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Additional copies of the 2012 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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Additional photography provided by: Gene Boyars (National Football Foundation), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Indianapolis Colts, Kim Kauffman, Katie King (Pensacola News Journal), Miami Dolphins, National Football League, Pro Football Hall of Fame and Jason Roberts.

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SPARTAN RECORDS Individual Rushing Records Individual Passing Records Individual Receiving Records Individual Scoring/Total Offense Records

BOWL HISTORY Bowl History 1938 Orange Bowl 1954 Rose Bowl 1956 Rose Bowl 1966 Rose Bowl 1984 Cherry Bowl 1985 All-American Bowl 1988 Rose Bowl 1989 Gator Bowl 1989 Aloha Bowl 1990 Sun Bowl 1993 Liberty Bowl 1995 Independence Bowl 1996 Sun Bowl 1997 Aloha Bowl 2000 Citrus Bowl 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic 2003 Alamo Bowl 2007 Champs Sports Bowl 2009 Capital One Bowl 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl 2011 Capital One Bowl 2012 Outback Bowl Team Bowl Records Individual Bowl Records Opponent Individual Bowl Records

Special thanks for their photographic contributions to: Matthew Mitchell (MSU Athletic Communications), Rey Del Rio (MSU Athletic Communications), Scott Boehm (Getty Images), Mark Cunningham (Getty Images), John Gwillim (MSU Athletic Communications), Leon Halip (Getty Images), Steve Jowett (MSU Academic Technology Services), Greg Kohuth (MSU Communications and Brand Strategy), Al Messerschmidt (Getty Images), Joe Robbins (Getty Images), Kurt Stepnitz (MSU Communications and Brand Strategy), Damian Strohmeyer (Sports Illustrated), Derrick Turner (MSU Communications and Brand Strategy) and Dale Young (The Detroit News).

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HONORS & AWARDS All-Americans 161-169 170-173 All-Big Ten Academic All-Americans 174 Academic All-Big Ten 175 Miscellaneous Awards 176-182 Spartans In All-Star Games 183-184

CREDITS The 2012 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 and Assistant Director/Athletic Communications Jim Donatelli. Publication layout and design by Kate Kingsley and Mary Malecki, Foresight Group, Lansing, Mich. Printing by BRD Printing Inc., Lansing, Mich.

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2011 RECAP 2011 Honors & Awards 2011 Final Statistics 2011 Game-By-Game Individual Statistics 2011 Game-By-Game Team Statistics 2011 Starting Lineups 2011 Red Zone Statistics/Superlatives 2011 Final Big Ten Standings 2011 Big Ten Statistics 2011 All-Big Ten Teams Game 1: Youngstown State Game 2: Florida Atlantic Game 3: Notre Dame Game 4: Central Michigan Game 5: Ohio State Game 6: Michigan Game 7: Wisconsin Game 8: Nebraska Game 9: Minnesota Game 10: Iowa Game 11: Indiana Game 12: Northwestern Game 13: Wisconsin Game 14: Georgia

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

THE UNIVERSITY Board of Trustees President Lou Anna K. Simon Athletics Director Mark Hollis Spartan Stadium 2012 Big Ten Composite Schedule Bowl Championship Series

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COACHING STAFF Mark Dantonio Pat Narduzzi Dan Roushar Harlon Barnett Ted Gill Brad Salem Terrence Samuel Mark Staten Mike Tressel Dave Warner Ken Mannie Tommy Hoke Tim Allen Brad Lunsford Dino Folino Lorenzo Guess Bill Burghardt Football Support Staff Graduate Assistants/Interns

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2012 OUTLOOK 2012 Outlook 2012 Capsule Outlook 2012 Personnel Breakdown 2012 Numerical Roster 2012 Alphabetical Roster 2012 Preseason Depth Chart

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

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MEDIA SERVICES Media Information Spartan Sports Network Big Ten Network 2012 Schedule/2011 Results/Future Schedules

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Media Information 2012 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 2012 home football games should be submitted online. Please contact athletic communications office assistant Paulette Martis at (517) 355-2271 for the URL.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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are issued to television station crews. A maximum of three working tickets is allowed per TV station. With the return of natural grass in Spartan Stadium, field access is limited to still photographers, camera operators and sideline reporters for “live” radio/TV network coverage. MSU follows the guidelines established by the NCAA Communications Committee regarding sideline control, which ensure the sideline is a working press area. The following guidelines are adhered to: 1. Each photographer is required to wear an armband at all times; 2. Armbands must be secured at the photographer’s credential pickup; 3. After kickoff, no photographers are permitted in the bench area, on the playing field, or in the 12-foot area between the limit line and sideline; 4. Cutline writers, messengers and equipment carriers are not permitted in the sideline armband area; 5. Tripods are not permitted on the sidelines. Media Parking Media parking passes are available for $15 per game and $105 for the 2012 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 2012 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 A complimentary pregame meal will be served in the press box, approximately two hours before kickoff through halftime. Complimentary coffee and soft drinks are available throughout the game. Following the post-game press conferences and interviews, complimentary pizzas will be served on Level 8.

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

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

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.

Note: Radio affiliate listing is subject to change.

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

City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Call Letters Newberry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WMJT (FM 96.7) Ontonagon . . . . . . . . . . . . . WUPY (FM 101.1) Petoskey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WJML (AM 1110) Port Huron . . . . . . . . . . . . . WPHM (AM 1380) Saginaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WNEM (AM 1250) Tawas City . . . . . . . . . . . . . WQLB (FM 103.3) Traverse City . . . . . . . . . . . WLDR (FM 101.9)

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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) Alpena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WKJZ (FM 94.9) Ann Arbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WLBY (AM 1290) Bad Axe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WLEW (AM 1340) Bad Axe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WLEW (FM 102.1) 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 (AM 1380) Hastings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WBCH (AM 1220) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WBCH (FM 100.1) Holland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WPNW (AM 1260) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WPNW (FM 96.5) Iron Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . WMIQ (AM 1450) Ishpeming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WUPG (FM 96.7) Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WIBM (AM 1450) Kalamazoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WKZO (AM 590) Lansing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WJIM (AM 1240) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WMMQ (FM 94.9) Ludington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WKLA (AM 1450) Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WLUN (FM 100.9)

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George Blaha has anchored Spartan football broadcasts as play-by-play voice for over three decades. A 2008 inductee into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, Blaha is a Michigan broadcast icon, recently completing his 36th 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 13th 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 sixth consecutive year, the Spartan Sports Network was the most honored in the state, garnering six Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ “Broadcast Excellence Awards.” Network flagship stations are WJIM Radio (AM 1240) and WMMQ (FM 94.9) in Lansing and WJR Radio (AM 760) in Detroit.

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

“Spartan Football All-Access” provides fans with a behind-the-scenes, inside look at the Michigan State football program. From the opening of preseason camp and each week throughout the regular season, the show will take viewers into team and position meeting rooms, video sessions, out to the practice field, into the classroom as well as into the post-game locker room. In 2011, “Spartan Football All-Access” earned two Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcast Excellence Awards. “Spartan Football All-Access” received “Best” in network TV awards for special interest programming (2011 Season) and sports (Episode 7 - MSU vs. Michigan recap). MSU Associate Athletics Director John Lewandowski serves as the executive producer for “Spartan Football All-Access” while David Diffenderffer is the producer/director.

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Will Tieman returns for his 15th 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 22nd year, Tieman serves as host for the syndicated series “This Week in College Football and Basketball.” In July 2012, he was presented the Ty Tyson Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. Three times Tieman has been honored with the “Best Network Play-by-Play” award by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. He was recognized in 2008 and 2010 for his work as voice of the Michigan State basketball team and in 2007 for his presentation of the Motor City Bowl. Tieman recently served as the president of the DSBA.

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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 seventh 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 2012 Spartan season preview show on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Detroit. The preview show will air throughout the rest of the month of August, leading up to the Aug. 31 season opener against Boise State. Starting on Sunday, Sept. 2 and continuing throughout the season, “Spartan Football All-Access” will debut Sunday nights at 10:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Detroit and re-airs throughout each week.

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Big Ten NEtwork 2012 outlook

TOP TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BTN 1. BTN IS A NATIONAL NETWORK: All BTN events are televised to a national audience, with BTN available to more than 90 million homes in the US and Canada and 20 countries internationally.

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2. EVENTS MORE THAN DOUBLED: BTN is planning to air more than 900 HD events across all platforms in the 2012-13, as well as original programming, studio shows and classic games. In 2007-08 (BTN’s first year), BTN aired more than 400 live events as well as studio shows, original programming, classic games and coaches’ shows.

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3. SEE EXTRA GAMES: BTN uses “Extra Football Game Channels” to televise BTN football games occurring at the same time so fans can see the game they most want to watch regardless of where they live. 4. TAKE BTN WITH YOU: BTN subscribers whose providers offer BTN2Go, the 24/7 BTN simulcast, can access BTN anywhere, anytime via tablets, smartphones, and PCs along with on-demand access to BTN’s deep archive of games and original programming and Extra Football Game Channels. 5. FULL DIGITAL ACCESS: Since launch, BTN has possessed the digital rights to all home events, and through the complete aggregation of each Big Ten university’s digital content, BTN launched the Big Ten Digital Network in 2011, streaming hundreds of live events that are not televised on BTN.

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

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6. DEDICATED TO WOMEN’S SPORTS: No other network devotes as much to women’s sports as BTN. The network schedule annually features over 400 women’s events. Each week during the academic year, the network airs the Big Ten Women’s Sports Report, a program dedicated exclusively to the highlights and accomplishments of female Big Ten student-athletes.

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7. ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCE: BTN has provided hundreds of students an opportunity to participate in live sports production through Student U. Since 2009, Big Ten students on each campus have produced and announced hundreds of events, offering them a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience and for the network to train the production stars of tomorrow.

A respectful acknowledgement of the 18 Heisman Trophy winners and 220 College Football Hall of Famers that have graced our fields and sidelines for the past 116 years.

8. EXCELLENCE ACKNOWLEDGED: BTN has earned two Sports Emmy nominations for The Journey: Big Ten Basketball, and was also recognized with its first Edward R. Murrow Award in the category of excellence in sports reporting for its feature story on Brock Mealer.

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9. WHO GETS BTN? MILLIONS OF FANS: BTN had virtually full distribution on expanded basic or equivalent level of service in its eight (now nine) Big Ten states by the start of the football season in 2008. (In terms of BTN’s largest providers, Comcast came on board in June 2008, with Time Warner, Mediacom and Charter launching the network in late August 2008.) BTN currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates.

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10. LIVING BIG, GIVING BACK: BTNLive Big is a pro-social initiative that encourages Big Ten fans to act, serve and inspire through a television series that profiles alumni, students and supporters who are “living big” through their service to others. BTNLiveBig.com helps connect fans with causes they’re passionate about.

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

MSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS STAFF

JOHN LEWANDOWSKI ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR/ COMMUNICATIONS

MATT LARSON DIRECTOR OF NEW MEDIA

JAMIE WEIR DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

BEN PHLEGAR Assistant director

JIM DONATELLI ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

DAVID DIFFENDERFFER VIDEO PRODUCER

DAVE ELLIS VIDEO PRODUCER

Jake Huber VIDEO PRODUCER

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2012 Schedule / 2011 Results 2012 SCHEDULE Series Record Last Meeting First Meeting MSU leads, 5-3 2011: MSU 45, Central Michigan 7 Notre Dame leads, 46-28-1 2011: Notre Dame 31, MSU 13 MSU leads, 8-0 2008: MSU 42, Eastern Michigan 10 Ohio State leads, 27-13 2011: MSU 10, Ohio State 7 MSU leads, 41-15-2 2011: MSU 55, Indiana 3 Iowa leads, 22-19-2 2011: MSU 37, Iowa 21 Michigan leads, 67-32-5 2011: MSU 28, Michigan 14 MSU leads, 29-21 2011: Wisconsin 42, MSU 39 Nebraska leads, 6-0 2011: Nebraska 24, MSU 3 MSU leads, 36-16 2011: MSU 31, Northwestern 17 MSU leads, 27-17 2011: MSU 31, Minnesota 24

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Opponent (2011 record) 2011-12 Bowl BOISE STATE (12-1) Las Vegas at Central Michigan (3-9) NOTRE DAME (8-5) Champs Sports EASTERN MICHIGAN (6-6) OHIO STATE (6-7) Gator at Indiana (1-11) IOWA (7-6) Insight at Michigan (11-2) Sugar at Wisconsin (11-3) Rose NEBRASKA (9-4) Capital One NORTHWESTERN (6-7) Meineke Car Care at Minnesota (3-9)

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Date Aug. 31 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

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2011 RESULTS Attendance 75,910 70,249 80,795 72,119 105,306 77,515 76,405 85,641 72,219 70,585 74,128 32,172 64,152 49,429

Site Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Mich. Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Ind. Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Mich. Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Mich. Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb. Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Mich. Iowa City, Iowa, Kinnick Stadium Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Mich. Ryan Field, Evanston, Ill. Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind. Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

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Result W, 28-6 W, 44-0 L, 13-31 W, 45-7 W, 10-7 W, 28-14 W, 37-31 L, 3-24 W, 31-24 W, 37-21 W, 55-3 W, 31-17 L, 39-42 W, 33-30 (3OT)

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Date Opponent Aug. 31 YOUNGSTOWN STATE FLORIDA ATLANTIC Sept. 10 Sept. 17 at Notre Dame Sept. 24 CENTRAL MICHIGAN Oct. 1 at Ohio State MICHIGAN Oct. 15 Oct. 22 WISCONSIN Oct. 29 at Nebraska Nov. 5 MINNESOTA Nov. 12 at Iowa INDIANA Nov. 19 Nov. 26 at Northwestern Dec. 3 vs. Wisconsin (Big Ten Championship) Jan. 2 vs. Georgia (Outback Bowl)

2015 Sept. 12 OREGON Sept. 19 at Western Michigan Sept. 26 CENTRAL MICHIGAN Oct. 3 MICHIGAN Oct. 10 at Iowa Oct. 17 at Ohio State Oct. 24 INDIANA Oct. 31 at Nebraska Nov. 14 PENN STATE Nov. 21 at Northwestern Nov. 28 MINNESOTA Note: Additional game to be scheduled.

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Under sixth-year head coach Mark Dantonio, Michigan State has firmly established itself as one of the premier programs in the Big Ten Conference. The Spartans have won more Big Ten games (24) over the last four years than any other conference team, including a 14-2 mark the past two seasons that included the 2010 Big Ten Championship and the 2011 Big Ten Legends Division title. In addition, Michigan State has won 11 games in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history. The 22 wins since the beginning of the 2010 season are the highest two-year total in program history and ties for seventh most among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Teams during that same period. But Dantonio has sent a clear message to his team since a thrilling triple-overtime victory over Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl brought last season to a close. “We can’t be complacent,” said Dantonio. “We can’t stand on what we’ve done before. “Really what we’ve got to do is try to build on what we’ve accomplished thus far, and I don’t think that ever stops. I think you have a vision for where you want to go, a vision for the future, and you’re trying to get there. Really, you continue to build. That’s what we’ll always do here.” With 49 letterwinners and 16 starters returning, including 10 who earned All-Big Ten recognition, Michigan State is primed for another run at winning the Big Ten Championship as it looks to go to its first Rose Bowl since defeating USC in 1988. The defense, which ranked among the NCAA FBS Top 10 in four categories last season, including No. 6 in total defense, reloads with eight starters from a year ago, while the offense welcomes back an experienced offensive line with several budding playmakers. Dantonio, who has won more games (44) than any Spartan coach in his first five seasons, along with offensive coordinator Dan Roushar and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, take a position-by-position look at the 2012 Spartans.

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For the first time since 2009, Michigan State will have a new quarterback directing the offense. Gone is three-year starter Kirk Cousins, who compiled a 22-5 record his final two seasons and set nearly every career Michigan State passing record en route to becoming the winningest quarterback in school history. After spending three seasons as Cousins’ understudy, Andrew Maxwell (6-3, 212, Jr.) is ready to take over the reins of the offense while taking on more of a leadership role. Although he lacks starting experience, Maxwell has been in the system for three years and has shown glimpses of his potential. In just four games last season, Maxwell completed 69 percent of his passes (18-of-26), including an 8-for-9 effort against Central Michigan with a touchdown. Now, it’s his turn, and the coaches think he’s ready for the challenge. “I think Andrew is very much like Kirk in a lot of ways: their personalities, very faith driven, intelligent players, hard workers, very good teammates, and good leaders as well,” Dantonio said. “With that being said, you have to be your own person too. You can’t try to simulate somebody. But we’re very fortunate to have him be as patient, really, as he’s been throughout this process. “He came here as a highly recruited young man, and from day one when he came in here he impressed. So it wasn’t the type of thing where we had to sort of sit there and say well, hopefully he gets good enough. He’s come here with an idea that he can be the guy,

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to be yet. The biggest thing is that by him getting all this work, he came out of the spring with a clear understanding of what his strengths and weaknesses are, and he’ll be able to continue to improve on his strengths but really address the areas he needs to address too, as talented as he is, reach his potential.” Fifth-year senior Peter Badovinac (6-2, 220), redshirt freshman Tommy Vento (6-1, 192) and true freshman Tyler O’Connor (6-3, 215) will provide depth at quarterback. RUNNING BACKS/fullbacks

Andrew Maxwell is ready to take over as the starting quarterback in 2012 following the departure of three-year starter Kirk Cousins to the NFL.

and this is his time. It’s going to be very exciting to watch him.” Not only does Maxwell have the physical attributes necessary to become a successful quarterback, but he’s also starting to emerge as the vocal leader the offense needs following the departure of Cousins, who was only the second three-time captain in MSU history. “Andrew’s an extremely hard worker with great attention to detail,” remarked Dantonio. “He has a great feel in the huddle in terms of being able to lead people. He does a lot of things at the line of scrimmage and has a great understanding of things conceptually. “Physically, tangibly, he’s got good size and strength. He was a 6-7 high jumper in high school, so he has some explosiveness to him. He’s got a great arm. What he needs is game experience, I feel.” That’s the biggest question surrounding Maxwell entering the season, one that can only be answered with time. “He has to get that down in, down out type of situation where he has to make plays in critical situations,” said Dantonio. “I think that’s what he’s missing right now. But he’s going to get that.” Maxwell suffered a slight setback midway through spring practice with a sprained knee and had to sit out the final six practices, including the GreenWhite spring game, but it’s not something offensive coordinator Dan Roushar feels will hamper him going into preseason camp. “Up until the injury, I thought Andrew was having a very good spring,” Roushar said. “I thought his decision-making process was on par to what we expected and thought his accuracy was very good. Missing a few practices probably doesn’t hurt him as much as it hurts us because you lose the leadership aspect that he brings. You’re looking for who is going to step up and not only be a vocal leader, but a leader by example. That’s something that has stood out to us.” The biggest beneficiary to Maxwell’s minor injury was Connor Cook (6-4, 222, R-Fr.), who was suddenly thrust into the starting quarterback role the remainder of spring practice. Cook handled the difficult task admirably, especially considering it was his first spring practice and he was going against arguably one of the nation’s top defenses. His accelerated spring education concluded with a strong showing at the Green-White game, where he completed 20-of-45 passes for 294 yards and a touchdown while playing for both teams. “The upside is, he’s going to get better,” Roushar said of Cook. “The downside is he’s not where we want him

In an era of unprecedented passing numbers, Michigan State’s offensive game plan remains one of balance, with a strong commitment to the running game. Junior Le’Veon Bell (6-2, 244) leads a talented backfield that also includes senior Larry Caper (5-11, 222) and sophomore Nick Hill (5-8, 190). The team’s leading rusher in 2011 with 948 yards and 13 touchdowns, Bell is expected to be the featured back this season after splitting carries with Edwin Baker last year. In just two seasons, Bell has collected 1,553 yards on the ground (5.4 avg.) and is tied for 13th in MSU history with 21 rushing TDs. The bruising, physical back, who was also third on the team last year with 35 receptions for 267 yards, has been named to preseason watch lists for the Maxwell and Doak Walker Awards. “We look forward to Le’Veon building upon the momentum he gained during the second half of last season,” Roushar said. “Down the stretch, he displayed the ability to make big plays, both in the running and passing games. With continued improvement, Le’Veon can become a more consistent playmaker. “We also believe Le’Veon has the talent to become a dominant ball carrier because he does have the ability to gain yards after contact. What we’d like to see is for Le’Veon to get stronger as the game and season progresses. If he does, that will make our running game even better.” Following a strong spring practice, Caper will have plenty of opportunities to carry the ball in 2012. Caper burst onto the scene his freshman season in 2009 by leading the team in rushing, but a hand injury slowed him in 2010 as Baker and Bell did most of the heavy lifting out of the tailback position. Over the past two seasons, Caper has also proven to be a receiving threat, with 22 catches and two TD receptions. “I think Larry’s run the ball harder, he’s been more decisive, at times he’s gotten his pads going forward,

Le’Veon Bell ranked among the Big Ten leaders last season in rushing touchdowns (fifth with 13) and rushing (eighth at 67.7 ypg.).

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The Spartans have possessed one of the deepest, most experienced tight end groups in the nation the past few seasons, regularly featuring multiple players owning starts to their credit. This season, however, junior Dion Sims (6-5, 285) is the only returning letterwinner at the position with starting experience under his belt, and he will be counted on to lead the relatively young tight end corps. Sims appears on the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, which is presented to the nation’s top tight end, marking the fourth-straight year the Spartans have had a player up for the prestigious award. Although he played the second half of 2011 with a broken hand, Sims still managed to play in all 14 games and rank tied for third on the team with three touchdown receptions; all of his 12 catches arrived in the first seven games. A threat in the red zone, Sims already has six career TD receptions in his two seasons. With his experience, Sims could have a more expanded role in the passing game, said Roushar, while the young receivers continue their maturation process. Joining Sims on the depth chart at tight end to make up for the losses of Brian Linthicum and Garrett Celek is converted defensive end Denzel Drone (6-2, 260, Jr.), who made the transition to the offensive side of the ball during spring practice. “Denzel can move back into the defense and not miss a beat really,” said Dantonio. “He was a good tight end in high school. We have a need at that position, so he can walk over there and be in an immediate situation where he can play either an F, or a move tight end, or a stationary tight end.” Third-year walk-on Andrew Gleichert (6-5, 250, So.) took reps with the No. 1 and No. 2 offense in the spring and could see action in a two-tight end formation. Two-year letterwinner Derek Hoebing (6-7, 270, Jr.) and Paul Lang (6-5, 255, R-Fr.) also provide depth at the position.

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Fowler has been battling lingering foot problems his entire career, but has been productive when he’s made it to the field. As a red-shirt freshman in 2010, Fowler emerged as a multi-dimensional threat with 573 all-purpose yards, including 175 receiving yards on 14 catches. But he was limited to just five games of action last season and primarily played special teams. Due to a lack of depth at cornerback last season, Lippett played on both sides of the ball, eventually being used a majority of the time on defense. He appeared in all 14 games, including five starts at cornerback, and tied for second on the team with five pass break-ups. Lippett moved back over to the offense exclusively at the onset of spring practice and is expected to be a playmaker for the Spartans this fall. One thing is for certain – preseason camp will be a critical time for Maxwell and the receivers to develop a further sense of chemistry before the season begins, especially with Fowler and Lippett. “I think we’ve got some very talented guys, but they didn’t get to make the progress (in spring practice),” Roushar said. “I think they can get it done, and hopefully they’ll be much more ready when they report for camp. That’s probably the biggest negative of what happened this spring and could slow our progress, but I don’t see it to be such a concern that these guys won’t come back and play at a high level.” The Spartans received good news following the conclusion of spring practice as DeAnthony Arnett (5-11, 170, So.), a transfer from Tennessee, was ruled eligible to play in 2012 after the NCAA granted his request for a residence waiver. Arnett transferred to Michigan State at the beginning of the spring semester in January so he could be closer to his hometown of Saginaw, Mich., and his father William, who is battling heart and kidney problems. Arnett is expected to contribute immediately after an impressive freshman campaign in 2011 for the Volunteers. He was third on the team in catches (24) and fifth in receiving yards (242) to go along with two TDs; his 24 receptions tied for second most by a true freshman in Tennessee history. Two more young receivers that will see playing time include sophomore Keith Mumphery (6-0, 208) and red-shirt freshman Andre Sims Jr. (5-9, 182). Mumphery was named the Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 and earned his first letter last season playing in all 14 games, primarily on special teams. Sims redshirted in 2011 but served notice in the spring after recording five receptions for 58 yards in three spring scrimmages, including a

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Michigan State must replace three wide receivers with starting experience (B.J. Cunningham, Keshawn Martin and Keith Nichol) and two tight ends (Brian Linthicum and Garrett Celek). Cunningham had a historic senior season, tying a school single-season record with 79 receptions while leaving East Lansing as the program’s all-time record holder in receptions (218) and receiving yards (3,086). In addition, Martin’s 66 catches tied for sixth in an MSU single season; combined, Cunningham and Martin produced the most prolific season by a wide receiving duo in Spartan history with 145 catches and 2,083 yards. All told, the Spartans only return 23 percent of the team’s receptions and 16 percent of the team’s receiving yards from last season. That being said, the cupboard certainly isn’t bare in terms of talent. There are plenty of options for quarterback Andrew Maxwell, who has worked with a majority of the rising newcomers both in the spring and during his time with the No. 2 offense last season. “Wide receiver is a position where we’ve lost a lot of players,” said Dantonio. “The yards and catches really have been sort of depleted in that area. So that’s a position where we’ve addressed those needs in recruiting, and we’re addressing those needs with position moves or different situations we’re trying to deal with. “It’s going to be important (for the receivers) to work extremely hard. But I think they’re very, very capable of giving us explosiveness out there in big plays.” Unfortunately, two of the most experienced receivers saw limited time during spring practice, as Bennie Fowler (6-1, 218, Jr.) continued to heal from a foot injury and Tony Lippett (6-3, 190, So.) sprained an ankle and missed the second half of spring drills.

Chris McDonald, who has started 26 career games at right guard, is one of four returning starters on the offensive line for the Spartans.

team-best three catches for 22 yards and a TD for the White in the spring game. “Keith is a guy that’s ready to explode onto the scene,” said Dantonio. “And A.J. (Andre) is a very exciting player, who can get north and south quick.” A transition for Langford from running back to wide receiver appeared to be the right move in the middle of spring practice, as he quickly picked up on the position and made an impact with five catches in the first two scrimmages, giving the Spartans yet another target. “I really feel like he’s too good of an athlete to play one position and be the fourth tailback,” Dantonio said on Langford. “We’ve got to get him on the field, just like we did last year with special teams. He’s a guy who catches the ball well down the field and does some things naturally like Keshawn (Martin) did.” Juwan Caesar (6-4, 212, R-Fr.), John Jakubik (6-0, 188, So.) and AJ Troup (6-2, 205, R-Fr.,) add depth at wide receiver, in addition to Kyle Kerrick (6-3, 194), an incoming freshman who enrolled early and participated in spring practice. True freshmen Aaron Burbridge (6-1, 190), Macgarrett Kings Jr. (5-10, 183) and Monty Madaris (6-1, 190) also enter preseason camp with a chance to see action.

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and he’s been more sound in protection,” Roushar said of Caper’s play in spring practice. “He’s catching the football, so I see good things. We’re counting on him.” As a red-shirt freshman, Hill saw the field as a kick returner and responded by compiling the second-most kick return yards in school history with 999. This fall, he will compete for carries out of the backfield in addition to his duties on special teams. Playing for both teams in the Green-White spring game, Hill combined to rush for 95 yards on 19 carries, including a 32-yard TD run for the White in the fourth quarter. “Nick Hill is a phenomenal running back as well,” said Dantonio. “He gives you that little bit of that Edwin Baker type of thing, where he’s in and out of cuts and hides behind people, and he’s extremely explosive.” The trio of Bell, Caper and Hill should benefit from an experienced offensive line that features seven players with starting experience. “They’re gaining confidence in what they see and are able to stay within the structure of what we’re doing schematically, and not all of the sudden ad-libbing and being somewhere we didn’t want them to be,” Roushar said. “You see guys playing faster, they’re stronger, the usage of their hands is better and they’re much closer to what we want them to be and need them to be for us to be successful.” Jeremy Langford (6-0, 205, So.), who moved to wide receiver during the middle of spring practice, also has experience at running back and provides depth at the position. At fullback, sophomore Niko Palazeti (6-1, 250) is the leading candidate for the starting position left vacated by the graduation of Todd Anderson. In addition to Palazeti, walk-on Trevon Pendleton (5-11, 248, R-Fr.) and converted defensive end Taylor Calero (6-3, 248, So.) add depth at the position.

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groupings to see which unit gels the most before the start of the season. “We’ve have more experience than we’ve ever had before on the offensive line,” said Dantonio. “Everything that we’ve been able to do I think points toward that we have a foundation right now moving forward. “It’s just a matter of getting everybody the number of reps, but that’s a good thing. We’ve got numbers, so when you have that, it gives you great luxury.” The veteran of the group is fifth-year senior Chris McDonald (6-5, 298), who returns for his third season as the starting right guard. McDonald has 26 starting assignments to his credit, including 17 consecutive games, and was named to the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy, which is awarded to the nation’s top interior lineman. Returning letterwinner Nate Klatt (6-4, 290, Jr.) and walk-on Connor Kruse (6-4, 318, So.) will back-up McDonald at right guard. Also returning to the right side is tackle Fou Fonoti (6-4, 296, Sr.), a junior college transfer who stepped right in last season and started the final 11 games. Meanwhile, junior Henry Conway (6-6, 330) is healthy after battling neck injuries throughout his career and will support Fonoti at right tackle, along with Shawn Kamm (6-7, 305, So.) The injuries that shuffled the lineup around so often last season – MSU used four different starting combinations, including three centers – should actually come back to benefit the Spartans in 2012. At center, Blake Treadwell (6-3, 300, Jr.) started the first three games last year, but was injured at Notre Dame, clearing the way for Travis Jackson (6-3, 280, So.), who went on to earn Freshman All-America honors and developed into one of the top young centers in the nation. Jackson returns to hold down the starting spot heading into preseason camp. Fifth-year senior Ethan Ruhland (6-5, 290), who started at center in the win over Minnesota last season, and Kyle Lints (6-3, 296, R-Fr.) also return to provide depth at the position. Treadwell has now moved over to left guard, where he looks to fill the gap of the one starter lost in Joel Foreman, who tied a school record for the most starts of any player at any position with 49. The wild card on the offensive line could be red-shirt freshman Jack Allen (6-1, 295). Dantonio said that Allen was talented enough to play last season, but the program was fortunate enough to be able to redshirt him. This year, Allen expects to find his way on the field and will initially provide back-up at left guard and possibly center. Donovan Clark (6-3, 202, R-Fr.) also adds depth at left guard. There are two legitimate starting candidates at left tackle in junior Dan France (6-6, 315) and sophomore Skyler Burkland (6-7, 315). A converted defensive lineman, France started all but one game at left tackle last season in his first year on the offensive line. Burkland, a promising talent who started the first three games of 2011 at right tackle before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Notre Dame, returned to action in spring practice and will push France for the starting position. France also took some reps at left guard with Burkland at left tackle during the spring, leaving the Spartans with perhaps another combination up front. “Skyler’s a tremendous football player,” remarked Dantonio. “He’s big, extremely physical, tough, and very athletic...He’s going to end up playing some place. These guys will be challenged to play. Maybe we’ll just put all seven of them in there at once and play like that.”

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William Gholston recorded 16 tackles for loss in 2011, tying for seventh most in Spartan single-season history.

Third-year player Michael Dennis (6-7, 309, So.) supplies depth at left tackle. “I see a lot more consistency in execution, not only of assignment but the fundamentals we’re working so hard on,” Roushar said. “They’ve been outstanding in their efforts to be a complete unit both as run-blockers and in protecting the passer.” DEFENSIVE LINE

Although the Spartans lost both of their starting interior defensive linemen from last season in consensus All-American Jerel Worthy and Kevin Pickelman, the program has been stockpiling talent with strong recruiting the past few seasons and still appears to have the makings of a dominant defensive line in 2012. The group is headlined by starting ends William Gholston (6-7, 278, Jr.) and Marcus Rush (6-2, 250, So.), who combined for 128 tackles and 28 tackles for loss, including nine sacks, in 2011. Gholston improved immensely from his freshman season and had a breakthrough campaign as a sophomore, leading all Spartan defensive linemen with 70 tackles while ranking tied for seventh in the Big Ten with 16 tackles for loss and tied for 11th in the conference with five sacks. In the Outback Bowl victory over Georgia, Gholston was at his finest, tying a Spartan-bowl record with five tackles for loss (16 yards); he had seven tackles overall against the Bulldogs, including two sacks, and he also broke up a pass and recovered a fumble. Gholston enters his junior season listed as a preseason candidate for the Bednarik and Lombardi Awards as well as the Nagurski Trophy. Rush wasted no time in making an immediate impact for the Spartan defense, starting all 14 games his redshirt freshman season and ranking first among Big Ten freshmen in sacks (4.0 for 23 yards) and tackles for loss (12.0 for 45 yards). He also produced 58 tackles overall and five breakups, and was named a Freshman All-American and the Big Ten Freshman Defensive MVP by ESPN.com. Behind Gholston and Rush are two exciting prospects that the Spartan coaching staff is encouraged to see get on the field and believe will make an impact in 2012: red-shirt freshmen Shilique Calhoun (6-4, 240) and Joel Heath (6-6, 266). Calhoun showed incredible promise during practice last season, being named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week a teamhigh three times, while Heath showed flashes of his potential in the spring with six tackles, including two sacks, in the three scrimmages. Returning letterwinners Jeremy Gainer (6-2, 232, Jr.) and Corey Freeman (6-2, 256, Sr.) also will provide

depth for the Spartans. In addition, Lawrence Thomas (6-3, 295, R-Fr.), who sat out nearly all of last season and spring practice with a shoulder injury, will return to the field during preseason camp and make the switch from linebacker to defensive end. “Without a doubt, when you look at Rush and Gholston, and Calhoun and Heath, and even Gainer had a good spring, we’ve got some quality ends,” Narduzzi said. “There’s no question that with those guys, we can and will be better than we were a year ago.” The inside will have a different look than the past few seasons, but the Spartans have the luxury of plugging in two seniors in the middle. Anthony Rashad White (6-2, 230, Sr.) started four games last season and made his biggest impact in the Outback Bowl, showing his potential with a career-high seven tackles against the Bulldogs, including three for losses (7 yards). He sealed the victory for MSU by blocking a potential game-tying field goal in the third overtime to preserve the win. Damon Knox (6-4, 278, R-Fr.), fourth-year player Micajah Reynolds (6-5, 318, Jr.) and Jordan Sanders (6-1, 305, So.) will provide depth behind White at defensive tackle. After seeing action as a defensive end his entire career, Tyler Hoover (6-7, 310, Sr.-5) transitioned to nose tackle during spring practice, providing the Spartans with impressive size and speed at the position. “Well, he’s big,” Dantonio said regarding Hoover’s move. “He’s had to keep his weight down (to be at defensive end). He has to try to get down to 265, 270. If he lets himself just be what he is, he’s probably 295-, 300-pound guy. So I think Tyler has great ability. There is no question he has experience...He’s got tremendous upside.” Vanderbilt transfer James Kittredge (6-4, 272, So.), who had to sit out last season, will be in the mix to start as well at nose tackle after an impressive spring practice. Brandon Clemons (6-3, 275, R-Fr.), Mark Scarpinato (6-3, 278, R-Fr.) and Doug Curtis (6-2, 240, Sr.) add support behind Hoover and Kittredge. LINEBACKERS

All three starters return for the Spartans to what should be one of the most talented linebacker corps in the nation. The group is led by junior Max Bullough (6-3, 252), who is entering his second year as the starting middle linebacker. Bullough had the difficult challenge of replacing four-year starter and two-time consensus

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With more conference wins than any other Big Ten team the past four seasons, the pieces are in place for Michigan State to make another run at a conference championship and reach its ultimate destination: the Rose Bowl. “I think we’ve laid a great foundation,” said Dantonio. “We’ve won more maybe in the past couple years than maybe ever before. But with that being said, we’re still not to where we need to go and we still have different things we need to be challenged with. “That’s the exciting part of football. It makes football a great sport. You have all these positions that have to marry up and become one at the end of the day. At the end of the day, it’s how we play with energy. We have to focus on that in every aspect we can, and talk about how we’re going to play as a team and a program, because that’s a day to day thing. You have to be up every single day. You can’t afford a day where you’re just going through the motions and being complacent, because if you are, somebody’s catching you, no question.”

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to his credit and ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in interceptions (8) and interception return yards (219). Dennard started 11 games and recorded 42 tackles and six passes defended (three interceptions, three pass break-ups) as a sophomore in 2011. His biggest game arrived in the Outback Bowl win over Georgia, as he tied a Spartan-bowl record with two interceptions, including a 38-yard return for a touchdown. “Obviously, you feel good with your corners in Johnny Adams and Darqueze Dennard,” Narduzzi said. “I feel pretty good that those guys can lock people down, but they still have to make a play on the ball. If there’s one place you feel real good, it’s at that corner spot.” Fifth-year senior Mitchell White (5-11, 185) and redshirt freshman Trae Waynes (6-1, 175) are set to be the back-up cornerbacks. Arjen Colquhoun (6-1, 192, R-Fr.) and Mylan Hicks (5-11, 192, So.) will also add depth at the position. In addition to Adams, junior strong safety Isaiah Lewis (5-10, 205) is also mentioned on the preseason watch list for the Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation’s top defensive back. The hard-hitting Lewis was one of just 13 players in 2011 to return two interceptions for touchdowns, and he ranked tied for second in the Big Ten with four interceptions overall. A second-team AllBig Ten selection, Lewis ranked fourth on the Spartans with 74 tackles in his first year as the full-time starter. Lewis will also serve as the secondary’s vocal leader following the departure of former captain and threeyear starter Trenton Robinson to the NFL. Two-year letterwinner Jairus Jones (6-1, 207, Jr.) gives the Spartans an experienced back-up behind Lewis at strong safety. The battle for the starting spot at free safety left open by Robinson is down to Kurtis Drummond (6-1, 200, So.) and RJ Williamson (6-0, 205, R-Fr.). Drummond earned his first letter last season serving as Robinson’s back-up, recording 17 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games of action. Third-year player Dana Dixon (6-2, 176, Jr.) adds depth at free safety. “Kurtis Drummond and RJ Williamson have got to remain consistent,” Dantonio said. “We’ve got guys who can tackle, are explosive players and have great ball skills. What they don’t have is Trenton’s experience, but we’re going to get that as we continue working.”

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Michigan State welcomes back three of its four starters from a year ago to a secondary that ranked among the NCAA FBS Top 25 in pass defense (11th with 176.9 yards per game), interceptions (tied for 12th with 18) and pass efficiency defense (18th with a 113.3 rating). The cornerback tandem of Johnny Adams (5-11, 177, Sr.-5) and Darqueze Dennard (5-11, 188, Jr.) has been ranked one the top in the nation by several national media outlets. Adams, whose name appears on preseason watch lists for three national awards (Bednarik, Nagurski and Thorpe), garnered first-team All-Big Ten honors by the coaches last season after leading the team with nine passes defended, including three interceptions. The fifth-year senior has 28 starts

Johnny Adams has eight career interceptions and ranked seventh in the nation last season with 141 interception return yards.

East Lansing in 2007, a Spartan kicker or punter has earned All-Big Ten recognition six times, and MSU also has produced Big Ten leaders in kickoff returns and punt returns. In addition, MSU led the Big Ten last season with five blocked kicks and scored two touchdowns on special teams. For the third consecutive season, veteran Dan Conroy (5-10, 186, Sr.-5) will handle the placekicking duties. Conroy has made 82 percent of his field goals (32-for39) for his career, which ranks first in the Michigan State record book and eighth among active NCAA FBS players. After making 14-of-15 field goals to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore, Conroy connected on 17 field goals in 2011, tying for eighth most in a MSU season. Named to the preseason watch list for the Lou Groza Award, Conroy has kicked 11 of his 32 career field goals from at least 40 yards out. Kevin Muma (6-0, 195, Jr.) also returns for his third year as the starting kickoff specialist. Last season, Muma ranked among the FBS leaders in touchbacks (tied for 20th with 17) and kickoff average (33rd with 65.1 avg.). In addition, Muma will serve as the backup placekicker, behind Conroy. As a red-shirt freshman, Mike Sadler (6-0, 180, So.) demonstrated that he is one of the top punters in the nation in pinning opposing offenses deep in their own territory. The Big Ten All-Freshman selection tied for eighth in the FBS with 11 punts inside the 10-yard line, and tied for 12th with 25 punts inside the 20. Sadler earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on two occasions, was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance in the win over Minnesota, and tied a career high with four punts inside the 20 against Georgia in the Outback Bowl. At long snapper, returning letterwinner Steve Moore (6-3, 225, Jr.) will compete with incoming freshman Taybor Pepper (6-4, 185) in preseason camp for the starting position. Nick Hill (5-8, 190, So.) will be the main kickoff returner after he produced one of the best years statistically in Michigan State history. Hill’s 999 kick return yards were the second most in a MSU singleseason and eighth most in the Big Ten single-season record books, and he ranked fourth in the Big Ten with his 26.3-yard kickoff return average. He had five returns of 40-plus yards and 10 returns of 30-plus yards. Hill also will be looked to return punts this season with Keshawn Martin moving on to the NFL.

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All-American Greg Jones last season, but the Spartans didn’t miss a beat from the Mike position, as Bullough led the team in tackles with 89 and earned secondteam All-Big Ten honors from the coaches. Perhaps what impressed the coaching staff the most, however, was his ability to lead the Big Ten’s top-ranked defense. “Max can take the step to the next level,” Narduzzi said. “Intelligence-wise, I don’t know if he can get any better. The next step is for him to just become a physical force.” Backing up Bullough will be returning letterwinners Steve Gardiner (6-1, 224, Sr.-5) and TyQuan Hammock (6-0, 245, Jr.). Two-year starter Chris Norman (6-1, 233, Sr.) returns at Star (weak side) linebacker following his best season as a Spartan. As a junior in 2011, Norman earned honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades after recording career bests in tackles (76) and tackles for loss (6.5 for 24 yards). Although Norman is settled in as the starter, red-shirt freshman Darien Harris (6-0, 210) and sophomore Taiwan Jones (6-3, 230) also will see time this season at Star linebacker. With Norman out of spring practice with a shoulder injury, Harris was the most productive Star linebacker, compiling 15 tackles in three spring scrimmages, including five for the White in the spring game. “Darien Harris has really made major strides to the point where you go, ‘Wow, that guy can go in and be better than we had at backup last year,’” Narduzzi said. “I feel comfortable with where he is mentally on knowing what to do and once we get into the game plan, I think he’ll be just as good.” Jones was the only true freshman who played for the Spartans on either offense or defense in 2011, and he earned his first letter by producing 18 tackles. “Taiwan was more like Chris Norman as a freshman – he was on special teams, played a little bit,” said Dantonio. “We tried to find a place for him, but there was a lot to learn. I think Taiwan will be an outstanding player for us here, and I think he’ll compete for playing time.” At Sam (strong side) linebacker, junior Denicos Allen (5-11, 225) proved to be a playmaker in his first year as a starter, ranking second in the Big Ten with 11 sacks (69 yards) and fourth in tackles for loss (18.5 for 86 yards). In fact, his 18.5 tackles for loss tied for the second-most ever in a Spartan single season. Allen is one of four Spartans, along with Gholston, Bullough and Johnny Adams, to be named to the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award, which is presented to the nation’s top defensive player. Providing support behind Allen is junior Kyler Elsworth (6-1, 220), who collected 37 tackles last season and led the team with 15 stops on special teams. Ed Davis (6-3, 220, R-Fr.) and Danny Folino (5-9, 206, Jr.) also add depth at linebacker for the Spartans.

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2012 capsule outlook Offense: Multiple

career (rushing, receiving, passing, punt return and kick return) . . . selected in the fourth round (No. 121 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by Houston.

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Defense: Multiple 4-3 Lettermen Lost: 21 (14 offense, 5 defense, 2 specialists) Lettermen Returning: 49 (20 offense, 25 defense, 4 specialists) Starters Lost: 11 (7 offense, 3 defense, 1 specialist) Starters Returning: 16 (5 offense, 8 defense, 3 specialists) Offensive Starters Lost (7): LG Joel Foreman, TE Brian Linthicum, WR B.J. Cunningham, WR Keshawn Martin, QB Kirk Cousins, TB Edwin Baker, FB Todd Anderson Offensive Starters Returning (5): LT Dan France, C Travis Jackson, RG Chris McDonald, RT Fou Fonoti, TB Le’Veon Bell Defensive Starters Lost (3): NT Kevin DT Jerel Worthy, FS Trenton Robinson

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Defensive Starters Returning (8): DE Marcus Rush, DE William Gholston, LB Chris Norman, LB Max Bullough, LB Denicos Allen, FC Darqueze Dennard, BC Johnny Adams, SS Isaiah Lewis Starting Specialists Returning (3): PK Dan Conroy, KO Kevin Muma, P Mike Sadler Starting Specialists Lost (1): SN Matt Giampapa

2011 Recap Spartan Records Spartan history Honors & awards Bowl History the university

S TRENTON ROBINSON: Four-year letterwinner had 229 tackles, nine interceptions and 12 pass break-ups in 46 career games, including 32 starts at safety . . . his nine interceptions rank tied for 12th in MSU history . . . two-time All-Big Ten honoree (2010: second team-coaches; 2011: first team-media) . . . co-captain ranked tied for second in the Big Ten with four interceptions in 2011 . . . selected in the sixth round (No. 180 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by San Francisco. DT JEREL WORTHY: Three-year letterwinner played in 40 career games, including 38 starts at defensive tackle . . . powerful player recorded 107 career tackles, with 27.5 resulting in losses (118 yards) including 12 sacks (78 yards); those marks rank among MSU’s all-time leaders: tied for 12th in sacks and 13th in tackles for loss . . . named consensus first-team All-American in 2011 . . . selected in the second round (No. 51 overall) of the NFL Draft by Green Bay.

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NT KEVIN PICKELMAN: Four-year letterwinner played in 49 career games, including 18 starts on the defensive line . . . recorded career highs in tackles (37), tackles for losses (7.5 for 39 yards) and sacks (4.0 for 31 yards) in 2011.

RB EDWIN BAKER: Three-year letterwinner finished his Spartan career with 2,293 rushing yards on 462 carries (5.0 avg.; 65.5 ypg.) . . . played in 35 games, including 21 starts . . . rushed for 19 career touchdowns . . . had six career 100-yard rushing games . . . ranked second on the team in rushing in 2011 with 665 yards on 170 carries (47.5 ypg.) and five touchdowns . . . selected in the seventh round (No. 250 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by San Diego. QB KIRK COUSINS: Finished his career as MSU’s all-time record holder in passing touchdowns (66), passing yards (9,131), completions (723), passing efficiency (146.1 rating), total offense (9,004 yards) and 200-yard passing games (26) . . . ranks among the Big Ten’s all-time Top 10 in completion percentage (tied for sixth at .641), passing efficiency rating (seventh), passing yards (10th) and TD passes (tied for 10th) . . . only the second three-time captain in MSU history . . . is the winningest quarterback in Spartan history (27 victories) . . . compiled a 27-12 record (.692) as the starting quarterback, including a 22-5 mark his final two seasons . . . set the MSU single-season record with 25 touchdown passes in 2011 and threw for 3,316 yards . . . selected in the fourth round (No. 102 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by Washington. WR B.J. CUNNINGHAM: Finished his Spartan career as the school’s all-time leader in receptions (218) and receiving yards (3,086) . . . played in 51 career games, including 42 starts . . . tied a Spartan single-season record in 2011 with 79 receptions and tied for first in the Big Ten with 12 touchdown receptions . . . selected in the sixth round (No. 183 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by Miami. OG JOEL FOREMAN: Four-year letterman played in 52 career games, including 49 starts at left guard . . . tied with Eric Gordon (linebacker, 2007-10) for the most starts in school history with 49 . . . co-captain was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2011. TE BRIAN LINTHICUM: Played in 52 collegiate games, including 31 starts . . . in three years at Michigan State after transferring from Clemson, played in 39 games, including 26 starts, and had 69 receptions for 860 yards (12.5 avg.) and three touchdowns . . . named second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches in 2011 after ranking fourth on the team with a career-high 31 receptions for 364 yards (11.7 avg.). WR KESHAWN MARTIN: Four-year letterwinner finished his career ranked second in MSU history in punt return yards (659), eighth in kick return yards (1,100), 10th in all-purpose yards (4,013), 11th in receptions (127), 16th in receiving yards (1,714) and tied for 17th in touchdown receptions (10) . . . appeared in 48 games, including 16 starts . . . was a part of 17 total touchdowns in his career (10 receptions; three rush; two punt returns; one pass; one kick return) . . . accounted for TDs in five different ways in his

JOHNNY ADAMS (CB, 5-11, 177, Sr.-5) | 2011 SEASON: All-Big Ten first-team selection by the coaches and second-team pick by the media . . . started 13 games at boundary corner and saw action in all 14 games . . . led team and tied for ninth in the Big Ten with nine passes defended (three interceptions, six pass break-ups) . . . tied for seventh in the Big Ten with three interceptions and his 141 interception return yards were third most in an MSU season and ranked seventh in the FBS . . . CAREER NOTES: Has played in 42 career games, including 28 starts . . . two-time All-Big Ten selection (2010: second teamcoaches; 2011: first team-coaches; second team-media) . . . has 122 tackles and 25 passes defended (eight interceptions, 17 PBUs) in his career. DENICOS ALLEN (LB, 5-11, 225, Jr.) | 2011 SEASON: Named second-team All-Big Ten by the media . . . ranked second in the Big Ten and 12th in the NCAA FBS with 11.0 sacks (69 yards); that total also ranks sixth most in an MSU single-season . . . also led the team with 18.5 tackles for loss (86 yards), which ranked fourth in the Big Ten and tied for second most in an MSU single-season . . . CAREER NOTES: Fourth-year player has 101 tackles, including 19.5 for losses, in 27 career games (3.7 avg.).

team with six passes defended (three interceptions, three pass break-ups) . . . CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterwinner has 53 tackles and six passes defended (three interceptions, three pass break-ups) in 17 career games, including 13 starts. FOU FONOTI (OT, 6-4, 296, Sr.) | 2011 SEASON: Started the last 11 games at right tackle . . . ranked third on the team with 31 knockdowns, including 10 dominators, in the regular season . . . played 659 snaps during the regular season and did not allow a sack . . . CAREER NOTES: Junior college transfer from Cerritos (Calif.) College enters his second season as Michigan State’s starting right tackle in 2012. DAN FRANCE (OT, 6-6, 315, Jr.) | 2011 SEASON: In his first year on the offensive line, started 13 games at left tackle . . . ranked fourth on the team with 29 knockdowns, including six dominators, during the regular season . . . two-year letterwinner played on the defensive line in 2010. WILLIAM GHOLSTON (DE, 6-7, 278, Jr.) | 2011 SEASON: Named to All-Big Ten second team (coaches and media) . . . led Spartan defensive linemen with 70 tackles (5.4 avg.) . . . tied for seventh in the Big Ten with 16.0 tackles for loss (50 yards); that total also ranks tied for seventh in MSU single-season history . . . also tied for 11th in the Big Ten with 5.0 sacks (30 yards) . . . CAREER NOTES: Third-year player has seen action in 23 career games and has 83 tackles, including 17.0 for losses. TRAVIS JACKSON (C, 6-3, 280, So.) | 2011 SEASON: Started 10 games at center . . . named Freshman All-American by Phil Steele (first team) and CollegeFootballNews.com (second team) . . . named to ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports and BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team. ISAIAH LEWIS (S, 5-10, 205, Jr.) | 2011 SEASON: Second-team All-Big Ten selection (coaches and media) . . . started all 14 games at strong safety . . . tied for second in the Big Ten and 22nd in the NCAA FBS with four interceptions . . . was one of 13 players in the FBS to return two interceptions for touchdowns (37-yarder vs. Central Michigan; 39-yarder vs. Michigan) . . . ranked fourth on the team with 74 tackles (5.3 avg.), including 2.5 for losses (5 yards) . . . ranked second on the team with seven passes defended (4 INTs, 3 PBUs) . . . CAREER NOTES: Third-year player has 89 career tackles and four interceptions in 27 games, including 15 starts. CHRIS McDONALD (OG, 6-5, 298, Sr.-5) | 2011 SEASON: Started all 14 games at right guard . . . played more snaps (775) than any other Spartan offensive lineman during the regular season . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterman has played in 30 career games, including 26 starts (17 consecutive) at right guard.

LE’VEON BELL (RB, 6-2, 244, Jr.) | 2011 SEASON: Led team and ranked eighth in the Big Ten in rushing with 948 yards on 182 carries (67.7 ypg.) . . . started the last six games at tailback . . . led team and ranked fifth in the Big Ten in rushing touchdowns with 13 . . . CAREER NOTES: Has rushed for 1,553 yards and 21 TDs in 27 career games . . . ranks tied for 13th in MSU history in rushing TDs (21) and 14th in rushing average (5.37).

CHRIS NORMAN (LB, 6-1, 233, Sr.) | 2011 SEASON: Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection (media) . . . ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 76 tackles (6.3 avg.), including 6.5 for losses (24 yards) . . . started 12 games (missed the Minnesota and Nebraska games due to shoulder injury) . . . CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner has made 146 tackles in 37 career games (3.9 avg.), including 23 starts.

MAX BULLOUGH (LB, 6-3, 252, Jr.) | 2011 SEASON: Second-team All-Big Ten pick by the coaches . . . led team and ranked 24th in the Big Ten with 89 tackles (6.4 avg.) . . . started all 14 games at middle linebacker . . . had 7.0 tackles for loss (27 yards), including 3.5 sacks (22 yards) . . . CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterwinner has 112 career tackles in 27 games (4.1 avg.).

MARCUS RUSH (DE, 6-2, 250, So.) | 2011 SEASON: Started all 14 games at defensive end . . . named Big Ten Freshman Defensive MVP by ESPN.com . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches and media) . . . named first-team Freshman All-American by FWAA and Sporting News . . . ranked second among MSU defensive linemen with 58 tackles (4.1 avg.) . . . ranked first among Big Ten freshmen in sacks (4.0 for 23 yards) and tackles for loss (12.0 for 45 yards).

DAN CONROY (K, 5-10, 186, Sr.-5) | 2011 SEASON: Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . ranked third in the Big Ten in field goals made (17) and fourth in kick scoring (7.1 pg.) . . . was 17-for-23 (.739) in field-goal attempts and 48-for-48 in PATs . . . CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterwinner has made 82 percent of his field goals (32-for-39) and 99 percent of his PATs (93-for-94) in his career . . . ranks among MSU’s alltime leaders in PATs (eighth with 93), field goals (ninth with 32), and scoring (13th with 189 points) . . . his 82 percent field-goal accuracy ranks first in the MSU record books and eighth among active NCAA FBS players.

MIKE SADLER (P, 6-0, 180, So.) | 2011 SEASON: Averaged 41.1 yards per punt in his first year as the starter . . . placed 41 percent (25-of-61) of his punts inside the 20 . . . tied for 12th in the FBS with 25 punts inside the 20 . . . also pinned 11 punts inside the 10, which tied for eighth most in the nation . . . earned third-team Freshman All-America honors from Phil Steele.

DARQUEZE DENNARD (CB, 5-11, 188, Jr.) | 2011 SEASON: Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection (media) . . . recorded 42 tackles (3.8 avg.) in 11 games of action . . . tied for third on the

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LOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POSITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RETURNING B.J. CUNNINGHAM (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KEITH NICHOL (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Sonntag (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAN FRANCE (1) JOEL FOREMAN (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Deyo (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jared McGaha (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nate Klatt (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arthur Ray (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRAVIS JACKSON (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blake Treadwell (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ethan Ruhland (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRIS McDONALD (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOU FONOTI (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Skyler Burkland (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henry Conway (1) BRIAN LINTHICUM (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dion Sims (2) Garrett Celek (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Hoebing (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Drew Stevens (2) KESHAWN MARTIN (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bennie Fowler (2) Chris D. Rucker (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Keith Mumphery (2) KIRK COUSINS (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Maxwell (2) TODD ANDERSON (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niko Palazeti (1) Adam Setterbo (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EDWIN BAKER (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LE’VEON BELL (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Caper (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick Hill (1)

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Travis Jackson, who started 10 games at center in 2011, earned Freshman All-America honors from Phil Steele (first team) and CollegeFootballNews.com (second team).

Spartan history Honors & awards Bowl History

LOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POSITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RETURNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARCUS RUSH (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Corey Freeman (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeremy Gainer (1) JEREL WORTHY (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Sanders (1) Johnathan Strayhorn (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blake Pacheco (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KEVIN PICKELMAN (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Rashad White (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Micajah Reynolds (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WILLIAM GHOLSTON (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denzel Drone (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRIS NORMAN (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . taiwan Jones (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Danny Folino (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAX BULLOUGH (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TyQuan Hammock (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DENICOS ALLEN (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steve Gardiner (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyler Elsworth (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DARQUEZE DENNARD (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Lippett (1) TRENTON ROBINSON (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kurtis Drummond (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dana Dixon (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISAIAH LEWIS (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jairus Jones (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOHNNY ADAMS (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mitchell White (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeremy Langford (1) specialists (2 lost, 4 RETurning)

2011 STARTERS IN BOLD CAPS (#) Indicates letters earned Note: Positions listed according to final 2011 depth chart.

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LOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POSITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RETURNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAN CONROY (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KEVIN MUMA (2) Kyle Selden (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIKE SADLER (1) MATT GIAMPAPA (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Moore (1)

Marcus Rush, who ranked third on the team in tackles for loss (12 for 45 yards) and sacks (4 for 23 yards), was named Freshman All-American by the FWAA (first team), Sporting News (first team), Yahoo! Sports (second team), Phil Steele (second team) and CollegeFootballNews.com (second team).

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2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 11 12 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 25 26 27 28 28 29 29 30 31 32 32 33 34 35 36 37 37 38 39 40 41 42 42 43 43 44 45 45 47 48 48 49 50 51 52 53 53 54 55

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

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

278 180 183 186 194 177 170 192 195 215 295 205 170 212 233 212 176 220 218 190 175 190 192 195 222 206 205 190 182 222 207 244 208 192 205 200 225 176 175 195 225 188 185 185 205 230 192 192 170 248 250 175 252 220 260 233 248 220 250 210 240 232 197 225 245 224 296 185 225 296 318 256

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

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

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

William Gholston Mike Sadler Macgarrett Kings Jr. Dan Conroy Kyle Kerrick Johnny Adams DeAnthony Arnett Mylan Hicks Demetrious Cox Tyler O’Connor Lawrence Thomas Isaiah Lewis Evan Fischer Andrew Maxwell Chris Norman Juwan Caesar Dana Dixon Peter Badovinac Bennie Fowler Tony Lippett Trae Waynes Aaron Burbridge Tommy Vento Kevin Muma Connor Cook Danny Folino AJ Troup Nick Hill Andre Sims Jr. Larry Caper Jairus Jones Le’Veon Bell Keith Mumphery Kyle Artinian RJ Williamson Kurtis Drummond Denicos Allen Tony Fant Mark Meyers Spencer Elliott Riley Bullough Darqueze Dennard Mitchell White Nick Tompkins Jeremy Langford Taiwan Jones Chris Laneaux Arjen Colquhoun Ezra Robinson Trevon Pendleton Niko Palazeti Jermaine Edmondson Max Bullough Kyler Elsworth Denzel Drone Ty Hamilton Taylor Calero Ed Davis Marcus Rush Darien Harris Jeff Bobek Jeremy Gainer Marcus Horne Pat Rhomberg TyQuan Hammock Steve Gardiner Fou Fonoti Taybor Pepper Steve Moore Kyle Lints Connor Kruse Corey Freeman

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Hometown (Previous School) Detroit, Mich. (Southeastern) Grand Rapids, Mich. (Forest Hills Northern) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (University School) Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South) Coatesville, Pa. (Coatesville Area) Akron, Ohio (Buchtel) Saginaw, Mich. (Tennessee) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Jeannette, Pa. (Jeannette) Lima, Ohio (Lima Central Catholic) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis) Holt, Mich. (Holt) Midland, Mich. (Midland) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Miami, Fla. (Miami Coral Park Senior) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Inverness, Ill. (Drake) Bloomfield, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) Detroit, Mich. (Crockett) Kenosha, Wis. (Bradford) Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison) Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison) Troy, Mich. (Troy) Hinckley, Ohio (Walsh Jesuit) Okemos, Mich. (East Lansing) Minneapolis, Minn. (Wayzata) Chelsea, Mich. (Chelsea) Snellville, Ga. (Brookwood) Battle Creek, Mich. (Battle Creek Central) Tampa, Fla. (Wharton) Columbus, Ohio (Groveport Madison) Vienna, Ga. (Dooly County) Grand Blanc, Mich. (Grand Blanc) Dayton, Ohio (Dunbar) Masury, Ohio (Hubbard) Hamilton, Ohio (Hamilton) Detroit, Mich. (Loyola) Toledo, Ohio (Whitmer) Ada, Mich. (Forest Hills Eastern) Traverse City, Mich. (St. Francis) Dry Branch, Ga. (Twiggs County) Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson) Snellville, Ga. (Brookwood) Wayne, Mich. (John Glenn) New Baltimore, Mich. (Anchor Bay) Kalamazoo, Mich. (Portage Northern) Windsor, Ontario (W.F. Herman Secondary School) Sarasota, Fla. (Booker) Lucasville, Ohio (Portsmouth West) Northville, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central) Canton, Ohio (McKinley Senior) Traverse City, Mich. (St. Francis) Goodrich, Mich. (Goodrich) Plant City, Fla. (Plant City) Fenton, Mich. (Fenton) Beverly Hills, Mich. (Southfield Christian) Detroit, Mich. (Southeastern) Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller) Silver Spring, Md. (DeMatha Catholic) Palatine, Ill. (William Fremd) Detroit, Mich. (Clarenceville) Milwaukee, Wis. (Bradley Tech) Columbus, Ohio (Bishop Watterson) Fort Wayne, Ind. (Bishop Luers) Dublin, Ohio (Coffman) Lakewood, Calif. (Cerritos College) Saline, Mich. (Saline) Pinconning, Mich. (Pinconning Area) Traverse City, Mich. (St. Francis) Lowell, Mich. (Lowell) Cleveland Heights, Ohio (Cleveland Heights)


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

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

Hometown (Previous School) Columbia, Md. (Atholton) Rochester, Mich. (Adams) North Royalton, Ohio (North Royalton) Lansing, Mich. (Sexton) Sterling Heights, Mich. (Henry Ford II) New Albany, Ohio (St. Francis DeSales) East Lansing, Mich. (East Lansing) Carey, Ohio (Carey) Weston, Conn. (Weston) Hinsdale, Ill. (Hinsdale Central) Alliance, Ohio (Marlington) Lake Orion, Mich. (Lake Orion) Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central) Sunbury, Ohio (Big Walnut) Clinton, Ohio (Northwest) Chicago, Ill. (Mount Carmel) Plainwell, Mich. (Plainwell) Centerville,Ohio (Centerville) Cincinnati, Ohio (Finneytown) Shaker Heights, Ohio (Shaker Heights) Rockwood, Mich. (Carlson) Detroit, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) Southfield, Mich. (Southfield-Lathrup) Greentown, Ind. (Eastern) Pittsburgh, Pa. (Mount Lebanon) Vermilion, Ohio (Vermilion) West Lafayette, Ohio (Ridgewood) Lansing, Mich. (Lansing Catholic Central) Columbus, Ohio (Blinn College) Milford, Pa. (Delaware Valley) Solon, Ohio (Solon) Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller) Middletown, N.J. (Middletown North) Plymouth, Mich. (Kalamazoo College) Novi, Mich. (Novi) Cincinnati, Ohio (Mount Healthy) Ann Arbor, Mich. (Huron) Muskegon, Mich. (Muskegon) Portland, Ore. (Sunset) Milwaukee, Wis. (Marquette University) Battle Creek, Mich. (Fort Scott CC) Ramsey, N.J. (Vanderbilt)

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284 305 315 318 298 280 300 309 240 295 307 290 305 315 290 300 300 315 302 330 316 285 230 238 255 270 247 175 275 275 182 190 240 188 310 266 250 278 270 278 330 272

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

Adam Brown Jordan Sanders Dan France Micajah Reynolds Chris McDonald Travis Jackson Blake Treadwell Michael Dennis Doug Curtis Jack Allen Zach Higgins Ethan Ruhland Shawn Kamm Skyler Burkland Nate Klatt Arthur Ray Jr. Jack Conklin Benny McGowan Donavon Clark Henry Conway Kodi Kieler Dion Sims Jamal Lyles Josiah Price Paul Lang Derek Hoebing Evan Jones Matt Macksood Jamare Mills Brandon Clemons Tres Barksdale Monty Madaris Shilique Calhoun John Jakubik Tyler Hoover Joel Heath Andrew Gleichert Damon Knox David Fennell Mark Scarpinato Anthony Rashad White James Kittredge

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57 58 59 60 62 63 64 65 65 66 67 68 69 70 72 73 74 75 76 77 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 86 87 87 88 89 89 91 92 92 93 96 97 98 99

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No. Name 77 18 7 65 43 31 65 12 42 27 39 29 41 28 96 9 19 51 13 59 55 47 50

Pos.

