MSUSpartans.com conducts Q&As with safety Kurtis Drummond, running back Jeremy Langford and wide receiver Tony Lippett.
Safety Kurtis Drummond, running back Jeremy Langford and wide receiver Tony Lippett are scheduled to participate in the 66th annual Senior Bowl.
Michigan State resumed preparation for the 2015 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against No. 5 Baylor with a 2-hour workout Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio says his goal is to create life experience for his players and coaching staff.
Fifth-year senior defensive back Kurtis Drummond has been named first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, while junior defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun has earned second-team honors.
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
Football versus the Michigan Wolverines on October 25, 2014.
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Michigan State vs. Purdue
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2014 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (FWAA, PHIL STEELE)
2014 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR
2014 FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, MEDIA, BTN.COM, ATHLON SPORTS, PHIL STEELE)
TWO-TIME FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2013, 2014)
CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner finished his career with 233 career tackles in 52 games . . . finished his career by starting in 34 consecutive games at free safety . . . finished his career ranked among MSU's all-time leaders in interceptions (tied for seventh with 12), passes defended (11th with 33) and interception return yards (12th with 148) . . . also had 14 tackles for loss (60 yards), three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries . . . earned his bachelor's degree in psychology in December 2014.
CAREER IN BOWL GAMES: Recorded 19 tackles in four career bowl games . . . helped lead the Spartans to a 4-0 record in bowl games during his career . . . had seven stops, including two for losses (5 yards), in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic win over No. 5 Baylor . . . tallied five stops, including a half tackle for loss (1 yards), in the 2014 Rose Bowl win over No. 5 Stanford . . . collected six tackles and a pass break-up in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against TCU . . . recorded one tackle in the 2012 Outback Bowl against No. 18 Georgia.
2014 SEASON (SENIOR): Named 2014 Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year . . . first-team All-America selection by the Football Writers Association of America, becoming just the fifth safety in program history to earn first-team All-America honors (Jim Ellis, 1951-52; Allen Brenner, 1968; Brad Van Pelt, 1971-72; William Simpson, 1973) . . . also earned All-America honors from Phil Steele (first team), USA TODAY (second team), Associated Press (third team), Athlon Sports (third team) and SI.com (honorable mention) . . . first-team All-Big Ten honoree by the coaches and media . . . first Spartan safety to earn back-to-back first-team All-Big Ten honors since John Miller (1988-89) and is just the fifth in school history . . . also named first-team All-Big Ten by BTN.com, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele . . . accepted an invitation to the 2015 Senior Bowl . . . co-recipient of MSU's Downtown Coaches Club Award (outstanding senior on defense) . . . elected a co-captain by his teammates . . . led team in tackles (72), interceptions (4), pass break-ups (11) and passes defended (15) . . . led the secondary with five tackles for loss (15 yards) . . . ranked tied for first in the Big Ten in passes defended with 15 (four interceptions and 11 pass break-ups) . . . had a career-high 11 pass break-ups, which ranked second in the Big Ten . . . ranked third on the team with 154 production points during the regular season . . . led team and tied for seventh in the Big Ten with four interceptions . . . led team with seven tackles, including two for losses (5 yards), in the Cotton Bowl Classic victory over No. 5 Baylor . . . led secondary with 15 production points in Senior Day win over Rutgers; had an interception and collected six tackles against the Scarlet Knights . . . had 14 production points in the win at Maryland (15-yard interception return; two pass break-ups; three tackles) . . . recorded a career-high 11 tackles and a pass break-up vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . led the Spartan secondary with 21 production points in the win over Michigan, including six tackles with a 4-yard loss and two pass break-ups . . . led team with seven tackles, including a 1-yard loss, and had a pass break-up at Purdue . . . recorded 21 production points in the win over No. 19 Nebraska with nine tackles, including a 5-yard loss, and a pass break-up . . . led the secondary with 17 production points against Wyoming (six tackles, 19-yard interception return) . . . made two tackles and recovered a fumble vs. Eastern Michigan . . . collected three solo stops at No. 3 Oregon . . . returned an interception 17 yards, broke up a pass, and collected four tackles in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State to record 23 production points.
2013 SEASON (JUNIOR): SI.com All-American (honorable mention) . . . first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches . . . second-team all-conference pick by the media . . . also earned All-Big Ten honors from ESPN.com (first team), Sporting News (first team), CollegeFootballNews.com (first team) and Athlon Sports (first team) . . . ranked one of the top 30 players (No. 25) in the Big Ten by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . recipient of MSU's Outstanding Underclass Back Award (defense) . . . ranked second on the team with a career-high 91 tackles, including 3.5 for losses (18 yards) . . . tied for team lead and ranked tied for third in the Big Ten with four interceptions . . . ranked tied for 10th in the Big Ten with 10 passes defended (four interceptions, six pass break-ups) . . . ranked third on the team with 225 production points . . . helped lead the Spartans rank No. 1 in the NCAA FBS in pass efficiency defense (92.3 rating) . . . posted five stops, including a half tackle for loss (1 yard), in the 100th Rose Bowl Game against No. 5 Stanford . . . collected five tackles and a pass break-up against No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game . . . had 10 tackles against Minnesota . . . recorded a career-high two interceptions (34 yards) and had six tackles and a pass break-up in win at Northwestern; led team with 28 production points against the Wildcats . . . had a productive game in win at Nebraska, leading the team with 10 tackles while recording an interception and forcing a fumble to lead defense with 21 production pionts . . . led the secondary with 21 production points in win over No. 23 Michigan, collecting eight tackles and a pass break-up . . . recorded four tackles at Illinois, including a 10-yard loss . . . registered nine stops vs. Purdue . . . tallied six tackles and a pass break-up at Iowa . . . had a team-best two tackles for loss (7 yards) and seven stops overall at No. 22 Notre Dame . . . collected a team-high nine stops vs. South Florida . . . had a solid all-around game vs. Western Michigan with four tackles, a leaping one-handed interception, a pass break-up, and a 21-yard touchdown run off a lateral from Jairus Jones on an interception to total 27 production points.
