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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 Team Bowl Records Individual Bowl Records Opponent Individual Bowl Records

Additional copies of the 2010 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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Special editorial assistance provided by Teressa, Brock and Davis Lewandowski.

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

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Additional photography provided by: Buffalo Bills, Jonathan Daniel (Getty Images), John Grieshop (Schwartzman Sports), Leon Halip (Getty Images), Indianapolis Colts, Todd McInturf (The Detroit News), Miami Dolphins, National Football Foundation, National Football League, Andrew Patron (Bigshots Photography), Pro Football Hall of Fame, Bruce L. Schwartzman and Sports Illustrated.

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All-Americans All-Big Ten Academic All-Americans Academic All-Big Ten Miscellaneous Awards Spartans In All-Star Games

Special thanks for their photographic contributions to: Brian Cripe (MSU Athletic Communications), John Gwillim (MSU Athletic Communications), Michael Hickey, Steve Jowett (MSU Academic Technology Services), Greg Kohuth (University Relations), Matthew Mitchell (MSU Athletic Communications), Kurt Stepnitz (University Relations) and Dale Young (The Detroit News).

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2009 Honors & Awards 2009 Final Statistics 2009 Game-By-Game Individual Statistics 2009 Game-By-Game Team Statistics 2009 Starting Lineups 2009 Red Zone Statistics/Superlatives 2009 Final Big Ten Standings 2009 Big Ten Statistics 2009 All-Big Ten Teams Game 1: Montana State Game 2: Central Michigan Game 3: Notre Dame Game 4: Wisconsin Game 5: Michigan Game 6: Illinois Game 7: Northwestern Game 8: Iowa Game 9: Minnesota Game 10: Western Michigan Game 11: Purdue Game 12: Penn State Game 13: Texas Tech

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credits The 2010 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.

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

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Board of Trustees President Lou Anna K. Simon Athletics Director Mark Hollis Spartan Stadium 2010 Big Ten Composite Schedule Bowl Championship Series

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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

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2010 Outlook 2010 Capsule Outlook 2010 Personnel Breakdown 2010 Numerical Roster 2010 Alphabetical Roster 2010 Preseason Depth Chart

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Media Information Spartan Sports Network Big Ten Network 2010 Schedule/2009 Results

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 Champion 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 2010 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 2010 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 in the sideline armband area. Media Parking Media parking passes are available for $15 per game and $105 for the 2010 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 2010 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. All 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.

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Jim Miller, a three-year starter at quarterback for Coach George Perles at Michigan State from 1991-93, enters his fifth 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 Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WLUN (FM 100.9) Newberry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WMJT (FM 96.7) Ontonagon . . . . . . . . . . . . . WUPY (FM 101.1) Petoskey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WJML (AM 1110) Port Huron . . . . . . . . . . . . . WPHM (AM 1380) Saginaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WNEM (AM 1250) Sturgis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WMSH (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) Manistee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WMTE (AM 1340)

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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 34th 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 11th 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 fourth consecutive year, the Spartan Sports Network was the most honored in the state, garnering eight 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 an inside look at the Michigan State football program, headlined by extended analysis from head coach Mark Dantonio and former Spartan quarterback Jim Miller. The show also includes player profiles and features, as well as the popular “Fans Top 10” segment, which will allow viewers to interact with the show. Dave Ellis serves as the program’s host.

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Will Tieman returns for his 13th 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 20th year, Tieman serves as host for the syndicated series “This Week in College Football and Basketball.” Twice Tieman has been honored with the “Best Network Play-byPlay” award by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. He was recognized in 2008 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 fifth 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 2010 Spartan season preview show on Sunday, Aug. 22 at 9 p.m. on FOX Sports Detroit. The preview show will air throughout the rest of the month of August, leading up to the Sept. 4 season opener against Western Michigan. Starting on Sunday, Sept. 5 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 the Big Ten Network.

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Big Ten NEtwork 2010 outlook

Network Profile Headquartered in Chicago, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed television network dedicated to covering one of America’s premier collegiate conferences. With more than 350 live sports events, and virtually all of them in high definition, the Big Ten Network 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

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The network is available up to an estimated 75 million households, and in all 50 states and Canada though agreements with more than 300 cable, satellite and telco affiliates. Customers of DIRECTV and DISH Network, have access to the network regardless of where they live, while Verizon and AT&T continue to roll out their FiOS and U-Verse services across the country. On cable, the network is available in 19 of the nation’s 20 largest media markets, including New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Houston and many more. To get the channel number specific to your area and provider, visit http://www.bigtennetwork.com/channelfinder.

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Cable subscribers inside the eight Big Ten states receive the network on either an expanded basic or digital basic level of service. Outside the eight states, cable operators that carry the network make it available on a variety of packages. Big Ten Network Programming

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

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The Big Ten Network is on the air 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. The network annually televises more than 350 live events and streams an additional 300+ events. Each year’s schedule is comprised of approximately 35-40 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 Big Ten Network football game telecast is surrounded by Big Ten Football Saturday, the network’s pre-game, halftime and post-game show hosted by Dave Revsine and analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith.

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New for the 2010 season, the Big Ten Network will offer two hours of new programming every weeknight. In addition, the highly-anticipated series, Big Ten Icons, will debut on Saturday, Sept. 18, and will be hosted by broadcasting legend Keith Jackson. The 20-episode series will count down the top student-athletes in Big Ten history across all sports based on their collegiate careers. In all, the network will supplement its game coverage with a dozen football-themed shows each week. The fall programming lineup will feature several new shows, highlighted by Big Ten Icons, Big Ten Film Vault and The Next Level. Returning programs will include Behind the Schemes, Big Ten’s Best, Big Ten Breakdown, Big Ten Football & Beyond, Big Ten Tailgate and The Big Ten’s Greatest Games.

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In addition to live events, the network also airs coaches’ shows and classic games and each campus has the opportunity to produce original, campus programming highlighting various aspects of campus life and the qualities that make each university unique.

The Big Ten Network tour bus is scheduled to roll into East Lansing, Mich., on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, to cover preseason practice.

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Some of the Big Ten Network’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.

In August 2009, Mark Dantonio joined Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith on the remote set for an interview during the Big Ten Network’s “All-Access Football Practice.”

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In August 2009, Rick Pizzo interviewed Keith Nichol during the BTN’s “All-Access Football Practice.”

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2010 Schedule / 2009 Results 2010 SCHEDULE Opponent (2009 Record)

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2009: MSU 49, WESTERN MICHIGAN 14 2008: MSU 17, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 0 2009: NOTRE DAME 33, MSU 30 2009: WISCONSIN 38, MSU 30 2009: MSU 26, MICHIGAN 20 (OT) 2009: MSU 24, ILLINOIS 14 2009: MSU 24, NORTHWESTERN 14 2009: IOWA 15, MSU 13 2009: MINNESOTA 42, MSU 34 2009: MSU 40, PURDUE 37 2009: PENN STATE 42, MSU 14

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SEPT. 4 WESTERN MICHIGAN (5-7) MSU LEADS 9-2 SEPT. 11 VS. FLORIDA ATLANTIC (5-7) MSU LEADS 1-0 SEPT. 18 NOTRE DAME (6-6) NOTRE DAME LEADS 45-27-1 SEPT. 25 NORTHERN COLORADO (3-8) FIRST MEETING OCT. 2 WISCONSIN (10-3) CHAMPS SPORTS MSU LEADS 27-21 OCT. 9 AT MICHIGAN (5-7) MICHIGAN LEADS 67-30-5 OCT. 16 ILLINOIS (3-9) MSU LEADS 24-17-2 OCT. 23 AT NORTHWESTERN (8-5) OUTBACK MSU LEADS 34-17 OCT. 30 AT IOWA (11-2) ORANGE IOWA LEADS 21-18-2 NOV. 6 MINNESOTA (6-7) INSIGHT MSU LEADS 25-17 NOV. 20 PURDUE (5-7) MSU LEADS 31-28-3 NOV. 27 AT PENN STATE (11-2) CAPITAL ONE PENN STATE LEADS 14-12-1

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74,518 SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 76,221 (C) SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 80,795 (C) NOTRE DAME STADIUM, NOTRE DAME, IND. 80,123 CAMP RANDALL STADIUM, MADISON, WIS. 78,629 (C) SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 62,870 (C) MEMORIAL STADIUM, CHAMPAIGN, ILL. 71,726 SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 74,411 SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 50,805 (C) TCF BANK STADIUM, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 73,910 SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 48,408 ROSS-ADE STADIUM, WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. 73,771 SPARTAN STADIUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. 64,757 THE ALAMODOME, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

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SEPT. 5 MONTANA STATE W, 44-3 SEPT. 12 CENTRAL MICHIGAN L, 27-29 SEPT. 19 AT NOTRE DAME L, 30-33 SEPT. 26 AT WISCONSIN L, 30-38 OCT. 3 MICHIGAN W, 26-20 (OT) OCT. 10 AT ILLINOIS W, 24-14 OCT. 17 NORTHWESTERN W, 24-14 OCT. 24 IOWA L, 13-15 OCT. 31 AT MINNESOTA L, 34-42 NOV. 7 WESTERN MICHIGAN W, 49-14 NOV. 14 AT PURDUE W, 40-37 NOV. 21 PENN STATE L, 14-42 JAN. 2 TEXAS TECH (1) L, 31-41 (1) VALERO ALAMO BOWL

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Michigan State played in its third consecutive bowl game last season, a first for the program since 1995-97, while gaining valuable experience for its younger players in several key positions. Entering 2010, the Spartans are looking to get back into the upper echelon of the Big Ten standings as the team features an arsenal of fast, dangerous weapons on offense and a deep group of hard-hitting playmakers on defense. The Spartans welcome back 15 starters, including seven on offense, six on defense and two specialists, and have solidified their depth on both sides of the ball. Fourth-year head coach Mark Dantonio, who has won the second-most games (22) of any Spartan coach in his first three seasons, takes a position-by-position look at the 2010 Spartans. QUARTERBACKS

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Junior Kirk Cousins (6-3, 202) emerged as the starting quarterback last season and went on to produce impressive numbers in his first year as a starter. Starting in 12 games, Cousins ranked among MSU’s Top 10 single-season leaders in several categories, including total offense (2,780 yards; third), passing yards (2,680 yards; fourth), completions (198; sixth), touchdowns (19; seventh), pass attempts (328; seventh) and passing efficiency (142.6; eighth). Cousins’ 19 passing TDs were third most in the Big Ten and his passing efficiency ranked third in the Big Ten and 25th nationally. In addition, he recorded eight 200-yard passing games, which stands third in an MSU season. More importantly than the statistics, however, is the experience Cousins gained last season. Not only was he a first-year starting quarterback, but he was also elected a team captain by his teammates, becoming only the second sophomore captain in MSU’s 113year football history. “I think Kirk did an outstanding job last year,” Dantonio said. “He’s always been an extremely mature, hard-working individual. He’s determined he can play, and play at a high level under pressure, which is something I feel as well. “Looking back at last year, he hadn’t won the quarterback job yet and was elected team captain. When that happens, there’s a lot of pressure. You have to be able to balance things, and that was tough on him. But I think the biggest advantage that he has now is that he’s secured himself as a player on the field and as a leader on this football team. He feels more at ease now to lead, and he can impact so many other people by doing that. “That year of experience on the field without question is going to help him because you can prepare him all you want, but there’s nothing like getting him ready for a national TV audience or playing in front of 80,000 people. There’s a difference, and now he has that experience, so I think that he’ll be ready to conquer that next situation of winning games down the stretch.” Backing up Cousins will be red-shirt freshman Andrew Maxwell (6-3, 200). The development of Maxwell over the past year has allowed Dantonio to move Keith Nichol, an extremely talented and multi-dimensional threat, to wide receiver. Nichol saw action at quarterback in 10 games last season,

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including a start in the road win at Illinois, but was moved to split end during bowl practice and continued to learn the position during the spring. Thrust into the back-up role, Maxwell took reps with the first- and second-teams all spring and capped his successful spring season by completing 18-of-34 passes for 244 yards and a touchdown in the GreenWhite game. “We were able to move Keith to wide receiver as a luxury in the spring because of the progress made by Andrew,” Dantonio said. “We see a huge upside in him as a young football player, and we feel it’s important to continue to develop him for the future. He has a tremendous arm, displays great poise, and he understands the offense. He also has leadership qualities and charisma. All of those factors allowed us to make the move.” The depth at quarterback also includes true freshman Joe Boisture (6-5, 212), an Elite 11 Quarterback who enrolled in January and participated in spring practice. “We’re in a great quarterback situation,” said Dantonio. “We have four quarterbacks for the first time since I’ve been here when you include Keith into that mix. We’re not going to do that at this point, but in an emergency situation or at times he will play there. I think we have four outstanding quarterbacks, and the future looks very bright.” RUNNING BACKS/fullbacks

Last season, the starting competition at running back was one of the most intense in preseason camp. The situation is much clearer in 2010 as sophomores Larry Caper (5-11, 220) and Edwin Baker (5-9, 208) have a grip on the top two spots after superb rookie seasons. The dynamic freshman duo were the top two rushers on the team, combining for 895 yards and seven touchdowns in 2009. Caper, a Freshman All-Big Ten selection by ESPN. com and the Sporting News, appeared in 12 games, including starts in five of the last eight contests. He led the team in rushing (468 yards), rushing TDs (six) and carries (120), and his game-winning, 23-yard touchdown run in overtime propelled the Spartans to their second consecutive victory over Michigan. After playing in the season opener against Montana State, Baker sat out the next five games as a

potential red-shirt candidate, but burst back onto the scene against Northwestern. From there, Baker led the team in rushing in the second half of the season and averaged a team-high 53.4 yards per game. Baker concluded his freshman campaign by rushing for 97 yards in the Alamo Bowl against Texas Tech, including a 46-scoring run, which was the longest Spartan rushing touchdown in bowl history. While the heralded tandem performed well in their first year, Dantonio is looking for both of them to take the next step in their second seasons, something he took note of during spring practice. “Both Larry and Edwin had the opportunity to carry the ball a lot last year,” Dantonio said. “At points in time, they were very exciting, explosive and made plays in the game. But what you look for is consistency. When you continue throughout your career, there are different levels of learning you have to go through. They were at the level last season that if they concentrated and did exactly the right thing, they were successful. Now what they’re trying to do is get to that point where being successful is a habit because they know what to do so well that they can concentrate on the finer points, and that’s what’s happened with both those guys. They had outstanding springs.” In addition to Caper and Baker, two early enrollees that participated in spring ball could also see carries. At 6-2, 230 pounds, Le’Veon Bell is a powerful and physical runner, while the diminutive Nick Hill, standing 5-6 and 182 pounds, provides another quick and elusive threat in the backfield. Incoming freshman Jeremy Langford (6-0, 185) also will have a chance to compete for a spot in preseason camp. “Le’Veon and Nick came in as true freshman in the spring and they were exciting to watch as well,” remarked Dantonio. “When you look at our tailback position, it’s much different than last year, in terms of experience, and in terms of depth from top to bottom.” One of the most overlooked aspects of the Spartan offense – the fullback – is also one of the most important. Heading into camp, fifth-year senior Josh Rouse (6-3, 240) will be the starter after redshirting last season with an injured toe. Rouse, a converted linebacker, saw action in every game as a junior in 2008 and also will play on special teams. “We never seem to talk about the fullback, but it’s so important in our offense,” Dantonio said. “Because of the different personnel groupings, Josh might not be in there for every snap, but he’s a guy with great leadership ability. He’s a guy that can catch the ball out of the backfield and he’s physical.” Adam Setterbo (6-3, 232, Jr.), Fred Smith (6-2, 240, So.) and Drew Stevens (6-4, 230, So.) will provide depth at fullback. WIDE RECEIVERS

Despite the loss of leading receiver and first-team All-Big Ten selection Blair White, the Spartan wide receiving corps features a deep group of experienced playmakers as five letterwinners return. Versatile playmaker Keshawn Martin (5-11, 185, Jr.), who led the team and ranked third in the Big Ten last season with 1,451 all-purpose yards (111.6

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avg.), caught five touchdown passes in 2009, four of them for 48 yards or longer. He also ranked first on the Spartans in yards per catch (22.8 avg.), hauling in 18 catches for 411 yards. An explosive return man and also a viable rushing option, Martin was the only player in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in 2009 to score touchdowns of 80 or more yards three different ways (93-yard kick return vs. Minnesota; 91-yard reception vs. Wisconsin; 84-yard run vs. Minnesota). “Keshawn is a guy that from day one has been put into specific situations to make big plays,” said Dantonio. “In terms of trick plays, he’s been outstanding, and he can also bust a play open. Now, he’s become a much more complete player in terms of catching the ball in traffic, and we saw that in the spring. It’s just a matter of him relaxing. Keshawn had never played receiver before coming here, and now that he’s in his third year, his development has just taken off.” Similar to Martin, Dantonio believes Keith Nichol’s (6-2, 222, Jr.) exceptional athletic ability will translate into success as a wide receiver. Moved to receiver during bowl practice out of personnel necessity, Nichol quickly picked up the position and started in the Alamo Bowl, catching two passes for 11 yards while also rushing for a touchdown from the Wildcat formation. Nichol lined up with the first team all spring practice and made several athletic catches that impressed the coaching staff. “Keith is just too good of an athlete to have on the sidelines,” Dantonio said. “You can put the ball in his hands in a variety of ways, and he’s going to make plays. Just having him out there physically to block gives you an advantage. He’s one of the quickest, strongest, most explosive players on this team plus he has great ball skills. He’s just learning the position, so on a learning curve, he’s far and above where a normal player would be.” Two more veterans with starting experience are Mark Dell (6-2, 199, Sr.) and B.J. Cunningham (6-2, 220, Jr.). Dell has 82 receptions for 1,348 yards and six TDs in 34 career games, including 19 starts. Cunningham was second on the team last year with 48 catches for 641 yards and four TDs while starting 10 games. “When you complement Keshawn and Keith with

Already a position of strength a year ago, the Spartans return all four letterwinners at tight end in 2010 to form one of the most talented units in the nation. MSU’s tight ends combined for 56 receptions, 780 receiving yards and eight touchdowns last season. Leading the way is Charlie Gantt (6-5, 260, Sr.-5), a Mackey Award candidate who has caught 41 passes for 650 yards and six touchdowns the past two seasons while starting 26 consecutive games at tight end. Gantt has proven to be a solid run-blocker who has also displayed the ability to go down field and make plays in the passing game. In his first year playing for Michigan State after transferring from Clemson, Brian Linthicum (6-5, 238, Jr.) made an immediate impact and proved to be a very athletic tight end, grabbing 20 receptions for 266 yards and two TDs. Linthicum started in seven of 12 games and led the Spartan tight ends with 14 pancake blocks. Dion Sims (6-5, 285, So.), a Freshman All-Big Ten selection, appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2009 and led the unit with three touchdowns to go along with 11 catches and 133 yards. Garrett Celek (6-5, 245, Jr.) has gained valuable experience playing in 22 games the past two years and will also have a chance to make an impact this season. “We have depth at tight end much like the wide receivers,” said Dantonio. “Charlie Gantt has definitely established himself throughout his career and will look to have another big year. Brian Linthicum made big plays last season and gives you a different type of guy who has tremendous ball skills and hand-eye coordination. Celek is in his third year playing, and Dion Sims had a phenomenal freshman year and can catch everything in sight as well. Again,

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Although the offensive line returns five players with starting experience, the unit will have a different look in 2010. One mainstay on the line, however, is left guard Joel Foreman (6-4, 310, Jr.), who is entering his third year as a starter. Foreman, a Freshman AllAmerican in 2008 and an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last year, has played in 25 games the last two seasons with 23 starts. He did not allow a sack during the entire regular season in 2009. Ethan Ruhland (6-5, 288, So.), who made three appearances as a red-shirt freshman including time at left guard in the second half at Notre Dame, is slated as Foreman’s backup. Another starter returning from last year is D.J. Young (6-5, 298, Sr.-5). The transfer from Bowling Green was impressive in his first season playing for the Spartans, starting the last 11 games at right tackle, but made the switch over to left tackle during spring practice. John Deyo (6-6, 294, So.) is listed second on the depth chart behind Young. At center, John Stipek (6-5, 285, Sr.-5) started three games in 2009 while filling in for Joel Nitchman and appeared in seven games overall. A converted defensive lineman, Stipek made strides as the starting center in spring practice and was named to the All-Spring Team by the Sporting News. “D.J. is an extremely hard worker and played very well last year,” said Dantonio. “Joel has been solid and is going into his third year as a starter, and I thought Stipek was one of the most improved players coming out of spring practice.” Jared McGaha (6-6, 300, Jr.) and J’Michael Deane (6-5, 312, Sr.-5) each started one game at right guard last year, but didn’t see much action on the line following a change in the rotation entering the third week of the season. Entering camp this year, the two are in a battle for the starting right tackle position. Chris McDonald (6-5, 295, So.) is the leading candidate to start at right guard heading into camp. McDonald made four appearances in 2009, primarily on special teams, but took reps with the first team all spring practice. Zach Hueter (6-6, 315, So.) and Antonio Jeremiah (6-5, 360, Jr.) also will compete at right guard. The line also features several promising reserves that were redshirted last season, including left tackle David Barrent (6-8, 308, R-Fr.), center Nate Klatt (6-4, 292, R-Fr.) and right tackle Henry Conway (6-6, 304, R-Fr.).

“We are retooling the offensive line, but we have some very good athletes there and I think we’ll get that squared away,” Dantonio said. “They’re one of the hardest working groups out there. We’re big and athletic, and what that has to do is transition into great play, but we’ll get that from our guys. There’s a great sense of commitment and I think they’re getting good leadership from the upperclassmen.”

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two guys like B.J. Cunningham and Mark Dell, who are tremendous wide receivers as well, we basically have four starters,” Dantonio said. “Mark has been playing here since day one, and B.J. has started since he’s been a red-shirt freshman. Those two guys have caught a lot of balls for us and they are both game-breakers.” Chris D. Rucker (5-10, 175, Jr.), a two-year letterwinner, will add depth at receiver along with Bennie Fowler (6-1, 206, R-Fr.), Donald Spencer (6-2, 200, R-Fr.) and Brad Sonntag (5-8, 175, Jr.). Incoming freshmen Keith Mumphrey (6-1, 200) and Tony Lippett (6-3, 185) could also see time.

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The defensive line returns six letterwinners, but is still a relatively young unit full of potential after gaining experience in 2009. Three of the four starters heading into preseason camp are only sophomores, including defensive tackle Jerel Worthy (6-3, 305, So.), who was named a Freshman All-American last season after ranking second on team with 9.0 tackles for loss (34 yards) and 4.5 sacks (23 yards). Worthy was second among Spartan defensive linemen with 37 tackles and produced one tackle for loss in seven straight games during one stretch. Backing up Worthy is Dan France (6-6, 296, R-Fr.), a redshirt last season who Dantonio cited as having a “tremendous spring.” Micajah Reynolds (6-5, 295, R-Fr.), a converted offensive lineman, provides depth on the defensive line. Alongside Worthy is nose tackle Blake Treadwell (6-3, 277, So.). After sitting out the first four games as a potential redshirt in 2009, Treadwell played in the last nine games of the season and recorded 11 tackles. Kevin Pickelman (6-4, 285, Jr.), who tallied a career-high 20 tackles last year, including five in the Alamo Bowl, also will see significant time at nose tackle. “We’re young, but our defensive tackle situation is going to be solid with Worthy and Treadwell,” said Dantonio. “Pickelman also gives us needed depth as well.” Colin Neely (6-1, 258, Sr.-5) is the lone senior on the line and will start at one end position. Neely has quietly put together solid numbers in playing every game the past two seasons, including a career-high 24 tackles and 7.0 tackles for loss (36 yards) as a junior. In addition to Neely, Johnathan Strayhorn (6-0, 275, Jr.) has played in 19 games the past two seasons and recorded 13 tackles last year. At the rush end, Dantonio is looking for sophomore Tyler Hoover (6-7, 260) to have a breakout season after showing promise in his first year of seeing action. Hoover appeared in every game last season, including a season-best performance in the Alamo

All-American and 2009 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Greg Jones led the conference and finished third in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with a career-best 154 tackles. A model of consistency, Jones has led the team in tackles in 23 of the last 26 games.

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Bowl with three tackles and a pass break-up against Texas Tech. “Tyler Hoover needs to come into his own this fall, he’s playing an important position,” Dantonio said. “We need him to play at a high level. After playing last year, I think his confidence is high. Colin Neely played well last year and should continue to be consistent for us.” Other candidates for playing time at defensive end include Todd Anderson (6-2, 242, Jr.), Denzel Drone (6-2, 250, R-Fr.) and Corey Freeman (6-2, 240, So.). LINEBACKERS

Led by consensus first-team All-American Greg Jones (6-1, 235, Sr.) and three-year starter Eric Gordon (6-0, 232, Sr.-5), the strength of the Spartan defense is undoubtedly its linebackers. During his first two seasons at Michigan State, Jones had already established himself as one of the top linebackers in the Big Ten. He garnered Freshman All-America accolades in 2007 and was a first-team all-conference selection in 2008. But in 2009, Jones elevated his game to a level that placed him among the nation’s elite. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native led the Big Ten and ranked third in the NCAA FBS with 154 tackles, which ranked seventh most in an MSU season. He also ranked fifth in the league with nine sacks (53 yards) and 10th with 14 tackles for loss (69 yards). Perhaps Jones’ most impressive trait was his consistency, as he compiled double-figures in tackles in nine games. Those remarkable numbers landed Jones on the consensus All-America first team and made him the first Spartan to be named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. He also was named first-team All-Big Ten for the second consecutive year, and CollegeFootballNews.com listed Jones as the No. 1 linebacker in the nation and the top overall player in the Big Ten. In addition, Jones was selected as the recipient of the Linebacker Trophy (National Linebacker of the Year) by the College Football Performance Awards. Named to the preseason watch lists for the Butkus Award, the Lombardi Award and the Nagurski Award, Jones has started 33 of 39 career games, including 27 consecutive starting assignments. He has 359 career tackles, including 36.5 for losses (140 yards) and 15.5 sacks (87 yards). Jones will enter the 2010 season ranked second among NCAA FBS active leaders in tackles per game (9.2 avg.) and total tackles (359). He already ranks among MSU’s alltime leaders in tackles for loss (fifth), sacks (tied for sixth) and total tackles (eighth). In addition, he has produced double-figure tackles 18 times in his career. “Our linebacking corps is obviously a position of depth for us,” remarked Dantonio. “When you have a guy like Greg Jones who decides to return, a returning captain and first-team All-American, not only is he a great player but he has the players’ respect as well. I think that speaks volumes about our program that he would come back. He would have been a high draft pick and to pass on those things shows that he values education, which is an example to all of our players. By staying, he has earned a lot of credibility with our players and our staff. He’s the nucleus of our football team defensively.

“That being said, we certainly have a lot of talent around him, featuring three more guys who have starting experience. Eric Gordon returns for his fourth year as a starter. Those two have been alongside each other every step of their careers.” Gordon also has started 27 straight games at linebacker and has been consistent every year, collecting 239 tackles, including 22.5 for losses (88 yards) and 7.5 sacks (55 yards), in 38 career games. He had a career-high 92 tackles as a junior, ranking 16th in the Big Ten, to go along with 7.5 tackles for loss (39 yards) and 3.5 sacks (32 yards). In addition to Gordon at sam (strong side) linebacker, Jon Misch (6-3, 207, Sr.-5) is a veteran who has compiled 50 tackles in 32 career games, including a career-high 28 stops last season. Sophomore Chris Norman (6-1, 220, So.) is the projected starter at the star (weak side) linebacker position. Norman played in every game last season as a true freshman, including a start at Notre Dame, and recorded 11 tackles. With one season under his belt, the coaching staff expects Norman to make significant progress this fall. Providing backup behind Norman will be Denicos Allen (5-10, 212), a promising red-shirt freshman who made the transition from safety to linebacker during spring practice. Allen capped his strong spring season by tallying seven tackles, including 2.5 for loss (16 yards) and two sacks (15 yards), in the Green-White game. “Both Chris and Denicos had outstanding springs,” said Dantonio. “Chris played a lot last year and started at Notre Dame, which was by design, because I felt like he needed that experience. He’s added weight this year and is still very athletic. Denicos has really improved and is very powerful.” The deep talent pool at linebacker extends past the starters, as several underclassmen will compete for playing time in the rotation. Steve Gardiner (6-1, 222, So.), TyQuan Hammock (6-0, 255, R-Fr.) and Jeremy Gainer (6-1, 225, R-Fr.) could all see the field in 2010, while two heralded freshmen in Max Bullough (6-3, 235) and William Gholston (6-7, 250) also will contribute. Both Bullough and Gholston were high school All-Americans who were ranked among the top five nationally at their respective position by various recruiting services. “The linebackers will be a fun position to watch,” said Dantonio. “We have quite a few guys with experience, and we also have some real talented young players. Max had an exciting spring and he’s going to be a great player for us, and we have to find a place to get William on the field somewhere. He’s a talented player that’s sure to make an impact.” DEFENSIVE BACKS

Michigan State lost five letterwinners in the secondary from last year’s team but figures to have a strong unit anchored by underclassmen this season. Veteran Chris L. Rucker (6-2, 200, Sr.), who has started in 23 games his first three seasons, will line up as the boundary corner. Rucker earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors for the second straight year in 2009 after recording a career-high 58 tackles and leading the team with seven pass break-ups. “We feel very good about Chris L. Rucker,” Dantonio

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Heading into his fourth season at Michigan State, Dantonio is starting to see the development of his program come together as he continues to build the Spartans into one of the top programs in the Big Ten Conference. “We have only lost one coach as our staff heads into our fourth year together here, which is very impressive and speaks to the type of program we are building,” said Dantonio. “What we’ve been able to do is critique things and move forward. There’s been consistency here. We have an outstanding staff that cares about their players as people, and I think that translates to success. We’re all very, very excited about the season. “My expectation is to have a very good football team. We have experience in all of the skill positions on offense, and defensively, when you can build around a player like Greg Jones, it’s obviously very exciting. We also have a lot of good young players that were redshirted last year, so we’re still a young team but we have experience now, and that experience will be a huge thing for us. All of our recruiting classes are really coming together. We have the skill players, leadership and chemistry to compete for the Big Ten Championship in 2010.”

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said. “He’s fluid, fast and a very athletic player. He’s going to have a great fall for us. He’s come up with some picks for us in the past and definitely has that ability.” At field corner, Johnny Adams (5-11, 170, R-So.) returns for his second year of action. Adams made an immediate impact his freshman season in 2008, appearing in 12 games with starts against Iowa and Purdue. He tied for second on the team with two interceptions, including a 40-yard return for a touchdown against Purdue, while tallying 21 tackles and four pass break-ups. Adams played in the first two games of 2009 but then missed the majority of the season with a shoulder injury. “Johnny Adams had a phenomenal freshman year, so we’re excited to have him back,” Dantonio said. “He’s going to be a very good player.” Mitchell White (6-1, 170, So.), who played in the final four games of last season, and Dana Dixon (6-2, 173, R-Fr.) also will see action at corner. Two players with starting experience also return at safety. Fifth-year senior Marcus Hyde (6-0, 200) has eight starts and 36 career games under his belt, and with his playing time increased as a junior, he responded by delivering a career-high 46 tackles. Hyde enters camp as the starting strong safety, with Jairus Jones (6-1, 208, R-Fr.) serving as the backup. Trenton Robinson (5-10, 195, Jr.), who ranked fourth on the team a year ago with 67 tackles, has solidified himself as the starting free safety. After battling a midseason injury, Robinson turned up his game down the stretch last season, averaging 11.3 stops in the last three games, including a career-high 14 in the win at Purdue and 13 in the Alamo Bowl against Texas Tech. “Marcus and Trenton are really going to be secondyear starters for us,” Dantonio said. “Marcus has played a lot the last two years and had a really good spring, and Trenton has been a very key player for us. I keep telling Trenton he’s playing safety at a higher power right now. He’s become much more disciplined. He’s a very reactive, quick and explosive.” Pat White (5-11, 193, R-Fr.) and Jesse Johnson (5-10, 186, Sr.-5) will provide depth behind Robinson at free safety.

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Chris L. Rucker, who heads into his third season as the starting boundary corner, recorded career highs in tackles (58) and pass break-ups (7) in 2009.

Since Dantonio’s arrival at Michigan State, the Spartans have featured some of the best special teams units in the Big Ten. Current Washington Redskins wide receiver Devin Thomas set a Big Ten record for kickoff return yards in 2007, and placekicker Brett Swenson was a 2009 first-team All-Big Ten selection and team MVP who finished his career tied for third in Big Ten history with 71 field goals. The kicking unit will take on a different look this year, however, as Swenson, the program’s all-time leader in field goals, points scored (377) and extra points (164), is gone to the NFL. Dan Conroy (5-10, 185, So.) and Kevin Muma (6-0, 186, R-Fr.) will battle all preseason camp, just as they did in spring practice, to see who will emerge as Swenson’s successor at field goals and kickoffs. Conroy saw action in four games last season, averaging 62.1 yards on nine kickoffs. He also connected on a 43-yard field goal in the season opener against Montana State. Muma hit from as far as 42 yards out in spring scrimmages and made a 19-yarder in the spring game. “Those guys will be under some pressure,” Dantonio said of the kickers. “We have to secure the kickoff position, and I think Kevin did a nice job of that in the spring. Dan Conroy had a good spring along with Kevin in the field-goal kicking area. They’re definitely locked up in a tie heading into camp. We have to see who kicks best when it’s all on the line – that’s something you don’t really want to find out, but that’s the necessity of that position. You have to be able to do it in games. There’s an experience factor there, but we’ll allow them to develop and be patient.” Although MSU will feature a new kicker in 2010, the return teams and punting unit should rank among the best in the conference and the nation.

Fourth-year starter and Ray Guy candidate Aaron Bates (6-0, 198, Sr.) has proven to be one of the top punters in program history. He enters his final season at MSU ranked sixth in school history in punting yards (8,342 yards) and seventh in punts (203) and punting average (41.1). His unique style of punting has allowed him to place 33 percent of his career punts inside the opponent’s 20. “I believe Aaron Bates will punt in the NFL – he’s been excellent for us,” Dantonio said. “He’s also a great holder and performs under pressure. He’s a guy who displays an extreme amount of concentration and attention to detail. He’s an absolute gamer. Without question, the punt is the most important play in football in terms of yards and possession, and with Bates, we have a guy who can deliver.” At long snapper, Alex Shackleton (6-2, 240, Sr.-5) returns for his fourth season, adding experience and stability to the unit. Wideout Keshawn Martin (5-11, 185, Jr.) will lead the kick return team, which ranked eighth nationally in 2009, averaging 25.9 yards per return. Martin was the 11th-ranked return man in the nation (28.9yard avg.) and led the Big Ten in conference games with a 33.6-yard average. He ran back the opening kick of the second half at Minnesota 93 yards for a touchdown, MSU’s first kick return for a TD since 2005, and accumulated 176 kick return yards in the game, the third-highest single-game figure in MSU history. Overall, Martin’s 665 kick return yards ranked as the seventh-highest total in an MSU season. As a punt returner, Martin ranked fifth in the Big Ten with his 7.4-yard average (156 yards). “Keshawn’s an excellent return man and anytime he gets his hands on the ball, something is going to happen,” said Dantonio. “He’s very calm under pressure and plays within himself. He’s one of our most explosive players who does so many things for us.”

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“I think our secondary has a chance to be really good,” remarked Dantonio. “I like the experience we have coming back in our first group, and we have some very young players who can make plays.”

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2010 capsule outlook Offense Formation: Multiple Defense Formation: Multiple 2009 Record: 6-7 overall, 4-4 Big Ten (T-6th) Lettermen Lost: 28 (12 offense, 15 defense, 1 specialists) Lettermen Returning: 40 (21 offense, 17 defense, 2 specialists) Starters Lost: 10 (4 offense, 5 defense, 1 specialist) Starters Returning: 15 (7 offense, 6 defense, 2 specialists) Offensive Starters Lost (4): WR Blair White, LT Rocco Cironi, C Joel Nitchman, RG Brendon Moss. Offensive Starters Returning (7): WR B.J. Cunningham, LG Joel Foreman, RT D.J. Young, TE Charlie Gantt, TE Brian Linthicum, QB Kirk Cousins, RB Larry Caper. Defensive Starters Lost (5): DE Trevor Anderson, NT Oren Wilson, LB Brandon Denson, CB Jeremy Ware, SS Danny Fortener. Defensive Starters Returning (6): DT Jerel Worthy, DE Colin Neely, LB Eric Gordon, LB Greg Jones, FS Trenton Robinson, CB Chris L. Rucker. Starting Specialists Lost (1): K Brett Swenson Starting Specialists Returning (2): P Aaron Bates, SN Alex Shackleton.

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DE TREVOR ANDERSON: Two-year letterwinner was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media in 2009 . . . led all Spartan defensive linemen with 45 tackles . . . ranked third on the team with four sacks (21 yards) and tied for third with 7.5 tackles for loss (32 yards) . . . played in 50 career games (combined at Cincinnati and Michigan State), including 44 starts (23 at MSU) . . . had 22 sacks (138 yards) and 39.5 tackles for loss (185 yards) in his career. LT ROCCO CIRONI: Started every game (26) in 2008 and 2009 at left tackle . . . appeared in 36 career games, including 28 starts at left tackle. LB BRANDON DENSON: Started 10 games at will linebacker and saw action in 12 games in 2009 . . . ranked third on the team with a career-high 68 tackles . . . also posted career highs in tackles for loss (4) and sacks (2.5) . . . saw action in 45 career games and made 111 tackles. SS DANNY FORTENER: Played in all 13 games in 2009 with nine starts . . . played in 51 career games with 18 starts . . . had 54 tackles, three pass break-ups and 2.5 tackles for loss as a senior . . . recorded 131 tackles, 11 pass break-ups and three interceptions in his career. RG BRENDON MOSS: Started every game on the offensive line in 2009 . . . started the first two games at right tackle and the last 11 at right guard . . . played in 26 career games, including 14 starts. C JOEL NITCHMAN: Started three straight years at center . . . appeared in 35 career games, including 31 starts at center and 32 starts overall . . . named second-team All-Big Ten in 2009 by the league’s media. K BRETT SWENSON: Four-year letterwinner finished his career as MSU’s all-time leader in points scored (377), field goals (71) and extra points (164) . . . his 78 percent career field-goal percentage (71-for-91) is second in the MSU record books . . . named firstteam All-Big Ten as selected by the league’s coaches and media in 2009 . . . named the team’s most valuable player in a vote by the players . . . the 71 career field goals rank tied for third in Big Ten history . . . he also ranks among the all-time Big Ten leaders in kick scoring (second), total points (fourth) and extra points (sixth) . . . finished 2009 going 19-for-22 on field-goal attempts (.864), which was the best field-goal percentage in the Big Ten . . . also tied for the league lead with 19 field goals. CB JEREMY WARE: Two-year letterwinner appeared in all 13 games in 2009 and started 12 games at field corner . . . named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the coaches . . . recorded a career-high 52 tackles and five pass break-ups . . . appeared in 26 career games, including 16 starting assignments . . . selected in the seventh round (No. 215 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.

