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
Fourth-year player was awarded a scholarship in the spring . . . will compete for playing time at fullback . . . caught a 3-yard touchdown pass in the spring game.
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.