2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games, including seven starts at free safety (Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Northwestern, Minnesota, TCU) . . . ranked fifth on the team with 53 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss (17 yards) . . . playmaker had four pass break-ups, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery . . . recipient of the team's Tommy Love Award (most improved player: defense) . . . had six tackles and a pass break-up in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl victory over TCU . . . collected five tackles and two pass break-ups vs. Northwestern; tallied 18 production points against the Wildcats . . . recorded 10 tackles, including two for loss (10 yards), while also forcing a fumble and returning an interception 7 yards vs. No. 21 Nebraska . . . tallied seven tackles in overtime win at Wisconsin . . . recorded five tackles, including 1.5 for losses (5 yards), at No. 23 Michigan . . . collected four tackles in his first career start against Iowa . . . played solid all-around game against No. 14 Ohio State, tallying three tackles, including a 2-yard loss, while recovering a fumble and recording an interception . . . collected three tackles vs. No. 20 Notre Dame . . . posted two stops at Central Michigan.
2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 12 games to earn his first letter . . . was the back-up free safety behind Trenton Robinson . . . ranked fifth on the team with two interceptions . . . recorded 17 tackles . . . did not play the last two games of the regular season due to injury (vs. Indiana and Northwestern) . . . compiled three stops against Minnesota . . . had three tackles, including a 10-yard sack of Devin Gardner, in MSU's fourth-straight win over Michigan . . . registered two tackles at Ohio State . . . recorded his second interception of the season vs. Central Michigan . . . notched his first career interception at Notre Dame and returned it 34 yards, setting up an MSU field goal . . . produced three tackles and forced a fumble against Florida Atlantic that led to Jeremy Langford's 37-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
2010 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top safeties by Scout.com (No. 69) . . . listed among the country's top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 83) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio's top 50 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 44) and Scout.com (No. 47) . . . three-year starter for Coach Brian Hoffman at Hubbard (Ohio) High School . . . had 24 receptions for 489 yards (20.4 avg.) and three touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded two 100-yard receiving games in 2009: vs. Warren Kennedy (2 catches for 105 yards, including a 75-yard TD reception) and Youngstown East (4 for 106) . . . had a career-best eight catches for 91 yards vs. Buckeye . . . registered 75 tackles (46 solos, 29 assists) as a senior, including four sacks . . . also credited with three passes defended and two forced fumbles in 2009 . . . produced eight tackles each vs. Struthers and Cardinal Mooney . . . posted two sacks vs. McKinley . . . tallied a season-high 10 tackles vs. Ravenna Southeast, including a sack . . . returned 12 punts for 110 yards (9.2 avg.) and five kickoffs for 86 yards (17.2 avg.) . . . averaged 35.0 yards on 27 punts as a senior . . . averaged 48.0 yards on two punts vs. Struthers, including a career-long 62-yarder . . . caught 16 passes for 281 yards (17.6 avg.) and four TDs as a junior . . . had five catches for 98 yards and three scores vs. Struthers . . . made 49 tackles (29 solos, 20 assists) in 2008, including two sacks . . . also recorded three interceptions (62 yards) and 11 passes defended as a junior . . . totaled a career-best 11 tackles vs. Aurora, including seven solo stops . . . contributed six tackles vs. Brookfield . . . earned Associated Press Division II All-Ohio Special Mention honors in basketball in 2008-09, playing for Coach Rick Fox . . . averaged 17.1 points for the Eagles his senior year to garner Associated Press All-Northeast Inland Division II Third-Team honors . . . son of Evette Drummond . . . born Jan. 29, 1992 . . . earned his bachelor's degree in psychology in December 2014.
DRUMMOND'S CAREER STATISTICS
INTERCEPTIONS G No Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2011................ 12 2 34 0 34 17.0 2.8 2012................ 13 2 7 0 7 3.5 0.5 2013................ 14 4 55 1 31 13.8 3.9 2014................ 13 4 52 0 19 13.0 4.0 TOTAL............... 52 12 148 1 34 12.3 2.8
ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2011................ 12 0 0 0 0 34 34 2.8 2012................ 13 0 0 5 0 7 12 0.9 2013................ 14 0 0 0 0 55 55 3.9 2014................ 13 0 0 0 0 52 52 4.0 TOTAL............... 52 0 0 5 0 148 153 2.9
TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2011................ 12 9 8 17 1.0-10 2 1 0 0 2012................ 13 29 24 53 4.5-17 6 1 1 0 2013................ 14 49 42 91 3.5-18 10 1 0 0 2014................ 13 54 18 72 5.0-15 15 0 1 0 TOTAL............... 52 141 92 233 14.0-60 33 3 2 0
DRUMMOND'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 11, vs. Ohio State (11/8/14)
Tackles for loss: 2.5, vs. Nebraska (11/3/12)
Pass Break-ups: 2, vs. Northwestern (11/17/12)
Interceptions: 2, vs. Northwestern (11/23/13)
Sacks: 1, vs. Michigan (10/15/11)