No. 4 Spartans will face No. 5 Stanford in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.
The winningest senior class in school history can claim its 40th victory Saturday against Minnesota.
Middle linebacker Max Bullough, cornerback Darqueze Dennard and offensive guard Blake Treadwell share foxhole mentality.
CAREER NOTES: Five-year letterwinnner (2009-13) . . . played in 44 career games, including 24 starts on the offensive line (2011-13) and six on the defensive line (2009-10) . . . started the first three games of 2011 at center to receive a letter, but missed the remainder of the season with a knee injury and took a medical redshirt year . . . had 27 tackles (8 solo, 19 assists) while playing along the defensive line . . . two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2013 SEASON (SENIOR): Started all 14 games at left guard . . . second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . also earned All-Big Ten honors from Sporting News (first team), ESPN.com (second team) and Athlon Sports (second team) . . . elected a co-captain by his teammates . . . named to the ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team after a strong performance in the victory over fifth-ranked Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game . . . ranked first on the team with a career-best 70.5 knockdowns during the regular season, including a team-best 23.5 dominators . . . selected Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week eight times (Western Michigan, South Florida, Youngstown State, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern) . . . tied for team lead with three dominators and had 5.5 knockdowns total at Northwestern . . . delivered a season-high 11 knockdowns in win at Nebraska . . . produced 10 knockdowns against No. 23 Michigan, including three dominators . . . recorded eight knockdowns at Illinois . . . tallied six knockdowns vs. Purdue . . . recorded five knockdowns at No. 22 Notre Dame . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. South Florida . . . played 82 snaps in the 2013 season opener vs. Western Michigan and produced 7.5 knockdowns, including a career-best five dominators, and was named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week . . . Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in nine games, including seven starts at left guard (vs. Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Northwestern, Minnesota and TCU) . . . played 396 snaps during the regular season . . . credited with 26 knockdowns, including seven dominators . . . was slated to start at left guard entering the season, but injured his knee in preseason camp and missed the first four games of the season . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . started at left guard at Indiana but did not play most of the game . . . saw brief action against No. 14 Ohio State and Iowa . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recipient . . . made the transition from center to guard in spring practice .
2011 SEASON: Started the first three games of the season at center but missed the remainder of the season with a knee injury and received a medical redshirt year . . . injured his knee in the second half of the Notre Dame game . . . named Spartan Offensive Co-Lineman of the Week against Florida Atlantic as the Spartans rushed for 188 yards and two touchdowns . . . made his first career start at center in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State . . . made the switch from defensive tackle to center during spring practice in 2011.
2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw seen action in nine games in 2010, including five starts at nose tackle (vs. Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and Alabama) . . . sat out three games with a lower leg injury (vs. Western Michigan, Florida Atlantic and Northwestern) and missed a fourth game with the flu (vs. Purdue) . . . credited with 16 tackles (6 solos, 10 assists) and two quarterback hurries in 2010 . . . recorded a career-best six tackles, including five solos, vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . registered a half tackle for loss (1 yard) against the Crimson Tide . . . posted two tackles each vs. No. 18 Michigan and No. 18 Iowa . . . made three stops vs. No. 11 Wisconsin.
2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman appeared in the last nine games of the 2009 season at defensive tackle . . . recorded 11 tackles . . . registered a tackle, a quarterback hurry and a pass break-up in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . posted two tackles vs. Penn State . . . made his first career start vs. Western Michigan and produced one tackle . . . season-high four tackles, including a half-sack (2 yards), at Minnesota . . . tallied two tackles vs. Northwestern . . . recorded his first career tackle at Illinois . . . saw his first career action in the win over Michigan . . . did not play the first four games of the season due to a potential red-shirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation's top centers by Rivals.com (No. 3) and Scout.com (No. 4) . . . rated among the country's top offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. (No. 48) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 37) . . . ranked among the state's top 10 seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 2), Lansing State Journal (No. 5), The Detroit News (No. 8) and Rivals.com (No. 9) . . . selected to play in the 2009 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association's East-West All-Star Game . . . two-year, two-way starter for Coach Bill Feraco at East Lansing (Mich.) High School, helping the Trojans win back-to-back Division 3 district titles . . . first-team Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State selection as a senior . . . named Area Defensive Player of the Year by the Lansing State Journal . . . anchored an East Lansing defensive unit that allowed just 14.3 points per game in 2008 . . . recorded 69 tackles as a senior, with 15 resulting in losses including six sacks . . . posted six tackles vs. DeWitt, including a 5-yard sack . . . made six stops vs. Owosso, including an 8-yard sack . . . registered a season-best eight tackles vs. Flint Carmen-Ainsworth, including three for losses with a sack, and recovered a fumble . . . received AP Division 3-4 All-State special mention as a junior . . . averaged better than seven tackles per game in 2007 . . . produced 13 tackles for loss as a junior, including six sacks . . . left tackle played a key role on an offensive line that helped the Trojans average 341.0 total yards and 27.4 points per game in 2007 . . . credited with 176 career tackles, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries . . . his career defensive totals include 28 tackles for loss, including 12 sacks . . . two-time letterman in track and field, qualifying for the state meet in the shot put . . . also lettered in basketball . . . son of Don and Lola Treadwell . . . his father Don was the head coach at Miami-Ohio for three seasons (2011-13) . . . born Oct. 29, 1990 . . . majored in sociology.
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