WR BLAIR WHITE: Four-year letterwinner finished his Spartan career ranked among MSU’s all-time leaders in receptions (12th with 116), touchdown receptions (15th with 10) and receiving yards (16th with 1,674 yards) . . . played in 40 career games with 18 starts . . . named first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and second team by the media . . . tied for first in the Big Ten with nine TD receptions in 2009 . . . also ranked third in the conference in receiving yards (76.2 ypg) and receptions (5.4 pg) . . . led team in catches (70), receiving yards (990) and touchdowns (9); all of those marks rank among MSU’s Top 10 single-season leaders.

top returnees AARON BATES (P, 6-0, 198, Sr.) 2009 SEASON: Completed his third year as the starting punter . . . ranked fifth in the Big Ten and 44th nationally in punting average (41.6 avg.) . . . placed 37 percent of his punts inside the 20 (23 of 63) . . . CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Three-year letterman has averaged 41.1 yards on 203 career punts . . . ranks sixth in MSU history in punting yards (8,342 yards) and seventh in punts (203) and punting average (41.1). LARRY CAPER (RB, 5-11, 220, So.) 2009 SEASON: True freshman led the team in rushing (468 yards), carries (120) and rushing touchdowns (6) . . . named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by ESPN.com and Sporting News. KIRK COUSINS (QB, 6-3, 202, Jr.) 2009 SEASON: Third-year player started 12 games at quarterback for the Spartans . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . became only the second sophomore to be named a captain in Michigan State’s 113-year football history . . . his pass efficiency rating of 142.6 ranked third in the Big Ten and 25th nationally . . . also ranked seventh in the Big Ten in passing (206.2 ypg) and total offense (210.8 ypg) . . . completed 60 percent of his passes (198-for328) for 2,680 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions . . . his 19 passing touchdowns ranked third in the conference and tied for seventh most in an MSU season . . . CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Two-year letterman ranks tied for eighth in MSU history with 21 passing TDs . . . has completed 62 percent of his passes (230for-371) for 2,990 yards. B.J. CUNNINGHAM (WR, 6-2, 220, Jr.) 2009 SEASON: Saw action in 12 games and started 10 . . . team’s second-leading receiver with 48 receptions for 641 yards and four touchdowns . . . 27 of his 48 catches resulted in a touchdown or a first down . . . CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Two-year letterman has 89 catches for 1,169 yards and four touchdowns in 25 career games. MARK DELL (WR, 6-2, 199, Sr.) 2009 SEASON: Saw action in 10 games . . . ranked third on the team in receptions (26) and receiving yards (449) . . . averaged 17.3 yards per catch and 44.9 receiving yards per game . . . 20 of his 26 catches resulted in either a touchdown or a first down . . . CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Three-year letterman has 82 career receptions for 1,348 yards (16.4 avg.) and six TDs . . . has appeared in 34 career games with 19 starts to his credit. JOEL FOREMAN (LG, 6-4, 310, Jr.) 2009 SEASON: Third-year player started 12 games at left guard (DNP vs. Wisconsin) . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media . . . did not allow a sack during the regular season (approximately 300 passing plays) . . . CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Two-year letterman has played in 25 career games with 23 starts at left guard. CHARLIE GANTT (TE, 6-5, 260, Sr.) 2009 SEASON: Started all 13 games at tight end . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . recorded career highs in catches (22) and receiving yards (348) and also had two touchdown receptions . . . CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Three-year letterman has played in 30 career games with 26 consecutive starts at tight end . . . has 41 career catches for 650 yards and six TDs. ERIC GORDON (LB, 6-0, 232, Sr.) 2009 SEASON: Started 10 games at sam linebacker and three more at will linebacker . . . ranked second on the team with a career-high 92 tackles . . . also finished third in tackles for loss (7.5, 39 yards) and fourth in sacks (3.5, 32 yards) . . . ranked 16th in the Big Ten in tackles (7.1 avg.) . . . CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Three-year letterman has started 27 consecutive games at linebacker, tied for the team

high along with Greg Jones . . . has appeared in 38 career games, including 36 starting assignments . . . has recorded 239 career tackles, including 22.5 for losses (88 yards) and 7.5 sacks (55). GREG JONES (LB, 6-1, 240, Sr.) 2009 SEASON: Consensus AllAmerican ranked first in the Big Ten and third in the nation with 154 tackles (11.8 avg.) . . . ranked fifth in the Big Ten and tied for 30th in the nation with nine sacks (53 yards) . . . also ranked 10th in the conference and tied for 51st in the FBS with a team-high 13.5 tackles for loss (68 yards) . . . his 154 tackles were the seventh-highest single-season total in MSU history . . . became first Spartan to be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (media) . . . first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and the media . . . CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Has appeared in 39 career games, including 33 starts . . . tied for a team high with 27 consecutive starts along with Eric Gordon . . . currently ranks tied for eighth all-time at MSU with 359 career tackles . . . enters the 2010 season ranked second among active NCAA FBS leaders in tackles per game (9.2) and tackles (359) . . . has 18 career double-figure tackle games . . . his 36.5 career tackles for loss (140 yards) are fifth in the MSU record books and his 15.5 sacks (93 yards) are tied for sixth. BRIAN LINTHICUM (TE, 6-5, 238, Jr.) 2009 SEASON: Appeared in 12 games with seven starts in his first season as a Spartan . . . had 20 receptions for 266 yards (13.3 avg.), ranking second among Spartan tight ends . . . led the Spartan tight ends with 14 pancake blocks. KESHAWN MARTIN (WR, 5-11, 185, Jr.) 2009 SEASON: Led the team with 1,451 all-purpose yards (111.6 avg.), which ranked third in the Big Ten . . . ranked third in the Big Ten and 11th nationally in kickoff returns (28.9 avg.) . . . his 665 kick return yards rank as the seventh-highest total in an MSU season . . . had 18 catches for 411 receiving yards and led the team in yards per catch (22.8 avg.) . . . was second on the team with seven touchdowns overall (five receiving; one rushing; one kick return) – six covering 48 yards or more . . . CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Two-year letterwinner has 29 career receptions for 543 yards and five touchdowns . . . has 1,685 career all-purpose yards. COLIN NEELY (DE, 6-1, 258, Sr.) 2009 SEASON: Appeared in all 13 games and started 12 games at defensive end . . . compiled a career-high 24 tackles, including 7.0 for loss (36 yards) . . . CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Has played in 27 career games, including 15 starting assignments, recording 41 tackles. KEITH NICHOL (WR, 6-2, 222, Jr.) 2009 SEASON: Superb allaround athlete will play at wide receiver this upcoming season after playing at quarterback in 2009 . . . completed 54 percent of his passes (49-for-91) for 764 yards and seven touchdowns in 10 games of action . . . started at wide receiver in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech and caught two passes for 11 yards. TRENTON ROBINSON (S, 5-10, 195, Jr.) 2009 SEASON: Appeared in 11 games in 2009, with seven starting assignments at safety . . . recorded 67 tackles, ranking fourth on the team . . . CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Has seen action in 20 career games and has made 73 career tackles. CHRIS L. RUCKER (CB, 6-2, 200, Sr.) 2009 SEASON: Started 11 games at boundary corner . . . earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by the coaches and media . . . recorded 58 tackles and led team with seven pass break-ups . . . CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Three-year letterwinner has appeared in 31 career games, including 23 starting assignments . . . his career totals include 127 tackles, four interceptions and 12 pass-break ups. JEREL WORTHY (DT, 6-3, 305, So.) 2009 SEASON: Started 11 games at defensive tackle and saw action in all 13 games . . . named first-team Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com, FWAA and Sporting News . . . named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team as selected by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Sporting News . . . second on the team with 9.0 tackles for loss (34 yards) and 4.5 sacks (23 yards). D.J. YOUNG (LT, 6-5, 298, Sr.) 2009 SEASON: Started the last 11 games at right tackle in his first year as a Spartan . . . made his first career start as a Spartan at right tackle in Week 3 at Notre Dame.

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LOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POSITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RETURNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B.J. CUNNINGHAM (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Dell (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris D. Rucker (2) ROCCO CIRONI (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Deyo (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOEL FOREMAN (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethan Ruhland (1)

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JOEL NITCHMAN (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Stipek (2) BRENDON MOSS (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jared McGaha (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris McDonald (1) Mike Schmeding (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D.J. YOUNG (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J’Michael Deane (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHARLIE GANTT (3)

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRIAN LINTHICUM (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Garrett Celek (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dion Sims (1) BLAIR WHITE (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keshawn Martin (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KIRK COUSINS (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keith Nichol (1) Andrew Hawken (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick Bendzuck (1) Andrew Pendy (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A.J. Jimmerson (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LARRY CAPER (1) Ashton Leggett (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edwin Baker (1) Glenn Winston (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caulton Ray (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andre Anderson (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRETT SWENSON (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A three-year letterman, Mark Dell has 82 career receptions for 1,348 yards (16.4 avg.) and six touchdowns.

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LOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POSITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RETURNING TREVOR ANDERSON (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hoover (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnathan Strayhorn (2) Michael Jordan (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JEREL WORTHY (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Pickelman (2) OREN WILSON (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blake Treadwell (1) Ishmyl Johnson (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Rolf (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COLIN NEELY (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ERIC GORDON (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Misch (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drew Stevens (1) Adam Decker (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GREG JONES (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Gardiner (1) BRANDON DENSON (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Norman (1) Brynden Trawick (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marcus Webb (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JEREMY WARE (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross Weaver (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kendell Davis-Clark (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRENTON ROBINSON (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jesse Johnson (3) DANNY FORTENER (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marcus Hyde (3) Roderick Jenrette (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashton Henderson (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRIS L. RUCKER (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mitchell White (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AARON BATES (3)

A three-year starter, Eric Gordon has recorded 239 career tackles, with 22.5 resulting in losses (88 yards) including 7.5 sacks (55 yards).

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elig.

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2 2 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 14 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 20 20 21 22 22 23 24 25 26 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 47 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 58 59 59 60 61 62 63

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

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

199 250 175 220 208 185 170 212 222 202 191 200 220 200 173 206 185 176 200 175 186 185 198 190 182 200 193 220 192 208 230 200 186 200 198 212 200 185 175 170 185 184 207 240 250 195 235 207 240 232 240 240 225 232 230 255 222 221 250 240 300 240 240 275 280 275 298 220 295 360 295 265

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

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

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

Mark Dell William Gholston Mylan Hicks B.J. Cunningham Edwin Baker Dan Conroy Johnny Adams Joe Boisture Keith Nichol Kirk Cousins Isaiah Lewis Andrew Maxwell Chris Norman Marcus Hyde Dana Dixon Bennie Fowler Tony Lippett Chase Parker Donald Spencer Chris D. Rucker Kevin Muma Kyle Nichol Aaron Bates Danny Folino Nick Hill Kyle Selden Pat White Larry Caper Josh Bodell Jairus Jones Le’Veon Bell Keith Mumphrey Jesse Johnson David Spears Kurtis Drummond Denicos Allen Chris L. Rucker Mike Sadler Darqueze Dennard Mitchell White Jeremy Langford Andre Buford Jon Misch Fred Smith Niko Palazeti Trenton Robinson Max Bullough Kyler Elsworth Nick Bendzuck Eric Gordon Josh Rouse Marcus Rush Jeremy Gainer Adam Setterbo Drew Stevens TyQuan Hammock Steve Gardiner Steve Moore Denzel Drone Greg Jones Connor Kruse Corey Freeman Alex Shackleton Johnathan Strayhorn Hugh Stangeland Jordan Sanders D.J. Young Ty Hamilton Micajah Reynolds Antonio Jeremiah Chris McDonald Travis Jackson

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Hometown (Previous School) Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison) Detroit, Mich. (Southeastern) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Westerville, Ohio (Westerville South) Highland Park, Mich. (Oak Park) Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South) Akron, Ohio (Buchtel) Goodrich, Mich. (Saline) Lowell, Mich. (Oklahoma) Holland, Mich. (Holland Christian) Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis) Midland, Mich. (Midland) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Fostoria, Ohio (Fostoria) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Bloomfield, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) Detroit, Mich. (Crockett) Mason, Mich. (Mason) Ypsilanti, Mich. (Ypsilanti) Detroit, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) Troy, Mich. (Troy) Lowell, Mich. (Lowell) New Concord, Ohio (John Glenn) Okemos, Mich. (East Lansing) Chelsea, Mich. (Chelsea) Waterford, Mich. (Our Lady of the Lakes) Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington Central) Battle Creek, Mich. (Battle Creek Central) Frankfort, Mich. (Frankfort) Tampa, Fla. (Wharton) Reynoldsburg, Ohio (Groveport Madison) Vienna, Ga. (Dooly County) Durand, Mich. (Durand Area) Muskegon, Mich. (Muskegon) Masury, Ohio (Hubbard) Hamilton, Ohio (Hamilton) Warren, Ohio (Warren G. Harding) Grand Rapids, Mich. (Forest Hills Northern) Dry Branch, Ga. (Twiggs County) Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson) Wayne, Mich. (John Glenn) Waterford, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) Waterford, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) Detroit, Mich. (Southeastern) Northville, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central) Bay City, Mich. (Bay City Central) Traverse City, Mich. (St. Francis) Goodrich, Mich. (Goodrich) Strongsville, Ohio (Mercyhurst College) Traverse City, Mich. (Traverse City West) Newtown, Conn. (Valley Forge Military Academy) Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller) Detroit, Mich. (Clarenceville) Spring Lake, Mich. (Spring Lake Senior) Delaware, Ohio (Olentangy) Fort Wayne, Ind. (Bishop Luers) Dublin, Ohio (Coffman) Pinconning, Mich. (Pinconning Area) Plant City, Fla. (Plant City) Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller) Lowell, Mich. (Lowell) Cleveland Heights, Ohio (Cleveland Heights) Breckenridge, Colo. (Summit) Detroit, Mich. (Oak Park) Ridgefield, Conn. (Milford Academy) Rochester, Mich. (Adams) Lansing, Mich. (Bowling Green) Fenton, Mich. (Fenton) Lansing, Mich. (Sexton) Hilliard, Ohio (Hilliard Darby) Sterling Heights, Mich. (Henry Ford II) New Albany, Ohio (St. Francis DeSales)


2010 outlook CL.

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

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

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

Hometown (Previous School) Chesterfield, Va. (Manchester) Carey, Ohio (Carey) Weston, Conn. (Weston) Macomb Township, Mich. (Dakota) 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) Shaker Heights, Ohio (Shaker Heights) Chicago, Ill. (Mount Carmel) Columbiaville, Mich. (North Branch) Powell, Tenn. (Powell) Toronto, Ontario (Newtonbrook Secondary School) Clive, Iowa (Valley) Detroit, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central) Inkster, Mich. (John Glenn) Farmington Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice) Vermilion, Ohio (Vermilion) Cincinnati, Ohio (LaSalle) Jackson, Mich. (Napoleon) Villa Park, Ill. (Willowbrook) Charlottesville, Va. (Clemson) Bethlehem, Pa. (Freedom) Tampa, Fla. (H.B. Plant) Novi, Mich. (Novi) Ann Arbor, Mich. (Huron) East Lansing, Mich. (East Lansing) Beverly Hills, Mich. (Southfield Christian) Marshall, Mich. (Marshall) North Royalton, Ohio (North Royalton) Battle Creek, Mich. (Fort Scott CC) Huber Heights, Ohio (Wayne)

Spartan Records

elig.

253 295 257 285 310 288 272 293 315 294 292 304 314 315 300 312 308 285 175 185 260 258 245 242 203 238 258 188 260 235 277 230 285 296 320 305

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Wt.

6-3 6-7 6-2 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-7 6-7 6-6 6-4 6-6 6-3 6-6 6-6 6-5 6-8 6-5 5-8 5-11 6-5 6-7 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-4 6-7 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-6 6-2 6-3

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

Cameron Jude Michael Dennis Doug Curtis John Stipek Joel Foreman Ethan Ruhland Blake Pacheco Shawn Kamm Skyler Schofner John Deyo Nate Klatt Henry Conway Arthur Ray Jr.+ Zach Hueter Jared McGaha J’Michael Deane David Barrent Dion Sims Brad Sonntag Keshawn Martin Charlie Gantt Derek Hoebing Garrett Celek Todd Anderson Milton Colbert Brian Linthicum Colin Neely Cam Martin Tyler Hoover Andrew Gleichert Blake Treadwell Taylor Calero Kevin Pickelman Dan France Anthony Rashad White Jerel Worthy

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Pos.

64 65 65 66 67 68 69 69 70 71 72 73 73 74 75 77 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 87 87 88 89 89 91 91 93 94 96 97 98 99

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No. Name

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

No. Name

Pos.

No. 52 27 41 19 67 13 97 55 47 83 50 2 91 43 59 49 2 20 84 91 74 11 63 61 26 53 23

Name Denzel Drone Kurtis Drummond Kyler Elsworth Danny Folino Joel Foreman Bennie Fowler Dan France Corey Freeman Jeremy Gainer Charlie Gantt Steve Gardiner William Gholston Andrew Gleichert Eric Gordon Ty Hamilton TyQuan Hammock Mylan Hicks Nick Hill Derek Hoebing Tyler Hoover Zach Hueter Marcus Hyde Travis Jackson Antonio Jeremiah Jesse Johnson Greg Jones Jairus Jones

Pos. DE S LB S OG WR DT DE LB TE LB LB TE LB LB LB DB RB TE DE OG S OL OG S LB S

No. 64 69 72 54 33 9 88 14 89 82 10 62 75 36 51 17 25 89 7 17 10 69 38 14 96 73 60

Name Pos. Cameron Jude DL Shawn Kamm OL Nate Klatt C Connor Kruse OL Jeremy Langford RB/WR Isaiah Lewis S Brian Linthicum TE Tony Lippett WR Cam Martin WR Keshawn Martin WR Andrew Maxwell QB Chris McDonald OG Jared McGaha OT Jon Misch LB Steve Moore SN Kevin Muma K Keith Mumphrey WR Colin Neely DE Keith Nichol WR Kyle Nichol QB Chris Norman LB Blake Pacheco DL Niko Palazeti FB Chase Parker CB Kevin Pickelman NT Arthur Ray Jr. OL Micajah Reynolds DT

No. 39 44 16 29 68 45 30 58 70 20 47 56 80 37 81 26 15 58 48 66 57 93 98 32 21 99 59

Name Pos. Trenton Robinson S Josh Rouse FB Chris D. Rucker WR Chris L. Rucker CB Ethan Ruhland OG Marcus Rush DE Mike Sadler P Jordan Sanders DL Skyler Schofner OL Kyle Selden P Adam Setterbo FB Alex Shackleton SN Dion Sims TE Fred Smith FB Brad Sonntag WR David Spears RB Donald Spencer WR Hugh Stangeland OL Drew Stevens FB John Stipek C Johnathan Strayhorn DE Blake Treadwell NT Anthony Rashad White DT Mitchell White CB Pat White S Jerel Worthy DT D.J. Young OT

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Bowl History

Johnny Adams Denicos Allen Todd Anderson Edwin Baker David Barrent Aaron Bates Le’Veon Bell Nick Bendzuck Josh Bodell Joe Boisture Andre Buford Max Bullough Taylor Calero Larry Caper Garrett Celek Milton Colbert Dan Conroy Henry Conway Kirk Cousins B.J. Cunningham Doug Curtis J’Michael Deane Mark Dell Darqueze Dennard Michael Dennis John Deyo Dana Dixon

Honors & awards

5 28 87 4 79 18 24 42 22 6 34 40 94 22 85 87 4 73 8 3 65 77 2 31 65 71 12

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2010 Preseason Depth Chart

Offense

X......................................... 7....................................................Keith Nichol (6-2, 222, Jr.) ........................................... 2........................................................ Mark Dell (6-2, 199, Sr.) ......................................... 15...........................................Donald Spencer (6-2, 200, R-Fr.) ......................................... 81.................................................. Brad Sonntag (5-8, 175, Jr.) LT...................................... 59...................................................D.J. Young (6-5, 298, Sr.-5) ......................................... 71....................................................... John Deyo (6-6, 294, So.) ......................................... 79..............................................David Barrent (6-8, 308, R-Fr.) LG..................................... 67..................................................Joel Foreman (6-4, 310, Jr.) ......................................... 68...............................................Ethan Ruhland (6-5, 288, So.) C....................................... 66.................................................John Stipek (6-5, 285, Sr.-5) ......................................... 72....................................................Nate Klatt (6-4, 292, R-Fr.) RG..................................... 62.............................................Chris McDonald (6-5, 295, So.) ......................................... 74..............................................Zach Hueter (6-6, 315, So.) OR ......................................... 61............................................ Antonio Jeremiah (6-5, 360, Sr.) RT..................................... 77................................... J’Michael Deane (6-5, 312, Sr.-5) OR ......................................... 75.................................................Jared McGaha (6-6, 300, Jr.) ......................................... 73..............................................Henry Conway (6-6, 304, R-Fr.) TE...................................... 83..............................................Charlie Gantt (6-5, 260, Sr.-5) ......................................... 88.............................................. Brian Linthicum (6-5, 238, Jr.) ......................................... 80................................................. Dion Sims (6-5, 285, So.) OR ......................................... 85................................................... Garrett Celek (6-5, 245, Jr.) Z....................................... 82............................................Keshawn Martin (5-11, 185, Jr.) ........................................... 3.............................................B.J. Cunningham (6-2, 220, Jr.) ......................................... 13..............................................Bennie Fowler (6-1, 206, R-Fr.) ......................................... 16............................................. Chris D. Rucker (5-10, 175, Jr.) QB....................................... 8................................................... Kirk Cousins (6-3, 202, Jr.) ......................................... 10.......................................... Andrew Maxwell (6-3, 200, R-Fr.) ........................................... 6.................................................... Joe Boisture (6-5, 212, Fr.) FB..................................... 44................................................. Josh Rouse (6-3, 240, Sr.-5) ......................................... 47........................................... Adam Setterbo (6-3, 232, Jr.) OR ......................................... 37................................................Fred Smith (6-2, 240, So.) OR ......................................... 48................................................. Drew Stevens (6-4, 230, So.) TB..................................... 22.................................................Larry Caper (5-11, 220, So.) ........................................... 4...................................................Edwin Baker (5-9, 208, So.) ......................................... 24...............................................Le’Veon Bell (6-2, 230, Fr.) OR ......................................... 20.......................................................... Nick Hill (5-6, 182, Fr.)

Defense

RUSH................................. 91..................................................Tyler Hoover (6-7, 260, So.) ......................................... 87........................................... Todd Anderson (6-2, 242, Jr.) OR ......................................... 52............................................... Denzel Drone (6-2, 250, R-Fr.) DT..................................... 99..................................................Jerel Worthy (6-3, 305, So.) ......................................... 97..................................................Dan France (6-6, 296, R-Fr.) ......................................... 60........................................Micajah Reynolds (6-5, 295, R-Fr.) NT..................................... 93............................................ Blake Treadwell (6-3, 277, So.) ......................................... 96..............................................Kevin Pickelman (6-4, 285, Jr.) DE..................................... 89.................................................Colin Neely (6-1, 258, Sr.-5) ......................................... 57....................................... Johnathan Strayhorn (6-0, 275, Jr.) ......................................... 55............................................... Corey Freeman (6-2, 240, So.) SAM................................... 43................................................Eric Gordon (6-0, 232, Sr.-5) ......................................... 36.................................................... Jon Misch (6-3, 207, Sr.-5) ......................................... 47..............................................Jeremy Gainer (6-1, 225, R-Fr.) MIKE................................. 53.....................................................Greg Jones (6-1, 240, Sr.) ......................................... 40............................................ Max Bullough (6-3, 235, Fr.) OR ......................................... 50............................................... Steve Gardiner (6-1, 222, So.) ......................................... 49....................................... TyQuan Hammock (6-0, 255, R-Fr.) STAR................................. 10................................................Chris Norman (6-1, 220, So.) ......................................... 28............................................ Denicos Allen (5-10, 212, R-Fr.) ......................................... 50............................................... Steve Gardiner (6-1, 222, So.) FC....................................... 5..........................................Johnny Adams (5-11, 170, R-So.) ......................................... 12..................................................Dana Dixon (6-2, 173, R-Fr.) FS..................................... 39.........................................Trenton Robinson (5-10, 195, Jr.) ......................................... 21.................................................. Pat White (5-11, 193, R-Fr.) ......................................... 26............................................Jesse Johnson (5-10, 186, Sr.-5) SS..................................... 11.............................................. Marcus Hyde (6-0, 200, Sr.-5) ......................................... 23.................................................Jairus Jones (6-1, 208, R-Fr.) BC..................................... 29..............................................Chris L. Rucker (6-2, 200, Sr.) ......................................... 32................................................ Mitchell White (6-1, 170, So.)

Specialists

KO..................................... 17..........................................Kevin Muma (6-0, 186, R-Fr.) OR ........................................... 4................................................. Dan Conroy (5-10, 185, So.) PK....................................... 4............................................Dan Conroy (5-10, 185, So.) OR ......................................... 17............................................... Kevin Muma (6-0, 186, R-Fr.) P....................................... 18...................................................Aaron Bates (6-0, 198, Sr.) ......................................... 20......................................................Kyle Selden (6-5, 200, Jr.) SN..................................... 56......................................... Alex Shackleton (6-2, 240, Sr.-5) ......................................... 66..................................................John Stipek (6-5, 285, Sr.-5)

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Here is the way Michigan State plans to line up when preseason camp opens on Monday, Aug. 9 for the 2010 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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2010 spartans Adams’ Game-By-Game Statistics______________________________________

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2008

LB | 5-10 | 212 | Fr. | RS Hamilton, Ohio | Hamilton

TM 21 0 21

TFL 2-2 0-0 2-2

SACKS 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 2-40 0-0 2-40

PBU 4 0 4

FR 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0

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AT 6 0 6

Bowl History

UT 15 0 15

Honors & awards

G/GS 12/2 3/0 15/0

Spartan history

Second-year player heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at the star linebacker position . . . made the switch from safety to outside linebacker during spring practice . . . recorded seven tackles in the 2010 Green-White spring game, with 2.5 resulting in losses (16 yards) including two sacks (15 yards) . . . contributed five stops in the April 10 scrimmage . . . 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 for loss vs. Middletown, including three sacks . . . earned first-team All-GMC honors as a junior after registering 147 stops (115 solos, 32 assists) . . . tallied 11 tackles for loss in 2007, including three sacks . . . made 415 career tackles (301 solos, 114 assists), with 47 resulting in losses including 19 sacks . . . had four career interceptions, returning two for touchdowns . . . returned 15 kickoffs for 395 career yards (26.3 avg.) and one score . . . three-year letterman in wrestling and won two district titles . . . four-year letterman in track, helping the Big Blue’s 4x400 relay place in the state finals . . . son of Eric Fleetwood and Sharelle Allen . . . born Aug. 9, 1990 . . . no-preference major.

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Spartan Records

Tackles: 6, vs. Iowa (10/4/08) Tackles for loss: 1, twice (last vs. Iowa, 10/4/08) Pass Break-up: 1, four times (last vs. Penn State, 11/22/08) Interceptions: 1, twice (last vs. Purdue, 11/8/08)

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Adams’ Career Highs

Denicos Allen

FF 0 0

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Talented third-year player is the projected starter at field corner . . . has displayed the knack for making big plays . . . recorded four tackles, including two sacks for 13 yards, and recovered a fumble in the 2010 Green-White spring game . . . 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 . . . registered six solo tackles, including three sacks, in the season finale vs. Akron East . . . had five solo hits vs. Garfield, including four sacks . . . made seven solo tackles vs. Kenmore and returned a kickoff 86 yards for a TD . . . scored on a 64-yard reception vs. Ellet . . . returned a fumble 70 yards for a TD vs. Warren G. Harding . . . first-team 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.

SACKS INT PBU FR 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0 DNP 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0-0 1-40 0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 2-40 4 0

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CB | 5-11 | 170 | R-So. | 1L Akron, Ohio | Buchtel

DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL California 1 0 1 0-0 Eastern Michigan 0 0 0 0-0 Florida Atlantic Notre Dame 2 0 2 1-1 Indiana 1 1 2 0-0 Iowa 5 1 6 1-1 Northwestern 0 2 2 0-0 Ohio State 1 0 1 0-0 Michigan 0 0 0 0-0 Wisconsin 2 2 4 0-0 Purdue 0 0 0 0-0 Penn State 0 0 0 0-0 Georgia 3 0 3 0-0 Totals 15 6 21 2-2

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Todd Anderson

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DE | 6-2 | 242 | Jr. | SQ Jackson, Mich. | Napoleon

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 . . . ran for 236 yards vs. Southfield Lathrup . . . gained a career-best 462 yards vs. Royal Oak . . . rushed 113 times for 1,295 yards (11.5 avg.) and eight touchdowns as a junior . . . recorded four 200-yard rushing games in 2007, including a season-high 280 yards and two TDs on 29 attempts vs. West Bloomfield . . . picked up 230 yards and scored twice on 15 carries vs. Troy, including an 81-yard TD run . . . son of Edwin McDonald and Dashia Baker . . . born June 1, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in criminal justice. BAKER’S CAREER HIGHS

Fourth-year walk-on expects to compete for playing time at the rush defensive end position . . . recorded five tackles in the April 10 scrimmage . . . 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 . . . 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 second-team all-state honors after hitting .486 with six home runs as a senior . . . batted .551 as a sophomore . . . academic allstate selection in football and wrestling . . . son of Todd and Colleen Anderson . . . born Sept. 15, 1988 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – health study.

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RB | 5-9 | 208 | So. | 1L Highland Park, Mich. | Oak Park Explosive second-year player figures to share playing time at tailback with classmate Larry Caper . . . 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 seasonhigh 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 (5.2 avg.) in his first career start in Game 10 vs. Western Michigan . . . rushed 11 times for 68 yards (6.2 avg.) 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

Carries: 15, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) Rushing Yards: 97, vs. Texas Tech (1/2/10) Rushing TDs: 1, vs. Texas Tech (1/2/10) BAKER’S Statistics_________________________________________________

RUSHING 2009

G/GS 8/1

ATT YDS. 85 427

RECEIVING 2009

REC. YDS. 7 43

AVG. 6.1

AVG. 5.0

TD 1

LG YPG 46 53.4

TD 0

LG YPG 23 5.4

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ATT YDS 8 27

TD 0

LG 7

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

11 37 13 39 21 34 46 46

DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 12 11 11 15 7 9 12 85

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OT | 6-8 | 308 | Fr. | RS Clive, Iowa | Valley Second-year player will compete for playing time at left tackle . . . did not participate in contact drills during the spring while recovering from a back injury . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the West Team in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas . . . 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 ESPNU (No. 70), Rivals.com (No. 85), PrepStar (No. 85), CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 91) and Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report (No. 156) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 6) . . . ranked among the Midlands’ top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 18) . . . rated among the country’s top offensive linemen by CFN.com (No. 14) and SuperPrep (No. 27) . . . listed among the nation’s top offensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 9) and Scout.com (No. 27) . . . ranked among the country’s top left tackles by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 15) . . . rated the state’s No. 1 overall prospect by Rivals.com . . . two-year starter for Coach Gary Swenson at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa . . . earned consensus first-team all-state honors as a senior . . . two-time all-city selection . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Tigers rush for more than 3,100 yards en

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P | 6-0 | 198 | Sr. | 3L New Concord, Ohio | John Glenn

Bates’ Career Highs

Punts: 10, vs. Florida Atlantic (9/13/08) Punting Yards: 408, vs. Florida Atlantic (9/13/08) Punting Avg. (Min. 4): 45.7, vs. Ohio State (10/18/08) Punts Inside 20: 4, three times (last vs. Central Michigan, 9/12/09) Longest Punt: 67 yards, vs. Michigan (11/3/07)

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Punting 2007 2008 2009 Career

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NO YDS 69 2742 71 2979 63 2621 203 8342

AVG 39.7 42.0 41.6 41.1

LG 67 59 59 67

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NO YDS 5 189 3 118 10 408 5 226 5 206 5 200 4 175 6 274 4 171 7 318 5 217 7 287 5 190 71 2979

AVG 37.8 39.3 40.8 45.2 41.2 40.0 43.8 45.7 42.8 45.4 43.4 41.0 38.0 42.0

LG 49 50 53 52 48 49 57 55 48 49 59 54 53 59

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LG 35 49 52 48 54 46 30 54 43 67 47 45 52 67

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AVG 32.3 41.7 39.3 41.4 44.3 35.0 29.5 41.0 36.9 41.7 41.0 39.8 42.0 39.7

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NO YDS 3 97 6 250 6 236 5 207 4 177 4 140 2 59 8 328 7 258 9 375 4 164 5 199 6 252 69 2742

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Ray Guy Award candidate enters his fourth year as the starting punter . . . has proved to be a valuable weapon in terms of changing field position with his ball placement . . . ranked among the nation’s top punters (No. 10) by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (second team) . . . ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in punting yards (sixth at 8,342), punts (seventh at 203) and punting average (seventh at 41.1) . . . has placed 68 of his 203 career punts (33 percent) inside the opponent’s 20 . . . also serves as the team’s holder . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award for the second year in a row . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second straight year . . . ranked fifth in the Big Ten and No. 44 in the NCAA in punting with his 41.6-yard average . . . placed 37 percent (23 of 63) of his punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line . . . hit 15 punts 50 or more yards, including a season-long 59-yarder at Illinois . . . averaged 45.2 yards on four kicks vs. Texas Tech in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, including two inside the 20 and a 51-yarder . . . his 18-yard completion to Charlie Gantt off a fake punt late in the third quarter against the Red Raiders set up a touchdown that gave MSU a 28-27 lead . . . recorded season highs in punts (9) and punting yards (337) vs. Penn State while placing three punts inside the 20 . . . averaged 41.0 yards on four punts at Purdue, including a 56-yarder . . . averaged 43.5 yards on four punts at Minnesota, including a 51-yarder . . . averaged 42.8 yards on six punts against No. 7 Iowa, including two kicks downed inside the Hawkeye 20 in the first half . . . averaged 38.1 yards on seven punts at Illinois, including three kicks placed inside the Illini 20 . . . Illinois went three-and-out on two of those three possessions that started inside its own 20 . . . averaged 43.0 yards on three punts vs. No. 22 Michigan, including two kicks downed inside the Wolverine 10-yard line . . . averaged 45.0 yards on three punts at Notre Dame, including two kicks downed inside the Irish 20-yard line . . . averaged 45.6 yards on five punts against Central Michigan, including four kicks downed inside the Chippewa 20 . . . produced a pair of 57-yarders in the season opener vs. Montana State . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Second-team All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . honorable mention AllBig Ten pick by the coaches . . . presented Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award . . . named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . ranked fourth in the Big Ten and No. 30 in the nation in punting with his 42.0-yard average in 2008 . . . 22 of his 71 punts (31 percent) were downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line . . . had at least one punt downed inside the opponent’s 20 in 11 of the 13 games . . . hit 15 punts 50 or more yards. . . matched his career high with four punts placed inside the 20 against Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl . . . averaged 43.4 yards on five punts vs. Purdue, including a season-long 59-yarder and two kicks downed inside the Boilermaker 20 . . . averaged 45.4 yards on seven punts vs. Wisconsin . . . averaged a career-best 45.7 yards on six punts vs. Ohio State, including one downed inside the Buckeye 20 . . . averaged 43.8 yards on four punts at Northwestern and pinned the Wildcats inside the 10-yard line three times . . . averaged 41.2 yards on five punts vs. Indiana, including one downed on the 1-yard line that led to a Hoosier safety . . . averaged 45.2 yards on five punts vs. Notre Dame, including a 52-yarder and one downed inside the 20 . . . registered career highs in punts (10) and punting yards (408) vs. Florida Atlantic . . . 2007 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Earned honorable mention Freshman All-America recognition from the Sporting News after averaging 39.7 yards on 69 punts, including 23 kicks downed inside the opponent’s 20- yard line . . . had at least one punt downed inside the opponent’s 20 in 11 of the 12 regularseason games . . . also hit seven punts 50 or more yards . . . averaged 40.2 yards on 39 punts over the last six games, including 11 placed inside the opponent’s 20 . . . averaged 42.0 yards on six punts vs. No. 14 Boston College in the Champs Sports Bowl . . . averaged 39.8 yards on five punts vs. Penn State, including three kicks downed inside the Nittany Lion 20 . . . averaged 41.0 yards on four punts at Purdue . . . averaged 41.7 yards on a season-high nine punts against Michigan and pinned the Wolverines inside the 20-yard line four times . . . his career-long 67-yarder was downed at the Michigan 6 in the second quarter . . . averaged 41.0 yards on eight punts at top-ranked Ohio State, including a 54-yarder . . . averaged a season-high 44.2 yards on four punts at Wisconsin . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:

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Participated in June 2007 Ohio North-South Classic in Columbus . . . two-time first-team All-Ohio selection as the placekicker/punter . . . averaged 43.2 yards per punt as a senior . . . made nine field goals in 2006, including a school- and Muskingum Valley League-record 50-yarder vs. Tri-Valley . . . placed 85 percent of his kickoffs in the end zone in 2006 . . . also started at quarterback for Coach John Kelley at John Glenn High School in New Concord, Ohio . . . accounted for 844 total yards and six touchdowns in 2006 while helping the Muskies advance to the Division III playoffs . . . completed 50-of-110 passes (.455) for 775 yards, five TDs and two interceptions . . . hit 6-of-8 throws for 146 yards and two scores vs. Morgan . . . averaged 42.4 yards per punt as a junior . . . averaged 12.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists for John Glenn’s basketball team in 2006-07. . . scored in double figures in 18 of 22 games as a senior . . . graduated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average . . . member of the National Honor Society . . . competed in The Voice of Democracy . . . son of Jon and Mary Bates . . . born Sept. 25, 1988 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in general management.

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route to the 2008 Class 4A state championship (14-0 record) . . . started all 13 games as a junior for a team that finished 12-1 while advancing to the state semifinals . . . also participated in track and field, competing in the shot and discus . . . son of Rich and Laura Barrent . . . born July 24, 1990 . . . graduated with a 3.8 grade-point average . . . majoring in mechanical engineering.

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

NO YDS 2 114 5 228 3 135 4 161 3 129 7 267 6 243 6 257 4 174 6 231 4 164 9 337 4 181 63 2621

AVG 57.0 45.6 45.0 40.3 43.0 38.1 40.5 42.8 43.5 38.5 41.0 37.4 45.3 41.6

LG 57 57 52 46 52 59 52 52 51 53 56 47 51 59

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RB | 6-2 | 230 | Fr. | HS Reynoldsburg, Ohio | Groveport Madison First-year player adds depth at tailback . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . scored on a 20-yard run in the April 17 scrimmage . . . turned a screen pass from Andrew Maxwell into a 69-yard scoring play in the April 10 scrimmage . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL 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 . . . gained 228 yards on 26 attempts and scored four total TDs vs. Marysville . . . 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 . . . no-preference major.

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Fourth-year walk-on provides depth at fullback . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in 10 games in 2009, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week twice (vs. Montana State and Michigan) . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Made his only appearance of the season vs. Eastern Michigan . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. California . . . 2007 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Sat out the entire 2007 season after transferring to Michigan State from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. . . . earned Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week honors twice (vs. Indiana and Michigan) . . . 2006 SEASON AT MERCYHURST COLLEGE: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2006 East-West All-Star Game in Canton, Ohio . . . three-year starter at tight end/defensive end for Coach Russ Jacques at Strongsville (Ohio) High School . . . had 20 receptions for 350 yards and five touchdowns as a senior . . . also recorded 10 sacks in 2005 . . . three-year starter for Coach Joe Lynch as a forward on the Mustangs’ basketball team . . . earned first-team All-Pioneer Conference honors after averaging a double-double as a senior while helping Strongsville advance to the regional finals, knocking off St. Edward and current Spartan forward Delvon Roe in the regional

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CB | 6-1 | 192 | Sr.-5 | SQ Frankfort, Mich. | Frankfort Third-year walk-on adds depth at cornerback . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Did not see game action . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action . . . 2006-07 SEASONS: Enrolled at Michigan State in fall of 2006; however, he did not join the football team until the fall of 2008 . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year, two-way starter for Coach Matt Stapleton at Frankfort (Mich.) High School, helping the Panthers to a combined record of 19-5 (.792) . . . had 33 receptions for 603 yards (18.3 avg.) and five touchdowns as a senior . . . his receptions (third) and receiving yards (fourth) rank among the Top 10 single-season totals in Panther history . . . had a school single-game record 11 receptions vs. Kingsley in 2005 . . . recorded 58 tackles and six interceptions as a senior . . . three-year letterman in track and field, helping Frankfort win back-to-back regional titles in 2005-06 . . . tied for third in the high jump (5-7.01) and finished fifth in the long jump (18-9.5) as a senior in the 2006 regional . . . placed fourth in the long jump (18-2) and sixth in the high jump (5-10) as a junior in the 2005 regional . . . averaged 6.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks as a forward for the 2005-06 Panther basketball team, coached by Dave Jackson . . . selected as a finalist for the 2005-06 Michigan High School Athletic Association’s ScholarAthlete Award . . . son of Robert and Cathy Bodell . . . born Dec. 7, 1987 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in hospitality business.

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QB | 6-5 | 212 | Fr. | HS Goodrich, Mich. | Saline First-year player provides depth at quarterback . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . completed 8-of-14 passes (.571) for 69 yards in three spring scrimmages . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but sat out the game with a back injury . . . PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s Top 100 players by Tom Lemming . . . ranked among the nation’s top quarterbacks by Tom Lemming (No. 7 pro-style), Max Emfinger (No. 10 pocket), Athlon Sports (No. 15), Rivals.com (No. 18), Phil Steele (No. 18), Scout.com (No. 35) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 48) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 42) . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 7), The Detroit News (No. 9), Lansing State Journal (No. 11), Scout.com (No. 17) and Detroit Free Press (No. 20) . . . completed 90-of-169 throws (.533) for 1,054 yards, four touchdowns and eight interceptions as a senior for Coach Mike Glennie at Saline (Mich.) High School . . . recorded two 200-yard passing games in 2009 . . . hit 21-of-30 passes for 203 yards, one TD and one interception vs. Adrian . . . connected on 23-of-35 throws for 224 yards, one TD and two interceptions vs. Belleville . . . scored three rushing TDs as a senior, including two vs. Belleville . . . earned Division 4 honorable mention all-state honors as a junior . . . threw for 1,700 yards and 13 TDs in 2008 for Coach Tom Alward at Goodrich (Mich.) High School, leading the Martians to their first-ever undefeated regular season (finished 10-1) . . . participated in the 2009 Elite 11 Camp in Aliso Viejo, Calif. . . . also lettered in basketball and track and field at Goodrich . . . son of Martin and Sandy Boisture . . . born Nov. 18, 1991 . . . his grandfather Dan Boisture spent eight seasons (1959-66) as a Michigan State assistant coach under the legendary Duffy Daugherty . . . no-preference major.

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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.

RB | 5-11 | 220 | So. | 1L Battle Creek, Mich. | Battle Creek Central

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Second-year player figures to share playing time at tailback with classmate Edwin Baker . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports (second team) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team) . . . 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 season-high with 16 carries for 63 yards vs. Northwestern, including a 22-yard TD run in the fourth quarter . . . rushed 16 times for a season-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

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First-year player heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at mike linebacker, behind All-American Greg Jones . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . recorded four tackles and a pass break-up in the 2010 Green-White spring game . . . 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 . . . made 11 tackles each vs. Nouvel Catholic Central and Charlevoix . . . had 10 stops vs. Benzie Central . . . registered two 100-yard rushing games as a senior, including a career-best 138 yards and two TDs vs. Charlevoix (11 carries) . . . rushed eight times for 101 yards and a score vs. Benzie Central . . . 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 Scholar-Athlete Award as the Detroit Free Press Dream Team member with the highest grade-point average (3.96) . . . son of Shane and LeeAnn Bullough . . . born Feb. 11, 1992 . . . becomes 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

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Third-year walk-on adds depth at tailback . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Had one carry for 3 yards vs. Western Michigan in his only appearance of the 2009 season . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Iowa . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter at fullback for Coach Dan MacLean at Detroit Country Day in Beverly Hills, Mich. . . . rushed for nearly 700 yards and scored eight touchdowns while averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a senior . . . recorded 68 tackles, including two sacks, and three interceptions as a safety in 2007 . . . accounted for 103 all-purpose yards and registered five tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, vs. Marine City in the 2007 Division 4 state championship game . . . carried six times for 86 yards and scored twice in the 2007 season opener vs. Lutheran North . . . gained nearly 600 yards and scored two rushing TDs as a junior . . . also lettered in lacrosse, wrestling and track at Detroit Country Day . . . son of Macon Buford and Bonnie Grangood . . . born July 21, 1989 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – humanities.

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RB | 5-8 | 184 | So. | SQ Waterford, Mich. | Detroit Country Day

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Andre Buford

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, 1976-77) played college football . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in finance.

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2010 spartans 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 . . . carried 27 times for 242 yards and four TDs vs. Grand Ledge in the opening round of the 2008 Division 1 playoffs . . . scored on runs of 1, 36, 65 and 6 yards vs. Grand Ledge . . . gained a season-high 302 yards on 25 attempts and scored three TDs vs. Loy Norrix . . . rushed 46 times for 243 yards and three scores vs. Kalamazoo Central . . . returned three kickoffs for 120 yards (40.0 avg.) in 2008, 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 defensive tackle Anthony Rashad White . . . son of Larry Sr. and Darlene Caper . . . born Sept. 12, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in general management.

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 was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft . . . born May 29, 1988 . . . majoring in packaging.

