Cornerback Darian Hicks, quarterback Damion Terry and safety Demetrious Cox are among those players who made their presence known in Saturday's Green-White game.
Second spring scrimmage scheduled for Saturday.
With a greater emphasis on providing "live" game-like situations in spring practice, MSU coaches expect the quarterback to produce positive yardage when plays breakdown this fall.
Michigan State begins spring practice Tuesday.
Michigan State completed its fourth of 12 scheduled winter conditioning workouts on Monday, Feb. 11.
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
Third-year player enters preseason camp as the No. 2 free safety . . . combined for 11 tackles and two pass break-ups in the two spring scrimmages and the Green-White game . . . posted two tackles, a pass break-up and returned an interception 21 yards in the Green-White game . . . had six stops in the second spring scrimmage April 12.
2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 14 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . recorded six tackles . . . posted a career-high three stops against Western Michigan in the season opener.
2012 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: SuperPrep, MaxPreps and PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation's Top 100 prospects by Tom Lemming and Scout.com (No. 97) . . . rated among the country's top safeties by Scout.com (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 13), 247Sports.com (No. 18) and ESPN.com (No. 28) . . . listed among the nation's top defensive backs by SuperPrep (No. 29) . . . ranked among Pennsylvania's top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 10), ESPN.com (No. 11) and 247Sports.com (No. 11) . . . selected to play in the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz. . . . three-year starter for Roy Hall at Jeannette High School . . . Class AA first-team all-state selection by Pennsylvania Sports Writers in 2011 . . . headlined Post-Gazette's East Xtra Fabulous 22 All-Stars . . . named Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AA Player of the Year after leading the Jayhawks (12-1) advance to 2011 state championship game . . . earned All-PIAA honors after accounting for 2,173 total yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior . . . rushed for 1,263 yards and 22 TDs in 2011 . . . completed 62-of-106 throws (.585) for 910 yards and nine scores as a senior . . . recorded 63 tackles and three interceptions, returning one for a TD, in 2011 . . . scored 10 TDs during Jeannette's playoff run . . . produced 1,319 total yards and 16 TDs as a junior . . . ran for 621 yards and 12 scores in 2010 . . . threw for 698 yards (55-of-88 passing) and four TDs as a junior . . . tallied 55 tackles and three interceptions in 2010, as the Jayhawks held 10 of their opponents to 13 points or less . . . surpassed the 1,000-point career milestone in basketball during his senior season . . . earned all-conference honors as junior after averaging 18 points per game . . . son of Dorsey Cox and Rochelle Tillman . . . born April 20, 1994 . . . majoring in advertising.