Over the last four years, Michigan State’s 2015 senior class has won 41 games, including the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game and three postseason bowl games.
Jack Conklin, Paul Lang, Tyler O’Connor and Josiah Price become the first football scholarship athletes to study aboard under Mark Dantonio.
Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
Ninety-five Spartan student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
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 traveled to Rutgers to take on the Scarlet Knights on Saturday night.
Fifth-year senior and three-year letterwinner has seen action in 36 games, including six starts . . . has four catches for 7 yards . . . primarily used as a blocking tight end . . . enters preseason camp listed as a back-up tight end, but will see regular time in the playing rotation.
2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played in all 13 games, including four starts (Ohio State, Rutgers, Penn State, Baylor) when MSU lined up in a double tight end formation . . . selected to the Academic All-Big Ten team for the third year in a row . . . had one catch against Eastern Michigan.
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 13 games to earn his second letter . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Illinois . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second-straight year.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 10 games, including two starts (Ohio State, Northwestern), to earn his first letter . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . had three catches for 8 yards . . . recorded his first career touchdown with a 2-yard reception at No. 23 Michigan . . . started at Indiana . . . had a 4-yard reception vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . missed all of spring practice with a back injury.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . missed the entire 2011 season with a back injury.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 62) . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Northeast and PrepStar's All-East Teams . . . ranked among Pennsylvania's Top 25 seniors by SuperPrep (No. 23) . . . earned first-team all-state and first-team all-conference honors as a senior . . . also named one of The Almanac's Premier Pigskin Performers . . . two-way starter (tight end and defensive end) for Coach Chris Haering at Mount Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh who helped lead the Blue Devils to an 11-1 record and a trip to the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals in 2010 . . . had 25 receptions for 341 yards (13.6 avg.) and four touchdowns as a senior . . . also recorded 51 tackles (33 solos, 18 assists), including four sacks (19 yards), and a fumble recovery in 2010 . . . caught five passes for 37 yards (7.4 avg.) and a score as a junior . . . four-year starter and three-time captain for the Mount Lebanon basketball team . . . helped lead the Blue Devil basketball team to back-to-back appearances in the WPIAL Class AAAA finals . . . in his senior season, he became only the second two-sport athlete in school history to eclipse the 1,000-point career milestone . . . averaged 14.3 points and 8.4 rebounds as a junior for Coach Joe David while helping the Blue Devils to a 26-2 record . . . member of the National Honor Society and Student Athletic Leadership Academy . . . son of Michael and Carolyn Lang . . . born May 24, 1992 . . . spent 2 and 1/2 weeks in Australia (June-July 2015), participating in MSU's study abroad International Summer Sports Program . . . majoring in economics.