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Joel Foreman
Joel Foreman

Hometown:
Highland, Mich.

High School:
Milford

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 315

Position:
OG

Experience:
4L


01/09/2012

Rush Named FWAA Freshman All-American

The Cincinnati, Ohio, native ranked third on the team in tackles for loss, sacks, quarterback hurries and QB hits in 2011.

01/03/2012

Grinz on Green Blog: Outback Bowl Wrap-Up

MSU had plenty of heroes in its 33-30 triple-overtime victory over No. 18 Georgia.

01/02/2012

Post-Game Notes: Georgia

01/02/2012

Spartans Complete The Circle With Bowl Victory

MSU rallies from a 16-point deficit to record its 11th win of the season, 33-30 over Georgia in triple overtime.

12/28/2011

Inexperienced Offensive Line Jells Down The Stretch

MSU has recorded more than 400 yards of total offense in four of its last five games.

11/19/2011

Michigan State vs. Indiana - Nov. 19, 2011

Michigan State vs. Indiana - Nov. 19, 2011


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CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterman played in 52 career games, including 49 starts at left guard . . . tied with Eric Gordon (linebacker, 2007-10) for the most starts in school history with 49 . . . also started more games (49) than any other offensive lineman in school history (previous record: 44 starts by Shane Hannah, 1991-94, and Tony Mandarich, 1985-88) . . . was MSU's first four-year starter on the offensive line since Shane Hannah (1991-94).

2011 SEASON (SENIOR): Named All-American by Yahoo! Sports (second team), Phil Steele (third team) and SI.com (honorable mention) . . . All-Big Ten first-team selection by coaches and media . . . also named first-team All-Big Ten by Yahoo! Sports and ESPN.com . . . became MSU's first All-Big Ten first-team honoree on the offensive line since Sean Poole (tackle) in 2004 . . . elected a captain by his teammates . . . selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District V Team; posted a 3.33 GPA in criminal justice and graduated in December . . . one of just 16 players in program history to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors four straight years . . . recipient of the team's Up Front Award (most outstanding offensive lineman) . . . ranked second on the team with 34 knockdowns, including 10 dominators, during the regular season . . . played 706 snaps during the regular season and surrendered only a half sack . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week for his role in the 55-3 win over Indiana on Senior Day; recorded a 3-yard rush in the third quarter in his final career play at Spartan Stadium and left the field after the carry, saluting the Spartan helmet at midfield on his way to the sideline . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week against Wisconsin . . . named Spartan Offensive Co-Lineman of the Week against Florida Atlantic as the Spartans rushed for two touchdowns and 188 yards . . . had his streak of 22 consecutive starts come to an end in the season opener against Youngstown State as he volunteered his starting position for cancer survivor Arthur Ray Jr. . . . was featured on Preseason Watch Lists for the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy.

2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Named third-team All-American by Phil Steele . . . second-team All-Big Ten selection by Rivals.com and Phil Steele . . . All-Big Ten honorable mention by both the league's coaches and media . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the third straight year . . . named recipient of MSU's Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award (offense) . . . started all 13 games at left guard in 2010 . . . helped the Spartan ground game eclipse the 200-yard mark on five occasions, including a season-best 297 yards vs. Western Michigan (37 carries) . . . also played a key role in helping Edwin Baker (1,201 rushing yards) become just the sixth sophomore in MSU history to reach the 1,000-yard season milestone . . . selected Lineman of the Week for the fifth time in 2010, as the Spartans scored touchdowns on three-straight fourth quarter possessions to rally from 15 points down for a 35-31 victory over Purdue . . . named Lineman of the Week vs. Minnesota, as MSU's ground attack produced 189 yards and four rushing TDs . . . shared Lineman of the Week honors with his teammates after the Spartans amassed a season-best 536 total yards, including 249 rushing yards, at No. 18 Michigan . . . earned Lineman of the Week honors vs. No. 11 Wisconsin, as MSU produced 444 total yards, including 175 yards on the ground, in a 34-24 victory . . . tabbed Lineman of the Week vs. Notre Dame, as the Spartans gained 477 yards, including 203 rushing yards, in an overtime win.

2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Named to ESPN.com's Big Ten All-Bowl Team for his performance in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . First-Team All-Sophomore selection by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . named third-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second straight year . . . started 12 games at left guard (DNP vs. Wisconsin due to an ankle injury) in 2009 . . . did not allow a sack in the regular season (approximately 300 passing plays) . . . selected Lineman of the Week three times: vs. Montana State, Western Michigan and Purdue . . . after missing the second half at Notre Dame and the entire game at Wisconsin with an ankle injury, returned to the starting lineup against Michigan and played a season-high 81 snaps.

2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Earned first-team Freshman All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News, Rivals.com and Phil Steele . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . started 11 of 13 games at left guard . . . played a key role in helping produce the NCAA's fourth-leading rusher, Javon Ringer, who averaged 125.9 yards per game . . . recorded a season-high three pancake blocks in Michigan State's 35-21 victory at Michigan, as Ringer rushed for 194 yards and two scores . . . allowed only two sacks in nearly 350 passing plays during the regular season.

2007 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state's top 30 seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 19) and The Detroit News (No. 26) . . . earned first-team all-state (Division 1) honors from the Detroit Free Press . . . selected all-area by The Oakland Press and All-Metro North by The Detroit News . . . named Kensington Valley Conference Offensive MVP in 2006 . . . three-year starter on both sides of the football for Coach Pat Fox at Milford High School in Highland, Mich. . . . served as the team's offensive captain as a senior . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Mavericks rush for 3,300 yards in 2006 . . . helped Milford roll up some impressive single-game rushing totals, including 365 yards vs. Brighton, 355 vs. Flint Carman-Ainsworth and 290 vs. Rockford . . . recorded 42 tackles as a senior, including seven sacks . . . earned all-area and all-league honors as a junior . . . key figure on an offensive line that helped produce four 1,000-yard rushers over the last three seasons . . . registered 105 career tackles, including 17 sacks . . . also lettered in track and field . . . son of Rick and Boni Foreman . . . born Sept. 13, 1988 . . . majored in criminal justice.

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