After overcoming three knee surgeries, junior AJ Troup's first career reception resulted in a touchdown in MSU's season-opening win over Jacksonville State.
Michigan State rolled to a 38-0 halftime lead en route to a 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State in Friday night's 2014 season and home opener.
Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter.
Sophomore R.J. Shelton is listed as a starting slot receiver, a third-team corner and the team's top kick returner.
Game-by-Game Statistics: 2014
Fourth-year walk-on provides depth at wide receiver . . . did not see action in spring practice (knee) but will be healthy entering preseason camp.
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Had a breakout spring but was sidelined for the entire 2013 season after suffering a knee injury in the summer . . . caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Maxwell with 4:32 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Green-White spring game that proved to be the game-winning score . . . hauled in three receptions for 31 yards in the second spring scrimmage April 13 . . . had three catches for 97 yards in the first spring scrimmage April 5, including a 76-yard touchdown and a 13-yard touchdown.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
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, Minnesota . . . 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 advertising.
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