning Area Second-year walk-on ranks as the favorite to replace four-year starting long snapper Alex Shackleton . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . first enrolled at Michigan State in the fall of 2009 but did not join the football team until winter workouts in January 2010 . . . HIGH

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WR | 6-2 | 220 | Sr.-5 | 2L Lowell, Mich. | Oklahoma

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Second-year player will push for playing time at split end . . . had six receptions for 68 yards (11.3 avg.) in three spring scrimmages . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . presented the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year . . . named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Michigan . . . tabbed Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top wide receivers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 55) and Scout. com (No. 115) . . . rated among the country’s top athletes by Rivals.com (No. 61) . . . named

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WR | 6-0 | 202 | Fr. | RS Vienna, Ga. | Dooly County

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-year starter at defensive end and tight end for Coach Melvin Richendollar at Roseville (Mich.) High School . . . helped lead the Panthers to back-to-back postseason appearances in 2009-10 . . . honorable mention (Division 1-2) all-state selection by The Associated Press as a senior . . . named to the Detroit Free Press All-East Team after recording 52 tackles (37 solos, 15 assists) as a senior . . . earned All-Eastside honors from C & G Newspapers in 2010 . . . also garnered All-Macomb County and Macomb Area all-league honors as a senior . . . won three all-state wrestling medals at 215 pounds, finishing third as a sophomore, second as a junior and third again as a senior . . . compiled a 154-16 record over those three seasons . . . also performed well in the Junior Olympics, going 12-1 in 2009 and a perfect 17-0 in 2010 . . . son of James and Geralyn Nash . . . born May 4, 1993 . . . majoring in marketing.

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Third-year player heads into his second season as the starting kickoff specialist . . . also listed as the back-up placekicker, behind incumbent Dan Conroy . . . 2010 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . averaged 64.5 yards on 74 kickoffs, with 13 resulting in touchbacks . . . averaged 62.3 yards on six kickoffs at Northwestern, including three touchbacks . . . selected National Kickoff Specialist of the Week by College Football Performance Awards after averaging 68.6 yards on seven kickoffs, including a career-best four touchbacks . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the 2009 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game . . . kicked a 41-yard field goal for the East and sent two kickoffs into the end zone . . . PARADE All-American . . . selected Division 1-2 first-team all-state by The Detroit News and Associated Press . . . named to the All-County Dream Team by The Oakland Press . . . starting quarterback also handled the punting, placekicking and kickoffs chores for Coach Gary Griffith at Troy (Mich.) High School . . . accounted for 1,404 total yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior . . . completed 46 percent of his passes for 966 yards, six TDs and eight interceptions in 2008 . . . rushed for 438 yards and five scores as a senior . . . led the Colts in scoring with 99 points in 2008 . . . converted 12-of-19 fieldgoal attempts (.632) as a senior, including a school-record 52-yarder, and made 33-of-35 extra-point tries (.943) . . . 43 of his 55 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks (.782) . . . averaged 37.4 yards on 28 punts in 2008, including nine kicks downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line . . . hit a career-long 53-yard punt vs. Southfield . . . scored a career-high 19 points vs. Oak Park . . . matched his career high with three field goals in a 23-22 victory over West Bloomfield . . . scored 48 points as a junior, hitting 12-of-22 field-goal attempts (.545) and 48-of-50 PATs (.960) . . . made a career high three field goals vs. Clarkston . . . averaged 33.3 yards on 30 punts in 2007, including 17 kicks down inside the opponent’s 20 . . . averaged 56.7 yards on 75 kickoffs, producing 48 touchbacks . . . his prep career totals include 24-of-41 field-goal attempts (.585) and 81-of-85 PATS (.953) . . . 91 of his 130 career kickoffs resulted in touchbacks (.700) . . two-year starter at point guard for the Colts’ basketball team . . . also lettered in track, competing in the distance races . . . son on Bruce and Lisa Muma . . . born Nov. 2, 1990 . . . majoring in hospitality business.

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to SuperPrep’s All-Dixie and PrepStar’s All-Southeast Teams . . . listed among Georgia’s top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 50) and Rivals.com (No. 54) . . . two-year starter for Coach Darryl Silas at Dooly County High School in Vienna, Ga. . . . third-team All-Middle Georgia selection in 2009 . . . had 37 receptions for 611 yards (16.5 avg.) and 16 touchdowns as a senior . . . caught nine passes for 123 yards and two scores vs. Northeast Macon in 2009 . . . named to the Preseason 2009 Class A Super 11 Team as compiled by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia High School Football Daily . . . earned first-team all-state honors from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a junior . . . 2008 honorable mention allstate pick by The Associated Press and Georgia Sports Writers Association . . . selected first-team All-Middle Georgia as a junior . . . had 49 catches for 970 yards (19.8 avg.) and 14 TDs in 2008 . . . recorded 78 tackles and two interceptions, returning one for a TD, as a junior . . . wore football jersey No. 17 in high school as a tribute to former Spartan and New York Giant Plaxico Burress . . . was a member of the 4 x 100 meter relay team that broke the state record in the 2010 Class A GHSA State Championship (41.9) . . . also during the 2010 GHSA State Championship, he placed third in the 400 meters (49.37) and fourth in the 200 meters (22.6) . . . scored points for the Bobcats in the 2009 GHSA Class A track meet, finishing sixth in the 400 . . . member of the 400-meter relay that placed third in the 2008 state meet . . . son of Keith Mumphery and Sandra Mathis . . . born June 5, 1992 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in marketing.

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SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter for Coach Chip Kleinhans at Pinconning (Mich.) Area High School . . . earned first-team all conference honors as a linebacker in 2008 . . . recorded 48 tackles as a senior and returned his only interception 40 yards for a touchdown vs. Goodrich . . . threw for more than 800 yards and 10 scores as the starting quarterback in 2008 . . . started at tight end as a junior but his season was cut short after suffering a broken arm in Week 4 . . . two-time all-conference selection in baseball (first baseman/pitcher) . . . named to The Bay City Times Dream Team after batting .462 in 2009 with six home runs and 53 RBI . . became the first player in Spartan history to be selected Offensive MVP twice (junior and senior years) . . . three-year letterman won 18 career games as a pitcher . . . recognized as Pinconning Area Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2008-09 . . . graduated from high school with a 3.8 grade-point average . . . son of Randy and Catherine Moore . . . born Nov. 21, 1990 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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2011 spartans of the 2010 Big Ten Championship . . . caught three passes for 19 yards vs. Purdue . . . set career highs in receptions (4) and receiving yards (51) at Northwestern, including two catches for 34 yards on MSU’s game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter . . . his career-long 42-yard grab from Cousins at No. 18 Michigan set up Larry Caper’s 8-yard TD run late in the third quarter . . . hauled in three passes for 30 yards vs. No. 11 Wisconsin . . . caught two passes for 32 yards in the season opener vs. Western Michigan, including his first career TD reception, a 20-yard grab from Cousins early in the second quarter . . . made the transition from quarterback to wide receiver during Alamo Bowl practice and continued to take reps with the first team throughout the spring of 2010 . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in 10 games in 2009 (DNP vs. Northwestern and Iowa due to an elbow injury; DNP at Purdue) . . . came off the bench to play quarterback in eight regular-season games . . . completed 49-of-91 passes (.538) for 764 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions . . . his 143.2 quarterback rating ranks sixth in MSU single-season history . . . also rushed 22 times for 128 yards (5.8 avg.) . . . started at wide receiver in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech, catching two passes for 11 yards . . . also scored his first career rushing touchdown against the Red Raiders, with a 7-yard run out of the wildcat formation in the third quarter . . . hit 4-of-5 passes for 84 yards in the fourth quarter vs. No. 13 Penn State, including a 71-yard scoring strike to Keshawn Martin with 1:44 left . . . completed 6-of-10 passes for 30 yards vs. Western Michigan, including a 7-yard TD strike to Dion Sims in the fourth quarter . . . with Cousins sidelined with an ankle injury, made his first career start in a 24-14 victory at Illinois and accounted for 206 total yards . . . completed 13-of-25 throws for 179 yards and rushed six times for 27 yards against the Illini . . . his 23-yard completion to Mark Dell on a third-and-8 play kept MSU’s game-opening drive alive vs. Illinois and eventually resulted in a TD . . . had two fourth-down conversions on the Spartans’ second TD drive against the Illini, hitting Blair White for a 7-yard gain on fourth-and-3 and running 3 yards on fourthand-1 . . . with Cousins slowed by the ankle injury, played the majority of the fourth quarter and all of overtime in MSU’s 26-20 victory over Michigan . . . completed 5-of-8 passes for 68 yards and rushed twice for 8 yards against the Wolverines . . . combined with Cousins to throw for 396 yards at Wisconsin, tying for the second-highest total in school history (school record: 400 yards vs. Michigan, 1999) . . . hit 7-of-12 passes for a career-best 195 yards, two TDs and two interceptions against the Badgers . . . completed TD strikes of 15 and 91 yards to Martin in the fourth quarter . . . his 91-yard bomb to Martin ranked as the second-longest passing play in Spartan history (school-record 93-yarder from Tony Banks to Nigea Carter vs. Indiana in 1994) and tied for the ninth-longest passing play recorded in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in 2009 . . . his 216.5 passing efficiency rating against Wisconsin ranked as the 45th-highest single-game figure posted in the NCAA FBS . . . connected on 3-of-8 passes for 51 yards vs. Central Michigan, including a 16-yard TD toss to Gantt in the second quarter . . . completed 9-of-18 throws for 135 yards and two TDs (26 yards to Sims and 3 yards to Brian Linthicum) in his Spartan debut vs. Montana State . . . capped an excellent spring with an impressive performance in the Green-White intrasquad game, as he completed 20-of-28 passes for 357 yards and four touchdowns . . . 2008 SEASON: Sat out the entire 2008 campaign after transferring from Oklahoma . . . redshirted . . . presented MSU’s Jim Adams (Unsung Hero) Award as the Scout Team Offensive Player of the year . . . earned Scout Team Player of the Week honors twice (vs. Eastern Michigan and Purdue) . . . 2007 SEASON (FRESHMAN AT OKLAHOMA): Appeared in three games as a true freshman (vs. North Texas, Utah State and Tulsa) . . . completed 2-of-7 passes for 15 yards and rushed three times for 13 yards . . . ran once for 8 yards and completed his only pass attempt for 5 yards in his collegiate debut vs. North Texas . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top dual-threat quarterbacks by Rivals.com (No. 6) . . . also rated among the country’s top quarterbacks by Scout. com (No. 22) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 15) . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 3), Rivals. com (No. 4) and The Detroit News (No. 5) . . . three-time all-state selection . . . compiled a 33-3 record as a three-year starter for Coach Noel Dean at Lowell (Mich.) High School while accounting for 9,650 total yards and 134 touchdowns . . . his career passing totals include 6,550 yards and 76 TDs . . . his career rushing totals include 3,100 yards and 58 scores . . . completed 118-of-185 throws (.638) for 2,225 yards and 31 TDs as a senior . . . led the Red Arrows to the state championship as a sophomore . . . son of Gary and Patrice Nichol . . . born Dec. 24, 1988 . . . brother Kyle is a sophomore wide receiver on the 2011 Spartan football roster . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in supply chain management.

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RECEIVING REC. YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 2009 2 11 5.5 0 10 1.1 2010 22 262 11.9 1 42 20.2 Career 24 273 11.4 1 42 19.5 PASSING COMP ATT INT PCT YDS TD 2007* 2 7 0 .286 15 0 2008 DNP 2009 49 91 3 .538 764 7 2010 4 7 0 .571 62 2 Career 55 105 3 .524 841 9 MSU Totals 53 98 3 .541 826 9 * at Oklahoma

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2010 RECEIVING NO. YDS TD LG Western Michigan 2 32 1 20 Florida Atlantic 0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 1 2 0 2 1 34 0 34 Northern Colorado Wisconsin 3 30 0 16 1 42 0 42 Michigan 2 14 0 9 Illinois Northwestern 4 51 0 18 1 3 0 3 Iowa Minnesota 0 0 0 0 3 19 0 10 Purdue Penn State 1 13 0 13 3 22 0 9 Alabama 22 262 1 42 Totals

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WR | 5-9 | 184 | So. | SQ Lowell, Mich. | Lowell Third-year walk-on adds depth at split end . . . made the transition from quarterback to wide receiver during spring practice . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in 2010 . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . selected Scout Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team all-state (Division 1-2) selection as a senior . . . named to the 2008 Grand Rapids Press Dream Team as a utility player . . . compiled a 23-2 record (.920) as a two-year starter at quarterback for Noel Dean at Lowell (Mich.) High School . . . accounted for 3,787 total yards and 49 touchdowns as a senior . . . completed 139-of-192 passes (.724) for 2,632 yards and 33 TDs in 2008 . . . rushed 150 times for 1,155 yards (7.7 avg.) and 16 TDs as a senior . . . produced 2,636 total yards (1,464 passing and 1,172 rushing) as a junior . . . son of Gary and Patrice Nichol . . . born Dec. 22, 1990 . . . brother Keith is a senior wide receiver on the 2011 Spartan football roster . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in crop and soil science.

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Receptions: 4, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) Receiving Yards: 51, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) TD Receptions: 1, vs. Western Michigan (9/4/10) Pass Attempts: 25, vs. Illinois (10/10/09) Pass Completions: 13, vs. Illinois (10/10/09) Passing Yards: 195, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) Passing TDs: 2, twice (last vs. Wisconsin, 9/26/09) Rushing Yards: 27, vs. Illinois (10/10/09)

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Second-year player enters preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at fullback, behind Todd Anderson . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the state’s top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 27) and The Detroit News (No. 56) . . . named to The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and All-Oakland County Dream Teams in 2009 . . . three-year, two-way starter at fullback and defensive tackle for Coach Tom Mach at Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi, Mich. . . . 2009 Associated Press Division 1 All-State selection as a lineman . . . named All-Area Player of the Year as a senior . . . two-time All-Metro North and All-Catholic Central Division choice . . . rushed 224 times for 1,279 yards (5.7 avg.) and 24 touchdowns as a senior while helping the Shamrocks to a perfect 14-0 record and the Division 1 state championship . . . had eight receptions for 102 yards (12.8 avg.) in 2009 . . . also contributed 22 tackles, including one

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Third-year walk-on provides depth at defensive tackle . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Made his only appearance of the 2010 season in Week 4 vs. Northern Colorado and recorded one solo tackle . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Earned allconference honors after recording 11 sacks as a red-shirt freshman at Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula College where he played for former Spartan quarterback Mike Rasmussen . . . helped anchor a Lobo defensive unit that allowed only 13.9 points, 74.1 rushing yards and 283.9 total yards per game in 2008 . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted as a first-year walk-on at the University of Utah . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned All-Monterey County and All-Tri-County Athletic League honors as a senior at Palma High School in Salinas, Calif. . . . named Chieftain Defensive MVP after leading the team with 106 tackles (63 solos, 43 assists) in 2006 . . . also credited with seven tackles for losses, 10 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior . . . recorded a careerbest 22 tackles vs. Palo Alto Senior . . . produced 19 stops vs. San Jose Archbishop Mitty, including three for losses . . . made 11 tackles vs. San Francisco St. Ignatius, with two resulting in losses including a sack . . . also lettered in track and field . . . son of Carl and Jill Pacheco . . . born Sept. 9, 1988 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in political science.

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elbow injury . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports (third team) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (fourth team) . . . ranked among the nation’s top drafteligible outside linebackers by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 43) . . . two-year letterman has played in 25 career games, including 11 starts, and recorded 70 tackles . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 12 games in 2010, including 10 starts at Star linebacker . . . ranked sixth on the team with 59 tackles (23 solos, 36 assists) . . . suffered a sprained elbow early in the first quarter vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl and missed the remainder of the game . . . registered four tackles and a career-high two pass break-ups at Penn State . . . recorded six tackles and his first career interception vs. Purdue . . . intercepted Rob Henry’s fourth-down pass at the MSU 17 with less than a minute to play to secure a 35-31 come-from-behind win over the Boilermakers . . . made five stops at No. 18 Iowa, including a half tackle for loss . . . collected four tackles each vs. Illinois and Northwestern . . . produced seven tackles at No. 18 Michigan . . . played an excellent all-around game vs. Notre Dame, as he posted eight stops, forced a fumble in the second quarter and recovered another Irish fumble in the fourth quarter . . . totaled a career-best 10 tackles vs. Florida Atlantic while playing in his hometown at Detroit’s Ford Field . . . contributed eight stops in the season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman appeared in all 13 games in 2009 and recorded 11 tackles . . . tallied two tackles in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . also recorded two tackles each at Minnesota and at Wisconsin . . . made his first career start at Will linebacker at Notre Dame . . . collected one tackle each vs. Purdue, Michigan, Notre Dame, Central Michigan and Montana State . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned a gold medal (along with MSU teammate Micajah Reynolds) as Team USA won the inaugural International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio . . . named to IFAF Junior World Championship All-Tournament Team (firstteam defense) after totaling eight tackles in three games, with two resulting in losses . . . recorded two solo stops in the championship game vs. Canada, including a touchdownsaving tackle late in the first quarter . . . had the honor of carrying the American flag while leading Team USA onto the field for the gold-medal game . . . produced three solo tackles in the semifinals vs. Mexico, including a 4-yard sack . . . Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report, SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top prospects by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report (No. 36) . . . rated among the country’s top outside linebackers by Tom Lemming (No. 3), Rivals.com (No. 6) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 28) . . . listed among the nation’s top strongside linebackers by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 8) and Scout.com (No. 8) . . . ranked among the country’s top linebackers by SuperPrep (No. 27) . . . named high school finalist for the 2008 Butkus Award . . . rated among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 18) . . . listed among the state’s top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 2), Rivals.com (No. 3), Detroit Free Press (No. 3) and The Detroit News (No. 10) . . . three-year starter for Coach Antonio Watts at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . Associated Press Division 5-6 All-State first-team selection in 2008 . . . first-team All-Detroit pick by the Detroit Free Press as a senior . . . recorded 109 tackles (51 solos, 58 assists) in 2008, with 34 resulting in losses including 6.5 sacks (58 yards) . . . posted double-figure tackles in six games as a senior . . . recorded 97 tackles, three interceptions and five pass break-ups as a junior while anchoring a Phoenix defensive unit that allowed just 12 points per game . . . notched 19 tackles for loss in 2007, including seven sacks . . . contributed 42 tackles (13 solos, 29 assists) as a sophomore . . . produced double-digit tackles in 11 career games . . . also lettered in track and field . . . graduated from high school with a 3.2 grade-point average . . . son of Ronnette Black . . . born May 31, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in economics.

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sack, as a senior . . . gained 146 yards and scored on a pair of 1-yard runs on 34 attempts in the 2009 state final vs. Sterling Heights Stevenson . . . ran 27 times for 175 yards and two scores in the state semifinal vs. Holt . . . produced 107 yards and three TDs vs. Monroe . . . rushed for 551 yards and 11 TDs on 104 carries as a junior . . . caught nine passes for 100 yards in 2008 . . . registered 32 tackles (12 solos, 20 assists), including 4.5 sacks, and recovered two fumbles as a junior . . . carried 15 times for 91 yards and scored in the game-winning TD with 43.1 seconds left in a 14-7 victory over Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in 2008 . . . accounted for 145 all-purpose yards vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (4 catches for 51 yards) . . . son of Jeffrey and Toulla Palazeti . . . born Feb. 24, 1992 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in political science/pre-law.

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FB | 5-11 | 230 | Fr. | HS Lucasville, Ohio Portsmouth West HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top fullbacks by Rivals. com (No. 3) . . . three-time all-state, all-area, all-county and all-district selection for Coach Merril Triplett at Portsmouth (Ohio) West High School . . . earned Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio First-Team honors as a linebacker in 2010 after recording 78 tackles in just seven games for the Senators . . . sidelined for the last four games of the season with a broken leg . . . named AP All-Southeast District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . also rushed 88 times for 967 yards (11.0 avg.) and 13 touchdowns in 2010 . . . ran 15 times for 115 yards and two scores vs. Chesapeake . . . gained 168 yards on 14 carries and scored three TDs vs. Rock Hill . . . had 15 rushes for 229 yards and two scores vs. Portsmouth . . . produced 96 tackles as a junior, with 25 resulting in losses including eight sacks . . . also forced and recovered three fumbles in 2009 . . . carried 144 times for 1,471 yards and 20 TDs as a junior . . . son of Garrett and Shawna Pendleton . . . born Nov. 9, 1992 . . . majoring in biological science – interdepartmental.

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NT | 6-4 | 288 | Sr.-5 | 3L Marshall, Mich. | Marshall Fifth-year senior will battle Anthony Rashad White for the starting job at nose tackle . . . three-year letterman has played in 36 career games, including nine starts, and produced 56 tackles, with 4.5 resulting in losses (19 yards) . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in 11 games in 2010, including seven starts at nose tackle . . . sidelined for two games with a neck injury (vs. Wisconsin and Northwestern) . . . tallied a career-best 31 tackles (10 solos, 21 assists), including 2.5 for losses (8 yards) . . . contributed three tackles each vs. Northern Colorado and Penn State . . . made seven stops vs. Purdue, including one for a 2-yard loss . . . produced a career-high eight tackles vs. Illinois . . . credited with a half sack vs. Florida Atlantic (5 yards) . . . posted three stops vs. Western Michigan, including one for a 1-yard loss . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 12 games in 2009, including two starts at defensive tackle (vs. Western Michigan and Texas Tech) . . . recorded 20 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (11 yards) and 1.5 sacks (10 yards) . . . compiled 50 production points . . . tallied five tackles in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . made his first career start vs. Western Michigan, recording one tackle . . . compiled two tackles, including a 5-yard sack, in win over Michigan . . . recorded a career-high six tackles at Notre Dame . . . credited with a half sack (5 yards) and another half tackle for loss (1 yard) against the Irish . . . missed the season opener against Montana State due to a knee injury . . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in all 13 games in 2008 . . . played on the defensive line in third-and-long situations and also saw action on special teams . . . recorded five tackles (2 solos, 3 assists) . . . recorded two tackles each vs. Eastern Michigan and Ohio State . . . made a solo stop in his collegiate debut at California . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week twice (vs. UAB and Bowling Green) . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the West in the 2007 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game (posted five tackles and recovered a fumble)

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Third-year player will bid for playing time at nose tackle . . . returns to the defensive line after spending most of the spring at right guard . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in four games in 2010 (vs. Western Michigan, Northern Colorado, Minnesota and Alabama) while serving as the back-up to Chris McDonald at right guard . . . played a season-high 16 snaps vs. Northern Colorado . . . returned to offensive guard from defensive tackle during preseason camp . . . previously had made the transition from offensive guard to defensive tackle during spring practice . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned a gold medal (along with MSU teammate Chris Norman) as Team USA won the inaugural International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio . . . saw action at both guard positions for Team USA during the three-game tournament . . . ranked among the nation’s top offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. (No. 33), Rivals.com (No. 59) and Scout.com (No. 78) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 86) . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 11), Lansing State Journal (No. 17), The Detroit News (No. 18) and Rivals.com (No. 20) . . . selected to play in the 2009 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s EastWest All-Star Game . . . two-year, two-way starter for Coach Dan Boggan at Sexton High School in Lansing, Mich. . . . named to the Detroit Free Press and Lansing State Journal Dream Teams in 2008 . . . first-team Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State selection as a senior . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Big Reds average 260 rushing yards and 27.5 points per game in 2008 . . . recorded 37 pancake blocks as a senior . . . saw

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Enters his third year as the starting free safety in 2011 . . . featured on the Preseason Watch List for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented to nation’s best defensive back . . . listed as the No. 1 senior free safety prospect for the 2012 draft, according to NFLDraftScout. com . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible free safeties by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 17) . . . ranked the No. 1 safety in the Big Ten by ESPN.com . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Sporting News (first team), Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (first team), Athlon Sports (first team) and Lindy’s (second team) . . . listed on the Big Ten Legends Division Preseason All-Star Team by ESPN.com . . . career totals over 32 games, including 19 starts at free safety, include: 149 tackles, five interceptions and 10 pass break-ups . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Second-team All-Big Ten selection by the league’s coaches and Phil Steele . . . received All-Big Ten honorable mention from the media . . . presented the team’s Outstanding Underclass Back Award (defense) . . . saw action in all 13 games, including 12 starts at free safety . . . ranked fourth on the team in tackles (career-high 76) and production points (139) . . . led the team and tied for fourth in the Big Ten with four interceptions (0.31 per game) . . . also ranked among the conference leaders in passes defended (tied for second with 12; 0.92 per game) and pass break-ups (tied for third with 8) . . . made seven tackles vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . paced the team with seven stops at Penn State to go along with an interception and pass break-up . . . credited with five tackles each at No. 18 Iowa and vs. Purdue . . . matched his season high with eight stops vs. Illinois plus returned an interception 15 yards to set up MSU’s final touchdown . . . selected the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after recording seven tackles, an interception and a pass breakup at No. 18 Michigan, as the Spartans held Michigan to a season-lows 162 rushing yards . . . ended the Wolverines’ game-opening drive by picking off a Denard Robinson pass in the end zone . . . tallied a team- and season-high eight tackles and a pass break-up vs. No. 11 Wisconsin . . . contributed five stops, an interception and pass break-up vs. Northern Colorado . . . registered five tackles and a pass break-up vs. Notre Dame . . . totaled five stops and matched his career high with two pass break-ups vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . compiled eight tackles in the season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 11 games in 2009, with seven starting assignments at safety . . . recorded 67 tackles, ranking fourth on the team . . . compiled 79 production points . . . collected 13 tackles against Texas Tech, one shy of the Valero Alamo Bowl record . . . recorded seven stops against Penn State . . . racked up a career-high 14 tackles at Purdue . . . after missing games against Minnesota and Iowa (ankle), returned to the starting lineup vs. Western Michigan . . . opened the Northwestern game with a 47-yard kick return before leaving with an ankle injury . . . had two pass break-ups and a tackle in win over Michigan . . . compiled 11 tackles at Wisconsin . . . in his first career start, recorded his first career interception and registered six tackles at Notre Dame . . . tallied nine tackles against Central Michigan . . . recorded four tackles in season opener vs. Montana State . . . 2008 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in nine games as a true freshman and collected six tackles (2 solos, 4 assists) on special teams . . . recorded one tackle each vs. Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame, Indiana, Northwestern and Georgia . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top cornerbacks by Scouts, Inc. (No. 58) . . . named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 13), Scouts, Inc. (No. 15), Detroit Free Press (No. 16), Lansing State Journal (No. 19) and Rivals.com (No. 25) . . . named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams . . . three-year starter for Coach Morley Fraser at Bay City (Mich.) Central High School . . . saw action at safety, linebacker, wide receiver and running back during his prep career . . . recorded 45 tackles (12 solos, 33 assists), four interceptions and 14 pass break-ups as a senior . . . also recovered two fumbles in 2007 . . . rushed for 472 yards and five touchdowns as a senior . . . caught 16 passes for 238 yards (14.9 avg.) and two scores in 2007 . . . earned first-team All-Valley honors as a junior . . . son of Mario Robinson and Tammy Wilkinson . . . born Feb. 16, 1990 . . . majoring in sociology.

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S | 5-10 | 192 | Sr. | 3L Bay City, Mich. Bay City Central

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Fourth-year player provides depth at right guard . . . returned to the football field during spring practice for the first time in four years following a battle with cancer . . . had his medical disqualification reversed and was cleared to practice by the NCAA on April 7, 2011 . . . participated in the last 11 spring practices, including two snaps during the GreenWhite game on April 30 . . . had not played football since Jan. 4, 2007, when he took park in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl high school all-star game in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. . . . two months after signing a National Letter of Intent with MSU in February 2007, began chemotherapy to treat a cancerous tumor, located on the mid shift of his left leg near the calf . . . did not enroll at Michigan State in the fall of 2007 after recovering from successful surgery to remove the cancerous tumor . . . enrolled at MSU in spring 2008 but had to leave due to an infection in his leg . . . since the original procedure, underwent three additional bone-graft surgeries, most recently in December 2008 . . . was on crutches for two years and listed on the inactive roster for the 2009 and 2010 seasons . . . cleared by doctors for conditioning in January 2011 prior to being activated during spring practice . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top offensive guards by Scout.com (No. 37), Rivals.com (No. 55) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 55) . . . rated among the Midwest’s top prospects by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report (No. 63) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All- Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 9) and Scout.com (No. 11) . . . two-year starter for Coach Frank Lenti at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, Ill., where he helped the Caravan to a combined record of 25-3, including back-to-back trips to the state finals . . . first-team (Class 8A) all-state selection by the Chicago Tribune . . . also earned all-area honors . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Caravan average 222.2 rushing yards and 30.5 points per game en route to a 12-2 record in 2006 . . . son of Arthur Ray Sr. and Adrian Ray . . . born May 26, 1989 . . . majoring in communication.

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action in six games at defensive tackle in 2008 and produced 40 tackles, including three sacks . . . also recovered three fumbles as a senior . . . earned all-league honors in 2007 after helping Sexton average 31 points per game en route to an 8-4 record . . . didn’t allow a sack as a junior . . . son of Stacy Davis and Delilah Reynolds . . . born Jan. 24, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human capital & society.

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Tackles: 14, vs. Purdue (11/14/09) Pass Break-Ups: 2, twice (last vs. Florida Atlantic, 9/11/10) Interception: 1, five times (last vs. Penn State, 11/27/10) ROBINSON’S STATISTICS______________________________________________

GS/G UT AT 2008 9/0 2 4 2009 11/7 37 30 2010 13/12 35 41 Career 33/19 74 75

TM 6 67 76 149

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

SACKS INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 4-19 0-0 5-19

PBU 0 2 8 10

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2009 DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL SACKS Montana State 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 Central Michigan 4 5 9 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 2 4 6 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 6 5 11 0-0 0-0 Michigan 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Illinois 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Iowa DNP-INJ Minnesota DNP-INJ Western Michigan 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 Purdue 12 2 14 0-0 0-0 Penn State 5 2 7 0-0 0-0 Texas Tech 4 9 13 0-0 0-0 Totals 37 30 67 0-0 0-0 2010 DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL Western Michigan 4 4 8 0-0 Florida Atlantic 1 4 5 0-0 Notre Dame 1 4 5 0-0 Northern Colorado 3 2 5 0-0 Wisconsin 3 5 8 0-0 Michigan 4 3 7 0-0 Illinois 3 5 8 0-0 Northwestern 1 1 2 0-0 Iowa 1 4 5 0-0 Minnesota 2 2 4 0-0 Purdue 3 2 5 0-0 Penn State 4 3 7 0-0 Alabama 5 2 7 0-0 Totals 35 41 76 0-0

SACKS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT PBU FR 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

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0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 2

0 0 0 0 0

INT PBU FR 0-0 0 0 0-0 2 0 0-0 1 0 1-0 1 0 0-0 1 0 1-0 1 0 1-15 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-4 1 0 0-0 0 0 4-19 8 0

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WR | 5-9 | 178 | Sr.-5 | 2L Detroit, Mich. Detroit Country Day Fifth-year senior adds depth at flanker . . . had 10 catches for 164 yards (16.4 avg.) in three spring scrimmages . . . caught three passes for 68 yards in the April 30 spring game, including a 39-yard strike from Kirk Cousins . . . had three receptions for 70 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown grab from Andrew Maxwell, in the second spring scrimmage . . . returns to wide receiver after spending the 2010 season as a back-up cornerback . . . two-year letterman has two catches for 29 yards in 11 career games . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Presented the Doug Weaver Oil Can Award as team humorist . . . did not see game action in 2010 . . . selected Scout Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Michigan . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Notre Dame . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in seven games . . . had two catches for 29 yards . . . hauled in an 8-yard grab at Wisconsin . . . recorded his first career reception with a 21-yard gain in the season opener vs. Montana State . . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action at flanker in four games in 2008 (vs. Eastern Michigan, Northwestern,

Wisconsin and Purdue) . . . caught three passes for 90 yards, including TD receptions of 55 and 29 yards, in the 2008 spring game . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2007 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (East-West) All-Star Game . . . named to SuperPrep’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state’s top 25 seniors by the Scout.com (No. 20), Lansing State Journal (No. 21), The Detroit News (No. 24) and Detroit Free Press (No. 24) . . . earned all-state honors from The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press . . . two-time Dream Team selection by The Oakland Press . . . named All-Metro North by The Detroit News . . . three-year starter for Coach Dan MacLean at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Mich. . . . selected the team’s Offensive MVP each of his last two seasons . . . rushed 62 times for 640 yards (10.3 avg.) and six touchdowns as a senior . . . had 27 receptions for 514 yards (19.0 avg.) and six TDs in 2006 . . . recorded 60 tackles and two interceptions as a senior, returning one pick for a score . . . posted a career-best 12 solo tackles vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central . . . second-team all-state selection as a junior . . . produced 10 plays resulting in gains of 70 yards or longer during his career . . . scored on two pass plays that covered 99 yards . . . his prep career rushing totals include 81 carries for 976 yards (12.0 avg.) and 10 TDs . . . had 72 career receptions for 1,578 yards (21.9 avg.) and 16 scores . . . registered 153 career tackles and eight interceptions, returning two for TDs . . . also competed in track as a sprinter . . . named to All-State Track Dream Team after winning four gold medals (100, 400, 800 and 1600 relays) in the 2007 Division 3 state championships . . . Division 3 state 100-meter champion in 2006 . . . anchored 4x100 (43.37) and 4x200 (1:27.29) relays that won state titles . . . school record-holder in 100 meters (10.5) . . . participated in basketball as a freshman and sophomore . . . son of Demetrius and Lashawn Rucker . . . born Jan. 10, 1989 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in hospitality business.

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OL | 6-5 | 290 | Jr. | 2L Lake Orion, Mich. | Lake Orion Fourth-year player expects to push for playing time at center in 2011 . . . versatile enough to contribute at center or guard . . . two-year letterman has played in seven career games . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second-straight year . . . appeared in four games in 2010 (vs. Western Michigan, Northern Colorado, Minnesota and Alabama) while working behind Joel Foreman at left guard . . . played a careerbest 40 snaps vs. Northern Colorado . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in three games in 2009 (vs. Montana State, Notre Dame and Western Michigan) to earn his first letter . . . played 20 snaps at left guard in the second half at Notre Dame after Foreman left the game with an injury . . . also took snaps at center in his collegiate debut vs. Montana State following an injury to starter Joel Nitchman . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report All-America Team . . . rated among the nation’s top offensive guards by Rivals.com (No. 29) and Scout.com (No. 38) . . . selected to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 7), Lansing State Journal (No. 12), Rivals.com (No. 12), Scout.com (No. 18) and Detroit Free Press (No. 21) . . . represented the East in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Spartan Stadium . . . named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams . . . selected to The Detroit News All-North and All-Metro Teams . . . two-year starter at left tackle for Coach Chris Bell at Lake Orion (Mich.) High School . . . anchored an offensive line that helped Dragon backs average better than 5.0 yards per carry in 2007, as Lake Orion advanced to the regional finals . . . allowed only one sack during his senior season . . . son of David and Mary Gemma Ruhland . . . born March 9, 1990 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in human biology.

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DT | 6-1 | 288 | Fr. | RS Rochester, Mich. | Adams

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top defensive tackles by Scouts.com (No. 74) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 82) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 73) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among Wisconsin’s Top 10 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 7) . . . three-year starter for head coaches Dick Basham and Jeff Mazurczak at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, Wis., who helped lead the Hilltoppers win back-to-back Division 1 state titles in 2009-10 . . . first-team all-state selection as a senior by The Associated Press . . . twotime all-region (Southeast) pick by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) . . . named first-team all-area as a senior . . . selected Greater Metro Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2010 after recording 68 tackles (45 solos, 23 assists), with 21 resulting in losses including six sacks . . . anchored a defensive unit that allowed just six first downs and 51 total yards plus recorded a key 7-yard sack in the fourth quarter in the Hilltoppers’ 7-0 victory over Menomonee Falls in the 2010 Division 1 state championship game . . . earned AP second-team all-state honors as a junior . . . second-team all-area and first-team all-conference selection by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2009 . . . also participated in track and field . . . finished sixth in the shot put (56-11) in the 2010 Division 1 state outdoor championships . . . posted a personal-best 118-10 in the discus throw . . . son Len Scarpinato and Susan Roach . . . born March 24, 1993 . . . pre-medical major.

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Has emerged as the favorite to replace four-year starter and SI.com Second-Team AllAmerican Aaron Bates as the starting punter . . . left-footed kicker averaged 41.8 yards on five punts for the White team in the April 30 spring game, including a 54-yarder, and placed two kicks inside the opponent’s 20-yard line . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top punters by Scout.com (No. 3) . . . listed among the country’s top kickers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 5) and Rivals.com (No. 7) . . . rated as possessing the fourth-strongest leg among kickers by Rivals.com . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by Scout.com (No. 23), Rivals.com (No. 28) and Detroit Free Press (No. 49) . . . two-year starter for Coach Jeff Rapelje at Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . averaged 39.9 yards on 32 punts as a senior, including a season-long 61-yarder . . . placed 13 kicks inside the opponent’s 20-yard line in 2009 . . . ranked second on the team in scoring as a senior with 33 points, hitting 27-of-29 extra-point and 2-of-4 field-goal attempts . . . converted a school-record 58-yard field goal vs. Belding . . . averaged 63.0 yards on 33 kickoffs in 2009 . . . averaged 38.6 yards per punt as a junior, including a career-best 65-yarder . . . accounted for 15 points in 2008, converting 12-of-13 PATs and 1-of-2 field-goal tries . . . as a junior, his only field goal came vs. West Catholic, a 43-yarder . . . also lettered in basketball for the Huskies . . . graduated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average . . . son of David and Karen Sadler . . . born Nov. 19, 1991 . . . majoring in applied engineering sciences.

DT | 6-3 | 270 | Fr. | HS Milwaukee, Wis. Marquette University

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Second-year walk-on adds depth at defensive tackle . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the East in the 2010 Michigan High School All-Star Game, played June 19 in Spartan Stadium . . . also nominated to play in the U.S. Army AllAmerican Bowl . . . four-year starter for Coach Tony Patritto at Adams High School in Rochester, Mich., where he helped the Highlanders to a combined record of 34-9 . . . named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams in 2009 . . . selected first-team allstate (Division 1-2) by The Associated Press as a senior . . . earned first-team all-county honors from The Oakland Press in 2009 . . . a three-time first-team all-league selection . . . recorded 51 tackles, including six sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered one as a senior . . . also returned an interception for a touchdown vs. Rochester Stoney Creek in 2009 . . . didn’t allow a sack while playing offensive tackle in 2009, helping the Highlander offense average 39 points per game . . . slowed by a knee injury during his junior year . . . earned first-team all-area and second-team all-county honors as a sophomore in 2007 . . . qualified for the state wrestling meet in the heavyweight division as a sophomore . . . son of Charlie and Georgianna Sanders . . . born Aug. 20, 1991 . . . father Charlie made seven Pro Bowl appearances in his 10 seasons with the National Football League’s Detroit Lions and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007 . . . majoring in communication.

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Second-year player heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at left defensive end, behind incumbent Tyler Hoover . . . recorded four tackles, including two sacks (12 yards), and a pass break-up in the second spring scrimmage . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 55), Scout.com (No. 60) and Max Emfinger (No. 74) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 36) and Scout.com (No. 44) . . . two-year starter for Coach John Rodenberg at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . selected Great Catholic League South Co-Athlete of the Year after leading the conference in sacks (11 for 73 yards) as a senior while helping the Crusaders to a 9-2 record . . . finished second on the team in tackles with 70 (35 solos, 35 assists) in 2009, including 15.5 for losses (103 yards) . . . had two interceptions as a senior, returning one 10 yards for a touchdown in the season opener vs. Winton Woods . . . also credited with four quarterback hurries, four passes defended and two blocked kicks in 2009 . . . posted a season-best three sacks vs. LaSalle . . . earned second-team All-GCL South honors as a junior . . . registered 75 tackles, including nine sacks, and recovered two fumbles in 2008 . . . recorded a career-high four sacks vs. Findlay . . . intercepted a pass in back-to-back games vs. Elder (55-yard return) and Indianapolis Cathedral (60-yard return) . . . appeared in eight games as a sophomore and made 16 tackles (8 solos, 8 assists) . . . attended the same high school that produced former Spartan All-America linebacker Greg Jones . . . son of John and Ginny Rush . . . born June 19, 1991 . . . majoring in finance.

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P | 6-5 | 206 | Sr.-5 | SQ Waterford, Mich. Our Lady of the Lakes

WR | 5-8 | 180 | Fr. | HS Snellville, Ga. | Brookwood

Fourth-year walk-on provides depth at punter . . . averaged 37.0 yards on four punts, including a 52-yarder, for the Green Team in the April 30 spring game . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Did not see game action in 2010 . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action in 2009 . . . averaged 50.5 yards on two punts, including a 60-yarder, for the Green team in the 2009 spring game . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . first enrolled at Michigan State in the fall of 2007 but didn’t join the football team until the spring of 2008 . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned all-state honors as a senior after averaging 38.8 yards on 25 punts, with six kicks downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line . . . averaged 45.8 yards on four punts vs. Martin, including a 54-yarder and two kicks inside the opponent’s 20 . . . averaged 48.8 yards on four punts vs. Royal Oak Shrine Catholic, including a season-long 58-yarder . . . also averaged 51.7 yards on 34 kickoffs, including five touchbacks . . . three of his six kickoffs vs. Chicago Lutheran South resulted in touchbacks . . . honorable mention all-state selection as a wide receiver in 2006 . . . had 31 receptions for 567 yards (18.3 avg.) and 10 touchdowns as a senior . . . caught three passes for 101 yards and a score vs. Gabriel Richard Catholic . . . had season-high five receptions for 47 yards and a TD vs. Royal Oak Shrine Catholic . . . had two catches for 81 yards vs. Chicago Lutheran South, including a 64-yard grab . . . two-year starter for Coach Mike Boyd at Our Lady of the Lakes High School in Waterford, Mich. . . . helped lead the Lancers to a combined record of 22-4 over his final two seasons . . . had eight TD receptions as a junior . . . led the state in punting in 2005, averaging 45 yards per punt . . . two-year starter as a center fielder/first baseman for the Lancer baseball team . . . started at small forward for the Lancer basketball squad as a senior . . . son of Kelly and Kim Selden . . . born March 21, 1989 . . . majoring in packaging.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top wide receivers by Rivals. com (No. 63) . . . rated among the country’s top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 66) . . . named to PrepStar’s All-Southeast Team . . . listed among Georgia’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 40) . . . honorable mention all-state selection by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Associated Press and Georgia Sports Writers Association . . . two-year starter for Coach Mark Crews at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga. . . . led team in receptions with 48 for 764 yards (15.0 avg.) and six touchdowns as a senior while helping the 14-1 Broncos win the Class AAAAA state title . . . also contributed 26 tackles (20 solos, 6 assists) and an interception in 2010 . . . returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a TD in the 2010 Class AAAAA championship game vs. Colquitt County . . . accounted for more than 200 all-purpose yards vs. Archer . . . earned all-county honors as an all-purpose player in 2009 . . . set school records for receptions (56), receiving yards (915) and TD catches (9) as a junior . . . also set school single-game records for catches (10) and receiving yards (167) vs. Dacula in 2009 . . . returned six punts for 140 yards (23.3 avg.) as a junior . . . son of Andre and Alida Sims . . . born Nov. 18, 1992 . . . majoring in journalism.

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TE | 6-5 | 276 | So. | 1L Detroit, Mich. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Third-year player is primed to push veterans Garrett Celek and Brian Linthicum for the starting role at tight end . . . closed out the spring with a bang by catching four passes for 63 yards, including touchdown grabs of 2 and 42 yards from Kirk Cousins for the Green team, in the April 30 intrasquad game . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by the Sporting News and Rivals. com . . . appeared in all 13 games at tight end as a true freshman . . . recorded 11 receptions for 133 yards (12.1 avg.) and three TDs . . . caught two passes, including a 7-yard TD from Keith Nichol, vs. Western Michigan . . . hauled in an 11-yard TD grab in the back, right corner of the end zone at Minnesota as time expired in the third quarter . . . recorded season highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (59) at Wisconsin, including a 35yard catch in the third quarter . . . caught two passes for 32 yards, including a 26-yard TD grab, in his collegiate debut vs. Montana State . . . played a season-high 30 snaps against the Bobcats . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report, SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American . . . listed among the nation’s top 100 prospects by PrepStar (No. 54) . . . ranked among the country’s top tight ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 5), Rivals.com (No. 5) and Scout.com (No. 29) . . . also rated among the nation’s top passcatching tight ends by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 20) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 10) and SuperPrep (No. 24). . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 2), Lansing State Journal (No. 4), Detroit Free Press (No. 5) and Rivals.com (No. 8) . . . played for Coach George Porritt at Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary’s . . . suffered a knee injury in the 2008 season opener and missed the next seven games . . . played in only two games as a senior and had four catches for 86 yards (21.5 avg.) and one touchdown . . . earned first-team all-state, first-team all-area and first-team All-Oakland County honors in 2007 . . . named first-team All-North as a linebacker by The Detroit News . . . also selected second-team all-metro as a linebacker . . . led the Eaglets in receptions as a junior with 29 for 604 yards (20.8 avg.) and three TDs . . . 11 of his 29 catches resulted in gains of 20 or more yards . . . recorded 39.5 tackles in 2007, with seven resulting in losses including 2.5 sacks . . . named to the Associated Press Class A All-State Team (first team/10-man roster) after averaging 21.9 points and 9.4 rebounds as a senior . . . second-team all-state selection by the Detroit Free Press in 200809 . . . finished fourth in the voting for the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award as a senior . . . son of Donald Sims and Classie Massey . . . born Feb. 18, 1991 . . . majoring in sociology.

