Michigan State's six returning lettermen have combined for 61 career starts on the offensive line.
No. 4 Spartans will face No. 5 Stanford in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.
Spartans hold sixth spring practice on Tuesday.
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
2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Third-year player is listed as a possible starter at right tackle on the depth chart . . . 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 . . . has played in 24 career games . . . has seen action in all 10 games; has started six games at right tackle . . . has collected 48.5 knockdowns for the season . . . ranks fifth on the offensive line with 544 snaps . . . 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.
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 247Sports.com (No. 19), The Detroit News (No. 22), Lansing State Journal (No. 22), ESPN.com (No. 23), Detroit Free Press (No. 28) and Rivals.com (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.