R.J. Shelton named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
Malik McDowell returns to anchor the defensive line following a breakthrough sophomore season.
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio gives an update on the team following practice.
Second-year player is slated as the starting defensive tackle to begin preseason practice following a successful spring season.
2015 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's Top 300 prospects by Scout.com (No. 159) and 247Sports.com (No. 246) . . . rated among the country's top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 17), 247Sports.com (No. 18) and ESPN.com (No. 38) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 39) . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 2), Scout.com (No. 3) and ESPN.com (No. 11) . . . three-year starter and three-time All-Catholic League Red Division selection for Coach Bill Jeske at DePaul College Prep (formerly Gordon Tech) in Chicago, Illinois . . . saw action at defensive tackle, defensive end and right tackle as a senior while helping the Rams to their first winning season since 2005 and a trip to the Prep Bowl playoffs . . . earned first-team all-state honors from the Chicago Tribune and The News-Gazette as a senior . . . named to the Chicago Sun-Times and ChicagoFootball.com's all-area teams . . . presented the Tony Lawless Award as the Catholic League Red Division Player of the Year in 2014 . . . recorded 74 tackles (53 solos, 21 assists) as a senior, with 22 resulting in losses including eight sacks . . . also credited with nine pass break-ups and three forced fumbles in 2014 . . . also played basketball . . . appointed captain of the Rams' basketball team as a sophomore . . . son of LaTasha Williams . . . his guardian is MacKenzie Hyde . . . born Feb. 14, 1997 . . . no-preference major.