MSU head coach Mark Dantonio supports All-America defensive tackle Jerel Worthy's decision to turn pro.
Football Media Center: Georgia
Head coach Mark Dantonio, offensive coordinator Dan Roushar, defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, and several players preview the Jan. 2 matchup against No. 18 Georgia.
Football Media Center: Indiana
CAREER NOTES: Fifth-year senior played in 42 career games, including two starts . . . . had 50 career tackles, including 7.0 for losses (30 yards) and 5.0 sacks . . . earned a scholarship prior to the 2010 season.
2011 SEASON (SENIOR): Collected six tackles, including 1.5 for losses (5 yards), and two pass break-ups . . . made the switch from defensive end to defensive tackle during spring practice . . . suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Iowa game . . . had one tackle and a quarterback hurry in win over No. 4 Wisconsin . . . recorded a tackle for loss (1 yard) and two pass break-ups vs. Central Michigan . . . recorded one tackle and a half sack for 4 yards against Florida Atlantic.
2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 13 games on the defensive line, including two starts (Northwestern, Alabama). . . ranked second on the team with 3.5 sacks (17 yards) . . . collected a career-high 27 tackles . . . in his first career start on the defensive line, recorded a career-best two sacks (9 yards) and three tackles at Northwestern . . . tied his career high with five tackles, including 1.5 sacks (8 yards), in win against Illinois . . . recorded two stops in victory at No. 18 Michigan . . . tallied three tackles in win over No. 11 Wisconsin . . . compiled three tackles and a quarterback hurry vs. Northern Colorado . . . recorded a career-high five tackles and forced a fumble against Notre Dame.
2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games in 2009 . . . posted 13 tackles, including 2.0 for losses (8 yards), and compiled 57 production points . . . registered a quarterback hurry in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . recovered a fumble and also recorded a tackle vs. Western Michigan . . . tied his career high with four tackles at Minnesota . . . produced two tackles, including a half sack, at Illinois . . . was credited with a tackle and a half sack (6 yards) vs. Michigan . . . tallied two tackles at Notre Dame, including one for a 1-yard loss . . . made one tackle each vs. Wisconsin, Central Michigan and Montana State.
2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in six games in 2008 (vs. Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin) . . . worked behind Trevor Anderson and Dwayne Holmes at one defensive end position . . . recorded four tackles in collegiate debut vs. Eastern Michigan . . . also selected Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Eastern Michigan.
2007 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Attended Harmony Community School in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2006 . . . represented the East in the 2006 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game . . . three-year starter at linebacker/defensive end at Oak Park (Mich.) High School where he played two seasons for Coach Keith Stephens and one year for Coach Tim Hopkins . . . Associated Press Class A honorable mention all-state selection as a senior . . . named All-Metro North (first team) in 2005 . . . recorded 121 tackles as a senior, including 68 solo hits and 53 assists, while helping the Knights to a 7-3 record . . . registered four sacks and recovered two fumbles in 2005 . . . earned All-Metro North (second team) honors as a junior . . . honorable mention all-county selection by The Daily Oakland Press in 2004 . . . two-year letterman in track and field, competing in the shot and discus . . . son of Gregory and Grace Strayhorn . . . born March 15, 1988 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources.
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