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Joel Heath
Joel  Heath

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Mount Healthy

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 293

Position:
DL

Experience:
3L


05/14/2015

Student Athletes Graduate from Michigan State

03/31/2015

Demetrious Cox, Joel Heath, Aaron Burbridge and Jack Conklin

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/11/2014

Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.

Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.

Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue

09/27/2014

Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14

11/21/2015

No. 9 Michigan State 17, No. 3 Ohio State 14

Check out the photo gallery from the Michigan State football game against Ohio State.

01/01/2015

Michigan State vs. Baylor (USATSI)

Michigan State vs. Baylor (USATSI)

10/25/2014

Football vs. Michigan

Football versus the Michigan Wolverines on October 25, 2014.

08/29/2014

Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State

Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State

Bio (PDF) | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2014 | 2015

CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner played in 39 career games, including 24 starts . . . two-year starter on the defensive line (2014-15) . . . had 60 career tackles, including 10.5 for losses and 4.5 sacks . . . earned his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science in December 2015.

CAREER IN BOWL GAMES: Collected six tackles in two bowl games (2015 Cotton, 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal at Cotton Bowl) . . . had a productive game in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic win over No. 4 Baylor, tallying three stops; credited with a half sack (6 yards) of Bear QB Bryce Petty, along with teammate Shilique Calhoun, in the third quarter, and also split a tackle for loss (1 yard) with Darien Harris on a rush in the first quarter.

2015 SEASON (SENIOR): Started 12 games at defensive tackle . . . missed the Central Michigan (Week 4) and Maryland (Week 10) games due to an injury . . . recorded a career-high 31 tackles, including 5.5 for losses (26 yards) and two sacks (11 yards) . . . ranked 11th on the team with 52 production points during the regular season . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) . . . had two tackles and was credited with a half tackle for loss vs. No. 4 Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game . . . posted four stops, including an 8-yard sack, vs. Indiana; named Spartan Defensive Player of the Week against the Hoosiers . . . recorded four tackles, including a 3-yard loss, and broke up a pass at Michigan . . . had two tackles and recovered a fumble that led to a Spartan touchdown in the Purdue game; compiled 11 production points against the Boilermakers . . . did not play vs. Central Michigan (injured) . . . posted five stops, including a 1-yard loss, against Air Force . . . tallied a career-high six tackles, including a 10-yard loss, and also forced a fumble in the win over seventh-ranked Oregon; collected 13 production points against the Ducks . . . recorded three tackles, including a 3-yard sack, in the season opener at Western Michigan.

2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started 12 of 13 games at defensive tackle . . . had 29 tackles, including five for losses (22 yards) and 2.5 sacks (19 yards) . . . led Spartan defensive tackles with five TFLs . . . had a productive game in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic win over No. 4 Baylor, tallying three stops; credited with a half sack (6 yards) of Bear QB Bryce Petty, along with teammate Shilique Calhoun, in the third quarter, and also split a tackle for loss (1 yard) with Darien Harris on a rush in the first quarter . . . ranked first among Spartan defensive tackles in the regular season with 82 production points . . . led Spartan defensive linemen with 11 production points vs. Rutgers as he recorded career highs in tackles (five), tackles for loss (two for 7 yards) and sacks (one for 6 yards) . . . compiled 11 production points at Maryland . . . had three tackles, including a half sack (4 yards), vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . totaled 10 production points at Purdue, including two QB hits and a solo tackle . . . tallied 13 production points in the win over No. 19 Nebraska (three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, and two quarterback hurries) . . . recorded four tackles, including a half sack (3 yards), at No. 3 Oregon . . . collected three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, in his first career start in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State.

2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in nine games as a back-up defensive end to earn his first letter . . . made the transition from defensive end to defensive tackle during bowl practices . . . recorded three quarterback hurries, including two at Illinois . . . also had QB hurry in the win over No. 23 Michigan . . . broke up a pass in the season opener against Western Michigan.

2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in five games (Boise State, Central Michigan, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan, Michigan).

2011 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the Ohio All-Stars in the June 2011 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pennsylvania . . . rated among the nation's top defensive ends by Scout.com (No. 26) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 49) . . . three-year starter for Coach Arvie Crouch at Mount Healthy High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . two-time first-team All-Ohio (Division II) selection by The Associated Press . . . named AP All-Ohio Division II Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . two-time first-team AP Southwest All-District pick . . . selected AP Southwest All-District Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 . . . two-time first-team all-conference choice . . . voted Fort Ancient Valley Conference Co-Athlete of the Year as a senior . . . produced five sacks in 2010 . . . named to Cincinnati Enquirer's All-Area (Division II-VI) Team as a junior . . . recorded 41 tackles (22 solos, 19 assists) in 2009, finishing third in the conference with 6.5 sacks . . . registered two sacks each vs. Aiken and Northwest . . . recovered two fumbles vs. Western Hills . . . son of Chauncey and Kim Heath . . . born June 18, 1993 . . . scheduled to graduate with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in December.

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