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Kurtis Drummond
Kurtis Drummond

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Masury, Ohio

High School:
Hubbard

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 202

Position:
S

Experience:
3L


12/27/2014

Cotton Bowl Practice Update No. 1

Michigan State resumed preparation for the 2015 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against No. 5 Baylor with a 2-hour workout Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

12/26/2014

Spartans Invade Dallas; Resume Preparation For Cotton Bowl

MSU head coach Mark Dantonio says his goal is to create life experience for his players and coaching staff.

12/17/2014

Drummond & Calhoun Selected FWAA All-Americans

Fifth-year senior defensive back Kurtis Drummond has been named first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, while junior defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun has earned second-team honors.

12/11/2014

Allen & Drummond Selected USA TODAY All-Americans

Junior offensive lineman Jack Allen has been named first-team All-American by USA TODAY, while fifth-year senior safety Kurtis Drummond has earned second-team honors.

12/07/2014

2014 Spartan Football Awards Banquet Recap

Tony Lippett voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.

12/16/2014

Players Preview Baylor

11/04/2014

Jack Conklin, Travis Jackson, Kurtis Drummond & Jeremy Langford

10/21/2014

Kurtis Drummond, Travis Jackson & Jeremy Langford

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/11/2014

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

10/25/2014

Football vs. Michigan

Football versus the Michigan Wolverines on October 25, 2014.

10/18/2014

Michigan State vs. Indiana

Michigan State vs. Indiana

10/11/2014

Michigan State vs. Purdue

Michigan State vs. Purdue

09/27/2014

Michigan State vs. Wyoming (USATSI)

Michigan State vs. Wyoming (USATSI)

11/23/2013

USATSPI: Michigan State vs. Northwestern - 11/23/13

USATSPI: Michigan State vs. Northwestern - 11/23/13

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

• FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (FWAA, PHIL STEELE)
• BIG TEN DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR
• FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, MEDIA, BTN.COM, ATHLON SPORTS, PHIL STEELE)
• INVITED TO SENIOR BOWL

CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner and co-captain has started a team-high 33 consecutive games at free safety . . . has 226 tackles in 51 career games . . . ranks 11th in MSU history with 33 passes defended (12 interceptions and 21 pass break-ups) . . . also has 12 tackles for loss (55 yards), three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries . . . tied for seventh in MSU history with 12 career interceptions and 12th in interception return yards (148) . . . ranks ninth (tied) among all active NCAA FBS leaders in interceptions (12) . . . earned his bachelor's degree in psychology in December 2014.

2014 SEASON (SENIOR): Named 2014 Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year . . . first-team All-America selection by the Football Writers Association of America, becoming just the fifth safety in program history to earn first-team All-America honors (Jim Ellis, 1951-52; Allen Brenner, 1968; Brad Van Pelt, 1971-72; William Simpson, 1973) . . . also earned All-America honors from Phil Steele (first team), USA TODAY (second team), Associated Press (third team), Athlon Sports (third team) and SI.com (honorable mention) . . . first-team All-Big Ten honoree by the coaches and media . . . first Spartan safety to earn back-to-back first-team All-Big Ten honors since John Miller (1988-89) and is just the fifth in school history . . . also named first-team All-Big Ten by BTN.com, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele . . . accepted an invitation to the 2015 Senior Bowl . . . co-recipient of MSU's Downtown Coaches Club Award (outstanding senior on defense) . . . elected a co-captain by his teammates . . . leads team with 65 tackles . . . ranks first in the Big Ten in passes defended with 15 (four interceptions and 11 pass break-ups) . . . leads team with a career-high 11 pass break-ups, which ranks second in the Big Ten . . . ranks third on the team with 154 production points . . . leads team and is tied for sixth in the Big Ten with four interceptions . . . led secondary with 15 production points in Senior Day win over Rutgers; had an interception and collected six tackles against the Scarlet Knights . . . had 14 production points in the win at Maryland (15-yard interception return; two pass break-ups; three tackles) . . . recorded a career-high 11 tackles and a pass break-up vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . led the Spartan secondary with 21 production points in the win over Michigan, including six tackles with a 4-yard loss and two pass break-ups . . . led team with seven tackles, including a 1-yard loss, and had a pass break-up at Purdue . . . recorded 21 production points in the win over No. 19 Nebraska with nine tackles, including a 5-yard loss, and a pass break-up . . . led the secondary with 17 production points against Wyoming (six tackles, 19-yard interception return) . . . made two tackles and recovered a fumble vs. Eastern Michigan . . . collected three solo stops at No. 3 Oregon . . . returned an interception 17 yards, broke up a pass, and collected four tackles in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State to record 23 production points.

