No. 4 Spartans will face No. 5 Stanford in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.
Michigan State remains unbeaten in conference play with a solid all-around game against Northwestern.
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CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner played in 46 career games, including 37 starts on the offensive line (24 starts at left tackle; 13 at right guard) . . . spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons as Michigan State's starting left tackle.
2013 SEASON (SENIOR): Started 13 games at right guard . . . made the move inside to guard during spring practice after starting two seasons (2011-12) at left tackle . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by the coaches and media . . . ranked second on the team with a career-best 69.5 knockdowns in the regular season, including 16 dominators . . . did not play in the 100th Rose Bowl Game against No. 5 Stanford due to lower-leg injury . . . selected Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in the home finale against Minnesota . . . posted seven knockdowns at Northwestern . . . delivered a career-high nine knockdowns in win at Nebraska . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week against Michigan . . . tallied eight knockdowns against Indiana . . . produced eight knockdowns at No. 22 Notre Dame . . . recorded 5.5 knockdowns vs. Youngstown State . . . totaled five knockdowns vs. South Florida.
2012 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started 11 games at left tackle . . . played 796 out of a possible 888 offensive snaps (90 percent) during the regular season . . . ranked fourth on the team with 36 knockdowns in the regular season, including three dominators . . . had his streak of 20 consecutive starts at left tackle snapped at No. 23 Michigan (concussion) . . . returned to action at Wisconsin the following week and played a majority of the game . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. Indiana.
2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): In his first year on the offensive line, started 13 games at left tackle . . . ranked fourth on the team with 29 knockdowns, including six dominators, during the regular season . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week for his role in the victory at Iowa . . . made his first career start at left tackle in the win over Florida Atlantic . . . made the transition from defensive tackle to offensive tackle during the team's bowl practices in December 2010 . . . impressed the coaches during spring practice and entered preseason camp in 2011 as the projected starter.
2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in seven games in 2010 while working behind Jerel Worthy and Anthony Rashad White at defensive tackle . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . made one stop vs. Northern Colorado . . . recorded two tackles, a quarterback hurry and pass break-up in his Spartan debut vs. Western Michigan.
2009 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top strongside defensive ends by Rivals.com (No. 21) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 108) . . . listed among Ohio's top seniors by The Plain Dealer (No. 13) and Rivals.com (No. 22) . . . rated the state's best blocker among tight ends by OhioVarsity.com . . . also ranked among the state's top tight ends by OhioVarsity.com (No. 6 overall) . . . selected to play in the 2009 Ohio North-South All-Star Classic . . . three-year starter for Coach Nick Ciulli at North Royalton (Ohio) High School . . . honorable mention Associated Press Northeast Lakes All- District (Division I) selection as a senior . . . sidelined for five games in 2008 with a broken hand . . . earned second-team All-Ohio and first-team All-Northeast Ohio Conference (Lake Division) honors as a junior . . . made 150 combined tackles over his junior and senior seasons, including 13 sacks . . . recorded a career-best four sacks vs. Revere in 2007 . . . three-year starter for the North Royalton basketball team . . . averaged 13.2 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior for the Bears . . . scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the third quarter of a 72-69 victory over Lakewood in 2008-09 . . . AP Northeast Lakes All-District first-team selection in basketball as a junior . . . son of John and Judy France . . . born April 1, 1991 . . . majored in hospitality business.
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