Ten seniors and two juniors attempt to improve their NFL Draft status during the 3-hour workout.
Fifteen former Spartans, including 10 seniors and two juniors from the 2011 team, audition in front of NFL scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Football Building.
Q&A with Michigan State record-setting quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Q&A with Michigan State senior tight end Brian Linthicum.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins, tight end Brian Linthicum and safety Trenton Robinson have accepted invitations to play in the Jan. 28 all-star game in Mobile, Ala.
CAREER NOTES: Played in 52 collegiate games, including 31 starts . . . had 80 catches for 936 yards (11.7 avg.) and six touchdowns . . . in three years at Michigan State after transferring from Clemson, played in 39 games, including 26 starts, and had 69 receptions for 860 yards (12.5 avg.) and three touchdowns . . . among all Spartan tight ends in program history, finished his career ranked fifth in receptions (69) and sixth in receiving yards (860).
2011 SEASON (SENIOR): Named second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches; honorable mention selection by the media . . . ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 31 receptions for 364 yards (11.7 avg.) . . . started 13 games . . . recipient of the MSU Football Players Association's Community Service & Outreach Award . . . set career highs in both receptions (7) and receiving yards (115) in the 2012 Outback Bowl against No. 18 Georgia, including a career-long 50-yard reception in the fourth quarter . . . caught three passes for 31 yards at Northwestern . . . named National Tight End of the Week by the John Mackey Award and the College Football Performance Awards after recording five receptions for 71 yards in the win at Iowa . . . caught two passes for 14 yards against Minnesota . . . had two catches for 16 yards at No. 13 Nebraska . . . hauled in three receptions for 58 yards in victory over No. 4 Wisconsin . . . had two catches for 22 yards in the win over Michigan . . . named a game captain for the Notre Dame game.
2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 13 games, including six starts (vs. Northern Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Northwestern and Penn State) . . . finished sixth on the team with 18 catches for 230 yards (12.8 avg.) . . . caught at least one pass in 10 games . . . his 28-yard diving reception vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl made ESPN SportsCenter's "Top 10" Plays . . . matched his career high with four catches for 42 yards at Penn State . . . also recovered Penn State's attempted onside kick with 55 seconds left to ice MSU's 28-22 victory in State College, as the Spartans clinched a share of the 2010 Big Ten Championship . . . had two catches each vs. Western Michigan (13 yards), Wisconsin (11) and Illinois (14) . . . had a career-long 34-yard grab at No. 18 Michigan . . . caught three passes for a career-best 63 yards vs. Northern Colorado, including a 24-yard touchdown reception from Kirk Cousins in the second quarter . . . sat out spring practice with a knee injury.
2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention selection to the All-Sophomore Team as named by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . appeared in 12 games in 2009, including seven starting assignments . . . had 20 receptions for 266 yards (13.3 avg.) and two touchdowns . . . his 20 catches ranked second among Spartan tight ends . . . caught at least one pass in nine games . . . led the Spartan tight ends with 14 pancake blocks, including four each vs. Michigan and Illinois . . . did not play in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech due to a knee injury . . . registered career highs in catches (4) and receiving yards (61) vs. Western Michigan . . . 38 of his 61 receiving yards against the Broncos came after the catch . . . recorded three receptions and 38 receiving yards at Minnesota, including a 26-yard TD grab from Kirk Cousins in the second quarter . . . caught two passes for 26 yards vs. Iowa, including an 11-yard reception on a hook-and-lateral play late in the fourth quarter that gained 38 yards overall after he pitched the ball to Blair White . . . the play occurred on a third-and-18 situation and two plays later MSU scored a TD with 1:37 remaining that gave the Spartans a 13-9 lead . . . had a 25-yard reception at Illinois that set up MSU's second TD . . . his 22-yard reception vs. Michigan helped set up MSU's second TD . . . had one catch for 27 yards at Wisconsin . . . hauled in three catches for 34 yards at Notre Dame . . . also played a season-high 54 snaps against the Irish . . . collected three receptions for 26 yards in his Spartan debut vs. Montana State, including a 3-yard TD grab from Keith Nichol.
2008 SEASON: Sat out the entire 2008 season after transferring to Michigan State from Clemson . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Ohio State and Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Northwestern.
2007 SEASON (FRESHMAN AT CLEMSON): Appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman, including five starting assignments at tight end (vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Auburn) . . . played 401 snaps in 2007 - most by a first-year Clemson player on offense . . . had 11 receptions for 76 yards (6.9 avg.) and three touchdowns . . . caught at least one pass in eight games . . . returned two kickoffs for 19 yards . . . also produced 30 knockdown blocks . . . had two catches each vs. Louisiana-Monroe (23 yards), N.C. State (19) and South Carolina (14) . . . his first reception went for an 11-yard TD vs. Florida State . . . also had a season-high five knockdown blocks against the Seminoles . . . scored on an 8-yard grab from Cullen Harper vs. Louisiana-Monroe . . . his third TD reception came on a 2-yard toss from Tribble Reese in the fourth quarter vs. Duke . . . matched his season high with five knockdowns each vs. Furman, N.C. State and Central Michigan . . . graduated from high school in December 2006 and participated in 2007 spring practice at Clemson . . . made the Dean's List in the 2007 spring semester.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top tight ends by Rivals.com (No. 29) and Scout.com (No. 33) . . . rated among Virginia's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 13) and SuperPrep (No. 18) . . . earned first-team all-state (Virginia Independent School Athletic Association - Division 2) honors as a senior . . . caught 40 passes for 800 yards and 12 TDs in 2006 at Saint Anne's-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Va. . . . received all-state honors as a tight end and defensive end as a junior in New Mexico . . . played AAU basketball for the New Mexico Force . . . son of Don and Carla Linthicum . . . born Nov. 28, 1987 . . . brother Josh earned four letters as a center on the Bucknell basketball team (2006-09) . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . earned a bachelor's degree in general management in December 2010 . . . currently pursuing a master's degree in kinesiology.
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