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Dan Conroy
Dan Conroy

Hometown:
Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
Wheaton Warrenville South

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 186

Position:
K

Experience:
3L


03/13/2013

Grinz on Green: Spartan NFL Draft Prospects Show They're Ready for the Next Level at Pro Day

03/13/2013

Spartans Hold Annual Pro Day

Nine former Spartans, including six seniors and three juniors from the 2012 team, audition in front of NFL scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Football Building.

02/21/2013

Four Spartans Audition At 2013 NFL Scouting Combine

Johnny Adams, Le'Veon Bell, William Gholston and Dion Sims attempt to improve their stock for the upcoming NFL Draft.

01/05/2013

Three Juniors Forgo Senior Seasons; Enter 2013 NFL Draft

Running back Le'Veon Bell, defensive end William Gholston and tight end Dion Sims all earned All-Big Ten honors in 2012.

12/30/2012

Grinz On Green Blog: Combination of Bell, Cook & Defense Key Second-Half Comeback

Le'Veon Bell gained 107 of his 145 rushing yards in the second half, as Michigan State rallied from a 13-0 deficit for a 17-16 victory over TCU.

12/29/2012

Michigan State vs. TCU (AP)

Michigan State vs. TCU (AP)

11/24/2012

Michigan State vs. Minnesota - AP Photos

Michigan State vs. Minnesota - AP Photos (11/24/12)

Career Stats | Bio (PDF)
Game-by-Game Statistics: 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012


CAREER NOTES: Was the starting placekicker for three seasons (2010-12) . . . three-year letterwinner made 77 percent of his field goals (55-for-71) and 99 percent of his PATs (118-for-119) in his career . . . finished his career ranked among MSU's all-time leaders in scoring (fourth with 283 points), field goals (fourth with 55) and PATs (sixth with 118) . . . his .775 percent field-goal accuracy ranks third in the MSU record book . . . his 14 consecutive field goals made to open his career marked the best start for a placekicker in MSU history; it also ranks as the second-longest streak in MSU history overall (record: 15 by Brett Swenson in 2008) and tied for the sixth longest in Big Ten history . . . made 21 field goals from 40-plus yards in his career, including six 50-yarders . . . was a first-team All-Big Ten selection as a sophomore in 2010 and his 93 percent field-goal accuracy (14-of-15) that season is a MSU single-season record.

CAREER IN BOWL GAMES: Made the game-winning kick in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl as his 47-yard field goal with just 1:01 remaining in the game put MSU ahead for good over TCU, 17-16 . . . made two field goals, both in overtime, in the triple OT win over No. 18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl . . . connected on a 35-yard attempt in the second overtime to push the game into a third extra session, and made the eventual game-winning field goal, a 28-yarder, in the third overtime as MSU defeated the Bulldogs, 33-30 . . . made his only PAT in the 2011 Capital One Bowl vs. No. 15 Alabama.

2012 SEASON (SENIOR): Set an MSU single-season record with 23 field goals . . . that total also ranks ninth in Big Ten single-season history . . . ranked first in the Big Ten and tied for sixth in the FBS with 23 field goals made . . . his 32 field-goal attempts also set a school record . . . had three 50-yard field goals this season . . . ranked first in the Big Ten and tied for sixth in the FBS in field goals (1.77 pg) . . . ranked tied for third in the Big Ten in kick scoring (7.2 ppg.) . . . made 72 percent of his field goals (23-for-32) in 2012 . . . finished his career with a school-record 80 straight PATs, which is the 10th-longest streak in Big Ten history, including all 25 in 2012 . . . recipient of the team's Downtown Coaches Club Award for the most outstanding senior on special teams . . . made the game-winning kick in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl as his 47-yard field goal with just 1:01 remaining in the game put MSU ahead for good over TCU, 17-16 . . . the game-winning field goal was his 23rd field goal of the season, which established a MSU single-sesaon record . . . tied his career high with four field goals (48, 43, 43 and 30 yards) and 14 points at Minnesota; also set MSU's consecutive PAT streak record in the second quarter with his 77th straight PAT . . . scored six points against No. 21 Nebraska (25-yard field goal, three PATs) . . . hit a 34-yard field goal and made one PAT at Wisconsin . . . scored 10 points vs. Iowa, including three field goals (two 24-yarders and a 22-yarder) . . . connected on a 46-yard field goal and made all four PATs in the win at Indiana . . . made three of his four field-goal attempts against No. 14 Ohio State (50, 48, 34 yards) and scored 10 points . . . was 3-for-4 on field-goal attempts against Eastern Michigan; made a 44-yarder and two 35-yarders . . . hit a 50-yard field goal vs. No. 20 Notre Dame . . . scored 11 points at Central Michigan (2-for-3 field goals; 5-for-5 PATs) . . . connected on a 50-yard field goal in the season-opening win over No. 24 Boise State.

