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.
Junior offensive lineman Jack Allen has been named first-team All-American by USA TODAY, while fifth-year senior safety Kurtis Drummond has earned second-team honors.
Tony Lippett voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
Kurtis Drummond named Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year; Tony Lippett selected Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year.
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.
Michigan State vs. Indiana
Michigan State vs. Purdue
Michigan State vs. Wyoming (USATSI)
USATSPI: Michigan State vs. Northwestern - 11/23/13
BIG TEN DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR
FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, MEDIA, BTN.COM)
INVITED TO SENIOR BOWL
CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner and co-captain has started a team-high 33 consecutive games at free safety . . . has 226 tackles in 51 career games . . . ranks 11th in MSU history with 33 passes defended (12 interceptions and 21 pass break-ups) . . . also has 12 tackles for loss (55 yards), three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries . . . tied for seventh in MSU history with 12 career interceptions and 12th in interception return yards (148) . . . ranks ninth (tied) among all active NCAA FBS leaders in interceptions (12).
2014 SEASON (SENIOR): Named Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year . . . named first-team All-Big Ten 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 . . . accepted an invitation to the 2015 Senior Bowl . . . leads team with 65 tackles . . . ranks first in the Big Ten in passes defended with 15 (four interceptions and 11 pass break-ups) . . . leads team with a career-high 11 pass break-ups, which ranks second in the Big Ten . . . ranks third on the team with 154 production points . . . leads team and is tied for sixth in the Big Ten with four interceptions . . . 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., 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 . . . 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
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)