AS A SENIOR: Fifth-year senior saw significant playing time at defensive end . . . appeared in all 13 games, including four starts (California, Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue) . . . had 14 tackles, including 4.5 for losses (11 yards) . . . transitioned from fullback to defensive end during the early portion of last season . . . previously played tight end and fullback before finding a home at defensive end . . . started his first career game at defensive end in the season opener at California and recorded two tackles, including a half tackle for loss . . . produced two tackles at Indiana . . . recovered a fumble in the first quarter vs. Iowa and also had a tackle in his second start of the season . . . had one tackle for a 1-yard loss and also was credited with a pass break-up at Northwestern . . . recorded two tackles vs. Ohio State, including one for a 4-yard loss . . . notched two tackles in win at Michigan . . . recorded a 5-yard tackle for loss and forced a fumble on the same play against Wisconsin; the turnover led to an MSU field goal . . . produced two tackles, one for a loss (1 yard) at Penn State . . . AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in two games (UAB, Pittsburgh) . . . transitioned from tight end to fullback in spring practice . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in nine games in 2006, including four starting assignments (vs. Eastern Michigan, Pittsburgh, Michigan and Ohio State) . . . caught three passes for 27 yards . . . set career highs with two catches for 22 yards vs. Michigan . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in all 11 games in 2005, including two starting assignments at tight end (vs. Michigan and Penn State) . . . had three receptions for 25 yards (8.3 avg.) - all resulting in touchdowns . . . scored on a 20-yard TD strike from Drew Stanton in the fourth quarter vs. Minnesota . . . snared two TD passes vs. Illinois, including a 1-yard toss from Stanton in the second quarter and a 4-yard throw from Brian Hoyer in the fourth quarter . . . made the transition from defensive end to tight end during preseason camp . . . 2004 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Penn State . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation's top athletes by Rivals.com (No. 13) . . . named to PrepStar's and SuperPrep's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top 50 prospects by SuperPrep (No. 31) and Rivals.com (No. 36) . . . rated among the state's top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 4), Rivals.com (No. 5), Detroit Free Press (No. 11) and The Detroit News (No. 14) . . . three-year starter for Coach Mike Marshall at Henry Ford High School in Detroit . . . versatile athlete played linebacker, running back and tight end during his prep career . . . honorable mention all-state running back in 2003 . . . second-team All-Detroit selection by The Detroit News as a senior . . . gained over 900 yards rushing in 2003 . . . rushed for 110 yards and two scores vs. Detroit Cooley . . . picked up nearly 700 yards as a junior and scored 13 rushing touchdowns . . . recorded 35 solo tackles, including 10 sacks, and intercepted eight passes in 2002 . . . attended the same high school that produced former Spartans Damon Dowdell and Eric Knott . . . nephew of Mitzie Bright . . . born July 30, 1985 . . . majoring in sociology.
Tackles: 2, five times (last vs. Penn State, 11/22/08)
Tackles for loss: 1, four times (last vs. Penn State, 11/22/08)