2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . ranked third in the Big Ten in field goals made (17) and fourth in kick scoring (7.1 pg.) . . . was 17-for-23 (.739) in field-goal attempts and 48-for-48 in PATs . . . his career-high 17 field goals rank tied for eighth most in an MSU season . . . also ranked among the school's single-season leaders in PATs (third with 48) and scoring (13th with 99 points) . . . made two field goals, both in overtime, in the triple OT win over No. 18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl . . . connected on a 35-yard attempt in the second overtime to push the game into a third extra session, and made the eventual game-winning field goal, a 28-yarder, in the third overtime as MSU defeated the Bulldogs, 33-30 . . . made a 25-yard field goal and was 4-for-4 in PATs vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game . . . kicked a 25-yard field goal and was 4-for-4 in PATs at Northwestern . . . tied his season high with 13 points in victory over Indiana (career-high seven PATs and two field goals, 21 and 33 yards) . . . scored 13 points in win at Iowa, making a season-high three field goals (22, 41, 48 yards) and all four of his PATs . . . made all four of his PATs and a 40-yard field goal against Minnesota . . . connected on a 28-yard field goal at No. 13 Nebraska . . . tied his career high with a 50-yard field goal in the fourth quarter at Ohio State that gave MSU a 10-0 lead in its 10-7 victory over the Buckeyes; named Spartan Special Teams Co-Player of the Week . . . made all six of his PATs and also a 23-yard field goal vs. Central Michigan . . . connected on field goals of 40 and 35 yards at Notre Dame . . . was 2-of-3 in field-goal attempts and 5-for-5 in PATs against Florida Atlantic; tied his career long with a 50-yarder in the second quarter, and also made a 41-yarder.

2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award . . . earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media in his first year as the starting placekicker . . . also named first-team All-Big Ten by Rivals.com and CollegeFootballNews.com . . . presented the Tommy Love Award as the team's most improved player (shared honor with center John Stipek) . . . led the team in scoring with 87 points, converting 14-of-15 field-goal attempts and 45-of-46 extra-point tries . . . led the Big Ten and ranked fifth in the NCAA FBS in field-goal accuracy (.933) . . . also ranked among the Big Ten leaders in kick scoring (fourth at 7.2 points per game), field goals (eighth at 1.2 made per game) and overall scoring (eighth) . . . set a school record by hitting his first 13 field-goal attempts of the 2010 season, breaking a mark previously held by Paul Edinger who made his first 10 attempts in 1999 . . . selected as National Placekicker of the Week by College Football Performance Awards and one of the Lou Groza Award's Top Three Stars of the Week after accounting for a career-best 14 points vs. Illinois . . . made a career-best four field goals against the Illini, hitting from 37, 34, 32 and 18 yards . . . scored 12 points vs. Florida Atlantic by hitting all three field-goal attempts and all three extra-point tries, earning CFPA's National Placekicker of the Week, one of the Lou Groza Award's Top Three Stars of the Week as well as Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week . . . converted field goals from 44, 41 and a career-long 50 yards against the Owls.

2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in four games in 2009 (vs. Montana State, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Penn State) . . . had one kickoff for 49 yards against Western Michigan . . . had two kickoffs for 121 yards (60.5 avg.) vs. Central Michigan . . . connected on a 43-yard field goal and had six kickoffs for 389 yards (64.8 avg.) vs. Montana State.

2008 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team all-state selection as a senior by the Chicago Tribune . . . earned first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-area honors in 2007 . . . played for Coach Ron Muhitch at Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South High School, helping the Tigers to a combined record of 27-1 over his final two seasons . . . named the Tigers' Special Teams Player of the Year after accounting for 68 points as a senior, hitting 40-of-45 extra-point and 9-of-12 field goal attempts . . . made five field goals from 40-plus yards in 2007, including a career-long 43-yarder . . . 90 percent of his kickoffs went into or beyond the end zone as a senior . . . averaged 40.3 yards on 35 punts in 2007, including a career-long 53-yarder . . . 4-of-5 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks in the 2006 Class 8A state final vs. Mount Carmel . . . as a sophomore, he was elevated to the varsity squad for the Tigers' 2005 playoff run . . . three-year starter as a defenseman on the Tiger lacrosse team . . . elected team co-captain as a senior . . . earned first-team all-conference honors in lacrosse as a junior . . . selected as the lacrosse team's Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore . . . member of the Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout . . . son of Larry and Chris Conroy . . . father Larry is a Michigan State graduate, while his mother Chris received a bachelor's degree from Purdue . . . born March 18, 1990 . . . passed on a scholarship offer from Western Michigan, so he could pursue his goal of kicking for the Spartans . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . received his bachelor's degree in communication in December 2012.

CAREER HIGHS
Extra Points Made: 7, vs. Indiana (11/19/11)
Extra Points Att.: 7, vs. Indiana (11/19/11)
Field Goals Made: 4, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 11/24/12)
Field Goals Att: 5, vs. Minnesota (11/24/12)
Points: 14, vs. Illinois (10/16/10)
Field Goal: 50, six times (last vs. Ohio State, 9/29/12)

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