CAPER’S Career Highs

Catches: 2, twice (last at Illinois, 10/10/09) Receiving Yards: 20, vs. Illinois (10/10/09) TD Catches: 1, twice (last vs. Western Michigan, 11/7/09)

Celek’s 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)

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RushING 2009

GS/G NO YDS AVG 12/5 120 468 3.9

TD 6

LG YPG 23 39.0

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ATT YDS. AVG. TD 3 47 15.7 0

LG YPG 30 3.9

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TD 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 0

LG 15 16 11 13 23 17 22 5 5

0 0 0 6

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TD 1 1 2

LG YPG 18 4.2 14 3.3 18 3.8

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Third-year walk-on adds depth at split end . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Iowa . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year letterman for Coach Mark Olson at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Ill. . . . earned DuPage County all-area honors after averaging 22 yards per catch as a senior . . . had a career-best 222 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions vs. Oak Park in the 2007 season opener . . . two-year starter for Coach Tim Lavorato on the Warrior basketball team . . . ranked among the state’s top 100 basketball prospects by IllinoisHSBasketball.com (No. 85) . . . earned special mention all-state honors as a senior . . . all-conference selection averaged 16.3 points and 8.4 rebounds in 2007-08 while shooting 55 percent from the floor . . . led the team in scoring, rebounding and charges taken (2.0 per game) as a senior . . . participated in the 2007 Class 3A/4A King of the Hill slam dunk contest in Peoria, Ill. . . . set career highs for points (29) and rebounds (17) vs. Addison Trail as a junior . . . also lettered in track and field . . . finished ninth in the state high jump as a junior, recording a personal-best 6-5 . . . son of Sarvella Jackson . . . born Sept. 24, 1989 . . . majoring in urban and regional planning.

TE | 6-5 | 245 | Jr. | 2L Cincinnati, Ohio | LaSalle Fourth-year player figures to earn his share of playing time at tight end in 2010 . . . 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

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K | 5-10 | 185 | So. | SQ Wheaton, Ill. | Wheaton Warrenville South Third-year player will compete for starting roles as placekicker and kick-off specialist . . . connected on 9-of-11 field-goal attempts in three spring scrimmages, including a

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Fourth-year player enters his second season as the starting quarterback . . . ranked among the nation’s top 20 quarterbacks by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 20) . . . listed among the preseason favorites to contend for the 2010 Quarterback Trophy, presented by the College Football Performance Awards . . . rated the Big Ten’s “most accurate passer” according to Lindy’s Preseason Honor Roll . . . ranked the Big Ten’s third-best quarterback by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team) . . . ranked No. 21 in the Big Ten preseason player rankings according to ESPN.com’s Adam Rittenberg . . . ranks among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision active leaders in passing efficiency (seventh with 143.0 career rating) . . . already ranks tied

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Second-year player will compete for playing time at right tackle . . . sat out a majority of the spring season with a neck injury . . . 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 . . . no-preference major.

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for eighth in MSU history with 21 passing TDs . . . has completed 62 percent of his passes (230-for-371) for 2,990 career yards . . . 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 . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second straight year . . . named one of four team captains in a vote by his teammates and coaches . . . was only the second sophomore to be named a captain in Michigan State’s 113-year football history, joining 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, careerlong 73 yards to B.J. 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 seventhbest 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 singlegame figure in the Big Ten and the 22nd-highest 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 Mark 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 (32-for-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

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47-yarder . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in four games in 2009 (vs. Montana State, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Penn State) . . . had one kickoff for 49 yards against Western Michigan . . . had two kickoffs for 121 yards (60.5 avg.) vs. Central Michigan . . . connected on a 43-yard field goal and had six kickoffs for 389 yards (64.8 avg.) vs. Montana State . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team all-state selection as a senior by the Chicago Tribune . . . earned first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-area honors in 2007 . . . played for Coach Ron Muhitch at Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South High School, helping the Tigers to a combined record of 27-1 over his final two seasons . . . named the Tigers’ Special Teams Player of the Year after accounting for 68 points as a senior, hitting 40-of45 extra-point and 9-of-12 field-goal attempts . . . made five field goals from 40-plus yards in 2007, including a career-long 43-yarder . . . 90 percent of his kickoffs went into or beyond the end zone as a senior . . . averaged 40.3 yards on 35 punts in 2007, including a career-long 53-yarder . . . 4-of-5 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks in the 2006 Class 8A state final vs. Mount Carmel . . . as a sophomore, he was elevated to the varsity squad for the Tigers’ 2005 playoff run . . . three-year starter as a defenseman on the Tiger lacrosse team . . . elected team co-captain as a senior . . . earned first-team all-conference honors in lacrosse as a junior . . . selected as the lacrosse team’s Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore . . . graduated from high school with a 3.6 grade-point average . . . member of the Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout . . . son of Larry and Chris Conroy . . . father Larry is a Michigan State graduate, while his mother Chris received a bachelor’s degree from Purdue . . . born March 18, 1990 . . . passed on a scholarship offer from Western Michigan, so he could pursue his goal of kicking for the Spartans . . . majoring in general management.

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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, 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 singlegame 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: 35, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 10/31/09) Pass Completions: 23, vs. Notre Dame (9/19/09) Passing Yards: 353, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) Passing TDs: 3, twice (last vs. Purdue, 11/14/09) Rushing Yards: 75, vs. Michigan (10/3/09) Cousins’ Statistics_ _______________________________________________

PASSING 2008 2009 Career

G/GS 5/0 13/12 18/12

COMP 32 198 230

ATT 43 328 371

INT 1 9 10

PCT YDS YPG .744 310 62.0 .604 2680 206.2 .620 2990 166.1

TD 2 19 21

LG 32 73 73

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2008 PASSING COMP ATT INT California E. Michigan 3 4 0 Fla. Atlantic 0 0 0 Notre Dame Indiana Iowa Northwestern Ohio State 18 25 1 Michigan Wisconsin Purdue Penn State 7 9 0 Georgia 4 5 0 Totals 32 43 1

PCT YDS TD DNP .750 32 0 .000 0 0 DNP DNP DNP DNP .720 161 1 DNP DNP DNP .778 81 1 .800 36 0 .744 310 2

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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

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

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2009 PASSING COMP ATT Montana State 10 17 Central Michigan 13 18 Notre Dame 23 35 Wisconsin 17 34 Michigan 15 21 Illinois 0 0 Northwestern 21 31 Iowa 16 32 Minnesota 21 35 Western Michigan 22 25 Purdue 11 25 Penn State 16 28 Texas Tech 13 27 Totals 198 328

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

TD 3 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 2 2 3 1 1 19

B.J. 3 Cunningham WR | 6-2 | 220 | Jr. | 2L Westerville, Ohio | Westerville South Fourth-year player heads into preseason camp No. 2 on the depth chart at flanker, behind Keshawn Martin . . . two-year letterman has 89 catches for 1,169 yards and four touchdowns in 25 career games . . . 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 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 AllMidwest 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 seven passes for 116 yards and three scores vs. Dublin Coffman . . . scored on a 42-yard pass play and intercepted two passes vs. Mount Vernon . . . had seven catches for 140 yards and two TDs vs. Grove City . . . 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 . . . had a 30-point, 16-rebound effort vs. Mount Vernon in 2006-07 . . . 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. Cunningham’s Career Highs

Catches: 7, vs. Notre Dame (9/19/09) Receiving Yards: 92, vs. Purdue (11/14/09) TD Catches: 1, four times (last vs. Purdue, 11/14/09) Cunningham’s Statistics____________________________________________

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G/GS 13/12 12/10 25/22

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defensive ends in Ontario by All-Star Football and Weir’s Magazine . . . selected first-team All-Star by the Toronto Star after registering 42 tackles in 2004, including eight sacks . . . nicknamed “J-Mike” . . . son of Art and Sheryl Deane . . . born May 4, 1986 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources.

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

Receiving NO YDS Montana State 3 62 Central Michigan 4 55 Notre Dame 7 74 Wisconsin 5 54 Michigan 5 73 Illinois 1 6 Northwestern 5 49 Iowa 3 33 Minnesota 5 83 Western Michigan 3 21 Purdue 3 92 Penn State 4 39 Texas Tech DNP Totals 48 641

TD 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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Fifth-year senior expects to compete for the starting job at right tackle . . . selected by the Calgary Stampeders in the third round (No. 21 overall) in the 2010 CFL Canadian Draft . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in three games in 2009, including his first career start at right guard against Central Michigan . . . played a career-high 50 snaps in the season opener vs. Montana State . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Coaches cited his improvement and hard work ethic during bowl practices . . . made his only appearance of the 2008 season vs. Eastern Michigan . . . 2007 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action vs. UAB in 2007 . . . switched positions from nose tackle to offensive lineman . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . 2006 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Minnesota . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Spent two summers playing for the Metro Toronto Wildcats, coached by John Prisco, in the Ontario Varsity Football League . . . earned OVFL All-Star honors (Wettges Division) in 2005 after finishing third on the team in tackles (41.5), including 2.5 sacks . . . twice named Wildcat Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Halton and Wentworth) . . . anchored a front that garnered OVFL Defensive Line of the Week honors after recording a (21-0) shutout vs. Cambridge . . . contributed 11.5 tackles for the Wildcats in 2004, including 1.5 sacks . . . four-year starter for Coach Peter Bowman at Newtonbrook Secondary School in North York, Ontario . . . rated among the Top 10 Players to Watch (No. 8) in the Greater Toronto Area in 2004 . . . also ranked among the top 12

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OT | 6-5 | 312 | Sr.-5 | 1L Toronto, Ontario | Newtonbrook Secondary School

Fourth-year player will see his share of playing time at split end . . . capped off an impressive spring with four catches for 133 yards in the 2010 Green-White game . . . three-year letterman has 82 career receptions for 1,348 yards (16.4 avg.) and six touchdowns . . . has appeared in 34 career games with 19 starts to his credit . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in 10 games in 2009, earning starts in the last three games of the regular season . . . ranked third on the team in receptions (26) and receiving yards (449) . . . averaged 17.3 yards per catch and 44.9 receiving yards per game . . . had nine catches of 20-plus yards . . . ranked fourth on the team in yards after the catch (111 of 449) during the regular season . . . 20 of his 26 catches resulted in either a touchdown or a first down . . . caught two passes for 44 yards vs. Penn State . . . had five receptions for 97 yards vs. Western Michigan, including a 48-yard grab . . . hauled in two passes for 42 yards vs. Iowa . . . had a 23-yard reception at Illinois on a third-and-8 play in the first quarter that kept MSU’s first TD scoring drive of the day alive . . . caught five passes for 74 yards at Wisconsin, including an acrobatic 14-yard TD grab in the second quarter . . . in his first action of the season, led the Spartans with 121 receiving yards on six catches at Notre Dame, including a career-long 57-yard reception in the fourth quarter . . . missed the first two games (Montana State, Central Michigan) after suffering a shoulder injury in preseason camp . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 11 games in 2008, including eight starts at split end . . . led the Spartans in receiving yards (679) and yards per catch (18.9) . . . finished second on the team in touchdown catches (3) and third in receptions (36) . . . caught at least one pass in 10 games . . . ranked fifth in the Big Ten in receiving yards (61.7 ypg.) . . . 28 of his 36 receptions (78 percent) resulted in either a first down or a TD . . . ranked first on the team with 15 catches for 20-plus yards . . . led team with 61 receiving yards on five catches vs. Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl . . . had four catches for 50 yards at Penn State, including a 23-yard TD grab from Kirk Cousins late in the fourth quarter . . . did not see action vs. Wisconsin and Purdue due to a knee injury . . . caught three passes for 72 yards at Michigan, including a 44-yard grab on a third-down play that set up first-and-goal for MSU on a TD-scoring drive that tied the score at 21 . . . led team with 53 receiving yards on four catches vs. Ohio State, including a 32-yarder in the third quarter . . . caught a 14-yard TD pass from Brian Hoyer in the second quarter at Indiana and had two catches for 25 yards in the game . . . led MSU with four catches for 80 yards vs. Notre Dame . . . had two receptions for 42 yards on a fourth-quarter drive that led to an MSU field goal and a 16-7 lead over the Irish . . . his one reception for 47 yards vs. Florida Atlantic late in the third quarter helped set up MSU’s final TD in a 17-0 win . . . surpassed his freshman season total for receiving yards just two games into the season (220 yards in 2007) . . . hauled in three passes for 71 yards vs. Eastern Michigan . . . recorded career highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (202) at California . . . his 202 receiving yards mark the fifth-best single-game total in Spartan history and the 18th-highest total in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision during the 2008 season . . . became the first Spartan to post a 200-yard receiving game since Charles Rogers (10 catches for 270 yards) vs. Fresno State in the 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic . . . had five catches for 141 yards in the fourth quarter vs. the Golden Bears . . . became just the fourth Spartan receiver to collect 200 receiving yards in a game (Charles Rogers twice, Andre Rison and Plaxico Burress) . . . 2007 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman, including eight starts (seven at split end) . . . finished fifth on the team in receptions with 20 for 220 yards (11.0 avg.) and two touchdowns . . . caught at least one pass in 12 games . . . had two catches for a season-high 36 yards at Purdue . . . his season-long 25 reception from Hoyer on a third-and-11 play against the Boilermakers kept a TD drive alive in the second quarter . . . caught three passes for 27 yards at No. 9 Wisconsin, including a 3-yard TD grab from Hoyer early in the fourth quarter as MSU pulled to within 34-31 . . . scored his first collegiate TD on a 16-yard reception from Hoyer in the third quarter at Notre Dame as the Spartans built a 24-14 lead . . . had three catches for 27 yards vs. Bowling Green . . . caught an 11-yard pass from Hoyer in his first collegiate start vs. UAB in the season opener . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Accounted for 113 all-purpose yards in the 2007 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (East-West) All-Star Game . . . PrepStar All-American . . . rated among the country’s top 150 players by ESPN.com (No. 103 on ESPN 150) . . . ranked among the nation’s top wide receivers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 18), Rivals.com (No. 21) and Scout.com (No. 58) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by Scouts, Inc. (No. 11), SuperPrep (No. 32) and Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report (No. 61) . . . rated the No. 1 wide receiver in the Midwest by PrepStar . . .

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Receiving NO YDS Montana State DNP-INJ Central Michigan DNP-INJ Notre Dame 6 121 Wisconsin 5 74 Michigan 2 16 Illinois 1 23 Northwestern 1 8 Iowa 2 42 Minnesota 1 11 Western Michigan 5 97 Purdue 1 13 Penn State 2 44 Texas Tech DNP Totals 26 449

Catches: 9, vs. California (8/30/08) Receiving Yards: 202, vs. California (8/30/08) TD Catches: 1, six times (last vs. Wisconsin, 9/26/09)

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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 All-State 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 . . . caught seven passes for 118 yards vs. Wilcox County . . . also lettered in basketball and track and field . . . son of Lisa Curry . . . born Oct. 10, 1991 . . . no-preference major.

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OL | 6-7 | 295 | Fr. | HS Carey, Ohio | Carey 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 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-

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DE | 6-2 | 250 | Fr. | RS Plant City, Fla. | Plant City

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL 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

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CB | 6-2 | 173 | Fr. | RS Detroit, Mich. | Renaissance Second-year player will bid for playing time at field corner . . . 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 . . . posted two interceptions each vs. Denby Tech and Pershing . . . matched his career high with nine tackles (7 solos, 2 assists) vs. Ford to go along with an interception . . . made eight stops (4 solos, 4 assists) and picked off a pass vs. Mumford . . . caught 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 . . .

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Second-year player will compete for playing time at the rush end position in 2010 . . . made five tackles in the April 10 scrimmage . . . 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 All-Hillsborough 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 . . . no-preference major.

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Third-year player heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at left tackle, behind veteran D.J. Young . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams . . . played a season-high 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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had a career-best nine stops vs. Denby Tech in 2007 . . . also had 10 receptions for 189 yards (18.9 avg.) and two TDs as a junior . . . averaged 34.1 yards on 28 punts in 2007, including a career-long 69-yarder and 10 kicks downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line . . . contributed 25 tackles (10 solos, 15 assists) as a sophomore . . . 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 accounting.

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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 kinesiology.

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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 Third-Team honors . . . son of Evette Drummond . . . born Jan. 29, 1992 . . . no-preference major.

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LB | 6-1 | 207 | Fr. | RS Goodrich, Mich. | Goodrich

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Second-year walk-on provides depth at linebacker . . . 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 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 (200809) . . . 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 (upper-weight 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 single-season record . . . four-sport athlete also lettered in baseball and track . . . son of Richard and Rebecca Elsworth . . . born Aug. 28, 1991 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in biological science.

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Second-year walk-on adds depth at safety . . . 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 defensive 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 . . . no-preference major.

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OG | 6-4 | 310 | Jr. | 2L Highland, Mich. | Milford Fourth-year player enters his third season as the starting left guard . . . two-year letterman has played in 25 career games, including 23 starts at left guard . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Sporting News (first team), Lindy’s (second team), Athlon Sports (second team) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team) . . . 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 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 . . . helped Milford roll up some impressive singlegame rushing totals, including 365 yards vs. Brighton, 355 vs. Flint Carman-Ainsworth and 290 vs. Rockford . . . 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 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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WR | 6-1 | 206 | Fr. | RS Bloomfield, Mich. | Detroit Country Day Second-year player should push for playing time at flanker in 2010 . . . displayed a knack for producing big plays during spring practice . . . had six receptions for 66 yards in the April 17 scrimmage . . . caught nine passes for 84 yards and scored on a 48-yard reverse in the April 10 scrimmage . . . 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

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Second-year player will push for playing time at defensive end in 2010 . . . 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

TE | 6-5 | 260 | Sr.-5 | 3L Farmington Hills, Mich. | Brother Rice

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DE | 6-2 | 240 | So. | HS Cleveland Heights, Ohio | Cleveland Heights

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Corey Freeman

Second-year player adds depth at sam linebacker . . . 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 . . . majoring in general management.

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Second-year player enters preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at defensive tackle, behind incumbent Jerel Worthy . . . 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 . . . scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the third quarter of a 72-69 victory over Lakewood in 2008-09 . . . 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 marketing.

LB | 6-1 | 225 | Fr. | RS Detroit, Mich. | Clarenceville

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DT | 6-6 | 296 | Fr. | RS North Royalton, Ohio | North Royalton

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Jeremy Gainer

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Dan France

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 . . . no-preference major.

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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 . . . contributed 16 tackles, including three sacks, and three pass break-ups in 2008 . . . 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 . . . caught four passes for 109 yards and a score vs. Ottawa Hills, including a 73-yard grab . . . 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 general business administration/pre-law.

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2010 spartans for 19 yards at Minnesota . . . caught two passes for 18 yards vs. Iowa . . . had a seasonhigh three catches for 39 yards in win over Michigan . . . also played a season-high 73 snaps against the Wolverines . . . hauled in two catches for 31 yards at Notre Dame . . . had two receptions for 28 yards, including a 16-yard TD grab, vs. Central Michigan . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . presented MSU’s Tommy Love Award as the team’s most improved player . . . started all 13 games at tight end in 2008 and finished fifth on the team with 19 catches for 302 yards (15.9 avg.) . . . his four touchdown receptions led the team . . . 13 of his 19 catches (68 percent) resulted in a first down or a TD . . . had four receptions for 20-plus yards . . . caught at least one pass in 10 games . . . selected Lineman of the Week by the coaching staff on two occasions: vs. Notre Dame and Wisconsin (recorded career-best three pancake blocks) . . . matched season high with three receptions for 27 yards at Penn State . . . caught two passes for 53 yards vs. Wisconsin, with both coming in the fourth quarter as MSU rallied from an 11-point deficit for a 25-24 win . . . his 4-yard TD reception from Brian Hoyer at Michigan tied the score at 21 in the third quarter . . . had a season-high three receptions for 32 yards vs. Ohio State, including a 3-yard TD catch from Kirk Cousins . . . selected Spartan Offensive Player of the Week after catching two passes for 37 yards vs. Iowa, including a 4-yard TD grab from Hoyer . . . scored his first career TD on an 82-yard reception from Hoyer in the second quarter at Indiana, the longest pass play in the Big Ten in 2008 . . . finished with two catches for a career-best 92 yards against the Hoosiers . . . had two receptions for 18 yards in his first career start at California . . . 2007 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in four games (UAB, Indiana, Ohio State and Boston College) to earn his first letter . . . 2006 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top tight ends by Rivals.com (No. 14), PrepStar (No. 14), CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 21) and Scouts Inc. (No. 24) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top 75 prospects by SuperPrep (No. 75) . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 4), the Lansing State Journal (No. 7) and The Detroit News (No. 9) . . . two-way player for Coach Al Fracassa at Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. . . . known primarily for his blocking skills, but still managed 10 catches for 139 yards (13.9 avg.) and four touchdowns as a senior . . . also started at linebacker during the second half of the 2005 season, recording 37.5 tackles and an interception . . . produced four tackles for losses as a senior, including two sacks . . . his 9-yard TD grab from Andy Lentz late in the second quarter proved to be the game winner in the Warriors’ 14-7 victory over Hudsonville in the 2005 Division 2 state championship game . . . also posted five tackles (3 solos, 2 assists), including one for a loss, vs. Hudsonville . . . son of Kathleen Murphy and Robert Gantt . . . born Dec. 31, 1987 . . . his grandfather, Robert M. Gantt Jr., was a three-sport star (football, basketball and track) at Duke in the early 1940s and appeared on the cover of Look magazine in 1942 as “Dixie’s finest athlete” . . . majoring in media arts and technology.

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Catches: 3, four times (last vs. Penn State, 11/21/09) Receiving Yards: 92, vs. Indiana (9/27/08) TD Catches: 1, six times (last vs. Penn State, 11/21/09) Gantt’s Statistics_ ________________________________________________

RECEIVING 2007 2008 2009 Career

G/GS 4/0 13/13 13/13 30/26

NO. YDS. 0 0 19 302 22 348 41 650

AVG. 0.0 15.9 15.8 15.9

TD 0 4 2 6

LG YPG 0 0.0 82 25.2 55 26.8 82 21.7

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

NO YDS 2 18 1 13 1 0 0 0 2 92 2 37 0 0 3 32 1 4 2 53 2 26 3 27 0 0 19 302

TD 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4

LG 16 13 0 0 82 33 0 20 4 38 13 16 0 82

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

NO YDS 1 15 2 28 2 31 1 2 3 39 0 0 1 15 2 18 2 19 2 40 1 55 3 52 2 34 22 348

TD 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

LG 15 16 25 2 19 0 15 12 13 20 55 27 18 55

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Steve Gardiner

LB | 6-1 | 222 | So. | 1L Dublin, Ohio | Coffman Third-year player will compete for playing time at both the mike and star linebacker positions following a solid spring . . . tied for team lead with seven tackles, with 1.5 for losses (10 yards) including a 9-yard sack, and forced a fumble in the 2010 Green-White spring game . . . made seven stops in the April 17 scrimmage, with two resulting in losses including a 6-yard sack, and broke up a pass . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT 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 . . . scored on a 36-yard run in the regional semifinal vs. Pickerington Central . . . 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 . . . scored three rushing TDs (runs of 77, 3 and 70 yards) vs. Reynoldsburg in 2006 . . . returned a fumble 25 yards for a score vs. Dublin Sciota 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. GARDINER’S Statistics_ _____________________________________________

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G/GS 7/0

UT 3

AT 1

TM 4

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TFL 0-0

SACKS INT 0-0 0-0

PBU 0

FR 0

FF 0


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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team 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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TE | 6-5 | 235 | Fr. | HS Ann Arbor, Mich. | Huron

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Fifth-year senior enters his fourth season as a starting outside linebacker . . . explosive player who plays with great effort . . . three-year letterman has started 36 of 38 career games, including 27 consecutive starting assignments (tied for the team high with Greg Jones) . . . has totaled 239 career tackles, with 22.5 resulting in losses (88 yards) including 7.5 sacks (55) . . . ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 24) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (second team) and Lindy’s (second team) . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started all 13 games in 2009 (10 at sam linebacker and three at will linebacker) . . . ranked second on the team in tackles (career high 92) and production points (175), third (tied) in tackles for loss (7.5 for 39 yards) and fourth in sacks (3.5 for 32) . . . finished 16th in the Big Ten in tackles, averaging 7.1 per game . . . registered eight tackles vs. Texas Tech in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl . . . recorded nine tackles and blocked a field-goal attempt in Michigan State’s 40-37 victory at Purdue, as the Spartans became bowl eligible for the third-straight year . . . five of his nine stops vs. Purdue were solo hits . . . blocked Carson Wiggs’ 50-yard field goal attempt with 8:19 left in the fourth quarter, preventing the Boilermakers from extending their four-point lead (34-30) . . . contributed six tackles and a pass break-up vs. Western Michigan . . . posted nine stops at Minnesota, including five solo hits . . . assisted on seven tackles vs. Iowa . . . played especially well during MSU’s three-game winning streak in October, averaging 9.3 tackles (28 total) during the stretch . . . recorded a sack in each of those three victories (vs. Michigan, Illinois and Northwestern) . . . recorded a career-best 14 tackles, including two for losses (8 yards), in MSU’s 24-14 Homecoming win over Northwestern . . . made six stops in the Spartans’ 24-14 victory at Illinois, including two behind the line of scrimmage (8 yards) . . . produced eight tackles, including 1.5 for losses (15 yards), in MSU’s 26-20 overtime victory over No. 22 Michigan . . . produced eight tackles, including a half sack (5 yards), along with a pass break-up at Notre Dame . . . tallied eight tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, vs. Central Michigan . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Started all 13 games at will linebacker in 2008 . . . ranked second on the team in tackles (85), third in sacks (3 for 15 yards) and fourth in tackles for loss (7.5 for 27 yards) . . . finished 13th (tied) in the Big Ten in tackles, averaging 6.5 per game . . . led the team in tackles three times . . . also had three pass break-ups . . . tallied five tackles, including a 5-yard sack, in the 2009 Capital One Bowl vs. Georgia . . . recorded 10 tackles vs. Purdue for his third career double-figure tackle game . . . posted eight tackles each vs. Iowa, Ohio State and Wisconsin . . . produced a season-high 11 tackles at Northwestern to go along with a pass break-up . . . made six stops and forced a fumble at Indiana . . . recorded a career-best two pass break-ups vs. Notre Dame and recovered an Irish fumble on the MSU 14-yard line to halt a third-quarter scoring opportunity . . . registered six tackles vs. Florida Atlantic, including 1.5 for losses of 6 yards . . . led team with seven tackles vs. Eastern Michigan, including a stop on a fake field goal from the MSU 4-yard line that prevented a touchdown in the third quarter . . . recorded six tackles, including a half tackle for loss (2 yards), in season opener at California . . . 2007 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by Sporting News . . . saw action in 12 of 13 games, including 10 starts at will linebacker . . . sat out the Indiana game with a shoulder injury . . . ranked fourth on the team in production points (154) and fifth in tackles (62) . . . produced 7.5 tackles for losses (22 yards) and two pass break-ups . . . compiled a season-best 24 production points vs. Boston College in the Champs Sports Bowl, recording five solo tackles and his first career interception (16-yard return) . . . registered a season-high 10 tackles at Iowa, including one for a 3-yard loss . . . tallied seven stops vs. Northwestern, including one for a 3-yard loss . . . posted five tackles at Notre Dame, including his first career sack (8-yard loss) . . . made a team-best eight stops vs. Pittsburgh, including one for a 1-yard loss . . . recorded six tackles in his collegiate debut vs. UAB, including five solo hits with one resulting in a 3-yard loss . . . named to the 2007 All-Spring Team as selected by Sporting News after averaging 9.0 tackles in three scrimmages . . . 2006 SEASON: Named recipient of 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. Penn State . . . redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top 20 inside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 13) . . . ranked among the state’s top 10 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 2), the Lansing State Journal (No. 2), The Detroit News (No. 3) and Detroit Free Press (No. 9) . . . nominated to play in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . earned all-state honors from The Associated Press and Detroit Free Press . . . named to The Detroit News Dream Team . . . recorded 124 tackles as a senior, including 21 for losses and five sacks . . . also credited

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LB | 6-0 | 232 | Sr.-5 | 3L Traverse City, Mich. | Traverse City West

LB | 6-7 | 250 | Fr. | HS Detroit, Mich. | Southeastern Preseason favorite to be selected Big Ten Freshman of the Year according to Rivals.com . . . rated among the nation’s top incoming freshmen linebackers according to Phil Steele (No. 3) . . . 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-to-back 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 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, including 13 each vs. Douglass and Cass Tech . . . produced three sacks each vs. Crockett and Ford (also forced two fumbles) . . . caught five passes for 42 yards (8.4 avg.) . . . 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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2010 spartans with six forced fumbles and five pass break-ups in 2005 . . . rushed for 950 yards on 108 carries and scored 13 touchdowns as a senior . . . turned in his best all-around performance of the 2005 season in the state playoffs vs. Rockford, registering 12 tackles and gaining 126 yards on 17 carries, including a 53-yard TD run to open the fourth quarter . . . rushed for 110 yards and two TDs on nine attempts vs. Alpena . . . ran for 150 yards and two scores on 17 carries vs. Saginaw Arthur Hill . . scored two rushing TDs vs. Marquette, including a 73-yarder . . . three-year starter for Coach Matt Prisk at Traverse City (Mich.) West High School, helping the Titans to three-straight playoff appearances . . . led the team in tackles (126) and rushing (450 yards) as a junior . . . set school career records for tackles (335), tackles for losses (51) and forced fumbles (10) . . . his prep career totals included 1,400 rushing yards (152 carries) and 23 TDs . . . graduated from Traverse City West with a 3.4 grade-point average . . . son of Mike and Kim Gordon . . . born Aug. 22, 1987 . . . his grandfather, Don Dohoney (1951-53), played end for Coach Biggie Munn at Michigan State, earning All-America honors in 1953 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources.

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Spartan Records Spartan history Honors & awards

AT 2 2 6 1 3 3 9 7 4 5 4 5 6 57

TM 2 8 8 2 8 6 14 7 9 6 9 5 8 92

2007 2008 2009 Career

G/GS 12/10 13/13 13/13 38/36

UT 32 41 35 108

AT 30 44 57 131

TM 62 85 92 239

TFL 7.5-22 7.5-27 7.5-39 22.5-88

SACKS 1-8 3-15 3.5-32 7.5-55

INT 1-16 0-0 0-0 1-16

PBU 2 3 2 7

FR 0 1 0 1

Defense UT AT TM UAB 5 1 6 Bowling Green 2 2 4 Pittsburgh 4 4 8 Notre Dame 2 3 5 Wisconsin 1 2 3 Northwestern 3 4 7 Indiana Ohio State 2 2 4 Iowa 4 6 10 Michigan 0 3 3 Purdue 3 0 3 Penn State 1 3 4 Boston College 5 0 5 Totals 32 30 62

FF 0 1 1 2

TFL SACKS 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 1.5-9 1-8 1-2 0-0 1-3 0-0 DNP - INJ 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 7.5-22 1-8

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 1 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-16 1-16

0 1 0 0 0 0 2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TFL 0.5-2 0.5-0 1.5-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-11 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-5 7.5-27

INT 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

PBU 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

FR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

FF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

2008 Defense UT California 1 Eastern Michigan 2 Florida Atlantic 3 Notre Dame 0 Indiana 6 Iowa 4 Northwestern 8 Ohio State 4 Michigan 2 Wisconsin 4 Purdue 2 Penn State 1 Georgia 4 Totals 41

AT 5 5 3 1 0 4 3 4 2 4 8 4 1 44

TM 6 7 6 1 6 8 11 8 4 8 10 5 5 85

SACKS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-7 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-5 3-15

TFL 0-0 1-3 0.5-5 0-0 1.5-15 2-8 2-8 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 7.5-39

SACKS 0-0 0-0 0.5-5 0-0 1-14 1-7 1-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3.5-32

INT 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

PBU 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

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2007

Bowl History

DEFENSE UT Montana State 0 Central Michigan 6 Notre Dame 2 Wisconsin 1 Michigan 5 Illinois 3 Northwestern 5 Iowa 0 Minnesota 5 Western Michigan 1 Purdue 5 Penn State 0 Texas Tech 2 Totals 35

Tackles: 14, vs. Northwestern (10/17/09) Tackles for loss: 3.0, vs. Ohio State (10/18/08) Sacks: 1, seven times (last vs. Northwestern, 10/17/09) Pass Break-ups: 2, vs. Notre Dame (9/20/08)

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2009 FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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LB | 6-1 | 220 | Fr. | HS Fenton, Mich. | Fenton 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 ring in 1988 . . . no-preference major.

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LB | 6-0 | 255 | Fr. | RS Fort Wayne, Ind. | Bishop Luers Second-year player adds depth at middle linebacker . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers

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Third-year player ranks as the heir apparent to replace two-year starter Trevor Anderson at rush end . . . recorded four tackles, including two sacks for 19 yards, and an interception in the April 17 scrimmage . . . 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 . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 7, 2008, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: 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

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First-year player provides depth at tailback . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . rushed five times for 51 yards, including a 31-yard 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 April 17 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

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Nick Hill

Second-player player adds depth 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 . . . averaged 9.3 points and 12.4 rebounds for the Sailors as a senior . . . son of Danielle Hoebing . . . born Jan. 4, 1991 . . . member of the National Honor Society . . . no-preference major.

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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 Spartans (cornerback) Dana Dixon and (linebacker) Chris Norman . . . also competed in track and field . . . son of Reggie and Renee Hill . . . born Jan. 21, 1993 . . . no-preference major.

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Mylan Hicks

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 21 . . . rushed for 2,290 yards and 29 TDs as a junior . . . had 19 receptions for 242 yards (12.7 avg.) in 2008 . . . also returned seven kickoffs for 252 yards (36.0 avg.) and two TDs as a junior, including a 92-yard runback . . . gained 1,658 yards and scored 26 TDs in 2007 . . . his 6,910 rushing yards (sixth) and 98 rushing TDs (third) rank among the Top 10 career totals in Michigan High School Athletic Association record book . . . son of Thomas and Kelly Hill, stepson of Dorvia Thomas-Hill . . . born Dec. 8, 1991 . . . majoring in humanities/pre-law.

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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 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 . . . hit .261 with three home runs and 18 RBI in 31 games for the 2008 Class 2A state championship team . . . batted .357 with three homers and 11 RBI in 11 games as a sophomore . . . son of Lawrence and Scherry Hammock . . . born Feb. 25, 1991 . . . no-preference major.

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2008 2009 Career

G/GS 2/0 13/0 15/0

UT 0 3 3

AT 0 10 10

TM 0 13 13

TFL 0-0 0.5-1 0.5-1

SACKS 0-0 0.5-1 0.5-1

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 1 1

FR 0 0 0

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Third-year player will compete for playing time at right guard in 2010 . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT 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 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 first-team All-TriValley 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 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in economics.

Marcus Hyde

compiled six tackles in the season opener vs. Montana State . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games in 2008, including a start at Michigan when Otis Wiley was sidelined with a knee injury . . . recorded 31 tackles (18 solos, 13 assists) . . . produced 23 tackles over the last six games as he assumed an expanded role in the secondary . . . made five solo tackles vs. Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl . . . credited with four stops at Penn State . . . registered a season-high six tackles vs. Wisconsin . . . in his first career start, recorded four tackles, his first career interception and recovered a fumble at Michigan . . . tallied three tackles vs. Ohio State . . . posted five tackles vs. Iowa while filling in for Wiley, who suffered an injury in the second half . . . 2007 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in 10 games in 2007 to earn his first letter . . . recorded two tackles in season opener vs. UAB . . . 2006 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-way all-star for Coach Tom Grine at Fostoria (Ohio) High School . . . Associated Press Division III All-Ohio (firstteam) selection in 2005 . . . earned first-team All-Northern Ohio League honors as a senior . . . named Northwest District Player of the Year in 2005 after producing 1,993 total yards (249.1 per game) and 25 touchdowns in just eight games . . . completed 83-of-135 passes (.615) for 1,078 yards and 13 TDs while helping the Redmen to a 6-4 record as a senior . . . rushed for 915 yards and 12 scores in 2005 . . . recorded 71 tackles, three interceptions and 11 pass break-ups, plus forced five fumbles as a senior . . . started the last five games of the 2004 season at quarterback . . . played the first five games of the 2003 season at tailback before being sidelined for the remainder of his sophomore year with a collarbone injury . . . also participated in basketball and baseball . . . attended the same high school that produced former Spartan defensive back Richard Newsome (1997-2000) . . . son of Pam Hampton . . . born Sept. 7, 1988 . . . brother Micah is a sophomore cornerback at Iowa . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in advertising.

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S | 6-0 | 200 | Sr.-5 | 3L Fostoria, Ohio | Fostoria Fifth-year senior enters preseason camp as the starting strong safety . . . had seven tackles and returned an interception 12 yards for a touchdown in the April 10 scrimmage . . . threeyear letterman has played in 36 career games, including eight starts . . . has 79 career tackles . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in all 13 games in 2009 . . . started the first three games of the season and had seven starts overall . . . recorded a career-best 46 tackles . . . compiled four tackles in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . racked up four tackles at Minnesota . . . collected four tackles vs. Iowa . . . produced five tackles at Illinois . . . tallied six tackles at Notre Dame . . . recorded a career-high nine tackles vs. Central Michigan . . .

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2007 2008 2009 Career

G/GS 10/0 13/1 13/7 36/8

UT 2 18 21 41

AT 0 13 25 38

TM 2 31 46 79

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

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

INT 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0

PBU 0 0 0 0

FR 0 1 0 1

FF 0 0 0 0

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2008 Defense UT California 0 Eastern Michigan 0 Florida Atlantic 0 Notre Dame 1 Indiana 0 Iowa 3 Northwestern 0 Ohio State 1 Michigan 3 Wisconsin 2 Purdue 1 Penn State 2 Georgia 5 Totals 18

AT 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 4 0 2 0 13

TM 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 3 4 6 1 4 5 31

TFL 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

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 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0

PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

AT 4 5 2 0 1 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 3 25

TM 6 9 6 1 2 5 2 4 4 0 2 1 4 46

TFL 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

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 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

PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2009 DEFENSE UT Montana State 2 Central Michigan 4 Notre Dame 4 Wisconsin 1 Michigan 1 Illinois 0 Northwestern 0 Iowa 2 Minnesota 4 Western Michigan 0 Purdue 1 Penn State 1 Texas Tech 1 Totals 21

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S | 5-10 | 186 | Sr.-5 | 3L Durand, Mich. | Durand Area

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Fourth-year player will compete for playing time at right guard . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in two games in 2009 (vs. Montana State and Central Michigan) . . . made the position switch from nose tackle to offensive guard during spring practice . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 12 games at nose tackle in 2008, playing primarily in goal-line and short-yardage situations and on special teams . . . recorded eight tackles (3 solos, 5 assists) . . . made two stops in the home finale vs. Purdue . . . registered a career-best three tackles in comeback win vs. Wisconsin . . . 2007 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Appeared in five games as a true freshman in 2007 to earn his first letter (vs. UAB, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Iowa) . . . credited 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 all-district 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 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in family community services.

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Antonio Jeremiah

Fifth-year senior will bid for playing time at free safety in 2010 . . . three-year letterman has appeared in 33 career games . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in all 13 games in 2009, playing primarily on special teams . . . recorded one tackle in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl against Texas Tech . . . was named MSU’s Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Montana State after blocking a punt against the Bobcats in the season opener . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 10 games in 2008, playing on special teams . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic . . . blocked a punt and also recorded a solo tackle in season opener at California . . . 2007 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in 10 games in 2007 to earn his first letter . . . named Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Iowa . . . recorded a tackle at Ohio State . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. UAB . . . 2006 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Eastern Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for Coach Bryan Carpenter at Durand (Mich.) Area High School . . . played free safety and outside linebacker during his prep career . . . led the Railroaders in tackles as both a junior (110 stops) and senior (91) . . . earned All-Genesee Area (Red) Conference honors in 2005 despite playing in only seven games due to a knee injury . . . recorded a career-best 22 tackles vs. Montrose as a senior . . . set the school record with 13 career interceptions . . . also earned all-conference honors in baseball as a catcher . . . his .411 batting average ranked second on the ballclub in 2006 . . . listed on the academic honor roll as a high school senior . . . son of Marty and Patricia Johnson . . . born Feb. 9, 1988 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in history.

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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 . . . majoring in education.

