Michigan State begins spring practice Tuesday.
Spartans and Horned Frogs ready to meet in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
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In the first six seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio, 70 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Big Ten.
Seventy-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
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2012 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 12 regular-season games, primarily on special teams, to receive his third letter . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the third-straight year.
2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in six games to earn his second letter . . . (2011-12) Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient for the second-straight year . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . broke his foot during the first spring practice and missed the next 14 workouts.
2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): 2010-11 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in two games in 2010 (vs. Northern Colorado and Minnesota) . . . played a season-high 17 snaps vs. Northern Colorado.
2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Started at center for the Ohio All-Stars in the 2009 Big 33 Football Classic . . . ranked among the nation's top centers by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 4), Rivals.com (No. 5), Scout.com (No. 9) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 14) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 96) . . . rated among the state's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 16) . . . three-year starter at center for Coach Vic Whiting at Northwest High School in Canal Fulton, Ohio . . . two-time Associated Press Division III All-Ohio (first-team) selection . . . two-time AP Northeast Inland All-District and All-Northeastern Buckeye Conference selection . . . first-team All-Stark County pick in 2008 . . . recorded 77 pancake blocks as a senior while anchoring an offensive line that helped the Indians average 340.0 rushing yards per game . . . didn't allow a sack in 2008 while producing an average blocking grade of 92 percent . . . named team MVP as a junior . . . also lettered in baseball (2005-06), track (2008-09) and weightlifting (2005-09) . . . earned a spot on the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association 2008 All-Academic Team thanks to his 3.95 grade-point average . . . son of Dan and Mary Klatt . . . born Aug. 4, 1990 . . . majoring in accounting.
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