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.
Kirk Cousins, B.J. Cunningham, Keshawn Martin, Trenton Robinson, Jerel Worthy and Edwin Baker attempt to improve their stock for the upcoming NFL Draft.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins, tight end Brian Linthicum and safety Trenton Robinson have accepted invitations to play in the Jan. 28 all-star game in Mobile, Ala.
CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner had 229 tackles, nine interceptions and 12 pass break-ups in 46 career games, including 32 starts at safety . . . his nine interceptions rank tied for 12th in MSU history . . . two-time All-Big Ten honoree (2010: second team-coaches; 2011: first team-media) . . . selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft (No. 180 overall) by the San Francisco 49ers.
CAREER IN BOWL GAMES: Recorded 27 tackles in his four bowl games (6.8 avg.) . . . had six tackles in the win over No. 18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . tied for a team high with 13 stops in the 2010 Alamo Bowl against Texas Tech . . . had one tackle in the 2009 Capital One Bowl vs. Georgia.
2011 SEASON (SENIOR): First-team All-Big Ten selection by the media; honorable mention pick by the coaches . . . named to ESPN.com All-Big Ten first team . . . elected captain by his teammates . . . started 13 games at free safety . . . ranked third on the team with 80 tackles (5.7 avg.) . . . ranked second in the Big Ten and tied for 22nd in the FBS with four interceptions . . . tied for third on the team with six passes defended (4 INTs, 2 PBUs) . . . had six tackles in the win over No. 18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl . . . collected a season-high 12 tackles against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game . . . recorded eight tackles in win at Northwestern . . . named Spartan Defensive Player of the Week after recording a career-best two interceptions, a pass break-up, and six tackles in win over Minnesota; his first interception led to a Spartan field goal in the fourth quarter, and his second interception came with 10 seconds left in the game and sealed the 31-24 comeback victory for MSU . . . had eight tackles, including one for a 7-yard loss, at No. 13 Nebraska . . . excellent all-around game in victory over No. 4 Wisconsin, recording eight tackles, including a 1-yard tackle for loss, to go along with an interception . . . compiled six tackles and a pass break-up in MSU's fourth straight win over Michigan . . . recorded his first interception of the season vs. Central Michigan and returned it 34 yards; also had five tackles against the Chippewas . . . was featured on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award (nation's top defensive back).
2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Second-team All-Big Ten selection by the league's coaches and Phil Steele . . . received All-Big Ten honorable mention from the media . . . presented the team's Outstanding Underclass Back Award (defense) . . . saw action in all 13 games, including 12 starts at free safety . . . ranked fourth on the team in tackles (career-high 76) and production points (139) . . . led the team and tied for fourth in the Big Ten with four interceptions (0.31 per game) . . . also ranked among the conference leaders in passes defended (tied for second with 12; 0.92 per game) and pass break-ups (tied for third with 8) . . . made seven tackles vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . paced the team with seven stops at Penn State to go along with an interception and pass break-up . . . credited with five tackles each at No. 18 Iowa and vs. Purdue . . . matched his season high with eight stops vs. Illinois plus returned an interception 15 yards to set up MSU's final touchdown . . . selected the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after recording seven tackles, an interception and a pass breakup at No. 18 Michigan, as the Spartans held Michigan to a season-lows 162 rushing yards . . . ended the Wolverines' game-opening drive by picking off a Denard Robinson pass in the end zone . . . tallied a team- and season-high eight tackles and a pass break-up vs. No. 11 Wisconsin . . . contributed five stops, an interception and pass break-up vs. Northern Colorado . . . registered five tackles and a pass break-up vs. Notre Dame . . . totaled five stops and matched his career high with two pass break-ups vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . compiled eight tackles in the season opener vs. Western Michigan.
2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 11 games in 2009, with seven starting assignments at safety . . . recorded 67 tackles, ranking fourth on the team . . . compiled 79 production points . . . collected 13 tackles against Texas Tech, one shy of the Valero Alamo Bowl record . . . recorded seven stops against Penn State . . . racked up a career-high 14 tackles at Purdue . . . after missing games against Minnesota and Iowa (ankle), returned to the starting lineup vs. Western Michigan . . . opened the Northwestern game with a 47-yard kick return before leaving with an ankle injury . . . had two pass break-ups and a tackle in win over Michigan . . . compiled 11 tackles at Wisconsin . . . in his first career start, recorded his first career interception and registered six tackles at Notre Dame . . . tallied nine tackles against Central Michigan . . . recorded four tackles in season opener vs. Montana State.
2008 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in eight games as a true freshman and collected six tackles (2 solos, 4 assists) on special teams . . . recorded one tackle each vs. Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame, Indiana, Northwestern and Georgia.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top cornerbacks by Scouts, Inc. (No. 58) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 13), Scouts, Inc. (No. 15), Detroit Free Press (No. 16), Lansing State Journal (No. 19) and Rivals.com (No. 25) . . . named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams . . . three-year starter for Coach Morley Fraser at Bay City (Mich.) Central High School . . . saw action at safety, linebacker, wide receiver and running back during his prep career . . . recorded 45 tackles (12 solos, 33 assists), four interceptions and 14 pass break-ups as a senior . . . also recovered two fumbles in 2007 . . . rushed for 472 yards and five touchdowns as a senior . . . caught 16 passes for 238 yards (14.9 avg.) and two scores in 2007 . . . earned first-team All-Valley honors as a junior . . . son of Mario Robinson and Tammy Wilkinson . . . born Feb. 16, 1990 . . . majoring in sociology.
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