Michigan State begins spring practice Tuesday.
Johnny Adams, Le'Veon Bell, William Gholston and Dion Sims attempt to improve their stock for the upcoming NFL Draft.
As a junior in 2012, Le'Veon Bell led the Big Ten and finished third in the NCAA FBS in rushing, averaging 137.9 yards per game.
Running back Le'Veon Bell, defensive end William Gholston and tight end Dion Sims all earned All-Big Ten honors in 2012.
Le'Veon Bell gained 107 of his 145 rushing yards in the second half, as Michigan State rallied from a 13-0 deficit for a 17-16 victory over TCU.
CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner has appeared in 36 career games . . . has collected 32 tackles.
2012 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played in 10 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his third letter . . . collected five tackles . . . ranked tied for second on the team with five tackles on special teams (three on kick return coverage; two on punt return coverage) . . . made the transition from linebacker to fullback during bowl practices . . . caught a 29-yard pass from Le'Veon Bell in the third quarter of the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against TCU that helped set up MSU's first touchdown of the game . . . posted two stops each against Indiana and Northwestern . . . collected 15 tackles in three spring scrimmages, including a team-high nine stops in the first scrimmage on April 14 . . . produced four tackles for the Green in the April 28 spring game.
2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in 13 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his second letter . . . recorded 11 tackles, including five on kickoff returns . . . tallied three stops against Indiana . . . posted a career-high five tackles and forced a fumble against Central Michigan . . . made the transition from fullback back to his natural position, linebacker, in the spring.
2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010 . . . made the switch from linebacker to fullback after Josh Rouse suffered a season-ending neck injury in the season opener vs. Western Michigan . . . led the team with 16 tackles (7 solos, 9 assists) on special teams . . . returned a kickoff 14 yards vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . matched his season high with three tackles vs. Purdue . . . his 16-yard reception vs. Minnesota set up a third-quarter field goal . . . registered two stops each vs. Western Michigan, Notre Dame, No. 18 Michigan and Illinois . . . recorded a season-high three tackles vs. Florida Atlantic at Ford Field.
2009 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top outside linebackers by Tom Lemming (No. 19) . . . rated among the country's top strongside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 25) . . . listed among the nation's top inside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 36) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 45) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 56) . . . rated among the state's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 7) . . . featured on the 2008 Butkus Award High School Watch List . . . four-year starter for Coach Matt Lindsay at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. . . . two-time Associated Press All-State (Class 2A) selection . . . two-time Top 50 All-State selection by the Indiana Football Coaches Association . . . named to the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's All-Northeast Team . . . two-time All-Summit Athletic Conference pick . . . recorded 113 tackles, four fumble recoveries and an interception as a senior . . . posted 21 tackles for loss, including 7.5 sacks, in 2008 . . . played his best all-around game of the 2008 season vs. Fort Wayne Snider, posting 15 tackles including four sacks . . . produced 145 tackles as a junior, including 13 sacks . . . made 434 career tackles . . . set school record with 32 career sacks, breaking the mark previously held by Anthony Spencer (Dallas Cowboys) . . . also lettered in baseball and wrestling for the Knights . . . hit .261 with three home runs and 18 RBI in 31 games for the 2008 Class 2A state championship team . . . batted .357 with three homers and 11 RBI in 11 games as a sophomore . . . son of Lawrence and Scherry Hammock . . . born Feb. 25, 1991 . . . majoring in family community services - child and youth development.
Tackles: 5, vs. Central Michigan (9/24/11)