Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
Aaron Burbridge named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
Nineteen former Spartans audition in front of NFL coaches and scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Building.
Michigan State’s 65 wins since 2010 are tied for fourth most among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams and most in the Big Ten during that same period.
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
Photos from Michigan State vs. Alabama on December 31, 2015.
The Spartans topped Iowa in the Big 10 Championship on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.
The Spartans traveled to Rutgers to take on the Scarlet Knights on Saturday night.
CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner saw action in 50 games, including 15 starts . . . had 15 career catches for 136 yards (9.1 avg.) . . . primarily used as a blocking tight end . . . one of 22 Spartans in program history to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors four times . . . earned his bachelor's degree in economics in December 2015.
2015 SEASON (SENIOR): Played in all 14 games, including nine starts . . . had a career-high 11 receptions for 129 yards (11.7 avg.) . . . named MSU's recipient of the Cotton Bowl Classic's Scholar-Athlete Award . . . received the President’s Award (Senior Lineman/Senior Back Perseverance: Offense) at the team banquet . . . had a 17-yard reception in the College Football Playoff Semifinal vs. No. 2 Alabama and also the Big Ten Championship Game vs. No. 4 Iowa . . . chosen as the fourth game captain vs. Penn State and was named one of three Spartan unsung heroes in the game . . . named one of three Spartan unsung heroes of the game vs. Maryland . . . posted career highs for receptions (3) and receiving yards (35) in win over Indiana; had a career-long 21-yard grab vs. IU . . . named one of three Spartan unsung heroes of the game against the Hoosiers . . . named one of three Spartan unsung heroes of the game vs. Michigan . . . caught two passes for 34 yards, including a 20-yard reception, at Rutgers . . . had two receptions for 14 yards vs. Purdue . . . caught one pass for 9 yards and was named Spartan Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week for his role in the win over the Central Michigan . . . also named fourth game captain against the Chippewas . . . had a 3-yard reception vs. No. 7 Oregon; named Spartan unsung hero on offense against the Ducks.
2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played in all 13 games, including four starts (Ohio State, Rutgers, Penn State, Baylor) when MSU lined up in a double tight end formation . . . selected to the Academic All-Big Ten team for the third year in a row . . . had one catch against Eastern Michigan.
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 13 games to earn his second letter . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Illinois . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second-straight year.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 10 games, including two starts (Ohio State, Northwestern), to earn his first letter . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . had three catches for 8 yards . . . recorded his first career touchdown with a 2-yard reception at No. 23 Michigan . . . started at Indiana . . . had a 4-yard reception vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . missed all of spring practice with a back injury.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . missed the entire 2011 season with a back injury.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 62) . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Northeast and PrepStar's All-East Teams . . . ranked among Pennsylvania's Top 25 seniors by SuperPrep (No. 23) . . . earned first-team all-state and first-team all-conference honors as a senior . . . also named one of The Almanac's Premier Pigskin Performers . . . two-way starter (tight end and defensive end) for Coach Chris Haering at Mount Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh who helped lead the Blue Devils to an 11-1 record and a trip to the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals in 2010 . . . had 25 receptions for 341 yards (13.6 avg.) and four touchdowns as a senior . . . also recorded 51 tackles (33 solos, 18 assists), including four sacks (19 yards), and a fumble recovery in 2010 . . . caught five passes for 37 yards (7.4 avg.) and a score as a junior . . . four-year starter and three-time captain for the Mount Lebanon basketball team . . . helped lead the Blue Devil basketball team to back-to-back appearances in the WPIAL Class AAAA finals . . . in his senior season, he became only the second two-sport athlete in school history to eclipse the 1,000-point career milestone . . . averaged 14.3 points and 8.4 rebounds as a junior for Coach Joe David while helping the Blue Devils to a 26-2 record . . . member of the National Honor Society and Student Athletic Leadership Academy . . . son of Michael and Carolyn Lang . . . born May 24, 1992 . . . spent 2 and 1/2 weeks in Australia (June-July 2015), participating in MSU's study abroad International Summer Sports Program . . . majoring in economics.