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Tony Lippett
Tony  Lippett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Crockett

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185

Position:
WR

Experience:
4L


05/04/2015

Mark Dantonio Teleconference Coverage: NFL Draft

Four Spartans selected in the 2015 NFL Draft.

05/02/2015

2015 NFL Draft Update: Lippett Selected By Miami In Fifth Round

2014 Big Ten Receiver of the Year set career highs for receptions (65), receiving yards (1,198) and TD receptions (11).

03/20/2015

Watch: 2014 Top 10 Moments on Offense

03/18/2015

Spartans Hold Annual Pro Day

Eighteen former Spartans audition in front of NFL coaches and scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Building.

02/22/2015

Spartan NFL Combine Report: Saturday

Jeremy Langford runs the fastest 40-yard dash time among running backs; potential first-round pick Trae Waynes meets with the media.

11/18/2014

Jack Conklin, Nick Hill and Tony Lippett preview Rutgers and the last home game

10/21/2014

Tony Lippett, Shilique Calhoun and Marcus Rush

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

09/30/2014

Jack Conklin and Tony Lippett talk Nebraska and night games

11/29/2014

Michigan State vs. Penn State (USATSI)

Michigan State vs. Penn State (USATSI)

11/22/2014

Michigan State vs. Rutgers (USATSI)

Michigan State vs. Rutgers (USATSI)

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

Bio (PDF) | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

• 2014 BIG TEN RECEIVER OF THE YEAR
• 2014 FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, MEDIA, BTN.COM, ESPN.COM, ATHLON SPORTS, PHIL STEELE)
• 2014 GOVERNOR'S AWARD RECIPIENT (TEAM MVP)
• INVITED TO SENIOR BOWL
• LED BIG TEN IN RECEIVING YARDS (92.2 YPG.) IN 2014

CAREER NOTES: Selected in the fifth round (No. 156 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins as a cornerback . . . three-year starter at split end . . . also started seven career games at cornerback . . . four-year letterwinner had 149 catches for 2,247 yards (15.1 avg.) and 15 touchdowns in 54 career games, including 27 starts at wide receiver . . . caught at least one pass in his last 23 consecutive games . . . moved to wide receiver full-time in 2012 after playing both receiver and cornerback in 2011 . . . returned to see action at cornerback against Rutgers on Senior Day and started at both cornerback and wide receiver at Penn State; started at cornerback in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Baylor . . . has 33 starts overall with his five starts at cornerback as a red-shirt freshman in 2011 . . . finished his career ranked among MSU's all-time leaders in receptions (second with 149), receiving yards (fifth with 2,247) and TD receptions (tied for eighth with 15).

