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Lorenzo Guess
Lorenzo Guess

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Wayne, Mich.

High School:
Wayne Memorial

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 193

Position:
Safety

Birthdate:
09/16/1978

Experience:
2L


Again scheduled for back-up duty at free safety, behind incumbent Richard Newsome . . . had four solo tackles in the 2000 Green-White spring game . . .

AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 10 games (DNP vs. Ohio State and Penn State) in 1999 and played 114 minutes . . . recorded 19 tackles (12 solos, 7 assists) . . . produced a career-high five stops (3-2) vs. Michigan . . . had three tackles (2-1) vs. Eastern Michigan and returned his first career interception 39 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter . . . credited with four tackles (3-1) vs. Oregon in the '99 season opener . . . played more than 10 minutes in seven games, including a career high 28 vs. Eastern Michigan . . .

AS A FRESHMAN: Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team in 1998 . . . saw action in all 12 games, primarily on special teams, as a red-shirt freshman and played 68.5 minutes . . . worked behind four-year starter Sorie Kanu at free safety . . . made five tackles (4 solos, 1 assist) in '98, including one stop each vs. Illinois, Northwestern, Indiana, Central Michigan and Colorado State . . . also credited with a pass break-up vs. Indiana . . . played a season-high 10.5 minutes vs. Central Michigan . . .

1997 SEASON: Redshirted . . .

MSU BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Back-up guard played on back-to-back Big Ten championship basketball teams at Michigan State (1997-98 and 1998-99) . . . played in 13 games for MSU's 1999 Final Four team and averaged 0.8 points and 0.6 rebounds . . . saw action in 15 games as a true freshman in 1997-98 and averaged 0.5 points, 0.2 rebounds and 0.3 assists . . . scored in nine games during his two-year basketball career . . .

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated as the nation's No. 6 run-pass quarterback by the National Recruiting Advisor . . . ranked as the Midwest's No. 4 prospect by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report . . . also named to SuperPrep's All-Midwest Team and rated as the Big Ten Region's No. 2 QB prospect . . . listed on The Detroit News All-State Dream Team . . . also earned all-conference and all-metro honors as a senior . . . a four-year starter at quarterback for Coach Chuck Howton at Wayne (Mich.) Memorial High School . . . completed 52 percent of his passes for nearly 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns in 1996 . . . added 220 yards rushing and three TDs . . . had 39 tackles and two interceptions as a starting defensive back in '96 . . . also broke up nine passes and caused a fumble . . . threw for 1,120 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior . . . concluded his prep career with nearly 4,000 passing yards and 47 TD tosses . . . ranked among the country's top 60 prep basketball players by recruiting analyst Van Coleman . . . finished third in the balloting for Mr. Basketball in Michigan behind Shane Battier (Duke) and Charlie Bell (Michigan State) . . . had 10 points, seven rebounds and four steals in Magic Johnson's Roundball Classic at The Palace of Auburn Hills April 6 . . . averaged 21.8 points and better than eight rebounds as a senior while helping Wayne Memorial to a 24-2 record and a trip to the state semifinals . . . scored a season-high 39 points vs. Monroe (Mich.) High School . . . averaged better than 18 points and eight rebounds as a junior in '95-'96 to earn All-America honors . . . also earned all-state and all-conference honors in basketball . . . runs 4.5 in the 40 . . . member of the National Honor Society with a 3.7 overall grade-point average . . . born Sept. 16, 1978 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary social science.

Guess' Career Statistics

Year G/GS UT AT TM INT-Yds. PBU
1998 12/0 4 1 5 0-0 1
1999 10/0 12 7 19 1-39 0
Career 22/0 16 8 24 1-39 1

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