Spartan Senior Offensive Lineman
Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
Spartans hold third spring practice on Tuesday.
MSU Athletics celebrates Black History Month with an exclusive prescreening of the movie “Race.”
Connor Cook went 13 of 19 for 139 yards and a touchdown, and he became the school's career leader with his 28th victory as the starting quarterback.
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
2016 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played against Rutgers in his only appearance of the season . . . participated in spring practice after missing the last nine games of the 2015 regular season with a broken fibula and tibia he suffered in Week 5 vs. Purdue.
2015 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Earned his second letter in 2015 . . . appeared in two games, including his first career start vs. Purdue, filling in for injured All-American Jack Conklin . . . suffered a broken fibula and tibia in the first half against the Boilermakers and missed the rest of the season . . . made his first appearance of the season at left tackle in the second half against Central Michigan; forced into duty following a first-half injury to Conklin . . . played 35 snaps against the Chippewas and had three knockdowns.
2014 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in six games (Jacksonville State, Eastern Michigan, Wyoming, Indiana, Michigan, Rutgers) to earn his first letter . . . played a season-high 29 snaps vs. EMU and recorded two knockdowns.
2013 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top offensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 21), CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 25), Rivals.com (No. 31) and ESPN.com (No. 35) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 53) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the state's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 6), Rivals.com (No. 8), ESPN.com (No. 8), Lansing State Journal (No. 9), The Detroit News (No. 12) and 247Sports.com (No. 14) . . . two-year starter at right tackle for Coach Thomas Wilcher at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan . . . helped the Technicians to a combined record of 23-5 (.825), including back-to-back Division 1 state titles . . . named to Detroit Free Press Division 1 all-state team as a senior . . . honorable mention all-state selection by The Detroit News . . . also earned all-metro honors from The Detroit News . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Technicians rush for 289 yards (39 attempts; 7.4 yards per carry) in a 36-21 victory over Detroit Catholic Central in the 2012 Division 1 state championship game . . . grandson of Lela Finley; son of Debra Finley . . . born Jan. 29, 1995 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science -- human capital and society . . . had an internship with the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union during the summer.