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Fourth-year player adds depth at tight end . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Made his only appearance of the 2010 season in Week 4 vs. Northern Colorado . . . sidelined for most of the year with nagging shoulder and knee injuries . . . versatile athlete made the transition from fullback to tight end late in preseason camp . . . previously made the switch from linebacker to fullback during spring practice . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in the first seven games in 2009, primarily on special teams, before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the Iowa game . . . recorded four tackles . . . tallied one tackle each vs. Wisconsin, Illinois, Northwestern and Iowa . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Notre Dame . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top weakside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 72) . . . named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . two-time All-Ohio Capital Conference pick . . . two-year starter for Coach Ed Terwilliger at Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, Ohio . . . saw action at linebacker, strong safety, fullback and tailback during his prep career . . . rushed for 934 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior . . . had 19 receptions for 144 yards (7.6 avg.) in 2007 . . . his 1-yard TD run on a fourth-and-goal play with 6:49 left in the game gave the Braves a 29-23 victory over Worthington Kilbourne . . . rushed 20 times for 189 yards and three scores vs. Mount Vernon . . . gained 114 yards on 21 carries vs. Dublin Jerome . . . ran for 817 yards and 11 TDs as a junior while helping the Braves to an 8-3 record . . . caught 16 passes for 167 yards (10.4 avg.) and one score in 2006 . . . carried 58 times for 252 yards and six TDs as a sophomore . . . son of Tina Stevens . . . born April 12, 1989 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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Fifth-year senior walk-on adds depth at split end . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Earned his first letter after appearing in nine games in 2010, primarily on special teams . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in two games during the 2009 season (vs. Penn State and Texas Tech) . . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in 2008 . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . selected Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Indiana . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter at quarterback for Coach Mike Boyd at Nouvel Catholic Central High School in Saginaw, Mich. . . . named 2006 Associated Press Class C Player of the Year after accounting for nearly 2,500 total yards and 31 touchdowns while leading the Panthers to the Division 6 state championship . . . completed 74-of-122 passes (.607) for 1,480 yards and 23 TDs as a senior . . . also averaged 14.0 yards per carry while rushing for over a 1,000 yards and eight scores in 2006 . . . hit 22-of-35 throws (.629) for 543 yards and eight TDs during the Panthers’ four-game run to the Division 6 state title . . . earned Class C-D all-area honors as a junior from The Saginaw News . . . produced 1,400 total yards and 20 TDs in 2005 . . . four-time all-state selection in track . . . four-year letterman in hockey as a center . . . Academic All-State selection in both track and hockey . . . son of Robert and Sue Sonntag . . . majoring in hospitality business.

Fifth-year senior heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at defensive tackle, behind Jerel Worthy . . . three-year letterman has played in 32 career games, including two starts . . . has recorded 44 career tackles, including 4.5 sacks (24 yards) . . . 2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010, including two starting assignments (nose tackle at Northwestern and left end vs. Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl) . . . produced a career-best 27 tackles (12 solos, 15 assists) . . . ranked second on the team with a career-high 3.5 sacks (17 yards) . . . earned his first career start at Northwestern and responded by recording three solo tackles, including a career-best two sacks (9 yards) . . . matched his career high with five stops vs. Illinois, including 1.5 sacks (8 yards) . . . collected three tackles each in back-to-back games vs. Northern Colorado and No. 11 Wisconsin . . . also credited with a quarterback hurry against the Bears . . . registered a careerhigh five tackles and forced a fumble vs. Notre Dame . . . former walk-on was awarded a scholarship prior to the 2010 season . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games in 2009 . . . posted 13 tackles, including 2.0 for losses (8 yards), and compiled 57 production points . . . registered a quarterback hurry in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . recovered a fumble and also recorded a tackle vs. Western Michigan . . . tied his career high with four tackles at Minnesota . . . produced two tackles, including a half sack, at Illinois . . . was credited with a tackle and a half sack (6 yards) vs. Michigan . . . tallied two tackles at Notre Dame, including one for a 1-yard loss . . . made one tackle each vs. Wisconsin, Central Michigan and Montana State . . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in six games in 2008 (vs. Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin) . . . worked behind Trevor Anderson and Dwayne Holmes at one defensive end position . . . recorded four tackles in collegiate debut vs. Eastern Michigan . . . also selected Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Eastern Michigan . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Attended Harmony Community School in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2006 . . . represented the East in the 2006 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game . . . three-year starter at linebacker/defensive end at Oak Park (Mich.) High School where he played two seasons for Coach Keith Stephens and one year for Coach Tim Hopkins . . . Associated Press Class A honorable mention all-state selection as a senior . . . named All-Metro North (first team) in 2005 . . . recorded 121 tackles as a senior, including 68 solo hits and 53 assists, while helping the Knights to a 7-3 record . . . registered four sacks and recovered two fumbles in 2005 . . . earned All-Metro North (second team) honors as a junior . . . honorable mention all-county selection by The Daily Oakland Press in 2004 . . . two-year letterman in track and field, competing in the shot and discus . . . son of Gregory and Grace Strayhorn . . . born March 15, 1988 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human resources & society.

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2010 DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL SACKS Western Michigan 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 Florida Atlantic 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 Northern Colorado 0 3 3 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 0 3 3 0-0 0-0 Michigan 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 Illinois 2 3 5 1.5-8 1.5-8 Northwestern 3 0 3 2-9 2-9 Iowa 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Minnesota 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 Purdue Penn State 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Alabama 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Totals 12 15 27 3.5-17 3.5-17

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LB | 6-3 | 275 | Fr. | HS Detroit, Mich. | Renaissance HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rivals.com, SuperPrep, PrepStar and MaxPreps AllAmerican . . . participated in the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . . ranked among the nation’s top prospects by PrepStar (No. 15), MaxPreps (No. 21), Sporting News (No. 26), 247Sports.com (No. 28), SuperPrep (No. 30), Rivals.com (No. 55) and ESPNU 150 (No. 150) . . . selected SuperPrep’s Midwest Defensive Player of the Year and rated the region’s No. 2 prospect overall . . . listed among the country’s top linebackers by SuperPrep (No. 3) and CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 8) . . . ranked among the nation’s top inside linebackers by MaxPreps (No. 1), Rivals.com (No. 5) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 8) . . . named high school finalist for the 2010 Butkus Award . . . rated among the country’s top defensive ends by 247Sports. com (No. 3 weakside) and Scout.com (No. 7) . . . ranked the state’s No. 1 senior by The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com . . . three-year starter for Coach Antonio Watts at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . recorded 85 tackles as a senior, with 28 resulting in losses including nine sacks, and forced four fumbles . . . also saw action at tight end, wide receiver and running back in addition to handling the team’s punting chores . . . posted 97 tackles as a junior, with 26 for losses including eight sacks, and three interceptions . . . produced a career-best 19 tackles, including seven for losses, and an interception vs. Detroit Cody . . . hit a career-long 76-yard punt vs. Mumford in 2009 . . . former high school teammate of current Spartans Chris Norman, Dana Dixon and Mylan Hicks . . . son of Kia Thomas and Willis Lawrence . . . born April 16, 1993 . . . nicknamed “L.T.” . . . no-preference major.

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One Bowl . . . registered a half tackle for loss (1 yard) against the Crimson Tide . . . posted two tackles each vs. No. 18 Michigan and No. 18 Iowa . . . made three stops vs. No. 11 Wisconsin . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman appeared in the last nine games of the 2009 season at defensive tackle . . . recorded 11 tackles . . . registered a tackle, a quarterback hurry and a pass break-up in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . posted two tackles vs. Penn State . . . made his first career start vs. Western Michigan and produced one tackle . . . season-high four tackles, including a half-sack (2 yards), at Minnesota . . . tallied two tackles vs. Northwestern . . . recorded his first career tackle at Illinois . . . saw his first career action in the win over Michigan . . . did not play the first four games of the season due to a potential red-shirt season . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top centers by Rivals.com (No. 3) and Scout.com (No. 4) . . . rated among the country’s top offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. (No. 48) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 37) . . . ranked among the state’s top 10 seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 2), Lansing State Journal (No. 5), The Detroit News (No. 8) and Rivals.com (No. 9) . . . selected to play in the 2009 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game . . . two-year, two-way starter for Coach Bill Feraco at East Lansing (Mich.) High School, helping the Trojans win back-to-back Division 3 district titles . . . first-team Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State selection as a senior . . . named Area Defensive Player of the Year by the Lansing State Journal . . . anchored an East Lansing defensive unit that allowed just 14.3 points per game in 2008 . . . recorded 69 tackles as a senior, with 15 resulting in losses including six sacks . . . registered a season-best eight tackles vs. Flint Carmen-Ainsworth, including three for losses with a sack, and recovered a fumble . . . received AP Division 3-4 All-State special mention as a junior . . . averaged better than seven tackles per game in 2007 . . . produced 13 tackles for loss as a junior, including six sacks . . . left tackle played a key role on an offensive line that helped the Trojans average 341.0 total yards and 27.4 points per game in 2007 . . . credited with 176 career tackles, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries . . . his career defensive totals included 28 tackles for loss, including 12 sacks . . . two-time letterman in track and field, qualifying for the state meet in the shot put . . . also lettered in basketball . . . son of Don and Lola Treadwell . . . his father Don is in his first season as head football coach at Miami (Ohio) . . . born Oct. 29, 1990 . . . majoring in sociology.

AJ Troup

WR | 6-2 | 209 | Fr. | HS Minneapolis, Minn. | Wayzata First-year walk-on adds depth at wide receiver . . . sidelined for almost the entire spring with a knee injury . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played for Coach Brad Anderson at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn. . . . earned all-conference honors as a senior . . . had 25 receptions for 550 yards (22.0 avg.) and five touchdowns in 2009 . . . scored the only TD of his junior year on a 98-yard bomb vs. St. Cloud Tech . . . sat out his senior track season after suffering a torn ACL in the 2009 football play-offs . . . finished sixth in the 100 at the 2009 Class AA outdoor championships . . . also qualified for the state meet in the 200 . . . son of Stephanie Troup . . . born May 17, 1992 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human capital & society.

Tommy Vento

OL | 6-3 | 295 | Jr. | 2L East Lansing, Mich. East Lansing Third-year player expects to push Travis Jackson for the starting assignment at center in 2011 . . . also heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at right guard, behind incumbent Chris McDonald . . . started at center for the Green team in the April 30 spring game . . . made the transition from nose tackle to the offensive line during spring practice . . . two-year letterman has played in 18 career games, including six starts . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in nine games in 2010, including five starts at nose tackle (vs. Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and Alabama) . . . sat out three games with a lower-leg injury (vs. Western Michigan, Florida Atlantic and Northwestern) and missed a fourth game with the flu (vs. Purdue) . . . credited with 16 tackles (6 solos, 10 assists) and two quarterback hurries in 2010 . . . recorded a career-best six tackles, including five solos, vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital

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Fourth-year player opens preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at boundary corner, behind Darqueze Dennard . . . recorded three tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss, and a pass break-up for the White team in the April 30 spring game . . . credited with four stops in the second spring scrimmage . . . two-year letterman has recorded 11 career tackles in 17 career games . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010, primarily on special teams . . . produced 10 tackles (5 solos, 5 assists) . . . credited with a pass break-up in his first career start (at boundary corner) at No. 18 Iowa . . . contributed two tackles each vs. Western Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Northern Colorado and No. 15 Alabama . . . also returned a punt 14 yards vs. Northern Colorado . . . former walk-on was award a scholarship prior to the 2010 season . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Appeared in the final four games of the 2009 season (vs. Western Michigan, Purdue, Penn State and Texas Tech) to earn his first letter . . . recorded a tackle in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Illinois . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . MSU TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: Competed in the high jump at four meets during the 2008 indoor track & field season, highlighted by a season-best leap of 2.05m (6-8 3/4) at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational - the second-best team mark on the season . . . cleared 2.00m (6-6 3/4) at the Notre Dame Invitational two weeks earlier and leaped 1.95m (6-4 3/4) at the Indiana Invitational . . . also competed at the Big Ten Championships . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter at quarterback for Coach Tim Gabel at Stevenson High School in Livonia, Mich. . . . honorable mention all-state selection as a senior . . . completed 77-of-144 passes (.535) for 1,433 yards, 18 touchdowns and just three interceptions in 2007 while leading the Spartans (13-1) to the Division 1 state finals . . . rushed 64 times for 290 yards (4.5 avg.) and three TDs as a senior . . connected on 86-of-174 passes (.494) for 1,133 yards, 11 TDs and five interceptions as a junior . . . four-year letterman in track and field . . . won the 2008 state high jump championship (6-6) . . . earned All-America recognition in the high jump with a personal-best 6-10 . . . son of Michael and Karen White . . . born March 30, 1990 . . . father Michael ran track at Michigan State . . . his identical brother Myles is a junior wide receiver at Louisiana Tech, while his brother Austin is a red-shirt freshman running back at Central Michigan . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human resources & society.

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Second-year player will challenge Kevin Pickelman for the starting job at nose tackle . . . emerged as a legitimate contender for a spot in the starting lineup during spring practice . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010 while working behind Jerel Worthy at defensive tackle . . . tallied 17 tackles (2 solos, 15 assists), including one for a 5-yard loss . . . posted two stops each in road games at No. 18 Michigan and No. 18 Iowa . . . credited with a half sack (5 yards) at Northwestern . . . matched his career high with three tackles vs. Northern Colorado . . . made two stops vs. Florida Atlantic, including a half tackle for loss . . . registered a career-high three tackles and a pass break-up in his Spartan debut vs. Western Michigan . . . signed a National Letter of Intent in February 2010 . . . JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played for Coach Jeff Sims at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College and helped the Greyhounds to an 11-1 record in 2009, advancing to the NJCAA National Championship Game vs. Blinn College in the inaugural Citizens Bank Bowl . . . ranked fourth on the team in tackles as a red-shirt freshman, with 61 (34 solos, 27 assists) . . . credited with 13 tackles for loss (65 yards) in 2009, including five sacks (38) . . . recorded eight tackles (7 solos, 1 assist) vs. Butler Community College, with four resulting in losses (29 yards) including three sacks (25) . . . also produced eight stops (4 solos, 4 assists) vs. Independence Community College . . . selected Kansas Jayhawk Community College Co-Defensive Player of the Week after posting a career-best 10 tackles (8 solos, 2 assists), with two for losses including a sack vs. Air Force Prep . . . redshirted in 2008 . . . attended Harmony Community School in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2007 . . . two-year starter for Coach Al Slamer at Battle Creek (Mich.) Central High School . . . earned first-team all-state honors as a senior in 2006 after registering 80 tackles and

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Anthony 98 Rashad White

Tackles: 3, twice (last vs. Northern Colorado, 9/25/10) Tackles for loss: 0.5, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 10/23/10) Sacks: 0.5, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) Pass Break-ups: 1, vs. Western Michigan (9/4/10)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the July 16 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Oshkosh (withdrew) . . . rated among the nation’s top cornerbacks (No. 73) . . . ranked among the country’s top safeties by Scouts, Inc. (No. 94) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 67) . . . rated among Wisconsin’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 14) . . . two-year starter for Coach Jed Kennedy at Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wis. . . . first-team all-state and all-region selection as a senior by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association despite missing three games with knee and leg injuries . . . also named first-team All-Southeast Conference in 2010 . . . posted 38 tackles, two interceptions and four pass break-ups as a senior . . . featured on the preseason watch list for the Jim Leonard Award, presented to the state’s top senior defensive back by the Wisconsin Sports Network . . . recorded the fastest time in the 40 (4.37) at the 2010 Midwest Ultimate 100 Camp . . . honorable mention all-conference pick as a junior . . . earned first-team all-county honors as an outfielder in 2010 after leading the Red Devils in home runs (3) and finishing second in batting average (.452, 28-of-62) . . . also produced eight doubles and three triples as a junior while being caught stealing only once in 26 attempts . . . Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association honorable mention all-district selection and first-team all-conference choice as a sophomore . . . finished third in the 100 (10.85) at the 2011 Division I state track & field championships . . . 2010 county indoor track champion in the 60- and 220-yard dashes . . . son of Ron and Erin Waynes . . . born July 25, 1992 . . . majoring in communication.

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finishing second on the Bearcats in tackles for loss with 42, including 12 sacks . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan running back Larry Caper . . . won the 2007 state power-lifting championship as a super heavyweight, with a record 625-pound deadlift . . . son of Reggie and Sheila White . . . born Aug. 2, 1989 . . . majoring in psychology.

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victory . . . his 310 passing yards vs. Lowell rank as the second most in state finals history . . . completed 17-of-29 passes for a career-best 344 yards and two TDs vs. Warren De La Salle in the regional final . . . threw a school-record five TD passes – all in the first half – vs. Rochester Adams (13-of-20 passing for 298 yards) . . . ran for another score to account for six total TDs vs Rochester Adams . . . son of Mark and Julie Vento; stepson of Kelly Vento . . . born Dec. 12, 1992 . . . majoring in marketing.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top cornerbacks by Scout.com (No. 31) . . . ranked among the country’s top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 49) .

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. . listed among the nation’s top wide receivers by Rivals.com (No. 70) . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 56) . . . also named to PrepStar’s AllMidwest Team . . . rated among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 32) . . . three-year starter for Coach James Lacking at Dunbar High School in Dayton, Ohio . . . second-team All-Ohio (Division III) selection as a defensive back in 2010 by The Associated Press . . . earned AP Southwest All-District first-team honors as a senior . . . recorded 49 tackles (19 solos, 30 assists), nine passes defended including three interceptions, and one forced fumble in 2010 . . . posted double-figure tackles in the first three games of his senior year, registering 10 stops each vs. Germantown Valley View, Trotwood-Madison and Columbus Whetstone . . . intercepted two passes vs. Findlay . . . two-way player added 12 catches for 271 yards (22.6 avg.) and two touchdowns . . . caught three passes for 101 yards and two scores vs. Columbus Whetstone . . . earned first-team all-city honors on both sides of the football as a junior . . . produced 60 tackles (37 solos, 23 assists) and 14 passes defended, including seven interceptions (189 yards), in 2009 . . . registered six tackles and a career-best three interceptions vs. Meadowdale, returning one pick for a score . . . made 10 stops plus forced and recovered a fumble vs. Thurgood Marshall . . . totaled a career-high 15 tackles and two interceptions vs. Cincinnati Taft . . . also accounted for 1,250 all-purpose yards and nine TDs as a junior . . . rushed 56 times for 540 yards (9.6 avg.) in 2009 . . . carried 15 times for a career-best 301 yards and three TDs vs. Greenville . . . had 16 receptions for 364 yards (22.8 avg.) and five scores as a junior . . . scored on an 80-yard TD reception vs. Columbus Whetstone . . . caught six passes for 137 yards and two scores vs. Germantown Valley View . . . also participated in track and basketball for the Wolverines . . . won two relay medals (4x100 and 4x200) in the Ohio Division II outdoor championships as a junior . . . son of Roger Williamson Sr. and Domonica Cox . . . born Feb. 8, 1993 . . . majoring in general management.

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for loss in seven straight games during one stretch . . . finished second among defensive linemen in tackles (37: 19 solos, 18 assists) and production points (75) . . . placed sixth on the team in production points and 10th in tackles . . . recorded three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . matched his season high with four stops vs. No. 13 Penn State . . . recorded four solo hits at Purdue . . . made four tackles and recovered a fumble at Minnesota . . . registered four stops vs. No. 7 Iowa, including a season-best two tackles for loss (5 yards) . . . posted three tackles, including 1.5 for losses (5 yards), and a career-best two pass break-ups at Wisconsin . . . tallied a season-high 1.5 sacks (8 yards) vs. Central Michigan . . . posted four tackles in his collegiate debut vs. Montana State . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Eastern Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top defensive tackles by Rivals.com (No. 53), Scout.com (No. 78) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 93) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio’s top 50 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 30) and Scout.com (No. 34) . . . selected to play in the 2008 Big 33 Football Classic (Ohio vs. Pennsylvania) . . . Associated Press Division I All-Ohio and AP Southwest All-District first-team selections as a senior . . . also named to the Ohio News Network (ONN) All-Ohio Team in 2007 . . . two-year starter for Coach Jay Minton at Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio . . . recorded 50 tackles, including 10.5 sacks, and 12 quarterback hurries as a senior . . . also credited with seven pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries in 2007 . . . produced 54 tackles, including four sacks, in nine games as a junior . . . played his freshman and sophomore years at Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio, before transferring to Wayne . . . son of Stephanie Worthy and Bobby Smith . . . born April 28, 1990 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in family community services. WORTHY’S CAREER HIGHS_____________________________________________

Tackles: 5, three times (last vs. Penn State, 11/27/10) Tackles for loss: 2, vs. Iowa (10/24/09) Sacks: 1.5, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 10/23/10) Pass break-ups: 2, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) WORTHY’S STATISTICS________________________________________________

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Fourth-year player enters his third season as the starting defensive tackle . . . named to Preseason Watch Lists for the Bednarik, Lombardi and Nagurski Awards as well as the Outland and Lott IMPACT Trophies . . . featured on College Football Performance Awards Watch List for the Defensive Lineman of the Year Trophy . . . Preseason All-America selection by Playboy Magazine (first team) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team) . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible defensive tackles by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 2) . . . also rated among the country’s top defensive tackles by Lindy’s (No. 8) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports (first team), Blue Ribbon Yearbook (first team), Lindy’s (second team) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (second team) . . . ranked the No. 3 defensive tackle in the Big Ten and also listed as one of five preseason candidates for Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year by ESPN.com . . . two-year letterman has played in 26 career games, including 24 starts at defensive tackle . . . career numbers include: 77 total tackles (33 solo, 44 assists), 17.0 tackles for loss (76 yards) and 8.5 sacks (50 yards) . . . has impressed the coaching staff with his quickness and athleticism . . . described by Spartan defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi as “a big, explosive athlete, who has the ability to make plays in the offensive backfield” . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore (second team) selection . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and the media . . . named to Phil Steele’s All-Big Ten third team . . . presented MSU’s Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award (defense) . . . started all 13 games at defensive tackle in 2010 . . . led all Spartan defensive linemen with 40 tackles, with 8.0 for losses (42 yards) including a team-best 4.0 sacks (27 yards) . . . tied his career high with five tackles at Penn State, including a 4-yard sack . . . made four stops, including a half tackle for loss (1 yard), vs. Purdue . . . matched his career high with five tackles, including 1.5 for losses (6 yards) vs. Minnesota . . . recorded a career-high five tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss, and also broke up a pass at No. 18 Iowa . . . matched his career high with 1.5 sacks (12 yards) and credited with a quarterback hurry at Northwestern . . . produced three stops, including a half sack for 2 yards, vs. Illinois . . . posted three tackles, including a 9-yard sack against Denard Robinson, and blocked a field-goal attempt on the final play of the first half in a victory at No. 18 Michigan . . . contributed three tackles vs. No. 11 Wisconsin . . . registered three stops, including one for a 4-yard loss, and a pass break-up in the season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Earned first-team Freshman All-America honors from Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Rivals.com, CollegeFootballNews.com and Sporting News . . . named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team as selected by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Sporting News . . . midseason All-Big Ten first-team selection by Phil Steele . . . started 11 of 13 games in 2009 and ranked second on the team in tackles for loss (9.0 for 34 yards) and sacks (4.5 for 23 yards) . . . produced one tackle

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coaching staff In just four seasons, Mark Dantonio has restored the pride and tradition of Spartan football.

personal Data: Born Mark Dantonio in El Paso, Texas, on March 9, 1956. Family: wife Becky and two daughters, Kristen and Lauren.

COACHING RECORD: 51-36 (.586) in seven years as a college head coach; 18-17 (.514) in three years at Cincinnati (2004-06); 33-19 (.635) in four seasons at Michigan State (2007-).

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Three-year letterman as a defensive back at South Carolina (1976-78). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1987 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1989 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1990 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1983 Fiesta Bowl, 1984 Rose Bowl, 1992 Aloha Bowl, 1995 Independence Bowl, 1996 Sun Bowl, 1997 Aloha Bowl, 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl, 2002 Outback Bowl, 2003 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

One of 15 semifinalists for the George Munger Coach of the Year Award, Dantonio had a breakthrough season as a head coach in 2008. Under his leadership, the Spartans went 9-3 in the regular season and compiled a 6-2 record in the Big Ten, the best league mark for the program since 1999. Michigan State defeated five bowl-bound teams, with victories over Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame, Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin. The Spartans, who made their first New Year’s Day Bowl appearance in nine seasons, finished the season ranked No. 24 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Polls. Three Michigan State players were named first-team All-Big Ten by the league’s head coaches: senior running back Javon Ringer, senior safety Otis Wiley and Jones. A total of 15 Spartans received All-Big Ten recognition on the first team, second team or honorable mention. Ringer became MSU’s first consensus All-American since 2004, earning first-team accolades from Walter Camp and the Associated Press. The Doak Walker Award finalist had one of the finest seasons in Spartan history, scoring a school-record 22 touchdowns and rushing for 1,637 yards, which ranked second in the school record books. Ringer was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. In his first season as head coach at Michigan State, Dantonio sparked a three-game turnaround as the Spartans finished the 2007 regular season with a 7-5 record, securing the program’s first bowl bid in four years with a berth against Boston College in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Dantonio became just the third first-year coach in Michigan State history to earn a postseason bowl bid, joining Saban (1995 Independence Bowl vs. LSU) and John L. Smith (2003 Alamo Bowl vs. Nebraska). Michigan State (7-6 overall) produced seven victories despite playing one of the nation’s most demanding schedules, as the Spartans’ 2007 opponents had a combined record of 75-57 (.568) during the regular season. The Spartans went 4-3 in games played against bowl-bound teams in 2007. Michigan State lost six

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EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education from South Carolina in 1979; master’s degree in education from Ohio U. in 1980.

MSU’s special teams featured the school’s all-time leading kicker in Brett Swenson, who scored 377 career points. A first-team All-Big Ten selection and Lou Groza Award semifinalist, Swenson also became MSU’s career leader in field goals (71 made) and extra points (164 made) during the 2009 season. He closed out his career ranked among the Big Ten’s all-time leaders in kick scoring (second), field goals (tied for third), total points (fourth) and extra points (sixth).

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PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant at Ohio U. (1980); graduate assistant at Purdue (1981); defensive coordinator at Butler (Kan.) Junior College (1982); graduate assistant at Ohio State (1983-84); defensive secondary coach at Akron (1985); defensive secondary coach and defensive coordinator at Youngstown State (1986-90); defensive secondary coach at Kansas (1991-94); defensive secondary coach (1995-2000) and associate head coach (2000) at Michigan State; defensive coordinator at Ohio State (2001-03); head coach at Cincinnati (2004-06).

The Spartan passing game was built around wide receiver Blair White, who was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches while recording career highs in receptions (70), TD catches (9) and receiving yards (990), all of which rank among MSU’s Top 10 single-season leaders.

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MSU established a school record with 28 touchdown passes in 2009, and the 3,502 passing yards ranked second in the school record book. Sophomore quarterback Kirk Cousins, an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by the media, finished the regular season ranked among the Top 10 Spartan single-season leaders in passing yards (2,680 – fourth), pass completions (198 – sixth) and touchdown passes (19 – tied for seventh).

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From his first day on the job, Dantonio has pledged to support student-athletes as they pursue excellence, both in the classroom and on the playing field. In his first four seasons, 82 percent

Offensively, Michigan State featured the No. 2 passing attack in the Big Ten, averaging nearly 270 yards per game. The Spartans also finished second in the league in scoring (29.7 points per game) and third in total offense (406.2 ypg.).

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With appearances in the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl and 2011 Capital One Bowl, Dantonio is the first coach in Michigan State history to earn a postseason bowl bid in each of his first four seasons. He has 33 victories in his first four seasons at MSU, which are the most by any Spartan head coach in his first four years (Chester Brewer ranks second, with 30 wins from 1903-06).

In addition, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy was named a Freshman All-American, marking the thirdstraight year a Spartan landed on a Freshman All-America Team, and cornerback Jeremy Ware was chosen by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

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A total of 16 Spartans received All-Big Ten recognition on the first team, second team or honorable mention, including senior linebacker Greg Jones, senior punter Aaron Bates, sophomore running back Edwin Baker and sophomore placekicker Dan Conroy, who each earned All-Big Ten first-team honors from the media. One of the top linebackers in school history, Jones was named a firstteam consensus All-American for the second straight season, becoming only the third Spartan to accomplish the feat. He also became just the seventh player in program history to receive first-team All-Big Ten honors three times. Jones (New York Giants) and cornerback Chris L. Rucker (Indianapolis Colts) were selected in the sixth round of the 2011 National Football League Draft.

A consensus first-team All-American, Jones became the first Spartan to win Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year accolades after recording 154 tackles, finishing first in the conference and third nationally in 2009. He also led the team and ranked among the national leaders in tackles for loss (14 for 69 yards) and sacks (9 for 53 yards). Jones was rated the No. 1 linebacker in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com and earned the Linebacker Trophy (Linebacker of the Year) by the College Football Performance Awards.

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Thanks to its 28-22 victory at Penn State in the regular-season finale, Michigan State recorded its first win in State College since 1965 – the year before Joe Paterno took over as Penn State’s head coach – and finished in a three-way tie with Wisconsin and Ohio State for the 2010 Big Ten Championship. With successive wins over Minnesota, Purdue and Penn State to close out the regular season, the Spartans posted a perfect 3-0 record in November for the first time since 1999. MSU also dealt Wisconsin its only loss of the 2010 regular season, 34-24, in the Big Ten opener. The Spartans finished the season ranked No. 14 in both The Associated Press and USA TODAY/Coaches’ Polls, giving MSU its highest finish in the final polls since 1999. It also marked MSU’s second finish in the Top 25 in the past three years (No. 24 in 2008).

Led by Jones and one of the most explosive offenses in the Big Ten, the Spartans earned their third consecutive bowl bid in 2009.

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Dantonio, who led Michigan State to a school-record 11 wins in 2010 and a share of its first Big Ten Championship since 1990, MARK DANTONIO was named the Dave McClain Big Ten Coach of the Year, as HEAD COACH selected by the conference’s media panel. A finalist for the Paul fifth SEASON “Bear” Bryant, Eddie Robinson and Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year Awards, Dantonio helped manage the third-biggest turnaround among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams during the regular season, as the Spartans improved from 6-7 in 2009 to 11-1 in 2010. He was also named the AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Region 3 Coach of the Year, and earned National Coach of the Year honors from CBSSports.com, Scout.com and Rivals.com.

Riding the momentum generated by his first four seasons, Dantonio and his coaching staff have put together three-straight recruiting classes in 2009-11 that analysts rank among the nation’s Top 25.

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A Zanesville, Ohio, native with Midwest ties, Dantonio has 31 years of collegiate coaching experience and coached in his 15th bowl game as the Spartans faced Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl. It marked Dantonio’s second New Year’s Day game as a head coach, as he guided MSU to a 2009 appearance in the Capital One Bowl against Georgia.

(61 of 74) of his Michigan State players who have completed their eligibility have earned their undergraduate degrees. In addition, 43 Spartans have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, including 2009 Academic All-American Blair White.

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games by a combined total of 31 points, including two in overtime (Northwestern and Iowa). All six games were decided by seven points or less. Michigan State finished the year strong, winning its final two games of the regular season for the first time since 1999 with victories at Purdue and over Penn State, both bowl-bound teams. Dantonio became the first coach in Spartan history to begin his initial season 4-0, as Michigan State opened the 2007 campaign with wins over UAB, Bowling Green, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame. With the 31-14 victory over the Irish, the Spartans became the first opponent to win six-straight games in the 77-year history of Notre Dame Stadium. In 2007, Michigan State featured one of the Big Ten’s most prolific offensive attacks. The Spartans ranked second in the conference in scoring offense (33.1 points per game), third in rushing offense (198.2 yards per game) and fourth in total offense (416.8 ypg.). Michigan State also was listed among the NCAA’s top 30 in rushing offense (No. 25) and scoring offense (No. 29). The Spartans scored a school single-season record 430 points and produced top 10 single-season totals in six other offensive categories. Michigan State also displayed dramatic improvement on the defensive side of the football in 2007. The Spartans ranked fourth in the Big Ten and No. 30 nationally in rushing defense, allowing just 125.9 ypg. Michigan State held four opponents under 50 yards rushing (UAB, Bowling Green, Indiana and Boston College). After finishing eighth in the Big Ten and No. 88 nationally in total defense in 2006, the Spartans improved to fourth in the league and No. 32 in the NCAA, allowing 345.5 ypg. Three Spartans from the 2007 team were selected in the 2008 NFL Draft: wide receiver Devin Thomas (Washington Red¬skins, second round), tight end Kellen Davis (Chicago Bears, fifth round) and defensive end Ervin Baldwin (Chicago Bears, seventh round). Dantonio, who served as head coach at Cincinnati for three seasons prior to his return to East Lansing, became Michigan State University’s 24th head football coach on Nov. 27, 2006. He previously spent six years as an assistant coach at Michigan State from 1995-2000. The 55-year old Dantonio established himself as one of the nation’s up-and-coming coaches during his three-year tenure at Cincinnati, where he compiled an 18-17 overall record and led the program in its transition from Conference USA to the BIG EAST Conference. In 2006, Dantonio led the Bearcats to a 7-5 overall record and a 4-3 BIG EAST mark, making Cincinnati bowl eligible for the second time in three years. Dantonio accomplished the feat against the second-toughest schedule in the country, as UC’s opponents compiled a 69-42 record. His Bearcats upset then-No. 7 Rutgers, 30-11, on Nov. 18, handing the Scarlet Knights their first loss of the season and marking the highest-ranked opponent ever defeated by UC. Highly respected as one of the top defensive coaches in the country, Dantonio’s Bearcats finished the 2006 regular season ranked among the NCAA leaders in six statistical categories: No. 21 in tackles for loss (6.8 per game), No. 23 in pass efficiency defense (109.3 rating), No. 27 in rushing defense (107.5 ypg.), No. 31 in total defense (304.3 ypg.), No. 34 in scoring defense (19.3 ppg.) and No. 34 in sacks (2.4 per game). UC held seven of its 12 regular-season opponents to less than 100 yards rushing. In the win over Rutgers, Cincinnati held the nation’s No. 15 rushing offense to a season-low 50 yards on the ground, and limited the NCAA’s No. 3 rusher, Ray Rice, to a season-low 54 yards.

14) in the Fort Worth Bowl. Cincinnati led C-USA and ranked No. 26 in the NCAA in pass defense, allowing 194.2 yards per game. The Bearcats also ranked second in C-USA in total defense (341.3 ypg.) and third in both scoring defense (26.7 ppg.) and pass efficiency defense (121.5). Offensively, quarterback Gino Guidugli ranked 15th in the country in passing efficiency (146.5) and directed the Bearcats to the 30th-ranked offense in the nation (405.6 ypg). Three players were chosen in the 2005 NFL Draft (defensive end Trent Cole, linebacker Tyjuan Hagler and cornerback Daven Holly). In his three seasons at Cincinnati, 21 of Dantonio’s players earned All-BIG EAST honors and 40 received academic all-conference recognition. In back-to-back years (2006-07), Cincinnati’s program was presented the American Football Coaches Association Academic Achievement Award for attaining a graduation rate of at least 70 percent for its student-athletes. Prior to his appointment at Cincinnati, Dantonio served as the defensive coordinator under Jim Tressel at Ohio State for three seasons, where his defensive unit helped the Buckeyes to a combined record of 32-6. In 2003, Ohio State’s defense was the second toughest against the run, allowing 62.3 yards per game, and was ranked No. 10 in total defense (296.9 ypg.) and No. 16 in scoring defense (17.6 ppg.). Those efforts helped the Buckeyes post an 11-2 record and finish No. 4 in the final polls. Dantonio assembled the defense which led Ohio State to the 2002 National Championship, as the Buckeyes ranked second in the NCAA in scoring defense (13.1 ppg) and third in rushing defense (77.7 ypg.). Six Buckeye defenders were named first-team All-Big Ten during his tenure and 13 were drafted by the pros, including a pair of first-round selections in 2004 (defensive end Will Smith and cornerback Chris Gamble). Dantonio is quite familiar with East Lansing, as he spent six years (1995-2000) as Michigan State’s secondary coach, including five seasons under Nick Saban and one under Bobby Williams. He was promoted to associate head coach in 2000. During his six-year tenure as an assistant, the Spartans compiled a 39-30-1 record. Under his supervision, the Spartan secondary ranked among the NCAA leaders in pass efficiency defense three of his last four years, finishing No. 10 (101.6) in 1998, No. 16 (103.9) in 1997 and No. 22 (104.5) in 2000. In his last season as secondary coach, the Spartans only allowed 164.1 yards a game through the air, ranking seventh in the country in 2000. Dantonio contributed to Michigan State’s successful 1999 season, during which the Spartans went 10-2, won the Florida Citrus Bowl, led the Big Ten in total defense and ranked No. 7 in the final polls. He tutored cornerback Amp Campbell, who earned third-team All-America honors from the Associated Press. Dantonio came to Michigan State following four seasons under Glen Mason at Kansas (1991-94) where he coached the defensive secondary. In 1992, the Jayhawks produced an 8-4 record and defeated BYU, 23-20, in the Aloha Bowl. Dantonio previously spent five years at Youngstown State under Tressel, helping the Penguins to three trips to the NCAA I-AA playoffs. While serving as defensive coordinator in 1990, Youngstown State posted a perfect 11-0 regular-season record and ranked second nationally. His coaching credits also including stops at Akron (defensive secondary, 1985), Ohio State (graduate assistant, 1983-84), Butler (Kan.) Junior College (defensive coordinator, 1982), Purdue (graduate assistant, 1981) and Ohio University (graduate assistant, 1980). During his stint as a graduate assistant under Earle Bruce at Ohio State, the Buckeyes played in the 1983 Fiesta and 1984 Rose Bowls. Dantonio earned three letters as a defensive back for Coach Jim Carlen at South Carolina (197678). He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from South Carolina in 1979. Dantonio later earned a master’s degree in education from Ohio U. in 1980.

He picked up all-state and all-league honors as a prep football player at Zanesville (Ohio) High Six Bearcats earned All-BIG EAST honors in 2006, including three first-team selections: defensive School and was selected to play in the Ohio North-South All-Star Game. tackle Terrill Byrd, linebacker Kevin McCullough and free safety Dominic Ross. Three UC players received second-team all-conference honors, including offensive guard Trevor Canfield, tight In their first two years as honorary co-chairs, Dantonio and his wife Becky have helped raise $2.4 end Brent Celek and cornerback Mike Mickens. Celek, who set UC career records for receptions, million for the Children’s Miracle Network at Sparrow Children’s Center. receiving yards and TDs by a tight end, was taken by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. dantonio’s Career Record – head coach In 2005, Dantonio brought together one of the nation’s youngest Overall Conference teams, with the Bearcats starting as many as five first-year W L PCT FINISH POSTSEASON BOWL YEAR SCHOOL W L PCT freshmen on defense and posted a competitive 4-7 record in the 2004 Cincinnati 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 t-2nd (C-USA) Forth Worth Bowl – Champions program’s first season in the BIG EAST. Cincinnati 4 7 .364 2 5 .286 t-6th (BIG EAST) 2005 Cincinnati 7 5 .583 4 3 .571 t-4th (BIG EAST) International Bowl* 2006 In 2004, he became the first head coach in 23 years to direct a team 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 t-7th (Big Ten) Champs Sports Bowl 2007 Michigan State to a winning season in his first year at UC. Dantonio also became 2008 Michigan State 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 3rd (Big Ten) Capital One Bowl only the second head coach in Cincinnati history (along with Sid 2009 Michigan State 6 7 .462 4 4 .500 t-6th (Big Ten) Valero Alamo Bowl Gillman) to take the Bearcats to a bowl game in his first season. The 2010 Michigan State 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 t-1st (Big Ten) Capital One Bowl TOTALS 51 36 .586 31 23 .574 Six Bowl Games* Bearcats’ went 7-5 in 2004, including a 5-3 mark in Conference USA * Did not coach UC in bowl game. to finish second in the league standings, and defeated Marshall (32-

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coaching staff Dan Roushar enters his fifth year on the Michigan State coaching staff and his first as offensive coordinator. He also will coach the tight ends.

Pat Narduzzi is in his fifth season as defensive coordinator at Michigan State.

Michigan State was one of the top rushing teams in the nation during the 2007 regular season, thanks in large part to the offensive line. Roushar had to juggle his lineup several times, using eight different starting combinations, but he led his unit to be one of the most productive in the Big Ten as the Spartans ranked fourth in the conference and No. 25 in the NCAA in rushing with 198.2 ypg. He tutored left tackle Pete Clifford, who went on to earn second-team All-Big Ten honors.

Prior to joining the Cincinnati coaching staff, he worked with the running backs at Illinois for two seasons (2003-04), adding the duties of offensive coordinator in 2004.

For Roushar’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

In 2009, Jones became the first Spartan to be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference and ranking third nationally with 154 tackles. Jones was rated the No. 1 linebacker in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com and earned the Linebacker Trophy (Linebacker of the Year) by the College Football Performance Awards. In addition to Jones, Worthy was named a Freshman All-American after ranking second on the team in tackles for loss (9 for 34 yards) and sacks (4.5 for 23 yards). He became the second player to earn Freshman All-America honors under Narduzzi at MSU (Jones in 2007). Michigan State’s strength in 2009 was stopping the run, as the Spartans ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 24th nationally by allowing just 113.2 rushing yards a game. MSU limited their opponents to fewer than 100 rushing yards in six games during the season. The Spartans also put pressure on the quarterback, ranking third in the conference and 17th (tied) in the country with 35 sacks. In 2008, MSU placed two players – Jones and safety Otis Wiley – on the All-Big Ten first team, marking the first time since 2000 that the Spartans have had two defensive first-team selections in the same season. Jones led the Big Ten during conference play in tackles, while Wiley anchored the Spartan secondary and ranked among the league leaders in interceptions (4) and passes defended (11). In 2007, the Spartans recorded 40 sacks, 24 more than it produced the entire 2006 season. In fact, the 40 sacks were the third-highest total in MSU single-season history and exceeded the Spartans’ combined sack totals for the previous two seasons (32). The Spartans ranked fourth in the Big Ten (tied) and No. 14 in the NCAA, averaging 3.08 sacks per game. In addition, MSU ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 30th nationally in rushing defense (125.8 ypg.).

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Roushar spent six years as offensive line coach at Northern Illinois (1997-2002), where he also served as the offensive coordinator for the final five seasons. During his tenure at NIU, the Huskies earned a share of back-to-back Mid-American Conference West Division titles in 2001 and 2002. In his six years in DeKalb, NIU also produced four 1,000-yard rushers, including Michael Turner who finished second in the NCAA in rushing in 2002 while averaging 159.6 yards per game. In 2000, the Huskies ranked among the national leaders in rushing offense (No. 12 at 228.1 ypg.), total offense (No. 19 at 427.8 ypg.) and scoring offense (No. 12 at 37.2 points per game). The 427.8 total yards per game marked the second-best single-season average in NIU history and the school’s best figure since 1963.

Narduzzi was named the National Coordinator of the Week by Rivals.com after the Spartans held Michigan to a season-low 162 rushing yards as Michigan State handed the Wolverines their first loss of the season, 34-17, on Oct. 9.

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Roushar arrived in East Lansing after serving as offensive line coach under Coach Dantonio at Cincinnati for two seasons (2005-06).

In addition to Jones, six more Spartan defenders received All-Big Ten recognition on either the second team or honorable mention in 2010. Senior linebacker Eric Gordon was a second-team pick by both the coaches and media, while the entire secondary (cornerbacks Johnny Adams and Chris L. Rucker; safeties Marcus Hyde and Trenton Robinson) was honored. Sophomore defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, who led the team with four sacks, received honorable mention.

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The Spartans featured the nation’s fourth-leading rusher in Javon Ringer in 2008. In addition, the unit allowed just 24 sacks all season, ranking fourth in the Big Ten. Four of MSU’s five starters were awarded postseason honors, including second-team All-Big Ten selections Roland Martin (right guard) and Jesse Miller (right tackle). Nitchman earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors while Foreman was named Freshman All-American.

For the fifth time under Narduzzi, a defensive player was named to the All-Big Ten first team, as senior linebacker Greg Jones became just the seventh player in program history to earn first-team honors three times. Jones, who led the team with 106 tackles, also earned consensus firstteam All-America accolades for the second straight year, making him just the third Spartan to accomplish that feat (George Webster and Bubba Smith, 1965-66).

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Two Spartan offensive linemen earned All-Big Ten recognition in 2009 under Roushar’s direction, as center Joel Nitchman was named second-team All-Big Ten by the media and Foreman garnered honorable mention accolades by the coaches and media. For the second straight season, Roushar’s unit was one of the most effective in the Big Ten protecting the quarterback, as the Spartans gave up only 14 sacks, the fewest amount of any team in the conference.

The biggest difference in MSU’s turnaround was takeaways – after forcing just 14 in 2009, MSU totaled 24 in 2010. The Spartans recorded 17 interceptions, its highest total since 2004, which ranked third in the Big Ten and tied for 23rd in the nation.

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Young’s move proved to be a success, as he garnered second-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches, while junior left guard Joel Foreman was a third-team All-America selection by Phil Steele. Sophomore Edwin Baker was the main beneficiary of the Spartans’ offensive line play, as the first-team All-Big Ten pick by the media ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 30th in the NCAA FBS averaging 92.4 rushing yards per game.

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Michigan State’s improved rushing attack in 2010 was fueled by a solid offensive line that featured the same core of starters throughout the entire season. Although the unit began the year with three new starters and a position switch from right tackle to left tackle for D.J. Young, the Spartans established their running identity early in the season, rushing for more than 200 yards in five of the first six games. DAN ROUSHAR OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/ TIGHT ENDS FIFTH SEASON

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Narduzzi’s unit in 2010 had its best showing since his arrival in East Lansing. Michigan State concluded the regular season ranked among the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision leaders in rushing defense (No. 21 allowing 121.9 ypg.), scoring defense (No. 26 allowing 20.1 ppg.), total defense (No. 31 allowing 337.8 ypg.) and pass efficiency defense (No. 33 with a 117.0 rating). In addition, MSU allowed only one 100-yard rusher all season (Game 11 by Purdue’s Keith Carlos).

A 27-year coaching veteran, this marks the fifth time that Roushar will be an offensive coordinator in his career. He most recently served as offensive coordinator at Illinois during the 2004 season, and has also directed offenses at Northern Illinois (1998-2002), Ball State (1994) and Butler (1989-92). In his last four seasons coaching the offensive line at Michigan State, Roushar’s linemen earned All-Big Ten recognition on eight occasions.