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machine who is the heart and soul of the Michigan State defensive unit” . . . MSU linebackers coach Mike Tressel says: “Greg Jones is passionate about the game, and when he’s on the field, nothing is going to stop him from getting to the football” . . . has posted double-digit tackles in 16 of his last 20 games overall, averaging 12.0 stops (240 total) during that stretch . . . has led the team in tackles in 23 of the last 26 games . . . has started 33 of 39 career games, including 27 consecutive starting assignments (tied for the team high with Eric Gordon) . . . has 359 career tackles, including 36.5 for losses (140 yards) and 15.5 sacks (87 yards) . . . ranks second among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision active leaders in both total tackles (359) and tackles per game (9.2) . . . ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in tackles for loss (fifth), sacks (tied for sixth) and total tackles (eighth) . . . has produced double-figure tackles 18 times in his career . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Consensus All-American earned first-team honors from The Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), CollegeFootballNews.com, Rivals.com, CBSSports.com and Phil Steele . . . named Walter Camp (second-team) and Sporting News (third-team) All-American . . . presented the 2009 Linebacker Trophy (National Linebacker of the Year) by the College Football Performance Awards . . . recognized as the nation’s No. 1 linebacker and the Big Ten’s best player by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . named one of 16 semifinalists for the Butkus (top linebacker) and Bednarik Awards (top defensive player) . . . selected one of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott Trophy (defensive impact player of the year) . . . selected Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s media panel . . . became the first Spartan to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors since the inception of the award in 1982 . . . also named Big Ten Defensive MVP by ESPN.com’s Adam Rittenberg . . . ranked No. 5 in the Big Ten postseason player rankings according to Rittenberg . . . first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and the media . . . led the Big Ten and ranked third in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with 154 tackles, the seventh-best single-season total in MSU history . . . became the first Spartan to record back-to-back 100-tackle seasons since 2003-04 when both linebacker Ronald Stanley and free safety Jason Harmon reached the milestone . . . ranked third in the NCAA FBS in tackles per game (11.8), tied for 30th in sacks (0.69 per game) and tied for 51st in tackles for loss (1.08 per game) . . . also finished among the Big Ten leaders in sacks (fifth) and tackles for loss (10th) . . . led the team in tackles (154 total), tackles for loss (14.0 for 69 yards), sacks (9.0 for 53 yards) and production points (282) . . . reached double-figure tackles for the ninth time in MSU’s 41-31 loss to Texas Tech in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl . . . his 13 tackles against the Red Raiders fell just one stop shy of the Alamo Bowl record . . . compiled a season-high 35 production points vs. No. 13 Penn State while matching his career high with 15 tackles . . . recorded 2.5 tackles for loss (11 yards) against the Nittany Lions, including 1.5 sacks (6 yards) . . . also posted double-digit tackles against Montana State (14), Central Michigan (career-high 15), Wisconsin (14), Illinois (11), Northwestern (14), Iowa (12) and Minnesota (12) and Penn State (career-high 15) . . . credited with nine stops at Purdue . . . tallied eight tackles, including 1.5 sacks (13 yards), and forced a fumble vs. Western Michigan . . . produced a career-best two sacks (9 yards) in MSU’s 24-14 Homecoming victory over Northwestern . . . registered a 6-yard sack and two quarterback hurries at Illinois . . . collected eight tackles, including a half sack for 6 yards, and returned a fumble 15 yards in the fourth quarter vs. Michigan . . . made nine stops at Notre Dame, ending his streak of consecutive games with double-figure tackles at nine . . . averaged 12.8 tackles during that nine-game stretch, and it marked the longest streak by a Spartan since Chuck Bullough produced double-digit tackles in 15 straight games in 1990-91 . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): First-team All-Big Ten selection by the league’s head coaches and second-team pick by the media . . . first Spartan linebacker to earn All-Big Ten first-team honors since Josh Thornhill in 2001 . . . named to CollegeFootballNews. com’s All-Sophomore Team (first team) . . . presented MSU’s Outstanding Underclass Back Award . . . started all 13 games (eight at SAM linebacker and five at middle linebacker) . . . led the team in tackles for the second straight season with 127 (80 solos, 47 assists) . . . his 127 tackles were the most by a Spartan since Thornhill had 128 in 2001 and tied for 18th most on MSU’s single-season chart . . . led the team in tackles in 11 of 13 games, becoming the first Spartan to record 100 tackles in a season since Eric Smith (101) in 2005 . . . ranked third in the Big Ten and 17th nationally in tackles, averaging 9.8 per game . . . led the Big Ten in tackles (89) in conference games, averaging 11.1 per game . . . also led the Spartans in tackles for loss (14 for 38 yards) and production points (299) . . . produced double-figure tackles in each of the last seven games, becoming the first Spartan to record double-digit tackles in seven straight games since Thomas Wright in 2002 . . . posted double-figure tackles against Northwestern (11), Ohio State (13), Michigan (10), Wisconsin (13), Purdue (12), Penn State (career high 15) and Georgia (12) . . . set career highs for tackles, tackles for loss (3.5 for 9 yards) and production points (47) against the Nittany Lions . . . selected Spartan Defensive Player of the Week vs. Ohio State and Wisconsin . . . compiled 35 production points against the 12th-ranked Buckeyes, including 2.5 tackles for loss (8 yards) . . . recorded 27 tackles in two career games against Ohio State . . . made nine solo stops at Indiana . . . totaled nine tackles vs. Notre Dame, including one for a loss . . . had a team-best eight tackles in season opener at California, including two for losses (6 yards) . . . 2007 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Named first-team Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com . . . led the team

with 78 tackles in 2007, becoming the first true freshman to lead the Spartans in tackles since Dan Bass made 111 stops in 1976 . . . also ranked first among Big Ten freshmen with 78 stops, including 40 solos and 38 assists . . . ranked third on the team in sacks (4.5 for 25 yards) and fourth in tackles for loss (8.5 for 33) . . . appeared in all 13 games, including seven starts at sam linebacker . . . averaged 7.3 tackles per game as a starter . . . also averaged a team-leading 6.5 tackles per game in Big Ten play . . . led the Spartan special teams in tackles with 12 – all coming on kickoff coverage . . . tied for team lead with five tackles against Boston College in the Champs Sports Bowl, including a 10-yard sack of Eagle quarterback Matt Ryan that resulted in a forced fumble . . . recorded doublefigure tackles in back-to-back games against top-ranked Ohio State (season-high 14 stops) and Iowa (11) . . . in his first career start, collected eight tackles and 1.5 tackles for losses vs. Northwestern . . . registered five tackles vs. Pittsburgh, with two resulting in losses (6 yards) including a 3-yard sack . . . compiled six tackles vs. Bowling Green . . . made seven stops in his collegiate debut vs. UAB, including a 6-yard sack . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the country’s top strong-side linebackers by Scouts.com (No. 24) . . . ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 36) . . . also listed among the country’s top defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 97) . . . named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . rated among Ohio’s top 50 seniors by Rivals. com (No. 16) and Scout.com (No. 26) . . . earned special mention on the all-state team in 2006 . . . first-team all-district and all-city pick as a senior . . . two-time All-Greater Catholic League selection for Coach Bob Crable at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . led the Crusaders in tackles as a senior, with 71 (35 solos, 36 assists). . . recorded 23 tackles for losses (110 yards) in 2006, including 11.5 sacks (78) . . . posted a career-best five sacks vs. Elder . . . also produced five tackles for losses vs. LaSalle . . . finished fourth on the team in tackles as a junior, with 55 (29 solos, 26 assists) . . . registered 13 tackles for losses (44 yards) in 2005, including three sacks (16) . . . son of Greg and Beverly Jones . . . born Oct. 5, 1988 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in media arts and technology. Jones’ Career Highs

Tackles: 15, three times (last vs. Penn State, 11/21/09) Tackles for loss: 3.5, vs. Penn State (10/18/08) Sacks: 2, vs. Northwestern (10/17/09) Jones’ Statistics_ _________________________________________________

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G/GS 13/7 13/13 13/13 39/33

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AT 38 47 87 172

TM 78 127 154 359

TFL 8.5-33 14-38 14-69 36.5-140

SACKS 4.5-25 2-9 9-53 15.5-87

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SACKS 1-6 0.5-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-10 4.5-25

INT 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

PBU 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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INT 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

PBU 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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TFL 2.5-16 1.5-3 0.5-0 0-0 1-8 1-6 2-9 0-0 1-2 1.5-13 0-0 2.5-11 0.5-1 14-69

SACKS 1.5-11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-6 1-6 2-9 0-0 1-2 1.5-13 0-0 1.5-6 0-0 9-53

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PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

FR FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-15 1

for 332 yards and three TDs on 60 carries as a junior despite being slowed by a shoulder injury . . . had 14 catches for 300 yards (21.4 avg.) and two scores in 2007 . . . third-team all-state choice as a sophomore . . . burst onto the prep scene with a 71-yard punt return for a TD and a 64-yard interception return for another score vs. Wesley Chapel in 2006 . . . son of James Jones and Sheilia Perry-Jones . . . father James played fullback for the National Football League’s Detroit Lions (1983-88) . . . born June 6, 1990 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . no-preference major.

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DL | 6-3 | 253 | So. | SQ Chesterfield, Va. | Manchester

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UT 5 5 3 9 0 5 9 6 7 2 6 5 5 67

Third-year player adds depth on the defensive line . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in 2009 . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for Coach Tom Hall at Manchester High School in Midlothian, Va. . . . second-team All-Central Region selection in 2007 . . . earned first-team all-district and first-team all-metro honors as a senior from the Richmond Times-Dispatch . . . selected Dominion District Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 after recording 89 tackles, including an incredible 41 for losses . . . produced 10.5 sacks and forced five fumbles as a senior . . . also recovered two fumbles in 2007 . . . had 22 receptions for 181 yards (8.2 avg.) and four touchdowns while playing tight end as a senior . . . registered a career-best 15 tackles vs. James River to go along with a 12-yard TD grab . . . posted 12 stops, including two sacks, vs. Huguenot . . . recorded 12 tackles, including three sacks, in the 2007 season opener vs. Thomas Dale . . . honorable mention all-district selection as a junior despite playing in only five games due to an injury . . . totaled 38 tackles in 2006, including five sacks . . . caught eight passes for 92 yards (11.5 avg.) and two scores as a junior . . . also competed in basketball and baseball at Manchester . . . son of Craig and Carla Jude . . . born Nov. 20, 1989 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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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. . . . saw part-time duty on the defensive line and recorded two sacks in 2009 . . . four-year 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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Second-year player enters preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at strong safety, behind veteran Marcus Hyde . . . posted four tackles and forced a fumble in the 2010 Green-White spring game . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top safeties by Scouts, Inc. (No. 37) and Scout.com (No. 83) . . . rated among the country’s top athletes by Rivals.com (No. 73) . . . named to SuperPrep’s All-Dixie Team . . . listed among Florida’s top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 81) . . . three-year starter for Coach David Mitchell at Wharton High School in Tampa, Fla. . . . Class 5A first-team all-state selection in 2008 . . . first-team All-Hillsborough County pick by The Tampa Tribune as a senior . . . represented the East Team in the 2008 Hillsborough County All-Star Game . . . two-time first-team All-Western Conference selection . . . led the county with 188 tackles (124 solos, 64 assists) as a senior . . . also led the Wildcats with four interceptions and four blocked kicks (three fields goals and a punt) in 2008 . . . recorded double-figure tackles in all 12 games as a senior, including a season-high 20 stops vs. Riverview . . . made 19 tackles each vs. Alonso, Mitchell and Armwood . . . accounted for 1,636 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns in 2008 . . . had 46 receptions for 842 yards (18.3 avg.) and 12 TDs as a senior . . . posted four 100-yard receiving games in 2008, including the last three contests . . . caught six passes for 153 yards and two scores vs. Chamberlain . . . had six catches for 113 yards each vs. Alonso (2 TDs) and Middleton (TD) . . . had a career-best seven receptions for 138 yards vs. Gaither . . . rushed 16 times for 127 yards (7.9 avg.) and six TDs as a senior . . . played a solid all-around game in a 28-21 victory over Wesley Chapel in 2008, registering 14 tackles, two fourthquarter interceptions and scoring twice (TD reception and run) . . . scored four TDs each vs. Alonso and Plant City . . . returned 20 punts for 298 yards (14.9 avg.) and 11 kickoffs for 284 yards (25.8 avg.) as a senior . . . earned third-team all-state and second-team All-Hillsborough County honors as a junior after recording 89 tackles (56 solos, 33 assists) and an interception . . . produced 1,070 all-purpose yards and five TDs in 2007 . . . rushed

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C | 6-4 | 292 | Fr. | RS Clinton, Ohio | Northwest Second-year player heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at center, behind John Stipek . . . 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 . . . majoring in general management.

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OL | 6-4 | 300 | Fr. | HS Lowell, Mich. | Lowell 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 . . . twotime first-team all-conference pick . . . anchored an offensive line that helped Lowell average 460 total yards and nearly 50 points per game in 2009 . . . attended Michigan State’s 2009 summer football camp . . . 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 . . . no-preference major.

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RB/WR | 6-0 | 185 | Fr. | HS Wayne, Mich. | John Glenn 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 accounting.

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S | 5-11 | 191 | Fr. | HS Indianapolis, Ind. | Ben Davis 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 . . . made five stops vs. Terre Haute South, with two resulting in losses including a 19-yard sack . . . returned two punts for 78 yards vs. Terre Haute North, including a 52-yarder . . . posted nine tackles vs. Warren Central, including three for losses . . . registered six stops and an interception vs. North Central . . . scored on a 61-yard run and came up with an interception in the 2009 season opener vs. South Bend St. Joseph’s . . . 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 JoAnn Lewis . . . born Oct. 30, 1991 . . . no-preference major.

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TE | 6-5 | 238 | Jr. | 1L Charlottesville, Va. | Clemson Third-year player figures to see his share of playing time at tight end . . . very athletic player who has the ability to make big plays down the field . . . sat out spring practice with a knee injury . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT 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 Kirk Cousins in the

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WR | 6-4 | 188 | Jr. | SQ Tampa, Fla. | H.B. Plant Fourth-year walk-on adds depth at split end . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Made his first career appearance in Week 10 vs. Western Michigan . . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in 2008 . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Twoyear letterman for Coach Robert Weiner at H.B. Plant High School in Tampa, Fla. . . . finished fifth on the team in receptions with 26 for 421 yards (16.2 avg.) and nine touchdowns as a senior . . . his nine TD catches ranked second on the team in 2006 as the Panthers went 15-0 and won the Class 4A championship . . . scored on a 50-yard bomb from Robert Marve (Purdue) vs. Armwood in the Class 4A region final . . . also earned two letters in basketball . . . son of Mike and Gayle Martin . . . born July 11, 1988 . . . majoring in sociology.

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RECEIVING NO. YDS TD Montana State 3 26 1 Central Michigan 0 0 0 Notre Dame 3 34 0 Wisconsin 1 27 0 Michigan 1 22 0 Illinois 1 25 0 Northwestern 0 0 0 Iowa 2 26 0 Minnesota 3 38 1 Western Michigan 4 61 0 Purdue 0 0 0 Penn State 2 7 0 Texas Tech DNP- INJ Totals 20 266 5

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RECEIVING G/GS REC YDS. 2007* 13/5 11 76 2008 2009 12/7 20 266 Career 25/12 31 342 * at Clemson

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-of27 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 . . . carried 87 times for 782 yards (9.0 avg.) and 10 TDs in 2008 . . . gained a career-best 165 yards and scored three TDs on 12 attempts vs. Denby Tech . . . son of Selina Stafford and Tony Lippett . . . born July 2, 1992 . . . majoring in kinesiology.

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Catches: 4, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) Receiving Yards: 61, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) TD Catches: 1, five times (last vs. Minnesota, 10/31/09)

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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 season-high 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. LouisianaMonroe, 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) . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in general management.

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WR | 5-11 | 185 | Jr. | 2L Inkster, Mich. | John Glenn Third-year player enters preseason camp No. 1 on the depth chart at flanker . . . explosive playmaker will also see duty as a kick and punt returner . . . electrifying player in open space . . . preseason All-America selection by The Kickoff College Football Preview Magazine (first-team kick returner), NationalChamps.net (honorable mention kick returner) and College Football Insiders (honorable mention kick returner) . . . ranked among the nation’s top kick returners (No. 10) and punt returners (No. 11) by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview . . . listed as one of the country’s preseason favorites to compete for the 2010 Kickoff Returner Trophy, presented by the College Football Performance Awards . . . also should rank among the preseason favorites for the inaugural Paul Hornung Award, presented to college football’s most versatile player . . . preseason firstteam All-Big Ten selection by Rivals.com (kick returner), Phil Steele (kick and punt returner), Lindy’s (all-purpose player), Blue Ribbon Yearbook (punt returner) and Athlon Sports (kick returner) . . . identified as a Big Ten player to watch for a breakout season in 2010 by ESPN.com’s Adam Rittenberg . . . rated the Big Ten’s “special teams demon” according to Lindy’s Preseason Honor Roll . . . had 23 catches for 289 yards (12.6 avg.) and one touchdown in three spring scrimmages . . . two-year letterwinner has 29 career receptions for 543 yards and five TDs . . . has 1,685 career all-purpose yards . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Named to ESPN.com’s Big Ten All-Bowl Team . . . third-team AllBig 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-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 fourthquarter 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 singlegame 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 (school-record 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 . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top wide receivers by Rivals.com (No. 80) . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 10), Rivals.com (No. 14), Lansing State Journal (No. 17) and The Detroit News (No. 20) . . . all-state (Division 1) selection as a defensive back in 2007 . . . named to The Detroit News All-Metro West Team as a senior . . . earned all-conference honors as a quarterback after accounting for 1,551 total yards and 17 touchdowns in 2007 . . . completed 28-of- 62 passes (.452) for 685 yards and seven TDs as a senior . . . rushed 100 times for 866 yards (8.7 avg.) and 10 TDs . . . recorded seven 100-yard rushing games in 2007 . . . recorded 26 tackles (20 solos, 6 assists) and returned two interceptions for scores as a senior . . . produced 227 all-purpose yards and a TD as a junior . . . returned six punts for 104 yards (17.3 avg.) . . . two-year starter for Coach Todd DeLuca at John Glenn High School in Westland, Mich. . . . saw action at wide receiver, defensive back and quarterback during his prep career . . . also participated in basketball and track . . . two-year starter for Coach Dan Young on the Rockets’ basketball team . . . averaged 12.3 points and 5.2 assists as a senior while helping John Glenn get off to a 14-1 start . . . averaged 11.2 points and 5.4 assists as a junior . . . son of Charles McKissick and Tracy Martin . . . born March 15, 1990 . . . majoring in sociology. Martin’s Career Highs

Catches: 4, twice (last vs. Texas Tech, 1/2/10) Receiving Yards: 139, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) Carries: 4, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) Rushing Yards: 84, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Kickoff Return Yards: 176, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Kickoff Return: 93 yards, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Punt Return Yards: 49, vs. Montana State (9/5/09) Punt Return: 26 yards, vs. Montana State (9/5/09) All-Purpose Yards: 284, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Martin’s Statistics_ _______________________________________________

RECEIVING 2008 2009 Career

G/GS 10/0 13/2 23/2

REC YDS 11 132 18 411 29 543

RUSHING 2008 2009 Career

ATT YDS 9 51 18 219 27 270

AVG 5.7 12.2 10.0

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TD 0 5 5

LG YPG 42 13.2 91 31.6 91 23.6

TD 0 1 1

LG YPG 25 5.1 84 16.8 84 11.7


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LG 0 0 0 15 6 42 14 13 14

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NO YDS 4 49 0 0 0 0 1 11 2 7 2 17 1 8 3 24 1 2 5 37 0 0 2 1 0 0 21 156

AVG 12.3 0.0 0.0 11.0 3.5 8.5 8.0 8.0 2.0 7.4 0.0 1.0 0.0 7.4

LG 26 0 0 11 7 13 8 10 2 16 0 1 0 26

KICK RETURNS Montana State Illinois Iowa Minnesota Western Michigan Purdue Penn State Texas Tech Totals

NO YDS 1 18 1 25 1 31 4 176 2 28 5 166 3 72 6 149 23 665

AVG 18.0 25.0 31.0 44.0 14.0 33.2 24.0 24.8 28.9

LG 18 25 31 93 19 85 25 36 93

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PUNT RETURNS 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 0 14 0 91 9 0 10 0 13 48 0 71 48 91

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TD 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5

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NO YDS 0 0 1 14 0 0 4 139 1 9 0 0 1 10 0 0 2 22 3 57 0 0 2 74 4 86 18 411

Second-year player enters preseason camp as the back-up quarterback, behind incumbent Kirk Cousins . . . gained valuable experience in the spring, working with both the first and second teams . . . completed 50-of-91 throws (.549) for 663 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions in three spring scrimmages . . . hit 18-of-34 passes for 244 yards in the 2010 Green-White spring game, including a 17-yard TD toss to Edwin Baker . . . connected on 17-of-30 throws for 220 yards, three scores and one interception in the April 17 scrimmage . . . 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 . . . hit 27-of-48 passes for 270 yards, three TDs and one interception vs. Davison in the 2008 regional final . . . threw for 172 yards and four scores in a 43-40 victory over Flint Southwestern . . . connected on 16-of-21 tosses for 188 yards and three TDs vs. Flint Central . . . completed 12-of-14 throws for 174 yards and five TDs vs. Flint Northern . . . 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 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - humanities.

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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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RECEIVING NO YDS TD California 0 0 0 Eastern Michigan 0 0 0 Florida Atlantic 0 0 0 Notre Dame DNP Indiana 3 31 0 Iowa 1 6 0 Northwestern 1 42 0 Ohio State 1 14 0 Michigan 2 10 0 Wisconsin 3 29 0 Purdue DNP-INJ Penn State DNP-INJ Georgia 0 0 0 Totals 11 132 0

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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 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human resources.

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Tackles: 9, vs. UAB (9/1/07) Tackles for loss: 1, vs. Purdue (11/14/09) Sacks: 0.5, vs. Bowling Green (9/8/07)

OT | 6-6 | 300 | Jr. | 1L Powell, Tenn. | Powell Fourth-year player will compete against J’Michael Deane for the starting job at right 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 (RED-SHIRT 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 . . . threeyear 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.

Jon Misch

All-Metro North Teams as a senior . . . also earned All-Catholic (Central Division) honors in 2005 . . . played for Coach George Porritt at St. Mary’s Preparatory in Orchard Lake, Mich. . . . recorded 122 tackles, including 15 sacks, in 12 games as a senior . . . intercepted two passes in 2005, returning one for a touchdown . . . also forced eight fumbles and blocked a field-goal attempt as a senior . . . his sack that resulted in a fumble that he recovered late in the fourth quarter vs. Brother Rice preserved the Eaglets’ 24-21 victory in 2005 . . . served as captain of the St. Mary’s wrestling team . . . son of Lori Misch . . . born March 29, 1988 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - humanities.

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2007 2008 2009 Career

G/GS 12/2 7/0 13/2 32/4

UT 9 0 13 22

AT 13 0 15 28

TM 22 0 28 50

SACKS 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0.5-1

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0

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2009 DEFENSE UT Montana State 1 Central Michigan 1 Notre Dame 0 Wisconsin 0 Michigan 0 Illinois 0 Northwestern 0 Iowa 1 Minnesota 0 Western Michigan 3 Purdue 6 Penn State 0 Texas Tech 1 Totals 13

AT 0 0 4 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 15

TM 1 1 4 4 0 0 1 1 1 4 7 0 4 28

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TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 1.5-4

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 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

PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kevin Muma

LB | 6-3 | 207 | Sr.-5 | 3L Waterford, Mich. | Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Fifth-year senior enters preseason camp listed as the back-up sam linebacker, behind incumbent Eric Gordon . . . has played in 32 career games with 50 tackles . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in all 13 games in 2009, including two starts at sam linebacker (Wisconsin and Purdue) . . . recorded a career-best 28 tackles (13 solos, 15 assists) and compiled 47 production points . . . made four tackles in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . in a starting assignment at Purdue, had a season-high seven tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss (season-best 18 production points) . . . collected four tackles vs. Western Michigan . . . in his first start since 2007, tallied four tackles, including a half tackle for loss, at Wisconsin . . . collected four tackles at Notre Dame . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in the final seven games, playing on special teams . . . missed the first six games of the 2008 season with a broken right foot . . . 2007 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in 12 games in 2007, including starting assignments vs. UAB and Notre Dame . . . registered 22 tackles (9 solos, 13 assists) . . . sat out the Champs Sports Bowl with a broken foot . . . collected three tackles vs. Pittsburgh . . . had two tackles and a half sack vs. Bowling Green . . . recorded nine tackles (5 solos, 4 assists) vs. UAB in his first collegiate start . . . 2006 SEASON: Redshirted ... selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Pittsburgh . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the state’s top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 21), Detroit Free Press (No. 25) and The Detroit News (No. 38) . . . 2005 all-state selection by both The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press . . . named to The Detroit News All-Metro and

TFL 0.5-1 0-0 1.5-4 2-5

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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K | 6-0 | 186 | Fr. | RS Troy, Mich. | Troy Second-year player will compete for the starting roles as placekicker and kick-off specialist . . . converted 3-of-5 field-goal attempts in three spring scrimmages, including a 42-yarder . . . averaged 59.8 yards on four kickoffs in the 2010 Green-White spring game, including one touchback . . . 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 field-goal 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 . . . produced 281 total yards and two TDs vs. Clarkston . . . threw for a careerbest 184 yards and a TD plus rushed 18 times for 97 yards and another score vs. Clarkston

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INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 0 1 1

FR 0 0 1 1

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2008 DEFENSE UT California 2 Eastern Michigan 1 Florida Atlantic 1 Notre Dame 0 Indiana 3 Iowa 0 Northwestern 0 Ohio State 0 Michigan 0 Wisconsin 0 Purdue 0 Penn State 0 Georgia 0 Totals 7

TM 6 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14

TFL 1-3 0.5-1 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-5

SACKS 0.5-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-2

INT 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

PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

AT 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 10

TM 3 2 2 1 3 2 1 3 3 0 4 0 0 24

TFL 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0.5-3 0-0 0.5-1 2.5-13 0-0 2-15 0-0 0-0 7-36

SACKS 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-3 0-0 0-0 0.5-3 0-0 1-13 0-0 0-0 3-22

INT 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

PBU 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

FR 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2009 DEFENSE UT Montana State 2 Central Michigan 1 Notre Dame 1 Wisconsin 1 Michigan 1 Illinois 0 Northwestern 0 Iowa 2 Minnesota 2 Western Michigan 0 Purdue 4 Penn State 0 Texas Tech 0 Totals 14

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Fifth-year senior heads into his second season as one of the starting defensive ends . . . did not participate in contact drills during spring practice while recovering from a shoulder injury . . . has played in 27 career games, including 15 starting assignments, with 41 tackles . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Presented the 2009 Tommy Love Award as MSU’s most improved player . . . appeared in all 13 games in 2009 and started 12 games at defensive end . . . compiled a career-high 24 tackles, including 7.0 for losses (36 yards) . . . finished fifth on the team with 98 production points . . . also had four quarterback hurries . . . came up with the biggest stop of the game to preserve the win at Purdue, sacking Boilermaker quarterback Joey Elliott for a 13-yard loss on a fourth-and-6 play on the MSU 47-yard line with under a minute remaining . . . finished the game with two tackles for loss (15 yards) and four tackles overall . . . had two quarterback hurries vs. Western Michigan . . . recorded a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss (13 yards) and three tackles overall at Minnesota . . . on back-to-back plays in the third quarter against the Gophers, registered an 8-yard loss on a rush, then teamed up with Blake Treadwell for a 5-yard sack . . . tallied three tackles vs. Iowa, including a half tackle for loss on thirdand-goal that limited the Hawkeyes to a field goal . . . produced two tackles, including a half-sack (3 yards), at Illinois . . . compiled three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, vs. Michigan . . . registered two tackles at Notre Dame . . . had two tackles, including a

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DE | 6-1 | 258 | Sr.-5 | 2L Bethlehem, Pa. | Freedom

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Tackles: 6, vs. California (8/30/08) Tackles for loss: 2.5, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Sacks: 1, twice (last vs. Purdue, 11/14/09)

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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 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 all-state 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 . . . 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 . . . no-preference major.

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3-yard sack, and a pass break-up vs. Central Michigan . . . recorded three tackles in the season opener vs. Montana State . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games at defensive end in 2008, including three starting assignments (vs. California, Eastern Michigan and Indiana) . . . spent the majority of the season in a back-up role to Brandon Long . . . recorded 14 tackles (7 solos, 7 assists), including two for losses (5 yards) . . . made three solo stops at Indiana . . . posted two tackles and a half tackle for loss each vs. Eastern Michigan and Florida Atlantic . . . produced a career-best six tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, in his first collegiate start at California in the season opener . . . 2007 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Made his only appearance of the 2007 season in the opener vs. UAB and recorded three stops, including a half tackle for loss . . . missed the majority of spring practice with a dislocated kneecap . . . 2006 SEASON: Redshirted . . . earned Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honors twice (vs. Michigan and Northwestern) . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Invited to play in the June 2006 Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game in Altoona . . . ranked among the nation’s top defensive ends by Scouts Inc. (No. 24) and Collegefootballnews.com (No. 45) . . . rated among the nation’s top inside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 33) . . . named to SuperPrep’s All-Northeast Team . . . earned all-region honors from PrepStar . . . listed among Pennsylvania’s top 50 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 29) and SuperPrep (No. 32) . . . Associated Press Class AAAA first-team all-state selection in 2005 . . . three-year starter at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pa., where he played for Jim Morgans (2003-04) and Jason Roeder (2005) . . . recorded 70 tackles as a senior, including eight sacks . . . had six catches for 37 yards vs. Liberty in 2005, including a 13-yard touchdown grab . . . made 29 tackles as a junior, including four sacks . . . caught 17 passes for 268 yards (15.8 avg.) and two TDs in 2004 . . . son of Mylinda Coleman . . . born Oct. 3, 1987 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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. . . ran for a career-high 120 yards and two TDs on 17 carries 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 fieldgoal attempts (.545) and 48-of-50 PATs (.960) . . . made a career high three field goals vs. Clarkston . . . averaged 33.3 yards on 30 punts, 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 of Bruce and Lisa Muma . . . born Nov. 2, 1990 . . . no-preference major.

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WR | 6-2 | 222 | Jr. | 1L Lowell, Mich. | Lowell Third-year player made the transition from quarterback to wide receiver during Alamo Bowl practice and continued to take reps with the first team throughout the spring . . . superb all-around athlete heads into preseason camp listed No. 1 on the depth chart at split end . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team) . . . described by Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio as “a mismatch receiver at 6-2, 222 pounds with a 38-inch vertical” . . . had 11 receptions for 152 yards (13.8 avg.) and three touchdowns in three spring scrimmages . . . caught three passes for 43 yards in the 2010 Green-White spring game . . . scored on TD grabs of 15 and 7 yards from Kirk Cousins in the April 17 scrimmage . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT 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 fourth-and-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 Charlie 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 red-shirt freshman

quarterback on the 2010 Spartan football roster . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in supply chain management. NICHOL’s Career Highs

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) Receptions: 2, vs. Texas Tech (1/2/10) Receiving Yards: 11, vs. Texas Tech (1/2/10) NICHOL’s Statistics_ _______________________________________________

PASSING G/GS COMP ATT INT 2007* 3/0 2 7 0 2008 2009 10/1 49 91 3 Career 13/1 51 98 3 * at Oklahoma

PCT YDS .286 15 DNP .538 764 .520 779

TD 0

LG 10

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2009 PASSING COMP ATT INT Montana State 9 18 0 Central Michigan 3 8 0 Notre Dame 2 4 0 Wisconsin 7 12 2 Michigan 5 8 0 Illinois 13 25 1 Northwestern Iowa Minnesota 0 1 0 Western Michigan 6 10 0 Purdue Penn State 4 5 0 Texas Tech 0 0 0 Totals 49 91 3

PCT YDS .500 135 .375 51 .500 22 .583 195 .625 68 .520 179 DNP-INJ DNP-INJ .000 0 .600 30 DNP .800 84 .000 0 .538 764

TD 2 1 0 2 0 0

LG 26 22 14 91 22 30

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QB | 5-9 | 185 | Fr. | RS Lowell, Mich. | Lowell Second-year walk-on adds depth at quarterback . . . 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 . . . also recorded 35 tackles in 2007 . . . son of Gary and Patrice Nichol . . . born Dec. 22, 1990 . . . brother Keith is a junior wide receiver on the 2010 Spartan football roster . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . no-preference major.

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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 AllCatholic 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 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 . . . majoring in political science/pre-law.

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FB | 6-2 | 250 | Fr. | HS Northville, Mich. | Detroit Catholic Central

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Second-year walk-on provides depth along the defensive front . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Earned all-conference 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 career-best 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 . . . posted 27 tackles (17 solos, 10 assists) as a junior, including a sack . . . also lettered in track and field . . . son of Carl and Jill Pacheco . . . born Sept. 9, 1988 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in political science.

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LB | 6-1 | 220 | So. | 1L Detroit, Mich. | Renaissance Second-year player ranks as the heir apparent to replace Brandon Denson at star linebacker . . . posted five tackles, including two sacks for 15 yards, in the April 17 scrimmage . . . 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 (first-team 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 touchdown-saving 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 . . . registered 15 tackles vs. Detroit Central, including two sacks (13 yards) . . . made 14 stops and recovered a fumble in a 20-0 victory over Denby Tech . . . produced a career-best 18 tackles vs. Mumford, including two sacks (19 yards) . . . credited with 13 stops, including a sack, and a fumble recovery vs. Detroit Pershing . . . 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 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . no-preference major.

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CB | 5-9 | 176 | Jr. | SQ Mason, Mich. | Mason Third-year walk-on adds depth at boundary corner . . . credited with three solo stops in the 2010 Green-White spring game2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action on special teams in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech in his first career appearance . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . enrolled at Michigan State in fall of 2007, however, he did not join the football team until the fall of 2008 . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year, two-way starter (safety and wide receiver) for Coach Jerry VanHavel at Mason (Mich.) High School . . . earned all-area and all-conference honors as a senior . . . recorded 45 tackles and four interceptions as a senior . . . had six touchdown receptions and scored five rushing TDs . . . returned 10 punts for 296 yards (29.6 avg.) and four TDs as a senior, including a career-long 73-yarder . . . returned a kickoff 87 yards for a score vs. St. Johns in 2007 . . . two-year starter at point guard for the Bulldog basketball team . . . averaged 11.3 points and 6.2 assists as a senior . . . son of Steve and Deena Parker . . . born May 16, 1989 . . . majoring in kinesiology.

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Tackles: 6, vs. Notre Dame (9/19/09) Tackles for loss: 1.0, twice (last vs. Michigan, 10/3/09) Sacks: 1, vs. Michigan (10/3/09)

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NT | 6-4 | 285 | Jr. | 2L Marshall, Mich. | Marshall Fourth-year player heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at nose tackle, behind Blake Treadwell . . . has collected 25 tackles in 25 career games . . . 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) . . . ranked among the nation’s top inside linebackers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 53) . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 25) and The Detroit News (No. 56) . . . earned special mention on the Associated Press all-state team in 2006 . . . honorable mention all-state selection by The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press . . . threetime all-area choice . . . three-time all-conference selection at both tight end and linebacker . . . four-year starter for Coach Rich Hulkow at Marshall (Mich.) High School . . . named team MVP after recording 105 tackles (56 solos, 49 assists) as a senior, including 18 for losses . . . intercepted two passes in 2006, returning one for a touchdown, and recovered two fumbles . . . had 12 receptions for 168 yards (14.0 avg.) and one score as a senior . . . became the Redhawks’ all-time leader in tackles with 287 . . . son of Dale and Mary Joe Pickelman . . . born Feb. 2, 1988 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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UT 2 9 11

AT 3 11 14

TM 5 20 25

TFL 0-0 2-11 2-11

SACKS 0-0 1.5-10 1.5-10

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 0 0

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DT | 6-5 | 295 | Fr. | RS Lansing, Mich. | Sexton Second-year player 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 East-West 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 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 marketing.

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TM 6 67 73

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0

SACKS 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0 1-0 1-0

PBU 0 2 2

FR 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0

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GS/G NO YDS AVG 13/0 3 24 8.0

2009 TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

1 2 2 9 30

1 14 7 13 67

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

SACKS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP-INJ DNP-INJ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0

0 0 0 0 2

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

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Fifth-year senior is the odds-on favorite to replace two-year starter Andrew Hawken at fullback . . . has appeared in 35 career games . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . sidelined for the entire 2009 season by a toe injury . . . 2008 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 13 games at fullback and on special teams in 2008 . . . caught three passes for 24 yards . . . his three catches came over the final five games . . . had a 5-yard reception in the 2009 Capital One Bowl vs. Georgia . . . caught a 12-yard pass at Penn State . . . returned a kickoff 26 yards vs. Wisconsin . . . 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 and gave MSU a 35-21 lead . . . former linebacker made the transition to fullback during spring practice in 2008 . . . 2007 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games, playing primarily on special teams . . . collected nine tackles (4 solos, 5 assists) . . . recorded two tackles (1.5 for losses of 5 yards) at Wisconsin . . . tallied a career-high three tackles in season opener vs. UAB . . . 2006 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in nine games, primarily on special teams . . .

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FB | 6-3 | 240 | Sr.-5 | 3L Newton, Conn. | Valley Forge Military Academy

Fourth-year player adds depth at flanker . . . has appeared in 10 career games . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in six 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 . . . carried seven times for 145 yards and two scores vs. Monroe . . . scored on a 52-yard run vs. Romulus . . . accounted for three TDs vs. Clarenceville . . . had 27 receptions for 514 yards (19.0 avg.) and six TDs in 2006 . . . caught six passes for 128 yards and two TDs vs. Flint Kearsley . . . his 24-yard TD grab with :08 left vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central tied the game and the extra point gave the Yellowjackets a 23-22 victory . . . 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 100meter 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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WR | 5-10 | 175 | Jr. | 2L Detroit, Mich. | Detroit Country Day

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DEFENSE UT Montana State 2 Central Michigan 4 Notre Dame 2 Wisconsin 6 Michigan 1 Illinois 1 Northwestern 0 Iowa Minnesota Western Michigan 0 Purdue 12 Penn State 5 Texas Tech 4 Totals 37

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Tackles: 14, vs. Purdue (11/14/09) Pass Break-Ups: 2, vs. Michigan (10/3/09) Interception: 1, vs. Notre Dame (9/19/09)

G/GS 9/0 11/7 20/7

ROUSE’S CAREER HIGHS

Receptions: 1, three times (last vs. Georgia, 1/1/09) Receiving Yards: 12, vs. Penn State (11/22/08) Tackles: 3, vs. UAB (2007) Tackles for Losses: 1.5, vs. Wisconsin (2007)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-way starter (tight end and linebacker) and captain for Coach Dennis Orlando at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa. . . . 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 . . . attended the same prep school that produced former Spartan All-America linebacker Julian Peterson (Detroit Lions) . . . two-year lettermen for Coach Ken Roberts at Newtown (Conn.) High School . . . started the first five games of 2004 at quarterback for the Nighthawks before a nagging ankle injury limited his playing time for the remainder of the season . . . sat out four games in 2003 due to transfer rules . . . in less than two full seasons, he completed 40-of-110 passes (.364) for 586 yards and five touchdowns . . . played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Immaculate High School in Danbury, Conn . . . son of Jim and Janet Rouse . . . born Sept. 25, 1986 . . . earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources in May 2010 . . . currently pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in psychology.

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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 communication.

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Chris L. Rucker CB | 6-2 | 200 | Sr. | 3L Warren, Ohio | Warren G. Harding

Talented all-around athlete heads into his third season as the starting boundary corner . . . three-year letterwinner has appeared in 31 career games, including 23 starting assignments . . . his career totals include 127 tackles, four interceptions and 12 pass-break ups . . . ranked among the nation’s top cornerbacks (No. 39) by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports (first team), Lindy’s (second team) and Phil Steele (fourth team) . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by the league’s coaches and media . . . started 11 games at boundary corner in 2009 . . . recorded 58 tackles and led team with seven pass break-ups . . . ranked third on the team in production points (140) . . . made seven stops against Penn State, including a 12-yard sack . . . on the first play from scrimmage at Purdue, scooped up a Boilermaker fumble and ran it back 11 yards for his first career touchdown . . . also had five tackles and a pass break-up in the game . . . collected six tackles and a pass break-up at Minnesota . . . racked up seven tackles and a pass break-up vs. Iowa . . . changed the course of the Northwestern game, forcing a fumble in the third quarter in Spartan territory that led to MSU’s first touchdown . . . also had five tackles, including a half tackle for loss, against the Wildcats . . . produced two pass break-ups and two tackles at Illinois . . . in the win over Michigan, made an interception in the end zone in overtime . . . also recorded three tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss, against the Wolverines . . . compiled five tackles at Wisconsin . . . collected five tackles and a pass break-up at Notre Dame . . . recorded seven tackles and a pass break-up against Central Michigan . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the league’s coaches and media . . . appeared in 11 games, including nine starting assignments at boundary corner . . . tied for second on the team with two interceptions . . . finished seventh on the team in tackles with 45 (31 solos, 14 assists), including four for losses (18 yards) . . . also recorded four pass break-ups . . . compiled three tackles in the 2009 Capital One Bowl vs. Georgia . . . his fourth-quarter interception at Michigan set up MSU’s final touchdown in a 35-21 victory . . . also registered three solo stops and a pass break-up against the Wolverines . . . credited with five tackles vs. Ohio State . . . made seven tackles vs. Iowa, including 1.5 for losses (6 yards), and intercepted a pass on MSU’s 3-yard line to halt a potential scoring drive in the second quarter . . . played a solid game at Indiana, recording four solo tackles and two pass break-ups while forcing a fumble that MSU recovered in the fourth quarter . . . registered a career-high nine tackles vs. Notre Dame, including 1.5 for losses (9 yards) . . . selected Spartan Defensive Player of the Week after holding Florida Atlantic’s leading receiver Cortez Gent, who came into the game averaging 5.5 catches and 102.5 receiving yards, without a reception . . . tallied seven tackles in season opener at California, including one for a 3-yard loss . . . 2007 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in eight games as a true freshman, including four starts at field corner . . . sidelined for the last five games of the regular season after undergoing eye surgery to repair two detached retinas . . . recorded 24 tackles, including 15 solos and nine assists . . . made three stops vs. Indiana . . . matched his season-high with six tackles vs. Northwestern, including five solos . . . also credited with a pass break-up against the Wildcats . . . accounted for three stops each in back-to-back road games at Notre Dame and Wisconsin . . . produced a season-best six tackles in his first collegiate start vs. Pittsburgh . . . intercepted a pass in his collegiate debut vs. UAB that set up a second-quarter field goal . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the June 2007 (Ohio-Pennsylvania) Big 33 Football Classic . . . ranked among the nation’s top cornerbacks by Rivals.com (No. 48) . . . named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . rated among Ohio’s top 50 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 35) and Scout.com (No. 40) . . . three-year starter for Coach Thom McDaniels at Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio . . . earned Northeast Inland All-District honors (first team) in 2006 . . . had 35 receptions for 521 yards (14.9 avg.) and seven touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded four interceptions and six pass break-ups in 2006 . . . returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score in the Region I, Division I title game vs. Mentor . . . caught five passes for 76 yards and a TD vs. Wilson . . . his 74-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter vs. Akron Buchtel gave the Raiders a 20-13 victory . . . had two TD catches and an interception vs. Cleveland JFK . . . son of Hank and Gloria Powell . . . born Oct. 12, 1988 . . . majoring in sociology. C.L. Rucker’s Career Highs

Tackles: 9, vs. Notre Dame (9/20/08) Tackles for Loss: 1.5 (twice, last vs. Iowa, 10/4/08) Interceptions: 1 (four times, last vs. Michigan, 10/3/09) Pass Break-ups: 2, twice (last vs. Illinois, 10/10/09)

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2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/GS UT 8/4 15 11/9 31 12/11 37 31/24 83

AT 9 14 21 44

TM 24 45 58 127

TFL 0-0 4-18 3-17 7-35

SACKS 0-0 1-11 1-12 2-23

INT 1-10 2-4 1-0 4-14

PBU 1 4 7 12

FR 0 0 1-11 1-11

FF 0 1 2 3

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2007 DEFENSE UAB Bowling Green Pittsburgh Notre Dame Wisconsin Northwestern Indiana Ohio State Iowa Michigan Purdue Penn State Boston College Totals

UT 0 0 4 2 2 5 1

AT 1 1 2 1 1 1 2

TM 1 1 6 3 3 6 3

1 15

0 9

1 24

AT 2 0 1 5 0 2

TM 7 3 2 9 4 7

1 3 0

5 3 0

0 0 14

2 3 45

UT 2 2 2 4 3 1 3 4 5 3 4 4

AT 1 5 3 1 0 1 2 3 1 0 1 3

TM 3 7 5 5 3 2 5 7 6 3 5 7

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2008 DEFENSE UT California 5 Eastern Michigan 3 Florida Atlantic 1 Notre Dame 4 Indiana 4 Iowa 5 Northwestern Ohio State 4 Michigan 0 Wisconsin 0 Purdue Penn State 2 Georgia 3 Totals 31 2009 DEFENSE Montana State Central Michigan Notre Dame Wisconsin Michigan Illinois Northwestern Iowa Minnesota Western Michigan Purdue Penn State Texas Tech Totals

TFL 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 DNP-INJ DNP-INJ DNP-INJ DNP-INJ DNP-INJ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 1-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0 1-10 1

0 0

0 0

TFL SACKS 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.5-9 0.5-8 0-0 0-0 1.5-6 0.5-3 DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-18 1-11

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1

PBU 0 0 0 0 2 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 1 0

0-0 1-3 0-0

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0-0 0-0 2-4

0 0 4

0 0 0

0 0 1

TFL SACKS 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-12 1-12 DNP 3-17 1-12

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0

FR FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-11 1 0 0

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DE | 6-3 | 240 | Fr. | HS Cincinnati, Ohio | Archbishop Moeller

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 Heather Schofner . . . born Oct. 10, 1991 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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Third-year walk-on provides depth at punter . . . 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

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P | 6-5 | 200 | Jr. | SQ Waterford, Mich. | Our Lady of the Lakes

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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 fieldgoal 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.

