Fifth-year senior walk-on adds depth at Star linebacker . . . two-year letterwinner has appeared in eight career games and has four tackles.
2012 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in four games (Central Michigan, Northwestern, Minnesota, TCU), primarily on special teams, to earn his second letter . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Eastern Michigan.
2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in four games (Florida Atlantic, Central Michigan, Indiana, Georgia) to earn his first letter . . . collected four tackles . . . tallied a career-best two tackles against Indiana . . . posted one stop each vs. Florida Atlantic and Central Michigan . . . made the transition from safety to outside linebacker during spring practice.
2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in 2010 . . . earned Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honors twice (vs. Northwestern and Notre Dame).
2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Accounted for 1,453 total yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior for Coach Bill Feraco while helping East Lansing (Mich.) High School to an 8-4 record and a trip to the state playoffs . . . completed 123-of-200 throws (.615) for 1,349 yards, 13 TDs and 10 interceptions in 2008 . . . hit 11-of-14 passes for 116 yards and two scores vs. Stevensville Lakeshore . . . connected on 13-of-17 tosses for 193 yards and two TDs vs. Owosso . . . completed 16-of-25 throws for a career-high 205 yards and two TDs vs. Grand Ledge . . . rushed for 104 yards and four TDs as a senior . . . averaged 35.5 yards on 49 punts, including seven kicks downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line . . . averaged 43.4 yards on five punts vs. Haslett, including a 62-yarder and three kicks downed inside the opponent's 20 . . . two-year starter at Okemos (Mich.) High School before transferring to East Lansing for his senior year . . . produced 949 total yards and eight TDs in 2007 . . . threw for 547 yards, six TDs and six interceptions as a junior . . . ran for 402 yards and two scores in 2007 . . . also averaged 33.0 yards per punt as a junior . . . accounted for 735 total yards in 2006 . . . high school teammate of current Spartan defensive tackle Blake Treadwell . . . son of Dino and Anita Folino . . . born Sept. 12, 1990 . . . his oldest brother Anthony lettered as a free safety for the Spartans in 1994 . . . his brother John was a four-year letterman as a defender on the MSU soccer team . . . advertising major.