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THE NARDUZZI FILE FAMILY: Wife Donna and four children: Arianna, Christina, Patrick and Isabella.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from Northern Illinois in 1984.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from Rhode Island in 1990; master’s degree in sports psychology from Miami-Ohio in 1992.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Two-year letterwinner as a quarterback at Northern Illinois (1981-82). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1988 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 1991 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fifth. Joined staff on Dec. 6, 2006, from Cincinnati. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant coach (1990-91) and receivers coach (1992) at Miami-Ohio; linebackers (1993-97) and defensive coordinator (1998-99) at Rhode Island; linebackers coach at Northern Illinois (2000-02); defensive coordinator at Miami-Ohio (2003); defensive coordinator at Cincinnati (2004-06).

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Three-year starter at linebacker at Rhode Island (1987-89); one year at linebacker at Youngstown State (1985).

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YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fifth. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Offensive backfield coach (1986-88) and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach (1989-92) at Butler; offensive line coach at Rhode Island (1993); offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Ball State (1994); quarterbacks coach (1995) and offensive tackle/tight ends coach (1996) at Illinois; offensive line coach (1997) and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach (1998-2002) at Northern Illinois; running backs coach (2003) and offensive coordinator/running backs coach (2004) at Illinois; offensive line coach at Cincinnati (2005-06).

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FAMILY: Wife Patti and four children: Marissa, Mallory, Maura and Danny.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 2003 GMAC Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

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Harlon Barnett, a four-year letterwinner at Michigan State (1986-89) as a defensive back who was named a captain as a senior, is in his fifth season as the Spartans’ secondary coach. Barnett returned to East Lansing with seven years of professional playing experience and four seasons of coaching experience under his belt.

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Barnett oversaw perhaps the most improved secondary in the nation in 2010. After ranking near the bottom of the conference in several pass defense categories in 2009, the Spartans bounced back to rank among the national leaders in pass break-ups (16th with 52), passes defended (17th with 69) and interceptions (tied for 23rd with 17). Michigan State finished third in the Big Ten in pass efficiency defense (121.3 rating), third in interceptions and fifth in passing defense (165.5 yards

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allowed per game). Michigan State was one of just two schools in the conference (Iowa) to have all four of its starters in the defensive backfield earn postseason recognition from the Big Ten. Cornerbacks Johnny Adams and Chris L. Rucker, along with free safety Trenton Robinson, made the All-Big Ten second team as selected by the coaches, while strong safety Marcus Hyde was named to the second team by the media. Rucker was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

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The unit combined for 17 interceptions, most at MSU since 2004, after collecting just six in 2009. The interceptions helped fuel MSU’s positive turnover margin, as the Spartans leaped from 94th in the nation in 2009 to 31st in that department last season. In 2009, senior cornerback Jeremy Ware earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors after recording a career-high 52 tackles and five pass break-ups while starting every game. Ware went on to be selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by Oakland. Barnett’s secondary unit displayed depth and tenacity during the 2008 season. A rash of injuries forced Barnett to utilize nine different starting lineups, as four players made their first career starts. Week after week, a new player stepped up and produced when given an opportunity. Leading the way was Otis Wiley, a first-team All-Big Ten selection and Jim Thorpe Award finalist who ranked among the league leaders in interceptions (4) and passes defended (11). In his first season at MSU, Barnett led a secondary that ranked fourth in the Big Ten in pass defense. Under his direction, former walk-on turned team captain Travis Key earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in his first year as a starter, as Key ranked third on the team in tackles (69) and second in pass break-ups (6) and interceptions (2) in 2007. A native of Cincinnati, Barnett was a three-year starter for Coach George Perles at Michigan State. He was a member of the 1987 Big Ten and 1988 Rose Bowl championship team that went 9-2-1 overall and finished eighth in the final polls. Barnett, who also played in the 1989 Gator Bowl and the 1989 Aloha Bowl during his time as a Spartan player, earned first-team All-America recognition by The Sporting News as a senior in 1989. He was a primary reason that the Green and White ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 11 nationally in both rushing defense (95.4 ypg.) and total defense (280.5 ypg.). He compiled 73 stops, high among Spartan defensive backs, along with three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. He finished his career with 154 tackles, six interceptions and 13 pass break-ups. Following his impressive career at Michigan State, Barnett was taken in the fourth round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, where he played for three seasons (1990-92). He spent two seasons at New England (1993-94) and two more with Minnesota (1995-96).

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TED GILL DEFENSIVE LINE fifth SEASON

Gill molded a young line in 2010 that featured only one senior to help the Spartans rank among the national leaders in several categories during the regular season, including scoring defense (No. 26 allowing 20.1 points per game) and total defense (No. 31 allowing 337.8 yards per game). The line was instrumental in stopping the run, as the Spartans ranked third in the Big Ten and 21st nationally in the regular season by giving up just 121.9 rushing ypg. In addition, MSU allowed only one 100-yard rusher all season (Game 11 by Purdue’s Keith Carlos).

Sophomore defensive tackle Jerel Worthy earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors after leading the line with 40 tackles and four sacks. A Freshman All-American in 2009, Worthy also ranked third on the team with eight tackles for loss last season. Senior defensive end Colin Neely had a career year in his final season under Gill, ranking first on the team with 10 tackles for loss while compiling a career-high 34 tackles. In addition, junior Kevin Pickelman and sophomore Tyler Hoover showed significant improvement, as both players recorded career highs in tackles. Spartan defensive linemen have garnered All-Big Ten recognition six times during Gill’s tenure, including Jonal Saint-Dic, who was a second-team All-American in 2007. In addition, Ogemdi Nwagbuo, who Gill mentored in 2007, just completed his second season playing for the San Diego Chargers. The 2009 Spartan defensive line featured two new starters and a steady mix of underclassmen in the rotation, but the unit still managed to help the defense rank third in the Big Ten and 17th nationally in sacks. The line was also instrumental in stopping the run, as the Spartans were fourth in the Big Ten and 24th nationally by allowing just 113.2 rushing ypg. MSU limited its opponents to fewer than 100 rushing yards in six games. Veteran end Trevor Anderson led the line with 45 tackles (7.5 for loss) and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors. Anderson, who also played under Gill at Cincinnati, amassed 39.5 tackles for loss and 22 sacks in his career. In 2008, three Spartans on the defensive line earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors, including seniors Justin Kershaw and Brandon Long, who both recorded career highs in tackles for loss and sacks. Anderson, in his first year as a Spartan after transferring from Cincinnati, collected a career high and team-leading eight sacks, which ranked sixth in the Big Ten. Michigan State’s defensive line saw a dramatic improvement in Gill’s first season, as Saint-Dic and Ervin Baldwin enjoyed breakout years. Saint-Dic, a first-team All-Big Ten selection, set a Big Ten record and led the nation with eight forced fumbles. The senior ranked fourth in the conference and 16th in the NCAA in sacks with 10, marking the sixth-best total on MSU’s single-season chart. For his efforts, Saint-Dic was named a second-team Walter Camp All-American and was one of eight finalists for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award. Baldwin, a seventh-round draft choice by the Chicago Bears, led the team and ranked third in the Big Ten with 18.5 tackles for loss, which was the secondhighest total in school history. For Gill’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

THE GILL FILE FAMILY: Wife Pamela and six children: Libby, Nikki, Seneca, John, Erica and Tracy. YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fifth. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati.

THE BARNETT FILE FAMILY: Wife Tammy and two children: Todd and Tori. YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fifth. Joined staff on Dec. 1, 2006, from Cincinnati. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant coach at LSU (2003); secondary coach at Cincinnati (2004-06).

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Now in his fifth year as the defensive line coach at Michigan State, Ted Gill has continued his career-long trend of developing productive and impactful players.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in communication from Michigan State in 1990. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Four-year letterwinner as a defensive back at Michigan State (1986-89) and named captain as a senior. Professional – Spent seven seasons in the National Football League, including stints with the Cleveland Browns (1990-92), New England Patriots (1993-94) and Minnesota Vikings (1995-96). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Player – 1985 All-American Bowl, 1988 Rose Bowl, 1989 Gator Bowl, 1989 Aloha Bowl, 1994 NFL Playoffs, 1996 NFL Playoffs. Coach – 2004 Sugar Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant coach at Idaho State (197173); offensive line coach at Utah (1974-76); defensive line coach at New Mexico State (1977); defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Ball State (1978-81); defensive coordinator at Cornell (1982); defensive line and linebackers coach at Army (1983); defensive line and linebackers coach at North Carolina (1984-87); defensive line coach at Rice (1988-89); defensive line and linebackers coach at Iowa (1990-94); defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State (1995); defensive line coach at Cincinnati (2003-06). Professional - Defensive line coach at NFL’s Carolina Panthers (1996-98); defensive line coach at XFL’s Los Angeles Extreme (2001); defensive coordinator at CFL’s Montreal Alouettes (2002). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education from Idaho State in 1973. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Two-year letterwinner as a linebacker and nose tackle at Idaho State (1968-69). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1986 Aloha Bowl, 1991 Rose Bowl, 1991 Holiday Bowl, 1993 Alamo Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

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In five seasons (2005-09) as head coach at Augustana College, Salem compiled a 31-26 record.

After getting off to a 3-0 start in 2009, the Vikings made their first appearance in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Top 25 since 1989. Augustana finished fifth in the NSIC in total offense, averaging 400.9 ypg.

In his first season as head coach in 2005, Salem guided Augustana to a 6-5 record – the program’s first winning season in three years.

From 1994-95, Salem served as a graduate assistant under George Perles and Nick Saban at Michigan State, working with the quarterbacks and wide receivers.

Samuel coached receivers at Southeast Missouri State in 2006 following his original three-year stint at Nebraska-Omaha. He coached defensive backs at Nebraska-Omaha in 2003 and 2004, then assumed the duties of special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach in 2005. Samuel mentored All-America linebacker Kenny Onatolu, now a member of the Minnesota Vikings, in 2005, and he was part of a coaching staff that led the Mavericks to conference championships in 2004 and 2005. Samuel began his coaching career at Nebraska-Omaha as a graduate assistant from 1998-2000. He also spent the 2001 and 2002 seasons as a graduate assistant at Arizona. Samuel was a four-year letterman (1991-94) as a receiver for Coach Jim Colletto at Purdue. While at Purdue, he was the recipient of the 1994 Kiwanis Citizenship Award, which is presented to a Boilermaker football player who excels most in the combined roles of player, student and community volunteer. For Samuel’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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A native of Sioux Falls, S.D., Salem shares his love of coaching football with his father Joe, former head coach at South Dakota (1966-74), Northern Arizona (1975-78) and Minnesota (1979-83); as well as his older brother Tim, tight ends coach and special teams coordinator at Central Florida; and his twin brother Brent, offensive coordinator at O’Gorman High School.

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Prior to being promoted to head coach, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach under Jim Heinitz, serving as quarterbacks coach in 2003 and offensive coordinator in 2004.

Samuel arrived at North Dakota State after making a second stop at Nebraska-Omaha. He was the offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Nebraska-Omaha in 2007, helping lead the Mavericks to a 10-1 overall record and North Central Conference championship. Running backs Brian McNeill (first team) and Nate Wurth (second team) both earned all-conference honors.

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In 2008, Augustana won six of its last eight games, including a 37-16 victory over Missouri Western State in the Mineral Water Bowl in Excelsior Springs, Mo., as the Vikings rushed for 281 yards and five touchdowns against the Griffons. Augustana ranked among the NSIC leaders in rushing offense (third at 203.7 ypg.), scoring offense (third at 30.8 points per game) and total offense (fourth at 379.7 ypg.) in 2008.

Prior to his stop in Mount Pleasant, Samuel coached receivers at North Dakota State for two seasons (2008-09). In 2008, he worked directly with Kole Heckendorf, who spent the 2009 season with the Detroit Lions.

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Salem led Augustana College to back-to-back 8-4 records and consecutive trips to the Mineral Water Bowl in 2008-09. The eight wins matched the school single-season record. In its first two seasons as members of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, Augustana finished fourth and tied for third, respectively, in the final standings and had 10 players earn South Division first-team all-conference honors.

In addition, Kito Poblah concluded his career in 2010 ranking in the Top 10 in school history in career receptions (154, eighth), receiving yards (1,908, ninth) and touchdown receptions (15, tied for seventh). Poblah caught at least one pass in each of the final 36 games of his career.

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Baker wasn’t only one making noise in the backfield in 2010. True freshman Le’Veon Bell exploded onto the scene in the first half of the season, collecting 549 yards and eight rushing TDs in the first six games, including a 141-yard effort in the season opener against Western Michigan, the most rushing yards ever by a Spartan in their collegiate debut. Bell closed his first season with 605 yards rushing and was named to the ESPN.com and Rivals.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team. Sophomore Larry Caper, the team’s leading rusher in 2009, was also a regular in the playing rotation.

During his only season at CMU, Samuel mentored Cody Wilson, who posted one of the top individual receiving seasons in school history. Wilson caught 83 passes for 1,137 yards and five touchdowns, recording just the sixth individual 1,000-yard receiving season in school history. His 83 receptions rank fifth in school history for a single season, while his 1,137 yards rank TERRENCE SAMUEL third. He ranked ninth nationally in receiving yards per game WIDE RECEIVERS (94.8), 11th in receptions per game (6.9) and 13th in total FIRST SEASON receiving yards. Wilson was named the team’s Herb Deromedi Most Valuable Player for the 2010 season and earned All-Mid-American Conference second-team accolades.

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Under Salem’s direction last season, Michigan State’s running backs improved their totals from 2009. The resurgent running game was led by Edwin Baker, who became just the sixth sophomore in MSU history to reach the 1,000-yard milestone as he compiled 1,201 rushing yards and scored 13 touchdowns. A first-team All-Big Ten honoree by the media, Baker ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 30th nationally in rushing, averaging 92.4 yard per game.

Terrence Samuel, a 13-year coaching veteran who played his collegiate football at Purdue, is in his first year as wide receivers coach at Michigan State. Samuel spent the 2010 season at Central Michigan under former Spartan quarterback and assistant coach Dan Enos.

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Brad Salem, a former head coach at NCAA Division II Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., is in his second year as running backs coach at Michigan State and his first as recruiting coordinator.

For Salem’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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FAMILY: Wife Christina, sons Elijah and Jeremiah.

FAMILY: Wife Jaclyn and two children: Brooklyn and Draven.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Second. Joined staff on Feb. 19, 2010, from Augustana (S.D.) College.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: First. Joined staff on Feb. 11, 2011, from Central Michigan. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant coach at NebraskaOmaha (1998-2000); graduate assistant coach at Arizona (2001-02); defensive backs coach (2003-04) and outside linebackers coach/special teams coordinator (2005) at Nebraska-Omaha; wide receivers at Southeast Missouri State (2006); the offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Nebraska-Omaha (2007); wide receivers coach at North Dakota State (2008-09); wide receivers coach at Central Michigan (2010).

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Augustana College in 1992; master’s degree in athletic administration from South Dakota in 1996.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in communication and psychology from Purdue in 1995; his master’s degree in recreation administration from Nebraska-Omaha in 2001.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Quarterback at Northern Arizona (1988-89); quarterback and wide receiver at Augustana (1990-92).

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Four-year letterman as a wide receiver at Purdue (1991-94).

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1995 Independence Bowl, 2008 Mineral Water Bowl, 2009 Mineral Water Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 2000 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 2005 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 2007 NCAA Division II Playoffs.

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PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant coach at Michigan State (1994-95); offensive and recruiting coordinator at Luther (Iowa) College (1997-98); passing game and recruiting coordinator at South Dakota (1999-2001); quarterbacks coach at Augustana College (2003); offensive coordinator at Augustana College (2004); head coach at Augustana College (2005-09).

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Mark Staten is in his fifth year on the coaching staff at Michigan State and his first as the offensive line coach. He was promoted to offensive line coach in February after serving as the tight ends/tackles coach and recruiting coordinator the past four years. Staten adds a mix of professional playing experience with a solid coaching background.

Mike Tressel is in his fifth year as the linebackers and special teams coach at Michigan State.

Last season, Staten oversaw two of the most talented tight ends in the Big Ten, in senior Charlie Gantt and junior Brian Linthicum.

A back-to-back first-team consensus All-American, Jones led the Spartans in tackles (106), forced fumbles (3) and quarterback hurries (6) and ranked tied for first in tackles for loss (10 for 20 yards) in 2010. He became just the seventh MIKE TRESSEL player in program history to receive first-team All-Big Ten LINEBACKERS/SPECIAL TEAMS honors three times. fifth SEASON A model of consistency, Jones led the team in tackles in 31

Gantt, who was a second-team All-Big Ten pick by the media, had 24 receptions for 301 yards and three touchdowns. He was an honorable mention All-American by SI.com and was named to the midseason watch list for the Mackey Award, which is awarded to the nation’s top tight end. Gantt ranked among the top tight ends in Spartan history, finishing his career tied for third in TD receptions (9) and sixth in both receptions (65) and receiving yards (951). MARK STATEN Offensive Line fifth SEASON

A transfer from Clemson, Linthicum was on the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, as Michigan State was the only school in the country to have two tight ends on the list. He recorded 18 catches for 230 yards and one TD in 2010 and has caught 38 passes for 496 yards in his twoyear Spartan career. Staten also worked with the tackles the past four seasons, and his mentoring of D.J. Young paid dividends in 2010 as Young moved from right tackle to left tackle. A second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches, Young and left guard Joel Foreman anchored an offensive line that ranked fifth in the Big Ten and 40th nationally in rushing during the regular season, averaging 168.8 yards per game.

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In 2009, four Spartan tight ends combined for 56 receptions, 780 receiving yards and eight TD catches. In addition to coaching the tight ends, Staten’s work with the offensive line helped the unit allow the fewest amount of sacks in the Big Ten (14).

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As recruiting coordinator, Staten helped put together a 2009 recruiting class that analysts ranked among the nation’s Top 25 (MaxPreps/Tom Lemming No. 12, PrepStar No. 15, Rivals.com No. 17 and Scouts, Inc. No. 21). The Spartans followed that effort with another stellar class in 2010 that was ranked among the nation’s Top 30 (MaxPreps/Tom Lemming No. 22, Rivals.com No. 29).

Staten played an instrumental role in helping the Spartan offensive line become one of the best units in the Big Ten in 2007. He tutored left tackle Pete Clifford, who went on to earn second-team All-Big Ten honors. With the tight end position playing more of a prominent role in MSU’s new offensive system, Staten also helped Kellen Davis have his most productive year as a Spartan. Davis, a fifth-round NFL Draft pick by the Chicago Bears, recorded career highs in receptions (32), receiving yards (513) and touchdowns (6) as a senior.

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Following the 2006 regular season, Staten was one of eight assistant coaches to follow head coach Mark Dantonio from Cincinnati to East Lansing. In 2006, Staten tutored team MVP Brent Celek, who set Cincinnati career records for receptions (88), receiving yards (1,114) and touchdowns (14) by a tight end. Celek, a second-team All-BIG EAST selection as a senior, was chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

In 2008, Staten’s offensive line unit helped pave the way for Javon Ringer, the nation’s fourthleading rusher and consensus first-team All-American. Under Staten’s tutelage, right tackle Jesse Miller earned his first career Big Ten honors, garnering second-team accolades from the league’s media.

In his role as linebackers coach over the last four seasons, Tressel mentored Greg Jones and Eric Gordon, two of the top linebackers in the nation who combined for 796 tackles in their careers.

of his last 39 games and became only the second player in MSU history to lead the Spartans in tackles for four-straight seasons (linebacker Dan Bass, 1976-79). The Cincinnati, Ohio, native started 46 of 52 career games and ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in tackles for loss (second with 44.5), tackles (third with 457) and sacks (sixth with 16.5). Jones became the first Spartan to win Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year accolades after collecting 154 tackles in 2009, the most in the conference and third nationally. He was rated the No. 1 linebacker in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com and earned the Linebacker Trophy (Linebacker of the Year) by the College Football Performance Awards. Jones was selected in the sixth round (No. 185 overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Gordon started more games (49) than any player in Spartan history, including 40 consecutive starting assignments. He finished his career ranked among MSU’s all-time leaders in tackles for loss (10th with 29), tackles (12th with 331) and sacks (21st with 9.5). A second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media as a senior, Gordon was second on the team and 13th in the Big Ten with 92 tackles (7.1 avg.) in 2010, which tied his career high. Tressel also oversees a successful special teams unit that has been one of the best in the Big Ten since his arrival. Over the last four years, MSU has had two first-team All-Big Ten placekickers (Brett Swenson, Dan Conroy), a first-team All-Big Ten punter (Aaron Bates), and has featured conference leaders in both kick returns (Devin Thomas) and punt returns (Keshawn Martin). Last season, Bates ranked first in the Big Ten and 13th in the nation with his 45.0-yard punting average to earn first-team All-Big Ten accolades and second-team All-America honors by SI.com. In addition, Martin ranked first in the conference and 11th nationally in punt returns (14.2 avg.), and sophomore Dan Conroy was a first-team All-Big Ten selection after going 14-for-15 in field goals during his first year as the starting placekicker. Not only did the unit rank among the national leaders statistically in 2010, but it also delivered in the clutch. Four of the biggest plays during Michigan State’s Big Ten Championship season arrived on special teams, including: Bates’ 29-yard completion to Charlie Gantt on a fake field goal in overtime that won the game against Notre Dame; Martin’s 72-yard punt return for a touchdown that gave MSU the lead for good in the win over Wisconsin; Bates’ 21-yard pass to Bennie Fowler on a fake punt in the fourth quarter that sparked MSU’s comeback at Northwestern; and Denicos Allen’s blocked punt late in the fourth quarter against Purdue that led to the game-winning touchdown. For Tressel’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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FAMILY: Wife Megan, son Logan and daughter Quincy.

FAMILY: Wife Dana, sons Quinn and Maximus.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fifth. Joined staff on Dec. 1, 2006, from Cincinnati.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fifth. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant coach at South Dakota (1996-97); offensive line coach (1998-2000) and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach (2001) at Wartburg (Iowa) College; graduate assistant linebackers coach at Ohio State (2002-03); linebackers and special teams coach at Cincinnati (2004-06).

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant coach at Miami-Ohio (2001); graduate assistant coach at Ohio State (2002-03); tight ends/tackles and recruiting coordinator at Cincinnati (2004-06). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Miami-Ohio in 2001. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Four-year starter as a defensive tackle at Miami-Ohio (1989-92). Professional – Spent parts of two seasons in the National Football League, with the Cincinnati Bengals (1993) and New England Patriots (1993-94). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 2003 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

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EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell (Iowa) College in 1996; master’s degree in sports administration at South Dakota in 1998. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Four-year starter in the secondary at Cornell (Iowa) College (1992-95). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1999 NCAA Division III Playoffs, 2003 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

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coaching staff Under the direction of Dave Warner the last four seasons, Spartan quarterbacks have been posting record numbers.

Warner has been a quarterbacks coach and/or offensive coordinator or passing game coordinator for 22 of his previous 27 seasons as a college assistant. For Warner’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

He has written over 300 articles and four book chapters on the various aspects of strength/ conditioning, speed/power development, sports nutrition, motivation, athletics, and the anabolic drug abuse issue. Since 2000, Mannie has written the monthly column “Powerline” for Coach and Athletic Director, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious coaching publication. He is also a frequent contributor to the Championship Performance newsletter. He also serves on the advisory boards for the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA), the information-based Athletic Strength and Power (ASAP) website, and the Ultimate Strength and Conditioning website. Mannie has coached numerous All-Americans, as well as a host of players who went on to have highly successful NFL careers. Additionally, he has served as a consultant to several NFL teams on training equipment, program design, and the organization and administration of testing protocols. Prior to his arrival at Michigan State, Mannie spent nine years in a similar capacity at the University of Toledo (1985-94). He worked for Nick Saban in 1990 when the Rockets won a share of the MidAmerican Conference title and finished 9-2. He served as a graduate assistant along with Mark Dantonio at Ohio State in 1984, working with the Buckeyes’ Big Ten championship football team. A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Mannie taught and coached on the high school level for 10 years (1975-84). He spent nine of those years at his alma mater Steubenville Catholic Central where he coached football, wrestling and track.

For Mannie’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fifth. Joined the staff on Dec. 1, 2006, from Cincinnati.

FAMILY: Wife Marianne and daughter Alaina Antoinette, a 2010 graduate of Michigan State University.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant at Syracuse (198283); running backs coach (1984-85) and quarterbacks coach (1986-87) at Kent State; quarterbacks coach at Kansas (1988-96); quarterbacks coach at Bucknell (1997); passing game coordinator at Wyoming (1998); offensive coordinator at Connecticut (1999-2000); passing game coordinator at Houston (2001-02); wide receivers coach at Southern Miss (2003-04); quarterbacks coach at Cincinnati (2006).

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Three-year letterwinner as a quarterback at Syracuse (1979-81). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Player - 1979 Independence Bowl. Coach - 1992 Aloha Bowl, 1995 Aloha Bowl, 2003 Liberty Bowl, 2004 New Orleans Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College — Graduate assistant at Ohio State (1984); head strength and conditioning coach at Toledo (1985-94). Also coached and taught at the high school level for ten years. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Akron in 1974; master’s degree in health and physical education with an emphasis in exercise science from Ohio State in 1985. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College — Three-year letterman and two-year starter at offensive guard at Akron (1971-73).

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EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Syracuse in 1982; master’s degree in physical education from Syracuse in 1984.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: 17th. Joined staff on Dec. 8, 1994, from Toledo.

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FAMILY: Wife Leigh Ann, son Jackson (7), daughter Alexandra (20).

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He began his coaching career as a student assistant at Akron in 1974, working with the offensive guards and centers. A former walk-on, Mannie became a three-year letterman and two-year starter at offensive guard for Akron from 1971-73. He started on the ’71 Zips’ team that finished 8-2 and ranked eighth nationally in the Division II polls.

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In 2007 and 2008, Warner mentored Brian Hoyer, who became one of the most productive quarterbacks in Spartan history. Hoyer ranks among MSU’s career leaders in pass attempts (No. 2 at 896), passing yards (No. 3 with 6,159), pass completions (No. 3 at 500) and TD passes (No. 7 with 35). Hoyer, who threw for more than 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, is one of just three MSU quarterbacks to record 6,000 career passing yards. Warner also developed Hoyer’s game management skills, as the senior captain accumulated a 16-11 record and led the Spartans to back-to-back bowl appearances. After signing a free agent contract in April 2009, Hoyer has worked his way into the back-up quarterback role for the New England Patriots the last two seasons.

In June, 2007, the Varsity S Club inducted him as an honorary member.

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With their successful seasons, Cousins and Nichol combined to give Michigan State the No. 2 passing attack in the Big Ten Conference, averaging nearly 270 yards per game. The Spartans also ranked No. 1 in the league and 17th in the nation in passing efficiency with their 145.1 quarterback rating. MSU established a school record with 28 touchdown passes in 2009, and the 3,502 passing yards ranked second in the school record books.

In both 2006 and 2007, Mannie was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in recognition for his numerous and ongoing educational efforts in the field of strength and conditioning and in bringing awareness to the anabolic drug abuse problem in sports. He has been recognized and is widely-published on his adamant stance against performance-enhancing drugs.

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A two-time team captain, Cousins owns a 16-9 record as a starter and is moving up the Michigan State career charts as well. He ranks first in completion percentage (.643) and passing efficiency (146.7), fourth in passing (5,815 yards) and total offense (5,727 yards), and sixth in pass completions (456) and touchdown passes (41). In addition to Cousins, Warner also tutored Keith Nichol, who threw for 764 yards and seven TDs in 2009 while compiling a 143.2 quarterback rating.

Mannie has been a keynote speaker and roundtable participant at several national conventions and seminars.

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Cousins played his best when the game was on the line, as his 170.1 second-half passing efficiency rating ranked No. 11 among all NCAA FBS quarterbacks. In the second half (24 quarters and overtime), he connected on 70 percent (102-of-146) of his passes and threw 11 TDs.

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Cousins tied a Michigan State record by throwing a touchdown pass in 16 consecutive games (spanning from 2009 to 2010), and also had one stretch of six consecutive 200-yard passing games. For his efforts, he was named one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award, which is presented to the nation’s top quarterback.

Mannie is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (NSCA) and holds an honorary certification with the International Association of Resistance Trainers (IART). In May 2002 at its annual conference in Salt Lake City, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association awarded Mannie KEN MANNIE the title of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) HEAD STRENGTH & in recognition of his credentials, professional contributions, CONDITIONING COACH mentorship, expertise, and longevity in the field. He is also a 17TH SEASON professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), and the American Association for Health Education (AAHE).

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In his second year as the starter in 2010, Kirk Cousins blossomed his junior season and posted one of the finest statistical seasons in Michigan State history. An honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media, Cousins ranked among the Top 10 Spartan single-season leaders in completion percentage (67 percent - second), pass completions (226 - third), passing yards (2,825 - third), touchdown passes (20 - tied for fourth), total offense (2,689 yards - fourth) and pass attempts (338 - sixth). He also ranked fifth in the Big Ten and No. 18 in the NCAA Football Subdivision in passing efficiency with his 150.7 rating.

Ken Mannie enters his 17th year as Michigan State’s head strength and conditioning coach for football, while additionally directing and overseeing the strength and conditioning programs for all men’s and women’s sports.

BOWL EXPERIENCE: Coach — 1985 Rose Bowl, 1995 Independence Bowl, 1996 Sun Bowl, 1997 Aloha Bowl, 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl, 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic, 2003 Alamo Bowl, 2007 Champs Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

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Hoke was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) in May 2010 by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), which is the highest honor given to a strength and conditioning professional. The 43-year-old Hoke came to Michigan State following eight seasons at Appalachian State (1996-2003), including three years as an assistant before being promoted to head strength and conditioning coach in 1999 by head football coach Jerry TOMMY HOKE Moore. In his role as head strength and conditioning coach, he ASSOCIATE HEAD STRENGTH & organized workouts for Appalachian State’s 20 varsity sports. CONDITIONING COACH A certified strength and conditioning specialist, Hoke played eighth SEASON an integral part in helping Appalachian State football to a combined record of 67-30 (.691) from 1996-2003, including a 48-16 record (.750) in Southern Conference games. The Mountaineers made five-straight appearances in the NCAA I-AA playoffs from 1998-2002. During his tenure, 13 Appalachian State players were invited to National Football League training camps. Prior to his second stint at Appalachian State, Hoke spent one year as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Texas Tech (1995-96) where he worked primarily with the Red Raiders’ men’s basketball, women’s soccer, softball and track and field programs while assisting football. Hoke first arrived on the Appalachian State campus in 1992, working for four years as assistant strength and conditioning coach (1992-95).

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Tim Allen, who previously worked together with Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio and quarterbacks coach Dave Warner at Kansas in the early 1990s, is in his fourth season as director of football operations at Michigan State.

He began his coaching career as an assistant track and field coach at UNC Wilmington in 1991. A native of Durham, N.C., Hoke lettered in track and field at UNC Wilmington, competing in the javelin and shot put in 1990. He also participated in soccer in 1986. For Hoke’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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Allen oversees the day-to-day operations and budget of the football program. His duties include coordinating team travel, bowl game preparations, future scheduling and facility updates to the Skandalaris Football Center. In addition, Allen serves as the summer football camp director and is Coach Dantonio’s liaison to the equipment staff, training room, video department, field maintenance and all athletic administration. Allen previously spent 19 seasons on Glen Mason’s coaching staff at Kansas (1988-96) and Minnesota (1997-2006).

Allen came to Michigan State following 10 years at Minnesota where he served as assistant athletics director for football operations. During his tenure, the Golden Gophers made seven postseason bowl appearances, including five straight trips from 200206, and finished ranked among the nation’s Top 25 on two occasions (1999: ESPN/USA TODAY No. 17 and Associated Press No. 18; 2003: No. 17 ESPN/USA TODAY and AP No. 20). From 1999-2005, Minnesota averaged better than seven wins per season (50 total). Allen previously spent 11 seasons at Kansas, first as a defensive graduate assistant in 1986 before being promoted to administrative assistant for football operations in 1987. He was retained when Mason became the Jayhawks’ head coach in 1988. During his stint in Lawrence, Allen was part of one of college football’s most dramatic turnarounds as Kansas recorded a pair of Aloha Bowl victories (1992 over BYU and 1995 over UCLA) and two Top 25 finishes (1992: AP No. 22 and United Press International No. 23; 1995: No. 9 AP and No. 10 UPI). While at Kansas, he served as the academic liaison for football and organized the on-campus recruiting efforts in addition to his other football operations duties.

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From 1982-85, he worked as an assistant football coach (wide receivers, 1982-83; defensive backs/special teams coordinator, 1984-85) and admissions counselor at his alma mater, Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. In October 2003, Allen and members of the 1984 Threshers’ football team that posted an undefeated regular-season record (9-0) en route to winning the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) championship and finishing second in the NAIA Division II final rankings were inducted into the Bethel College Athletic Hall of Fame. A native of Seneca, Kansas, Allen earned two letters as a wide receiver and was elected team captain as a senior at Bethel College.

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FAMILY: Wife Rochelle and four children: Brett, Brianna, Brooke and Brandon.

FAMILY: Wife Rachel and two children: Drew (14) and Jennifer (11).

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. Joined staff on June 13, 2008, from Minnesota.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Eighth. Joined staff on April 26, 2004, from Appalachian State.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Wide receivers coach (1982-83) and defensive backs coach/special teams coordinator (1984-85) at Bethel College; defensive graduate assistant (1986), administrative assistant for football operations (1987) and director of football operations (1988-96) at Kansas; assistant athletics director for football operations at Minnesota (1997-2006).

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – assistant track and field coach at UNC Wilmington (1991); assistant strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State (199295); assistant strength and conditioning coach at Texas Tech (1995-96); assistant strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State (1996-1998); head strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State (1999-2003). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from UNC Wilmington in 1990; master’s degree in exercise science from Appalachian State in 1993. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Lettered in track and field at UNC Wilmington (1990). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1998 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1999 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 2000 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 2001 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 2002 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in health, physical education and recreation from Bethel College in 1986. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Two-year letterman as a wide receiver at Bethel College. POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1984 NAIA Division II playoffs, 1992 Aloha Bowl, 1995 Aloha Bowl, 1999 Sun Bowl, 2000 MicronPC.com Bowl, 2002 Music City Bowl, 2003 Sun Bowl, 2004 Music City Bowl, 2005 Music City Bowl, 2006 Insight Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

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Lunsford’s primary responsibilities include coordinating team travel, preseason camp, training table and food services as well as administrative oversight over all practice sessions. In addition, he supervises the comp ticket program for MSU players during the regular season and postseason; develops all administrative manuals for the program; plus assists in planning the yearly calendar as well as camps and clinics. Lunsford also organizes and coordinates all day-to-day footballrelated activities for head coach Mark Dantonio and serves as the football office’s liaison to the athletic communications staff.

Prior to accepting a position in athletics administration, he spent 27 years in the college coaching ranks. Folino returned to Michigan State following four years at Vanderbilt (1998-2001), where he coached the secondary and served as defensive coordinator under Woody Widenhofer.

Upon earning his bachelor’s degree in public policy from Michigan State in May 2004, Lunsford changed roles and was promoted to assistant director of football operations. Serving in a graduate assistant capacity for the 2004 and 2005 seasons, he helped former Assistant Athletics Director/ Director of Football Operations in all administrative duties, including recruiting functions, team travel and managing and training student administrative and recruiting aides. For Lunsford’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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His college coaching credits also include stops at Rice (1986-87), Penn (1985), Pittsburgh (198184), Cincinnati (1977-80), New Hampshire (1976) and Ohio State (1974-75). During his stint under Jackie Sherrill at Pittsburgh, the Panthers finished ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 three-straight years (No. 4 in 1981, No. 10 in 1982 and No. 18 in 1983) while earning trips to the 1982 Sugar, 1983 Cotton and 1984 Fiesta Bowls. Folino began his coaching career as a graduate assistant under legendary Coach Woody Hayes at Ohio State, where the Buckeyes won two-straight Big Ten championships in 1974-75 and made back-to-back Rose Bowl appearances (1975-76).

Prior to spending the 2006 season at Delaware State, Lunsford worked for five years in the Michigan State football office. From September 2000 to May 2004, he was the assistant to the recruiting coordinator, managing all mailings for high school and junior college film requests, maintaining the program’s recruiting database and organizing a nationwide recruiting board. In 2003, he was employed by Palace Sports and Entertainment in Auburn Hills, Mich., as a basketball operations intern for the WNBA’s Detroit Shock.

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Folino previously spent seven years as the secondary coach at Michigan State (1988-94) under George Perles. During his tenure, the Spartans made four bowl appearances (1989 Gator, 1989 Aloha, 1990 Sun and 1993 Liberty) and won a share of the 1990 Big Ten championship. In 1994, Michigan State led the Big Ten in passing defense (103.1 rating). In addition, Folino coached three first-team All-Big Ten selections: safety John Miller (1987-88), safety Harlon Barnett (1989) and cornerback Demetrice Martin (1994). Barnett, who now serves as secondary coach under first-year Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, also earned first-team All-America honors from The Sporting News in 1989.

The 28-year-old Lunsford spent one year at Delaware State, serving as the school’s first director of football operations. In his dual role as assistant athletics director, he oversaw all operations of the Hornet program in 2006, managing day-to-day administrative tasks while arranging team travel and scheduling.

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He worked one season as a defensive coordinator at Alma College (1997) and two years as the defensive backs coach at Albion College (1995-96).

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Brad Lunsford enters his fifth year as a full-time member of the Spartan football staff as director of executive football operations.

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DINO FOLINO DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL/ PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & RELATIONS 10th SEASON

Former Spartan assistant coach Dino Folino enters his 10th year as director of personnel/player development and relations at Michigan State.

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THE FOLINO FILE FAMILY: Wife Anita and eight children: sons, Anthony, Chuck, John and Danny; and daughters, Alyse, Ann, Ellen and Carlyann. Couple also has nine grandchildren: Johnny, Dano, Jack, Drew, George, Caroline, June, Charlie and Lilian. YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: 17th overall. Rejoined staff in 2002.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Three-year starter at free safety for Villanova (1968-70). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1975 Rose Bowl, 1976 Rose Bowl, 1976 NC AA Division II Playoffs, 1982 Sugar Bowl, 1983 Cotton Bowl, 1984 Fiesta Bowl, 1989 Gator Bowl, 1989 Aloha Bowl, 1990 Sun Bowl, 1993 Liberty Bowl, 1996 NC AA Division III Playoffs, 2003 Alamo Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

FAMILY: Wife April. YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fifth on full-time staff as director of executive football operations. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: College – Assistant to the recruiting coordinator at Michigan State (2000-2003); assistant director of football operations at Michigan State (2004-05); assistant athletics director/director of football operations at Delaware State (2006). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in public policy from Michigan State in 2004; master’s degree in sports administration from Michigan State in 2005.

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EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education from Villanova in 1971; master’s degree in educational administration from Ohio State in 1975.

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PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant at Ohio State (1974-75); defensive backs coach at New Hampshire (1976); defensive backs coach at Cincinnati (1977-80); defensive backs coach at Pittsburgh (1981-84); defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at Pennsylvania (1985-86); defensive backs coach at Rice (1986-87); defensive backs coach at Michigan State (1988-94); defensive backs coach at Albion College (199596); defensive coordinator at Alma College (1997); defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator at Vanderbilt (1998-2001).

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl.

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RANDY GILLON SPEED COACH FOURTH SEASON Randy Gillon begins his fourth season as the speed coach for the Michigan State football program. Gillon currently is in his sixth season as an assistant coach of the Spartans’ track and field team, primarily working with the sprinters and hurdlers. During his time with the Spartans, Gillon has coached 21 NCAA regional qualifiers, including Leslie Aririguzo in the 100m hurdles the last two seasons and the 4x100 relay squad in 2010, and two NCAA national qualifiers; most recently, Keenan Michael qualified in the 400m hurdles in 2010. Also, Gillon has mentored six All-Big Ten honorees. Four Spartans have set school-records during his tenure, including Orr in the indoor 60m and indoor 400m and Shane Wells in the indoor 60m hurdles. Prior to his arrival in East Lansing, Gillon worked with the Illinois State track and field program for two years. He began his stint as a volunteer coach, and then was promoted to an assistant coach for his second season with the Red Birds. He began his coaching career as a volunteer coach for the Illinois women’s track and field team upon graduation. Gillon previously directed the Prime Function Strength and Rehabilitation Training Systems in Toronto, where he designed and oversaw strength training, weight management, rehabilitation, and general fitness programs for both competitive and non-competitive athletes from various sports. Gillon also served as a consultant to First Line Kinesiologist Inc., providing therapeutic exercises to post-injury individuals. Gillon is a member of the NSCA, USATF and the Ontario Kinesiologist Association (OKA) and Ontario Track and Field Association (OTFA), with certifications in kinesiology and strength and conditioning. Gillon earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2000 and a master’s degree in kinesiology with a focus in biomechanics from the University of Illinois in 2002. A three-year letterwinner for the track and field program, Gillon graduated eighth on Illinois’ all-time record chart with a time of 14.15 in the 110m high hurdles. ARCHIE COLLINS DEFENSIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANT SECOND SEASON

A Detroit native, Collins spent four years as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Southeastern High School (2006-09) where he helped the Jungaleers win backto-back district and division championships in 2008-09. In addition, Southeastern won the PSL city title in 2008. During his tenure as defensive coordinator, the Jugaleers recorded 15 shutouts, 126 takeaways and scored 16 defensive touchdowns. During the 2005 season, Collins served as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Mackenzie High School. He worked for two seasons as the defensive backs coach at his high school alma mater, Cass Tech (2003-04). During his twoyear stint, the secondary registered 29 interceptions, 22 pass break-ups and scored four defensive TDs. Shortly after his arrival as a walk-on, Collins earned a scholarship and became a two-time letterman (1996-97) for the Spartans. He was selected Special Teams Player of the Week twice during his career: against Penn State in 1996 and Purdue in 1997. Current Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio served as his position coach during his collegiate career. Collins, who earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from MSU in 1998, is currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology. Collins and his wife Brandi have a daughter, Amber, and a son, Archie IV. NICK RUFFING OFFENSIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANT FIRST SEASON

Former Cincinnati linebacker Ryan Manalac begins his first year as a video intern for the Michigan State football program. A four-year letterman for the Bearcats from 2005-08, Manalac spent his first three years in the program playing for Mark Dantonio. He started all 14 games for Cincinnati as a senior in 2008, including the 2009 FedEx Orange Bowl against Virginia Tech, and recorded a career-best 82 tackles to lead the team. Manalac ranked second on the Bearcats in tackles as a junior with 76, including a career-high 5.5 for losses. A native of Pickerington, Ohio, Manalac earned his bachelor of business administration from Cincinnati in December 2008. As a senior, he was presented the C-Club Strothman Award for academic and athletic excellence. Manalac joined the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent for preseason camp in August 2009. After being waived, he later signed with the team’s practice squad before being promoted to the 53-man roster in January 2010. Manalac is currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology at Michigan State. JOSH ROUSE VIDEO INTERN / OFFENSE FIRST SEASON

Nick Ruffing is in his first year as a graduate assistant on the Michigan State football staff. The 26-year-old Ruffing will assist the Spartan offensive staff, working with offensive line coach Mark Staten. The East Lansing, Mich., native spent the last two years working as a graduate assistant in the weight room under Ken Mannie. Ruffing previously served as an assistant coach for five years under Bill Feraco at East Lansing High School. He coached the varsity offensive line his last two years, helping the Trojans win two district championships and one regional title. During his tenure at East Lansing High School, Ruffing coached current Spartans Blake Treadwell and Danny Folino. He was a two-year letterman as an offensive tackle at East Lansing High School where he played for Coach Jeff Smith.

Former Michigan State walk-on safety Archie Collins is in his second year as a graduate assistant on the Spartan coaching staff. He assists the defensive staff, working primarily with secondary coach Harlon Barnett.

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Ruffing earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a specialization in coaching from Michigan State in 2008. He is scheduled to receive his master’s degree in kinesiology/sports administration in December 2011.

The 34-year-old Collins returned to Michigan State after coaching in the Detroit Public School League for seven years. During his tenure in the PSL, he coached nine players who went on to earn all-state honors and 28 players who gained all-city recognition.

Former Michigan State fullback/linebacker Josh Rouse is in his first year as a video intern for the Michigan State football program. The 24-year-old Rouse earned three letters as a fullback/ linebacker from 2006-08. After missing the entire 2009 season with a toe injury, he suffered a career-ending neck injury in the 2010 season opener against Western Michigan. Following MSU’s 2010 Big Ten Championship season, Rouse was named recipient of the “Biggie” Munn as the team’s most inspirational player. He had three receptions for 24 yards and 10 tackles in 36 career games. His first career reception from Brian Hoyer went for a 7-yard score on a third-and-goal play in the fourth quarter at Michigan in 2008, as MSU posted its first win in Ann Arbor since 1990. A native of Newton, Conn., Rouse was a two-way starter (tight end and linebacker) and captain for Coach Dennis Orlando at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa. He recorded 96 tackles, including 35 for losses with five sacks, while helping Valley Forge to an 8-0 record in 2005 - its first undefeated season in 16 years. Rouse attended the same prep school that produced former Spartan All-America linebacker Julian Peterson. He earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources from MSU in May 2010. Rouse is currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology.

