Seven former MSU players, representing four different teams (Houston, Miami, Oakland and Pittsburgh), will be in action during this upcoming Wild Card Weekend (Jan. 7-8).
Several former Spartans who are now playing in the NFL came back for the weekend to help work Michigan State's senior one-day camp on Saturday.
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.
Co-offensive coordinators Dave Warner and Jim Bollman answer questions about their new positions on the coaching staff.
Game-by-Game Statistics: 2009 | 2011 | 2012
CAREER NOTES: Selected in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft (No. 106 overall) by the Miami Dolphins . . . three-year letterwinner had 59 catches for 707 yards and eight touchdowns in 39 career games, including 13 starts.
2012 SEASON (JUNIOR): Second-team All-Big Ten choice by the coaches and media . . . also an All-Big Ten selection by CollegeFootballNews.com (first team), ESPN.com (second team) and Phil Steele (second team) . . . ranked tied for third on the team in catches (36) and third in receiving yards (475) . . . both of those marks represented career highs . . . his 36 receptions rank third most in a single-season by a Spartan tight end . . . had two touchdown receptions . . . 29 of his 36 receptions in 2012 (81 percent) went for either a first down or a touchdown . . . saw action in 12 games (10 starts) . . . recipient of the team's Up Front Award (outstanding offensive lineman) . . . had three catches for 24 yards against TCU in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, including his 14-yard reception from Connor Cook on MSU's final scoring drive that helped set up Dan Conroy's 47-yard game-winning field goal . . . recorded his second 100-yard receiving game of the season with 102 yards on five catches vs. Northwestern, including a career-long 44-yard reception . . . missed nearly three entire games with an ankle injury: left the Indiana game in the first quarter and did not return; did not play vs. Iowa; saw limited action at No. 23 Michigan . . . recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game with six catches for 112 yards, including a 10-yard TD reception, against Eastern Michigan; was named the John Mackey Award and College Football Performance Awards National Tight End of the Week . . . hauled in six catches for 52 yards vs. No. 20 Notre Dame . . . had three catches for 48 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown, at Central Michigan . . . had seven receptions for 65 yards against No. 24 Boise State.. . . named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, presented annually since 2000 to nation's outstanding tight end.
2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 14 games, but played the second half of the season with a broken hand . . . tied for third on the team with three touchdown receptions . . . ranked sixth on the team with 12 catches for 99 yards (8.2 avg.) . . . nine of his 12 catches (75 percent) resulted in either a first down or touchdown . . . had two catches for 12 yards in win over No. 4 Wisconsin . . . recorded two catches for 15 yards against Central Michigan, including a 3-yard TD pass from Andrew Maxwell . . . had three catches for 38 yards, including a 6-yard TD reception, at Notre Dame . . . hauled in a career-high four receptions for 27 yards vs. Florida Atlantic, including a 1-yard TD from Kirk Cousins . . . made his first career start in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State.
2010 SEASON: Redshirted.
2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by the Sporting News and Rivals.com . . . appeared in all 13 games at tight end as a true freshman . . . recorded 11 receptions for 133 yards (12.1 avg.) and three TDs . . . caught two passes, including a 7-yard TD from Keith Nichol, vs. Western Michigan . . . hauled in an 11-yard TD grab in the back, right corner of the end zone at Minnesota as time expired in the third quarter . . . recorded season highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (59) at Wisconsin, including a 35-yard catch in the third quarter . . . caught two passes for 32 yards, including a 26-yard TD grab, in his collegiate debut vs. Montana State . . . played a season-high 30 snaps against the Bobcats.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report, SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American . . . listed among the nation's top 100 prospects by PrepStar (No. 54) . . . ranked among the country's top tight ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 5), Rivals.com (No. 5) and Scout.com (No. 29) . . . also rated among the nation's top pass-catching tight ends by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 20) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 10) and SuperPrep (No. 24). . . ranked among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 2), Lansing State Journal (No. 4), Detroit Free Press (No. 5) and Rivals.com (No. 8) . . . played for Coach George Porritt at Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's . . . suffered a knee injury in the 2008 season opener and missed the next seven games . . . played in only two games as a senior and had four catches for 86 yards (21.5 avg.) and one touchdown . . . earned first-team all-state, first-team all-area and first-team All-Oakland County honors in 2007 . . . named first-team All-North as a linebacker by The Detroit News . . . also selected second-team all-metro as a linebacker . . . led the Eaglets in receptions as a junior with 29 for 604 yards (20.8 avg.) and three TDs . . . 11 of his 29 catches resulted in gains of 20 or more yards . . . recorded 39.5 tackles in 2007, with seven resulting in losses including 2.5 sacks . . . caught six passes for 64 yards vs. East Grand Rapids . . . produced a season-high 7.5 tackles vs. Renaissance, with 3.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage including 1.5 sacks . . . had five catches for 83 yards vs. Detroit Catholic Central . . . caught two passes for 121 yards vs. Divine Child . . . returned a fumble 28 yards for a score vs. Toledo St. Francis . . . named to the Associated Press Class A All-State Team (first team/10-man roster) after averaging 21.9 points and 9.4 rebounds as a senior . . . second-team all-state selection by the Detroit Free Press in 2008-09 . . . finished fourth in the voting for the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award as a senior . . . son of Donald Sims and Classie Massey . . . born Feb. 18, 1991 . . . majoring in sociology.
Catches: 7, vs. Boise State (8/31/12)
Receiving Yards: 112, vs. Eastern Michigan (9/22/12)
TD Catches: 1, eight times (last vs. Eastern Michigan, 9/22/12)