Henry Conway Connor Cook Demetrious Cox Doug Curtis Ed Davis Darqueze Dennard Michael Dennis Dana Dixon Denzel Drone Kurtis Drummond Jermaine Edmondson Spencer Elliott Kyler Elsworth Tony Fant David Fennell Evan Fischer Danny Folino Fou Fonoti Bennie Fowler Dan France Corey Freeman Jeremy Gainer Steve Gardiner

OT QB S NT LB CB OT S TE S DB WR LB RB DT K LB OT WR OT DE DE LB

No. Name 2 92 42 49 45 92 6 67 20 84 91 48 63 89 85 23 34 69 4 79 3 99 72

William Gholston Andrew Gleichert Ty Hamilton TyQuan Hammock Darien Harris Joel Heath Mylan Hicks Zach Higgins Nick Hill Derek Hoebing Tyler Hoover Marcus Horne Travis Jackson John Jakubik Evan Jones Jairus Jones Taiwan Jones Shawn Kamm Kyle Kerrick Kodi Kieler Macgarrett Kings Jr. James Kittredge Nate Klatt

Pos. DE TE LB LB LB DE CB OL RB TE NT RB C WR TE S LB OT WR OL WR NT OG

No. Name 93 54 35 83 33 9 53 14 81 86 88 10 62 75 29 86 53 17 25 10 7 38 37

Damon Knox Connor Kruse Chris Laneaux Paul Lang Jeremy Langford Isaiah Lewis Kyle Lints Tony Lippett Jamal Lyles Matt Macksood Monty Madaris Andrew Maxwell Chris McDonald Benny McGowan Mark Meyers Jamare Mills Steve Moore Kevin Muma Keith Mumphery Chris Norman Tyler O’Connor Niko Palazeti Trevon Pendleton

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No. Name 52 82 73 60 48 37 68 44 3 58 97 21 80 8 32 64 19 16 15 98 32 26

Pos.

Taybor Pepper Josiah Price Arthur Ray Jr. Micajah Reynolds Pat Rhomberg Ezra Robinson Ethan Ruhland Marcus Rush Mike Sadler Jordan Sanders Mark Scarpinato Andre Sims Jr. Dion Sims Lawrence Thomas Nick Tompkins Blake Treadwell AJ Troup Tommy Vento Trae Waynes Anthony Rashad White Mitchell White RJ Williamson

SN TE OG DT LB DB OL DE P DT NT WR TE DE RB OG WR QB CB DT CB S

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Johnny Adams Denicos Allen Jack Allen DeAnthony Arnett Kyle Artinian Peter Badovinac Tres Barksdale Le’Veon Bell Jeff Bobek Adam Brown Max Bullough Riley Bullough Aaron Burbridge Skyler Burkland Juwan Caesar Taylor Calero Shilique Calhoun Larry Caper Donavon Clark Brandon Clemons Arjen Colquhoun Jack Conklin Dan Conroy

Honors & awards

No. Name 5 28 66 5 25 12 87 24 45 57 40 30 16 70 11 43 89 22 76 87 36 74 4

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2012 Preseason Depth Chart Offense

Defense

X....................................... 13...........................................Bennie Fowler (6-1, 218, Jr.) OR ......................................... 14.................................................. Tony Lippett (6-3, 190, So.) ......................................... 11..............................................Juwan Caesar (6-4, 212, R-Fr.) ........................................... 4..................................................... Kyle Kerrick (6-3, 194, Fr.) ......................................... 19...................................................... AJ Troup (6-2, 205, R-Fr.) LT...................................... 59.....................................................Dan France (6-6, 315, Jr.) ......................................... 70..............................................Skyler Burkland (6-7, 315, So.) ......................................... 65.............................................. Michael Dennis (6-7, 309, So.) LG..................................... 64............................................. Blake Treadwell (6-3, 300, Jr.) ......................................... 66....................................................Jack Allen (6-1, 295, R-Fr.) ......................................... 76.............................................Donavon Clark (6-3, 302, R-Fr.) C....................................... 63.............................................. Travis Jackson (6-3, 280, So.) ......................................... 68............................................Ethan Ruhland (6-5, 290, Sr.-5) ......................................... 53.................................................... Kyle Lints (6-3, 296, R-Fr.) RG..................................... 62..........................................Chris McDonald (6-5, 298, Sr.-5) ......................................... 72........................................................Nate Klatt (6-4, 290, Jr.) ......................................... 54..................................................Connor Kruse (6-4, 318, So.) RT..................................... 51..................................................... Fou Fonoti (6-4, 296, Sr.) ......................................... 77..................................................Henry Conway (6-6, 330, Jr.) ......................................... 69.................................................Shawn Kamm (6-7, 305, So.) TE...................................... 80....................................................... Dion Sims (6-5, 285, Jr.) ......................................... 42................................................... Denzel Drone (6-2, 260, Jr.) ......................................... 92............................................Andrew Gleichert (6-5, 250, So.) ......................................... 84................................................. Derek Hoebing (6-7, 270, Jr.) ......................................... 83....................................................Paul Lang (6-5, 255, R-Fr.) Z....................................... 25............................................Keith Mumphery (6-0, 208, So.) ......................................... 21........................................Andre Sims Jr. (5-9, 182, R-Fr.) OR ........................................... 5......................................... DeAnthony Arnett (5-11, 170, So.) ......................................... 89...................................................John Jakubik (6-0, 188, So.) QB..................................... 10............................................. Andrew Maxwell (6-3, 212, Jr.) ......................................... 18................................................Connor Cook (6-4, 222, R-Fr.) ......................................... 12..........................................Peter Badovinac (6-2, 220, Sr.-5) ......................................... 16...............................................Tommy Vento (6-1, 192, R-Fr.) FB..................................... 38.................................................Niko Palazeti (6-1, 250, So.) ......................................... 37.......................................Trevon Pendleton (5-11, 248, R-Fr.) ......................................... 43.................................................. Taylor Calero (6-3, 248, So.) TB..................................... 24................................................... Le’Veon Bell (6-2, 244, Jr.) ......................................... 22...................................................Larry Caper (5-11, 222, Sr.) ......................................... 20....................................................Nick Hill (5-8, 190, So.) OR ......................................... 33.............................................Jeremy Langford (6-0, 205, So.)

DE..................................... 44................................................. Marcus Rush (6-2, 250, So.) ......................................... 89.........................................Shilique Calhoun (6-4, 240, R-Fr.) ......................................... 47..................................................Jeremy Gainer (6-2, 232, Jr.) ......................................... 55................................................Corey Freeman (6-2, 256, Sr.) DT..................................... 98.................................. Anthony Rashad White (6-2, 330, Sr.) ......................................... 93................................................ Damon Knox (6-4, 278, R-Fr.) ......................................... 60............................................ Micajah Reynolds (6-5, 318, Jr.) ......................................... 58.............................................. Jordan Sanders (6-1, 305, So.) NT..................................... 91......................................... Tyler Hoover (6-7, 310, Sr.-5) OR ......................................... 99............................................ James Kittredge (6-4, 272, So.) ......................................... 87........................................Brandon Clemons (6-3, 275, R-Fr.) ......................................... 97..........................................Mark Scarpinato (6-3, 278, R-Fr.) ......................................... 65.................................................... Doug Curtis (6-2, 240, Sr.) DE....................................... 2............................................ William Gholston (6-7, 278, Jr.) ......................................... 92................................................... Joel Heath (6-6, 266, R-Fr.) ........................................... 8....................................... Lawrence Thomas (6-3, 295, R-Fr.) STAR................................. 10................................................ Chris Norman (6-1, 233, Sr.) ......................................... 45...............................................Darien Harris (6-0, 210, R-Fr.) ......................................... 34..................................................Taiwan Jones (6-3, 230, So.) ......................................... 19....................................................Danny Folino (5-9, 206, Jr.) MIKE................................. 40..................................................Max Bullough (6-3, 252, Jr.) ......................................... 50............................................ Steve Gardiner (6-1, 224, Sr.-5) ......................................... 49............................................TyQuan Hammock (6-0, 245, Jr.) ......................................... 42....................................................Ty Hamilton (6-0, 233, So.) SAM................................... 28............................................... Denicos Allen (5-11, 225, Jr.) ......................................... 41..................................................Kyler Elsworth (6-1, 220, Jr.) ......................................... 43......................................................Ed Davis (6-3, 220, R-Fr.) FC..................................... 31....................................... Darqueze Dennard (5-11, 188, Jr.) ......................................... 15................................................Trae Waynes (6-1, 175, R-Fr.) ........................................... 6..................................................Mylan Hicks (5-11, 192, So.) FS..................................... 27..........................................Kurtis Drummond (6-1, 200, So.) ......................................... 26..............................................RJ Williamson (6-0, 205, R-Fr.) ......................................... 12......................................................Dana Dixon (6-2, 176, Jr.) SS....................................... 9................................................. Isaiah Lewis (5-10, 205, Jr.) ......................................... 23.....................................................Jairus Jones (6-1, 207, Jr.) BC....................................... 5.......................................... Johnny Adams (5-11, 177, Sr.-5) ......................................... 32........................................... Mitchell White (5-11, 185, Sr.-5) ......................................... 36..........................................Arjen Colquhoun (6-1, 192, R-Fr.) Specialists

KO..................................... 17....................................................Kevin Muma (6-0, 195, Jr.) ........................................... 4................................................Dan Conroy (5-10, 186, Sr.-5) PK....................................... 4.............................................. Dan Conroy (5-10, 186, Sr.-5) ......................................... 17.................................................... Kevin Muma (6-0, 195, Jr.) P......................................... 3...................................................Mike Sadler (6-0, 180, So.) ......................................... 17.................................................... Kevin Muma (6-0, 195, Jr.)

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

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ADAMS’ STATISTICS _____________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2008 12/2 15 6 21 2-2 0-0 2-40 4 0 0 2009 3/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2010 13/13 34 16 50 2-3 0-0 3-38 7 1 1 2011 14/13 37 14 51 4-35 3-32 3-141 6 0 0 Career 42/28 86 36 122 8-40 3-32 8-219 17 1 1

2011 RECAP

ADAMS’ CAREER HIGHS __________________________________________ Tackles: 7, three times (last vs. Wisconsin, 10/22/11) Tackles for loss: 1, eight times (last vs. Indiana, 11/19/11) Sacks: 1, three times (last vs. Indiana, 11/19/11) Pass Break-ups: 2, three times (last vs. Michigan, 10/15/11) Interceptions: 1, eight times (last vs. Indiana, 11/19/11)

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Fifth-year senior enters his third year as a starting cornerback . . . talented all-around athlete has displayed the knack for making big plays . . . featured on preseason watch lists for the Bednarik (defensive player of the year) and Thorpe Awards (nation’s best defensive back) as well as the Nagurski Trophy (nation’s best defensive player) . . . preseason All-America selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (second team), Lindy’s (second team) and CollegeFootballNews.com (third team) . . . ranked No. 86 among college football’s Top 100 players, according to Yahoo! Sports . . . rated among the country’s top cornerbacks by Lindy’s (No. 3) and Phil Steele (No. 4) . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible cornerbacks by CBSSports.com (No. 1) and NFLDraftScout.com (No. 6) . . . featured on the College Football Performance Awards Defensive Back Trophy Watch List . . . rated the No. 1 defensive back in the Big Ten by BTN.com’s Tom Deinhart . . . listed as the Big Ten’s “Best Cover Corner” by Lindy’s . . . preseason All-Big Ten firstteam selection by Phil Steele, Lindy’s, Athlon Sports and Blue Ribbon Magazine . . . named to the All-Big Ten Spring Defensive Team by BTN.com . . . hauled in a 45-yard reception playing wide receiver for the White in the April 28 spring game . . . recorded two interceptions in the first MSU spring scrimmage on April 14; on the last play, ran back his second pick 41 yards for a touchdown . . . three-year letterwinner has played in 42 career games, including 28 starts . . . two-time All-Big Ten selection (2010 – coaches second team; 2011 – coaches first team and media second team) . . . has 122 career tackles and 25 passes defended (eight interceptions, 17 PBUs) . . . ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in interception return yards (fourth with 219) and interceptions (tied for 20th with eight) . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): All-Big Ten first-team selection by the coaches and second-team pick by the media . . . also an All-Big Ten selection by ESPN.com (first team) and Yahoo! Sports (second team) . . . started 13 games at boundary corner and saw action in all 14 games . . . finished eighth on the team with a career-high 51 tackles, including a careerhigh 4.0 for losses (35 yards) and 3.0 sacks (32 yards) . . . led team and tied for ninth in the Big Ten with nine passes defended (three interceptions, six pass break-ups) . . . tied for seventh in the Big Ten with three interceptions and his 141 interception return yards were third most in an MSU season and ranked seventh in the NCAA FBS . . . earned honorable mention CFPA Defensive Back of the Week accolades after his excellent all-around game in the win over Indiana (23 production points): recorded an 86-yard interception return for a touchdown, the fourth-longest interception return in MSU history; compiled three tackles, including a 14-yard sack; also broke up a pass . . . had four tackles and returned an interception 30 yards in the first quarter at Iowa, setting up MSU’s second touchdown in the Spartans’ 37-21 victory over the Hawkeyes . . . compiled five tackles against Minnesota . . . recorded his first interception of the season at No. 13 Nebraska and returned it 25 yards, setting up an MSU field goal in the second quarter; also had five tackles against the Cornhuskers . . . tied his career high with seven tackles and also had a quarterback hurry in the win over No. 4 Wisconsin . . . registered four tackles, two pass break-ups and two quarterback hurries in MSU’s fourth-straight win over Michigan; his 10-yard sack of Denard Robinson on fourth-and-1 on the MSU 9-yard line late in the fourth quarter helped seal the Spartan victory . . . collected four tackles, including an 8-yard sack, at Ohio State . . . made five tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, at Notre Dame . . . tied career highs with seven tackles and two pass break-ups in 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State; had a season-best 24 production points against the Penguins . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): All-Big Ten second-team selection by the league’s coaches, Rivals.com and Phil Steele . . . received All-Big Ten honorable mention from the media . . . started all 13 games in 2010 (11 starts at field corner and two at boundary corner) . . . ranked seventh on the team with 50 tackles, including two for losses (3 yards) . . . tied for sixth in the Big Ten in both interceptions (3) and pass break-ups (7) . . . finished ninth in the Big Ten in passes defended with 10 (0.77 per game) . . . matched his career high with seven tackles in the 2011 Capital One Bowl vs. No. 15 Alabama . . . recorded six stops and a career-best two pass break-ups at Penn State . . . recovered a blocked punt (by Denicos Allen) in the fourth quarter at the Purdue 3-yard line that set up MSU’s game-winning touchdown against the Boilermakers . . . his blocked punt in the second quarter vs. Minnesota set up Edwin Baker’s 1-yard TD run that gave MSU a 21-0 halftime lead . . . produced a career-high seven tackles – all solos including one for a 2-yard loss – at Northwestern . . . also forced a fumble and recovered another fumble against the Wildcats . . . recorded his third interception of the season vs. Illinois and returned it 31 yards to set up a Spartan field goal . . . posted six tackles and an interception at the goal line at No. 18 Michigan . . . his first interception of the season came vs. Notre Dame, picking off

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Johnny Adams

Dayne Crist at the Spartan 6-yard line to prevent an Irish scoring drive . . . added four stops and a pass break-up against the Irish . . . tallied five stops vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . recorded five tackles and a pass break-up in the 2010 season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after missing 10 games with a shoulder injury in 2009 . . . saw action in just three games (vs. Montana State, Central Michigan and Michigan) . . . 2008 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 12 games as a true freshman in 2008, including two starts (vs. Iowa and Purdue) . . . earned his way into the playing rotation as a true freshman because of his competitiveness . . . collected 21 tackles (15 solos, 6 assists), including two for losses (2 yards) . . . tied for second on the team with two interceptions and tied for fifth in pass break-ups with four . . . recorded three solo tackles against Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl . . . in his second career start, returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown with nine seconds left in the first half vs. Purdue, giving MSU a 14-0 halftime lead . . . recorded his first career interception at Northwestern, picking off C.J. Bacher’s pass in the end zone in the second quarter . . . also had two tackles against the Wildcats . . . in his first career start, tallied six tackles (5-1) vs. Iowa, including one for a loss . . . registered two solo tackles vs. Notre Dame, including one for a 1-yard loss . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 7, 2008, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top cornerbacks by Rivals.com (No. 34) . . . listed among the country’s top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 46) . . . nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 69) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 23), Scouts, Inc. (No. 28) and Scout.com (No. 32) . . . four-year starter at Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio . . . earned all-city honors as a senior after recording 115 tackles and three interceptions for Coach Ricky Powers . . . team MVP accounted for 1,800 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns in 2007 . . . 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.

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UT 6 0 4 1 3 4 5 4 2 3 2 1 0 2 37

AT 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 3 1 1 0 2 0 14

TM 7 0 5 2 4 4 7 5 5 4 3 1 2 2 51

TFL 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 1-8 1-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-14 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-35

SACKS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-8 1-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-14 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-32

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-25 0-0 1-30 1-86 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-141

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

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

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. . . tallied seven tackles, including a team-high 2.5 tackles for loss (7 yards), at Notre Dame . . . made his first career start at Sam linebacker vs. Florida Atlantic . . . recorded a career-high nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss (4 yards) in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games in 2010, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . also saw action at Star linebacker, behind Chris Norman and Jon Misch . . . recorded 18 tackles (12 solo, 6 assists) . . . produced four solo tackles vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . earned Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors after making one of the key plays in the comeback win vs. Purdue, blocking a punt late in the fourth quarter at the Boilermaker 13-yard line that MSU recovered at the 3 and converted into the game-winning touchdown . . . had two solo hits at No. 18 Iowa, including one for a 3-yard loss . . . tallied three tackles vs. Notre Dame . . . compiled a season-high five stops vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . made a tackle and recovered a fumble that led to a touchdown in his Spartan debut vs. Western Michigan . . . made the switch from safety to outside linebacker during spring practice . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep’s All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the Midwest’s top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 80) . . . ranked among the nation’s top linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 39) . . . listed among the state’s top prospects by Ohio High Magazine (No. 13) and Rivals. com (No. 35) . . . selected to play in the 2009 Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 Football Classic . . . first-team All-Ohio (Division I) selection by the Associated Press . . . selected Ohio Defensive Player of the Year by TriStateFootball.com . . . earned AP All-Southwest District first-team honors . . . voted Southwest District (Division I) Co-Defensive Player of the Year . . . also named Butler County and Greater Miami Conference Defensive Player of the Year . . . three-year starter at linebacker for Coach Jim Place at Hamilton (Ohio) High School . . . 2008 team MVP recorded 158 tackles (111 solos, 47 assists) . . . produced 26 tackles for loss as a senior, including 12 sacks . . . also credited with two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two blocked punts . . . posted 21 tackles each vs. Lakota East and Middletown . . . also recorded six tackles 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, winning 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 . . . majoring in sociology. ALLEN’S CAREER HIGHS __________________________________________ Tackles: 9, four times (last vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/11) Tackles for loss: 4.0, vs. Wisconsin (12/3/11) Sacks: 3.0, vs. Wisconsin (12/3/11) Pass Break-ups: 1, three times (last vs. Northwestern, 11/26/11) ALLEN’S STATISTICS ____________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2010 13/0 12 6 18 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 2011 14/13 43 40 83 18.5-86 11-69 0-0 3 0 0 Career 27/13 55 46 101 19.5-88 11-69 0-0 3 1 0 ALLEN’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS _________________________________ 2011 DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF Youngstown State 2 7 9 1.5-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Florida Atlantic 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 4 3 7 2.5-7 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Central Michigan 3 2 5 1-4 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 Ohio State 2 2 4 2.5-17 2-16 0-0 0 0 0 Michigan 3 4 7 2.0-12 1.5-11 0-0 0 0 0 Wisconsin 3 2 5 1.5-11 1.5-11 0-0 0 0 0 Nebraska 0 6 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Minnesota 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Iowa 3 6 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Indiana 5 4 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Northwestern 5 0 5 2-9 1-7 0-0 1 0 0 Wisconsin 9 0 9 4-16 3-15 0-0 0 0 0 Georgia 2 3 5 1.5-6 1-5 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 43 40 83 18.5-86 11-69 0-0 3 0 0

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Third-year walk-on provides depth at quarterback . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in two games (vs. Florida Atlantic and Indiana) . . . was 1-for-1 passing for 2 yards in the win over Indiana . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Sat out the entire 2010 season after transferring from Drake . . . 2009 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN AT DRAKE): Appeared in five games in 2009 (vs. Marist, South Dakota, Valparaiso, Jacksonville and Campbell) . . . hit 7-of-11 passes (.636) for 55 yards . . . rushed seven times for 60 yards (8.6 avg.) and one touchdown . . . led two fourth-quarter TD drives in the Bulldogs’ 45-38 come-frombehind win over Jacksonville . . . capped off a seven-play, 60-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run to tie the score at 38 with 11:21 left . . . 2008 SEASON (AT DRAKE): Redshirted . . . named to Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll . . . recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for Coach John Holecek at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill. . . . selected Chicago Catholic League Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 after accounting for 2,214 total yards and 29 touchdowns . . . completed 160-of-290 throws (.552) and 2,056 yards and 21 TDs . . . also rushed for 158 yards and eight scores . . . threw for 341 yards and three TDs vs. Mount Carmel as a senior . . . connected on 28-of-40 passes for 329 yards and three scores in an upset victory over St. Rita in 2007 . . . his prep career passing totals include 5,169 yards and 41 TDs . . . son of Dan and Laurie Badovinac . . . born Oct. 6, 1989 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in general management.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for Coach Jim McQuaide at Solon (Ohio) High School . . . helped the Comets to a combined record of 34-4 (.895), including three-straight Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Championships and three-consecutive playoff appearances . . . earned Associated Press honorable mention Northeast All-District and first-team all-league honors as a senior after finishing second on the team in receptions with 32 for 411 yards (12.8 avg.) and five touchdowns in 2011 . . . caught six passes for 114 yards in the regional semifinals vs. Mentor, including TD grabs for 4 and 70 yards . . . had six catches for 53 yards and a score in the regular-season meeting vs. Mentor . . . named one of the team captains and one of the NOC ScholarAthlete Award recipients . . . ranked among the Top 50 players in Northeast Ohio by The Plain Dealer (No. 35) heading into his senior season . . . ranked second on the team with 20 receptions for 383 yards (19.2 avg.) and four TDs as a junior en route to being named honorable mention all-league . . . had a season-best two TD catches vs. Worthington Kilbourne . . . burst onto the scene as a sophomore, earning first-team all-league honors after catching 38 passes for 578 yards (15.2 avg.) and five scores . . . his 38 receptions rank as the sixth-best single-season total in Solon history . . . had two TD receptions each vs. Parma and Strongsville . . . his prep career totals included 90 receptions for 1,372 yards (15.2 avg.) and 14 TDs . . . talented midfielder earned Division I First-Team All-Ohio honors (Ohio High School Lacrosse Association) as both a junior and senior . . . also named to the Northeast Ohio Division I All-Region first team in 2012 . . . totaled 27 points (19 goals, 8 assists) in 2011 . . . son of Ed and Michelle Barksdale . . . born July 22, 1993 . . . majoring in biological science.

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Transfer from Tennessee figures to earn his share of playing time at flanker . . . ruled eligible to play in 2012 after the NCAA granted his request for a residence waiver; transferred from Tennessee so he could be closer to his hometown of Saginaw, Mich., and his father William, who is battling heart and kidney problems . . . listed among Big Ten newcomers to watch by ESPN.com . . . caught five passes for 33 yards in three spring scrimmages . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 9, 2012, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . 2011 SEASON (TENNESSEE): True freshman played in all 12 games with one start (at Arkansas) . . . had 24 catches for 242 yards (10.1 average) and two TDs . . . was third on team in catches and fifth in receiving yards . . . his 24 catches tied for second most by a true freshman in UT history with William Howard (1984), only behind Kelley Washington’s 64 in 2001 . . . his 242 yards are the sixth most by a true freshman in UT history . . . had three or more catches in six different games . . . had three catches for 20 yards at Kentucky . . . had an 8-yard catch at No. 8 Arkansas in first-career start . . . hauled in three receptions for 47 yards vs. Middle Tennessee State . . . produced three catches for career-high tying 59 yards vs. No. 14 South Carolina . . . had three receptions for 22 yards vs. Georgia . . . scored first two TDs of career on 13- and 8-yard receptions vs. Buffalo; finished with three catches for 27 yards . . . had a breakout game with eight receptions for 59 yards for first career catches at No. 16 Florida; it marked the most catches by a UT freshman since Washington (11) vs. LSU in 2001 SEC Championship Game . . . was one of 12 true freshmen to make debut vs. Montana. . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the top prospects in the nation by ESPN.com (No. 57) and Rivals.com (No. 84) . . . member of the ESPNU 150 Team and Rivals.com 100 Team . . . ranked among the top wide receivers in the nation by Scout.com (No. 8), ESPN.com (No. 9) and Rivals.com (No. 12) . . . named to the Class of 2011 Sporting News Top 100 (No. 24 overall/No. 2 wide receiver) . . . ranked among the top players in Michigan by Rivals.com (No. 2) . . . selected to U.S. Army All-America Bowl . . . earned Division 1-2 all-state honors as a senior and

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

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junior . . . as a senior, led the Saginaw Valley League with 42 receptions for 782 yards and eight touchdowns while adding six more TDs rushing and returning kicks; finished season with more than 1,200 all-purpose yards . . . had 41 receptions for 876 yards and 10 TDs as a junior . . . racked up more than 2,100 all-purpose yards and 15 total TDs in his high school career . . . defensively, collected 46 tackles, three interceptions and 26 pass breakups . . . three-year starter for the Trojans under Coach Gary Lee . . . also lettered in basketball and track and field . . . son of William and Virginia Arnett . . . born June 27, 1992 . . . no-preference major.

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RB | 6-2 | 244 | JR. | 2L COLUMBUS, OHIO GROVEPORT MADISON Powerful and explosive third-year player heads into his second season as Michigan State’s starting tailback . . . featured on the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award (national player of the year) and Doak Walker Award (nation’s top running back) . . . listed among the nation’s top running backs by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 8) and Lindy’s (No. 22) . . . featured on College Football Performance Awards Running Back Trophy Watch List . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible running backs by NFLDraftScout.com (No. 14) . . . preseason All-Big Ten third-team selection by Phil Steele, Lindy’s and Athlon Sports . . . rated among the top running backs in the Big Ten by BTN.com’s Tom Deinhart (No. 3) and ESPN.com (No. 5) . . . ranked as the Big Ten’s “Toughest to Bring Down” by Lindy’s . . . two-year letterwinner has rushed for 1,553 yards and 21 touchdowns in 27 career games . . . ranks tied for 13th in MSU history in rushing TDs (21) and 14th in rushing average (5.37) . . . has four career 100-yard rushing games . . . talented all-around back has 46 career receptions for 364 yards (7.9 avg.) . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . named to the CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (honorable mention) . . . . recipient of the team’s Most Outstanding Underclass Back Award for offense . . . led team and ranked eighth in the Big Ten in rushing with 948 yards on 182 carries (67.7 ypg.) . . . started the last six games at tailback . . . led team and ranked fifth in the Big Ten in rushing touchdowns with 13 . . . had a team-best 10 rushes of 20-plus yards . . . ranked second on the team in all-purpose yards with 1,246 (948 rushing, 267 receiving, 31 kick return) . . . finished third on the team with 35 receptions for 267 yards (7.6 avg.) . . . rushed for 48 yards on 17 carries (2.8 avg.), including TD runs of 8 yards and 1 yard, in the tripleovertime win over No. 18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl; also tied his career high with five receptions for 39 yards . . . his 1-yard TD against the Bulldogs with 14 seconds left in the fourth quarter tied the score at 27 and sent the game into overtime . . . recorded his second 100-yard rushing game of the season in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin, collecting 106 yards on 18 carries (5.9 avg.), including a 6-yard TD run . . . rushed for a game-high 86 yards, including a 7-yard TD run, on 16 carries (5.4 avg.) in victory at Northwestern . . . led MSU with a game-high 68 rushing yards and had one catch for 23 yards against Indiana . . . named Spartan Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 112 yards on a career-high 20 carries, including a 25-yard TD run, in victory at Iowa; also had two receptions for a career-high 49 receiving yards . . . named Spartan Co-Offensive Player of the Week after accounting for a career-high 165 all-purpose yards in win over Minnesota with two rushing TDs (1 yard and 35 yards); had 15 carries for 96 yards (6.4 avg.) and five receptions for 38 yards against the Gophers . . . led MSU with 58 yards rushing on 12 carries (4.8 avg.) at No. 13 Nebraska in his first career start and crossed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for his career; had 70 all-purpose yards against the Cornhuskers (58 rushing, 12 receiving) . . . had 114 all-purpose yards in the victory over No. 4 Wisconsin with a team-high 87 yards rushing on 16 attempts (5.4 avg.) and four receptions for 27 yards . . . led team with 50 yards rushing on 14 carries and also had two catches for 17 yards in win at Ohio State . . . named Spartan Offensive Player of the Week after tying his career high with three rushing TDs while leading MSU with 81 yards on eight carries (10.1 avg.) vs. Central Michigan . . . had a career-high five receptions for 23 yards at Notre Dame . . . led MSU with 69 yards rushing, including a 2-yard TD run, in win over Florida Atlantic . . . ran for two TDs and 40 yards on nine carries in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State . . . 2010 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Earned Big Ten All-Freshman honors from ESPN.com and Rivals.com . . . midseason addition to the Doak Walker Award Watch List . . . appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2010 and ranked second on the team in carries (107), rushing yards (605) and rushing touchdowns (8) . . . averaged 5.7 yards per carry . . . 28 of his 107 carries (26 percent) resulted in either a first down or a score, including three gains of 20 or more yards . . . led the team in rushing in three of the first six games while averaging 91.5 yards per game and 7.7 yards per carry (71 rushes for 549 yards and 8 TDs) . . . had 11 receptions for 97 yards (8.8 avg.) . . . also returned six kickoffs for 142 yards (23.7 avg.) . . . carried seven times for 78 yards and one score in MSU’s 34-17 victory over No. 18 Michigan in Ann Arbor . . . averaged over 11 yards per carry against the Wolverines, and his 41-yard TD run around left end gave MSU the lead for good at 14-10 with 4:23 left in the first half . . . ran 16 times for 75 yards vs. No. 11 Wisconsin, including a 23-yard run around left end on a fourth-and-1 play late in the second quarter that set up Kirk Cousins’ 8-yard TD pass to Mark Dell that gave MSU a 20-10 halftime lead . . . rushed 11 times for 92 yards and three TDs vs. Northern Colorado, scoring on runs of 8, 1 and 15 yards . . . earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors

twice, rushing for 141 yards and two TDs in the season opener vs. Western Michigan and a game-high 114 yards on 17 carries in MSU’s 34-31 overtime victory over Notre Dame, including a 16-yard TD run in the third quarter . . . became the first freshman running back in MSU history to rush for more than 100 yards in his debut . . . rushed six times for 108 yards in the first half alone vs. WMU, and his 75-yard run around right end set up the Spartans’ third TD . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND 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 . . . majoring in sociology. BELL’S CAREER HIGHS ___________________________________________ Carries: 20, vs. Iowa (11/12/11) Rushing Yards: 141, vs. Western Michigan (9/4/10) Rushing TDs: 3, twice (last vs. Central Michigan, 9/24/11) Receptions: 5, three (last vs. Georgia, 1/2/12) Receiving Yards: 49, vs. Iowa (11/12/11) BELL’S STATISTICS _____________________________________________ RUSHING G/GS ATT YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 2010 13/0 107 605 5.7 8 75 46.5 2011 14/6 182 948 5.2 13 35 67.7 Career 27/6 289 1553 5.4 21 75 57.5 RECEIVING 2010 2011 Career

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AVG. 23.7 31.0 24.7

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BULLOUGH’S CAREER HIGHS_______________________________________ Tackles: 15, vs. Youngstown State (9/2/11) Tackles for loss: 2.0, vs. Iowa (11/12/11) Sacks: 1, three times (last vs. Northwestern, 11/26/11) Interception: 1, twice (last vs. Central Michigan, 9/24/11) BULLOUGH’S STATISTICS G/GS UT 2010 13/0 9 2011 14/14 36 Career 27/14 45

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BULLOUGH’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS _____________________________ 2011 DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF Youngstown State 3 12 15 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Florida Atlantic 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Central Michigan 0 3 3 0-0 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 Ohio State 4 5 9 1-7 1-7 0-0 0 0 0 Michigan 2 6 8 1-5 0.5-4 0-0 0 0 1 Wisconsin 1 3 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Nebraska 1 4 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Minnesota 3 5 8 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Iowa 8 5 13 2-11 1-10 0-0 0 0 0 Indiana 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Northwestern 6 2 8 1-1 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 Wisconsin 3 3 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Georgia 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 36 53 89 7-27 3.5-22 1-4 2 0 2

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Third-year player enters his second season as Michigan State’s starting middle linebacker . . . featured on preseason watch lists for the Bednarik (defensive player of the year), Butkus (nation’s best linebacker) and Lombardi (college lineman of the year) Awards plus Nagurski Trophy (nation’s best defensive player) . . . named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy and College Football Performance Awards Linebacker Trophy Watch Lists . . . ranked among the nation’s top inside linebackers by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 9) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele (second team), Athlon Sports (second team) and Lindy’s (third team) . . . has 112 career tackles in 27 games (4.1 avg.) . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Second-team All-Big Ten pick by the coaches; honorable mention selection by the media . . . selected to the CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (second team) . . . named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District V Team . . . also an Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . presented the scholar-athlete award at the Spartan Academic Excellence Gala for having the highest GPA on the team for players who have reached at least junior academic status . . . led the team with 89 tackles (6.4 avg.) and ranked second in production points (268) . . . started all 14 games at middle linebacker . . . had 7.0 tackles for loss (27 yards), including 3.5 sacks (22 yards) . . . collected six tackles and had two quarterback hurries in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin . . . tied for team high with eight tackles, including a 1-yard sack, to go along with a forced fumble and a pass break-up in win at Northwestern . . . tallied a game-high 13 tackles, including a career-best 2.0 for losses (11 yards) with a 10-yard sack, in victory at Iowa; named a game captain against the Hawkeyes . . . had eight tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, and a quarterback hurry in win over Minnesota . . . produced five tackles at No. 13 Nebraska . . . compiled four stops and a quarterback hit in the victory over No. 4 Wisconsin . . . registered eight tackles, including one for a loss (5 yards), and forced a fumble in the win over Michigan; totaled a career-best 36 production points against the Wolverines . . . led team with nine tackles, including a 7-yard sack, in win at Ohio State . . . had three tackles and an interception vs. Central Michigan . . . led team with four tackles in win over Florida Atlantic . . . recorded a career-high 15 tackles in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State in his first career start; named Spartan Defensive Player of the Week . . . 2010 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Named to ESPN.com’s Big Ten All-Freshman Team . . . saw action in all 13 games as a true freshman and registered 23 tackles (9 solos, 14 assists), including 1.5 for losses (5 yards) . . . tied for second on the team with 13 tackles on special teams . . . made three stops at No. 18 Iowa . . . credited with a half sack (4 yards) vs. Illinois . . . recorded a season-high four tackles, including one for a 1-yard loss, and his first career interception vs. Northern Colorado . . . his 20-yard interception return against the Bears led to a fourth-quarter field goal . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND

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Fourth-year walk-on adds depth at fullback . . . first joined the team in the fall of 2009 . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter at tight end and linebacker for Coach Mike Donatucci at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill. . . . earned all-area and all-conference honors after finishing second on the team in tackles as a senior . . . also garnered academic all-conference recognition . . . four-year letterman in track and field . . . advanced to the state meet as a junior and senior in both the discus and shot put . . . placed eighth in state in the discus as a senior . . . graduated from William Fremd with a 3.65 grade-point average . . . son of Jeff and Terri Bobek . . . born Sept. 16, 1990 . . . father Jeff lettered as a lineman at Iowa in 1980 . . . majoring in supply chain management.

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Jeff Bobek

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 ScholarAthlete 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 . . . became a third-generation Spartan, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Hank (guard, 1952-54) and father Shane (linebacker, 1983-86) who played football at Michigan State . . . his grandfather Jim Morse (halfback, 1954-56) played for Coach Terry Brennan at Notre Dame . . . his uncles Chuck Bullough (Michigan State, linebacker, 1988-91), Bobby Morse (Michigan State, running back, 1983-86) and Jim Morse (Notre Dame, cornerback, 197677) played college football . . . his brother Riley is a freshman linebacker on the Spartan roster . . . majoring in finance.

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Riley Bullough

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OT | 6-7 | 315 | SO. | 1L SUNBURY, OHIO | BIG WALNUT

HIGH SCHOOL AND PESONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 44) and Rivals.com (No. 52) . . . also listed among the country’s top safeties by ESPN.com (No. 37) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by Lansing State Journal (No. 11), Rivals.com (No. 13), ESPN.com (No. 15), The Detroit News (No. 16) and Detroit Free Press (No. 22) . . . started 29 career games at quarterback for Coach Greg Vaughan at St. Francis High School in Traverse City, Mich. . . . also saw action at linebacker and safety during his prep career . . . suffered a broken collarbone in the fifth game of 2011 season . . . accounted for 619 total yards and 10 touchdowns in five games . . . completed 21-of-43 passes (.488) for 292 yards and four TDs as a senior . . . rushed 42 times for 327 yards (7.8 avg.) and six scores in 2011 . . . also credited with 31 tackles, including 2.5 for losses (15 yards), three pass break-ups and a forced fumble as a senior . . . produced 927 total yards and 16 TDs in 2010 . . . hit 38-of-86 throws (.442) for 654 yards, six TDs and four interceptions as a junior . . . added 273 rushing yards and 10 rushing TDs in 2010 . . . recorded 67 tackles, including 1.5 for losses, three pass break-ups and an interception as a junior . . . posted a career-best 16 tackles vs. Grayling in 2010 . . . voted the team’s offensive MVP as a sophomore after leading the Gladiators to the state title . . . completed 36-of-62 (.581) for 598 yards, 12 TDs and five interceptions in 2009 . . . totaled 10 tackles and an interception as a sophomore . . . son of Shane and LeeAnn Bullough . . . born Nov. 23, 1993 . . . 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 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 . . . his brother Max is a junior linebacker on the Spartan roster . . . majoring in finance.

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Third-year player will push for playing time at left tackle in 2012 . . . heads into preseason camp listed as the back-up left tackle, behind incumbent Dan France . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Promising player started the first three games at right tackle but fractured/dislocated his left ankle in the first half at Notre Dame and missed the remainder of the season . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Illinois . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played in Aloha Prep Bowl (Mainland vs. Hawaii All-Stars) . . . named Most Physical Lineman at the Aloha Prep Bowl by Rivals.com . . . participated in the 2010 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C. . . . rated among the nation’s top freshmen offensive linemen by Phil Steele (No. 53) . . . ranked among the nation’s top offensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 17), Rivals.com (No. 22) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 40) . . . named a four-star recruit by Rivals.com . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 41) . . . rated among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 8) and Scout.com (No. 10) . . . played his senior season for Coach Joe Weaver at Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio . . . previously was a two-year, twoway starter at offensive and defensive tackle for Coach John Enochs at Washington Court House (Ohio) High School . . . son of Dan Burkland and Heather Schofner . . . born Oct. 10, 1991 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

Juwan Caesar

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WR | 6-1 | 190 | FR. | HS FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top players by Scout.com (No. 63), 247Sports.com (No. 85), Rivals.com (No. 103) and CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 119) . . . rated among the country’s top wide receivers by Scout.com (No. 9), 247Sports.com (No. 9), SuperPrep (No. 10), Rivals.com (No. 16), CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 19) and ESPN.com (No. 44) . . . ranked the state’s No. 1 senior by Rivals.com, 247Sports.com, Detroit Free Press and Lansing State Journal . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 5) and ESPN.com (No. 32) . . . selected to play in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association 2012 East-West All-Star Game . . . two-year starter for Coach John Herrington at Harrison High School in Farmington Hills, Mich. . . . two-time Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team selection (2010, 2011) . . . named to the 2011 Associated Press and Detroit News Division 1-2 All-State Team . . . had 32 receptions for 753 yards (23.5 avg.) and six touchdowns as a senior . . . also returned an interception 99 yards for a TD and a kickoff 95 yards for a score in 2011 . . . caught four passes for 121 yards, including a 69-yard TD grab, in the 2011 playoff opener vs. Birmingham Seaholm . . . had 215 receiving yards and three TD receptions vs. Southfield-Lathrup as a senior . . . had 36 catches for 720 yards (20.0 avg.) and nine TDs as a junior while helping lead the Hawks to a perfect 14-0 record and the Division 2 state championship . . . accounted for 613 combined return yards in 2010 . . . recorded 24 tackles, 13 pass break-ups and five interceptions as a junior, returning two of those picks for TDs . . . had eight receptions for 123 yards and two scores (26 and 10 yards) vs. Lowell in 2010 state championship game . . . caught 46 passes for 752 yards (16.3 avg.) and eight TDs as a sophomore . . . son of Nora Clemons Florence . . . born Dec. 23, 1993 . . . no-preference major.

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Second-year player will compete for playing time at split end in 2012 . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . did not practice for a majority of the season due to a foot injury . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top wide receivers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 37), Rivals.com (No. 67) and Scout.com (No. 78) . . . named to SuperPrep’s AllDixie Team . . . rated among Florida’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 77) and SuperPrep (No. 92) . . . listed among The Miami Herald’s Miami-Dade Top 25 seniors (No. 21) . . . earned first-team All-Dade County honors from The Miami Herald in 2010 . . . had 43 receptions for 754 yards (17.5 avg.) and eight touchdowns as a senior for Coach Tim Wood at Miami (Fla.) Coral Park Senior High School . . . posted four 100-yard receiving games in 2010 . . . set career highs for receptions (10), receiving yards (160) and TD catches (2) vs. Columbus . . . also competed in track and field . . . 2011 outdoor personal bests: 11.85 in the 100, 23.72 in the 200 and 6-0 in the high jump . . . began his prep career at Miami Killian Senior High School . . . son of Robyn Caesar . . . born July 13, 1992 . . . no-preference major.

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FB | 6-3 | 248 | SO. | SQ BEVERLY HILLS, MICH. SOUTHFIELD CHRISTIAN Third-year player will make the transition from defensive end to fullback during preseason camp . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Made one tackle in his collegiate debut against Florida Atlantic . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top defensive ends by Max Emfinger (No. 66), Scout.com (No. 77) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 86) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest

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CAPER’S STATISTICS ____________________________________________ RUSHING G/GS ATT YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 2009 12/5 120 468 3.9 6 23 39.0 2010 11/0 38 144 3.8 2 19 14.3 2011 11/0 30 116 3.9 1 16 10.5 Career 34/5 188 728 3.9 9 23 21.4

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Fourth-year player figures to earn his share of playing time at tailback in 2012 . . . threeyear letterwinner has rushed for 728 yards and nine touchdowns in 34 career games . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second-straight year . . . appeared in 11 games . . . missed three games due to injury (vs. Minnesota, Northwestern and the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin) . . . ranked third on the team in rushing with 116 yards on 30 carries (3.9 avg.) and one touchdown . . . was seventh on the team with 10 receptions for 86 yards (8.6 avg.) and one touchdown . . . had a 17-yard kickoff return in the 2012 Outback Bowl against No. 18 Georgia . . . left the Nebraska game with an injury after the first kickoff return and did not return . . . rushed for 52 yards on 11 carries (4.7 avg.) and had a 15-yard TD reception against Central Michigan . . . had a career-high four receptions for 25 yards at Notre Dame . . . rushed for 27 yards on nine carries against Florida Atlantic; named a game captain against the Owls . . . accounted for 59 all-purpose yards (37 receiving, 22 rushing) in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State, including a 6-yard TD run in the second quarter . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in 11 games in 2010 and accounted for 348 all-purpose yards and three scores . . . finished fourth on the team

CAPER’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) Receiving Yards: 44, vs. Illinois (10/10/09) Receptions: 4, vs. Notre Dame (9/17/11)

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Larry Caper

2011 RECAP

Second-year player will push for playing time at defensive end in 2012 . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week three times (vs. Youngstown State, Michigan and Indiana), most of any player on the team . . . also selected Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 69) . . . listed among the country’s top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 35) . . . named to SuperPrep’s All-Northeast and PrepStar’s All-East Teams . . . rated among New Jersey’s top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 18) and Rivals.com (No. 21) . . . three-year starter for Coach Joe Trezza at Middletown High School North in Middletown Township, N.J. . . . selected to the 2010 Coaches’ All-Division Team (Class A North) as a tight end . . . earned third-team All-Shore Conference honors as a senior from The Asbury Park Press and All Shore Media . . . recorded 45 tackles in 2010, with 15 resulting in losses including four sacks . . . also credited with five pass break-ups, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries as a senior . . . had 28 receptions for 450 yards (16.1 avg.) and four touchdowns in 2010 . . . his best all-around performance came as a senior vs. Jackson Memorial: nine tackles, including four for losses, and two fumble recoveries to go along with eight catches for 152 yards and two scores . . . produced 30 tackles, including five for losses, as a junior . . . also caught 21 passes for 250 yards (11.9 avg.) and one TD in 2009 . . . averaged 17.5 points and 10.0 rebounds for the Lion basketball team in 2010-11 . . . named tournament MVP of the Buc Holiday Classic after scoring a career-high 38 points in the championship game vs. Freehold, including 17 in the fourth quarter . . . son of John and Cynthia Calhoun . . . born March 20, 1992 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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DE | 6-4 | 240 | FR. | RS MIDDLETOWN, N.J. MIDDLETOWN NORTH

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Shilique Calhoun

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

2012 OUTLOOK

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 AllOakland Country selection despite missing the majority of his senior year with a sports hernia . . . registered a career-best six sacks in Week 3 vs. University Liggett . . . rated No. 2 on The Oakland Press 2009 Preseason Top 50 Players to Watch . . . recorded 90 tackles as a junior, with 15 resulting in losses including seven sacks . . . tallied a career-high 23 tackles to go along with an interception and a touchdown reception vs. Dearborn Star International Academy in 2008 . . . posted five tackles, including three sacks, vs. Romulus Summit Academy . . . son of Fred and Suzanne Calero . . . born Feb. 20, 1992 . . . majoring in general management.

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Arjen Colquhoun

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CB | 6-1 | 192 | FR. | RS WINDSOR, ONTARIO W.F. HERMAN SECONDARY SCHOOL

OG | 6-3 | 302 | FR. | RS CINCINNATI, OHIO | FINNEYTOWN Second-year player provides depth at left guard . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the Ohio All-Stars in the June 18 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pa. . . . ranked among the nation’s top offensive guards by Scout.com (No. 13) and CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 14) . . . rated among the country’s top offensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. (No. 46) and Rivals.com (No. 47) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 52) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among Ohio’s Top 25 seniors by ScoutingOhio.com (No. 14) and Rivals.com (No. 25) . . . nominated to play in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . three-year starter for Coach Darryn Chenault at Finneytown High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . selected first-team All-Ohio (Division IV) by TriStateFootball.com . . . two-time first-team Associated Press Southwest All-District selection . . . two-time first-team all-conference (Cincinnati Hills League) pick . . . also earned first-team all-city (Division IV-VI) as a senior . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Wildcats average 336.5 total yards per game in 2010, including 172.1 yards on the ground . . . finished in the Top 10 in both the shot put (fifth at 54-9.75) and discus (ninth at 153-8) at the 2011 state track and field championships . . . named 2010 CHL Track Co-Athlete of the Year after finishing first in both the shot put (50-08) and discus throw (146-01) . . . won Division II district title in the discus as a sophomore . . . son of Phil and Jackie Clark . . . born Nov. 12, 1992 . . . no-preference major.

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Second-year player provides depth at boundary cornerback . . . compiled 10 tackles in three spring scrimmages, including three for the Green in the April 28 spring game . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 10, 2011, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . was sidelined for the majority of 2011 spring practice with a sprained elbow . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top safeties by Rivals.com (No. 42), Scout.com (No. 61) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 62) . . . three-year starter for Coach Harry Lumley at W.F. Herman Secondary School in Windsor, Ontario . . . selected 2010 Defensive MVP of the Windsor & Essex County Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s all-city team . . . also named to the Newman Conference all-star team . . . accounted for 2,000 all-purpose yards and 16 touchdowns in 2010 . . . rushed 14 times for 83 yards and contributed three pass break-ups in the Green Griffins’ 48-23 victory over Brantford Assumption in the 2010 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association’s Western Bowl . . . his 55-yard gallop set up his own 3-yard TD run vs. London Catholic Central in the OFSAA West Regional championship . . . scored on runs of 95 and 2 yards vs. Sarnia in the Southwestern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association’s title game . . . accounted for three scores vs. Villanova, including a 45-yard TD reception . . . two-time all-city selection as a running back in 2008-09 . . . attended the same secondary school that produced St. Louis Rams free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe . . . presented Royal Arcanum as Essex County’s best high school male athlete for 2009-10 . . . played on the 2008-09 basketball team that won the WECSSA and SWOSSA championships . . . outfielder/pitcher hit .263 for the Windsor Selects 18U in the Premier Baseball League of Ontario . . . won three silver medals in the OFSAA track championships (2007 - 400; 2008 - 300 hurdles; and 2009 - 4x100) . . . son of Anthony Colquhoun and Dolly Garbutt . . . born Oct. 13, 1992 . . . nicknamed “Canadian Flash” . . . majoring in political science/pre-law.

Jack Conklin

NT | 6-3 | 275 | FR. | RS MILFORD, PA. | DELAWARE VALLEY Second-year player adds depth at nose tackle . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Saw action on the offensive and defensive lines for the Pennsylvania All-Stars in the June 18 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pa. . . . SuperPrep AllAmerican . . . ranked among the nation’s top prospects by Rivals.com (No. 143) . . . rated among the country’s top offensive guards by Rivals.com (No. 6) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 53) . . . listed among the nation’s top offensive tackles by CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 19) . . . ranked among the country’s top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 34) and defensive linemen by SuperPrep (No. 50) . . . named to SuperPrep’s All-Northeast Team . . . rated among Pennsylvania’s Top 10 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 3), Varsity845.com (No. 6) and SuperPrep (No. 9) . . . ranked as the state’s No. 1 offensive lineman by Varsity845.com . . . played in the 2010 Chesapeake Bowl in Towson, Md. . . . three-year starter for Coach Keith Olsommer at Delaware Valley High School in Milford, Pa. . . . two-time Lackawanna Football Conference Division I All-Star . . . selected 2010 LFC Division I Defensive Player of the Year by Northeast PA Football Network . . . also earned LFC Division I first-team honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman by Northeast PA Football Network . . . two-time Varsity845.com first-team all-star . . . led the Warriors in tackles (66), tackles for loss (15), sacks (7), blocked kicks (6) and fumble recoveries (3) as a senior . . . posted eight tackles and recovered a fumble vs. North Pocono . . . recorded nine tackles and blocked three kicks vs. Abington Heights . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Warriors average 183.1 rushing yards per game in 2009 . . . son of Chuck and Susan Zimnik; and Emma Smith . . . born Feb. 28, 1993 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in psychology.

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OL | 6-6 | 300 | FR. | HS PLAINWELL, MICH. | PLAINWELL HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for his father Darren Conklin at Plainwell (Mich.) High School . . . honorable mention all-state selection by The Associated Press and The Detroit News as a senior . . . earned first-team All-Wolverine Conference and first-team All-Allegan County honors in 2011 . . . Kalamazoo Gazette Division 1-4 first-team all-area selection as a senior . . . two-way starter saw action at right tackle and defensive end in 2011 . . . led the Trojans in tackles with 80 as a senior . . . recorded 12 tackles for loss, including two sacks . . . registered a career-best 11 stops vs. Edwardsburg . . . two-year starter at center for the Trojan basketball team . . . averaged a double-double as a senior (17.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game) . . . contributed 12.3 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior . . . also lettered in track (shot put and discus) . . . member of the National Honor Society . . . son of Darren and Jennifer Conklin . . . born Aug. 17, 1994 . . . majoring in history.

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CONROY’S CAREER HIGHS ________________________________________ Extra Points Made: 7, vs. Indiana (11/19/11) Extra Point Attempts: 7, vs. Indiana (11/19/11) Field Goals Made: 4, vs. Illinois (10/16/10) Field Goal Attempts: 4, twice (last vs. Iowa, 11/12/11) Points: 14, vs. Illinois (10/16/10) Kickoffs: 6, vs. Montana State (9/5/09)

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20-29 0-0 2-2 7-9 9-11

30-39 0-0 7-8 4-4 11-12

40-49 1-1 3-3 4-5 8-9

50+ 0-0 1-1 2-5 3-6

Total 1-1 14-15 17-23 32-39

LG 0 50 40 23 50 0 0 28 40 48 33 25 25 35 50

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FGs 0-1 2-3 2-2 1-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-1 3-4 2-2 1-1 1-2 2-2 17-23

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PATs 4-4 5-5 1-1 6-6 1-1 4-4 3-3 0-0 4-4 4-4 7-7 4-4 4-4 1-1 48-48

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2011 KICKING Youngstown State Florida Atlantic Notre Dame Central Michigan Ohio State Michigan Wisconsin Nebraska Minnesota Iowa Indiana Northwestern Wisconsin Georgia Totals

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CONROY’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS _______________________________ 2010 KICKING PATS FGS LG PTS Western Michigan 5-5 1-1 33 8 Florida Atlantic 3-3 3-3 50 12 Notre Dame 4-4 0-0 0 4 Northern Colorado 6-6 1-1 43 9 Wisconsin 4-4 2-2 36 10 Michigan 4-4 2-2 38 10 Illinois 2-2 4-4 27 14 Northwestern 5-5 0-1 0 5 Iowa -DNPMinnesota 4-4 1-1 25 10 Purdue 3-4 0-0 0 3 Penn State 4-4 0-0 0 4 Alabama 1-1 0-0 0 1 Totals 45-46 14-15 50 87

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2011 RECAP

CONROY’S STATS _______________________________________________ SCORING PAT (Pct.) FG (Pct.) PTS LG 2009 0-0 (.000) 1-1 (1.000) 3 43 2010 45-46 (.978) 14-15 (.933) 87 50 2011 48-48 (1.000) 17-23 (.739) 99 50 Career 93-94 (.989) 32-39 (.821) 189 50

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Fifth-year senior enters his third year as the starting placekicker . . . named to the preseason watch list for the Lou Groza Award, presented annually since 1992 to the nation’s top placekicker . . . featured on the College Football Performance Awards Placekicker Trophy Watch List . . . ranked among the nation’s top kickers by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 6) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele (second team) . . . two-year letterwinner has made 82 percent of his field goals (32-for-39) and 99 percent of his PATs (93-for-94) in his career . . . ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in PATs (eighth with 93), field goals (ninth with 32), and scoring (13th with 189 points) . . . his 82 percent field-goal accuracy ranks first in the MSU record book and eighth among active NCAA FBS players . . . his 14 consecutive field goals made to open his career marked the best start for a placekicker in MSU history; it also ranked as the second-longest streak in MSU history overall (record: 15 by Brett Swenson in 2008) . . . has made 11 field goals from 40-plus yards in his career, including three 50-yarders . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . ranked third in the Big Ten in field goals made (17) and fourth in kick scoring (7.1 pg.) . . . was 17-for-23 (.739) in field-goal attempts and 48-for-48 in PATs . . . his career-high 17 field goals rank tied for eighth most in an MSU season . . . also ranked among the school’s single-season leaders in PATs (third with 48) and scoring (13th with 99 points) . . . made two field goals, both in overtime, in the triple OT win over No. 18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl . . . connected on a 35-yard attempt in the second overtime to push the game into a third extra session, and made the eventual game-winning field goal, a 28-yarder, in the third overtime as MSU defeated the Bulldogs, 33-30 . . . made a 25-yard field goal and was 4-for-4 in PATs vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game . . . kicked a 25-yard field goal and was 4-for-4 in PATs at Northwestern . . . tied his season high with 13 points in victory over Indiana (career-high seven PATs and two field goals, 21 and 33 yards) . . . scored 13 points in win at Iowa, making a season-high three field goals (22, 41, 48 yards) and all four of his PATs . . . made all four of his PATs and a 40-yard field goal against Minnesota . . . connected on a 28-yard field goal at No. 13 Nebraska . . . tied his career high with a 50-yard field goal in the fourth quarter at Ohio State that gave MSU a 10-0 lead in its 10-7 victory over the Buckeyes; named Spartan Special Teams Co-Player of the Week . . . made all six of his PATs and also a 23-yard field goal vs. Central Michigan . . . connected on field goals of 40 and 35 yards at Notre Dame . . . was 2-of-3 in field-goal attempts and 5-for-5 in PATs against Florida Atlantic; tied his career long with a 50-yarder in the second quarter, and also made a 41-yarder . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award . . . earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media in his first year as the starting placekicker . . . also named firstteam All-Big Ten by Rivals.com and CollegeFootballNews.com . . . presented the Tommy Love Award as the team’s most improved player (shared honor with center John Stipek) . . . led the team in scoring with 87 points, converting 14-of-15 field-goal attempts and 45-of46 extra-point tries . . . led the Big Ten and ranked fifth in the NCAA FBS in field-goal accuracy (.933) . . . also ranked among the Big Ten leaders in kick scoring (fourth at 7.2 points per game), field goals (eighth at 1.2 made per game) and overall scoring (eighth) . . . set a school record by hitting his first 13 field-goal attempts of the 2010 season, breaking a mark previously held by Paul Edinger who made his first 10 attempts in 1999 . . . selected as National Placekicker of the Week by College Football Performance Awards and one of the Lou Groza Award’s Top Three Stars of the Week after accounting for a careerbest 14 points vs. Illinois . . . made a career-best four field goals against the Illini, hitting from 37, 34, 32 and 18 yards . . . scored 12 points vs. Florida Atlantic by hitting all three field-goal attempts and all three extra-point tries, earning CFPA’s National Placekicker of the Week, one of the Lou Groza Award’s Top Three Stars of the Week as well as Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week . . . converted field goals from 44, 41 and a careerlong 50 yards against the Owls . . . 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

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Dan Conroy

senior, hitting 40-of-45 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 . . . 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 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in communication.

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Demetrious Cox

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OT | 6-6 | 330 | JR. | 1L SHAKER HEIGHTS, OHIO SHAKER HEIGHTS

S | 6-1 | 195 | FR. | HS JEANNETTE, PA. | JEANNETTE

Fourth-year player enters preseason camp listed as the back-up right tackle, behind Fou Fonoti . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in four games (vs. Youngstown State, Florida Atlantic, Central Michigan and Indiana) to earn his first letter . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Sat out the entire 2010 season after aggravating his neck injury during preseason camp . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Montana State . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top left offensive tackles by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 20) . . . ranked among the country’s top offensive tackles by Rivals.com (No. 78) . . . listed among the nation’s top offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. (No. 39) . . . two-year starter for Coach Anthony Watkins at Shaker Heights (Ohio) High School . . . earned special mention on the Associated Press Division I All-Ohio Team as a senior . . . first-team AP Northeast Lakes All-District selection in 2008 . . . produced an average blocking grade of 90 percent while recording 30 pancake blocks . . . posted a career-best 10 pancakes vs. Chardon . . . also participated in track and field, competing in the shot put . . . won Lake Area League championship in the shot put as a junior, advancing to the district and regional finals . . . son of Henry Conway and Kathleen Moss . . . born Jan. 31, 1991 . . . majoring in media and communication technology.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: SuperPrep, MaxPreps and PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s Top 100 prospects by Tom Lemming and Scout.com (No. 97) . . . rated among the country’s top safeties by Scout.com (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 13), 247Sports.com (No. 18) and ESPN.com (No. 28) . . . listed among the nation’s top defensive backs by SuperPrep (No. 29) . . . ranked among Pennsylvania’s top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 10), ESPN.com (No. 11) and 247Sports.com (No. 11) . . . selected to play in the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz. . . . three-year starter for Roy Hall at Jeannette (Pa.) High School . . . Class AA first-team all-state selection by Pennsylvania Sports Writers in 2011 . . . headlined Post-Gazette’s East Xtra Fabulous 22 All-Stars . . . named Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AA Player of the Year after leading the Jayhawks (12-1) advance to 2011 state championship game . . . earned All-PIAA honors after accounting for 2,173 total yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior . . . rushed for 1,263 yards and 22 TDs in 2011 . . . completed 62-of-106 throws (.585) for 910 yards and nine scores as a senior . . . recorded 63 tackles and three interceptions, returning one for a TD, in 2011 . . . scored 10 TDs during Jeannette’s playoff run . . . produced 1,319 total yards and 16 TDs as a junior . . . ran for 621 yards and 12 scores in 2010 . . . threw for 698 yards (55-of-88 passing) and four TDs as a junior . . . tallied 55 tackles and three interceptions in 2010, as the Jayhawks held 10 of their opponents to 13 points or less . . . surpassed the 1,000-point career milestone in basketball during his senior season . . . earned all-conference honors as junior after averaging 18 points per game . . . son of Dorsey Cox and Rochelle Tillman . . . born April 20, 1994 . . . majoring in advertising.

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Second-year player enters preseason camp as the back-up quarterback, behind Andrew Maxwell . . . gained valuable experience during spring practice and took most of the reps with the No. 1 offense after Maxwell suffered a sprained knee in mid-April . . . played for both teams in the Green-White spring game, completing 20-of-45 passes for 294 yards and a touchdown . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Minnesota . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Threw a 28-yard touchdown pass for the Ohio All-Stars in the 2011 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pa. . . . also completed a 26-yard TD pass in the April 22 Ohio North-South Classic in Columbus . . . ranked among the nation’s top pro-style quarterbacks by MaxPreps.com (No. 9) and Rivals.com (No. 13) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 90) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 30) . . . two-year starter for Coach Gerry Rardin at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio . . . Associated Press All-Northeast Inland District (Division II) first-team selection as a senior . . . named team’s Most Valuable Offensive Back after accounting for 2,143 total yards and 20 touchdowns in 2010 . . . completed 116-of-199 throws (.583) for 1,700 yards, 15 TDs and seven interceptions as a senior . . . rushed 79 times for 443 yards (5.6 avg.) and five scores in 2010 . . . accounted for a career-best 317 total yards and five TDs in the season finale at Toledo Bowsher, connecting on 16-of-24 passes for 267 yards and four TDs plus rushing four times for 50 yards and a score in a 55-0 victory over the Rebels . . . hit 14-of-28 tosses for 201 yards and a score plus added a rushing TD in the 2010 season opener vs. Louisville . . . produced 1,303 total yards and 11 TDs as a junior . . . completed 77-of-161 throws (.478) for 1,160 yards and nine TDs . . . also carried 33 times for 143 yards (4.3 avg.) and two scores . . . son of Chris and Donna Cook . . . father played football at Indiana (lettered 1982-84) . . . mother Donna played basketball at Cincinnati . . . sister Jackie is a senior guard on the Old Dominion basketball team . . . born Jan. 29, 1993 . . . majoring in marketing.

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NT | 6-2 | 240 | SR. | SQ WESTON, CONN. | WESTON Third-year walk-on adds depth at nose tackle . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in two games (vs. Florida Atlantic and Indiana) . . . made his first career tackle in the win over Hoosiers . . . named Scout Team Co-Defensive Player of the Week twice (vs. Ohio State and Northwestern) . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action in 2010 . . . first enrolled at Michigan State in the fall of 2009 but did not join the football team until winter workouts in January 2010 . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter at defensive tackle and offensive guard for Coach Joe Lato at Weston (Conn.) High School . . . registered 39 tackles (26 solos, 13 assists) as a senior in 2007, including one sack . . . recorded a career-best nine tackles vs. Brookfield . . . made seven solo stops vs. New Fairfield . . . credited with 18 tackles (14 solos, 4 assists) as a junior . . . earned three varsity letters in lacrosse and two more in hockey . . . named to the conference’s all-academic team in all three sports . . . son of Joseph and Alexis Curtis . . . born May 16, 1990 . . . majoring in hospitality business.

