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Cole Malatinsky
Cole Malatinsky

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Holt, Mich.

High School:
Holt

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 198

Position:
S

Birthdate:
03/23/1984

Experience:
1L


Fourth-year walk-on provides depth at strong safety . . . AS A JUNIOR: Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . appeared in five games in 2006 (vs. Idaho, Pittsburgh, Michigan, Ohio State and Minnesota), all on special teams . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Made his only appearance of the 2005 season in the opener vs. Kent State and suffered a sprained shoulder that sidelined him for the remainder of the year . . . . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see game action in 2004 . . . enrolled at Michigan State in fall 2003 and joined the football team in fall 2004 . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned first-team all-conference and all-area honors in 2002 . . . four-year starter at tailback rushed for nearly 3,000 yards and 45 touchdowns for Coach Mike Smith at Holt (Mich.) High School . . . gained a career-best 302 yards and scored four rushing TDs vs. Battle Creek Central in the first round of the 2002 state playoffs . . . also started at free safety as a senior . . . four-year letterman in track, competing in the 100, 200, 400 and 4x100 relay . . . played one season on the varsity basketball team and averaged 10.3 points as the starting shooting guard in 2002-03 . . . son of John and Robin Malatinsky . . . born March 23, 1984 . . . earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology in May 2007 . . . currently pursuing a master's degree in kinesiology.