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Justin Layne
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Justin  Layne

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
Benedictine

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180

Position:
CB

Experience:
1L

11/04/2017

Post Game Quotes: Penn State

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Penn State head coach James Franklin and players discuss MSU-PSU game.

10/21/2017

Post-Game Quotes: Indiana

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Indiana head coach Tom Allen and players discuss MSU-Indiana game.

08/07/2017

Football Media Day: Defense

Michigan State held its annual media day Monday afternoon in the Izzo Family Media Center inside Spartan Stadium.

11/19/2016

No. 2 Ohio State 17, Michigan State 16

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the Michigan State football game against No. 2 Ohio State.

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2016 | 2017

CAREER NOTES: Talented second-year player has played in 19 career games, including 11 starts at cornerback . . . has 50 career tackles, including two for losses (9 yards) . . . has snared two career interceptions to go with six pass break-ups . . . saw action at both cornerback and wide receiver during spring practice . . . had three catches for 70 yards, including a 17-yard TD reception, in the spring game . . . began his Spartan career as a wide receiver before transitioning to cornerback midway through his first season in 2016.

2017 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Has 32 tackles in 10 games with six starts, snaring one interception and posting five pass break-ups . . . has tallied two pass break-ups in each of last two games and has five pass break-ups in last four games . . . made acrobatic, one-handed interception in end zone at No. 11 Ohio State, adding three tackles and two pass break-ups, finishing with 10 production points . . . registered two tackles and two pass break-ups in win over No. 7 Penn State . . . tallied two tackles at Northwestern . . . had career-high 10 tackles against Indiana, doubling previous high, adding one pass break-up, finishing with career-high 22 production points, which led defensive backs and ranked third on defense . . . started against No. 7 Michigan and tied career high with five tackles, adding first forced fumble of career . . . started Iowa game at field cornerback and tallied two stops . . . posted career-high five tackles against Notre Dame, including half a tackle for loss . . . logged one stop in Western Michigan game . . . tallied one QB hurry against Bowling Green.

2016 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games (one at wide receiver, eight at cornerback) and started five of last seven contests to earn his first letter . . . converted positions from wide receiver to cornerback in the fifth game of the season . . . honorable mention choice to the BTN.com All-Freshman Team . . . had 18 tackles, including 1.5 for losses (7 yards), with one interception . . . started at field cornerback at No. 8 Penn State and tallied three stops and one pass break-up . . . was starting field cornerback against No. 2 Ohio State and logged two tackles . . . started vs. Rutgers and registered three tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss (7 yards) . . . tallied two tackles against No. 2 Michigan . . . logged season-high four tackles at Maryland . . . made first career start vs. Northwestern and had a smashing debut; snared an interception and returned it for a 43-yard touchdown, added three tackles, and finished second on the defense with 18 production points against the Wildcats . . . made his first appearance at cornerback vs. BYU (14 snaps) and also saw action on special teams . . . made his Spartan debut as a wideout at Indiana.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:Rated among the nation's top prospects by PrepStar (No. 169), 247Sports.com (No. 196) and Rivals.com (No. 210) . . . PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the country's top wide receivers by PrepStar (No. 31), 247Sports.com (No. 39), ESPN.com (No. 42) and Rivals.com (No. 47) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 23) . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 7), 247Sports.com (No. 9) and ESPN.com (No. 11) . . . three-year starter for Coach Joe Schaefer at Benedictine High School in Cleveland, Ohio . . . named to The Associated Press Division III All-Ohio first team as a senior . . . AP Northeast Lakes All-District first-team selection . . . two-time Cleveland.com All-Star (2014: defensive back; 2015: wide receiver) . . . had a career-best 46 receptions for 790 yards (17.2 avg.) and 11 touchdowns in 2015 . . . also returned three punts for TDs as a senior . . . set a school single-game record with 12 catches for 187 yards and two scores in the regional final vs. Toledo Central Catholic . . . accounted for four TDs vs. Walsh Jesuit (three receptions for 126 yards and three TDs; also returned a punt 70 yards for a score) . . . caught 36 passes for a career-high 866 yards (24.1 avg.) and 12 TDs as a junior . . . recorded seven interceptions in 2014 . . . returned an interception 48 yards for a TD in the 2014 Division IV Championship Game vs. Kettering Alter . . . had 25 catches for 499 yards (20.0 avg.) and seven TDs as a sophomore . . . had 107 career receptions for 2,155 yards (20.1 avg.) and 30 TDs . . . four-year letterman for the Bengals' basketball team . . . also lettered in track and field . . . placed eighth in the long jump (22.5 feet) at the 2016 Ohio Division 1 state championships; also advanced to the state final in the 400 meters . . . son of Deondre Layne and Vanessa Easterling . . . born Jan. 12, 1998 . . . communication major.
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