Fifteen former Spartans, including 10 seniors and two juniors from the 2011 team, audition in front of NFL scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Football Building.
Kirk Cousins, B.J. Cunningham, Keshawn Martin, Trenton Robinson, Jerel Worthy and Edwin Baker attempt to improve their stock for the upcoming NFL Draft.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins, tight end Brian Linthicum and safety Trenton Robinson have accepted invitations to play in the Jan. 28 all-star game in Mobile, Ala.
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio supports All-America defensive tackle Jerel Worthy's decision to turn pro.
CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner finished his career ranked second in MSU history in punt return yards (659), fourth in punt returns (65), eighth in kick return yards (1,100) and kick returns (47), 10th in all-purpose yards (4,013), 11th in receptions (127), 16th in receiving yards (1,714) and tied for 17th in touchdown pass receptions (10) . . . appeared in 48 games, including 16 starts . . . averaged 8.4 yards per carry in his career (64 carries for 540 rushing yards) . . . was a part of 17 total touchdowns in his career (10 receptions; three rush; two punt returns; one pass; one kick return) . . . accounted for TDs in five different ways in his career (rushing, receiving, passing, punt return and kick return) . . . was one of just three Spartans in school history, along with Derrick Mason and Bill Simpson, to return two punts for touchdowns (74 yards vs. Wisconsin in 2010; 57 yards vs. Northwestern in 2011) . . . completed 8-of-9 passes in his career for 158 yards and two touchdowns (309.7 passing efficiency rating) . . . from 2008-11, led the team with 59 plays of 20-plus yards and 17 plays of 40-plus yards . . . selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft (No. 121 overall) by the Houston Texans.
CAREER IN BOWL GAMES: In four bowl games, compiled 337 all-purpose yards (84.3 ypg.), including 11 catches for 162 yards . . . caught four passes for 35 yards in the 2012 Outback Bowl against Georgia; had 45 all-purpose yards overall . . . had 56 all-purpose yards (41 receiving, 15 punt return) and three catches in the 2011 Capital One Bowl against Alabama . . . accounted for 238 all-purpose yards in the 2010 Alamo Bowl against Texas Tech, the third-highest single-game total in Spartan bowl history . . . his 149 kickoff return yards against the Red Raiders rank second in MSU bowl history . . . accounted for two touchdowns in the Alamo Bowl, scoring on a 48-yard pass from Kirk Cousins in the second quarter and throwing an 8-yard pass to Blair White in the third quarter . . . hauled in four catches overall for 86 yards against Texas Tech . . . rushed three times for -2 yards in the 2009 Capital One Bowl against Georgia.
2011 SEASON (SENIOR): Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades by the coaches . . . named to Yahoo! Sports All-Big Ten second team as a punt returner . . . ranked second on the team in receptions (66) and receiving yards (777); both of those marks represented career highs and ranked among the Top 20 MSU single-season leaders (tied for sixth in receptions; 19th in receiving yards) . . . his 445 yards after the catch (YAC) led the team and ranked third in the Big Ten during the regular season . . . third on the team in all-purpose yards with 1,194 (777 receiving; 274 punt return; 113 rushing; 30 kick return) . . . ranked second in the Big Ten and 18th in the FBS in punt returns (11.0 avg.) . . . also ranked sixth in the Big Ten in receptions (4.7 pg.) and 10th in receiving yards (55.5 ypg.) . . . was second on the team with four TD receptions . . . caught four passes for 35 yards in the win over No. 18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl . . . recorded a career-high nine receptions for 115 yards and had 153 all-purpose yards against Wisconsin the Big Ten Championship Game . . . totaled 122 all-purpose yards in win at Northwestern, including a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter and a 46-yard reception that set up another score earlier in the quarter; named College Football Performance Awards National Punt Returner of the Week . . . on Senior Day vs. Indiana, accounted for a season-high 182 all-purpose yards and tied a career high with eight catches for 99 yards; also collected a season-high 64 punt return yards, including a 30-yarder; scored touchdowns on a 47-yard TD reception in the first quarter and a 19-yard rushing TD in the second quarter . . . named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll and was named the Spartan Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Hoosiers . . . led MSU with 87 receiving yards, including a 67-yard