Eighteen former Spartans audition in front of NFL coaches and scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Building.
Jeremy Langford runs the fastest 40-yard dash time among running backs; potential first-round pick Trae Waynes meets with the media.
Jeremy Langford, Tony Lippett and Keith Mumphery meet with the media at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Safety Kurtis Drummond, linebacker Taiwan Jones, running back Jeremy Langford, wide receivers Tony Lippett and Keith Mumphery and cornerback Trae Waynes will attempt to improve their stock for the upcoming NFL Draft.
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
Michigan State vs. Rutgers (USATSI)
Football versus the Michigan Wolverines on October 25, 2014.
Michigan State vs. Wyoming (USATSI)
Michigan State vs. Ohio State
Michigan State @ Nebraska
CAREER NOTES: Three-year starter at flanker . . . four-year letterwinner had 88 catches for 1,348 yards (15.3 avg.) and seven touchdowns in 54 career games, including 26 starts . . . also had 14 carries for 125 yards (8.9 avg.) and one touchdown . . . was nominated for the Allstate Good Works Team for his community service involvement . . . three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . served as one of the football team's representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) . . . received his bachelor's degree in communication in May 2014 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in communication.
2014 SEASON (SENIOR): Started in 11 of 13 games for the Spartans . . . ranked second on the team in receiving yards (495) and tied for fourth in receptions (26) . . . scored four touchdowns (three receiving, one rushing) . . . led the team and ranked third in the Big Ten and 16th in the NCAA FBS in yards per catch (19.0 avg.) . . . his 140 yards after the catch (YAC) ranked third on the team . . . caught at least one pass in 12 of 13 games . . . also had six carries for 85 yards (14.2 avg.) and one touchdown . . . accepted invitation to the 2015 East-West Shrine Game . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the third year in a row . . . recipient of MSU's Football Player Association's Community Service and Outreach Award for the second straight year and also won the Clarence Underwood Sportsmanship Award . . . in addition, named MSU's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient . . . in his final game in a Spartan uniform, had four catches for a career-high 87 yards, including the game-winning TD grab (10 yards) from Connor Cook with 17 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter that capped MSU's 20-point rally against Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic; his 50-yard reception early in the fourth quarter helped spark the comeback and set up a score . . . was one of three players presented a game ball by head coach Mark Dantonio following the second-biggest comeback in Cotton Bowl Classic history . . . caught three passes for 46 yards, including a 25-yard reception, at Penn State . . . had four catches for 61 yards on Senior Day against Rutgers and was named Spartan Offensive Player of the Week . . . led team with 78 receiving yards on two catches, including a 62-yard reception, at Maryland; named Spartan Offensive Player of the Week against the Terrapins . . . hauled in three receptions for 72 yards, including a 44-yard catch and a 10-yard TD grab, vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . named fourth game captain at Indiana . . . had two catches for 34 yards in the win over No. 19 Nebraska . . . collected 52 all-purpose yards in the win over Wyoming and scored multiple touchdowns in one game for the first time in his career (6-yard TD catch; three rushes for 46 yards, including a 33-yard TD run) . . . caught two passes for 23 yards at No. 3 Oregon . . . had a 43-yard reception in the season opener against Jacksonville State.
2013 SEASON (JUNIOR): Had 18 catches for 299 yards (16.6 avg.) and three touchdowns . . . Academic All-Big Ten honoree for the second straight year . . . recipient of MSU's Football Player Association's Community Service & Outreach Award . . . had a 20-yard catch in the 100th Rose Bowl Game against No. 5 Stanford . . . caught two passes for a season-high 84 yards, including a career-long 72-yard reception for a touchdown, in MSU's win over No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game . . . his only reception in the victory at Nebraska was a 27-yard TD pass from Connor Cook on third down in the fourth quarter to give MSU a 34-21 lead in the eventual 41-28 win . . . had 77 receiving yards on three catches, including a 47-yard TD reception, at Illinois . . . tied for team lead with four receptions for 24 yards in season opener vs. Western Michigan.