OL | 6-7 | 315 | Fr. | HS Sunbury, Ohio | Big Walnut

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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 All-American 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 all-state (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 . . . no-preference major.

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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 current Spartan All-America linebacker Greg Jones . . . son of John and Ginny Rush . . . born June 19, 1991 . . . no-preference major.

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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 . . . majoring in human biology.

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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 . . . also credited with 21 tackles, including a sack, and five passes defended . . . had four tackles and an interception vs. Whitmore Lake . . . 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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FB | 6-3 | 232 | Jr. | SQ Spring Lake, Mich. | Spring Lake Senior Fourth-year walk-on will bid for playing time at fullback . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in two games in 2009 (vs. Montana State and Western Michigan) . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . 2008 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Made his only appearance of the season vs. Eastern Michigan . . . selected Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Pittsburgh . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Special mention all-state and first-team all-conference and all-area selection as a senior . . . three-year starter for Coach Jerry Rabideau at Spring Lake (Mich.) Senior High School . . . saw action at linebacker, tight end and fullback during his prep career . . . produced 98 tackles as a senior, with 20 resulting in losses including 12 sacks . . . recorded a career-high 15 stops, including three sacks, and returned a fumble for a touchdown vs. Ludington in 2006 . . . caught 14 passes for 350 yards and four TDs as a senior . . . registered 72 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior . . . made nine stops, including two sacks, vs. Whitehall in 2005 . . . two-year letterman in track and field, competing primarily in the shot and discus . . . earned first-team all-conference and all-area honors in track and field in 2007 . . . lettered as a first baseman as a sophomore . . . son of Mark and Lynn Setterbo . . . born Dec. 3, 1988 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – health study.

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TE | 6-5 | 285 | So. | 1L Detroit, Mich. | Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Second-year player figures to earn his share of playing time at tight end . . . had seven receptions for 96 yards (13.7 avg.) in three spring scrimmages . . . 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 35-yard 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 pass-catching 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 . . . caught six passes for 64 yards vs. East Grand Rapids . . . produced a season-high 7.5 tackles vs. Renaissance, with 3.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage including 1.5 sacks . . . had five catches for 83 yards vs. Detroit Catholic Central . . . caught two passes for 121 yards vs. Divine Child . . . returned a fumble 28 yards for a score vs. Toledo St. Francis . . . 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 2008-09 . . . 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 finance. SIMS’ CAREER HIGHS

Catches: 3, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) Receiving Yards: 59, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) Touchdowns: 1, three times (last vs. Western Michigan, 11/7/09) SIMS’ STATISTICS___________________________________________________

SN | 6-2 | 240 | Sr.-5 | 3L Breckenridge, Colo. | Summit

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G/GS 13/0

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Fifth-year player enters his fourth year as the starting long snapper . . . has played in every game the past three seasons (39) . . . former walk-on was awarded a scholarship prior to the 2008 season . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Completed his third year as the starting long snapper, appearing in all 13 games in 2009 . . . named MSU’s Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan . . . 2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Earned his second letter by seeing action in all 13 games . . . selected Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic . . . 2007 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games to earn his first letter . . . recorded one solo tackle each vs. Pittsburgh and Boston College . . . 2006 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter for Coach Dylan Hollingsworth at Summit High School in Frisco, Colo. . . . saw action at offensive tackle, defensive tackle and long snapper during his prep career . . . recorded 51 tackles as a senior, including 20 sacks . . . averaged 10.2 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Tiger basketball team in 2005-06 . . . lettered in golf as a freshman and sophomore . . . son of Joe and Chris Shackleton . . . born Oct. 28, 1987 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in geography.

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NO YDS 2 32 1 7 1 5 3 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 2 14 0 0 1 5 0 0 11 133

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Second-year player provides depth at split end . . . caught three passes for 54 yards, including a 27-yard reception, in the 2010 Green-White spring game . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . returned to wide receiver during preseason camp after spending the majority of the spring at safety . . . recorded four tackles in the 2009 Green-White spring game . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 12, 2009, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top flankers by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 20) . . . rated among the country’s top wide receivers by Rivals. com (No. 37) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 50) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 65) . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 9), Rivals.com (No. 11), The Detroit News (No. 13) and Detroit Free Press (No. 17) . . . selected to play in the 2009 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game . . . three-year starter for Coach David Poole at Ypsilanti (Mich.) High School, helping the Braves to a combined record of 21-8 (.724) . . . named to the Detroit Free Press Division 2 All-State Team as a defensive back in 2008 . . . honorable mention Associated Press All-State selection as an all-purpose player . . . also earned all-conference and all-county recognition as a senior . . . caught at least one pass in 19 consecutive games . . . had 27 receptions for 303 yards (11.2 avg.) and four touchdowns in 2008 . . . caught two passes for 70 yards and a score vs. Highland Park . . . had four catches for 50 yards and two TDs vs. Romulus . . . had four receptions for 73 yards vs. Milan . . . threw a 64-yard TD pass in the 2008 season finale vs. Dexter . . . recorded 14.5 tackles and three interceptions as a senior . . . caught 18 passes for 335 yards (18.6 avg.) and five scores as a junior . . . had three catches for 93 yards and a TD vs. Dexter in 2007 . . . produced a career-best 29 tackles (17 solos, 12 assists) as a junior . . . had three receptions for 40 yards (13.3 avg.) as a sophomore . . . contributed 25 tackles (7 solos, 18 assists) and an interception in 2006 . . . three-year letterman in track and field . . . finished 10th in the high jump on the Braves’ 2008 Division 2 state championship team . . . also won two letters in basketball . . . son of Donald Spencer and Kathy Weathers . . . born Jan. 18, 1991 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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Fourth-year walk-on adds depth at flanker . . . 2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in two games during the 2009 season (vs. Penn State and Texas Tech) . . . 2008 SEASON (REDSHIRT 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 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in hospitality business.

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Third-year walk-on adds depth at tailback . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Rushed twice for 7 yards in his Spartan debut vs. Western Michigan . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rushed for nearly 500 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior for Coach Tony Annese at Muskegon (Mich.) High School . . . gained a career-best 110 yards and scored twice in the first quarter vs. East Kentwood . . . also recorded 55 tackles, including three sacks, as a starting linebacker in 2007 . . . tallied a season-high 11 tackles vs. Hudsonville as a senior . . . two-year starter at Mona Shores High School before transferring to Muskegon for his senior year . . . ran for nearly 400 yards and scored three TDs as a junior . . . saw action at fullback as a sophomore and rushed 54 times for 270 yards (5.0 avg.) . . . sidelined for most of the 2006 season with a dislocated shoulder . . . also competed in track and field . . . son of Early and Gloria Spears . . . born April 2, 1990 . . . majoring in mathematics.

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Third-year player adds depth at fullback . . . made the transition from wide receiver to fullback during spring practice . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . 2008 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Appeared in nine games as a true freshman, playing both on offense and special teams . . . worked behind Blair White and Mark Dell at split end in 2008 . . . his only reception came at Northwestern, a 7-yard grab from Brian Hoyer in the third quarter that set up Brett Swenson’s second field goal . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report, SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American . . . rated among the nation’s top 75 prospects by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report (No. 74) . . . ranked among the country’s top wide receivers by Rivals.com (No. 24), Scouts, Inc. (No. 34), Scout.com (No. 34) and SuperPrep (No. 47) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 10), Scouts, Inc. (No. 21) and SuperPrep (No. 29) . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 2), Scouts, Inc. (No. 4), Scout.com (No. 4), Lansing State Journal (No. 5), Rivals.com (No. 5) and Detroit Free Press (No. 7) . . . 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 . . . earned all-state (Division 1- 2) and All-Detroit honors from The Detroit News . . . three-year starter for Coach Donshell English at Southeastern High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . had 43 receptions for 665 yards (15.5 avg.) and seven touchdowns as a senior despite being slowed by a sprained ankle during the first half of the season . . . recorded two 100-yard receiving games in 2007 . . . caught seven passes for a career-best 185 yards and five TDs vs. Central . . . had a career-high eight catches for 125 yards vs. Catholic Central . . . caught 37 passes for 595 yards (16.1 avg.) and six scores as a junior . . . also led Southeastern in all-purpose yards (840) and interceptions (6 for 135 yards) in 2006 . . . had five receptions for 85 yards vs. Crockett Tech and returned a kickoff 90 yards for a TD . . . had five catches for 65 yards vs. Southwestern to go along with two interceptions . . . caught five passes each vs. Northwestern (87 yards) and Ford (75) . . . had four receptions for 77 yards and a score vs. Chadsey . . . had three catches for 76 yards and three TDs vs. Western International . . . listed among the state’s top senior basketball wing players (No. 8), according to MLive.com’s midseason rankings . . . averaged 17.4 points in 2007-08 . . . averaged 23 points per game as a junior . . . also competed in track as a sprinter . . . son of Teresa Smith . . . born June 29, 1990 . . . majoring in sociology.

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Ol | 6-6 | 280 | Fr. | RS Ridgefield, Conn. | Milford Academy (N.Y.) Second-year walk-on adds depth on the offensive live . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . missed the entire 2009 season with a broken foot . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 12, 2009, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Started all 12 games at right tackle in 2008 for Coach Bill Chaplick at Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y. . . . saw action at both guard positions in two games in 2007 but missed the remainder of the season with a hip injury . . . attended the same prep school that produced former Spartan offensive tackle Stefon Wheeler (2002-05) . . . two-way, three-year starter (offensive tackle and defensive tackle) for Coach Dan Gouin at King Low Heywood Thomas in Stamford, Conn. . . . earned all-league honors in 2006 . . . did not allow a sack during his senior season . . . recorded 24 tackles in 2006, including two sacks vs. St. Luke’s . . . intercepted a screen pass and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown vs. Hamden Hall as a sophomore . . . son of James and Elizabeth Stangeland . . . born Aug. 24, 1988 . . . majoring in finance.

Drew Stevens

Third-year player adds depth at fullback . . . made the transition 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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(vs. Central Michigan, Notre Dame and Wisconsin) . . . entered the lineup following Joel Nitchman’s knee injury in the second quarter vs. Montana State and earned his first career start in Week 2 vs. Central Michigan . . . played a career-high 71 snaps at Wisconsin . . . 2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT SOPHOMORE): Made his only appearance of the 2008 season vs. Eastern Michigan . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . converted to the offensive line during spring practice . . . 2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . saw action vs. UAB in his only appearance of the 2007 season . . . 2006 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in four out of the last five games on the defensive line . . . recovered a fumble vs. Penn State . . . assisted on two tackles vs. Indiana . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Notre Dame . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top defensive ends by Scouts Inc. (No. 40) . . . ranked among the state’s top 20 seniors by The Detroit News (No. 11), Detroit Free Press (No. 14), Lansing State Journal (No. 14) and Rivals.com (No. 15) . . . Associated Press Class A all-state selection in 2005 . . . garnered All-Metro and All-Metro East honors from The Detroit News as a senior . . . three-year starter and two-year captain for Coach Mike Giannone at Dakota High School in Macomb, Mich. . . . helped the Cougars earn back-to-back trips to the state semifinals in 2004-05 . . . two-way starter saw action at offensive guard and defensive end . . . recorded 59 tackles, including 15 sacks, as a senior . . . returned an interception for a touchdown in 2005 . . . honorable mention all-state selection by The Detroit News in 2004 . . . attended the same high school that produced former Spartan offensive guard/center and current Cincinnati Bengal Kyle Cook . . . donated 8 inches of hair from the sides of his head to Locks of Love in March 2010 (Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under 21, suffering from long-term medical hair loss) . . . son of Robert and Susan Stipek . . . born Oct. 2, 1987 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human resources.

DE | 6-0 | 275 | Jr. | 2L Detroit, Mich. | Oak Park Fourth-year walk-on heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at defensive end, behind veteran Colin Neely . . . has recorded 17 career tackles in 19 career games . . . 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. Strayhorn’s Career Highs

Tackles: 4, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 10/31/09) Tackles for loss: 1, vs. Notre Dame (9/19/09) Sacks: 0.5, twice (last vs. Illinois, 10/10/09) STRAYHORN’s Statistics_ ____________________________________________

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First-year player provides depth at defensive tackle . . . signed a letter of intent in February and has three years of eligibility remaining (three-for-three) . . . 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

S | 5-11 | 193 | Fr. | RS Pickerington, Ohio | Pickerington Central Second-year player heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at free safety, behind veteran Trenton Robinson . . . tied for the team lead in tackles in the 2010 Green-White spring game, posting six stops for the White team . . . tallied eight tackles in the April 17 scrimmage . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 12, 2009, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top wide receivers by Rivals.com (No. 56) . . . rated among the country’s top cornerbacks by Scouts, Inc. (No. 69) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep

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DT | 6-2 | 320 | So. | JC Battle Creek, Mich. | Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College

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Third-year walk-on enters preseason camp as the back-up boundary corner, behind veteran Chris L. Rucker . . . returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in the April 10 scrimmage . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT 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 . . . hit 14-of-26 throws for 215 yards and three scores in a 2007 playoff win over Novi . . . 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 sophomore wide receiver at Northwest Mississippi Community College, while his brother Austin is a freshman running back at Michigan . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human resources.

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CB | 6-1 | 170 | So. | 1L Livonia, Mich. | Stevenson

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Tackles: 4, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Tackles for loss: 0.5, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Sacks: 0.5, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09)

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Second-year player is the top candidate to replace two-year starter Oren Wilson at nose tackle . . . 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 . . . posted six tackles vs. DeWitt, including a 5-yard sack . . . made six stops vs. Owosso, including an 8-yard sack . . . 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 . . . born Oct. 29, 1990 . . . no-preference major.

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(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 . . . twoyear 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 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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(No. 68) . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 25) . . . rated among the state’s top 10 cornerbacks by OhioVarsity.com (No. 5) . . . four-year starter for Coach Jay Sharrett at Pickerington (Ohio) Central High School, helping the Tigers to a combined record of 24-2 over his junior and senior seasons . . . two-time first-team Associated Press Central All-District selection . . . selected Ohio Capital Conference Player of the Year as a senior . . . also earned first-team all-conference, all-county and all-metro honors . . . led the team with 43 receptions for 637 yards (14.8 avg.) and six touchdowns in 2008 . . . recorded 58 tackles, four interceptions and 23 pass break-ups as a senior . . . had five catches for 42 yards and an interception vs. Cincinnati Elder in the Division I state semifinals . . . scored on a 38-yard reception off a fake punt in the Tigers’ 7-3 victory over Hilliard Davidson in the regional championship game . . . returned a missed field goal 97 yards for a TD vs. Groveport Madison . . . had four receptions for 78 yards vs. Springfield, including a 44-yard TD grab . . . caught 41 passes for 464 yards (11.3 avg.) and three scores as a junior . . . registered 42 tackles, 26 pass break-ups and a fumble recovery in 2007 . . . had three interceptions as a junior, returning one 47 yards for a TD . . . set 19 school single-game, single-season and career records (including 100 career receptions) . . . three-year letterman in track . . . son of Terry White and Pamela Banks . . . born Dec. 19, 1990 . . . no-preference major.

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DT | 6-3 | 305 | So. | 1L Huber Heights, Ohio | Wayne Third-year player enters his second season as the starting defensive tackle . . . 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” . . . preseason All-America selection by College Football Insiders (honorable mention) . . . ranked among the nation’s top 20 defensive tackles by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 20) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Sporting News (first team), Rivals.com (first team), Blue Ribbon Yearbook (first team) and Phil Steele (second team) . . . 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 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 human development and family studies.

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Tackles: 4, five times (last vs. Penn State, 11/21/09) Tackles for loss: 2, vs. Iowa (10/24/09) Sacks: 1.5, vs. Central Michigan (9/5/09) Pass break-ups: 2, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) WORTHY’S Statistics________________________________________________

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G/GS UT 13/11 19

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TFL SACKS INT 9-34 4.5-23 0-0

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2009 DEFENSE UT Montana State 3 Central Michigan 2 Notre Dame 1 Wisconsin 1 Michigan 1 Illinois 1 Northwestern 0 Iowa 2 Minnesota 3 Western Michigan 0 Purdue 4 Penn State 1 Texas Tech 0 Totals 19

AT 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 3 3 18

TM 4 3 2 3 2 3 1 4 4 0 4 4 3 37

TFL 0-0 1.5-8 1-6 1.5-5 1-7 1-2 0.5-1 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-0 9-34

SACKS 0-0 1.5-8 1-6 0-0 1-7 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4.5-23

INT 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

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PBU 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 0 1-0

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OT | 6-5 | 298 | Sr.-5 | 1L Lansing, Mich. | Bowling Green Fifth-year senior heads into his second year as a starter on the Spartan offensive line . . . following the departure of two-year starter Rocco Cironi, made the transition from right to left tackle during spring practice . . . 2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started the last 11 games at right tackle . . . named Lineman of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . played a season-high 81 snaps in MSU’s 26-20 overtime win over Michigan . . . made his first career start as a Spartan at right tackle in the Notre Dame game . . . participated in spring practice with the Spartans . . . 2008 SEASON: Enrolled at Lansing (Mich.) Community College in fall 2008 after transferring from Bowling Green . . . 2007 SEASON (SOPHOMORE AT BOWLING GREEN): Appeared in 11 games in 2007, including a starting assignment at defensive tackle vs. Kent State . . . credited with 23 tackles (6 solos, 17 assists), including 2.5 for losses (6 yards) . . . recorded a career-best six tackles vs. Kent State . . . made four stops vs. Toledo, including one for a 2-yard loss . . . 2006 SEASON (FRESHMAN AT BOWLING GREEN): Saw action in six games as a true freshman in 2006, including three starts at nose guard (vs. Kent State, Ohio and Ohio State) . . . tallied seven tackles (4 solos, 3 assists) . . . produced a season-high three tackles vs. Ohio . . . earned his first collegiate start vs. Kent State and made two stops . . . posted two solo hits vs. Florida International, including one for a 1-yard loss . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the 2006 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game . . . named to the Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team as a senior . . . also earned all-conference honors in 2005 after recording 53 tackles, including seven sacks . . . selected as the Big Red’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . two-year starter for Coach Dan Boggan at Sexton High School in Lansing, Mich. . . . began his prep football career at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Central where he was a two-year letterman for Coach Bob Kubiak . . . also lettered in basketball and track in high school . . . son of Duane Young Sr. and Angela Anderson . . . given name is Curtis Duane Young Jr. . . . born Jan. 26, 1988 . . . father Duane, a fouryear letterman for Coach George Perles at Michigan State (1987-90), spent six years in the National Football League as a tight end (San Diego Chargers, 1991-95; Buffalo Bills, 1998) . . . majoring in sociology.

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coaching staff In just three seasons, Mark Dantonio has restored the pride and tradition of Michigan State football.

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

In addition, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy was named a Freshman All-American, marking the thirdstraight year a Spartan has 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.

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. Fifth-year center Joel Nitchman earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and five

personal Data: Born Mark Dantonio in El Paso, Texas, on March 9, 1956. Family: wife Becky and two daughters, Kristen (17) and Lauren (15).

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

COACHING RECORD: 40-34 (.541) in six years as a college head coach; 18-17 (.514) in three years at Cincinnati (2004-06); 22-17 (.564) in three 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.

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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.

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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).

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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 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.

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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).

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).

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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.).

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.

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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. 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.

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 sophomore linebacker Greg Jones. The three first-team all-conference selections were the most for the Spartans since five players received first-team honors in 1999. A total of 15 Spartans received All-Big Ten recognition on the first team, second team or honorable mention.

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Riding the momentum generated by his first three seasons, Dantonio and his coaching staff have put together back-to-back recruiting classes in 2009-10 that analysts rank among the nation’s Top 25.

One of 15 semifinalists for the George Munger Coach of the Year Award, Dantonio had his most successful 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. It’s also just the third time since 1966 and 10th overall that Michigan State has won at least nine games in a season. Michigan State defeated five bowl-bound teams, with victories over Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame, Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin. The Spartans, who made their eighth New Year’s Day Bowl appearance and their first in nine seasons, finished the season ranked No. 24 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Polls.

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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. During his career, Dantonio has worked for some of the top coaches in the game, including Nick Saban, Jim Tressel and Earle Bruce. MARK DANTONIO HEAD COACH FOURTH SEASON

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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A Zanesville, Ohio, native with Midwest ties, Dantonio has 27 years of collegiate coaching experience and coached in his 14th bowl game as the Spartans faced Texas Tech in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl. He has led Michigan State to three-straight bowl appearances – a first for the program since 1995-97 – and has already won 22 games, the second most by any Spartan head coach in his first three seasons.

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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.

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the second head coach in Cincinnati history (along with Sid Gillman) to take the Bearcats to a bowl game in his first season. The Bearcats’ went 7-5 in 2004, including a 5-3 mark in Conference USA to finish second in the league standings, and defeated Marshall (32-14) 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).

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other offensive categories, including total yards (No. 3: 5,418), first downs (No. 4: 266), passing yards (No. 5: 2,842), total yards per game (No. 6: 416.8) and scoring average (No. 6: 33.1 ppg.). 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. After finishing near the bottom of the conference in tackles for loss (ninth) and sacks (10th) in 2006, Michigan State vaulted to third in the Big Ten in tackles for loss (7.69 per game) and fourth in sacks (3.08). Three Spartans from the 2007 team were selected in the 2008 NFL Draft: wide receiver Devin Thomas (Washington Redskins, second round), tight end Kellen Davis (Chicago Bears, fifth round) and defensive end Ervin Baldwin (Chicago Bears, seventh round). 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 three seasons, 30 Spartans have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, including 2009 Academic All-American Blair White. In addition, 45 Michigan State football student-athletes have earned their undergraduate degrees, including 75 percent of his players who have completed their eligibility. The 54-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, highlighted by performances of 36 yards each in back-to-back games against Miami-Ohio and Akron. 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 seasonlow 54 yards. Defensive end Trevor Anderson ranked among the BIG EAST leaders in tackles for loss (No. 5 at 1.13 per game) and sacks (No. 6 at 0.5 per game).

Prior to his appointment at Cincinnati, Dantonio served as the defensive coordinator 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 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). 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 School and was selected to play in the Ohio North-South All-Star Game.

In their first two years as honorary co-chairs, Dantonio and his wife Becky have helped raise $1.52 Six Bearcats earned All-BIG EAST honors in 2006, including three first-team selections: defensive million for the Children’s Miracle Network at Sparrow Children’s Center. 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 end Brent Celek and cornerback Mike dantonio’s Career Record – head coach Mickens. Celek, who set UC career records for receptions, receiving Overall Conference yards and TDs by a tight end, was taken by the Philadelphia Eagles YEAR SCHOOL W L PCT W L PCT FINISH POSTSEASON BOWL in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. 2004 Cincinnati 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 t-2nd (C-USA) Forth Worth Bowl – Champions In 2005, Dantonio brought together one of the nation’s youngest 2005 Cincinnati 4 7 .364 2 5 .286 t-6th (BIG EAST) 2006 Cincinnati 7 5 .583 4 3 .571 t-4th (BIG EAST) International Bowl* teams, with the Bearcats starting as many as five first-year freshmen 2007 Michigan State 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 t-7th (Big Ten) Champs Sports Bowl on defense and posted a competitive 4-7 record in the program’s first 2008 Michigan State 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 3rd (Big Ten) Capital One Bowl season in the BIG EAST. 2009 Michigan State 6 7 .462 4 4 .500 t-6th (Big Ten) Valero Alamo Bowl TOTALS 40 34 .541 24 22 .522 Five Bowl Games* In 2004, he became the first head coach in 23 years to direct a team * Did not coach UC in bowl game. to a winning season in his first year at UC. Dantonio also became only

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coaching staff Pat Narduzzi is in his fourth year as defensive coordinator at Michigan State.

The Spartan defense featured several playmakers in 2008, as Narduzzi tutored six players on the defensive side of the ball to All-Big Ten honors. 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, who led the Big Ten during conference play in tackles, was the first Spartan linebacker in seven years to garner first-team All-Big Ten accolades. Wiley anchored the Spartan secondary and ranked among the league leaders in interceptions (4) and passes defended (11).

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YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Seventh overall. Rejoined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati.

FAMILY: Wife Donna and four children: Arianna (17), Christina (15), Patrick (12) and Isabella (8).

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from Miami-Ohio in 1982. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Four-year starter as a wide receiver at Miami-Ohio (1978-81) and named captain as a senior. POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1987 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, 1989 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, 1990 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, 1991 NCAA I-AA National Champions, 1995 Liberty Bowl, 1996 Sun Bowl, 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl, 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. 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). 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 – Three-year starter at linebacker at Rhode Island (198789); one year at linebacker at Youngstown State (1985).

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PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Quarterbacks, receivers, running backs coach and offensive coordinator at Youngstown State (1986-91); running backs and receivers coach at Miami-Ohio (1992-93); receivers coach at Cincinnati (1994); running backs coach at Stanford (1995-96); co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks and receivers coach at Boston College (1997-98); running backs coach at North Carolina State (1999); receivers coach at Michigan State (2000-02); receivers coach and offensive coordinator at Ball State (2003); offensive coordinator at Cincinnati (2004-06).

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FAMILY: Wife Lola and three children: Whittney, Blake and Spencer.

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Michigan State’s defense saw marked improvement in 2007 under Narduzzi’s direction. 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 a game. By comparison, the Spartans finished 10th in the conference and No. 103 nationally in sacks in 2006, averaging just 1.33 per game. MSU also finished third in the conference and 11th in the nation in tackles for loss with 7.69 per game. In addition, MSU ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 30th nationally in rushing defense (125.8 yards per game).Three Spartans garnered All-Big Ten accolades on the defensive side of the ball, including first-team selection (defensive end) Jonal Saint-Dic, who set a Big Ten single-season record and led the nation with eight forced fumbles. Defensive end Ervin Baldwin led the team with 18.5 tackles for losses, the second-best total in school history, and was taken in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft by Chicago.

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Ringer rushed for 1,447 yards, the sixth-best mark in MSU single-season history, while Thomas established school records in receptions (79) and all-purpose yards (2,590). Thomas’ record-breaking season propelled him to become a second-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft by Washington, while tight end Kellen Davis was selected in the fifth round by the Chicago.

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.

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In his first season as offensive coordinator at Michigan State in 2007, Treadwell guided one of the most balanced offensive attacks in the Big Ten, as the Spartans were one of two conference teams and one of nine teams in the NCAA to average at least 200 yards or more in both rushing offense and passing offense during the regular season. The Spartans were among the Big Ten leaders in scoring offense (No. 2 at 33.1 points a game), rushing offense (No. 3 at 198.2 ypg.), total offense (No. 4 at 416.8 ypg.) and passing offense (No. 6 at 218.6 ypg.). It was one of the most productive offensive seasons in school history as the Spartans ranked first in points scored (430), third in total offense (5,418 yards), fifth in passing yards (2,842 yards), and sixth in scoring average (33.1) and total yards per game (416.8) in the school record books. In addition, MSU became the first Football Bowl Subdivision team in 2007 to feature a 2,000-yard passer (Brian Hoyer), a 1,000-yard rusher (Javon Ringer) and a 1,000-yard receiver (Devin Thomas), as the feat was accomplished in Game 11 against Purdue.

In addition to Jones, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy was named a Freshman All-American in 2009 after ranking second on the team in tackles for loss (9 for 34 yards) and sacks (4.5 for 23 yards). He is the second player to earn Freshman All-America honors under Narduzzi at MSU (Jones). Overall, four Spartans on defense were recognized with All-Big Ten honors in 2009, including honorable mention selections Trevor Anderson, Chris L. Rucker and Jeremy Ware. Ware was also selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by Oakland.

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In 2008, Treadwell’s offense showcased one of the top running backs in the nation in Javon Ringer, who led the nation in carries (390), scoring (132 points) and touchdowns (22), while ranking fourth in rushing (125.9 ypg.) en route to being named a consensus first-team All-American. Ringer, who was drafted in the fifth round by Tennessee, was the first Spartan running back to earn All-America honors since Lorenzo White in 1987. The consensus All-Big Ten first-team selection rushed for 1,637 yards, the second-highest single-season total in school history.

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Last season, Michigan State featured the No. 2 scoring offense in the Big Ten Conference, averaging nearly 30 points per game (29.7 ppg). The Spartans were also second in the league in passing (269.4 yards per game) and third in total offense (406.2 ypg.). MSU established a school record with 28 touchdown passes in 2009, and the 3,502 passing yards ranked second in the school record books. The offense also ranked among the best in school history in total offense (5,281 yards, sixth) and points scored (386, third). Sophomore quarterback Kirk Cousins, an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by the media, finished the regular season ranked among the Top 10 Spartan singleseason leaders in passing yards (2,680 - 4th), pass completions (198 - sixth) and touchdown passes (19 - tied for 7th). MSU’s passing game was built around wide receiver Blair White, who was a firstteam All-Big Ten selection by the coaches. White recorded career highs in receptions (70), touchdown catches (9) and receiving yards (990), all of which rank among MSU’s Top 10 single-season leaders. He also became the program’s first Academic All-America First-Team selection since 1993 for his 3.89 GPA in human biology. Overall, five Spartans on offense earned All-Big Ten honors. Don Treadwell OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/ WIDE RECEIVERS FOURTH SEASON (SEVENTH OVERALL AT MSU)

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A 26-year coaching veteran, Treadwell has been an offensive coordinator at four schools, including three years on Coach Mark Dantonio’s staff at Cincinnati (2004-06). Along with Dantonio, he also has experience in East Lansing, serving as the Spartan receivers coach from 2000-02.

MSU has had a first-team All-Big Ten performer in each of Narduzzi’s three seasons, including 2009, when linebacker Greg Jones became the first Spartan to be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Jones earned consensus first-team All-America honors and also garnered first-team All-Big Ten accolades for the second straight season 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.

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During his three years as Michigan State’s offensive coordinator, Don Treadwell has put together one of the most explosive offenses in the Big Ten, featuring a balanced attack full of talented playmakers. Treadwell also serves as the wide receivers coach.

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

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coaching staff 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 fourth season as the Spartans’ secondary coach. Barnett returned to East Lansing with seven years of professional playing experience and nine seasons of coaching experience under his belt. Two Spartan cornerbacks earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in 2009, including senior Jeremy Ware, who recorded a career-high 52 tackles and five pass break-ups while starting every game. He went on to be selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by Oakland. Chris L. HARLON BARNETT Rucker was named honorable mention All-Big Ten for the SECONDARY COACH second straight year as he led the team with seven pass FOURTH SEASON break-ups and compiled a career-high 58 tackles. In a secondary of veterans, sophomore safety Trenton Robinson also stood out with his 67 tackles, good for fourth on the team. Barnett had to deal with multiple injuries to his unit for the second straight year in 2009, as he used six different starting lineup combinations throughout the season. 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 first-team All-Big Ten selection and Jim Thorpe Award finalist Otis Wiley, who ranked among the league leaders in interceptions (4) and passes defended (11). The defensive backfield combined to account for 14 interceptions and 50 pass break-ups, with both totals increasing from the previous season. 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. He also tutored boundary corner Kendell Davis-Clark, who led the team in pass break-ups with eight and ranked second on the team in tackles with 72, and Wiley, who led the team with four interceptions. Seven different players combined for 12 interceptions, the most for a Spartan team since 2003. The 43-year-old Barnett spent three seasons as secondary coach on Mark Dantonio’s staff at Cincinnati. He landed his first collegiate coaching job as a graduate assistant at LSU in 2003 under Nick Saban, where he was a part of the Tigers’ National Championship campaign. He began his coaching career at Princeton High School in Cincinnati, where he spent two seasons as the secondary coach (1998-99) and three years as the defensive coordinator (2000-02). 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 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 also spent two seasons at New England (1993-94) and two more with Minnesota (1995-96). For Barnett’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

In his three years as the defensive line coach at Michigan State, Ted Gill has continued his career-long trend of developing productive and impactful players. 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 finished 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. Veteran end Trevor Anderson led the line with 45 tackles TED GILL (7.5 for loss) and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors. DEFENSIVE LINE Anderson, who also played under Gill at Cincinnati, amassed FOURTH SEASON 39.5 tackles for loss and 22 sacks in his career. Defensive tackle Jerel 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). Opposite of Anderson, junior end Colin Neely steadily improved in his first year as a starter, posting career highs in tackles (24), tackles for loss (7.0) and sacks (3.0). In 2008, three Spartans on the defensive line earned honorable mention All-Big Ten, 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. Anderson was one of 35 players in the nation named to the midseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award. Michigan State’s defensive line saw a dramatic improvement in Gill’s first season. Defensive ends Jonal Saint-Dic and Ervin Baldwin enjoyed breakout seasons, while Kershaw and Ogemdi Nwagbuo also had their most productive years wearing the Green and White. 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 second-highest total in school history. Kershaw and Nwagbuo each recorded career highs with 30 and 28 tackles, respectively. Gill arrived in East Lansing with 32 years of coaching experience, including four seasons as the defensive line coach at Cincinnati (2003-06). His resume features stops at almost every level of football. He coached in the professional ranks with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers (1996-98), XFL’s Los Angeles Extreme (2001) and CFL’s Montreal Alouettes (2002). Prior to spending the 1995 season as defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State, Gill worked for five years as an assistant coach under Hayden Fry at Iowa (1990-94) where he coached the defensive line and linebackers, helping the Hawkeyes earn three bowl appearances (1991 Rose, 1991 Holiday and 1993 Alamo). 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.

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

THE BARNETT FILE FAMILY: Wife Tammy and two children: Todd (16) and Tori (15). YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. 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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EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in communication from Michigan State in 1990.

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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.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant coach at Idaho State (1971-73); 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 (200306). 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.

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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 2006, he instructed offensive guard Trevor Canfield, who earned second-team All-BIG EAST honors as a sophomore. Prior to joining the Cincinnati coaching staff, Roushar worked with the running backs at Illinois for two seasons (2003-04), adding the duties of offensive coordinator in 2004.

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. 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. Before returning to his alma mater in 2003, Salem coached the quarterbacks at O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., during the 2002 season. He previously spent three years as passing game and recruiting coordinator at South Dakota (1999-2001) and two seasons as offensive and recruiting coordinator at Luther College (1997-98) in Decorah, Iowa. In 1996, Salem filled the role of defensive coordinator at Everett High School in Lansing, Mich. From 1994-95, he served as a graduate assistant under George Perles and Nick Saban at Michigan State, working with the quarterbacks and wide receivers. A native of Sioux Falls, S.D., Salem launched his coaching career in the European Professional League in Paris, France, where he was the offensive coordinator for Robinson Sphinx in the spring of 1993. That fall, he worked with the defensive backs as a student coach at Augustana. Salem began his collegiate playing career as a quarterback at Northern Arizona in 1988-89 before transferring to Augustana where he played quarterback and wide receiver for Coach Heinitz from 1990-92.

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FAMILY: Wife Patti and four children: Marissa (13), Mallory (12), Maura (8) and Danny (5).

FAMILY: Wife Christina, sons Elijah and Jeremiah.

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

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

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

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

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Two-year letterwinner as a quarterback at Northern Illinois (1981-82).

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

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.

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

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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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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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Roushar launched his coaching career at Northern Illinois as a student assistant in 1984 under Hall of Fame coach Bill Mallory. Roushar then spent seven seasons at Butler, the first three (1986-88) as offensive backfield coach and the final four (1989-92) as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. The 49-year-old Roushar also has made coaching stops at Rhode Island (1993) and Ball State (1994). During his first two-year stint at Illinois, he worked with the Illini quarterbacks in 1995 before taking over the offensive tackles and tight ends in 1996.

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.

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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. Roushar helped develop three first-team All-MAC selections, in offensive tackle Ryan Diem (19992000), center McAllister Collins (2000) and offensive tackle Tim Vincent (2002). Diem, a fourthround pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2001 NFL Draft, started 15 games at right tackle in 2006 for the Super Bowl Champions. While on the NIU coaching staff, Roushar also recruited offensive tackle Doug Free, who was taken by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

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 last season, averaging 400.9 yards per game.

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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, averaging 198.2 yards a game. He tutored left tackle Pete Clifford, who went on to earn second-team All-Big Ten honors.

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The Spartans featured the nation’s fourth-leading rusher in Javon Ringer in 2008, thanks in large part to the strength of the offensive line play. 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). In addition, Nitchman earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors while Foreman was named Freshman All-American.

The 39-year-old 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.

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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 left guard Joel 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.

Brad Salem, who compiled a 31-26 record in five seasons as head coach at NCAA Division II Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., is in his first year as running backs coach at Michigan State.

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Dan Roushar, who has coached a multitude of positions in his 26 seasons in the coaching profession, is in his fourth year coaching the Spartan offensive line.

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Mark Staten, who adds a mix of professional playing experience with a solid coaching background, is in his fourth season as tight ends/tackles coach and recruiting coordinator at Michigan State.

MARK STATEN TIGHT ENDS/TACKLES RECRUITING COORDINATOR FOURTH SEASON

Staten oversees one of the deepest and most talented tight end units in the nation, as four players combined for 56 receptions, 780 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches in 2009. The group was led by Charlie Gantt, who earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors for the second straight year following his 22-catch, 348-yard performance as a junior. In his first year as a Spartan, Brian Linthicum displayed his versatility with 20 catches for 266 yards, while true freshman Dion Sims led all Spartan tight ends with three touchdown receptions en route to being named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

In addition to his work with the tight ends, Staten’s mentoring of the offensive tackles paid dividends once again in 2009, as the unit allowed the fewest amount of sacks in the Big Ten (14). 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). In 2008, Staten’s offensive tackles 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. 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. 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. Prior to joining Cincinnati’s coaching staff, Staten spent two seasons at Ohio State (2002-03), where he contributed to the Buckeyes’ 2002 National Championship. As the offensive graduate assistant, he worked with the offensive linemen, tight ends and long snappers. A four-year starter at defensive tackle at Miami-Ohio, Staten earned All-Mid-American Conference honors as a senior. He made the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad as a free agent in 1993 before being added to the New England Patriots’ roster for the conclusion of the 1993 season as well as part of the 1994 campaign. Staten was drafted by the World Football League’s Barcelona Dragons in 1995, but sustained a career-ending knee injury. Staten started his coaching career in 1999 as an assistant coach at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, Calif. He returned to Miami-Ohio in 2000 as a student assistant coach and was promoted to graduate assistant in 2001.

Mike Tressel enters his fourth season as linebackers and special teams coach at Michigan State. In his role as linebackers coach over the last three seasons, Mike Tressel has mentored two of the top linebackers in the Big Ten, in Greg Jones and Eric Gordon. Jones and Gordon, who have each started 27 consecutive games at linebacker, have combined for 598 tackles, 59 tackles for loss and 23 sacks in their careers. A consensus All-American, Jones became the first Spartan to win Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year accolades after MIKE TRESSEL collecting 154 tackles in 2009, the most in the conference and LINEBACKERS/SPECIAL TEAMS third nationally. He also led the team and ranked among the FOURTH SEASON 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. Preceding his All-America campaign, Jones earned firstteam All-Big Ten honors in 2008, the first Spartan linebacker to do so since 2001. He led the team in tackles for the second-straight season with 127 and his 89 tackles in conference play ranked first in the Big Ten. Jones earned consensus Freshman All-America honors in 2007 after leading the team and all Big Ten freshmen with 78 tackles, becoming the first true freshman to lead Michigan State in tackles since 1976. Gordon, who garnered Big Ten All-Freshman honors in 2007, improved his productivity as a sophomore to rank second on the team and 13th in the Big Ten with 85 tackles. As a junior in 2009, Gordon set a career high in tackles with 92, finishing 11th in the conference. Tressel also oversees a successful special teams unit that has been one of the best in the Big Ten since his arrival. Brett Swenson, a 2009 first-team All-Big Ten selection, became MSU’s all-time leader in field goals (71), points scored (377) and extra points (164) last season. Swenson was named a Lou Groza Award semifinalist and finished his career tied for third in Big Ten history with his 71 field goals. Swenson tied a school record in 2008 with 22 field goals en route to being named second-team All-Big Ten. Anchored by Keshawn Martin, MSU ranked eighth in the nation in kick returns in 2009, averaging 25.9 yards per return. Martin was the 11th-ranked return man in the nation (28.9-yard avg.). Punter Aaron Bates was a second-team all-conference pick in 2008, as he ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 30th in the nation with his 42.0-yard punting average. In 2007, Devin Thomas established a Big Ten single-season record with 1,135 kick return yards. The 36-year-old Tressel played a key role in Cincinnati’s success over his three seasons at UC, as the Bearcats earned two bowl invitations. Prior to joining Dantonio’s staff at Cincinnati, Tressel spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Ohio State (2002-03), where he contributed to the Buckeyes’ National Championship team in 2002. Tressel previously coached at Wartburg (Iowa) College for four seasons (1998-01), helping the school to a combined record of 36-4 including one conference title. Tressel comes from a bloodline of successful coaches, as his uncle Jim Tressel won four NCAA I-AA championships at Youngstown State before leading Ohio State to the 2002 National Championship. His grandfather, Lee Tressel, ranked as one of the winningest coaches in Division III history and won a National Championship at Baldwin-Wallace College. His father Richard, who spent 23 seasons as head coach at Hamline, is in his 10th season at Ohio State, his seventh year as running backs coach. For Tressel’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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THE TRESSEL FILE FAMILY: Wife Megan, son Logan (9) and daughter Quincy (6).