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Third-year player enters his second season as the starting field corner . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team) . . . two-year letterman has 53 tackles and six passes defended (three interceptions, three pass breakups) in 17 career games, including 13 starts . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection (media) . . . recorded 42 tackles (30 solos, 12 assists) in 11 games of action . . . tied for third on the team with six passes defended (three interceptions, three pass break-ups) . . . tied a Spartan-bowl record with two interceptions in the win over No. 18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl; picked off an Aaron Murray pass midway through the third quarter, leading to MSU’s first TD of the game, then returned an interception 38 yards for a score at the 1:47 mark in the third quarter that cut the Bulldog lead to 16-14 . . . also credited with four tackles against Georgia . . . named to the Yahoo! Sports All-Bowl Team for his performance against the Bulldogs (career-best 26 production points) . . . recorded a career-high seven tackles, including one for a 5-yard loss, in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin . . . did not play the last two games of the regular season (vs. Indiana and Northwestern) due to injury . . . recorded one tackle at Iowa in limited action due to injury . . . sat out the Minnesota game with an injury . . . posted six stops at No. 13 Nebraska . . . had six tackles in the victory over No. 4 Wisconsin; also blocked a field goal in the second quarter . . . had two tackles and a pass break-up in the win over Michigan . . . recorded his first career interception on an acrobatic catch in the second quarter at Ohio State; also had four tackles against the Buckeyes . . . had two tackles and a pass break-up at Notre Dame . . . tallied six tackles and 21 production points in the season opener against Youngstown State . . . 2010 SEASON (FRESHMAN):

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DENNARD’S STATISTICS __________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2010 6/2 8 3 11 2-4 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 2011 11/11 30 12 42 1-5 0-0 3-38 3 0 0 Career 17/13 38 15 53 3-9 1-2 3-38 3 1 1

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Darqueze Dennard

DENNARD’S CAREER HIGHS _______________________________________ Tackles: 7, vs. Wisconsin (12/3/11) Tackles for loss: 1, three times (last vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/11) Inteceptions: 2, vs. Georgia (1/2/12) Pass Break-ups: 1, three times (last vs. Michigan, 10/15/11)

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Second-year player provides depth at Sam linebacker . . . collected four tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss, in the second spring scrimmage on April 19 . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Minnesota . . . selected Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Central Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 27), Scout.com (No. 33) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 86) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 51) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the state’s Top 20 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 9), Lansing State Journal (No. 10), Detroit Free Press (No. 13) and The Detroit News (No. 15) . . . three-year starter at linebacker for head coaches Donshell English and Anthony Elliott at Southeastern High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . recorded 56 tackles (36 solos, 20 assists) as a senior, with 17 resulting in losses including seven sacks . . . tallied nine tackles each vs. Cass Tech and King . . . registered two sacks each vs. Northwestern, Denby and Douglass . . . also saw action at tight end and running back for the Jungaleers . . . had 13 catches for 196 yards (15.1 avg.) and three touchdowns in 2010 . . . caught three passes for 35 yards and two TDs vs. Douglass . . . had two receptions for 50 yards and one score vs. Osborn in the 2010 season opener . . . produced a career-best 103 tackles as a junior, including 16 sacks . . . recorded at least one sack in every game in 2009, including 3.5 in the season opener vs. Osborn . . . also intercepted three passes and forced three fumbles as a junior . . . made 12 stops and forced two fumbles vs. Glenn . . . carried 20 times for 193 yards (9.7 avg.) and four TDs in 2009 . . . rushed four times for a season-best 54 yards and two scores vs. Glenn . . . had four receptions for 146 yards (36.5 avg.) and two TDs as a junior . . . posted 35 tackles, including 4.5 sacks, and forced three fumbles as a sophomore . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan defensive end William Gholston . . . son of Chad and Renee Davis . . . born Feb. 5, 1993 . . . no-preference major.

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True freshman appeared in six games, including two starts at cornerback (vs. Illinois and Northwestern) . . . did not play the last five games of the season (knee injury) . . . produced 11 tackles (8 solos, 3 assists), including 2.0 for losses (4 yards) . . . moved into the starting lineup while Chris L. Rucker served a two-game suspension . . . recorded four solo stops, including a 2-yard sack, at Northwestern . . . earned his first career start vs. Illinois and responded by posting a season-best five tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss . . . also forced and recovered a fumble in the third quarter against the Illini, as he chased down A.J. Jenkins after a 39-yard reception and stripped the ball out at the MSU 20 to preserve a 13-6 lead . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2009 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game in Columbus, Ga., and scored on a 48-yard reception in the third quarter . . . four-year starter for Coach Dexter Copeland at Twiggs County High School in Jeffersonville, Ga. . . . two-time Associated Press All-State selection at wide receiver . . . named to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State Team as a defensive back in 2009 . . . Georgia Sports Writers Association honorable mention 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 . . . majoring in psychology.

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on 20 punts in 2008, including a season-long 45-yarder . . . registered 39 tackles (14 solos, 25 assists) and two interceptions as a junior . . . 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 Spartans Mylan Hicks, Chris Norman and Lawrence Thomas . . . member of Renaissance’s staterecord 4x100 relay . . . son of Susan Dixon . . . born May 16, 1991 . . . majoring in sociology.

OT | 6-7 | 309 | SO. | SQ CAREY, OHIO | CAREY Third-year player adds depth at left tackle . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in two games (vs. Florida Atlantic and Indiana) . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2010 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic . . . ranked among the nation’s top offensive tackles by Max Emfinger (No. 49), Scout.com (No. 71) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 75) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . three-year starter for Coach Todd Worst at Carey (Ohio) High School, helping the Blue Devils to a combined record of 28-7 (.800) . . . earned honorable mention All-Northwest Ohio and All-Midland Athletic League honors as a senior despite missing five games with a knee injury . . . saw action at offensive tackle, tight end, defensive end and long snapper during his prep career . . . presented the team’s Most Consistent Offensive Lineman Award in 2009 after helping produce two 1,000-yard rushers for the second year in a row, as the Blue Devils averaged nearly 295 rushing yards per game . . . recorded 28 tackles (16 solos, 12 assists) as a senior, with 8.5 resulting in losses including 5.5 sacks . . . honorable mention All-Northwest Ohio and second-team All-MAL selection as a junior . . . started 12 games at tight end in 2008 where he was utilized primarily as a blocker as Carey averaged nearly 316 rushing yards per game and two running backs eclipsed the 1,000-yard milestone in the same season for the first time in school history . . . had four receptions for 64 yards (16.0 avg.) as a junior . . . totaled a career-best 46 tackles (31 solos, 15 assists) in 2008, with 11 for losses including six sacks . . . caught three passes for 60 yards (20.0 avg.) and two touchdowns as a sophomore . . . four-year letterman in basketball finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in Carey High School history with 1,300-plus points . . . finished his senior season averaging 23.2 points and 12.5 rebounds . . . named to the All-Ohio Division 4 Third Team . . . also earned one letter in track and field . . . son of Mike and Denise Dennis . . . born Aug. 14, 1991 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human capital and society.

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S | 6-2 | 176 | JR. | 2L DETROIT, MICH. | RENAISSANCE Fourth-year player returns to the defensive side of the football and provides depth at free safety . . . made the transition from cornerback to wide receiver during spring practice . . . two-year letterwinner has seen action in 15 career games, with five tackles . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in nine games, primarily on special teams, to earn his second letter . . . collected a career-high three tackles and broke up a pass in the win over Indiana . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in six games to earn his first letter . . . recorded one tackle against Illinois . . . recorded a solo tackle in his collegiate debut against Western Michigan . . . 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

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TE | 6-2 | 260 | JR. | 2L PLANT CITY, FLA. | PLANT CITY Fourth-year player heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at tight end . . . made the transition from defensive end to tight end during spring practice. . . has 28 tackles (5.0 for losses) in 26 career games, including six starts . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 14 games, including two starts (vs. Central Michigan and Wisconsin) . . . collected 15 tackles, with 4.0 for losses (12 yards) including 2.5 sacks (8 yards) . . . ranked 12th on the team with 78 production points . . . tied a career high with three tackles in the 2012 Outback Bowl win over No. 18 Georgia, including one for a 4-yard loss . . . recovered a fumble at the MSU 3-yard line to prevent a Northwestern scoring drive in the second quarter; the Spartans took the ensuing possession 97 yards to give them the lead for good in the 31-17 victory over the Wildcats; also had two tackles and a pass break-up at Northwestern . . . recorded his first career interception and collected two tackles, including one for a 5-yard loss, in victory over Indiana . . . had a 2-yard tackle for loss against Minnesota . . . forced an intentional grounding call against Russell Wilson of Wisconsin in the end zone and was credited with a half sack on the play, which resulted in a safety; credited with three tackles overall against the Badgers . . . collected two tackles and had two quarterback hurries in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 games in 2010, including four starts (vs. Western Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Northern Colorado and Wisconsin) . . . sat out the Minnesota game with a foot injury . . . credited with 13 tackles (4 solos, 9 assists) . . . produced a season-best three tackles at Northwestern . . . recorded two tackles vs. No. 11 Wisconsin, including a forced fumble and 22-yard sack on the same play . . . registered two stops each vs. Florida Atlantic and Notre Dame . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top rush defensive ends by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 12) . . . rated among the country’s top strongside linebackers by Scouts.com (No. 64) . . . listed among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 75) . . . represented the East Team in the 2008 Hillsborough County All-Star Game . . . three-year starter at Plant City (Fla.) High School where he played for Kevin Kelley (2006-07) and Jason Strunk (2008) . . . spent two seasons at defensive end before moving to outside linebacker for his senior year . . . two-time honorable mention 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 . . . also lettered in basketball . . . son of Damandyln Drone . . . born March 9, 1990 . . . majoring in family community services – child and youth development. DRONE’S CAREER HIGHS _________________________________________ Tackles: 3, twice (last vs. Georgia, 1/2/12) Tackles for loss: 1, five times (last vs. Georgia, 1/2/12) Sacks: 1, vs. Wisconsin (10/2/10) DRONE’S STATISTICS ____________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2010 12/4 4 9 13 1-22 1-22 0-0 1 0 1 2011 14/2 6 9 15 4-12 2.5-8 1-0 1 1-0 0 Career 26/6 10 18 28 5-34 3.5-30 1-0 2 1-0 1

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Second-year player adds depth at wide receiver . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Ohio State . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Threeyear starter for Coach Tim Gibson at Forest Hills Eastern High School in Ada, Mich. . . . named to Advance Newspapers’ 2010 All Area Team . . . honorable mention all-area selection by The Grand Rapids Press . . . earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior after accounting for nearly 1,500 total yards and 22 touchdowns . . . threw for more than 600 yards and nine scores in 2010 . . . rushed 144 times for 886 yards (6.2 avg.) and 13 TDs as a senior . . . also made five field goals, including a school-record 42-yarder, and converted 23-of-26 extra-point attempts . . . scored a Forest Hills Eastern single-season record 116 points in 2010 . . . accounted for 321 total yards and five scores in a victory over Grand Rapids Catholic Central, including an 83-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage . . . set school single-game records for rushing yards (265 on 19 carries) and rushing TDs (4) vs. Catholic Central . . . selected Forest Hills Eastern Male Athlete of the Year in 2010-11 . . . also lettered in lacrosse and track . . . son of Ivan and Dusty Young . . . born June 3, 1993 . . . majoring in advertising.

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DRUMMOND’S CAREER HIGHS ______________________________________ Tackles: 3, three times (last vs. Minnesota, 11/5/11) Pass Break-ups: 1, twice (last vs. Notre Dame, 9/17/11) Interceptions: 1, twice (last vs. Central Michigan, 9/24/11) Sacks: 1, vs. Michigan, 10/15/11

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top cornerbacks by ESPN.com (No. 47) and Scouts.com (No. 48) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 48) . . . named Defensive Back MVP at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Arlington, Texas . . . selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic and Ohio North-South Classic . . . twoyear starter for Coach Ron Johnson at McKinley Senior High School in Canton, Ohio . . . first-team All-Ohio (Division I) selection by The Associated Press in 2011 . . . also earned AP Northeast All-District (first team), WHBC Radio All-Stark County and All-Federal League honors as a senior . . . recorded 41 tackles, with two for losses including a sack, and 12 pass break-ups in 2011 . . . led the Bulldogs with four interceptions as a senior, returning three of those picks for touchdowns . . . his top all-around performance in 2011 came vs. Perry, with four tackles and four passes defended, including two interceptions with one returned for a score . . . registered 42 tackles, nine pass break-ups and a school singleseason record seven interceptions (tied former Ohio State All-American Mike Doss) as a junior . . . posted five tackles and four passes defended, including two interceptions with one returned for a TD vs. Massillon, in 2010 . . . his prep career totals include 83 tackles, 21 pass break-ups and 11 interceptions, with four returned for TDs . . . also lettered in track and field . . . competed in the 4x200 at the 2012 Division I state championships . . . participated in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 at the 2011 state track meet . . . son of Jermaine Edmondson Sr., and Louis and Selena Johnson . . . born July 10, 1994 . . . no-preference major.

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Ranks as the top candidate to replace three-year starter Trenton Robinson at free safety . . . compiled 13 tackles in three spring scrimmages, including a team-high six for the Green in the April 28 spring game . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 12 games to earn his first letter . . . was the back-up free safety behind Trenton Robinson . . . ranked fifth on the team with two interceptions . . . recorded 17 tackles . . . did not play the last two games of the regular season due to injury (vs. Indiana and Northwestern) . . . compiled three stops against Minnesota . . . had three tackles, including a 10-yard sack of Devin Gardner, in MSU’s fourth-straight win over Michigan . . . registered two tackles at Ohio State . . . recorded his second interception of the season vs. Central Michigan . . . notched his first career interception at Notre Dame and returned it 34 yards, setting up an MSU field goal . . . produced three tackles and forced a fumble against Florida Atlantic that led to Jeremy Langford’s 37-yard fumble return for a touchdown . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . sat out preseason camp with a shoulder injury . . . 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 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 . . . majoring in psychology.

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LB | 6-1 | 220 | JR. | 2L GOODRICH, MICH. | GOODRICH Fourth-year player enters preseason camp listed as the back-up at Sam linebacker, behind Denicos Allen . . . two-year letterwinner has collected 49 tackles in 27 career games . . . former walk-on was awarded a scholarship prior to the 2011 season opener . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 14 games, primarily on special teams . . . collected 37 tackles, including 2.5 for losses (11 yards) . . . led team with 15 tackles on special teams . . . recorded a 3-yard tackle for loss and had two stops overall against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game . . . had two tackles and two quarterback hurries vs. Indiana . . . compiled seven stops against Minnesota, including a half tackle for loss (3 yards) . . . produced a career-high 10 tackles and forced a fumble at No. 13 Nebraska (career-best 20 production points); saw extended playing time against the Cornhuskers due to injury to starter Chris Norman . . . named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a punt in the second quarter against Wisconsin that resulted in a touchdown; had three tackles in the win over the Badgers, including a key third-down stop against James White on third-and-2, which led to a blocked field goal by the Spartans on the next play . . . compiled five tackles against Central Michigan . . . had three stops against Florida Atlantic . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Presented the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year . . . saw action in all 13 games in 2010, primarily on special teams . . . totaled 12 tackles (7 solos, 5 assists) . . . recorded a season-best three tackles - all solos - at Penn State . . . made stops each vs. Northern Colorado and Wisconsin . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Northern Colorado . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Illinois . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned special mention all-state (Division 3-4) recognition as an all-purpose player in 2008 . . . named to The Flint Journal’s All-Area Team and The (Lapeer) County Press Dream Team (Division 1-4) as a senior . . . first-team all-conference selection in 2008 . . . twoway starter (wide receiver and outside linebacker) for Coach Tom Alward at Goodrich (Mich.) High School . . . led the Martians in receptions as a senior, with 40 for 559 yards (14.0 avg.) and five touchdowns . . . recorded 121 tackles, including three sacks, and an interception in 2008 . . . rushed 40 times for 222 yards (5.6 avg.) and nine TDs as a junior . . . produced 153 tackles in 2007 . . . earned All-America honors as a wrestler, compiling a 165-31 career record . . . rated among the nation’s best at 189 pounds in the final rankings for 2008-09: No. 7 by Wrestling USA Magazine and No. 14 by ConnectWrestling.com . . . won back-to-back Division 3 state titles at 189 pounds (2008-09) . . . pinned Dundee’s Justin Heiseman at the 4:38 mark in the 2009 championship bout . . . named to The Flint Journal’s All-Area Wrestling Team . . . selected Co-Wrestler of the Year (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. . . majoring in zoology. ELSWORTH’S CAREER HIGHS _________________________________________ Tackles: 10, vs. Nebraska (10/29/11) Tackles for loss: 1.0, twice (last vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/11) ELSWORTH’S STATISTICS ____________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2010 13/0 7 5 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2011 14/0 15 22 37 2.5-11 0.5-3 0-0 0 0 1 Career 27/0 22 27 49 2.5-11 0.5-3 0-0 0 0 1 ELSWORTH’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS 2011 DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL SACKS Youngstown State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Florida Atlantic 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 Central Michigan 2 3 5 1-5 0-0 Ohio State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Michigan 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 Nebraska 3 7 10 0-0 0-0 Minnesota 2 5 7 0.5-3 0.5-3 Iowa 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Indiana 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 1 1 2 1-3 0-0 Georgia 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Totals 15 22 37 2.5-11 0.5-3

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PBU 0 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 0

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

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DT | 6-2 | 270 | FR. | HS PORTLAND, ORE. | SUNSET HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top defensive tackles by 247Sports.com (No. 78) . . . rated among Oregon’s top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 6) and 247Sports.com (No. 6) . . . played his senior season for Coach Faustin Riley at Sunset High School in Portland, Ore. . . . 2011 Class 6A first-team all-state selection by The Oregonian . . . selected All-Metro League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . recorded 82 tackles, with 10.5 resulting in losses including 5.5 sacks, in 2011 . . . led the Apollos in total tackles and sacks . . . played his first three seasons at Rundle College High School in Calgary, Alberta . . . named to the Calgary All-Stars in 2010 while helping the Cobras defeat Holy Rosary, 41-21, in the Alberta Bowl . . . participated in Team Alberta training camp for 2010 U18 Football Canada Cup . . . represented the South All-Stars in the 2009 Bantam Bowl . . . also participated in track and field . . . finished second in the shot put (11.11m) and seventh in the discus (23.52m) in the 2011 Calgary Independent Schools Athletic Association Championships . . . placed third in the shot put (10.2m) in the 2010 CISAA meet . . . son of David and Lynne Fennell . . . born Jan. 1, 1994 . . . his father David, nicknamed “Doctor Death,” spent 10 years and won six Grey Cups with Edmonton Eskimos (1974-83) . . . David was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1990 . . . majoring in civil engineering.

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K | 5-10 | 170 | FR. | HS HOLT, MICH. | HOLT HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-time Associated Press (Division 1-2) All-State selection . . . three-time all-conference and all-area selection . . . three-year starter at placekicker for Coach Al Slamer at Holt (Mich.) High School . . . ranks as the state-record holder with 35 career field goals (51 attempts), shattering the previous mark of 28 . . . accounted for 58 points as a senior in 2011, hitting 11-of-20 field goals (.550) and all 25 extra points (1.000) . . . went a perfect 4-for-4 on field-goal attempts vs. East Lansing in 2011, including a school-record 52-yarder . . . named ESPN RISE All-American (third team) and honorable mention Kohl All-America as a junior . . . scored 71 points in 2010 to match his career-best total, converting 14-of-15 field-goal attempts (.933) and 29-of-30 PATs (.967) . . . his 14 made field goals (fifth) rank among the Top 10 single-season totals in MHSAA history . . . tallied 11 points each vs. Everett and Hartland . . . 30 of his 55 kickoffs (.545) resulted in touchbacks as a junior . . . also averaged 30.8 yards on 37 punts in 2010, including a season-long 51-yarder vs. East Lansing . . . honorable mention Kohl AllAmerican as a sophomore . . . scored 71 points, connecting on 10-of-16 field goals (.625) and 41-of-43 extra points (.953) in 2009 . . . 17 of his kickoffs produced touchbacks . . . his name appears in the Michigan High School Athletic record book six times . . . closed out his prep career by converting his last 54 extra-point attempts in a row . . . son of Brenda Rayle; Dean and Angela Fischer . . . born May 19, 1994 . . . no-preference major.

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Junior college transfer from Cerritos (Calif.) College enters his second season as Michigan State’s starting right tackle in 2012 . . . preseason All-Big Ten second-team selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview and Lindy’s . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started the last 11 games at right tackle . . . ranked third on the team with 31 knockdowns, including 10 dominators, in the regular season . . . played 659 snaps during the regular season and did not allow a sack . . . started his first career game as a Spartan at right tackle vs. Central Michigan . . . became the starter at right tackle following Skyler Burkland’s season-ending knee injury at Notre Dame . . . for the first time in his career, saw time at left tackle against Florida Atlantic . . . in his Spartan debut, saw action at right tackle against Youngstown State . . . JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: JCFootball.com/JC Grid-Wire and SuperPrep JUCO All-American . . . also selected California Community College Football Coaches Association All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s Top 100 JUCO players by SuperPrep (No. 32) . . . rated among the country’s top five JUCO offensive linemen by SuperPrep (No. 4) . . . named All-California Region IV and First-Team All-National Division Northern Conference in 2010 . . . two-year starter for Coach Frank Mazzotta at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., helping the Falcons to a combined record of 18-5 . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Falcons average nearly 185 rushing yards per game and score 23 rushing touchdowns in 2010 . . . Cerritos amassed 409 rushing yards in a 48-28 victory over Long Beach City College . . . appeared in all 11 games as a freshman in 2009, including 10 starting assignments . . . second-team all-conference selection helped the Falcons average 412 total yards, including 185 rushing yards, and 38 points per game in 2009 . . . invited to play in two postsea-

Fourth-year player figures to have a major role in Michigan State’s offensive game plan in 2012 . . . has displayed the knack for producing big plays . . . has 16 receptions for 195 yards (12.2 avg.) and one touchdown in 18 career games . . . also has eight rushes for 68 yards (8.5 avg.) and one score . . . saw limited action in spring practice due to a foot injury . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Only saw action in five games due to a foot injury . . . had two catches for 20 yards and one rush for 6 yards . . . had two receptions for 20 yards against Minnesota . . . recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter against Wisconsin, giving the Spartans a 23-14 lead in MSU’s eventual 37-31 victory over the fourth-ranked Badgers . . . saw his first action of the season in the Michigan game; had one rush for 6 yards against the Wolverines . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games in 2010 . . . multi-dimensional threat finished sixth on the team with 573 all-purpose yards . . . had 14 receptions for 175 yards (12.5 avg.) . . . 12 of his 14 catches came over the last six games of the season (for 146 yards) . . . averaged 8.9 yards per rush (7 attempts for 62 yards) . . . returned 15 kickoffs for 336 yards, averaging a team-best 22.4 yards per return . . . his 336 kickoff return yards ranked second on the team, behind Keshawn Martin . . . accounted for a careerbest 161 all-purpose yards vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . caught two passes for 56 yards against the Crimson Tide and scored MSU’s only touchdown on a 49-yard reception from Keith Nichol in the fourth quarter . . . returned four kickoffs for 105 yards vs. Alabama, including a season-long 39-yarder . . . earned his first career start at No. 18 Iowa with Martin sidelined with an Achilles injury and produced 105 all-purpose yards . . . with the injury to Martin, he assumed an increased role during the second half of MSU’s comeback victory at Northwestern, scoring on a 22-yard reverse in the third quarter and hauling in a 21-yard pass from Aaron Bates on a fake punt to keep a fourthquarter TD drive alive as MSU pulled to within a field goal . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . sat out the entire 2009 season with a stress fracture in his foot . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 72) . . . rated among the nation’s top wide receivers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 80) . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 15), Rivals.com (No. 15), The Detroit News (No. 16) and Detroit Free Press (No. 16) . . . named to the Detroit Free Press All-State Team (Division 4) . . . honorable mention all-state selection as an all-purpose player by the Associated Press . . . selected to the All-County Dream Team by The Oakland Press and All-North Team by The Detroit News . . . two-year starter for Coach Dan MacLean at Detroit Country Day High School in Beverly Hills, Mich., helping the Yellow Jackets advance to the 2008 Division 4 state championship game . . . accounted for 1,478 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior . . . had 32 receptions for 683 yards (21.3 avg.) and six TDs in 2008 . . . rushed 52 times for 455 yards (8.8 avg.) and eight TDs as a senior . . . 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 economics.

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Fourth-year walk-on adds depth at Star linebacker . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in four games (vs. Florida Atlantic, Central Michigan, Indiana and Georgia) to earn his first letter . . . collected four tackles . . . tallied a career-best two tackles against Indiana . . . posted one stop each vs. Florida Atlantic and Central Michigan . . . made the transition from safety to outside linebacker during spring practice . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in 2010 . . . earned Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honors twice (vs. Northwestern and Notre Dame) . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Accounted for 1,453 total yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior for Coach Bill Feraco while helping East Lansing (Mich.) High School to an 8-4 record and a trip to the state playoffs . . . completed 123-of-200 throws (.615) for 1,349 yards, 13 TDs and 10 interceptions in 2008 . . . hit 11-of-14 passes for 116 yards and two scores vs. Stevensville Lakeshore . . . connected on 13-of-17 tosses for 193 yards and two TDs vs. Owosso . . . completed 16-of-25 throws for a career-high 205 yards and two TDs vs. Grand Ledge . . . rushed for 104 yards and four TDs as a senior . . . averaged 35.5 yards on 49 punts, including seven kicks downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line . . . averaged 43.4 yards on five punts vs. Haslett, including a 62-yarder and three kicks downed inside the opponent’s 20 . . . 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 . . . high school teammate of current Spartan offensive lineman Blake Treadwell . . . son of Dino and Anita Folino . . . born Sept. 12, 1990 . . . his oldest brother Anthony lettered as a free safety for the Spartans in 1994 . . . his brother John was a four-year letterman as a defender on the MSU soccer team . . . majoring in advertising.

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Danny Folino

son all-star games following his senior season at Mayfair High School in Lakewood, Calif. . . . named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team as a high school senior . . . second-team all-state selection in 2008 . . . named All-CIF and first-team all-league as a junior . . . tabbed Suburban League Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2008 . . . recognized on the Alga Foundation All-Star Team as a junior . . . also voted into the Lakewood (Calif.) Youth Hall of Fame . . . given name is Fouimalo Fonoti . . . nicknamed “Fou” . . . son of Pagi and Linda Etevati . . . born Nov. 15, 1991 . . . cousin of former Spartan offensive tackle Siitupe and defensive tackle Domata Peko . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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FOWLER’S CAREER HIGHS ________________________________________ Catches: 3, vs. Iowa (10/30/10) Receiving Yards: 56, vs. Alabama (1/1/11) TD Receptions: 1, vs. Alabama (1/1/11) Carries: 3, vs. Minnesota (11/6/10) Rushing Yards: 22, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) Rushing TDs: 1, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) Kickoff Returns: 4, vs. Alabama (1/1/11) Kickoff Return Yards: 105, vs. Alabama (1/1/11) All-Purpose Yards: 161, vs. Alabama (1/1/11) FOWLER’S STATISTICS ___________________________________________ RECEIVING G/GS NO. YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 2010 13/1 14 175 12.5 1 49 13.5 2011 5/0 2 20 10.0 0 18 4.0 Career 18/1 16 195 12.2 1 49 10.8 RUSHING 2010 2011 Career

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OT | 6-6 | 315 | JR. | 2L NORTH ROYALTON, OHIO NORTH ROYALTON Fourth-year player enters his second season as Michigan State’s starting left tackle in 2012 . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports (second team) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team) . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): In his first year on the offensive line, started 13 games at left tackle . . . ranked fourth on the team with 29 knockdowns, including six dominators, during the regular season . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week for his role in the victory at Iowa . . . made his first career start at left tackle in the win over Florida Atlantic . . . made the transition from defensive tackle to offensive tackle during the team’s bowl practices in December 2010 . . . impressed the coaches during spring practice and entered preseason camp in 2011 as the projected starter . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in seven games in 2010 while working behind Jerel Worthy and Anthony Rashad White at defensive tackle . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . made one stop vs. Northern Colorado . . . recorded two tackles, a quarterback hurry and pass break-up in his Spartan debut vs. Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top strongside defensive ends by Rivals.com (No. 21) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 108) . . . listed among Ohio’s top seniors by The Plain Dealer (No. 13) and Rivals.com (No. 22) . . . rated the state’s best blocker among tight ends by OhioVarsity.com . . . also ranked among the state’s top tight ends by OhioVarsity.com (No. 6 overall) . . . selected to play in the 2009 Ohio North-South All-Star Classic . . . three-year starter for Coach Nick Ciulli at North Royalton (Ohio) High School . . . honorable mention Associated Press Northeast Lakes All- District (Division I) selection as a senior . . . sidelined for five games in 2008 with a broken hand . . . earned second-team All-Ohio and first-team All-Northeast Ohio Conference (Lake Division) honors as a junior . . . made 150 combined tackles over his junior and senior seasons, including 13 sacks . . . recorded a career-best four sacks vs. Revere in 2007 . . . three-year starter for the North Royalton basketball team . . . averaged 13.2 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior for the Bears . . . 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 . . . majoring in hospitality business.

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DE | 6-2 | 256 | SR. | 2L CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO CLEVELAND HEIGHTS Fourth-year player adds depth at defensive end in 2012 . . . has 11 tackles (7 solos, 4 assists), including 3.5 for losses (10 yards) in 21 career games . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in 10 games to earn his second letter . . . collected five tackles (2 solos, 3 assists), including 1.5 for losses (7 yards) . . . registered a 3-yard tackle for loss against Indiana . . . recorded two tackles against Florida Atlantic, including a half sack (4 yards) . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games to earn his first letter. . . saw time on third-and-long situations . . . made six tackles . . . had a tackle for loss (1 yard) in the 2011 Capital One Bowl against Alabama . . . posted one tackle each against Northwestern, Iowa and Minnesota . . . tallied two stops, including one for a 2-yard loss, in his collegiate debut against Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON: Sat out the entire 2009 regular season for academic reasons . . . joined the active roster prior to the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl and participated in bowl practices in San Antonio, Texas . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 12, 2009, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . earned firstteam All-Ohio, first-team all-district and first-team All-Lake Erie League honors in 2007 . . . recorded 91 tackles as a senior, with 30 resulting in losses including 14.5 sacks . . . also blocked four field goals, forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble in 2007 . . . four-year letterman for Coach Jeff Rotsky at Cleveland Heights (Ohio) High School . . . originally signed a National Letter of Intent to attend West Virginia coming out of high school . . . born Sept. 22, 1989 . . . son of Pamela Sloan and nephew of Calvin Locke . . . majoring in sociology. FREEMAN’S CAREER HIGHS _______________________________________ Tackles: 2, twice (last vs. Florida Atlantic, 9/10/11) Tackles for loss: 1, three times (last vs. Indiana, 11/19/11) FREEMAN’S STATISTICS __________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2010 11/0 5 1 6 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2011 10/0 2 3 5 1.5-7 0.5-4 0-0 0 0 0 Career 21/0 7 4 11 3.5-10 0.5-4 0-0 0 0 0

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DE | 6-2 | 232 | JR. | 1L DETROIT, MICH. | CLARENCEVILLE Fourth-year player will compete for playing time at defensive end in 2012 . . . also will continue to be a regular contributor on special teams . . . collected five tackles for the Green, including 2.0 for losses (10 yards) with an 8-yard sack, in the April 28 spring game . . . produced four stops, including an 8-yard sack, in the second spring scrimmage . . . two-year letterwinner has 12 tackles in 15 career games . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 14 games to earn his first letter . . . recorded 11 tackles and forced two fumbles . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . compiled a career-high three tackles and had a quarterback hurry vs. Indiana . . . tallied two tackles at Iowa and forced a fumble on a kickoff late in the second quarter against the Hawkeyes that led to an MSU touchdown . . . posted two stops against Central Michigan . . . forced a fumble and recorded two tackles at Notre Dame . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Made his only appearance of the 2010 season in Week 4 vs. Northern Colorado and posted a tackle . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week three times (vs. Western Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota). . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Montana State . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 59) . . . ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Rivals.com

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GAINER’S STATISTICS ___________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2010 1/0 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2011 14/0 6 5 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Career 15/0 6 6 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 2

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Fifth-year senior enters preseason camp listed as the back-up Mike linebacker, behind Max Bullough . . . also will see action on special teams . . . three-year letterwinner has 42 tackles in 33 career games . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in 13 games and made three starts (vs. Youngstown State, Nebraska and Minnesota) . . . collected 17 tackles, including eight on special teams . . . did not see action at Iowa (injured) . . . started against Minnesota and No. 13 Nebraska, filling in for an injured Chris Norman . . . tallied a career-high five tackles in the victory over No. 4 Wisconsin . . . recorded three tackles at Ohio State . . . recovered a fumble on a punt at Notre Dame . . . in his first career start, recorded three tackles in the season opener against Youngstown State . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games in 2010 . . . recorded 21 tackles (6 solos, 15 assists) . . . ranked second on the team in special teams tackles with 13 . . . made three tackles against Purdue . . . registered three solo stops vs. Minnesota, including his first career tackle for loss (1 yard) . . . returned a kickoff 10 yards vs. Illinois . . . tallied a season-best four tackles vs. Wisconsin . . . posted three stops vs. Northern Colorado . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Recorded four tackles in seven games of action . . . collected 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

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LB | 6-1 | 224 | SR.-5 | 3L DUBLIN, OHIO | COFFMAN

Third-year player enters his second season as a starting defensive end . . . featured on preseason watch lists for the Bednarik (defensive player of the year), Lombardi (college lineman of the year), and Walter Camp (player of the year) Awards and the Nagurski Trophy (nation’s best defensive player) . . . preseason All-America selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team) . . . rated among the nation’s top defensive ends by Lindy’s (No. 3) and Phil Steele (No. 5) . . . featured on the College Football Performance Awards Defensive Lineman Trophy Watch List . . . ranked among the nation’s top draft-eligible defensive linemen by NFLDraftScout.com (No. 5) . . . preseason All-Big Ten first-team selection by Phil Steele, Lindy’s and Athlon Sports . . . ranks among the Big Ten’s Top 10 players (No. 4) by ESPN.com . . . rated the No. 1 defensive lineman in the Big Ten by BTN.com’s Tom Deinhart . . . named a top contender for Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year by ESPN.com . . . listed among the Top 10 defensive candidates for the 2012 Heisman Trophy by Heisman Pundit . . . named to the All-Big Ten Spring Defensive Team by BTN.com; combined for 17 tackles and 9.0 tackles for loss (45 yards), including 3.0 sacks (27 yards), in MSU’s three spring scrimmages . . . had 2.0 tackles for loss (9 yards), including a 2-yard safety, while playing for the Green in the April 28 spring game . . . twoyear letterwinner has 83 tackles, including 17.0 for losses, in 23 career games . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Named to All-Big Ten second team (coaches and media) . . . also named second-team All-Big Ten by Yahoo! Sports . . . selected to the CollegeFootballNews. com All-Sophomore Team (second team) . . . recipient of the team’s Danziger Award for defense (most outstanding Detroit-area player) . . . led Spartan defensive linemen with 70 tackles (5.4 avg.) and finished third on the team in production points (261) . . . tied for seventh in the Big Ten with 16.0 tackles for loss (50 yards); that total also ranks tied for seventh in MSU single-season history . . . also tied for 11th in the Big Ten with 5.0 sacks (30 yards) . . . tied a Spartan-bowl record with 5.0 tackles for loss (16 yards), including a career-best 2.0 sacks (10 yards), in the 33-30 triple overtime win against No. 18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl . . . his 5.0 TFLs tied for the third-highest total in a Spartan game (record: Julian Peterson with 7 vs. Ohio State in 1998) . . . also recovered a fumble and returned it 6 yards in the second quarter against the Bulldogs, and broke up a pass; tied for the team lead with seven tackles overall in the game . . . for his performance, was named to the ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports All-Bowl Team . . . finished eighth in the Big Ten with 40 “impact” tackles (stops that limit opponents to gains of 2 yards or less, including sacks) during the regular season . . . had four tackles against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game . . . registered three tackles, including one for a 1-yard loss, and had a quarterback hurry against Indiana . . . compiled 29 tackles in a two-game span (14 vs. Minnesota; 15 vs. Nebraska), the most in a two-game stretch by a Spartan since Greg Jones in 2009; it also marked the first time since 2000 (Josh Shaw) that a Spartan defensive lineman recorded double-figure tackles in back-to-back games . . . recorded a game-high 14 tackles, including 1.5 for losses (5 yards), and forced a fumble, in the win over Minnesota . . . earned honorable mention CFPA Defensive Lineman of the Week accolades after recording a career-high 15 tackles, including 1.5 for losses (7 yards) and one sack (5 yards), at No. 13 Nebraska; his 15 tackles against the Cornhuskers were the most by a Spartan defensive lineman since Josh Shaw had 17 tackles against Wisconsin in 2000 . . . suspended for the Wisconsin game for violating the Big Ten Sportslike Conduct Agreement during the game against Michigan . . . registered three tackles, including 1.5 for losses (5 yards), in MSU’s fourth-straight win over Michigan . . . earned honorable mention National College Football Performance Awards Defensive Lineman of the Week

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GAINER’S CAREER HIGHS _________________________________________ Tackles: 3, vs. Indiana (11/19/11)

William Gholston

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GARDINER’S STATISTICS _________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2009 7/0 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2010 13/0 6 15 21 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2011 13/3 7 10 17 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 Career 33/3 16 26 42 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 0

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(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 EastWest 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 . . . son of Jerome and Kimberly Gainer . . . born April 8, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in hospitality business.

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accolades after recording 3.0 tackles for loss (12 yards), including one sack (8 yards), in MSU’s 10-7 win at Ohio State; had five tackles overall, two QB hurries, a pass breakup and a career-high 34 production points against the Buckeyes . . . credited with two quarterback hurries vs. Central Michigan . . . compiled four tackles, including a half tackle for loss, at Notre Dame . . . in his first career start at defensive end, recorded six tackles, including 2.0 for losses (4 yards), in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State . . . 2010 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in the first 10 games of the 2010 season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury vs. Minnesota . . . registered 13 tackles and five quarterback hurries . . . recorded a season-high five stops, including a half tackle for loss (1 yard), at No. 18 Iowa . . . posted two tackles, including a half sack for 2 yards, and broke up a pass vs. Illinois . . . made two stops vs. No. 11 Wisconsin . . . credited with two QB hurries vs. Northern Colorado . . . tallied three tackles vs. Florida Atlantic while playing in his hometown, Detroit’s Ford Field . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . . MaxPreps, SuperPrep, PrepStar (Dream Team) and EA SPORTS All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top prospects by Tom Lemming (No. 12), Rivals.com (No. 21), Lindy’s (No. 21), Athlon Sports (No. 24), Scout.com (No. 29), ESPNU 150 (No. 42) and Sporting News (No. 60) . . . ranked among the country’s top defensive ends by Tom Lemming (No. 3), Rivals.com (No. 3 strongside), Scouts, Inc. (No. 3), Scout.com (No. 4), Lindy’s (No. 5), Athlon Sports (No. 5) and Max Emfinger (No. 9) . . . listed among the nation’s top defensive linemen by SuperPrep (No. 13) . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 4) and SuperPrep (No. 4) . . . rated the state’s No. 1 senior by The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Rivals.com, Scout.com and Lansing State Journal . . . two-year starter and twotime 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 careerbest 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 . . . 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 . . . majoring in human development and family studies. GHOLSTON’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 15, vs. Nebraska (10/29/11) Tackles for loss: 5, vs. Georgia (1/2/12) Sacks: 2, vs. Georgia (1/2/12) GHOLSTON’S STATISTICS G/GS UT AT 2010 10/0 3 10 2011 13/12 36 34 Career 23/12 39 44

TM 13 70 83

TFL 1-3 16-50 17-53

SACKS 0.5-2 5-30 5.5-32

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PBU 1 2 3

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FF 0 1 1

GHOLSTON’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS______________________________ 2011 DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF Youngstown State 1 5 6 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Florida Atlantic 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 3 1 4 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Central Michigan 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Ohio State 5 0 5 3-12 1-8 0-0 1 0 0 Michigan 1 2 3 1.5-5 0.5-4 0-0 0 0 0 Wisconsin -DNP-SUSPENDEDNebraska 4 11 15 1.5-7 1.0-5 0-0 0 0 0 Minnesota 5 9 14 1.5-5 0.5-3 0-0 0 0 1 Iowa 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Indiana 2 1 3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Northwestern 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Wisconsin 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Georgia 7 0 7 5-16 2-10 0-0 1 1-6 0 Totals 36 34 70 16-50 5-30 0-0 2 1-6 1

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TE | 6-5 | 250 | SO. | SQ ANN ARBOR, MICH. | HURON Third-year walk-on will push for playing time at tight end in 2012 . . . caught two passes for 45 yards in three spring scrimmages, including a 20-yard reception for the White in the April 28 spring game . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in three games (vs. Florida Atlantic, Central Michigan and Indiana) . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan . . . 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 biochemistry and molecular biology.

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LB | 6-0 | 233 | SO. | SQ FENTON, MICH. | FENTON Third-year player adds depth at Mike linebacker . . . compiled six tackles in three spring scrimmages . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in two games (vs. Central Michigan and Indiana) . . . recorded his first career tackle against the Hoosiers . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Honorable mention all-state selection by The Associated Press, The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press as a senior . . . also named Academic All-State honorable mention . . . selected first-team all-area by The Flint Journal as a defensive back in 2009 . . . three-time All-Flint Metro League selection for Coach Jeff Setzke at Fenton (Mich.) High School . . . compiled a 14-6 record as a two-year starter at quarterback and led the Tigers to the league championship in 2008 and back-to-back playoff appearances in 2008-09 . . . named team’s Offensive MVP after accounting for 2,200 total yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior . . . rushed 182 times for a school-record 1,361 yards (7.5 avg.) and 16 TDs in 2009 . . . completed 64-of-159 passes (.403) for 839 yards, seven TDs and eight interceptions as a senior . . . recorded 49 tackles, including three for losses, three pass break-ups and three forced fumbles in 2009 . . . carried 29 times for a school-record 265 yards and four TDs vs. Brandon . . . his 265 rushing yards vs. Brandon also set the Flint Metro League record for a quarterback . . . rushed 30 times for 229 yards and two scores vs. Rochester Adams . . . produced 1,840 total yards and 20 TDs as a junior . . . ran 151 times for 888 yards (5.9 avg.) and 13 TDs in 2008 . . . connected on 68-of-140 throws (.486) for 952 yards, seven TDs and six interceptions as a junior . . . credited with 28 tackles, including four for losses, and three PBUs in 2008 . . . recorded five 100-yard rushing games as a junior, including 19 carries for a season-high 145 yards and a score vs. Lapeer West . . . accounted for 232 total yards and three TDs vs. Lapeer West . . . scored five TDs vs. Flint Kearsley . . . accounted for 220 total yards and two scores in his debut as the starting quarterback vs. Swartz Creek in the 2008 season opener . . . earned first-team all-conference honors as a sophomore after registering 52 tackles, including four sacks . . . had 12 receptions for 244 yards (20.3 avg.) and four TDs as a tight end in 2007 . . . also lettered in basketball and baseball . . . helped the Tigers win back-to-back league basketball titles as a junior and senior . . . named first-team all-conference in basketball as a senior . . . scored a season-high 22 points and collected 12 rebounds vs. Lapeer West in 2009-10 . . . son of Jeff and Shelley Hamilton . . . born Aug. 7, 1991 . . . father Jeff played six seasons as a third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers and won a World Series Championship ring in 1988 . . . majoring in general management.

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Second-year player is expected to compete for playing time at defensive end, behind William Gholston . . . produced six tackles in three spring scrimmages . . . in the first scrimmage on April 14, collected three tackles, including two sacks for 11 yards . . . had two tackles and a pass break-up for the White in the April 28 spring game . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the Ohio All-Stars in the June 18 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pa. . . . rated among the nation’s top defensive ends by Scout.com (No. 26) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 49) . . . threeyear starter for Coach Arvie Crouch at Mount Healthy High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . two-time first-team All-Ohio (Division II) selection by The Associated Press . . . named AP All-Ohio Division II Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . two-time first-team AP Southwest All-District pick . . . selected AP Southwest All-District Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 . . . two-time first-team all-conference choice . . . voted Fort Ancient Valley Conference Co-Athlete of the Year as a senior . . . produced five sacks in 2010 . . . named to Cincinnati Enquirer’s All-Area (Division II-VI) Team as a junior . . . recorded 41 tackles (22 solos, 19 assists) in 2009, finishing third in the conference with 6.5 sacks . . . registered two sacks each vs. Aiken and Northwest . . . recovered two fumbles vs. Western Hills . . . son of Chauncey and Kim Heath . . . born June 18, 1993 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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HAMMOCK’S STATISTICS _________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2010 13/0 7 9 16 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2011 13/0 5 6 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 Career 26/0 12 15 27 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1

Joel Heath

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HAMMOCK’S CAREER HIGHS _______________________________________ Tackles: 5, vs. Central Michigan (9/24/11)

Second-year player enters preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at Star linebacker following an impressive spring . . . compiled 15 tackles in three spring scrimmages, including 2.0 for losses (5 yards) . . . produced five tackles for the White, including a 1-yard tackle for loss, in the April 28 spring game . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Iowa . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 32) and Rivals.com (No. 35) . . . listed among the country’s top safeties by Scout.com (No. 67) . . . rated among the Mid-Atlantic’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 19) . . . named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Team . . . listed among Maryland’s Top 10 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 10) . . . played in the 2010 Chesapeake Bowl in Towson, Md. . . . two-year starter for Coach Bill McGregor at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. . . . selected first-team All-Gameday linebacker (private schools) by GamedayMD.com . . . honorable mention all-state pick (big schools) as a running back . . . named first-team all-county . . . recorded 83 tackles, including five sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior . . . also accounted for 962 combined yards (rushing and receiving) and five touchdowns in 2010 . . . rushed 92 times for 793 yards (8.6 avg.) as a senior, including two 100-yard games (12 carries for 114 yards vs. O’Connell and 19 attempts for 159 yards vs. St. John’s) . . . had five receptions for 169 yards (33.8 avg.) in 2010 . . . produced 168 combined yards on just 11 touches vs. Good Counsel (nine rushes for 89 yards and two catches for 79 yards, including a 71-yard TD grab) . . . earned third-team all-league honors as a junior after registering 40 tackles, including four sacks . . . son of Alan and Lisa Harris . . . father Alan played running back at Virginia Tech (lettered in 1982, ‘84 and ‘85) . . . born March 31, 1993 . . . majoring in journalism.

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LB | 6-0 | 210 | FR. | RS SILVER SPRING, MD. DEMATHA CATHOLIC

LB | 6-0 | 245 | JR. | 2L FORT WAYNE, IND. | BISHOP LUERS Fourth-year player provides depth at Mike linebacker . . . collected 15 tackles in three spring scrimmages, including a team-high nine stops in the first scrimmage on April 14 . . . produced four tackles for the Green in the April 28 spring game . . . two-year letterwinner has 27 tackles in 26 career games . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in 13 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his second letter . . . recorded 11 tackles, including five on kickoff returns . . . tallied three stops against Indiana . . . posted a career-high five tackles and forced a fumble against Central Michigan . . . made the transition from fullback back to his natural position, linebacker, in the spring . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010 . . . made the switch from linebacker to fullback after Josh Rouse suffered a season-ending neck injury in the season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . led the team with 16 tackles (7 solos, 9 assists) on special teams . . . returned a kickoff 14 yards vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . matched his season high with three tackles vs. Purdue . . . his 16-yard reception vs. Minnesota set up a third-quarter field goal . . . registered two stops each vs. Western Michigan, Notre Dame, No. 18 Michigan and Illinois . . . recorded a season-high three tackles vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Tom Lemming (No. 19) . . . rated among the country’s top strongside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 25) . . . listed among the nation’s top inside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 36) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 45) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 56) . . . rated among 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 . . . two-time 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 . . . majoring in family community services – child and youth development.

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CB | 5-11 | 192 | SO. | SQ DETROIT, MICH. | RENAISSANCE Third-year player provides depth at field corner . . . recorded an interception for the White in the April 28 spring game . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Missed a majority of the season due to injury . . . returned for the 2012 Outback Bowl against No. 18 Georgia and recorded a tackle against the Bulldogs . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . 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 Dana Dixon, Chris Norman and Lawrence Thomas . . . also competed in track and field . . . son of Reggie and Renee Hill . . . born Jan. 21, 1993 . . . majoring in psychology.

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OL | 6-4 | 307 | FR. | HS ALLIANCE, OHIO | MARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top offensive tackles by 247Sports.com (No. 48), Rivals.com (No. 69) and ESPN.com (No. 78) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 75) and SuperPrep (No. 89) . . . rated among Ohio’s top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 26), ESPN.com (No. 37) and Rivals.com (No. 45) . . . three-year starter for Coach Ed Miley at Marlington High School in Alliance, Ohio . . . two-time first-team All-Ohio (Division III) choice by The Associated Press . . . two-time AP Northeast Inland All-District (first team), WHBC Radio All-Stark County and All-Northeastern Buckeye Conference selection . . . graded out at 90 perfect for his blocking assignments and allowed no sacks as a senior . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Lions rush for 3,078 yards and score 362 points in 2011 . . . also recorded 40 tackles, including a sack, as a senior . . . helped pave the way for a team that rushed for more than 4,000 yards in 2010 while advancing to the state semifinals . . . three-year letterman in wrestling . . . finished fifth in the 285-pound class in 2011 . . . son of Cecil and Kimberly Higgins . . . born Nov. 1, 1993 . . . pre-nursing major.

RB | 5-8 | 190 | SO. | 1L CHELSEA, MICH. | CHELSEA Third-year player figures to compete for playing time at tailback in 2012 . . . ranked among the nation’s top kick returners by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 11) . . . featured on the College Football Performance Awards Kickoff Returner Trophy Watch List . . . preseason All-Big Ten third-team selection as a kick returner by Phil Steele . . . combined to rush for 95 yards on 19 carries in the Green-White spring game on April 28 while playing for both teams . . . scored on a 32-yard run for the White in the fourth quarter . . . rushed for 51 yards and a TD in the second spring scrimmage on April 19 . . . 2011 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team honorable mention selection . . . appeared in all 14 games as the starting kick returner to earn his first letter . . . his 999 kick return yards were the second most in MSU single-season history and eighth most in Big Ten single-season history . . . ranked fourth in the Big Ten with his 26.3-yard kickoff return average . . . had five returns of 40-plus yards and 10 returns of 30-plus yards . . . also saw time as a back-up running back and ranked fifth on the team with 113 rushing yards on 29 carries (3.9 avg.) . . . ranked fourth on the team in all-purpose yards with 1,129 (999 kick return, 113 rushing, 17 punt return) . . . had 61 kick return yards in the 2012 Outback Bowl against No. 18 Georgia, including a 34-yarder . . . had 118 kick return yards on four returns (29.5 avg.), including a 39-yarder, in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin . . . in his only return against Indiana, recorded a career-long 67-yarder that set up an MSU touchdown; also picked up 30 rushing yards on five carries (6.0 avg.) to total 97 all-purpose yards vs. the Hoosiers and was named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week . . . averaged 27.6 yards on three returns, including a 43-yarder, in victory at Iowa . . . had 86 yards on four returns (21.5 avg.) against Minnesota . . . collected 119 kick return yards on four returns (29.8 avg.) at No. 13 Nebraska, including a 62-yarder . . . recorded 119 kick return yards (19.8 avg.) against No. 4 Wisconsin . . . averaged 32.3 yards on kick returns (129 yards on four returns) at Notre Dame, including a 42-yarder . . . recorded 92 all-purpose yards in win over Florida Atlantic, including career highs in rushing yards (56) and carries (14) . . . accounted for 48 all-purpose yards (41 kick return, 7 rush) in the season opener against Youngstown State . . . 2010 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after missing the last 11 games of the regular season with a knee injury . . . made his only appearance in the 2010 season opener vs. Western Michigan and carried once for 2 yards . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . rushed five times for 51 yards, including a 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 second spring scrimmage . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top all-purpose backs by Rivals.com (No. 9) and Max Emfinger (No. 17) . . . rated among the country’s top tailbacks by Tom Lemming (No. 17) . . . listed among the nation’s top running backs by Scout.com (No. 41) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 9), Detroit Free Press (No. 11), Scout.com (No. 11) and The Detroit News (No. 12) . . . four-year starter for Coach Brad Bush at Chelsea (Mich.) High School, helping the Bulldogs to a combined record of 38-9 (.809) . . . two-time all-state selection . . . named 2009 Associated Press Division 3-4 Player of the Year after rushing for 1,989 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior . . . also selected Washtenaw County Player of the Year by AnnArbor.com . . . carried 36 times for 254 yards and three scores vs. Carleton Airport, including a 58-yard TD run with 1:42 left that helped send the Division 3 playoff game into overtime tied at 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 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in psychology. HILL’S CAREER HIGHS __________________________________________ Carries: 14, vs. Florida Atlantic (9/2/11) Rushing Yards: 56, vs. Florida Atlantic (9/2/11) Kick Return Yards: 129, vs. Notre Dame (9/17/11) Kickoff Return: 67, vs. Indiana (11/19/11) HILL’S STATISTICS _____________________________________________ RUSHING G/GS ATT YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 2010 1/0 1 2 2.0 0 2 2.0 2011 14/0 29 113 3.9 0 18 8.1 Career 15/0 30 115 3.8 0 18 7.7 KICKOFF RETURNS 2011

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for Coach Craig Bevilacqua at Bradley Tech in Milwaukee, Wis. . . . set carries (217), rushing yards (1,414) and rushing touchdowns (19) as a senior . . . ranked 10th in the area in rushing, averaging 145.2 yards per game in 2011 . . . had two catches for 106 yards (53.0 avg.) and two scores as a senior . . . rushed 146 times for 1,162 yards (8.0 avg.) and 12 TDs in as a junior in 2010 . . . earned all-city honors as a sophomore in 2009 after rushing for 579 yards (8.8 avg.) and 13 TDs . . . had 431 career attempts for 3,175 yards (7.4 avg.) and 44 TDs . . . cousin Fred McAfee spent 16 years as a running back in the National Football League, including 10 seasons in New Orleans . . . son of Crystal Judon and Gerald Grady . . . born Sept. 22, 1993 . . . no-preference major.

BOWL HISTORY

RB | 5-10 | 197 | FR. | HS MILWAUKEE, WIS. | BRADLEY TECH

HONORS & AWARDS

Fifth-year senior will compete against James Kittredge for the starting job at nose tackle . . . made the move from defensive end to nose tackle in spring practice after adding another 20 pounds to his frame . . . collected three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, playing for the White in the April 28 spring game . . . two-year letterwinner has 49 tackles, including 4.0 for losses (13 yards), 3.0 sacks (12 yards) and three pass break-ups in 29 career games . . . has nine career starts to his credit . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Limited to one game of action (Youngstown State) at defensive end due to a fractured rib . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Presented the Danziger Award as the team’s outstanding Detroit-area player . . . appeared in all 13 games in 2010, including nine starts at left end . . . had a career-high 36 tackles, including three sacks (12 yards), to go along with four quarterback hurries . . . . registered five tackles at Penn State . . . posted three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, and a QB hurry vs. Purdue . . . recorded 18 tackles, including three sacks, in back-to-back games against Illinois and Northwestern . . . selected Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week (shared the honor with Wisconsin’s J.J. Watt) after matching his career high with nine tackles, including a career-best two sacks (5 yards) and forced a fumble at Northwestern . . . with the Spartans trailing 7-0 late in the first quarter, he ended another Northwestern scoring threat, forcing Jacob Schmidt to fumble on a first-and-goal play from the MSU 1-yard line that Johnny Adams recovered . . . tallied a career-high nine tackles, including a 7-yard sack, two QB hurries and a pass break-up against the Illini . . . recovered a fumble in the season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 13 games in 2009 as a defensive end . . . finished the season with 13 tackles . . . tied his career high with three tackles and a pass break-up in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . recorded two tackles, including a half sack, vs. Penn State . . . saw significant playing time and collected two tackles at Minnesota, filling in for an injured Anderson . . . produced two tackles vs. Northwestern . . . recorded three tackles in the season opener vs. Montana State . . . 2008 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after missing the last 10 games of the 2008 season with a shoulder injury . . . made brief appearances in two games (vs. Eastern Michigan and Florida Atlantic) . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Notre Dame

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NT | 6-7 | 310 | SR.-5 | 2L NOVI, MICH. | NOVI

HOOVER’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS _______________________________ 2010 DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF Western Michigan 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Florida Atlantic 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Northern Colorado 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Wisconsin 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Michigan 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Illinois 3 6 9 1-7 1-7 0-0 1 0 0 Northwestern 7 2 9 2-5 2-5 0-0 0 0 1 Iowa 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Minnesota 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Purdue 0 3 3 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Penn State 1 4 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Alabama 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 14 22 36 3.5-12 3-12 0-0 2 1 1

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HOOVER’S STATISTICS ___________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2008 2/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2009 13/0 3 10 13 0.5-1 0.5-1 0 1 0 0 2010 13/9 14 22 36 3.5-12 3-12 0 2 1 1 2011 1/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 Totals 29/9 17 32 49 4-13 3.5-13 0 4 1 1

2011 RECAP

Tyler Hoover

HOOVER’S CAREER HIGHS ________________________________________ Tackles: 9, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 10/23/10) Tackles for loss: 2, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10) Sacks: 2, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10)

COACHING STAFF

Fourth-year player will compete for playing time at tight end . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in four games (vs. Youngstown State, Florida Atlantic, Central Michigan and Indiana) to earn his second letter . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in 11 games in 2010 while working behind Charlie Gantt and Brian Linthicum at tight end . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the 2009 Ohio North-South All-Star Classic . . . had two catches for 26 yards for the North, including a 9-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter . . . rated among the nation’s top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 64) . . . named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state’s top tight ends by OhioVarsity. com (No. 9) . . . three-year starter at tight end and outside linebacker for Coach Frank Horvath at Vermilion (Ohio) High School . . . honorable mention All-Ohio selection in 2008 . . . earned first-team All-West Shore Conference, first-team All-Lorain County and firstteam 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 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human capital and society.

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TE | 6-6 | 270 | JR. | 2L VERMILION, OHIO | VERMILION

2012 OUTLOOK

Derek Hoebing

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

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C | 6-3 | 280 | SO. | 1L NEW ALBANY, OHIO ST. FRANCIS DESALES

TE | 6-5 | 247 | FR. | HS WEST LAFAYETTE, OHIO RIDGEWOOD

Third-year player enters his second season as Michigan State’s starting center . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Started 10 games at center . . . named Freshman All-American by Phil Steele (first team) and CollegeFootballNews.com (second team) . . . named to ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports and BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . named Lineman of the Week for his performance in the win at Northwestern . . . missed the Minnesota game due to an injury . . . made his first career start at center against Central Michigan after missing the first three games of the season with an ankle injury . . . spent a majority of spring practice and preseason camp competing against Blake Treadwell for the starting job at center . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . twice named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Notre Dame and Minnesota) . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Started at right guard for the Ohio All-Stars in the 2010 Big 33 Football Classic . . . also participated in the 2010 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South Classic . . . rated among the nation’s top offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. (No. 25), Rivals.com (No. 26), Max Emfinger (No. 34) and Scout.com (No. 59) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 20) and Scout.com (No. 42) . . . three-year letterman and two-year starter for Coach Ryan Wiggins at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio, helping the Stallions to a combined record of 36-6 (.857) including back-to-back regional championships in 2008-09 and a trip to the state finals in 2009 . . . named a finalist for Ohio’s Mr. Football award . . . selected Associated Press All-Ohio Division III Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . chosen All-Central District Defensive Player of the Year . . . named All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year by The Columbus Dispatch . . . also earned first-team all-league and All-Agoinus honors in 2009 . . . recorded 78 tackles as a senior, with 27 resulting in losses including 12 sacks . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Stallions amass more than 4,000 rushing yards in 2009 . . . son of Rick and Penny Jackson . . . born June 10, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in psychology.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top tight ends by 247Sports.com (No. 19) and Scout.com (No. 31) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . three-year starter at tight end and defensive end for Coach John Slusser at Ridgewood High School in West Lafayette, Ohio . . . helped the Generals to a combined record of 31-4 over his last three seasons while averaging 259.0 rushing yards and 35.4 points per game . . . played every offensive snap at tight end over the last three years . . . three-time All-Inter Valley Conference selection (first team, 2010-11; second team, 2009) . . . first-team All-Ohio (Division V) choice by The Associated Press as a senior . . . had a career-best 16 receptions for 159 yards (9.1 avg.) and two touchdowns in 2011 . . . recorded 38 tackles as a senior, with 12 for losses including three sacks . . . posted seven tackles, including two sacks, vs. Lucasville Valley in the 2011 playoffs . . . named to AP Eastern All-District First Team as a defensive lineman as a junior . . . set career highs for tackles (59), tackles for loss (20) and sacks (6) in 2010 . . . also caught 10 passes for 93 yards (9.3 avg.) and two scores as a junior . . . earned AP Eastern All-District secondteam honors as a defensive lineman in 2009 . . . made 47 stops as a sophomore, with 2.5 for losses including 1.5 sacks . . . had five catches for 75 yards (15.0 avg.) in 2009 . . . had 31 career receptions for 327 yards (10.2 avg.) and four TDs . . . his career totals also include 144 tackles, with 34.5 for losses including 10.5 sacks . . . son of Troy Jones; Amy and Dan McQuiston . . . born July 10, 1993 . . . majoring in media and information.

Jairus Jones

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WR | 6-0 | 188 | SO. | SQ PLYMOUTH, MICH. KALAMAZOO COLLEGE Second-year walk-on provides depth at flanker . . . had 10 receptions for 65 yards in three spring scrimmages . . . led all receivers with four catches for 30 yards in the first spring scrimmage on April 14 . . . also led the team with four receptions for 37 yards in the second spring scrimmage on April 19 . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . 2010 SEASON (KALAMAZOO COLLEGE): Had 21 receptions for 244 yards (11.6 avg.) and three touchdowns in eight games in 2010 . . . returned 10 kickoffs for 200 yards (20.0 avg.), including a season-long 35-yarder vs. Hope . . . also returned five punts for 41 yards (8.2 avg.) . . . his 485 all-purpose yards ranked fourth on the team . . . had four catches each vs. Albion (28 yards) and Hope (56) . . . set season highs for receptions (7) and receiving yards (61) vs. Manchester . . . .caught three passes for 33 yards and a score vs. Bluffton . . . earned Rookie of the Year honors after starting all 38 games in the outfield for the Hornets baseball team . . . batted .287 with 17 RBI in 2011 . . . his 24 runs scored ranked second on the ballclub . . . produced four hits and four RBI in his collegiate debut vs. D’Youville . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A two-way player (wide receiver and safety) for Coach Tom Mach at Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi, Mich. . . . earned All-Catholic Central Division honors as a senior in 2009 while helping the Shamrocks to a perfect 14-0 record and the Division I state championship . . . had eight catches for 106 yards (13.3 avg.) and two TDs in 2009 . . . also returned kickoffs and punts . . . scored on a 61-yard bomb vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s as a junior . . . honorable mention all-county selection in baseball . . . son of Paul and Louise Jakubik . . . born July 9, 1992 . . . majoring in kinesiology.

