Jones ready to become a starter at defensive end in his fifth year at Michigan State.
Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
Coach Dantonio provides an update to the media prior to Tuesday's practice.
Michigan State begins spring practice Tuesday.
MSU and Ohio State set to meet Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.
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
Football versus the Michigan Wolverines on October 25, 2014.
CAREER NOTES: Fifth-year senior enters spring practice as one of the starting defensive ends . . . has eight tackles in 25 career games.
2015 SEASON (JUNIOR): Recorded seven tackles in 13 games of action . . . tallied two stops vs. Penn State, including a half tackle for loss . . . had a career-high three tackles vs. Air Force.
2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Earned his first letter after playing in 12 games, primarily on special teams . . . recorded an assisted tackle in his collegiate debut against Jacksonville State.
2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action . . . made the transition from tight end to defensive end during the season . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week twice (vs. Northwestern and Youngstown State).
2012 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top tight ends by 247Sports.com (No. 19) and Scout.com (No. 31) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . three-year starter at tight end and defensive end for Coach John Slusser at Ridgewood High School in West Lafayette, Ohio . . . helped the Generals to a combined record of 31-4 over his last three seasons while averaging 259.0 rushing yards and 35.4 points per game . . . played every offensive snap at tight end over the last three years . . . three-time All-Inter Valley Conference selection (first team, 2010-11; second team, 2009) . . . first-team All-Ohio (Division V) choice by The Associated Press as a senior . . . had a career-best 16 receptions for 159 yards (9.1 avg.) and two touchdowns in 2011 . . . recorded 38 tackles as a senior, with 12 for losses including three sacks . . . posted seven tackles, including two sacks, vs. Lucasville Valley in the 2011 playoffs . . . named to AP Eastern All-District First Team as a defensive lineman as a junior . . . set career highs for tackles (59), tackles for loss (20) and sacks (6) in 2010 . . . also caught 10 passes for 93 yards (9.3 avg.) and two scores as a junior . . . earned AP Eastern All-District second-team honors as a defensive lineman in 2009 . . . made 47 stops as a sophomore, with 2.5 for losses including 1.5 sacks . . . had five catches for 75 yards (15.0 avg.) in 2009 . . . had 31 career receptions for 327 yards (10.2 avg.) and four TDs . . . his career totals also include 144 tackles, with 34.5 for losses including 10.5 sacks . . . son of Troy Jones; Amy and Dan McQuiston . . . born July 10, 1993 . . . majoring in media and information.