MSU and Ohio State set to meet Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.
Complete transcript from Dantonio's press conference on media day.
Spartans return five starters and 20 letterwinners.
Fourth-year player made the position change to tight end during preseason camp . . . has played in nine career games.
2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in seven games (Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Northwestern, TCU) to earn his first letter . . . started his first career game vs. Northwestern as MSU lined up in a two-tight end set.
2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in two games (vs. Florida Atlantic and Indiana).
2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Northwestern.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2010 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic . . . ranked among the nation's top offensive tackles by Max Emfinger (No. 49), Scout.com (No. 71) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 75) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . three-year starter for Coach Todd Worst at Carey (Ohio) High School, helping the Blue Devils to a combined record of 28-7 (.800) . . . earned honorable mention All-Northwest Ohio and All-Midland Athletic League honors as a senior despite missing five games with a knee injury . . . saw action at offensive tackle, tight end, defensive end and long snapper during his prep career . . . presented the team's Most Consistent Offensive Lineman Award in 2009 after helping produce two 1,000-yard rushers for the second year in a row, as the Blue Devils averaged nearly 295 rushing yards per game . . . recorded 28 tackles (16 solos, 12 assists) as a senior, with 8.5 resulting in losses including 5.5 sacks . . . honorable mention All-Northwest Ohio and second-team All-MAL selection as a junior . . . started 12 games at tight end in 2008 where he was utilized primarily as a blocker as Carey averaged nearly 316 rushing yards per game and two running backs eclipsed the 1,000-yard milestone in the same season for the first time in school history . . . had four receptions for 64 yards (16.0 avg.) as a junior . . . totaled a career-best 46 tackles (31 solos, 15 assists) in 2008, with 11 for losses including six sacks . . . caught three passes for 60 yards (20.0 avg.) and two touchdowns as a sophomore . . . four-year letterman in basketball finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in Carey High School history with 1,300-plus points . . . finished his senior season averaging 23.2 points and 12.5 rebounds . . . named to the All-Ohio Division 4 Third Team . . . also earned one letter in track and field . . . son of Mike and Denise Dennis . . . born Aug. 14, 1991 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human capital and society.
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