THE STATEN FILE FAMILY: Wife Dana, sons Quinn (5) and Maximus (infant). YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati. 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).

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).

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Miami-Ohio in 2001.

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 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).

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Four-year starter in the secondary at Cornell (Iowa) College (1992-95).

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

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

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.

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

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. He began his coaching career as a student assistant at Akron in 1974, working with the offensive guards and centers.

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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.

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A three-year letterwinner as a quarterback at Syracuse, Warner finished his playing career ranked seventh in career passing yards (2,593) and was a member of the 1979 team that won the Independence Bowl. After graduating in 1982, he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for the Orange, working with the quarterbacks and offensive backs.

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.

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Before coaching one season with Mark Dantonio at Cincinnati, Warner coached wide receivers at Southern Miss in 2003 and 2004. He has also made stops as the passing game coordinator at Houston (2001-02), offensive coordinator at Connecticut (1999-2000), passing game coordinator at Wyoming (1998) and quarterbacks coach at Bucknell (1997). Warner and Dantonio also coached together for four seasons at Kansas, when Dantonio was the secondary coach for the Jayhawks from 1991-94. Warner spent nine total seasons as quarterbacks coach for Kansas (1988-96). Prior to KU, Warner spent four years on the staff at Kent State (1984-87), including the last two as quarterbacks coach.

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

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Warner has been a quarterbacks coach and/or offensive coordinator or passing game coordinator for 21 of his previous 26 seasons as a college assistant.

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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Hoyer earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors after throwing for 2,404 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. In 2007, Hoyer became the fifth Spartan quarterback to eclipse the 2,500yard milestone in a season and finished with 2,725 passing yards, the third-highest single-season total in MSU history. Hoyer also ranked among the top Spartan single-season leaders in pass attempts (second with 376), completions (third with 223) and TD passes (tied for fourth with 20).

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

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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. 6 with 35). Hoyer, who threw for more than 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, was 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.

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 16TH 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 2009, Kirk Cousins’ first year as a starter, the sophomore quarterback finished the season ranked among the Top 10 Spartan single-season leaders in 200-yard passing games (eight - 3rd), passing yards (2,680 - 4th), pass completions (198 - 6th) and touchdown passes (19 - tied for 7th). In addition, Cousins’ passing efficiency rating of 142.6 ranked third in the Big Ten and 25th nationally, while also ranking eighth in MSU single-season history. Warner also tutored Keith Nichol, who played significant minutes in his first season for DAVE WARNER the Green and White. Nichol threw for 764 yards and seven QUARTERBACKS touchdowns while compiling a 143.2 quarterback rating. With FOURTH SEASON 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.

Ken Mannie enters his 16th 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.

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

FAMILY: Wife Leigh Ann, son Jackson (6), daughter Alexandra (19).

FAMILY: Wife Marianne and daughter Alaina Antoinette. YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: 16th. Joined staff on Dec. 8, 1994, from Toledo. 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 10 years.

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

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 letterwinner as a quarterback at Syracuse (1979-81).

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Three-year letterman and two-year starter at offensive guard at Akron (1971-73).

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.

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 Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.

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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).

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

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coaching staff Tommy Hoke is in his seventh year as associate head strength and conditioning coach at Michigan State. He was recently 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 42-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 Moore. In his role as head strength and conditioning coach, he TOMMY HOKE ASSOCIATE HEAD STRENGTH & organized workouts for Appalachian State’s 20 varsity sports. CONDITIONING COACH A certified strength and conditioning specialist, Hoke played SEVENTH 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.

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Hoke first arrived on the Appalachian State campus in 1992, working for four years as assistant strength and conditioning coach (1992-95). 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.

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

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 third season as director of football operations at Michigan State. His primary responsibilities include coordinating regularseason and postseason travel, assisting in future scheduling and supervising facility updates in the Skandalaris Football Center. In addition, oversees the production schedule for head coach Mark Dantonio’s web page, CoachDantonio.com. TIM ALLEN DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS THIRD SEASON

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 2002-06, 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. 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, Kan. 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. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in health, physical education and recreation from Bethel College in 1986.

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

FAMILY: Wife Rachel and two children: Drew (13) and Jennifer (10).

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

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Seventh. 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.

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.

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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 Mike Vollmar 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.

A three-year football letterman (1968-70), Folino earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Villanova in 1971. He received a master’s degree in educational administration from Ohio State in 1975.

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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 fourthyear Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, also earned first-team All-America honors from The Sporting News in 1989.

The 27-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).

BRAD LUNSFORD DIRECTOR OF EXECUTIVE FOOTBALL OPERATIONS FOURTH SEASON

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Brad Lunsford enters his fourth 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 NINTH SEASON

Former Spartan assistant coach Dino Folino enters his ninth 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.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education from Villanova in 1971; master’s degree in educational administration from Ohio State in 1975. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Three-year starter at free safety for Villanova. 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.

THE LUNSFORD FILE FAMILY: Wife April. YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth 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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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).

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YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: 16th overall. Rejoined staff in 2002.

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

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coaching/Support staff a graduate assistant at South Carolina for four years before coaching at Pikeville, serving under head coaches Brad Scott and Lou Holtz as the tight ends coach and assistant to the recruiting coordinator.

RANDY GILLON SPEED COACH THIRD SEASON Randy Gillon begins his third season as the speed coach for the Michigan State football program. Gillon currently is in his fifth 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 mentored 18 NCAA regional outdoor qualifiers, four All-Big Ten honorees, two national qualifiers and seen six school records broken in the sprints. Prior to his arrival in East Lansing, Gillon worked with the Illinois State track and field program for two years. 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 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.

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He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology at Michigan State. Willis is married to the former Sara Ratliff. The couple has a son, Zackary, and a daughter, Reagan. NICK SIATRAS DEFENSIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANT FOURTH SEASON Nick Siatras enters his fourth year as a graduate assistant on the Michigan State football staff. The 28-year-old Siatras will assist the Spartan defensive staff, working primarily with linebackers coach Mike Tressel.

Zak Willis, who has nine years of head coaching experience at the collegiate level, enters his second year as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, his first in an on-the-field capacity. Willis will assist the Spartan offensive staff, working primarily with offensive line coach Dan Roushar. In six years as the head coach at Newberry College from 2003-08, Willis led the program to a 39-25 record. His winning percentage of .609 is the highest of any football coach in Newberry history. Willis directed the Indians to their best season in school history in 2006, as Newberry finished the season with an 11-2 record and captured its first-ever South Atlantic Conference Championship. The Scarlet and Gray made their first appearance in the NCAA Division II Playoffs, advancing to the quarterfinal round. For his efforts, Willis was named the SAC Coach of the Year in 2006. He also led Newberry College to a 9-2 record and No. 18 ranking in 2007. Willis brought the Indians their first winning season in 20 years in 2005 after going 5-4. In his final three years at Newberry, the team accumulated a 26-8 mark (.765).

During the 2002 season, he served as a graduate assistant under Brian Kelly at Grand Valley State where he worked with the offensive line and helped the Lakers win the NCAA Division II National Championship. A native of Flushing, Mich., Duvendeck spent the 2001 season as a graduate assistant at Tiffin (Ohio) University where he worked with the running backs. A former running back at Central Michigan, he lettered in 2000 and earned his bachelor’s degree in health promotion and rehabilitation in 2001. Duvendeck is currently pursuing his master’s degree in kinesiology. Archie Collins VIDEO INTERN/DEFENSE FIRST SEASON

During the coaching transition at UC, Siatras was the interim defensive line coach for the Bearcats in the inaugural International Bowl, a 27-24 victory for Cincinnati over Western Michigan.

The Youngstown, Ohio, native played offensive and defensive line at Campbell Memorial High School, earning first-team AllNortheast Ohio honors as a senior. He played one season (2000) at center at Youngstown State. Siatras earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Ohio State in 2006 and a master’s degree in sports administration from Michigan State in December 2008. He will begin pursuing a master’s degree in sociology this fall. Siatras is engaged to Katie Shenoo of Chicago, Ill. Jeff Duvendeck VIDEO INTERN/OFFENSE FIRST SEASON Jeff Duvendeck is in his first year as a video intern for the Michigan State football program. The 32-year-old Duvendeck arrived in East Lansing, Mich., after spending the last four years at Northern Michigan (2006-09) where he served as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Under his direction, the Wildcat

Former Michigan State walk-on safety Archie Collins is in his first year as a video intern for the Spartan football program. The 33-year-old Collins returned to Michigan State after coaching in the Detroit Public School League for the last 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. A Detroit native, Collins spent the last 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. Collins spent two seasons on the Michigan State football roster (1996-97), earning Scout Team Player of the Week honors twice during his career, and lettered in 1996. Current Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio served as his position coach during his collegiate career. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from MSU in 1998. Collins and his wife Brandi have a daughter, Amber, and a son, Archie IV.

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Prior to coaching at Newberry College, Willis was the head coach for three seasons at Pikeville (Ky.) College. Willis was

Prior to joining the NMU coaching staff, he worked for three seasons at Michigan Tech (2003-05) where he served as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. During his tenure with the Huskies, Duvendeck coached three NCAA Division II All-Americans, including two who were selected as the GLIAC’s Offensive Lineman of the Year.

In 2006, Siatras served as a staff assistant for head coach Mark Dantonio at Cincinnati. On the field, Siatras worked with current Spartan assistant Harlon Barnett and the defensive backs, as well as helping with scout team duties.

Siatras was a student intern coach at Ohio State in 2004-05, assisting the secondary and the scout team. He began coaching at Upper Arlington (Ohio) High School in 2003 as an assistant working with the defensive line.

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2009 Honors & Awards

NICK BENDZUCK (FB, Jr.) • Academic All-Big Ten LARRY CAPER (RB, Fr.) • Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman Team • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team

ADAM DECKER (LB, Sr.-5) • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 4 (second team) • Academic All-Big Ten

DANA DIXON (CB, Fr.) • MSU Jim Adams Award (unsung hero/scout team defensive player of the year)

DANNY FORTENER (S, Sr.-5) • MSU Clarence J. Underwood Jr. Sportsmanship Award

ANDREW MAXWELL (QB, Fr.) • MSU Jim Adams Award (unsung hero/scout team offensive player of the year) COLIN NEELY (DE, Jr.) • MSU Tommy Love Award (most improved player)

Offense Blair White --- --- --- Team Awards Larry Caper Blair White --- --- Kirk Cousins/Ashton Leggett Keshawn Martin --- ---

Defense Greg Jones --- --- --- Team Awards Danny Fortener Greg Jones --- --- Greg Jones Chris L. Rucker --- ---

Special Teams Jesse Johnson ------Team Awards Andre Anderson Ashton Henderson ----Alex Shackleton Brett Swenson -----

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BLAIR WHITE (WR, Sr.-5) • National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American (first team) • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 4 (first team) • One of 12 finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy (presented to college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic & athletic achievement) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (first team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (first team) • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (MSU recipient) • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award (outstanding senior offense) • MSU Potsy Ross Award (top scholar-athlete) • MSU Captain’s Award • College Football Performance Awards National Wide Receiver of the Week (Oct. 17 vs. Northwestern) • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 17 vs. Northwestern) JEREL WORTHY (DT, R-Fr.) • FWAA Freshman All-American • Sporting News Freshman All-American • Rivals.com Freshman All-American • CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American • Phil Steele All-Freshman (third team) • Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman Team • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team • Rivals.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team • Phil Steele Midseason All-Big Ten (first team)

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

ROSS WEAVER (CB, Sr.-5) • MSU Football Players Association’s Community Service & Outreach Award • MSU Captain’s Award

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JEREMY WARE (CB, Sr.-5) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU President’s Award (perseverance - senior back) • MSU Oil Can Award (team humorist)

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CHARLIE GANTT (TE, Jr.) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Mackey Award Midseason Watch List (presented to nation’s top tight end) • MSU Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award

KESHAWN MARTIN (PR/KR, So.) • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (third team) • MSU Danziger Award (outstanding Detroit-area player) • College Football Performance Awards National Kickoff Returner of the Week (Oct. 31 vs. Minnesota) • Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 31 vs. Minnesota)

BRETT SWENSON (K, Sr.) • Phil Steele All-American (fourth team) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-American (honorable mention) • One of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award (presented to nation’s top placekicker). • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (first team) • Media All-Big Ten (first team) • Sporting News All-Big Ten (first team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (first team) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (first team) • College Football Performance Awards National Placekicker of the Week (Nov. 14 vs. Purdue) • One of the Lou Groza Award’s Top Three Stars of the Week (Nov. 14 vs. Purdue) • Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 14 vs. Purdue) • MSU Governor’s Award (most valuable player) • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award (outstanding senior special teams)

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JOEL FOREMAN (LG, So.) • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (first team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (third team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Academic All-Big Ten

BRIAN LINTHICUM (TE, R-So.) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (honorable mention) • Academic All-Big Ten

DION SIMS (TE, Fr.) • Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman Team • Rivals.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team

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

CHRIS L. RUCKER (CB, Jr.) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention)

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KIRK COUSINS (QB, So.) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU Biggie Munn Award (most inspirational player - offense) • MSU Captain’s Award

JOEL NITCHMAN (C, Sr.-5) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (first team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU Up Front Award (outstanding offensive lineman) • Rimington Trophy Watch List (presented to nation’s top center) • Academic All-Big Ten

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ROCCO CIRONI (OT, Sr.-5) • MSU President’s Award (perseverance - senior lineman)

GREG JONES (LB, Jr.) • Associated Press All-American (first team) • FWAA All-American (first team) • AFCA All-American (first team) • CBSSports.com All-American (first team) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-American (first team) • Phil Steele All-American (first team) • Rivals.com All-American (first team) • Walter Camp All-American (second team) • Sporting News All-American (third team) • College Football Performance Awards Linebacker Trophy recipient (national linebacker of the year) • Rated nation’s No. 1 linebacker by CollegeFootballNews. com • One of 16 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award (presented to college defensive player of the year). • One of 16 semifinalists for the Butkus Award (presented to nation’s best linebacker). • One of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott Trophy (presented to college football’s defensive IMPACT player of the year). • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (media) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (first team) • Media All-Big Ten (first team) • Sporting News All-Big Ten (first team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (first team) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (first team) • MSU Outstanding Underclass Back Award • MSU Captain’s Award • Nagurski Trophy Watch List (defensive player of the year) • Lombardi Award Watch List (college lineman of the year) • Named Big Ten’s hardest hitter by the Sporting News

KEITH NICHOL (QB, R-So.) • Academic All-Big Ten

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AARON BATES (P, Jr.) • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award • Academic All-Big Ten

ANDREW HAWKEN (FB, Sr.-5) • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 4 (second team) • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU Iron Man Award (strength & conditioning)

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TREVOR ANDERSON (DE, Sr.-5,) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award (outstanding senior defense) • MSU Biggie Munn Award (most inspirational player defense) • Hendricks Award Watch List (defensive end of the year)

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(6-7 overall, 4-4 Big Ten) results Date Opponent Sept. 5 MONTANA STATE Sept. 12 CENTRAL MICHIGAN Sept. 19 at Notre Dame Sept. 26 at Wisconsin Oct. 3 MICHIGAN Oct. 10 at Illinois Oct. 17 NORTHWESTERN Oct. 24 IOWA Oct. 31 at Minnesota Nov. 7 WESTERN MICHIGAN Nov. 14 at Purdue Nov. 21 PENN STATE Jan. 2* vs. Texas Tech * 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, Texas score by quarters 1 MSU 82 Opponents 57

2 100 77

3 96 79

Score W, 44-3 L, 27-29 L, 30-33 L, 30-38 W, 26-20 (OT) W, 24-14 W, 24-14 L, 13-15 L, 34-42 W, 49-14 W, 40-37 L, 14-42 L, 31-41

4 102 129

OT 6 0

Attendance 74,518 76,221 80,795 80,123 78,629 62,870 71,726 74,411 50,805 73,910 48,408 73,771 64,757

Total 386 342

Avg. 29.7 26.3

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FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Att.-Comp.-Int. Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: No.-Yards Kickoff Return Average PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yards Punt Return Average INT RETURNS: No.-Yards Interception Return Average FUMBLES-LOST PENTALTIES-Yards PUNTING: No.-Yards-Avg. TIME OF POSSESSION/Avg. THIRD-DOWN Conversions (Pct.) FOURTH-DOWN Conversions (Pct.) Total Offense PLAYER K. Cousins K. Nichol L. Caper E. Baker K. Martin MSU OPPONENTS

G 13 10 12 8 13 13 13

MSU 258 85 154 19 1779 419 4.2 136.8 16 3502 423-251-12 8.3 14.0 269.4 28 5281 842 6.3 406.2 55-1422 25.9 23-192 8.3 6-65 10.8 15-8 83-720 63-2621-41.6 28:51 62-169 (37%) 7-13 (54%)

PLAYS 359 113 120 85 21 842 914

RUSH 60 128 468 427 219 1779 1472

Opponents 264 90 152 22 1472 433 3.4 113.2 10 3479 481-293-6 7.2 11.9 267.6 32 4951 914 5.4 380.8 63-1397 22.2 26-201 7.7 12-124 10.3 14-8 91-750 70-2786-39.8 31:09 87-202 (43%) 9-16 (56%)

PASS 2680 764 0 0 40 3502 3479

TOTAL 2740 892 468 427 259 5281 4951

AVG. 210.8 89.2 39.0 53.4 19.9 406.2 380.8

passing Player K. Cousins K. Nichol K. Martin A. Bates MSU Opponents

G 13 10 13 13 13 13

Rushing Player L. Caper E. Baker K. Martin G. Winston C. Ray K. Nichol A. Leggett K. Cousins A.J. Jimmerson D. Spears A. Anderson A. Buford A. Hawken D. Sims TEAM MSU Opponents

G 12 8 13 6 7 10 6 13 13 1 7 1 13 13 10 13 13

Receiving Player B. White B.J. Cunningham M. Dell C. Gantt B. Linthicum K. Martin A. Hawken D. Sims E. Baker A. Leggett L. Caper G. Celek C.D. Rucker K. Nichol C. Ray G. Winston K. Cousins MSU Opponents

G 13 12 10 13 12 13 13 13 8 6 12 10 6 10 7 6 13 13 13

Rtng Att. Cmp. Int. 142.6 328 198 9 143.2 91 49 3 432.0 3 3 0 251.2 1 1 0 145.1 423 251 12 141.1 481 293 6 Att. 120 85 18 60 40 22 20 31 4 2 2 1 1 1 12 419 433

Gain 503 457 225 228 161 132 130 144 11 7 4 3 0 0 0 2005 1809

No. 70 48 26 22 20 18 12 11 7 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 251 293

Loss 35 30 6 24 5 4 5 84 1 0 0 0 1 2 29 226 337

Pct. 60.4 53.8 100.0 100.0 59.3 60.9 Net 468 427 219 204 156 128 125 60 10 7 4 3 -1 -2 -29 1779 1472

Yds. 990 641 449 348 266 411 74 133 43 5 47 33 29 11 14 6 2 3502 3479

Yds. 2680 764 40 18 3502 3479 Avg. 3.9 5.0 12.2 3.4 3.9 5.8 6.2 1.9 2.5 3.5 2.0 3.0 -1.0 -2.0 -2.4 4.2 3.4

Avg. 14.1 13.4 17.3 15.8 13.3 22.8 6.2 12.1 6.1 1.2 15.7 11.0 14.5 5.5 14.0 6.0 2.0 14.0 11.9

all-purpose yards Player G K. Martin 13 B. White 13 G. Winston 6 B.J. Cunningham 12 L. Caper 12 E. Baker 8 M. Dell 10 MSU 13 Opponents 13

Rush 219 0 204 0 468 427 0 1779 1472

Rec. 411 990 6 641 47 43 449 3502 3479

PR 156 27 0 0 0 0 0 192 201

KOR 665 0 503 0 0 38 0 1422 1397

FIELD GOALS Player 1-19 B. Swenson 0-0 D. Conroy 0-0 MSU 0-0 OPPONENTS 0-0

20-29 9-9 0-0 9-9 5-5

30-39 5-6 0-0 5-6 5-6

40-49 3-3 1-1 4-4 7-10

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TD 9 4 1 2 2 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 32 IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 124

Total 19-22 1-1 20-23 17-25

LG 73 91 30 18 91 62

YPG 206.2 76.4 3.1 1.4 269.4 267.6

LG 23 46 84 23 20 25 71 41 6 7 3 3 0 0 0 84 80

YPG 39.0 53.4 16.8 34.0 22.3 12.8 20.8 4.6 0.8 7.0 0.6 3.0 -0.1 -0.2 -2.9 136.8 113.2

LG 49 73 57 55 27 91 13 35 23 8 30 14 21 10 14 6 2 91 62

YPG 76.2 53.4 44.9 26.8 22.2 31.6 5.7 10.2 5.4 0.8 3.9 3.3 4.8 1.1 2.0 1.0 0.2 269.4 267.6

Total 1451 1017 713 641 515 508 449 6960 6673

YPG 111.6 78.2 118.8 53.4 42.9 63.5 44.9 535.4 513.3

Pct. 86.4 100.0 87.0 68.0

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KICKOFFS Player B. Swenson D. Conroy MSU OPPONENTS

G no. yds. avg. tb ob retn net ydln 13 66 4087 61.9 7 2 -- -- -4 9 559 62.1 1 0 -- -- -13 75 4646 61.9 8 2 22.2 41.2 28 13 69 4371 63.3 9 2 25.9 40.1 29

Avg. 41.6 41.6 39.8

Rec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FG 19-22 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 1-1 20-23 17-25

I20 23 23 26

SAF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BLK 0 0 1

PTS 101 54 42 36 24 24 18 12 12 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 386 342

Avg. 7.4 27.0 9.0 8.3 7.7

TD 0 0 0 0 0

LG 26 22 9 26 26

kickoff returns Player K. Martin G. Winston A. Jimmerson E. Baker T. Robinson A. Hawken MSU Opponents

G 13 6 13 8 11 13 13 13

No. 23 21 7 2 1 1 55 63

Yds. 665 503 163 38 47 6 1422 1397

Avg. 28.9 24.0 23.3 19.0 47.0 6.0 25.9 22.2

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

LG 93 38 43 19 47 6 93 71

interception returns Player D. Fortener B. Denson T. Robinson J. Ware R. Weaver C.L. Rucker MSU Opponents

G 13 12 11 13 13 12 13 13

No. 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 12

Yds. 45 20 0 0 0 0 65 124

Avg. 45.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.8 10.3

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

LG 45 20 0 0 0 0 45 34

fumble returns Player G. Jones C.L. Rucker MSU Opponents

G 13 12 13 13

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Yds. 15 11 26 24

Avg. 15.0 11.0 13.0 12.0

TD 0 1 1 0

LG 15 11 15 19

Freshman All-American Jerel Worthy started 11 games at defensive tackle in 2009 and ranked second on the team in tackles for loss (9.0) and sacks (4.5).

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Yds. 156 27 9 192 201

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PBU BLK 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 7 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 2 40 2

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Defensive Statistics Player G Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sacks-Yds. FF FR G. Jones 13 67 87 154 14.0-69 9.0-53 1 1 E. Gordon 13 35 57 92 7.5-39 3.5-32 1 0 B. Denson 12 23 45 68 4.0-12 2.5-6 0 0 T. Robinson 11 37 30 67 0-0 0-0 0 0 C.L. Rucker 12 37 21 58 3.0-17 1.0-12 2 1 D. Fortener 13 29 25 54 2.5-5 0-0 0 0 J. Ware 13 39 13 52 3.0-19 2.0-18 0 0 M. Hyde 13 21 25 46 0-0 0-0 0 0 Tr. Anderson 13 12 33 45 7.5-32 4.0-21 0 0 J. Worthy 13 19 18 37 9.0-34 4.5-23 0 1 R. Weaver 13 24 7 31 0-0 0-0 1 0 J. Misch 13 13 15 28 1.5-4 0-0 0 0 K. Davis-Clark 11 17 9 26 0-0 0-0 0 0 R. Jenrette 5 13 12 25 0-0 0-0 0 0 C. Neely 13 14 10 24 7.0-36 3.0-22 0 1 K. Pickelman 12 9 11 20 2.0-11 1.5-10 0 0 O. Wilson 12 7 11 18 1.5-8 1.0-7 0 0 A. Decker 13 8 6 14 0-0 0-0 0 1 T. Hoover 13 3 10 13 0.5-1 0.5-1 0 0 J. Strayhorn 13 6 7 13 2.0-8 1.0-7 0 1 A. Henderson 13 6 6 12 0-0 0-0 0 1 C. Norman 13 6 5 11 1.0-1 0-0 0 0 B. Treadwell 9 2 9 11 0.5-2 0.5-2 0 0 D. Rolf 13 3 5 8 1.5-9 1.0-7 0 0 Team 10 8 0 8 1.0-2 0-0 0 0 A. Anderson 7 2 3 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 S. Gardiner 7 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 A. Hawken 13 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 D. Stevens 7 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 K. Cousins 13 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 B. White 13 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 I. Johnson 5 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 B. Trawick 5 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 E. Baker 8 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 M. Dell 10 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 J. Johnson 13 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 A. Leggett 6 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 B. Linthicum 12 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 K. Martin 13 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 K. Nichol 10 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 A. Pendy 13 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 A. Shackleton 13 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 M. Webb 8 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 Mi. White 4 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 D.J. Young 13 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 B. Swenson 13 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1 MSU 13 481 492 973 69-309 35-221 5 8 Opponents 13 444 392 836 65-192 14-82 12 8

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C ONVERSIONs Pass Kick 0-0 44-45 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 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 44-45 0-1 39-40

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Run 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

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Opponent Montana State Central Michigan at Notre Dame at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Western Michigan at Purdue Penn State vs. Texas Tech

Rushing (Att.-Yds.-TD)

Passing (Att.-Comp.-Int.-Yds.-TD)

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TD)

Ray (12-71-0) Ray (16-51-1) Caper (12-51-2) Winston (9-52-0) Cousins (7-75-0) Caper (16-95-1) Caper (16-63-1) Baker (11-68-0) Martin (1-84-1) Leggett (14-110-4) Martin (3-70-0) Baker (9-48-0) Baker (12-97-1)

Cousins (17-10-0-183-3) Cousins (18-13-0-164-1) Cousins (35-23-1-302-1) Cousins (34-17-1-201-2) Cousins (21-15-2-152-0) Nichol (25-13-1-179-0) Cousins (31-21-0-281-2) Cousins (32-16-0-225-1) Cousins (35-21-1-236-2) Cousins (25-22-0-353-2) Cousins (25-11-0-208-3) Cousins (28-16-2-155-1) Cousins (27-13-2-220-1)

B. White (9-162-2) B. White (7-105-0) Dell (6-121-0) Dell (5-74-1) B. White (6-49-0) B. White (4-50-0) B. White (12-186-2) B. White (3-95-1) Cunningham (5-83-0) B. White (6-70-0) Cunningham (3-92-1) Cunningham (4-39-0) B. White (6-114-1)

TacklES (Solo-Ast.-Total) Jones (5-9-14) Jones (5-10-15) Jones (3-6-9) Jones (9-5-14) Jones (0-8-8) Jones (5-6-11) Jones (9-5-14) Jones (6-6-12) Jones (7-5-12) Jones (2-6-8) Robinson (12-2-14) Jones (5-10-15) Jones (5-8-13)

2009 GAME-BY-GAME INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING (Att.-Yds.-TD) Montana State Central Michigan at Notre Dame at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Western Michigan at Purdue Penn State vs. Texas Tech SEASON TOTALS

CAPER 7-34-0 6-33-0 12-51-2 6-23-0 13-39-2 16-95-1 16-63-1 12-28-0 5-9-0 DNP 8-36-0 8-32-0 11-25-0 120-468-6

BAKER 8-27-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 12-45-0 11-68-0 11-24-0 15-78-0 7-40-0 9-48-0 12-97-1 85-427-1

MARTIN 0-0-0 1-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-30-0 0-0-0 1-2-0 2-12-0 1-84-1 4-17-0 3-70-0 2-(-1)-0 2-3-0 18-219-1

WINSTON 4-24-0 3-3-0 6-14-0 9-52-0 24-47-1 14-64-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 60-204-2

RAY 12-71-0 16-51-1 3-23-0 3-0-0 0-0-0 6-11-0 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 40-156-1

NICHOL 4-18-0 3-17-0 2-14-0 1-25-0 2-8-0 6-27-0 DNP DNP 1-9-0 2-3-0 DNP 0-0-0 1-7-1 22-128-1

MSU 40-175-0 30-101-1 25-105-2 22-90-0 49-197-3 45-193-2 34-94-1 30-85-0 20-124-1 43-219-4 24-154-0 25-94-0 32-148-2 419-1779-16

RECEIVING (No.-Yds.-TD) Montana State Central Michigan at Notre Dame at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Western Michigan at Purdue Penn State vs. Texas Tech SEASON TOTALS

B. WHITE 9-162-2 7-105-0 6-75-2 1-8-0 6-49-0 4-50-0 12-186-2 3-95-1 4-36-0 6-70-0 3-18-1 3-22-0 6-114-1 70-990-9

CUNNINGHAM 3-62-1 4-55-1 7-74-0 5-54-1 5-73-0 1-6-0 5-49-0 3-33-0 5-83-0 3-21-0 3-92-1 4-39-0 DNP 48-641-4

DELL DNP DNP 6-121-0 5-74-1 2-16-0 1-23-0 1-8-0 2-42-0 1-11-0 5-97-0 1-13-0 2-44-0 DNP 26-449-1

GANTT 1-15-0 2-28-1 2-31-0 1-2-0 3-39-0 0-0-0 1-15-0 2-18-0 2-19-0 2-40-0 1-55-0 3-52-1 2-34-0 22-348-2

LINTHICUM 3-26-1 0-0-0 3-34-0 1-27-0 1-22-0 1-25-0 0-0-0 2-26-0 3-38-1 4-61-0 0-0-0 2-7-0 DNP 20-266-2

MARTIN 0-0-0 1-14-0 0-0-0 4-139-2 1-9-0 0-0-0 1-10-0 0-0-0 2-22-0 3-57-1 0-0-0 2-74-1 4-86-1 18-411-5

MSU 19-318-5 16-215-2 26-354-2 24-396-4 20-220-0 13-179-0 21-281-2 16-225-1 21-236-2 28-383-3 11-208-3 20-239-2 16-248-2 251-3502-28

FIELD GOALS (x=missed FG) SWENSON (19-22) CONROY (1-1)

MSU 45, 37 43

TACKLES (Solo-Ast.-Total) Montana State Central Michigan at Notre Dame at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Western Michigan at Purdue Penn State vs. Texas Tech SEASON TOTALS

CMU 39, 32 - JONES 5-9-14 5-10-15 3-6-9 9-5-14 0-8-8 5-6-11 9-5-14 6-6-12 7-5-12 2-6-8 6-3-9 5-10-15 5-8-13 67-87-154

ND 43, X51 DNP GORDON 0-2-2 6-2-8 2-6-8 1-1-2 5-3-8 3-3-6 5-9-14 0-7-7 5-4-9 1-5-6 5-4-9 0-5-5 2-6-8 35-57-92

WIS 28 DNP

MICH 26, 24 DNP

DENSON 1-3-4 2-7-9 2-3-5 1-0-1 1-2-3 1-4-5 5-5-10 2-6-8 2-3-5 3-1-4 DNP 2-7-9 1-4-5 23-45-68

ILL 35 DNP

NU 28 DNP

ROBINSON C.L. RUCKER 2-2-4 2-1-3 4-5-9 2-5-7 2-4-6 2-3-5 6-5-11 4-1-5 1-0-1 3-0-3 1-0-1 1-1-2 0-0-0 3-2-5 DNP 4-3-7 DNP 5-1-6 0-1-1 3-0-3 12-2-14 4-1-5 5-2-7 4-3-7 4-9-13 DNP 37-30-67 37-21-58

IOWA 34, 23 DNP FORTENER 2-0-2 0-0-0 1-0-1 2-0-2 1-3-4 5-5-10 2-4-6 3-4-7 0-1-1 0-0-0 4-2-6 6-4-10 3-2-5 29-25-54

MINN WMU 20, 20 x37 DNP - WARE 0-0-0 4-2-6 7-0-7 2-1-3 1-0-1 2-0-2 6-4-10 3-2-5 1-1-2 3-1-4 3-0-3 2-1-3 5-1-6 39-13-52

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PUR 28, 52, 52, 21 DNP HYDE 2-4-6 4-5-9 4-2-6 1-0-1 1-1-2 0-5-5 0-2-2 2-2-4 4-0-4 0-0-0 1-1-2 1-0-1 1-3-4 21-25-46

PSU - - ANDERSON 1-3-4 0-3-3 1-2-3 0-5-5 0-5-5 2-3-5 1-2-3 2-6-8 0-1-1 1-1-2 3-1-4 1-1-2 0-0-0 12-33-45

TT X52, 44 DNP WORTHY 3-1-4 2-1-3 1-1-2 1-2-3 1-1-2 1-1-2 0-1-1 2-2-4 3-1-4 0-0-0 4-0-4 1-3-4 0-3-3 19-18-37


2009 final statistics 2009 Game-by-game team statistics Turnovers (TOT-FUM-INT)

Montana State Central Michigan at Notre Dame at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Western Michigan at Purdue Penn State vs. Texas Tech SEASON TOTALS

40-175-0 30-101-1 25-105-2 22-90-0 49-197-3 45-193-2 34-94-1 30-85-0 20-124-1 43-219-4 24-154-0 25-94-0 32-148-2 419-1779-16

35-19-0-318-5 26-16-0-215-2 40-26-1-354-2 46-24-3-396-4 29-20-2-220-0 25-13-1-179-0 31-21-0-281-2 32-16-0-225-1 36-21-1-236-2 35-28-0-383-3 25-11-0-208-3 33-20-2-239-2 30-16-2-248-2 423-251-12-3502-28

75-493 56-316 65-459 68-486 78-417 70-372 65-375 62-310 56-360 78-602 49-362 58-333 62-396 842-5281

29-11-16-2 17-5-10-2 27-5-18-4 23-7-15-1 20-11-9-0 18-9-8-1 19-6-13-0 17-3-12-2 17-2-13-2 30-9-18-3 12-6-5-1 16-5-10-1 13-6-7-0 258-85-154-19

0-0-0 0-0-0 2-1-1 4-1-3 3-1-2 2-1-1 1-1-0 0-0-0 3-2-1 0-0-0 1-1-0 2-0-2 2-0-2 20-8-12

Rushing (ATT-YDS-TD)

Passing (ATT-COMP-INT-YDS-TD)

Total Offense (PLAYS-YDS.)

First Downs (TOT-RUSH-PASS-PEN)

Turnovers (TOT-FUM-INT)

28-62-0 29-66-0 37-133-1 50-193-1 28-28-0 32-132-1 29-79-0 39-138-0 39-89-1 16-94-1 37-151-2 38-188-1 31-119-2 433-1472-10

26-13-0-98-0 47-34-1-352-3 34-24-1-304-3 31-19-0-243-4 32-17-1-223-2 28-9-1-140-1 47-34-0-291-2 27-11-0-138-1 33-19-1-416-5 39-16-0-117-1 55-39-0-373-2 28-20-0-324-5 54-38-1-460-3 481-293-3479-32

54-160 76-418 71-437 81-436 60-251 60-272 76-370 66-276 72-505 55-211 92-524 66-512 85-579 914-4951

12-6-4-2 27-6-17-4 25-13-11-1 22-9-12-1 14-4-8-2 13-7-6-0 22-5-14-3 18-7-6-5 17-3-13-1 11-2-8-1 28-10-17-1 24-7-16-1 31-11-20-0 264-90-152-22

opponent Montana State Central Michigan at Notre Dame at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Western Michigan at Purdue Penn State vs. Texas Tech SEASON TOTALS

0-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-1-0 2-1-1 1-0-1 2-2-0 0-0-0 2-1-1 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 2-1-1 14-8-6

2009 Starting lineups Offense

LT

LG

C

RG

RT

TE

Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi

Foreman Foreman Foreman Nitchman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman

Nitchman Stipek Stipek Stipek Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman

McGaha Deane Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss

Moss Moss Young Young Young Young Young Young Young Young Young Young Young

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

+ Double tight end set

Defense de

Linthicum+ Hawken Hawken Linthicum+ Linthicum+ Hawken Linthicum+ Hawken Linthicum+ Dell$ Dell$ Dell$ Nichol$

RB

Ray Ray Ray Ray Winston Caper Caper Caper Caper Baker Leggett Jimmerson Caper

$ Three receiver set

DT nt de sam mike will

Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Pickelman Worthy Worthy Pickelman

Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Treadwell Wilson Wilson Wilson

Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Hoover

Gordon Gordon Norman Misch Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Misch Gordon Gordon

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

Denson Denson Gordon Gordon Denson Denson Denson Denson Denson Denson Gordon Denson Denson

BC fS sS

Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Weaver

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Fortener Fortener Robinson Robinson Robinson Fortener Fortener Fortener Fortener Davis-Clark Fortener Fortener Robinson

Hyde Hyde Hyde Jenrette Jenrette Hyde Hyde Hyde Hyde Robinson Robinson Robinson Fortener

FC

C.L. Rucker C.L Rucker C.L. Rucker Davis-Clark C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker Davis-Clark

the university

Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson

Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Nichol Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins

Bowl History

Montana State Central Michigan at Notre Dame at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Western Michigan at Purdue Penn State vs. Texas Tech

Z qb fb

B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White Martin

Honors & awards

X

Cunningham Cunningham Linthicum+ Martin Cunningham Linthicum+ Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham B. White

Spartan history

Montana State Central Michigan at Notre Dame at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Western Michigan at Purdue Penn State vs. Texas Tech

Spartan Records

First Downs (TOT-RUSH-PASS-PEN)

2009 Recap

Total Offense (PLAYS-YDS.)

