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.
From Connor Kruse to Trevon Pendleton to Ed Davis, several unsung heroes have helped MSU reach the Rose Bowl.
Connor Cook threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns in the Big Ten Championship.
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.