Spartan players preview Saturday's Big Ten opener against Iowa at Spartan Stadium.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and players discuss MSU-Notre Dame game.
RB LJ Scott ran for 122 yards and one touchdown in win over the Scarlet Knights.
Michigan State vs. Rutgers
CAREER NOTES: Second-year player will be relied upon in the passing game in 2017 . . . led all receivers with eight catches for 168 yards in the Green-White spring game . . . former high school quarterback was also a first-team all-state basketball player in high school.
2017 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Has played in 10 games this season, making four starts . . . ranks seventh on the team with 11 receptions for 143 yards (13.0 avg.) . . . had two catches for 22 yards at No. 11 Ohio State . . . did not play in Minnesota game due to injury . . . snared one catch for 11 yards in Iowa game . . . had banner day against Notre Dame, posting career highs for receptions (5) and yards (69), averaging 13.8 ypc with a season-long of 22 yards; also threw first career pass, completing 5-yard pass to Brian Lewerke on double pass . . . in his first career start, snared three catches for 41 yards (13.7 avg.) with a long of 21 yards. vs. Bowling Green.
2016 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games to earn his first letter . . . had five catches for 89 yards (17.8 avg.) and one TD . . . had a breakout game against Rutgers with first career TD on a career-long 50-yard reception; finished the game with two catches for 67 yards, earning one of three Spartans' "Unsung Hero" team awards . . . had two catches vs. No. 2 Michigan for 15 yards . . . snared first catch as a Spartan vs. Northwestern, a 7-yard gain . . . made his collegiate debut against Wisconsin.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played for the East team in the 34th annual Michigan High School Football Coaches All-Star Football Game on June 25 in Saginaw, Michigan, catching six passes for 62 yards . . . ranked among the nation's top prospects by Scout.com (No. 157) and 247Sports.com (No. 222) . . . rated among the country's top wide receivers by Scout.com (No. 25), 247Sports.com (No. 43) and Rivals.com (No. 56) . . . listed among the nation's top athletes by ESPN.com (No. 49) . . . ranked among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 57) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the state's top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 7), Detroit Free Press (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 9), The Detroit News (No. 10), Lansing State Journal (No. 10) and ESPN.com (No. 13) . . . four-year starter for Coach Ron Bellamy at West Bloomfield (Michigan) High School . . . versatile athlete saw action at quarterback, wide receiver, cornerback and as a return specialist in 2015 . . . named to The Associated Press Division 1-2 all-state first team as a specialist . . . Division I all-state selection at quarterback by the Detroit Free Press . . . named to The Detroit News Dream Team as an athlete . . . earned a position on the MLive Detroit Dream Team Offense as a multipurpose player . . . accounted for 1,810 total yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior while leading the Lakers to a perfect 9-0 regular season for the first time in the high school playoff era (finished 9-1) . . . completed nearly 70 percent of his passes (120-of-174) for 1,373 yards and 15 TDs in 2015 . . . rushed 93 times for 437 yards (4.7 avg.) and eight TDs as a senior . . . also had 17 receptions for 239 yards (14.1 avg.) and three scores in 2015 . . . threw for 216 yards and two TDs in the opening round of the playoffs vs. Novi . . . returned a punt 68 yards for the game-winning TD in the final minute vs. Farmington Hills Harrison; also came up with an interception in the final seconds to ice a 20-14 victory . . . accounted for five TDs vs. Clarkston (rushed for four scores and threw for another) . . . scored a TD in three different ways vs. Troy (threw a 35-yard TD pass, scored on a 95-yard reception and 7-yard run) . . . accounted for nearly 3,000 total yards as a junior while leading the Lakers to a 9-2 record . . . produced 342 total yards and four TDs vs. Clarkston in 2014 . . . four-year starter on the West Bloomfield basketball team . . . two-time selection to the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) Class A all-state team (2015, 2016) . . . named to the 2016 Associated Press Class A basketball all-state team (honorable mention) and MLive Detroit Dream Team (third team) as a senior . . . averaged 22.5 points, four assists, four rebounds and four steals as a junior . . . AP Class A honorable mention all-state selection in 2014-15 . . . earned Detroit Free Press and Detroit News All-North honors in 2014-15 after leading the Lakers to an 18-3 record and their first league title in 13 years . . . scored a season-high 40 points vs. Macomb Dakota as a junior, hitting 14-of-17 field-goal attempts, including six 3-pointers . . . son of Obbie and Carol Jackson . . . born March 9, 1998 . . . no-preference major.