2013 SEASON (JUNIOR): SI.com All-American (honorable mention) . . . first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches . . . second-team all-conference pick by the media . . . also earned All-Big Ten honors from ESPN.com (first team), Sporting News (first team), CollegeFootballNews.com (first team) and Athlon Sports (first team) . . . ranked one of the top 30 players (No. 25) in the Big Ten by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . recipient of MSU's Outstanding Underclass Back Award (defense) . . . ranked second on the team with a career-high 91 tackles, including 3.5 for losses (18 yards) . . . tied for team lead and ranked tied for third in the Big Ten with four interceptions . . . ranked tied for 10th in the Big Ten with 10 passes defended (four interceptions, six pass break-ups) . . . ranked third on the team with 225 production points . . . posted five stops, including a half tackle for loss (1 yard), in the 100th Rose Bowl Game against No. 5 Stanford . . . collected five tackles and a pass break-up against No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game . . . tied his career high with 10 tackles against Minnesota . . . recorded a career-high two interceptions (34 yards) and had six tackles and a pass break-up in win at Northwestern; led team with 28 production points against the Wildcats . . . had a productive game in win at Nebraska, leading the team with 10 tackles while recording an interception and forcing a fumble to lead defense with 21 production pionts . . . led the secondary with 21 production points in win over No. 23 Michigan, collecting eight tackles and a pass break-up . . . recorded four tackles at Illinois, including a 10-yard loss . . . registered nine stops vs. Purdue . . . tallied six tackles and a pass break-up at Iowa . . . had a team-best two tackles for loss (7 yards) and seven stops overall at No. 22 Notre Dame . . . collected a team-high nine stops vs. South Florida . . . had a solid all-around game vs. Western Michigan with four tackles, a leaping one-handed interception, a pass break-up, and a 21-yard touchdown run off a lateral from Jairus Jones on an interception to total 27 production points.

2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games, including seven starts at free safety (Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Northwestern, Minnesota, TCU) . . . ranked fifth on the team with 53 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss (17 yards) . . . playmaker had four pass break-ups, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery . . . recipient of the team's Tommy Love Award (most improved player: defense) . . . had six tackles and a pass break-up in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl victory over TCU . . . collected five tackles and two pass break-ups vs. Northwestern; tallied 18 production points against the Wildcats . . . recorded 10 tackles, including two for loss (10 yards), while also forcing a fumble and returning an interception 7 yards vs. No. 21 Nebraska . . . tallied seven tackles in overtime win at Wisconsin . . . recorded five tackles, including 1.5 for losses (5 yards), at No. 23 Michigan . . . collected four tackles in his first career start against Iowa . . . played solid all-around game against No. 14 Ohio State, tallying three tackles, including a 2-yard loss, while recovering a fumble and recording an interception . . . collected three tackles vs. No. 20 Notre Dame . . . posted two stops at Central Michigan.

2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 12 games to earn his first letter . . . was the back-up free safety behind Trenton Robinson . . . ranked fifth on the team with two interceptions . . . recorded 17 tackles . . . did not play the last two games of the regular season due to injury (vs. Indiana and Northwestern) . . . compiled three stops against Minnesota . . . had three tackles, including a 10-yard sack of Devin Gardner, in MSU's fourth-straight win over Michigan . . . registered two tackles at Ohio State . . . recorded his second interception of the season vs. Central Michigan . . . notched his first career interception at Notre Dame and returned it 34 yards, setting up an MSU field goal . . . produced three tackles and forced a fumble against Florida Atlantic that led to Jeremy Langford's 37-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . sat out preseason camp with a shoulder injury.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top safeties by Scout.com (No. 69) . . . listed among the country's top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 83) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio's top 50 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 44) and Scout.com (No. 47) . . . three-year starter for Coach Brian Hoffman at Hubbard (Ohio) High School . . . had 24 receptions for 489 yards (20.4 avg.) and three touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded two 100-yard receiving games in 2009: vs. Warren Kennedy (2 catches for 105 yards, including a 75-yard TD reception) and Youngstown East (4 for 106) . . . had a career-best eight catches for 91 yards vs. Buckeye . . . registered 75 tackles (46 solos, 29 assists) as a senior, including four sacks . . . also credited with three passes defended and two forced fumbles in 2009 . . . produced eight tackles each vs. Struthers and Cardinal Mooney . . . posted two sacks vs. McKinley . . . tallied a season-high 10 tackles vs. Ravenna Southeast, including a sack . . . returned 12 punts for 110 yards (9.2 avg.) and five kickoffs for 86 yards (17.2 avg.) . . . averaged 35.0 yards on 27 punts as a senior . . . averaged 48.0 yards on two punts vs. Struthers, including a career-long 62-yarder . . . caught 16 passes for 281 yards (17.6 avg.) and four TDs as a junior . . . had five catches for 98 yards and three scores vs. Struthers . . . made 49 tackles (29 solos, 20 assists) in 2008, including two sacks . . . also recorded three interceptions (62 yards) and 11 passes defended as a junior . . . totaled a career-best 11 tackles vs. Aurora, including seven solo stops . . . contributed six tackles vs. Brookfield . . . earned Associated Press Division II All-Ohio Special Mention honors in basketball in 2008-09, playing for Coach Rick Fox . . . averaged 17.1 points for the Eagles his senior year to garner Associated Press All-Northeast Inland Division II Third-Team honors . . . son of Evette Drummond . . . born Jan. 29, 1992 . . . majoring in psychology.

DRUMMOND'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 11, vs. Ohio State (11/8/14)
Tackles for loss: 2.5, vs. Nebraska (11/3/12)
Pass Break-ups: 2, vs. Northwestern (11/17/12)
Interceptions: 2, vs. Northwestern (11/23/13)
Sacks: 1, vs. Michigan (10/15/11)

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