2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Led the team in receptions (42) and ranked second in receiving yards (515) . . . saw action in all 13 games, including 12 starting assignments at flanker . . . tied for team lead with seven catches of 20-plus yards . . . tied for first on the team with 28 first-down catches . . . also had 38 yards rushing on six carries (6.3 avg.) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . recipient of the team's Tommy Love Award (most improved player: offense) . . . tied his career high in receptions (6) and had 79 receiving yards vs. Northwestern . . . had five receptions for 63 yards in overtime win at Wisconsin . . . compiled 86 all-purpose yards vs. Iowa (four catches for 71 yards; two rushes for 15 yards) . . . had five catches for 79 yards against No. 14 Ohio State and scored his first career touchdown on a 29-yard reception from Andrew Maxwell in the third quarter; on his touchdown catch, he broke several tackles before diving into the end zone . . . had a career-high six catches for 71 yards vs. No. 20 Notre Dame . . . hauled in four catches for 52 yards in his first career start at Central Michigan.
2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Honored with the Harold & Raynor Shnider Office of the Provost Award at the Spartan Academic Excellence Gala, which is presented to a freshman or sophomore student-athlete who embodies the characteristics promoted by Student-Athlete Support Services, with emphasis on academic performance, community involvement and leadership ability . . . saw action in all 14 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . had two receptions for 39 yards . . . had an 8-yard catch vs. Florida Atlantic and a 31-yard catch against Central Michigan . . . also made two tackles on special teams.
2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . presented the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year . . . named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Michigan . . . tabbed Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top wide receivers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 55) and Scout.com (No. 115) . . . rated among the country's top athletes by Rivals.com (No. 61) . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Dixie and PrepStar's All-Southeast Teams . . . listed among Georgia's top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 50) and Rivals.com (No. 54) . . . two-year starter for Coach Darryl Silas at Dooly County High School in Vienna, Georgia . . . third-team All-Middle Georgia selection in 2009 . . . had 37 receptions for 611 yards (16.5 avg.) and 16 touchdowns as a senior . . . caught nine passes for 123 yards and two scores vs. Northeast Macon in 2009 . . . named to the Preseason 2009 Class A Super 11 Team as compiled by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia High School Football Daily . . . earned first-team all-state honors from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a junior . . . 2008 honorable mention all-state pick by The Associated Press and Georgia Sports Writers Association . . . selected first-team All-Middle Georgia as a junior . . . had 49 catches for 970 yards (19.8 avg.) and 14 TDs in 2008 . . . recorded 78 tackles and two interceptions, returning one for a TD, as a junior . . . wore football jersey No. 17 in high school as a tribute to former Spartan Plaxico Burress . . . was a member of the 4x100 meter relay team that broke the state record in the 2010 Class A GHSA State Championship (41.9) . . . also during the 2010 GHSA State Championship, he placed third in the 400 meters (49.37) and fourth in the 200 meters (22.6) . . . scored points for the Bobcats in the 2009 GHSA Class A track meet, finishing sixth in the 400 . . . member of the 400-meter relay that placed third in the 2008 state meet . . . son of Keith Mumphery and Sandra Mathis . . . born June 5, 1992.
Catches: 6, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 11/17/12)
Receiving Yards: 87, vs. Baylor (1/1/15)
TD Catches: 1, seven times
RUSHING G Att Yds TD Lg Avg/C Avg/G 2011................ 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2012................ 13 6 38 0 14 6.3 2.9 2013................ 14 2 2 0 3 1.0 0.1 2014................ 13 6 85 1 33 14.2 6.5 TOTAL............... 54 14 125 1 33 8.9 2.3
RECEIVING G Rec Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2011................ 14 2 39 0 31 0.1 19.5 2.8 2012................ 13 42 515 1 37 3.2 12.3 39.6 2013................ 14 18 299 3 72 1.3 16.6 21.4 2014................ 13 26 495 3 62 2.0 19.0 38.1 TOTAL............... 54 88 1348 7 72 1.6 15.3 25.0
SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2011................ 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2012................ 13 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 8 0.6 2013................ 14 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 18 1.3 2014................ 13 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 24 1.8 TOTAL............... 54 8 1 7 0 0 1 0 50 0.9
ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2011................ 14 0 39 0 0 0 39 2.8 2012................ 13 38 515 0 0 0 553 42.5 2013................ 14 2 299 0 0 0 301 21.5 2014................ 13 85 495 0 0 0 580 44.6 TOTAL............... 54 125 1348 0 0 0 1473 27.3