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S | 6-1 | 207 | JR. | 2L TAMPA, FLA. | WHARTON Fourth-year player enters preseason camp listed as the back-up strong safety, behind Isaiah Lewis . . . two-year letterwinner has 28 tackles in 18 career games . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Tore his Achilles in the second-to-last spring practice and missed the first eight games of the season . . . had 13 tackles in six games of action . . . tied his career high with five tackles vs. Indiana . . . had three stops at Iowa and forced a fumble at the MSU 8-yard line with 2:53 remaining in the game, which sealed the Spartans’ first victory at Iowa since 1989 . . . returned to action for the Minnesota game . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 games in 2010, primarily on special teams . . . also saw action at strong safety as a backup to Marcus Hyde . . . registered 15 tackles (9 solos, 6 assists) . . . made three stops, including a half tackle for loss (1 yard), vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . compiled two tackles each vs. Western Michigan and Penn State . . . recorded a season-best five tackles (3 solos, 2 assists) vs. Northern Colorado . . . 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

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 19), The Detroit News (No. 22), Lansing State Journal (No. 22), ESPN.com (No. 23), Detroit Free Press (No. 28) and Rivals.com (No. 28) . . . selected to play in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association 2012 East-West All-Star Game . . . three-year starter for Coach Kent Sikora at Carlson High School

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OL | 6-5 | 316 | FR. | HS ROCKFORD, MICH. | CARLSON

BOWL HISTORY

Kodi Kieler

HONORS & AWARDS

First-year player provides depth at split end . . . had two catches for 23 yards playing for the White in the April 28 spring game . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 9, 2012, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep’s All-Northeast and PrepStar’s All-East Teams . . . ranked among Pennsylvania’s top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 20), Rivals.com (No. 26) and ESPN.com (No. 34) . . . two-year starter for Coach Matt Ortega at Coatesville (Pa.) Area High School . . . two-time first-team all-area selection . . . also earned first-team Ches-Mont League honors as both a junior and senior . . . had 43 receptions for 734 yards (17.1) avg. and 10 touchdowns as a senior . . . caught six passes for 140 yards, including a 42-yard TD grab, in the opening round of the 2011 playoffs vs. Spring-Ford . . . had 37 catches for 525 yards (14.2 avg.) and 14 TDs as a junior . . . also participated in track . . . son of Jennifer Kerrick and James Clark . . . born Jan. 23, 1994 . . . majoring in marketing.

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JONES’ STATISTICS ________________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2011 14/0 3 15 18 0.5-4 0.5-4 0-0 1 0-0 0

Kyle Kerrick

SPARTAN RECORDS

Second-year player will bid for playing time at Star linebacker in 2012 . . . recorded two tackles and recovered a fumble for the Green in the April 28 spring game . . . produced three tackles, including a 9-yard sack, in the first scrimmage on April 14 . . . 2011 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 14 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . also served as the back-up at Star linebacker behind Chris Norman . . . collected 18 tackles (3 solos, 15 assists) . . . was the only true freshman on offense or defense to see playing time for the Spartans . . . recorded a career-high four tackles and a pass break-up against Indiana . . . compiled three stops each against Central Michigan and Florida Atlantic . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 30) and Scout.com (No. 57) . . . listed among the country’s top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 73) . . . rated among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 57) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state’s Top 20 seniors by The Detroit News (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 10), Detroit Free Press (No. 11) and Lansing State Journal (No. 12) . . . first-team all-state (Division 1-2) selection by The Detroit News and Associated Press . . . earned all-county and all-conference honors as a senior . . . selected Macomb Area Conference Blue Division MVP . . . three-year starter for Coach Phil Latona at Anchor Bay High School in Fair Haven, Mich. . . . accounted for more than 1,400 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior while leading the Tars to their first playoff appearance since 2004 . . . recorded 46 tackles (26 solos, 20 assists), including two for losses, and three interceptions from his strong safety position in 2010 . . . two-way starter also saw action at running back, wide receiver and quarterback . . . rushed 84 times for a team-best 856 yards (10.2 avg.) and 12 TDs as a senior . . . posted four 100-yard rushing games in 2010 . . . ranked second on the team with 34 receptions for 507 yards (14.9 avg.) and three TDs as a senior . . . accounted for 199 combined yards (rushing and receiving) and two scores vs. Port Huron North (10 carries for 101 yards, including an 83-yard TD run, and seven catches for 98 yards, including a 4-yard TD grab) . . . set career highs with eight catches for 111 yards vs. Stevenson . . . rushed 10 times for a career-best 185 yards vs. L’Anse Creuse, including TD runs of 47 and 67 yards . . . sidelined for all but two games as a junior due to a knee injury . . . three-year starter for the Anchor Bay basketball team . . . AP Class A All-State honorable mention in 2010-11 . . . selected to the Detroit Free Press All-East Team as a senior . . . named MAC Blue Division MVP after averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds in 2010-11 . . . turned in one of his best all-around performances vs. Port Huron, scoring 41 points and collecting 15 rebounds . . . rated among the state’s Top 10 wing forwards by mirecruitpreps.com . . . son of Clarence and Kecia Jones . . . born Dec. 1, 1993 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in journalism.

Third-year player adds depth at right tackle . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in two games (vs. Florida Atlantic and Indiana) . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned special mention all-state honors as a senior . . . named to The Saginaw News Dream Team in 2009 . . . two-year starter at offensive tackle for Coach Mike Boyd at Nouvel Catholic Central High School in Saginaw, Mich. . . . 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.

2011 RECAP

LB | 6-3 | 230 | SO. | 1L NEW BALTIMORE, MICH. ANCHOR BAY

OT | 6-7 | 305 | SO. | SQ SAGINAW, MICH. NOUVEL CATHOLIC CENTRAL

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Shawn Kamm

2012 OUTLOOK

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 fourth quarter 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 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 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human capital and society.

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in Gibraltar, Mich. . . . Detroit Free Press Division 3 all-state selection . . . honorable mention all-state selection by The Associated Press and The Detroit News . . . named to Detroit News All-Metro West, All-Downriver Dream Team as well as Monroe Evening News All-Region Dream Team Offense . . . recorded 18 pancake blocks and did not allow a sack as a senior . . . credited with 53 tackles, including four sacks, 10 quarterback hurries and a pass break-up in 2011 . . . named to Detroit Free Press All-West Team, Monroe Evening News All-Region Dream Team and first-team All-Downriver as a junior . . . produced 49 tackles, including two sacks, in 2010 . . . contributed 36 tackles as a sophomore, with nine resulting in losses including two sacks . . . also participated in baseball, basketball and wrestling . . . son of Sean and Kimberly Baker . . . born Feb. 24, 1994 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science.

Macgarrett Kings Jr.

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WR | 5-10 | 183 | FR. | HS FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep’s All-Dixie Team . . . scored on a 21-yard touchdown grab in the Tournament of Champions Nike All-Star Game (South Florida vs. Miami-Dade) . . . two-year starter for Coach Roger Harriott at University School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. . . . Class 3A first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press . . . named Sun-Sentinel 2011 Player of the Year after accounting for 1,362 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns . . . earned first-team all-county honors from the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald . . . also selected team MVP . . . had 58 receptions for 755 yards (13.0 avg.) and 10 TDs as a senior . . . rushed for 127 yards and nine scores in 2011 . . . returned eight kickoffs for 359 yards (44.9 avg.) and two TDs and six punts for 121 yards (20.2 avg.) and one TD as a senior . . . accounted for 367 combined yards (rushing, receiving, passing and return yards) and a school-record six TDs vs. Delaware’s Red Lion Academy (caught 13 passes for 144 yards and two TDs; rushed for 43 yards and three scores; returned a kickoff 98 yards for a TD; and went 2-for-2 passing for 82 yards) . . . named first-team all-county and the Suns’ Most Outstanding Offensive Player as a junior . . . secured a spot on the 2010 All-State Championship Tournament First Team after helping the Suns advance to the Class 2B Championship Game . . . accounted for 1,832 all-purpose yards and 21 TDs as a junior . . . had 55 catches for 735 yards (13.4 avg.) and seven TDs in 2010 . . . carried 108 times for 661 yards (6.1 avg.) and 14 TDs as a junior . . . returned 13 kickoffs for 281 yards (21.6 avg.) and 11 punts for 155 yards (14.1 avg.) in 2010 . . . set school career records for all-purpose yards (3,194) and TDs (43) . . . also participated in basketball and track and field . . . ran a personal-best 11.37 in the 100 meters in 2012 . . . son of Macgarrett Kings Sr. and Sherrie Bates . . . born Sept. 27, 1993 . . . majoring in arts and humanities.

James Kittredge

first-team all-state after recording 47 tackles, including four sacks, as a senior . . . also earned second-team all-state honors as an offensive lineman in 2009 . . . son of Bill and Anita Kittredge . . . born Feb. 12, 1991 . . . father Bill lettered as an offensive tackle at South Carolina in 1976 where he was a teammate of Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio . . . majoring in human resource management.

OG | 6-4 | 290 | JR. | 2L CLINTON, OHIO | NORTHWEST Fourth-year player enters preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at right guard, behind veteran Chris McDonald . . . also capable of contributing at the center position . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in six games to earn his second letter . . . (2011-12) Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient for the second-straight year . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . broke his foot during the first spring practice and missed the next 14 workouts . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): 2010-11 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in two games in 2010 (vs. Northern Colorado and Minnesota) . . . played a season-high 17 snaps vs. Northern Colorado . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Started at center for the Ohio All-Stars in the 2009 Big 33 Football Classic . . . ranked among the nation’s top centers by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 4), Rivals.com (No. 5), Scout.com (No. 9) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 14) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 96) . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 16) . . . three-year starter at center for Coach Vic Whiting at Northwest High School in Canal Fulton, Ohio . . . two-time Associated Press Division III All-Ohio (first-team) selection . . . two-time AP Northeast Inland AllDistrict 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 accounting.

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NT | 6-4 | 272 | SO. | SQ RAMSEY, N.J. | VANDERBILT Transfer from Vanderbilt will battle Tyler Hoover for the starting job at nose tackle . . . former center has three years of eligibility remaining . . . had four tackles, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and broke up a pass in three spring scrimmages . . . 2011 SEASON: Sat out the entire season after transferring from Vanderbilt . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Central Michigan . . . 2010 SEASON (FRESHMAN AT VANDERBILT): Appeared in three games as a true freshman in 2010 . . . saw action at center vs. Connecticut and left guard vs. Arkansas and Florida . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . . ranked among New Jersey’s Top 30 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 13) . . . four-year letterman for Coach Greg Toal at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J. . . . helped the Ironmen to four New Jersey Non-Public Group III state titles as well as the nation’s No. 1 ranking in the final 2009 USA TODAY Poll . . . Don Bosco went 47-1 during his career, winning the last 23 games in a row . . . two-year starter played offensive tackle as a junior before becoming a two-way player as a senior by starting at defensive tackle . . . selected

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Second-year player heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at defensive tackle, behind Anthony Rashad White . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week twice (vs. Ohio State and Iowa) . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the West in the June 25 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Mount Pleasant . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 46) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 15), Detroit Free Press (No. 18), The Detroit News (No. 23) and Rivals.com (No. 26) . . . two-year starter for Coach Shane Fairfield at Muskegon (Mich.) High School . . . recorded 112 tackles as a senior, with 17 resulting in losses including four sacks, and 12 pass break-ups . . . twoway player proved to be a devastating blocker at tight end, helping the Big Reds average nearly 450 rushing yards per game en route to the 2010 Division 2 regional final . . . tallied 102 tackles as a junior, including two sacks, and forced three fumbles . . . played forward on the Big Reds’ basketball team . . . earned two letters in track and field . . . son of Damon Knox Sr. and Corine Rose . . . born Aug. 13, 1992 . . . no-preference major.

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BOWL HISTORY

Third-year player expects to contribute at both tailback and wide receiver in 2012 . . . made the transition from cornerback to wide receiver during spring practice . . . caught five passes for 33 yards in the first two spring scrimmages . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 14 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . recorded five tackles (3 solos, 2 assists) and had two fumble recoveries . . . recorded a career-high three tackles, including a 5-yard sack, in the win over Indiana . . . recovered a fumble on a kickoff in the second quarter at Iowa, which led to a Michigan State touchdown . . . recovered a fumble and ran it back 37 yards for a TD in the victory over Florida Atlantic, marking MSU’s first fumble return for a score since 2009. . . . made the position switch from running back to cornerback during preseason camp . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rushed for a team-high 42 yards and his 1-yard touchdown run with 14 seconds left gave the East a 20-16 victory over the West in the 2010 Michigan High School All-Star Game, played June 19 in Spartan Stadium . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the nation’s top 100 running backs by Scout.com (No. 73) . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 5), Rivals.com (No. 18), Lansing State Journal (No. 21), Scout.com (No. 21) and The Detroit News (No. 24) . . . Associated Press Division 1-2 All-State selection . . . named to The Detroit News All-Metro West and Detroit Free Press All-West Teams . . . two-way starter for Coach Tim Hardin at John Glenn High School in Westland, Mich. . . . rushed 205 times for 1,932 yards (9.4 avg.) and 24 touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded six 200-yard rushing games in 2009, including two 300-yard efforts: vs. Pinckney (30 carries for career-best 370 yards and six TDs), Churchill (23 for 201 and three TDs), Franklin (24 for 210 and three TDs), Plymouth (33 for 329 and two TDs), Wayne Memorial (16 for 236 and four TDs) and Northville (25 for 282 and three TDs) . . . registered 53 tackles and two interceptions from the strong safety position . . . attended the same high school that produced current Houston Texan and former Spartan wide receiver Keshawn Martin . . . son of Jeffery and Shamine Langford . . . born Dec. 6, 1991 . . . majoring in sociology.

HONORS & AWARDS

Second-year player provides depth at safety . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Recorded three tackles and an interception for the West in the June 25 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Mount Pleasant . . . three-time all-area selection by The Kalamazoo Gazette . . . played for Coach Pete Schermerhorn at Portage (Mich.) Northern High School . . . earned all-state special mention from The Associated Press as a senior . . . led the Huskies with 51 tackles in 2010, including three for losses, to go along with three interceptions . . . had 34 receptions for 418 yards (12.3 avg.) and five touchdowns as a senior . . . became the only junior named to the AP Division 1-2 All-State First Team in 2009 . . . recorded a career-best 63 tackles, including six for losses, and a school-record nine interceptions as a junior . . . returned those nine picks for 144 yards and one score . . . caught 27 passes for 427 yards (15.8 avg.) and two TDs in 2009 . . . accounted for 808 all-purpose yards as a junior . . . registered eight tackles and two interceptions vs. Loy Norrix . . . posted 55 tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore . . . son of Ronald and Tanya Laneaux . . . born Sept. 1, 1992 . . . majoring in general management.

RB/WR | 6-0 | 205 | SO. | 1L WAYNE, MICH. | JOHN GLENN

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S | 5-11 | 192 | FR. | RS KALAMAZOO, MICH. PORTAGE NORTHERN

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Second-year player adds depth at tight end . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . missed the entire 2011 season with a back injury . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 62) . . . named to SuperPrep’s AllNortheast and PrepStar’s All-East Teams . . . ranked among Pennsylvania’s Top 25 seniors by SuperPrep (No. 23) . . . earned first-team all-state and first-team all-conference honors as a senior . . . also named one of The Almanac’s Premier Pigskin Performers . . . two-way starter (tight end and defensive end) for Coach Chris Haering at Mount Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, Pa., who helped lead the Blue Devils to an 11-1 record and a trip to the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals in 2010 . . . had 25 receptions for 341 yards (13.6 avg.) and four touchdowns as a senior . . . also recorded 51 tackles (33 solos, 18 assists), including four sacks (19 yards), and a fumble recovery in 2010 . . . caught five passes for 37 yards (7.4 avg.) and a score as a junior . . . four-year starter and three-time captain for the Mount Lebanon basketball team . . . helped lead the Blue Devil basketball team to back-to-back appearances in the WPIAL Class AAAA finals . . . in his senior season, he became only the second two-sport athlete in school history to eclipse the 1,000-point career milestone . . . averaged 14.3 points and 8.4 rebounds as a junior for Coach Joe David while helping the Blue Devils to a 26-2 record . . . member of the National Honor Society and Student Athletic Leadership Academy . . . son of Michael and Carolyn Lang . . . born May 24, 1992 . . . majoring in general management.

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Third-year walk-on adds depth at right guard . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in three games (vs. Youngstown State, Florida Atlantic and Indiana) . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . did not participate in spring practice due to a knee injury . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . sat out the entire season with a knee injury . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Started at left guard for the West in the 2010 Michigan High School All-Star Game, played June 19 in Spartan Stadium . . . nominated for 2010 Michigan High School Athlete of the Year . . . three-year starter and two-way lineman for Coach Noel Dean at Lowell (Mich.) High School, helping the Red Arrows to a combined record of 34-5 (.872) including the 2009 Division 2 state championship (13-1 overall record) . . . two-time Division 1-2 all-state selection . . . two-time member of The Grand Rapids Press All-Area Dream Team . . . also named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams in 2009 . . . two-time first-team all-conference pick . . . anchored an offensive line that helped Lowell average 460 total yards and nearly 50 points per game in 2009 . . . 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 . . . majoring in economics.

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TE | 6-5 | 255 | FR. | RS PITTSBURGH, PA. MOUNT LEBANON

OG | 6-4 | 318 | SO. | SQ LOWELL, MICH. | LOWELL

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S | 5-10 | 205 | JR. | 2L INDIANAPOLIS, IND. | BEN DAVIS Third-year player enters his second year as the starting strong safety . . . listed among 10 defensive backs to watch in 2012 by Orlando Sentinel’s College Gridiron 365 . . . featured on the College Football Performance Awards Defensive Back Trophy Watch List . . . ranked among the nation’s top strong safeties by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 17) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele (first team), Athlon Sports (first team) and Lindy’s (second team) . . . rated the No. 4 defensive back in the Big Ten by BTN.com’s Tom Deinhart . . . had a 33-yard interception in the first spring scrimmage on April 14 . . . two-year letterwinner has 89 tackles and four interceptions in 27 career games, including 15 starts . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . named to Yahoo! Sports All-Big Ten first team . . . selected to the CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (second team) . . . recipient of the team’s Most Outstanding Underclass Back Award for defense . . . started all 14 games at strong safety . . . tied for second in the Big Ten and 22nd in the NCAA FBS with four interceptions . . . was one of 13 players in the FBS to return two interceptions for touchdowns (37-yarder vs. Central Michigan, 39-yarder vs. Michigan) . . . ranked fourth on the team with 74 tackles (5.3 avg.), including 2.5 for losses (5 yards) . . . finished second on the team with seven passes defended (4 INTs, 3 PBUs) . . . his 154 production points ranked sixth on the team . . . had five tackles at Northwestern . . . compiled four stops and a pass break-up against Indiana . . . registered five tackles and a pass break-up in victory at Iowa (season-high 22 production points) . . . recorded a career-high 12 tackles and broke up a pass against Minnesota . . . had six stops at No. 13 Nebraska . . . compiled six tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, and had an interception in the victory over No. 4 Wisconsin . . . sealed the win over Michigan with a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter; also had six tackles and a quarterback hurry against the Wolverines . . . recorded eight tackles in MSU’s 10-7 victory at Ohio State . . . ran an interception back 37 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter vs. Central Michigan; also had three tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, against the Chippewas . . . registered nine tackles at Notre Dame, including a half tackle for loss . . . recorded his first career interception and returned it 13 yards in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State; also had three tackles against the Penguins . . . 2010 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Named to Rivals.com’s Big Ten AllFreshman Team . . . true freshman appeared in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, and recorded 15 tackles (6 solos, 9 assists) . . . also saw action behind Trenton Robinson at free safety . . . made two tackles each vs. Notre Dame, No. 18 Michigan, Northwestern, Purdue and Penn State . . . credited with two tackles and a pass breakup at No. 18 Iowa . . . earned his first career start (at free safety) in the 2010 season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Invited to play in the 2010 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C. . . . PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the country’s top defensive backs by Athlon Sports (No. 33) and Phil Steele (No. 57) . . . listed among the nation’s top safeties by Rivals.com (No. 19), Scout.com (No. 20) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 61) . . . rated among the country’s top free safeties by Max Emfinger (No. 20) . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 16) and SuperPrep (No. 46) . . . rated among Indiana’s top seniors by Scout.com (No. 4) and Rivals.com (No. 5) . . . three-year starter for Coach Mike Kirschner at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Ind. . . . Associated Press Class 5A All-State selection as a senior . . . finished second on the team in tackles with 43 (35 solos, 8 assists) in 2009, including nine for losses (36 yards), despite missing two games with a knee injury . . . also intercepted two passes and forced six fumbles as a senior . . . returned five punts for 102 yards (20.4 avg.) in 2009 . . . recorded a season-high 12 tackles vs. Center Grove, including 10 solo hits . . . 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 . . . majoring in psychology. LEWIS’ CAREER HIGHS______________________________________________ Tackles: 12, vs. Minnesota (11/5/11) Tackles for loss: 1, twice (last vs. Wisconsin, 10/22/11) Interceptions: 1, four (last vs. Wisconsin, 10/22/11) Pass Break-ups: 1, three times (last vs. Indiana, 11/19/11)

LEWIS’ STATISTICS ________________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2010 13/1 6 9 15 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 2011 14/14 34 40 74 2.5-5 0-0 4-89 3 0 0 Career 27/15 40 49 89 2.5-5 0-0 4-89 4 0 0 LEWIS’ GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS ____________________________________ 2011 DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF Youngstown State 0 3 3 0-0 0-0 1-13 0 0 0 Florida Atlantic 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 5 4 9 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Central Michigan 1 2 3 1-2 0-0 1-37 0 0 0 Ohio State 4 4 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Michigan 1 5 6 0-0 0-0 1-39 0 0 0 Wisconsin 3 3 6 1-2 0-0 1-0 0 0 0 Nebraska 3 3 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Minnesota 6 6 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Iowa 2 3 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Indiana 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Northwestern 4 1 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Wisconsin 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Georgia 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 34 40 74 2.5-5 0-0 4-89 3 0 0

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C | 6-3 | 296 | FR. | RS TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. ST. FRANCIS Second-year walk-on provides depth at center . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top centers by Scout.com (No. 22) . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 18), Detroit Free Press (No. 50) and The Detroit News (No. 56) . . . selected to play in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association 2011 East-West All-Star Game . . . three-year starter for Coach Greg Vaughan at St. Francis High School in Traverse City, Mich., helping the Gladiators to a combined record of 34-4 including back-to-back Division 7 state championships in 2008-09 . . . Associated Press Division 7-8 All-State honorable mention in 2010 . . . firstteam All-Lake Michigan Conference selection as a senior . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Gladiators average nearly 250 yards and 30 points per game in 2010 . . . two-way lineman also registered 43 tackles as a senior, including two sacks (16 yards) . . . named to Detroit Free Press Division 7 All-State Team in 2009 . . . also earned allconference and all-region honors as a junior . . . key figure on an offensive line that helped St. Francis average nearly 49 points and 322 rushing yards per game en route to a perfect 14-0 record in 2009 . . . posted 41 tackles as a junior, including two sacks (29 yards) . . . son of Ron and Mary Lints . . . born April 5, 1993 . . . pre-dental major.

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WR | 6-3 | 190 | SO. | 1L DETROIT, MICH. | CROCKETT Talented all-around athlete will concentrate on the offensive side of the football in 2012 after playing both wide receiver and cornerback last season . . . third-year player expects to push Bennie Fowler for the starting assignment at split end . . . figures to play a major role in Michigan State’s offensive game plan this season . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team) . . . missed the majority of spring practice with an ankle injury . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team honorable mention selection . . . appeared in all 14 games, including five starts at cornerback (vs. Nebraska, Minnesota, Indiana,

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RECEIVING G/GS REC. YDS. AVG. TD LG YPG 2011 14/0 4 44 11.0 0 15 3.1

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top weakside defensive ends by Rivals.com (No. 18) . . . listed among the country’s top linebackers by Scout.com (No. 28 outside linebacker), CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 44) and 247Sports.com (No. 56 outside linebacker) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 5), Lansing State Journal (No. 7), Rivals.com (No. 7), The Detroit News (No. 12), 247Sports.com (No. 13) and ESPN.com (No. 22) . . . three-year starter for Coach Stephon Thompson at Southfield-Lathrup High School .

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LB | 6-3 | 230 | Fr. | HS Southfield, Mich. Southfield-Lathrup

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top players by Scout. com (No. 159) . . . ranked among the nation’s top wide receivers by Scout.com (No. 26), ESPN.com (No. 36), 247Sports.com (No. 47) and Rivals.com (No. 54) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 24) and SuperPrep (No. 48) . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 13), 247Sports.com (No. 17) and Rivals. com (No. 21) . . . two-year starter for Coach John Rodenberg at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . first-team All-Ohio (Division 1) selection by The Associated Press in 2011 . . . named Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year and AP Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . also selected Greater Catholic League South Division Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 . . . had 56 receptions for 1,137 yards (20.3 avg.) and 16 touchdowns as a senior while helping lead the Crusaders to the GLC South title . . . also rushed for 280 yards and two scores in 2011 . . . caught seven passes for 207 yards and three TDs vs. St. Xavier (Ky.) as a senior . . . had 50 catches for 719 yards (14.4 avg.) and seven scores in 2010 . . . also gained 269 yards and scored three rushing TDs as a junior . . . his 2010 top single-game performances: eight receptions vs. LaSalle, 136 receiving yards vs. Hamilton and two TD catches vs. Mooney . . . had 121 career receptions for 2,024 yards and 25 TDs . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan defensive end Marcus Rush . . . son of Montanez Madaris Sr. and Tylisha Moore . . . born Sept. 8, 1993 . . . no-preference major.

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WR | 6-1 | 190 | Fr. | HS Cincinnati, Ohio Archbishop Moeller

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Lippett’s Statistics_______________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2011 14/5 9 9 18 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 5 1-15 0

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-time all-state selection for Coach Jim Ahern at Lansing (Mich.) Catholic High School . . . helped the Cougars to a combined record of 22-2 (.917) over his final two seasons . . . rewrote the LCC and Michigan High School Athletic Association record books . . . set school single-season records for receptions (94), receiving yards (1,587) and touchdown receptions (22) as a senior . . . his 94 receptions (second), 22 TD catches (second) and 1,587 receiving yards (fifth) rank among the top single-season totals in MHSAA history . . . matched his career high with 11 receptions for 312 yards and four TDs vs. Dowagiac in 2011 . . . caught 66 passes for 1,412 yards (21.4 avg.) and 18 TDs as a junior . . . had 11 catches for a state-record 372 yards and four scores vs. Ionia . . . also had four TD grabs vs. Corunna in 2010 . . . caught eight passes for 221 yards and a state-record five TDs vs. Jackson Northwest . . . rushed 78 times for 771 yards (9.9 avg.) and seven TDs in 2010 . . . returned 17 punts for 526 yards (30.9 avg.) and one score . . . also returned a kickoff for a TD as a junior . . . set 16 LCC records in 2010 (career, singleseason and single-game totals) . . . his career totals rank among the Top 10 in MHSAA history: 160 receptions (seventh), 2,999 receiving yards (fourth) and 40 TD receptions . . . also lettered in track and basketball . . . competed in the 4x200 and 4x400 as a senior at the state track championships . . . ran in the 4x200 and helped the Cougars win the 2011 state track title . . . son of Shawn and Steve Macksood . . . born Nov. 10, 1993 . . . majoring in hospitality business.

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WR | 5-10 | 175 | Fr. | HS Lansing, Mich. Lansing Catholic Central

LIPPETT’S CAREER HIGHS____________________________________________ Tackles: 5, vs. Northwestern (11/26/11) Pass Break-ups: 3, vs. Northwestern (11/26/11) Catches: 3, vs. Central Michigan (9/24/11) Receiving Yards: 29, vs. Central Michigan (9/24/11)

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Northwestern and Georgia) . . . collected 18 tackles (9 solos, 9 assists) . . . ranked tied for second on the team with five pass break-ups . . . also saw time as a wide receiver and had four catches for 44 yards (11.0 avg.) . . . recorded a career-high five tackles and three pass break-ups in win at Northwestern . . . compiled four stops, including a half tackle for loss, while starting against Indiana . . . at Iowa, had three tackles, broke up a pass, and recovered a fumble late in the fourth quarter that sealed MSU’s 37-21 victory over the Hawkeyes; played a majority of the game at cornerback following a first quarter injury to Darqueze Dennard . . . earned the start against Minnesota, filling in for Dennard . . . made his first career start at cornerback at No. 13 Nebraska; had two tackles against the Cornhuskers . . . hauled in three catches for 29 yards against Central Michigan and also broke up a pass . . . in his career debut, played at both cornerback and wide receiver against Youngstown State; had one reception for 15 yards . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan after emulating Denard Robinson . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the East in the 2010 Michigan High School All-Star Game, played June 19 in Spartan Stadium, and led all receivers with four catches for 95 yards . . . rated among the nation’s top wide receivers by Scouts,Inc. (No. 50) and Scout.com (No. 62) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the state’s top seniors by Scout.com (No. 13), Detroit Free Press (No. 13), Lansing State Journal (No. 16), The Detroit News (No. 17) and Rivals. com (No. 19) . . . three-year starter for Coach Rod Oden at Crockett High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . Associated Press All-State selection as a defensive back in 2009 . . . recorded 55 tackles (36 solos, 19 assists) and nine interceptions (45 return yards) as a senior . . . posted a season-high seven tackles vs. Cody . . . intercepted two passes vs. St. Mary Catholic Central . . . accounted for 3,014 total yards and 30 touchdowns while leading the Rockets to a 10-2 record in 2009 . . . completed 116-of-187 passes (.620) for 2,066 yards, 17 TDs and six interceptions as a senior while earning All-Metro Detroit honors . . . produced four 200-yard passing games in 2009, including two 300-yard efforts . . . hit 18-of-27 passes for 330 yards, three TDs and one interception in Crockett’s 50-48 victory over Hazel Park . . . completed 11-of-15 throws for 213 yards and two scores vs. Cooley . . . connected on 10-of-12 tosses for 199 yards and three TDs vs. Finney . . . went 12-of-15 passing for 238 yards and two TDs vs. Kettering . . . completed 16-of-21 passes for 359 yards, four TDs and one interception in a 32-26 win over St. Mary Catholic Central . . . rushed 105 times for 948 yards (9.0 avg.) and 13 TDs as a senior . . . recorded three 100yard 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 communication.

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OG | 6-5 | 298 | SR.-5 | 3L STERLING HEIGHTS, MICH. HENRY FORD II

QB | 6-3 | 212 | JR. | 2L MIDLAND, MICH. | MIDLAND Fourth-year player ranks as the heir apparent to replace three-year starter Kirk Cousins at quarterback . . . spent the past two seasons as Cousins’ understudy . . . listed among the Top 10 “under-the-radar” quarterbacks heading into the 2012 season by Sporting News . . . has seen action in nine career games, completing 57 percent of his passes (29-for-51) for 294 yards and one touchdown . . . missed the second half of spring practice with a sprained knee but is healthy entering preseason camp . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second-straight year . . . saw action in four games, completing 69 percent of his passes (18of-26) for 171 yards and one touchdown . . . completed 4-of-7 throws for 22 yards in second-half action against Indiana . . . was an efficient 7-of-8 passing for 71 yards against Central Michigan, including his first career TD pass, a 3-yard strike to Dion Sims . . . was 6-of-10 passing for 63 yards while playing a majority of the second half in the win over Florida Atlantic . . . played in one series in the fourth quarter vs. Youngstown State in the 2011 season opener and completed his only pass attempt for 15 yards to Tony Lippett . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): 2010-11 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in five games in 2010 (vs. Western Michigan, Northern Colorado, Iowa, Purdue and Alabama) . . . completed 44 percent of his passes (11-of-25) for 123 yards . . . went 2-for-6 passing for a season-high 43 yards vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl, including a 34-yard strike to Charlie Gantt . . . played one series in the first half vs. Purdue after Cousins went to the locker room with a shoulder injury . . . hit 2-of-3 passes for 10 yards against the Boilermakers . . . connected on 4-of-10 throws for 29 yards while playing in the fourth quarter at No. 18 Iowa . . . completed 3-of-5 passes for 41 yards vs. Northern Colorado, including a 21-yard toss to Bennie Fowler late in the first quarter . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . presented the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report and PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top pro-style quarterbacks by Rivals.com (No. 9) . . . rated among the country’s top drop-back quarterbacks by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 18) . . . listed among the nation’s top quarterbacks by Scouts, Inc. (No. 18) and Scout.com (No. 36) . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 54) . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 4), Rivals.com (No. 4), The Detroit News (No. 5) and Lansing State Journal (No. 7) . . . received Associated Press All-State special mention in 2008 . . . first-team All-Saginaw Valley League selection as a senior . . . started 45 of 48 career varsity games played at Midland (Mich.) High School . . . played for both Terry Wilczek and Eric Methner at Midland . . . completed 151-of-254 throws (.594) for 2,032 yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 2008 while leading the Chemics to a 10-2 record . . . recorded two 200-yard passing games as a senior . . . 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 marketing. MAXWELL’S CAREER HIGHS ___________________________________________ Pass Attempts: 10, twice (last vs. Florida Atlantic, 9/10/11) Pass Completions: 7, vs. Central Michigan (9/24/11) Passing Yards: 71, vs. Central Michigan (9/24/11) Passing TDs: 1, vs. Central Michigan (9/24/11) MAXWELL’S STATS __________________________________________________ PASSING G/GS COMP ATT INT PCT YDS YPG TD LG 2010 5/0 11 25 0 .440 123 24.6 0 34 2011 4/0 18 26 0 .692 171 42.8 1 31 Career 9/0 29 51 0 .569 294 32.7 1 34

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OL | 6-3 | 315 | FR. | HS CENTERVILLE, OHIO | CENTERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top offensive guards by ESPN.com (No. 25), 247Sports.com (No. 27) and Rivals.com (No. 40) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among Ohio’s top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 14), 247Sports.com (No. 35) and Rivals.com (No. 50) . . . two-year starter and two-time all-conference pick for Coach Ron Ullery at Centerville (Ohio) High School . . . second-team All-Ohio (Division I) selection by The Associated Press in 2011 . . . named to AP Southwest All-District Team . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Elks aver-

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Third-year walk-on will compete against Taybor Pepper to become the starting long snapper . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in three games (vs. Youngstown State, Central Michigan and Georgia) as a long snapper to earn his first letter . . . was the starting long snapper for the Spartans in the 2012 Outback Bowl win over No. 18 Georgia . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . first enrolled at Michigan State in the fall of

MUMA’S STATISTICS ____________________________________________ KICKOFFS G NO YDS. AVG. TB OB 2010 13 74 4773 64.5 13 2 2011 14 83 5401 65.1 17 1 Career 27 157 10174 64.8 30 3

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played in six games as a true freshman for Coach Ronny Feldman at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas . . . had two receptions for 22 yards (11.0 avg.) and one touchdown in 2011 . . . rushed seven times for 47 yards (6.7 avg.) and one score . . . ranked among the nation’s top tight ends (No. 55) by Scout.com coming out of Dublin (Ohio) Scioto High School . . . earned second-team Division I All-Central District and second-team All-Ohio Capital Conference Cardinal Division honors as a senior . . . also received All-Metro special mention from The Columbus Dispatch . . . saw action at tight end and along the defensive line for Coach Karl Johnson . . . caught 14 passes for 171 yards (12.2 avg.) as a senior . . . recorded 32 tackles (10 solos, 22 assists) in 2010, with 4.5 resulting in losses (16 yards) . . . produced five tackles vs. Worthington Kilbourne, including two sacks (11 yards) . . . matched his season-high with five stops vs. Hilliard Bradley . . . also lettered in basketball . . . son of Kelly Mills . . . born Sept. 15, 1992 . . . no-preference major.

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TE | 6-4 | 275 | SO. | JC COLUMBUS, OHIO | BLINN COLLEGE

Fourth-year player heads into his third season as the starting kickoff specialist . . . also listed as the back-up placekicker and punter . . . featured on the College Football Performance Awards Kickoff Specialist Trophy Watch List . . . has a career average of 64.8 yards on kickoffs . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Averaged 65.1 yards on kickoffs, good for 33rd in the FBS . . . had 17 touchbacks, which ranked tied for 20th in the FBS . . . averaged 65.4 yards on seven kickoffs, including a touchback, in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin . . . earned honorable mention CFPA Kickoff Specialist Player of the Week accolades after averaging 65.5 yards on a season-high 10 kickoffs, including two touchbacks, against Indiana . . . averaged 70.0 yards on two kickoffs, with one touchback, at No. 13 Nebraska . . . earned honorable mention College Football Performance Awards Kickoff Specialist Player of the Week accolades after averaging 66.6 yards on five kickoffs against Michigan, including three touchbacks . . . made his first career field goal, a 28-yarder, in the win over Florida Atlantic . . . 2010 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . averaged 64.5 yards on 74 kickoffs, with 13 resulting in touchbacks . . . averaged 62.3 yards on six kickoffs at Northwestern, including three touchbacks . . . selected National Kickoff Specialist of the Week by College Football Performance Awards after averaging 68.6 yards on seven kickoffs, including a careerbest four touchbacks . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the 2009 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game . . . kicked a 41-yard field goal for the East and sent two kickoffs into the end zone . . . PARADE All-American . . . selected Division 1-2 first-team all-state by The Detroit News and Associated Press . . . named to the All-County Dream Team by The Oakland Press . . . starting quarterback also handled the punting, placekicking and kickoffs chores for Coach Gary Griffith at Troy (Mich.) High School . . . accounted for 1,404 total yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior . . . completed 46 percent of his passes for 966 yards, six TDs and eight interceptions in 2008 . . . rushed for 438 yards and five scores as a senior . . . led the Colts in scoring with 99 points in 2008 . . . converted 12-of-19 fieldgoal attempts (.632) as a senior, including a school-record 52-yarder, and made 33-of-35 extra-point tries (.943) . . . 43 of his 55 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks (.782) . . . averaged 37.4 yards on 28 punts in 2008, including nine kicks downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line . . . hit a career-long 53-yard punt vs. Southfield . . . produced 281 total yards and two TDs vs. Clarkston . . . threw for a career-best 184 yards and a TD plus rushed 18 times for 97 yards and another score vs. Clarkston . . . 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 field-goal attempts (.545) and 48-of-50 PATS (.960) . . . made a career high three field goals vs. Clarkston . . . averaged 33.3 yards on 30 punts, 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 fieldgoal attempts (.585) and 81-of-85 PATS (.953) . . . 91 of his 130 career kickoffs resulted in touchbacks (.700) . . two-year starter at point guard for the Colts’ basketball team . . . also lettered in track, competing in the distance races . . . son on Bruce and Lisa Muma . . . born Nov. 2, 1990 . . . majoring in hospitality business.

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Jamare Mills

K | 6-0 | 195 | JR. | 2L TROY, MICH. | TROY

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top safeties by ESPN.com (No. 27) . . . rated among Ohio’s top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 30) . . . three-year starter for Coach Joe Palka at Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio . . . first-team All-Ohio (Division I) selection by the Associated Press in 2011 . . . two-time first-team AP Northwest AllDistrict selection . . . also earned All-Blade and all-league honors as a senior . . . recorded 97 tackles, including five for losses, and three interceptions in 2011 while helping the Panthers (13-1) advance to the state semifinals . . . returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown vs. Wadsworth in the regional final . . . AP second-team All-Ohio pick as a junior . . . son of Serena Johnson, and Mike and Sandy Stockdale . . . born Dec. 21, 1993 . . . no-preference major.

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S | 6-0 | 175 | FR. | HS TOLEDO, OHIO | WHITMER

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2009 but did not join the football team until winter workouts in January 2010 . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter for Coach Chip Kleinhans at Pinconning (Mich.) Area High School . . . earned first-team all conference honors as a linebacker in 2008 . . . recorded 48 tackles as a senior and returned his only interception 40 yards for a touchdown vs. Goodrich . . . threw for more than 800 yards and 10 scores as the starting quarterback in 2008 . . . started at tight end as a junior but his season was cut short after suffering a broken arm in Week 4 . . . two-time all-conference selection in baseball (first baseman/pitcher) . . . named to The Bay City Times Dream Team after batting .462 in 2009 with six home runs and 53 RBI . . became the first player in Spartan history to be selected Offensive MVP twice (junior and senior years) . . . three-year letterman won 18 career games as a pitcher . . . recognized as Pinconning Area Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2008-09 . . . son of Randy and Catherine Moore . . . born Nov. 21, 1990 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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age 332.0 rushing yards and 39.3 points per game in 2011 . . . recorded 65 knockdowns as a senior, including 16 domination blocks . . . Elks averaged 5.8 yards per carry as 90 percent of the team’s runs went behind him in 2011 . . . produced 38 knockdowns, including 10 domination blocks, as a junior while the Elks averaged 320 rushing yards per game and 5.6 yards per rush . . . four-year letterman in track and field . . . son of Michael and Tracy McGowan . . . born Dec. 12, 1993 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

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Keith Mumphery

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WR | 6-0 | 208 | SO. | 1L VIENNA, GA. | DOOLY COUNTY Third-year player has emerged as the favorite to replace Keshawn Martin in the starting lineup at flanker . . . had four receptions for 98 yards in three spring scrimmages, including two catches for 68 yards playing for the Green in the April 28 spring game . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Honored with the Harold & Raynor Shnider Office of the Provost Award at the Spartan Academic Excellence Gala, which is presented to a freshman or sophomore student-athlete who embodies the characteristics promoted by Student-Athlete Support Services, with emphasis on academic performance, community involvement and leadership ability . . . saw action in all 14 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . had two receptions for 39 yards . . . had an 8-yard catch vs. Florida Atlantic and a 31-yard catch against Central Michigan . . . also made two tackles on special teams . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . presented the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year . . . named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Michigan . . . tabbed Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top wide receivers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 55) and Scout.com (No. 115) . . . rated among the country’s top athletes by Rivals.com (No. 61) . . . named 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 JournalConstitution 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 firstteam 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 Plaxico Burress . . . was a member of the 4 x 100 meter relay team that broke the state record in the 2010 Class A GHSA State Championship (41.9) . . . also during the 2010 GHSA State Championship, he placed third in the 400 meters (49.37) and fourth in the 200 meters (22.6) . . . scored points for the Bobcats in the 2009 GHSA Class A track meet, finishing sixth in the 400 . . . member of the 400-meter relay that placed third in the 2008 state meet . . . son of Keith Mumphery and Sandra Mathis . . . born June 5, 1992 . . . majoring in psychology.

Chris Norman

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LB | 6-1 | 233 | SR. | 3L DETROIT, MICH. | RENAISSANCE Fourth-year player enters his third season as the starting Star linebacker . . . ranked among the nation’s top outside linebackers by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 29) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele (fourth team) . . . saw limited action in spring practice (shoulder) . . . three-year letterwinner has made 146 tackles in 37 career games (3.9 avg.), including 23 starts . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection (media) . . . recipient of the team’s Jim Adams Award on defense (unsung hero) . . . started 12 games (missed the Minnesota and Nebraska games due to shoulder injury) . . . ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 76 tackles (40 solos, 36 assists), including 6.5 for losses (24 yards) . . . finished seventh on the team in production points (152) . . . had five tackles, including 1.5 for losses (7 yards), and forced a fumble in the 2012 Outback Bowl win over No. 18 Georgia . . . compiled nine stops in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin . . . collected seven tackles in win at

Northwestern . . . produced five stops, including a half tackle for loss, against Indiana . . . registered six tackles and two pass break-ups in win at Iowa . . . compiled nine tackles, including one for a 1-yard loss, in victory over No. 4 Wisconsin . . . tied a career best with a game-high 10 tackles in the win over Michigan (season-best 22 production points) . . . earned honorable mention College Football Performance Awards Linebacker of the Week accolades after producing career highs in tackles for loss (3.0 for 15 yards) and sacks (2.0 for 13 yards), to go along with seven tackles (all solos) overall, in MSU’s 10-7 win at Ohio State . . . collected seven tackles at Notre Dame . . . recorded six tackles in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 12 games in 2010, including 10 starts at Star linebacker . . . ranked sixth on the team with 59 tackles (23 solos, 36 assists) . . . suffered a sprained elbow early in the first quarter vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl and missed the remainder of the game . . . registered four tackles and a career-high two pass break-ups at Penn State . . . recorded six tackles and his first career interception vs. Purdue . . . intercepted Rob Henry’s fourth-down pass at the MSU 17 with less than a minute to play to secure a 35-31 come-from-behind win over the Boilermakers . . . made five stops at No. 18 Iowa, including a half tackle for loss . . . collected four tackles each vs. Illinois and Northwestern . . . produced seven tackles at No. 18 Michigan . . . played an excellent all-around game vs. Notre Dame, as he posted eight stops, forced a fumble in the second quarter and recovered another Irish fumble in the fourth quarter . . . totaled a career-best 10 tackles vs. Florida Atlantic while playing in his hometown at Detroit’s Ford Field . . . contributed eight stops in the season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman appeared in all 13 games in 2009 and recorded 11 tackles . . . tallied two tackles in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . also recorded two tackles each at Minnesota and at Wisconsin . . . made his first career start at will linebacker at Notre Dame . . . collected one tackle each vs. Purdue, Michigan, Notre Dame, Central Michigan and Montana State . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned a gold medal (along with MSU teammate Micajah Reynolds) as Team USA won the inaugural International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio, in 2009 . . . 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 . . . former high school teammate of current Spartans Dana Dixon, Mylan Hicks and Lawrence Thomas . . . son of Ronnette Black . . . born May 31, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry. . . majoring in psychology. NORMAN’S CAREER HIGHS ________________________________________ Tackles: 10, twice (last vs. Michigan, 10/15/11) Tackles for loss: 3.0, vs. Ohio State (10/1/11) Sacks: 2.0, vs. Ohio State (10/1/11) Pass Break-Ups: 2, twice (last vs. Iowa, 11/12/11) NORMAN’S STATISTICS ___________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2009 13/1 6 5 11 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2010 12/10 23 36 59 0.5-0 0-0 1-8 3 1 1 2011 12/12 40 36 76 6.5-24 2-13 0-0 2 0 1 Career 37/23 69 77 146 8-25 2-13 1-8 5 1 2

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Trevon Pendleton

QB | 6-3 | 215 | FR. | HS LIMA, OHIO LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC

FB | 5-11 | 248 | FR. | RS LUCASVILLE, OHIO PORTSMOUTH WEST

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BOWL HISTORY

Second-year walk-on heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at fullback . . . had two catches for 5 yards in three spring scrimmages, including a 3-yard touchdown reception in the second scrimmage on April 19 . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Co-Player of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Iowa . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top fullbacks by Rivals.com (No. 3) . . . three-time all-state, all-area, all-county and all-district selection for Coach Merril Triplett at Portsmouth (Ohio) West High School . . . earned Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio First-Team honors as a linebacker in 2010 after recording 78 tackles in just seven games for the Senators . . . sidelined for the last four games of the season with a broken leg . . . named AP AllSoutheast District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . also rushed 88 times for 967 yards (11.0 avg.) and 13 touchdowns in 2010 . . . ran 15 times for 115 yards and two scores vs. Chesapeake . . . gained 168 yards on 14 carries and scored three TDs vs. Rock Hill . . . had 15 rushes for 229 yards and two scores vs. Portsmouth . . . produced 96 tackles as a junior, with 25 resulting in losses including eight sacks . . . also forced and recovered three fumbles in 2009 . . . carried 144 times for 1,471 yards and 20 TDs as a junior . . . son of Garrett and Shawna Pendleton . . . born Nov. 9, 1992 . . . no-preference major.

HONORS & AWARDS

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected Ohio’s MVP after accounting for 174 total yards and two scores in a 24-21 overtime win over Pennsylvania in the 2012 Big 33 Football Classic . . . completed 18-of-33 throws for 243 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio North-South Classic . . . PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top pro-style quarterbacks by 247Sports.com (No. 13) and Rivals.com (No. 18) . . . rated among the country’s top quarterbacks by ESPN.com (No. 58) . . . named to SuperPrep’s AllMidwest Team . . . listed among Ohio’s top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 18), Rivals.com (No. 30) and ESPN.com (No. 51) . . . participated in the 2011 Elite 11 Quarterback Camp in Malibu, Calif. . . . four-year starter for Coach Jerry Cooper at Lima (Ohio) Central Catholic High School . . . second-team All-Ohio (Division V) selection by The Associated Press in 2011 . . . named to AP Northwest All-District First Team as a senior . . . selected Northwest Conference Back of the Year for the second-straight season after throwing for 1,995 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2011 while leading the Thunderbirds to a 10-1 record and the No. 1 ranking in the final AP Division V Poll . . . connected on 18-of-32 passes for 333 yards, five TDs and four interceptions vs. Liberty-Benton in the 2011 state quarterfinals . . . also earned first-team all-conference honors as the kicking specialist as a senior, converting 26-fo-29 extra-point attempts and averaging 38 yards per punt . . . voted 2010 NWC Back of the Year after accounting for 2,986 total yards and 40 TDs . . . completed 141-of-231 throws (.610) for 2,516 yards, 27 TDs and six interceptions as a junior . . . rushed for 470 yards and 13 scores in 2010 . . . threw for 1,631 yards (100-of-173 passing) and 21 TDs as a sophomore . . . hit 104-of-222 passes for 1,634 yards and 11 scores as a freshman . . . four-year starter on the Thunderbirds’ basketball team . . . earned second-team AP All-Ohio (Division III) honors as a junior after averaging 12.8 points per game . . . son of Mike and Barb O’Connor . . . born March 4, 1994 . . . no-preference major.

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Third-year player ranks as the top candidate for the starting job at fullback in 2012 . . . had two catches for 6 yards playing for the White in the April 28 spring game . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in five games (vs. Youngstown State, Florida Atlantic, Central Michigan, Indiana and Georgia) to earn his first letter . . . caught one pass for 2 yards in win over Indiana . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the state’s top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 27) and The Detroit News (No. 56) . . . named to The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and All-Oakland County Dream Teams in 2009 . . . three-year, two-way starter at fullback and defensive tackle for Coach Tom Mach at Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi, Mich. . . . 2009 Associated Press Division 1 All-State selection as a lineman . . . named AllArea Player of the Year as a senior . . . two-time All-Metro North and All-Catholic Central Division choice . . . rushed 224 times for 1,279 yards (5.7 avg.) and 24 touchdowns as a senior while helping the Shamrocks to a perfect 14-0 record and the Division 1 state championship . . . had eight receptions for 102 yards (12.8 avg.) in 2009 . . . also contributed 22 tackles, including one 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) . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan wide receiver John Jakubik . . . son of Jeffrey and Toulla Palazeti . . . born Feb. 24, 1992 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in psychology.

2011 RECAP

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FB | 6-1 | 250 | SO. | 1L NORTHVILLE, MICH. DETROIT CATHOLIC CENTRAL

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2011 DEFENSE Youngstown State Florida Atlantic Notre Dame Central Michigan Ohio State Michigan Wisconsin Nebraska Minnesota Iowa Indiana Northwestern Wisconsin Georgia Totals

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NORMAN’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS _______________________________ 2010 DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF Western Michigan 1 7 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Florida Atlantic 4 6 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 4 4 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 Northern Colorado 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Wisconsin 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Michigan 5 2 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Illinois 1 3 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Northwestern 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Iowa 0 5 5 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Minnesota -DNP-INJUREDPurdue 3 3 6 0-0 0-0 1-8 0 0 0 Penn State 0 4 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 Alabama 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 23 36 59 0.5-0 0-0 1-8 3 1 1

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2012 SPARTANS Taybor Pepper

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SN | 6-4 | 185 | FR. | HS SALINE, MICH. | SALINE HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top long snappers by Chris Rubio (No. 6) . . . three-year starter as the long snapper for Coaches Mike Glennie and Joe Palka at Saline (Mich.) High School . . . prior to his senior season, invited to participate in Rubio’s “Top 12” Camp in Los Angeles, Calif. . . . attended Chris Sailer Kicking/ Long Snapping Camps . . . also participated in National Snapping Events in Las Vegas, Nev. . . . member of the Hornet track team as a sophomore . . . son of Cam and Donna Pepper . . . father Cam started at offensive guard for Illinois in 1989-90 . . . born May 28, 1994 . . . majoring in communication.

Josiah Price

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OG | 6-3 | 300 | SR.-5 | 1L CHICAGO, ILL. | MT. CARMEL

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TE | 6-4 | 238 | FR. | HS GREENTOWN, IND. | EASTERN

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Arthur Ray Jr.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top tight ends by 247Sports.com (No. 16) and Rivals.com (No. 19) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among Indiana’s top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 5), 247Sports. com (No. 7) and Rivals.com (No. 10) . . . four-year starter for Coach Josh Edwards at Eastern High School in Greentown, Ind. . . . two-time Top50 All-State selection by the Indiana Football Coaches Association . . . also earned first-team all-state (Class 2A) honors from The Associated Press as a senior . . . two-time first-team all-area and allconference pick . . . named the state’s top senior tight end by the IFCA as part of the Mr. Football program . . . had 39 receptions for 524 yards (13.4 avg.) and four touchdowns in 2011 . . . threw for 114 yards and rushed for 106 yards as a senior . . . recorded 59 tackles, with 19.5 resulting in losses including 13 sacks, in 2011 . . . forced five fumbles, blocked two punts and returned a punt for a TD as a senior . . . caught four passes for 123 yards and a score vs. Oak Hill . . . had a career-best 41 catches for 574 yards (14.0 avg.) and eight TDs in 2010 . . . registered 95 tackles, with 23 for losses including 10 sacks, as a junior . . . had a season-high nine receptions for 155 yards and a TD vs. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers in 2010 . . . his career receiving totals include 130 receptions for 1,920 yards (14.8 avg.) . . . accounted for 29 career TDs . . . produced 286 career tackles, with 65.5 for losses including a school-record 41.5 sacks . . . also participated in basketball and track and field . . . eclipsed the 1,000-point career milestone in basketball as a senior . . . son of Tim and Mary Price . . . born July 19, 1993 . . . no-preference major.

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

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DT | 6-5 | 318 | JR. | 2L LANSING, MICH. | SEXTON Fourth-year player adds depth at defensive tackle in 2012 . . . two-year letterman has seen action in 16 career games . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 12 games, both on the offensive and defensive lines, to earn his second letter . . . collected two tackles against Florida Atlantic . . . spent most of spring practice working at right guard . . . 2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in four games in 2010 (vs. Western Michigan, Northern Colorado, Minnesota and Alabama) while serving as the back-up to Chris McDonald at right guard . . . played a season-high 16 snaps vs. Northern Colorado . . . returned to offensive guard from defensive tackle during preseason camp . . . previously had made the transition from offensive guard to defensive tackle during spring practice . . . 2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned a gold medal (along with MSU teammate Chris Norman) as Team USA won the inaugural International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio, in 2009 . . . 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

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RUSH’S CAREER HIGHS __________________________________________ Tackles: 11, vs. Nebraska (10/29/11) Tackles for loss: 2.5, vs. Nebraska (10/29/11) Sacks: 2.0, vs. Northwestern (11/26/11) Pass Break-ups: 1, five times (last vs. Georgia, 1/2/12)

BOWL HISTORY

Fifth-year senior enters preseason camp as the back-up center, behind Travis Jackson . . . also capable of filling in at left guard . . . three-year letterwinner has played in 19 career games . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Academic All-Big Ten selection for the third-straight year . . . saw action in 12 games, primarily on special teams . . . started at center in the win over Minnesota . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . appeared in four games in 2010 (vs. Western Michigan, Northern Colorado, Minnesota and Alabama) while working behind Joel Foreman at left guard . . . played a career-best 40 snaps vs. Northern Colorado . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in three games in 2009 (vs. Montana State, Notre Dame and Western Michigan) to earn his first letter . . . played 20 snaps at left guard in the second half at Notre Dame after Joel Foreman left the game with an injury . . . also took snaps at center in his collegiate debut vs. Montana State following an injury to starter Joel Nitchman . . . 2008 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report AllAmerica 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

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OL | 6-5 | 290 | SR.-5 | 3L LAKE ORION, MICH. | LAKE ORION

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Third-year player enters his second season as a starting defensive end . . . preseason AllBig Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (second team), Lindy’s (second team) and Athlon Sports (third team) . . . collected five tackles for the White in the April 28 spring game, including 3.0 for losses (23 yards) and 2.5 sacks (18 yards) . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Started all 14 games at defensive end . . . named Big Ten Freshman Defensive MVP by ESPN.com . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches and media) . . . named Freshman All-American by FWAA (first team), Sporting News (first team), Yahoo! Sports (second team), Phil Steele (second team) and CollegeFootballNews. com (second team) . . . named to ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports and BTN.com Big Ten AllFreshman Team . . . ranked second among MSU defensive linemen with 58 tackles (4.1 avg.) . . . ranked first among Big Ten freshmen in sacks (4.0 for 23 yards) and tackles for loss (12.0 for 45 yards) . . . tied for second on the team with five pass break-ups . . . helped MSU to a win over No. 18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl after tying for the team lead with seven tackles, including 2.0 for losses (4 yards), while also breaking up a pass against the Bulldogs . . . excellent all-around game in win at Northwestern: collected five tackles, including a career-high 2.0 sacks (6 yards), forced a fumble, and broke up a pass . . . had three tackles, including a 2-yard tackle for loss, and broke up a pass in win at Iowa . . . collected three tackles against Minnesota . . . earned honorable mention College Football Performance Awards Defensive Lineman of the Week accolades after recording a career-high 11 tackles, including 2.5 for losses (4 yards), at No. 13 Nebraska . . . compiled five stops and had a quarterback hurry in victory against No. 4 Wisconsin . . . had three tackles, including a 10-yard sack of Denard Robinson, and three QB hurries in MSU’s 28-14 win over No. 11 Michigan . . . earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after collecting four tackles, including a 7-yard sack, in MSU’s 10-7 win at Ohio State . . . named Spartan Defensive Player of the Week after registering one tackle, two quarterback hurries and a pass break-up vs. Central Michigan . . . had seven tackles, including 2.0 for losses (10 yards), along with two quarterback hurries at Notre Dame . . . made his first career start against Youngstown State and recorded four tackles, including a half tackle for loss, and also had two quarterback hurries . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation’s top defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 55), Scout.com (No. 60) and Max Emfinger (No. 74) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 36) and Scout. com (No. 44) . . . two-year starter for Coach John Rodenberg at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . selected Great Catholic League South Co-Athlete of the Year after leading the conference in sacks (11 for 73 yards) as a senior while helping the Crusaders to a 9-2 record . . . finished second on the team in tackles with 70 (35 solos, 35 assists) in 2009, including 15.5 for losses (103 yards) . . . had two interceptions as a senior, returning one 10 yards for a touchdown in the season opener vs. Winton Woods . . . also credited with four quarterback hurries, four passes defended and two blocked kicks in 2009 . . . posted a season-best three sacks vs. LaSalle . . . earned second-team All-GCL South honors as a junior . . . registered 75 tackles, including nine sacks, and recovered two fumbles in 2008 . . . recorded a career-high four sacks vs. Findlay . . . intercepted a pass in back-to-back games vs. Elder (55-yard return) and Indianapolis Cathedral (60yard return) . . . appeared in eight games as a sophomore and made 16 tackles (8 solos, 8 assists) . . . attended the same high school that produced current New York Giants linebacker and former Spartan two-time consensus All-American Greg Jones as well as freshman wide receiver Monty Madaris . . . son of John and Ginny Rush . . . born June 19, 1991 . . . majoring in advertising.

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Ethan Ruhland

DE | 6-2 | 250 | SO. | 1L CINCINNATI, OHIO ARCHBISHOP MOELLER

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top cornerbacks by Rivals.com (No. 52) and ESPN.com (No. 72) . . . selected to play in the Police Athletic League Bowl . . . four-year starter for Coach Fred Gilmore at Booker High School in Sarasota, Fla. . . . 2011 Class 4A first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press and Sarasota Herald-Tribune . . . led the Tornadoes in passes defended (7) and interceptions (2) as a senior . . . recorded 90 tackles, including three sacks, in 2011 . . . accounted for more than 1,000 kickoff return yards and returned two for scores as a senior . . . returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown vs. Gateway Charter . . . participated in 2010 IMG Madden Football Academy . . . earned all-area honors as a senior after placing sixth in the high jump (6-2) in the Class 2A state meet . . . also competed in the triple jump and ran the 200 . . . finished fourth in the 2011 Class 2A high jump with a personal-best leap of 6-6 . . . also set Sarasota County meet record in the triple jump (44-4) as a junior . . . also lettered in basketball . . . son of Charles and Vanesa Robinson . . . born Feb. 19, 1994 . . . majoring in marketing.

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DB | 6-0 | 170 | FR. | HS SARASOTA, FLA. | BOOKER

Marcus Rush

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Ezra Robinson

line that helped Dragon backs average better than 5.0 yards per carry in 2007, as Lake Orion advanced to the regional finals . . . allowed only one sack during his senior season . . . son of David and Mary Gemma Ruhland . . . born March 9, 1990 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in human biology.

2012 OUTLOOK

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 majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human capital and society.

RUSH’S STATISTICS _____________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2011 14/14 31 27 58 12-45 4-23 0-0 5 0 1

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RUSH’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS _________________________________ 2011 DEFENSE UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF Youngstown State 1 3 4 0.5-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Florida Atlantic 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 3 4 7 2-10 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Central Michigan 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Ohio State 4 0 4 1-7 1-7 0-0 0 0 0 Michigan 2 1 3 1-10 1-10 0-0 0 0 0 Wisconsin 0 5 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Nebraska 7 4 11 2.5-4 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Minnesota 0 3 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Iowa 2 1 3 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Indiana 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Northwestern 4 1 5 2-6 2-6 0-0 1 0 1 Wisconsin 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Georgia 6 1 7 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Totals 31 27 58 12-45 4-23 0-0 5 0 1

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P | 6-0 | 180 | SO. | 1L GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. FOREST HILLS NORTHERN Third-year player enters his second season as the starting punter . . . named to the College Football Performance Awards Punter Trophy Watch List . . . 2011 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Earned Freshman All-America honors by Phil Steele (third team) and CollegeFootballNews.com (honorable mention) . . . named to ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports and BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team . . . selected to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America Team (second team) for his 4.0 GPA in applied engineering sciences . . . also a CoSIDA Academic All-District V first-team selection and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree . . . 2011-12 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient . . . was one of 14 freshmen starting punters in the FBS (true and redshirt) . . . averaged 41.1 yards per punt (61 punts for 2,509 yards) . . . placed 41 percent (25-of-61) of his punts inside the 20 . . . tied for 12th in the FBS with 25 punts inside the 20 . . . also pinned 11 punts inside the 10, which tied for eighth most in the nation . . . had six punts of 50-plus yards . . . set career highs in punting average (50.1 yards per punt), punts (8) and punting yards (401) and tied a career high with four punts inside the 20 in Michigan State’s win over No. 18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl; also had a career-long 57-yard punt against the Bulldogs . . . placed two of his three punts inside the 20 against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game, including one at the 1-yard line . . . pinned two of his four punts inside the 20 at Northwestern and averaged 39.0 yards per punt (four punts for 156 yards) . . . named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after averaging 46.2 yards per punt (six punts for 277 yards), including three inside the opponent’s 20, in Michigan State’s 37-21 victory at Iowa . . . named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in MSU’s 31-24 victory over Minnesota; averaged just 35.0 yards on five punts against the Gophers, but four of his five punts were placed inside the Gopher 20-yard line; delivered two clutch punts in the final seven minutes, twice pinning Minnesota inside its own 10-yard line; his first punt was downed at the Minnesota 6 and the second was fair caught by Brandon Green at the Gopher 10 . . . pinned two of his seven punts inside the 20 against Wisconsin; averaged 38.0 yards on seven punts vs. the Badgers . . . named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for his performance in the Michigan game; averaged 41.0 yards per punt on five attempts, had one punt downed inside the Michigan 20-yard line, and delivered a long of 45 yards despite wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour in Spartan Stadium; also earned honorable mention College Football Performance Awards National Special Teams Player of the Week accolades . . . averaged 40.8 yards on six punts at Ohio State, including three downed inside the 20 . . . averaged 43.5 yards on two punts vs. Central Michigan, including a 46-yarder . . . averaged 39.7 yards on six punts, including a 55-yarder, at Notre Dame . . . his only punt against Florida Atlantic was a 36-yarder that was downed at the FAU 8-yard line . . . in his collegiate debut against Youngstown State, averaged 38.3 yards per punt (three for 115 yards), including one inside the 20 . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top punters by Scout.com (No. 3) . . . listed among the country’s top kickers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 5) and Rivals.com (No. 7) . . . rated as possessing the fourth-strongest leg among kickers by Rivals.com . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by Scout.com (No. 23), Rivals.com (No. 28) and Detroit Free Press (No. 49) . . . two-year starter for Coach Jeff Rapelje at Forest

Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . averaged 39.9 yards on 32 punts as a senior, including a season-long 61-yarder . . . placed 13 kicks inside the opponent’s 20-yard line in 2009 . . . ranked second on the team in scoring as a senior with 33 points, hitting 27-of-29 extra-point and 2-of-4 field-goal attempts . . . converted a school-record 58-yard field goal vs. Belding . . . averaged 63.0 yards on 33 kickoffs in 2009 . . . averaged 38.6 yards per punt as a junior, including a career-best 65-yarder . . . accounted for 15 points in 2008, converting 12-of-13 PATs and 1-of-2 field-goal tries . . . as a junior, his only field goal came vs. West Catholic, a 43-yarder . . . also lettered in basketball for the Huskies . . . son of David and Karen Sadler . . . born Nov. 19, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in applied engineering sciences and supply chain management. SADLER’S CAREER HIGHS _________________________________________ Punts: 8, vs. Georgia (1/2/12) Punting Yards: 401, vs. Georgia (1/2/12) Punting Avg. (Min. 4): 50.1, vs. Georgia (1/2/12) Punts Inside 20: 4, twice (last vs. Georgia, 1/2/12) Longest Punt: 57, vs. Georgia (1/2/12) SADLER’S STATISTICS ___________________________________________ PUNTING G NO. YDS. AVG. LG I20 +50 2011 14 61 2509 41.1 57 25 6 SADLER’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS________________________________ 2011 PUNTING NO. YDS AVG LG I20 Youngstown State 3 115 38.3 41 1 Florida Atlantic 1 36 36.0 36 1 Notre Dame 6 238 39.7 55 1 Central Michigan 2 87 43.5 46 0 Ohio State 6 245 40.8 51 3 Michigan 5 205 41.0 45 1 Wisconsin 7 266 38.0 49 2 Nebraska 5 182 36.4 40 1 Minnesota 5 175 35.0 44 4 Iowa 6 277 46.2 54 3 Indiana 0 0 0.0 0 Northwestern 4 156 39.0 44 2 Wisconsin 3 126 42.0 45 2 Georgia 8 401 50.1 57 4 Totals 61 2509 41.1 57 25

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DT | 6-1 | 305 | SO. | 1L ROCHESTER, MICH. | ADAMS Third-year walk-on adds depth at defensive tackle . . . 2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in seven games (vs. Youngstown State, Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame, Central Michigan, Ohio State, Indiana and Wisconsin) . . . credited with a solo stop vs. Wisconsin in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the East in the 2010 Michigan High School All-Star Game, played June 19 in Spartan Stadium . . . also nominated to play in the U.S. Army 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 . . . majoring in sociology.