Coaching staff

Passing (ATT-COMP-INT-YDS-TD)

2010 Spartans

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2010 outlook

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Red Zone Results (MSU/Opponents Inside The 20-Yard Line) Montana State Central Michigan at Notre Dame at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Western Michigan at Purdue Penn State vs. Texas Tech Season Totals

MSU in Red Zone

MSU TDs

MSU FGs Made

MSU FGs Missed

MSU No Score

Opp. in Red Zone

Opp. TDs

Opp. FGs Made

Opp. FGs Missed

3 4 4 3 4 4 3 2 3 6 4 1 2 43

2 3 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 5 2 1 2 25

0 1 0 1 2 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 12

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

1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6

1 4 3 4 4 1 2 4 4 1 4 2 7 41

0 3 2 4 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 2 5 28

1 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 2 11

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Opp. No Score 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2

Michigan State Points Off Opponent Turnovers Turnovers Points

MSU

CMU

ND

WIS

MICH

ILL

NU

IOWA

MINN

WMU

PUR

PSU

TT

0 0

1 0

1 0

1 3

2 6

1 7

2 14

0 0

2 14

1 7

1 7

0 0

2 10

Total 14 68

Opponent Points Off Michigan State Turnovers

Turnovers Points

MSU

CMU

ND

WIS

MICH

ILL

NU

IOWA

MINN

WMU

PUR

PSU

TT

0 0

0 0

2 3

4 21

3 3

2 7

1 0

0 0

3 7

0 0

1 0

2 14

2 14

Total 20 69

the university

Bowl History

Honors & awards

Spartan history

Spartan Records

2009 MICHIGAN STATE/OPPONENT SUPERLATIVES

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INDIVIDUAL HIGHS

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OPPONENT

Rushing Attempts 24, Winston vs. Michigan 32, Clay (Wisconsin) Rushing Yards 110, Leggett vs. Western Michigan 142, Clay (Wisconsin) TDs Rushing 4, Leggett vs. Western Michigan 2, Bolden (Purdue) Longest Running Play 84, Martin vs. Minnesota 80, West (Western Michigan) Longest TD Run 84, Martin vs. Minnesota 80, West (Western Michigan) Pass Attempts 35, Cousins vs. Minn./Notre Dame 55, Elliott (Purdue) Pass Completions 23, Cousins vs. Notre Dame 39, Elliott (Purdue) Passing Yards 353, Cousins vs. Western Michigan 416, Weber (Minnesota) TD Passes 3, Cousins vs. Purdue/Montana State 5, Weber (Minnesota) Longest Pass Play 91, Nichol to Martin vs. Wisconsin 62, Weber to Bennett (Minnesota) Longest TD Pass 91, Nichol to Martin vs. Wisconsin 62, Weber to Bennett (Minnesota) Receptions 12, B. White vs. Northwestern 16, Markshausen (Northwestern) Receiving Yards 186, B. White vs. Northwestern 152, K. Smith (Purdue) TDs Receiving 2, B. White vs. Northwestern, Notre Dame, 3, Graham (Wisconsin) Montana State 2, Martin vs. Wisconsin Total Offense 348, Cousins vs. Western Michigan 411, Weber (Minnesota) All-Purpose Yards 284, Martin vs. Minnesota 240, Stoudermire (Minnesota) Punts 9, Bates vs. Penn State 10, Armer (Western Michigan) Punting Average 57.0, Bates vs. Montana State 45.0, Summers (Purdue) Longest Punt 59, Bates vs. Illinois 56, Mesko (Michigan) Field Goals 4, Swenson vs. Purdue 3, Wiggs (Purdue) 3, Murray (Iowa) 3, Aguila (Central Michigan) Field Goal Attempts 4, Swenson vs. Purdue 5, Wiggs (Purdue) Longest Field Goal 52, Swenson vs. Purdue (twice) 49, Wiggs (Purdue) 49, Aguila (Central Michigan) Points 24, Leggett vs. Western Michigan 18, Graham (Wisconsin) Long Punt Return 26, Martin vs. Montana State 26, Arnheim (Western Michigan) Long Kickoff Return 93, Martin vs. Minnesota 71, Stoudermire (Minnesota) Long Int. Return 45, Fortener vs. Illinois 34, Sukay (Penn State) Quarterback Sacks 2.0, Jones vs. Northwestern 2.0, Braska (Western Michigan) 2.0, Clayborn (Iowa) Tackles for Loss 2.5, G. Jones vs. Penn State/Montana State 3.5, Bowman (Penn State) 2.5 Neely vs. Minnesota 2.5 Tr. Anderson vs. Illinois Tackles 15, G. Jones vs. Penn State/Central Michigan 17, Kovacs (Michigan)

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 30 vs. Western Michigan 219 vs. Western Michigan 396 vs. Wisconsin 602 vs. Western Michigan 78 vs. Western Michigan/Michigan 49 vs. Michigan 46 vs. Wisconsin 28 vs. Western Michigan 3 vs. Wisconsin 2 vs. Minnesota 94 vs. Michigan Least 11 by Western Michigan 28 by Michigan 98 by Montana State 160 by Montana State 54 by Montana State 16 by Western Michigan 26 by Montana State 9 by Illinois 0 (seven times) 0 (six times) 15 by Michigan

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Low 12 vs. Purdue 85 vs. Iowa 179 vs. Illinois 310 vs. Iowa 49 vs. Purdue 20 vs. Minnesota 25 vs. Purdue/Illinois 11 vs. Purdue 0 (six times) 0 (six times) 30 vs. Western Michigan Most 31 by Texas Tech 193 by Wisconsin 460 by Texas Tech 579 by Texas Tech 92 by Purdue 50 by Wisconsin 55 by Purdue 39 by Purdue 1 by six teams 2 by Northwestern 157 by Minnesota


2009 Big Ten Standings/Statistics 2009 Final big ten standings rushing defense

Conference Overall Pct. .875 .750 .750 .625 .625 .500 .500 .375 .250 .125 .125

PF 222 174 214 236 178 205 204 179 148 177 195

PA 101 129 119 194 199 342 228 214 206 266 254

W L 11 2 11 2 11 2 10 3 8 5 6 7 5 7 6 7 3 9 5 7 4 8

Pct. .846 .846 .846 .769 .615 .462 .417 .462 .250 .417 .333

PF 377 301 375 413 337 386 334 272 290 354 282

PA 163 200 159 283 318 342 349 309 362 330 354

Yds. Avg. TD 2650 4.6 33 2405 4.8 22 2540 4.5 20 2234 4.5 27 2207 4.7 20 1779 4.2 16 1633 4.2 17 1532 3.0 18 1405 3.8 15 1485 3.3 13 1293 3.0 13

YPG 203.8 200.4 195.4 186.2 169.8 136.8 136.1 117.8 117.1 114.2 99.5

passing offense

Yds. Avg. TD 5420 5.9 49 5290 6.1 45 5281 6.3 44 5257 5.1 38 4722 5.7 37 4696 5.6 40 4614 5.6 42 4797 5.5 39 4380 5.4 32 4372 5.2 32 3984 4.9 28

YPG 416.9 406.9 406.2 404.4 393.5 391.3 384.5 369.0 365.0 336.3 306.5

total offense Pass Plays 2770 921 3083 864 3502 842 3725 1034 2317 828 3063 837 2380 823 2257 879 2975 809 2887 846 2691 815

scoring offense FG SAF 17 0 20 0 11 0 21 2 15 1 14 0 18 2 9 0 14 1 19 1 13 0

PTS Avg. 413 31.8 386 29.7 354 29.5 377 29.0 375 28.8 334 27.8 337 25.9 290 24.2 282 23.5 301 23.2 272 20.9

Yds. TD Rating 1988 9 90.0 2230 10 95.5 2400 10 105.6 2438 12 115.4 2827 15 123.7 2884 18 125.8 2827 21 127.7 2657 18 131.8 2903 21 138.4 3479 32 141.1 2986 19 142.8

total defense team G Rush 1. Ohio State 13 1180 2. Penn State 13 1168 3. Iowa 13 1607 4. Wisconsin 13 1147 5. Northwestern 13 1672 6. Minnesota 13 1972 7. Purdue 12 2081 8. Michigan State 13 1472 9. Michigan 12 2063 10. Indiana 12 1909 11. Illinois 12 1853

Pass 2230 2400 1988 2827 2884 2827 2438 3479 2657 2903 2986

Plays 827 811 844 782 842 914 844 914 838 836 811

Yds. Avg. TD 3410 4.1 18 3568 4.4 16 3595 4.3 18 3974 5.1 29 4556 5.4 38 4799 5.3 34 4519 5.4 38 4951 5.4 42 4720 5.6 38 4812 5.8 41 4839 6.0 41

YPG 262.3 274.5 276.5 305.7 350.5 369.2 376.6 380.8 393.3 401.0 403.2

SCORING DEFENSE team G TD 1. Penn State 13 17 2. Ohio State 13 19 3. Iowa 13 23 4. Wisconsin 13 34 5. Minnesota 13 37 6. Northwestern 13 41 7. Michigan State 13 42 8. Michigan 12 39 9. Purdue 12 43 10. Indiana 12 45 11. Illinois 12 45

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KXP 2XP DXP 16 0 0 17 1 0 23 0 0 30 2 0 36 0 0 39 0 0 39 0 0 35 1 0 39 2 0 43 1 0 43 2 0

FG SAF 13 1 10 0 13 0 15 0 17 0 11 0 17 0 19 1 16 0 11 3 15 0

PTS Avg. 159 12.2 163 12.5 200 15.4 283 21.8 309 23.8 318 24.5 342 26.3 330 27.5 349 29.1 354 29.5 362 30.2

the university

KXP 2XP DXP 50 0 0 44 0 0 43 1 0 42 1 1 46 0 0 40 0 0 35 2 0 35 0 0 34 0 0 32 0 0 31 2 0

Pct. 49.6 54.2 54.1 56.2 58.1 59.2 55.8 60.2 60.8 60.9 61.4

pass efficiency defense team G Att. Comp. Int. 1. Iowa 13 383 190 21 2. Ohio State 13 417 226 24 3. Penn State 13 401 217 14 4. Purdue 12 372 209 12 5. Minnesota 13 401 233 12 6. Northwestern 13 402 238 17 7. Wisconsin 13 385 215 15 8. Michigan 12 364 219 11 9. Indiana 12 362 220 16 10. Michigan State 13 481 293 6 11. Illinois 12 373 229 5

Bowl History

YPG 286.5 269.4 255.2 247.9 237.2 222.1 213.1 207.0 198.3 193.1 173.6

YPG 152.9 171.5 184.6 203.2 217.5 217.5 221.4 221.8 241.9 248.8 267.6

Honors & awards

Yds. TD 3725 20 3502 28 3063 23 2975 17 3083 25 2887 19 2770 16 2691 15 2380 15 2317 15 2257 19

Yds. TD 1988 9 2230 10 2400 10 2438 12 2827 15 2827 21 2657 18 2884 18 2903 21 2986 19 3479 32

Spartan history

Pct. 64.4 59.3 60.6 61.8 60.7 54.3 64.1 51.7 57.4 55.6 55.1

Pct. 49.6 54.2 54.1 56.2 58.1 55.8 60.2 59.2 60.8 61.4 60.9

Spartan Records

Comp. Int. 342 14 251 12 272 14 272 15 241 10 213 20 218 12 199 16 189 15 184 12 174 11

team G Att. Comp. Int. 1. Iowa 13 383 190 21 2. Ohio State 13 417 226 24 3. Penn State 13 401 217 14 4. Purdue 12 372 209 12 5. Minnesota 13 401 233 12 6. Wisconsin 13 385 215 15 7. Michigan 12 364 219 11 8. Northwestern 13 402 238 17 9. Indiana 12 362 220 16 10. Illinois 12 373 229 5 11. Michigan State 13 481 293 6

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team G Att. 1. Wisconsin 13 581 2. Illinois 12 497 3. Ohio State 13 563 4. Michigan 12 494 5. Penn State 13 467 6. Michigan State 13 419 12 388 7. Purdue 8. Northwestern 13 503 9. Indiana 12 369 10. Iowa 13 454 11. Minnesota 13 430

team G TD 1. Wisconsin 13 52 2. Michigan State 13 47 12 46 3. Michigan 4. Ohio State 13 44 5. Penn State 13 47 6. Purdue 12 42 7. Northwestern 13 40 8. Illinois 12 38 9. Indiana 12 34 10. Iowa 13 35 11. Minnesota 13 33

YPG 88.2 89.8 90.8 113.2 123.6 128.6 151.7 154.4 159.1 171.9 173.4

Coaching staff

rushing offense

team G Rush 13 2650 1. Wisconsin 2. Penn State 13 2207 3. Michigan State 13 1779 4. Northwestern 13 1532 5. Illinois 12 2405 6. Purdue 12 1633 7. Michigan 12 2234 8. Ohio State 13 2540 9. Indiana 12 1405 10. Iowa 13 1485 11. Minnesota 13 1293

Yds. Avg. TD 1147 2.9 8 1168 2.8 6 1180 2.9 8 1472 3.4 10 1607 3.5 9 1672 3.8 20 1972 3.8 19 1853 4.2 22 1909 4.0 20 2063 4.4 20 2081 4.4 26

passing defense

team statistics

team G Att. 1. Northwestern 13 531 2. Michigan State 13 423 3. Purdue 12 449 4. Indiana 12 440 5. Penn State 13 397 6. Iowa 13 392 7. Wisconsin 13 340 8. Minnesota 13 385 9. Michigan 12 329 10. Illinois 12 331 11. Ohio State 13 316

team G Att. 1. Wisconsin 13 397 2. Penn State 13 410 3. Ohio State 13 410 433 4. Michigan State 13 5. Iowa 13 461 6. Northwestern 13 440 7. Minnesota 13 513 8. Illinois 12 438 9. Indiana 12 474 10. Michigan 12 474 11. Purdue 12 472

2010 Spartans

W L 7 1 6 2 6 2 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 6 1 7 1 7

2010 outlook

team 1. Ohio State 2. Iowa Penn State 4. Wisconsin Northwestern 6. Michigan State Purdue 8. Minnesota 9. Illinois 10. Michigan Indiana

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team G No. 13 55 1. Michigan State 2. Indiana 12 55 3. Michigan 12 54 4. Iowa 13 40 5. Minnesota 13 57 6. Ohio State 13 38 7. Purdue 12 58 8. Northwestern 13 57 9. Illinois 12 57 10. Wisconsin 13 52 11. Penn State 13 38

Yds. TD Avg. 1422 1 25.9 1328 2 24.1 1285 1 23.8 918 1 23.0 1291 0 22.6 849 1 22.3 1201 1 20.7 1175 0 20.6 1101 0 19.3 999 0 19.2 729 0 19.2

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team G No. 1. Minnesota 13 9 2. Indiana 12 10 3. Michigan 12 27 4. Michigan State 13 23 12 26 5. Purdue 13 6. Ohio State 40 7. Iowa 13 30 8. Wisconsin 13 24 9. Northwestern 13 20 13 10. Penn State 29 11. Illinois 12 12

Yds. TD Avg. 132 1 14.7 103 0 10.3 234 1 8.7 192 0 8.3 215 1 8.3 319 0 8.0 225 1 7.5 175 3 7.3 126 0 6.3 144 0 5.0 50 0 4.2

net punting team G No. 1. Michigan 12 54 2. Minnesota 13 71 3. Wisconsin 13 50 4. Iowa 13 61 5. Michigan State 13 63 13 62 6. Ohio State 7. Illinois 12 66 8. Penn State 13 59 9. Purdue 12 56 10. Indiana 12 62 11. Northwestern 13 63

Yds. Avg. Ret. 2388 44.2 21 3040 42.8 29 2090 41.8 17 2496 40.9 23 2621 41.6 26 2371 38.2 9 2630 39.8 21 2419 41.0 20 2162 38.6 21 2405 38.8 31 2203 35.0 17

Yds. TB Net Avg. 118 2.2 42.0 190 2.7 40.1 124 2.5 39.3 131 2.1 38.8 201 3.2 38.4 49 0.8 37.5 161 2.4 37.4 308 5.2 35.8 180 3.2 35.4 216 3.5 35.3 169 2.7 32.3

turnover margin TO Gained TO Lost team G Fum. Int. Tot. Fum. Int. Tot. Margin Avg. 1. Ohio State 13 11 24 35 7 11 18 +17 +1.31 2. Indiana 12 13 16 29 7 15 22 +7 +0.58 3. Penn State 13 9 14 23 7 10 17 +6 +0.46 4. Northwestern 13 13 17 30 13 14 27 +3 +0.23 Wisconsin 13 12 15 27 12 12 24 +3 +0.23 6. Iowa 13 9 21 30 8 20 28 +2 +0.15 7. Minnesota 13 16 12 28 13 16 29 -1 -0.08 8. Illinois 12 11 5 16 8 12 20 -4 -0.33 9. Purdue 12 12 12 24 15 14 29 -5 -0.42 10. Michigan State 13 8 6 14 8 12 20 -6 -0.46 11. Michigan 12 5 11 16 13 15 28 -12 -1.00

Player G Att. 1. John Clay, WIS 13 287 2. Evan Royster, PSU 13 205 3. Ralph Bolden, PUR 12 200 4. Adam Robinson, IOWA 11 181 5. Darius Willis, IND 9 123 6. Mikel Leshoure, ILL 11 108 7. Dan Herron, OSU 10 153 8. Terrelle Pryor, OSU 13 162 9. Brandon Saine, OSU 13 145 10. Brandon Wegher, IOWA 12 162

Yds. Avg. TD 1517 5.3 18 1169 5.7 6 935 4.7 9 834 4.6 5 607 4.9 6 734 6.8 5 600 3.9 7 779 4.8 7 739 5.1 4 641 4.0 8

YPG 116.7 89.9 77.9 75.8 67.4 66.7 60.0 59.9 56.8 53.4

Passing Player G Att. Comp. Int. 1. Mike Kafka, NU 13 492 319 12 2. Joey Elliott, PUR 12 433 267 13 3. Ben Chappell, IND 12 428 268 15 4. Daryll Clark, PSU 13 381 232 10 5. Ricky Stanzi, IOWA 11 304 171 15 6. Scott Tolzien, WIS 13 328 211 11 7. Kirk Cousins, MSU 13 328 198 9 8. Adam Weber, MINN 13 367 191 15 9. Tate Forcier, MICH 12 281 165 10 10. Terrelle Pryor, OSU 13 295 167 11

Pct. 64.8 61.7 62.6 60.9 56.2 64.3 60.4 52.0 58.7 56.6

Yds. TD 3430 16 3026 22 2941 17 3003 24 2417 17 2705 16 2680 19 2582 13 2050 13 2094 18

YPG 263.8 252.2 245.1 231.0 219.7 208.1 206.2 198.6 170.8 161.1

Pct. 64.3 60.9 60.4 56.2 61.7 57.7 64.8 56.6 58.7 62.6

Yds. TD Rating 2705 16 143.0 3003 24 142.6 2680 19 142.6 2417 17 131.6 3026 22 131.1 1632 12 129.4 3430 16 129.3 2094 18 128.9 2050 13 128.1 2941 17 126.4

Passing Efficiency Player G Att. Comp. Int. 1. Scott Tolzien, WIS 13 328 211 11 2. Daryll Clark, PSU 13 381 232 10 3. Kirk Cousins, MSU 13 328 198 9 11 304 171 15 4. Ricky Stanzi, IOWA 5. Joey Elliott, PUR 12 433 267 13 6. Juice Williams, ILL 11 227 131 7 7. Mike Kafka, NU 13 492 319 12 8. Terrelle Pryor, OSU 13 295 167 11 9. Tate Forcier, MICH 12 281 165 10 10. Ben Chappell, IND 12 428 268 15 total offense Player G Rush 13 299 1. Mike Kafka, NU 2. Joey Elliott, PUR 12 268 3. Daryll Clark, PSU 13 211 4. Ben Chappell, IND 12 -9 5. Terrelle Pryor, OSU 13 779 6. Ricky Stanzi, IOWA 11 -31 7. Kirk Cousins, MSU 13 60 13 8 8. Scott Tolzien, WIS 9. Juice Williams, ILL 11 507 10. Tate Forcier, MICH 12 240

Pass 3430 3026 3003 2941 2094 2417 2680 2705 1632 2050

Plays 642 520 465 469 457 359 359 382 370 399

Yds. 3729 3294 3214 2932 2873 2386 2740 2713 2139 2290

YPG 286.8 274.5 247.2 244.3 221.0 216.9 210.8 208.7 194.5 190.8

receptions Player G Rec. 1. Keith Smith, PUR 12 91 2. Zeke Markshausen, NU 13 91 3. Tandon Doss, IND 12 77 13 70 4. Blair White, MSU 5. Damarlo Belcher, IND 12 61 6. DeVier Posey, OSU 13 60 7. Aaron Valentin, PUR 12 54 8. Andrew Brewer, NU 13 57 9. Nick Toon, WIS 13 54 10. B.J. Cunningham, MSU 12 48

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Yds. Avg. TD RPG 1100 12.1 6 7.58 858 9.4 3 7.00 962 12.5 5 6.42 990 14.1 9 5.38 770 12.6 5 5.08 828 13.8 8 4.62 621 11.5 7 4.50 925 16.2 9 4.38 805 14.9 4 4.15 641 13.4 4 4.00


2009 Big Ten Statistics kickoff returns YPG 91.7 80.2 76.2 71.2 66.0 64.2 63.7 62.5 61.9 60.4

all-purpose yards YPG 138.8 121.4 111.6 105.8 104.9 100.0 99.7 98.1 94.0 92.2

FG 0 19 17 14 15 19 14 18 14 11

2XP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 108 101 98 72 91 89 82 88 76 75

PPG 8.3 7.8 7.5 7.2 7.0 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.3 6.2

Player G 1. Brett Swenson, MSU 13 13 Daniel Murray, IOWA 10 3. Aaron Pettrey, OSU 13 4. Stefan Demos, NU 13 5. Philip Welch, WIS 6. Carson Wiggs, PUR 12 Nick Freeland, IND 12 8. Collin Wagner, PSU 13 13 9. Eric Ellestad, MINN 10. Jason Olesnavage, MICH 12

FGM 19 19 14 18 17 14 14 15 13 11

FGA 22 26 20 25 24 21 25 22 17 15

Pct. MPG 86.4 1.46 73.1 1.46 70.0 1.40 72.0 1.38 70.8 1.31 66.7 1.17 56.0 1.17 68.2 1.15 76.5 1.00 73.3 0.92

Interceptions XPT 0 44 47 30 46 32 40 34 34 42

Player G Int. 1. Sherrick McManis, NU 10 5 2. Tyler Sash, IOWA 13 6 3. Kurt Coleman, OSU 12 5 4. Ross Homan, OSU 13 5 A.J. Edds, IOWA 13 5 6. Austin Thomas, IND 12 4 Donovan Warren, MICH 12 4 13 8. Chris Maragos, WIS 4 9. Brandon King, PUR 10 3 12 10. Brett Greenwood, IOWA 3

Yds. TD IPG 0 0 0.50 203 1 0.46 129 1 0.42 44 0 0.38 29 0 0.38 115 0 0.33 42 1 0.33 0 0 0.31 25 0 0.30 17 0 0.25

Spartan Records

Yds. 1666 1578 1451 1376 1364 1200 1196 1177 1128 1106

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KOR 533 0 665 1057 0 1001 0 379 378 0

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PR 44 0 156 0 8 9 0 169 0 0

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PUNTING

Player G Solo Asst. Total TPG 1. Greg Jones, MSU 13 67 87 154 11.8 13 48 97 145 11.2 2. Pat Angerer, IOWA 3. Lee Campbell, MINN 70 49 119 9.2 13 4. Matt Mayberry, IND 61 47 108 9.0 12 5. Josh Hull, PSU 45 71 116 8.9 13 6. Sean Lee, PSU 47 39 86 8.6 10 7. Navorro Bowman, PSU 52 41 93 8.5 11 8. Ross Homan, OSU 13 57 51 108 8.3 9. Nate Triplett, MINN 13 61 43 104 8.0 10. Ian Thomas, ILL 57 38 95 7.9 12 Note: Tackles compiled from press box statistics.

Bowl History

Yds. TD Avg. 169 1 12.1 108 0 9.0 86 0 8.6 273 0 8.3 156 0 7.4 117 1 5.6 51 0 4.6

Honors & awards

Player G No. Aaron Valentin, PUR 14 12 Colin Sandeman, IOWA 10 12 Junior Hemingway, MICH 10 10 Ray Small, OSU 11 33 Keshawn Martin, MSU 13 21 David Gilreath, WIS 13 21 Waynelle Gravesande, PUR 10 11

Yds. Avg. 2312 44.5 2296 43.3 2639 42.6 2056 42.0 2621 41.6 2600 41.3 2496 40.9 2350 40.5 2016 39.5 2200 37.9

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Player G No. 1. Zoltan Mesko, MICH 11 52 2. Jeremy Boone, PSU 13 53 3. Blake Haudan, MINN 62 13 4. Brad Nortman, WIS 49 13 5. Aaron Bates, MSU 13 63 6. Anthony Santella, ILL 12 63 7. Ryan Donahue, IOWA 61 13 8. Chris Hagerup, IND 12 58 9. Chris Summers, PUR 12 51 10. Jon Thoma, OSU 12 58 punt returns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Yds. TD Avg. 635 2 37.4 378 1 31.5 665 1 28.9 324 1 27.0 318 0 26.5 1001 1 25.7 1057 0 24.6 615 0 23.7 371 0 23.2 533 0 21.3

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Player G Rush Rec. 1. Tandon Doss, IND 12 127 962 13 1517 2. John Clay, WIS 61 13 219 411 3. Keshawn Martin, MSU 4. Troy Stoudermire, MINN 13 13 306 5. Evan Royster, PSU 13 1169 187 6. Darryl Stonum, MICH 12 0 199 7. Ralph Bolden, PUR 12 935 261 8. Aaron Valentin, PUR 12 8 621 0 750 9. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, IOWA 12 10. Keith Smith, PUR 12 6 1100 Player G TD 1. John Clay, WIS 13 18 2. Brett Swenson, MSU 13 0 3. Philip Welch, WIS 13 0 4. Aaron Pettrey, OSU 10 0 5. Colin Wagner, PSU 13 0 6. Daniel Murray, IOWA 13 0 7. Carson Wiggs, PUR 12 0 8. Stefan Demos, NU 13 0 9. Nick Freeland, IND 12 0 10. Jason Olesnavage, MICH 12 0

Player G No. 1. Ray Fisher, IND 9 17 2. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, IOWA 12 12 3. Keshawn Martin, MSU 13 23 11 12 4. Ray Small, OSU 5. Arrelious Benn, ILL 12 12 6. Darryl Stonum, MICH 12 39 7. Troy Stoudermire, MINN 13 43 8. David Gilreath, WIS 13 26 9. Chaz Powell, PSU 12 16 10. Tandon Doss, IND 12 25

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Yds. Avg. TD 1100 12.1 6 962 12.5 5 990 14.1 9 925 16.2 9 858 9.4 3 770 12.6 5 828 13.8 8 750 16.7 2 805 14.9 4 785 16.4 6

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Receiving Yards Player G Rec. 1. Keith Smith, PUR 12 91 2. Tandon Doss, IND 12 77 3. Blair White, MSU 13 70 13 57 4. Andrew Brewer, NU 5. Zeke Markshausen, NU 13 91 6. Damarlo Belcher, IND 12 61 7. DeVier Posey, OSU 13 60 45 8. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, IOWA 12 9. Nick Toon, WIS 13 54 10. Derek Moye, PSU 13 48

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­COACHES’ ALL-BIG TEN TEAM

BIG TEN AWARDS

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE SECOND TEAM Daryll Clark, Penn State Evan Royster, Penn State John Clay, Wisconsin Eric Decker, Minnesota Blair White, Michigan State Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State Dace Richardson, Iowa John Moffitt, Wisconsin Bryan Bulaga, Iowa Dennis Landolt, Penn State Tony Moeaki, Iowa Brett Swenson, Michigan State

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

Mike Kafka, Northwestern Brandon Saine, Ohio State Ralph Bolden, Purdue Tandon Doss, Indiana Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Iowa Keith Smith, Purdue Rafael Eubanks, Iowa Joel Nitchman, Michigan State Jon Asamoah, Illinois Justin Boren, Ohio State Rodger Saffold, Indiana Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin Garrett Graham, Wisconsin Stefan Demos, Northwestern

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE SECOND TEAM Adrian Clayborn, Iowa Brandon Graham, Michigan Jared Odrick, Penn State O’Brien Schofield, Wisconsin Pat Angerer, Iowa Greg Jones, Michigan State Navorro Bowman, Penn State Tyler Sash, Iowa Amari Spievey, Iowa Brad Phillips, Northwestern Kurt Coleman, Ohio State Zoltan Mesko, Michigan

Line Line Line Line Linebacker Linebacker Linebacker Defensive Back Defensive Back Defensive Back Defensive Back Punter

Jammie Kirlew, Indiana Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State Cameron Heyward, Ohio State Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue A.J. Edds, Iowa Ross Homan, Ohio State Sean Lee, Penn State Donovan Warren, Michigan Sherrick McManis, Northwestern Brandon King, Purdue David Pender, Purdue Jay Valai, Wisconsin Jeremy Boone, Penn State

Coaches’ Selections OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR John Clay, Wisconsin OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR Bryan Bulaga, Iowa DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jared Odrick, Penn State DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR Jared Odrick, Penn State FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Chris Borland, Wisconsin BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD (Michigan State only): WR Blair White. media Selections OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR John Clay, Wisconsin DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Greg Jones, Michigan State FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Chris Borland, Wisconsin DAVE McCLAIN BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR Kirk Ferentz, Iowa

HONORABLE MENTION (Michigan State only): DL Trevor Anderson, OG Joel Foreman, DB Chris L. Rucker, DB Jeremy Ware.

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Daryll Clark, Penn State Evan Royster, Penn State John Clay, Wisconsin Tandon Doss, Indiana Keith Smith, Purdue Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State Justin Boren, Ohio State John Moffitt, Wisconsin Bryan Bulaga, Iowa Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin Garrett Graham, Wisconsin Brett Swenson, Michigan State

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

Mike Kafka, Northwestern Brandon Saine, Ohio State Ralph Bolden, Purdue Blair White, Michigan State Zeke Markshausen, Northwestern Rafael Eubanks, Iowa Jon Asamoah, Illinois Dace Richardson, Iowa Kyle Calloway, Iowa Dennis Landolt, Penn State Tony Moeaki, Iowa Stefan Demos, Northwestern

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE SECOND TEAM Adrian Clayborn, Iowa Brandon Graham, Michigan Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue O’Brien Schofield, Wisconsin Pat Angerer, Iowa Greg Jones, Michigan State Navorro Bowman, Penn State Tyler Sash, Iowa Donovan Warren, Michigan Sherrick McManis, Northwestern Kurt Coleman, Ohio State Zoltan Mesko, Michigan

Line Line Line Line Linebacker Linebacker Linebacker Defensive Back Defensive Back Defensive Back Defensive Back Punter

Jammie Kirlew, Indiana Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State Cameron Heyward, Ohio State Jared Odrick, Penn State Ross Homan, Ohio State Josh Hull, Penn State Sean Lee, Penn State Brett Greenwood, Iowa Amari Spievey, Iowa Brad Phillips, Northwestern David Pender, Purdue Jeremy Boone, Penn State

In 2009, linebacker Greg Jones became the first Spartan to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors since the inception of the award in 1982. Jones led the conference and ranked third in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with 154 tackles, the seventh-best single-season total in MSU history.

HONORABLE MENTION (Michigan State only): DL Trevor Anderson, QB Kirk Cousins, OG Joel Foreman, TE Charlie Gantt, C Joel Nitchman, DB Chris L. Rucker.

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2009 Game Recaps

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

1 0 7

2 0 21

Game 2 | Central Michigan 29, Michigan State 27 Sept. 12, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 76,221 3 3 6

4 0 - 10 -

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FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Cunningham 29-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 8:24 left Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards, 2:25

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4 16 - 7 -

F 29 27

SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Ray 1-yard run (Swenson kick),13:00 left Drive: 5 plays, 74 yards, 2:00 CMU (3-7) Aguila 49-yard field goal, 9:24 left Drive: 11 plays, 36 yards, 3:29 MSU (10-3) Swenson 39-yard field goal, 3:13 left Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:24 SECOND QUARTER CMU (6-10) Aguila 31-yard field goal, 13:16 left Drive: 11 plays, 46 yards, 4:50 left CMU (13-10) Brown 6-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick), 5:49 left Drive: 3 plays, 36 yards, 1:11 MSU (17-13) Gantt 16-yard pass from Nichol (Swenson kick), 4:16 left Drive: 4 plays, 71 yards, 1:28

FOURTH QUARTER MSU (41-3) White 24-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 14:53 left Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:34 MSU (44-3) Conroy 43-yard field goal, 5:51 left Drive: 7 plays, 18 yards, 3:03

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12 28-62 98 13-26-0 54-160 9-37.2 0-0 7-55 29:19

29 40-175 318 19-35-0 75-493 2-57.0 2-0 5-46 30:41

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

PASSING MSU: Cousins 10-17-0-183, Nichol 9-18-0-135; MON. ST.: Iddins 11-22-0-91; Kempt 2-40-7.

MSU

27 29-66 352 34-47-1 76-418 3-39.0 0-0 6-76 33:25

17 30-101 215 16-26-0 56-316 5-45.6 1-0 8-81 26:35

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING MSU: Ray 16-51, Caper 6-33, Nichol 3-17, Winston 3-3, Martin 1-2, Cousins 1-(-5); CMU: Cotton 6-27, Schroeder 8-26, LeFevour 13-10, Brown 2-3. PASSING MSU: Cousins 13-18-0-164, Nichol 3-8-0-51; CMU: LeFevour 33-46-1-328, Brown 1-1-0-24. RECEIVING MSU: White 7-105, Cunningham 4-55, Gantt 2-28, Martin 1-14, Sims 1-7, Hawken 1-6; CMU: Brown 10-71, Anderson 6-120, Schroeder 5-38, Poblah 4-44, Cotton 2-20, Wilson 2-18, Blackburn 2-15, LeFevour 1-24, Skergan 1-4, Phillips 1-(-2).

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RECEIVING MSU: White 9-162, Cunningham 3-62, Linthicum 3-26, Sims 2-32, Rucker 1-21, Gantt 1-15; MON. ST.: Akpla 4-38, Gilbert 2-15, Begger 2-12, Schriebeis 2-8, Desin 2-7, Green 1-18.

CMU

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

Bowl History

RUSHING MSU: Ray 12-71, Caper 7-34, Baker 8-27, Winston 4-24, Nichol 4-18, Anderson 1-3, Leggett 1-0, Jimmerson 2-(-1); MON. ST: Evans 5-31, Palmer 11-28, Mason 3-10, Gilbert 1-1, Iddins 3-(-4), Kempt 5-(-4).

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First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

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TEAM STATISTICS

FOURTH QUARTER CMU (20-20) Poblah 12-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick), 14:24 left Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 3:04 MSU (27-20) Cunningham 7-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 7:33 left Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards, 6:51 CMU (26-27) Cotton 11-yard pass from LeFevour (LeFevour pass failed), 0:32 left Drive: 15 plays, 71 yards, 6:55 CMU (29-27) Aguila 42-yard field goal, 0:03 left Drive: 4 plays, 28 yards, 0:25

Spartan Records

THIRD QUARTER MSU (20-13) Swenson 32-yard field goal, 2:33 left Drive: 11 plays, 51 yards, 5:06 left

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THIRD QUARTER MSU (31-0) Swenson 45-yard field goal,10:38 left Drive: 11 plays, 52 yards, 4:16 MSU (34-0) Swenson 37-yard field goal, 6:53 left Drive: 7 plays, 47 yards, 2:14 MONT. ST. (3-34) Cunningham 33-yard field goal, 1:34 left Drive: 11 plays, 61 yards, 5:11

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SECOND QUARTER MSU (14-0) White 15-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 14:54 left Drive: 9 plays, 90 yards, 3:34 MSU (21-0) Sims 26-yard pass from Nichol (Swenson kick), 10:50 left Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards, 2:59 MSU (28-0) Linthicum 3-yard pass from Nichol (Swenson kick), 0:24 left Drive: 10 plays, 48 yards, 3:19

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SCORING SUMMARY

SCORE BY QUARTERS Central Michigan (1-1) Michigan State (1-1)

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Game 1 | Michigan State 44, Montana State 3 Sept. 5, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 74,518

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Game 3 | Notre Dame 33, Michigan State 30 Sept. 19, 2009 • Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame Stadium • Att: 80,795 SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (1-2) Notre Dame (2-1)

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2 14 3

Game 4 | Wisconsin 38, Michigan State 30 Sept. 26, 2009 • Madison, Wis. Camp Randall Stadium • Att: 80,123 3 6 10

4 7 - 7 -

Bowl History

Honors & awards

Spartan history

2009 Recap

FIRST QUARTER ND (7-0) Allen 13-yard run (Tausch kick), 12:21 left Drive: 4 plays, 84 yards, 1:40 MSU (3-7) Swenson 43-yard field goal, 7:11 left Drive: 12 plays, 43 yards, 5:10 ND (13-3) Floyd 22-yard pass from Clausen (Tausch kick failed), 4:59 left Drive: 5 plays, 55 yards, 2:12

THIRD QUARTER ND (23-17) Parris 5-yard pass from Allen (Tausch kick), 11:49 left Drive: 6 plays, 70 yards, 3:11 ND (26-17) Tausch 46-yard field goal, 5:34 left Drive: 10 plays, 18 yards, 4:11 MSU (23-26) Caper 7-yard run (Swenson kick failed), 1:24 left Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards, 4:10

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SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (1-3, 0-1) Wisconsin (4-0, 1-0)

1 0 7

2 7 14

3 10 3

4 13 - 14 -

F 30 38

SCORING SUMMARY

SECOND QUARTER MSU (10-13) White 30-yard pass from Martin (Swenson kick), 9:30 left Drive: 4 plays, 80 yards, 1:12 ND (16-10) Tausch 22-yard field goal, 3:14 left Drive: 11 plays, 50 yards, 4:44 MSU (17-16) Caper 1-yard run (Swenson kick), 1:01 left Drive: 7 plays, 81 yards, 2:13 left

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FIRST QUARTER WIS (7-0) Graham 15-yard pass from Tolzien (Welch kick), 1:22 left Drive: 6 plays, 50 yards, 3:05 SECOND QUARTER MSU (7-7) Dell 14-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 13:06 left Drive: 9 plays, 64 yards, 3:10 WIS (14-7) Graham 6-yard pass from Tolzien (Welch kick), 8:55 left Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards, 4:05 WIS (21-7) Clay 1-yard run (Welch kick), 2:57 left Drive: 12 plays, 69 yards, 4:40 THIRD QUARTER MSU (10-21) Swenson 28-yard field goal, 11:31 left Drive: 6 plays, 19 yards, 2:18 WIS (24-10) Welch 41-yard field goal, 3:51 left Drive: 17 plays, 50 yards, 7:33 MSU (17-24) Cunningham 20-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 1:25 left Drive: 5 plays, 70 yards, 2:20

FOURTH QUARTER MSU (30-26) White 17-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 9:33 left Drive: 5 plays, 86 yards, 2:27 ND (33-30) Tate 33-yard pass from Clausen (Tausch kick), 5:18 left Drive: 8 plays, 73 yards, 4:15 left

FOURTH QUARTER WIS (31-17) Toon 19-yard pass from Tolzien (Welch kick), 14:56 left Drive: 4 plays, 68 yards, 1:22 WIS (38-17) Graham 23-yard pass from Tolzien (Welch kick), 12:14 left Drive: 3 plays, 32 yards, 1:27 MSU (23-38) Martin 15-yard pass from Nichol (Nichol pass failed), 2:07 left Drive: 4 plays, 62 yards, 0:40 MSU (30-38) Martin 91-yard pass from Nichol (Swenson kick), 0:15 left Drive: 1 play, 91 yards, 0:12

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TEAM STATISTICS

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First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

27 25-105 354 26-40-1 65-459 3-45.0 1-1 6-40 25:30

25 37-133 304 24-34-1 71-437 3-41.3 1-0 11-99 34:30

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

23 22-90 396 24-46-3 486 4-40.2 1-1 9-54 22:31

22 50-193 243 19-31-0 436 5-37.0 1-1 5-34 37:29

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING MSU: Caper 12-51, Ray 3-23, Winston 6-14, Nichol 2-14, Cousins 2-3; ND: Allen 23-115, Gray 4-24, Clausen 7-(-1), Tate 1-(-1), Team 2-(-4).

RUSHING MSU: Winston 9-52, Nichol 1-25, Caper 6-23, Ray 3-0, Cousins 3-(-10); WIS: Clay 32-142, Tolzien 5-20, Brown 11-18, Anderson 1-14, Team 1-(-1).

PASSING MSU: Cousins 23-25-1-302, Nichol 2-4-0-22, Martin 1-1-0-30; ND: Clausen 22-31-0-300, Crist 1-2-1-(-1), Allen 1-1-0-5.

PASSING MSU: Cousins 17-34-1-201, Nichol 7-12-2-195; WIS: Tolzien 19-31-0-243.

RECEIVING MSU: Cunningham 7-74, Dell 6-121, White 6-75, Linthicum 3-34, Gantt 2-31, Ray 1-14, Sims 1-5; ND: Tate 7-127, Rudolph 6-95, Kamara 3-23, Parris 3-16, Floyd 2-38, Allen 2-6, Hughes 1-(-1).

RECEIVING MSU: Dell 5-74, Cunningham 5-54, Martin 4-139, Sims 3-59, Hawken 3-25, Linthicum 1-27, White 1-8, Rucker 1-8, Gantt 1-2; WIS: Graham 5-58, Kendricks 4-35, Anderson 3-66, Toon 3-45, Gilreath 2-21, Brown 1-12, Turner 1-6.

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

1 3 7

2 3 3

3 0 3

4 14 7

OT 0 6

F 20 26

SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (3-3, 2-1) Illinois (1-4, 0-3)

1 14 0

2 3 0

SECOND QUARTER MICH (6-7) Olesnavage 42-yard field goal, 4:43 left Drive: 15 plays, 67 yards, 5:08 MSU (10-6) Swenson 26-yard field goal, 0:00 left Drive: 10 plays, 47 yards, 4:35

SECOND QUARTER MSU (17-0) Swenson 35-yard field goal, 0:00 left Drive: 7 plays, 17 yards, 3:48

F 24 14

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Winston 2-yard run (Swenson kick), 11:37 left Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards, 3:23 MSU (14-0) Caper 17-yard run (Swenson kick), 3:44 left Drive: 13 plays, 81 yards, 6:24

FIRST QUARTER MICH (3-0) Olesnavage 36-yard field goal, 12:27 left Drive: 4 plays, -5 yards, 1:09 MSU (7-3) Caper 1-yard run (Swenson kick), 2:25 left Drive: 17 plays, 80 yards, 10:02

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Game 6 | Michigan State 24, Illinois 14 Oct. 10, 2009 • Champaign, Ill. Memorial Stadium • Att: 62,870

Game 5 | Michigan State 26, No. 22/20 Michigan 20 (OT) Oct. 3, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 78,629

THIRD QUARTER MSU (24-0) Fortener 45-yard interception return (Swenson kick), 13:32

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THIRD QUARTER MSU (13-6) Swenson 24-yard field goal, 6:09 left Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 1:53

ILL (7-24) Leshoure 3-yard run (Eller kick), 3:33 left Drive: 2 plays, 30 yards, 0:37

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First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

14 28-28 223 17-32-1 251 5-43.0 3-1 2-15 20:14

20 49-197 220 20-29-2 417 3-43.0 2-1 8-94 39:46

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

ILL

18 45-193 179 13-25-1 372 7-38.1 1-1 5-50 36:07

13 32-132 140 9-28-1 272 9-43.1 0-0 6-58 23:53

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING MSU: Caper 16-95, Winston 14-64, Nichol 6-27, Ray 6-11, Anderson 1-1, Team 2-(-5); ILL: Ford 4-40, Williams 12-33, Dufrene 7-26, Leshoure 3-22, McGee 6-11. PASSING MSU: Nichol 13-25-1-179; ILL: Williams 7-17-0-109, McGee 2-11-1-31. RECEIVING MSU: White 4-50, Caper 2-44, Celek 2-20, Hawken 2-11, Linthicum 1-25, Dell 1-23, Cunningham 1-6; ILL: Duvalt 3-47, Benn 3-38, Leshoure 1-41, Ramsey 1-8, Jenkins 1-6.

Bowl History

RUSHING MICH: Forcier 13-27, Brown 6-15, Minor 4-2, Mesko 1-(-3), Odoms 1-(-4), Robinson 3(-9); MSU: Cousins 7-75, Winston 24-47, Caper 13-39, Martin 2-30, Nichol 2-8, Team 1-(-2).

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OVERTIME MSU (26-20) Caper 23-yard run Drive: 3 plays, 25 yards

FOURTH QUARTER ILL (14-24) Leshoure 41-yard pass from Williams (Eller kick), 1:24 Drive: 4 plays, 67 yards, 0:50

Spartan Records

FOURTH QUARTER MSU (20-6) Winston 15-yard run (Swenson kick), 14:49 left Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards, 3:28 MICH (13-20) Stonum 60-yard pass from Forcier (Olesnavage kick), 4:03 left Drive: 3 plays, 68 yards, 0:44 MICH (20-20) Roundtree 9-yard pass from Forcier (Olesnavage kick), 0:02 left Drive: 12 plays, 92 yards, 2:51

PASSING MICH: Forcier 17-32-1-223; MSU: Cousins 15-21-2-152, Nichol 5-8-0-68.

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RECEIVING MICH: Stonum 5-97, Odoms 5-40, Hemingway 3-28, Brown 2-8, Koger 1-41, Roundtree 1-9; MSU: White 6-49, Cunningham 5-73, Gantt 3-39, Dell 2-16, Linthicum 1-22, Martin 1-9, Winston 1-6, Hawken 1-6.

