Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and players discuss MSU-Iowa game.
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.
CAREER NOTES: Promising second-year player is the team’s starting defensive tackle . . . has 37 tackles, including three for losses and 0.5 sack, in 22 career games, including 13 consecutive starts . . . his brother, Jacub, is a freshman defensive end for the Spartans.
2017 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Has started at defensive tackle in all 10 games . . . has 23 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, on the season . . . posted three stops with one tackle for loss at No. 11 Ohio State, logging 14 production points, leading the defensive tackle unit and ranking third on defense . . . tallied three tackles at Northwestern . . . logged season-high five tackles against Indiana, matching his brother, who also had a season best . . . finished with season-high 23 production points against Indiana, also a season-high . . . notched one stop at Minnesota, but posted 13 production points . . . recorded three tackles against No. 7 Michigan, logging 14 production points, leading the defensive tackles . . . notched one stop and one QB hurry in Iowa game . . . registered four tackles, including first career solo sack of career, against Notre Dame . . . logged three stops with half a tackle for loss against WMU.
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.