2014 SEASON (SENIOR): First Spartan to be named Richter-Howard Big Ten Reciever of the Year since the award's inception in 2011 . . . first Spartan to lead the Big Ten in receiving (92.2 ypg.; 1,198 yards) since former Spartan All-American Charles Rogers in 2002 . . . first-team All-Big Ten selection (coaches, media, BTN.com, ESPN.com, Athlon Sports, Phil Steele) . . . fourth-team All-America selection by Phil Steele . . . named recipient of the Governor's Award (team MVP) . . . co-recipient of MSU's Downtown Coaches Club Award (outstanding senior on offense) . . . recorded career highs in receptions (65), receiving yards (1,198) and touchdown catches (11) . . . became the sixth Spartan to record a 1,000-yard receiving season . . . became just the third Spartan to record at least 50 receptions, 10 touchdown catches, 1,000 yards and five 100-yard receiving games in a single-season (Charles Rogers: 2001, 2002; B.J. Cunningham: 2011) . . . ranked among MSU's single-season leaders in 100-yard receiving games (tied for third with six), receiving yards (fifth with 1,198), TD receptions (fifth with 11) and receptions (tied for eighth with 65) . . . ranked first in the Big Ten and 19th in the NCAA FBS in receiving (92.2 ypg.) . . . ranked second in the Big Ten and tied for 12th in FBS with 11 TD receptions . . . ranked fifth in the conference in receptions (65; 5.0 pg.) . . . led Spartan receivers in explosive plays (18 catches of 20-plus yards) . . . 85 percent of his catches (55-of-65) went for either a touchdown or first down . . . was added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List midseason . . . led the Spartans with five receptions for 74 yards, including a 17-yard grab on fourth down on the game-winning TD drive in the final minute, against Baylor in the Cotton Bowl Classic victory over the Bears; also contributed two tackles and a pass break-up while earning the start at cornerback against the nation's No. 1 offense . . . started at both wide receiver and cornerback at Penn State to become MSU's first two-way starter in the same game since Allen Brenner (split end and safety) in 1968 . . . served as the team's fourth game captain against the Nittany Lions and caught four passes for 53 yards, including a 10-yard TD reception from Connor Cook in the third quarter . . . also had one tackle and one pass break-up at PSU . . . led MSU with five catches for 72 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown, on Senior Day vs. Rutgers; also returned to action at cornerback for the first time since 2011 and had two pass break-ups and one tackle while seeing extended action on defense against the Scarlet Knights . . . had four receptions for 46 yards at Maryland . . . tied for team lead with five catches for 64 yards vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . recorded his sixth 100-yard receiving game of the season and fourth straight with 103 yards on just three catches in the win over Michigan, including a 70-yard TD reception . . . had 123 yards on seven catches at Indiana; however, his streak of eight straight games with a TD reception was snapped against the Hoosiers . . . collected 138 receiving yards on seven catches, including a 39-yard TD, at Purdue . . . had three receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown against No. 19 Nebraska; it also marked the highest single-game receiving total in series history against the Huskers . . . also produced his first career rushing TD, scoring on a 32-yard double reverse late in the third quarter to give the Spartans a 27-3 lead . . . named the fourth game captain vs. Nebraska . . . hauled in four catches for 76 yards, including a 19-yard TD pass from Connor Cook, against Wyoming . . . had three receptions for 45 yards, including TD catches of 23 and 8 yards, vs. Eastern Michigan . . . established a career high with 11 receptions for 133 yards, including a 7-yard TD catch, at No. 3 Oregon; the 11 receptions ranked among the Top 10 receiving performances in MSU single-game history (tied for seventh) . . . recorded a career-high 167 receiving yards and two touchdowns (71 and 64 yards) on just four catches (41.8 avg.) in the season opener against Jacksonville State; the 167 receiving yards ranked among the Top 20 receiving performances in MSU single-game history (No. 16).

2013 SEASON (JUNIOR): Led team with 44 receptions . . . ranked second on the team in receiving yards (613) and tied for fourth in touchdown receptions (2) . . . saw action in all 14 games, including 10 starts at split end . . . ranked first on the team in explosive plays (20-plus yards) with 11 (all receptions) . . . led team in Big Ten games with 31 receptions for 413 yards . . . 31 of his 44 receptions (.705) resulted in either a first down or touchdown . . . recipient of MSU's Danziger Award (Outstanding Detroit-Area Player) . . . tied for team lead with five receptions for a career-high 94 yards in the 100th Rose Bowl Game against No. 5 Stanford; had the game-winning TD catch on a 25-yard pass from Connor Cook at the 13:22 mark in the fourth quarter, putting MSU on top 24-17 in the eventual 24-20 victory over the Cardinal . . . named to ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team . . . had four receptions for 65 yards, including a 33-yard TD grab from Cook, to help Spartans defeat No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game . . . led MSU in receiving for the third consecutive game with four catches for 71 yards against Minnesota . . . had three catches for 64 yards, including a 48-yard grab, in the win at Northwestern . . . totaled 67 receiving yards on four catches at Nebraska, the most receiving yards ever by a Spartan against the Huskers . . . had five receptions for 62 yards in win over No. 23 Michigan . . . caught five passes for 49 yards and threw his first career TD pass, a 5-yard strike to Andrew Gleichert in the fourth quarter, in MSU's 14-0 win over Purdue . . . recorded six receptions for 64 yards against Indiana . . . caught two passes for 29 yards in a start at Iowa, including a 20-yard reception . . . hauled in four receptions for 41 yards vs. Youngstown State.

