As a junior in 2015, R.J. Shelton set career highs for receptions (43), receiving yards (503) and touchdowns (4).
Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
Returning wide outs Keith Mumphery, Bennie Fowler, Tony Lippett and Aaron Burbridge combined for 148 receptions, 1,795 yards and nine TDs in 2012.
Andrew Maxwell completes 17-of-27 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns.
Michigan State begins spring practice Tuesday.
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
2015 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in 10 games to earn his second letter . . . saw action on offense and special teams, and also briefly saw action at cornerback . . . missed the first four games with a leg injury . . . started playing cornerback for the first time as a Spartan in Week 9 at Nebraska; played on special teams, offense and defense against the Huskers . . . saw his first game action vs. Purdue in Week 5 after missing the first four games with a leg injury; had two catches for 47 yards against the Boilermakers, including a career-long 34-yard grab.
2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Earned his first letter after playing in 12 games . . . recorded five catches for 56 yards (11.2 avg.) . . . had a season-long 24-yard reception vs. Rutgers . . . had two catches for 15 yards against Wyoming . . . had a 13-yard catch vs. Jacksonville State in the season opener for his first career reception.
2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Made his only appearance of the season at Illinois . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Minnesota.
2012 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top players by Scout.com (No. 159) . . . ranked among the nation's top wide receivers by Scout.com (No. 26), ESPN.com (No. 36), 247Sports.com (No. 47) and Rivals.com (No. 54) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 24) and SuperPrep (No. 48) . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 13), 247Sports.com (No. 17) and Rivals.com (No. 21) . . . two-year starter for Coach John Rodenberg at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . first-team All-Ohio (Division 1) selection by The Associated Press in 2011 . . . named Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year and AP Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . also selected Greater Catholic League South Division Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 . . . had 56 receptions for 1,137 yards (20.3 avg.) and 16 touchdowns as a senior while helping lead the Crusaders to the GLC South title . . . also rushed for 280 yards and two scores in 2011 . . . caught seven passes for 207 yards and three TDs vs. St. Xavier (Ky.) as a senior . . . had 50 catches for 719 yards (14.4 avg.) and seven scores in 2010 . . . also gained 269 yards and scored three rushing TDs as a junior . . . his 2010 top single-game performances: eight receptions vs. LaSalle, 136 receiving yards vs. Hamilton and two TD catches vs. Mooney . . . had 121 career receptions for 2,024 yards and 25 TDs . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan linebacker Shane Jones . . . son of Montanez Madaris Sr. and Tylisha Moore . . . born Sept. 8, 1993 . . . sociology major.