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TE | 6-5 | 285 | JR. | 2L DETROIT, MICH. ORCHARD LAKE ST. MARY’S

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SIMS’ STATISTICS ______________________________________________ RECEIVING G/GS REC. YDS. AVG. TD LG 2009 13/0 11 133 12.1 3 35 2010 -DNP-REDSHIRTED2011 14/3 12 99 8.3 3 21 Career 27/3 23 232 10.1 6 35

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SIMS’ CAREER HIGHS ___________________________________________ Catches: 4, vs. Florida Atlantic (9/10/11) Receiving Yards: 59, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) TD Receptions: 1, six times (last vs. Central Michigan, 9/24/11)

HONORS & AWARDS

Second-year player enters preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at flanker, behind Keith Mumphery . . . recorded five receptions for 58 yards in three spring scrimmages . . . led the White with three catches for 22 yards, including a 3-yard TD grab, in the April 28 spring game . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week twice (Youngstown State, Ohio State) . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top wide receivers by Rivals. com (No. 63) . . . rated among the country’s top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 66) . . . named to PrepStar’s All-Southeast Team . . . listed among Georgia’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 40) . . . honorable mention all-state selection by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Associated Press and Georgia Sports Writers Association . . . two-year starter for Coach Mark Crews at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga. . . . led team in receptions with 48 for 764 yards (15.0 avg.) and six touchdowns as a senior while helping the 14-1 Broncos win the Class AAAAA state title . . . also contributed 26 tackles (20 solos, 6 assists) and an interception in 2010 . . . returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a TD in the 2010 Class AAAAA championship game vs. Colquitt County . . . accounted for more than 200 all-purpose yards vs. Archer . . . earned all-county honors as an all-purpose player in 2009 . . . set school records for receptions (56), receiving yards (915) and TD catches (9) as a junior . . . also set school single-game records for catches (10) and receiving yards (167) vs. Dacula in 2009 . . . returned six punts for 140 yards (23.3 avg.) as a junior . . . son of Andre and Alida Sims . . . born Nov. 18, 1992 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in journalism.

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WR | 5-9 | 182 | FR. | RS SNELLVILLE, GA. | BROOKWOOD

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Andre Sims Jr.

Fourth-year player is the projected starter at tight end . . . named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, presented annually since 2000 to nation’s outstanding tight end . . . ranked among the nation’s top tight ends by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele (fourth team) . . . named to Big Ten All-Spring Offensive Team by BTN.com; had four receptions for 73 yards for the Green in the April 28 spring game . . . two-year letterwinner has 23 catches for 232 yards and six touchdowns in 27 career games, including three starts . . . 2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 14 games, but played the second half of the season with a broken hand . . . tied for third on the team with three touchdown receptions . . . ranked sixth on the team with 12 catches for 99 yards (8.2 avg.) . . . nine of his 12 catches (75 percent) resulted in either a first down or touchdown . . . had two catches for 12 yards in win over No. 4 Wisconsin . . . recorded two catches for 15 yards against Central Michigan, including a 3-yard TD pass from Andrew Maxwell . . . had three catches for 38 yards, including a 6-yard TD reception, at Notre Dame . . . hauled in a career-high four receptions for 27 yards vs. Florida Atlantic, including a 1-yard TD from Kirk Cousins . . . made his first career start in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State . . . 2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by the Sporting News and Rivals.com . . . appeared in all 13 games at tight end as a true freshman . . . recorded 11 receptions for 133 yards (12.1 avg.) and three TDs . . . caught two passes, including a 7-yard TD from Keith Nichol, vs. Western Michigan . . . hauled in an 11-yard TD grab in the back, right corner of the end zone at Minnesota as time expired in the third quarter . . . recorded season highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (59) at Wisconsin, including a 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 sociology.

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Second-year player provides depth at nose tackle . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top defensive tackles by Scouts.com (No. 74) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 82) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 73) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among Wisconsin’s Top 10 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 7) . . . three-year starter for head coaches Dick Basham and Jeff Mazurczak at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, Wis., who helped lead the Hilltoppers win back-to-back Division 1 state titles in 2009-10 . . . first-team all-state selection as a senior by The Associated Press . . . two- time all-region (Southeast) pick by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) . . . named first-team all-area as a senior . . . selected Greater Metro Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2010 after recording 68 tackles (45 solos, 23 assists), with 21 resulting in losses including six sacks . . . anchored a defensive unit that allowed just six first downs and 51 total yards plus recorded a key 7-yard sack in the fourth quarter in the Hilltoppers’ 7-0 victory over Menomonee Falls in the 2010 Division 1 state championship game . . . earned AP second-team all-state honors as a junior . . . secondteam all-area and first-team all-conference selection by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2009 . . . also participated in track and field . . . finished sixth in the shot put (56-11) in the 2010 Division 1 state outdoor championships . . . posted a personal-best 118-10 in the discus throw . . . son Len Scarpinato and Susan Roach . . . born March 24, 1993 . . . majoring in kinesiology.

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Lawrence Thomas

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DE | 6-3 | 295 | FR. | RS DETROIT, MICH. | RENAISSANCE Second-year player will make the transition from linebacker to defensive end in preseason camp . . . did not participate in spring practice due to a shoulder injury . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Co-Player of the Week vs. Iowa . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rivals.com, SuperPrep, PrepStar and MaxPreps AllAmerican . . . participated in the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . . ranked among the nation’s top prospects by PrepStar (No. 15), MaxPreps (No. 21), Sporting News (No. 26), 247Sports.com (No. 28), SuperPrep (No. 30), Rivals.com (No. 55) and ESPNU 150 (No. 150) . . . selected SuperPrep’s Midwest Defensive Player of the Year and rated the region’s No. 2 prospect overall . . . listed among the country’s top linebackers by SuperPrep (No. 3) and CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 8) . . . ranked among the nation’s top inside linebackers by MaxPreps (No. 1), Rivals.com (No. 5) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 8) . . . named high school finalist for the 2010 Butkus Award . . . rated among the country’s top defensive ends by 247Sports. com (No. 3 weakside) and Scout.com (No. 7) . . . ranked the state’s No. 1 senior by The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com . . . three-year starter for Coach Antonio Watts at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . recorded 85 tackles as a senior, with 28 resulting in losses including nine sacks, and forced four fumbles . . . also saw action at tight end, wide receiver and running back in addition to handling the team’s punting chores . . . posted 97 tackles as a junior, with 26 for losses including eight sacks, and three interceptions . . . produced a career-best 19 tackles, including seven for losses, and an interception vs. Detroit Cody . . . hit a career-long 76-yard punt vs. Mumford in 2009 . . . former high school teammate of current Spartans Chris Norman, Dana Dixon and Mylan Hicks . . . son of Kia Thomas and Willis Lawrence . . . born April 16, 1993 . . . nicknamed “L.T.” . . . no-preference major.

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RB | 5-9 | 185 | FR. | HS SNELLVILLE, GA. | BROOKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top all-purpose backs by Rivals.com (No. 11) . . . rated among the country’s top running backs by 247Sports. com (No. 54), Scout.com (No. 70) and ESPN.com (No. 73) . . . named to SuperPrep’s AllDixie Team . . . listed among Georgia’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 43) and SuperPrep (No. 45) . . . carried seven times for 92 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown run, in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Football Classic . . . rushed 18 times for 81 yards, including a 13-yard TD run, in the Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Game . . . three-year starter for Coach Mark Crews at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga. . . . honorable mention all-state choice in 2011 by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association . . . selected Gwinnett County Running Back of the Year after rushing for 1,225 yards (6.1 yards per carry) and 11 TDs as a senior . . . rushed five times for 133 yards and three scores vs. Berkmar . . . returned a kickoff 75 yards for the game-winning TD with 15 seconds left vs. Parkview . . . carried 18 times for a season-high 196 yards and two TDs vs. Shiloh . . . gained 192 yards on 19 attempts and scored twice vs. Central Gwinnett . . . named Snellville Patch Player of the Week after rushing 27 times for 118 yards vs. Collins Hill, including a 79-yard TD gallop . . . earned first-team all-state honors as a junior from GSWA and AJC . . . also named first-team all-county in 2010 . . . rushed 226 times for 1,845 yards (8.2 avg.) and 22 TDs as a junior while helping the 14-1 Broncos win the Class AAAAA state championship . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan wide receiver Andre Sims Jr. . . . son of Reggie and Keisha Tompkins . . . father Reggie played wide receiver at Wisconsin . . . born Dec. 19, 1993 . . . majoring in general management.

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Has emerged as the favorite to replace four-year starter Joel Foreman at left guard . . . fourth-year player made the transition from center to guard in spring practice . . . threeyear letterwinner has appeared in 21 games, including six starts on the defensive line (2009-10) and three starts at center (2011) . . . had 27 career tackles (8 solo, 19 assists) in two years on the defensive line . . . 2011 SEASON: Started the first three games of the season at center but missed the remainder of the season with a knee injury and received a medical redshirt year . . . injured his knee in the second half of the Notre Dame game . . . named Spartan Offensive Co-Lineman of the Week against Florida Atlantic as the Spartans rushed for 188 yards and two touchdowns . . . made his first career start at center in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State . . . made the switch from defensive tackle to center during spring practice in 2011 . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw seen action in nine games in 2010, including five starts at nose tackle (vs. Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and Alabama) . . . sat out three games with a lower leg injury (vs. Western Michigan, Florida Atlantic and Northwestern) and missed a fourth game with the flu (vs. Purdue) . . . credited with 16 tackles (6 solos, 10 assists) and two quarterback hurries in 2010 . . . recorded a career-best six tackles, including five solos, vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . registered a half tackle for loss (1 yard) against the Crimson Tide . . . posted two tackles each vs. No. 18 Michigan and No. 18 Iowa . . . made three stops vs. No. 11 Wisconsin . . . 2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman appeared in the last nine games of the 2009 season at defensive tackle . . . recorded 11 tackles . . . registered a tackle, a quarterback hurry and a pass break-up in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . posted two tackles vs. Penn State . . . made his first career start vs. Western Michigan and produced one tackle . . . season-high four tackles, including a half-sack (2 yards), at Minnesota . . . tallied two tackles vs. Northwestern . . . recorded his first career tackle at Illinois . . . saw his first career action in the win over Michigan . . . did not play the first four games of the season due to a potential red-shirt season . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top centers by Rivals.com (No. 3) and Scout.com (No. 4) . . . rated among the country’s top offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. (No. 48) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 37) . . . ranked among the state’s top 10 seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 2), Lansing State Journal (No. 5), The Detroit News (No. 8) and Rivals.com (No. 9) . . . selected to play in the 2009 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game . . . two-year, two-way starter for Coach Bill Feraco at East Lansing (Mich.) High School, helping the Trojans win back-to-back Division 3 district titles . . . first-team Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State selection as a senior . . . named Area Defensive Player of the Year by the Lansing State Journal . . . anchored an East Lansing defensive unit that allowed just 14.3 points per game in 2008 . . . recorded 69 tackles as a senior, with 15 resulting in losses including six sacks . . . 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 CarmenAinsworth, 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 include 28 tackles for loss, including 12 sacks . . . two-time letterman in track and field, qualifying for the state meet in the shot put . . . also lettered in basketball . . . son of Don and Lola Treadwell . . . his father Don is in his second season as head coach at Miami (Ohio) . . . born Oct. 29, 1990 . . . majoring in sociology.

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WHITE’S STATISTICS ____________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2010 13/0 2 15 17 1-5 0.5-5 0 1 0 0 2011 13/4 11 14 25 4-10 0.5-3 0 0 0 0 Career 26/4 13 29 42 5-15 1-8 0 1 0 0

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WHITE’S CAREER HIGHS__________________________________________ Tackles: 7, vs. Georgia (1/2/12) Tackles for loss: 3.0, vs. Georgia (1/2/12) Sacks: 0.5, twice (last vs. Florida Atlantic, 9/10/11)

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Second-year player enters preseason camp listed as the back-up field corner, behind Darqueze Dennard . . . recorded 14 tackles in three spring scrimmages . . . produced six stops, including a 5-yard sack, in the first spring scrimmage on April 14 . . . made five tackles to go along with two pass break-ups in the second spring scrimmage on April 19 . . . posted three stops for the Green in the April 28 spring game . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the July 16 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Oshkosh (withdrew) . . . rated among the nation’s top cornerbacks (No. 73) . . . ranked among the country’s top safeties by Scouts, Inc. (No. 94) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 67) . . . rated among Wisconsin’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 14) . . . two-year starter for Coach Jed Kennedy at Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wis. . . . first-team all-state and all-region selection as a senior by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association despite missing three games with knee and leg injuries . . . also named first-team AllSoutheast Conference in 2010 . . . posted 38 tackles, two interceptions and four pass break-ups as a senior . . . featured on the preseason watch list for the Jim Leonard Award, presented to the state’s top senior defensive back by the Wisconsin Sports Network . . . recorded the fastest time in the 40 (4.37) at the 2010 Midwest Ultimate 100 Camp . . . honorable mention all-conference pick as a junior . . . earned first-team all-county honors as an outfielder in 2010 after leading the Red Devils in home runs (3) and finishing second in batting average (.452, 28-of-62) . . . also produced eight doubles and three triples as a junior while being caught stealing only once in 26 attempts . . . Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association honorable mention all-district selection and first-team all-conference choice as a sophomore . . . finished third in the 100 (10.85) at the 2011 Division I state track & field championships . . . 2010 county indoor track champion in the 60- and 220-yard dashes . . . son of Ron and Erin Waynes . . . born July 25, 1992 . . . no-preference major.

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Ranks as the top candidate to replace three-year starter and consensus All-American Jerel Worthy at defensive tackle . . . two-year letterwinner has seen action in 26 games on the defensive front, including four starts . . . has 42 career tackles, including 5.0 for losses (15 yards) . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in 13 games, including four starts at nose tackle (vs. Youngstown State, Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame and Georgia) . . . collected 25 tackles, including 4.0 for losses (10 yards) . . . recorded career highs in tackles (7) and tackles for loss (3.0 for 7 yards) and blocked Georgia’s field-goal attempt in triple overtime to help Michigan State defeat the No. 18 Bulldogs in the 2012 Outback Bowl . . . posted four tackles in victory at Iowa . . . started the first three games at nose tackle but missed the Central Michigan game with an injury . . . returned for the Ohio State game . . . recorded three tackles, including a half sack (3 yards), in win over Florida Atlantic . . . in his first career start in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State, tallied two tackles, including a half tackle for loss . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010 while working behind Jerel Worthy at defensive tackle . . . tallied 17 tackles (2 solos, 15 assists), including one for a 5-yard loss . . . posted two stops each in road games at No. 18 Michigan and No. 18 Iowa . . . credited with a half sack (5 yards) at Northwestern . . . matched his career high with three tackles vs. Northern Colorado . . . made two stops vs. Florida Atlantic, including a half tackle for loss . . . registered a career-high three tackles and a pass break-up in his Spartan debut vs. Western Michigan . . . signed a National Letter of Intent in February 2010 . . . JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played for Coach Jeff Sims at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College and helped the Greyhounds to an 11-1 record in 2009, advancing to the NJCAA National Championship Game vs. Blinn College in the inaugural Citizens Bank Bowl . . . ranked fourth on the team in tackles as a red-shirt freshman, with 61 (34 solos, 27 assists) . . . credited with 13 tackles for loss (65 yards) in 2009, including five sacks (38) . . . recorded eight tackles (7 solos, 1 assist) vs. Butler Community College, with four resulting in losses (29 yards) including three sacks (25) . . . also produced eight stops (4 solos, 4 assists) vs. Independence Community College . . . selected Kansas Jayhawk Community College Co-Defensive Player of the Week after posting a career-best 10 tackles (8 solos, 2 assists), with two for losses including a sack vs. Air Force Prep . . . redshirted in 2008 . . . attended Harmony Community School in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2007 . . . two-year starter for Coach Al Slamer at Battle Creek (Mich.) Central High School . . . earned first-team all-state honors as a senior in 2006 after registering 80 tackles and 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 sociology.

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DT | 6-2 | 330 | SR. | 2L BATTLE CREEK, MICH. | FORT SCOTT (KAN.) COMMUNITY COLLEGE

WR | 6-2 | 205 | FR. | RS MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. | WAYZATA Second-year walk-on adds depth at split end . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . sidelined for almost the entire spring in 2011 with a knee injury . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played for Coach Brad Anderson at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn. . . . earned all-conference honors as a senior . . . had 25 receptions for 550 yards (22.0 avg.) and five touchdowns in 2009 . . . scored the only TD of his junior year on a 98-yard bomb vs. St. Cloud Tech . . . sat out his senior track season after suffering a torn ACL in the 2009 football play-offs . . . finished sixth in the 100 at the 2009 Class AA outdoor championships . . . also qualified for the state meet in the 200 . . . son of Stephanie Troup . . . born May 17, 1992 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science.

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CB | 5-11 | 185 | SR.-5 | 3L LIVONIA, MICH. | STEVENSON Fifth-year senior will compete for playing time at boundary corner in 2012 . . . collected eight tackles in three spring scrimmages, including a 7-yard sack in the first scrimmage and a 36-yard interception return playing for the Green in the April 28 spring game . . . three-year letterwinner has 19 tackles in 30 career games . . . 2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in 13 games, primarily on special teams . . . tallied eight tackles (4 solos, 4 assists) . . . posted two tackles against Indiana . . . recorded a career-high three tackles vs. Florida Atlantic . . . 2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010, primarily on special teams . . . produced 10 tackles (5 solos, 5 assists) . . . credited with a pass break-up in his first career start (at boundary corner) at No. 18 Iowa . . . contributed two tackles each vs. Western Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Northern Colorado and No. 15 Alabama . . . also returned a punt 14 yards vs. Northern Colorado . . . former walk-on was award a scholarship prior to the 2010 season . . . 2009 SEASON (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 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 senior wide receiver at Louisiana Tech . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources and society.

S | 6-0 | 205 | FR. | RS DAYTON, OHIO | DUNBAR Second-year figures to earn his share of playing time at free safety in 2012 . . . posted 12 tackles in three spring scrimmages . . . collected five stops and a pass break-up while recovering a fumble in the first spring scrimmage on April 14 . . . tallied six tackles, including a 2-yard tackle for loss, and recovered another fumble in the second spring scrimmage on April 19 . . . 2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Co-Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top cornerbacks by Scout.com (No. 31) . . . ranked among the country’s top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 49) . . . listed among the nation’s top wide receivers by Rivals.com (No. 70) . . . ranked among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 56) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All- Midwest Team . . . rated among Ohio’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 32) . . . three-year starter for Coach James Lacking at Dunbar High School in Dayton, Ohio . . . second-team All-Ohio (Division III) selection as a defensive back in 2010 by The Associated Press . . . earned AP Southwest All-District first-team honors as a senior . . . recorded 49 tackles (19 solos, 30 assists), nine passes defended including three interceptions, and one forced fumble in 2010 . . . posted double-figure tackles in the first three games of his senior year, registering 10 stops each vs. Germantown Valley View, TrotwoodMadison and Columbus Whetstone . . . intercepted two passes vs. Findlay . . . two-way player added 12 catches for 271 yards (22.6 avg.) and two touchdowns . . . caught three passes for 101 yards and two scores vs. Columbus Whetstone . . . earned first-team allcity honors on both sides of the football as a junior . . . produced 60 tackles (37 solos, 23 assists) and 14 passes defended, including seven interceptions (189 yards), in 2009 . . . registered six tackles and a career-best three interceptions vs. Meadowdale, returning one pick for a score . . . made 10 stops plus forced and recovered a fumble vs. Thurgood Marshall . . . totaled a career-high 15 tackles and two interceptions vs. Cincinnati Taft . . . also accounted for 1,250 all-purpose yards and nine TDs as a junior . . . rushed 56 times for 540 yards (9.6 avg.) in 2009 . . . carried 15 times for a career-best 301 yards and three TDs vs. Greenville . . . had 16 receptions for 364 yards (22.8 avg.) and five scores as a junior . . . scored on an 80-yard TD reception vs. Columbus Whetstone . . . caught six passes for 137 yards and two scores vs. Germantown Valley View . . . also participated in track and basketball for the Wolverines . . . won two relay medals (4x100 and 4x200) in the Ohio Division II outdoor championships as a junior . . . son of Roger Williamson Sr. and Domonica Cox . . . born Feb. 8, 1993 . . . majoring in general management.

WHITE’S STATISTICS ____________________________________________ G/GS UT AT TM TFL SACKS INT PBU FR FF 2009 4/0 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2010 13/1 5 5 10 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 2011 13/0 4 4 8 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Career 30/1 9 10 19 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0

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Dantonio has 32 years of collegiate coaching experience and coached in his 16th bowl game in the 2012 Outback Bowl as the Spartans defeated No. 18 Georgia in triple overtime, 33-30. It marked Dantonio’s third New Year’s Day game as a head coach, as he also guided MSU to appearances in the 2009 Capital One Bowl against Georgia and the 2011 Capital One Bowl against Alabama. MARK DANTONIO HEAD COACH SIXTH SEASON

MSU has won 22 of its last 27 games, dating back to the beginning of the 2010 season; the 22 wins over the last two seasons are the highest two-year total in school history and ties for seventh most among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams during that same period.

Michigan State defeated five bowl-bound teams, including a victory over the Badgers earlier in the season on Oct. 22 in Spartan Stadium, 37-31, on a last-second, 44-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to Keith Nichol. MSU also beat No. 11 Michigan for the fourth-straight year on Oct. 15 in Spartan Stadium, 28-14, a first for the program since 1959-62. Other landmark victories included a 10-7 win at Ohio State on Oct. 1, MSU’s first win in Ohio Stadium since

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

COACHING RECORD: 62-39 (.614) in eight years as a college head coach; 18-17 (.514) in three years at Cincinnati (2004-06); 44-22 (.667) in five seasons at Michigan State (2007-).

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Three-year letterman as a defensive back at South Carolina (1976-78). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1987 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1989 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1990 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1983 Fiesta Bowl, 1984 Rose Bowl, 1992 Aloha Bowl, 1995 Independence Bowl, 1996 Sun Bowl, 1997 Aloha Bowl, 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl, 2002 Outback Bowl, 2003 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

Dantonio, who led Michigan State to a school-record 11 wins in 2010 and a share of its first Big Ten Championship since 1990, was named the Dave McClain Big Ten Coach of the Year, as selected by the conference’s media panel. A finalist for the Paul “Bear” Bryant, Eddie Robinson and Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year Awards, Dantonio helped manage the thirdbiggest turnaround among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams during the regular season, as the Spartans improved from 6-7 in 2009 to 11-1 in 2010. He was also named the AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Region 3 Coach of the Year, and earned National Coach of the Year honors from CBSSports.com, Scout.com and Rivals.com. Thanks to its 28-22 victory at Penn State in the regular-season finale, Michigan State recorded its first win in State College since 1965 and finished in a tie with Wisconsin for the 2010 Big Ten Championship. With successive wins over Minnesota, Purdue and Penn State to close out the regular season, the Spartans posted a perfect 3-0 record in November for the first time since 1999. MSU also dealt Wisconsin its only loss of the 2010 regular season, 34-24, in the Big Ten opener. The Spartans finished the season ranked No. 14 in both The Associated Press and USA TODAY/ Coaches’ Polls. A total of 16 Spartans received AllBig Ten recognition on the first team, second team or honorable mention, including senior linebacker Greg Jones, senior punter Aaron Bates, sophomore running back Edwin Baker and sophomore placekicker Dan Conroy, who each earned All-Big Ten first-team honors from the media. One of the top linebackers in school history, Jones was named a first-team consensus All-American for the second-straight season, becoming only the third Spartan to accomplish the feat. He also became

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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.

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 five seasons, nearly 80 percent (72 of 91) of his Michigan State players who have completed their eligibility have earned their undergraduate degrees.

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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).

Following the successful 2011 campaign, six Spartans were selected in the 2012 National Football League Draft, the most since 1999: Worthy (Green Bay Packers, second round; Cousins (Washington Redskins, fourth round); Keshawn Martin (Houston Texans, fourth round), Robinson (San Francisco 49ers, sixth round), Cunningham (Miami Dolphins, sixth round) and Edwin Baker (San Diego, seventh round). A total of 13 Spartans have been drafted under Dantonio.

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Worthy also earned consensus first-team All-America honors, marking the fourth-straight year Michigan State has had a consensus first-team All-American (Javon Ringer: 2008; Greg Jones: 2009, 2010), which is a school record.

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Michigan State’s 11 wins in 2011 tied the school single-season record, as the Spartans became bowl eligible for a school-record fifth consecutive year. MSU won the Big Ten Legends Division title outright with a 7-1 conference record, improving to a league-best 14-2 in Big Ten play the past two seasons. The Spartans came up just short of their first Rose Bowl appearance since 1988, falling to Wisconsin, 42-39, in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game.

The Spartans were rewarded for their excellent season as 19 players received All-Big Ten recognition on the first team, second team or honorable mention, including a school-record 11 on defense. The Spartans had four first-team All-Big Ten selections: cornerback Johnny Adams (coaches), offensive guard Joel Foreman (coaches and media), safety Trenton Robinson (media) and defensive tackle Jerel Worthy (coaches and media).

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In addition, the Spartans have been ranked in the USA TODAY Poll for 29 straight weeks, the longest streak for the program since the national newspaper began administering the poll in 1991. MSU also has been ranked in the Bowl Championship Series standings for a school-record 16 consecutive weeks.

On the offensive side of the ball, quarterback Kirk Cousins and wide receiver B.J. Cunningham rewrote the Michigan State record book. Cousins, the winningest quarterback in school history with 27 victories as a starter, finished his career as MSU’s all-time leader in touchdown passes (66), passing yards (9,131), completions (723), passing efficiency (146.1 rating), 200-yard passing games (26) and total offense (9,004 yards). He also set a single-season MSU record with 25 passing TDs in 2011. Cousins’ favorite target was Cunningham, who left East Lansing as Michigan State’s career leader in both receptions (218) and receiving yards (3,316). In his senior year, Cunningham tied a school record with 79 receptions and posted eight 100-yard receiving games, the most in an MSU single-season.

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Thanks to its 33-30 triple-overtime victory over Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl, Michigan State (11-3) finished No. 10 in the final USA TODAY Coaches Poll and No. 11 in the final Associated Press Poll. It marked MSU’s third Top 10 finish in the history of the USA TODAY Coaches Poll and its first since 1999 (No. 7 with a 10-2 record). It also marked the third time in the last four years that MSU has appeared in the final polls, as the Spartans ranked No. 24 (both polls; 9-4 record) at the conclusion of the 2008 season and No. 14 (both polls; 11-2 record) in 2010.

Known as one of the top defensive minds in the country, Dantonio and his staff assembled the No. 1 defense in the Big Ten in 2011, as the Spartans led the conference in rushing defense (100.5 yards per game), total defense (277.4 ypg.), interceptions (18), sacks (45), tackles for loss (105), and third-down defense (.337). In addition, the Spartans ranked among the NCAA FBS Top 20 in seven statistical categories, including sixth in total defense, seventh in sacks, ninth in rushing defense, 10th in scoring defense (18.4 ppg.), 11th in pass defense (176.9 ypg.), 14th in tackles for loss (105) and 18th in pass efficiency defense (113.3 rating).

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Dantonio owns a 44-22 record (.667) at Michigan State, which marks the most wins by a Spartan head coach in his first five seasons. He has won at least nine games in a season three times (9 in 2008, school-record 11 in 2010, school-record 11 in 2011), tying him with the most seasons of at least nine wins of any coach in program history; he is also the first Spartan coach to accomplish that feat within his first five years.

The Spartans claimed the Legends Division outright with a 31-17 victory at Northwestern on Nov. 26 and closed the regular season with a 4-0 record in November. Under Dantonio, MSU has compiled a 13-3 record in the month of November, including seven-straight wins. Michigan State also went a perfect 7-0 at home for the second-straight year, posting back-to-back perfect home seasons for the first time since 1955-56, and extended its home winning streak to 14 games.

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A Zanesville, Ohio, native with Midwest ties, Dantonio has led Michigan State to a school-record five consecutive bowl appearances and back-to-back 11-win seasons for the first time in program history. The Spartans have recorded 24 Big Ten victories the past four seasons, the most of any team in the conference, claimed a share of the Big Ten Championship in 2010, and won the inaugural Big Ten Legends Divisions title in 2011.

1998, and a 37-21 victory at Iowa on Nov. 12, the Spartans’ first triumph in Kinnick Stadium since 1989.

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In just five seasons, Mark Dantonio has restored the pride and tradition of Spartan football while transforming Michigan State into an annual Big Ten Championship contender.

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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 sixstraight games in the 77-year history of Notre Dame Stadium.

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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 singleseason totals in six other offensive categories.

just the seventh player in program history to receive first-team All-Big Ten honors three times. Jones (New York Giants) and cornerback Chris L. Rucker (Indianapolis Colts) were selected in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Led by Jones and one of the most explosive offenses in the Big Ten, the Spartans earned their third consecutive bowl bid in 2009. A consensus first-team All-American, Jones became the first Spartan to win Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year accolades after recording 154 tackles, finishing first in the conference and third nationally in 2009. He also led the team and ranked among the national leaders in tackles for loss (14 for 69 yards) and sacks (9 for 53 yards). Jones was rated the No. 1 linebacker in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com and earned the Linebacker Trophy (Linebacker of the Year) by the College Football Performance Awards. In addition, Worthy was named a Freshman All-American, marking the third-straight year a Spartan landed on a Freshman All-America Team, and cornerback Jeremy Ware was chosen by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. 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.). MSU established a school record with 28 touchdown passes in 2009, and the 3,502 passing yards ranked second in the school record book. 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. 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). One of 15 semifinalists for the George Munger Coach of the Year Award, Dantonio had a breakthrough season as a head coach in 2008. Under his leadership, the Spartans went 9-3 in the regular season and compiled a 6-2 record in the Big Ten, the best league mark for the program since 1999. Michigan State defeated five bowl-bound teams, with victories over Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame, Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin. The Spartans, who made their first New Year’s Day Bowl appearance in nine seasons, finished the season ranked No. 24 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Polls. Three Michigan State players were named first-team All-Big Ten by the league’s head coaches: senior running back Javon Ringer, senior safety Otis Wiley and Jones. A total of 15 Spartans received All-Big Ten recognition on the first team, second team or honorable mention. Ringer became MSU’s first consensus All-American since 2004, earning first-team accolades from Walter Camp and the Associated Press. The Doak Walker Award finalist had one of the finest seasons in Spartan history, scoring a school-record 22 touchdowns and rushing for 1,637 yards, which ranked second in the school record books. Ringer was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Michigan State also displayed dramatic improvement on the defensive side of the football in 2007. The Spartans ranked fourth in the Big Ten and No. 30 nationally in rushing defense, allowing just 125.9 ypg. Michigan State held four opponents under 50 yards rushing (UAB, Bowling Green, Indiana and Boston College). After finishing eighth in the Big Ten and No. 88 nationally in total defense in 2006, the Spartans improved to fourth in the league and No. 32 in the NCAA, allowing 345.5 ypg. Three Spartans from the 2007 team were selected in the 2008 NFL Draft: wide receiver Devin Thomas (Washington Redskins, second round), tight end Kellen Davis (Chicago Bears, fifth round) and defensive end Ervin Baldwin (Chicago Bears, seventh round). Dantonio, who served as head coach at Cincinnati for three seasons prior to his return to East Lansing, became Michigan State University’s 24th head football coach on Nov. 27, 2006. He previously spent six years as an assistant coach at Michigan State from 1995-2000. In eight seasons as a head coach, Dantonio has collected a 62-39 record (.614), including seven bowl invitations. The 56-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. Dantonio became only the second head coach in Cincinnati history (along with Sid Gillman) to take the Bearcats to a bowl game in his first season in 2004. The Bearcats’ went 7-5 in 2004, including a 5-3 mark in Conference USA, and defeated Marshall (32-14) in the Fort Worth Bowl. Prior to his appointment at Cincinnati, Dantonio served as the defensive coordinator under Jim Tressel at Ohio State for three seasons, where his defensive unit helped the Buckeyes to a combined record of 32-6. 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.). Dantonio spent six years (1995-2000) as Michigan State’s secondary coach, including five seasons under Nick Saban and one under Bobby Williams. He was promoted to associate head coach in 2000. During his six-year tenure as an assistant, the Spartans compiled a 39-30-1 record, including a 10-2 mark in 1999. Dantonio came to Michigan State following four seasons under Glen Mason at Kansas (1991-94) where he coached the defensive secondary. He previously spent five years at Youngstown State under Tressel, helping the Penguins to three trips to the NCAA I-AA playoffs. His coaching credits also include stops at Akron (defensive secondary, 1985), Ohio State (graduate assistant, 1983-84), Butler (Kan.) Junior College (defensive coordinator, 1982), Purdue (graduate assistant, 1981) and Ohio University (graduate assistant, 1980). During his stint as a graduate assistant under Earle Bruce at Ohio State, the Buckeyes played in the 1983 Fiesta and 1984 Rose Bowls.

For Dantonio’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com. 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 dantonio’s Career Record – head coach in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Dantonio became just the third first-year coach in Michigan State history to earn a Overall Conference postseason bowl bid, joining Saban (1995 Independence Bowl vs. YEAR SCHOOL W L PCT W L PCT FINISH POSTSEASON BOWL LSU) and John L. Smith (2003 Alamo Bowl vs. Nebraska). 2004 Cincinnati 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 T-2nd (C-USA) Forth Worth Bowl – Champions 2005 Cincinnati 4 7 .364 2 5 .286 T-6th (BIG EAST) Michigan State (7-6 overall) produced seven victories despite 2006 Cincinnati 7 5 .583 4 3 .571 T-4th (BIG EAST) International Bowl* playing one of the nation’s most demanding schedules, as the 2007 Michigan State 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 T-7th (Big Ten) Champs Sports Bowl Spartans’ 2007 opponents had a combined record of 75-57 (.568) 2008 Michigan State 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 3rd (Big Ten) Capital One Bowl during the regular season. The Spartans went 4-3 in games 2009 Michigan State 6 7 .462 4 4 .500 T-6th (Big Ten) Valero Alamo Bowl played against bowl-bound teams in 2007. Michigan State lost six 2010 Michigan State 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 T-1st (Big Ten) Capital One Bowl games by a combined total of 31 points, including two in overtime 2011 Michigan State 11 3 .786 7 1 .875 1st (Big Ten Legends) Outback Bowl – Champions (Northwestern and Iowa). All six games were decided by seven 38 24 .613 Seven Bowl Games* TOTALS 62 39 .614 points or less. * Did not coach UC in bowl game.

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coaching staff Dan Roushar is in his sixth year on the staff at Michigan State and his second as offensive coordinator. He also coaches the tight ends. A 28-year coaching veteran, it marks the fifth time that Roushar has been an offensive coordinator in his career. Roushar has also served as offensive coordinator at Illinois (2004), Northern Illinois (19982002), Ball State (1994) and Butler (1989-92).

Senior wide receiver B.J. Cunningham, a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media, became the program’s all-time leader in receptions (218) and receiving yards (3,316) during his final season. Cunningham set a school record with eight 100-yard receiving games in 2011 and tied the MSU single-season record with 79 receptions.

Four Spartans on the offensive side of the ball were selected in the 2012 National Football League Draft, including Cousins (fourth round, Washington Redskins), Martin (fourth round, Houston Texans), Cunningham (sixth round, Miami Dolphins) and running back Edwin Baker (seventh round, San Diego Chargers).

Roushar arrived in East Lansing after serving as offensive line coach under Dantonio at Cincinnati for two seasons (2005-06). Prior to joining the Cincinnati coaching staff, he worked with the running backs at Illinois for two seasons (2003-04), adding the duties of offensive coordinator in 2004.

Roushar also has made coaching stops at Butler (1986-92), Rhode Island (1993) and Ball State (1994), where he also served as offensive coordinator. For Roushar’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

In addition to the three first-team selections, eight more Spartan defenders received All-Big Ten recognition on either the second team or honorable mention. Sophomore defensive lineman William Gholston and sophomore safety Isaiah Lewis were named to the second team by the coaches and the media, sophomore linebacker Max Bullough picked up second-team honors from the coaches, and sophomore linebacker Denicos Allen garnered second-team accolades from the media. Sophomore cornerback Darqueze Dennard, junior linebacker Chris Norman, senior defensive tackle Kevin Pickelman and red-shirt freshman defensive lineman Marcus Rush all earned honorable mention. Worthy was selected in the second round of the 2012 National Football League Draft by the Green Bay Packers, while Robinson was chosen in the sixth round by the San Francisco 49ers. A total of six Spartan defensive players have been drafted in Narduzzi’s tenure. For the second year in a row, Narduzzi was named the National Coordinator of the Week by Rivals. com following Michigan State’s victory over Michigan. The Spartans held Michigan to regular-season lows in total offense (250 yards), rushing (82 yards) and points (14) in 2011. Narduzzi has served as a defensive coordinator under Dantonio the past eight seasons, including three years at Cincinnati (2004-06).

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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.

Senior safety Trenton Robinson (media), who ranked second in the Big Ten with four interceptions, and junior cornerback Johnny Adams (coaches), who led MSU with nine passes defended, were also named to the first team. During Narduzzi’s five years at MSU, his players have earned All-Big Ten honors 41 times, including six different first-team selections.

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In his four seasons coaching the offensive line at Michigan State (2007-10), Roushar’s linemen earned All-Big Ten recognition on eight occasions.

Every single MSU starter on defense – which featured only two seniors – received All-Big Ten recognition, either on the first team, second team, or honorable mention, establishing a school record. Three players earned first-team All-Big Ten honors, including junior defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, who also garnered consensus first-team All-America accolades. Worthy was the third Spartan to be named an All-American under Narduzzi, joining Jonal Saint-Dic (2007) and Greg Jones (2009-10).

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Linthicum led all Spartan tight ends with 31 catches for 364 yards, sophomore Dion Sims tied for third on the team with three touchdown receptions, and fifth-year senior Garrett Celek proved all season long to be one of the team’s leading blockers.

The foundation of Michigan State’s defense is stopping the run, and Narduzzi’s unit once again proved it could stop the rush in 2011, ranking first in the Big Ten and ninth in the nation, allowing just 100.5 yards per game. Four teams (FAU, CMU, Ohio State, Georgia) posted their season lows in rushing against the Spartans, and MSU held seven opponents to under-100 yards rushing. MSU has finished in the top 30 nationally in rushing defense three of the past five seasons (30th in 2007; 24th in 2009).

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A total of seven Spartans on offense received All-Big Ten recognition, including senior left guard Joel Foreman (first team), who became the first MSU offensive lineman to garner first-team all-conference honors since 2004. Cousins (coaches), Cunningham (coaches and media) and senior tight end Brian Linthicum (coaches) garnered second-team accolades, while senior wide receiver Keshawn Martin, junior right guard Chris McDonald and sophomore running back Le’Veon Bell earned honorable mention.

MSU also ranked among the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Top 20 in seven statistical categories: sixth in total defense, seventh in sacks, ninth in rushing defense, 10th in scoring defense, 11th in pass defense, 14th in tackles for loss and 18th in pass efficiency defense. The Spartans held five teams to their season lows in total offense (Florida Atlantic, Central Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana) during the regular season and on five occasions, MSU limited their opponent to seven points or less.

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The passing game, led by the winningest quarterback in school history in Kirk Cousins, ranked second in the Big Ten. In his final season wearing the Green and White, Cousins had his best year, setting a MSU single-season record with 25 passing TDs while throwing for a career-high 3,316 yards. Cousins also finished his career as the school-record holder for touchdown passes (66), passing yards (9,131), completions (723), passing efficiency (146.1 rating), 200-yard passing games (26) and total offense (9,004 yards).

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Under Roushar’s direction in 2011, Michigan State’s offense was one of the highest scoring in school history. The Spartans averaged 31.0 points per game, which ranked third in the Big Ten and was the ninth-highest average in a MSU season. The Spartans set school records for most points (434) and passing yards (3,535 yards) in a season, and also ranked among the Top 10 in school history in total offense (second with 5,466 yards), touchdown passes (third with 26) and passing yards per game (fifth with 252.5 ypg.).

In 2011, Narduzzi’s defense had its best showing since his arrival in East Lansing. Michigan State led the Big Ten in rushing defense (100.5 yards per game), total defense (277.4 ypg.), interceptions (18), sacks (45), tackles for loss (105), and third-down defense (.337). In addition, the Spartans ranked among the conference leaders in passing efficiency defense (second with a 113.3 rating), turnover margin (third at +0.50 per game), red-zone defense (third at .763), passing defense (third at 176.9 ypg.), scoring defense (third at 18.4 points per game) and takeaways (fourth with 25).

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Now in his sixth season as Michigan State’s defensive coordinator, Pat Narduzzi has developed the Spartans into one of the top defensive teams in the nation.

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

THE ROUSHAR FILE YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Sixth. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati.

FAMILY: Wife Donna and four children: Arianna, Christina, Patrick and Isabella. YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Sixth. 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 Northern Illinois in 1984.

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

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

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

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1988 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 1991 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 2003 GMAC Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback 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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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 sixth 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.

Now in his sixth year as the defensive line coach at Michigan State, Ted Gill has continued his career-long trend of developing productive and impactful players. Gill molded a young line in 2011 that featured only one senior to help the Spartans lead the Big Ten in rushing defense (100.5 yards per game), total defense (277.4 ypg.), sacks (45), tackles for loss (105) and third-down defense (.337). In addition, MSU ranked among the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Top 20 in seven statistical categories, including total defense (sixth), sacks (seventh), rushing defense (ninth), scoring defense (10th) and tackles for loss (14th).

In June 2012, Barnett was one of eight football coaches to participate in the Champion Forum, the top tier of the NCAA’s coaching academy programs, held in conjunction with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Convention in Dallas. Barnett mentored one of the top secondaries in the nation in 2011, as MSU led the Big Ten and ranked tied for 12th in the NCAA Football HARLON BARNETT Bowl Subdivision with 18 interceptions. MSU also ranked among the SECONDARY COACH FBS leaders in pass defense (11th with 176.9 ypg.) and pass efficiency sixth SEASON defense (18th with a 113.3 rating). In addition, the Spartans were second in the Big Ten in passes defended (60) and third in pass break-ups (42). For the second straight year, all four of MSU’s starters in the secondary garnered All-Big Ten recognition. Senior safety Trenton Robinson, a second-team all-conference selection in 2010, earned first-team honors from the media in 2011 after tying for second in the Big Ten with four interceptions. Junior cornerback Johnny Adams, also a second-team pick by the coaches as a sophomore, raised his game even more to garner first-team accolades. Adams led the team with nine passes defended (three interceptions, six pass break-ups) and ranked seventh in the FBS with 141 interception return yards. The Spartans returned four interceptions for touchdowns in 2011, including two by second-team All-Big Ten selection Isaiah Lewis, who also tied for second in the Big Ten with four picks. Lewis had a TD return of 37 yards against Central Michigan and sealed the win over Michigan with a 39-yard runback for a score in the fourth quarter.

The line was instrumental in stopping the run, as four teams (Florida Atlantic, Central Michigan, Ohio State, Georgia) posted their season lows in rushing against the Spartans. MSU, which also held seven opponents to under-100 yards rushing, finished in the top 30 nationally in rushing defense for the third time in the past five seasons (30th in 2007; 24th in 2009).

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Junior defensive tackle Jerel Worthy earned consensus first-team All-America honors to become MSU’s first All-American at the position since 1971. Worthy, whose presence in the middle was one of the main factors for MSU’s stout defense, also earned first-team All-Big Ten accolades from the coaches and media. He was the second Spartan to be named an All-American under Gill (Jonal Saint-Dic: 2007). Worthy was selected in the second round of the 2012 National Football League Draft by the Green Bay Packers, becoming the second Spartan defensive lineman to be drafted during Gill’s tenure. Ervin Baldwin was a seventh-round draft choice by the Chicago Bears in 2008.

Although he missed three games due to injury, talented sophomore cornerback Darqueze Dennard still garnered honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media. Dennard tied a Spartan-bowl record with two interceptions in the 2012 Outback Bowl win over No. 18 Georgia, including a 38-yard return for a touchdown.

Sophomore defensive end William Gholston, in his first year as a starter, developed into one of the Big Ten’s top players on the defensive line in 2011. The second-team All-Big Ten selection ranked second on the team and tied for seventh in the Big Ten with 16.0 tackles for loss and compiled 29 tackles in a two-game span against Nebraska (career-high 15 tackles) and Minnesota (14). Gholston tied a Spartanbowl record with 5.0 tackles for loss, including a career-high 2.0 sacks, in the 2012 Outback Bowl win over No. 18 Georgia.

Barnett’s players have earned All-Big Ten honors 13 times since his arrival as secondary coach at MSU, including three first-team selections (Robinson, Adams in 2011; Otis Wiley in 2008). In addition, three Spartans have been selected in the National Football League Draft: Jeremy Ware (2010, Oakland Raiders, seventh round); Chris L. Rucker (2011, Indianapolis Colts, sixth round) and Robinson (2012, San Francisco 49ers, sixth round).

Opposite of Gholston, red-shirt freshman Marcus Rush was named the Big Ten Freshman Defensive MVP by ESPN.com and was also named a first-team Freshman All-American by Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America. Rush, an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick, ranked first among freshmen in the conference in tackles for loss (12.0 for 45 yards) and sacks (4.0 for 23 yards), and also had 58 tackles.

During the Spartans’ Big Ten Championship season in 2010, Michigan State finished among the national leaders in pass break-ups (16th with 52), passes defended (17th with 69) and interceptions (tied for 23rd with 17), and was one of just two schools in the league (Iowa) to have all four of their starters in the defensive backfield earn postseason recognition from the conference.

Before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the Big Ten Championship Game, senior defensive tackle Kevin Pickelman, an honorable mention All-Big Ten choice by the media, was having his best year as a Spartan, recording career highs in tackles (37), tackles for loss (7.5 for 39 yards) and sacks (4.0 for 31 yards).

Barnett spent three seasons as secondary coach on Mark Dantonio’s staff at Cincinnati. Barnett 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.

During Michigan State’s Big Ten Championship season in 2010, Gill’s defensive line helped the Spartans rank among the national leaders in several categories during the regular season, including scoring defense (No. 26 allowing 20.1 ppg.) and total defense (No. 31 allowing 337.8 ypg.). The line was instrumental in stopping the run, as the Spartans ranked third in the Big Ten and 21st nationally in the regular season by giving up just 121.9 rushing yards a game.

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. Following his impressive career at Michigan State, Barnett was taken in the fourth round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, where he played for three seasons (1990-92). He spent two seasons at New England (1993-94) and two more with Minnesota (1995-96). For Barnett’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

Spartan defensive linemen have garnered All-Big Ten recognition 10 times during Gill’s tenure. In addition, Ogemdi Nwagbuo, who Gill mentored in 2007, recently finished his third season playing in the NFL. Gill arrived in East Lansing with 32 years of coaching experience, including four seasons as the defensive line coach at Cincinnati (2003-06). For Gill’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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

THE BARNETT FILE FAMILY: Wife Tammy and two children: Todd and Tori. YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Sixth. Joined staff on Dec. 1, 2006, from Cincinnati.

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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. 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 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant coach at Idaho State (197173); offensive line coach at Utah (1974-76); defensive line coach at New Mexico State (1977); defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Ball State (1978-81); defensive coordinator at Cornell (1982); defensive line and linebackers coach at Army (1983); defensive line and linebackers coach at North Carolina (1984-87); defensive line coach at Rice (1988-89); defensive line and linebackers coach at Iowa (1990-94); defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State (1995); defensive line coach at Cincinnati (2003-06). Professional – Defensive line coach at NFL’s Carolina Panthers (1996-98); defensive line coach at XFL’s Los Angeles Extreme (2001); defensive coordinator at CFL’s Montreal Alouettes (2002). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education from Idaho State in 1973. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Two-year letterwinner as a linebacker and nose tackle at Idaho State (1968-69). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1986 Aloha, 1991 Rose, 1991 Holiday, 1993 Alamo, 2004 Fort Worth, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

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coaching staff Salem mentored one of the most talented backfields in the Big Ten in 2011, as sophomore Le’Veon Bell and junior Edwin Baker combined for 1,613 rushing yards (115.2 yards per game) – the second most of any running back duo in the conference – to go along with 18 rushing touchdowns.

Samuel made an immediate impact at MSU in his first season. He helped tutor fifth-year senior B.J. Cunningham, who became the school’s all-time leader in receptions (218) and receiving yards (3,086). Under Samuel, Cunningham had his finest season as a Spartan, setting career highs in receptions (79), receiving yards (1,306) and touchdown catches (12). Those marks also ranked among MSU’s single-season leaders in receptions (tied for first), receiving yards (third) and TDs (tied for third). In addition, he TERRENCE SAMUEL set the MSU single-season record with eight 100-yard receiving WIDE RECEIVERS games. Cunningham was a second-team All-Big Ten selection by Second SEASON the coaches and media, and also earned All-America honors from Phil Steele (fourth team) and SI.com (honorable mention).

After earning Big Ten All-Freshman honors in 2010, Bell had a breakout season last fall, leading the team in rushing touchdowns (13) and rushing (948 yards; 67.7 ypg.); those marks ranked fifth and eighth in the Big Ten, respectively. Through two seasons, Bell has accounted for 1,553 rushing yards and 21 TDs, and his 5.37 rushing average is currently 14th best in MSU history.

Under Salem’s direction in his first season in 2010, Michigan State’s running backs improved their totals from 2009. The resurgent running game was led by Baker, who became just the sixth sophomore in MSU history to reach the 1,000-yard milestone, as he compiled 1,201 rushing yards. In addition, he ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 30th nationally in rushing, averaging 92.4 ypg., and led the team and ranked seventh in the conference with 13 rushing TDs.

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

Cunningham (79 catches) and Martin (66) combined for 145 receptions in 2011, the most ever by a receiving duo in a Michigan State season (previous record: 124 by Charles Rogers [67] and Herb Haygood [57] in 2001). Cunningham (1,306 yards) and Martin (777) also produced the most receiving yards of any receiving duo in an MSU season, teaming up for 2,083 receiving yards in 2011 (previous record: Plaxico Burress [1,142] and Gari Scott [843] with 1,985 receiving yards in 1998). Both of those marks by Cunningham and Martin (145 receptions; 2,083 receiving yards) ranked first among receiving duos in the Big Ten in 2011. Martin was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 National Football League Draft by the Houston Texas, while Cunningham was picked in the sixth round by the Miami Dolphins.

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

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 TDs against the Griffons.

Samuel arrived at North Dakota State after making a second stop at Nebraska-Omaha. He was the offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Nebraska-Omaha in 2007, helping lead the Mavericks to a 10-1 overall record and North Central Conference Championship.

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.

Samuel coached receivers at Southeast Missouri State in 2006 following his original three-year stint at Nebraska-Omaha. He coached defensive backs at Nebraska-Omaha in 2003 and 2004, then assumed the duties of special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach in 2005. Samuel mentored All-America linebacker Kenny Onatolu, now a member of the Carolina Panthers, in 2005, and he was part of a coaching staff that led the Mavericks to conference championships in 2004 and 2005. Samuel began his coaching career at Nebraska-Omaha as a graduate assistant from 1998-2000. He also spent the 2001 and 2002 seasons as a graduate assistant at Arizona.

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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 in 2009, averaging 400.9 yards per game.

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Samuel spent the 2010 season at Central Michigan under former Spartan quarterback and assistant coach Dan Enos. During his only season at CMU, Samuel mentored Cody Wilson, who posted one of the top individual receiving seasons in school history. Wilson caught 83 passes for 1,137 yards and five TDs, recording just the sixth individual 1,000-yard receiving season in school history. His 83 receptions ranked fifth in school history for a single season, while his 1,137 receiving yards ranked third.

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

Salem shares his love of coaching football with his father Joe, former head coach at South Dakota (196674), Northern Arizona (1975-78) and Minnesota (1979-83); as well as his older brother Tim, running backs coach and special teams coordinator at Illinois; and his twin brother Brent, offensive coordinator at O’Gorman High School.

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Baker wasn’t the only one making noise in the backfield in 2010. Bell exploded onto the scene in the first half of the season, collecting 549 yards and eight rushing touchdowns, including a 141-yard effort in the season opener against Western Michigan, the most rushing yards ever by a Spartan in their collegiate debut. Bell closed his first season with 605 yards rushing and was named to the ESPN.com and Rivals. com All-Big Ten Freshman Team.

Senior Keshawn Martin, an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick, also produced his best numbers in 2011, recording career highs in receptions (66) and receiving yards (777). A multi-dimensional threat, Martin finished his career ranked second in MSU history in punt return yards (659), eighth in kick return yards (1,100), 10th in all-purpose yards (4,013), 11th in receptions (127), 16th in receiving yards (1,714) and tied for 17th in TD receptions (10).

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A first-team All-Big Ten selection by the media as a sophomore, Baker led MSU with a season-high 167 yards rushing in the Spartans’ fourth-straight win over Michigan in 2011. He finished the season with 665 rushing yards (47.5 ypg.) and closed his career ranked among MSU’s all-time leaders in rushing yards (12th with 2,293) and carries (13th with 462). Baker was selected in the seventh round of the 2012 National Football League Draft by the San Diego Chargers.

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Terrence Samuel, a 14-year coaching veteran who played his collegiate football at Purdue, is in his second year as wide receivers coach at Michigan State.

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BRAD SALEM RUNNING BACKS/ RECRUITING COORDINATOR third SEASON

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

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

FAMILY: Wife Jaclyn and two children: Brooklyn and Draven. YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Second. Joined staff on Feb. 11, 2011, from Central Michigan.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. 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).

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

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

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

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

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Four-year letterwinner as a wide receiver at Purdue (199194).

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1995 Independence Bowl, 2008 Mineral Water Bowl, 2009 Mineral Water Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 2000 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 2005 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 2007 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 2012 Outback Bowl.

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FAMILY: Wife Christina and two children: Elijah and Jeremiah.

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Mark Staten is in his sixth year on the coaching staff at Michigan State and his second as the offensive line coach. He was promoted to offensive line coach in February 2011 after serving as the tight ends/tackles coach and recruiting coordinator for four years. Staten adds a mix of professional playing experience with a solid coaching background.

MARK STATEN Offensive Line sixth SEASON

Heading into 2011, Michigan State’s offensive line had to replace three starters, but Staten helped mold a young group that featured just one senior starter into one of the best in the Big Ten. Although the Spartans had to use four different starting combinations on the offensive line, including three different starting centers, the unit allowed just 16 sacks, second-fewest in the Big Ten and 19th-fewest in the NCAA FBS.

Fifth-year senior Joel Foreman, who anchored the line from left guard, garnered first-team All-Big Ten honors by the coaches and media to become MSU’s first All-Big Ten first-team selection on the offensive line since 2004. Foreman also received national recognition, getting named on All-America teams by Yahoo! Sports (second team), Phil Steele (third team) and SI.com (honorable mention). He started more games (49) on the offensive line than any other Spartan in school history and tied the school record for most starts at any position. A starter at right guard every game the past two seasons, right guard Chris McDonald earned honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades by the media. Center Travis Jackson started 10 of the last 11 games at center after missing the first three games with an ankle injury and went on to earn Freshman All-America honors from Phil Steele (first team) and CollegeFootballNews.com (second team). He was also named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports and BTN.com. Staten was instrumental in Dan France’s successful move from the defensive line to starting left tackle and Fou Fonoti’s transition from junior college to starting right tackle. Both were first-time starters on the offensive line last season for the Spartans. As tight ends/tackles coach, Staten’s players collected All-Big Ten honors on seven occasions, including second-team tackle Pete Clifford (2007), second-team tackle Jesse Miller (2008), second-team tight end Charlie Gantt (2010) and second-team tackle D.J. Young (2010). In addition, Staten also helped Kellen Davis have his most productive year as a Spartan in 2007. 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, and has played four seasons with the Bears.

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The Spartans had a tight end earn postseason recognition from the Big Ten all four years under Staten, and three of those years a tackle on the offensive line garnered all-conference honors. 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). 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 TDs (14) by a tight end. Celek, a second-team All-BIG EAST selection as a senior, was chosen by Philadelphia in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and is currently in his sixth season playing for the Eagles.

The impressive play of the linebacking unit was one of the main reasons why Michigan State led the Big Ten in rushing defense (100.5 yards per game) and total defense (277.4 ypg.) in 2011. For the first time since 1990, all three of MSU’s starting linebackers garnered All-Big Ten honors. Sophomore Denicos Allen, who ranked second in the Big Ten in sacks with 11.0 and fourth in tackles for loss with 18.5, was named second-team all-conference by the media. Sophomore middle linebacker Max MIKE TRESSEL Bullough picked up second-team accolades from the coaches LINEBACKERS/SPECIAL TEAMS after leading the Spartans with 89 tackles and junior Chris sixth SEASON Norman was named honorable mention after recording career highs in tackles (76) and tackles for loss (6.5). Tressel also oversees a successful special teams unit that has been one of the best in the Big Ten since his arrival. Junior placekicker Dan Conroy, a first-team All-Big Ten honoree in 2010, was an honorable mention choice in 2011, as he ranked third in the league with 17 field goals and fourth in kick scoring with 7.1 points per game. Punter Mike Sadler ranked among the nation’s leaders in punts inside the 10 (ninth with 10) and punts inside the 20 (tied for 12th with 25) and was named a Freshman All-American by Phil Steele (third team) and CollegeFootballNews.com (honorable mention). On the return teams, senior Keshawn Martin ranked second in the Big Ten and 18th in the FBS in punt returns (11.0 avg.), while Nick Hill’s 999 kick return yards were second most in an MSU single-season. In his role as linebackers coach, Tressel mentored Greg Jones and Eric Gordon from 2007-10, two of the top linebackers in the nation who combined for 796 tackles in their careers. A back-to-back consensus first-team All-American, Jones became just the seventh player in program history to receive first-team All-Big Ten honors three times. Jones, who ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in tackles for loss (second with 44.5), tackles (third with 457) and sacks (sixth with 16.5), was selected in the sixth round (No. 185 overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Gordon started more games (49) than any player in Spartan history, including 40 consecutive starting assignments. He finished his career ranked among MSU’s all-time leaders in tackles for loss (10th with 29), tackles (12th with 331) and sacks (21st with 9.5). The past five years, MSU has had two first-team All-Big Ten placekickers (Brett Swenson, Conroy), a first-team All-Big Ten punter (Aaron Bates), and has featured conference leaders in both kick returns (Devin Thomas) and punt returns (Martin). Four of the biggest plays during Michigan State’s 2010 Big Ten Championship season arrived on special teams, including: Bates’ 29-yard completion to Charlie Gantt on a fake field goal in overtime that won the game against Notre Dame; Martin’s 72-yard punt return for a touchdown that gave MSU the lead for good in the win over Wisconsin; Bates’ 21-yard pass to Bennie Fowler on a fake punt in the fourth quarter that sparked MSU’s comeback at Northwestern; and Denicos Allen’s blocked punt late in the fourth quarter against Purdue that led to the game-winning touchdown. Tressel arrived at Michigan State following the 2006 regular season, as he was one of eight assistants to follow Dantonio to MSU from Cincinnati. For Tressel’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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FAMILY: Wife Megan and two children: Logan and Quincy.

FAMILY: Wife Dana and two children: Quinn and Maximus.

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

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

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

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant coach at Miami-Ohio (2001); graduate assistant coach at Ohio State (2002-03); tight ends/tackles and recruiting coordinator at Cincinnati (2004-06). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Miami-Ohio in 2001. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Four-year starter as a defensive tackle at Miami-Ohio (1989-92). Professional – Spent parts of two seasons in the National Football League, with the Cincinnati Bengals (1993) and New England Patriots (1993-94). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 2003 Fiesta, 2004 Fiesta, 2004 Fort Worth, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

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

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell (Iowa) College in 1996; master’s degree in sports administration at South Dakota in 1998. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Four-year starter in the secondary at Cornell (Iowa) College (1992-95). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1999 NCAA Division III Playoffs, 2003 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

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

As a team, the Spartans set a school record with 3,535 passing yards, and the 26 passing TDs were third most in school history.

Warner has been a quarterbacks coach and/or offensive coordinator or passing game coordinator for 23 of his previous 28 seasons as a college assistant. For Warner’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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. A former walk-on, Mannie became a three-year letterman and two-year starter at offensive guard for Akron from 1971-73. He started on the ’71 Zips’ team that finished 8-2 and ranked eighth nationally in the Division II polls. For Mannie’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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

FAMILY: Wife Marianne and daughter Alaina.

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).

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: 18th. Joined staff on Dec. 8, 1994, from Toledo.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Three-year letterwinner as a quarterback at Syracuse (1979-81). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Player – 1979 Independence Bowl. Coach – 1992 Aloha Bowl, 1995 Aloha Bowl, 2003 Liberty Bowl, 2004 New Orleans Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Akron in 1974; master’s degree in health and physical education with an emphasis in exercise science from Ohio State in 1985. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College — Three-year letterman and two-year starter at offensive guard at Akron (1971-73). 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 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

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

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College — Graduate assistant at Ohio State (1984); head strength and conditioning coach at Toledo (1985-94). Also coached and taught at the high school level for ten years.

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FAMILY: Wife Leigh Ann, son Jackson and daughter Alexandra.

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Warner mentored Brian Hoyer in 2007 and 2008, and Hoyer responded by becoming one of the most productive quarterbacks in Spartan history. Hoyer ranks among MSU’s career leaders in pass attempts (No. 3 at 896), passing yards (No. 4 with 6,159), pass completions (No. 4 at 500) and TD passes (No. 7 with 35). Warner also developed Hoyer’s game management skills, as the senior captain compiled a 16-11 record as a starter and led the Spartans to back-to-back bowl appearances. After signing a free agent contract in April 2009, Hoyer has worked his way into the back-up quarterback role for the New England Patriots the past three seasons.

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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In Cousins’ first year as a starter, the sophomore finished the 2009 season completing 60 percent of his passes for 2,680 yards and 19 TDs. His pass efficiency rating of 142.6 ranked third in the Big Ten and 25th nationally. Warner also tutored Keith Nichol in 2009, who threw for 764 yards and seven scroes while compiling a 143.2 quarterback rating.

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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In his second year as the starter in 2010, Cousins blossomed his junior season and helped lead Michigan State to a share of the Big Ten Championship. He completed a career-high 67 percent of his passes for 2,825 yards and 20 TDs and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection. Cousins tied a school record by throwing a TD pass in 16 consecutive games (spanning from 2009 to 2010).

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

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Cousins was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 National Football League Draft by the Washington Redskins.

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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One of three finalists for the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award, which is presented to the top player in the Big Ten, Cousins ranked among the conference leaders in passing (second with 236.9 ypg.), TD passes (tied for second with 25), passing efficiency (third with 145.1 rating) and total offense (fifth with 234.1 ypg.). Cousins earned second-team All-Big Ten accolades from the coaches and was a honorable mention All-American by SI.com. Winner of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, Cousins was also named one of 10 finalists for the Manning Award and one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award.

