Skyler Burkland
Skyler Burkland


Sunbury, Ohio

High School:
Big Walnut

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 315




Skyler Burkland Forgoes Final Two Years of Eligibility

Multiple injuries have forced the junior offensive tackle to retire from football.


Green-White Spring Game Notebook


Spartans Enter Second Week of Spring Practice

Coach Dantonio provides an update to the media prior to Tuesday's practice.


Spartan Spring Football Primer

MSU concludes spring practices with the annual Green-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 20.


Dantonio Previews Spring Practice

Michigan State begins spring practice Tuesday.


Michigan State vs. TCU (AP)

Michigan State vs. TCU (AP)


Michigan State vs. Eastern Michigan

Michigan State vs. Eastern Michigan - AP Photos (9/22/12)

CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterwinner has seen action in 15 career games, including 14 starts at right tackle . . . enters preseason camp listed as the back-up right tackle on the depth chart.

2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Started the last 11 games at right tackle . . . appeared in 12 games . . . played 775 snaps during the regular season . . . led team with 58 knockdowns, including seven dominators, during the regular season. . . missed the first game of the season vs. No. 24 Boise State with a hand injury . . . returned to action at Central Michigan in Week 2 . . . began starting in Week 3 vs. Notre Dame in place of injured starter Fou Fonoti.

2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Promising player started the first three games at right tackle but fractured/dislocated his left ankle in the first half at Notre Dame and missed the remainder of the season.

2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Illinois.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played in Aloha Prep Bowl (Mainland vs. Hawaii All-Stars) . . . named Most Physical Lineman at the Aloha Prep Bowl by Rivals.com . . . participated in the 2010 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C. . . . rated among the nation's top freshmen offensive linemen by Phil Steele (No. 53) . . . ranked among the nation's top offensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 17), Rivals.com (No. 22) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 40) . . . named a four-star recruit by Rivals.com . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 41) . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 8) and Scout.com (No. 10) . . . played his senior season for Coach Joe Weaver at Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio . . . previously was a two-year, two-way starter at offensive and defensive tackle for Coach John Enochs at Washington Court House (Ohio) High School . . . son of Dan Burkland and Heather Schofner . . . born Oct. 10, 1991 . . . majoring in criminal justice.