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PAM HENNING ASSISTANT COACHES SECRETARY

CINDY MEJORADO OFFICE ASSISTANT

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Eric Opiela FOOTBALL OPERATIONS GRADUATE ASSISTANT

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2010 Honors & Awards • Named one of the Lou Groza Award’s Top Three Stars of the Week (Sept. 11 vs. Florida Atlantic) • Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 11 vs. Florida Atlantic)

NICK BENDZUCK (FB, SR.-5) • Academic All-Big Ten

LARRY CAPER (RB, SO.) • Academic All-Big Ten

DAN FRANCE (DT, R-FR.) • Academic All-Big Ten CHARLIE GANTT (TE, SR.-5) • SI.com All-American (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (second team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (second team) • MSU Up Front Award (Outstanding Offensive Lineman) • John Mackey Tight End of the Week (Nov. 27 vs. Penn State) • Named to the Mackey Award Midseason Watch List (nation’s top tight end) • Listed among Big Ten workout warriors by ESPN. com’s Adam Rittenberg ERIC GORDON (LB, SR.-5) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (second team) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (second team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (second team) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Big Ten (first team) • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award – Outstanding Senior Defense • MSU Iron Man Award (Strength & Conditioning) • Listed among Big Ten workout warriors by ESPN. com’s Adam Rittenberg

KESHAWN MARTIN (WR/KR, JR.) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (first-team punt returner) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (first-team punt returner) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Big Ten (firstteam punt returner) • College Football Performance Awards National Punt Returner of the Week (Oct. 2 vs. Wisconsin) • Big Ten Special Teams of the Week (Oct. 2 vs. Wisconsin) • Named one of “Paul Hornung’s Most Versatile Performances of the Week” (Sept. 11 vs. Florida Atlantic) • Named to the watch list for the inaugural Paul Hornung Award, presented to the nation’s most versatile player ANDREW MAXWELL (QB, R-FR.) • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2010-11) • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU Harold & Raynor Shnider Office of the Provost Award (academic performance, community involvement and leadership ability) KEVIN MUMA (K, R-FR.) • Academic All-Big Ten • College Football Performance Awards National Kickoff Specialist of the Week (Oct. 16 vs. Illinois) KEITH MUMPHERY (WR, FR.) • MSU Jim Adams Award (Unsung Hero) – Scout Team Offense COLIN NEELY (DE, SR.-5) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (third team) KEITH NICHOL (WR, JR.) • Academic All-Big Ten

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JEREL WORTHY (DT, SO.) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore (second team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (third team) • MSU Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award (Defense) D.J. YOUNG (OT, SR.-5) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (second team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (second team) • MSU President’s Award – Perseverance (Senior Lineman) MARK DANTONIO (HEAD COACH) • CBSSports.com National Coach of the Year • Rivals.com National Coach of the Year • Scout.com National Coach of the Year • One of nine finalists for Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award • One of 10 finalists for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award • One of eight finalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award • AFCA Region 3 Coach of the Year • Dave McClain (Big Ten) Coach of the Year • Sporting News Big Ten Coach of the Year • Rivals.com Big Ten Coach of the Year DON TREADWELL (OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR) • Nominated for the Broyles Award (nation’s outstanding assistant coach) • Rivals.com National Coordinator of the Week (Oct. 2 vs. Wisconsin) PAT NARDUZZI (DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR) • Rivals.com National Coordinator of the Week (Oct. 9 vs. Michigan)

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DAN CONROY (K, SO.) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (first team) • Media All-Big Ten (first team) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (first team) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Big Ten (first team) • MSU Tommy Love Award (Most Improved Player) • College Football Performance Awards National Placekicker of the Week (Oct. 16 vs. Illinois) • Named one of the Lou Groza Award’s Top Three Stars of the Week (Oct. 16 vs. Illinois) • CFPA National Placekicker of the Week (Sept. 11 vs. Florida Atlantic)

JOEL FOREMAN (OG, JR.) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (second team) • Phil Steele All-American (third team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (second team) • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2010-11) • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award (Offense)

ISAIAH LEWIS (FS, FR.) • Rivals.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team

JOHN STIPEK (C, SR.-5) • MSU Tommy Love Award (Most Improved Player)

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MAX BULLOUGH (LB, FR.) • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team

KYLER ELSWORTH (LB, R-FR.) • MSU Jim Adams Award (Unsung Hero) – Scout Team Defense

NATE KLATT (C, R-FR.) • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2010-11) • Academic All-Big Ten

ALEX SHACKLETON (SN, SR.-5) • MSU Football Players Association’s Community Service & Outreach Award (Senior)

Honors & awards

LE’VEON BELL (RB, FR.) • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team All-Big Ten • Rivals.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team All-Big Ten • Midseason addition to Doak Walker Award Watch List (nation’s top running back) • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Sept. 18 vs. Notre Dame) • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Sept. 4 vs. Western Michigan)

JOHN DEYO (OT, SO.) • Academic All-Big Ten

ETHAN RUHLAND (OG, SO.) • Academic All-Big Ten

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MARK DELL (WR, SR.) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (third team) • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award – Outstanding Senior Offense

CHRIS L. RUCKER (CB, SR.) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (second team)

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AARON BATES (P, SR.) • SI.com All-American (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (first team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (second team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (first team) • National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2010-11) • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award – Outstanding Senior Special Teams • MSU Potsy Ross Award (Top Scholar-Athlete) • MSU Gwendolyn Norrell Community Service & Leadership Award • MSU Captain’s Award • Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 23 vs. Northwestern) • Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 18 vs. Notre Dame)

CHRIS D. RUCKER (CB, JR.) • MSU Doug Weaver Oil Can Award (Team Humorist)

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B.J. CUNNINGHAM (WR, JR.) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention)

JOSH ROUSE (FB, SR.-5) • MSU Biggie Munn Award (Most Inspirational Player)

Coaching staff

DAVID BARRENT (OT, R-FR.) • Academic All-Big Ten

TRENTON ROBINSON (FS, JR.) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (second team) • MSU Outstanding Underclass Back Award (Defense) • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 9 vs. Michigan)

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EDWIN BAKER (RB, SO.) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (first team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Big Ten (first team). • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (second team) • MSU Danziger Award (Outstanding Detroit-Area Player) • Midseason addition to Doak Walker Award Watch List (nation’s top running back) • Midseason addition to Maxwell Award Watch List (nation’s outstanding collegiate player) • College Football Performance Awards National Running Back of the Week (Sept. 11 vs. Florida Atlantic)

KIRK COUSINS (QB, JR.) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (third team) • Academic All-Big Ten • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (MSU recipient) • One of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award • MSU Outstanding Underclass Back Award (Offense) • MSU Clarence J. Underwood Jr. Sportsmanship Award • MSU Captain’s Award • Rivals.com Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 27 vs. Penn State) • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 23 vs. Northwestern) • Named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team (community service award) • Named to the 2010 Manning Award Watch List (top collegiate quarterback)

DENICOS ALLEN (LB, R-FR.) • Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 20 vs. Purdue)

GREG JONES (LB, SR.) • Associated Press All-American (first team) • FWAA All-American (first team) • Walter Camp All-American (first team) • AFCA All-American (first team) • Sporting News All-American (first team) • SI.com All-American (first team) • CBSSports.com All-American (first team) • Scout.com All-American (first team) • Phil Steele All-American (first team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (first team) • Media All-Big Ten (first team) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (first team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (first team) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Big Ten (first team) • One of 15 semifinalists for the Butkus Award (top collegiate linebacker) • One of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award (college lineman of the year) • One of 23 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy (Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year) • MSU George Alderton Male Athlete of the Year (2010-11) • MSU Governor’s Award (Most Valuable Player) • MSU Captain’s Award • Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 16 vs. Illinois) • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 16 vs. Illinois) • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 25 vs. Northern Colorado) • Rated as the Big Ten’s “hardest hitter” for the second year in a row by Sporting News

2011 outlook

JOHNNY ADAMS (CB, R-SO.) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (second team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (second team)

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RESULTS DATE OPPONENT Sept. 4 WESTERN MICHIGAN vs. Florida Atlantic+ Sept. 11 Sept. 18 NOTRE DAME NORTHERN COLORADO Sept. 25 Oct. 2 WISCONSIN at Michigan Oct. 9 Oct. 16 ILLINOIS at Northwestern Oct. 23 Oct. 30 at Iowa MINNESOTA Nov. 6 Nov. 20 PURDUE at Penn State Nov. 27 Jan. 1 vs. Alabama* + Ford Field, Detroit, Mich. * 2011 Capital One Bowl, Orlando, Fla.

passing SCORE ATTENDANCE W, 38-14 75,769 W, 30-17 36,124 W, 34-31 (OT) 78,411 W, 45-7 70,926 W, 34-24 73,108 W, 34-17 113,065 W, 26-6 74,441 W, 35-27 41,115 L, 6-37 70,585 W, 31-8 71,128 W, 35-31 71,111 W, 28-22 102,649 L, 7-49 61,519

Player G Rtng Att. Cmp. Int. Pct. Yds. TD LG YPG K. Cousins 13 150.7 338 226 10 66.9 2825 20 55 217.3 5 85.3 25 11 0 44.0 123 0 34 24.6 A. Maxwell K. Nichol 13 225.8 7 4 0 57.1 62 2 49 4.8 A. Bates 13 475.0 2 2 0 100.0 50 1 29 3.8 K. Martin 11 209.2 1 1 0 100.0 13 0 13 1.2 MSU 13 149.6 373 244 10 65.4 3073 23 55 236.4 Opponents 13 121.3 422 243 17 57.6 2861 19 67 220.1 Rushing

Player G Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. TD LG YPG E. Baker 13 207 1246 45 1201 5.8 13 80 92.4 13 107 643 38 605 5.7 8 75 46.5 L. Bell K. Martin 11 18 169 12 157 8.7 0 35 14.3 L. Caper 11 38 162 18 144 3.8 2 19 13.1 B. Fowler 13 7 65 3 62 8.9 1 22 4.8 13 4 16 7 9 2.2 0 13 0.7 K. Nichol score by quarters A. Buford 1 2 5 0 5 2.5 0 4 5.0 1 2 3 4 OT Total Avg. N. Hill 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 0 2 2.0 MSU 55 130 86 106 6 383 29.5 B.J. Cunningham 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 Opponents 75 71 70 71 3 290 22.3 TEAM 9 14 0 34 -34 -2.4 0 0 -3.8 A. Maxwell 5 5 0 37 -37 -7.4 0 0 -7.4 Team Statistics K. Cousins 13 40 60 196 -136 -3.4 1 8 -10.5 MSU 13 444 2368 390 1978 4.5 25 80 152.2 MSU Opponents Opponents 13 451 1994 256 1738 3.9 16 80 133.7 FIRST DOWNS 252 249 Rushing 93 95 Receiving Passing 146 131 Penalty 13 23 Player G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG YPG RUSHING YARDAGE 1978 1738 M. Dell 13 51 788 15.5 6 55 60.6 Rushing Attempts 444 451 B.J. Cunningham 12 50 611 12.2 9 48 50.9 Average Per Rush 4.5 3.9 K. Martin 11 32 394 12.3 1 42 35.8 Average Per Game 152.2 133.7 C. Gantt 13 24 301 12.5 3 35 23.2 TDs Rushing 25 16 K. Nichol 13 22 262 11.9 1 42 20.2 PASSING YARDAGE 3073 2861 B. Linthicum 13 18 230 12.8 1 34 17.7 Att.-Comp.-Int. 373-244-10 422-243-17 B. Fowler 13 14 175 12.5 1 49 13.5 Average Per Pass 8.2 6.8 L. Caper 11 12 133 11.1 1 35 12.1 Average Per Catch 12.6 11.8 L. Bell 13 11 97 8.8 0 35 7.5 Average Per Game 236.4 220.1 E. Baker 13 3 22 7.3 0 13 1.7 TDs Passing 23 19 D. Spencer 7 2 21 10.5 0 12 3.0 TOTAL OFFENSE 5051 4599 G. Celek 2 2 17 8.5 0 15 8.5 Total Plays 817 873 T. Hammock 13 1 16 16.0 0 16 1.2 Average Per Play 6.2 5.3 A. Buford 1 1 4 4.0 0 4 4.0 Average Per Game 388.5 353.8 F. Smith 8 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.2 KICK RETURNS: No.-Yards 50-979 58-1220 MSU 13 244 3073 12.6 23 55 236.4 Kickoff Return Average 19.6 21.0 PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yards 20-260 28-239 Opponents 13 243 2861 11.8 19 67 220.1 Punt Return Average 13.0 8.5 all-purpose yards INT RETURNS: No.-Yards 17-238 10-188 Interception Return Average 14.0 18.8 Player G Rush Rec. PR KOR IR Total YPG FUMBLES-LOST 19-9 20-7 E. Baker 13 1201 22 0 0 0 1223 94.1 PENTALTIES-Yards 87-754 77-653 K. Martin 11 157 394 228 355 0 1134 103.1 58-2590-44.7 66-2550-38.6 PUNTING: No.-Yards-Avg. L. Bell 13 605 97 0 142 0 844 64.9 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 30:31 29:29 M. Dell 13 0 788 8 0 0 796 61.2 THIRD-DOWN Conversions (Pct.) 63-168 (38%) 71-180 (39%) B.J. Cunningham 12 0 611 0 0 0 611 50.9 12-17 (71%) 13-21 (62%) FOURTH-DOWN Conversions (Pct.) B. Fowler 13 62 175 0 336 0 573 44.1 L. Caper 11 144 133 0 71 0 348 31.6 Total Offense C. Gantt 13 0 301 0 0 0 301 23.2 PLAYER G PLAYS RUSH PASS TOTAL AVG. MSU 13 1978 3073 260 979 238 6528 502.2 K. Cousins 13 378 -136 2825 2689 206.8 Opponents 13 1738 2861 239 1220 188 6246 480.5 E. Baker 13 207 1201 0 1201 92.4 L. Bell 13 107 605 0 605 46.5 FIELD GOALS K. Martin 11 19 157 13 170 15.5 Player 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total Pct. LG L. Caper 11 38 144 0 144 13.1 D. Conroy 1-1 2-2 7-8 3-3 1-1 14-15 93.3 50 MSU 13 817 1978 3073 5051 388.5 MSU 1-1 2-2 7-8 3-3 1-1 14-15 93.3 50 OPPONENTS 13 873 1738 2861 4599 353.8 OPPONENTS 0-0 2-2 6-7 2-3 1-1 11-13 84.6 52

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2010 FINAL STATISTICS Avg. LG I20 BLK 45.0 69 17 0 25.0 25 0 0 44.7 69 17 0 38.6 62 20 2

TD 0 13 9 8 6 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 49 37

CONVERSIONs Run Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-3

Kick Rec FG SAF DXP PTS 45-46 0 14-15 0 0 87 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 78 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 54 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 48 0-0 1 0-0 0 0 38 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 45-46 1 14-15 0 0 383 33-34 1 11-13 0 0 290

G No. Yds. 11 20 355 13 15 336 13 6 142 11 3 71 13 2 42 13 1 14 13 1 10 13 2 9 13 50 979 13 58 1220

Avg. 17.8 22.4 23.7 23.7 21.0 14.0 10.0 4.5 19.6 21.0

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 46 39 32 30 27 14 10 9 46 54

G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 13 0 0 0.0 0 0 13 0 0 0.0 0 0

First-team All-Big Ten placekicker Dan Conroy set a school record by hitting his first 13 field-goal attempts of the 2010 season, breaking the mark previously held by Paul Edinger who made his first 10 attempts in 1999.

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fumble returns Player MSU Opponents

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interception returns Player G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG T. Robinson 13 4 19 4.8 0 15 M. Hyde 13 3 81 27.0 0 39 J. Adams 13 3 38 12.7 0 31 G. Jones 13 2 36 18.0 0 34 C.L. Rucker 11 2 20 10.0 0 20 M. Bullough 13 1 20 20.0 0 20 E. Gordon 13 1 16 16.0 0 16 C. Norman 12 1 8 8.0 0 8 MSU 13 17 238 14.0 0 39 Opponents 13 10 188 18.8 2 66

Honors & awards

kickoff returns Player K. Martin B. Fowler L. Bell L. Caper T. Robinson T. Hammock S. Gardiner N. Bendzuck MSU Opponents

Spartan history

G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 11 16 228 14.2 1 74 13 1 14 14.0 0 14 13 1 10 10.0 0 10 13 2 8 4.0 0 8 13 20 260 13.0 1 74 13 28 239 8.5 0 17

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Punt Returns Player K. Martin M. White D. Allen M. Dell MSU OPPONENTS

2010 Recap

scoring Player D. Conroy E. Baker B.J. Cunningham L. Bell M. Dell L. Caper C. Gantt K. Martin B. Fowler B. Linthicum K. Nichol K. Cousins MSU Opponents

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G no. yds. avg. tb ob retn net ydln 13 74 4773 64.5 13 2 -- -- -13 74 4773 64.5 13 2 21.0 44.5 25 13 60 3683 61.4 8 0 19.6 42.4 27

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KICKOFFS Player K. Muma MSU OPPONENTS

Defensive Statistics Player G Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sacks-Yds. FF FR PBU BLK 13 49 57 106 10.0-20 1.0-6 3 0 3 0 G. Jones E. Gordon 13 36 56 92 6.5-18 2.0-6 1 0 2 0 13 47 38 85 0-0 0-0 0 1 8 0 M. Hyde T. Robinson 13 35 41 76 0-0 0-0 0 0 8 0 11 39 25 64 3.5-20 0-0 2 0 7 0 C.L. Rucker C. Norman 12 23 36 59 0.5-0 0-0 1 1 3 0 13 34 16 50 2.0-3 0-0 1 1 7 1 J. Adams J. Worthy 13 14 26 40 8.0-42 4.0-27 0 0 3 1 13 14 22 36 3.5-12 3.0-12 1 1 2 0 T. Hoover C. Neely 12 16 18 34 10.0-53 2.5-19 1 0 1 0 11 10 21 31 2.5-8 0.5-5 0 0 0 0 K. Pickelman J. Misch 13 10 21 31 3.5-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 13 12 15 27 3.5-17 3.5-17 1 0 0 0 J. Strayhorn M. Bullough 13 9 14 23 1.5-5 0.5-4 0 0 0 0 13 6 15 21 1.0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 S. Gardiner D. Allen 13 12 6 18 1.0-3 0-0 0 1 0 1 13 2 15 17 1.0-5 0.5-5 0 0 1 0 A.R. White T. Hammock 13 7 9 16 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 9 6 10 16 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 B. Treadwell I. Lewis 13 6 9 15 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 12 9 6 15 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 J. Jones W. Gholston 10 3 10 13 1.0-3 0.5-2 0 0 1 0 12 4 9 13 1.0-22 1.0-22 1 0 1 0 D. Drone K. Elsworth 13 7 5 12 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 6 8 3 11 2.0-4 1.0-2 1 1 0 0 D. Dennard M. White 13 5 5 10 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 8 3 5 8 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 T. Anderson C. Freeman 11 5 1 6 2.0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 13 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 B. Fowler D. France 7 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 9 0 3 3 1.0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 A. Jeremiah D. Dixon 6 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 13 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 J. Johnson K. Muma 13 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 13 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 C. Gantt C. McDonald 13 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 A. Shackleton 13 B. Pacheco 1 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 J. Gainer L. Caper 11 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 J. Stipek A. Bates 13 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 K. Cousins 13 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 MSU 13 445 526 971 66-248 20-127 13 7 52 3 Opponents 13 425 478 903 65-323 24-196 11 9 40 1

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Punting Player G No. Yds. A. Bates 13 57 2565 13 1 25 TEAM MSU 13 58 2590 Opponents 13 66 2550

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Opponent Western Michigan vs. Florida Atlantic Notre Dame Northern Colorado Wisconsin at Michigan Illinois at Northwestern at Iowa Minnesota Purdue at Penn State vs. Alabama

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Bell (10-141-2) Baker (15-183-1) Bell (17-114-1) Bell (11-92-3) Baker (18-87-0) Baker (22-147-1) Caper (7-37-1) Baker (10-73-1) Baker (9-21-0) Baker (27-179-4) Baker (16-90-1) Baker (28-118-1) Baker (12-14-0)

Cousins (21-13-0-186-1) Cousins (17-9-1-142-1) Cousins (33-23-1-245-2) Cousins (20-16-0-290-2) Cousins (29-20-2-269-3) Cousins (25-18-0-284-1) Cousins (24-13-0-201-1) Cousins (43-29-0-331-3) Cousins (29-21-3-198-1) Cousins (20-9-1-131-0) Cousins (37-28-1-276-3) Cousins (22-17-0-152-2) Cousins (18-10-1-120-0)

Dell (6-81-0) K. Martin (2-53-0) K. Martin (8-96-1) Cunningham (4-43-0) Dell (6-91-1) K. Martin (6-69-0) Cunningham (3-83-1) Dell (9-109-2) Dell (8-98-0) Cunningham (4-40-0) Dell (8-108-2) Linthicum (4-42-0) K. Martin (3-41-0)

TacklES (Solo-Ast.-Total) G. Jones (2-7-9) G. Jones (5-6-11) C.L. Rucker (8-4-12) Hyde (3-3-6) G. Jones (6-2-8) Hyde (6-1-7) G. Jones (4-10-14) G. Jones/Hoover (7-2-9) Gordon/Hyde (4-5-9) G. Jones (4-5-9) Gordon (3-9-12) Robinson (4-3-7) Hyde (8-0-8)

2010 GAME-BY-GAME INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING (Att.-Yds.-TD) BAKER BELL K. MARTIN CAPER Western Michigan 17-117-2 10-141-2 2-43-0 DNP vs. Florida Atlantic 15-183-1 10-49-1 0-0-0 DNP Notre Dame 14-90-1 17-114-1 1-4-0 3-0-0 Northern Colorado 11-59-1 11-92-3 1-12-0 9-38-0 Wisconsin 18-87-0 16-75-0 1-2-0 3-22-0 at Michigan 22-147-1 7-78-1 1-15-0 8-34-1 Illinois 8-23-0 10-13-0 3-18-0 7-37-1 at Northwestern 10-73-1 8-12-0 1-9-0 1-3-0 at Iowa 9-21-0 6-12-0 DNP 1-0-0 Minnesota 27-179-4 6-(-1)-0 DNP 2-(-5)-0 Purdue 16-90-1 2-7-0 2-13-0 0-0-0 at Penn State 28-118-1 0-0-0 2-41-0 3-14-0 vs. Alabama 12-14-0 4-13-0 4-0-0 1-1-0 SEASON TOTALS 207-1201-13 107-605-8 18-157-0 38-144-2

FOWLER MSU 0-0-0 37-297-4 1-3-0 30-225-2 0-0-0 43-203-2 1-13-0 37-201-4 0-0-0 45-175-0 0-0-0 42-249-3 0-0-0 31-93-1 1-22-1 26-105-2 1-11-0 20-31-0 3-13-0 41-189-4 0-0-0 25-95-2 0-0-0 39-163-1 0-0-0 28-(-48)-0 7-62-1 444-1978-25

RECEIVING (No.-Yds.-TD) DELL CUNNINGHAM K. MARTIN GANTT NICHOL LINTHICUM FOWLER MSU Western Michigan 6-81-0 1-11-0 0-0-0 2-49-0 2-32-1 2-13-0 0-0-0 13-186-1 1-19-0 2-35-1 2-53-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-8-0 9-142-1 vs. Florida Atlantic Notre Dame 1-7-0 7-101-1 8-96-1 2-41-1 1-2-0 1-5-0 0-0-0 24-274-3 Northern Colorado 2-65-0 4-43-0 4-36-0 0-0-0 1-34-0 3-63-1 1-21-0 19-331-2 Wisconsin 6-91-1 3-25-1 2-34-0 3-43-1 3-30-0 2-11-0 0-0-0 20-269-3 3-93-1 5-40-0 6-69-0 1-7-0 1-42-0 1-34-0 0-0-0 19-287-1 at Michigan Illinois 3-55-0 3-83-1 1-9-0 0-0-0 2-14-0 2-14-0 0-0-0 13-201-1 9-109-2 8-113-1 1-12-0 3-20-0 4-51-0 0-0-0 2-27-0 30-352-3 at Northwestern at Iowa 8-98-0 4-36-1 DNP 4-35-0 1-3-0 1-10-0 3-19-0 25-227-1 2-35-0 4-40-0 DNP 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-24-0 9-131-0 Minnesota Purdue 8-108-2 6-51-1 4-38-0 3-28-0 3-19-0 1-10-0 2-7-0 30-286-3 at Penn State 0-0-0 3-33-2 1-6-0 4-38-1 1-13-0 4-42-0 2-13-0 19-168-3 vs. Alabama 2-27-0 DNP 3-41-0 2-40-0 3-22-0 1-28-0 2-56-1 14-219-1 SEASON TOTALS 51-788-6 50-611-9 32-394-1 24-301-3 22-262-1 18-230-1 14-175-1 244-3073-23 FIELD GOALS (x=missed FG) CONROY (14-15)

WMU FAU 33 44, 41, 50

ND NC WIS MICH ILL - 43 36, 36 38, 28 37, 34, 32, 18

NW IOWA MINN PUR PSU ALA x38 - 24 - - -

TACKLES (Solo-Ast.-Total) G. JONES GORDON HYDE ROBINSON C.L. RUCKER NORMAN ADAMS WORTHY HOOVER NEELY Western Michigan 2-7-9 3-5-8 4-1-5 4-4-8 4-3-7 1-7-8 3-2-5 1-2-3 0-1-1 1-2-3 vs. Florida Atlantic 5-6-11 4-7-11 2-1-3 1-4-5 3-2-5 4-6-10 2-2-4 2-0-2 0-1-1 2-3-5 Notre Dame 1-8-9 3-2-5 4-7-11 1-4-5 8-4-12 4-4-8 4-0-4 0-2-2 0-1-1 0-2-2 1-3-4 2-2-4 3-3-6 3-2-5 2-4-6 1-1-2 0-2-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-2-3 Northern Colorado Wisconsin 6-2-8 2-4-6 3-2-5 3-5-8 4-3-7 1-0-1 0-2-2 1-2-3 1-0-1 DNP at Michigan 4-1-5 2-4-6 6-1-7 4-3-7 3-0-3 5-2-7 5-1-6 2-1-3 1-1-2 0-0-0 Illinois 4-10-14 1-5-6 1-9-10 3-5-8 DNP 1-3-4 0-1-1 1-2-3 3-6-9 2-1-3 at Northwestern 7-2-9 4-2-6 5-3-8 1-1-2 DNP 3-1-4 7-0-7 1-1-2 7-2-9 3-0-3 at Iowa 3-6-9 4-5-9 4-5-9 1-4-5 0-2-2 0-5-5 3-0-3 1-4-5 0-2-2 0-3-3 Minnesota 4-5-9 3-6-9 5-2-7 2-2-4 5-2-7 DNP 0-1-1 1-4-5 1-0-1 2-2-4 Purdue 4-4-8 3-9-12 1-3-4 3-2-5 4-3-7 3-3-6 1-1-2 0-4-4 0-3- 1-0-1 at Penn State 2-1-3 2-4-6 1-1-2 4-3-7 4-1-5 0-4-4 3-3-6 2-3-5 1-4-5 2-3-5 vs. Alabama 6-2-8 3-1-4 8-0-8 5-2-7 2-1-3 0-0-0 6-1-7 2-1-3 0-1-1 2-0-2 SEASON TOTALS 49-57-106 36-56-92 47-38-85 35-41-76 39-25-64 23-36-59 34-16-50 14-26-40 14-22-36 16-18-34

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2010 final statistics 2010 Game-by-game team statistics Rushing Passing Total Offense First Downs (ATT-YDS-TD) (ATT-COMP-INT-YDS-TD) (PLAYS-YDS.) (TOT-RUSH-PASS-PEN)

opponent

22-13-0-186-1 17-9-1-142-1 34-24-1-274-3 25-19-0-331-2 29-20-2-269-3 26-19-0-287-1 24-13-0-201-1 44-30-0-352-3 39-25-3-227-1 20-9-1-131-0 40-30-1-286-3 24-19-0-168-3 29-14-1-219-1 373-244-10-3073-23

59-483 47-367 77-477 62-532 74-444 68-536 55-294 70-457 59-258 61-320 65-381 63-331 57-171 817-5051

19-10-9-0 17-10-6-1 26-10-14-2 23-9-14-0 19-9-10-0 24-11-10-3 16-3-11-2 24-4-19-1 13-1-12-0 16-9-7-0 22-6-16-0 21-8-10-3 12-3-8-1 252-93-146-13

2-2-0 2-1-1 1-0-1 1-1-0 3-1-2 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 3-0-3 1-0-1 1-0-1 2-2-0 1-0-1 19-9-10

Rushing Passing Total Offense First Downs (ATT-YDS-TD) (ATT-COMP-INT-YDS-TD) (PLAYS-YDS.) (TOT-RUSH-PASS-PEN) 53-30-1-238-2 37-24-0-256-1 55-32-1-369-4 28-9-4-147-1 25-11-0-127-1 29-17-3-215-1 27-15-3-141-0 30-19-1-215-0 16-11-0-190-3 28-17-1-191-1 27-16-2-189-2 44-23-1-312-2 23-19-0-271-1 422-243-17-2861-19

85-323 71-301 81-461 61-266 56-292 63-377 69-255 77-385 58-352 59-267 61-378 65-396 67-546 873-4599

16-5-10-1 20-7-10-3 28-5-20-3 15-5-6-4 15-9-6-0 19-9-10-0 21-6-8-7 22-13-9-0 18-8-9-1 14-6-8-0 16-7-7-2 20-4-15-1 25-11-13-1 249-95-131-23

3-2-1 1-1-0 3-2-1 4-0-4 0-0-0 3-0-3 4-1-3 2-1-1 0-0-0 1-0-1 2-0-2 1-0-1 0-0-0 24-7-17

2010 Starting lineups Offense

X LT

$ Three receiver set

LG C RG RT

Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman

Stipek Stipek Stipek Stipek Stipek Stipek Stipek Stipek Stipek Stipek Stipek Stipek Stipek

McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald McGaha McDonald McDonald McDonald

Deane Deane Deane Deane Deane Deane Deane Deane Deane Deane Deane Deane Deane

TE

Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt

Z qb fb

Martin Cunningham Martin Linthicum+ Martin Cunningham Martin Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Nichol Cunningham Nichol

Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins

Nichol$ Celek+ Bendzuck Bendzuck Linthicum+ Linthicum+ Linthicum+ Linthicum+ Nichol% Bendzuck Bendzuck Linthicum+ Bendzuck

RB

Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Fowler% Baker Baker Baker Baker

% Four receiver set

Honors & awards

+ Double tight end set

Young Young Young Young Young Young Young Young Young Young McGaha Young Young

Spartan history

Western Michigan Dell Dell vs. Florida Atlantic Notre Dame Nichol Northern Colorado Cunningham Wisconsin Nichol at Michigan Dell Illinois Dell at Northwestern Nichol Dell at Iowa Minnesota Dell Purdue Dell at Penn State Nichol vs. Alabama Dell

Spartan Records

32-85-0 34-45-1 26-92-0 33-119-0 31-165-2 34-162-1 42-114-0 47-170-3 42-162-1 31-76-0 34-189-1 21-84-1 44-275-6 451-1738-16

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Western Michigan vs. Florida Atlantic Notre Dame Northern Colorado Wisconsin at Michigan Illinois at Northwestern at Iowa Minnesota Purdue at Penn State vs. Alabama SEASON TOTALS

Turnovers (TOT-FUM-INT)

Coaching staff

37-297-4 30-225-2 43-203-2 37-201-4 45-175-0 42-249-3 31-93-1 26-105-2 20-31-0 41-189-4 25-95-2 39-163-1 28-(-48)-0 444-1978-25

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Western Michigan vs. Florida Atlantic Notre Dame Northern Colorado Wisconsin at Michigan Illinois at Northwestern at Iowa Minnesota Purdue at Penn State vs. Alabama SEASON TOTALS

Turnovers (TOT-FUM-INT)

2011 outlook

Michigan State

Defense de DT nt de sam mike will BC fS sS FC

Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy

Pickelman Pickelman Pickelman Pickelman Treadwell Treadwell Pickelman Strayhorn Treadwell Treadwell Pickelman Pickelman Treadwell

Neely Neely Neely Neely Drone Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely

Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon

Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones

Norman Norman Norman Misch Misch Norman Norman Norman Norman Misch Norman Norman Norman

Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Dennard Dennard Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams

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Lewis Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson

Hyde Hyde Hyde Hyde Hyde Hyde Hyde Hyde Hyde Hyde Hyde Hyde Hyde

C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker Adams Adams M. White C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker

the university

Drone Drone Hoover Drone Hoover Hoover Hoover Hoover Hoover Hoover Hoover Hoover Strayhorn

Bowl History

Western Michigan vs. Florida Atlantic Notre Dame Northern Colorado Wisconsin at Michigan Illinois at Northwestern at Iowa Minnesota Purdue at Penn State vs. Alabama

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Red Zone Results (MSU/Opponents Inside The 20-Yard Line)

MSU in Red Zone

Western Michigan vs. Florida Atlantic Notre Dame Northern Colorado Wisconsin at Michigan Illinois at Northwestern at Iowa Minnesota Purdue at Penn State vs. Alabama Season Totals

MSU TDs

MSU FGs Made

4 3 2 1 3 2 5 5 6 3 2 1 5 1 4 3 1 1 4 3 4 4 3 3 1 0 44 30

MSU FGs Missed

1 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 9

MSU No Score

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Opp. in Red Zone

0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5

Opp. TDs

Opp. FGs Made

4 2 3 2 4 3 1 0 2 2 5 2 3 0 6 3 3 2 3 1 3 2 4 2 4 4 45 25

Opp. FGs Missed

0 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 9

Opp. No Score

0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 11

Michigan State Points Off Opponent Turnovers Turnovers Points

WMU FAU ND 3 7

1 3

3 7

NC 4 24

WIS MICH 0 0

3 10

ILL

NU IOWA MINN

4 13

2 0

0 0

1 0

PUR 2 7

PSU 1 0

ALA

Total

0 0

24 71

Opponent Points Off Michigan State Turnovers Turnovers Points

WMU FAU ND 2 7

2 3

1 0

NC 1 0

WIS MICH 3 10

0 0

ILL

NU IOWA MINN

1 3

1 0

3 14

1 7

PUR 1 7

PSU 2 7

ALA

Total

1 7

19 65

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Spartan history

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OPPONENT

Rushing Attempts 28, Baker vs. Penn State 23, Leshoure (Illinois) Rushing Yards 183, Baker vs. Florida Atlantic 103, Carlos (Purdue) TDs Rushing 4, Baker vs. Minnesota 3, Persa (Northwestern) Longest Running Play 80, Baker vs. Florida Atlantic 80, Carlos (Purdue) Longest TD Run 80, Baker vs. Florida Atlantic 80, Carlos (Purdue) Pass Attempts 43, Cousins vs. Northwestern 55, Crist (Notre Dame) Pass Completions 29, Cousins vs. Northwestern 32, Crist (Notre Dame) Passing Yards 331, Cousins vs. Northwestern 369, Crist (Notre Dame) TD Passes 3, Cousins vs. Wisconsin, Northwestern, 4, Crist (Notre Dame) Purdue Longest Pass Play 55, Cousins to Dell vs. Northern Colo. 67, Henry to C. Smith (Purdue) Longest TD Pass 49, Nichol to Fowler vs. Alabama 37, McElroy to Maze (Alabama) Receptions 9, Dell vs. Northwestern 10, Riddick (Notre Dame) Receiving Yards 113, Cunningham vs. Northwestern 128, Riddick (Notre Dame) TDs Receiving 2, Dell vs. Northwestern, Purdue 2, Floyd (Notre Dame) 2, Cunningham vs. Penn State Total Offense 316, Cousins vs. Northwestern 377, Crist (Notre Dame) All-Purpose Yards 204, K. Martin vs. Florida Atlantic 235, White (Wisconsin) Punts 8, Bates vs. Notre Dame 8, Armer (Western Michigan) Punting Average 57.0, Bates vs. Florida Atlantic 47.0, Hagerup (Michigan) Longest Punt 69, Bates vs. Michigan 62, Armer (Western Michigan) 62, Hagerup (Michigan) Field Goals 4, Conroy vs. Illinois 2, Dimke (Illinois) 2, Demos (Northwestern) Field Goal Attempts 4, Conroy vs. Illinois 2, Broekhuizen (Michigan) 2, Dimke (Illinois) 2, Demos (Northwestern) Longest Field Goal 50, Conroy vs. Florida Atlantic 52, Wiggs (Purdue) Points 24, Baker vs. Minnesota 18, Persa (Northwestern) Long Punt Return 74, K. Martin vs. Wisconsin 17, Maze (Alabama) Long Kickoff Return 46, K. Martin vs. Florida Atlantic 54, Barbarette (Purdue) Long Int. Return 39, Hyde vs. Minnesota 66, Hyde (Iowa) Tackles 14, G. Jones vs. Illinois 17, Floyd (Michigan) Tackles for Loss 3.0, Neely vs. Florida Atlantic 3.0, Upshaw (Alabama) 3.0, G. Jones vs. Wisconsin Quarterback Sacks 2.0, Hoover vs. Northwestern 2.0, Fleming (Notre Dame) 2.0, Strayhorn vs. Northwestern 2.0, Upshaw (Alabama) Interceptions 2, G. Jones vs. Northern Colo. 1, by 10 different players

Team Offense First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Total Plays Rushing Attempts Passing Attempts Pass Completions Passes Intercepted Fumbles Lost Yards Penalized Team Defense First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Total Plays Rushing Attempts Passing Attempts Pass Completions Passes Intercepted Fumbles Recovered Opp. Yards Penalized

High 26 vs. Notre Dame 297 vs. Western Michigan 352 vs. Northwestern 536 vs. Michigan 77 vs. Notre Dame 45 vs. Wisconsin 44 vs. Northwestern 30 vs. Northwestern, Purdue 3 vs. Iowa 2 vs. Western Michigan, Penn State 121 vs. Northern Colorado Least 14 by Minnesota 45 by Florida Atlantic 127 by Wisconsin 255 by Illinois 56 by Wisconsin 21 by Penn State 16 by Iowa 9 by Northern Colorado 0 (four times) 0 (eight times) 25 by Western Michigan, Alabama

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Low 12 vs. Alabama -48 vs. Alabama 131 vs. Minnesota 171 vs. Alabama 47 vs. Florida Atlantic 20 vs. Iowa 17 vs. Florida Atlantic 9 vs. Florida Atlantic, Minnesota 0 (six times) 0 (six times) 24 vs. Penn State Most 28 by Notre Dame 275 by Alabama 369 by Notre Dame 546 by Alabama 85 by Western Michigan 47 by Northwestern 55 by Notre Dame 32 by Notre Dame 4 by Northern Colorado 2 by Western Michigan, Notre Dame 85 by Florida Atlantic

2010 Big Ten Standings/Statistics 2010 Final big ten standings rushing defense

Conference Overall

YPG 246.1 245.7 238.5 220.1 160.8 155.9 152.2 148.4 142.5 135.2 100.3

Yds. Avg. TD 6353 6.8 58 5832 6.5 57 5787 6.7 65 5162 5.7 47 5084 5.4 39 5051 6.2 48 4650 5.4 38 4978 6.2 42 4839 5.5 35 4336 5.3 35 3739 4.7 25

YPG 488.7 448.6 445.2 397.1 391.1 388.5 387.5 382.9 372.2 361.3 311.6

total offense team G Rush 1. Michigan 13 3101 13 2861 2. Ohio State 3. Wisconsin 13 3194 4. Illinois 13 3199 5. Northwestern 13 2027 6. Michigan State 13 1978 12 1204 7. Indiana 8. Iowa 13 1929 9. Penn State 13 1853 10. Minnesota 12 1623 11. Purdue 12 1930

Pass Plays 3252 941 2971 896 2593 860 1963 903 3057 942 3073 817 3446 861 3049 806 2986 873 2713 825 1809 796

scoring offense

total defense team G Rush Pass Plays 1. Ohio State 13 1257 2152 789 13 1662 2521 790 2. Wisconsin 3. Iowa 13 1320 2997 886 13 2153 2356 834 4. Penn State 5. Illinois 13 1700 2867 847 6. Michigan State 13 1738 2861 873 7. Purdue 12 1655 2773 848 8. Minnesota 12 2297 2409 716 9. Indiana 12 2062 2860 752 10. Northwestern 13 2405 3135 933 11. Michigan 13 2456 3404 963

Yds. Avg. TD 3409 4.3 18 4183 5.3 29 4317 4.9 25 4509 5.4 33 4567 5.4 34 4599 5.3 35 4428 5.2 43 4706 6.6 50 4922 6.5 47 5540 5.9 49 5860 6.1 55

YPG 262.2 321.8 332.1 346.8 351.3 353.8 369.0 392.2 410.2 426.2 450.8

SCORING DEFENSE team G TD KXP 2XP DXP FG SAF PTS Avg. 1. Ohio State 13 22 20 1 0 10 1 186 14.3 2. Iowa 13 27 26 0 0 11 0 221 17.0 3. Wisconsin 13 33 28 1 0 13 0 267 20.5 4. Michigan State 13 37 33 1 0 11 0 290 22.3 5. Illinois 13 35 30 1 0 21 0 305 23.5 6. Penn State 13 39 38 0 0 12 0 308 23.7 7. Purdue 12 45 38 2 0 11 0 345 28.8 8. Northwestern 13 50 44 0 0 11 0 377 29.0 9. Minnesota 12 54 46 0 0 8 1 396 33.0 10. Indiana 12 51 49 0 0 17 1 408 34.0 11. Michigan 13 57 54 1 0 20 0 458 35.2

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team G TD KXP 2XP DXP FG SAF PTS Avg. 1. Wisconsin 13 70 68 0 0 17 0 539 41.5 2. Ohio State 13 63 62 1 0 20 1 504 38.8 3. Michigan 13 59 56 1 0 4 1 426 32.8 4. Illinois 13 50 43 3 0 24 1 423 32.5 5. Michigan State 13 49 45 1 0 14 0 383 29.5 6. Iowa 13 48 44 0 0 14 1 376 28.9 7. Indiana 12 39 38 0 0 18 0 326 27.2 8. Northwestern 13 43 35 1 0 16 0 343 26.4 9. Penn State 13 37 35 0 0 20 1 319 24.5 10. Minnesota 12 35 31 2 0 11 0 278 23.2 11. Purdue 12 27 27 0 0 15 1 236 19.7

Yds. TD Rating 2152 9 98.6 2997 12 115.1 2861 19 121.3 2521 20 125.0 2867 20 127.6 3135 25 128.9 2356 19 129.5 2773 23 140.1 3404 21 144.8 2409 21 154.2 2860 27 156.3

Bowl History

YPG 287.2 250.2 236.4 235.2 234.5 229.7 228.5 226.1 199.5 151.0 150.8

Pct. 53.8 62.2 57.6 56.9 58.6 61.2 61.0 65.8 63.8 65.0 65.5

Honors & awards

Yds. TD 3446 25 3252 23 3073 23 3057 17 3049 26 2986 19 2971 30 2713 21 2593 17 1963 18 1809 13

pass efficiency defense team G Att. Comp. Int. 1. Ohio State 13 385 207 19 13 479 298 19 2. Iowa 3. Michigan State 13 422 243 17 13 367 209 14 4. Wisconsin 5. Illinois 13 413 242 11 13 466 285 15 6. Northwestern 7. Penn State 13 351 214 10 12 389 256 10 8. Purdue 9. Michigan 13 409 261 12 12 280 182 11 10. Minnesota 11. Indiana 12 345 226 8

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Pct. 60.6 63.1 65.4 68.3 63.3 55.5 65.3 55.3 73.2 58.1 55.6

Yds. TD YPG 2152 9 165.5 2356 19 181.2 2521 20 193.9 2409 21 200.8 2861 19 220.1 2867 20 220.5 2997 12 230.5 2773 23 231.1 2860 27 238.3 3135 25 241.2 3404 21 261.8

Spartan Records

passing offense team G Att. Comp. Int. 1. Indiana 12 513 311 12 13 385 243 15 2. Michigan 3. Michigan State 13 373 244 10 4. Northwestern 13 385 263 10 5. Iowa 13 357 226 6 13 425 236 17 6. Penn State 7. Ohio State 13 349 228 13 12 378 209 9 8. Minnesota 9. Wisconsin 13 276 202 6 13 284 165 12 10. Illinois 11. Purdue 12 354 197 17

passing defense team G Att. Comp. Int. Pct. 1. Ohio State 13 385 207 19 53.8 Penn State 13 351 214 10 61.0 2. 3. Wisconsin 13 367 209 14 56.9 Minnesota 12 280 182 11 65.0 4. 5. Michigan State 13 422 243 17 57.6 Illinois 13 413 242 11 58.6 6. 7. Iowa 13 479 298 19 62.2 8. Purdue 12 389 256 10 65.8 9. Indiana 12 345 226 8 65.5 10. Northwestern 13 466 285 15 61.2 11. Michigan 13 409 261 12 63.8

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Yds. Avg. TD 3199 5.2 29 3194 5.5 48 3101 5.6 35 2861 5.2 27 1930 4.4 12 2027 3.6 22 1978 4.5 25 1929 4.3 16 1853 4.1 16 1623 3.6 14 1204 3.5 13

YPG 96.7 101.5 127.8 130.8 133.7 137.9 165.6 171.8 185.0 188.9 191.4

Coaching staff

rushing offense team G Att. 1. Illinois 13 619 13 584 2. Wisconsin 3. Michigan 13 556 13 547 4. Ohio State 5. Purdue 12 442 13 557 6. Northwestern 7. Michigan State 13 444 13 449 8. Iowa 9. Penn State 13 448 12 447 10. Minnesota 11. Indiana 12 348

Yds. Avg. TD 1257 3.1 9 1320 3.2 13 1662 3.9 9 1700 3.9 14 1738 3.9 16 1655 3.6 20 2153 4.5 14 2062 5.1 20 2405 5.1 24 2456 4.4 34 2297 5.3 29

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team statistics

team G Att. 1. Ohio State 13 404 13 407 2. Iowa 3. Wisconsin 13 423 13 434 4. Illinois 5. Michigan State 13 451 6. Purdue 12 459 7. Penn State 13 483 12 407 8. Indiana 9. Northwestern 13 467 13 554 10. Michigan 11. Minnesota 12 436

2011 outlook

team W L Pct. PF PA W L Pct. PF PA 1. Michigan State 7 1 .875 229 172 11 2 .846 383 290 Wisconsin 7 1 .875 362 189 11 2 .846 539 267 Ohio State* 0 0 .000 276 102 0 0 .000 504 186 4. Iowa 4 4 .500 205 149 8 5 .615 376 221 Penn State 4 4 .500 202 220 7 6 .538 319 308 Illinois 4 4 .500 286 218 7 6 .538 423 305 7. Michigan 3 5 .375 247 314 7 6 .538 426 458 Northwestern 3 5 .375 185 270 7 6 .538 343 377 9. Purdue 2 6 .250 149 257 4 8 .333 236 345 Minnesota 2 6 .250 172 272 3 9 .250 278 396 11. Indiana 1 7 .125 166 316 5 7 .417 326 408 * Ohio State has vacated the 2010 season

