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LJ Scott
LJ  Scott

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hubbard, Ohio

High School:
Hubbard

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 229

Position:
RB

Experience:
2L


09/09/2017

Michigan State Defense Strong Again in 28-14 Win Over WMU

The Spartans limited the Broncos to just 195 yards of total offense.

09/02/2017

Lewerke, Smith Lead Michigan State Over Bowling Green 35-10

Spartans top BGSU in season opener.

08/07/2017

Football Media Day: Offense

Michigan State held its annual media day Monday afternoon in the Izzo Family Media Center inside Spartan Stadium.

07/20/2017

LJ Scott Earns Doak Walker Award Watch List Accolades

Spartan junior on watch list for award honoring nation’s top running back.

07/10/2017

LJ Scott Named To Maxwell Award Watch List

Maxwell Award has been given to America’s College Player of the Year since 1937.

09/09/2017

USATSI Gallery - Western Michigan @ Michigan State

USATSI Gallery - Western Michigan @ Michigan State

11/26/2016

Penn State 45, Michigan State 12

Check out the Michigan State USATSI photo gallery from the game against Penn State.

11/19/2016

No. 2 Ohio State 17, Michigan State 16

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the Michigan State football game against No. 2 Ohio State.

11/12/2016

Michigan State 49, Rutgers 0

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between Michigan State and Rutgers.

11/05/2016

Illinois 31, Michigan State 27

Photos from Michigan State @ Illinois on November 5, 2016.

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2015 | 2016 | 2017

CAREER NOTES: Third-year player and two-year letterwinner has rushed for 1,693 yards and 17 touchdowns on 330 carries in 26 career games, including 11 starts . . . has six career 100-yard rushing games . . . his 1,693 career rushing yards are fifth most by a Spartan through their sophomore season . . . named to preseason watch lists for the Maxwell Award (college player of the year) and the Doak Walker Award (nation's premier running back) . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports (second team) . . . named one of the top 30 players in the Big Ten by CollegeFootballNews.com.

2016 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Led team in rushing yards (994), carries (184), total touchdowns (7) and rushing touchdowns (6), while also leading the running backs in yards per carry (5.4) . . . set new career highs with 184 carries and 994 yards . . . his 994 rushing yards were seventh most by a Spartan sophomore in a single season . . . third-team All-Big Ten selection by the media, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele . . . honorable mention all-league choice by the coaches . . . offensive recipient of MSU's Outstanding Underclass Back Award . . . reached 100 rushing yards in four of the last six games, averaging 109.7 ypg in final six games of season . . . rushed for 100 yards five times overall, which tied for second most in the Big Ten in the regular season . . . played in all 12 games, including 10 starts at tailback . . . had 16 carries for 59 yards at No. 8 Penn State in limited action with an injury . . . collected career highs in rushing yards (160), all-purpose yards (236) and receiving yards (76) against No. 2 Ohio State; scored two TDs against the Buckeyes, one on a career-long 64-yard catch and run on MSU's second offensive play of the game and the second on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter that pulled MSU within 17-16 . . . the career-high 76 receiving yards more than doubled his previous season total of 71 yards . . . also recorded a career-long rush with a 61-yard scamper in the first quarter against the Buckeyes . . . darted for 122 yards on 20 carries vs. Rutgers, with one TD . . . earned Spartan Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance vs. Rutgers . . . rushed for 50 yards on 14 carries and added three catches for 19 yards at Illinois . . . tied career high with 22 carries and rushed for 139 yards vs. No. 2 Michigan, becoming the first opponent RB to record a 100-yard rushing game against the Wolverines in 2016 . . . added two catches for 47 yards vs. Michigan and had a 5-yard TD in the first quarter . . . registered second 100-yard rushing outing of the season with 128 yards on 20 carries (6.4 ypc) at Maryland, including a career-long 48-yard run for a TD . . . the 128 rushing yards were the second-most ever by a Spartan against Maryland (record: Jeremy Langford with 138 in 2014) . . . tallied 38 yards on 11 carries at Indiana . . . logged 61 yards on 14 rushes vs. Wisconsin, with a long of 19 yards on Spartans' first play from scrimmage . . . was MSU's starting tailback at No. 18 Notre Dame; tied his career high with 22 carries and had 98 rushing yards against the Fighting Irish . . . had 105 rushing yards on 20 carries (5.3 avg.) with one TD vs. Furman; scored on a 9-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter.