catch, on four receptions (21.8 avg.) in victory at Iowa; also had a 20-yard punt return that set up a second quarter MSU touchdown . . . hauled in seven receptions for 77 yards against Minnesota . . . led MSU with five catches for 58 yards and had 94 all-purpose yards at No. 13 Nebraska . . . compiled 90 all-purpose yards in victory over No. 4 Wisconsin (five catches for 41 yards; one rush for 34 yards; one kick return for 15 yards); had a 34-yard rushing TD in the second quarter and caught a 15-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter . . . caught three passes for 31 yards, including touchdowns of 10 and 13 yards, in the win over Michigan; also had three carries for 20 yards (6.7 avg.) against the Wolverines . . . had five receptions for 45 yards at Ohio State . . . caught five passes for 32 yards at Notre Dame . . . led MSU with 107 all-purpose yards against Florida Atlantic; had seven catches for 72 yards and surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark for his career, and also ran back his only punt return for 35 yards . . . had two receptions for 28 yards and rushed for 11 yards on two carries in the season opener against Youngstown State . . . was featured on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, presented to college football's most versatile player.
2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Named first-team All-Big Ten as a punt returner by Rivals.com, CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele . . . saw action in 11 games, including four starts at flanker . . . also returned kickoffs and punts . . . sidelined for two games (vs. Iowa and Minnesota) and missed the majority of the Northwestern game with an Achilles injury . . . led the Big Ten and ranked No. 11 in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, averaging 14.2 yards on 16 punt returns . . . finished eighth in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards, averaging 103.1 per game and 13.2 yards every time he touched the football (86 plays) . . . recorded 16 plays that gained 20 or more yards, including four plays over 40 yards . . . ranked third on the team in receptions with 32 for 394 yards (12.3 avg.) . . . caught at least on pass in 10 games and led the team in receptions in four games . . . also finished third on the team in rushing with 157 yards on 18 carries (8.7 avg.) . . . returned 20 kickoffs for 355 yards (17.8 avg.) . . . had three catches for 41 yards, including a 36-yard grab, vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . rushed twice for 41 yards at Penn State, including a 35-yard gain that set up MSU's second touchdown . . . had four receptions for 38 yards and produced 95 all-purpose yards vs. Purdue . . . compiled 860 all-purpose yards through the first six games of the season, averaging 143.3 yards per game (prior to the Achilles injury at Northwestern) . . . had a team-best six catches for 69 yards in MSU's 34-17 victory at No. 18 Michigan . . . his 17-yard grab from Kirk Cousins on a third-and-15 play midway through the second quarter helped set up Le'Veon Bell's 41-yard TD run that gave the Spartans the lead for good at 14-10 in Ann Arbor . . . named College Football Performance Awards' National Punt Returner of the Week and Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after accounting for 190 all-purpose yards and one score in No. 24 MSU's 34-24 victory over No. 11 Wisconsin . . . his 74-yard punt return for a TD midway through the second quarter against the Badgers gave MSU the lead for good at 13-10 . . . caught two passes for 34 yards and returned two punts for 83 yards and three kickoffs for 71 yards vs. Wisconsin . . . averaged 27.1 yards on his seven touches against the Badgers and his 30-yard reception from Cousins in the second quarter set up Dan Conroy's second field goal . . . had a career-best eight receptions for 96 yards in MSU's 34-31 overtime victory over Notre Dame, including a 6-yard TD grab from Cousins on a third-and-goal play late in the first half that tied the score at 7 . . . 68 of his 96 receiving yards came after the catch against the Irish . . . accounted for over 200 all-purpose yards for the fourth time in his career in MSU's 30-17 victory over Florida Atlantic, generating 204 all-purpose yards on nine touches (averaging 22.7 yards per touch) . . . returned four kickoffs for 89 yards and three punts for 62 yards, plus caught two passes for 53 yards against the Owls . . . his 47-yard punt return set up Bell's 9-yard TD run in the first quarter vs. FAU . . . . for his efforts agains FAU, he was one of nine players recognized as "Paul Hornung's Most Valuable Performances of the Week" . . . gained 43 yards on two rushes (21.5 avg.) in the season opener vs. Western Michigan.