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In his final season wearing the Green and White, Cousins had his best year as a Spartan in 2011, setting a single-season MSU record with 25 TD passes and tying a school record with 11 200yard passing games. Cousins also ranked among MSU’s single-season leaders in pass completions (second with 267), passing yards (second with 3,316), pass attempts (second with 419), passing yards per game (third with 236.9 ypg.), total offense (third with 3,227 yards), passing efficiency (seventh at 145.1) and completion percentage (eighth at 63.7).

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 KEN MANNIE International Association of Resistance Trainers (IART). In May HEAD STRENGTH & 2002 at its annual conference in Salt Lake City, the Collegiate CONDITIONING COACH Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association awarded Mannie 18TH SEASON the title of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) in recognition of his credentials, professional contributions, mentorship, expertise, and longevity in the field. He is also a 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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DAVE WARNER QUARTERBACKS sixth SEASON

Kirk Cousins, the winningest quarterback in school history with 27 victories as a starter, became MSU’s career record holder for passing touchdowns (66), passing yards (9,131), completions (723), passing efficiency (146.1 rating), total offense (9,004 yards) and 200-yard passing games (26). Cousins’ numbers were some of the best in Big Ten history, as finished his career ranked among the conference’s all-time Top 10 in completion percentage (tied for sixth at .641), passing efficiency rating (seventh), passing yards (10th) and TD passes (tied for 10th).

Ken Mannie is in his 18th 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. His “Fourth Quarter” offseason conditioning program has been a significant reason for MSU’s success in the Mark Dantonio era, as the Spartans have earned a school-record five consecutive bowl bids.

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Hoke was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) in May 2010 by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), which is the highest honor given to a strength and conditioning professional. Along with head strength and conditioning coach Ken Mannie, Hoke has been instrumental in coordinating the “Fourth Quarter” offseason conditioning program that has been one of the key reasons for MSU’s success in the Mark Dantonio era. TOMMY HOKE The 44-year old Hoke came to Michigan State following eight ASSOCIATE HEAD STRENGTH & seasons at Appalachian State (1996-2003), including three CONDITIONING COACH years as an assistant before being promoted to head strength NINTH SEASON and conditioning coach in 1999 by head football coach Jerry Moore. In his role as head strength and conditioning coach, he organized workouts for Appalachian State’s 20 varsity sports. A certified strength and conditioning specialist, Hoke played an integral part in helping Appalachian State football to a combined record of 67-30 (.691) from 1996-2003, including a 48-16 record (.750) in Southern Conference games. The Mountaineers made five-straight appearances in the NCAA I-AA playoffs from 1998-2002. During his tenure, 13 Appalachian State players were invited to National Football League training camps. Prior to his second stint at Appalachian State, Hoke spent one year as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Texas Tech (1995-96) where he worked primarily with the Red Raiders’ men’s basketball, women’s soccer, softball and track and field programs while assisting football. Hoke first arrived on the Appalachian State campus in 1992, working for four years as assistant strength and conditioning coach (1992-95). He began his coaching career as an assistant track and field coach at UNC Wilmington in 1991. A native of Durham, N.C., Hoke lettered in track and field at UNC Wilmington, competing in the javelin and shot put in 1990. He also participated in soccer in 1986. For Hoke’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

TIM ALLEN DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS fifth SEASON

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

Allen came to Michigan State following 10 years at Minnesota where he served as assistant athletics director for football operations. During his tenure, the Golden Gophers made seven postseason bowl appearances, including five-straight trips from 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, Kansas. In October 2003, Allen and members of the 1984 Threshers’ football team that posted an undefeated regular-season record (9-0) en route to winning the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) championship and finishing second in the NAIA Division II final rankings were inducted into the Bethel College Athletic Hall of Fame. A native of Seneca, Kansas, Allen earned two letters as a wide receiver and was elected team captain as a senior at Bethel College. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in health, physical education and recreation from Bethel College in 1986. For Allen’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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

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FAMILY: Wife Rachel and two children: Drew and Jennifer.

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

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

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

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).

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).

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from UNC Wilmington in 1990; master’s degree in exercise science from Appalachian State in 1993.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in health, physical education and recreation from Bethel College in 1986.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College — Lettered in track and field at UNC Wilmington (1990).

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Two-year letterman as a wide receiver at Bethel College.

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 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

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 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

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Folino’s responsibilities include coordinating football studentathlete housing and summer jobs program, high school coaches clinics and football fantasy camp. In addition, he serves as the football office’s liaison to National Football League scouts, student-athlete support services, sports marketing department, MSU Football Players Association and Michigan High School Football Coaches Association.

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. BRAD LUNSFORD DIRECTOR OF EXECUTIVE FOOTBALL OPERATIONS sixth SEASON

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.

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.

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 Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, also earned first-team All-America honors from The Sporting News in 1989. 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). For Folino’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

DINO FOLINO DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL/ PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & RELATIONS 11th SEASON

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Former Spartan assistant coach Dino Folino enters his 11th year as director of personnel/player development and relations at Michigan State.

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Brad Lunsford is in his sixth year as a full-time member of the Spartan football staff as director of executive football operations.

Spartan history FAMILY: Wife Anita and eight children: sons, Anthony, Chuck, John and Danny; and daughters, Alyse, Ann, Ellen and Carlyann. The couple also has 11 grandchildren: Johnny, Dano, Jack, Drew, George, Caroline, June, Charlie, Lilian, Nina and Luciano.

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YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: 18th overall. Rejoined staff in 2002.

FAMILY: Wife April.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: College – Assistant to the recruiting coordinator at Michigan State (2000-03); 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. POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

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, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

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YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Sixth on full-time staff as director of executive football operations.

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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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Bill Burghardt, who spent the past two seasons (2010-11) as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Michigan State, is in his first year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Spartans.

Former Michigan State safety Lorenzo Guess is in his first year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Michigan State. Guess, who previously worked with Mark Dantonio at Cincinnati as a staff assistant in 2006, has seven years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level. Dantonio also served as Guess’ position coach for three seasons in East Lansing (1998-2000).

Lorenzo Guess ASSISTANT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH first SEASON

A native of Wayne, Mich., Guess spent the last two seasons (2010-11) as an assistant director of strength and conditioning at Notre Dame while working with head coach Brian Kelly.

The 33-year old Guess also worked with Kelly for one season at Cincinnati as a tight ends coach, helping the Bearcats to a 12-1 record in 2009 and an appearance in the Sugar Bowl following UC’s second-straight BIG EAST Championship. Guess mentored Ben Guidugli, who earned second-team All-BIG EAST honors after ranking fourth on the team with 27 receptions for 364 yards and three touchdowns. Prior to coaching at Cincinnati, Guess worked on the strength and conditioning staffs at South Florida (2009), Alcorn State (2008), Kentucky State (2007), Cincinnati (2006) and Tiffin (2005). Guess served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at South Florida while working with the men’s basketball team for one season, and was the head strength and conditioning coach at Alcorn State. In 2007, Guess was the secondary coach at Kentucky State and doubled as the assistant strength and conditioning coach. He held the same positions in 2005 at Tiffin. Guess earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State in 2002 and graduated from Tiffin University in 2007 with a master’s degree in business administration. He was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 1998. While at Michigan State, Guess was a four-year letterwinner in football (1998-2001) and also earned two letters with the basketball team. As a safety, Guess helped Michigan State defeat Florida in the 2000 Citrus Bowl and Fresno State in the 2001 Silicon Valley Bowl. He was part of two Big Ten titles and an NCAA Final Four appearance (1999) with the Spartan basketball team. Guess played in 45 career games and recorded 111 tackles, including 4.0 for loss (21 yards) and 3.0 sacks (18 yards), to go along with five interceptions (72 yards) and 14 passes defended.

Burghardt rejoined the Spartan program in July following a six-month stint as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Burghardt worked directly with the Cadet hockey and wrestling teams at West Point, organizing, designing and implementing all aspects of the strength and conditioning programs. BILL BURGHARDT ASSISTANT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH first SEASON

Burghardt is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in kinesiology in 2009, Burghardt worked as a graduate student volunteer on the Spartan strength and conditioning staff in 2009-10. He received his master’s degree in kinesiology in 2011 from MSU. For Burghardt’s complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

THE BURGHARDT FILE FAMILY: Wife Alaina. YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: First. Joined staff on July 1, 2012, from United States Military Academy. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: College – Strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Michigan State (2010-11); assistant strength and conditioning coach at United States Military Academy (2011). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Michigan State in 2009; master’s degree in kinesiology from Michigan State in 2011. POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 2010 Alamo Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl, 2012 Outback Bowl.

Guess tallied a career-high 47 tackles, six pass break-ups and four interceptions as a senior in 2001. In 1999, Guess was one of the components on a defense that ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten, and during the 2000 and 2001 seasons, MSU led the Big Ten in pass defense. Guess attended Wayne (Mich.) Memorial High School. For Guess’ complete bio, please visit msuspartans.com.

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THE GUESS FILE FAMILY: Wife Bianca and daughter Nadia.

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YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: First. Joined staff on June 6, 2012, from Notre Dame. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: College – Secondary coach/assistant strength and conditioning coach at Tiffin University (2005); staff assistant at Cincinnati (2006); secondary coach/ assistant strength and conditioning coach at Kentucky State (2007); head strength and conditioning coach at Alcorn State (2008); assistant strength and conditioning coach at South Florida (2009); tight ends coach at Cincinnati (2009); assistant director of strength and conditioning at Notre Dame (2010-11).

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EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary social science from Michigan State in 2002; master’s degree in business administration from Tiffin University in 2007.

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PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Four-year letterman as a safety at Michigan State (19982001).

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CINDY MEJORADO OFFICE ASSISTANT

SIMONE LAVOIE SPORT OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Player – 2000 Citrus Bowl, 2001 Silicon Valley Classic. Coach – 2007 International Bowl, 2010 Sugar Bowl, 2010 Sun Bowl, 2011 Champs Sports Bowl.

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coaching STAFF Harley earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio State in 2006. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in kinesiology from Michigan State.

ARCHIE COLLINS GRADUATE ASSISTANT / DEFENSE

During the 2005 season, Collins served as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Mackenzie High School.

Collins, who earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from MSU in 1998, is currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology. Collins and his wife Brandi have a daughter, Amber, and a son, Archie IV.

Former Cincinnati linebacker Ryan Manalac begins his second year on the Michigan State staff, his first as a graduate assistant. Last season, he served as one of the football program’s video interns.

He had three receptions for 24 yards and 10 tackles in 36 career games. His first career reception from Brian Hoyer went for a 7-yard score on a third-and-goal play in the fourth quarter at Michigan in 2008, as MSU posted its first win in Ann Arbor since 1990.

A four-year letterman for the Bearcats from 2005-08, Manalac spent his first three years in the program playing for Mark Dantonio. He started all 14 games for Cincinnati as a senior in 2008, including the 2009 FedEx Orange Bowl against Virginia Tech, and recorded a career-best 82 tackles to lead the team. Manalac ranked second on the Bearcats in tackles as a junior with 76, including a career-high 5.5 for losses.

A native of Newton, Conn., Rouse was a two-way starter (tight end and linebacker) and captain for Coach Dennis Orlando at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa. He recorded 96 tackles, including 35 for losses with five sacks, while helping Valley Forge to an 8-0 record in 2005 - its first undefeated season in 16 years. Rouse attended the same prep school that produced former Spartan All-America linebacker Julian Peterson.

A native of Pickerington, Ohio, Manalac earned his bachelor of business administration from Cincinnati in December 2008. As a senior, he was presented the C-Club Strothman Award for academic and athletic excellence.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources from MSU in May 2010. Rouse is currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology.

Manalac joined the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent for preseason camp in August 2009. After being waived, he later signed with the team’s practice squad before being promoted to the 53-man roster in January 2010.

NICK RUFFING VIDEO INTERN / OFFENSE

ROB HARLEY GRADUATE ASSISTANT / OFFENSE

A four-year letterman from 2008-11, Pickelman recorded 93 career tackles, with 12 resulting in losses (58 yards) including six sacks (46). As a fifth-year senior in 2011, he received honorable mention All-Big Ten after setting career highs in tackles (37), tackles for loss (7.5 for 39 yards) and sacks (4 for 31). A native of Marshall, Mich., Pickelman earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from MSU in December 2011.

Ruffing also served as an assistant coach for five years under Bill Feraco at East Lansing High School. He coached the varsity offensive line his last two years, helping the Trojans win two district championships and one regional title. During his tenure at East Lansing High School, Ruffing coached current Spartans Blake Treadwell and Danny Folino. He was a two-year letterman as an offensive tackle at East Lansing High School where he played for Coach Jeff Smith. Ruffing earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a specialization in coaching from Michigan State in 2008. He received his master’s degree in kinesiology/sports administration in December 2011.

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Born and raised in Chicago, Harley was a member of Ohio State’s 2002 National Championship team. He earned three letters as a strong safety for Coach Jim Tressel and helped the Buckeyes to a combined record of 29-8 from 2003-05, including three-straight postseason bowl appearances (2003 Fiesta, 2004 Alamo and 2006 Fiesta).

Former Michigan State defensive lineman Kevin Pickelman enters his first year as a video intern for the Michigan State football program.

The East Lansing, Mich., native previously spent two years working as a graduate assistant in the weight room under Ken Mannie.

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He joins the Spartan coaching staff after spending the last two years as a defensive backs/linebackers coach and assistant special teams coordinator at NCAA Division II Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. The Panthers joined the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the 2010 and 2011 seasons marked the program’s first two at the Division II level. During his two-year stint, Harley tutored four Division II All-Ohio and four All-GLIAC selections as well as 11 student-athletes who earned GLIAC All-Academic honors.

The 27-year-old Ruffing served as a graduate assistant during the 2011 season, assisting offensive line coach Mark Staten.

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Former Ohio State safety Rob Harley enters his first year as a graduate assistant at Michigan State. Harley will assist the offensive staff and work primarily with the skill players.

KEVIN PICKELMAN VIDEO INTERN / DEFENSE

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Nick Ruffing is in his second year with Michigan State football program, his first as a video intern.

Manalac is currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology at Michigan State.

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Collins, a two-time letterman (1996-97) for the Spartans, was selected Special Teams Player of the Week twice during his career: against Penn State in 1996 and Purdue in 1997. Current Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio served as his position coach during his collegiate career.

The 25-year-old Rouse earned three letters as a fullback/linebacker from 2006-08. After missing the entire 2009 season with a toe injury, he suffered a career-ending neck injury in the 2010 season opener against Western Michigan. Following MSU’s 2010 Big Ten Championship season, Rouse was named recipient of the “Biggie” Munn Award as the team’s most inspirational player.

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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.

RYAN MANALAC GRADUATE ASSISTANT / DEFENSE

In 2011, he served as one of the football program’s video interns.

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A Detroit native, Collins spent four years as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Southeastern High School (2006-09) where he helped the Jungaleers win back-to-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.

Prior to pursuing a career in coaching, Harley served as a college football color commentator for ESPN and worked as a sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network.

Former Michigan State fullback/linebacker Josh Rouse is in his second year on the staff, his first as a graduate assistant. Rouse assists the offensive staff, working primarily with offensive line coach Mark Staten.

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The 35-year-old Collins returned to Michigan State after coaching in the Detroit Public School League for seven years. During his tenure in the PSL, he coached nine players who went on to earn all-state honors and 28 players who gained all-city recognition.

His great-great uncle Chic Harley was Ohio State’s first threetime All-American. Due largely to his popularity as a player, the Buckeyes quickly outgrew the 20,000-seat Ohio Field and inspired the construction of Ohio Stadium, nicknamed “The House That Harley Built.”

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

JOSH ROUSE GRADUATE ASSISTANT / OFFENSE

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2011 Honors & Awards JOHNNY ADAMS (Jr., CB) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (first team) • Media All-Big Ten (second team) • ESPN.com All-Big Ten (first team) DENICOS ALLEN (So., LB) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (first team) • Media All-Big Ten (second team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU Tommy Love Award (Most Improved Player) • College Football Performance Awards’ National Linebacker of the Week (Dec. 3 vs. Wisconsin) TODD ANDERSON (Sr.-5, FB) • MSU Tommy Love Award (Most Improved Player) LE’VEON BELL (So., RB) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (honorable mention) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU Outstanding Underclass Back Award (Offense) MAX BULLOUGH (So., LB) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (second team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Capital One Academic All-District First Team (District 5) • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU Potsy Ross Award (Top Scholar-Athlete)

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GARRETT CELEK (Sr.-5, TE) • MSU Jim Adams Award (Unsung Hero) DAN CONROY (Jr., K) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) KIRK COUSINS (Sr.-5, QB) • SI.com All-American (honorable mention) • One of 10 finalists for Manning Award • One of 16 semifinalists for Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award • Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award • One of 13 finalists for Wuerffel Trophy (player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement) • Named to National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Class ($18,000 postgraduate scholarship) • One of 16 finalists for NFF William V. Campbell Trophy (nation’s absolute best scholar-athlete) • One of three finalists for Chicago Tribune Silver Football (Big Ten MVP) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society • Capital One Academic All-District First Team (District 5) • Academic All-Big Ten • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (MSU recipient) • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award – Outstanding Senior Offense • MSU Clarence J. Underwood Jr. Sportsmanship Award • MSU Captain’s Award • Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 22 vs. Wisconsin) • The Ultimate Herbie Award recipient (ESPN’s 2011 Herbie Awards)

B.J. CUNNINGHAM (Sr.-5, WR) • Phil Steele All-American (fourth team) • SI.com All-American (honorable mention) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (second team) • ESPN.com All-Big Ten (first team) • MSU Governor’s Award (Most Valuable Player) • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award – Outstanding Senior Offense • College Football Performance Awards’ National Wide Receiver of the Week (Dec. 3 vs. Wisconsin)

BRIAN LINTHICUM (Sr.-5, TE) • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU Football Players Association’s Community Service & Outreach Award • John Mackey Tight End of the Week (Nov. 12 vs. Iowa) • College Football Performance Awards’ National Tight End of the Week (Nov. 12 vs. Iowa)

JOHN DEYO (Jr., OG) • Academic All-Big Ten

KESHAWN MARTIN (Sr., WR/KR) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award – Outstanding Senior Special Teams • MSU Danziger Award (Outstanding Detroit-Area Player) • Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll (Week 12: Nov. 19 vs. Indiana)

KYLER ELSWORTH (So., LB) • Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 22 vs. Wisconsin)

ANDREW MAXWELL (So., QB) • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU Potsy Ross Award (Top Scholar-Athlete)

JOEL FOREMAN (Sr.-5, OG) • Yahoo! Sports All-American (second team) • Phil Steele All-American (third team) • SI.com All-American (honorable mention) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (first team) • Media All-Big Ten (first team) • ESPN.com All-Big Ten (first team) • National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society • Capital One Academic All-District First Team (District 5) • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU Up Front Award (Outstanding Offensive Lineman) • MSU Captain’s Award

CHRIS MCDONALD (Jr., OG) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award (Offense)

JEREMY GAINER (So., DE) • Academic All-Big Ten

CHRIS NORMAN (Jr., LB) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU Jim Adams Award (Unsung Hero)

DARQUEZE DENNARD (So., CB) • Yahoo! Sports All-Bowl Team • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention)

WILLIAM GHOLSTON (So., DE) • ESPN.com All-Bowl Team • Yahoo! Sports All-Bowl Team • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (second team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (second team) • MSU Danziger Award (Outstanding Detroit-Area Player) TRAVIS JACKSON (R-Fr., C) • Phil Steele All-Freshman Team (first team) • CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American (second team) • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team • Yahoo! Sports Big Ten All-Freshman Team • BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team • Academic All-Big Ten NATE KLATT (So., OG) • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2011-12) • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU Potsy Ross Award (Top Scholar-Athlete) ISAIAH LEWIS (So., SS) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (second team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (second team) • Phil Steele Midseason All-American (honorable mention) • MSU Outstanding Underclass Back Award (Defense)

KEITH MUMPHERY (R-Fr., WR) • Harold & Raynor Shnider Office of the Provost Award KEITH NICHOL (Sr.-5, WR) • National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU President’s Award – Perseverance (Senior Back)

KEVIN PICKELMAN (Sr.-5, NT) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU President’s Award – Perseverance (Senior Lineman) • MSU Iron Man Award (Strength & Conditioning) ARTHUR RAY JR. (Sr., OG) • Named recipient of Discover Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award • MSU “Biggie” Munn Award (Most Inspirational Player) TRENTON ROBINSON (Sr., FS) • Media All-Big Ten (first team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • ESPN.com All-Big Ten (first team) • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award – Outstanding Senior Defense • MSU Clarence J. Underwood Jr. Sportsmanship Award • MSU Captain’s Award CHRIS D. RUCKER (Sr.-5, WR) • MSU Doug Weaver Oil Can Award (Team Humorist) ETHAN RUHLAND (Jr., C) • Academic All-Big Ten

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MARCUS RUSH (R-Fr., DE) • FWAA Freshman All-American (first team) • Sporting News Freshman All-American (first team) • Yahoo! Sports Freshman All-American (second team) • CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American (second team) • Phil Steele All-Freshman Team (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • ESPN.com Big Ten Freshman Defensive MVP • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team • Yahoo! Sports Big Ten All-Freshman Team • BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Oct. 1 vs. Ohio State) MIKE SADLER (R-Fr., P) • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team • Phil Steele All-Freshman Team (third team) • CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American (honorable mention) • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team • BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team • Capital One Academic All-American (second team) • Capital One Academic All-District First Team (District 5) • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2011-12) • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU Potsy Ross Award (Top Scholar-Athlete) • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 12 vs. Iowa) • Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 5 vs. Minnesota) • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Oct. 15 vs. Michigan) BRAD SONNTAG (Sr.-5, WR) • Academic All-Big Ten JEREL WORTHY (Jr., DT) • Associated Press All-American (first team) • Walter Camp All-American (first team) • American Football Coaches Association AllAmerican (first team) • Sporting News All-American (first team) • Yahoo! Sports All-American (first team) • CBSSports.com All-American (first team) • NBCSports.com All-American (first team) • SI.com All-American (second team) • Phil Steele All-American (second team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (first team) • Media All-Big Ten (first team) • ESPN.com All-Big Ten (first team) • MSU Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award (Defense) • One of 16 semifinalists for Chuck Bednarik Award (defensive player of the year) • One of 12 semifinalists for Lombardi Award (college lineman of the year) • One of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy (Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year) PAT NARDUZZI (Defensive Coordinator) • Rivals.com National Coordinator of the Week (Oct. 15 vs. Michigan) MICHIGAN STATE TEAM AWARDS • Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week (Oct. 15 vs. Michigan)


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FIELD GOALS Player 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total Pct. LG D. Conroy 0-0 7-9 4-4 4-5 2-5 17-23 73.9 50 K. Muma 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 100.0 28 MSU 0-0 8-10 4-4 4-5 2-5 18-24 75.0 50 OPPONENTS 0-0 3-3 4-6 1-3 0-1 8-13 61.5 47

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all-purpose yards Player G Rush Rec. PR KOR IR Total YPG B.J. Cunningham 14 26 1306 0 0 0 1332 95.1 L. Bell 14 948 267 0 31 0 1246 89.0 K. Martin 14 113 777 274 30 0 1194 85.3 N. Hill 14 113 0 17 999 0 1129 80.6 E. Baker 14 665 60 0 0 0 725 51.8 B. Linthicum 14 0 364 0 0 0 364 26.0 K. Nichol 14 0 352 0 0 0 352 25.1 L. Caper 11 116 86 0 17 0 219 19.9 MSU 14 1931 3535 327 1113 346 7252 518.0 Opponents 14 1407 2477 211 1492 195 5782 413.0

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TOTAL AVG. 3277 234.1 948 67.7 665 47.5 169 42.2 5466 390.4 3884 277.4

TD LG YPG 12 69 93.3 4 67 55.5 0 45 19.1 0 50 26.0 3 44 25.1 3 21 7.1 1 15 7.8 0 15 3.1 1 21 2.9 1 19 4.3 0 15 3.1 1 21 2.5 0 31 2.8 0 18 4.0 0 2 0.4 26 69 252.5 20 80 176.9

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Total Offense PLAYER G PLAYS RUSH PASS K. Cousins 14 456 -39 3316 L. Bell 14 182 948 0 E. Baker 14 170 665 0 A. Maxwell 4 31 -2 171 MSU 14 940 1931 3535 OPPONENTS 14 903 1407 2477

Receiving Player G No. Yds. Avg. B.J. Cunningham 14 79 1306 16.5 14 66 777 11.8 K. Martin L. Bell 14 35 267 7.6 14 31 364 11.7 B. Linthicum K. Nichol 14 26 352 13.5 14 12 99 8.2 D. Sims L. Caper 11 10 86 8.6 14 6 44 7.3 B. Sonntag T. Anderson 14 6 40 6.7 14 5 60 12.0 E. Baker T. Lippett 14 4 44 11.0 G. Celek 14 3 35 11.7 K. Mumphery 14 2 39 19.5 5 2 20 10.0 B. Fowler N. Palazeti 5 1 2 2.0 MSU 14 288 3535 12.3 Opponents 14 216 2477 11.5

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Team Statistics MSU Opponents FIRST DOWNS 272 226 Rushing 99 78 Passing 159 115 Penalty 14 33 RUSHING YARDAGE 1931 1407 Rushing Attempts 489 502 Average Per Rush 3.9 2.8 Average Per Game 137.9 100.5 TDs Rushing 21 11 PASSING YARDAGE 3535 2477 Comp.-Att.-Int. 288-451-10 216-401-18 Average Per Pass 7.8 6.2 Average Per Catch 12.3 11.5 Average Per Game 252.5 176.9 TDs Passing 26 20 TOTAL OFFENSE 5466 3884 Total Plays 940 903 Average Per Play 5.8 4.3 Average Per Game 390.4 277.4 KICK RETURNS: No.-Yards 47-1113 65-1492 Kickoff Return Average 23.7 23.0 PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yards 31-327 13-211 10.5 16.2 Punt Return Average INT RETURNS: No.-Yards 18-346 10-195 Interception Return Average 19.2 19.5 FUMBLES-LOST 20-8 22-7 PENTALTIES-Yards 95-775 85-688 PUNTING: No.-Yards-Avg. 65-2651-40.8 86-3399-39.5 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 31:15 28:45 THIRD-DOWN Conversions (Pct.) 78-202 (39%) 67-199 (34%) FOURTH-DOWN Conversions (Pct.) 10-18 (56%) 9-20 (45%)

Rushing Player G Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. TD LG YPG L. Bell 14 182 987 39 948 5.2 13 35 67.7 14 170 721 56 665 3.9 5 25 47.5 E. Baker L. Caper 11 30 121 5 116 3.9 1 16 10.5 K. Martin 14 19 126 13 113 5.9 2 34 8.1 N. Hill 14 29 118 5 113 3.9 0 18 8.1 B.J. Cunningham 14 3 27 1 26 8.7 0 24 1.9 B. Fowler 5 1 6 0 6 6.0 0 6 1.2 B. Sonntag 14 1 5 0 5 5.0 0 5 0.4 J. Foreman 14 1 3 0 3 3.0 0 3 0.2 T. Anderson 14 1 1 0 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 A. Maxwell 4 5 6 8 -2 -0.4 0 4 -0.5 T. Lippett 14 1 0 3 -3 -3.0 0 0 -0.2 TEAM 10 9 0 21 -21 -2.3 0 0 -2.1 K. Cousins 14 37 94 133 -39 -1.1 0 21 -2.8 MSU 14 489 2215 284 1931 3.9 21 35 137.9 Opponents 14 502 1860 453 1407 2.8 11 39 100.5

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score by quarters 1 2 3 4 OT Total Avg. 86 168 80 94 6 434 31.0 MSU Opponents 82 43 66 63 3 257 18.4

passing Player G Rtng COMP. ATT. Int. Pct. Yds. TD LG YPG K. Cousins 14 145.1 267 419 10 63.7 3316 25 69 236.9 137.2 18 26 0 69.2 171 1 31 42.8 A. Maxwell 4 K. Martin 14 293.2 2 2 0 100.0 46 0 28 3.3 P. Badovinac 2 58.4 1 2 0 50.0 2 0 2 1.0 B. Sonntag 14 0.0 0 1 0 00.0 0 0 0 0.0 10 0.0 0 1 0 00.0 0 0 0 0.0 TEAM MSU 14 144.3 288 451 10 63.9 3535 26 69 252.5 80 176.9 Opponents 14 113.2 216 401 18 53.9 2477 20

2012 outlook

results Date Opponent Score Attendance Aug. 31 YOUNGSTOWN STATE W, 28-6 75,910 Sept. 10 FLORIDA ATLANTIC W, 44-0 70,249 at Notre Dame L, 13-31 80,795 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 CENTRAL MICHIGAN W, 45-7 72,119 at Ohio State W, 10-7 105,306 Oct. 1 Oct. 15 MICHIGAN W, 28-14 77,515 WISCONSIN W, 37-31 76,405 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 at Nebraska L, 3-24 85,641 MINNESOTA W, 31-24 72,219 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 at Iowa W, 37-21 70,585 INDIANA W, 55-3 74,128 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 at Northwestern W, 31-17 32,172 vs. Wisconsin+ L, 39-42 64,152 Dec. 3 Jan. 2 vs. Georgia* W, 33-30 (3OT) 49,429 + Big Ten Championship Game, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind. * 2012 Outback Bowl, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

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Punting Player G No. Yds. Avg. LG I20 BLK 14 61 2509 41.1 57 25 1 M. Sadler K. Selden 2 3 142 47.3 53 1 0 TEAM 10 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 MSU 14 65 2651 40.8 57 26 1 Opponents 14 86 3399 39.5 60 20 1 KICKOFFS Player G no. yds. avg. tb ob retn net ydln K. Muma 14 83 5401 65.1 17 1 -- -- -48 48.0 0 0 -- -- -M. Sadler 14 1 MSU 14 84 5449 64.9 17 1 23.0 43.1 26 7 0 23.7 39.8 30 OPPONENTS 14 54 3401 63.0 scoring Player D. Conroy L. Bell B.J. Cunningham K. Martin E. Baker D. Sims K. Nichol I. Lewis L. Caper J. Langford T. Anderson D. Dennard J. Adams G. Celek B. Fowler K. Muma B. Linthicum TEAM B. Sonntag K. Cousins MSU Opponents

CONVERSIONs TD Run Pass Kick Rec FG SAF DXP PTS 0 0-0 0-0 48-48 0 17-23 0 0 99 13 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 78 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0 74 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 42 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-1 0 0 3 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0 2 0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 2 0 0-0 2-4 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 54 1-1 2-4 48-48 2 18-24 1 0 434 33 0-0 2-3 29-30 2 8-13 1 0 257

Punt Returns Player G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG K. Martin 14 25 274 11.0 1 57 K. Elsworth 14 1 36 36.0 0 0 N. Hill 14 5 17 3.4 0 8 B. Fowler 5 0 0 0.0 1 0 MSU 14 31 327 10.5 2 57 OPPONENTS 14 13 211 16.2 1 92 kickoff returns Player G No. Yds. Avg. N. Hill 14 38 999 26.3 L. Bell 14 1 31 31.0 K. Martin 14 2 30 15.0 T. Hammock 13 3 30 10.0 L. Caper 11 1 17 17.0 G. Celek 14 1 7 7.0 N. Palazeti 5 1 -1 -1.0 MSU 14 47 1113 23.7 Opponents 14 65 1492 23.0

TD LG 0 67 0 31 0 15 0 15 0 17 0 7 0 0 0 67 1 89

fumble returns Player G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG J. Langford 14 1 37 37.0 1 37 T. Lippett 14 1 15 15.0 0 15 W. Gholston 13 1 6 6.0 0 6 MSU 14 3 58 19.3 1 37 opponents 14 0 0 0.0 0 0 Defensive Statistics Player G Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sacks-Yds. FF FR PBU BLK M. Bullough 14 36 53 89 7.0-27 3.5-22 2 0 2 0 14 43 40 83 18.5-86 11.0-69 0 0 3 0 D. Allen T. Robinson 14 48 32 80 2.0-8 0-0 0 0 2 0 6.5-24 2.0-13 1 0 2 0 C. Norman 12 40 36 76 I. Lewis 14 34 40 74 2.5-5 0-0 0 0 3 0 16.0-50 5.0-30 1 1 2 0 W. Gholston 13 36 34 70 M. Rush 14 31 27 58 12.0-45 4.0-23 1 0 5 0 4.0-35 3.0-32 0 0 6 0 J. Adams 14 37 14 51 D. Dennard 11 30 12 42 1.0-5 0-0 0 0 3 1 7.5-39 4.0-31 1 0 1 0 K. Pickelman 13 19 18 37 K. Elsworth 14 15 22 37 2.5-11 0.5-3 1 0 0 1 10.5-42 3.5-28 0 1 1 2 J. Worthy 14 19 11 30 A.R. White 13 11 14 25 4.0-10 0.5-3 0 0 0 1 T. Lippett 14 9 9 18 0.5-1 0-0 0 1 5 0 T. Jones 14 3 15 18 0.5-4 0.5-4 0 0 1 0 K. Drummond 12 9 8 17 1.0-10 1.0-10 1 0 0 0 S. Gardiner 13 7 10 17 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 D. Drone 14 6 9 15 4.0-12 2.5-8 0 1 1 0 J. Jones 6 7 6 13 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 T. Hammock 13 5 6 11 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 J. Gainer 14 6 5 11 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 M. White 13 4 4 8 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 J. Strayhorn 10 2 4 6 1.5-5 0.5-4 0 0 2 0 C. Freeman 10 2 3 5 1.5-7 0.5-4 0 0 0 0 J. Langford 14 3 2 5 1.0-5 1.0-5 0 2 0 0 D. Stevens 10 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 D. Folino 4 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 B. Sonntag 14 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 B. Pacheco 3 0 3 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 K. Muma 14 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 K. Nichol 14 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 D. Dixon 9 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 K. Mumphery 14 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 M. Reynolds 12 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 D. Sims 14 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 B.J. Cunningham 14 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 J. Sanders 7 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 TEAM 10 1 0 1 1.0-1 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 T. Calero 1 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 L. Bell 14 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 M. Sadler 14 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 T. Hamilton 2 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 D. Curtis 2 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 M. Giampapa 13 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 M. Hicks 1 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 N. Hill 14 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 T. Hoover 1 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 MSU 14 489 448 937 105-432 45-295 13 7 42 5 Opponents 14 506 494 1000 72-240 16-102 10 8 47 1

interception returns Player G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG I. Lewis 14 4 89 22.2 2 39 T. Robinson 14 4 40 10.0 0 34 J. Adams 14 3 141 47.0 1 86 D. Dennard 11 3 38 12.7 1 38 K. Drummond 12 2 34 17.0 0 34 M. Bullough 14 1 4 4.0 0 4 D. Drone 14 1 0 0.0 0 0 MSU 14 18 346 19.2 4 86 Opponents 14 10 195 19.5 0 82

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2011 final statistics 2011 GAME-BY-GAME STATistical LEADERS

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FIELD GOALS (x=missed FG) YSU FAU ND CMU OSU MICH CONROY (17-23) x27 50, 41, x28 40, 35 23 x51, 50 -

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RECEIVING (No.-Yds.-TD) CUNNINGHAM K. MARTIN BELL LINTHICUM NICHOL SIMS CAPER MSU Youngstown State 9-130-1 2-28-0 0-0-0 2-11-0 1-14-0 0-0-0 3-37-0 19-237-1 Florida Atlantic 5-73-0 7-72-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-40-0 4-27-1 0-0-0 22-246-2 at Notre Dame 12-158-0 5-32-0 5-23-0 1-8-0 1-9-0 3-38-1 4-25-0 34-329-1 Central Michigan 3-67-0 0-0-0 1-17-0 1-5-0 3-54-0 2-17-0 1-15-1 20-284-2 at Ohio State 9-154-1 5-45-0 2-17-0 0-0-0 2-21-0 1-7-0 0-0-0 20-250-1 Michigan 4-39-0 3-31-2 1-5-0 2-22-0 2-20-0 0-0-0 1-3-0 13-120-2 Wisconsin 6-102-1 5-41-1 4-27-0 3-58-0 1-44-1 2-12-0 1-6-0 22-290-3 at Nebraska 0-0-0 5-58-0 3-12-0 2-16-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 11-86-0 Minnesota 3-104-0 7-77-0 5-38-0 2-14-0 3-41-1 0-0-0 DNP 23-296-2 at Iowa 4-46-2 4-87-0 2-49-0 5-71-0 2-13-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 19-288-3 Indiana 6-132-2 8-99-1 1-23-0 2-12-0 1-4-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 21-296-3 at Northwestern 6-120-2 2-57-0 3-6-0 3-31-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 14-214-2 vs. Wisconsin 5-115-3 9-115-0 3-11-0 1-1-0 4-39-0 0-0-0 DNP 22-281-3 vs. Georgia 7-66-0 4-35-0 5-39-0 7-115-0 4-53-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 28-318-1 SEASON TOTALS 79-1306-12 66-777-4 35-267-0 31-364-0 26-352-3 12-99-3 10-86-1 288-3535-26

2011 Recap

RUSHING (Att.-Yds.-TD) BELL BAKER CAPER MARTIN HILL MSU Youngstown State 9-40-2 15-91-0 4-22-1 2-11-0 2-7-0 35-159-3 Florida Atlantic 14-69-1 9-50-1 9-27-0 0-0-0 14-56-0 51-188-2 at Notre Dame 7-27-0 10-26-0 0-0-0 1-(-3)-0 0-0-0 23-29-0 8-81-3 16-49-0 11-52-0 0-0-0 8-20-0 47-197-3 Central Michigan at Ohio State 14-50-0 12-36-0 1-(-1)-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 31-71-0 Michigan 7-20-0 26-167-1 0-0-0 3-20-0 0-0-0 39-213-1 Wisconsin 16-87-0 11-15-0 0-0-0 1-34-1 0-0-0 32-109-1 at Nebraska 12-58-0 10-38-0 0-0-0 2-5-0 0-0-0 30-101-0 Minnesota 15-96-2 8-20-0 DNP 1-1-0 0-0-0 28-106-2 at Iowa 20-112-1 13-51-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 40-155-1 Indiana 9-68-0 10-34-2 5-16-0 1-19-1 5-30-0 34-174-3 at Northwestern 16-86-1 15-47-0 DNP 1-8-0 0-0-0 36-166-1 vs. Wisconsin 18-106-1 9-31-1 DNP 5-26-0 0-0-0 34-190-2 vs. Georgia 17-48-2 6-10-0 0-0-0 2-(-8)-0 0-0-0 29-73-2 SEASON TOTALS 182-948-13 170-665-5 30-116-1 19-113-2 29-113-0 489-1931-21

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2011 GAME-BY-GAME INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

2012 Spartans

TacklES (Solo-Ast.-Total) Bullough (3-12-15) Bullough (2-2-4) Lewis (5-4-9) Allen (3-2-5) Bullough (4-5-9) Norman (6-4-10) Norman (6-3-9) Gholston (4-11-15) Gholston (5-9-14) Bullough (8-5-13) Allen (5-4-9) Pickelman (8-0-8) Robinson (7-5-12) Gholston (7-0-7)

2012 outlook

Opponent Rushing (Att.-Yds.-TD) Passing (Att.-Comp.-Int.-Yds.-TD) Receiving (No.-Yds.-TD) Youngstown State Baker (15-91-0) Cousins (18-22-0-222-1) Cunningham (9-130-1) Florida Atlantic Bell (14-69-1) Cousins (16-20-0-183-2) Martin (7-72-0) at Notre Dame Bell (7-27-0) Cousins (34-53-1-329-1) Cunningham (12-158) Central Michigan Bell (8-81-3) Cousins (13-22-1-213-1) Sonntag (4-32-0) at Ohio State Bell (14-50-0) Cousins (20-32-2-250-1) Cunningham (9-154-1) Michigan Baker (26-167-1) Cousins (13-24-0-120-2) Cunningham (4-39-0) Wisconsin Bell (16-87-0) Cousins (22-31-0-290-3) Cunningham (6-102-1) at Nebraska Bell (12-58-0) Cousins (11-27-1-86-0) Martin (5-58-0) Minnesota Bell (15-96-2) Cousins (23-34-0-296-2) Martin (7-77-0) at Iowa Bell (20-112-1) Cousins (18-31-0-260-3) Linthicum (5-71-0) Indiana Bell (9-68-0) Cousins (16-23-0-272-3) Martin (8-99-1) at Northwestern Bell (16-86-1) Cousins (14-20-1-214-2) Cunningham (6-120-2) vs. Wisconsin Bell (18-106-1) Cousins (22-30-1-281-3) Martin (9-115-0) vs. Georgia Bell (17-48-2) Cousins (27-50-3-300-1) Linthicum (7-115-0)

WIS NEB MINN IOWA IND NU WIS UGA - x52, 28 40 22, 31, x49, 48 21, 33 25 x51, 25 35, 28

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TACKLES (Solo-Ast.-Total) BULLOUGH ALLEN ROBINSON NORMAN LEWIS GHOLSTON RUSH ADAMS DENNARD Youngstown State 3-12-15 2-7-9 2-2-4 1-5-6 0-3-3 1-5-6 1-3-4 6-1-7 4-2-6 Florida Atlantic 2-2-4 0-0-0 1-1-2 1-1-2 1-1-2 1-0-1 0-2-2 0-0-0 2-0-2 at Notre Dame 1-1-2 4-3-7 2-1-3 2-5-7 5-4-9 3-1-4 3-4-7 4-1-5 2-0-2 Central Michigan 0-3-3 3-2-5 1-4-5 1-2-3 1-2-3 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-1-2 1-1-2 at Ohio State 4-5-9 2-2-4 3-0-3 7-0-7 4-4-8 5-0-5 4-0-4 3-1-4 3-1-4 Michigan 2-6-8 3-4-7 5-1-6 6-4-10 1-5-6 1-2-3 2-1-3 4-0-4 0-2-2 Wisconsin 1-3-4 3-2-5 4-4-8 6-3-9 3-3-6 DNP 0-5-5 5-2-7 4-2-6 at Nebraska 1-4-5 0-6-6 3-5-8 DNP 3-3-6 4-11-15 7-4-11 4-1-5 5-1-6 Minnesota 3-5-8 2-1-3 4-2-6 DNP 6-6-12 5-9-14 0-3-3 2-3-5 DNP at Iowa 8-5-13 3-6-9 1-3-4 2-4-6 2-3-5 1-2-3 2-1-3 3-1-4 1-0-1 Indiana 0-1-1 5-4-9 3-2-5 1-4-5 2-2-4 2-1-3 1-1-2 2-1-3 0-0-0 at Northwestern 6-2-8 5-0-5 7-1-8 5-2-7 4-1-5 2-2-4 4-1-5 1-0-1 DNP 3-3-6 9-0-0 7-5-12 4-5-9 1-1-2 3-1-4 0-1-1 0-2-2 5-2-7 vs. Wisconsin vs. Georgia 2-1-3 2-3-5 5-1-6 4-1-5 1-2-3 7-0-7 6-1-7 2-0-2 3-1-4 SEASON TOTALS 36-53-89 43-40-83 48-32-80 40-36-76 34-40-74 36-34-70 31-27-58 37-14-51 30-12-42

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2011 Game-by-game team statistics Michigan State Rushing Passing Total Offense First Downs (ATT-YDS-TD) (ATT-COMP-INT-YDS-TD) (PLAYS-YDS.) (TOT-RUSH-PASS-PEN) Youngstown State Florida Atlantic at Notre Dame Central Michigan at Ohio State Michigan Wisconsin at Nebraska Minnesota at Iowa Indiana at Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Georgia SEASON TOTALS

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Turnovers (TOT-FUM-INT)

34-128-0 17-35-1-126-1 69-254 20-9-9-2 1-0-1 20-22-0 6-13-0-26-0 33-48 1-0-1-0 1-1-0 32-114-2 18-26-1-161-1 58-275 18-6-8-4 3-2-1 18-21-0 12-33-4-91-1 51-112 8-3-5-0 4-0-4 39-35-0 12-25-1-143-1 64-178 12-4-6-2 1-0-1 36-82-1 12-31-1-168-1 67-250 20-8-6-6 1-0-1 41-220-2 14-21-2-223-2 62-443 23-11-12-0 2-0-2 58-190-2 7-13-1-80-1 71-270 18-8-5-5 1-0-1 40-120-0 19-34-2-295-3 74-415 22-5-16-1 2-0-2 30-87-1 22-47-1-262-2 77-349 20-3-13-4 3-2-1 37-94-0 15-32-2-142-0 69-236 12-3-8-1 2-0-2 41-117-0 24-34-0-253-2 75-370 21-10-8-3 1-1-0 37-126-3 18-25-0-219-3 62-345 16-4-9-3 0-0-0 39-51-0 20-32-2-288-2 71-339 15-4-9-2 3-1-2 502-1407-11 216-401-18-2477-20 903-3884 226-78-115-33 25-7-18

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35-159-3 19-23-0-237-1 58-396 22-11-10-1 1-1-0 51-188-2 22-32-0-246-2 83-434 27-12-13-2 0-0-0 23-29-0 34-54-1-329-1 77-358 21-1-18-2 2-1-1 47-197-3 20-30-1-284-2 77-481 23-9-12-2 1-0-1 31-71-0 20-32-2-250-1 63-321 15-2-12-1 3-1-2 39-213-1 13-24-0-120-2 63-333 16-9-7-0 2-2-0 32-109-1 22-31-0-290-3 63-399 18-5-13-0 1-1-0 30-101-0 11-27-1-86-0 57-187 12-7-3-2 1-0-1 28-106-2 23-34-0-296-2 62-402 19-5-12-2 1-1-0 40-155-1 19-32-0-288-3 72-443 19-8-11-0 0-0-0 34-174-3 21-31-0-296-3 65-470 22-10-12-0 0-0-0 36-166-1 14-20-1-214-2 56-380 20-9-9-2 1-0-1 34-190-2 22-30-1-281-3 64-471 23-9-14-0 2-1-1 29-73-2 28-51-3-318-1 80-391 15-2-13-0 3-0-3 489-1931-21 288-451-10-3535-26 940-5466 272-99-159-14 18-8-10

opponent Rushing Passing Total Offense First Downs (ATT-YDS-TD) (ATT-COMP-INT-YDS-TD) (PLAYS-YDS.) (TOT-RUSH-PASS-PEN) Youngstown State Florida Atlantic at Notre Dame Central Michigan at Ohio State Michigan Wisconsin at Nebraska Minnesota at Iowa Indiana at Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Georgia SEASON TOTALS

Turnovers (TOT-FUM-INT)

Youngstown State Florida Atlantic at Notre Dame Central Michigan at Ohio State Michigan Wisconsin at Nebraska Minnesota at Iowa Indiana at Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Georgia

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Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Nichol Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham

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Ray Treadwell McDonald Burkland Foreman Treadwell McDonald Burkland Foreman Treadwell McDonald Burkland Foreman Jackson McDonald Fonoti Foreman Jackson McDonald Fonoti Foreman Jackson McDonald Fonoti Foreman Jackson McDonald Fonoti Foreman Jackson McDonald Fonoti Foreman Ruhland McDonald Fonoti Foreman Jackson McDonald Fonoti Foreman Jackson McDonald Fonoti Foreman Jackson McDonald Fonoti Foreman Jackson McDonald Fonoti Foreman Jackson McDonald Fonoti

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Linthicum Nichol Linthicum Nichol Linthicum Martin Celek Martin Linthicum Martin Linthicum Martin Linthicum Martin Linthicum Martin Linthicum Celek+ Linthicum Nichol Linthicum Nichol Linthicum Martin Linthicum Martin Linthicum Martin

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

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Sims+ Anderson Sims+ Anderson Celek+ Celek+ Celek+ Sims+ Anderson Anderson Celek+ Anderson Anderson Anderson

Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Bell Baker Bell Bell Bell Bell Bell

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Youngstown State Florida Atlantic at Notre Dame Central Michigan at Ohio State Michigan Wisconsin at Nebraska Minnesota at Iowa Indiana at Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Georgia

Rush Rush Rush Rush Rush Rush Rush Rush Rush Rush Rush Rush Rush Rush

Worthy A.R. White Gholston Gardiner Worthy A.R. White Gholston Allen Worthy A.R. White Gholston Allen Worthy Pickelman Drone Allen Worthy Pickelman Gholston Allen Worthy Pickelman Gholston Allen Worthy Pickelman Drone Allen Worthy Pickelman Gholston Allen Worthy Pickelman Gholston Allen Worthy Pickelman Gholston Allen Worthy Pickelman Gholston Allen Worthy Pickelman Gholston Allen Worthy Pickleman Gholston Allen Worthy A.R. White Gholston Allen

Bullough Bullough Bullough Bullough Bullough Bullough Bullough Bullough Bullough Bullough Bullough Bullough Bullough Bullough

Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman Gardiner Gardiner Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman

Dennard Robinson Dennard Robinson Dennard Robinson Dennard Robinson Dennard Robinson Dennard Robinson Dennard Robinson Dennard Robinson Lippett Robinson Dennard Robinson Lippett Robinson Lippett Robinson Dennard Robinson Dennard Drummond

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Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis

Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Lippett Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Lippett


2011 final statistics Red Zone Results (MSU/Opponents Inside The 20-Yard Line) Opp. Opp. FGs Opp. FGs Opp. No TDs Made Missed Score

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Youngstown State 5 4 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 Florida Atlantic 7 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 at Notre Dame Central Michigan 7 5 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 at Ohio State Michigan 3 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 3 1 1 1 Wisconsin at Nebraska 2 0 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 Minnesota at Iowa 4 2 2 0 0 4 3 0 0 1 6 4 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 Indiana at Northwestern 2 1 1 0 0 5 2 1 0 2 4 3 1 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 vs. Wisconsin vs. Georgia 5 3 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 Season Totals 56 34 13 2 9 38 22 7 2 9

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MSU in MSU MSU FGs MSU FGs MSU No Opp. in Red Zone TDs Made Missed Score Red Zone

1 1 3 4 1 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 0 3 25 Turnovers Points 7 7 3 17 0 7 0 3 3 14 7 7 0 14 89

YSU FAU ND CMU OSU MICH WIS NEB MINN IOWA IND NU WIS UGA Total Turnovers 1 0 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 3 18 Points 6 0 3 0 0 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 7 3 40

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Opponent Points Off Michigan State Turnovers 2011 MICHIGAN STATE/OPPONENT SUPERLATIVES OPPONENT

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

High Low 27 vs. Florida Atlantic 213 vs. Michigan 329 vs. Notre Dame 481 vs. Central Michigan 83 vs. Florida Atlantic 51 vs. Florida Atlantic 54 vs. Notre Dame 34 vs. Notre Dame 3 vs. Georgia 2 vs. Michigan 124 vs. Michigan

12 vs. Nebraska 29 vs. Notre Dame 86 vs. Nebraska 187 vs. Nebraska 56 vs. Northwestern 23 vs. Notre Dame 20 vs. Northwestern 11 vs. Nebraska 0 (seven times) 0 (seven times) 0 vs. Wisconsin-1

Spartan history

Team Defense Least Most 1 by Florida Atlantic 21 by Central Michigan 26 by Florida Atlantic 48 by Florida Atlantic 33 by Florida Atlantic 18 by Central Michigan 13 by Florida Atlantic 6 by Florida Atlantic 0 (three times) 0 (nine times) 15 by Georgia

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92, Boykin (Georgia) 89, Atkinson (Notre Dame) 82, Blanton (Notre Dame) 13, by four different players 13, Ogletree (Georgia) – last 3.0, Blanton (Notre Dame) 2.0, Martin (Nebraska) 1, by 10 different players

23 by Wisconsin-1 220 by Wisconsin-1 295 by Minnesota 443 by Wisconsin-1 77 by Iowa 58 by Nebraska 47 by Iowa 24 by Northwestern 4 by Central Michigan 2 by Notre Dame, Iowa 82 by Ohio State

Bowl History

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

Honors & awards

35, Burkhead (Nebraska) 137, Ball (Wisconsin-2) 3, Ball (Wisconsin-2) 39, Marlowe (Nebraska) 22, Wilson (Wisconsin-1) 22, Wood (Notre Dame) 47, Vandenberg (Iowa) 23, Persa (Northwestern) 295, Gray (Minnesota) 3, Wilson (Wisconsin-2) 3, Gray (Minnesota) 80, Murray to King (Georgia) 80, Murray to King (Georgia) 9, Muhammad (Indiana) 9, McKnight (Minnesota) 205, King (Georgia) 3, McKnight (Minnesota) 366, Gray (Minnesota) 205, King (Georgia) 10, Buchanan (Ohio State) 45.0, Nortman (Wisconsin-2) 60, Maher (Nebraska) 2, Walsh (Georgia) 4, Walsh (Georgia) 47, Walsh (Georgia) 24, Ball (Wisconsin-2)

Spartan Records

INDIVIDUAL HIGHS MICHIGAN STATE Rushing Attempts 26, Baker vs. Michigan Rushing Yards 167, Baker vs. Michigan 3, Bell vs. Central Michigan TDs Rushing Longest Running Play 35, Bell vs. Minnesota Longest TD Run 35, Bell vs. Minnesota Pass Attempts 53, Cousins vs. Notre Dame Pass Completions 34, Cousins vs. Notre Dame Passing Yards 329, Cousins vs. Notre Dame TD Passes 3, Cousins four times (last vs. Wisconsin-2) Longest Pass Play 69, Cousins to Cunningham vs. Minnesota 63, Cousins to Cunningham vs. Indiana Longest TD Pass Receptions 12, Cunningham vs. Notre Dame Receiving Yards 158, Cunningham vs. Notre Dame TDs Receiving 3, Cunningham vs. Wisconsin-2 Total Offense 323, Cousins vs. Georgia All-Purpose Yards 182, Martin vs. Indiana Punts 8, Sadler vs. Georgia Punting Average 50.1, Sadler vs. Georgia Longest Punt 57, Sadler vs. Georgia Field Goals 3, Conroy vs. Iowa Field Goal Attempts 4, Conroy vs. Iowa Longest Field Goal 50, Conroy vs. Florida Atlantic, Ohio State Points 18, Cunningham vs. Wisconsin-2 18, Bell vs. Central Michigan Long Punt Return 57, Martin vs. Northwestern Long Kickoff Return 67, Hill vs. Indiana Long Int. Return 86, Adams vs. Indiana Tackles 15, Gholston vs. Nebraska 15, Bullough vs. Youngstown State Tackles for Loss 5.0, Gholston vs. Georgia Quarterback Sacks 3.0, Allen vs. Wisconsin-2 Interceptions 2, Dennard vs. Georgia 2, Robinson vs. Minnesota

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Legends Division W L Pct. PF PA W L Pct. PF PA 1. Michigan State 7 1 .875 232 141 11 3 .786 434 257 Michigan 6 2 .750 282 155 11 2 .846 433 226 2. 3. Nebraska 5 3 .625 195 186 9 4 .692 379 304 4 4 .500 193 184 7 6 .538 358 310 4. Iowa 5. Northwestern 3 5 .375 246 262 6 7 .462 376 360 Minnesota 2 6 .250 130 273 3 9 .250 221 380 6. Leaders Division W L Pct. PF PA W L Pct. PF PA 1. Wisconsin 6 2 .750 344 148 11 3 .786 618 266 Penn State 6 2 .750 137 138 9 4 .692 251 218 Purdue 4 4 .500 195 231 7 6 .538 350 349 3. 4. Ohio State 3 5 .375 189 186 6 7 .462 318 273 2 6 .250 145 189 7 6 .538 294 255 5. Illinois 6. Indiana 0 8 .000 147 342 1 11 .083 257 448

team statistics rushing offense team G Att. 1. Wisconsin 14 609 2. Michigan 13 560 3. Nebraska 13 611 13 563 4. Ohio State 5. Purdue 13 535 13 550 6. Illinois 7. Northwestern 13 577 13 515 8. Penn State 9. Indiana 12 492 12 470 10. Minnesota 11. Michigan State 14 489 13 454 12. Iowa

Yds. Avg. TD 3298 5.4 48 2884 5.2 31 2824 4.6 31 2485 4.4 20 2361 4.4 22 2232 4.1 21 2166 3.8 25 2150 4.2 18 1932 3.9 18 1920 4.1 14 1931 3.9 21 1790 3.9 18

YPG 235.6 221.8 217.2 191.2 181.6 171.7 166.6 165.4 161.0 160.0 137.9 137.7

passing offense team G Att. Comp. Int. 1. Northwestern 13 407 289 9 451 288 10 2. Michigan State 14 3. Iowa 13 412 240 8 4. Wisconsin 14 328 233 5 5. Indiana 12 378 211 11 13 391 233 11 6. Purdue 7. Illinois 13 362 226 13 13 284 155 16 8. Michigan 9. Penn State 13 376 181 12 13 293 164 8 10. Nebraska 11. Minnesota 12 274 134 10 12. Ohio State 13 245 125 5

Pct. 71.0 63.9 58.3 71.0 55.8 59.6 62.4 54.6 48.1 56.0 48.9 51.0

Yds. TD 3305 26 3535 26 3052 25 3280 34 2393 10 2538 17 2392 14 2377 22 2301 10 2115 13 1804 10 1651 18

YPG 254.2 252.5 234.8 234.3 199.4 195.2 184.0 182.8 177.0 162.7 150.3 127.0

Yds. Avg. TD 6578 7.0 82 5471 5.6 51 5261 6.2 53 5466 5.8 47 4939 5.5 44 4899 5.3 39 4842 5.6 43 4325 5.0 28 4624 5.1 35 4451 5.0 28 4136 5.1 38 3724 5.0 24

YPG 469.9 420.8 404.7 390.4 379.9 376.8 372.5 360.4 355.7 342.4 318.2 310.3

total offense team G Rush 1. Wisconsin 14 3298 2. Northwestern 13 2166 13 2884 3. Michigan 4. Michigan State 14 1931 5. Nebraska 13 2824 6. Purdue 13 2361 13 1790 7. Iowa 8. Indiana 12 1932 9. Illinois 13 2232 10. Penn State 13 2150 11. Ohio State 13 2485 12. Minnesota 12 1920

Pass Plays 3280 937 3305 984 2377 844 3535 940 2115 904 2538 926 3052 866 2393 870 2392 912 2301 891 1651 808 1804 744

team G TD KXP 2XP DXP FG SAF PTS Avg. 1. Wisconsin 14 85 80 2 0 8 0 618 44.1 Michigan 13 56 54 0 0 13 2 433 33.3 2. 3. Michigan State 14 54 48 3 0 18 1 434 31.0 13 46 44 1 0 19 0 379 29.2 4. Nebraska 5. Northwestern 13 51 50 1 0 6 0 376 28.9 13 45 44 1 0 14 0 358 27.5 6. Iowa 7. Purdue 13 42 39 0 0 19 1 350 26.9 8. Ohio State 13 39 36 0 0 16 0 318 24.5 9. Illinois 13 38 34 1 0 10 0 294 22.6 12 31 30 1 0 13 0 257 21.4 10. Indiana 11. Penn State 13 29 27 1 0 16 0 251 19.3 12. Minnesota 12 27 23 0 0 12 0 221 18.4 rushing defense team G Att. 1. Michigan State 14 502 13 514 2. Illinois 3. Michigan 13 429 13 481 4. Penn State 5. Ohio State 13 479 14 498 6. Wisconsin 7. Iowa 13 549 8. Nebraska 13 515 9. Purdue 13 531 10. Northwestern 13 513 11. Minnesota 12 459 12. Indiana 12 552

Yds. Avg. TD 1407 2.8 11 1610 3.1 15 1712 4.0 14 1733 3.6 13 1840 3.8 13 2139 4.3 17 2028 3.7 16 2060 4.0 23 2274 4.3 25 2305 4.5 27 2237 4.9 23 2924 5.3 25

YPG 100.5 123.8 131.7 133.3 141.5 152.8 156.0 158.5 174.9 177.3 186.4 243.7

passing defense team G Att. Comp. Int. Pct. 1. Illinois 13 328 180 10 54.9 2. Wisconsin 14 352 214 16 60.8 3. Michigan State 14 401 216 18 53.9 4. Ohio State 13 352 214 13 60.8 5. Michigan 13 374 221 9 59.1 6. Penn State 13 427 238 14 55.7 7. Nebraska 13 361 192 10 53.2 8. Indiana 12 302 181 5 59.9 9. Minnesota 12 353 239 4 67.7 10. Purdue 13 401 232 12 57.9 11. Iowa 13 413 256 10 62.0 12. Northwestern 13 356 216 12 60.7

Yds. TD YPG 2110 15 162.3 2291 15 163.6 2477 20 176.9 2366 18 182.0 2476 12 190.5 2478 12 190.6 2499 16 192.2 2580 26 215.0 2600 23 216.7 2873 17 221.0 2898 21 222.9 2995 16 230.4

pass efficiency defense team G Att. Comp. Int. 1. Penn State 13 427 238 14 2. Michigan State 14 401 216 18 3. Illinois 13 328 180 10 4. Nebraska 13 361 192 10 5. Wisconsin 14 352 214 16 13 374 221 9 6. Michigan 7. Purdue 13 401 232 12 8. Ohio State 13 352 214 13 9. Iowa 13 413 256 10 10. Northwestern 13 356 216 12 11. Minnesota 12 353 239 4 12. Indiana 12 302 181 5

Pct. 55.7 53.9 54.9 53.2 60.8 59.1 57.9 60.8 62.0 60.7 67.7 59.9

Yds. TD Rating 2478 12 107.2 2477 20 113.2 2110 15 117.9 2499 16 120.4 2291 15 120.4 2476 12 120.5 2873 17 126.0 2366 18 126.7 2898 21 132.9 2995 16 139.4 2600 23 148.8 2580 26 156.8

total defense team G Rush Pass Plays 1. Michigan State 14 1407 2477 903 2. Illinois 13 1610 2110 842 3. Wisconsin 14 2139 2291 850 4. Michigan 13 1712 2476 803 5. Ohio State 13 1840 2366 831 6. Penn State 13 1733 2478 908 7. Nebraska 13 2060 2499 876 8. Iowa 13 2028 2898 962 9. Purdue 13 2274 2873 932 10. Minnesota 12 2237 2600 812 11. Northwestern 13 2305 2995 869 12. Indiana 12 2924 2580 854

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Yds. Avg. TD 3884 4.3 31 3720 4.4 30 4430 5.2 32 4188 5.2 26 4206 5.1 31 4211 4.6 25 4559 5.2 39 4926 5.1 37 5147 5.5 42 4837 6.0 46 5300 6.1 43 5504 6.4 51

YPG 277.4 286.2 316.4 322.2 323.5 323.9 350.7 378.9 395.9 403.1 407.7 458.7


2011 Big Ten Statistics SCORING DEFENSE

rushing Yds. Avg. TD YPG 1923 6.3 33 137.4 1384 4.9 15 115.3 1357 4.8 15 104.4 1241 5.1 7 95.5 1176 5.3 16 90.5 966 4.9 6 87.8 1041 5.6 9 86.8 948 5.2 13 67.7 874 4.6 9 67.2 802 5.3 8 66.8

net punting

total offense Player G Rush 1. Denard Robinson, MICH 13 1176 14 338 2. Russell Wilson, WIS 3. Dan Persa, NU 10 32 61 4. James Vandenberg, IOWA 13 5. Kirk Cousins, MSU 14 -39 13 874 6. Taylor Martinez, NEB 7. MarQueis Gray, MINN 11 966 8. Nathan Scheelhaase, ILL 13 624 9. Caleb TerBush, PUR 13 219 10. Braxton Miller, OSU 12 715

Pass Plays 2173 479 3175 388 2376 376 3022 482 3316 456 2089 477 1495 412 2110 482 1905 360 1159 316

Yds. 3349 3513 2408 3083 3277 2963 2461 2734 2124 1874

YPG 257.6 250.9 240.8 237.2 234.1 227.9 223.7 210.3 163.4 156.2

receptions Player G Rec. 1. A.J. Jenkins, ILL 13 90 2. Marvin McNutt 13 82 13 75 3. Jeremy Ebert, NU 4. B.J. Cunningham, MSU 14 79 5. Nick Toon, WIS 13 64 6. Keshawn Martin, MSU 14 66 12 51 7. DaJon McKnight, MINN 8. Keenan Davis, IOWA 12 50 9. Jared Abbrederis, WIS 14 55 10. Justin Siller, PUR 13 50

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Yds. Avg. TD RPG 1276 14.2 8 6.92 1315 16.0 12 6.31 1060 14.1 11 5.77 1306 16.5 12 5.64 926 14.5 10 4.92 777 11.8 4 4.71 760 14.9 4 4.25 713 14.3 4 4.17 933 17.0 8 3.93 474 9.5 1 3.85

