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Matt Morrissey
Matt  Morrissey

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lincolnshire, Ill.

High School:
Adlai E. Stevenson

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 202

Position:
S

Experience:
2L


12/07/2016

Program-Record 22 Spartan Football Players Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Matt Macksood, Tyler O'Connor and Josiah Price garner Academic All-Big Ten accolades for the fourth time.

08/04/2016

2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

10/18/2015

Grinz on Green Blog: Miller, Willis Enjoy Memorable First Starts Against U-M

True freshman safeties Grayson Miller and Khari Willis combined for nine tackles in MSU’s 27-23 win at No. 12 Michigan.

08/10/2015

2015 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

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

09/27/2014

Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2016

Third-year player enters preseason camp as the back-up free safety, behind Demetrious Cox.

2015 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 12 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . recorded five tackles, including a season-high two vs. Oregon . . . played a key role on the game's final play in the win over No. 12 Michigan; rushed Wolverine punter Blake O'Neill and helped pop the ball loose, leading to Jalen Watts-Jackson's 38-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the 27-23 win as time expired . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2014 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week against Maryland . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue .

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated one of the top safeties in the nation by Scout.com (No. 56) and ESPN.com (No. 88) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 28) and ESPN.com (No. 31) . . . two-time Class 8A all-state selection by the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association . . . named second-team all-state by the Chicago Tribune as a senior . . . three-time all-area selection by the Pioneer Press and two-time all-area pick by the Daily Herald . . . three-time All-North Suburban Conference choice . . . two-time IHSFCA academic all-state selection and three-time NSC All-Academic pick . . . three-year starter at safety and wide receiver for Coach Bill McNamara at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois . . . helped the Patriots to a combined record of 28-9 (.757), including three-straight conference championships . . . named Daily Herald Lake County All-Area Player of the Year in 2013 . . . also selected Pioneer Press All-Area Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . recorded 107 tackles (70 solos, 37 assists), including three for losses, four interceptions and five pass break-ups in 2013 . . . also returned a fumble for a touchdown as a senior . . . had 43 receptions for 783 yards (18.2 avg.) and 10 TDs in 2013 . . . produced 87 tackles and five pass break-ups as a junior . . . caught 33 passes for 563 yards (17.1 avg.) and five scores in 2012 . . . also lettered in basketball for the Patriots . . . son of Jim and Amy Morrissey . . . born Jan. 18, 1996 . . . father Jim was a four-year letterman at Michigan State (1981-84), earning first-team All-Big Ten honors as a linebacker as a senior, and spent nine years in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears (1985-93; Super Bowl XX Champions in 1986) and Green Bay Packers (1993) . . . brother Mike played linebacker at Boston College (three-year letterman; 2007, 2009-10) . . . sister Anna was a three-year letterwinner on the Spartan women's basketball team (2012-14) . . . majoring in finance.

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