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Edward Barksdale III
Edward  Barksdale III

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Solon, Ohio

High School:
Solon

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 203

Position:
WR

Experience:
2L


08/04/2016

2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

08/10/2015

2015 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

09/27/2012

No. 20 Spartans Welcome No. 14 Ohio State for Big Ten Opener

MSU and Ohio State set to meet Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.

08/12/2012

Defense Wins First Preseason Jersey Scrimmage, 74-54

Linebacker Darien Harris leads the defense with nine tackles, while quarterback Andrew Maxwell completes 16-of-29 passes for 162 yards.

08/09/2012

Preseason Camp Update: Spartans Practice in Full Pads for First Time

Freshmen get their first taste of live action during Wednesday's practice.

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/11/2014

Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.

Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.

Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue

09/27/2014

Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14

12/29/2013

Michigan State Media Day

12/08/2013

Michigan State 34 - Ohio State 24

Fifth-year senior walk-on provides depth at wide receiver . . . two-year letterwinner has played in 18 career games.

2015 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in seven games (Michigan, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Ohio State, Iowa, Alabama), primarily on special teams, to earn his second letter . . . named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar . . . selected to the Academic All-Big Ten team . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week twice (vs. Michigan, Iowa).

2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in the first seven games of the season, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . had two catches for 16 yards vs. Wyoming . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Penn State . . . selected Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Nebraska.

2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in four games (vs. Youngstown State, Illinois, Northwestern and Minnesota) . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week a team-high three times (vs. Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota) . . . 2012: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Minnesota.

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 Scholar-Athlete 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 ranked 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 . . . earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology over the summer and is currently pursuing a second degree in human biology.

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