Named the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, Calhoun leads MSU with seven sacks.
Calhoun named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, and College Football Performance Awards National Defensive Performer of the Week.
For the second game in a row, Michigan State's defense accounts for two touchdowns while the running game produces one score.
In two games, sophomore defensive end Shilique Calhoun has scored three touchdowns, including two against South Florida.
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CAREER NOTES: Promising third-year player is in his first year as a starting defensive end . . . has 38 tackles, including 16 for losses (74 yards) with eight sacks (43 yards), in 25 career games.
2013 NOTES: Named the Smith-Brown Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year (named for Michigan State's Bubba Smith and Penn State's Courtney Brown) . . . first-team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and media . . . named Midseason All-American by SI.com (second team) and Phil Steele (second team) . . . named one of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award (nation's best defensive end) . . . ranks tied for second in NCAA FBS with four fumble recoveries, including two returns for touchdowns (16 yards vs. Western Michigan; 4 yards vs. South Florida) . . . tied for the FBS lead with three defensive TDs, as he also had a 56-yard interception return vs. South Florida . . . his three defensive TDs tie a modern-day Michigan State single-season record (games dating back to 1946), and he is the first Spartan to accomplish the feat in the first two games of the season . . . is the first Spartan defensive player to score three TDs in one season since linebacker T.J. Turner accounted for three in 12 games in 1999 . . . his four fumble recoveries tie for fifth most in an MSU single-season . . . leads team and ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 7.0 sacks (42 yards) . . . ranks second on the team and tied for sixth in the Big Ten with 13.5 tackles for loss (72 yards) . . . leads team with 17 quarterback hurries . . . also leads the team with 32 QB hits, including a career-best seven against Michigan . . . ranks second on the defense with 227 production points . . . leads Spartan defensive linemen with 32 tackles . . . recorded a career-high seven tackles, including 2.5 for loss (12 yards) and a half sack (1 yard), against Minnesota . . . forced a fumble and also recovered a fumble to go along with two tackles at Nebraska . . . named CBSSports.com National Co-Defensive Player of the Week after producing career bests in tackles (6), tackles for loss (3.0 for 19 yards) and sacks (2.0 for 17 yards) in win over No. 23 Michigan; totaled a team-best 33 production points against the Wolverines . . . collected three stops, including 1.5 for losses (8 yards), at Illinois; forced a fumble in the second quarter that eventually led to MSU's first TD of the game against the Fighting Illini . . . had two tackles, including a 3-yard sack, and was credited with three QB hits vs. Purdue . . . tallied a 9-yard sack vs. Indiana . . . had four QB hurries and three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, in road win at Iowa; also had six QB hits against the Hawkeyes . . . credited with two tackles, including a 5-yard loss, at No. 22 Notre Dame . . . collected four QB hurries, recovered a fumble in the third consecutive game, and had two tackles, including a 3-yard sack, against Youngstown State . . . collected several weekly honors after scoring two touchdowns and recording two tackles for loss, including a 9-yard sack, in Michigan State's 21-6 win over South Florida on Sept. 7 at Spartan Stadium . . . was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week, FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, CBSSports.com National Defensive Player of the Week and College Football Performance Awards National Defensive Performer of the Week . . . also was selected CFPA National Defensive Lineman of the Week and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week; in addition, he was listed on the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for Week 2 . . . scored two touchdowns against USF, returning a fumble 4 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter and his first career interception 56 yards for another score in the third quarter . . . was credited with three solo tackles against the Bulls, with two resulting in losses (12 yards) including a 9-yard sack, and two QB hurries; totaled 44 production points in the game . . . returned a fumble 16 yards for a touchdown in the season opener vs. Western Michigan and was credited with three QB hits.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 13 games as a back-up defensive end . . . had six tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss (2 yards) . . . tied for the team lead with five quarterback hurries . . . also had two pass break-ups . . . led the team with 2.0 tackles for loss (2 yards), including a 1-yard sack, in the win over TCU in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl . . . tallied a tackle and a pass break-up vs. Northwestern . . . collected two tackles, including a half tackle for loss, and had a quarterback hurry against Eastern Michigan in his first career start . . . recorded a tackle, a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry in the win at Central Michigan.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week three times (vs. Youngstown State, Michigan and Indiana), most of any player on the team . . . also selected Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 69) . . . listed among the country's top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 35) . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Northeast and PrepStar's All-East Teams . . . rated among New Jersey's top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 18) and Rivals.com (No. 21) . . . three-year starter for Coach Joe Trezza at Middletown High School North in Middletown Township, N.J. . . . selected to the 2010 Coaches' All-Division Team (Class A North) as a tight end . . . earned third-team All-Shore Conference honors as a senior from The Asbury Park Press and All Shore Media . . . recorded 45 tackles in 2010, with 15 resulting in losses including four sacks . . . also credited with five pass break-ups, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries as a senior . . . had 28 receptions for 450 yards (16.1 avg.) and four touchdowns in 2010 . . . his best all-around performance came as a senior vs. Jackson Memorial: nine tackles, including four for losses, and two fumble recoveries to go along with eight catches for 152 yards and two scores . . . produced 30 tackles, including five for losses, as a junior . . . also caught 21 passes for 250 yards (11.9 avg.) and one TD in 2009 . . . averaged 17.5 points and 10.0 rebounds for the Lion basketball team in 2010-11 . . . named tournament MVP of the Buc Holiday Classic after scoring a career-high 38 points in the championship game vs. Freehold, including 17 in the fourth quarter . . . son of John and Cynthia Calhoun . . . born March 20, 1992 . . . majoring in criminal justice.
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