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rushing

team G No. 13 40 1. Ohio State 13 32 2. Iowa 3. Indiana 12 64 13 51 4. Northwestern 5. Wisconsin 13 54 6. Minnesota 12 57 7. Penn State 13 57 13 72 8. Michigan 9. Purdue 12 55 13 49 10. Illinois 11. Michigan State 13 50

Yds. TD Avg. 1055 1 26.4 809 1 25.3 1476 0 23.1 1149 1 22.5 1208 1 22.4 1248 0 21.9 1224 1 21.5 1544 0 21.4 1087 0 19.8 968 0 19.8 979 0 19.6

team G No. 1. Michigan State 13 20 13 19 2. Wisconsin 3. Ohio State 13 30 13 18 4. Northwestern 5. Penn State 13 32 13 22 6. Iowa 7. Minnesota 12 13 8. Michigan 13 14 9. Indiana 12 9 10. Purdue 12 24 11. Illinois 13 19

Yds. TD Avg. 260 1 13.0 202 0 10.6 289 1 9.6 167 0 9.3 272 1 8.5 180 1 8.2 99 0 7.6 104 0 7.4 61 0 6.8 134 0 5.6 60 0 3.2

net punting team G No. 1. Michigan State 13 58 13 61 2. Northwestern 3. Iowa 13 56 13 64 4. Illinois 5. Wisconsin 13 38 13 59 6. Penn State 7. Michigan 13 44 12 70 8. Purdue 9. Ohio State 13 46 12 55 10. Indiana 11. Minnesota 12 53

Yds. Avg. Ret. Yds. TB Net Avg. 2590 44.7 28 239 4.1 38.1 2439 40.0 13 43 0.7 38.0 2440 43.6 21 82 1.5 37.8 2866 44.8 30 246 3.8 37.8 1623 42.7 13 156 4.1 37.6 2362 40.0 15 130 2.2 36.8 1735 39.4 9 88 2.0 36.1 2834 40.5 15 132 1.9 36.0 1805 39.2 16 168 3.7 34.3 2045 37.2 22 199 3.6 32.8 1822 34.4 8 122 2.3 30.9

turnover margin TO Gained TO Lost team G Fum. Int. Tot. Fum. Int. Tot. Margin Avg. 1. Ohio State 13 11 19 30 2 13 15 +15 +1.15 2. Wisconsin 13 9 14 23 3 6 9 +14 +1.08 Iowa 13 5 19 24 5 6 11 +13 +1.00 3. 4. Illinois 13 16 11 27 7 12 19 +8 +0.62 5. Michigan State 13 7 17 24 9 10 19 +5 +0.38 6. Minnesota 12 8 11 19 8 9 17 +2 +0.17 7. Northwestern 13 7 15 22 13 10 23 -1 -0.08 8. Penn State 13 7 10 17 4 17 21 -4 -0.31 9. Purdue 12 11 10 21 10 17 27 -6 -0.50 10. Indiana 12 5 8 13 8 12 20 -7 -0.58 11. Michigan 13 7 12 19 14 15 29 -10 -0.77

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Yds. Avg. TD YPG 1702 6.6 14 130.9 1697 6.0 17 130.5 941 4.6 10 94.1 1201 5.8 13 92.4 1012 5.4 14 92.0 1155 5.3 16 88.8 1052 6.7 14 87.7 996 6.1 18 83.0 1014 4.9 6 78.0 868 4.7 5 66.8

Passing Player G Att. Comp. Int. 1. Ben Chappell, IND 12 483 302 9 10 302 222 4 2. Dan Persa, NU 3. Ricky Stanzi, IOWA 13 345 221 6 12 368 205 9 4. Adam Weber, MINN 5. Kirk Cousins, MSU 13 338 226 10 13 323 210 11 6. Terrelle Pryor, OSU 7. Denard Robinson, MICH 13 291 182 11 8. Scott Tolzien, WIS 13 266 194 6 9. Nathan Scheelhaase, ILL 13 264 155 8 10 193 112 7 10. Rob Bolden, PSU

Pct. 62.5 73.5 64.1 55.7 66.9 65.0 62.5 72.9 58.7 58.0

Yds. TD 3295 24 2581 15 3004 25 2679 20 2825 20 2772 27 2570 18 2459 16 1825 17 1360 5

YPG 274.6 258.1 231.1 223.2 217.3 213.2 197.7 189.2 140.4 136.0

Pct. 72.9 73.5 65.0 64.1 66.9 62.5 62.5 58.7 55.7 58.0

Yds. TD Rating 2459 16 165.9 2581 15 159.0 2772 27 157.9 3004 25 157.6 2825 20 150.7 2570 18 149.6 3295 24 132.5 1825 17 132.0 2679 20 129.9 1360 5 118.5

Passing Efficiency Player G Att. Comp. Int. 1. Scott Tolzien, WIS 13 266 194 6 10 302 222 4 2. Dan Persa, NU 3. Terrelle Pryor, OSU 13 323 210 11 4. Ricky Stanzi, IOWA 13 345 221 6 5. Kirk Cousins, MSU 13 338 226 10 13 291 182 11 6. Denard Robinson, MICH 7. Ben Chappell, IND 12 483 302 9 155 8 8. Nathan Scheelhaase, ILL 13 264 9. Adam Weber, MINN 12 368 205 9 10 193 112 7 10. Rob Bolden, PSU total offense Player G Rush 1. Denard Robinson, MICH 13 1702 10 519 2. Dan Persa, NU 3. Ben Chappell, IND 12 14 13 754 4. Terrelle Pryor, OSU 5. Adam Weber, MINN 12 156 13 -6 6. Ricky Stanzi, IOWA 7. Nathan Scheelhaase, ILL 13 868 8. Kirk Cousins, MSU 13 -136 9. Scott Tolzien, WIS 13 -30 10. Rob Henry, PUR 11 547

Pass Plays 2570 547 2581 466 3295 530 2772 458 2679 420 3004 393 1825 449 2825 378 2459 296 996 266

Yds. 4272 3100 3309 3526 2835 2998 2693 2689 2429 1543

YPG 328.6 310.0 275.8 271.2 236.2 230.6 207.2 206.8 186.8 140.3

receptions Player G Rec. 1. Damarlo Belcher, IND 12 78 2. Tandon Doss, IND 11 63 12 67 3. Terrance Turner, IND 4. Roy Roundtree, MICH 13 72 5. Jeremy Ebert, NU 13 62 6. A.J. Jenkins, ILL 13 56 55 7. Dane Sanzenbacher, OSU 13 8. B.J. Cunningham, MSU 12 50 9. Derek Moye, PSU 13 53 Marvin McNutt, IOWA 13 53

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punt returns

Player G Att. 1. Denard Robinson, MICH 13 256 13 281 2. Mikel Leshoure, ILL 3. Adam Robinson, IOWA 10 203 13 207 4. Edwin Baker, MSU 5. John Clay, WIS 11 187 13 216 6. Dan Herron, OSU 7. James White, WIS 12 156 12 163 8. Montee Ball, WIS 9. Evan Royster, PSU 13 208 185 10. Nathan Scheelhaase, ILL 13

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Yds. Avg. TD RPG 832 10.7 4 6.50 706 11.2 7 5.73 681 10.2 3 5.58 935 13.0 7 5.54 953 15.4 8 4.77 746 13.3 7 4.31 948 17.2 11 4.23 611 12.2 9 4.17 885 16.7 8 4.08 861 16.2 8 4.08

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field Goals Pct. MPG .828 1.85 .833 1.54 .800 1.54 .842 1.33 .773 1.31 .789 1.25 .696 1.23 .933 1.17 .824 1.08 .647 0.92

Interceptions FG 2XP 0 2 20 0 17 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 20 0 0 0

PTS PPG 122 9.4 122 9.4 118 9.1 108 9.0 115 8.8 84 7.6 96 7.4 87 7.2 94 7.2 84 7.0

Player G Int. 1. Brett Greenwood, IOWA 13 5 2. Shaun Prater, IOWA 12 4 Mike Rallis, MINN 9 3 4. Micah Hyde, IOWA 13 4 Antonio Fenelus, WIS 13 4 Trenton Robinson, MSU 13 4 7. Ricardo Allen, PUR 12 3 Mitchell Evans, IND 12 3 9. Brian Peters, NU 13 3 Marcus Hyde, MSU 13 3

Yds. TD IPG 23 0 0.38 80 1 0.33 11 0 0.33 142 2 0.31 45 1 0.31 19 0 0.31 129 2 0.25 35 0 0.25 84 1 0.23 81 0 0.23

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XPT 0 62 67 0 43 0 0 45 34 0

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PUNTING

Player G Solo Asst. Total TPG 1. Jonas Mouton, MICH 12 60 57 117 9.8 2. Jordan Kovacs, MICH 13 61 55 116 8.9 3. Tyler Replogle, IND 10 48 39 87 8.7 4. Martez Wilson, ILL 13 47 65 112 8.6 Chris Colasanti, PSU 13 39 73 112 8.6 6. Brian Peters, NU 13 65 42 107 8.2 7. Greg Jones, MSU 13 49 57 106 8.2 8. Logan Link, PUR 12 65 26 91 7.6 9. Jeremiha Hunter, IOWA 12 29 61 90 7.5 Gary Tinsley, MINN 12 47 43 90 7.5

punt returns Yds. TD Avg. 228 1 14.2 155 0 12.9 238 0 9.9 125 0 8.3 77 0 5.1 43 0 4.3 60 0 4.3 38 0 2.9

Bowl History

Player G No. Keshawn Martin, MSU 11 16 Devon Smith, PSU 13 12 Jordan Hall, OSU 13 24 Colin Sandeman, IOWA 12 15 Justin Brown, PSU 13 15 Jeremy Gallon, MICH 12 10 Waynelle Gravesande, PUR 9 14 Jack Ramsey, ILL 12 13

Honors & awards

Yds. Avg. 2565 45.0 2866 44.8 2408 44.6 1440 43.6 2034 43.3 1623 42.7 1905 41.4 1805 41.0 2439 40.0 1538 39.4

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Player G No. 1. Aaron Bates, MSU 13 57 2. Anthony Santella, ILL 13 64 3. Ryan Donahue, IOWA 13 54 4. Will Hagerup, MICH 11 33 5. Cody Webster, PUR 11 47 6. Brad Nortman, WIS 12 38 7. Anthony Fera, PSU 11 46 8. Ben Buchanan, OSU 13 44 9. Brandon Williams, NU 13 61 10. Chris Hagerup, IND 11 39 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

FGA 29 24 25 19 22 19 23 15 17 17

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Player G FGM 1. Derek Dimke, ILL 13 24 13 20 2. Devin Barclay, OSU Collin Wagner, PSU 13 20 12 16 4. Mitch Ewald, IND 5. Philip Welch, WIS 13 17 12 15 6. Carson Wiggs, PUR 7. Stefan Demos, NU 13 16 8. Dan Conroy, MSU 12 14 9. Mike Meyer, IOWA 13 14 10. Eric Ellestad, MINN 12 11

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Player G Rush Rec. PR KOR Yds. YPG 1. Tandon Doss, IND 11 163 706 49 1016 1934 175.8 2. Mikel Leshoure, ILL 13 1697 196 0 0 1893 145.6 13 1702 0 0 0 1702 130.9 3. Denard Robinson, MICH 4. Adam Robinson, IOWA 10 941 290 0 0 1231 123.1 12 1052 88 0 329 1469 122.4 5. James White, WIS 6. David Gilreath, WIS 11 67 370 82 659 1178 107.1 40 745 0 498 1283 106.9 7. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, IOWA 12 8. Keshawn Martin, MSU 11 157 394 228 355 1134 103.1 9. Dan Herron, OSU 13 1155 180 0 0 1335 102.7 10. Edwin Baker, MSU 13 1201 22 0 0 1223 94.1 Player G TD 1. Mikel Leshoure, ILL 13 20 Devin Barclay, OSU 13 0 3. Philip Welch, WIS 13 0 4. Montee Ball, WIS 12 18 5. Derek Dimke, ILL 13 0 6. John Clay, WIS 11 14 7. Dan Herron, OSU 13 16 8. Dan Conroy, MSU 12 0 9. Collin Wagner, PSU 13 0 10. James White, WIS 12 14

Yds. TD Avg. 498 1 29.3 503 1 27.9 789 0 27.2 550 1 26.2 534 0 25.4 1016 0 24.8 659 1 24.4 503 1 24.0 513 0 23.3 367 0 22.9

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all-purpose yards

Player G No. 1. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, IOWA 12 17 13 18 2. Jordan Hall, OSU 3. Troy Stoudermire, MINN 12 29 13 21 4. Venric Mark, NU 5. Jaamal Berry, OSU 13 21 11 41 6. Tandon Doss, IND 7. David Gilreath, WIS 11 27 13 21 8. Chaz Powell, PSU 9. Darryl Stonum, MICH 13 22 13 16 10. Troy Pollard, ILL

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Receiving Yards Player G Rec. Yds. Avg. TD YPG 1. Jeremy Ebert, NU 13 62 953 15.4 8 73.3 13 55 948 17.2 11 72.9 2. Dane Sanzenbacher, OSU 3. Roy Roundtree, MICH 13 72 935 13.0 7 71.9 12 78 832 10.7 4 69.3 4. Damarlo Belcher, IND 5. Derek Moye, PSU 13 53 885 16.7 8 68.1 13 53 861 16.2 8 66.2 6. Marvin McNutt, IOWA 7. DeVier Posey, OSU 13 53 848 16.0 7 65.2 11 63 706 11.2 7 64.2 8. Tandon Doss, IND 9. Da’Jon McKnight, MINN 12 48 750 15.6 10 62.5 46 745 16.2 10 62.1 10. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, IOWA 12

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BIG TEN AWARDS

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE SECOND TEAM Dan Persa, Northwestern Mikel Leshoure, Illinois Dan Herron, Ohio State Tandon Doss, Indiana* Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Iowa* Dane Sanzenbacher, Ohio State* David Molk, Michigan Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State John Moffitt, Wisconsin Mike Adams, Ohio State Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin Dan Conroy, Michigan State

Quarterback Running Back Running Back Receiver Receiver

Scott Tolzien, Wisconsin Evan Royster, Penn State John Clay, Wisconsin Marvin McNutt, Iowa#

Center Guard Guard Tackle Tackle Tight End Kicker

Mike Brewster, Ohio State Julian Vandervelde, Iowa Justin Boren, Ohio State Riley Reiff, Iowa D.J. Young, Michigan State Allen Reisner, Iowa Derek Dimke, Illinois

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FIRST TEAM DEFENSE SECOND TEAM Adrian Clayborn, Iowa Line Line Cameron Heyward, Ohio State Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue Line J.J. Watt, Wisconsin Line Greg Jones, Michigan State Linebacker Linebacker Ross Homan, Ohio State Brian Rolle, Ohio State Linebacker Shaun Prater, Iowa Defensive Back Defensive Back Tyler Sash, Iowa Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State Defensive Back Jermale Hines, Ohio State Defensive Back Punter Anthony Santella, Illinois

Corey Liuget, Illinois Karl Klug, Iowa Mike Martin, Michigan Ollie Ogbu, Penn State Martez Wilson, Illinois Jeremiha Hunter, Iowa Eric Gordon, Michigan State Brett Greenwood, Iowa* Johnny Adams, Michigan State* Trenton Robinson, Michigan State* Chris L. Rucker, Michigan State* Aaron Henry, Wisconsin* Aaron Bates, Michigan State

Coaches’ Selections OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Denard Robinson, Michigan OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR James White, Wisconsin BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD (Michigan State only): QB Kirk Cousins media Selections OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Denard Robinson, Michigan DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR James White, Wisconsin DAVE McCLAIN BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR Mark Dantonio, Michigan State

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HONORABLE MENTION (Michigan State only): RB Edwin Baker, QB Kirk Cousins, WR Mark Dell, OG Joel Foreman, TE Charlie Gantt, DB Marcus Hyde, DL Jerel Worthy. * Additional honorees due to ties # Second team reduced by one due to additional first-team honoree

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Denard Robinson, Michigan Mikel Leshoure, Illinois Edwin Baker, Michigan State Jeremy Ebert, Northwestern Dane Sanzenbacher, Ohio State Mike Brewster, Ohio State Justin Boren, Ohio State John Moffitt, Wisconsin Mike Adams, Ohio State Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin Dan Conroy, Michigan State

Quarterback Running Back Running Back Receiver Receiver Center Guard Guard Tackle Tackle Tight End Kicker

Dan Persa, Northwestern John Clay, Wisconsin James White, Wisconsin Tandon Doss, Indiana Roy Roundtree, Michigan David Molk, Michigan Julian Vandervelde, Iowa Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State Jeff Allen, Illinois Riley Reiff, Iowa Charlie Gantt, Michigan State Devin Barclay, Ohio State

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE SECOND TEAM Adrian Clayborn, Iowa Line Corey Liuget, Illinois Cameron Heyward, Ohio State Line Karl Klug, Iowa Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue Line Vince Browne, Northwestern Line Kawann Short, Purdue J.J. Watt, Wisconsin Martez Wilson, Illinois Linebacker Jonas Mouton, Michigan Greg Jones, Michigan State Linebacker Eric Gordon, Michigan State Brian Rolle, Ohio State Linebacker Ross Homan, Ohio State Defensive Back Shaun Prater, Iowa Marcus Hyde, Michigan State Tyler Sash, Iowa Defensive Back Brian Peters, Northwestern Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State Defensive Back Jermale Hines, Ohio State Antonio Fenelus, Wisconsin Defensive Back Ricardo Allen, Purdue Aaron Bates, Michigan State Punter Anthony Santella, Illinois HONORABLE MENTION (Michigan State only): DB Johnny Adams, QB Kirk Cousins, WR B.J. Cunningham, WR Mark Dell, OG Joel Foreman, DB Trenton Robinson, DB Chris L. Rucker, DL Jerel Worthy, OT D.J. Young.

In 2010, linebacker Greg Jones became Michigan State’s seventh three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection and the first since punter Brandon Fields (2003, 2004 and 2006). Jones also became the first Spartan to reach the 100-tackle milestone in three-straight seasons since Percy Snow (1987-89).

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SCORE BY QUARTERS Western Michigan (0-1) Michigan State (1-0)

1 7 7

2 0 21

3 7 7

Game 2 | Michigan State 30, Florida Atlantic 17 Sept. 11, 2010 • Detroit, Mich. Ford Field • Att: 36,124 4 0 - 3 -

F 14 38

SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (2-0) Florida Atlantic (1-1)

1 10 7

2 10 0

3 7 7

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SCORING SUMMARY

SECOND QUARTER MSU (14-7) Nichol 20-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 12:14 left Drive: 4 plays, 31 yards, 1:03 MSU (21-7) Baker 7-yard run (Conroy kick), 3:26 left Drive: 4 plays, 98 yards, 1:47 MSU (28-7) Bell 2-yard run (Conroy kick) 0:34 left Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 1:52

SECOND QUARTER MSU (17-7) Cunningham 30-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 9:50 left Drive: 5 plays, 45 yards, 2:07 MSU (20-7) Conroy 41-yard field goal, 4:29 left Drive: 7 plays, 57 yards, 3:11

FIRST QUARTER MSU (3-0) Conroy 44-yard field goal, 11:56 left Drive: 7 play, 41 yards, 3:04 MSU (10-0) Bell 9-yard run (Conroy kick), 9:33 left Drive: 2 plays, 24 yards, 0:41 FAU (7-10) Morris 2-yard run (Gornall kick) 2:04 left Drive: 15 plays, 76 yards, 7:24

FOURTH QUARTER MSU (38-14) Conroy 33-yard field goal, 7:30 left Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 4:15

FOURTH QUARTER MSU (30-14) Conroy 50-yard field goal, 9:16 left Drive: 6 plays, 26 yards, 2:39 FAU (17-30) Gornall 24-yard field goal, 2:50 left Drive: 6 plays, 37 yards, 2:51

TEAM STATISTICS

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MSU

RUSHING WMU: Carder 9-38, Winchester 15-30, Scriven 4-12, Chance 1-5, Ponder 1-4; MSU: Bell 10141, Baker 17-117, Martin 2-43, Hill 1-2, Cousins 6-(-4).

RECEIVING WMU: White 8-82, Nunez 7-54, Winchester 5-11, Hammond 4-61, Arnheim 2-6, Smith 1-9, Walker 1-6, Fields 1-6, Burdi 1-3; MSU: Dell 6-81, Gantt 2-49, Nichol 2-32, Linthicum 2-13, Cunningham 1-11.

FAU

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING MSU: Baker 15-183, Bell 10-49, Fowler 1-3, Cousins 2-(-4); FAU: Morris 20-54, Stinson 4-22, Blanchard 3-7, Floyd 1-(-6), Holley 1-(-11), VanCamp 5-(-21). PASSING MSU: Cousins 9-17-1-142; FAU: VanCamp 23-35-0-215, Wilber 1-2-0-41.

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RECEIVING MSU: Martin 2-53, Cunningham 2-35, Celek 2-17, Dell 1-19, Bell 1-10, Fowler 1-8; FAU: Housier 7-75, Jean 6-99, Holley 3-23, Williams 2-12, Stinson 2-9, Floyd 1-15, Blanchard 1-9, Dorvilus 1-8, Richardson 1-6.

Bowl History

PASSING WMU: Carder 27-49-1-220, Vantubbergen 3-4-0-18; MSU: Cousins 13-21-0-186.

MSU

First Downs 17 20 Rushes-Yards 30-225 34-45 Passing Yards 142 256 Passes 9-17-1 24-37-0 Total Offense 367 301 Punts-Avg. 1-57.0 6-45.7 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 4-43 11-85 22:27 37:33 Possession Time

Honors & awards

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

TEAM STATISTICS

Spartan history

First Downs 16 19 Rushes-Yards 32-85 37-297 Passing Yards 238 186 Passes 30-53-1 13-22-0 Total Offense 323 483 Punts-Avg. 8-40.9 7-44.6 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 5-25 11-69 Possession Time 33:55 26:05

Spartan Records

THIRD QUARTER MSU (27-7) Baker 80-yard run (Conroy kick), 10:33 left Drive: 1 play, 80 yards, 0:13 Stinson 2-yard pass from VanCamp (Gornall kick), 2:51 left FAU (14-27) Drive: 5 plays, 61 yards, 2:20

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THIRD QUARTER MSU (35-7) Bell 18-yard run (Conroy kick), 11:54 left Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 3:06 WMU (14-35) Hammond 2-yard pass from Carder (Potter kick), 8:22 left Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards, 3:32

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SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Baker 28-yard run (Conroy kick) 12:30 left Drive: 2 plays, 36 yards, 0:48 WMU (7-7) Nunez 1-yard pass from Carder (Potter kick), 00:07 left Drive: 7 plays, 19 yards, 2:10

F 30 17

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Game 1 | Michigan State 38, Western Michigan 14 Sept. 4, 2010 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 75,769

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Game 3 | Michigan State 34, Notre Dame 31 (OT) Sept. 18, 2010 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 78,411 SCORE BY QUARTERS Notre Dame (1-2) Michigan State (3-0)

1 7 0

2 0 7

3 14 14

Game 4 | No. 25 Michigan State 45, Northern Colorado 7 Sept. 25, 2010 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 70,926 4 7 7

OT 3 - 6 -

F 31 34

SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER ND (7-0) Floyd 7-yard pass from Crist (Ruffer kick) 5:28 left Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 2:24 SECOND QUARTER MSU (7-7) Martin 6-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 2:22 left Drive: 7 plays, 94 yards, 3:17 THIRD QUARTER MSU (14-7) Baker 56-yard run (Conroy kick), 14:20 left Drive: 2 plays, 74 yards, 0:35 ND (14-14) Rudolph 10-yard pass from Crist (Ruffer kick), 123:25 left Drive: 6 plays, 74 yards, 1:49 MSU (21-14) Bell 16-yard run (Conroy kick) 5:51 left Drive: 11 plays, 73 yards, 6:29 ND (21-21) Riddick 14-yard pass from Crist (Ruffer kick), 1:29 left Drive: 11 plays, 77 yards, 4:16

SCORE BY QUARTERS Northern Colorado (2-2) Michigan State (4-0)

1 0 14

2 0 21

3 0 7

4 7 - 3 -

SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Baker 5-yard run (Conroy kick), 13:22 left Drive: 1 play, 5 yards, 0:05 MSU (14-0) Bell 8-yard run (Conroy kick), 3:35 left Drive: 4 plays, 49 yards, 1:50 SECOND QUARTER MSU (21-0) Linthicum 24-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 9:16 left Drive: 6 plays, 63 yards, 3:08 MSU (28-0) Bell 1-yard run (Conroy kick), 3:27 left Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:54 MSU (35-0) Caper 16-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 0:57 left Drive: 6 plays, 78 yards, 1:27 THIRD QUARTER MSU (42-0) Bell 15-yard run (Conroy kick), 2:38 left Drive: 7 plays, 87 yards, 3:39

FOURTH QUARTER ND (28-21) Floyd 24-yard pass from Crist (Ruffer kick), 13:20 left Drive: 5 plays, 52 yards, 1:29 MSU (28-28) Cunningham 24-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick) 7:43 left Drive: 4 plays, 56 yards, 2:12

FOURTH QUARTER NC (7-42) Morris 32-yard pass from Lobato (Eden kick), 13:46 left Drive: 8 plays, 60 yards, 3:52 MSU (45-7) Conroy 43-yard field goal, 1:29 left Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 2:36

OVERTIME ND (31-28) Ruffer 33-yard field goal, Drive: 4 plays, 9 yards, 0:00 MSU (34-31) Gantt 29-yard pass from Bates, Drive: 4 plays, 25 yards, 0:00

TEAM STATISTICS

TEAM STATISTICS

ND

MSU

First Downs 28 26 Rushes-Yards 26-92 43-203 Passing Yards 369 274 Passes 32-55-1 24-34-1 Total Offense 461 477 Punts-Avg. 5-36.2 8-45.4 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 7-70 11-79 Possession Time 25:36 34:24

F 7 45

NC

MSU

First Downs 15 23 Rushes-Yards 33-119 37-201 Passing Yards 147 331 Passes 9-28-4 19-25-0 Total Offense 266 532 Punts-Avg. 6-43.3 4-38.5 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 4-30 11-121 Possession Time 28:02 31:58

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING NC: Harris 14-63, Robinson 8-33, Orms 3-22, Glenn 2-1, Lobato 6-0; MSU: Bell 11-92, Baker 11-59, Caper 9-38, Fowler 1-13, Martin 1-12, Buford 2-5, Maxwell 2-(-18). PASSING NC: Orms 6-22-93-0, Lobato 3-6-54-1; MSU: Cousins 16-20-290-2, Maxwell 3-5-41-0.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING ND: Allen 13-72, Gray 3-12, Crist 6-8, Wood 3-3; MSU: Bell 17-114, Baker 14-90, Martin 1-4, Caper 3-0, Cousins 8-(-5). PASSING ND: Crist 32-55-1-369; MSU: Cousins 23-33-1-245, Bates 1-1-0-29.

RECEIVING NC: Morris 2-37, Walker 2-31, Gunn 2-23, Davis 2-19, Hutchings 1-37; MSU: Cunningham 4-43, Martin 4-36, Linthicum 3-63, Dell 2-65, Caper 2-30, Bell 1-35, Nichol 1-34, Fowler 1-21, Buford 1-4.

RECEIVING ND: Riddick 10-128, Rudolph 8-80, Floyd 6-81, Allen 6-70, Jones 2-10; MSU: Martin 8-96, Cunningham 7-101, Gantt 2-41, Bell 2-18, Dell 1-7, Linthicum 1-5, Baker 1-2, Nichol 1-2, Smith 1-2.

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SCORE BY QUARTERS Wisconsin (4-1, 0-1) Michigan State (5-0, 1-0)

1 0 3

2 10 17

3 7 7

4 7 - 7 -

F 24 34

SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (6-0, 2-0) Michigan (5-1, 1-1)

1 0 3

2 17 7

3 14 0

4 3 - 7 -

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SECOND QUARTER WIS (7-3) White 16-yard run (Welch kick), 14:29 left Drive: 8 plays, 74 yards, 3:43 WIS (10-3) Welch 49-yard field goal, 12:30 left Drive: 4 plays, 1 yard, 1:01 MSU (6-10) Conroy 36-yard field goal, 10:25 left Drive: 5 plays, 36 yards, 1:52 MSU (13-10) Martin 74-yard punt return (Conroy kick), 8:11 left Drive: 0 plays, 0 yards, 0:00 MSU (20-10) Dell 8-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 0:23 left Drive: 9 plays, 69 yards, 2:17

SECOND QUARTER MSU (7-3) Baker 61-yard run (Conroy kick), 11:28 left Drive: 2 plays, 84 yards, 0:45 MICH (10-7) Webb 12-yard pass from Robinson (Broekhuizen kick), 3:27 left Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards, 3:21 MSU (14-10) Bell 41-yard run (Conroy kick), 4:23 left Drive: 7 plays, 78 yards, 3:44 MSU (17-10) Conroy 38-yard field goal, 0:23 left Drive: 9 plays, 38 yards, 2:28

FIRST QUARTER MICH (3-0) Broekhuizen 34-yard field goal, 1:25 left Drive: 14 plays, 73 yards, 5:49

FOURTH QUARTER WIS (24-27) Pedersen 12-yard pas from Tolzien (Welch kick), 10:53 left Drive: 11 plays, 70 yards, 4:07 MSU (34-24) Cunningham 1-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 2:43 left Drive: 15 plays, 84 yards, 7:57

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TEAM STATISTICS

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MICH

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING MSU: Baker 22-147, Bell 7-78, Caper 8-34, Martin 1-15, Cousins 3-(-24); MICH: Robinson 21-86, Smith 7-34, Shaw 4-29, Hopkins 2-13.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

PASSING WIS: Tolzien 11-25-0-127; MSU: Cousins 20-29-2-269.

RECEIVING MSU: Martin 6-69, Cunningham 5-40, Dell 3-93, Nichol 1-42, Linthicum 1-34, Gantt 1-7, Caper 1-5, Bell 1-(-3); MICH: Roundtree 6-48, Hemingway 2-42, Grady 2-28, Shaw 2-17, Smith 2-13, Odoms 1-49, Webb 1-12, Koger 1-6.

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RECEIVING WIS: Kendricks 3-27, Pedersen 2-38, Toon 1-28, Gilreath 1-14, Anderson 1-12, Abbre¬deris 1-8, White 1-6, Ewing 1-4; MSU: Dell 6-91, Gantt 3-43, Nichol 3-30, Cunningham 3-25, Linthicum 2-11, Caper 1-35.

PASSING MSU: Cousins 18-25-0-284, Nichol 1-1-0-3; MICH: Robinson 17-29-3-215.

Bowl History

RUSHING WIS: White 10-98, Clay 17-80, Ball 2-6, Tolzien 2-(-19); MSU: Baker 18-87, Bell 16-75, Caper 3-22, Martin 1-2, Cousins 5-(-8).

Honors & awards

First Downs 24 19 Rushes-Yards 42-249 34-162 Passing Yards 287 215 Passes 19-26-0 17-29-3 Total Offense 536 377 Punts-Avg. 4-45.0 4-47.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 6-65 3-35 Possession Time 35:55 24:05

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WIS

First Downs 15 19 Rushes-Yards 31-165 45-175 Passing Yards 127 269 Passes 11-25-0 20-29-2 Total Offense 292 444 Punts-Avg. 6-37.5 1-43 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 5-40 4-50 Possession Time 22:36 36:24

FOURTH QUARTER MICH (17-31) Robinson 4-yard run (Broekuizen kick), 14:56 left Drive: 8 plays, 41 yards, 1:32 MSU (34-17) Conroy 28-yard field goal, 7:14 left Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 5:09

Spartan Records

THIRD QUARTER WIS (17-20) White 34-yard run (Welch kick), 10:48 left Drive: 3 plays, 47 yards, 0:43 MSU (27-17) Gantt 1-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 0:02 Drive: 6 plays, 51 yards, 3:06

THIRD QUARTER MSU (24-10) Dell 41-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 12:32 left Drive: 5 plays, 67 yards, 2:28 MSU (31-10) Caper 8-yard run (Conroy kick) 4:55 left Drive: 10 plays, 93 yards, 5:12

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SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER MSU (3-0) Conroy 36-yard field goal, 9:25 left Drive: 10 plays, 33 yards, 4:02

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Game 6 | No. 17 Michigan State 34, No. 18 Michigan 17 Oct. 9, 2010 • Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan Stadium • Att: 113,065

Game 5 | No. 24 Michigan State 34, No. 11 Wisconsin 24 Oct. 2, 2010 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 73,108

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Game 7 | No. 13 Michigan State 26, Illinois 6 Oct. 16, 2010 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 74,441 SCORE BY QUARTERS Illinois (3-3, 1-2) Michigan State (7-0, 3-0)

1 3 0

2 3 3

Game 8 | No. 8 Michigan State 35, Northwestern 27 Oct. 23, 2010 • Evanston, Ill. Ryan Field • Att: 41,115 3 0 13

4 0 - 10 -

F 6 26

SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (8-0, 4-0) Northwestern (5-2, 1-2)

1 0 7

2 7 10

3 7 7

4 21 - 3 -

SCORING SUMMARY

SCORING SUMMARY

SECOND QUARTER MSU (3-3) Conroy 37-yard field goal, 6:47 left Drive: 8 plays, 43 yards, 3:27 ILL (6-3) Dimke 33-yard field goal, 0:04 left Drive: 2 plays, 1 yard, 0:33

SECOND QUARTER NU (10-0) Demos 37-yard field goal, 12:42 left Drive: 10 plays, 19 yards, 3:31 NU (17-0) Persa 1-yard run (Demos kick), 6:07 left Drive: 7 plays, 79 yards, 2:35 MSU (7-17) Dell 7-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 2:49 left Drive: 8 plays, 68 yards, 3:18

FIRST QUARTER ILL (3-0) Dimke 21-yard field goal, 6:42 left Drive: 13 plays, 66 yards, 5:42

FIRST QUARTER NU (7-0) Persa 3-yard run (Demos kick), 5:11 left Drive: 10 plays, 72 yards, 3:35

THIRD QUARTER MSU (6-6) Conroy 34-yard field goal, 12:14 left Drive: 4 plays, 1 yards, 0:52 MSU (13-6) Cunningham 48-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 8:26 Drive: 4 plays, 77 yards, 1:49 left MSU (16-6) Conroy 32-yard field goal, 1:57 left Drive: 10 plays, 68 yards, 4:35 left FOURTH QUARTER MSU (19-6) Conroy 18-yard field goal, 11:33 left Drive: 9 plays, 45 yards, 4:25 MSU (26-6) Caper 15-yard run (Conroy kick), 2:35 left Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards, 5:06

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First Downs 21 16 Rushes-Yards 42-114 31-93 Passing Yards 141 201 Passes 15-27-3 13-24-0 Total Offense 255 294 Punts-Avg. 4-39.5 2-50 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yards 6-60 8-84 Possession Time 32:16 27:44

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING ILL: Leshoure 23-83, Ford 5-14, Pollard 2-11, Scheelhasse 7-11, Osei 4-5; MSU: Caper 7-37, Baker 8-23, Martin 3-18, Nichol 1-13, Bell 10-13, Cousins 2-(-11). PASSING ILL: Scheelhasse 15-27-3-141, Osei 0-0-0-0; MSU: Cousins 13-24-0-201. RECEIVING ILL: Fayson 5-45, Jenkins 4-64, Leshoure 3-10, McGee 2-10, James 1-12; MSU: Cunningham 3-83, Dell 3-55, Linthicum 2-14, Nichol 2-14, Bell 1-14, Caper 1-12, Martin 1-9.

THIRD QUARTER MSU (14-17) Fowler 22-yard run (Conroy kick), 11:56 left Drive: 3 plays, 48 yards, 1:20 NU (24-14) Persa 6-yard run (Demos kick) 2:50 left Drive: 15 plays, 80 yards, 5:22 FOURTH QUARTER MSU (21-24) Dell 13-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick) 13:12 left Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 4:38 NU (27-21) Demos 41-yard field goal, 9:47 left Drive: 8 plays, 33 yards, 3:25 MSU (28-27) Cunningham 9-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 5:18 left Drive: 11 plays, 88 yards, 5:18 MSU (35-27) Baker 25-yard run (Conroy kick), 1:07 left Drive: 3 plays, 31 yards, 1:19

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NU

First Downs 24 22 Rushes-Yards 26-105 47-170 Passing Yards 352 215 Passes 30-44-0 19-30-1 Total Offense 457 385 Punts-Avg. 6-43.0 5-38.2 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1 Penalties-Yards 4-30 6-66 Possession Time 30:44 29:16

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING MSU: Baker 10-73, Fowler 1-22, Bell 8-12, Martin 1-9, Caper 1-3, Nichol 1-3, Cunningham 1-0, Cousins 2-(-15); NU: Trumpy 10-50, Persa 22-46, Smith 10-44, Mark 1-29, Schmidt 3-3. PASSING MSU: Cousins 29-43-0-331, Bates 1-1-0-21; NU: Persa 18-29-1-187, Ebert 1-1-0-28. RECEIVING MSU: Dell 9-109, Cunningham 8-113, Nichol 4-51, Gantt 3-20, Fowler 2-27, Caper 2-7, Baker 1-13, Martin 1-12; NU: Stewart 6-82, Lawrence 4-67, Trumpy 3-0, Ebert 2-20, Fields 2-17, Brown 1-28, Jones 1-1.

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SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (8-1, 4-1) Iowa (6-2, 3-1)

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Game 10 | No. 16 Michigan State 31, Minnesota 8 Nov. 6, 2010 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 71,128 4 6 - 0 -

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SECOND QUARTER IOWA (23-0) Robinson 32-yard pass from Stanzi (Meyer kick failed), 7:05 left Drive: 3 plays, 43 yards, 1:24 IOWA (30-0) Robinson 2-yard run (Meyer kick), 1:01 left Drive: 4 plays, 70 yards, 1:40

FOURTH QUARTER MSU (6-37) Cunningham 6-yard pass from Cousins (Cousins pass failed), 14:56 left Drive: 8 plays, 89 yards, 2:49

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SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Baker 30-yard run (Conroy kick), 8:38 left Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 3:03 SECOND QUARTER MSU (14-0) Baker 1-yard run (Conroy kick), 6:03 left Drive: 7 plays, 41 yards, 3:18 MSU (21-0) Baker 1-yard run (Conroy kick), 0:00 left Drive: 9 plays, 40 yards, 4:06 THIRD QUARTER MSU (24-0) Conroy 24-yard field goal, 10:31 left Drive: 10 plays, 47 yards, 4:24 FOURTH QUARTER MINN (8-24) Gray 9-yard pass from Weber (Eskridge pass from Weber), 10:58 left Drive: 5 plays, 20 yards, 2:10 MSU (31-8) Baker 1-yard run (Conroy kick), 5:24 left Drive: 12 plays, 77 yards, 5:27

TEAM STATISTICS

MINN

MSU

First Downs 14 16 Rushes-Yards 31-76 41-189 Passing Yards 191 131 Passes 17-28-1 9-20-1 Total Offense 267 320 Punts-Avg. 4-32.0 3-41.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 7-60 4-31 Possession Time 29:36 30:24

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

PASSING MSU: Cousins 21-29-3-198, Maxwell 4-10-0-29; IOWA: Stanzi 11-15-0-190, McNutt 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING MINN: Bennett 7-57, Lair 4-59, McKnight 4-57, Gray 1-9, Allen 1-9; MSU: Cunningham 4-40, Dell 2-35, Fowler 1-24, Hammock 1-16, Caper 1-16.

Bowl History

RECEIVING MSU: Dell 8-98, Cunningham 4-36, Gantt 4-35, Fowler 3-19, Spencer 2-21, Bell 2-5, Linthicum 1-10, Nichol 1-3; IOWA: Reisner 4-36, Herman 3-80, McNutt 2-39, Robinson 1-32, Sandeman 1-3.

PASSING MINN: Weber 15-22-1-167, Gray 2-6-0-24; MSU: Cousins 9-20-1-131.

Honors & awards

RUSHING MSU: Baker 9-21, Bell 6-12, Fowler 1-11, Caper 1-0, Nichol 1-(-2), Maxwell 2-(-11); IOWA: Robinson 20-69, Coker 16-40, Stanzi 1-26, Johnson-Koulianos 1-17, Chaney Jr. 1-11, Morse 1-3.

RUSHING MINN: Gray 5-31, Eskridge 17-31, Bennett 2-12, Lair 1-9, Hoese 3-1, Team 1-(-2), Weber 2-(-6); MSU: Baker 27-179, Fowler 3-13, Cousins 3-3, Bell 6-(-1), Caper 2-(-5)

Spartan history

First Downs 13 18 Rushes-Yards 20-31 42-162 Passing Yards 227 190 Passes 25-39-3 11-16-0 Total Offense 258 352 Punts-Avg. 6-48.5 5-38.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-0 Penalties-Yards 7-63 3-35 Possession Time 27:50 32:10

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THIRD QUARTER IOWA (37-0) McNutt 22-yard pass from Stanzi (Meyer kick), 7:35 left Drive: 6 plays, 61 yards, 3:12

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FIRST QUARTER IOWA (7-0) Sandeman 3-yard pass from Stanzi (Meyer kick), 8:48 left Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 6:12 IOWA (10-0) Meyer 37-yard field goal, 2:44 left Drive: 10 plays, 64 yards, 4:23 IOWA (17-0) Hyde 66-yard interception return (Meyer kick), 0:10 left

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SCORING SUMMARY

SCORE BY QUARTERS Minnesota (1-9, 0-6) Michigan State (9-1, 5-1)

2011 outlook

Game 9 | No. 18 Iowa 37, No. 5 Michigan State 6 Oct. 30, 2010 • Iowa City, Iowa Kinnick Stadium • Att: 70,585

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SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Dell 24-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 9:01 left Drive: 9 plays, 72 yards, 4:56 PUR (7-7) Carlos 80-yard run (Wiggs kick), 8:04 left Drive: 2 plays, 83 yards, 0:50 PUR (14-7) Allen 35-yard interception return (Wiggs kick), 6:29 left SECOND QUARTER MSU (13-14) Baker 19-yard run (Conroy kick failed), 11:10 left Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 5:00 PUR (21-13) Edison 8-yard pass from Henry (Wiggs kick), 0:09 left Drive: 13 plays, 85 yards, 3:58 THIRD QUARTER PUR (28-13) Smith 12-yard pass from Henry (Wiggs kick),6:50 left Drive: 11 plays, 69 yards, 5:43 FOURTH QUARTER MSU (20-28) Cunningham 5-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 10:55 left Drive: 4 plays, 20 yards, 1:17 PUR (31-20) Wiggs 52-yard field goal, 8:42 left Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 2:05 MSU (28-31) Dell 9-yard pass from Cousins (Dell pass from Cousins), 6:54 left Drive: 7 plays, 69 yards, 1:43 MSU (35-31) Cousins 3-yard run (Conroy kick), 4:32 left Drive: 2 plays, 3 yards, 0:47

TEAM STATISTICS

PUR

MSU

First Downs 16 22 Rushes-Yards 34-189 25-95 Passing Yards 189 286 Passes 16-27-2 30-40-1 Total Offense 378 381 Punts-Avg. 5-27.6 5-43.4 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 9-53 6-50 Possession Time 28:59 31:01

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING PUR: Carlos 6-103, Henry 12-53, Dierking 11-24, Edison 3-9, McBurse 1-2, Crank 1-(-2); MSU: Baker 16-90, Martin 2-13, Bell 2-7, Team 2-(-2), Cousins 3-(-13).

RECEIVING PUR: Edison 5-25, Smith 3-83, McBurse 3-30, Adams 2-24, Dierking 2-23, Bush 1-4; MSU: Dell 8-108, Cunningham 6-51, Martin 4-38, Gantt 3-28, Nichol 3-19, Fowler 2-7, Bell 1-12, Linthicum 1-10, Baker 1-7, Caper 1-6.

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SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Baker 7-yard run (Conroy kick), 10:10 left Drive: 9 plays, 71 yards, 4:50 PSU (3-7) Wagner 34-yard field goal, 5:57 left Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 4:07 SECOND QUARTER MSU (14-3) Cunningham 8-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 10:29 left Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 4:17 THIRD QUARTER MSU (21-3) Cunningham 24-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 1:43 left Drive: 6 plays, 52 yards, 3:07 FOURTH QUARTER PSU (10-21) Suhey 25-yard pass from McGloin (Wagner kick) 13:58 left Drive: 6 plays, 74 yards, 2:39 MSU (28-10) Gantt 3-yard pass from Nichol (Conroy kick), 8:31 left Drive: 9 plays, 68 yards, 5:19 PSU (16-28) Royster 10-yard run (McGloin pass failed), 5:51 left Drive: 10 plays, 72 yards, 2:34 PSU (22-28) Moye 4-yard pass from McGloin (Bracket pass failed), 0:56 left Drive: 1 play, 4 yards, 0:05

TEAM STATISTICS

PSU

MSU

First Downs 21 20 Rushes-Yards 39-163 21-84 Passing Yards 168 312 Passes 19-24-0 23-44-1 Total Offense 331 396 Punts-Avg. 4-46.5 6-34.5 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-0 Penalties-Yards 3-24 8-67 Possession Time 34:03 25:57

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING MSU: Baker 28-118, Martin 2-41, Caper 3-14, Cousins 1-1, Nichol 1-(-5); PSU: Royster 14-85, Redd 3-7, Zordich 1-2, McGloin 1-(-4), Smith 2-(-6). PASSING MSU: Cousins 17-22-0-152, Martin 1-1-0-13, Nichol 1-1-0-3; PSU: McGloin 23-43-1-312, Team 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING MSU: Linthicum 4-42, Gantt 4-38, Cunningham 3-33, Caper 2-17, Fowler 2-13, Bell 2-6, Nichol 1-13, Martin 1-6; PSU: Brown 6-106, Moye 5-65, Zug 5-55, Smith 2-26, Brackett 2-23, Suhey 1-25, Haplea 1-14, Green 1-(-2).

