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Richard Bryce
Richard Bryce

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Lansing, Mich.

High School:
East Lansing

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 218

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
03/09/1980

Experience:
1L


Fifth-year walk-on adds depth at WILL linebacker . . . led all tacklers in the final spring scrimmage with six stops, including five solos . . . AS A JUNIOR: Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in eight games in 2001, primarily on special teams, and played 32 minutes . . . had three tackles (2 solos, 1 assist) . . . selected Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Penn State (eight production points) . . . made two tackles (1-1) vs. Penn State . . . named Spartan Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Minnesota . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Made special teams appearances vs. Purdue and Penn State in 2000 . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Scout team member did not see varsity action in 1999 . . . 1998 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year letterman for Coach Jeff Smith at East Lansing (Mich.) High School . . . played 11 different positions during his senior year and was voted team MVP . . . earned first-team all-area honors as a linebacker in 1997 . . . also named second-team all-conference quarterback . . . recorded 58 tackles (22 solos, 36 assists) . . . completed 45-of-69 passes (.652) for 769 yards while leading East Lansing to the state semifinals . . . rushed for 105 yards and three touchdowns . . . averaged 40.9 yards per punt in ?97 . . . won two letters in basketball as a forward . . . born March 9, 1980 . . . has participated in MSU?s Study Abroad program the last two years, visiting Spain and the Dominican Republic . . . sports a 3.5 grade-point average . . . majoring in education.