Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
Michigan State begins spring practice Tuesday.
MSU and Ohio State set to meet Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.
Darqueze Dennard and Johnny Adams form one of the best cornerback tandems in the nation.
Spartans sign 18 players and add one transfer.
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
Fourth-year player enters preseason camp as the back-up field corner . . . combined for eight tackles in two spring scrimmages and the Green-White spring game; returned an interception 32 yards in the second spring scrimmage . . . has 14 career tackles in 24 games.
2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games, mostly on special teams, to earn his second letter . . . registered eight tackles . . . tallied a career-high three stops at Purdue . . . had two tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Eastern Michigan.
2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 13 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . recorded six tackles . . . tied for third on the team with six tackles on kickoffs . . . named Scout Team Co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Nebraska . . . collected two tackles against Michigan.
2012 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Eastern Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top cornerbacks by ESPN.com (No. 47) and Scouts.com (No. 48) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among the state’s top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 48) . . . named Defensive Back MVP at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Arlington, Texas . . . selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic and Ohio North-South Classic . . . two-year starter for Coach Ron Johnson at McKinley Senior High School in Canton, Ohio . . . first-team All-Ohio (Division I) selection by The Associated Press in 2011 . . . also earned AP Northeast All-District (first team), WHBC Radio All-Stark County and All-Federal League honors as a senior . . . recorded 41 tackles, with two for losses including a sack, and 12 pass break-ups in 2011 . . . led the Bulldogs with four interceptions as a senior, returning three of those picks for touchdowns . . . his top all-around performance in 2011 came vs. Perry, with four tackles and four passes defended, including two interceptions with one returned for a score . . . registered 42 tackles, nine pass break-ups and a school single-season record seven interceptions (tied former Ohio State All-American Mike Doss) as a junior . . . posted five tackles and four passes defended, including two interceptions with one returned for a TD vs. Massillon, in 2010 . . . his prep career totals include 83 tackles, 21 pass break-ups and 11 interceptions, with four returned for TDs . . . also lettered in track and field . . . competed in the 4x200 at the 2012 Division I state championships . . . participated in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 at the 2011 state track meet . . . son of Jermaine Edmondson Sr.; Louis and Selena Johnson . . . born July 10, 1994 . . . sociology major.