Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
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
Second-year player is listed as a back-up defensive end on the depth chart, behind Shilique Calhoun.
2014 SEASON: Redshirted . . . appeared in two games (vs. Jacksonville State and Eastern Michigan) . . . in his collegiate debut, collected four tackles, including a half sack (2 yards), against Jacksonville State.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked one of the top tight ends in the nation by ESPN.com (No. 26), Scout.com (No. 36) and 247Sports (No. 65) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Team . . . recorded 33 tackles (17-16), including six for losses with one sack, in 12 games his senior season playing for Coach Ron Gartrell at Stephenson High School . . . helped lead Stephenson to a 9-3 record and the round of 16 in the Georgia high school state playoffs (Class AAAAA) . . . also played basketball; as a junior, averaged 12 points per game and ranked 10th in DeKalb County in rebounding (7.8 avg.), 13th in blocks (1.5 bpg.) and 19th in field-goal percentage (.522) . . . averaged 12.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks as a senior . . . grandson of Charles and Deborah Sweat . . . born Sept. 4, 1996 . . . no-preference major.