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Jack Conklin
Jack Conklin

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Plainwell, Mich.

High School:
Plainwell

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 303

Position:
OT

Experience:
1L


04/27/2014

2013 Spartan Football Awards Banquet Recap

All-American Darqueze Dennard voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.

04/10/2014

Offensive Line Features Depth & Experience

Michigan State's six returning lettermen have combined for 61 career starts on the offensive line.

03/20/2014

Spartans Honored at State Capitol

Spartans recognized for winning the 100th Rose Bowl Game.

01/08/2014

Conklin, Geiger Named FWAA Freshman All-Americans

Red-shirt freshman offensive tackle Jack Conklin started all but one game in 2013, while true freshman kicker Michael Geiger set the school single-season record for field-goal percentage at .938.

10/16/2013

Grinz on Green: O-Line A Key Reason for Offensive Resurgence

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/11/2014

Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

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

09/30/2014

Jack Conklin and Tony Lippett talk Nebraska and night games

09/27/2014

Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14

08/14/2014

Day 12 Update

• OUTLAND AWARD AND RIMINGTON TROPHY WATCH LIST

Third-year player is in his second season as the starting left tackle . . . has seen action in 20 games, including 19 starts (16 consecutive at left tackle) . . . featured on the Outland Trophy Watch List (nation's most outstanding interior lineman) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele (second team), Lindy's (second team) and Athlon Sports (third team) . . . named first-team Freshman All-American in 2013 by Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com and the Football Writers Association of America.

2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Leads team with 43.5 knockdowns, including four dominators . . . named Spartan Offensive Player of the Week after producing a team-best nine knockdowns at Purdue as MSU rushed for 294 yards and didn't allow a sack for the fourth straight game . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week after recording a career-best 12.5 knockdowns vs. Wyoming as MSU rushed for 338 yards and didn't allow a sack . . . tallied four knockdowns vs. Eastern Michigan as MSU rushed for 336 yards and didn't allow a sack . . . posted the highest grade among Spartan offensive lineman at No. 3 Oregon; had five knockdowns, including two dominators, against the Ducks . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week after recording nine knockdowns, including two dominators, in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State, as MSU racked up 565 total yards.knockdowns, including two dominators, in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State, as MSU racked up 565 total yards.

2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Started 13 games (10 at left tackle; three at right tackle) and saw action in all 14 games in his first season . . . named first-team Freshman All-American by Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com and the Football Writers Association of America . . . named to ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . recipient of MSU's Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award (offense) . . . was credited with 55 knockdowns during the regular season . . . recorded a team-high five knockdowns against Minnesota . . . had a career-high eight knockdowns against Illinois . . . collected six knockdowns at Nebraska . . . recorded six knockdowns vs. Purdue . . . had seven knockdowns against Indiana . . . started his first game at left tackle at Iowa . . . started at right tackle the first three games of the season (vs. Western Michigan, South Florida and Youngstown State) . . . also saw action at left tackle in the first four games . . . started in his collegiate debut vs. Western Michigan; played 74 snaps against the Broncos and recorded 5.5 knockdowns . . . was a preferred walk-on for the 2012 season and earned a scholarship in the spring of 2013.

2012 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Eastern Michigan

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for his father Darren Conklin at Plainwell (Michigan) High School . . . honorable mention all-state selection by The Associated Press and The Detroit News as a senior . . . earned first-team All-Wolverine Conference and first-team All-Allegan County honors in 2011 . . . Kalamazoo Gazette Division 1-4 first-team all-area selection as a senior . . . two-way starter saw action at right tackle and defensive end in 2011 . . . led the Trojans in tackles with 80 as a senior . . . recorded 12 tackles for loss, including two sacks . . . registered a career-best 11 stops vs. Edwardsburg . . . two-year starter at center for the Trojan basketball team . . . averaged a double-double as a senior (17.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game) . . . contributed 12.3 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior . . . also lettered in track (shot put and discus) . . . member of the National Honor Society . . . son of Darren and Jennifer Conklin . . . born Aug. 17, 1994 . . . majoring in animal science.

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