No. 4 Spartans will face No. 5 Stanford in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.
Coach Dantonio provides an update to the media prior to Tuesday's practice.
Spartans return eight starters from the top-ranked defense in the Big Ten last season.
White 14, Green 2
Spartans officially begin spring practice on Tuesday.
Fourth-year player entered preseason camp listed as the back-up defensive tackle on the depth chart . . . moved over to the offensive line during the third week of preseason camp.
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 . . . majoring in psychology.
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