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.
Michigan State scored 24 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to take control of Saturday's game, as the Spartan defense limited Indiana to only one first down and 29 total yards.
CAREER NOTES: Second-year player will compete for playing time at safety . . . also saw action at linebacker during spring practice.
2015 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman played in 12 games, including four starts at safety (Michigan, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland) . . . had 24 tackles, including five on kickoffs . . . named to Big Ten All-Freshman Team by BTN.com . . . collected four tackles each vs. Maryland and Nebraska . . . tied for team lead with six tackles and had his first career interception against Indiana . . . entered the starting lineup in Week 7 at No. 12 Michigan; recorded a season-high six tackles, including a 1-yard loss, against the Wolverines . . . on the final play of the game at Michigan, hit Wolverine punter Blake O'Neill after a botched snap, popping the ball loose and into the hands of Jalen Watts-Jackson, who returned the fumble 38 yards for the game-winning touchdown as time expired in the MSU's 27-23 victory . . . named one of three Spartan unsung heroes of the game vs. Michigan . . . made his collegiate debut in Week 3 vs. Air Force.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top safeties by Scout.com (No. 37) and ESPN.com (No. 45) . . . ranked among the country's top outside linebackers by 247Sports.com (No. 59) . . . listed among Kentucky's top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 3), ESPN.com (No. 4) and Scout.com (No. 4) . . . three-year starter for Coach Jim McKee at Scout County (Kentucky) High School . . . suffered a season-ending ankle injury on the fourth play of the 2015 season opener vs. Lafayette . . . recorded 83 tackles (58 solos, 25 assists) from his safety position, with 14.5 resulting in losses including 1.5 sacks (17 yards), as a junior while helping the Cardinals win the Class 6-A state championship with a perfect 15-0 record . . . registered a tackle for loss in each of the first 10 games in 2013 . . . had seven interceptions (44 return yards) and six pass break-ups as a junior . . . also credited with two blocked punts, two blocked field goals, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 2013 . . . caught four passes for 63 yards (15.8 avg.) and two scores as a junior . . . carried twice for 90 yards in 2013, including a 52-yard TD run vs. Henry Clay . . . made seven tackles, recorded a fumble and his interception set up a touchdown in the state championship game vs. Meade County . . . contributed four tackles, including one for a loss, an interception and blocked two kicks (one punt and one field goal) vs. George Rogers Clark . . . played a solid all-around game vs. Seneca, with seven stops, including three for losses (6 yards), a pass break-up, forced fumble and had two catches for 45 yards and a TD . . . compiled six tackles, including one for a loss, and two interceptions vs. Henry Clay . . . posted seven stops, including three for losses (6 yards), a pass break-up and forced a fumble vs. Seneca . . . tallied a season-high 13 tackles, with four for losses (19 yards) including a 14-yard sack, and forced a fumble vs. Pleasure Ridge Park . . . also participated in baseball and track at Scout County . . . son of John and Julie Miller . . . father John was a four-year letterwinner at Michigan State (1985-88) and earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as a safety twice (1987-88) . . . born May 20, 1996 . . . general management major.