In all, 126 Spartans were recognized for having a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Six Spartans collect Academic All-Big Ten accolades for third-straight season part of second-straight season setting new program record.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and players discuss MSU-Iowa game.
Michigan State held its annual media day Monday afternoon in the Izzo Family Media Center inside Spartan Stadium.
USATSI Gallery - Western Michigan @ Michigan State
Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between Michigan State and Rutgers.
USATSI Gallery - No. 2 Michigan @ Michigan State
CAREER NOTES: Fourth-year player and three-year letterwinner is a member of the team's Eagles leadership council . . . has 51 tackles, two pass break-ups and one interception in 33 career games, including six starts . . . 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) . . . two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2017 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played in 11 games, primarily on special teams . . . recorded seven tackles . . . tallied two tackles at Rutgers . . . logged one tackle at No. 11 Ohio State . . . tallied two stops in Michigan game on special teams, returning to action after missing previous two games with an injury . . . posted two tackles against Western Michigan.
2016 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games, including two starts at safety (Michigan, Penn State) . . . recorded 20 tackles and two pass break-ups . . . missed two games due to injury (Northwestern, Maryland) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . logged five tackles at No. 8 Penn State . . . tallied two tackles vs. Rutgers . . . had smashing return to action by making first start of season against No. 2 Michigan and registering career highs of seven tackles and two pass break-ups . . . notched two tackles vs. BYU.
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.