Michigan State held its annual media day Monday afternoon in the Izzo Family Media Center inside Spartan Stadium.
R.J. Shelton named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
Promising second-year player enters the 2017 season ready to compete for a starting role along the interior of the defensive line.
2016 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Gained valuable experience by seeing action in all 12 games, including starts in the last three games (Rutgers, Ohio State, Penn State) . . . recorded 14 tackles . . . honorable mention selection to the BTN.com All-Freshman Team . . . named defensive recipient of MSU's Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award . . . posted three stops at No. 8 Penn State . . . had season-best seven tackles against No. 2 Ohio State, including half a sack for loss of three yards . . . registered one stop vs. Northwestern . . . posted season high for second game in a row with two stops at Indiana . . . logged first tackle of Spartan career in game vs. Wisconsin.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top prospects by Rivals.com (No. 248) and 247Sports.com (No. 325) . . . rated among the country's top defensive tackles by Rivals.com (No. 21), 247Sports.com (No. 32) and ESPN.com (No. 33) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 34) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 3), ESPN.com (No. 5) and 247Sports.com (No. 6) . . . three-year starter at defensive tackle for Coach Chris Roll at Lake Park West High School in Roselle, Illinois . . . also saw action along the offensive line and at fullback as a senior . . . Chicago Tribune first-team all-state selection in 2015 . . . named to the Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald all-area teams . . . two-time All-DuPage Valley Conference pick (selected defensive captain in 2015) . . . recorded 68 tackles, with 19 resulting in losses (51 yards) including three sacks (17 yards), and two pass break-ups as a senior . . . selected DuPage Valley Conference Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year as a junior . . . produced 56 tackles, with 13 coming behind the line of scrimmage (49 yards) including four sacks (20 yards), in 2014 . . . set a bench press record at The Opening camp in Beaverton, Oregon, by benching 185 pounds 43 times in July 2015 . . . also lettered in basketball and track and field . . . son of Darius and Jolanta Panasiuk . . . born Oct. 13, 1997 . . . urban and regional planning major.