Nine former Spartans, including six seniors and three juniors from the 2012 team, audition in front of NFL scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Football Building.
Running back Le'Veon Bell, defensive end William Gholston and tight end Dion Sims all earned All-Big Ten honors in 2012.
Spartans and Horned Frogs ready to meet in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
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CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner saw action in 39 games on the defensive front, including 16 starts . . . had 65 career tackles, including 6.0 for losses (16 yards).
CAREER IN BOWL GAMES: Collected 10 tackles in three bowl games . . . tallied two stops in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl vs. TCU . . . 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 . . . had one tackle vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl.
2012 SEASON (SENIOR): Started 12 games at nose tackle . . . recorded 23 tackles (11 solo, 12 assists) . . . recipient of the team's President's Award (senior lineman) for perseverance . . . compiled three tackles at Minnesota . . . produced a season-high five stops at No. 23 Michigan, including a half tackle for loss, and also broke up a pass . . . tallied a season-high 13 production points against the Wolverines . . . collected three tackles each against Iowa and No. 14 Ohio State . . . posted two stops each against Boise State, Central Michigan and Notre Dame.
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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