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Game 7 | Michigan State 24, Northwestern 14 Oct. 17, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 71,726 SCORE BY QUARTERS Northwestern (4-3, 1-2) Michigan State (4-3, 3-1)

1 0 0

2 7 0

Game 8 | No. 7/8 Iowa 15, Michigan State 13 Oct. 24, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 74,411 3 0 17

4 7 - 7 -

F 14 24

SCORE BY QUARTERS Iowa (8-0, 4-0) Michigan State (4-4, 3-2)

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SCORING SUMMARY

SCORING SUMMARY

THIRD QUARTER MSU (7-7) White 22-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 10:07 left Drive: 7 plays, 64 yards, 2:53 MSU (14-7) White 47-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 5:13 left Drive: 8 plays, 87 yards, 3:03 MSU (17-7) Swenson 28-yard field goal, 0:00 left Drive: 9 plays, 44 yards, 3:55

SECOND QUARTER IOWA (3-3) Murray 37-yard field goal, 12:44 left Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards, 5:51

SECOND QUARTER NU (7-0) Brewer 15-yard pass from Kafka (Demos kick), 7:49 left Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 2:29

FOURTH QUARTER MSU (24-7) Caper 22-yard run (Swenson kick), 14:48 left Drive: 1 play, 22 yards, 0:09 NU (14-24) Markshausen 1-yard pass from Kafka (Demos kick), 10:28 left Drive: 11 plays, 67 yards, 4:14 left

TEAM STATISTICS

NU

MSU

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

22 29-79 291 34-47-1 370 6-32.5 3-2 4-25 29:03

19 34-94 281 21-31-1 375 6-40.5 1-1 4-46 30:57

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING NU: Kafka 18-42, Simmons 5-23, Matthews 1-6, Fields 2-5, Persa 2-4, Team 1-(-1); MSU: Caper 16-63, Baker 12-45, Martin 1-2, Cousins 2-(-5), Team 3-(-11). PASSING NU: Kafka 34-47-0-291; MSU: Cousins 21-31-0-281.

3 0 3

4 12 - 7 -

F 15 13

FIRST QUARTER MSU (3-0) Swenson 34-yard field goal, 3:39 left Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards, 3:30

THIRD QUARTER MSU (6-3) Swenson 23-yard field goal, 5:21 left Drive: 10 plays, 76 yards, 5:53 FOURTH QUARTER IOWA (6-6) Murray 20-yard field goal, 11:43 left Drive: 12 plays, 48 yards, 5:44 IOWA (9-6) Murray 20-yard field goal, 2:56 left Drive: 11 plays, 72 yards, 6:39 MSU (13-9) White 30-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 1:37 left Drive: 5 plays, 60 yards, 1:13 IOWA (15-13) McNutt 7-yard pass from Stanzi, 0:00 left Drive: 10 plays, 70 yards, 1:32

TEAM STATISTICS

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MSU

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

18 39-138 138 11-27-0 276 6-44.7 0-0 6-38 32:02

17 30-85 225 16-32-0 310 6-42.8 2-0 8-56 27:58

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING IOWA: Robinson 27-109, Wegher 6-30, Stanzi 6-(-1); MSU: Baker 11-68, Caper 12-28, Martin 2-12, Cousins 5-(-23).

RECEIVING NU: Markshausen 16-111, Brewer 8-104, Brown 3-31, Simmons 3-11, Dunsmore 2-16, Ebert 1-12, Woodsum 1-6; MSU: White 12-186, Cunningham 5-49, Gantt 1-15, Hawken 1-13, Martin 1-10, Dell 1-8.

PASSING IOWA: Stanzi 11-27-0-138; MSU: Cousins 16-32-0-225 RECEIVING IOWA: Johnson-Koulianos 3-59, McNutt 2-23, Sandeman 2-7, Wegher 1-23, Stross 1-21, Moeaki 1-4, Robinson 1-1; MSU: White 3-95, Cunningham 3-33, Dell 2-42, Linthicum 2-26, Gantt 2-18, Baker 2-5, Caper 1-3, Hawken 1-3.

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SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (4-5, 3-3) Minnesota (5-4, 3-3)

1 3 14

2 7 7

Game 10 vs. Western Michigan Nov. 7, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 73,910 3 21 7

4 3 - 14 -

F 34 42

SECOND QUARTER MSU (10-14) Linthicum 26-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 10:35 left Drive: 3 plays, 26 yards, 0:55 MINN (21-10) Tow-Arnett 7-yard pass from Weber (Ellestad kick), 2:32 left Drive: 7 plays, 49 yards, 3:13

TEAM STATISTICS

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MINN

17 39-89 416 19-33-1 505 4-36.0 1-1 17-157 36:08

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING MSU: Martin 1-84, Baker 11-24, Caper 5-9, Nichol 1-9, Cousins 1-(-1), Hawken 1-(-1); MINN: Bennett 14-36, Whaley 13-35, Gray 8-23, Weber 4-(-5).

SECOND QUARTER MSU (28-0) Martin 48-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 5:35 left Drive: 1 play, 48 yards, 0:09 MSU (35-0) Leggett 1-yard run (Swenson kick), 0:26 left Drive: 6 plays, 54 yards, 1:06 THIRD QUARTER WMU (7-35) West 80-yard run (Potter kick), 14:46 left Drive: 1 play, 80 yards, 0:14 FOURTH QUARTER WMU (14-35) Hammond 12-yard pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 14:54 left Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 4:54 MSU (42-14) Leggett 13-yard run (Swenson kick), 11:30 left Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 3:17 MSU (49-14) Sims 7-yard from Nichol (Swenson kick), 5:59 left Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards, 4:22

TEAM STATISTICS

WMU

MSU

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

11 16-94 117 16-39-0 211 10-38.9 1-1 7-56 22:47

30 43-219 383 28-35-0 602 6-38.5 0-0 4-30 37:13

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING WMU: West 7-98, Thompson 5-16, Carder 1-3, Hiller 3-(-23); MSU: Leggett 14-110, Baker 15-78, Martin 4-17, Jimmerson 2-11, Spears 2-7, Nichol 2-3, Buford 1-3, Sims 1-(-2), Team 1-(-3), Cousins 1-(-5). PASSING WMU: Hiller 15-37-0-111, Carder 1-2-0-6; MSU: Cousins 22-25-0-353, Nichol 6-10-0-30. RECEIVING WMU: Arnheim 5-40, Hammond 5-35, West 3-22, White 1-10, Ravenell 1-7, Stevens 1-3; MSU: White 6-70, Dell 5-97, Linthicum 4-61, Martin 3-57, Cunningham 3-21, Gantt 2-40, Sims 2-14, Leggett 2-10, Celek 1-13.

RECEIVING MSU: Cunningham 5-83, White 4-36, Linthicum 3-38, Martin 2-22, Gantt 2-19, Baker 2-13, Dell 1-11, Sims 1-11, Hawken 1-3; MINN: Tow-Arnett 8-81, McKnight 4-98, Bennett 2-121, Green 2-60, Hoese 2-8, Stoudermire 1-48.

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PASSING MSU: Cousins 21-35-1-236, Nichol 0-1-0-0; MINN: Weber 19-31-1-416, Gray 0-2-0-0.

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Leggett 71-yard run (Swenson kick), 13:39 left Drive: 3 plays, 80 yards, 1:21 MSU (14-0) Leggett 2-yard run (Swenson kick), 7:32 left Drive: 8 plays, 40 yards, 4:07 MSU (21-0) Celek 13-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 0:49 left Drive: 5 plays, 93 yards, 1:52

Bowl History

17 20-124 236 21-36-1 360 4-43.5 2-2 9-73 23:52

SCORING SUMMARY

Honors & awards

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

F 14 49

Spartan history

FOURTH QUARTER MINN (35-31) Tow-Arnett 2-yard pass from Weber (Ellestad kick), 12:40 left Drive: 6 plays, 73 yards, 2:20 MSU (34-35) Swenson 20-yard field goal, 8:10 left Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 4:30 MINN (42-34) Bennett 59-yard pass from Weber (Ellestad kick), 6:04 left Drive: 4 plays, 66 yards, 2:06

4 7 - 14 -

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MINN (28-17) Bennett 1-yard run (Ellestad kick), 12:27 left Drive: 5 plays, 61 yards, 2:20 MSU (24-28) Martin 84-yard run (Swenson kick), 5:03 left Drive: 1 play, 84 yards, 0:13 MSU (31-28) Sims 11-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 0:00 left Drive: 3 plays, 24 yards, 1:38

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THIRD QUARTER MSU (17-21) Martin 93-yard kickoff return (Swenson kick), 14:47 left

2 0 14

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FIRST QUARTER MINN (7-0) Bennett 62-yard pass from Weber (Ellestad kick), 14:40 left Drive: 1 play, 62 yards, 0:26 MINN (14-0) Green 37-yard pass from Weber (Ellestad kick), 13:13 left Drive: 3 plays, 28 yards, 1:21 MSU (3-14) Swenson 20-yard field goal, 0:15 left Drive: 13 plays, 87 yards, 6:00

1 0 21

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SCORING SUMMARY

SCORE BY QUARTERS Western Michigan (4-6, 3-3) Michigan State (5-5, 3-3)

2010 outlook

Game 9 | Minnesota 42, Michigan State 34 Oct. 31, 2009 • Minneapolis, Minn. TCF Bank Stadium • Att: 50,805

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Game 11 | Michigan State 40, Purdue 37 Nov. 14, 2009 • West Lafayette, Ind. Ross-Ade Stadium • Att: 48,408 SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (6-5, 4-3) Purdue (4-7, 3-4)

1 7 10

2 10 10

Game 12 | No. 13/12 Penn State 42, Michigan State 14 Nov. 21, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 73,771 3 6 7

4 17 - 10 -

F 40 37

SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Rucker 11-yard fumble return (Swenson kick), 14:53 left PUR (7-7) Smith 26-yard pass from Elliott (Wiggs kick), 10:58 left Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:55 PUR (10-7) Wiggs 20-yard field goal, 3:42 left Drive: 13 plays, 79 yards, 6:12 SECOND QUARTER PUR (13-7) Wiggs 42-yard field goal, 11:18 left Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 1:55 left MSU (14-13) Hawken 4-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 9:59 left Drive: 3 plays, 60 yards, 1:19 PUR (20-14) Bolden 9-yard run (Wiggs kick), 5:47 left Drive: 4 plays, 64 yards, 1:26 MSU (17-20) Swenson 28-yard field goal, 1:49 left Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards, 3:58 THIRD QUARTER MSU (20-20) Swenson 52-yard field goal, 13:24 left Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 1:36 PUR (27-20) Smith 3-yard pass from Elliott (Wiggs kick), 4:52 left Drive: 17 plays, 80 yards, 8:32 MSU (23-27) Swenson 52-yard field goal, 1:06 left Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 3:46 FOURTH QUARTER PUR (34-23) Bolden 1-yard run (Wiggs kick), 11:52 left Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 4:14 MSU (30-34) Cunningham 73-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 11:34 left Drive: 1 play, 73 yards, 0:18 MSU (37-34) White 9-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 6:59 left Drive: 4 plays, 54 yards, 1:20 PUR (37-37) Wiggs 49-yard field goal, 2:38 left Drive: 9 plays, 38 yards, 4:21 MSU (40-37) Swenson 21-yard field goal, 1:51 left Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 0:47

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

MSU 12 24-154 208 11-25-0 362 4-41.0 1-1 6-35 19:21

PUR

28 37-151 373 39-55-0 524 3-45.0 2-1 5-50 40:39

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

SCORE BY QUARTERS Penn State (10-2, 6-2) Michigan State (6-6, 4-4)

1 0 0

2 7 7

3 28 0

4 7 - 7 -

F 42 14

SCORING SUMMARY

SECOND QUARTER PSU (7-0) Quarless 29-yard pass from Clark (Wagner kick), 2:10 left Drive: 5 plays, 56 yards, 2:12 MSU (7-7) Gantt 11-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 0:45 left Drive: 8 plays, 87 yards, 1:19 THIRD QUARTER PSU (14-7) Quarless 14-yard pass from Clark (Wagner kick), 13:53 left Drive: 3 plays, 55 yards, 0:59 PSU (21-7) Suhey 30-yard pass from Clark (Wagner kick), 6:19 left Drive: 3 plays, 66 yards, 1:38 PSU (28-7) Zug 32-yard pass from Clark (Wagner kick), 5:22 left Drive: 1 play, 32 yards, 0:07 PSU (35-7) Zug 27-yard pass from Clark (Wagner kick), 0:15 left Drive: 5 plays, 43 yards, 2:45 FOURTH QUARTER PSU (42-7) Newsome 1-yard run (Wagner kick), 3:25 left Drive: 6 plays, 30 yards, 3:25 MSU (14-42) Martin 71-yard pass from Nichol (Swenson kick), 1:44 left Drive: 3 plays, 80 yards, 1:09

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

PSU 24 38-188 324 20-28-0 512 5-38.4 0-0 6-27 33:56

MSU

16 25-94 239 20-33-2 333 9-37.4 0-0 6-60 26:04

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING PSU: Royster 13-114, Drake 1-18, Suhey 3-16, Newsome 3-13, Zordich 2-13, Thompson 2-10, Carter 2-6, Green 5-4, Clark 7-(-6); MSU: Baker 9-48, Caper 8-32, Cousins 3-10, Leggett 2-6, Martin 2-(-1), Team 1-(-1). PASSING PSU: Clark 19-27-0-310, Drake 1-1-0-14; MSU: Cousins 16-28-2-155, Nichol 4-5-0-84. RECEIVING PSU: Zug 4-99, Quarless 4-62, Moye 4-56, Suhey 3-40, Drake 2-22, Green 1-31, Shuler 1-8, Brown 1-6; MSU: Cunningham 4-39, Gantt 3-52, White 3-22, Martin 2-74, Dell 2-44, Linthicum 2-7, Leggett 2-(-5), Sims 1-5, Baker 1-1.

RUSHING MSU: Martin 3-70, Baker 7-40, Caper 8-36, Leggett 3-9, Cousins 1-3, Team 2-(-4); PUR: Bolden 20-76, Taylor 9-60, Elliott 7-13, Crank 1-2. PASSING MSU: Cousins 11-25-0-208; PUR: Elliott 39-55-0-373 RECEIVING MSU: Cunningham 3-92, White 3-18, Hawken 2-7, Gantt 1-55, Baker 1-23, Dell 1-13; PUR: Smith, K. 15-152, Smith, C. 8-52, Adams 5-62, Lindsay 3-24, Dierking 2-62, Taylor 2-16, Bolden 2-7, Crank 1-0, Valentin 1-(-2).

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SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (6-7) Texas Tech (9-4)

1 7 7

2 7 13

3 14 7

4 3 - 14 -

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Game 13 | Valero Alamo Bowl | Texas Tech 41, Michigan State 31 Jan. 2, 2010 • San Antonio, TX Alamodome • Att: 64,757 F 31 41

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Coaching staff

FIRST QUARTER TTU (7-0) Batch 3-yard run (Williams kick), 8:00 left Drive: 9 plays, 61 yards, 3:43 MSU (7-7) Baker 46-yard run (Swenson kick), 3:47 left Drive: 2 plays, 65 yards, 0:36

Blair White led the Spartans in catches (70), receiving yards (990) and touchdowns (9) in 2009. The 70 receptions rank second in an MSU season, the nine TD catches rank fourth, and the 990 receiving yards rank seventh.

TTU

13 32-148 248 16-30-2 396 4-45.2 1-0 5-55 28:27

31 31-119 460 38-54-1 579 2-44.5 2-1 9-60 31:33

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FOURTH QUARTER MSU (31-27) Swenson 44-yard field goal, 8:05 left Drive: 11 plays, 47 yards, 5:36 TTU (34-31) Lewis 11-yard pass from Sheffield (Williams kick), 5:03 left Drive: 8 plays, 77 yards, 3:02 TTU (41-31) Batch 13-yard run (Williams kick), 2:08 left Drive: 9 plays, 35 yards, 2:11

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RECEIVING MSU: White 6-114, Martin 4-86, Gantt 2-34, Nichol 2-11, Cousins 1-2, Baker 1-1; TTU: Lewis 10-114, Swindall 7-49, Batch 6-85, Zouzalik 3-75, Leong 3-58, Stephens 3-33, Franks 2-19, Torres 2-15, Jeffers 2-12.

Brett Swenson was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2009 after closing out his illustrious career as the program’s all-time leader in field goals (71), total points (377) and extra points (164). He finished his senior year 19-for-22 in field-goal attempts.

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RUSHING MSU: Baker 12-97, Caper 11-25, Cousins 5-18, Nichol 1-7, Martin 2-3, Team 1- -2; TTU: Batch 22-100, Stephens 4-31, Jeffers 1-4, Team 2- -3. PASSING MSU: Cousins 13-27-2, Martin 2-2-0, Bates 1-1-0; TTU: Potts 29-41-1, Sheffield 9-11-0.

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THIRD QUARTER MSU (21-20) Nichol 7-yard run (Swenson kick), 12:15 left Drive: 5 plays, 26 yards, 2:45 TTU (27-21) Franks 14-yard pass from Potts (Williams kick), 6:32 left Drive: 9 plays, 92 yards, 3:05 MSU (28-27) White 8-yard pass from Martin (Swenson kick), 1:18 left Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:19

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SECOND QUARTER TTU (10-7) Williams 21-yard field goal, 14:11 left Drive: 11 plays, 70 yards, 4:36 TTU (17-7) Leong 2-yard pass from Potts (Williams kick), 11:01 left Drive: 4 plays, 52 yards, 2:00 MSU (14-17) Martin 48-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 8:06 left Drive: 6 plays, 77 yards, 2:55 TTU (20-14) Williams 38-yard field goal, 0:20 left Drive: 9 plays, 37 yards, 2:28

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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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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 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 Tico Duckett

1946-48 1946-49 1961-63 1948-50 1978-81 1974-77 1955-57 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 1989-92

6.75 6.55 6.21 6.09 6.04 5.78 5.59 5.56 5.45 5.44 5.42 5.39 5.38 5.31 5.22 5.21 5.17 5.11 5.09 5.04

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

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

56 53 49 44 44 43 42 42 41 41 41

RUSHING Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Eric Allen (29 attempts) Purdue 1971 Lorenzo White (56) Indiana 1987 Lorenzo White (25) Indiana 1985 Javon Ringer (43) Florida Atlantic 2008 Clinton Jones (21) lowa 1966 Blake Ezor (44) Indiana 1988 T.J. Duckett (30) Iowa 2000 Eric Allen (21) Wisconsin 1971 Lorenzo White (53) Purdue 1985 Tico Duckett (30) Minnesota 1991

350 292 286 282 268 250 248 247 244 241

RUSHING Touchdowns 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.

Single Game

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

1. 2. 3.

Blake Ezor Northwestern 1989 Javon Ringer Eastern Michigan 2008 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

6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

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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 1979-82 1994-97 1994-95 1987-90 1978-81 1985-88 1963-65 2008-09 2001-04 1998-2001 1973-75 1970-71 1949-51

1,150 896 846 789 767 766 746 686 593 496 478 409 386 384 371 347 288 287 287 259

Pass Completions 685 543 500 467 464 418 416 360 313 301 297 230 204 198 194 192 161 128 125 123

2003-06 1990-93 1987-90 2008-09 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

.642 .626 .621 .620 .607 .607 .605 .596 .582 .559 .558 .553 .543 .530 .516 .508 .503 .499 .495 .493

Passing Yards Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Dave Yarema Ed Smith Bill Burke Jim Miller Todd Schultz Tony Banks John Leister Dan Enos Bobby McAllister Kirk Cousins Bryan Clark Steve Juday Charlie Baggett Damon Dowdell Ryan Van Dyke Earl Morrall Mike Rasmussen

2000-03 2003-06 2005-08 1982-86 1976-78 1996-99 1990-93 1994-97 1994-95 1979-82 1987-90 1985-88 2008-09 1978-81 1963-65 1973-75 2001-04 1998-2001 1953-55 1970-71

8,932 6,524 6,159 5,809 5,706 5,463 5,037 4,273 4,129 3,999 3,837 3,194 2,990 2,725 2,576 2,335 2,170 2,111 2,015 1,986

61 46 44 43 42 35 27 21 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

2008-09 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

143.0 142.3 140.5 138.7 136.0 135.7 135.5 135.5 128.4 128.1 126.7 126.0 125.9 125.1 123.8 123.6 121.3 119.1 116.2 115.5

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 2005-08 1994-97 2008-09 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 1976-78 1996-99 1994-97 1979-82 1994-95 1987-90 2008-09 1978-81 1963-65 1985-88 2001-04 1998-2001 1973-75 1949-51 1970-71

Drew Stanton (543-846) Jim Miller (467-746) Dan Enos (297-478) Kirk Cousins (230-371) 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 Brian Hoyer Todd Schultz Kirk Cousins 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 Ed Smith Bill Burke Todd Schultz John Leister Tony Banks Dan Enos Kirk Cousins 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.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. 13. 14. 16. 18. 19.

2009 Recap

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

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 John Leister Todd Schultz Tony Banks Dan Enos Bryan Clark Bobby McAllister Steve Juday Kirk Cousins 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

2010 outlook

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 Jim Miller Kirk Cousins Bill Burke Todd Schultz Dave Yarema

Pass Completions 1. Jeff Smoker 2. Drew Stanton 3. Brian Hoyer 4. Jim Miller 5. Dave Yarema 6. Kirk Cousins 7. Bill Burke 8. Brian Hoyer 9. Todd Schultz 10. Bill Burke

2003 2007 1998 2005 2008 1993 2009 1999 1997 1986

488 376 358 354 353 336 328 312 299 297

2003 2005 2007 1993 1986 2009 1998 2008 1997 1999

302 236 223 215 200 198 195 180 177 173

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. Brian Hoyer Bill Burke Ed Smith 7. Kirk Cousins Bill Burke 9. Todd Schultz 10. Dave Yarema

2005 2003 2001 2007 1999 1978 2009 1998 1997 1986

PASSING EFFICIENCY RATING (MIN. 75 ATTS.) 1. Jeff Smoker 2001 2. Dave Yarema 1986 3. Drew Stanton 2005 4. Jim Ninowski 1957 5. Tom Yewcic 1952 6. Tony Banks 1994 7. Kirk Cousins 2009 8. Jimmy Raye 1966 9. Ed Smith 1978 10. Bobby McAllister 1988

22 21 21 20 20 20 19 19 18 16 166.4 154.1 153.4 150.8 150.6 143.1 142.6 140.0 139.0 138.8

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 2005 2004 1993 1992 1989 2001 1995 1990 1996

.673 .667 .641 .640 .639 .638 .634 .627 .623 .622

Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Kirk Cousins Bill Burke Dave Yarema Jeff Smoker Brian Hoyer Jim Miller Ed Smith

2003 2005 2007 2009 1998 1986 2001 2008 1993 1978

3,395 3,077 2,725 2,680 2,595 2,581 2,579 2,404 2,269 2,226

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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 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

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

Active Player

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Bowl History

Dave Yarema (200-297) 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) Todd Schultz (130-209)

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.

Single Game

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Receiving records CAREER (Statistics include postseason games)

Touchdown Receptions

2003-06 1985-88 1988-91 2001-02 1996-99 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 1964-66 1983-86

148 146 138 135 134 133 133 131 126 120 118 116 115 114 112 110 108 107 102 102

79 70 68 67 66 65 64 60 58 57 57

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 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 16.4

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 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 2007-09

Receptions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2001 2002 1999 2009 2007 1998 1988 1949 1997 1978 1978 1976 1966

Touchdown Receptions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 9.

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

SEASON

25.1 24.6 24.4 24.1 23.4 23.1 22.7 21.9 21.9 21.1

Spartan history

2,992 2,821 2,347 2,210 2,155 2,095 2,082 1,944 1,914 1,857 1,813 1,755 1,717 1,705 1,678 1,674 1,640 1,577 1,413 1,358

1966 1988 1969 1977 1996 1987 1984 2001 1985 1981

Spartan Records

1985-88 2001-02 1975-78 1988-91 1998-99 1996-99 1975-79 1983-86 1993-96 1964-66 1991-94 2003-06 2002-06 1998-2001 1980-82 2006-09 1998-2001 1980-83 1993-96 1979-82

Gene Washington Andre Rison Frank Foreman Kirk Gibson Octavis Long Andre Rison Mark Ingram Charles Rogers Mark Ingram Daryl Turner

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2007 2009 2002 2001 1999 1998 2006 1989 1998 2003 2001

Receiving Yards 1. Andre Rison 2. Charles Rogers 3. Kirk Gibson 4. Courtney Hawkins 5. Plaxico Burress 6. Gari Scott 7. Eugene Byrd 8. Mark Ingram 9. Derrick Mason 10. Gene Washington 11. Mill Coleman 12. Matt Trannon 13. Jerramy Scott 14. Chris Baker 15. Ted Jones 16. Blair White 17. Herb Haygood 18. Daryl Turner 19. Nigea Carter 20. Otis Grant

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Coaching staff

Matt Trannon Andre Rison Courtney Hawkins Charles Rogers Gari Scott 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 Gene Washington Bobby Morse

27 24 20 20 18 16 15 14 14 13 13 12 12 11 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

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 1998-2001 1980-83 1988-91 1979-82 2001-04 2006-09 2005-06 1993-96 1951-54 2006-07 2004-07 2003-06 2002-06

2010 outlook

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. Chris Baker Daryl Turner 12. Courtney Hawkins Otis Grant 14. Eric Knott 15. Blair White Kerry Reed Nigea Carter Ellis Duckett 19. Devin Thomas Kellen Davis Matt Trannon Jerramy Scott

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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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Bowl History

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 Ed Smith Dave Yarema Bill Burke Lorenzo White Jim Miller Javon Ringer Dan Enos

2000-03 2003-06 2005-08 1976-78 1982-86 1996-99 1984-87 1990-93 2005-08 1987-90

8,714 8,036 5,930 5,556 5,269 4,934 4,887 4,748 4,398 4,301

Total Offense Yards Per Attempt (Min. 200 Att.) 1. 2. 3. 4.

Kirk Cousins Earl Morrall Drew Stanton Tom Yewcic

2008-09 1953-55 2003-06 1951-53

7.50 7.41 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) 1. Devin Thomas 2007 2. Lorenzo White 1985 3. Javon Ringer 2008 4. Derrick Mason 1995 5. Eric Allen 1971 6. Sedrick Irvin 1997 7. Blake Ezor 1988 8. Javon Ringer 2007 9. Derrick Mason 1996 10. Lorenzo White 1987

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 Jim Miller Bill Burke

2003 2005 2007 1998 1985 2008 2008 2006 1993 1999

551 475 423 423 420 396 390 379 377 361

2005 2003 2009 2007 2001 1986 1998 2008 2004 2006

3,415 3,279 2,740 2,620 2,521 2,359 2,342 2,310 2,288 2,252

Total Offense Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Drew Stanton Jeff Smoker Kirk Cousins Brian Hoyer Jeff Smoker Dave Yarema Bill Burke Brian Hoyer Drew Stanton 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 Charlie Baggett Todd Schultz Ed Smith Dave Yarema Bobby McAllister

7.89 7.63 7.35 7.24 7.19 7.08 7.07 7.00 6.96 6.78

Single Game Total Touchdowns 1. Blake Ezor Northwestern 1989 6 2. Javon Ringer Eastern Michigan 2008 5 3. 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 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

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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defensive records Career (Statistics include postseason games)

Quarterback Sacks

1976-79 1986-89 1994-97 1998-2001 1988-91 2001-04 1995-98 2007-09 1996-99 1999-2002 1984-87 1981-84 1993-96 2002-05 1987-90 1983-86 1974-77 1991-94 1982-85 2000-04

541 473 420 395 391 368 365 359 350 346 332 329 327 323 314 311 298 289 286 285

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 1975-77 43 1986-89 39 1997-99 38 2007-09 36.5 2000-03 33.5 1998-2001 33 1991-94 33 1982-84 31 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 1980-83 24

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) Larry Bethea (230) Travis Davis (248) Robaire Smith (169) Greg Jones (169) Mike Labinjo (144) Josh Thornhill (88) Juan Hammonds (120) Kelly Quinn (214) 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) Carl Banks (122)

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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. 12. 16. 17. 20.

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 Ike Reese Josh Thornhill Chuck Bullough Ronald Stanley Sorie Kanu Greg Jones Aric Morris Thomas Wright Tim Moore Jim Morrissey Reggie Garnett Eric Smith Carlos Jenkins Shane Bullough Paul Rudzinski Matt Christensen Phil Parker Jason Harmon

Fumble Recoveries 1975-77 33 1998-99 25 1986-89 24 1982-85 24 1997-99 22 2007-09 15.5 2001-04 15.5 1983, 1985-87 15 1975-78 15 1980-83 14 1968-71 14

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Larry Bethea (208 yards) Julian Peterson (161) Travis Davis (217) Kelly Quinn (183) Robaire Smith (140) Greg Jones (87) Clifford Dukes (79) Mark Nichols (90) Mel Land (65) Carl Banks (84) Ron Curl (73)

2010 outlook

Tackles

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 8. 10.

Honors & awards Bowl History

Robaire Smith ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in tackles for losses (fourth 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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SEASON

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.

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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)

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.

30 18.5 18 18 17 16 16 15 15

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. 3. 4. 5. 8. 9. 10.

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

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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

Quarterback Sacks 1. 2. 6.

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

John Miller Michigan 1987 4 Mark Anderson Notre Dame 1977 3 Five other players 3

Fumble Recoveries

9 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 203 183 129 129 118 109 108 106 106 105

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

Interceptions

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.

1. 2. 3. 7.

T odd 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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Bowl History

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

Tackles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 10.

1. 2.

InterceptionS 1. 2. 5. 8.

Single Game

Tackles for Loss

Passes DEFENDED

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

Quarterback Sacks 1. 2. 3. 6. 10.

1. 2. 4.

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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 Craig Jarrett Ray Stachowicz Chris Salani Josh Butland Brandon Fields Aaron Bates 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

45.2 45.0 43.8 43.3 42.9 42.1 41.1 40.7 40.4 40.0

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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.

1993-96 1998-2001 2003-04 1988-91 1969-71 2006-07 2005-06 1983-84 1979-81 2008-09

2,575 1,770 1,632 1,571 1,340 1,135 1,121 1,022 898 867

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Punt Return Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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) Derrick Mason (106 returns) Herb Haygood (76) DeAndra Cobb (64) Courtney Hawkins (65) Eric Allen (62) Devin Thomas (39) Demond Williams (51) Larry Jackson (43) Derek Hughes (36) Glenn Winston (37)

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

164 148 137 126 125 98 94 75 60 55

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9.

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

1. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Brett Swenson (54 attempts) Morten Andersen (54) 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 2009 1989 1999 2004 2003 1948 1990 1949

53 52 44 42 40 39 39 39 38 38

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 Hawaii 1948 8 George Smith Temple 1949 8 George Smith Arizona 1949 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 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

Active Player

Field Goals 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 (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)

Bowl History

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 2006-09 2001-04 1987-90 1978-81 1994-97 1974-77 1947-49 1996-99 1985-86 1951-53

Field Goals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

47.9 47.8 46.4 46.2 45.0 44.7 44.6 44.3 44.1 43.9

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

Honors & awards

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)

2004 1986 2003 1980 1987 1984 1982 1979 1985 1983

Kickoff Return Yards

Extra Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Punt Return Yards

Kickoff Return Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

99 77 76 75 74 73 73 71 71 70

Punting Average (Min. 20 Atts.) Brandon Fields Greg Montgomery Brandon Fields Ray Stachowicz Greg Montgomery Ralf Mojsiejenko Ralf Mojsiejenko Ray Stachowicz Greg Montgomery Ralf Mojsiejenko

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 2007-09 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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279 239 230 224 220 209 203 196 184 150

Coaching staff

1981-84 1998-2001 1977-80 1992-95 1988-91 2003-05 2007-09 1971-73 1985-87 1937-38

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Single Game

Punts

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Punts

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

*Touchdown | Active Player

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Bowl History

Honors & awards

Spartan history

Spartan Records

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Coaching staff

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rushing 1. 2. 3. 6. 8. 9. 10.

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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. 5.

23 vs. Purdue, 1998 20 vs. Indiana, 2003 19 vs. Ohio State, 2005 19 vs. Minnesota, 1978 18 vs. Western Michigan, 2009 18 vs. Notre Dame, 2009 18 vs. Northwestern, 2006 18 vs. Minnesota, 2001

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

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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0 13 times by 12 teams Most recently: 0 by Wyoming, 1977 0 by Georgia Tech, 1971 0 by Ohio State, 1971

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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Most Punts 1. 2.

First Downs by Passing 1.

Bowl History

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

2009 Recap

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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Total Yards

First Downs

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

284 272 269 266 265 264 258 255 253 253

2005 2001 2004 2007 1978 1990 2009 1993 2003 1996

Spartan Records

2009 Recap

Coaching staff

Rushing Yards

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

3,045 2,961 2,914 2,877 2,876 2,862 2,767 2,663 2,645 2,611

1948 1974 1975 1990 1988 2004 1987 1978 1951 1989

Rushing Yards Per Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

304.5 293.9 272.4 269.3 269.2 265.1 264.8 263.0 256.9 242.1

1948 1951 1952 1950 1974 1975 1962 1957 1956 1978

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Bowl History

Honors & awards

Spartan history

Passing Yards

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1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

3,510 3,510 3,502 3,250 2,954 2,842 2,773 2,771 2,743 2,731

2003 2001 2009 2005 1998 2007 2008 1981 2002 2006

Passing Yards Per Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

295.5 292.5 270.0 269.4 251.9 246.2 240.5 239.1 228.6 227.6

2005 2001 2003 2009 1981 1998 1986 1978 2002 2006

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

5,520 5,470 5,418 5,364 5,294 5,281 4,795 4,776 4,707 4,554

Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed

2004 2005 2007 2001 1978 2009 1996 2003 1989 1990

Total Yards Per Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

497.3 481.2 460.0 447.0 428.6 416.8 406.2 403.2 403.0 399.6

2005 1978 2004 2001 1952 2007 2009 1948 1951 1996

Total Points

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

430 411 386 378 374 372 363 359 358 356

2007 1978 2009 1999 2001 2005 2003 1948 1996 1989

Scoring Average

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

37.4 35.9 34.7 34.3 33.8 33.1 31.5 31.2 30.0 29.8

1978 1948 1952 1949 2005 2007 1999 2001 1951 1996

Fewest First Downs Allowed

1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

96 104 104 107 109 112 113 117 120 121

1963 1952 1947 1957 1958 1962 1949 1950 1961 1965

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

514 521 738 755 837 851 874 914 986 1,045

Fewest Total Yards Allowed

1966 1965 1963 1952 1987 1962 1950 1999 1951 1961

Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed Per GamE

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

47.3 51.4 69.8 76.2 82.0 83.9 94.5 95.4 97.1 106.9 613 669 706 748 775 816 829 883 889 902

1965 1966 1987 1999 1963 1952 1962 1989 1950 1986

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1973 1957 1961 1958 1960 1955 1963 1956 1953 1962

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

55.7 74.3 78.4 81.6 83.1 86.1 88.9 92.1 98.1 101.4

1963 1957 1961 1962 1965 1950 1952 1966 1947 1958

173.2 174.1 191.6 194.5 194.8 209.3 216.8 223.0 223.3 226.2

1965 1963 1957 1961 1962 1966 1950 1953 1952 1955

Fewest Total Points Allowed

Fewest Passing Yards Allowed Per Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1,567 1,724 1,751 1,753 1,911 1,951 2,010 2,093 2,142 2,155

Fewest Total Yards Allowed Per Game

Fewest Passing Yards Allowed

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

50 62 63 69 75 84 87 96 99 101

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. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

5.6 5.6 6.9 7.0 8.3 9.3 9.7 9.9 10.6 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

Single-Game Highs

*82 *81 *79 *79 *79

*96 *86 *82 *76 *75

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

* Touchdown

86 85 82 80 78

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

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

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

Touchdown Passes 1.

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

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 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 1. 2. 4. 5.

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

40 39 38 35 35 35

Passing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Field Goals 1. Travis Forney, Penn State 1998 Doug Higgins, Illinois 1990 Rick Anderson, Purdue 1980

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

57 56 55 54 53

C.J. Bacher, Northwestern 2008 Luke McCown, Louisiana Tech 2003 Brady Quinn, Notre Dame 2005 Drew Brees, Purdue 1999 David Carr, Fresno State 2001

8 8 8

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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

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Extra points 1. Mike Allen, Wisconsin 2003 Brett Conway, Penn State 1994 Brett White, UCLA 1974

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

279 254 253 251 250

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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

Larry Johnson, Penn State 2002 Phil Carter, Notre Dame 1980 Butch Woolfolk, Michigan 1981 Levon Williams, Indiana 2001 Sedrick Shaw, Iowa 1995

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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

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51 44 42 40 40 40

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Interception returns Tim Wilbur, Indiana 1978 Mike Minter, Nebraska 1996 Josh Madson (29)/Leroy Pruitt (50), Stanford 1996 Damon Moore, Ohio State 1998 Ramsey Bright, UCLA 1973

1. 2. 3. 4.

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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

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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 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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Rushing 1. Jerry Seymour, *90 Central Michigan 2004 Frank Aschenbrenner, *90 Great Lakes Naval 1945 3. Shane Vereen, California 2008 *81 Ted Brown, N.C. State 1976 *81 5. Brandon West, Western Michigan 2009 *80 Levron Williams, Indiana 2001 *80 James Sims, Nebraska 1995 *80 Dwight Shirley, Boston College 1992 *80

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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 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. -5 vs. Purdue, 1979 2. 2 vs. Iowa, 1982 3. 3 vs. Minnesota, 2006 4. 5 vs. Ohio State, 2003 5. 8 vs. Wisconsin, 1954 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, 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.)

Kickoff Return Average

RUSHING Yds Avg 593 4.9 1283 6.1 1470 5.1 1908 5.0 1213 4.7 1008 5.5 1394 5.4

YPG 84.7 160.4 183.8 173.5 151.6 126.0 116.2

PASSING (Comparative grading until 1980, then pass effeciency system.) Player Ed Smith (C) Ed Smith (C) Bobby McAllister (A) Jeff Smoker (A)

G 7 8 12 11

Att CMP YDS 180 94 1142 195 106 1511 154 80 1406 262 166 2579

PCT INT TD .522 8 8 .544 19 12 .520 7 9 .634 8 21

RATING --138.8 166.4

Total Offense (Beginning in 1970, ranked on total yards per game.) Year 1976 1978 2003

Player G Rushing Passing Total Ed Smith (C) 7 9-24 180-94-1142 189-1166 Ed Smith (C) 8 18-29 224-130-1779 242-1808 Jeff Smoker (A) 13 63-(-116) 488-302-3395 551-3279

YPG 166.5 226.0 252.2

Year Player G No 1976 Kirk Gibson (C) 8 30 1978 Kirk Gibson (C) 8 31

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

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

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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

Player PTs PPG 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

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 1993 Myron Bell (tie) 3 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 for Loss (Since 1973 includes QB sacks.) Year Player No 1984 Kelly Quinn (A) 15

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Year 1988 1996 2004 2009

Tackles Year Player G Tackles Avg 1991 Chuck Bullough (C) 8 124 15.5 2009 Greg Jones (A) 13 154 11.8

Honors & awards

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

Yds -105

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ScorING (Beginning in 1970, ranking based on points per game.) 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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Year Player G Rec 2002 Charles Rogers (A) 12 68

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

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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

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Year 1976 1978 1988 2001

Punting Year 1956 1963 1964 1968 1977 1979 1980 1983 1985 1986 1989 2003 2004 2006

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Year Player G Att 1966 Clinton Jones (C) 7 120 1971 Eric Allen (C) 8 209 1985 Lorenzo White (C) 8 *288 Lorenzo White (A) 11 386 1987 Lorenzo White (C) 8 259 1990 Tico Duckett (C) 8 182 Tico Duckett (A) 12 257

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

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Rushing Offense Year G 1963 (C) 6 1965 (C) 7 1966 (C) 7 1985 (C) 8 1987 (C) 8 1990 (C) 8

Yds 1123 1746 1567 1850 2188 2199

YPG 187.2 249.4 223.2 231.2 273.5 274.9

Passing Offense Year G 1976 (C) 8 1978 (C) 8 1986 (C) 8 1986 (A) 11 2001 (A) 12

Yds 1666 1983 1957 2646 3510

YPG 208.2 247.9 244.6 240.5 292.5

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 1956 (C) 6 1957 (C) 6 1965 (C) 7 1971 (C) 8 1978 (C) 8 1989 (C) 8 2001 (A) 12 2004 (A) 12

Yds 1953 2233 2640 3281 4185 3347 5364 5520

Scoring Year G Pts 1956 (C) 6 132 1957 (C) 6 184 1965 (C) 7 203 1966 (C) 7 213 1978 (C) 8 328 1989 (A) 12 356

YPG 325.5 372.2 377.1 410.0 *523.1 418.4 447.0 460.0 ppg 22.0 30.7 29.0 30.4 41.0 29.7

First Downs Year G 1957 (C) 6 1978 (C) 8 1981 (C) 9

FD Avg 118 19.7 208 26.0 210 23.3

Rushing Defense Year G 1957 (C) 6 1963 (C) 6 1965 (C) 7 1966 (C) 7 1986 (C) 8 1987 (A) 11 1987 (C) 8 1988 (A) 12 1988 (C) 8 1989 (C) 8 1999 (A) 12

Yds ypg 750 125.0 457 76.2 242 34.6 320 45.7 832 104.0 676 61.5 301 37.6 1421 118.4 772 96.5 688 86.0 914 76.2

Passing Defense Year G 1953 (C) 6 1957 (C) 6 1958 (C) 6 1962 (C) 6 1973 (C) 8 1981 (C) 8 1994 (C) 8 1994 (A) 11 2000 (A) 11

Yds Avg Rating 306 51.0 – 342 57.0 – 392 65.3 – 480 68.5 – 347 43.4 – 1654 182.8 – 1112 139.0 103.1 1604 145.8 101.5 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 1953 (C) 6 1957 (C) 6 1961 (C) 7 1962 (C) 6 1963 (C) 6 1965 (C) 7 1966 (C) 7 1987 (C) 8 1989 (C) 8 2000 (A) 11

(From 1939-80, stat champion determined by overall punting average. Since 1981, ranking based upon net punting average.)

YPG 188.5 182.0 201.0 179.3 178.7 181.7 222.4 184.5 281.4 318.3

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 1999 (A) 12 54 2003 (A) 13 45

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

Yds SPG 381 4.5 299 3.5

Kickoff Returns Year G No 1967 (C) – – 1994 (A) 11 48 1994 (C) 8 40 1995 (A) 12 49 1995 (C) 8 30 2001 (A) 12 40 2003 (A) 13 45 2007 (A) 13 53 2009 (A) 13 55

Yds Avg — 22.1 1130 23.5 953 23.8 1119 22.8 716 23.9 895 22.4 1065 23.7 1361 25.7 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

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

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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

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Coaching staff 2009 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

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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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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

L