CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner appeared in 35 career games.
2010 SEASON: Missed the entire season after suffering a neck injury in the season opener against Western Michigan.
2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . sidelined for the entire 2009 season by a toe injury.
2008 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 13 games at fullback and on special teams in 2008 . . . caught three passes for 24 yards . . . his three catches came over the final five games . . . had a 5-yard reception in the 2009 Capital One Bowl vs. Georgia . . . caught a 12-yard pass at Penn State . . . returned a kickoff 26 yards vs. Wisconsin . . . his first career reception went for a 7-yard score (from Brian Hoyer) on a third-and-goal play in the fourth quarter at Michigan and gave MSU a 35-21 lead.
2007 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games, primarily on special teams . . . collected nine tackles (4 solos, 5 assists) . . . recorded two tackles (1.5 for losses of 5 yards) at Wisconsin . . . tallied a careerhigh three tackles in season opener vs. UAB.
2006 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Appeared in nine games, primarily on special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-way starter (tight end and linebacker) and captain for Coach Dennis Orlando at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa. . . . recorded 96 tackles, including 35 for losses with five sacks, while helping Valley Forge to an 8-0 record in 2005 - its first undefeated season in 16 years . . . attended the same prep school that produced former Spartan All-America linebacker Julian Peterson (San Francisco 49ers) . . . two-year lettermen for Coach Ken Roberts at Newtown (Conn.) High School . . . started the first five games of 2004 at quarterback for the Nighthawks before a nagging ankle injury limited his playing time for the remainder of the season . . . sat out four games in 2003 due to transfer rules . . . in less than two full seasons, he completed 40-of-110 passes (.364) for 586 yards and five touchdowns . . . played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Immaculate High School in Danbury, Conn . . . born Sept. 25, 1986 . . . earned a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources in May 2010 . . . currently pursuing a second bachelor's degree in psychology.
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