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Matt Trannon
Matt  Trannon


Flint, Mich.

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Height / Weight:
6-6 / 235




Expected to push for one of the starting jobs at wide receiver in Michigan State's new spread offense...his size and speed will help upgrade the Spartans' passing game...AS A FRESHMAN: Sat out the entire 2002 season for academic reasons...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep's, PrepStar's and Prep Football Report's All-Midwest Teams...ranked among the nation's top wide receivers by (No. 34) and (No. 41)...listed among the Midwest's top prospects by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report (No. 37) and SuperPrep (No. 42)...rated among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 5), Detroit Free Press (No. 10) and Lansing State Journal (No. 11)...selected for The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams...caught 32 passes for 558 yards (17.4 avg.) and nine touchdowns as a senior to earn first-team All-Saginaw Valley Conference honors...also had five interceptions and 10 touchdown-saving tackles in 2001...three-year starter at wide receiver and two-year starter at safety for Coach Gary Lee at Northern High School in Flint, Mich....had 78 career receptions for 1,385 yards (17.8 avg.) and 23 TDs...ranked among the nation's top 20 prep basketball players by (No. 18), including the No. 6 power forward...four-year starter averaged 18.7 points and 10.2 rebounds as a senior for Coach Garner Pleasant...third-team Class A all-state selection by The Detroit News in 2000-01 after averaging 13.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals...three-sport standout earned all-state honors in track after finishing third in the 200 meters as a junior...attended the same high school that produced Michigan State basketball stars Mateen Cleaves and Antonio Smith and Spartan football All-American Robaire Smith...cousin Lonnie Young earned four letters as a cornerback at Michigan State (1981-84) before spending seven seasons in the National Football League with the St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals (1985-91)...son of Katherine Trannon...born July 22, 1983.

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