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Skyler Burkland
Skyler Burkland

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sunbury, Ohio

High School:
Big Walnut

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 315

Position:
OT

Experience:
2L


07/30/2013

Skyler Burkland Forgoes Final Two Years of Eligibility

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

04/21/2013

Green-White Spring Game Notebook

03/26/2013

Spartans Enter Second Week of Spring Practice

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

03/19/2013

Spartan Spring Football Primer

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

03/18/2013

Dantonio Previews Spring Practice

Michigan State begins spring practice Tuesday.

12/29/2012

Michigan State vs. TCU (AP)

Michigan State vs. TCU (AP)

09/22/2012

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.

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