In all, 124 Spartans were recognized for having a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Six Spartans collect Academic All-Big Ten accolades for third-straight season part of second-straight season setting new program record.
Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
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
Fifth-year senior returns in 2018 as the starting fullback . . . has played in 15 career games . . . former walk-on was awarded a scholarship in the spring of 2017.
2017 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played in all 13 games with five starts (Western Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Northwestern and Ohio State) . . . Academic All-Big Ten honoree . . . was key blocker for MSU offense at Rutgers, helping Spartans set NCAA record with 47:50 time of possession . . . again made key block late in game to help LJ Scott get to end zone, doing so on MSU’s game-cliching TD against Indiana . . . had a key block in the fourth quarter of the Minnesota game, helping LJ Scott reach the end zone for the second time of the game . . . made first career start in Western Michigan game, helping block for offense that totaled 296 rushing yards.
2016 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action vs. Rutgers.
2015 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Made his only appearance of the season against Penn State . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Iowa.
2014 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Rutgers . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week against Eastern Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter at fullback and linebacker under Coach Larry Laird at Avon Lake (Ohio) High School . . . second-team Associated Press Northeastern Lakes All-District selection on defense as a senior in 2013 . . . helped lead Avon Lake to an 8-3 record and the Division 2 regional semifinals in 2013 . . . three-year all-conference honoree at linebacker . . . son of Martin and Christin Lucas . . . born May 31, 1995 . . . construction management major.