All-American Darqueze Dennard voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
Spartans recognized for winning the 100th Rose Bowl Game.
Red-shirt freshman offensive tackle Jack Conklin started all but one game in 2013, while true freshman kicker Michael Geiger set the school single-season record for field-goal percentage at .938.
Michael Geiger, Tony Lippett and Denicos Allen all take different paths to Rose Bowl.
Connor Cook threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns in the Big Ten Championship.
Michigan State vs. Ohio State
USATSPI: Michigan State vs. Minnesota - 11/30/13
Michigan @ Michigan State
Michigan State @ Illinois
Enters his second season as the starting placekicker after a record-breaking freshman season . . . named to the Lou Groza Award Watch List (nation's top placekicker) and the College Football Performance Awards Watch List for the Placekicker Trophy . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports (first team), Phil Steele (first team, Sporting News (first team) and Lindy's (second team).
2013 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman set an MSU single-season record by making 93.8 percent of his field-goal attempts (15-of-16), which ranked first in the Big Ten and tied for fourth in the NCAA FBS . . . ranked second on the team in scoring with 81 points . . . ranked tied for third in the Big Ten with 15 field goals made . . . closed the season by making 13 consecutive field goals (school record: 15 by Brett Swenson in 2008) . . . ranked tied for fifth in the Big Ten in scoring (7.4 ppg.) and tied for second in kick scoring . . . was 8-of-8 from 40-plus yards . . . was 36-for-38 in point-after attempts (.947) . . . named first-team Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America . . . garnered honorable mention All-America recognition from SI.com . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by the media . . . named to ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team . . . connected on a 31-yard field goal in the third quarter of the Rose Bowl Game against Stanford that tied the game at 17; also made all three of his PATs in the win over the Cardinal . . . named CFPA National Placekicker of the Week after scoring 10 points (two field goals, four PATs) in win over No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game; connected on a 40-yarder in the first quarter and a 44-yarder in the third quarter . . . kicked a 37-yard field goal and made three PATs at Northwestern . . . scored 11 points at Nebraska, including two field goals (45 and 25 yards) and five PATs . . . collected 11 points in win over No. 23 Michigan, including three field goals (40, 44 and 35 yards) and two PATs . . . made all six of his PATs vs. Illinois and Indiana . . . scored 14 points at Iowa and was 4-of-5 on field-goal attempts (made from 27, 35, 49 and 40 yards) against the Hawkeyes . . . made his collegiate debut at No. 22 Notre Dame; connected on 25 and 42-yard field goals and also made his only PAT against the Irish.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Made game-winning, 56-yard field goal with 5:14 left in the fourth quarter of the 2013 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association's annual North-South Classic (Divisions IV, V and VI) in Dayton, Ohio, on April 27 as the North defeated the South, 27-24 . . . represented the East in the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, California . . . ranked among the nation's top kickers by Rivals.com (No. 1), 247Sports.com (No. 1), Chris Sailer (No. 1), Scout.com (No. 9) and ESPN.com (No. 12) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 121) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 45) and ESPN.com (No. 57) . . . two-year starter for Coach Chris Hardman at Ottawa Hills High School in Toledo, Ohio . . . Associated Press Division VI All-Ohio First-Team selection in 2012 . . . also started at wide receiver and safety for the Green Bears . . . connected on 6-of-10 field-goal attempts as a senior, including a career-long 54-yarder . . . 48 of his 52 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks (.923) in 2012 . . . averaged 41.6 yards per punt as a senior . . . converted 35-of-37 extra-point attempts (.946) as a junior . . . 88 percent of kickoffs resulted in touchbacks in 2011 . . . also averaged 41.6 yards per punt as a junior . . . scored two touchdowns in 2010 . . . two-time Division III All-Ohio selection in soccer as a goalkeeper (senior: first team; junior: second team) . . . son of Jim and Mary Geiger . . . born Oct. 4, 1994 . . . majoring in engineering.
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