With the three-time All-Big Ten corner Johnny Adams likely sidelined for Saturday's Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Trae Waynes, Mitchell White and Tony Lippett are expected to assume expanded roles in the secondary.
Spartans will have a week off before facing Northwestern on Saturday, Nov. 17 at noon in Spartan Stadium.
Spartans return eight starters from the top-ranked defense in the Big Ten last season.
Playing for both teams, quarterback Connor Cook completes 20-of-45 passes for 294 yards and a touchdown.
CAREER NOTES: Fifth-year senior is listed as a co-starter at Star linebacker on the depth chart . . . two-year letterwinner has recorded 15 tackles in 26 career games . . . made the move from safety to linebacker during the 2013 season.
2014 SEASON (SENIOR): Has seven tackles and two pass break-ups on the season . . . tied a career high with three tackles and a pass break-up at No. 3 Oregon in his first career start . . . collected a career-high three tackles in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State.
2013 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played in all 14 games, primarily on special teams . . . recorded three tackles.
2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in eight games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . had four tackles . . . made the transition from cornerback to safety . . . posted one stop each against Indiana, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Northwestern.
2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Missed a majority of the season due to injury . . . returned for the 2012 Outback Bowl against No. 18 Georgia and recorded a tackle against the Bulldogs.
2010 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2010 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina . . . rated among the nation's top cornerbacks by Scout.com (No. 10), Max Emfinger (No. 22), Scouts, Inc. (No. 24) and Rivals.com (No. 42) . . . ranked among the nation's top defensive backs by Tom Lemming (No. 12), Athlon Sports (No. 31) and Phil Steele (No. 48) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the state's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 3), Rivals.com (No. 8), The Detroit News (No. 18), Lansing State Journal (No. 18) and Detroit Free Press (No. 22) . . . two-year starter for Coach Antonio Watts at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan . . . recorded 44 tackles and four interceptions as a senior in 2009 despite being sidelined for three games with a sprained ankle . . . rushed 104 times for 685 yards (6.6 avg.) and four touchdowns as a junior . . . posted two 100-yard rushing games in 2008: vs. Cooley (13 carries for 165 yards and 2 TDs) and Mumford (22 for 161) . . . also credited with 15 tackles (9 solos, 6 assists), one interception and seven passes defended as a junior . . . registered nine tackles (5 solos, 4 assists), three passes defended and forced a fumble vs. Ford . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan Lawrence Thomas and former MSU linebacker Chris Norman . . . also competed in track and field . . . son of Reggie and Renee Hill . . . born Jan. 21, 1993 . . . majoring in psychology.
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