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
The Spartans topped Iowa in the Big 10 Championship on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.
2016 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played against Northwestern in his only game action of the season.
2015 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in 13 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter.
2014 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week against Wyoming.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played on the offensive line in the inaugural Border Classic as Team Michigan defeated Team Ohio, 27-14, on June 14 in Findlay, Ohio . . . rated one of the nation's top offensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 56) and 247Sports (No. 121) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 13), Lansing State Journal (No. 20), Rivals.com (No. 21), Detroit Free Press (No. 22), National Underclassmen (No. 23) and 247Sports (No. 28) . . . garnered first-team all-state accolades from The Associated Press (Division 5-6) and Detroit Free Press (Division 5) . . . also earned first-team All-Wolverines Conference (West Division) honors . . . two-way lineman recorded 47 tackles, including six for losses, and returned an interception for a touchdown as a senior in 2013 . . . three-year starter for Coach Bill Bergan at Berrien Springs High School . . . son of Dennis and Keren Padla . . . his brother Alex played one season of football at Saginaw Valley State University . . . his uncle Doug earned three letters at Temple (1968-70) . . . born March 19, 1996 . . . food industry management major.