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Bowl History

PASSING PUR: Henry 16-26-2-189, Team 0-1-0-0; MSU: Cousins 28-37-1-276, Maxwell 2-3-0-10.

SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (11-1, 7-1) Penn State (7-5, 4-4)

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SCORE BY QUARTERS Alabama (10-3) Michigan State (11-2)

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Game 13 | Capital One Bowl | No. 15 Alabama 49, No. 7 Michigan State 7 Jan. 1, 2011 • Orlando, Fla. Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium • Att: 61,519 F 49 7

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SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER ALA (7-0) Ingram 1-yard run (Shelley kick), 8:20 left Drive: 13 plays, 79 yards, 6:40

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SECOND QUARTER ALA (14-0) Richardson 8-yard run (Shelley kick), 14:33 left Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards, 2:48 ALA (21-0) Ingram 6-yard run (Shelley kick), 6:46 left Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 2:22 ALA (28-0) Jones 35-yard run (Shelley kick), 3:50 left Drive: 3 plays, 44 yards, 1:20

TEAM STATISTICS

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Charlie Gantt’s 29-yard touchdown reception from holder Aaron Bates off a fake field goal gave Michigan State a 34-31 overtime win over Notre Dame.

MSU

Spartan history

First Downs 25 12 Rushes-Yards 44-275 28-(-48) Passing Yards 271 219 Passes 19-23-0 14-29-1 Total Offense 67-546 57-171 Punts-Avg. 2-39.5 7-43.4 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-0 Penalties-Yards 3-25 8-45 Possession Time 32:22 27:38

Spartan Records

FOURTH QUARTER ALA (49-0) Lacy 62-yard run (Shelley kick), 8:58 left Drive: 3 plays, 84 yards, 1:19 MSU (7-49) Fowler 49-yard pass from Nichol (Conroy kick), 5:45 left Drive: 7 plays, 69 yards, 3:05

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THIRD QUARTER ALA (35-0) Maze 37-yard pass from McElroy (Shelley kick), 12:00 left Drive: 4 plays, 79 yards, 1:23 ALA (42-0) Lacy 12-yard run Shelley kick), 1:09 left Drive: 10 plays, 58 yards, 5:00

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING ALA: Lacy 5-86, Ingram 12-59, Richardson 10-42, Jones 2-36, Goode 10-36, Hanks 1-6, McElroy 1-4, McCarron 1-4, Fowler 1-3, Team 1-(-1); MSU: Baker 12-14, Bell 4-13, Caper 1-1, Martin 4-0, Maxwell 1-(-8), Team 1-(-12), Cousins 5-(-56).

Bowl History

PASSING ALA: McElroy 13-17-0-220, McCarron 6-6-0-51; MSU: Cousins 10-18-1-120, Maxwell 2-60-43, Nichol 2-5-0-56.

Mark Dantonio received a confetti shower following a 28-22 victory at Penn State, as Michigan State earned a share of its first Big Ten Championship since 1990.

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RECEIVING ALA: Maze 4-77, Preston 4-55, Jones 3-49, Smelley 2-20, Ingram 1-30, Goode 1-17, Richardson 1-12, Alexander 1-7, Williams 1-3, Underwood 1-1; MSU: Martin 3-41, Nichol 3-22, Fowler 2-56, Gantt 2-40, Dell 2-27, Linthicum 1-28, Caper 1-5.

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Career (Statistics include postseason games)

Rushing Touchdowns

Rushing Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Lorenzo White Javon Ringer Tico Duckett Blake Ezor Sedrick Irvin Duane Goulbourne T.J. Duckett Jehuu Caulcrick Steve Smith Eric Allen Rich Baes Levi Jackson Marc Renaud Charlie Baggett Clinton Jones Hyland Hickson Craig Thomas Don Highsmith Drew Stanton Lynn Chandnois

1984-87 2005-08 1989-92 1986-89 1996-98 1992-94, 1996 1999-2001 2004-07 1977-80 1969-71 1973-76 1973-76 1994-95, 1997 1973-75 1964-66 1988-90 1990-93 1967-69 2003-06 1946-49

1,082 843 836 800 755 627 621 532 524 521 507 474 451 406 396 384 362 349 332 321

1984-87 2005-08 1989-92 1986-89 1996-98 1999-2001 1992-94, 1996 1977-80 1969-71 2004-07 1994-95, 1997 1973-76 1973-76 1946-49 1964-66 1988-90 1990-93 1946-48 1973-75 1951-54

4,887 4,398 4,212 3,749 3,504 3,379 2,848 2,676 2,654 2,395 2,331 2,287 2,234 2,103 1,921 1,906 1,823 1,721 1,706 1,695

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Rushing Yards

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Lorenzo White Javon Ringer Tico Duckett Blake Ezor Sedrick Irvin T.J. Duckett Duane Goulbourne Steve Smith Eric Allen Jehuu Caulcrick Marc Renaud Levi Jackson Rich Baes Lynn Chandnois Clinton Jones Hyland Hickson Craig Thomas George Guerre Charlie Baggett LeRoy Bolden

Rushing Average (Min. 150 atts.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

George Guerre Lynn Chandnois Sherman Lewis Sonny Grandelius Derek Hughes Jim Earley Walt Kowalczyk Edwin Baker LeRoy Bolden Dick Panin T.J. Duckett Evan Slonac Billy Wells LeRoy Crane George Saimes Javon Ringer Clarence Peaks Marc Renaud Steve Smith Eric Allen

1946-48 1946-49 1961-63 1948-50 1978-81 1974-77 1955-57 2009-10 1952-54 1950-52 1999-2001 1951-53 1951-53 1948-50 1960-62 2005-08 1954-56 1994-95, 1997 1977-80 1969-71

6.75 6.55 6.21 6.09 6.04 5.78 5.59 5.58 5.56 5.45 5.44 5.42 5.39 5.38 5.31 5.22 5.21 5.17 5.11 5.09

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 15. 17. 20.

Lorenzo White Jehuu Caulcrick Sedrick Irvin Javon Ringer Blake Ezor T.J. Duckett Lynn Chandnois Eric Allen Tico Duckett Craig Thomas LeRoy Bolden Duane Goulbourne Steve Smith Charlie Baggett Clinton Jones Rich Baes Scott Greene Hyland Hickson Sonny Grandelius George Saimes Don McAuliffe

1984-87 2004-07 1996-98 2005-08 1986-89 1999-2001 1946-49 1969-71 1989-92 1990-93 1951-54 1992-94, 1996 1977-80 1973-75 1964-66 1973-76 1992-95 1988-90 1948-50 1960-62 1950-52

43 39 35 34 34 29 29 28 26 25 23 23 21 21 20 20 19 19 19 18 18

Season Rushing Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

Lorenzo White Javon Ringer Lorenzo White Blake Ezor Marc Renaud Sedrick Irvin Tico Duckett Blake Ezor T.J. Duckett Eric Allen

1985 2008 1987 1988 1995 1998 1991 1989 2001 1971

419 390 357 322 312 272 272 267 263 259

Rushing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lorenzo White Javon Ringer Lorenzo White Blake Ezor Eric Allen Javon Ringer T.J. Duckett Tico Duckett T.J. Duckett Blake Ezor

1985 2008 1987 1988 1971 2007 2001 1990 2000 1989

2,066 1,637 1,572 1,496 1,494 1,447 1,420 1,394 1,353 1,299

2004 1948 2004 1946 1949 1978 2005 1963 1950 1948

7.58 7.48 7.16 7.03 6.86 6.71 6.70 6.41 6.27 6.22

Single Game RUSHING ATTEMPTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 9.

Lorenzo White (292 yards) Indiana 1987 Lorenzo White (244) Purdue 1985 Lorenzo White (172) Minnesota 1985 Javon Ringer (198) Indiana 2008 Blake Ezor (250) Indiana 1988 Javon Ringer (282) Florida Atlantic 2008 Tico Duckett (216) Wisconsin 1991 Lorenzo White (223) Wisconsin 1985 Lorenzo White (147) Notre Dame 1986 Blake Ezor (228) Northwestern 1989 Blake Ezor (179) Hawaii 1989

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RUSHING Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Eric Allen (29 attempts) Purdue 1971 350 Lorenzo White (56) Indiana 1987 292 Lorenzo White (25) Indiana 1985 286 Javon Ringer (43) Florida Atlantic 2008 282 Clinton Jones (21) lowa 1966 268 Blake Ezor (44) Indiana 1988 250 T.J. Duckett (30) Iowa 2000 248 Eric Allen (21) Wisconsin 1971 247 Lorenzo White (53) Purdue 1985 244 Tico Duckett (30) Minnesota 1991 241

RUSHING Touchdowns 1. Blake Ezor Northwestern 1989 2. Javon Ringer Eastern Michigan 2008 3. Edwin Baker Minnesota 2010 Ashton Leggett Western Michigan 2009 Jehuu Caulcrick UAB 2007 T.J. Duckett Penn State 1999 Sedrick Irvin Indiana 1996 Scott Greene Illinois 1995 Craig Thomas Central Michigan 1993 Craig Thomas Indiana 1992 Tico Duckett Purdue 1990 Blake Ezor Indiana 1989 Steve Smith Northwestern 1980 Derek Hughes Minnesota 1979 Eric Allen Purdue 1971 Eric Allen Minnesota 1971 Clinton Jones lowa 1965

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Rushing Average (Min. 90 Atts.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DeAndra Cobb Lynn Chandnois Drew Stanton George Guerre Lynn Chandnois Steve Smith Javon Ringer Sherman Lewis Sonny Grandelius George Guerre

Rushing Touchdowns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 9. 10.

Javon Ringer Jehuu Caulcrick Blake Ezor Eric Allen Scott Greene Lorenzo White Sedrick Irvin Lorenzo White Craig Thomas Hyland Hickson

2008 2007 1989 1971 1995 1985 1996 1987 1992 1990

22 21 19 18 17 17 16 16 15 14

Lorenzo White became the first Spartan running back to lead the NCAA in rushing, averaging 173.5 yards per game in 1985.

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Interceptions Thrown

2000-03 2005-08 2003-06 1976-78 1982-86 1996-99 1990-93 2008-10 1979-82 1994-97 1994-95 1987-90 1978-81 1985-88 1963-65 2001-04 1998-2001 1973-75 1970-71 1949-51

1,150 896 846 789 767 766 746 709 686 593 496 478 409 386 384 347 288 287 287 259

Pass Completions 685 543 500 467 464 456 418 416 360 313 301 297 204 198 194 192 161 128 125 123

2008-10 2003-06 1990-93 1987-90 1994-97 1994-95 1982-86 2000-03 1983 1998-2001 2005-08 2001-04 1996-99 1976-78 1963-65 1955-57 1985-88 1978-81 1953-55 1966-68

.643 .642 .626 .621 .607 .607 .605 .596 .582 .559 .558 .553 .543 .530 .516 .508 .503 .499 .495 .493

Passing Yards Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Kirk Cousins Dave Yarema Ed Smith Bill Burke Jim Miller Todd Schultz Tony Banks John Leister Dan Enos Bobby McAllister Bryan Clark Steve Juday Charlie Baggett Damon Dowdell Ryan Van Dyke Earl Morrall Mike Rasmussen

2000-03 2003-06 2005-08 2008-10 1982-86 1976-78 1996-99 1990-93 1994-97 1994-95 1979-82 1987-90 1985-88 1978-81 1963-65 1973-75 2001-04 1998-2001 1953-55 1970-71

8,932 6,524 6,159 5,815 5,809 5,706 5,463 5,037 4,273 4,129 3,999 3,837 3,194 2,725 2,576 2,335 2,170 2,111 2,015 1,986

61 46 44 43 42 41 35 27 21 20 20 20 19 18 18 17 17 16 14 14 14

PASSING EFFICIENCY RATING (MIN. 100 ATTS.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Kirk Cousins Gene Glick Earl Morrall Drew Stanton Jim Ninowski Dave Yarema Jeff Smoker Tony Banks Tom Yewcic Dan Enos Dean Look Bobby McAllister Bill Burke Todd Schultz Ryan Van Dyke Ed Smith Brian Hoyer Jim Miller Damon Dowdell Al Dorow

2008-10 1946-49 1953-55 2003-06 1955-57 1982-86 2000-03 1994-95 1951-53 1987-90 1957-59 1985-88 1996-99 1994-97 1998-2001 1976-78 2005-08 1990-93 2001-04 1949-51

146.7 142.3 140.5 138.7 136.0 135.7 135.5 135.5 128.4 128.1 126.7 126.0 125.9 125.1 123.8 123.6 121.3 119.1 116.2 115.5

Honors & awards

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

2000-03 1996-99 1982-86 1976-78 2003-06 2008-10 2005-08 1994-97 1963-65 1994-95 1979-82 1978-81 1949-51 1951-53 1946-49 1990-93 1985-88 2001-04 1998-2001 1973-75 1965-67

Spartan history

2000-03 2003-06 2005-08 1990-93 1982-86 2008-10 1976-78 1996-99 1994-97 1979-82 1994-95 1987-90 1978-81 1963-65 1985-88 2001-04 1998-2001 1973-75 1949-51 1970-71

Kirk Cousins (456-709) Drew Stanton (543-846) Jim Miller (467-746) Dan Enos (297-478) Todd Schultz (360-593) Tony Banks (301-496) Dave Yarema (464-767) Jeff Smoker (685-1,150) Clark Brown (82-141) Ryan Van Dyke (161-288) Brian Hoyer (500-896) Damon Dowdell (192-347) Bill Burke (416-766) Ed Smith (418-789) Steve Juday (198-384) Jim Ninowski (63-124) Bobby McAllister (194-386) Bryan Clark (204-409) Earl Morrall (98-198) Bill Feraco (70-142)

Jeff Smoker Bill Burke Dave Yarema Ed Smith Drew Stanton Kirk Cousins Brian Hoyer Todd Schultz Steve Juday Tony Banks John Leister Bryan Clark Al Dorow Tom Yewcic Gene Glick Jim Miller Bobby McAllister Damon Dowdell Ryan Van Dyke Charlie Baggett Jimmy Raye

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Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Jim Miller Dave Yarema Kirk Cousins Ed Smith Bill Burke Todd Schultz John Leister Tony Banks Dan Enos Bryan Clark Steve Juday Bobby McAllister Damon Dowdell Ryan Van Dyke Charlie Baggett Al Dorow Mike Rasmussen

Pass Completion Percentage (Min. 100 Atts.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

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39 35 33 33 32 31 30 29 28 25

Coaching staff

Jeff Smoker Brian Hoyer Drew Stanton Ed Smith Dave Yarema Bill Burke Jim Miller Kirk Cousins John Leister Todd Schultz Tony Banks Dan Enos Bryan Clark Bobby McAllister Steve Juday Damon Dowdell Ryan Van Dyke Charlie Baggett Mike Rasmussen Al Dorow

TOUCHDOWN PASSES 2000-03 1979-82 1994-97 1982-86 1976-78 1996-99 1973-75 1990-93 2003-06 1987-90

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Jeff Smoker John Leister Todd Schultz Dave Yarema Ed Smith Bill Burke Charlie Baggett Jim Miller Drew Stanton Dan Enos

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Pass Attempts

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Bowl History the university

Jim Miller ranks as one of the most accurate passers in Spartan history, completing nearly 63 percent of his throws for 5,037 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Jeff Smoker rewrote the Spartan record book in 2003, becoming the first quarterback in school history to reach the 3,000-yard passing milestone in a season.

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Season Pass Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Jeff Smoker Brian Hoyer Bill Burke Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Kirk Cousins Jim Miller Kirk Cousins Bill Burke Todd Schultz

Pass Completions 1. Jeff Smoker 2. Drew Stanton 3. Kirk Cousins 4. Brian Hoyer 5. Jim Miller 6. Dave Yarema 7. Kirk Cousins 8. Bill Burke 9. Brian Hoyer 10. Todd Schultz

2003 2007 1998 2005 2008 2010 1993 2009 1999 1997

488 376 358 354 353 338 336 328 312 299

2003 2005 2010 2007 1993 1986 2009 1998 2008 1997

302 236 226 223 215 200 198 195 180 177

1999 1997 1995 1984 2003 1980 1977 2005 1989 1975 1969

18 17 15 15 14 14 14 12 12 12 12

Touchdown Passes 1. Drew Stanton 2. Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker 4. Kirk Cousins Brian Hoyer Bill Burke Ed Smith 8. Kirk Cousins Bill Burke 10. Todd Schultz

2005 2003 2001 2010 2007 1999 1978 2009 1998 1997

PASSING EFFICIENCY RATING (MIN. 75 ATTS.) 1. Jeff Smoker 2001 2. Dave Yarema 1986 2005 3. Drew Stanton 4. Jim Ninowski 1957 2010 5. Kirk Cousins 6. Tom Yewcic 1952 1994 7. Tony Banks 8. Kirk Cousins 2009 1966 9. Jimmy Raye 10. Ed Smith 1978

22 21 21 20 20 20 20 19 19 18 166.4 154.1 153.4 150.8 150.7 150.6 143.1 142.6 140.0 139.0

INterceptions thrown 1. 2. 3. 5. 8.

Bill Burke Todd Schultz Tony Banks Dave Yarema Jeff Smoker John Leister Ed Smith Drew Stanton Dan Enos Charlie Baggett Bill Triplett

Spartan history Honors & awards

1986 2010 2005 2004 1993 1992 1989 2001 1995 1990

.673 .669 .667 .641 .640 .639 .638 .634 .627 .623

Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Kirk Cousins Brian Hoyer Kirk Cousins Bill Burke Dave Yarema Jeff Smoker Brian Hoyer Jim Miller

2003 2005 2010 2007 2009 1998 1986 2001 2008 1993

3,395 3,077 2,825 2,725 2,680 2,595 2,581 2,579 2,404 2,269

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Penn State 2006 Ohio State 2003 Iowa 2004 Purdue 1980 Minnesota 2006 Penn State 2003 California 2008 Ohio State 2004 Minnesota 2003 Ohio State 1998 Michigan 1982

61 55 54 54 50 50 48 46 46 46 46

Jeff Smoker (55 att.) Ohio State 2003 Jeff Smoker (40) Indiana 2003 John Leister (46) Michigan 1982 Jim Miller (42) Ohio State 1993 Brian Hoyer (61) Penn State 2006 Jeff Smoker (46) Minnesota 2003 Jim Miller (39) Michigan 1991 Dave Yarema (45) Northwestern 1986 Kirk Cousins (43) Northwestern 2010 Drew Stanton (45) Minnesota 2005 Damon Dowdell (46) Ohio State 2004 Drew Stanton (54) Iowa 2004 Jeff Smoker (50) Penn State 2003

35 32 32 31 30 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29

Passing Yards Bill Burke (21-36) Michigan 1999 Jeff Smoker (22-32) Fresno State 2001 Ed Smith (20-30) Indiana 1978 Jim Miller (31-42) Ohio State 1993 Jeff Smoker (29-50) Penn State 2003 Jeff Smoker (24-36) Penn State 2001 Kirk Cousins (22-25) Western Mich. 2009 Dave Yarema (30-45) Northwestern 1986 Jeff Smoker (35-55) Ohio State 2003 Jeff Smoker (32-40) Indiana 2003 Jeff Smoker (21-32) Rutgers 2003

400 376 369 360 357 356 353 352 351 351 351

Touchdown Passes

passing yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brian Hoyer (30 comp.) Jeff Smoker (35) Drew Stanton (29) John Leister (18) Brian Hoyer (26) Jeff Smoker (29) Brian Hoyer (20) Damon Dowdell (29) Jeff Smoker (30) Bill Burke (18) John Leister (32)

Pass Completions 1. 2. 4. 5. 9.

Drew Stanton completed 20-of-26 throws for 259 yards and a school-record five touchdowns (to five different receivers) against Illinois in the 2005 Big Ten opener.

1. 2.

Drew Stanton Illinois 2005 Brian Hoyer Penn State 2007 Brian Hoyer Notre Dame 2007 Jeff Smoker Penn State 2003 Damon Dowdell Indiana 2002 Bill Burke Iowa 1999 Bill Burke Central Michigan 1998 Ed Smith Wisconsin 1978 Mike Rasmussen Indiana 1970 Gene Glick Iowa State 1948

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Bowl History

Dave Yarema (200-297) Kirk Cousins (226-338) Drew Stanton (236-354) Drew Stanton (141-220) Jim Miller (215-336) Jim Miller (122-191) Dan Enos (153-240) Jeff Smoker (166-262) Todd Schultz (52-83) Dan Enos (137-220)

Attempts 1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 8.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

pass completion percentage (min. 75 atts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Receiving records CAREER (Statistics include postseason games)

Touchdown Receptions

2003-06 1985-88 2008-10 1988-91 2001-02 1996-99 2007-10 2002-06 1998-2001 1998-99 1991-94 1993-96 1980-82 2006-09 1998-2001 1975-76, 1978-79 1975-78 1992-95 1996-98 1976-79

148 146 139 138 135 134 133 133 133 131 126 120 118 116 115 114 112 110 108 107

Receiving Yards 2,992 2,821 2,347 2,210 2,155 2,136 2,095 2,082 1,944 1,914 1,857 1,813 1,780 1,755 1,717 1,705 1,678 1,674 1,640 1,577

Yards Per Catch (Min. 30 Receptions)

Receiving Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Charles Rogers Charles Rogers Devin Thomas Plaxico Burress Courtney Hawkins Plaxico Burress Blair White Andre Rison Andre Rison Muhsin Muhammad

2001 2002 2007 1999 1989 1998 2009 1986 1988 1995

1,470 1,351 1,260 1,142 1,080 1,013 990 966 961 867

14 13 12 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7

Single Game RECEPTIONS 1. 2. 4. 6. 9.

Matt Trannon Eastern Michigan 2006 Devin Thomas Indiana 2007 Plaxico Burress Florida 2000 Blair White Northwestern 2009 Mitch Lyons Michigan 1992 Kerry Reed Minnesota 2006 Josh Keur Northwestern 1997 Andre Rison Indiana 1986 Devin Thomas Purdue 2007 Charles Rogers Fresno State 2001 Plaxico Burress Michigan 1999 Plaxico Burress Purdue 1998 Derrick Mason Michigan 1996 Darrin McClelland Michigan 1982 Ted Jones Illinois 1980

14 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

RECEIVING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Charles Rogers Fresno State 2001 Plaxico Burress Michigan 1999 Andre Rison Georgia 1989 Charles Rogers Wisconsin 2001 Mark Dell California 2008 Courtney Hawkins Minnesota 1989 Andre Rison Indiana 1986 Courtney Hawkins Purdue 1989 Charles Rogers Penn State 2001 Blair White Northwestern 2009

270 255 252 206 202 197 196 193 191 186

TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 1. In 2007, Devin Thomas set Michigan State single-season records for receptions (79) and 100-yard receiving games (7).

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Devin Thomas Purdue 2007 Plaxico Burress Florida 2000 Plaxico Burress Northwestern 1999 Plaxico Burress Iowa 1999 Andre Rison Georgia 1989 Mark Ingram lowa 1986 Gene Washington Indiana 1965

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

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21.0 20.9 20.5 20.5 20.2 19.5 18.5 18.3 18.2 18.2 17.7 17.7 17.4 17.2 17.2 16.9 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.1

Devin Thomas Blair White Charles Rogers Charles Rogers Plaxico Burress Plaxico Burress Kerry Reed Courtney Hawkins Gari Scott Agim Shabaj Herb Haygood

Charles Rogers Charles Rogers Plaxico Burress B.J. Cunningham Blair White Devin Thomas Plaxico Burress Andre Rison Bob Carey Gari Scott Eugene Byrd Kirk Gibson Kirk Gibson Gene Washington

Bowl History

1975-78 2001-02 1985-88 1983-86 1980-83 1955-57 1967-69 1975-76, 1978-79 1971, 1973-74 1964-66 1970-72 1989-90 1993-96 1995-97 1979-82 1966-68 1992-95 1998-99 1949-51 2007-10

79 70 68 67 66 65 64 60 58 57 57

Receptions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2001 2002 1999 2010 2009 2007 1998 1988 1949 1997 1978 1978 1976 1966

Touchdown Receptions 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 10.

Honors & awards

1. Kirk Gibson 2. Charles Rogers 3. Andre Rison 4. Mark Ingram 5. Daryl Turner 6. Dave Kaiser 7. Frank Foreman 8. Eugene Byrd 9. Mike Hurd Gene Washington 11. Billy Joe DuPree 12. James Bradley 13. Nigea Carter 14. Octavis Long 15. Otis Grant 16. Allen Brenner 17. Muhsin Muhammad 18. Plaxico Burress 19. Bob Carey 20. Mark Dell

2007 2009 2002 2001 1999 1998 2006 1989 1998 2003 2001

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25.1 24.6 24.4 24.1 23.4 23.1 22.7 21.9 21.9 21.1

Spartan history

1985-88 2001-02 1975-78 1988-91 1998-99 2007-10 1996-99 1975-79 1983-86 1993-96 1964-66 1991-94 2008-10 2003-06 2002-06 1998-2001 1980-82 2006-09 1998-2001 1980-83

1966 1988 1969 1977 1996 1987 1984 2001 1985 1981

Spartan Records

Andre Rison Charles Rogers Kirk Gibson Courtney Hawkins Plaxico Burress Mark Dell Gari Scott Eugene Byrd Mark Ingram Derrick Mason Gene Washington Mill Coleman B.J. Cunningham Matt Trannon Jerramy Scott Chris Baker Ted Jones Blair White Herb Haygood Daryl Turner

Gene Washington Andre Rison Frank Foreman Kirk Gibson Octavis Long Andre Rison Mark Ingram Charles Rogers Mark Ingram Daryl Turner

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Coaching staff

Matt Trannon Andre Rison B.J. Cunningham Courtney Hawkins Charles Rogers Gari Scott Mark Dell Jerramy Scott Chris Baker Plaxico Burress Mill Coleman Derrick Mason Ted Jones Blair White Herb Haygood Eugene Byrd Kirk Gibson Scott Greene Sedrick Irvin Mark Brammer

27 24 20 20 18 16 15 14 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 11 10 10 10 10

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Yards Per Catch (Min. 20 Receptions) 2001-02 1975-78 1998-99 1985-88 1996-99 1964-66 1975-76, 1978-79 1983-86 1949-51 2008-10 1998-2001 1980-83 2007-10 1988-91 1979-82 2001-04 2006-09 2005-06 1993-96 1951-54

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Receptions

1. Charles Rogers 2. Kirk Gibson 3. Plaxico Burress Andre Rison 5. Gari Scott 6. Gene Washington 7. Eugene Byrd 8. Mark Ingram Bob Carey 10. B.J. Cunningham Chris Baker Daryl Turner 13. Mark Dell Courtney Hawkins Otis Grant 16. Eric Knott 17. Blair White Kerry Reed Nigea Carter Ellis Duckett

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CAREER (Statistics include postseason games) Points Scored 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brett Swenson Dave Rayner John Langeloh Chris Gardner Morten Andersen Lorenzo White Sedrick Irvin Jehuu Caulcrick Hans Nielsen Paul Edinger

2006-09 2001-04 1987-90 1994-97 1978-81 1984-87 1996-98 2004-07 1974-77 1996-99

377 334 308 281 261 258 252 240 230 213

All-Purpose Yards (Includes rushing, receiving and all returns) 1. Javon Ringer 2005-08 2. Lorenzo White 1984-87 3. Derrick Mason 1993-96 4. Sedrick Irvin 1996-98 5. Tico Duckett 1989-92 6. Blake Ezor 1986-89 7. Eric Allen 1969-71 8. Courtney Hawkins 1988-91 9. Steve Smith 1977-80 10. Gari Scott 1996-99 Total Touchdowns 1. Lorenzo White 2. Sedrick Irvin 3. Jehuu Caulcrick 4. Javon Ringer 5. Blake Ezor 6. Lynn Chandnois 7. T.J. Duckett Eric Allen 9. Charles Rogers 10. Tico Duckett

1984-87 1996-98 2004-07 2005-08 1986-89 1946-49 1999-2001 1969-71 2001-02 1989-92

5,426 5,152 5,114 4,833 4,511 4,479 4,446 4,125 4,065 3,971 43 42 40 35 34 31 30 30 29 28

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Honors & awards

Spartan history

Total Offense Attempts (Includes rushing and passing attempts) 1. Jeff Smoker 2000-03 2. Drew Stanton 2003-06 3. Lorenzo White 1984-87 4. Brian Hoyer 2005-08 5. Dave Yarema 1982-86 6. Bill Burke 1996-99 7. Jim Miller 1990-93 Ed Smith 1976-78 9. Tico Duckett 1989-92 10. Javon Ringer 2005-08

1,405 1,178 1,083 1,001 960 909 875 875 863 843

Total Offense YardS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Kirk Cousins Ed Smith Dave Yarema Bill Burke Lorenzo White Jim Miller Javon Ringer

2000-03 2003-06 2005-08 2008-10 1976-78 1982-86 1996-99 1984-87 1990-93 2005-08

8,714 8,036 5,930 5,727 5,556 5,269 4,934 4,887 4,748 4,398

Total Offense Yards Per Attempt (Min. 200 Att.) 1. 2. 3. 4.

Earl Morrall Kirk Cousins Drew Stanton Tom Yewcic

1953-55 2008-10 2003-06 1951-53

7.41 7.31 6.82 6.64

5. 6. 7. 10.

George Guerre Tony Banks Todd Schultz Ed Smith Lynn Chandnois Jeff Smoker

1946-48 1994-95 1994-97 1976-78 1946-49 2000-03

6.57 6.46 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.20

2008 2007 1989 1995 1971 1996 2004 2003 1999 1985

132 126 114 112 110 108 105 105 103 102

Season Points scored 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

Javon Ringer Jehuu Caulcrick Blake Ezor Scott Greene Eric Allen Sedrick Irvin Dave Rayner Dave Rayner Paul Edinger Lorenzo White

ALL-PURPOSE YARDS (Includes rushing, receiving and all returns) 2007 1. Devin Thomas 1985 2. Lorenzo White 2008 3. Javon Ringer 1995 4. Derrick Mason 1971 5. Eric Allen 1997 6. Sedrick Irvin 1988 7. Blake Ezor 2007 8. Javon Ringer 1996 9. Derrick Mason 1987 10. Lorenzo White

2,590 2,094 2,051 1,994 1,962 1,929 1,817 1,742 1,701 1,687

Total Touchdowns 1. 2. 3. 4. 7. 8. 10.

Javon Ringer Jehuu Caulcrick Blake Ezor Sedrick Irvin Scott Greene Eric Allen Lorenzo White Charles Rogers Lorenzo White Craig Thomas Hyland Hickson

2008 2007 1989 1996 1995 1971 1985 2001 1987 1992 1990

22 21 19 18 18 18 17 16 16 15 15

Total Offense Attempts 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Bill Burke Lorenzo White Brian Hoyer Javon Ringer Drew Stanton Kirk Cousins Jim Miller

2003 2005 2007 1998 1985 2008 2008 2006 2010 1993

551 475 423 423 420 396 390 379 378 377

2005 2003 2009 2010 2007 2001 1986 1998 2008 2004

3,415 3,279 2,740 2,689 2,620 2,521 2,359 2,342 2,310 2,288

Total Offense Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Drew Stanton Jeff Smoker Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Brian Hoyer Jeff Smoker Dave Yarema Bill Burke Brian Hoyer Drew Stanton

Total Offense Yards Per Attempt (Min. 100 Atts.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Keith Nichol Kirk Cousins Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Kirk Cousins Charlie Baggett Todd Schultz Ed Smith Dave Yarema

7.89 7.63 7.35 7.24 7.19 7.11 7.08 7.07 7.00 6.96

Single Game Total Touchdowns 1. Blake Ezor Northwestern 1989 6 2. Javon Ringer Eastern Michigan 2008 5 Minnesota 2010 4 3. Edwin Baker Ashton Leggett Western Mich. 2009 4 Jehuu Caulcrick UAB 2007 4 T.J. Duckett Penn State 1999 4 Sedrick Irvin Penn State 1997 4 Sedrick Irvin Indiana 1996 4 Sedrick Irvin Purdue 1996 4 Scott Greene Illinois 1995 4 Craig Thomas Central Michigan 1993 4 Craig Thomas Indiana 1992 4 Tico Duckett Purdue 1990 4 Blake Ezor Indiana 1989 4 Steve Smith Northwestern 1980 4 Derek Hughes Minnesota 1979 4 Eric Allen Purdue 1971 4 Eric Allen Minnesota 1971 4 Clinton Jones lowa 1965 4 Bud Crane Hawaii 1947 4 (The above are modern-day records. George E. “Carp� Julian, scored seven TDs in a 75-6 win over Akron in 1914.) Points Scored 1. 2. 3. 4.

Blake Ezor Northwestern 1989 Javon Ringer Eastern Michigan 2008 Scott Greene Illinois 1995 Edwin Baker Minnesota 2010 Ashton Leggett Western Mich. 2009 Jehuu Caulcrick UAB 2007 Sedrick Irvin Penn State 1997 Sedrick Irvin Indiana 1996 Sedrick Irvin Purdue 1996 Craig Thomas Central Michigan 1993 Craig Thomas Indiana 1992 Tico Duckett Purdue 1990 Blake Ezor Indiana 1989 Steve Smith Northwestern 1980 Derek Hughes Minnesota 1979 Eric Allen Purdue 1971 Eric Allen Minnesota 1971 Clinton Jones Iowa 1965 Bud Crane Hawaii 1947

36 30 26 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

Total Offense Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Drew Stanton Minnesota 2004 Drew Stanton Hawaii 2004 Jeff Smoker Fresno State 2001 Bill Burke Michigan 1999 Drew Stanton Notre Dame 2005 Bryan Clark Minnesota 1981 Ed Smith Indiana 1978 Drew Stanton Minnesota 2005 Jeff Smoker Penn State 2003 Drew Stanton Kent State 2005

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410 406 393 383 375 372 369 367 361 357

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Quarterback Sacks

1976-79 1986-89 2007-10 1994-97 1998-2001 1988-91 2001-04 1995-98 1996-99 1999-2002 1984-87 2007-10 1981-84 1993-96 2002-05 1987-90 1983-86 1974-77 1991-94 1982-85

541 473 465 420 395 391 368 365 350 346 332 331 329 327 323 314 311 298 289 286

Tackles for Losses

20 18 16 14 14 14 12 12 12 10 10

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

1946-49 1970-72 1982-85 1948-50 1984-87 1947-49 2004-07 2005-08 1959-61 1985-88 1969-70

410 268 267 212 198 189 167 161 152 145 145

Passes DEFENDED Amp Campbell Cedric Henry Broderick Nelson Renaldo Hill Otis Wiley Thomas Wright Ray Hill Roderick Maples James Burroughs Sorie Kanu Lemar Marshall

1996-99 1998-2000, 2002 1998, 2000-02 1998-2000 2005-08 1999-2002 1995-97 2001-04 1977-79, 1981 1995-98 1995-98

56 42 37 36 31 30 30 29 28 27 27

Interception return Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lynn Chandnois Brad Van Pelt Phil Parker Jesse Thomas Todd Krumm John Polonchek SirDarean Adams Otis Wiley Bob Suci John Miller Brad McLee

Spartan history

1998-99 48 2007-10 46.5 1975-77 43 1986-89 39 1997-99 38 2000-03 33.5 1998-2001 33 1991-94 33 1982-84 31 2007-10 29 1983, 1985-87 29 1975-78 29 2001-04 27 1995-98 27 1988-91 27 1984-87 27 1994-97 26 2006-07 25 1991-94 25 1970-72 25

Lynn Chandnois Todd Krumm Phil Parker Kurt Larson John Miller Brad Van Pelt Mark Anderson Bill Simpson Jesse Thomas Demetrice Martin John Polonchek

Spartan Records

Julian Peterson (215 yards) Greg Jones (160) Larry Bethea (230) Travis Davis (248) Robaire Smith (169) Mike Labinjo (144) Josh Thornhill (88) Juan Hammonds (120) Kelly Quinn (214) Eric Gordon (106) Mark Nichols (136) Mel Land (116) Ronald Stanley (75) Courtney Ledyard (133) Bill Johnson (77) Tim Moore (135) Ike Reese (150) Ervin Baldwin (125) Matt Christensen (79) Ernie Hamilton (168)

1946-49 1984-87 1982-85 1985-88 1985-88 1970-72 1976-79 1971-73 1948-50 1992-95 1947-49

Interceptions 1. 2. 3. 4. 7. 10.

12 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5

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1. Dan Bass 1976-79 2. Larry Savage 1976-79 3. Carlos Jenkins 1987-90 Smiley Creswell 1980-82 John McCormick 1977-80 Mel Land 1975-78 George Chatlos 1966-67 8. Matt Vanderbeek 1986-89 Tom Kronner 1971-73 10. Ike Reese 1994-97 Nine other players

Coaching staff

Dan Bass Percy Snow Greg Jones Ike Reese Josh Thornhill Chuck Bullough Ronald Stanley Sorie Kanu Aric Morris Thomas Wright Tim Moore Eric Gordon Jim Morrissey Reggie Garnett Eric Smith Carlos Jenkins Shane Bullough Paul Rudzinski Matt Christensen Phil Parker

Fumble Recoveries 1975-77 33 1998-99 25 1986-89 24 1982-85 24 1997-99 22 2007-10 16.5 2001-04 15.5 1983, 1985-87 15 1975-78 15 1980-83 14 1968-71 14

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Larry Bethea (208 yards) Julian Peterson (161) Travis Davis (217) Kelly Quinn (183) Robaire Smith (140) Greg Jones (93) Clifford Dukes (79) Mark Nichols (90) Mel Land (65) Carl Banks (84) Ron Curl (73)

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Tackles

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Honors & awards Bowl History

Robaire Smith ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in tackles for losses (fifth with 38 for 169 yards) and sacks (fifth with 22 for 140).

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Chuck Bullough led the Spartans in tackles in back-to-back seasons, producing 164 stops in 1990 and a school singleseason record 175 in 1991.

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Julian Peterson produced a Spartan single-season record 30 tackles for losses (140 yards) in 1999, including 15 sacks (104 yards).

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FORCED FUMBLES

TackleS 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Chuck Bullough Percy Snow Chuck Bullough Percy Snow Dan Bass Shane Bullough Greg Jones Ty Hallock Ike Reese Jim Morrissey

1991 1989 1990 1988 1979 1985 2009 1992 1997 1984

175 172 164 164 160 156 154 144 137 137

TACKLES FOR LOSSES 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 8.

Julian Peterson (140 yards) 1999 Ervin Baldwin (89) 2007 Julian Peterson (75) 1998 Larry Bethea (93) 1977 Mike Labinjo (64) 2001 Robaire Smith (66) 1997 Travis Davis (113) 1987 Josh Thornhill (29) 2001 Three other players

30 18.5 18 18 17 16 16 15 15

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Quarterback Sacks 1. 2. 3. 6. 10.

Larry Bethea (90 yards) Julian Peterson (104) Robaire Smith (58) Travis Davis (105) Kelly Quinn (84) Jonal Saint-Dic (75) Greg Taplin (60) Julian Peterson (57) Kelly Quinn (84) Greg Jones (53) Courtney Ledyard (63) Larry Bethea (61)

1977 1999 1997 1987 1984 2007 2003 1998 1983 2009 1996 1976

16 15 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 9 9 9

1. 2. 4.

Jonal Saint-Dic Broderick Nelson Rob Fredrickson David Herron Jr. Julian Peterson

2007 2001 1993 2006 1998

8 5 5 4 4

George Chatlos 1966 Tom Kronner 1973 Tom Standal 1975 Matt Vanderbeek 1989 Myron Bell 1993 Four other players

7 5 5 5 4 4

Fumble Recoveries 1. 2. 5.

Amp Campbell 1999 Cedric Henry 2000 Broderick Nelson 2001 Broderick Nelson 2002 Roderick Maples 2004 Lemar Marshall 1998 Ray Hill 1997 Amp Campbell 1997 Amp Campbell 1996 Thomas Wright 2001 Four other players

26 24 20 17 16 16 16 15 14 13 13

Spartan history Honors & awards

Phil Parker (7 interceptions) Lynn Chandnois (7) Todd Krumm (9) Brad Van Pelt (4) Cedric Henry (5) Earl Morrall (2) John Polonchek (5) George Guerre (3) Brad McLee (5) T.J. Turner (5)

1983 1949 1987 1971 2000 1955 1949 1948 1970 1999

9 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 203 183 129 129 118 109 108 106 106 105

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Julian Peterson (42 yards) Ohio State 1998 Julian Peterson (7) Oregon 1999 Josh Shaw (14) Wisconsin 2000 Julian Peterson (32) Florida 2000 Travis Davis (37) Ohio State 1987 Rich Saul (14) Iowa 1968 Kevin Vickerson (6) Notre Dame 2004 14 other players

7 6 5 5 5 5 4 4

Travis Davis (37 yards) Ohio State 1987 Matthias Askew (28) Western Michigan Julian Peterson (30) Ohio State 1998 Kelly Quinn (26) Northwestern 1984 Rich Saul (13) Iowa 1969 Trevor Anderson (21) Michigan 2008 Jonal Saint-Dic (17) Bowling Green 2007 Greg Taplin (18) Penn State 2003 Six other players

5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3

Interceptions John Miller Michigan 1987 4 Mark Anderson Notre Dame 1977 3 Five other players 3

Fumble Recoveries 1. 4.

Matt Vanderbeek Hawaii 1989 Phil Hoag Illinois 1966 Ernie Clark Illinois 1961 Several players

3 3 3 2

Passes DEFENDED

Interception return Yards 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 8. 10.

Dan Bass Ohio State 1979 32 Don Law Ohio State 1969 28 Dan Bass Notre Dame 1979 24 Percy Snow Illinois 1989 23 Ty Hallock Minnesota 1992 21 Shane Bullough Indiana 1985 21 Brad Van Pelt Notre Dame 1971 21 Doug Barr Ohio State 1969 21 Don Law Indiana 1967 21 Ronald Stanley Rutgers 2004 20 Four other players 20

Quarterback Sacks 1. 2. 6.

Todd Krumm, who ranks second on Michigan State’s alltime list with 18 career interceptions, returned a pickoff 44 yards for a touchdown in the Spartans’ 20-15 victory over Notre Dame in 1986.

1. 7.

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Todd Krumm 1987 Kurt Larson 1988 John Miller 1987 Jesse Thomas 1950 Demetrice Martin 1994 Phil Parker 1983 Lynn Chandnois 1949 Mark Anderson 1977 Five other players

1. 2. 3. 7.

1. 2.

InterceptionS 1. 2. 5. 8.

Tackles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 10.

Tackles for Loss

Passes DEFENDED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8. 9. 10.

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Jeremy Ware Northwestern 2008 Broderick Nelson Indiana 2002 Broderick Nelson Wisconsin 2001 Cedric Henry Marshall 2000 Amp Campbell Northwestern 1999 Renaldo Hill Minnesota 1998 Otis Wiley Florida Atlantic 2008 Otis Wiley Penn State 2006 Seven other players

5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4

Special Teams records Career (Statistics include postseason games)

Season

Ralf Mojsiejenko Aaron Bates Craig Jarrett Ray Stachowicz Chris Salani Josh Butland Brandon Fields Bill Simpson Greg Montgomery John Pingel Greg Montgomery Brandon Fields Ralf Mojsiejenko Ray Stachowicz Craig Jarrett John Pingel Aaron Bates Josh Butland Jason Daily Paul Edinger Gari Scott (84 returns) Ziehl Kavanaght (80) Derrick Mason (61) Jim Ellis (55) Bobby Morse (70) Todd Krumm (64) George Guerre (35) Jesse Thomas (27) Bill Simpson (48) Frank Waters Jr. (44)

1996-99 2000-03 1993-96 1951-53 1983-86 1984-87 1946-48 1948-50 1971-73 1967-68

1,088 635 620 619 584 561 513 490 475 434

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Derrick Mason (106 returns) Herb Haygood (76) DeAndra Cobb (64) Courtney Hawkins (65) Eric Allen (62) Devin Thomas (39) Demond Williams (51) Keshawn Martin (45) Larry Jackson (43) Derek Hughes (36)

1993-96 1998-2001 2003-04 1988-91 1969-71 2006-07 2005-06 2008-10 1983-84 1979-81

2,575 1,770 1,632 1,571 1,340 1,135 1,121 1,070 1,022 898

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brett Swenson (166 attempts) Dave Rayner (151) John Langeloh (140) Morten Andersen (129) Chris Gardner (132) Hans Nielsen (105) George Smith (116) Paul Edinger (81) Chris Caudell (69) Evan Slonac (63)

2006-09 2001-04 1987-90 1978-81 1994-97 1974-77 1947-49 1996-99 1985-86 1951-53

164 148 137 126 125 98 94 75 60 55

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 10.

2006-09 2001-04 1987-90 1994-97 1996-99 1978-81 1974-77 1982-84 1992-93 1964-66

71 62 57 52 46 45 44 35 22 19

Gari Scott (37 returns) Gari Scott (32) Jesse Thomas (18) Todd Krumm (36) Sedrick Irvin (23) Derrick Mason (31) Jim Ellis (24) Ziehl Kavanaght (33) Bill Simpson (21) Frank Waters Jr. (24)

1999 1998 1950 1987 1997 1996 1951 2002 1972 1967

488 440 358 322 313 312 305 287 286 264

Devin Thomas (39 returns) Derrick Mason (36) Derrick Mason (35) DeAndra Cobb (36) DeAndra Cobb (28) Demond Williams (34) Keshawn Martin (23) Herb Haygood (24) Eric Allen (20) Jaren Hayes (31)

2007 1994 1995 2004 2003 2006 2009 2001 1969 2002

1,135 966 947 869 763 690 665 632 598 585

Brett Swenson (54 attempts) Morten Andersen (54) Dan Conroy (46) Brett Swenson (45) John Langeloh (44) Paul Edinger (41) Dave Rayner (39) Dave Rayner (40) George Smith (50) John Langeloh (38) George Smith (41)

2007 1978 2010 2009 1989 1999 2004 2003 1948 1990 1949

53 52 45 44 42 40 39 39 39 38 38

Derrick Mason (6 ret.) Eastern Mich. 1996 Sedrick Irvin (4) Indiana 1997 Allen Brenner (3) Illinois 1966 Otis Wiley (5) Eastern Michigan 2008 Jesse Thomas (4) Minnesota 1950 Gari Scott (5) Penn State 1999 Derrick Mason (3) Michigan 1995 Jesse Thomas (3) William & Mary 1950 John Matsock (4) Illinois 1954 Sherman Lewis (4) Northwestern 1963

137 117 117 113 113 107 106 105 104 103

Kickoff Return Yards Derrick Mason (5 returns) Penn State 1994 Devin Thomas (5) Boston College 2007 Keshawn Martin (4) Minnesota 2009 Glenn Winston (8) Penn State 2008 Larry Jackson (4) Ohio State 1984 DeAndra Cobb (5) Ohio State 2003 Keshawn Martin (5) Purdue 2009 Derrick Mason (7) Michigan 1994 DeAndra Cobb (5) Notre Dame 2004 DeAndra Cobb (4) Rutgers 2003

186 178 176 173 168 167 166 156 152 150

Extra Points 1. 2. 9.

