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
Third-year player will push for playing time at Star linebacker and will see action on special teams.
2015 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 10 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . recorded one tackle vs. Air Force and Indiana.
2014 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to the USA Football roster for the 2014 U.S. Under-19 National Team against Team Canada in the 2014 International Bowl series Feb. 7 at Maverick Stadium at the University of Texas at Arlington . . . ranked one of the nation's top athletes by Rivals.com (No. 12) and ESPN.com (No. 74) . . . rated among the nation's top safeties by 247Sports (No. 55) and Scout.com (No. 58) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Team . . . listed as one of the top seniors in the state of Florida by Rivals.com (No. 38) and 247Sports (No. 92) . . . helped lead Tampa Catholic to a 10-3 record his senior year in 2013, as the Crusaders reached the Florida 3A state semifinals . . . named to the Tampa Tribune All-Hillsborough County First Team as a specialist . . . rushed for 593 yards on 82 carries (7.2 avg.) with 11 touchdowns as a senior . . . also played linebacker and safety; totaled 47 tackles (36 solos), 12 passes defended (two interceptions, 10 pass break-ups), three sacks (11 yards), 10 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and a blocked punt . . . compiled 699 all-purpose yards . . . ran for 120 yards and two TDs on 14 attempts while recording a 5-yard sack and two pass break-ups vs. Berkeley Prep . . . as a junior, ran for 616 yards and six TDs on 75 carries (8.2 avg.) . . . tallied 830 all-purpose yards . . . recorded 107 tackles (77 solos), including 12 tackles for loss with 2.5 sacks (17 yards) . . . also had seven passes defended (one interception, six pass break-ups), three blocks and two forced fumbles . . . rushed for 114 yards on 10 carries with one TD and also posted 18 tackles, including two for losses, against Fort Meade . . . had 15 tackles, including three for loss, vs. Jesuit . . . recorded 18 stops, with two tackles for loss, against Berkeley Prep . . . collected 40 tackles, including three sacks, with two fumble recoveries and one interception as a sophomore . . . son of Tim Harrell and Shanell Snyder . . . born Sept. 18, 1995 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science -- health and society.