All-American Darqueze Dennard voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
Senior offensive tackle will be playing his final collegiate game in his home state.
No. 4 Spartans will face No. 5 Stanford in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.
CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner played in 30 career games with the Spartans, including 24 starts at right tackle (11 in 2011; two in 2012; 11 in 2013).
2013 SEASON (SENIOR): Played at right tackle in all 14 games, including 11 consecutive starts to close out the season . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . was credited with 45 knockdowns during the regular season . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week after recording 5.5 knockdowns vs. No. 2 Ohio State in Big Ten Championship Game . . . had six knockdowns at Northwestern . . . collected a season-high eight knockdowns at Nebraska . . . produced six knockdowns in win over No. 23 Michigan . . . had four knockdowns against Indiana . . . played 71 snaps at Iowa . . . earned his first start of the 2013 season at right tackle at No. 22 Notre Dame; played 68 snaps and recorded two knockdowns against the Irish . . . posted two takedowns vs. South Florida . . . nominated for the Allstate Good Works Team for his community service involvement.
2012 SEASON: Played 136 snaps in the first two games vs. Boise State and Central Michigan and was credited with seven knockdowns . . . broke his foot in practice before the Notre Dame game in Week 3 and missed the final 11 games of the season . . . recipient of the MSU Football Player Association's Community Service & Outreach Award.
2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started the last 11 games at right tackle . . . ranked third on the team with 31 knockdowns, including 10 dominators, in the regular season . . . played 659 snaps during the regular season and did not allow a sack . . . started his first career game as a Spartan at right tackle vs. Central Michigan . . . became the starter at right tackle following Skyler Burkland's season-ending knee injury at Notre Dame . . . for the first time in his career, saw time at left tackle against Florida Atlantic . . . in his Spartan debut, saw action at right tackle against Youngstown State.
JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: JCFootball.com/JC Grid-Wire and SuperPrep JUCO All-American . . . also selected California Community College Football Coaches Association All-American . . . ranked among the nation's Top 100 JUCO players by SuperPrep (No. 32) . . . rated among the country's top five JUCO offensive linemen by SuperPrep (No. 4) . . . named All-California Region IV and First-Team All-National Division Northern Conference in 2010 . . . two-year starter for Coach Frank Mazzotta at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., helping the Falcons to a combined record of 18-5 . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Falcons average nearly 185 rushing yards per game and score 23 rushing touchdowns in 2010 . . . Cerritos amassed 409 rushing yards in a 48-28 victory over Long Beach City College . . . appeared in all 11 games as a freshman in 2009, including 10 starting assignments . . . second-team all-conference selection helped the Falcons average 412 total yards, including 185 rushing yards, and 38 points per game in 2009 . . . invited to play in two postseason all-star games following his senior season at Mayfair High School in Lakewood, Calif. . . . named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team as a high school senior . . . second-team all-state selection in 2008 . . . named All-CIF and first-team all-league as a junior . . . tabbed Suburban League Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2008 . . . recognized on the Alga Foundation All-Star Team as a junior . . . also voted into the Lakewood (Calif.) Youth Hall of Fame . . . given name is Fouimalo Fonoti . . . nicknamed "Fou" . . . son of Pagi and Linda Etevati . . . born Nov. 15, 1991 . . . cousin of former Spartan offensive tackle Siitupe and defensive tackle Domata Peko . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majored in criminal justice.