John Langeloh Northwestern 1989 10 John Goss Illinois 2005 8 Dave Rayner Indiana 2002 8 Morten Andersen Illinois 1978 8 Evan Slonac Marquette 1952 8 George Smith Arizona 1949 8 George Smith Temple 1949 8 George Smith Hawaii 1948 8 Brett Swenson Western Mich. 2009 7 Brett Swenson Indiana 2007 7 Brett Swenson UAB 2007 7 Brett Swenson Eastern Michigan 2006 7 Seven other players 7

Field Goals 1. 4.

Paul Edinger Ohio State 1998 Paul Edinger Northwestern 1998 John Langeloh Wisconsin 1988 Dan Conroy Illinois 2010 Brett Sewnson Purdue 2009 Brett Swenson Wisconsin 2008 Brett Swenson Indiana 2008 Dave Rayner Ohio State 2004 Dave Rayner Louisiana Tech 2003 Dave Rayner Northwestern 2002 Ralf Mojsiejenko Minnesota 1982 Morten Andersen Indiana 1981 Morten Andersen Illinois 1979 Hans Nielsen Purdue 1977 Dirk Kryt Ohio State 1972

5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Active Player

Field Goals 1. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Brett Swenson (28 attempts) Dave Rayner (31) Dave Rayner (29) Paul Edinger (26) Paul Edinger (26) Brett Sewenson (22) John Langeloh (27) Chris Gardner (22) John Langeloh (24) Hans Nielsen (28)

2008 2004 2003 1998 1999 2009 1988 1996 1987 1977

22 22 22 22 21 19 18 17 17 17

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Brett Swenson (91 attempts) Dave Rayner (90) John Langeloh (79) Chris Gardner (75) Paul Edinger (58) Morten Andersen (72) Hans Nielsen (70) Ralf Mojsiejenko (53) Bill Stoyanovich (35) Dick Kenney (36)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Extra Points

Field Goals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

47.9 47.8 46.4 46.2 45.0 45.0 44.7 44.6 44.3 44.1

Kickoff Return Yards

Extra Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brandon Fields Greg Montgomery Brandon Fields Ray Stachowicz Aaron Bates Greg Montgomery Ralf Mojsiejenko Ralf Mojsiejenko Ray Stachowicz Greg Montgomery

Punt Return Yards

Kickoff Return Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2004 1986 2003 1980 2010 1987 1984 1982 1979 1985

Punting Average (Min. 20 Atts.)

Punt Return Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Bowl History

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

99 77 76 75 74 73 73 71 71 70

Honors & awards

45.2 45.0 43.8 43.3 42.9 42.1 42.0 40.7 40.4 40.0

Punt Return Yards 1938 1982 1984 1985 1983 1991 1972 2008 1980 1987

Spartan history

1985-87 2003-06 1981-84 1977-80 1998-2001 1937-38 2007-10 1988-91 2002 1996-98

Punting Average (Min. 50 Atts.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

John Pingel Ralf Mojsiejenko Ralf Mojsiejenko Greg Montgomery Ralf Mojsiejenko Josh Butland Bill Simpson Aaron Bates Ray Stachowicz Greg Montgomery

Spartan Records

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 10.

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279 260 239 230 224 220 209 196 184 150

Coaching staff

1981-84 2007-10 1998-2001 1977-80 1992-95 1988-91 2003-05 1971-73 1985-87 1937-38

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Derrick Mason established Michigan State and Big Ten career records with 2,575 kickoff return yards.

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Longest Plays Lynn Chandnois Arizona 1949 Eugene Ciolek Michigan 1937 Tico Duckett Minnesota 1991 Levi Jackson Ohio State 1974 Dick Panin Notre Dame 1951 Sherman Lewis Northwestern 1963 George Guerre Iowa State 1947 Sherman Lewis Notre Dame 1963 Keshawn Martin Minnesota 2009 Craig Thomas Purdue 1992

field goals *90 *89 *88 *88 *88 *87 *87 *85 *84 82

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Morten Andersen Ohio State 1981 Ralf Mojsiejenko Illinois 1982 Ralf Mojsiejenko Purdue 1983 Morten Andersen Michigan 1980 Paul Edinger Wisconsin 1999 Paul Edinger Illinois 1999 Ralf Mojsiejenko Purdue 1984 Morten Andersen Iowa 1979 Borys Shlapak Iowa 1971 Borys Shlapak Minnesota 1971 Borys Shlapak Northwestern 1970

Kickoff returns 63 61 59 57 55 54 54 54 54 54 54

1. 6. 9. 10.

DeAndra Cobb Herb Haygood Derrick Mason Derrick Mason Derek Hughes Demond Williams Derek Hughes Russ Reader Mike Holt DeAndra Cobb

Minnesota 2003 *100 Iowa 2001 *100 LSU 1995 *100 Penn State 1994 *100 Oregon 1979 *100 Indiana 2005 *98 Wisconsin 1979 *98 Wayne State 1946 *98 UCLA 1973 *95 Rutgers 2003 *94

Lynn Chandnois, who led the Spartans in rushing with 885 yards in 1949, still holds the record for the longest run in school history – a 90-yarder for a touchdown vs. Arizona.

Morten Andersen’s 63-yard field goal vs. Ohio State in 1981 still ranks as a school and Big Ten record. punts

pass plays 1. Tony Banks-Nigea Carter, Indiana 1994 2. Keith Nichol-Keshawn Martin, Wisconsin 2009 3. Steve Juday-Sherman Lewis, Southern Cal 1963 4. Jeff Smoker-Charles Rogers, Wisconsin 2001 Steve Juday-Sherman Lewis, Wisconsin 1963 6. Bill Burke-Plaxico Burress, Notre Dame 1998 Ed Smith-Kirk Gibson, Indiana 1978 8. Ed Smith-Kirk Gibson, Minnesota 1977 9. Ryan Van Dyke-Plaxico Burress, Northwestern 1999 10. Bill Feraco-Allen Brenner, Baylor 1968 Gene Glick-Lynn Chandnois, Notre Dame 1949

*93 *91 *88 *87 *87 *86 *86 *85 *84 *83 *83

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Greg Montgomery Michigan 1986 Chris Salani Nebraska 1995 Craig Jarrett Penn State 1998 Greg Montgomery Indiana 1985 Brandon Fields Notre Dame 2003 Greg Montgomery Michigan 1985 Ray Stachowicz Notre Dame 1978 Brandon Fields Rutgers 2003 Brandon Fields Notre Dame 2006 Ray Stachowicz Wisconsin 1980 Ray Stachowicz Purdue 1979 Eugene Ciolek Michigan 1937

86 83 81 80 79 75 75 74 73 73 73 73

Interceptions/fumble returns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Dan Bass Wisconsin 1978 (int.) Bob Suci Michigan 1959 (int.) Earl Morrall Purdue 1955 (fumble) T.J. Turner Purdue 1999 (int.) Amp Campbell Oregon 1999 (fumble) Allen Brenner Minnesota 1968 (int.) Carl Williams Northwestern 1981 (int.) Brad McLee Washington 1970 (int.) Dave Kaiser Minnesota 1957 (fumble) Aric Morris Purdue 1999 (int.)

*99 *93 *90 *88 *85 *84 *83 *80 *77 *76

During his two-year career, DeAndra Cobb returned four kickoffs for touchdowns, including a 94-yard runback vs. Rutgers in 2003. punt returns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Allen Brenner Illinois 1966 Dean Look Michigan 1958 Jesse Thomas William & Mary 1950 Ziehl Kavanaght Northwestern 2002 Bobby Morse Michigan 1984 Blanche Martin Illinois 1957 Horace Smith Santa Clara 1947 Sherman Lewis Northwestern 1963 Sedrick Irvin Indiana 1997 Otis Wiley Eastern Michigan 2008

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*95 *92 *90 *88 *87 *86 *85 84 *80 78

MSU Team Single-game records Rushing attempts 1. 2. 4. 5.

80 vs. Indiana, 1950 77 vs. Purdue, 1987 77 vs. N.C. State, 1975 75 vs. Indiana, 1975 74 vs. Indiana, 1988

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

573 vs. Purdue, 1971 489 vs. Iowa, 1974 472 vs. North Carolina, 1962 465 vs. Washington State, 1948 460 vs. Purdue, 1988 9 vs. Hawaii, 1948 8 vs. Illinois, 1978 7 vs. Purdue, 1990 7 vs. Arizona, 1948 7 vs. Hawaii, 1947

Passes Attempted 62 vs. Penn State, 2006 56 vs. Ohio State, 2003 56 vs. Purdue, 1980 54 vs. Iowa, 2004 53 vs. Minnesota, 2006

Passes completed 36 vs. Ohio State, 2003 33 vs. Indiana, 2003 33 vs. Michigan, 1982 32 vs. Penn State, 2008 32 vs. Northwestern, 2006 32 vs. Purdue, 1998

Yards Gained Passing 400 vs. Michigan, 1999 396 vs. Wisconsin, 2009 396 vs. Purdue, 1998 383 vs. Western Michigan, 2009 382 vs. Indiana, 2003

Total Yards Gained 705 vs. Illinois, 2005 698 vs. Purdue, 1971 685 vs. Kent State, 2005 660 vs. Iowa, 1974 645 vs. Wisconsin, 1978

Touchdown Passes 7 vs. Illinois, 2005 6 vs. Iowa, 1999 5 vs. Montana State, 2009 5 vs. Eastern Michigan, 2006 5 vs. Northwestern, 1981

First Downs by Passing 1. 2. 3.

23 vs. Purdue, 1998 20 vs. Indiana, 2003 19 vs. Northwestern, 2010 19 vs. Ohio State, 2005 19 vs. Minnesota, 1978

Total First Downs 1. 2.

35 vs. Kent State, 2005 34 vs. Illinois, 2005 34 vs. Purdue, 1990 34 vs. Indiana, 1981 34 vs. Northwestern, 1978

Fumbles Lost 1. 2. 3.

9 vs. Kansas State, 1956 7 vs. Washington State, 1970 6 vs. Michigan, 1973 6 vs. Kansas State, 1957 6 vs. Wayne State, 1944

Yards Penalized 1. 2. 3. 5.

155 vs. Indiana, 1957 149 vs. Northwestern, 1981 142 vs. Northwestern, 1967 142 vs. Northwestern, 1964 137 vs. Indiana, 1956

Passes Had Intercepted 1. 4.

6 vs. Michigan, 1997 6 vs. Minnesota, 1958 6 vs. Maryland, 1950 5 vs. Penn State, 2004 5 vs. Purdue, 1980 5 vs. Minnesota, 1970 5 vs. Santa Clara, 1948

Net Yards Rushing 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

-63 by Pittsburgh, 1950 -60 by Northwestern, 1981 -48 by Northwestern, 1983 -39 by Michigan, 1965 -34 by Wayne State, 1946

Passes Attempted 1. 2.

1 by Maryland, 1944 2 by Army, 1984 2 by Ohio State, 1976 2 by Indiana, 1958 2 by Michigan, 1955

Passes Completed 1. 4.

0 by Georgia Tech, 1971 0 by Maryland, 1944 0 by Kansas State, 1944 1 13 times by 11 schools Most recently: 1 by Army, 1984 1 by Ohio State, 1976 1 by Minnesota, 1972

Yards Gained Passing 1. 4. 5.

0 by Georgia Tech, 1971 0 by Maryland, 1944 0 by Kansas State, 1944 5 by Maryland, 1949 7 by Michigan, 1969 7 by Notre Dame, 1963 7 by Cincinnati, 1946

Total Yards Gained 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

-11 by Pittsburgh, 1950 6 by Michigan, 1951 16 by Maryland, 1944 30 by Wayne State, 1944 46 by Iowa State, 1947

Most Punts 12 vs. Florida State, 1987 11 vs. Nebraska, 1996 11 vs. Ohio State, 1973 11 vs. Great Lakes, 1945 11 vs. Maryland, 1944

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Total First Downs 1. 2. 4.

1 by Maryland, 1944 3 by Wayne State, 1945 3 by Wayne State, 1944 4 by Ohio State, 1999 4 by Indiana, 1957 4 by Michigan, 1951

Passes Intercepted 1. 2. 3. 4.

8 vs. Washington State, 1970 7 vs. Michigan, 1987 6 vs. Arizona, 1949 5 vs. Northwestern, 1979 5 vs. Kansas State, 1956 5 vs. Marquette, 1952 5 vs. Penn State, 1949 5 vs. Hawaii, 1948

Fumbles Recovered 1. 2. 5.

8 vs. Great Lakes, 1945 7 vs. Illinois, 1971 7 vs. Purdue, 1958 7 vs. Notre Dame, 1952 6 vs. Indiana, 1990 6 vs. Syracuse, 1978 6 vs. UCLA, 1973 6 vs. Indiana, 1950

Punts Forced 1. 2. 4.

14 vs. Minnesota, 1969 13 vs. Penn State, 1945 13 vs. Maryland, 1944 12 vs. Eastern Michigan, 2002 12 vs. Eastern Michigan, 1996 12 vs. Iowa, 1978 12 vs. Iowa, 1970 12 vs. Penn State, 1966

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1. 2. 3.

26 vs. Northwestern, 1975 25 vs. Marquette, 1952 24 vs. Purdue, 1971 24 vs. North Carolina, 1962 24 vs. Indiana, 1957

12 by Iowa, 1993 14 by Purdue, 1987 15 by Kent State, 2005 15 by Purdue, 1988 16 by Western Michigan, 2009

Honors & awards

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3.

Rushing Attempts 1. 2. 3. 5.

0 by Ohio State, 1999 0 by Purdue, 1990 0 by Ohio State, 1965 0 by Wayne State, 1945 1 by Indiana, 2007 1 by Rutgers, 2003 1 by Michigan, 1999 1 by Iowa, 1999 1 by Western Michigan, 1997 1 by Illinois, 1992 1 by Purdue, 1987 1 by Northwestern, 1983 1 by Pittsburgh, 1950 1 by Wayne State, 1944 1 by Maryland, 1944

Spartan history

1. 2. 4. 5.

First Downs by Rushing

Team Defense in a Game

First Downs by Rushing 1. 6.

Spartan Records

1. 2. 4.

10 vs. Northwestern, 1989 9 vs. Arizona, 1949 8 vs. Illinois, 2005 8 vs. Indiana, 2002 8 vs. Illinois, 1978 8 vs. Marquette, 1952 8 vs. Hawaii, 1948

76 vs. Northwestern, 1989 75 vs. Arizona, 1949 62 vs. Marquette, 1952 62 vs. Temple, 1949 61 vs. Illinois, 2005 61 vs. Arizona, 1948

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1. 2. 4. 5.

extra points 1. 2. 3.

Points Scored 1. 2. 3. 5.

Coaching staff

Rushing Touchdowns 1. 2. 3.

11 vs. Northwestern, 1989 11 vs. Arizona, 1949 10 vs. Hawaii, 1948 9 vs. Marquette, 1952 9 vs. Temple, 1949 9 vs. Arizona, 1948 9 vs. Hawaii, 1947

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MSU Team Single-Season records Single-Season Team Leaders

Total Yards

First Downs

1. 284 2. 272 3. 269 4. 266 5. 265 6. 264 7. 258 8. 255 9. 253 253

2005 2001 2004 2007 1978 1990 2009 1993 2003 1996

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Rushing Yards

1. 3,045 2. 2,961 3. 2,914 4. 2,877 5. 2,876 6. 2,862 7. 2,767 8. 2,663 9. 2,645 10. 2,611

1948 1974 1975 1990 1988 2004 1987 1978 1951 1989

Rushing Yards Per Game

1. 304.5 2. 293.9 3. 272.4 4. 269.3 5. 269.2 6. 265.1 7. 264.8 8. 263.0 9. 256.9 10. 242.1

1948 1951 1952 1950 1974 1975 1962 1957 1956 1978

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1. 3,510 3,510 3. 3,502 4. 3,250 5. 3,073 6. 2,954 7. 2,842 8. 2,773 9. 2,771 10. 2,743

2003 2001 2009 2005 2010 1998 2007 2008 1981 2002

Passing Yards Per Game

1. 295.5 2. 292.5 3. 270.0 4. 269.4 5. 251.9 6. 246.2 7. 240.5 8. 239.1 9. 236.4 10. 228.6

2005 2001 2003 2009 1981 1998 1986 1978 2010 2002

1. 5,520 2. 5,470 3. 5,418 4. 5,364 5. 5,294 6. 5,281 7. 5,051 8. 4,795 9. 4,776 10. 4,707

Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed

2004 2005 2007 2001 1978 2009 2010 1996 2003 1989

Total Yards Per Game

1. 497.3 2. 481.2 3. 460.0 4. 447.0 5. 428.6 6. 416.8 7. 406.2 8. 403.2 9. 403.0 10. 399.6

2005 1978 2004 2001 1952 2007 2009 1948 1951 1996

Total Points

1. 430 2. 411 3. 386 4. 383 5. 378 6. 374 7. 372 8. 363 9. 359 10. 358

2007 1978 2009 2010 1999 2001 2005 2003 1948 1996

Scoring Average

1. 37.4 2. 35.9 3. 34.7 4. 34.3 5. 33.8 6. 33.1 7. 31.5 8. 31.2 9. 30.0 10. 29.8

1978 1948 1952 1949 2005 2007 1999 2001 1951 1996

Fewest First Downs Allowed

1. 96 2. 104 104 4. 107 5. 109 6. 112 7. 113 8. 117 9. 120 10. 121

1963 1952 1947 1957 1958 1962 1949 1950 1961 1965

1. 514 2. 521 3. 738 4. 755 5. 837 6. 851 7. 874 8. 914 9. 986 10. 1,045

Fewest Total Yards Allowed

1966 1965 1963 1952 1987 1962 1950 1999 1951 1961

Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed Per GamE

1. 47.3 2. 51.4 3. 69.8 4. 76.2 5. 82.0 6. 83.9 7. 94.5 8. 95.4 9. 97.1 10. 106.9

1965 1966 1987 1999 1963 1952 1962 1989 1950 1986

1. 173.2 2. 174.1 3. 191.6 4. 194.5 5. 194.8 6. 209.3 7. 216.8 8. 223.0 9. 223.3 10. 226.2

1973 1957 1961 1958 1960 1955 1963 1956 1953 1962

1. 50 2. 62 3. 63 4. 69 5. 75 6. 84 7. 87 8. 96 9. 99 10. 101

1965 1963 1957 1961 1962 1966 1950 1953 1952 1955

Fewest Total Points Allowed

Fewest Passing Yards Allowed Per Game

1. 55.7 2. 74.3 3. 78.4 4. 81.6 5. 83.1 6. 86.1 7. 88.9 8. 92.1 9. 98.1 10. 101.4

1963 1957 1961 1962 1965 1950 1952 1966 1947 1958

Fewest Total Yards Allowed Per Game

Fewest Passing Yards Allowed

1. 613 2. 669 3. 706 4. 748 5. 775 6. 816 7. 829 8. 883 9. 889 10. 902

1. 1,567 2. 1,724 3. 1,751 4. 1,753 5. 1,911 6. 1,951 7. 2,010 8. 2,093 9. 2,142 10. 2,155

1961 1965 1963 1955 1957 1952 1956 1962 1966 1947

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game

1973 1957 1961 1955 1958 1960 1953 1963 1956 1947

1. 5.6 5.6 3. 6.9 4. 7.0 5. 8.3 6. 9.3 7. 9.7 8. 9.9 9. 10.6 10. 11.0

1965 1961 1955 1963 1957 1952 1956 1966 1962 1953

Note: Figures include postseason bowl games.

Michigan State’s 1966 defense – including headliners Bubba Smith (95), George Webster (90) and Phil Hoag (36) – ranked third in the NCAA in rushing defense, allowing only 51.4 yards per game.

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Opponent individual records Longest Plays

*82 *81 *79 *79 *79

*73 73

Kickoff Returns 1. Dennis Fitzgerald, Michigan 1960 2. James Coleman, Illinois 1977 3. Desmond Howard, Michigan 1990 Bob Jeter, Iowa 1959 5. Jermelle Lewis, Iowa 2002

*99 *98 *95 95 *94

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1. 3. 4. 5.

C.J. Bacher, Northwestern 2008 Luke McCown, Louisiana Tech 2003 Brady Quinn, Notre Dame 2005 Drew Brees, Purdue 1999 David Carr, Fresno State 2001

61 61 60 57 56

Pass Completions 1. 2. 3. 4.

Drew Brees (57 attempts), Purdue 1999 Joey Elliott (55), Purdue 2009 C.J. Bacher (48), Northwestern 2007 Luke McCown (61), Louisiana Tech 2003 David Carr (56), Fresno State 2001 Jeff George (55), Illinois 1988 David Carr, Fresno State 2001 C.J. Bacher, Northwestern 2007 Drew Brees, Purdue 1999 Brady Quinn, Notre Dame 2005 Luke McCown, Louisiana Tech 2003 Adam Weber, Minnesota 2009 C.J. Bacher, Northwestern 2007 Brady Quinn, Notre Dame 2006 Brady Quinn, Notre Dame 2005 Jim Sorgi, Wisconsin 2003 Drew Brees, Purdue 1999

30 30 24 24 24 24 24

531 520 509 487 436

Interceptions 1. Alan Zemaitis, Penn State 2005 Craig Cassady, Ohio State 1975 Jeff Wright, Minnesota 1970 Angelo Dabiero, Notre Dame 1961

3 3 3 3

5 5 5 5 5 5

Receptions 1. 2. 3. 4.

Chris Daniels, Purdue 1999 Zeke Markshausen, Northwestern 2009 Keith Smith, Purdue 2009 Chad Owens, Hawaii 2004 Rodney Wright, Fresno State 2001 Rodney Carter, Purdue 1985 Keith Jones, Illinois 1988

21 16 15 13 13 13 13

Receiving Yards 57 56 55 54 53

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Chris Daniels, Purdue 1999 Rodney Wright, Fresno State 2001 Chad Owens, Hawaii 2004 Lee Evans, Wisconsin 2003 Lee Evans, Wisconsin 2001

301 299 283 258 228

Touchdown Receptions 86 85 82 80 78

1. 2. 4.

Lee Evans, Wisconsin 2003 James Hardy, Indiana 2006 Chad Owens, Hawaii 2004 Garrett Graham, Wisconsin 2009 Deon Butler, Penn State 2008 Jeff Samardzija, Notre Dame 2005 Braylon Edwards, Michigan 2004 Lee Evans, Wisconsin 2001

5 5 5

Points Scored 1. Lee Evans, Wisconsin 2003 Ki-Jana Carter, Penn State 1994 3. James Hardy, Indiana 2006 Chad Owens, Hawaii 2004 Larry Johnson, Penn State 2002 Lawrence Phillips, Nebraska 1995 Don Phelps, Kentucky 1946

Touchdown Passes 1.

Field Goals 1. Travis Forney, Penn State 1998 Doug Higgins, Illinois 1990 Rick Anderson, Purdue 1980

40 39 38 35 35 35

Passing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

8 8 8

5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3

Punts 1. Walt Bowser, Minnesota 1969 2. David Rysko, Eastern Michigan 2002 George Guzman, Eastern Michigan 1996 Dave Holsclaw, Iowa 1978 Kerry Reardon, Iowa 1970

13 12 12 12 12

Kickoff Return Yards 1. Troy Stoudermire, Minnesota 2009 2. David Gilreath, Wisconsin 2007 3. Sid Thomas, Iowa 1974 4. Ralph Stringer, North Carolina 1975 5. Jeff Snyder, Hawaii 1989

192 189 187 175 174

Punt Return Yards 1. Neal Colzie, Ohio State 1973 2. Lynn Swann, USC 1972 3. Larry Zelina, Ohio State 1969 4. Tim Brown, Notre Dame 1987 5. Bryant Johnson, Penn State 2002

170 157 154 150 144

interception Return Yards 1. Tim Wilbur, Indiana 1978 2. Mike Minter, Nebraska 1996 3. Damon Moore, Ohio State 1998 Ramsey Bright, UCLA 1973 5. Keith Wilson, Kansas State 1956

98 87 73 73 67

Fumble Return Yards 1. Deke Cooper, Notre Dame 1998 2. Demetrius Eaton, Northwestern 2005 3. Walt Bowser, Minnesota 1970 4. Tracy Porter, Indiana 2007 5. Tom Zbikowski, Notre Dame 2004

96 86 82 76 75

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Punts 1. Kevin Stemke, Wisconsin 1999 2. Phil Vierneisel, Illinois 1974 3. Ryan Donahue, Iowa 2007 4. Gary Largo, Ohio State 1972 5. Monte Robbins, Michigan 1978

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Extra points 1. Mike Allen, Wisconsin 2003 Brett Conway, Penn State 1994 Brett White, UCLA 1974

Bowl History

Field Goals 1. Hayden Epstein, Michigan 2001 2. Hayden Epstein, Michigan 1999 3. Doug Higgins, Illinois 1990 4. Quin Rodriguez, Southern Cal 1990 5. Mike Nugent, Ohio State 2004

*94 *92 *90 *87 *80 *80

279 254 253 251 250

Honors & awards

Punt Returns 1. Lance Bennett, Indiana 2004 2. Lynn Swann, Southern Cal 1972 3. Jemeel Powell, California 2002 4. Jim Robinson, Pittsburgh 1945 5. Derrick Alexander, Michigan 1992 Frank Aschenbrenner, Great Lakes Naval 1945

Larry Johnson, Penn State 2002 Phil Carter, Notre Dame 1980 Butch Woolfolk, Michigan 1981 Levon Williams, Indiana 2001 Sedrick Shaw, Iowa 1995

5 5 4 4 4 4 4

Spartan history

*96 *86 *82 *76 *75

RUShing yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Touchdowns Scored 1. Lee Evans, Wisconsin 2003 Ki-Jana Carter, Penn State 1994 3. James Hardy, Indiana 2006 Chad Owens, Hawaii 2004 Larry Johnson, Penn State 2002 Lawrence Phillips, Nebraska 1995 Don Phelps, Kentucky 1946

Spartan Records

Fumble Returns 1. Deke Cooper, Notre Dame 1998 2. Demetrius Eaton, Northwestern 2005 3. Walt Bowser, Minnesota 1970 4. Tracy Porter, Indiana 2007 5. Tom Zbikowski, Notre Dame 2004

51 44 42 40 40 40

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*98 *84 *79

Chris Perry, Michigan 2003 Alex Smith, Indiana 1995 Sedrick Shaw, Iowa 1995 Keith Byars, Ohio State 1984 Billy Smith, Central Michigan 1991 Phil Carter, Notre Dame 1980

3 3 3 3 3

Coaching staff

Interception returns 1. Tim Wilbur, Indiana 1978 2. Mike Minter, Nebraska 1996 3. Josh Madson (29)/Leroy Pruitt (50), Stanford 1996 4. Damon Moore, Ohio State 1998 Ramsey Bright, UCLA 1973

*94

1. 2. 3. 4.

Travis Taylor, Florida 2000 Chris Daniels, Purdue 1999 Joey Galloway, Ohio State 1993 Steve Bryant, Purdue 1981 Jim Mutscheller, Notre Dame 1950

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Pass Plays 1. Mitch Anderson-Jim Lash, Northwestern 1972 2. Bill Offenbecher-Abe Woodson, Illinois 1956 3. Drew Henson-Marcus Knight, Michigan 1999 4. Kellen Lewis-Marcus Thigpen Indiana 2008 David Carr-Rodney Wright, Fresno State 2001 Tom Tupa-Everett Ross, Ohio State 1987

Rushing Attempts *90 *90 *81 *81 *80 *80 *80 *80 *80

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ruSHING 1. Jerry Seymour, Central Michigan 2004 Frank Aschenbrenner, Great Lakes Naval 1945 3. Shane Vereen, California 2008 Ted Brown, N.C. State 1976 5. Keith Carlos, Purdue Brandon West, Western Michigan 2009 Levron Williams, Indiana 2001 James Sims, Nebraska 1995 Dwight Shirley, Boston College 1992

Single-Game Highs

91

Opponent Team single-game records Rushing Attempts 1. 76 by Notre Dame, 1991 2. 73 by Notre Dame, 1970 3. 71 by Notre Dame, 1980 71 by Army, 1984 5. 69 by Ohio State, 1979 69 by Notre Dame, 1948 Net Yards Rushing 1. 552 by Nebraska, 1995 2. 489 by Indiana, 2001 3. 463 by Ohio State, 1976 4. 442 by Michigan, 1976 5. 433 by Notre Dame, 1991 Passes Attempted 1. 63 by Louisiana Tech, 2003 2. 61 by Northwestern, 2008 3. 60 by Notre Dame, 2005 4. 58 by Fresno State, 2001 58 by Purdue, 1999 Passes Completed 1. 40 by Purdue, 1999 2. 39 by Purdue, 2009 3. 38 by Texas Tech, 2010 38 by Northwestern, 2007 5. 36 by Michigan, 1999 Passing Yards 1. 531 by Fresno State, 2001 2. 520 by Northwestern, 2007 3. 509 by Purdue, 1999 4. 487 by Notre Dame, 2005 5. 460 by Texas Tech, 2010 Total yards gained 1. 666 by Nebraska, 1995 2. 653 by Penn State, 1994 3. 650 by Notre Dame, 1991 4. 630 by Wisconsin, 2003 5. 611 by Northwestern, 2007 TOUCHdown passes 1. 5 by Penn State, 2009 5 by Minnesota, 2009 5 by Penn State, 2008 5 by Northwestern, 2007 5 by Notre Dame, 2006 5 by Notre Dame, 2005 5 by Wisconsin, 2003 5 by Purdue, 1999 Touchdowns scored 1. 9 by Penn State, 2002 2. 8 by Wisconsin, 2003 8 by Penn State, 1994 8 by UCLA, 1974 8 by Ohio State, 1969 8 by Michigan, 1946

Points 1. 61 by Penn State, 2002 2. 59 by Penn State, 1994 3. 56 by Wisconsin, 2003 56 by UCLA, 1974 5. 55 by Nebraska, 1996 55 by Michigan, 1947 55 by Michigan, 1946 55 by Michigan, 1926 55 by Michigan, 1912 Extra Points 1. 8 by Wisconsin, 2003 8 by Penn State, 1994 8 by UCLA, 1974 First Downs by Rushing 1. 26 by Notre Dame, 1991 2. 24 by Notre Dame, 1980 3. 22 by Ohio State, 1979 4. 21 by Nebraska, 1995 21 by UCLA, 1974 21 by Purdue, 1967 First Downs by Passing 1. 24 by Purdue, 1999 2. 22 by Fresno State, 2001 3. 21 by Northwestern, 2007 4. 20 by Notre Dame, 2010 20 by Texas Tech, 2010 20 by Northwestern, 1992 Total First Downs 1. 34 by Notre Dame, 1991 34 by Purdue, 1980 3. 33 by Wisconsin, 1983 33 by Notre Dame, 1969 5. 32 by Purdue, 1999

Defense in Game (Fewest by MSU)

Rushing Attempts 1. 15 vs. Penn State, 2006 2. 16 vs. Michigan, 2003 3. 17 vs. Ohio State, 2003 4. 18 vs. Iowa, 1995 5. 20 vs. Minnesota, 2009 Net Yards Rushing 1. -48 vs. Alabama, 2011 2. -5 vs. Purdue, 1979 3. 2 vs. Iowa, 1982 4. 3 vs. Minnesota, 2006 5. 5 vs. Ohio State, 2003 Passes Attempted 1. 2 vs. Ohio State, 1973 2 vs. Indiana, 1950 3. 4 vs. Minnesota, 1979 4 vs. Notre Dame, 1975 4 vs. Minnesota, 1975 4 vs. Minnesota, 1972 Passes Completed 1. 0 vs. 8 different opponents (most recent vs. Minnesota, 1979) 9. 1 vs. Florida State, 1988 1 vs. UCLA, 1974 1 vs. Ohio State, 1973 1 vs. Wisconsin, 1972 1 vs. Michigan, 1969 1 vs. Notre Dame, 1963 1 vs. Indiana, 1958

Fumbles Lost 1. 8 by Great Lakes Naval, 1945 2. 7 by Illinois, 1971 7 by Purdue, 1955 7 by Notre Dame, 1952 5. 6 by Syracuse, 1978 6 by UCLA, 1973 Interceptions Thrown 1. 8 by Washington State, 1970 2. 7 by Michigan, 1987 3. 6 by Arizona, 1949 4. 5 by Kansas State, 1956 5 by Marquette, 1952 Yards Penalized 1. 157 by Minnesota, 2009 2. 143 by Minnesota, 1977 3. 135 by Louisville, 1996 4. 129 by Illinois, 1981 5. 127 by Minnesota, 1958

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Yards Gained Passing 1. -1 vs. Purdue, 1973 2. 0 vs. 8 different opponents (most recent vs. Minnesota, 1979) 10. 3 vs. Indiana, 1958 Total Yards Gained 1. 56 vs. Michigan, 1947 2. 57 vs. Auburn, 1938 3. 111 vs. Michigan, 1983 4. 119 vs. Wisconsin, 1983 5. 137 vs. Iowa, 1982 First Downs By Rushing 1. 0 vs. Purdue, 1979 2. 1 vs. Iowa, 2010 1 vs. Iowa, 1995 1 vs. Notre Dame, 1981 1 vs. Notre Dame, 1976 1 vs. Mississippi State, 1947 1 vs. Auburn, 1938 First Downs by Passing 1. 0 vs. 13 different opponents 2. 1, several times Total First Downs 1. 2 vs. Auburn, 1938 2. 3 vs. Mississippi State, 1947 3. 4 vs. Ohio State, 1973 4. 6 vs. Notre Dame, 1991 6 vs. Michigan, 1985 6 vs. Notre Dame, 1973 6 vs. Notre Dame, 1972

Big Ten Stat Champions From 1985-95, champions in conference games only (C) and all games (A). Beginning in 1996, champions listed for all games. (Bowl games included beginning in 1988.)

PUNT Return Average

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RUSHING

PASSING (Comparative grading until 1980, then pass effeciency system.) G 7 8 12 11

Punting

Att CMP YDS PCT INT TD RATING 180 94 1142 .522 8 8 -195 106 1511 .544 19 12 -154 80 1406 .520 7 9 138.8 262 166 2579 .634 8 21 166.4

Total Offense (Beginning in 1970, ranked on total yards per game.) Year 1976 1978 2003

Player G Rushing Passing Total 7 9-24 180-94-1142 189-1166 Ed Smith (C) 8 18-29 224-130-1779 242-1808 Ed Smith (C) Jeff Smoker (A) 13 63-(-116) 488-302-3395 551-3279

YPG 166.5 226.0 252.2

Yds TD RPG 486 4 3.8 613 5 3.9

Receiving Yards Yds Avg TD 1351 19.9 13

YPG 112.6

All- Purpose Yards Year 2007 2008

Player G Rush Devin Thomas (A) 13 177 Javon Ringer (A) 13 1637

REC 1260 190

PR 18 0

KOR 1135 224

YDS 2590 2051

YPG 199.2 157.8

Player G TD PAT Clinton Jones (C) 7 11 1 Eric Allen (C) 8 18 2 Lorenzo White (C) 8 14 0 Lorenzo White (A) 11 17 0 Lorenzo White (C) 8 12 0 Hyland Hickson (C) 8 13 0 Craig Thomas (C) 8 12 0 Dave Rayner (A) 12 0 39 Jehuu Caulcrick (A) 13 21 0 Javon Ringer (A) 13 22 0

FG Pts PPG 0 68 9.7 0 110 13.8 0 84 10.5 0 102 9.3 0 72 9.0 0 78 9.8 0 72 9.0 22 105 8.8 0 126 9.7 0 132 10.2

Kick Scoring Player PTs PPG Morten Andersen (C) 56 7.0 John Langeloh (C) 69 8.6 Chris Gardner (A) 65 8.1 Dave Rayner (A) 105 8.8 Brett Swenson (A) 101 7.8

Field Goals FGM 21 19

FGA Pct Avg 26 .808 1.75 22 .864 1.46

Tackles for Loss (Since 1973 includes QB sacks.) Year Player No 1984 Kelly Quinn (A) 15

Yds 96

Passes DEFENDED Year Player No 1997 Ray Hill (A) 15 1999 Amp Campbell (A) 26 2000 Cedric Henry (A) 24 Interceptions Year 1956 1962 1972 1987 1988 1994

Player No Dennis Mendyk (A) 3 Herman Johnson (C) 4 Paul Hayner (C) 5 Todd Krumm (C) 7 Kurt Larson (C) 6 Demetrice Martin (C-tie) 5

Yds 66 62 48 106 80 35

Forced Fumbles Year Player No 1965 George Charles (C) 4 1993 Myron Bell (C-tie) 4 1995 Marvin Wright (A-tie) 3 1999 Julian Peterson (A) 6 2001 Broderick Nelson (A-tie) 5 2007 Jonal Saint-Dic (A) *8 Fumbles Recovered Year Player No 1988 Derrick Reed 3 3 1993 Myron Bell (tie) 2003 Jason Harmon (A-tie) 3

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Year Player G 1999 Paul Edinger (A) 12 2009 Brett Swenson (A-tie) 13

Tackles Year Player G Tackles Avg 1991 Chuck Bullough (C) 8 124 15.5 2009 Greg Jones (A) 13 154 11.8

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Year 1978 1988 1996 2004 2009

Yds -105

Honors & awards

Year 1965 1971 1985 1987 1990 1992 2004 2007 2008

Quarterback Sacks (Since 1987.) Year Player Sacks 1987 Travis Davis (A) 12

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ScorING (Beginning in 1970, ranking based on points per game.)

Yds Avg 532 40.9 1110 41.1 882 42.0 1297 39.3 1648 40.2 1925 43.8 2184 44.6 2701 42.9 1941 45.1 3084 44.7 1392 *49.7 895 44.8 2878 46.4 2394 47.9 2469 43.3 2565 45.0

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Year Player G Rec 2002 Charles Rogers (A) 12 68

Player G No Clarence Peaks (C) 3 13 Lou Bobich (C) 6 27 Lou Bobich (C) 6 21 Dick Berlinski (C-tie) 7 33 Ray Stachowicz (C) 8 41 Ray Stachowicz (C) 8 44 Ray Stachowicz (C) 8 49 Ralf Mojsiejenko (C) 9 63 Greg Montgomery (C) 8 43 Greg Montgomery (A) 11 69 Greg Montgomery (C) 8 28 Josh Butland (C) 4 20 Brandon Fields (A) 13 62 Brandon Fields (A) 12 50 Brandon Fields (A) 12 57 Aaron Bates (A) 13 57

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Receptions Year Player G No 1976 Kirk Gibson (C) 8 30 1978 Kirk Gibson (C) 8 31

Year 1956 1963 1964 1968 1977 1979 1980 1983 1985 1986 1989 2003 2004 2006 2010

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Player Ed Smith (C) Ed Smith (C) Bobby McAllister (A) Jeff Smoker (A)

YDS Avg 268 26.8 291 22.4 966 26.8 607 27.6 763 27.2 1135 29.1

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Year Player RET 1979 Derek Hughes (C) 10 1991 Courtney Hawkins (C) 13 1994 Derrick Mason (A) 36 1995 Derrick Mason (C) 22 2003 DeAndra Cobb (A) 28 2007 Devin Thomas (A) 39

Year Player G Att Yds Avg YPG 1966 Clinton Jones (C) 7 120 593 4.9 84.7 1971 Eric Allen (C) 8 209 1283 6.1 160.4 1985 Lorenzo White (C) 8 *288 1470 5.1 183.8 Lorenzo White (A) 11 386 1908 5.0 173.5 1987 Lorenzo White (C) 8 259 1213 4.7 151.6 1990 Tico Duckett (C) 8 182 1008 5.5 126.0 Tico Duckett (A) 12 257 1394 5.4 116.2

Year 1976 1978 1988 2001

YDS Avg 228 14.2

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Year Player RET 2010 Keshawn Martin (A) 16

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Rushing Offense Year G Yds YPG 1963 (C) 6 1123 187.2 1965 (C) 7 1746 249.4 1966 (C) 7 1567 223.2 1985 (C) 8 1850 231.2 1987 (C) 8 2188 273.5 1990 (C) 8 2199 274.9 Passing Offense Year G Yds YPG 1976 (C) 8 1666 208.2 1978 (C) 8 1983 247.9 1986 (C) 8 1957 244.6 1986 (A) 11 2646 240.5 2001 (A) 12 3510 292.5 Passing efficency Year G att CMP int pct yds td rating 2009 (A) 13 423 251 12 .593 3502 28 145.1 Total Offense Year G Yds YPG 1956 (C) 6 1953 325.5 1957 (C) 6 2233 372.2 1965 (C) 7 2640 377.1 1971 (C) 8 3281 410.0 1978 (C) 8 4185 *523.1 1989 (C) 8 3347 418.4 2001 (A) 12 5364 447.0 2004 (A) 12 5520 460.0 Scoring Year G Pts ppg 1956 (C) 6 132 22.0 1957 (C) 6 184 30.7 1965 (C) 7 203 29.0 1966 (C) 7 213 30.4 1978 (C) 8 328 41.0 1989 (A) 12 356 29.7 First Downs Year G FD Avg 1957 (C) 6 118 19.7 1978 (C) 8 208 26.0 1981 (C) 9 210 23.3 Rushing Defense Year G Yds ypg 1957 (C) 6 750 125.0 1963 (C) 6 457 76.2 1965 (C) 7 242 34.6 1966 (C) 7 320 45.7 1986 (C) 8 832 104.0 11 676 61.5 1987 (A) 1987 (C) 8 301 37.6 1988 (A) 12 1421 118.4 1988 (C) 8 772 96.5 1989 (C) 8 688 86.0 1999 (A) 12 914 76.2

Passing Defense Year G Yds Avg Rating 1953 (C) 6 306 51.0 – 1957 (C) 6 342 57.0 – 1958 (C) 6 392 65.3 – 1962 (C) 6 480 68.5 – 1973 (C) 8 347 43.4 – 1981 (C) 8 1654 182.8 – 1994 (C) 8 1112 139.0 103.1 1994 (A) 11 1604 145.8 101.5 2000 (A) 11 1805 164.1 104.5 (From 1947-89, stat champion determined by passing yards allowed per game. Since 1990, pass defense rankings based on pass efficiency rating.)

TOtal Defense Year G YPG 1953 (C) 6 188.5 1957 (C) 6 182.0 1961 (C) 7 201.0 1962 (C) 6 179.3 1963 (C) 6 178.7 1965 (C) 7 181.7 1966 (C) 7 222.4 1987 (C) 8 184.5 1989 (C) 8 281.4 2000 (A) 11 318.3 Scoring Defense Year G Pts PPG 1953 (C) 6 50 8.3 1955 (C) 6 48 8.0 1961 (C) 7 40 5.7 1963 (C) 6 43 7.2 1965 (C) 7 56 8.0 1966 (C) 7 70 10.0 1987 (A) 11 136 12.4 1987 (C) 8 61 7.6 1988 (C) 8 76 9.5 1989 (A) 12 163 13.6 Quarterback Sacks Year G No Yds SPG 1999 (A) 12 54 381 4.5 2003 (A) 13 45 299 3.5 Turnover Margin Year G To Gained To Lost Margin PG 1985 (C) 8 22 13 +9 +1.13 1987 (A) 11 30 19 +11 +1.00 1987 (C) 8 24 10 +14 +1.75 1988 (C) 8 24 11 +13 +1.63 1992 (C) 8 21 14 +7 +0.88

Punting Year G Avg 1955 (C) 6 41.3 1956 (C) 6 37.6 1963 (C) 6 41.1 1964 (C) 6 42.0 1968 (C) 7 38.7 1969 (C) 7 40.3 1977 (C) 8 40.2 1979 (C) 8 43.8 1980 (C) 8 41.9 1983 (C) 9 42.9 1985 (C) 8 43.1 1999 (A) 12 40.4 2010 (A) 13 38.1 (From 1939-80, stat champion determined by overall punting average. Since 1981, ranking based upon net punting average.)

Kickoff Returns Year G No Yds Avg 1967 (C) – – — 22.1 1994 (A) 11 48 1130 23.5 1994 (C) 8 40 953 23.8 1995 (A) 12 49 1119 22.8 8 30 716 23.9 1995 (C) 2001 (A) 12 40 895 22.4 2003 (A) 13 45 1065 23.7 2007 (A) 13 53 1361 25.7 2009 (A) 13 55 1422 25.9 Punt Returns Year G No 1954 (C) 6 – 1955 (C) 6 – 1956 (C) 6 – 1957 (C) 6 – 1958 (C) 6 – 1961 (C) 7 – 1964 (C) 6 – 1965 (C) 7 – 1966 (C) 7 – 1984 (C) 9 21 1995 (C) 8 18 2010 (A) 13 20 * Big Ten Record

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Yds Avg — 15.3 — 14.1 — 12.9 — 14.9 — 17.4 — 10.9 — 7.9 — 10.3 — 14.0 258 12.3 290 16.1 260 13.0

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Top MSU Performances Against Big Ten Opponents

Coaching staff 2010 Recap Drew Stanton accounted for a school-record 410 total yards in Michigan State’s 51-17 Homecoming victory over No. 19 Minnesota in 2004. Stanton became the first quarterback in Spartan history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game.

Honors & awards Bowl History Devin Thomas had a career-best 13 receptions for 148 yards and a touchdown in Michigan State’s 52-27 Homecoming victory over Indiana in 2007. His 13 catches tied the second-best single-game total in Spartan history (Plaxico Burress: 13 vs. Florida in 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl).

