Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Maryland head coach DJ Durkin and players discuss MSU-Maryland game.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Penn State head coach James Franklin and players discuss MSU-PSU game.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Indiana head coach Tom Allen and players discuss MSU-Indiana game.
The Spartans limited the Broncos to just 195 yards of total offense.
CAREER NOTES: Enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 9, 2017, and participated in spring practice . . . his father, Andre, was a four-year letterwinner (1985-88) at Michigan State under Coach George Perles as a wide receiver and is in the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame . . . Andre ranks second in MSU history in receiving yards (2,992), third in yards per catch (20.49 avg.) and fifth in receptions (146); he was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection (1986, 1988) and earned first-team All-America honors as a senior in 1988 . . . Andre was selected in the first round (No. 22 overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts and played 12 seasons in the NFL (1989-98; 2000) with seven different teams.
2017 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Has 18 catches for 223 yards (12.4 ypc), including 11 catches for 140 yards (12.8 ypc) in last six games . . . seven of his last 10 receptions have gone for first downs and five were on at least third down, as part of 11 of his 18 catches going for a first down on season . . . 11 of his 18 receptions have been on an MSU scoring drive . . . has played in 10 games, making Spartan debut against Bowling Green . . . missed the Maryland game with an injury . . . tallied two catches for 12 yards at No. 11 Ohio State . . . had three receptions for 52 yards in win over No. 7 Penn State, with two of the catches coming on back-to-back first downs on MSU’s touchdown scoring drive in the third quarter, with the first coming on a third down with a season-long 26-yard catch . . . for third game in a row had two catches in a game and one of two went for first downs, with two catches for 16 yards at Northwestern, both coming in the fourth quarter on MSU’s game-tying TD drive, with one going for a first down . . . had two catches, both for first downs against Indiana, the first coming on a fourth-and-3 at the IU 33 that went for 4 yards and a first down, keeping drive alive that resulted in MSU’s go-ahead TD and the second on a third-and-8 that went for 9 yards and a new set of downs that ended in Spartans’ game-sealing score . . . snared two catches for 30 yards at Minnesota, with both coming on third downs that kept MSU drives alive and both drives resulted in Spartan field goals . . . had one catch for 8 yards against No. 7 Michigan, helping set up MSU’s second TD of game . . . snared season-high four receptions for 73 yards, including long of 24 yards, against Notre Dame; named to Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week . . . had one catch for 14 yards against BGSU, adding one rush . . . snared first catch of MSU career with a 5-yard reception against BGSU.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-time Associated Press Division 1-2 All-Michigan First Team selection (2015, 2016) recorded nearly 1,700 receiving yards with 19 touchdowns in just two seasons at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor . . . PrepStar All-American . . . selected to the Rivals250 (No. 246), Scout300 (No. 271) and PrepStar350 (No. 286) rankings as one of the best overall prospects in the country . . . ranked among the top wide receivers in the nation by Rivals.com (No. 37), Scout.com (No. 39) and ESPN.com (No. 50). . . rated one of the best players in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com (No. 5), Lansing State Journal (No. 5), Detroit Free Press (No. 8), ESPN.com (No. 9), The Detroit News (No. 12) and 247Sports (No. 16) . . . listed one of the top players in the Midwest by ESPN.com (No. 31) and the No. 5 wide receiver in the Midwest by Scout.com . . . ranked the No. 2 wide receiver recruit in the state of Michigan by Scout.com . . . nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . chosen to USA TODAY's All-USA Michigan Second Team . . . two-time Ann Arbor News Dream Team honoree . . . back-to-back All-Southeastern Conference (Red) first-team pick . . . had 35 receptions for 645 yards and nine TDs as a senior under Coach Andrew Sorgatz . . . named to the 2016 Detroit Free Press Division 1 All-State Team . . . helped Skyline win the 2016 Ann Arbor city title . . . had five receptions for 72 yards and two TDs (33 yards, 20 yards) vs. Saline on Sept. 9 . . . in his first season at Skyline as a junior in 2015, recorded 1,046 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns . . . had four 100-yard receiving games his junior season, including a 12-catch, 339-yard performance with two scores against Temperance Bedford . . . hauled in five catches for 153 yards and a touchdown in his first game at Skyline against Westland John Glenn . . . had seven receptions for 146 yards vs. Saline on Sept. 11 . . . four of his five catches at Dexter on Oct. 16 were for touchdowns as he racked up 133 receiving yards . . . before moving to Ann Arbor, played at Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona, where he had 31 catches for 376 yards and four TDs as a sophomore in 2014 . . . son of Andre Rison and Racquel Blanks . . . born Sept. 3, 1998 . . . majoring in journalism . . . his father, Andre, was a four-year letterwinner (1985-88) at Michigan State under Coach George Perles as a wide receiver and is in the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame . . . Andre ranks second in MSU history in receiving yards (2,992), third in yards per catch (20.49 avg.) and fifth in receptions (146); he was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection (1986, 1988) and earned first-team All-America honors as a senior in 1988 . . . Andre was selected in the first round (No. 22 overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts and played 12 seasons in the NFL (1989-98; 2000) with seven different teams; he caught 743 career passes for 10,205 yards and 84 touchdowns while earning Pro Bowl honors five times.