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Matt Sokol
Matt  Sokol

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Rochester, Mich.

High School:
Adams

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 250

Position:
TE

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.

04/21/2016

Patience Pays Dividends for Clemons, Beedle & Sokol

Fifth-year senior offensive guard Brandon Clemons, sophomore offensive lineman David Beedle and sophomore tight end Matt Sokol have blossomed this spring, and all are expected to be major contributors in 2016.

08/10/2015

2015 Season Outlook

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

05/02/2017

Offense

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

CAREER NOTES: Fourth-year player will likely see an expanded role in the offense as a junior in 2017 . . . two-year letterwinner has played in 26 career games, mostly on special teams.

2016 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his second letter . . . had two catches for 26 yards . . . Academic All-Big Ten honoree . . . had one catch for career-long 16 yards at Illinois . . . posted one tackle on special teams . . . recorded first catch as a Spartan vs. No. 11 Wisconsin with 10-yard reception.

2015 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 14 games to earn his first letter . . . saw action at fullback, tight end and on special teams . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Central Michigan.

2014 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week twice (vs. Jacksonville State and Eastern Michigan) . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 6, 2014, for the beginning of the spring semester and participated in spring practice.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated one of the nation's top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 20) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . listed among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 5), Detroit Free Press (No. 8), 247Sports (No. 11), Rivals.com (No. 14) and Lansing State Journal (No. 14) . . . played multiple positions in high school, including defensive line, linebacker and quarterback . . . three-year starter and two-year captain for Coach Tony Patritto . . . rushed for 289 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries against Farmington . . . ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries against Oak Park . . . missed second half of his senior season with a dislocated ankle and fractured fibula; had three receptions for 26 yards and 11 solo tackles as a linebacker in six games . . . threw for more than 1,200 yards and rushed for more than 600 yards while playing quarterback his junior season . . . son of David and Kimberly Sokol . . . both of his parents were athletes at West Point . . . born Nov. 9, 1995 . . . economics major.

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