Former Spartan offensive lineman Blake Treadwell returns to his hometown of East Lansing for his first season as a graduate assistant. He will be working with the offensive line under Mark Staten.
Voted a team captain on the 2013 Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championship team, Treadwell earned five letters (2009-13) at Michigan State. Over the course of his career, Treadwell helped the Spartans win two Big Ten Championships (2010, 2013) and he played in four bowl games (2010 Alamo, 2011 Capital One, 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings, 2014 Rose). Treadwell played in 44 career games, including 24 starts on the offensive line (2011-13) and six on the defensive line (2009-10). He started the first three games of 2011 at center to receive a letter, but missed the remainder of the season with a knee injury and took a medical redshirt year.
Treadwell started all 14 games at left guard on MSU’s 2013 team that won a school-record 13 games and finished the season ranked No. 3 in the national polls. He earned second-team All-Big Ten honors after winning Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week accolades a team-best eight times, and was named to the ESPN.com All-Bowl Team after a strong performance in the victory over No. 5 Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game.
Treadwell began his coaching career as an offensive graduate assistant at South Florida, where he coached during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He helped the Bulls to an 11-2 record in 2016 and a No. 19 ranking in the final Associated Press poll.
A PrepStar All-American at East Lansing High School, Treadwell was ranked among the nation’s top-five centers in his graduating class and was a first-team Associated Press All-State selection as a senior.
A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Treadwell earned his bachelor’s degree from MSU in sociology in 2013 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sport administration. His father, Don, was MSU’s offensive coordinator for four seasons (2007-10) under Mark Dantonio and is currently the offensive coordinator at Kent State.