Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and players discuss MSU-Notre Dame game.
Spartan players preview Saturday's game against Notre Dame at Spartan Stadium.
The Spartans limited the Broncos to just 195 yards of total offense.
Spartans top BGSU in season opener.
Michigan State held its annual media day Monday afternoon in the Izzo Family Media Center inside Spartan Stadium.
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CAREER NOTES:Third-year player enters preseason camp as the leading candidate to start at quarterback . . . suffered season-ending injury (broken tibia) in the fourth quarter of the Michigan game last season but fully participated in spring practice . . . completed 25-of-44 passes for 305 yards and one touchdown in the spring game
2016 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in four games, including two starts (Northwestern, Maryland) . . . completed 31-of-57 passes (.544) for 381 yards and two touchdowns . . . ranked third on team with 149 rushing yards on 21 carries (7.1 avg.) . . . came off the bench vs. No. 2 Michigan and was 6-of-10 passing for 100 yards with a 20-yard TD pass to Monty Madaris, as well as a career-long 34-yard pass, and added a career-long tying 24-yard run before suffering season-ending injury (broken tibia) in fourth quarter . . . made second consecutive start at Maryland and finished 11-of-24 passing for 156 yards and an interception . . . the 24 passing attempts and 156 yards marked career highs . . . also rushed for a career-high 79 yards on 10 carries (7.9 avg.) against the Terrapins . . . made first career start vs. Northwestern, becoming the first Spartan freshman to start at quarterback since Stephen Reaves (Sept. 11, 2004 vs. Central Michigan) . . . completed 12-of-19 passes for 99 yards against the Wildcats and threw his first career TD, hitting Josiah Price for a 15-yard scoring strike; helped MSU set school record for single-game passing yards with 424 . . . his first pass of the game was his longest of the day for 33 yards to R.J. Shelton . . . added team-leading seven rushes for 30 yards, including career-long rush of 24 yards, against the Wildcats . . . made Spartan debut vs. Wisconsin, going 2-of-4 for 26 yards passing with long of 16 yards, adding one rush for 16 yards.
2015 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week twice (vs. Western Michigan and Ohio State).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among ESPN.com's Top 300 prospects (No. 270) . . . ranked among the nation's top quarterbacks by ESPN.com (No. 11 pocket passer), 247Sports.com (No. 19 pro style) and Scout.com (No. 39) . . . listed among the West's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 43) . . . also rated among Arizona's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 3), 247Sports.com (No. 4) and Scout.com (No. 6) . . . participated in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, California . . . compiled a 19-5 record (.792) as a two-year starter for Coach Dana Zupke at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, Arizona . . . Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Division 1 all-state selection as a senior . . . named 2014 Division 1 All-Section 5 Player of the Year . . . selected Paradise Valley Unified School District Offensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . accounted for a school-record 3,426 total yards and 46 touchdowns in 2014 . . . completed 144-of-291 throws (.495) for 2,469 yards, 34 TDs and seven interceptions as a senior . . . recorded seven 200-yard passing games as a senior, including six straight during a midseason stretch . . . produced a career-high 438 total yards and four TDs (three passing and one rushing) vs. Highland . . . threw for a season-best 309 yards and five scores vs. Horizon . . . also had five TD passes vs. O'Connor (connected on 17-of-32 throws for 252 yards) . . . set career highs for carries (117), rushing yards (957) and rushing TDs (12) in 2014 . . . posted five 100-yard rushing games as a senior, including 15 attempts for a career-best 178 yards and one score vs. Highland . . . scored a career-high three rushing TDs vs. North Canyon (11 rushes for 100 yards) . . . named 2013 Division 1 All-Section 5 quarterback . . . accounted for 3,244 total yards and 36 TDs as a junior . . . hit 167-of-316 passes (.528) for a career-high 2,780 yards, 33 TDs and nine interceptions in 2013 . . . had nine 200-yard passing games as a junior, including the last five in a row . . . completed 15-of-26 throws for 355 yards and a school-record six TDs vs. Mountain View . . . hit 18-of-32 passes for a school-record 382 yards and five scores vs. Horizon . . . rushed 93 times for 464 yards (5.0 avg.) and three TDs in 2013 . . . set six school single-game and nine single-season passing records . . . holds all Pioneer career passing records . . . produced 7,090 career total yards and 87 TDs (71 passing and 16 rushing) . . . completed 333-of-648 passes (.514) for 5,523 yards, 71 TDs and 17 interceptions . . . recorded 16 career 200-yard passing games, including four 300-yard efforts . . . his career rushing totals include 228 attempts for 1,567 yards (6.9 avg.) and 16 TDs . . . son of David and Angela Lewerke . . . born Oct. 24, 1996 . . . economics major.