Fifth-year senior offensive guard Brandon Clemons, sophomore offensive lineman David Beedle and sophomore tight end Matt Sokol have blossomed this spring, and all are expected to be major contributors in 2016.
Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
Junior lineman Brandon Clemons is the latest Spartan to see action on both sides of the ball.
Michigan State's 73 points is the third-highest single-game total in modern-day school history.
No. 4 Spartans will face No. 5 Stanford in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.
Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.
Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue
The Spartans topped Iowa in the Big 10 Championship on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.
2015 SEASON (SENIOR): Played in 13 games, including regular time in the playing rotation at guard along the offensive line . . . had 16 knockdowns during the regular season . . . played 24 snaps and had 4.5 knockdowns in win at No. 2 Ohio State . . . saw action for 25 snaps vs. Maryland . . . played a season-high 36 snaps at Nebraska and recorded four knockdowns . . . posted a winning grade in the win over Indiana; played 30 snaps against the Hoosiers . . . played 26 snaps at Rutgers . . . saw action for 16 snaps and had two knockdowns vs. Purdue.
2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played in all 13 games, primarily along the offensive line . . . started in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Baylor when MSU lined up in its "jumbo" package; recorded two knockdowns against the Bears . . . played mostly in short yardage and goalline situations (107 offensive plays) . . . produced seven knockdowns . . . played on both the offensive and defensive lines in the win over Eastern Michigan; posted a half tackle for loss (1 yard) against the Eagles . . . played a season-high 29 offensive snaps vs. EMU.
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in six games to earn his first letter . . . received a significant amount of playing time in the 100th Rose Bowl Game vs. No. 5 Stanford; recorded a season-high two tackles, including a half tackle for loss (1 yard), against the Cardinal . . . also made appearances against Western Michigan, Youngstown State, Notre Dame, Illinois and Minnesota . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Missed a majority of the season after suffering a foot injury in practice . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Boise State.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Saw action on the offensive and defensive lines for the Pennsylvania All-Stars in the June 18 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pennsylvania . . . SuperPrep All-American . . . ranked among the nation's top prospects by Rivals.com (No. 143) . . . rated among the country's top offensive guards by Rivals.com (No. 6) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 53) . . . listed among the nation's top offensive tackles by CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 19) . . . ranked among the country's top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 34) and defensive linemen by SuperPrep (No. 50) . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Northeast Team . . . rated among Pennsylvania's Top 10 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 3), Varsity845.com (No. 6) and SuperPrep (No. 9) . . . ranked as the state's No. 1 offensive lineman by Varsity845.com . . . played in the 2010 Chesapeake Bowl in Towson, Maryland . . . three-year starter for Coach Keith Olsommer at Delaware Valley High School in Milford, Pennsylvania . . . two-time Lackawanna Football Conference Division I All-Star . . . selected 2010 LFC Division I Defensive Player of the Year by Northeast PA Football Network . . . also earned LFC Division I first-team honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman by Northeast PA Football Network . . . two-time Varsity845.com first-team all-star . . . led the Warriors in tackles (66), tackles for loss (15), sacks (7), blocked kicks (6) and fumble recoveries (3) as a senior . . . posted eight tackles and recovered a fumble vs. North Pocono . . . recorded nine tackles and blocked three kicks vs. Abington Heights . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Warriors average 183.1 rushing yards per game in 2009 . . . son of Chuck and Susan Zimnik; and Emma Smith . . . born Feb. 28, 1993 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . on track to graduate with a bachelor's degree in psychology in December.