2009 SEASON (SENIOR): Fifth-year senior started all 13 games at defensive end . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . led all Spartan defensive linemen with 45 tackles . . . ranked third on the team with four sacks (21 yards) and tied for third with 7.5 tackles for loss (32 yards) . . . also had five quarterback hurries . . . recipient of MSU's Downtown Coaches Club Award for most outstanding senior defensive player . . . also earned the Biggie Munn Award as the team's most inspirational player on defense . . . played in 50 career games (combined), including 44 starts (23 at Michigan State) . . . had 22 sacks (138 yards) and 39.5 tackles for loss (185 yards) in his career . . . tallied four tackles, including a 2-yard loss, at Purdue . . . collected two tackles, including 1.5 sacks for 10 yards, vs. Western Michigan . . . only saw limited action at Minnesota due to an ankle injury . . . tallied a career-high eight tackles vs. Iowa . . . recorded five tackles for the third straight game and posted a season-high 2.5 tackles for loss (8 yards), including a 1.5 sacks (3 yards), at Illinois . . . also had two quarterback hurries against the Fighting Illini . . . collected five tackles, including 1.5 for losses (4 yards), in the win over Michigan . . . had five tackles and recorded two quarterback hurries at Wisconsin . . . tallied three tackles at Notre Dame . . . collected three tackles, including a half sack (4 yards), vs. Central Michigan . . . tied for third on the team with four tackles against Montana State and was credited with a half sack (4 yards) . . . ranked among the Big Ten's top 30 players by ESPN.com (No. 30) . . . preseason selection for the Hendricks Award Watch List (nation's top defensive end).
2008 SEASON (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media in 2008 . . . one of 35 players named to the Ted Hendricks Award Midseason "Watch List" (Defensive End of the Year) . . . presented MSU's Danziger Award as the team's outstanding Detroit-area player . . . saw action in all 13 games, including 10 starts at defensive end . . . led team and ranked sixth in the Big Ten with eight sacks (64 yards) . . . his eight sacks marked a career high . . . also ranked second on the team in tackles for loss with 10.5 (69 yards) . . . finished with 30 tackles (18 solos, 12 assists) . . . matched his career high with seven tackles against Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl . . . recorded a career-high three sacks (21 yards) in MSU's 35-21 victory at Michigan, as the Spartans won in Michigan Stadium for the first time since 1990 . . . produced a season-high 3.5 tackles for loss (22 yards) vs. Iowa, including 2.5 sacks (20) . . . forced a fumble on his second sack against the Hawkeyes, and the turnover led to a field goal and a 13-0 MSU lead . . . registered five tackles at Indiana, including an 8-yard sack.
2007 SEASON: Sat out the entire 2007 season after transferring to Michigan State from Cincinnati . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week four times (vs. Notre Dame, Indiana, Ohio State and Purdue).
AS A SOPHOMORE AT CINCINNATI (2006 SEASON): Presented UC's John Pease Award as the team's most outstanding defensive lineman . . . earned team Defensive Player of the Week honors four times (vs. Pittsburgh, Miami-Ohio, Syracuse and Connecticut) . . . started all 13 games at defensive end in 2006 . . . led the defensive line and ranked seventh overall in tackles with 44 (28 solos, 16 assists) . . . led the Bearcats in sacks (6 for 32 yards) and finished second in tackles for loss (13-50) . . . registered six tackles, including two sacks and 4.5 for losses, at Connecticut . . . combined for a tackle for loss that resulted in a safety and forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown vs. South Florida . . . posted six tackles each vs. Pittsburgh and at Virginia Tech . . . tallied 2.5 tackles for loss, including a sack, vs. Miami-Ohio.
AS A FRESHMAN AT CINCINNATI (2005 SEASON): Shared UC's Defensive Newcomer of the Year Award . . . appeared in 11 games as a true freshman, including eight starting assignments at defensive end . . . finished ninth on the team in tackles with 31 (20-11) . . . ranked second on the team in sacks (4-21) and third in tackles for loss (8.5-34) . . . recorded a career-best seven stops, including six solos with two resulting in sacks, at South Florida . . . produced five tackles each vs. Syracuse and West Virginia . . . made 2.5 tackles for loss vs. Connecticut.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:Rated among the state's top 20 seniors by The Detroit News (No. 15) . . . two-time all-state selection . . . named to The Detroit News Dream Team in 2004 . . . three-time all-city choice . . . played at least four different positions (defensive end, tight end, linebacker and offensive line) during his prep career for Coach Steve McGhee at Crockett Technical High School in Detroit . . . son of Edward Walton and Dionne Anderson . . . born Jan. 13, 1987 . . . majoring in criminal justice.
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