2015 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman led the team in rushing (699 yards; 49.9 ypg.; 4.8 avg.), carries (146) and rushing touchdowns (11) . . . became first freshman to lead MSU in rushing since Larry Caper in 2009 . . . named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by ESPN.com . . . his 11 rushing TDs tied for third most in the Big Ten and were also second most by a Spartan freshman in a single season (Sedrick Irvin, 16, 1996) . . . ranked second on the team in scoring with 66 points . . . played in all 14 games, including one start (Michigan) . . . named co-recipient of the team's Outstanding Underclass Back Award (offense) . . . led all rushers with 73 yards on 22 carries, including the game-winning 1-yard TD run on third-and-goal with 27 seconds remaining, vs. No. 4 Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game; had 14 carries for 40 yards during MSU's game-winning 22-play, 82-yard drive, including three third-down conversions . . . carried the ball 11 times for 41 yards, including a 6-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, in the victory over Penn State . . . rushed 13 times for 58 yards in the win at No. 2 Ohio State; had 50 yards on 10 carries in the fourth quarter . . . led team with 11 carries for 68 yards, including a 26-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, vs. Indiana . . . scored two rushing touchdowns at Michigan (11 yards in second quarter; 1 yard in fourth quarter) in his first career start . . . sat out the first half (knee) at Rutgers, but returned to action in the second half and rushed for 42 yards on nine carries, including two touchdowns (1 yard, 3 yards) . . . his 3-yard TD at Rutgers with 43 seconds remaining proved to be the game-winning score in the 31-24 win . . . named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after rushing for 146 yards -- the most by a Spartan freshman since Javon Ringer in 2005 -- and two touchdowns on 18 carries (8.1 avg.) against Purdue . . . ran for 54 yards on eight carries (6.8 avg.), including a 29-yard rush, vs. Central Michigan . . . collected 76 yards on 11 carries (6.9 avg.) in the win over No. 7 Oregon; scored the first two rushing TDs of his career on a 6-yard run in the third quarter and a 38-yard scamper in the fourth quarter that made it 31-21 Spartans in the eventual 31-28 win against the Ducks . . . named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for his performance against Oregon . . . led the Spartans with 77 rushing yards on 13 attempts (5.9 avg.) in his collegiate debut at Western Michigan.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top overall prospects by Scout.com (No. 65), 247Sports.com (No. 78) and ESPN.com (No. 93) . . . rated among the country's top running backs by ESPN.com (No. 7), 247Sports.com (No. 7) and Scout.com (No. 8) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 6) . . . ranked among Ohio's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 2), ESPN.com (No. 4) and 247Sports.com (No. 4) . . . named a finalist for Ohio's Mr. Football award, presented by The Associated Press . . . selected AP Division III Co-Offensive Player of the Year, AP Division III Northeast Inland All-District Offensive Player of the Year and Trumbull County Player of the Year as a senior . . . four-year starter for Coach Brian Hoffman at Hubbard (Ohio) High School . . . rushed 295 times for a school single-season record 2,819 yards (9.6 yards per carry; 216.8 yards per game) and 38 touchdowns in 2014 . . . accounted for a career-best 3,149 all-purpose yards as a senior . . . recorded 13 100-yard games in 2014, including eight 200-yard efforts . . . also contributed 38 tackles (23 solos, 15 assists), including five for losses, five interceptions and four pass break-ups as a senior . . . closed out his senior season with four-straight 200-yard games (943 rushing yards and 10 TDs), averaging 235.8 ypg. down the stretch . . . rushed for 208 yards and two scores plus produced a season-high seven tackles, including one for a loss, in the state quarterfinals vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary . . . carried 22 times for 286 yards and four TDs vs. Tallmadge . . . ran 14 times for a season-high 291 yards (20.8 avg.) and three scores vs. McKinley . . . gained 278 yards on 27 attempts and scored four TDs vs. Poland Seminary . . . produced four rushing TDs vs. Kenmore (15 carries for 156 yards) . . . picked up 248 yards on 23 carries and scored four TDs in the 2014 season opener vs. Lakeview . . . rushed 218 times for 1,867 yards (8.6 avg.) and 24 TDs as a junior . . . compiled nine 100-yard rushing games in 2013, including three 200-yard outings . . . ran 21 times for a career-best 355 yards and three scores vs. Northwest . . . also produced a career-high 410 all-purpose yards vs. Northwest (355 rushing, 10 kickoff returns, 19 punt returns and 26 interception returns) . . . posted the first 300-yard rushing game of his career in the 2013 season opener vs. Lakeview (24 carries for 326 yards and four TDs) . . . carried 168 times for 1,614 yards (9.6 avg.) and 23 TDs as a sophomore . . . had eight 100-yard rushing games in 2012, including four 200-yard efforts . . . accounted for a season-high 368 all-purpose yards in the second meeting of the season vs. McKinley (203 rushing, 70 kickoff returns, 35 punt returns and 60 interception returns) . . . ran 19 times for 233 yards and five TDs vs. Canfield . . . posted a season-high eight tackles, including one for a loss, and an interception in the first meeting of the 2012 season vs. McKinley . . . scored three rushing TDs vs. Girard, including a 91-yard gallop . . . gained 201 yards on just five carries (40.2 avg.) and scored five rushing TDs (career-best six TDs total) in the 2012 season opener vs. Collinwood . . . burst onto the scene as a freshman, rushing for 1,176 yards (132 carries; 8.9 avg.) and 13 TDs . . . delivered seven 100-yard rushing games in 2011, including the last three in a row (492 rushing yards; 164.0 ypg. and eight rushing TDs during the three-game stretch) . . . rushed 22 times for a season-high 196 yards and five scores vs. Liberty . . . set Mahoning Valley and Eagle career rushing records with 7,476 yards (813 carries; 9.2 avg.; 162.5 ypg.; 98 TDs) . . . eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark in 37 of 46 career games, including 15 200-yard efforts . . . had 48 career receptions for 660 yards (13.8 avg.) and three TDs . . . accounted for 9,196 career all-purpose yards (199.9 ypg.) and 104 total TDs . . . returned 35 career kickoffs for 644 yards (18.4 avg.; long 70) . . . returned 16 career punts for 295 yards (18.4 avg.; long 80) . . . his career defensive totals include 108 tackles (74 solos, 34 assists), with 18 resulting in losses including 5.5 sacks, 10 interceptions (121 return yards), 12 pass break-ups and two blocked field goals . . . attended the same high school that produced Michigan State 2014 All-American and Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year Kurtis Drummond . . . son of Lachelle Steele . . . born Sept. 15, 1996 . . . sociology major.

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