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Team Defense single game Rushing Attempts: 14 by Purdue, 1987 Net Yards Rushing: -60 by Northwestern, 1981 Passes Attempted: 2 by Ohio State, 1976; by Indiana, 1958; by Michigan, 1955 Passes Completed: 1 by Ohio State, 1976; by Minnesota, 1972; by Indiana, 1958; by Michigan, 1955 Passing Yards: 15 by Michigan, 1955 Total Yards: 55 by Northwestern, 1983 First Downs by Rushing: 0 by Ohio State, 1999; by Purdue, 1990; by Ohio State, 1965 First Downs by Passing: 0 by Ohio State, 1971 Total First Downs : 4 by Ohio State, 1999; by Indiana, 1957 Passes Intercepted: 7 vs. Michigan, 1987 Fumbles Recovered: 7 vs. Illinois, 1971; vs. Purdue, 1955

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Team Offense Single Game Rushing Attempts: 77 vs. Purdue, 1987 Net Yards Rushing: 573 vs. Purdue, 1971 Passes Attempted: 62 vs. Penn State, 2006 Passes Completed: 36 vs. Ohio State, 2003 Passing Yards: 400 vs. Michigan, 1999 Total Offense (Yards): 705 vs. Illinois, 2005 Touchdown Passes: 7 vs. Illinois, 2005 Touchdowns Scored: 11 vs. Northwestern, 1989 Extra Points: 10 vs. Northwestern, 1989 Points Scored: 76 vs. Northwestern, 1989 First Downs by Rushing: 26 vs. Northwestern, 1975 First Downs by Passing: 23 vs. Purdue, 1998 Total First Downs: 34 vs. Illinois, 2005; vs. Purdue, 1990; vs. Indiana, 1981; vs. Northwestern, 1978 Fumbles Lost: 6 vs. Michigan, 1973 Yards Penalized: 155 vs. Indiana, 1957 Passes Had Intercepted: 6 vs. Michigan, 1997; vs. Minnesota, 1958

Spartan Records

Individual Single Game Rushing Attempts: 56, Lorenzo White vs. Indiana, 1987 Rushing Yards: 350, Eric Allen vs. Purdue, 1971 Passes Attempted: 61, Brian Hoyer vs. Penn State, 2006 Passes Completed: 35, Jeff Smoker vs. Ohio State, 2003 Passes Had Intercepted: 5, Todd Schultz vs. Michigan, 1997; John Leister vs. Purdue, 1980 Passing Yards: 400, Bill Burke vs. Michigan, 1999 Total Offense (Yards): 410, Drew Stanton vs. Minnesota, 2004 Touchdown Passes: 5, Drew Stanton vs. Illinois, 2005 Receptions: 13, Devin Thomas vs. Indiana, 2007 Receiving Yards: 255, Plaxico Burress vs. Michigan, 1999 Touchdown Receptions: 3, Devin Thomas vs. Purdue, 2007; Plaxico Burress vs. Northwestern, 1999; Plaxico Burress vs. Iowa, 1999; Mark Ingram vs. Iowa, 1986; Gene Washington vs. Indiana, 1965 Interceptions: 4, John Miller vs. Michigan, 1987 Punts: 11, Bill Simpson vs. Ohio State, 1973 Touchdowns: 6, Blake Ezor vs. Northwestern, 1989 Extra Points: 10, John Langeloh vs. Northwestern, 1989 Field Goals Made: 5, Paul Edinger vs. Ohio State and Northwestern, 1998; John Langeloh vs. Wisconsin, 1988 Points Scored: 36, Blake Ezor vs. Northwestern, 1989 Tackles For Loss: 7, Julian Peterson (42 yards) vs. Ohio State, 1998 Quarterback Sacks: 5, Travis Davis (37 yards) vs. Ohio State, 1987

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Longest Play Rushing: 88 yards, Tico Duckett vs. Minnesota, 1991, TD; Levi Jackson vs. Ohio State, 1974, TD Passing: 93 yards, Tony Banks to Nigea Carter vs. Indiana, 1994, TD Interception Return: 99 yards, Dan Bass vs. Wisconsin, 1978, TD Fumble Return: 90 yards, Earl Morrall vs. Purdue, 1955, TD Defensive Extra Point Return: 82 yards, Rob Fredrickson vs. Purdue, 1992, 2 points Kickoff Return: 100 yards, DeAndra Cobb vs. Minnesota, 2003, TD; Herb Haygood vs. Iowa, 2001, TD; Derrick Mason vs. Penn State, 1994, TD Punt Return: 95 yards, Allen Brenner vs. Illinois, 1966, TD Field Goal: 63 yards, Morten Andersen vs. Ohio State, 1981 Punt: 86 yards, Greg Montgomery vs. Michigan, 1986

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Date Player

(Atts.) Opponent Yards

10/19/1946 George Guerre 11/16/1946 George Guerre 11/30/1946 George Guerre

(15) (19) (13)

vs. Penn State vs. Marquette vs. Washington State

160 180 134

10/18/1947 11/8/1947

George Guerre Frank Waters

(15) (31)

vs. Iowa State vs. Santa Clara

143 119

10/16/1948 10/16/1948 11/6/1948 11/20/1948 11/20/1948

Lynn Chandnois Leroy Crane George Guerre George Guerre Lynn Chandnois

(9) (9) (14) (19) (12)

vs. Arizona vs. Arizona vs. Marquette vs. Washington State vs. Washington State

102 102 115 129 112

10/1/1949 10/1/1949 10/22/1949 10/29/1949 11/19/1949 11/19/1949

Lynn Chandnois Sonny Grandelius Lynn Chandnois Lynn Chandnois Lynn Chandnois Sonny Grandelius

(10) (11) (16) (13) (11) (12)

vs. Marquette vs. Marquette vs. Penn State vs. Temple vs. Arizona vs. Arizona

159 104 107 149 163 116

9/23/1950 10/7/1950 10/21/1950 10/28/1950 11/4/1950

Sonny Grandelius Sonny Grandelius Sonny Grandelius Sonny Grandelius Sonny Grandelius

(24) (14) (16) (21) (25)

vs. Oregon State vs. Maryland vs. Marquette vs. Notre Dame vs. Indiana

184 110 122 114 177

10/27/1951 11/10/1951 11/17/1951 11/24/1951

Dick Panin Dick Panin Billy Wells Don McAuliffe

(8) (8) (7) (16)

vs. Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame vs. Indiana vs. Colorado

147 150 110 150

11/8/1952 11/8/1952 11/22/1952

Billy Wells Evan Slonac LeRoy Bolden

(24) (19) (9)

vs. Indiana vs. Indiana vs. Marquette

135 104 113

10/3/1953 11/7/1953

LeRoy Bolden LeRoy Bolden

(12) (18)

vs. Minnesota vs. Ohio State

145 128

11/6/1954 11/20/1954

LeRoy Bolden Clarence Peaks

(8) (6)

vs. Washington State vs. Marquette

109 150

10/29/1955 11/19/1955

Walt Kowalczyk Dennis Mendyk

(10) (12)

vs. Wisconsin vs. Marquette

172 121

10/20/1956

Dennis Mendyk

(19)

vs. Notre Dame

157

10/12/1957 11/16/1957

Walt Kowalczyk Blanche Martin

(17) (6)

vs. Michigan vs. Minnesota

113 134

9/27/1958

Dean Look

(18)

vs. California

103

10/1/1960 11/12/1960

Carl Charon Ron Hatcher

(14) (10)

vs. Michigan vs. Northwestern

124 109

10/21/1961 11/18/1961

George Saimes Sherman Lewis

(14) (11)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Northwestern

142 120

10/6/1962 10/13/1962 10/20/1962

Ron Rubick Dewey Lincoln Sherman Lewis

(14) (7) (10)

vs. North Carolina vs. Michigan vs. Notre Dame

207 139 138

9/28/1963 10/26/1963

Roger Lopes Sheran Lewis

(19) (8)

vs. North Carolina vs. Northwestern

157 104

10/24/1964 10/31/1964 1/7/1964

Dick Gordon Dick Gordon Dick Gordon

(17) (13) (21)

vs. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Purdue

105 199 145

10/16/1965 10/16/1965 11/13/1965 11/20/1965 1/1/1966

Clinton Jones Bob Apisa Dwight Lee Clinton Jones Clinton Jones

(16) (17) (23) (20) (20)

vs. Ohio State vs. Ohio State vs. Indiana vs. Notre Dame vs. UCLA

132 114 103 117 113

9/17/1966 10/8/1966 11/5/1966

Clinton Jones Bob Apisa Clinton Jones

(19) (18) (21)

vs. N.C. State vs. Michigan vs. Iowa

129 140 268

10/7/1967

LaMarr Thomas

(14)

vs. Wisconsin

106

10/12/1968 10/19/1968 10/19/1968 10/26/1968

Don Highsmith Tommy Love Bill Triplett Tommy Love

(20) (18) (18) (27)

vs. Michigan vs. Minnesota vs. Minnesota vs. Notre Dame

104 114 101 100

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 22. 23. 24. 25.

350 292 286 282 268 250 248 247 244 241 238 229 229 229 228 226 223 219 216 213 213 211 210 209 207

Eric Allen Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Javon Ringer Clinton Jones Blake Ezor T.J. Duckett Eric Allen Lorenzo White Tico Duckett Sedrick Irvin Marc Renaud Tico Duckett Steve Smith Blake Ezor Lorenzo White Lorenzo White T.J. Duckett Tico Duckett Duane Goulbourne Derek Hughes T.J. Duckett Tico Duckett Don Highsmith Ron Rubick

(29) (56) (25) (43) (21) (44) (30) (21) (53) (30) (28) (35) (33) (30) (41) (39) (42) (26) (42) (29) (31) (27) (34) (37) (14)

9/20/1969 9/20/1969 9/27/1969 10/18/1969 10/18/1969 11/1/1969 11/22/1969

Don Highsmith Eric Allen Bill Triplett Bill Triplett Don Highsmith Don Highsmith Don Highsmith

(27) (28) (22) (18) (30) (23) (37)

vs. Washington vs. Washington vs. Southern Methodist vs. Michigan vs. Michigan vs. Indiana vs. Northwestern

148 113 122 142 129 112 209

10/17/1970 10/31/1970 11/7/1970 11/14/1970 11/21/1970

Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen

(23) (24) (28) (31) (32)

vs. Michigan vs. Indiana vs. Purdue vs. Minnesota vs. Northwestern

156 102 121 142 108

9/11/1971 9/25/1971 10/16/1971 10/23/1971 10/30/1971 11/13/1971 11/20/1971

Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen

(37) (21) (21) (19) (29) (34) (29)

vs. Illinois vs. Oregon State vs. Wisconsin vs. Iowa vs. Purdue vs. Minnesota vs. Northwestern

104 119 247 177 *350 188 112

10/21/1972 10/21/1972 10/28/1972 11/25/1972 11/25/1972

Mark Niesen Damond Mays David Brown David Brown Damond Mays

(20) (10) (19) (24) (16)

vs. Wisconsin vs. Wisconsin vs. Iowa vs. Northwestern vs. Northwestern

114 125 117 114 121

10/27/1973 10/27/1973

Charlie Baggett Clarence Bullock

(19) (24)

vs. Purdue vs. Purdue

133 121

9/28/1974 10/26/1974 11/2/1974 11/9/1974 11/16/1974 11/16/1974 11/16/1974 11/23/1974 11/23/1974

Levi Jackson Levi Jackson Rich Baes Levi Jackson Rich Baes Charlie Baggett Levi Jackson Levi Jackson Claude Geiger

(16) (13) (22) (13) (27) (16) (22) (20) (10)

vs. UCLA vs. Purdue vs. Wisconsin vs. Ohio State vs. Indiana vs. Indiana vs. Indiana vs. Iowa vs. Iowa

103 104 100 133 159 151 127 156 127

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10/30/1971 11/14/1987 11/9/1985 9/13/2008 11/5/1966 11/12/1988 10/7/2000 10/16/1971 10/26/1985 10/19/1991 11/29/1997 10/21/1995 9/29/1990 11/8/1980 11/18/1989 10/5/1985 11/23/1985 9/9/2000 11/9/1991 10/23/1993 11/10/1979 11/3/2001 10/27/1990 11/22/1969 10/6/1962

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vs. Wyoming vs. N.C. State vs. Minnesota vs. Illinois vs. Purdue vs. Purdue vs. Northwestern vs. Iowa

133 136 138 108 101 100 134 113

9/10/1977 9/17/1977 10/22/1977 10/29/1977 11/5/1977

Jim Earley Leroy McGee Jim Earley Bruce Reeves Leroy McGee

(18) (23) (14) (20) (12)

vs. Purdue vs. Washington State vs. Wisconsin vs. Illinois vs. Minnesota

102 143 101 119 104

10/28/1978 11/4/1978 11/18/1978 11/25/1978

Leroy McGee Steve Smith Steve Smith Steve Smith

(3) (19) (14) (14)

vs. Wisconsin vs. Illinois vs. Northwestern vs. Iowa

124 125 107 131

9/15/1979 9/29/1979 10/6/1979 10/13/1979 11/3/1979 11/10/1979 11/17/1979

Steve Smith Steve Smith Steve Smith Bruce Reeves Steve Smith Derek Hughes Steve Smith

(23) (17) (17) (13) (22) (31) (22)

vs. Oregon vs. Notre Dame vs. Michigan vs. Wisconsin vs. Northwestern vs. Minnesota vs. Iowa

156 103 101 104 118 213 114

11/8/1980

Steve Smith

(30)

vs. Northwestern

229

10/31/1981

Aaron Roberts

(27)

vs. Indiana

135

11/6/1982

Tony Ellis

(31)

vs. Northwestern

124

10/15/1983 10/22/1983 10/29/1983 11/12/1983

Carl Butler Keith Gates Keith Gates Keith Gates

(22) (24) (38) (27)

vs. Indiana vs. Ohio State vs. Minnesota vs. Iowa

141 101 168 129

9/15/1984 11/3/1984 11/17/1984 12/22/1984

Carl Butler Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White

(29) (26) (28) (23)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Army

142 170 120 103

9/14/1985 9/21/1985 9/28/1985 10/5/1985 10/19/1985 10/26/1985 11/2/1985 11/9/1985 11/16/1985 11/23/1985 12/31/1985

Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White

(39) (31) (28) (39) (32) (53) (49) (25) (30) (42) (33)

vs. Arizona State vs. Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan vs. Iowa vs. Illinois vs. Purdue vs. Minnesota vs. Indiana vs. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Georgia Tech

174 123 141 226 122 244 173 286 150 223 158

9/20/1986 9/27/1986 11/1/1986 11/22/1986

Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Blake Ezor Bobby Morse

(41) (26) (28) (24)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan vs. Minnesota vs. Wisconsin

147 192 107 170

vs. Southern Cal vs. Iowa vs. Michigan vs. Northwestern vs. Purdue vs. Purdue vs. Indiana vs. Wisconsin vs. Southern Cal

111 166 185 187 151 144 292 148 113

9/10/1988 10/1/1988 10/15/1988 10/15/1988 10/22/1988 10/29/1988 10/29/1988 11/5/1988 11/12/1988 1/1/1989

Blake Ezor Blake Ezor Hyland Hickson Scott Selzer Blake Ezor Blake Ezor Hyland Hickson Blake Ezor Blake Ezor Blake Ezor

(33) (34) (14) (16) (30) (28) (38) (17) (44) (33)

vs. Rutgers vs. Iowa vs. Northwestern vs. Northwestern vs. Illinois vs. Ohio State vs. Ohio State vs. Purdue vs. Indiana vs. Georgia

195 138 106 107 113 147 187 150 250 146

9/16/1989 10/7/1989 11/4/1989 11/11/1989 11/18/1989 11/25/1989 12/25/1989

Blake Ezor Tico Duckett Blake Ezor Blake Ezor Blake Ezor Blake Ezor Blake Ezor

(18) (30) (29) (32) (41) (30) (41)

vs. Miami (Ohio) vs. Iowa vs. Indiana vs. Minnesota vs. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Hawaii

130 175 203 144 228 187 179

9/29/1990 10/6/1990 10/20/1990 10/27/1990 10/27/1990 11/3/1990 11/3/1990 11/17/1990 11/17/1990 11/24/1990

Tico Duckett Tico Duckett Tico Duckett Tico Duckett Hyland Hickson Tico Duckett Hyland Hickson Tico Duckett Hyland Hickson Hyland Hickson

(33) (23) (27) (34) (16) (24) (25) (20) (27) (22)

vs. Rutgers vs. Iowa vs. Illinois vs. Purdue vs. Purdue vs. Indiana vs. Indiana vs. Northwestern vs. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin

229 121 139 210 103 150 170 137 184 134

10/19/1991 11/2/1991 11/9/1991 11/16/1991

Tico Duckett Tico Duckett Tico Duckett Tico Duckett

(30) (24) (42) (31)

vs. Minnesota vs. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Purdue

241 144 216 126

9/19/1992 9/26/1992 10/3/1992 10/3/1992 10/31/1992 11/7/1992 11/7/1992 11/14/1992 11/14/1992

Craig Thomas Tico Duckett Tico Duckett Craig Thomas Tico Duckett Craig Thomas Tico Duckett Craig Thomas Tico Duckett

(21) (19) (20) (17) (31) (17) (21) (15) (30)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Boston College vs. Indiana vs. Indiana vs. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Wisconsin vs. Purdue vs. Purdue

146 119 142 103 172 168 108 127 124

Most Career 100-yard games________________________________________

23 19 16 16 15 14 13 10 10 9 9 9

Lorenzo White Javon Ringer Tico Duckett Blake Ezor Sedrick Irvin T.J. Duckett Eric Allen Duane Goulbourne Levi Jackson Marc Renaud Steve Smith Rich Baes

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1984 (3) 2005 (3) 1989 (1) 1986 (1) 1996 (5) 1999 (1) 1969 (1) 1993 (3) 1974 (5) 1994 (1) 1978 (3) 1974 (2)

1985 (11) 2006 (2) 1990 (6) 1987 (2) 1997 (4) 2000 (6) 1970 (5) 1994 (4) 1975 (5) 1995 (5) 1979 (5) 1975 (1)

1986 (2) 2007 (7) 1991 (4) 1988 (7) 1998 (6) 2001 (7) 1971 (7) 1996 (3) 1997 (3) 1980 (1) 1976 (6)

1987 (7) 2008 (7) 1992 (5) 1989 (6)

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(23) (24) (26) (24) (20) (15) (18) (22)

(22) (39) (34) (33) (23) (25) (56) (28) (35)

Bowl History

Rich Baes Rich Baes Jim Earley Rich Baes Rich Baes Leon Williams Rich Baes Rich Baes

Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Blake Ezor Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Blake Ezor Lorenzo White

Honors & awards

9/18/1976 9/25/1976 10/16/1976 10/23/1976 10/30/1976 10/30/1976 11/13/1976 11/20/1976

9/7/1987 10/3/1987 10/10/1987 10/17/1987 11/7/1987 11/7/1987 11/14/1987 11/21/1987 1/1/1988

Spartan history

113 108 117 119 106 116 101 139 110 120 180

Spartan Records

vs. N.C. State vs. N.C. State vs. Notre Dame vs. Minnesota vs. Illinois vs. Purdue vs. Purdue vs. Indiana vs. Indiana vs. Northwestern vs. Iowa

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(14) (21) (12) (21) (21) (20) (19) (23) (22) (20) (24)

Coaching staff

Charlie Baggett Levi Jackson Tyrone Wilson Levi Jackson Charlie Baggett Charlie Baggett Levi Jackson Rich Baes Levi Jackson Charlie Baggett Levi Jackson

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9/27/1975 9/27/1975 10/4/1975 10/18/1975 10/25/1975 11/1/1975 11/1/1975 11/8/1975 11/8/1975 11/15/1975 11/22/1975

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Date Player

97

100-yard rushers (12) (13) (22) (13) (17) (16)

vs. Indiana vs. Minnesota vs. Michigan vs. Wisconsin vs. Wisconsin vs. Hawaii

134 102 205 146 112 128

9/3/2005 9/24/2005 10/22/2005 10/29/2005

Jehuu Caulcrick Javon Ringer Javon Ringer Javon Ringer

(14) (13) (18) (11)

vs. Kent State vs. Illinois vs. Northwestern vs. Indiana

140 194 104 109

9/9/2006 9/16/2006 9/16/2006 9/23/2006

Javon Ringer Javon Ringer Drew Stanton Jehuu Caulcrick

(15) (15) (13) (8)

vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Pittsburgh vs. Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame

130 156 105 111

150 161 111 130 127 229

9/22/2007 9/29/2007 10/6/2007 10/13/2007 10/27/2007 11/3/2007 12/28/2007

Javon Ringer Javon Ringer Javon Ringer Javon Ringer Javon Ringer Javon Ringer Javon Ringer

(26) (10) (12) (29) (23) (15) (21)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin vs. Northwestern vs. Indiana vs. Iowa vs. Michigan vs. Boston College

144 145 185 203 103 128 101

vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Iowa vs. Iowa vs. Illinois vs. Minnesota vs. Wisconsin vs. Indiana vs. Penn State

112 137 109 144 154 125 158 111

9/6/2008 9/13/2008 9/20/2008 9/27/2008 10/11/2008 10/25/2008 11/8/2008

Javon Ringer Javon Ringer Javon Ringer Javon Ringer Javon Ringer Javon Ringer Javon Ringer

(34) (43) (39) (44) (35) (37) (32)

vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Florida Atlantic vs. Notre Dame vs. Indiana vs. Northwestern vs. Michigan vs. Purdue

135 282 201 198 124 194 121

(22) (26) (16) (22) (33) (28) (21)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Notre Dame vs. Indiana vs. Purdue vs. Illinois vs. Penn State vs. Penn State

112 106 178 114 159 238 203

11/7/2009

Ashton Leggett

(14)

vs. Western Michigan

110

Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin Shawn Foster Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin

(30) (24) (21) (7) (26) (25) (28)

vs. Colorado State vs. Notre Dame vs. Michigan vs. Central Michigan vs. Indiana vs. Minnesota vs. Northwestern

120 119 107 104 130 108 140

9/4/2010 9/4/2010 9/11/2010 9/18/2010 10/9/2010 11/6/2010 11/27/2010

Le’Veon Bell Edwin Baker Edwin Baker Le’Veon Bell Edwin Baker Edwin Baker Edwin Baker

(10) (17) (15) (17) (22) (27) (28)

vs. Western Michigan vs. Western Michigan vs. Florida Atlantic vs. Notre Dame vs. Michigan vs. Minnesota vs. Penn State

141 117 183 114 147 179 118

9/12/1999 9/18/1999 9/25/1999 11/20/1999 1/1/2000

Lloyd Clemons Lloyd Clemons Lloyd Clemons T.J. Duckett Lloyd Clemons

(18) (22) (20) (22) (20)

vs. Oregon vs. Notre Dame vs. Illinois vs. Penn State vs. Florida

121 126 141 159 105

9/9/2000 9/16/2000 9/23/2000 10/7/2000 11/11/2000 11/18/2000

T.J. Duckett T.J. Duckett T.J. Duckett T.J. Duckett T.J. Duckett T.J. Duckett

(26) (33) (26) (30) (32) (21)

vs. Marshall vs. Missouri vs. Notre Dame vs. Iowa vs. Purdue vs. Penn State

219 131 141 248 174 134

9/8/2001 9/29/2001 10/27/2001 11/3/2001 11/24/2001 12/1/2001 12/31/2001

T.J. Duckett T.J. Duckett T.J. Duckett T.J. Duckett T.J. Duckett T.J. Duckett T.J. Duckett

(22) (22) (23) (27) (22) (25) (27)

vs. Central Michigan vs. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Michigan vs. Penn State vs. Missouri vs. Fresno State

120 104 186 211 126 149 184

8/31/2002 9/28/2002 11/9/2002 11/23/2002

Dawan Moss Dawan Moss David Richard Jaren Hayes

(12) (26) (20) (23)

vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Northwestern vs. Indiana vs. Penn State

136 191 136 113

9/13/2003 9/20/2003

Jaren Hayes Jaren Hayes

(30) (19)

vs. Louisiana Tech vs. Notre Dame

140 109

(25) (28) (26) (29) (26) (16) (21)

vs. Kansas vs. Central Michigan vs. Central Michigan vs. Iowa vs. Northwestern vs. Penn State vs. Penn State

143 195 195 213 163 116 112

9/10/1994 9/24/1994 10/1/1994 10/29/1994 11/5/1994 11/5/1994 11/12/1994

Duane Goulbourne Antwain Patrick Duane Goulbourne Marc Renaud Duane Goulbourne Scott Greene Duane Goulbourne

(25) (20) (26) (36) (36) (13) (24)

vs. Kansas vs. Miami (Ohio) vs. Wisconsin vs. Indiana vs. Northwestern vs. Northwestern vs. Purdue

109 111 115 181 181 142 133

9/16/1995 9/23/1995 9/23/1995 9/30/1995 10/14/1995 10/21/1995

Marc Renaud Scott Greene Marc Renaud Marc Renaud Marc Renaud Marc Renaud

(29) (17) (23) (28) (25) (35)

vs. Louisville vs. Purdue vs. Purdue vs. Boston College vs. Illinois vs. Minnesota

9/28/1996 10/5/1996 10/5/1996 10/12/1996 10/19/1996 10/26/1996 11/9/1996 11/23/1996

Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin Duane Goulbourne Duane Goulbourne Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin Duane Goulbourne

(16) (27) (22) (31) (32) (17) (33) (23)

9/20/1997 9/20/1997 10/11/1997 11/8/1997 11/22/1997 11/29/1997 11/29/1997

Marc Renaud Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin Marc Renaud Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin Marc Renaud

8/29/1998 9/12/1998 9/26/1998 10/3/1998 10/10/1998 10/24/1998 10/31/1998

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Bowl History

Honors & awards

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Coaching staff

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Craig Thomas Craig Thomas Duane Goulbourne Duane Goulbourne Craig Thomas Steve Holman Duane Goulbourne

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Drew Stanton Drew Stanton DeAndra Cobb Jehuu Caulcrick Jason Teague DeAndra Cobb

(Atts.) Opponent Yards

9/11/1993 9/25/1993 9/25/1993 10/23/1993 11/6/1993 11/27/1993 11/27/1993

Spartan history

9/25/2004 10/16/2004 10/30/2004 11/13/2004 11/13/2004 12/4/2004

Date Player

98

TOTAL: 309 100-yard games since 1945. Most 100-yard games in a season_____________________________________

1985

11

Lorenzo White (11)

1975 11

Levi Jackson (5) Charlie Baggett (4) Tyrone Wilson (1) Rich Baes (1)

1990 10

Tico Duckett (6) Hyland Hickson (4)

10 1988

Blake Ezor (7) Hyland Hickson (2) Scott Selzer (1)

1992 9

Tico Duckett (5) Craig Thomas (4)

1987 9

Lorenzo White (7) Blake Ezor (2)

1974 9

Levi Jackson (5) Rich Baes (2) Charlie Baggett (1) Claude Geiger (1)

michigan state football

200-yard passers vs. Texas A&M

202

(14-10-0)

vs. Marquette

274

11/8/1969

Dan Werner

(35-16-4)

vs. Purdue

314

9/19/1970 9/26/1970 10/31/1970

Mike Rasmussen Mike Rasmussen Mike Rasmussen

(35-17-3) (27-15-1) (23-13-2)

vs. Washington vs. Washington State vs. Indiana

215 226 236

9/11/1976 Marshall Lawson 9/25/1976 Ed Smith 10/30/1976 Ed Smith 11/6/1976 Ed Smith

(32-14-1) (29-18-0) (30-15-0) (24-15-1)

vs. Ohio State vs. N.C. State vs. Purdue vs. Indiana

212 324 235 200

9/24/1977 Ed Smith 11/5/1977 Ed Smith 11/12/1977 Ed Smith

(39-16-2) (18-9-3) (24-15-0)

vs. Wyoming vs. Minnesota vs. Northwestern

296 235 286

10/7/1978 10/14/1978 10/21/1978 10/28/1978 11/4/1978 11/11/1978

(41-27-0) (36-20-0) (30-20-2) (29-19-0) (31-20-2) (42-26-0)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Michigan vs. Indiana vs. Wisconsin vs. Illinois vs. Minnesota

306 248 369 320 219 296

9/8/1979 Bert Vaughn 11/17/1979 Bryan Clark

(27-14-2) (26-14-1)

vs. Illinois vs. Iowa

233 244

10/4/1980 10/11/1980 10/18/1980 10/25/1980 11/15/1980

John Leister John Leister John Leister John Leister John Leister

(32-11-1) (32-14-2) (34-18-0) (54-18-5) (28-14-1)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Michigan vs. Wisconsin vs. Purdue vs. Minnesota

204 231 271 261 209

9/12/1981 9/19/1981 10/10/1981 10/17/1981 10/31/1981 11/14/1981

John Leister John Leister Bryan Clark Bryan Clark John Leister Bryan Clark

(34-17-2) (37-15-3) (38-21-3) (30-18-1) (37-23-1) (43-21-2)

vs. Illinois vs. Ohio State vs. Michigan vs. Wisconsin vs. Indiana vs. Minnesota

225 213 316 291 233 318

9/11/1982 10/9/1982 10/16/1982

John Leister John Leister John Leister

(37-16-1) (46-32-1) (45-25-0)

vs. Illinois vs. Michigan vs. Wisconsin

257 272 256

10/5/1985 11/16/1985

Bobby McAllister Dave Yarema

(27-18-0) (21-12-0)

vs. Iowa vs. Northwestern

275 246

9/13/1986 9/27/1986 10/4/1986 10/25/1986 11/1/1986 11/8/1986 11/15/1986

Dave Yarema Dave Yarema Dave Yarema Dave Yarema Dave Yarema Dave Yarema Dave Yarema

(33-26-0) (16-13-1) (36-23-3) (20-13-0) (30-25-1) (31-20-3) (45-30-1)

vs. Arizona State vs. Western Michigan vs. Iowa vs. Purdue vs. Minnesota vs. Indiana vs. Northwestern

275 277 271 206 321 275 352

9/19/1987 11/21/1987

Bobby McAllister Bobby McAllister

(18-10-2) (12-10-0)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin

208 211

1/1/1989

Bobby McAllister

(24-14-0)

vs. Georgia

288

9/23/1989 10/7/1989 10/14/1989 10/28/1989 11/4/1989 11/11/1989

Dan Enos Dan Enos Dan Enos Dan Enos Dan Enos Dan Enos

(28-18-2) (25-20-1) (31-21-2) (21-12-2) (15-12-2) (26-13-2)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Iowa vs. Michigan vs. Purdue vs. Indiana vs. Minnesota

200 217 214 278 205 240

10/12/1991 10/26/1991

Jim Miller Jim Miller

(39-30-2) (27-17-1)

vs. Michigan vs. Ohio State

302 202

9/12/1992 9/19/1992 10/3/1992 10/17/1992

Jim Miller Jim Miller Jim Miller Jim Miller

(26-21-0) (41-23-2) (30-19-1) (23-16-2)

vs. Central Michigan vs. Notre Dame vs. Indiana vs. Minnesota

215 231 274 212

Ed Smith Ed Smith Ed Smith Ed Smith Ed Smith Ed Smith

vs. Ohio State vs. Purdue vs. Wisconsin

360 200 216

9/24/1994 10/8/1994 10/29/1994 11/26/1994

Tony Banks Tony Banks Tony Banks Tony Banks

(15-11-0) (23-16-0) (23-15-3) (28-18-0)

vs. Miami (Ohio) vs. Michigan vs. Indiana vs. Penn State

201 269 248 244

top 25 single-game passing performances_____________________________

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 18. 19. 20. 23. 25.

400 376 369 360 357 356 353 352 351 351 351 348 345 340 331 330 330 327 326 324 324 324 323 323 321 321

Bill Burke Jeff Smoker Ed Smith Jim Miller Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Kirk Cousins Dave Yarema Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Tony Banks Bill Burke Drew Stanton Kirk Cousins Brian Hoyer Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Bill Burke Ed Smith Brian Hoyer Bill Burke Brian Hoyer Dave Yarema

(36-21-0) (32-22-1) (30-20-2) (42-31-0) (50-29-1) (36-24-0) (25-22-0) (45-30-1) (55-35-2) (40-32-0) (32-21-1) (44-22-3) (40-28-1) (36-26-0) (43-29-0) (50-26-2) (32-22-0) (27-16-1) (20-13-2) (34-21-2) (37-24-1) (29-18-0) (36-22-0) (46-18-1) (48-20-1) (30-25-1)

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vs. Michigan vs. Fresno State vs. Indiana vs. Ohio State vs. Penn State vs. Penn State vs. Western Michigan vs. Northwestern vs. Ohio State vs. Indiana vs. Rutgers vs. LSU vs. Purdue vs. Ohio State vs. Northwestern vs. Minnesota vs. Hawaii vs. Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin vs. Western Michigan vs. Indiana vs. N.C. State vs. Wisconsin vs. Ohio State vs. California vs. Minnesota

10/9/1999 12/31/2001 10/21/1978 10/16/1993 11/22/2003 11/24/2001 11/7/2009 11/15/1986 11/8/2003 10/4/2003 9/6/2003 12/29/1995 11/14/1998 10/15/2005 10/23/2010 11/11/2006 12/4/2004 9/17/2005 10/27/2001 8/30/2003 10/10/1998 9/25/1976 9/29/2007 11/7/1998 8/30/2008 11/1/1986

Ed Smith recorded four 300yard passing games during his career, including a 369-yard effort vs. Indiana in 1978.

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(13-7-0)

Earl Morrall

(42-31-0) (27-21-0) (25-19-2)

Bowl History

Tom Yewcic

11/19/1955

Jim Miller Jim Miller Jim Miller

Honors & awards

10/11/1952

10/16/1993 11/13/1993 12/4/1993

Spartan history

241

Spartan Records

vs. Iowa State

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(9-8-0)

Coaching staff

Gene Glick

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11/13/1948

2011 outlook

Date Player

99

the university

Bowl History

Honors & awards

Spartan history

Spartan Records

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Coaching staff

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200-yard passers

100

Date Player

(A-c-I) Opponent Yards

9/9/1995 9/23/1995 9/30/1995 10/7/1995 10/21/1995 10/28/1995 11/4/1995 11/25/1995 12/29/1995

Tony Banks Tony Banks Todd Schultz Todd Schultz Tony Banks Tony Banks Tony Banks Tony Banks Tony Banks

(35-21-1) (25-16-1) (28-20-2) (37-20-2) (26-15-1) (30-17-3) (34-26-0) (33-21-3) (44-22-3)

vs. Nebraska vs. Purdue vs. Boston College vs. Iowa vs. Minnesota vs. Wisconsin vs. Michigan vs. Penn State vs. LSU

290 208 210 255 309 207 318 242 348

9/21/1996 10/12/1996 10/26/1996 11/2/1996 11/9/1996 11/23/1996

Gus Ornstein Todd Schultz Todd Schultz Todd Schultz Todd Schultz Todd Schultz

(37-21-1) (25-20-1) (25-18-1) (45-24-4) (17-13-0) (30-17-1)

vs. Louisville vs. Illinois vs. Wisconsin vs. Michigan vs. Indiana vs. Penn State

237 281 269 260 243 218

9/13/1997 10/4/1997 11/8/1997 12/25/1997

Todd Schultz Todd Schultz Todd Schultz Todd Schultz

(22-18-0) (31-19-1) (21-17-1) (24-14-3)

vs. Memphis vs. Minnesota vs. Purdue vs. Washington

206 304 220 220

9/12/1998 10/3/1998 10/10/1998 11/7/1998 11/14/1998 11/21/1998 11/28/1998

Bill Burke Bill Burke Bill Burke Bill Burke Bill Burke Bill Burke Bill Burke

(19-12-0) (21-17-1) (37-24-1) (46-18-1) (40-28-1) (28-17-0) (44-17-3)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Central Michigan vs. Indiana vs. Ohio State vs. Purdue vs. Illinois vs. Penn State

209 259 324 323 345 263 286

9/2/1999 9/18/1999 10/9/1999 10/16/1999 1/1/2000

Bill Burke Bill Burke Bill Burke Bill Burke Bill Burke

(31-18-1) (37-22-1) (36-21-0) (33-21-4) (35-21-2)

vs. Oregon vs. Notre Dame vs. Michigan vs. Purdue vs. Florida

205 291 *400 234 257

9/30/2000 10/21/2000

Jeff Smoker Ryan Van Dyke

(35-17-1) (37-26-1)

vs. Northwestern vs. Michigan

233 292

9/29/2001 10/20/2001 10/27/2001 11/10/2001 11/17/2001 11/24/2001 12/1/2001 12/31/2001

Ryan Van Dyke Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Damon Dowdell Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker

(31-19-1) (33-21-1) (20-13-2) (30-20-2) (45-24-2) (36-24-0) (17-14-1) (32-22-1)

vs. Northwestern vs. Minnesota vs. Wisconsin vs. Indiana vs. Purdue vs. Penn State vs. Missouri vs. Fresno State

233 258 326 288 304 356 317 376

8/31/2002 9/7/2002 9/14/2002 9/21/2002 9/28/2002 10/19/2002 11/9/2002 11/16/2002

Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Damon Dowdell Damon Dowdell

(24-14-1) (26-16-0) (33-16-2) (34-19-2) (24-15-2) (29-17-1) (25-17-0) (32-18-2)

vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Rice vs. California vs. Notre Dame vs. Northwestern vs. Minnesota vs. Indiana vs. Purdue

232 213 206 281 263 229 203 253

8/30/2003 9/6/2003 9/27/2003 10/4/2003 10/11/2003 10/18/2003 11/1/2003 11/8/2003 11/15/2003 11/22/2003

Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker

(34-21-2) (32-21-1) (44-28-0) (40-32-0) (31-23-0) (46-30-0) (40-21-1) (55-35-2) (31-16-2) (50-29-1)

vs. Western Michigan vs. Rutgers vs. Iowa vs. Indiana vs. Illinois vs. Minnesota vs. Michigan vs. Ohio State vs. Wisconsin vs. Penn State

324 351 218 351 317 252 254 351 207 357

9/4/2004 10/2/2004 10/16/2004 11/6/2004 12/4/2004

Damon Dowdell Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Damon Dowdell Drew Stanton

(39-22-1) (54-29-0) (31-20-2) (46-29-3) (32-22-0)

vs. Rutgers vs. Iowa vs. Minnesota vs. Ohio State vs. Hawaii

270 245 308 262 330

9/3/2005 9/10/2005 9/17/2005 9/24/2005 10/1/2005 10/15/2005 10/22/2005 10/29/2005 11/5/2005 11/12/2005 11/19/2005

Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Drew Stanton

(29-22-1) (26-21-0) (27-16-1) (26-20-0) (30-20-1) (36-26-0) (38-20-3) (31-17-1) (30-22-1) (45-29-0) (36-23-4)

vs. Kent State vs. Hawaii vs. Notre Dame vs. Illinois vs. Michigan vs. Ohio State vs. Northwestern vs. Indiana vs. Purdue vs. Minnesota vs. Penn State

297 301 327 259 282 340 234 244 248 312 233

9/2/2006 9/9/2006 10/7/2006 10/21/2006 11/11/2006 11/18/2006

Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer

(25-16-0) (32-24-1) (35-20-2) (37-27-1) (50-26-2) (61-30-0)

vs. Idaho vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Michigan vs. Northwestern vs. Minnesota vs. Penn State

225 254 252 294 330 291

9/1/2007 9/8/2007 9/29/2007 10/27/2007 11/10/2007 11/17/2007

Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer

(17-14-0) (29-17-2) (36-22-0) (42-25-0) (31-22-0) (21-16-2)

vs. UAB vs. Bowling Green vs. Wisconsin vs. Iowa vs. Purdue vs. Penn State

201 250 323 308 266 257

8/30/2008 9/27/2008 10/25/2008 11/1/2008 11/22/2008

Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer

(48-20-1) (26-14-0) (29-17-0) (44-19-0) (40-25-2)

vs. California vs. Indiana vs. Michigan vs. Wisconsin vs. Penn State

321 261 282 252 206

9/19/2009 9/26/2009 10/17/2009 10/24/2009 10/31/2009 11/7/2009 11/14/2009 1/2/2010

Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins

(35-23-1) (34-17-1) (31-21-0) (32-16-0) (35-21-1) (25-22-0) (25-11-0) (27-13-2)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin vs. Northwestern vs. Iowa vs. Minnesota vs. Western Michigan vs. Purdue vs. Texas Tech

302 201 281 225 236 353 208 220

9/18/2010 9/25/2010 10/2/2010 10/9/2010 10/16/2010 10/23/2010 11/20/2010

Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins

(33-23-1) (20-16-0) (29-20-2) (25-18-0) (24-13-0) (43-29-0) (37-28-1)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Northern Colorado vs. Wisconsin vs. Michigan vs. Illinois vs. Northwestern vs. Purdue

245 290 269 284 201 331 276

* MSU Single-Game Record most 200-yard games in a season_____________________________________

2005 2003 1995 2009 2002 2001 2010 1998 1986

11 10 9 8 8 8 7 7 7

Drew Stanton (11) Jeff Smoker (10) Tony Banks (7) Kirk Cousins (8) Jeff Smoker (6) Jeff Smoker (6) Kirk Cousins (7) Bill Burke (7) Dave Yarema (7)

Todd Schultz (2) Damon Dowdell (2) Damon Dowdell (1)

Ryan Van Dyke (1)

Most career 200-yard games________________________________________

23 18 15 13 12 12 11 11 11

Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Kirk Cousins Brian Hoyer Bill Burke Ed Smith Todd Schultz Tony Banks John Leister

2000 (1) 2004 (3) 2009 (8) 2006 (2) 1998 (7) 1976 (3) 1995 (2) 1994 (4) 1980 (5)

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2001 (6) 2005 (11) 2010 (7) 2007 (6) 1999 (5) 1977 (3) 1996 (5) 1995 (7) 1981 (3)

2002 (6) 2006 (4) 2008 (5) 1978 (6) 1997 (4) 1982 (3)

2003 (10)

100-yard receivers Date Player

(REc.) Opponent Yards

(5)

vs. Colorado

104

10/11/1952 Ellis Duckett

(2)

vs. Texas A&M

127

10/2/1954 Jim Hinesly 10/16/1954 John Lewis 11/20/1954 John Lewis

(5) (3) (2)

vs. Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame vs. Marquette

123 103 122

11/12/1955

Dave Kaiser

123

11/7/1959 Herb Adderley

(3)

vs. Ohio State

106

10/31/1964 Gene Washington 11/14/1964 Gene Washington

(7) (9)

vs. Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame

104 150

11/13/1965 Gene Washington

(8)

vs. Indiana

112

9/24/1966 Gene Washington 11/12/1966 Gene Washington 11/19/1966 Gene Washington

(4) (4) (5)

vs. Penn State vs. Indiana vs. Notre Dame

143 114 123

9/28/1968 Allen Brenner 10/19/1968 Frank Foreman 11/2/1968 Frank Foreman 11/23/1968 Allen Brenner

(6) (7) (7) (6)

vs. Baylor vs. Minnesota vs. Ohio State vs. Northwestern

153 124 123 101

10/4/1969 Gordy Bowdell 10/11/1969 Frank Foreman 11/8/1969 Frank Foreman

(5) (3) (6)

vs. Minnesota vs. Ohio State vs. Purdue

119 135 155

9/19/1970 9/19/1970 10/24/1970 11/14/1970

Gordy Bowdell Billy Joe DuPree Gordy Bowdell Billy Joe DuPree

(6) (6) (7) (5)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Washington vs. Iowa vs. Minnesota

101 103 117 130

9/30/1972

Billy Joe DuPree

Charles Rogers Plaxico Burress Andre Rison Charles Rogers Mark Dell Courtney Hawkins Andre Rison Courtney Hawkins Charles Rogers Blair White Plaxico Burress Charles Rogers Kirk Gibson Muhsin Muhammad Charles Rogers Charles Rogers Blair White Plaxico Burress Blair White Andre Rison

(10) (10) (9) (5) (9) (9) (11) (7) (8) (12) (13) (7) (5) (9) (7) (9) (7) (5) (9) (6)

vs. Fresno State vs. Michigan vs. Georgia vs. Wisconsin vs. California vs. Minnesota vs. Indiana vs. Purdue vs. Penn State vs. Northwestern vs. Florida vs. Notre Dame vs. N.C. State vs. LSU vs. Missouri vs. California vs. Wisconsin vs. Northwestern vs. Montana State vs. Wisconsin

12/31/2001 10/9/1999 1/1/1989 10/27/2001 8/30/2008 11/11/1989 11/8/1986 10/28/1989 11/24/2001 10/17/2009 1/1/2000 9/21/2002 9/25/1976 12/29/1995 12/1/2001 9/14/2002 11/1/2008 11/13/1999 9/5/2009 11/21/1987

10/1/1988 Andre Rison 10/22/1988 Andre Rison 11/19/1988 Andre Rison 1/1/1989 Andre Rison

(4) (4) (4) (9)

vs. Iowa vs. Illinois vs. Wisconsin vs. Georgia

107 107 128 252

10/21/1989 10/28/1989 11/11/1989 11/18/1989

Courtney Hawkins Courtney Hawkins Courtney Hawkins Courtney Hawkins

(6) (7) (9) (8)

vs. Illinois vs. Purdue vs. Minnesota vs. Northwestern

101 193 197 135

134

vs. Iowa

100

9/25/1976 Kirk Gibson 10/30/1976 Kirk Gibson

(5) (8)

vs. N.C. State vs. Purdue

173 117

12/31/1990

Courtney Hawkins

(6)

vs. Southern Cal

106

9/28/1991

Courtney Hawkins

(8)

vs. Rutgers

143

9/24/1977 Kirk Gibson 9/24/1977 Edgar Wilson 10/1/1977 Mark Brammer 11/5/1977 Kirk Gibson 11/12/1977 Kirk Gibson 11/12/1977 Mark Brammer

(4) (6) (8) (3) (3) (7)

vs. Wyoming vs. Wyoming vs. Notre Dame vs. Minnesota vs. Northwestern vs. Northwestern

115 118 129 148 103 108

10/10/1992

Mitch Lyons

(12)

vs. Michigan