Rimington Trophy is awarded to the nation's top center.
Spring game set for Saturday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.
Coach Dantonio provides an update to the media prior to Tuesday's practice.
MSU concludes spring practices with the annual Green-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 20.
CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterwinner has played in 15 career games, all starting assignments at center . . . named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List (nation's top center) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Lindy's (second team), Athlon Sports (third team) and Phil Steele's College Football Preview (third team) . . . returned to action in spring practice after missing the final seven games of 2012 due to injury.
2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Started the first five games of the season at center before leaving the Ohio State game with a knee injury and a broken leg . . . played 298 snaps in the first five games and was credited with 10 knockdowns . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week against Eastern Michigan . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second-straight year.
2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Started 10 games at center . . . named Freshman All-American by Phil Steele (first team) and CollegeFootballNews.com (second team) . . . named to ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports and BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . named Lineman of the Week for his performance in the win at Northwestern . . . missed the Minnesota game due to an injury . . . made his first career start at center against Central Michigan after missing the first three games of the season with an ankle injury . . . spent a majority of spring practice and preseason camp competing against Blake Treadwell for the starting job at center.
2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . twice named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Notre Dame and Minnesota).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Started at right guard for the Ohio All-Stars in the 2010 Big 33 Football Classic . . . also participated in the 2010 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South Classic . . . rated among the nation's top offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. (No. 25), Rivals.com (No. 26), Max Emfinger (No. 34) and Scout.com (No. 59) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 20) and Scout.com (No. 42) . . . three-year letterman and two-year starter for Coach Ryan Wiggins at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio, helping the Stallions to a combined record of 36-6 (.857) including back-to-back regional championships in 2008-09 and a trip to the state finals in 2009 . . . named a finalist for Ohio's Mr. Football award . . . selected Associated Press All-Ohio Division III Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . chosen All-Central District Defensive Player of the Year . . . named All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year by The Columbus Dispatch . . . also earned first-team all-league and All-Agoinus honors in 2009 . . . recorded 78 tackles as a senior, with 27 resulting in losses including 12 sacks . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Stallions amass more than 4,000 rushing yards in 2009 . . . son of Rick and Penny Jackson . . . born June 10, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in psychology.
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