2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Ranked tied for third on the team in receptions (36) and fourth in receiving yards (392) . . . tied for second on the team with two touchdown receptions . . . ranked fourth on the team with 22 first-down catches . . . caught three passes for 24 yards at Minnesota . . . had two catches for 17 yards against Northwestern, including a 6-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter . . . hauled in a 46-yard grab for his first career TD reception vs. No. 21 Nebraska . . . had five catches for 49 yards, including a leaping 20-yard grab late in the fourth quarter on MSU's game-tying TD drive, in the overtime win at Wisconsin . . . had five receptions for 39 yards at No. 23 Michigan . . . caught five passes for 40 yards at Indiana . . . had four catches for 46 yards against No. 14 Ohio State . . . had three receptions for 21 yards vs. No. 20 Notre Dame . . . caught three passes for 62 yards (20.7 avg.) against No. 24 Boise State in his first career start.

2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team honorable mention selection . . . appeared in all 14 games, including five starts at cornerback (vs. Nebraska, Minnesota, Indiana, Northwestern and Georgia) . . . collected 18 tackles (9 solos, 9 assists) . . . ranked tied for second on the team with five pass break-ups . . . also saw time as a wide receiver and had four catches for 44 yards (11.0 avg.) . . . recorded a career-high five tackles and three pass break-ups in win at Northwestern . . . compiled four stops, including a half tackle for loss, while starting against Indiana . . . at Iowa, had three tackles, broke up a pass, and recovered a fumble late in the fourth quarter that sealed MSU's 37-21 victory over the Hawkeyes; played a majority of the game at cornerback following a first quarter injury to Darqueze Dennard . . . earned the start against Minnesota, filling in for Dennard . . . made his first career start at cornerback at No. 13 Nebraska; had two tackles against the Cornhuskers . . . hauled in three catches for 29 yards against Central Michigan and also broke up a pass . . . in his career debut, played at both cornerback and wide receiver against Youngstown State; had one reception for 15 yards.

2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan after emulating Denard Robinson.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the East in the 2010 Michigan High School All-Star Game, played June 19 in Spartan Stadium, and led all receivers with four catches for 95 yards . . . rated among the nation's top wide receivers by Scouts,Inc. (No. 50) and Scout.com (No. 62) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the state's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 13), Detroit Free Press (No. 13), Lansing State Journal (No. 16), The Detroit News (No. 17) and Rivals.com (No. 19) . . . three-year starter for Coach Rod Oden at Crockett High School in Detroit, Michigan . . . Associated Press All-State selection as a defensive back in 2009 . . . recorded 55 tackles (36 solos, 19 assists) and nine interceptions (45 return yards) as a senior . . . posted a season-high seven tackles vs. Cody . . . intercepted two passes vs. St. Mary Catholic Central . . . accounted for 3,014 total yards and 30 touchdowns while leading the Rockets to a 10-2 record in 2009 . . . completed 116-of-187 passes (.620) for 2,066 yards, 17 TDs and six interceptions as a senior while earning All-Metro Detroit honors . . . produced four 200-yard passing games in 2009, including two 300-yard efforts . . . hit 18-of-27 passes for 330 yards, three TDs and one interception in Crockett's 50-48 victory over Hazel Park . . . completed 11-of-15 throws for 213 yards and two scores vs. Cooley . . . connected on 10-of-12 tosses for 199 yards and three TDs vs. Finney . . . went 12-of-15 passing for 238 yards and two TDs vs. Kettering . . . completed 16-of-21 passes for 359 yards, four TDs and one interception in a 32-26 win over St. Mary Catholic Central . . . rushed 105 times for 948 yards (9.0 avg.) and 13 TDs as a senior . . . recorded three 100-yard rushing games in 2009: vs. Kettering (9 carries for 146 yards and one TD), Cooley (7 for 129 and one TD) and Hazel Park (15 for 129 and four TDs) . . . registered 36 tackles (32 solos, 4 assists) and three interceptions as a junior . . . came up with two interceptions vs. Detroit Northwestern . . . made six solo stops vs. Denby Tech . . . accounted for 2,749 total yards and 23 TDs in 2008 . . . completed 157-of-219 throws (.717) for 1,967 yards, 13 TDs and 12 interceptions as a junior . . . had four 200-yard passing games in 2008, including three straight during one stretch . . . threw for 292 yards and two scores on 21-of-23 passing vs. Denby Tech . . . carried 87 times for 782 yards (9.0 avg.) and 10 TDs in 2008 . . . gained a career-best 165 yards and scored three TDs on 12 attempts vs. Denby Tech . . . son of Selina Stafford and Tony Lippett . . . born July 2, 1992 . . . majoring in communication.

