The John Mackey Award has been presented to college football’s most outstanding tight end since 2000.
Ninety-five Spartan student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
In the first eight seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio, 98 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Big Ten.
17th annual gala honored student-athletes success in the classroom and community.
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
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- 2014 HONORABLE MENTION ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, MEDIA)
- 2014 SECOND-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (ATHLON SPORTS, PHIL STEELE)
CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterwinner has 43 catches for 584 yards (13.6 avg.) and 10 touchdowns in 27 career games, including 12 starts . . . ranks third in school history among tight ends with 10 career TD receptions . . . serves as one of the football team's representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games, including six starts at tight end . . . led Spartan tight ends and ranked tied for third on the team with 26 catches . . . ranked second on the team in TD receptions (6) and fourth in receiving yards (374) . . . tied a school single-season record for most TD catches (6) by a tight end (Kellen Davis, 2007) . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches and media) . . . second-team All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele. . . honorable mention pick for the CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for second straight year . . . had three receptions for 27 yards, including an 8-yard TD catch from Connor Cook in the fourth quarter, during MSU's comeback victory over No. 4 Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic . . . tied a career high with five catches for 72 yards, including a 16-yard TD reception, vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . collected a career-high 83 receiving yards on three receptions, including a career-long 67-yard catch and a 10-yard TD reception, at Indiana . . . had two catches for 16 yards at Purdue, including a 2-yard TD reception . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. No. 19 Nebraska and also had a 21-yard reception . . . had a 19-yard TD reception against Wyoming . . . had a career-high five catches for 51 yards, including a 7-yard TD reception, at No. 3 Oregon . . . had three receptions for 54 yards, including a 32-yard reception, in the season opener against Jacksonville State.
2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 14 games, including six starts, to earn his first letter . . . led Spartan tight ends with 17 receptions for 210 yards (12.4 avg.) . . . ranked second on the team with four touchdown receptions . . . Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . had a 9-yard catch in the 100th Rose Bowl Game against fifth-ranked Stanford . . . tied a career best with three catches for 24 yards, including a 9-yard TD grab, against No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship . . . hauled in a 12-yard touchdown reception vs. Minnesota . . . tied his career high with three receptions for 35 yards, including a 15-yard TD grab, at Northwestern . . . had two catches for 21 yards at Illinois, including his first career TD reception on a 13-yard grab in the third quarter . . . his 26-yard catch in the fourth quarter set up MSU's only offensive TD of the game in the win against Purdue . . . had a career-long 39-yard reception vs. Indiana . . . caught three passes for 28 yards vs. Youngstown State.
2012 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top tight ends by 247Sports.com (No. 16) and Rivals.com (No. 19) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among Indiana's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 5), 247Sports.com (No. 7) and Rivals.com (No. 10) . . . four-year starter for Coach Josh Edwards at Eastern High School in Greentown, Ind. . . . two-time Top 50 All-State selection by the Indiana Football Coaches Association . . . also earned first-team all-state (Class 2A) honors from The Associated Press as a senior . . . two-time first-team all-area and all-conference pick . . . named the state's top senior tight end by the IFCA as part of the Mr. Football program . . . had 39 receptions for 524 yards (13.4 avg.) and four touchdowns in 2011 . . . threw for 114 yards and rushed for 106 yards as a senior . . . recorded 59 tackles, with 19.5 resulting in losses including 13 sacks, in 2011 . . . forced five fumbles, blocked two punts and returned a punt for a TD as a senior . . . caught four passes for 123 yards and a score vs. Oak Hill . . . had a career-best 41 catches for 574 yards (14.0 avg.) and eight TDs in 2010 . . . registered 95 tackles, with 23 for losses including 10 sacks, as a junior . . . had a season-high nine receptions for 155 yards and a TD vs. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers in 2010 . . . his career receiving totals include 130 receptions for 1,920 yards (14.8 avg.) . . . accounted for 29 career TDs . . . produced 286 career tackles, with 65.5 for losses including a school-record 41.5 sacks . . . also participated in basketball and track and field . . . eclipsed the 1,000-point career milestone in basketball as a senior . . . son of Tim and Mary Price . . . born July 19, 1993 . . . hospitality business major.