Fifteen former Spartans, including 10 seniors and two juniors from the 2011 team, audition in front of NFL scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Football Building.
MSU had plenty of heroes in its 33-30 triple-overtime victory over No. 18 Georgia.
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In the first five seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio, 56 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Big Ten.
CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterwinner appeared in 25 career games.
2011 SEASON (SENIOR): Saw action in every game as the starting holder . . . played a key role on special teams as the holder in MSU's 33-30 triple-overtime victory over Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl, securing the snap on two field goals in overtime . . . also had six catches for 44 yards (7.4 avg.) . . . had three tackles on special teams . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . graduated in December with a degree in hospitality business . . . scored on two-point conversion in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin in the second quarter to give MSU a 22-21 lead . . . had a 3-yard reception vs. Indiana on Senior Day at Spartan Stadium . . . converted a successful fake field goal in the third quarter at Iowa, gaining 5 yards on a rush on a fourth-and-2 play from the Hawkeye 25-yard line . . . caught a career-high four passes for 32 yards in win over Central Michigan.
2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in nine games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter.
2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in two games (Penn State, Texas Tech).
2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in 2008 . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . selected Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Indiana.
2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter at quarterback for Coach Mike Boyd at Nouvel Catholic Central High School in Saginaw, Mich. . . . named 2006 Associated Press Class C Player of the Year after accounting for nearly 2,500 total yards and 31 touchdowns while leading the Panthers to the Division 6 state championship . . . completed 74-of-122 passes (.607) for 1,480 yards and 23 TDs as a senior . . . also averaged 14.0 yards per carry while rushing for over a 1,000 yards and eight scores in 2006 . . . hit 22-of-35 throws (.629) for 543 yards and eight TDs during the Panthers' four-game run to the Division 6 state title . . . earned Class C-D all-area honors as a junior from The Saginaw News . . . produced 1,400 total yards and 20 TDs in 2005 . . . four-time all-state selection in track . . . four-year letterman in hockey as a center . . . Academic All-State selection in both track and hockey . . . son of Robert and Sue Sonntag . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in hospitality business.
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