Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
Eighteen former Spartans audition in front of NFL coaches and scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Building.
Already the second-winningest class in school history, the class of 2014 has won 39 games entering Saturday's Senior Day against Rutgers.
Spartans return five starters and 20 letterwinners.
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
2014 SEASON (SENIOR): Earned a letter after appearing in four games (Jacksonville State, Eastern Michigan, Wyoming, Rutgers) . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana and Maryland . . . also named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Indiana . . . graduated with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.
2013 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played against Youngstown State in his only appearance of the season . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Nebraska.
2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Boise State . . . had 10 receptions for 65 yards in three spring scrimmages . . . led all receivers with four catches for 30 yards in the first spring scrimmage on April 14 . . . also led the team with four receptions for 37 yards in the second spring scrimmage on April 19.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted.
2010 SEASON (KALAMAZOO COLLEGE): Had 21 receptions for 244 yards (11.6 avg.) and three touchdowns in eight games in 2010 . . . returned 10 kickoffs for 200 yards (20.0 avg.), including a season-long 35-yarder vs. Hope . . . also returned five punts for 41 yards (8.2 avg.) . . . his 485 all-purpose yards ranked fourth on the team . . . had four catches each vs. Albion (28 yards) and Hope (56) . . . set season highs for receptions (7) and receiving yards (61) vs. Manchester . . . .caught three passes for 33 yards and a score vs. Bluffton . . . earned Rookie of the Year honors after starting all 38 games in the outfield for the Hornets baseball team . . . batted .287 with 17 RBI in 2011 . . . his 24 runs scored ranked second on the ballclub . . . produced four hits and four RBI in his collegiate debut vs. D'Youville.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A two-way player (wide receiver and safety) for Coach Tom Mach at Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi, Michigan . . . earned All-Catholic Central Division honors as a senior in 2009 while helping the Shamrocks to a perfect 14-0 record and the Division I state championship . . . had eight catches for 106 yards (13.3 avg.) and two TDs in 2009 . . . also returned kickoffs and punts . . . scored on a 61-yard bomb vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary's as a junior . . . honorable mention all-county selection in baseball . . . high school teammate of former Spartan fullback Niko Palazeti . . . son of Paul and Louise Jakubik . . . born July 9, 1992 . . . majoring in kinesiology.