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Kodi Kieler
Kodi  Kieler

Rockwood, Mich.

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Height / Weight:
6-6 / 319




2016 Spartan Football Award Winners Announced

R.J. Shelton named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.


Football Media Day: Offense


2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.


2015 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.


Football Media Day: Offense


Michigan State 56- Indiana 17


Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

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 56 - Wyoming 14


Michigan State Media Day


Michigan State 34 - Ohio State 24

Bio (PDF) | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2016

CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner saw action in 49 career games, including 30 starts (22 at right tackle, five at left tackle, three at center).

2016 SEASON (SENIOR): Started 11 games (center vs. Furman, Notre Dame, Wisconsin; left tackle vs. BYU, Northwestern, Maryland, Michigan; right tackle vs. Indiana, Rutgers, Ohio State, Penn State) . . . missed the Illinois game due to an injury . . . named the team’s offensive recipient of the President’s Award (Senior Lineman/Senior Back Perseverance) . . . started at right tackle in Ohio State game and registered two knockdowns . . . returned to action and starting lineup vs. Rutgers, starting at right tackle, logging half a knockdown plus one dominator . . . started Michigan game at left tackle, registering two knockdowns . . . started at left tackle vs. BYU and posted 1.5 knockdowns, including half a dominator, before leaving late in the first half with an injury . . . was named the fourth captain for the Indiana game . . . started against Indiana at right tackle, logging five knockdowns . . . started at center in Wisconsin game, recording two knockdowns . . . was the Spartans’ starting center at Notre Dame, earning the Spartans’ Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance, registering one dominator and three knockdowns . . . started at center for the first time in his career vs. Furman game and registered four knockdowns.

2015 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started 11 games on the offensive line (10 at right tackle, one at left tackle) . . . had 45.5 knockdowns in nine regular-season games . . . started the first two games at right tackle but suffered a knee injury in the first half of the Oregon game and missed the next three games (Air Force, Central Michigan, Purdue) . . . returned to action in Week 6 against Rutgers at left tackle . . . assumed his regular starting role at right tackle at Michigan in Week 7 . . . credited with eight knockdowns and posted a Big Ten Championship grade vs. Penn State, as MSU held the Nittany Lions without a sack for the first time all season . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week after grading out at a Big Ten Championship level with five knockdowns vs. Maryland . . . posted a winning grade and had four knockdowns at Nebraska . . . named Spartan Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. Indiana in Week 8; graded out as a winner and had 7.5 knockdowns against the Hoosiers . . . compiled eight knockdowns and played 70 snaps in the win over the Wolverines . . . returned to action in Week 6 at Rutgers, starting his first career game at left tackle; played 55 snaps against the Scarlet Knights and was credited with six knockdowns . . . had five knockdowns in the season opener at Western Michigan.

2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games, including eight starts at right tackle (Jacksonville State, Oregon, Eastern Michigan, Wyoming, Nebraska, Indiana, Penn State and Baylor) . . . collected a career-high 70 knockdowns, including five dominators . . . didn't allow a sack all season . . . ranked fourth on the offensive line with 768 snaps . . . named to Big Ten All-Bowl Team after helping the Spartans rack up 552 yards of total offense and 238 rushing yards, both of which are the second-highest single-game totals in Spartan bowl history, in the win over No. 4 Baylor in the Cotton Bowl Classic; had 6.5 knockdowns in 90 plays against the Bears . . . collected five knockdowns vs. Rutgers . . . matched his career high with seven knockdowns in 80 snaps in win at Indiana as MSU rushed for 330 yards . . . although he didn't start, was named the Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week at Purdue after collecting six knockdowns in 44 snaps . . . posted the highest grade among Spartan offensive lineman in the Nebraska game and recorded three knockdowns . . . had 6.5 knockdowns vs. Wyoming, including a team-best two dominators, as the Spartans rushed for 338 yards against the Cowboys . . . recorded five knockdowns in the win over Eastern Michigan as the Spartans rushed for 336 yards and didn't allow a sack . . . produced seven knockdowns in his first career start at right tackle in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State, as MSU rolled up 565 total yards . . . moved into a starting role after right guard Connor Kruse suffered an injury in the second preseason scrimmage, moving Donavon Clark from right tackle to right guard.

2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 14 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter.

2012 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among the state's top seniors by (No. 19), The Detroit News (No. 22), Lansing State Journal (No. 22), (No. 23), Detroit Free Press (No. 28) and (No. 28) . . . selected to play in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association 2012 East-West All-Star Game . . . three-year starter for Coach Kent Sikora at Carlson High School in Gibraltar, Michigan . . . Detroit Free Press Division 3 all-state selection . . . honorable mention all-state selection by The Associated Press and The Detroit News . . . named to The Detroit News All-Metro West, All-Downriver Dream Team as well as Monroe Evening News All-Region Dream Team Offense . . . recorded 18 pancake blocks and did not allow a sack as a senior . . . credited with 53 tackles, including four sacks, 10 quarterback hurries and a pass break-up in 2011 . . . named to Detroit Free Press All-West Team, Monroe Evening News All-Region Dream Team and first-team All-Downriver as a junior . . . produced 49 tackles, including two sacks, in 2010 . . . contributed 36 tackles as a sophomore, with nine resulting in losses including two sacks . . . also participated in baseball, basketball and wrestling . . . son of Sean and Kimberly Baker . . . born Feb. 24, 1994 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human capital and society.

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