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Jeff McPherson
Jeff McPherson

Hometown:
Lowell, Mich.

High School:
Lowell

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 240

Position:
FB

Birthdate:
07/22/1985

Experience:
3L


AS A SENIOR: Former linebacker closed his career as a fullback his final two seasons . . . appeared in all 13 games in 2008, including five starts (Iowa, Northwestern, Michigan, Purdue, Penn State) . . . had a career-high seven catches for 47 yards (6.7 avg.) as a senior . . . AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in all 13 games, including starting assignments vs. Bowling Green and Pittsburgh . . . caught four passes for 43 yards. . . scored his first career touchdown with a 3-yard grab in the third quarter vs. Penn State that cut the Nittany Lions' lead to 24-14 en route to the 35- 31 Spartan victory . . . career-long 22-yard reception arrived in the season opener vs. UAB . . . made the transition from linebacker to fullback during spring practice . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in last seven games in 2006, all on special teams . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Named recipient of the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 . . . earned Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honors three times (vs. Kent State, Illinois and Northwestern) . . . saw action in two games in 2005 (vs. Kent State and Illinois) . . . 2004 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Hawaii . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Honorable mention all-state selection in 2003 . . . earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior for Coach Noel Dean at Lowell (Mich.) High School . . . selected Lowell's Defensive MVP after recording 121 tackles, including five sacks, in 2003 . . . posted double figures in tackles in all 12 games as a senior . . . sidelined for half of his junior year with a hip injury . . . won two letters in track and field, competing in the 200, 4x100 relay and discus . . . received all-conference honors in track and field as a senior . . . son of Mac and Pinky McPherson . . . born July 22, 1985 . . . brother Bill was a walk-on fullback for the Spartans in 1999-2000 . . . majoring in economics.