LIPPETT'S CAREER HIGHS
Catches: 11, vs. Oregon (9/6/14)
Receiving Yards: 167, vs. Jacksonville State (8/29/14)
TD Catches: 2, vs. Jacksonville State (8/29/14)
Tackles: 5, vs. Northwestern (11/26/11)
Pass Break-ups: 3, vs. Northwestern (11/26/11)

LIPPETT'S CAREER STATS

RUSHING G Att Yds TD Lg Avg/C Avg/G 2011................ 14 1 -3 0 0 -3.0 -0.2 2012................ 13 2 0 0 10 0.0 0.0 2013................ 14 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 2014................ 13 2 51 1 32 25.5 3.9 TOTAL............... 54 6 51 1 32 8.5 0.9

PASSING G Att- Cmp- Int Yds TD Lg Pct Avg/P Avg/G Effic 2011................ 14 0- 0- 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2012................ 13 0- 0- 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2013................ 14 2- 1- 0 5 1 5 50.0 2.5 0.4 236.0 2014................ 13 0- 0- 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 TOTAL............... 54 2- 1- 0 5 1 5 50.0 2.5 0.1 236.0

TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Total Avg/G 2011................ 14 -3 0 -3 -0.2 2012................ 13 0 0 0 0.0 2013................ 14 3 5 8 0.6 2014................ 13 51 0 51 3.9 TOTAL............... 54 51 5 56 1.0

RECEIVING G Rec Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2011................ 14 4 44 0 15 0.3 11.0 3.1 2012................ 13 36 392 2 46 2.8 10.9 30.2 2013................ 14 44 613 2 48 3.1 13.9 43.8 2014................ 13 65 1198 11 71 5.0 18.4 92.2 TOTAL............... 54 149 2247 15 71 2.8 15.1 41.6

SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2011................ 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2012................ 13 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 0.9 2013................ 14 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 0.9 2014................ 13 12 1 11 0 0 0 0 72 5.5 TOTAL............... 54 16 1 15 0 0 0 0 96 1.8

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2011................ 14 -3 44 0 0 0 41 2.9 2012................ 13 0 392 0 0 0 392 30.2 2013................ 14 3 613 0 0 0 616 44.0 2014................ 13 51 1198 0 0 0 1249 96.1 TOTAL............... 54 51 2247 0 0 0 2298 42.6

TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2009................ 0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2010................ 0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2011................ 14 9 9 18 0.5-1 5 0 1 0 2012................ 13 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2013................ 14 1 0 1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2014................ 13 4 0 4 0.0-0 4 0 0 0 TOTAL............... 54 14 9 23 0.5-1 9 0 1 0

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