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TO Gained TO Lost team G Fum. Int. Tot. Fum. Int. Tot. Margin Avg. 1. Wisconsin 14 10 16 26 5 5 10 +16 +1.14 2. Michigan 13 20 9 29 6 16 22 +7 +0.54 Michigan State 14 7 18 25 8 10 18 +7 +0.50 3. 4. Ohio State 13 7 13 20 10 5 15 +5 +0.38 5. Northwestern 13 8 12 20 8 9 17 +3 +0.23 6. Purdue 13 9 12 21 9 11 20 +1 +0.08 Iowa 13 9 10 19 10 8 18 +1 +0.08 Penn State 13 12 14 26 13 12 25 +1 +0.08 9. Nebraska 13 8 10 18 11 8 19 -1 -0.08 10. Indiana 12 11 5 16 7 11 18 -2 -0.17 11. Illinois 13 12 10 22 15 13 28 -6 -0.46 12. Minnesota 12 5 4 9 7 10 17 -8 -0.67

Yds. TD Rating 3175 33 191.8 2376 17 154.8 3316 25 145.1 2173 20 139.7 3022 25 138.5 1159 13 138.4 2110 13 133.4 1905 13 130.7 2089 13 126.5 1571 8 118.3

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Pct. 72.8 73.4 63.7 55.0 58.7 54.1 63.2 61.7 56.3 54.1

Passing Efficiency Player G Att. Comp. Int. 1. Russell Wilson, WIS 14 309 225 4 10 297 218 4 2. Dan Persa, NU 3. Kirk Cousins, MSU 14 419 267 10 4. Denard Robinson, MICH 13 258 142 15 5. James Vandenberg, IOWA 13 404 237 7 12 157 85 4 6. Braxton Miller, OSU 7. Nathan Scheelhaase, ILL 13 291 184 8 13 277 171 6 8. Caleb TerBush, PUR 9. Taylor Martinez, NEB 13 288 162 8 12 231 125 5 10. Matt McGloin, PSU

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Yds. Avg. Ret. Yds. Avg. TB Net Avg. 2182 41.2 14 64 1.2 4 38.5 2626 44.5 26 309 5.2 3 38.3 2756 40.5 20 124 1.8 2 38.1 2889 40.7 26 171 2.4 3 37.4 1943 40.5 18 138 2.9 3 36.4 2985 41.5 17 128 1.8 13 36.1 2778 38.6 21 147 2.0 3 35.7 2723 38.4 25 166 2.3 2 35.5 2119 40.8 10 114 2.2 9 35.1 2651 40.8 13 211 3.2 8 35.1 2158 36.6 7 38 0.6 5 34.2 1750 38.0 21 193 4.2 1 33.4

YPG 237.6 236.9 232.5 226.8 167.2 162.3 160.7 146.5 135.9 130.9

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Yds. TD Avg. 127 0 15.9 332 1 15.1 327 2 10.5 214 1 10.2 198 0 9.0 111 0 7.9 139 0 7.7 54 1 7.7 312 0 7.6 136 0 5.9 46 0 5.8 70 0 2.9

Yds. TD 2376 17 3316 25 3022 25 3175 33 2173 20 2110 13 2089 13 1905 13 1495 8 1571 8

Spartan Records

team G No. 1. Northwestern 13 8 2. Wisconsin 14 22 3. Michigan State 14 31 4. Ohio State 13 21 5. Michigan 13 22 6. Iowa 13 14 7. Nebraska 13 18 8. Minnesota 12 7 9. Penn State 13 41 10. Purdue 13 23 11. Indiana 12 8 12. Illinois 13 24

Pct. 73.4 63.7 58.7 72.8 55.0 63.2 56.3 61.7 50.7 54.1

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punt returns

Player G Att. Comp. Int. 1. Dan Persa, NU 10 297 218 7 14 419 267 10 2. Kirk Cousins, MSU 3. James Vandenberg, IOWA 13 404 237 7 14 309 225 4 4. Russell Wilson, WIS 5. Denard Robinson, MICH 13 258 142 15 184 8 6. Nathan Scheelhaase, ILL 13 291 7. Taylor Martinez, NEB 13 288 162 8 8. Caleb TerBush, PUR 13 277 171 6 9. MarQueis Gray, MINN 11 213 108 8 12 231 125 5 10. Matt McGloin, PSU

Coaching staff

Yds. TD Avg. 1262 1 28.7 1146 1 25.5 1035 0 24.6 1113 0 23.7 1289 2 23.4 981 1 22.8 1008 0 21.9 1072 0 21.9 1033 0 21.5 1345 1 19.2 645 0 18.4 534 0 15.7

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Player G Att. 1. Montee Ball, WIS 14 307 12 281 2. Marcus Coker, IOWA 3. Rex Burkhead, NEB 13 283 13 244 4. Silas Redd, PSU 5. Denard Robinson, MICH 13 221 11 199 6. MarQueis Gray, MINN 7. Fitzgerald Toussaint, MICH 12 187 14 182 8. Le’Veon Bell, MSU 9. Taylor Martinez, NEB 13 189 12 151 10. Stephen Houston, IND Passing

kickoff returns team G No. 1. Purdue 13 44 13 45 2. Nebraska 3. Ohio State 13 42 14 47 4. Michigan State 5. Minnesota 12 55 13 43 6. Penn State 7. Iowa 13 46 8. Wisconsin 14 49 9. Northwestern 13 48 10. Indiana 12 70 11. Michigan 13 35 12. Illinois 13 34

TEAM G No. 1. Iowa 13 53 2. Nebraska 13 59 3. Purdue 13 68 4. Ohio State 13 71 5. Wisconsin 14 48 13 72 6. Penn State 7. Illinois 13 72 8. Indiana 12 71 9. Northwestern 13 52 10. Michigan State 14 65 11. Minnesota 12 59 12. Michigan 13 46

individual statistics 2012 outlook

team G TD KXP 2XP DXP FG SAF PTS Avg. 1. Penn State 13 25 23 0 0 15 0 218 16.8 Michigan 13 27 26 1 0 12 0 226 17.4 2. 3. Michigan State 14 33 29 2 0 8 1 257 18.4 4. Wisconsin 14 34 29 2 0 9 1 266 19.0 5. Illinois 13 31 31 0 0 12 1 255 19.6 6. Ohio State 13 33 30 2 0 13 1 273 21.0 7. Nebraska 13 40 38 0 1 8 0 304 23.4 13 38 34 0 0 16 0 310 23.8 8. Iowa 9. Purdue 13 43 40 2 0 15 1 349 26.8 10. Northwestern 13 45 41 2 0 15 0 360 27.7 11. Minnesota 12 51 47 0 0 9 0 380 31.7 12. Indiana 12 55 53 1 0 21 0 448 37.3

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Player G Rec. 1. Marvin McNutt, IOWA 13 82 13 90 2. A.J. Jenkins, ILL 3. B.J. Cunningham, MSU 14 79 13 75 4. Jeremy Ebert, NU 5. Nick Toon, WIS 13 64 14 55 6. Jared Abbrederis, WIS 7. DaJon McKnight, MINN 12 51 11 40 8. Derek Moye, PSU 9. Keenan Davis, IOWA 12 50 14 66 10. Keshawn Martin, MSU

Yds. Avg. TD YPG 1315 16.0 12 101.2 1276 14.2 8 98.2 1306 16.5 12 93.3 1060 14.1 11 81.5 926 14.5 10 71.2 933 17.0 8 66.6 760 14.9 4 63.3 654 16.4 3 59.5 713 14.3 4 59.4 777 11.8 4 55.5

Player G No. 1. Raheem Mostert, PUR 12 25 13 26 2. Ameer Abdullah, NEB 3. Chaz Powell, PSU 13 27 14 38 4. Nick Hill, MSU 5. Jordan Hall, OSU 10 26 14 28 6. Jared Abbrederis, WIS 7. Jordan Bernstine, IOWA 12 30 13 40 8. Venric Mark, NU 9. Martavious Odoms, MICH 12 19 12 48 10. Shane Wynn, IND

Player G Rush Rec. PR KOR Yds. YPG 1. Montee Ball, WIS 14 1923 306 0 0 2229 159.2 2. Jared Abbrederis, WIS 14 62 933 315 689 1999 142.8 12 1384 157 0 0 1541 128.4 3. Marcus Coker, IOWA 4. Jordan Hall, OSU 10 408 114 70 683 1275 127.5 13 1357 177 19 0 1553 119.5 5. Rex Burkhead, NEB 6. Marvin McNutt, IOWA 13 58 1315 0 14 1387 106.7 13 26 1276 0 79 1381 106.2 7. A.J. Jenkins, ILL 8. Shane Wynn, IND 12 37 197 0 1015 1249 104.1 9. Silas Redd, PSU 13 1241 40 0 0 1281 98.5 10. B.J. Cunningham, MSU 14 26 1306 0 0 1332 95.1

Player G FGM 1. Brett Maher, NEB 13 19 Carson Wiggs, PUR 13 19 3. Drew Basil, OSU 13 16 14 17 4. Dan Conroy, MSU 5. Anthony Fera, PSU 12 14 12 13 6. Mitch Ewald, IND 7. Mike Meyer, IOWA 13 14 8. Brendan Gibbons, MICH 13 13 9. Derek Dimke, ILL 13 10 10. Jeff Budzien, NU 13 6

all-purpose yards

field Goals

scoring Player G TD 1. Montee Ball, WIS 14 39 2. Rex Burkhead, NEB 13 17 3. Brett Maher, NEB 13 0 4. Marcus Coker, IOWA 12 15 5. Carson Wiggs, PUR 13 0 Denard Robinson, MICH 13 16 7. Brendan Gibbons, MICH 13 0 8. Dan Conroy, MSU 14 0 9. Mike Meyer, IOWA 13 0 10. Drew Basil, OSU 13 0

FG 2XP 0 2 0 0 19 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 13 0 17 0 14 0 16 0

PTS PPG 236 16.9 102 7.8 100 7.7 90 7.5 96 7.4 96 7.4 93 7.2 99 7.1 86 6.6 84 6.5

Spartan history Honors & awards

Player G Int. 1. Brian Peters, NU 13 5 2. Shelton Johnson, WIS 13 4 3. Isaiah Lewis, MSU 14 4 Aaron Henry, WIS 14 4 Trenton Robinson, MSU 14 4 Antonio Fenelus, WIS 14 4 7. Darqueze Dennard, MSU 12 3 8. Tanner Miller, IOWA 13 3 Bradley Roby, OSU 13 3 Terry Hawthorne, ILL 13 3

Pct. 82.6 76.0 84.2 73.9 82.4 81.2 70.0 76.5 83.3 60.0

MPG 1.46 1.46 1.23 1.21 1.17 1.08 1.08 1.00 0.77 0.46

Yds. TD IPG 26 0 0.38 0 0 0.31 89 2 0.29 50 0 0.29 40 0 0.29 10 0 0.29 38 1 0.25 114 1 0.23 57 0 0.23 39 1 0.23

Tackles

Player G No. 1. Brett Maher, NEB 13 59 2. Cody Webster, PUR 13 45 3. Brad Nortman, WIS 14 46 4. Anthony Fera, PSU 12 64 5. Ben Buchanan, OSU 13 70 6. Eric Guthrie, IOWA 13 53 7. Mike Sadler, MSU 13 61 8. Brandon Williams, NU 13 52 9. Adam Pines, IND 12 71 10. Justin DuVernois, ILL 12 53

Yds. Avg. 2626 44.5 1931 42.9 1943 42.2 2685 42.0 2889 41.3 2182 41.2 2509 41.1 2119 40.8 2723 38.4 2029 38.3

Player G Solo Asst. Total TPG 1. Mike Taylor, WIS 14 60 90 150 10.7 2. Kim Royston, MINN 12 71 52 123 10.2 3. Lavonte David, NEB 13 65 68 133 10.2 4. Chris Borland, WIS 14 64 79 143 10.2 5. James Morris, IOWA 12 52 58 110 9.2 6. Jonathan Brown, ILL 12 46 62 108 9.0 7. Christian Kirksey, IOWA 13 62 48 110 8.5 8. Gerald Hodges, PSU 13 60 46 106 8.2 9. Ibraheim Campbell, NU 13 54 46 100 7.7 12 44 45 89 7.4 10. Jordan Bernstine, IOWA

punt returns Player G No. 1. Jared Abbrederis, WIS 14 20 2. Keshawn Martin, MSU 14 25 3. Jeremy Gallon, MICH 13 19 4. Justin Brown, PSU 13 27 5. Waynelle Gravesande, PUR 12 22 6. Jordan Hall, OSU 10 12

Yds. TD Avg. 315 1 15.8 274 1 11.0 192 0 10.1 220 0 8.1 129 0 5.9 70 0 5.8

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Bowl History

FGA 23 25 19 23 17 16 20 17 12 10

Interceptions XPT 0 0 43 0 39 0 54 48 44 36

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Yds. TD Avg. 837 1 33.5 763 1 29.3 733 1 27.1 999 0 26.3 683 0 26.3 689 0 24.6 713 0 23.8 915 0 22.9 403 0 21.2 1015 1 21.1

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2011 All-Big Ten Teams ­COACHES’ ALL-BIG TEN TEAM

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE SECOND TEAM

Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year Marvin McNutt, Iowa Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year Montee Ball, Wisconsin Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year Drake Dunsmore, Northwestern Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year David Molk, Michigan Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year Devon Still, Penn State Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year Lavonte David, Nebraska

Coaching staff

Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year Brett Maher, Nebraska Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year Brett Maher, Nebraska

Spartan Records

HONORABLE MENTION (Michigan State only): LB Denicos Allen, RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Keshawn Martin, DB Trenton Robinson, DL Marcus Rush.

2011 Recap

Whitney Mercilus, Illinois Line Michael Buchanan, Illinois* Mike Daniels, Iowa* Jerel Worthy, Michigan State Line John Simon, Ohio State Line Mike Martin, Michigan* Devon Still, Penn State Line William Gholston, Michigan State* Jack Crawford, Penn State* Kawann Short, Purdue* Lavonte David, Nebraska Linebacker Max Bullough, Michigan State Gerald Hodges, Penn State Linebacker Andrew Sweat, Ohio State Chris Borland, Wisconsin Linebacker Mike Taylor, Wisconsin Shaun Prater, Iowa Defensive Back Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State Johnny Adams, Michigan State Defensive Back C.J. Barnett, Ohio State Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska Defensive Back Nick Sukay, Penn State Aaron Henry, Wisconsin Defensive Back Ricardo Allen, Purdue Brett Maher, Nebraska Punter Cody Webster, Purdue

Coaches’ Selections Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year Russell Wilson, Wisconsin

2012 Spartans

Russell Wilson, Wisconsin Quarterback Kirk Cousins, Michigan State Rex Burkhead, Nebraska Running Back Marcus Coker, Iowa Montee Ball, Wisconsin Running Back Silas Redd, Penn State A.J. Jenkins, Illinois Receiver B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State Marvin McNutt, Iowa Receiver Nick Toon, Wisconsin David Molk, Michigan Center Mike Caputo, Nebraska* Mike Brewster, Ohio State* Joel Foreman, Michigan State Guard Adam Gettis, Iowa Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin Guard Travis Frederick, Wisconsin Riley Reiff, Iowa Tackle Taylor Lewan, Michigan Josh Oglesby, Wisconsin Tackle Mike Adams, Ohio State Drake Dunsmore, Northwestern Tight End Brian Linthicum, Michigan State Brett Maher, Nebraska Kicker Carson Wiggs, Purdue

BIG TEN AWARDS 2012 outlook

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE SECOND TEAM

BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD (Michigan State only): QB Kirk Cousins * Additional honorees due to ties # Second team reduced by one due to additional first-team honoree

MEDIA ALL-BIG TEN TEAM Spartan history

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Honors & awards

Russell Wilson, Wisconsin Quarterback Denard Robinson, Michigan Rex Burkhead, Nebraska Running Back Marcus Coker, Iowa Montee Ball, Wisconsin Running Back Silas Redd, Penn State A.J. Jenkins, Illinois Receiver B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State Marvin McNutt, Iowa Receiver Jeremy Ebert, Northwestern Peter Konz, Wisconsin Center David Molk, Michigan Joel Foreman, Michigan State Guard Spencer Long, Nebraska Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin Guard Travis Frederick, Wisconsin Riley Reiff, Iowa Tackle Jeff Allen, Illinois Josh Oglesby, Wisconsin Tackle Mike Adams, Ohio State Drake Dunsmore, Northwestern Tight End Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin Brett Maher, Nebraska Kicker Anthony Fera, Penn State FIRST TEAM DEFENSE SECOND TEAM

Bowl History First-team All-Big Ten selection and consensus All-American Jerel Worthy anchored a Spartan defensive unit that led the league in rushing defense (100.5 yards per game), total defense (277.4 ypg.) and sacks (45) in 2011.

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Whitney Mercilus, Illinois Line Michael Buchanan, Illinois* Jerel Worthy, Michigan State Line Broderick Binns, Iowa* Devon Still, Penn State Line Mike Martin, Michigan* Kawann Short, Purdue Line William Gholston, Michigan State* John Simon, Ohio State* Lavonte David, Nebraska Linebacker Jonathan Brown, Illinois Chris Borland, Wisconsin Linebacker Denicos Allen, Michigan State Mike Taylor, Wisconsin Linebacker Gerald Hodges, Penn State Trenton Robinson, Michigan State Defensive Back Micah Hyde, Iowa Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska Defensive Back Johnny Adams, Michigan State Brian Peters, Northwestern Defensive Back Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State Antonio Fenelus, Wisconsin Defensive Back Nick Sukay, Penn State Brett Maher, Nebraska Punter Cody Webster, Purdue HONORABLE MENTION (Michigan State only): RB Le’Veon Bell, LB Max Bullough, K Dan Conroy, QB Kirk Cousins, DB Darqueze Dennard, TE Brian Linthicum, OG Chris McDonald, LB Chris Norman, DL Kevin Pickelman, DL Marcus Rush.

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2011 Game Recaps Game 1 | No. 17 Michigan State 28, Youngstown State 6 Sept. 2, 2011 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 75,910

Game 2 | No. 17 Michigan State 44, Florida Atlantic 0 Sept. 10, 2011 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 70,249

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 F Youngstown State (0-1) 0 6 0 0 - 6 Michigan State (1-0) 0 14 7 7 - 28

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 F Florida Atlantic (0-2) 0 0 0 0 - 0 Michigan State (2-0) 14 13 7 10 - 44

SCORING SUMMARY

SCORING SUMMARY

THIRD QUARTER MSU (21-6) Cunningham 18-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 4:52 left Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:20

SECOND QUARTER MSU (17-0) Conroy 50-yard field goal, 10:44 left Drive: 9 plays, 35 yards, 4:10 Conroy 41-yard field goal, 3:43 left MSU (20-0) Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 4:45 MSU (27-0) Sims 1-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 0:12 left Drive: 4 plays, 43 yards, 0:23

SECOND QUARTER MSU (7-0) Caper 6-yard run (Conroy kick), 12:04 left Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 4:32 YSU (6-7) Berassa 10-yard pass from Hess (Brown kick blocked), 7:38 left Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 3:22 MSU (14-6) Bell 3-yard run (Conroy kick), 5:47 left Drive: 4 plays, 74 yards, 1:47

FOURTH QUARTER Bell 3-yard run (Conroy kick), 7:09 left MSU (28-6) Drive: 3 plays, 17 yards, 1:09

TEAM STATISTICS YSU

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First Downs 20 22 Rushes-Yards 34-128 35-159 Passing Yards 126 237 Passes 17-35-1 19-23-0 Total Offense 69-254 58-396 Punts-Avg. 5-34.6 3-38.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 4-32 8-55 Possession Time 31:09 28:51

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RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) YSU: Cook 17-76, Thompson 9-25, Hess 2-19, Stubbs 3-14, Bellamy 1-2, Team 2-(-8); MSU: Baker 15-91, Bell 9-40, Caper 4-22, Martin 2-11, Hill 2-7, Cousins 3-(-12). PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) YSU: Hess 17-35-1-126-1; MSU: Cousins 18-22-0-222-1, Maxwell 1-1-0-15-0. RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) YSU: Bryan 6-45, Watts 2-24, Disher 2-23, Berassa 2-8, Cook 1-16, Rogers 1-7, Stubbs 1-4, Thompson 1-3, Bellamy 1-(-4); MSU: Cunningham 9-130, Caper 3-37, Martin 2-28, Linthicum 2-11, Lippett 1-15, Nichol 1-14, Anderson 1-2. TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) YSU: Edwards 11 (5-6), Sasson 11 (4-7), Garner 10 (7-3), D’Alesio 4 (3-1), four others with 3; MSU: Bullough 15 (3-12), Allen 9 (2-7), Adams 7 (6-1), Dennard 6 (4-2), Gholston 6 (1-5), Norman 6 (1-5).

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Baker 9-yard run (Conroy kick), 10:43 left Drive: 7 play, 51 yards, 3:23 MSU (14-0) Bell 2-yard run (Conroy kick), 1:44 left Drive: 12 plays, 73 yards, 6:39

THIRD QUARTER Celek 8-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 2:42 left MSU (34-0) Drive: 13 plays, 56 yards, 6:59 FOURTH QUARTER MSU (37-0) Muma 28-yard field goal, 9:57 left Drive: 14 plays, 69 yards, 6:55 MSU (44-0) Langford 37-yard fumble return (Conroy kick), 8:22 left

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MSU

First Downs 1 27 Rushes-Yards 20-22 51-188 Passing Yards 26 246 Passes 6-13-0 22-32-0 Total Offense 33-48 83-434 Punts-Avg. 9-40.3 1-36.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-0 Penalties-Yards 5-55 3-20 Possession Time 17:34 42:26

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RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) FAU: Morris 10-21, Stinson 2-15, Floyd 2-6, Moore 1-3, White 1-1, Wilbert 1-(-10), Kooi 3-(-14); MSU: Bell 14-69, Hill 14-56, Baker 9-50, Caper 9-27, Team 1-(-1), Maxwell 2-(-4), Lippett 1-(-3), Cousins 1-(-6). PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) FAU: Wilbert 4-10-0-15-0, Kooi 2-3-0-11-0; MSU: Cousins 16-20-0-183-2, Maxwell 6-10-0-63-0, Badovinac 0-1-0-0-0. RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) FAU: Richardson 2-16, Morris 1-3, Clark 1-3, Williams 1-2, Dorvilus 1-2; MSU: Martin 7-72, Cunningham 5-73, Sims 4-27, Nichol 2-40, Baker 1-9, Sonntag 1-9, Celek 1-8, Mumphery 1-8. TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) FAU: Hinds 13 (6-7), Bartels 12 (7-5), Kirk 9 (2-7), Howard 8 (6-2), two others with 6; MSU: Bullough 4 (2-2), Drummond 3 (1-2), Elsworth 3 (1-2), T. Jones 3 (1-2), M. White 3 (2-1), A.R. White 3 (1-2).

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2011 Game Recaps Game 4 | Michigan State 45, Central Michigan 7 Sept. 24, 2011 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 72,119

SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (2-1) Notre Dame (1-2)

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 F Central Michigan (1-3) 0 0 7 0 - 7 Michigan State (3-1) 7 24 7 7 - 45

1 2 3 4 F 3 7 0 3 - 13 14 7 7 3 - 31

TEAM STATISTICS MSU

SECOND QUARTER MSU (14-0) Bell 5-yard run (Conroy kick), 10:05 left Drive: 5 plays, 63 yards, 2:19 MSU (21-0) Lewis 37-yard interception return (Conroy kick), 7:47 left MSU (24-0) Conroy 23-yard field goal, 5:00 left Drive: 5 plays, 23 yards, 2:01 MSU (31-0) Bell 13-yard run (Conroy kick), 1:23 left Drive: Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 1:59 left THIRD QUARTER Blackburn 5-yard pass from Radcliff (Harman kick), 10:11 left CMU (7-31) Drive: 3 plays, 13 yards, 1:33 MSU (38-7) Caper 15-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 6:45 left Drive: 6 plays, 71 yards, 3:20 left FOURTH QUARTER Sims 3-yard pass from Maxwell (Conroy kick), 11:02 left MSU (45-7) Drive: 5 plays, 42 yards, 2:48

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PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) MSU: Cousins 34-53-1-329-1, Sonntag 0-1-0-0-0; ND: Rees 18-26-1-161-1.

TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) MSU: Lewis 9 (5-4), Allen 7 (4-3), Rush 7 (3-4), Norman 7 (2-5), Adams 5 (4-1); ND: Te’o 12 (2-10), G. Gray 10 (7-3), Smith 8 (4-4), Blanton 6 (3-3), Motta 6 (1-5).

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) CMU: Westendorp 2-15, Garland 7-9, Phillips 7-8, Radcliff 2-(-11); MSU: Bell 8-81, Caper 11-52, Baker 16-49, Hill 8-20, Maxwell 2-(-2), Team 2-(-3). PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) CMU: Radcliff 11-29-2-87-1, Westendorp 1-4-2-4-0; MSU: Cousins 13-22-1-213-1, Maxwell 7-8-0-71-1. RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) CMU: Wilson 3-31, Phillips 3-25, Blackburn 2-7, Harris 2-7, Wilson 1-23, Fleming 1-(-2); MSU: Sonntag 4-32, Cunningham 3-67, Nichol 3-54, Lippett 3-29, Sims 2-15, Mumphery 1-31, Baker 1-19, Bell 1-17, Caper 1-15, Linthicum 1-5.

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TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) CMU: Cunningham 10 (5-5), Addae 10 (2-8), Eaddy 7 (2-5), Carr 6 (5-1), Petrucci 6 (2-4); MSU: Allen 5 (3-2), Hammock 5 (2-3), Elsworth 5 (2-3), Robinson 5 (1-4), Lewis 3 (1-2).

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RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) MSU: Cunningham 12-158, Martin 5-32, Bell 5-23, Caper 4-25, Sims 3-38, Baker 2-15, Anderson 1-21, Nichol 1-9, Linthicum 1-8; ND: Floyd 6-84, Wood 6-5, Jones 3-40, Eifert 2-25, Riddick 1-7.

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First Downs 8 23 Rushes-Yards 18-21 47-197 Passing Yards 91 284 Passes 12-33-4 20-30-1 Total Offense 51-112 77-481 Punts-Avg. 7-38.0 3-29.0 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 2-0 Penalties-Yards 3-26 4-20 Possession Time 21:55 38:05

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RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) MSU: Bell 7-27, Baker 10-26, Cunningham 1(-1), Martin 1-(-3), Cousins 4-(-20); ND: J. Gray 12-65, Wood 14-61, Team 2-(-5), Rees 4-(-7).

TEAM STATISTICS CMU

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First Downs 21 18 Rushes-Yards 23-29 32-114 Passing Yards 329 161 Passes 34-54-1 18-26-1 Total Offense 77-358 58-275 Punts-Avg. 6-39.7 4-41.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2 Penalties-Yards 12-86 6-53 Possession Time 32:28 27:32

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FOURTH QUARTER MSU (13-28) Conroy 35-yard field goal, 10:56 left Drive: 8 plays, 42 yards, 3:53 Ruffer 33-yard field goal, 3:11 left ND (31-13) Drive: 4 plays, -5 yards, 0:21

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Bell 1-yard run (Conroy kick), 11:44 left Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 3:16

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THIRD QUARTER Jones 26-yard pass from Rees (Ruffer kick), 9:30 left ND (28-10) Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards, 3:47

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FIRST QUARTER ND (7-0) Wood 22-yard run (Ruffer kick), 10:41 left Drive: 8 plays, 76 yards, 4:19 MSU (3-7) Conroy 40-yard field goal, 1:32 left Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 1:27 ND (14-3) Atkinson 89-yard kickoff return (Ruffer kick), 1:20 left SECOND QUARTER MSU (10-14) Sims 6-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 11:57 left Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 4:23 ND (21-10) Wood 6-yard run (Ruffer kick), 3:36 left Drive: 10 plays, 92 yards, 4:49

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Game 3 | Notre Dame 31, No. 15 Michigan State 13 Sept. 17, 2011 • Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame Stadium • Att: 80, 795

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Game 5 | Michigan State 10, Ohio State 7 Oct. 1, 2011 • Columbus, Ohio Ohio Stadium • Att: 105,306

Game 6 | No. 23 Michigan State 28, No. 11 Michigan 14 Oct. 15, 2011 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 77,515

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 F Michigan State (4-1, 1-0) 7 0 0 3 - 10 Ohio State (3-2, 0-1) 0 0 0 7 - 7

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

SCORING SUMMARY

SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Cunningham 33-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 7:44 left Drive: 5 plays, 65 yards, 2:18 FOURTH QUARTER MSU (10-0) Conroy 50-yard field goal, 10:35 left Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 1:15 OSU (7-10) Spencer 33-yard pass from Bauserman (Basil kick), 0:10 left Drive: 7 plays, 62 yards, 1:41

TEAM STATISTICS MSU

OSU

First Downs 15 12 Rushes-Yards 31-71 39-35 Passing Yards 250 143 Passes 20-32-2 12-25-1 Total Offense 63-321 64-178 Punts-Avg. 6-40.8 10-40.6 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 6-54 9-82 Possession Time 28:26 31:34

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) MSU: Bell 14-50, Baker 12-36, Caper 1-(-1), Cousins 2-(-5), Team 2-(-9); OSU: Hall 18-45, Hyde 5-33, Bauserman 7-(-16), Miller 9-(-27). PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) MSU: Cousins 20-32-2-250-1; OSU: Bauserman 7-14-0-87-1; Miller 5-10-1-56-0; Team 0-1-0-0-0. RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) MSU: Cunningham 9-154, Martin 5-45, Nichol 2-21, Bell 2-17, Sims 1-7, Celek 1-6; OSU: Reed 4-43, Hyde 3-14, Fields 2-45, Stoneburner 2-8, Spencer 1-33. TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) MSU: Bullough 9 (4-5), Lewis 8 (4-4), Norman 7 (7-0), Gholston 5 (5-0), Rush 4 (4-0); OSU: Howard 10 (5-5), Sweat 10 (4-6), Bryant 9 (7-2), Hankins 7 (0-7) Roby 4 (3-1).

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FIRST QUARTER MICH (7-0) Robinson 15-yard run (Gibbons kick), 8:50 left Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 6:10 MSU (7-7) Baker 1-yard run (Conroy kick), 5:08 left Drive: 9 plays, 63 yards, 3:37 THIRD QUARTER MSU (14-7) Martin 10-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 11:07 left Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards, 3:49 Martin 13-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick) 0:25 left MSU (21-7) Drive: 10 plays, 61 yards, 4:08 FOURTH QUARTER Roundtree 34-yard pass from Robinson (Gibbons kick), 9:49 left MICH (14-21) Drive: 1 plays, 34 yards, 0:07 Lewis 39-yard interception return (Conroy kick), 4:31 left MSU (28-14)

TEAM STATISTICS MICH

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) MICH: Robinson 18-42, Smith 8-37, Gallon 1-8, Toussaint 2-7, Dileo 1-3, Gardner 6-(-15); MSU: Baker 26-167, Martin 3-20, Bell 7-20, Fowler 1-6, Cousins 2-0. PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) MICH: Robinson 9-24-1-123-1, Gardner 3-7-0-45-0; MSU: Cousins 13-24-0-120-2. RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) MICH: Roundtree 4-66, Gallon 3-43, Hemingway 3-43, Koger 2-16; MSU: Cunningham 4-39, Martin 3-31, Linthicum 2-22, Nichol 2-20, Bell 1-5, Caper 1-3. TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) MICH: Gordon 8 (5-3), Kovacs 6 (6-0), Roh 6 (4-2), Countess 6 (3-3), Demens 5 (4-1); MSU: Norman 10 (6-4), Bullough 8 (2-6), Allen 7 (3-4), Robinson 6 (5-1), Lewis 6 (1-5).

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First Downs 20 16 Rushes-Yards 36-82 39-213 Passing Yards 168 120 Passes 12-31-1 13-24-0 Total Offense 67-250 63-333 Punts-Avg. 7-31.9 5-41.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-2 Penalties-Yards 5-40 13-124 Possession Time 29:27 30:33

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SCORE BY QUARTERS Wisconsin (6-1, 2-1) Michigan State (6-1, 3-0)

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Game 8 | No. 13 Nebraska 24, No. 9 Michigan State 3 Oct. 29, 2011 • Lincoln, Neb. Memorial Stadium • Att: 85,641 F 31 37

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 F Michigan State (6-2, 3-1) 0 3 0 0 - 3 Nebraska (7-1, 3-1) 10 0 14 0 - 24

SECOND QUARTER MSU (2-14) Team safety, 13:10 left MSU (9-14) Martin 34-yard run (Conroy kick), 11:22 left Drive: 4 plays, 72 yards, 1:47 MSU (16-14) Cunningham 35-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 1:20 left Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 4:35 Fowler recovers blocked punt in end zone (Conroy kick), 0:37 left MSU (23-14)

SECOND QUARTER MSU (3-10) Conroy 28-yard field goal, 1:38 left Drive: 7 plays, 17 yards, 3:03

TEAM STATISTICS MSU

MSU

RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) WIS: Ball 18-115, White 11-42, Abbrederis 4-33, Wilson 8-30; MSU: Bell 16-87, Martin 1-34, Baker 11-15, Cousins 4-(-27).

RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) MSU: Bell 12-58, Baker 10-38, Martin 2-5, Cousins 6-0; NEB: Burkhead 35-130, Marlowe 1-39, Martinez 12-23, Green 4-8, Bell 1-4, Legate 1-0, Team 3-(-7), Heard 1-(-7). PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) MSU: Cousins 11-27-1-86-0; NEB: Martinez 7-13-1-80-1 RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) MSU: Martin 5-58, Bell 3-12, Linthicum 2-16, Anderson 1-0; NEB: Kinnie 2-23, Cotton 2-5, Burkhead 1-27, Bell 1-19, Marlowe 1-6. TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) MSU: Gholston 15 (4-11), Rush 11 (7-4), Elsworth 10 (3-7), Robinson 8 (3-5), Dennard 6 (51); NEB: David 13 (6-7), Compton 7 (5-2), Green 7 (2-5), Meredith 5 (2-3), Stafford 5 (1-4).

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TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) WIS: Borland 13 (6-7), Taylor 7 (4-3), Henry 7 (4-3), Claxton 7 (1-6), Fenelus 6 (4-2); MSU: Norman 9 (6-3), Robinson 8 (4-4), Adams 7 (5-2), Dennard 6 (4-2), Lewis 6 (3-3).

Bowl History

PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) WIS: Wilson 14-21-2-223-2; MSU: Cousins 22-31-0-290-3. RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) WIS: Abbrederis 6-91, Toon 2-58, Ball 2-24, Pedersen 2-23, Ewing 1-15, White 1-12; MSU: Cunningham 6-102, Martin 5-41, Bell 4-27, Linthicum 3-58, Sims 2-12, Nichol 1-44, Caper 1-6.

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Spartan history

First Downs 23 18 Rushes-Yards 41-220 32-109 Passing Yards 223 290 Passes 14-21-2 22-31-0 Total Offense 62-443 63-399 Punts-Avg. 3-27.7 7-38.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 6-40 0-0 Possession Time 28:29 31:31

NEB

First Downs 12 18 Rushes-Yards 30-101 58-190 Passing Yards 86 80 Passes 11-27-1 7-13-1 Total Offense 57-187 71-270 Punts-Avg. 5-36.4 4-43.2 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-0 Penalties-Yards 9-90 9-58 Possession Time 28:35 31:25

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FOURTH QUARTER MSU (31-17) Martin 15-yard pass from Cousins (Cunningham pass from Cousins), 10:58 left Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards, 7:40 WIS (24-31) Wilson 22-yard run (Welch kick), 8:10 left Drive: 3 plays, 43 yards, 0:36 Ball 2-yard pass from Wilson (Welch kick), 1:26 left WIS (31-31) Drive: 8 plays, 87 yards, 3:09 Nichol 44-yard pass from Cousins, 0:00 left MSU (37-31) Drive: 9 plays, 78 yards, 1:19

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THIRD QUARTER NEB (17-3) Burkhead 1-yard run (Maher kick), 9:32 left Drive: 14 plays, 80 yards, 5:28 Burkhead 27-yard pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 0:20 left NEB (24-3) Drive: 12 plays, 89 yards, 5:44

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THIRD QUARTER Welch 33-yard field goal, 8:29 left WIS (17-23) Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards, 3:24

FIRST QUARTER NEB (7-0) Burkhead 1-yard run (Maher kick), 9:12 left Drive: 7 plays, 25 yards, 2:49 NEB (10-0) Maher 20-yard field goal, 1:21 left Drive: 6 plays, 38 yards, 2:31

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FIRST QUARTER WIS (7-0) Pedersen 9-yard pass from Wilson (Welch kick), 8:48 left Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 6:18 WIS (14-0) Ball 9-yard run (Welch kick), 7:42 left Drive: 3 plays, 30 yards, 0:56

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Game 7 | No. 15 Michigan State 37, No. 4 Wisconsin 31 Oct. 22, 2011 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 76,405

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2011 Game Recaps Game 9 | No. 15 Michigan State 31, Minnesota 24 Nov. 5, 2011 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 72,219

Game 10 | No. 13 Michigan State 37, Iowa 21 Nov. 12, 2011 • Iowa City, Iowa Kinnick Stadium • Att: 70,585

SCORE BY QUARTERS Minnesota (2-7, 1-4) Michigan State (7-2, 4-1)

SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (8-2, 5-1) Iowa (6-4, 3-3)

1 2 3 4 F 14 3 7 0 - 24 7 14 0 10 - 31

SCORING SUMMARY

SCORING SUMMARY

SECOND QUARTER MSU (14-14) Bell 1-yard run (Conroy kick), 14:57 left Drive: 4 plays, 54 yards, 1:31 MINN (17-14) Wettstein 27-yard field goal, 1:03 left Drive: 15 plays, 83 yards, 8:26 MSU (21-17) Anderson 2-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 0:05 left Drive: 8 plays, 74 yards, 0:51

SECOND QUARTER IOWA (7-14) Fiedorowicz 8-yard pass from Vandenberg (Meyer kick), 14:53 left Drive: 7 plays, 83 yards, 3:22 Conroy 22-yard field goal, 7:37 left MSU (17-7) Drive: 9 plays, 82 yards, 3:42 MSU (24-7) Bell 25-yard run (Conroy kick), 1:57 left Drive: 3 plays, 35 yards, 0:32 Cunningham 22-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 1:21 left MSU (31-7) Drive: 2 plays, 27 yards, 0:36

FIRST QUARTER MINN (7-0) McKnight 64-yard pass from Gray (Wettstein kick), 11:02 left Drive: 4 plays, 82 yards, 1:45 Nichol 4-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 9:12 left MSU (7-7) Drive: 5 plays, 90 yards, 1:46 MINN (14-7) McKnight 13-yard pass from Gray (Wettstein kick), 5:51 left Drive: 2 plays, 26 yards, 0:35

THIRD QUARTER MINN (24-21) McKnight 15-yard pass from Gray (Wettstein kick), 9:40 left Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:18 FOURTH QUARTER MSU (24-24) Conroy 40-yard field goal, 14:49 left Drive: 5 plays, 19 yards, 1:38 MSU (31-24) Bell 35-yard run (Conroy kick), 10:58 Drive: 5 plays, 58 yards, 2:22

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First Downs 22 19 Rushes-Yards 40-120 28-106 Passing Yards 295 296 Passes 19-34-2 23-34-0 Total Offense 74-415 62-402 Punts-Avg. 5-36.6 6-35.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 8-73 5-40 Possession Time 34:28 25:32

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) MINN: Gray 21-71, Bennett 13-42, Crawford-Tufts 1-5, Kirkwood 4-3, Team 1-(-1); MSU: Bell 15-96, Baker 8-20, Cunningham 1-3, Martin 1-1, Team 1-(-1). PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) MINN: Gray 19-32-2-295-3, Green 0-1-0-0-0; MSU: Cousins 23-34-0-296-2. RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) MINN: McKnight 9-173, McGarry 3-21, Rabe 2-27, Green 2-20, Harris 1-28, Crawford-Tufts 1-21, Lair 1-5; MSU: Martin 7-77, Bell 5-38, Cunningham 3-104, Nichol 3-41, Fowler 2-20, Linthicum 2-14, Anderson 1-2. TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) MINN: Rallis 9 (6-3), Royston 7 (5-2), Cooper 7 (1-6), Vereen 6 (5-1) Tinsley 6 (2-4); MSU: Gholston 14 (5-9), Lewis 12 (6-6), Bullough 8 (3-5), Elsworth 7 (2-5), Robinson 6 (4-2).

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Cunningham 6-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 9:17 left Drive: 8 plays, 64 yards, 3:30 MSU (14-0) Baker 17-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 7:37 left Drive: 3 plays, 19 yards, 0:57

THIRD QUARTER MSU (34-7) Conroy 31-yard field goal, 8:31 left Drive: 9 plays, 47 yards, 3:23 IOWA (14-34) McNutt 3-yard pass from Vandenberg (Meyer kick), 5:39 left Drive: 9 plays, 28 yards, 2:52 IOWA (21-34) Coker 2-yard run (Meyer kick), 0:49 left Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 2:44 FOURTH QUARTER MSU (37-21) Conroy 48-yard field goal, 5:11 left Drive: 7 plays, 37 yards, 2:31

TEAM STATISTICS MSU

IOWA

First Downs 19 20 Rushes-Yards 40-155 30-87 Passing Yards 288 262 Passes 19-32-0 22-47-1 Total Offense 72-443 77-349 Punts-Avg. 6-46.2 7-41.0 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 3-2 Penalties-Yards 7-75 6-39 Possession Time 33:24 26:36

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) MSU: Bell 20-112, Baker 13-51, Sonntag 1-5, Team 2-(-6), Cousins 4-(-7); IOWA: Coker 2157, McNutt 2-27, Rogers 1-2, Vandenberg 6-1. PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) MSU: Cousins 18-31-0-260-3, Martin 1-1-0-28-0; IOWA: Vandenberg 22-47-1-262-2. RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) MSU: Linthicum 5-71, Martin 4-87, Cunningham 4-46, Bell 2-49, Nichol 2-13, Baker 1-17, Anderson 1-5; IOWA: McNutt 8-130, Staggs 3-36, Derby 3-31, Coker 3-24, Davis 2-18, Fiedorowicz 2-10, Martin-Manley 1-13. TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) MSU: Bullough 13 (8-5), Allen 9 (3-6), Norman 6 (2-4), Lewis 5 (2-3), Adams 4 (3-1); IOWA: Kirksey 9 (5-4), Prater 8 (5-3), Hyde 7 (5-2), Miller 7 (2-5), Nardo 6 (3-3).

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2011 Game Recaps Game 12 | No. 11 Michigan State 31, Northwestern 17 Nov. 26, 2011 • Evanston, Ill. Ryan Field • Att: 32,172

SCORE BY QUARTERS Indiana (1-10, 0-7) Michigan State (9-2, 6-1)

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 F Michigan State (10-2, 7-1) 3 14 7 7 - 31 Northwestern (6-6, 3-5) 0 3 7 7 - 17

1 2 3 4 F 0 3 0 0 - 3 17 17 14 7 - 55

TEAM STATISTICS IND

MSU

RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) IND: Houston 13-40, Hughes 3-17, Roberson 10-12, Roberts 5-11, Stoner 1-6, Perez 2-6, Blackwell 1-5, Muhammad 1-2, Wright-Baker 1-(-5); MSU: Bell 9-68, Baker 10-34, Hill 5-30, Martin 1-19, Caper 5-16, Maxwell 1-4, Foreman 1-3, Anderson 1-1.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING (YARDS-CARRIES) MSU: Bell 16-86, Baker 15-47, Cousins 4-25, Martin 1-8; NU: Schmidt 14-39, Green 7-32, Mark 2-20, Colter 4-18, Siemian 1-14, Team 1-(-1), Persa 12-(-5). PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) MSU: Cousins 14-20-1-214-2; NU: Persa 23-32-0-245-2; Siemian 1-2-0-8-0. RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) MSU: Cunningham 6-120, Linthicum 3-31, Bell 3-6, Martin 2-57; NU: Ebert 7-39, Colter 6-44, Fields 4-36, Jones 3-20, Lawrence 2-37, Dunsmore 1-69, Schmidt 1-8. TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) MSU: Pickelman 8 (8-0), Robinson 8 (7-1), Bullough 8 (5-3), Norman 7 (5-2), four others with 5; NU: Matthews 9 (7-2), Campbell 8 (7-1), McNaul 7 (4-3), Jones 6 (5-1), Peters 6 (5-1).

TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) IND: Barnett 9 (8-1), Beckum 9 (7-2), Heban 8 (3-5), Hoobler 6 (2-4), Murphy 5 (3-2); MSU: Allen 9 (5-4), Robinson 5 (3-2), J. Jones 5 (2-3), Norman 5 (1-4), Lippett 4 (2-2).

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RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) IND: Muhammad 9-73, Hughes 2-27, Houston 2-26, Wynn 1-11, Perez 1-5; MSU: Martin 8-99, Cunningham 6-132, Linthicum 2-12, Bell 1-23, Celek 1-21, Nichol 1-4, Sonntag 1-3, Palazeti 1-2.

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First Downs 20 21 Rushes-Yards 36-166 41-117 Passing Yards 214 253 Passes 14-20-1 24-34-0 Total Offense 56-380 75-370 Punts-Avg. 4-39.0 4-44.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 8-66 6-70 Possession Time 29:10 30:18

Bowl History

PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) IND: Roberson 10-23-2-92-0 Wright-Baker 5-9-0-50-0; MSU: Cousins 16-23-0-272-3, Maxwell 4-7-0-22-0.

TEAM STATISTICS MSU

Honors & awards

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

FOURTH QUARTER NU (17-24) Fields 12-yard pass from Persa (Budzien kick), 13:57 left Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 3:13 Cunningham 29-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 5:17 left MSU (31-17) Drive: 9 plays, 93 yards, 5:05

Spartan history

First Downs 12 22 Rushes-Yards 37-94 34-174 Passing Yards 142 296 Passes 15-32-2 21-31-0 Total Offense 69-236 65-470 Punts-Avg. 9-40.9 3-47.3 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 8-75 5-45 Possession Time 29:56 30:04

SECOND QUARTER NU (3-3) Budzien 34-yard field goal, 14:03 left Drive: 12 plays, 44 yards, 4:57 MSU (10-3) Bell 7-yard run (Conroy kick), 1:40 left Drive: 8 plays, 97 yards, 3:45 Martin 57-yard punt return (Conroy kick), 0:34 left MSU (17-3) THIRD QUARTER Ebert 2-yard pass from Persa (Budzien kick), 13:02 left NU (10-17) Drive: 5 plays, 69 yards, 1:58 MSU (24-10) Cunningham 33-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 7:35 left Drive: 10 plays, 67 yards, 5:27

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THIRD QUARTER MSU (41-3) Cunningham 7-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick),11:35 left Drive: 8 plays, 68 yards, 3:22 MSU (48-3) Adams 86-yard interception return (Conroy kick), 7:37 left FOURTH QUARTER MSU (55-3) Baker 3-yard run (Conroy kick), 14:28 left Drive: 10 plays, 41 yards, 6:00

FIRST QUARTER MSU (3-0) Conroy 25-yard field goal, 4:00 left Drive: 13 plays, 72 yards, 5:17

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SECOND QUARTER IND (3-17) Ewald 22-yard field goal, 10:44 left Drive: 10 plays, 55 yards, 3:27 MSU (24-3) Martin 19-yard run (Conroy kick), 10:06 left Drive: 2 plays, 24 yards, 0:29 Baker 10-yard run (Conroy kick), 5:17 left MSU (31-3) Drive: 6 plays, 33 yards, 3:09 Conroy 33-yard field goal, 0:48 left MSU (34-3) Drive: 8 plays, 35 yards, 2:07

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FIRST QUARTER MSU (3-0) Conroy 21-yard field goal, 10:07 left Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 3:11 MSU (10-0) Cunningham 63-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 6:24 left Drive: 3 plays, 76 yards, 1:07 MSU (17-0) Martin 47-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 2:09 left Drive: 5 plays, 70 yards, 2:29

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Game 11 | No. 12 Michigan State 55, Indiana 3 Nov. 19, 2011 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 74,128

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2011 Game Recaps Game 13 | Big Ten Championship Game No. 15 Wisconsin 42, No. 11 Michigan State 39 Dec. 3, 2011 • Indianapolis, Ind. Lucas Oil Stadium • Att: 64,152

Game 14 | Outback Bowl No. 12 Michigan State 33, No. 18 Georgia 30 Jan. 2, 2012 • Tampa, Fla. Raymond James Stadium • Att: 49,429

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 F Wisconsin (11-2) 21 0 7 14 - 42 Michigan State (10-3) 7 22 7 3 - 39

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 O1 O2 O3 F Michigan State (11-3) 0 0 14 13 0 3 3 - 33 Georgia (10-4) 2 14 0 11 0 3 0 - 30

SCORING SUMMARY

SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER WIS (7-0) Duckworth 3-yard pass from Wilson (Welch kick), 10:04 left Drive: 9 plays, 71 yards, 4:56 MSU (7-7) Baker 8-yard run (Conroy kick), 6:44 left Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards, 3:13 WIS (14-7) Ball 6-yard run (Welch kick), 3:44 left Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards, 3:04 WIS (21-7) Ball 6-yard run (Welch kick), 3:12 left Drive: 2 plays, 24 yards, 0:28 SECOND QUARTER Cunningham 30-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 14:55 left MSU (14-21) Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 3:17 MSU (22-21) Cunningham 7-yard pass from Cousins (Sonntag rush), 10:21 left Drive: 6 plays, 57 yards, 2:42 MSU (29-21) Bell 6-yard run (Conroy kick), 3:26 left Drive: 8 plays, 84 yards, 3:57 THIRD QUARTER WIS (28-29) Abbrederis 42-yard pass from Wilson (Welch kick), 9:13 left Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards, 3:30 MSU (36-28) Cunningham 44-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 1:41 Drive: 3 plays, 48 yards, 1:41 FOURTH QUARTER WIS (34-36) Ball 5-yard pass from Wilson (Wilson pass failed), 13:25 left Drive: 7 plays, 52 yards, 3:07 MSU (39-34) Conroy 25-yard field goal, 8:28 left Drive: 10 plays, 52 yards, 4:52 WIS (42-39) Ball 7-yard run (Pedersen pass from Wilson), 3:45 left Drive: 8 plays, 64 yards, 4:35

TEAM STATISTICS WIS

MSU

First Downs 16 23 Rushes-Yards 37-126 34-190 Passing Yards 219 281 Passes 18-25-0 22-30-1 Total Offense 62-345 64-471 Punts-Avg. 5-45.0 3-42.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 5-30 7-50 Possession Time 30:05 29:55

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RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) WIS: Ball 27-137, Wilson 7-(-5), Team 3-(-6); MSU: Bell 18-106, Baker 9-31, Martin 5-26, Cunningham 1-24, Cousins 1-3.

FIRST QUARTER UGA (2-0) Team safety, 12:07 left

SECOND QUARTER UGA (9-0) King 80-yard pass from Murray (Walsh kick), 3:06 left Drive: 1 play, 80 yards, 0:12 UGA (16-0) Boykin 92-yard punt return (Walsh kick), 1:39 THIRD QUARTER Bell 8-yard run (Linthicum pass from Cousins), 7:52 left MSU (8-16) Drive: 9 plays, 48 yards, 2:47 MSU (14-16) Dennard 38-yard interception return (Cousins pass failed), 1:47 left FOURTH QUARTER UGA (19-14) Walsh 32-yard field goal, 9:58 left Drive: 4 plays, -3 yards, 1:23 MSU (20-19) Nichol 7-yard pass from Cousins (Cousins pass failed), 8:22 left Drive: 4 plays, 59 yards, 1:36 UGA (27-20) Boykin 13-yard pass from Murray (Mitchell pass from Murray), 6:44 left Drive: 5 plays, 81 yards, 1:38 MSU (27-27) Bell 1-yard run (Conroy kick), 0:14 left Drive: 10 plays, 85 yards, 1:41 SECOND OVERTIME UGA (30-27) Walsh 47-yard field goal (Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards) MSU (30-30) Conroy 35-yard field goal (Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards) THIRD OVERTIME MSU (33-30) Conroy 28-yard field goal (Drive: 7 plays, 14 yards)

TEAM STATISTICS MSU

UGA

First Downs 15 15 Rushes-Yards 29-73 39-51 Passing Yards 318 288 Passes 28-51-3 20-32-2 Total Offense 80-391 71-339 Punts-Avg. 8-50.1 7-43.7 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 8-50 5-15 Possession Time 28:26 31:34

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING (CARRIES-YARDS) MSU: Bell 17-48, Cousins 4-23, Baker 6-10, Martin 2-(-8); UGA: Malcome 12-51, Boykin 2-8, Crowell 3-3, Smith 2-3, Samuel 9-0, Thomas 2-0, Team 1-(-1), Murray 8-(-13).

PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) WIS: Wilson 17-24-0-187-3, Ball 1-1-0-32-0; MSU: Cousins 22-30-1-281-3.

PASSING (C-A-I-YARDS-TD) MSU: Cousins 27-50-3-300-1, Martin 1-1-0-18-0; UGA: Murray 20-32-2-288-2.

RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) WIS: Abbrederis 3-65, Duckworth 3-53, Toon 3-34, Ewing 3-16, Ball 3-7, Wilson 2-31, Pedersen 1-13; MSU: Martin 9-115, Cunningham 5-115, Nichol 4-39, Bell 3-11, Linthicum 1-1.

RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS-YARDS) MSU: Linthicum 7-115, Cunningham 7-66, Bell 5-39, Nichol 4-53, Martin 4-35, Anderson 1-10; UGA: Mitchell 7-51, King 6-205, Boykin 1-13, Brown 1-6, Malcome 1-6, Crowell 1-4, Bennett 1-4, Charles 1-2, Murray 1-(-3).

TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) WIS: Henry 9 (5-4), Taylor 9 (3-6), Johnson 8 (1-7), Borland 7 (3-4), Jean 5 (4-1); MSU: Robinson 12 (7-5), Allen 9 (9-0), Norman 9 (4-5), Dennard 7 (5-2), Bullough 6 (3-3).

TACKLES-TOP FIVE (TOTAL-SOLO-ASSISTS) MSU: Gholston 7 (7-0), Rush 7 (6-1), A.R. White 7 (5-2), Robinson 6 (5-1), Worthy 5 (4-1); UGA: Ogletree 13 (12-1), Robinson 10 (6-4), Williams 7 (7-0), Boykin 7 (6-1), Commings 7 (6-1).

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Rushing records Career (Statistics include postseason games)

Rushing Touchdowns

Rushing Attempts

Lorenzo White Javon Ringer Tico Duckett Blake Ezor Sedrick Irvin T.J. Duckett Duane Goulbourne Steve Smith Eric Allen Jehuu Caulcrick Marc Renaud Edwin Baker Levi Jackson Rich Baes Lynn Chandnois Clinton Jones Hyland Hickson Craig Thomas George Guerre Charlie Baggett

4,887 4,398 4,212 3,749 3,504 3,379 2,848 2,676 2,654 2,395 2,331 2,293 2,287 2,234 2,103 1,921 1,906 1,823 1,721 1,706

Rushing Average (Min. 150 atts.) 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 5.37 5.31 5.22 5.21 5.17 5.11 5.09

1985 2008 1987 1988 1995 1998 1991 1989 2001 1971

419 390 357 322 312 272 272 267 263 259

Rushing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lorenzo White Javon Ringer Lorenzo White Blake Ezor Eric Allen Javon Ringer T.J. Duckett Tico Duckett T.J. Duckett Blake Ezor

1985 2008 1987 1988 1971 2007 2001 1990 2000 1989

2,066 1,637 1,572 1,496 1,494 1,447 1,420 1,394 1,353 1,299

2004 1948 2004 1946 1949 1978 2005 1963 1950 1948

7.58 7.48 7.16 7.03 6.86 6.71 6.70 6.41 6.27 6.22

Eric Allen (29 attempts) Purdue 1971 350 Lorenzo White (56) Indiana 1987 292 Lorenzo White (25) Indiana 1985 286 Javon Ringer (43) Florida Atlantic 2008 282 Clinton Jones (21) lowa 1966 268 Blake Ezor (44) Indiana 1988 250 T.J. Duckett (30) Iowa 2000 248 Eric Allen (21) Wisconsin 1971 247 Lorenzo White (53) Purdue 1985 244 Tico Duckett (30) Minnesota 1991 241

RUSHING Touchdowns 1. Blake Ezor Northwestern 1989 2. Javon Ringer Eastern Michigan 2008 3. Edwin Baker Minnesota 2010 Ashton Leggett Western Michigan 2009 Jehuu Caulcrick UAB 2007 T.J. Duckett Penn State 1999 Sedrick Irvin Indiana 1996 Scott Greene Illinois 1995 Craig Thomas Central Michigan 1993 Craig Thomas Indiana 1992 Tico Duckett Purdue 1990 Blake Ezor Indiana 1989 Steve Smith Northwestern 1980 Derek Hughes Minnesota 1979 Eric Allen Purdue 1971 Eric Allen Minnesota 1971 Clinton Jones lowa 1965

6 5 4 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

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Lorenzo White Javon Ringer Lorenzo White Blake Ezor Marc Renaud Sedrick Irvin Tico Duckett Blake Ezor T.J. Duckett Eric Allen

RUSHING Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Bowl History

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 Le’Veon Bell George Saimes Javon Ringer Clarence Peaks Marc Renaud Steve Smith Eric Allen

Rushing Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

56 53 49 44 44 43 42 42 41 41 41

Honors & awards

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Season

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

Spartan history

1984-87 2005-08 1989-92 1986-89 1996-98 1999-2001 1992-94, 1996 1977-80 1969-71 2004-07 1994-95, 1997 2009-11 1973-76 1973-76 1946-49 1964-66 1988-90 1990-93 1946-48 1973-75

Rushing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

RUSHING ATTEMPTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 9.

Spartan Records

1,082 843 836 800 755 627 621 532 524 521 507 474 462 451 406 396 384 362 349 332

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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 2009-11 1994-95, 1997 1973-75 1964-66 1988-90 1990-93 1967-69 2003-06

43 39 35 34 34 29 29 28 26 25 23 23 21 21 21 20 20 19 19 19 19

Coaching staff

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 Edwin Baker Marc Renaud Charlie Baggett Clinton Jones Hyland Hickson Craig Thomas Don Highsmith Drew Stanton

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 2010-11 1977-80 1973-75 1964-66 1973-76 2009-11 1992-95 1988-90 1948-50

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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 Jehuu Caulcrick Sedrick Irvin Javon Ringer Blake Ezor T.J. Duckett Lynn Chandnois Eric Allen Tico Duckett Craig Thomas LeRoy Bolden Duane Goulbourne Le’Veon Bell Steve Smith Charlie Baggett Clinton Jones Rich Baes Edwin Baker Scott Greene Hyland Hickson Sonny Grandelius

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1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 16. 18.

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

Pass Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 20.

Jeff Smoker Kirk Cousins 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 Damon Dowdell Ryan Van Dyke Charlie Baggett Mike Rasmussen Al Dorow

2000-03 2008-11 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 2001-04 1998-2001 1973-75 1970-71 1949-51

1,150 1,128 896 846 789 767 766 746 686 593 496 478 409 386 384 347 288 287 287 259

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Kirk Cousins Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Jim Miller Dave Yarema Ed Smith Bill Burke Todd Schultz John Leister Tony Banks Dan Enos Bryan Clark Steve Juday Bobby McAllister Damon Dowdell Ryan Van Dyke Charlie Baggett Al Dorow Mike Rasmussen

2008-11 2000-03 2003-06 2005-08 1990-93 1982-86 1976-78 1996-99 1994-97 1979-82 1994-95 1987-90 1978-81 1963-65 1985-88 2001-04 1998-2001 1973-75 1949-51 1970-71

723 685 543 500 467 464 418 416 360 313 301 297 204 198 194 192 161 128 125 123

Jeff Smoker John Leister Todd Schultz Dave Yarema Ed Smith Bill Burke Kirk Cousins Charlie Baggett Jim Miller Drew Stanton

TOUCHDOWN PASSES 2000-03 1979-82 1994-97 1982-86 1976-78 1996-99 2008-11 1973-75 1990-93 2003-06

39 35 33 33 32 31 30 30 29 28

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.

Drew Stanton (543-846) Kirk Cousins (723-1,128) Jim Miller (467-746) Dan Enos (297-478) Todd Schultz (360-593) Tony Banks (301-496) Dave Yarema (464-767) Jeff Smoker (685-1,150) Clark Brown (82-141) Ryan Van Dyke (161-288) Brian Hoyer (500-896) Damon Dowdell (192-347) Bill Burke (416-766) Ed Smith (418-789) Steve Juday (198-384) Jim Ninowski (63-124) Bobby McAllister (194-386) Bryan Clark (204-409) Earl Morrall (98-198) Bill Feraco (70-142)

2003-06 2008-11 1990-93 1987-90 1994-97 1994-95 1982-86 2000-03 1983 1998-2001 2005-08 2001-04 1996-99 1976-78 1963-65 1955-57 1985-88 1978-81 1953-55 1966-68

.642 .641 .626 .621 .607 .607 .605 .596 .582 .559 .558 .553 .543 .530 .516 .508 .503 .499 .495 .493

Passing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Kirk Cousins Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Dave Yarema Ed Smith Bill Burke Jim Miller Todd Schultz Tony Banks John Leister Dan Enos Bobby McAllister Bryan Clark Steve Juday Charlie Baggett Damon Dowdell Ryan Van Dyke Earl Morrall Mike Rasmussen

2008-11 2000-03 2003-06 2005-08 1982-86 1976-78 1996-99 1990-93 1994-97 1994-95 1979-82 1987-90 1985-88 1978-81 1963-65 1973-75 2001-04 1998-2001 1953-55 1970-71

9,131 8,932 6,524 6,159 5,809 5,706 5,463 5,037 4,273 4,129 3,999 3,837 3,194 2,725 2,576 2,335 2,170 2,111 2,015 1,986

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 13. 14. 16. 18. 19.

Kirk Cousins Jeff Smoker Bill Burke Dave Yarema Ed Smith Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Todd Schultz Steve Juday Tony Banks John Leister Bryan Clark Al Dorow Tom Yewcic Gene Glick Jim Miller Bobby McAllister Damon Dowdell Ryan Van Dyke Charlie Baggett Jimmy Raye

2008-11 2000-03 1996-99 1982-86 1976-78 2003-06 2005-08 1994-97 1963-65 1994-95 1979-82 1978-81 1949-51 1951-53 1946-49 1990-93 1985-88 2001-04 1998-2001 1973-75 1965-67

66 61 46 44 43 42 35 27 21 20 20 20 19 18 18 17 17 16 14 14 14

PASSING EFFICIENCY RATING (MIN. 100 ATTS.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Kirk Cousins Gene Glick Earl Morrall Drew Stanton Jim Ninowski Dave Yarema Jeff Smoker Tony Banks Tom Yewcic Dan Enos Dean Look Bobby McAllister Bill Burke Todd Schultz Ryan Van Dyke Ed Smith Brian Hoyer Jim Miller Damon Dowdell Al Dorow

2008-11 1946-49 1953-55 2003-06 1955-57 1982-86 2000-03 1994-95 1951-53 1987-90 1957-59 1985-88 1996-99 1994-97 1998-2001 1976-78 2005-08 1990-93 2001-04 1949-51

146.1 142.3 140.5 138.7 136.0 135.7 135.5 135.5 128.4 128.1 126.7 126.0 125.9 125.1 123.8 123.6 121.3 119.1 116.2 115.5

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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.

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Kirk Cousins, who led the Spartans to back-to-back 11-win seasons in 2010-11, set school career records for pass completions (723), passing yards (9,131), TD passes (66), passing efficiency (146.1), 200-yard passing games (26) and total offense (9,004 yards).

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Touchdown Passes

Jeff Smoker Kirk Cousins Brian Hoyer Bill Burke Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Kirk Cousins Jim Miller Kirk Cousins Bill Burke

302 267 236 226 223 215 200 198 195 180

1999 1997 1995 1984 2003 1980 1977 2005 1989 1975 1969

18 17 15 15 14 14 14 12 12 12 12

166.4 154.1 153.4 150.8 150.7 150.6 145.1 143.1 142.6 140.0

INterceptions thrown 1. 2. 3. 5. 8.

Bill Burke Todd Schultz Tony Banks Dave Yarema Jeff Smoker John Leister Ed Smith Drew Stanton Dan Enos Charlie Baggett Bill Triplett

Passing Yards

Jeff Smoker Kirk Cousins Drew Stanton Kirk Cousins Brian Hoyer Kirk Cousins Bill Burke Dave Yarema Jeff Smoker Brian Hoyer

2003 2011 2005 2010 2007 2009 1998 1986 2001 2008

3,395 3,316 3,077 2,825 2,725 2,680 2,595 2,581 2,579 2,404

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.

