Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
Aaron Burbridge named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
Nineteen former Spartans audition in front of NFL coaches and scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Building.
Michigan State’s 65 wins since 2010 are tied for fourth most among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams and most in the Big Ten during that same period.
Michigan State’s 2015 roster features 29 players from Ohio, including seven who started in the Spartans’ 17-14 victory over the No. 2 Buckeyes.
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
Check out the photo gallery from the Michigan State football game against Ohio State.
Michigan State vs. Stanford
Michigan State vs. Ohio State
Michigan State @ Nebraska
AP Photos: Michigan State vs. Iowa
CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner started three years at fullback . . . appeared in 49 career games, including 28 starts at fullback . . . former walk-on earned a scholarship in 2013 . . . had 13 career catches for 223 yards and three TDs . . . earned his bachelor's degree in hospitality business in December 2015.
CAREER IN BOWL GAMES: Played in four bowl games (2012 Buffalo Wild Wings, 2014 Rose, 2015 Cotton, 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal at Cotton Bowl) . . . started at fullback against Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic . . . impressive all-around effort vs. No. 5 Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game, recording two catches for 21 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown grab from Connor Cook in the second quarter.
2015 SEASON (SENIOR): Appeared in all 14 games, including nine starts . . . had four receptions for 94 yards (23.5 avg.) and one touchdown . . . named the team’s offensive recipient of the Jim Adams Award (Unsung Hero) . . . battled through a knee injury to help Michigan State rush for 174 yards on No. 4 Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game; provided several key blocks on MSU’s game-winning 22-play touchdown drive in the fourth quarter . . . left the Penn State game in the first half with an injury . . . had a 12-yard TD reception from Tyler O’Connor in the second quarter during MSU’s 17-14 win at No. 2 Ohio State . . . had a career-high two receptions for 8 yards at Nebraska . . . with MSU trailing 23-14 at No. 12 Michigan with 9:25 remaining in the game, had a career-long 74-yard reception to the UM 1-yard line that set up an LJ Scott touchdown run and cut the Spartan deficit to 23-21 in the eventual 27-23 win over the Wolverines.
2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played in 12 games and earned eight starts at fullback (Oregon, Eastern Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Michigan, Ohio State, Maryland, Baylor) . . . had a 2-yard reception at Purdue.
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 14 games, including 10 starts at fullback, to earn his second letter . . . had eight catches for 127 yards (15.9 avg.) and two touchdowns . . . impressive all-around effort vs. No. 5 Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game, recording two catches for 21 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown from Connor Cook in the second quarter, in addition to delivering several key blocks against the Cardinal . . . had two catches for a career-high 62 yards in win over No. 23 Michigan; had a 49-yard reception on MSU's first offensive play of the game . . . had a 13-yard reception at Illinois . . . caught his first career pass for a 12-yard touchdown against Youngstown State.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in nine games to earn his first letter . . . played both fullback and on special teams . . . collected a tackle at Minnesota . . . started his first career game at No. 23 Michigan . . .
2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Co-Player of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Iowa.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top fullbacks by Rivals.com (No. 3) . . . three-time all-state, all-area, all-county and all-district selection for Coach Merril Triplett at Portsmouth (Ohio) West High School . . . earned Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio First-Team honors as a linebacker in 2010 after recording 78 tackles in just seven games for the Senators . . . sidelined for the last four games of the season with a broken leg . . . named AP All-Southeast District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . also rushed 88 times for 967 yards (11.0 avg.) and 13 touchdowns in 2010 . . . ran 15 times for 115 yards and two scores vs. Chesapeake . . . gained 168 yards on 14 carries and scored three TDs vs. Rock Hill . . . had 15 rushes for 229 yards and two scores vs. Portsmouth . . . produced 96 tackles as a junior, with 25 resulting in losses including eight sacks . . . also forced and recovered three fumbles in 2009 . . . carried 144 times for 1,471 yards and 20 TDs as a junior . . . son of Garrett and Shawna Pendleton . . . born Nov. 9, 1992 . . . majoring in hospitality business.