Fifteen former Spartans, including 10 seniors and two juniors from the 2011 team, audition in front of NFL scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Football Building.
MSU seeks its 11th win of the season and first bowl victory since 2001.
Football Media Center: Georgia
Head coach Mark Dantonio, offensive coordinator Dan Roushar, defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, and several players preview the Jan. 2 matchup against No. 18 Georgia.
B.J. Cunningham named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner played in 38 career games, including 12 starts . . . had 14 career receptions for 135 yards and three touchdowns.
2011 SEASON (SENIOR): Played in all 14 games, including six starts (Central Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana) . . . had three catches for 35 yards . . . hauled in a career-long 21-yard reception vs. Indiana . . . caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins in the win over Florida Atlantic . . . recipient of the team's Jim Adams Award on offense (unsung hero) . . . graduated in December with a degree in packaging.
2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played in the first two games of the 2010 season, including a starting assignment in Week 2 vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . had two catches for 17 yards vs. FAU, including a 15-yard grab from Kirk Cousins that set up MSU's first touchdown . . . sidelined for the next 11 games with a shoulder injury.
2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 10 games . . . solid run blocker . . . had three receptions for 33 yards (11.0 avg.) and a touchdown . . . grabbed a 13-yard TD pass from Kirk Cousins in the second quarter vs. Western Michigan . . . caught his first two passes of the season, good for 20 yards, at Illinois . . . after missing the first three games of the season with a shoulder injury, returned to action at Wisconsin . . . saw action in 12 games as a red-shirt freshman last season . . . has nine career catches for 83 yards (9.2 avg.) and two touchdowns.
2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 of 13 games in 2008 (DNP vs. Penn State due to illness) . . . had five starts to his credit when team opened games in a two tight end set (vs. California, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio State) . . . had six catches for 50 yards (8.3 avg.) . . . had one reception for 8 yards vs. Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl . . . caught his first career touchdown pass, a 3-yarder from Brian Hoyer in the first quarter at Northwestern . . . caught a season-long 18-yard pass from Hoyer on a third-down play at Indiana that gave MSU a first down on its first scoring drive of the game . . . had two receptions for 15 yards against Notre Dame . . . recorded his first career catch for 6 yards vs. Eastern Michigan.
2007 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the state's top 50 seniors by Scout.com (No. 47) . . . honorable mention All-Southwest Ohio selection as a senior . . . two-time All-Greater Catholic League selection . . . two-year starter at left tackle for Coach Tom Grippa at LaSalle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . also competed in track and field, ranking among the best discus throwers in Southwest Ohio . . . won the Greater Catholic League discus title as a junior . . . son of Steve and Debbie Celek . . . brother Brent earned four letters at Cincinnati (2003-06) where he became the Bearcats' career leader in receptions (88), receiving yards (1,114) and touchdowns (14) by a tight end . . . Brent was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft . . . born May 29, 1988 . . . majoring in packaging.
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