2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Named to ESPN.com's Big Ten All-Bowl Team . . . third-team All-Big Ten selection as a punt returner by Phil Steele . . . appeared in all 13 games in 2009, including two starts (vs. Wisconsin and Texas Tech) . . . accounted for a team-best 1,451 all-purpose yards, averaging 18.1 yards every time he touched the football (80 total touches) . . . ranked third in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards, averaging 111.6 per game . . . produced 1,043 all-purpose yards in his last five games, averaging 208.6 yards per game during the stretch . . . finished third in the Big Ten and No. 11 in the NCAA, averaging 28.9 yards on 23 kickoff returns . . . his 665 kick return yards rank as the seventh-highest single-season total in MSU history . . . led the Big Ten in kickoff returns (33.6 avg.) in conference games . . . ranked third on the team in rushing (18 carries for 219 yards) and sixth in receptions (18 for 411 yards) . . . led the team in yards per catch (22.8 avg.) and yards per carry (12.2 avg.) . . . his 169 yards after the catch (YAC) ranked second on the team during the regular season . . . 10 of his 18 receptions (56 percent) resulted in either a first down or a TD . . . returned 21 punts for 156 yards (7.4 avg.) . . . his seven touchdowns (five receiving, one rushing and one kickoff return) ranked second on the team . . . six of his scoring plays covered 48 yards or more . . . produced a team-best 26 plays that resulted in gains of 20-plus yards (17 kickoff returns, six receptions, two runs and one punt return) . . . was the only NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision player who recorded 80-yard scoring plays in three different ways in 2009: 84-yard run vs. Minnesota, 91-yard reception from Keith Nichol vs. Wisconsin and 93-yard kickoff return vs. Minnesota . . . accounted for 238 all-purpose yards in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech, the third-highest single-game total in Spartan bowl history . . . his 149 kickoff return yards against the Red Raiders rank second in MSU bowl history . . . accounted for two TDs in the Alamo Bowl, scoring on a 48-yard bomb from Kirk Cousins in the second quarter and throwing an 8-yard TD pass to Blair White in the third quarter . . . produced 146 all-purpose yards in the regular-season finale vs. No. 13 Penn State, including two receptions for 74 yards and three kickoff returns for 72 yards . . . scored on a 71-yard bomb from Keith Nichol late in the fourth quarter against the Nittany Lions . . . accounted for 236 all-purpose yards at Purdue, as Michigan State rallied from an 11-point fourth quarter deficit for a 40-37 victory . . . had two touches in the fourth quarter against the Boilermakers that resulted in 130 yards . . . his 45-yard run to the Purdue 9 set up Cousins' third touchdown pass as MSU took a 37-34 lead with 6:59 left in the game . . . after the Boilermakers tied the score at 37 on a 49-yard field goal with 2:38 to play, returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards to the Purdue 11 to set up Brett Swenson's 21-yard game-winning field goal . . . returned five kickoffs for 166 yards against Purdue, averaging 33.2 yards per return . . . his 166 kickoff return yards rank as the seventh-best single-game total in school history . . . also led the team in rushing against the Boilermakers, with 70 yards on just three carries (23.3 avg.) . . . generated 139 all-purpose yards in MSU's 49-14 non-conference win over Western Michigan . . . selected Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after accounting for a career-best 284 all-purpose yards and two TDs in the Spartans' 42-34 loss at Minnesota . . . also named Kickoff Returner of the Week (shared honor with six other players) by the College Football Performance Awards . . . his 284 all-purpose yards rank as the sixth-best single-game total in Spartan history . . . in addition, his 284 all-purpose yards were the highest single-game figure in the Big Ten and the 32nd-best single-game total in the NCAA FBS in 2009 . . . returned four kickoffs for 176 yards (44.0 avg.) against the Golden Gophers, scoring on a 93-yard runback to open the second half (MSU's first kickoff return for a TD since 2005 vs. Indiana) . . . his 176 kickoff return yards are the third-highest single-game total in school history . . . also scored on an 84-yard reverse later in the third quarter vs. Minnesota . . . set career highs for receptions (4), receiving yards (139) and TD receptions (2) in MSU's 38-30 loss at Wisconsin . . . scored the first TDs of his career on grabs of 15 and 91 yards from Nichol in the fourth quarter . . . his 91-yard TD reception marked the second-longest passing play in Spartan history (school-record 93-yarder from Tony Banks to Nigea Carter vs. Indiana in 1994) . . . his 91-yard grab tied as the ninth-longest passing play recorded in the NCAA FBS in 2009 . . . averaged 34.8 yards per catch while recording the first 100-yard receiving game of his career . . . threw his first career TD pass at Notre Dame, a 30-yard strike to White in the second quarter.
2008 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 10 games as a true freshman in 2008 . . . multi-talented athlete accounted for 234 all-purpose yards . . . caught 11 passes for 132 yards (12.0 avg.) . . . 111 of his 132 receiving yards (84 percent) came after the catch . . . rushed nine times for 51 yards (5.7 avg.) and completed 2-of-3 passes for 59 yards . . . returned two kickoffs for 50 yards (25.0 avg.) and three punts for 1 yard . . . sat out the last two games of the regular season with a broken clavicle . . . accounted for 94 combined yards vs. Wisconsin (7 rushing, 35 passing, 29 receiving and 23 returns). . . matched his season high with three catches for 29 yards against the Badgers, and his 35-yard completion to White in the second quarter helped set up a field goal . . . accumulated 60 combined yards at Michigan (gained 25 yards on a lateral, caught two passes for 10 yards and completed a 24-yard pass to Brian Hoyer) . . . had one catch for 14 yards and one rush for 10 yards vs. Ohio State . . . took a quick-screen pass from Hoyer and turned it into a 42-yard gain to set up a second-quarter touchdown at Northwestern . . . had three receptions for 31 yards at Indiana.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top wide receivers by Rivals.com (No. 80) . . . rated among the state's top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 10), Rivals.com (No. 14), Lansing State Journal (No. 17) and The Detroit News (No. 20) . . . all-state (Division 1) selection as a defensive back in 2007 . . . named to The Detroit News All-Metro West Team as a senior . . . earned all-conference honors as a quarterback after accounting for 1,551 total yards and 17 touchdowns in 2007 . . . completed 28-of- 62 passes (.452) for 685 yards and seven TDs as a senior . . . rushed 100 times for 866 yards (8.7 avg.) and 10 TDs . . . recorded seven 100-yard rushing games in 2007 . . . recorded 26 tackles (20 solos, 6 assists) and returned two interceptions for scores as a senior . . . produced 227 all-purpose yards and a TD as a junior . . . returned six punts for 104 yards (17.3 avg.) . . . two-year starter for Coach Todd DeLuca at John Glenn High School in Westland, Mich. . . . saw action at wide receiver, defensive back and quarterback during his prep career . . . also participated in basketball and track . . . two-year starter for Coach Dan Young on the Rockets' basketball team . . . averaged 12.3 points and 5.2 assists as a senior while helping John Glenn get off to a 14-1 start . . . averaged 11.2 points and 5.4 assists as a junior . . . son of Charles McKissick and Tracy Martin . . . born March 15, 1990 . . . majoring in sociology.
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