Free safety Kurtis Drummond, offensive guard Travis Jackson and defensive end Shilique Calhoun have been elected captains by their peers.
First-team All-Big Ten safety returns for senior year to lead the nation's No. 1 pass defense from last season.
The Bednarik Award has been presented to college football's defensive player of the year since 1995.
All-American Darqueze Dennard voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
Quotes from Jeremy Langford, Marcus Rush, Kurtis Drummond, Shilique Calhoun and Travis Jackson.
USATSPI: Michigan State vs. Northwestern - 11/23/13
Michigan takes on Iowa on the road
AP Photos: Michigan State at Wisconsin
AP Photos: Michigan State vs. Iowa
Michigan State vs. Ohio State - AP Photos (9/29/12)
PRESEASON FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (SPORTING NEWS)
Three-year letterwinner has started a team-high 21 consecutive games at free safety . . . preseason All-America selection by Sporting News (first team), Athlon Sports (third team) and Phil Steele (third team) . . . preseason first-team All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports, Phil Steele, Sporting News and Lindy's . . . featured on preseason watch lists for the Bednarik Award (defensive player of the year) and Thorpe Award (nation's best defensive back) . . . named to the Nagurski Trophy (nation's most outstanding defensive player) and College Football Performance Awards Defensive Back Trophy Watch Lists . . . listed among the nation's Top 10 defensive backs (No. 8) to watch in 2014, according to NFL.com's Bucky Brooks . . . has 161 tackles and 18 passes defended (eight interceptions and 10 pass break-ups) in 39 career games . . . also has 9.0 tackles for loss (45 yards).
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 . . . 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 . . . tied his career high with 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 . . . sat out preseason camp with a shoulder injury.
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 . . . majoring in psychology.
DRUMMOND'S CAREER HIGHS
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