35 34 32 32 31 30 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29

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

5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Bowl History

.673 .669 .667 .641 .640 .639 .638 .637 .634 .627

Jeff Smoker (55 att.) Ohio State 2003 Kirk Cousins (53) Notre Dame 2011 Jeff Smoker (40) Indiana 2003 John Leister (46) Michigan 1982 Jim Miller (42) Ohio State 1993 Brian Hoyer (61) Penn State 2006 Jeff Smoker (46) Minnesota 2003 Jim Miller (39) Michigan 1991 Dave Yarema (45) Northwestern 1986 Kirk Cousins (43) Northwestern 2010 Drew Stanton (45) Minnesota 2005 Damon Dowdell (46) Ohio State 2004 Drew Stanton (54) Iowa 2004 Jeff Smoker (50) Penn State 2003

Honors & awards

1986 2010 2005 2004 1993 1992 1989 2011 2001 1995

61 55 54 54 53 50 50 50 48 46 46 46 46

Spartan history

Dave Yarema (200-297) Kirk Cousins (226-338) Drew Stanton (236-354) Drew Stanton (141-220) Jim Miller (215-336) Jim Miller (122-191) Dan Enos (153-240) Kirk Cousins (267-419) Jeff Smoker (166-262) Todd Schultz (52-83)

Brian Hoyer (30 comp.) Penn State 2006 Jeff Smoker (35) Ohio State 2003 Drew Stanton (29) Iowa 2004 John Leister (18) Purdue 1980 Kirk Cousins (34) Notre Dame 2011 Kirk Cousins (27) Georgia 2012 Brian Hoyer (26) Minnesota 2006 Jeff Smoker (29) Penn State 2003 Brian Hoyer (20) California 2008 Damon Dowdell (29) Ohio State 2004 Jeff Smoker (30) Minnesota 2003 Bill Burke (18) Ohio State 1998 John Leister (32) Michigan 1982

Pass Completions 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 10. 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.

Attempts 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 9. 10.

Spartan Records

2003 2011 2005 2010 2007 1993 1986 2009 1998 2008

PASSING EFFICIENCY RATING (MIN. 75 ATTS.) 1. Jeff Smoker 2001 2. Dave Yarema 1986 2005 3. Drew Stanton 4. Jim Ninowski 1957 2010 5. Kirk Cousins 6. Tom Yewcic 1952 2011 7. Kirk Cousins 8. Tony Banks 1994 2009 9. Kirk Cousins 10. Jimmy Raye 1966

Single Game

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488 419 376 358 354 353 338 336 328 312

25 22 21 21 20 20 20 20 19 19

Coaching staff

Pass Completions 1. Jeff Smoker 2. Kirk Cousins 3. Drew Stanton 4. Kirk Cousins 5. Brian Hoyer 6. Jim Miller 7. Dave Yarema 8. Kirk Cousins 9. Bill Burke 10. Brian Hoyer

2003 2011 2007 1998 2005 2008 2010 1993 2009 1999

2011 2005 2003 2001 2010 2007 1999 1978 2009 1998

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Kirk Cousins Drew Stanton Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker Kirk Cousins Brian Hoyer Bill Burke Ed Smith Kirk Cousins Bill Burke

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Touchdown Receptions

Receptions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

B.J. Cunningham Matt Trannon Andre Rison Courtney Hawkins Charles Rogers Gari Scott Mark Dell Jerramy Scott Chris Baker Plaxico Burress Keshawn Martin Mill Coleman Derrick Mason Ted Jones Blair White Herb Haygood Eugene Byrd Kirk Gibson Scott Greene Sedrick Irvin

2008-11 2003-06 1985-88 1988-91 2001-02 1996-99 2007-10 2002-06 1998-2001 1998-99 2008-11 1991-94 1993-96 1980-82 2006-09 1998-2001 1975-76, 1978-79 1975-78 1992-95 1996-98

218 148 146 138 135 134 133 133 133 131 127 126 120 118 116 115 114 112 110 108

Spartan history

Spartan Records

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Receiving Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

B.J. Cunningham Andre Rison Charles Rogers Kirk Gibson Courtney Hawkins Plaxico Burress Mark Dell Gari Scott Eugene Byrd Mark Ingram Derrick Mason Gene Washington Mill Coleman Matt Trannon Jerramy Scott Keshawn Martin Chris Baker Ted Jones Blair White Herb Haygood

2008-11 1985-88 2001-02 1975-78 1988-91 1998-99 2007-10 1996-99 1975-79 1983-86 1993-96 1964-66 1991-94 2003-06 2002-06 2008-11 1998-2001 1980-82 2006-09 1998-2001

3,086 2,992 2,821 2,347 2,210 2,155 2,136 2,095 2,082 1,944 1,914 1,857 1,813 1,755 1,717 1,714 1,705 1,678 1,674 1,640

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Honors & awards

Yards Per Catch (Min. 30 Receptions) 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. Gene Washington 10. Mike Hurd 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

1975-78 2001-02 1985-88 1983-86 1980-83 1955-57 1967-69 1975-76, 1978-79 1964-66 1971, 1973-74 1970-72 1989-90 1993-96 1995-97 1979-82 1966-68 1992-95 1998-99 1949-51 2007-10

21.0 20.9 20.5 20.5 20.2 19.5 18.5 18.3 18.2 18.2 17.7 17.7 17.4 17.2 17.2 16.9 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.1

1. Charles Rogers 2. B.J. Cunningham 3. Kirk Gibson 4. Plaxico Burress Andre Rison 6. Gari Scott 7. Gene Washington 8. Eugene Byrd 9. Mark Ingram Bob Carey 11. Chris Baker Daryl Turner 13. Mark Dell Courtney Hawkins Otis Grant 16. Eric Knott 17. Keshawn Martin Blair White Kerry Reed Nigea Carter Ellis Duckett

Yards Per Catch (Min. 20 Receptions) 2001-02 2008-11 1975-78 1998-99 1985-88 1996-99 1964-66 1975-76, 1978-79 1983-86 1949-51 1998-2001 1980-83 2007-10 1988-91 1979-82 2001-04 2008-11 2006-09 2005-06 1993-96 1951-54

27 25 24 20 20 18 16 15 14 14 13 13 12 12 12 11 10 10 10 10 10

SEASON B.J. Cunningham Devin Thomas Blair White Charles Rogers Charles Rogers Keshawn Martin Plaxico Burress Plaxico Burress Kerry Reed

2011 2007 2009 2002 2001 2011 1999 1998 2006

79 79 70 68 67 66 66 65 64

2001 2002 2011 2007 1999 1989 1998 2009 1986 1988

1,470 1,351 1,306 1,260 1,142 1,080 1,013 990 966 961

Receiving Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Charles Rogers Charles Rogers B.J. Cunningham Devin Thomas Plaxico Burress Courtney Hawkins Plaxico Burress Blair White Andre Rison Andre Rison

1966 1988 1969 1977 1996 1987 1984 2001 1985 1981

25.1 24.6 24.4 24.1 23.4 23.1 22.7 21.9 21.9 21.1

2001 2002 2011 1999 2010 2009 2007 1998 1988 1949

14 13 12 12 9 9 8 8 8 8

Touchdown Receptions 1. 2. 3. 5. 7.

Charles Rogers Charles Rogers B.J. Cunningham Plaxico Burress B.J. Cunningham Blair White Devin Thomas Plaxico Burress Andre Rison Bob Carey

RECEPTIONS 1. 2. 4. 7. 10.

Matt Trannon Eastern Michigan 2006 Devin Thomas Indiana 2007 Plaxico Burress Florida 2000 B.J. Cuningham Notre Dame 2011 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 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.

As a senior in 2011, B.J. Cunningham became the school’s all-time leader in receptions (218) and receiving yards (3,086).

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Gene Washington Andre Rison Frank Foreman Kirk Gibson Octavis Long Andre Rison Mark Ingram Charles Rogers Mark Ingram Daryl Turner

Single Game

Receptions 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

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B.J. Cunningham Wisconsin (2) 2011 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 3


Scoring/total offense records CAREER (Statistics include postseason games) 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

5,426 5,152 5,114 4,833 4,511 4,479 4,446 4,125 4,065 4,013

Total Offense Attempts

Total Offense YardS Kirk Cousins Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Brian Hoyer Ed Smith Dave Yarema Bill Burke Lorenzo White Jim Miller Javon Ringer

2008-11 2000-03 2003-06 2005-08 1976-78 1982-86 1996-99 1984-87 1990-93 2005-08

9,004 8,714 8,036 5,930 5,556 5,269 4,934 4,887 4,748 4,398

132 126 114 112 110 108 105 105 103 102

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 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

2,590 2,094 2,051 1,994 1,962 1,929 1,817 1,742 1,701 1,687 22 21 19 18 18 18 17 16 16 15 15

Total Offense Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Kirk Cousins Brian Hoyer Bill Burke Lorenzo White Brian Hoyer Javon Ringer Drew Stanton Kirk Cousins

2003 2005 2011 2007 1998 1985 2008 2008 2006 2010

Keith Nichol Kirk Cousins Jeff Smoker Drew Stanton Drew Stanton Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Charlie Baggett Todd Schultz Ed Smith

2009 2009 2001 2004 2005 2011 2010 1974 1996 1978

7.89 7.63 7.35 7.24 7.19 7.19 7.11 7.08 7.07 7.00

Single Game ALL-PURPOSE YARDS

Total Touchdowns 1. 2. 3. 4. 7. 8. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

551 475 456 423 423 420 396 390 379 378

(includes rushing, receiving and all returns) 1. Eric Allen Purdue 1971 2. Javon Ringer Florida Atlantic 2008 3. Sedrick Irvin Indiana 1997 4. Lorenzo White Indiana 1987 5. Clinton Jones Iowa 1966 6. Lorenzo White Indiana 1985 7. Keshawn Martin Minnesota 2009 8. Sedrick Irvin Minnesota 1995 9. Charles Rogers Fresno State 2001 10. Sedrick Irvin Penn State 1997 Total Touchdowns

1. Blake Ezor Northwestern 1989 6 2. Javon Ringer Eastern Michigan 2008 5 3. 18 times – last: Edwin Baker vs. Minnesota 2010 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 16 times – last: Edwin Baker vs. Minnesota 2010

36 30 26 24

Total Offense Yards 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

410 406 393 383 375 372 369 367 361 357

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397 308 306 303 299 286 284 279 270 262

Bowl History

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2008 2007 1989 1995 1971 1996 2004 2003 1999 1985

Total Offense Yards Per Attempt (Min. 100 Atts.)

Honors & awards

1,405 1,239 1,178 1,083 1,001 960 909 875 875 843

Javon Ringer Jehuu Caulcrick Blake Ezor Scott Greene Eric Allen Sedrick Irvin Dave Rayner Dave Rayner Paul Edinger Lorenzo White

3,415 3,279 3,277 2,740 2,689 2,620 2,521 2,359 2,342 2,310

Spartan history

(Includes rushing and passing attempts) 1. Jeff Smoker 2000-03 2. Kirk Cousins 2008-11 3. Drew Stanton 2003-06 4. Lorenzo White 1984-87 5. Brian Hoyer 2005-08 6. Dave Yarema 1982-86 7. Bill Burke 1996-99 8. Jim Miller 1990-93 Ed Smith 1976-78 10. Javon Ringer 2005-08

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

2005 2003 2011 2009 2010 2007 2001 1986 1998 2008

Spartan Records

43 42 40 35 34 31 30 30 29 28

Points scored

Drew Stanton Jeff Smoker Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Brian Hoyer Jeff Smoker Dave Yarema Bill Burke Brian Hoyer

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1984-87 1996-98 2004-07 2005-08 1986-89 1946-49 1999-2001 1969-71 2001-02 1989-92

7.90 7.41 7.27 6.82 6.64 6.58 6.46 6.34 6.35 6.35

Coaching staff

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

1946-49 1953-55 2008-11 2003-06 1951-53 1946-48 1994-95 1976-78 1994-97 1946-49

Season

All-Purpose Yards (Includes rushing, receiving and all returns) 1. Javon Ringer 2005-08 1984-87 2. Lorenzo White 3. Derrick Mason 1993-96 1996-98 4. Sedrick Irvin 5. Tico Duckett 1989-92 1986-89 6. Blake Ezor 7. Eric Allen 1969-71 1988-91 8. Courtney Hawkins 9. Steve Smith 1977-80 2008-11 10. Keshawn Martin

Gene Glick Earl Morrall Kirk Cousins Drew Stanton Tom Yewcic George Guerre Tony Banks Ed Smith Todd Schultz Lynn Chandnois

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Brett Swenson Dave Rayner John Langeloh Chris Gardner Morten Andersen Lorenzo White Sedrick Irvin Jehuu Caulcrick Hans Nielsen Paul Edinger

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10..

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Points Scored 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Total Offense Yards

Total Offense Yards Per Attempt (Min. 200 Att.)

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Quarterback Sacks

Tackles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Dan Bass Percy Snow Greg Jones Ike Reese Josh Thornhill Chuck Bullough Ronald Stanley Sorie Kanu Aric Morris Thomas Wright Tim Moore Eric Gordon Jim Morrissey Reggie Garnett Eric Smith Carlos Jenkins Shane Bullough Paul Rudzinski Matt Christensen Phil Parker

1976-79 1986-89 2007-10 1994-97 1998-2001 1988-91 2001-04 1995-98 1996-99 1999-2002 1984-87 2007-10 1981-84 1993-96 2002-05 1987-90 1983-86 1974-77 1991-94 1982-85

541 473 465 420 395 391 368 365 350 346 332 331 329 327 323 314 311 298 289 286

Julian Peterson (215 yards) Greg Jones (160) Larry Bethea (230) Travis Davis (248) Robaire Smith (169) Mike Labinjo (145) Josh Thornhill (88) Juan Hammonds (120) Kelly Quinn (214) Eric Gordon (106) Mark Nichols (136) Mel Land (116) Jerel Worthy (118) Ronald Stanley (75) Courtney Ledyard (133) Bill Johnson (77) Tim Moore (135) Ike Reese (150) Ervin Baldwin (125) Matt Christensen (79) Ernie Hamilton (168)

1998-99 48 2007-10 46.5 1975-77 43 1986-89 39 1997-99 38 2000-03 35 1998-2001 33 1991-94 33 1982-84 31 2007-10 29 1983, 1985-87 29 1975-78 29 2009-11 27.5 2001-04 27 1995-98 27 1988-91 27 1984-87 27 1994-97 26 2006-07 25 1991-94 25 1970-72 25

Larry Bethea (208 yards) Julian Peterson (161) Travis Davis (217) Kelly Quinn (183) Robaire Smith (140) Greg Jones (93) Clifford Dukes (79) Mark Nichols (90) Mel Land (65) Carl Banks (84) Ron Curl (73)

Fumble Recoveries 1975-77 33 1998-99 25 1986-89 24 1982-85 24 1997-99 22 2007-10 16.5 2001-04 15.5 1983, 1985-87 15 1975-78 15 1980-83 14 1968-71 14

1. Dan Bass 1976-79 2. Larry Savage 1976-79 1987-90 3. Carlos Jenkins 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

1946-49 1984-87 1982-85 1985-88 1985-88 1970-72 1976-79 1971-73 1948-50 1992-95 1947-49

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 2008-11 1948-50 1984-87 1947-49 2004-07 2005-08 1959-61

410 268 267 219 212 198 189 167 161 152

Interceptions 1. 2. 3. 4. 7. 10.

Lynn Chandnois Todd Krumm Phil Parker Kurt Larson John Miller Brad Van Pelt Mark Anderson Bill Simpson Jesse Thomas Demetrice Martin John Polonchek

Passes DEFENDED

Lynn Chandnois Brad Van Pelt Phil Parker Johnny Adams Jesse Thomas Todd Krumm John Polonchek SirDarean Adams Otis Wiley Bob Suci

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

Active Player

Interception return Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

12 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5

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Honors & awards

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Tackles for Losses 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. 13. 14. 18. 19.

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

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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).

Robaire Smith ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in tackles for losses (fifth with 38 for 169 yards) and sacks (fifth with 22 for 140).

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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FORCED FUMBLES

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 Julian Peterson (140 yards) 1999 Denicos Allen (86) 2011 Ervin Baldwin (89) 2007 Julian Peterson (75) 1998 Larry Bethea (93) 1977 Mike Labinjo (64) 2001 William Gholston (50) 2011 Robaire Smith (66) 1997 Travis Davis (113) 1987 Josh Thornhill (29) 2001 Three other players

30 18.5 18.5 18 18 17 16 16 16 15 15

1977 1999 1997 1987 1984 2011 2007 2003 1998 1983

7 5 5 5 4 4

Passes DEFENDED 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

16 15 12 12 12 11 10 10 10 10

Quarterback Sacks 1. 2. 6.

Travis Davis (37 yards) Ohio State 1987 5 Matthias Askew (28) Western Michigan 2003 4 Julian Peterson (30) Ohio State 1998 4 Kelly Quinn (26) Northwestern 1984 4 Rich Saul (13) Iowa 1969 4 10 times – last: Denicos Allen (15) vs. Wisconsin (2) 2011 3

Fumble Recoveries 1. 4.

9 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 6

Matt Vanderbeek Hawaii 1989 Phil Hoag Illinois 1966 Ernie Clark Illinois 1961 Several players

Passes DEFENDED 1. 7.

Jeremy Ware Northwestern 2008 Broderick Nelson Indiana 2002 Broderick Nelson Wisconsin 2001 Cedric Henry Marshall 2000 Amp Campbell Northwestern 1999 Renaldo Hill Minnesota 1998 9 times – last: Otis Wiley vs. Florida Atlantic 2008

Active Player 203 183 141 129 129 118 109 108 106 106

Todd Krumm, who ranks second on Michigan State’s alltime list with 18 career interceptions, returned a pickoff 44 yards for a touchdown in the Spartans’ 20-15 victory over Notre Dame in 1986.

5 5 5 5 5 5 4

Bowl History

1983 1949 2011 1987 1971 2000 1955 1949 1948 1970

3 3 3 2

Honors & awards

Phil Parker (7 interceptions) Lynn Chandnois (7) Johnny Adams (3) Todd Krumm (9) Brad Van Pelt (4) Cedric Henry (5) Earl Morrall (2) John Polonchek (5) George Guerre (3) Brad McLee (5)

7 6 5 5 5 5 5 4

Interceptions

Interception return Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 9.

Julian Peterson (42 yards) Ohio State 1998 Julian Peterson (7) Oregon 1999 William Gholston (16) Georgia 2012 Josh Shaw (14) Wisconsin 2000 Julian Peterson (32) Florida 2000 Travis Davis (37) Ohio State 1987 Rich Saul (14) Iowa 1968 16 times – last: Denicos Allen (16) vs. Wisconsin (2) 2011

Spartan 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 for Loss 1. 2. 3. 8.

1. John Miller Michigan 1987 4 2. 6 times – last: Mark Anderson vs. Notre Dame 1977 3

InterceptionS 1. 2. 5. 8.

Tackles 1. Dan Bass Ohio State 1979 32 2. Don Law Ohio State 1969 28 3. Dan Bass Notre Dame 1979 24 4. Percy Snow Illinois 1989 23 Minnesota 1992 21 5. Ty Hallock Shane Bullough Indiana 1985 21 Brad Van Pelt Notre Dame 1971 21 Doug Barr Ohio State 1969 21 Don Law Indiana 1967 21 10. 5 times – last: Ronald Stanley vs. Rutgers 2004 20

Spartan Records

Larry Bethea (90 yards) Julian Peterson (104) Robaire Smith (58) Travis Davis (105) Kelly Quinn (84) Denicos Allen (69) Jonal Saint-Dic (75) Greg Taplin (60) Julian Peterson (57) Kelly Quinn (84)

George Chatlos 1966 Tom Kronner 1973 Tom Standal 1975 Matt Vanderbeek 1989 Myron Bell 1993 Four other players

Fumble Recoveries 1. 2. 5.

Single Game

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Quarterback Sacks 1. 2. 3. 6. 7.

8 5 5 4 4

Coaching staff

1. 2. 4. 6. 7. 10.

2007 2001 1993 2006 1998

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1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Jonal Saint-Dic Broderick Nelson Rob Fredrickson David Herron Jr. Julian Peterson

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Season

Punts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ralf Mojsiejenko Aaron Bates Craig Jarrett Ray Stachowicz Chris Salani Josh Butland Brandon Fields Bill Simpson Greg Montgomery John Pingel

1981-84 2007-10 1998-2001 1977-80 1992-95 1988-91 2003-05 1971-73 1985-87 1937-38

279 260 239 230 224 220 209 196 184 150

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 10.

1985-87 2003-06 1981-84 1977-80 1998-2001 1937-38 2007-10 2011 1988-91 2002

45.2 45.0 43.8 43.3 42.9 42.1 42.0 41.4 40.7 40.4

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1996-99 2008-11 2000-03 1993-96 1951-53 1983-86 1984-87 1946-48 1948-50 1971-73

1,088 659 635 620 619 584 561 513 490 475

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1993-96 1998-2001 2003-04 1988-91 1969-71 2006-07 2005-06 2008-11 1983-84 1979-81

2,575 1,770 1,632 1,571 1,340 1,135 1,121 1,100 1,022 898

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2006-09 2001-04 1987-90 1978-81 1994-97 1974-77 1947-49 2009-11 1996-99 1985-86

164 148 137 126 125 98 94 93 75 60

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

2006-09 2001-04 1987-90 1994-97 1996-99 1978-81 1974-77 1982-84 2009-11 1992-93

71 62 57 52 46 45 44 35 32 22

1. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Punting Average (Min. 50 Atts.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Greg Montgomery Brandon Fields Ralf Mojsiejenko Ray Stachowicz Craig Jarrett John Pingel Aaron Bates Mike Sadler Josh Butland Jason Daily

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Gari Scott (84 returns) Keshawn Martin (65) Ziehl Kavanaght (80) Derrick Mason (61) Jim Ellis (55) Bobby Morse (70) Todd Krumm (64) George Guerre (35) Jesse Thomas (27) Bill Simpson (48) Derrick Mason (106 returns) Herb Haygood (76) DeAndra Cobb (64) Courtney Hawkins (65) Eric Allen (62) Devin Thomas (39) Demond Williams (51) Keshawn Martin (47) Larry Jackson (43) Derek Hughes (36)

Extra Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brett Swenson (166 attempts) Dave Rayner (151) John Langeloh (140) Morten Andersen (129) Chris Gardner (132) Hans Nielsen (105) George Smith (116) Dan Conroy (94) Paul Edinger (81) Chris Caudell (69)

Field Goals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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) Dan Conroy (39) Bill Stoyanovich (35)

Punt Return Yards 1938 1982 1984 1985 1983 1991 1972 2008 1980 1987

99 77 76 75 74 73 73 71 71 70

1. 2. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brandon Fields Greg Montgomery Brandon Fields Ray Stachowicz Aaron Bates Greg Montgomery Ralf Mojsiejenko Ralf Mojsiejenko Ray Stachowicz Greg Montgomery

2004 1986 2003 1980 2010 1987 1984 1982 1979 1985

47.9 47.8 46.4 46.2 45.0 45.0 44.7 44.6 44.3 44.1

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1999 1998 1950 1987 1997 1996 1951 2002 1972 2011

488 440 358 322 313 312 305 287 286 274

Punt Return Yards

Kickoff Return Yards 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

Punting Average (Min. 20 Atts.)

Punt Return Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Single Game

Punts

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) Keshawn Martin (25)

Kickoff Return Yards Devin Thomas (39 returns) Nick Hill (38) Derrick Mason (36) Derrick Mason (35) DeAndra Cobb (36) DeAndra Cobb (28) Demond Williams (34) Keshawn Martin (23) Herb Haygood (24) Eric Allen (20)

2007 2011 1994 1995 2004 2003 2006 2009 2001 1969

1,135 999 966 947 869 763 690 665 632 598

Extra Points Brett Swenson (54 attempts) Morten Andersen (54) Dan Conroy (48) Dan Conroy (46) Brett Swenson (45) John Langeloh (44) Paul Edinger (41) Dave Rayner (39) Dave Rayner (40) George Smith (50)

2007 1978 2011 2010 2009 1989 1999 2004 2003 1948

53 52 48 45 44 42 40 39 39 39

Derrick Mason (6 ret.) Eastern Mich. 1996 Sedrick Irvin (4) Indiana 1997 Allen Brenner (3) Illinois 1966 Otis Wiley (5) Eastern Michigan 2008 Jesse Thomas (4) Minnesota 1950 Gari Scott (5) Penn State 1999 Derrick Mason (3) Michigan 1995 Jesse Thomas (3) William & Mary 1950 John Matsock (4) Illinois 1954 Sherman Lewis (4) Northwestern 1963

137 117 117 113 113 107 106 105 104 103

Kickoff Return Yards Derrick Mason (5 returns) Penn State 1994 Devin Thomas (5) Boston College 2007 Keshawn Martin (4) Minnesota 2009 Glenn Winston (8) Penn State 2008 Larry Jackson (4) Ohio State 1984 DeAndra Cobb (5) Ohio State 2003 Keshawn Martin (5) Purdue 2009 Derrick Mason (7) Michigan 1994 DeAndra Cobb (5) Notre Dame 2004 DeAndra Cobb (4) Rutgers 2003

186 178 176 173 168 167 166 156 152 150

Extra Points 1. 2. 9.

John Langeloh Northwestern 1989 10 John Goss Illinois 2005 8 Dave Rayner Indiana 2002 8 Morten Andersen Illinois 1978 8 Evan Slonac Marquette 1952 8 George Smith Arizona 1949 8 George Smith Temple 1949 8 George Smith Hawaii 1948 8 Dan Conroy Indiana 2011 7 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 Ohio State 1998 1. Paul Edinger Paul Edinger Northwestern 1998 John Langeloh Wisconsin 1988 4. Dan Conroy Illinois 2010 Brett Sewnson Purdue 2009 Brett Swenson Wisconsin 2008 Brett Swenson Indiana 2008 Dave Rayner Ohio State 2004 Dave Rayner Louisiana Tech 2003 Dave Rayner Northwestern 2002 Ralf Mojsiejenko Minnesota 1982 Morten Andersen Indiana 1981 Morten Andersen Illinois 1979 Hans Nielsen Purdue 1977 Dirk Kryt Ohio State 1972

5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

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Field Goals Brett Swenson (28 attempts) Dave Rayner (31) Dave Rayner (29) Paul Edinger (26) Paul Edinger (26) Brett Sewenson (22) John Langeloh (27) Dan Conroy (23) Chris Gardner (22) John Langeloh (24) Hans Nielsen (28)

2008 2004 2003 1998 1999 2009 1988 2011 1996 1987 1977

22 22 22 22 21 19 18 17 17 17 17

Derrick Mason established Michigan State and Big Ten career records with 2,575 kickoff return yards.

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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

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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

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1. 2. 3. 6. 8. 9. 10.

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Morten Andersen’s 63-yard field goal vs. Ohio State in 1981 still ranks as a school and Big Ten record. punts

pass plays *93 *91 *88 *87 *87

*86 *85 *84 *83

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.) Johnny Adams Indiana 2011 (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)

*99 *93 *90 *88 *86 *85 *84 *83 *80 *77

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.

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

*95 *92 *90 *88 *87 *86 *85 84 *80 78

Bowl History

*83

86 83 81 80 79 75 75 74 73 73 73 73

Honors & awards

*86

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

Spartan history

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

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Spartan Records

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.

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MSU Team Single-game records Team Offense in a Game 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

Net Yards Rushing 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

Rushing Touchdowns 1. 2. 3.

9 vs. Hawaii, 1948 8 vs. Illinois, 1978 7 vs. Purdue, 1990 7 vs. Arizona, 1948 7 vs. Hawaii, 1947

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Passes Attempted 1. 2. 4.

62 vs. Penn State, 2006 56 vs. Ohio State, 2003 56 vs. Purdue, 1980 54 vs. Notre Dame, 2011 54 vs. Iowa, 2004

Spartan Records

Passes completed 1. 2. 3. 5.

36 vs. Ohio State, 2003 34 vs. Notre Dame, 2011 33 vs. Indiana, 2003 33 vs. Michigan, 1982 32 vs. Penn State, 2008 32 vs. Northwestern, 2006 32 vs. Purdue, 1998

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Yards Gained Passing 1. 2. 4. 5.

400 vs. Michigan, 1999 396 vs. Wisconsin, 2009 396 vs. Purdue, 1998 383 vs. Western Michigan, 2009 382 vs. Indiana, 2003

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

705 vs. Illinois, 2005 698 vs. Purdue, 1971 685 vs. Kent State, 2005 660 vs. Iowa, 1974 645 vs. Wisconsin, 1978

Touchdown Passes 1. 2. 3.

7 vs. Illinois, 2005 6 vs. Iowa, 1999 5 vs. Montana State, 2009 5 vs. Eastern Michigan, 2006 5 vs. Northwestern, 1981

Touchdowns Scored 1. 3. 4.

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

extra points 1. 2. 3.

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

First Downs by Rushing 1. 2. 3.

26 vs. Northwestern, 1975 25 vs. Marquette, 1952 24 vs. Purdue, 1971 24 vs. North Carolina, 1962 24 vs. Indiana, 1957

First Downs by Passing 1. 2. 3.

23 vs. Purdue, 1998 20 vs. Indiana, 2003 19 vs. Northwestern, 2010 19 vs. Ohio State, 2005 19 vs. Minnesota, 1978

Total First Downs 1. 2.

35 vs. Kent State, 2005 34 vs. Illinois, 2005 34 vs. Purdue, 1990 34 vs. Indiana, 1981 34 vs. Northwestern, 1978

Fumbles Lost 1. 2. 3.

9 vs. Kansas State, 1956 7 vs. Washington State, 1970 6 vs. Michigan, 1973 6 vs. Kansas State, 1957 6 vs. Wayne State, 1944

Yards Penalized 1. 2. 3. 5.

155 vs. Indiana, 1957 149 vs. Northwestern, 1981 142 vs. Northwestern, 1967 142 vs. Northwestern, 1964 137 vs. Indiana, 1956

Passes Had Intercepted 1. 4.

6 vs. Michigan, 1997 6 vs. Minnesota, 1958 6 vs. Maryland, 1950 5 vs. Penn State, 2004 5 vs. Purdue, 1980 5 vs. Minnesota, 1970 5 vs. Santa Clara, 1948

Most Punts 1. 2.

12 vs. Florida State, 1987 11 vs. Nebraska, 1996 11 vs. Ohio State, 1973 11 vs. Great Lakes, 1945 11 vs. Maryland, 1944

Points Scored 1. 2. 3. 5.

76 vs. Northwestern, 1989 75 vs. Arizona, 1949 62 vs. Marquette, 1952 62 vs. Temple, 1949 61 vs. Illinois, 2005 61 vs. Arizona, 1948

Team Defense in a Game Rushing Attempts 1. 2. 3. 5.

12 by Iowa, 1993 14 by Purdue, 1987 15 by Kent State, 2005 15 by Purdue, 1988 16 by Western Michigan, 2009

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 12 by Notre Dame, 1965 16 by Maryland, 1944 30 by Wayne State, 1944

SACKS 1. 4.

9 vs. Ohio State, 2011 9 vs. Wisconsin, 1989 9 vs. Northwestern, 1985 8 vs. Northwestern, 2010 8 vs. Northwestern, 1999

TACKLES FOR LOSS 1. 2. 4.

18 vs. Oregon, 1999 17 vs. Georgia, 2012 17 vs. Northwestern, 1985 15 vs. Minnesota, 1997 15 vs. Northwestern, 1991

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First Downs by Rushing 1. 6.

0 by Florida Atlantic, 2011 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

First Downs by Passing 1.

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. 3.

1 by Florida Atlantic, 2011 1 by Maryland, 1944 3 by Wayne State, 1945 3 by Wayne State, 1944 3 by Notre Dame, 1965

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


MSU Team Single-Season records Total Yards

First Downs

2005 2011 2001 2004 2007 1978 1990 2009 1993 2003 1996

Rushing Yards

Rushing Yards Per Game

1948 1951 1952 1950 1974 1975 1962 1957 1956 1978

Passing Yards

Passing Yards Per Game

2005 2001 2003 2009 2011 1981 1998 1986 1978 2010

1978 1948 1952 1949 2005 2007 1999 2001 2011 1951

Fewest First Downs Allowed

1. 96 2. 104 104 4. 107 5. 109 6. 112 7. 113 8. 117 9. 120 10. 121

1963 1952 1947 1957 1958 1962 1949 1950 1961 1965

1965 1966 1987 1999 1963 1952 1962 1989 1950 2011

1. 173.2 2. 174.1 3. 191.6 4. 194.5 5. 194.8 6. 209.3 7. 216.8 8. 223.0 9. 223.3 10. 226.2

1973 1957 1961 1958 1960 1955 1963 1956 1953 1962

1. 50 2. 62 3. 63 4. 69 5. 75 6. 84 7. 87 8. 96 9. 99 10. 101

Fewest Passing Yards Allowed

1. 613 2. 669 3. 706 4. 748 5. 775 6. 816 7. 829 8. 883 9. 889 10. 902

Fewest Total Points Allowed

Fewest Passing Yards Allowed Per Game

1. 55.7 2. 74.3 3. 78.4 4. 81.6 5. 83.1 6. 86.1 7. 88.9 8. 92.1 9. 98.1 10. 101.4

1965 1963 1957 1961 1962 1966 1950 1953 1952 1955 1961 1965 1963 1955 1957 1952 1956 1962 1966 1947

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game

1973 1957 1961 1955 1958 1960 1953 1963 1956 1947

1. 5.6 5.6 3. 6.9 4. 7.0 5. 8.3 6. 9.3 7. 9.7 8. 9.9 9. 10.6 10. 11.0

1965 1961 1955 1963 1957 1952 1956 1966 1962 1953

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1. 295.5 2. 292.5 3. 270.0 4. 269.4 5. 252.5 6. 251.9 7. 246.2 8. 240.5 9. 239.1 10. 236.4

Scoring Average

1. 37.4 2. 35.9 3. 34.7 4. 34.3 5. 33.8 6. 33.1 7. 31.5 8. 31.2 9. 31.0 10. 30.0

Fewest Total Yards Allowed Per Game

Honors & awards

2011 2003 2001 2009 2005 2010 1998 2007 2008 1981

2011 2007 1978 2009 2010 1999 2001 2005 2003 1948

1. 47.3 2. 51.4 3. 69.8 4. 76.2 5. 82.0 6. 83.9 7. 94.5 8. 95.4 9. 97.1 10. 100.5

1963 1957 1961 1962 1965 1950 1952 1966 1947 1958

Spartan history

1. 3,535 2. 3,510 3,510 4. 3,502 5. 3,250 6. 3,073 7. 2,954 8. 2,842 9. 2,773 10. 2,771

Total Points

1. 434 2. 430 3. 411 4. 386 5. 383 6. 378 7. 374 8. 372 9. 363 10. 359

Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed Per GamE

1. 1,567 2. 1,724 3. 1,751 4. 1,753 5. 1,911 6. 1,951 7. 2,010 8. 2,093 9. 2,142 10. 2,155

Spartan Records

1. 304.5 2. 293.9 3. 272.4 4. 269.3 5. 269.2 6. 265.1 7. 264.8 8. 263.0 9. 256.9 10. 242.1

2005 1978 2004 2001 1952 2007 2009 1948 1951 1996

Fewest Total Yards Allowed

1966 1965 1963 1952 1987 1962 1950 1999 1951 1961

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1948 1974 1975 1990 1988 2004 1987 1978 1951 1989

Total Yards Per Game

1. 497.3 2. 481.2 3. 460.0 4. 447.0 5. 428.6 6. 416.8 7. 406.2 8. 403.2 9. 403.0 10. 399.6

1. 514 2. 521 3. 738 4. 755 5. 837 6. 851 7. 874 8. 914 9. 986 10. 1,045

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1. 3,045 2. 2,961 3. 2,914 4. 2,877 5. 2,876 6. 2,862 7. 2,767 8. 2,663 9. 2,645 10. 2,611

Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed

2004 2005 2011 2007 2001 1978 2009 2010 1996 2003

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1. 284 2. 272 272 4. 269 5. 266 6. 265 7. 264 8. 258 9. 255 10. 253 253

1. 5,520 2. 5,470 3. 5,466 4. 5,418 5. 5,364 6. 5,294 7. 5,281 8. 5,051 9. 4,795 10. 4,776

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Single-Season Team Leaders

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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Longest Plays

92

ruSHING 1. Jerry Seymour, Central Michigan 2004 Frank Aschenbrenner, Great Lakes Naval 1945 3. Shane Vereen, California 2008 Ted Brown, N.C. State 1976 5. Keith Carlos, Purdue Brandon West, Western Michigan 2009 Levron Williams, Indiana 2001 James Sims, Nebraska 1995 Dwight Shirley, Boston College 1992 Pass Plays 1. Mitch Anderson-Jim Lash, Northwestern 1972 2. Bill Offenbecher-Abe Woodson, Illinois 1956 3. Drew Henson-Marcus Knight, Michigan 1999 4. Aaron Murray-Tavarres King, Georgia 2012 5. Kellen Lewis-Marcus Thigpen Indiana 2008 David Carr-Rodney Wright, Fresno State 2001 Tom Tupa-Everett Ross, Ohio State 1987 Interception returns 1. Tim Wilbur, Indiana 1978 2. Mike Minter, Nebraska 1996 3. Robert Blanton, Notre Dame 2011 4. Josh Madson (29)/Leroy Pruitt (50), Stanford 1996 5. Damon Moore, Ohio State 1998 Ramsey Bright, UCLA 1973

Single-Game Highs Rushing Attempts *90 *90 *81 *81 *80 *80 *80 *80 *80 *94 *82 *81 *80 *79 *79 *79

*98 *84 82 *79 *73 73

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

*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

Punt Returns 1. Lance Bennett, Indiana 2004 2. Brandon Boykin, Georgia 2012 3. Lynn Swann, Southern Cal 1972 4. Jemeel Powell, California 2002 5. Jim Robinson, Pittsburgh 1945

*94 *92 *92 *90 *87

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 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 * Touchdown

57 56 55 54 53

1. 2. 3. 4.

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

51 44 42 40 40 40

RUShing yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Larry Johnson, Penn State 2002 Phil Carter, Notre Dame 1980 Butch Woolfolk, Michigan 1981 Levon Williams, Indiana 2001 Sedrick Shaw, Iowa 1995

279 254 253 251 250

pass attempts 1. 3. 4. 5.

C.J. Bacher, Northwestern 2008 Luke McCown, Louisiana Tech 2003 Brady Quinn, Notre Dame 2005 Drew Brees, Purdue 1999 David Carr, Fresno State 2001

61 61 60 57 56

Pass Completions 1. 2. 3. 4.

Drew Brees (57 attempts), Purdue 1999 Joey Elliott (55), Purdue 2009 C.J. Bacher (48), Northwestern 2007 Luke McCown (61), Louisiana Tech 2003 David Carr (56), Fresno State 2001 Jeff George (55), Illinois 1988

40 39 38 35 35 35

Passing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

David Carr, Fresno State 2001 C.J. Bacher, Northwestern 2007 Drew Brees, Purdue 1999 Brady Quinn, Notre Dame 2005 Luke McCown, Louisiana Tech 2003

531 520 509 487 436

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 86 85 82 80 78

1. 2. 4.

Lee Evans, Wisconsin 2003 James Hardy, Indiana 2006 Chad Owens, Hawaii 2004 DaJon McKnight, Minnesota 2011 Garrett Graham, Wisconsin 2009 Deon Butler, Penn State 2008 Jeff Samardzija, Notre Dame 2005 Braylon Edwards, Michigan 2004 Lee Evans, Wisconsin 2001

5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3

Travis Taylor, Florida 2000 Chris Daniels, Purdue 1999 Joey Galloway, Ohio State 1993 Steve Bryant, Purdue 1981 Jim Mutscheller, Notre Dame 1950

3 3 3 3 3

Touchdowns Scored 1. Lee Evans, Wisconsin 2003 Ki-Jana Carter, Penn State 1994 3. Montee Ball, Wisconsin (2) 2011 James Hardy, Indiana 2006 Chad Owens, Hawaii 2004 Larry Johnson, Penn State 2002 Lawrence Phillips, Nebraska 1995 Don Phelps, Kentucky 1946

5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4

Extra points 1. Mike Allen, Wisconsin 2003 Brett Conway, Penn State 1994 Brett White, UCLA 1974

8 8 8

Field Goals 1. Travis Forney, Penn State 1998 Doug Higgins, Illinois 1990 Rick Anderson, Purdue 1980

5 5 5

Points Scored 1. Lee Evans, Wisconsin 2003 Ki-Jana Carter, Penn State 1994 3. Montee Ball, Wisconsin (2) 2011 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 24

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

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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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

Bowl History

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

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

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

Honors & awards

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

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

First Downs by Passing 1. 0 vs. 13 different opponents 2. 1, several times

Spartan history

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

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

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

First Downs By Rushing 1. 0 vs. Purdue, 1979 2. 1 vs. Notre Dame 2011 1 vs. Iowa, 2010 1 vs. Iowa, 1995 1 vs. Notre Dame, 1981 1 vs. Notre Dame, 1976 1 vs. Mississippi State, 1947 1 vs. Auburn, 1938

Spartan Records

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

First Downs by Passing 1. 24 by Purdue, 1999 2. 22 by Fresno State, 2001 3. 21 by Northwestern, 2007 4. 20 by Notre Dame, 2010 20 by Texas Tech, 2010 20 by Northwestern, 1992

Net Yards Rushing 1. -48 vs. Alabama, 2011 2. -5 vs. Purdue, 1979 3. 2 vs. Iowa, 1982 4. 3 vs. Minnesota, 2006 5. 5 vs. Ohio State, 2003

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

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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

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

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

Yards Gained Passing 1. -1 vs. Purdue, 1973 2. 0 vs. 8 different opponents (most recent vs. Minnesota, 1979) 10. 3 vs. Indiana, 1958

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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

Extra Points 1. 8 by Wisconsin, 2003 8 by Penn State, 1994 8 by UCLA, 1974

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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

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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

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

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PUNT Return Average Year Player RET 2010 Keshawn Martin (A) 16 Kickoff Return Average

RUSHING

Year Player RET 1979 Derek Hughes (C) 10 1991 Courtney Hawkins (C) 13 1994 Derrick Mason (A) 36 1995 Derrick Mason (C) 22 2003 DeAndra Cobb (A) 28 2007 Devin Thomas (A) 39

Year Player G Att Yds Avg YPG 1966 Clinton Jones (C) 7 120 593 4.9 84.7 1971 Eric Allen (C) 8 209 1283 6.1 160.4 1985 Lorenzo White (C) 8 *288 1470 5.1 183.8 Lorenzo White (A) 11 386 1908 5.0 173.5 1987 Lorenzo White (C) 8 259 1213 4.7 151.6 1990 Tico Duckett (C) 8 182 1008 5.5 126.0 Tico Duckett (A) 12 257 1394 5.4 116.2 PASSING (Comparative grading until 1980, then pass effeciency system.) Year 1976 1978 1988 2001

Player Ed Smith (C) Ed Smith (C) Bobby McAllister (A) Jeff Smoker (A)

G 7 8 12 11

Att CMP YDS PCT INT TD RATING 180 94 1142 .522 8 8 -195 106 1511 .544 19 12 -154 80 1406 .520 7 9 138.8 262 166 2579 .634 8 21 166.4

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

Receptions G No Year Player 1976 Kirk Gibson (C) 8 30 1978 Kirk Gibson (C) 8 31

Yds TD RPG 486 4 3.8 613 5 3.9

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Receiving Yards Year Player G Rec 2002 Charles Rogers (A) 12 68

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

ScorING (Beginning in 1970, ranking based on points per game.) Year 1965 1971 1985 1987 1990 1992 2004 2007 2008

Player G TD PAT Clinton Jones (C) 7 11 1 Eric Allen (C) 8 18 2 Lorenzo White (C) 8 14 0 Lorenzo White (A) 11 17 0 Lorenzo White (C) 8 12 0 Hyland Hickson (C) 8 13 0 Craig Thomas (C) 8 12 0 Dave Rayner (A) 12 0 39 Jehuu Caulcrick (A) 13 21 0 Javon Ringer (A) 13 22 0

FG Pts PPG 0 68 9.7 0 110 13.8 0 84 10.5 0 102 9.3 0 72 9.0 0 78 9.8 0 72 9.0 22 105 8.8 0 126 9.7 0 132 10.2

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Kick Scoring Year 1978 1988 1996 2004 2009

Player PTs PPG Morten Andersen (C) 56 7.0 John Langeloh (C) 69 8.6 Chris Gardner (A) 65 8.1 Dave Rayner (A) 105 8.8 Brett Swenson (A) 101 7.8

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Year Player G 1999 Paul Edinger (A) 12 2009 Brett Swenson (A-tie) 13

FGM 21 19

FGA Pct Avg 26 .808 1.75 22 .864 1.46

YDS Avg 268 26.8 291 22.4 966 26.8 607 27.6 763 27.2 1135 29.1

Punting

Total Offense (Beginning in 1970, ranked on total yards per game.) Year 1976 1978 2003

YDS Avg 228 14.2

Year 1956 1963 1964 1968 1977 1979 1980 1983 1985 1986 1989 2003 2004 2006 2010

Player G No Clarence Peaks (C) 3 13 Lou Bobich (C) 6 27 Lou Bobich (C) 6 21 Dick Berlinski (C-tie) 7 33 Ray Stachowicz (C) 8 41 Ray Stachowicz (C) 8 44 Ray Stachowicz (C) 8 49 Ralf Mojsiejenko (C) 9 63 Greg Montgomery (C) 8 43 Greg Montgomery (A) 11 69 Greg Montgomery (C) 8 28 Josh Butland (C) 4 20 Brandon Fields (A) 13 62 Brandon Fields (A) 12 50 Brandon Fields (A) 12 57 Aaron Bates (A) 13 57

Yds Avg 532 40.9 1110 41.1 882 42.0 1297 39.3 1648 40.2 1925 43.8 2184 44.6 2701 42.9 1941 45.1 3084 44.7 1392 *49.7 895 44.8 2878 46.4 2394 47.9 2469 43.3 2565 45.0

Quarterback Sacks (Since 1987.) Year Player Sacks 1987 Travis Davis (A) 12

Yds -105

Tackles Year Player G Tackles Avg 1991 Chuck Bullough (C) 8 124 15.5 2009 Greg Jones (A) 13 154 11.8 Tackles for Loss (Since 1973 includes QB sacks.) Year Player No 1984 Kelly Quinn (A) 15

Yds 96

Passes DEFENDED Year Player No 1997 Ray Hill (A) 15 1999 Amp Campbell (A) 26 2000 Cedric Henry (A) 24 Interceptions Year 1956 1962 1972 1987 1988 1994

Player No Dennis Mendyk (A) 3 Herman Johnson (C) 4 Paul Hayner (C) 5 Todd Krumm (C) 7 Kurt Larson (C) 6 Demetrice Martin (C-tie) 5

Yds 66 62 48 106 80 35

Forced Fumbles Year Player No 1965 George Charles (C) 4 1993 Myron Bell (C-tie) 4 1995 Marvin Wright (A-tie) 3 1999 Julian Peterson (A) 6 2001 Broderick Nelson (A-tie) 5 2007 Jonal Saint-Dic (A) *8 Fumbles Recovered Year Player No 1988 Derrick Reed 3 3 1993 Myron Bell (tie) 2003 Jason Harmon (A-tie) 3

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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 24 11 +13 +1.63 1988 (C) 8 1992 (C) 8 21 14 +7 +0.88

Yds Avg — 15.3 — 14.1 — 12.9 — 14.9 — 17.4 — 10.9 — 7.9 — 10.3 — 14.0 258 12.3 290 16.1 260 13.0

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Rushing Defense Year G Yds ypg 1957 (C) 6 750 125.0 1963 (C) 6 457 76.2 1965 (C) 7 242 34.6 1966 (C) 7 320 45.7 1986 (C) 8 832 104.0 11 676 61.5 1987 (A) 1987 (C) 8 301 37.6 1988 (A) 12 1421 118.4 1988 (C) 8 772 96.5 1989 (C) 8 688 86.0 1999 (A) 12 914 76.2 2011 (A) 14 1407 100.5

Quarterback Sacks Year G No Yds SPG 1999 (A) 12 54 381 4.5 2003 (A) 13 45 299 3.5 2011 (A) 14 45 295 3.2

Punt Returns Year G No 1954 (C) 6 – 1955 (C) 6 – 1956 (C) 6 – 1957 (C) 6 – 1958 (C) 6 – 1961 (C) 7 – 1964 (C) 6 – 1965 (C) 7 – 1966 (C) 7 – 1984 (C) 9 21 1995 (C) 8 18 2010 (A) 13 20

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First Downs Year G FD Avg 1957 (C) 6 118 19.7 1978 (C) 8 208 26.0 1981 (C) 9 210 23.3

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

Kickoff Returns Year G No Yds Avg 1967 (C) – – — 22.1 1994 (A) 11 48 1130 23.5 1994 (C) 8 40 953 23.8 1995 (A) 12 49 1119 22.8 8 30 716 23.9 1995 (C) 2001 (A) 12 40 895 22.4 2003 (A) 13 45 1065 23.7 2007 (A) 13 53 1361 25.7 2009 (A) 13 55 1422 25.9

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Scoring Year G Pts ppg 1956 (C) 6 132 22.0 1957 (C) 6 184 30.7 1965 (C) 7 203 29.0 1966 (C) 7 213 30.4 1978 (C) 8 328 41.0 1989 (A) 12 356 29.7

(From 1939-80, stat champion determined by overall punting average. Since 1981, ranking based upon net punting average.)

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Total Offense Year G Yds YPG 1956 (C) 6 1953 325.5 1957 (C) 6 2233 372.2 1965 (C) 7 2640 377.1 1971 (C) 8 3281 410.0 1978 (C) 8 4185 *523.1 1989 (C) 8 3347 418.4 2001 (A) 12 5364 447.0 2004 (A) 12 5520 460.0

TOtal Defense Year G YPG 1953 (C) 6 188.5 1957 (C) 6 182.0 1961 (C) 7 201.0 1962 (C) 6 179.3 1963 (C) 6 178.7 1965 (C) 7 181.7 1966 (C) 7 222.4 1987 (C) 8 184.5 1989 (C) 8 281.4 2000 (A) 11 318.3 2011 (A) 14 277.4

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Passing efficency Year G att CMP int pct yds td rating 2009 (A) 13 423 251 12 .593 3502 28 145.1

(From 1947-89, stat champion determined by passing yards allowed per game. Since 1990, pass defense rankings based on pass efficiency rating.)

Punting Year G Avg 1955 (C) 6 41.3 1956 (C) 6 37.6 1963 (C) 6 41.1 1964 (C) 6 42.0 1968 (C) 7 38.7 1969 (C) 7 40.3 1977 (C) 8 40.2 1979 (C) 8 43.8 1980 (C) 8 41.9 1983 (C) 9 42.9 1985 (C) 8 43.1 1999 (A) 12 40.4 2010 (A) 13 38.1

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Passing Offense Year G Yds YPG 1976 (C) 8 1666 208.2 1978 (C) 8 1983 247.9 1986 (C) 8 1957 244.6 1986 (A) 11 2646 240.5 2001 (A) 12 3510 292.5

Passing Defense Year G Yds Avg Rating 1953 (C) 6 306 51.0 – 1957 (C) 6 342 57.0 – 1958 (C) 6 392 65.3 – 1962 (C) 6 480 68.5 – 1973 (C) 8 347 43.4 – 1981 (C) 8 1654 182.8 – 1994 (C) 8 1112 139.0 103.1 1994 (A) 11 1604 145.8 101.5 2000 (A) 11 1805 164.1 104.5

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Rushing Offense Year G Yds YPG 1963 (C) 6 1123 187.2 1965 (C) 7 1746 249.4 1966 (C) 7 1567 223.2 1985 (C) 8 1850 231.2 1987 (C) 8 2188 273.5 1990 (C) 8 2199 274.9

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Top MSU Performances Against Big Ten Opponents 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 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, B.J. Cunningham vs. Wisconsin (2) 2011; 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

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.

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 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

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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vs. Iowa State vs. Santa Clara

143 119

10/16/1948 10/16/1948 11/6/1948 11/20/1948 11/20/1948

Lynn Chandnois Leroy Crane George Guerre George Guerre Lynn Chandnois

(9) (9) (14) (19) (12)

vs. Arizona vs. Arizona vs. Marquette vs. Washington State vs. Washington State

102 102 115 129 112

10/1/1949 10/1/1949 10/22/1949 10/29/1949 11/19/1949 11/19/1949

Lynn Chandnois Sonny Grandelius Lynn Chandnois Lynn Chandnois Lynn Chandnois Sonny Grandelius

(10) (11) (16) (13) (11) (12)

vs. Marquette vs. Marquette vs. Penn State vs. Temple vs. Arizona vs. Arizona

159 104 107 149 163 116

9/23/1950 10/7/1950 10/21/1950 10/28/1950 11/4/1950

Sonny Grandelius Sonny Grandelius Sonny Grandelius Sonny Grandelius Sonny Grandelius

(24) (14) (16) (21) (25)

vs. Oregon State vs. Maryland vs. Marquette vs. Notre Dame vs. Indiana

184 110 122 114 177

10/27/1951 11/10/1951 11/17/1951 11/24/1951

Dick Panin Dick Panin Billy Wells Don McAuliffe

(8) (8) (7) (16)

vs. Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame vs. Indiana vs. Colorado

147 150 110 150

11/8/1952 11/8/1952 11/22/1952

Billy Wells Evan Slonac LeRoy Bolden

(24) (19) (9)

vs. Indiana vs. Indiana vs. Marquette

135 104 113

10/3/1953 11/7/1953

LeRoy Bolden LeRoy Bolden

(12) (18)

vs. Minnesota vs. Ohio State

145 128

11/6/1954 11/20/1954

LeRoy Bolden Clarence Peaks

(8) (6)

vs. Washington State vs. Marquette

109 150

10/29/1955 11/19/1955

Walt Kowalczyk Dennis Mendyk

(10) (12)

vs. Wisconsin vs. Marquette

172 121

10/20/1956

Dennis Mendyk

(19)

vs. Notre Dame

157

10/12/1957 11/16/1957

Walt Kowalczyk Blanche Martin

(17) (6)

vs. Michigan vs. Minnesota

113 134

9/27/1958

Dean Look

(18)

vs. California

103

10/1/1960 11/12/1960

Carl Charon Ron Hatcher

(14) (10)

vs. Michigan vs. Northwestern

124 109

10/21/1961 11/18/1961

George Saimes Sherman Lewis

(14) (11)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Northwestern

142 120

10/6/1962 10/13/1962 10/20/1962

Ron Rubick Dewey Lincoln Sherman Lewis

(14) (7) (10)

vs. North Carolina vs. Michigan vs. Notre Dame

207 139 138

9/28/1963 10/26/1963

Roger Lopes Sheran Lewis

(19) (8)

vs. North Carolina vs. Northwestern

157 104

10/24/1964 10/31/1964 1/7/1964

Dick Gordon Dick Gordon Dick Gordon

(17) (13) (21)

vs. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Purdue

105 199 145

10/16/1965 10/16/1965 11/13/1965 11/20/1965 1/1/1966

Clinton Jones Bob Apisa Dwight Lee Clinton Jones Clinton Jones

(16) (17) (23) (20) (20)

vs. Ohio State vs. Ohio State vs. Indiana vs. Notre Dame vs. UCLA

132 114 103 117 113

9/17/1966 10/8/1966 11/5/1966

Clinton Jones Bob Apisa Clinton Jones

(19) (18) (21)

vs. N.C. State vs. Michigan vs. Iowa

129 140 268

10/7/1967

LaMarr Thomas

(14)

vs. Wisconsin

106

10/12/1968 10/19/1968 10/19/1968 10/26/1968

Don Highsmith Tommy Love Bill Triplett Tommy Love

(20) (18) (18) (27)

vs. Michigan vs. Minnesota vs. Minnesota vs. Notre Dame

104 114 101 100

(29) (56) (25) (43) (21) (44) (30) (21) (53) (30) (28) (35) (33) (30) (41) (39) (42) (26) (42) (29) (31) (27) (34) (37) (14)

9/20/1969 9/20/1969 9/27/1969 10/18/1969 10/18/1969 11/1/1969 11/22/1969

Don Highsmith Eric Allen Bill Triplett Bill Triplett Don Highsmith Don Highsmith Don Highsmith

(27) (28) (22) (18) (30) (23) (37)

vs. Washington vs. Washington vs. Southern Methodist vs. Michigan vs. Michigan vs. Indiana vs. Northwestern

148 113 122 142 129 112 209

10/17/1970 10/31/1970 11/7/1970 11/14/1970 11/21/1970

Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen

(23) (24) (28) (31) (32)

vs. Michigan vs. Indiana vs. Purdue vs. Minnesota vs. Northwestern

156 102 121 142 108

9/11/1971 9/25/1971 10/16/1971 10/23/1971 10/30/1971 11/13/1971 11/20/1971

Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen Eric Allen

(37) (21) (21) (19) (29) (34) (29)

vs. Illinois vs. Oregon State vs. Wisconsin vs. Iowa vs. Purdue vs. Minnesota vs. Northwestern

104 119 247 177 *350 188 112

10/21/1972 10/21/1972 10/28/1972 11/25/1972 11/25/1972

Mark Niesen Damond Mays David Brown David Brown Damond Mays

(20) (10) (19) (24) (16)

vs. Wisconsin vs. Wisconsin vs. Iowa vs. Northwestern vs. Northwestern

114 125 117 114 121

10/27/1973 10/27/1973

Charlie Baggett Clarence Bullock

(19) (24)

vs. Purdue vs. Purdue

133 121

9/28/1974 10/26/1974 11/2/1974 11/9/1974 11/16/1974 11/16/1974 11/16/1974 11/23/1974 11/23/1974

Levi Jackson Levi Jackson Rich Baes Levi Jackson Rich Baes Charlie Baggett Levi Jackson Levi Jackson Claude Geiger

(16) (13) (22) (13) (27) (16) (22) (20) (10)

vs. UCLA vs. Purdue vs. Wisconsin vs. Ohio State vs. Indiana vs. Indiana vs. Indiana vs. Iowa vs. Iowa

103 104 100 133 159 151 127 156 127

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10/30/1971 11/14/1987 11/9/1985 9/13/2008 11/5/1966 11/12/1988 10/7/2000 10/16/1971 10/26/1985 10/19/1991 11/29/1997 10/21/1995 9/29/1990 11/8/1980 11/18/1989 10/5/1985 11/23/1985 9/9/2000 11/9/1991 10/23/1993 11/10/1979 11/3/2001 10/27/1990 11/22/1969 10/6/1962

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Eric Allen Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Javon Ringer Clinton Jones Blake Ezor T.J. Duckett Eric Allen Lorenzo White Tico Duckett Sedrick Irvin Marc Renaud Tico Duckett Steve Smith Blake Ezor Lorenzo White Lorenzo White T.J. Duckett Tico Duckett Duane Goulbourne Derek Hughes T.J. Duckett Tico Duckett Don Highsmith Ron Rubick

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350 292 286 282 268 250 248 247 244 241 238 229 229 229 228 226 223 219 216 213 213 211 210 209 207

Honors & awards

10/18/1947 11/8/1947

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 22. 23. 24. 25.

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160 180 134

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10/19/1946 George Guerre 11/16/1946 George Guerre 11/30/1946 George Guerre

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9/27/1975 9/27/1975 10/4/1975 10/18/1975 10/25/1975 11/1/1975 11/1/1975 11/8/1975 11/8/1975 11/15/1975 11/22/1975

Charlie Baggett Levi Jackson Tyrone Wilson Levi Jackson Charlie Baggett Charlie Baggett Levi Jackson Rich Baes Levi Jackson Charlie Baggett Levi Jackson

(14) (21) (12) (21) (21) (20) (19) (23) (22) (20) (24)

vs. N.C. State vs. N.C. State vs. Notre Dame vs. Minnesota vs. Illinois vs. Purdue vs. Purdue vs. Indiana vs. Indiana vs. Northwestern vs. Iowa

113 108 117 119 106 116 101 139 110 120 180

9/18/1976 9/25/1976 10/16/1976 10/23/1976 10/30/1976 10/30/1976 11/13/1976 11/20/1976

Rich Baes Rich Baes Jim Earley Rich Baes Rich Baes Leon Williams Rich Baes Rich Baes

(23) (24) (26) (24) (20) (15) (18) (22)

vs. Wyoming vs. N.C. State vs. Minnesota vs. Illinois vs. Purdue vs. Purdue vs. Northwestern vs. Iowa

133 136 138 108 101 100 134 113

9/10/1977 9/17/1977 10/22/1977 10/29/1977 11/5/1977

Jim Earley Leroy McGee Jim Earley Bruce Reeves Leroy McGee

(18) (23) (14) (20) (12)

vs. Purdue vs. Washington State vs. Wisconsin vs. Illinois vs. Minnesota

102 143 101 119 104

10/28/1978 11/4/1978 11/18/1978 11/25/1978

Leroy McGee Steve Smith Steve Smith Steve Smith

(3) (19) (14) (14)

vs. Wisconsin vs. Illinois vs. Northwestern vs. Iowa

124 125 107 131

9/15/1979 9/29/1979 10/6/1979 10/13/1979 11/3/1979 11/10/1979 11/17/1979

Steve Smith Steve Smith Steve Smith Bruce Reeves Steve Smith Derek Hughes Steve Smith

(23) (17) (17) (13) (22) (31) (22)

vs. Oregon vs. Notre Dame vs. Michigan vs. Wisconsin vs. Northwestern vs. Minnesota vs. Iowa

156 103 101 104 118 213 114

11/8/1980

Steve Smith

(30)

vs. Northwestern

229

10/31/1981

Aaron Roberts

(27)

vs. Indiana

135

11/6/1982

Tony Ellis

(31)

vs. Northwestern

124

10/15/1983 10/22/1983 10/29/1983 11/12/1983

Carl Butler Keith Gates Keith Gates Keith Gates

(22) (24) (38) (27)

vs. Indiana vs. Ohio State vs. Minnesota vs. Iowa

141 101 168 129

9/15/1984 11/3/1984 11/17/1984 12/22/1984

Carl Butler Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White

(29) (26) (28) (23)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Army

142 170 120 103

9/14/1985 9/21/1985 9/28/1985 10/5/1985 10/19/1985 10/26/1985 11/2/1985 11/9/1985 11/16/1985 11/23/1985 12/31/1985

Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White

(39) (31) (28) (39) (32) (53) (49) (25) (30) (42) (33)

vs. Arizona State vs. Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan vs. Iowa vs. Illinois vs. Purdue vs. Minnesota vs. Indiana vs. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Georgia Tech

174 123 141 226 122 244 173 286 150 223 158

9/20/1986 9/27/1986 11/1/1986 11/22/1986

Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Blake Ezor Bobby Morse

(41) (26) (28) (24)

vs. Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan vs. Minnesota vs. Wisconsin

147 192 107 170

9/7/1987 10/3/1987 10/10/1987 10/17/1987 11/7/1987 11/7/1987 11/14/1987 11/21/1987 1/1/1988

Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Blake Ezor Lorenzo White Lorenzo White Blake Ezor Lorenzo White

(22) (39) (34) (33) (23) (25) (56) (28) (35)

vs. Southern Cal vs. Iowa vs. Michigan vs. Northwestern vs. Purdue vs. Purdue vs. Indiana vs. Wisconsin vs. Southern Cal

111 166 185 187 151 144 292 148 113

9/10/1988 10/1/1988 10/15/1988 10/15/1988 10/22/1988 10/29/1988 10/29/1988 11/5/1988 11/12/1988 1/1/1989

Blake Ezor Blake Ezor Hyland Hickson Scott Selzer Blake Ezor Blake Ezor Hyland Hickson Blake Ezor Blake Ezor Blake Ezor

(33) (34) (14) (16) (30) (28) (38) (17) (44) (33)

vs. Rutgers vs. Iowa vs. Northwestern vs. Northwestern vs. Illinois vs. Ohio State vs. Ohio State vs. Purdue vs. Indiana vs. Georgia

195 138 106 107 113 147 187 150 250 146

9/16/1989 10/7/1989 11/4/1989 11/11/1989 11/18/1989 11/25/1989 12/25/1989

Blake Ezor Tico Duckett Blake Ezor Blake Ezor Blake Ezor Blake Ezor Blake Ezor

(18) (30) (29) (32) (41) (30) (41)

vs. Miami (Ohio) vs. Iowa vs. Indiana vs. Minnesota vs. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Hawaii

130 17