R.J. Shelton named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
Matt Macksood, Tyler O'Connor and Josiah Price garner Academic All-Big Ten accolades for the fourth time.
Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
Letterwinners earned minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2015-16 academic 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
CAREER NOTES: Fifth-year senior enters preseason camp as one of the starting defensive ends . . . has eight tackles in 25 career games.
2015 SEASON (JUNIOR): Recorded seven tackles in 13 games of action . . . tallied two stops vs. Penn State, including a half tackle for loss . . . had a career-high three tackles vs. Air Force . . . named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Earned his first letter after playing in 12 games, primarily on special teams . . . recorded an assisted tackle in his collegiate debut against Jacksonville State.
2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action . . . made the transition from tight end to defensive end during the season . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week twice (vs. Northwestern and Youngstown State).
2012 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top tight ends by 247Sports.com (No. 19) and Scout.com (No. 31) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . three-year starter at tight end and defensive end for Coach John Slusser at Ridgewood High School in West Lafayette, Ohio . . . helped the Generals to a combined record of 31-4 over his last three seasons while averaging 259.0 rushing yards and 35.4 points per game . . . played every offensive snap at tight end over his last three years . . . three-time All-Inter Valley Conference selection (first team, 2010-11; second team, 2009) . . . first-team All-Ohio (Division V) choice by The Associated Press as a senior . . . had a career-best 16 receptions for 159 yards (9.1 avg.) and two touchdowns in 2011 . . . recorded 38 tackles as a senior, with 12 for losses including three sacks . . . posted seven tackles, including two sacks, vs. Lucasville Valley in the 2011 playoffs . . . named to AP Eastern All-District First Team as a defensive lineman as a junior . . . set career highs for tackles (59), tackles for loss (20) and sacks (6) in 2010 . . . also caught 10 passes for 93 yards (9.3 avg.) and two scores as a junior . . . earned AP Eastern All-District second-team honors as a defensive lineman in 2009 . . . made 47 stops as a sophomore, with 2.5 for losses including 1.5 sacks . . . had five catches for 75 yards (15.0 avg.) in 2009 . . . had 31 career receptions for 327 yards (10.2 avg.) and four TDs . . . his career totals also included 144 tackles, with 34.5 for losses including 10.5 sacks . . . son of Troy Jones; Amy and Dan McQuiston . . . born July 10, 1993 . . . majoring in media and information.