Junior defensive end Shilique Calhoun and junior cornerback Trae Waynes have been named to the 125th Walter Camp All-America Team, with both earning second-team honors.
Tony Lippett voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
Kurtis Drummond named Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year; Tony Lippett selected Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year.
R.J. Shelton returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and the MSU defense responded to three sudden-change situations in the first half to help the Spartans post win No. 10 in the regular-season finale at Penn State.
First-team Midseason All-American is tied for the team lead with two interceptions.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.
Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.
Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue
Michigan State vs. Penn State (USATSI)
Football versus the Michigan Wolverines on October 25, 2014.
USATSPI: Michigan State vs. Minnesota - 11/30/13
Michigan State @ Nebraska
Michigan takes on Iowa on the road
FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, MEDIA)
THORPE AWARD SEMIFINALIST
CAREER NOTES: Fourth-year player is in his second season as a starting cornerback . . . listed No. 1 on the depth chart at boundary corner after starting at field corner in 2013 . . . two-year letterwinner has 98 tackles, six interceptions and 12 pass break-ups in 35 career games, including 26 consecutive starts.
2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): First-team All-Big Ten selection (coaches, media) . . . is MSU's third first-team All-Big Ten cornerback under MSU head coach Mark Dantonio (Johnny Adams, 2011-12; Darqueze Dennard, 2012-13) . . . named one of 15 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award (nation's top defensive back) . . . defensive recipient of MSU's Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) . . . has started all 12 games at boundary corner . . . is one of the main factors why the Spartans rank fourth in the FBS in passing efficiency defense (102.9 rating) and 25th in passing defense (196.0 ypg.) . . . ranks sixth on the team with 43 tackles, including two for losses (9 yards) . . . ranks second on the team with a career-high seven pass break-ups . . . tied for second on the team with three interceptions . . . ranks sixth on the team with 111 production points . . . in the regular-season finale at Penn State, recorded his third interception of the season and sixth of his carer; also broke up a pass and had four stops against the Nittany Lions . . . selected Spartan Defensive Player of the Week after limiting Rutgers' Leonte Carroo to one catch for 6 yards while recording three tackles; Carroo entered the game ranked second in the Big Ten, averaging 93.3 receiving yards per game . . . led secondary with 20 production points, including four tackles and a pass break-up, at Maryland . . . compiled 20 production points, five tackles and a pass break-up in the win over Michigan . . . had a career-high two tackles for loss (9 yards), including a 4-yard sack, and also broke up a pass at Indiana . . . tallied 20 production points to lead the secondary at Purdue; had five tackles and a fumble recovery early in the fourth quarter against the Boilermakers . . . led the secondary with 22 production points in victory over No. 19 Nebraska; tied his career high with two interceptions and also posted career bests in tackles (7) and pass break-ups (2) . . . collected four stops against Wyoming . . . had four tackles and a pass break-up at No. 3 Oregon.
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Started all 14 games at field cornerback . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by the coaches and media . . . named to the CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (second team) . . . recipient of MSU's Tommy Love Award (most improved player: defense) . . . collected 50 tackles, including 1.5 for losses . . . had eight passes defended (three interceptions, five pass break-ups) . . . ranked eighth on the team with 132 production points . . . recorded his third interception of the season and tallied three tackles against No. 5 Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game . . . credited with four stops in the Big Ten Championship Game against No. 2 Ohio State . . . recorded the first two interceptions of his career and had two tackles against Minnesota . . . collected five tackles, including a 3-yard loss, at Northwestern . . . posted five tackles, recovered a fumble and broke up a pass in victory at Nebraska . . . collected three tackles and a pass break-up against No. 23 Michigan . . . had five stops and a pass break-up at Illinois . . . recorded three tackles, including a half tackle for loss (1 yard), against Purdue . . . registered five tackles vs. Indiana . . . tallied a career-high six tackles at Iowa and totaled 26 production points . . . posted four stops and tallied 26 production points at No. 22 Notre Dame.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in nine games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . recorded five tackles . . . played a majority of snaps at cornerback in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against TCU and tallied a career-high three tackles; was also credited with a half sack (1 yard) against the Horned Frogs . . . collected two tackles at Central Michigan . . .
2011 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the 2011 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Oshkosh (withdrew) . . . rated among the nation's top cornerbacks (No. 73) . . . ranked among the country's top safeties by Scouts, Inc. (No. 94) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 67) . . . rated among Wisconsin's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 14) . . . two-year starter for Coach Jed Kennedy at Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin . . . first-team all-state and all-region selection as a senior by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association despite missing three games with knee and leg injuries . . . also named first-team All-Southeast Conference in 2010 . . . posted 38 tackles, two interceptions and four pass break-ups as a senior . . . featured on the preseason watch list for the Jim Leonard Award, presented to the state's top senior defensive back by the Wisconsin Sports Network . . . recorded the fastest time in the 40 (4.37) at the 2010 Midwest Ultimate 100 Camp . . . honorable mention all-conference pick as a junior . . . earned first-team all-county honors as an outfielder in 2010 after leading the Red Devils in home runs (3) and finishing second in batting average (.452, 28-of-62) . . . also produced eight doubles and three triples as a junior while being caught stealing only once in 26 attempts . . . Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association honorable mention all-district selection and first-team all-conference choice as a sophomore . . . finished third in the 100 (10.85) at the 2011 Division I state track & field championships . . . 2010 county indoor track champion in the 60- and 220-yard dashes . . . son of Ron and Erin Waynes . . . born July 25, 1992 . . . psychology major.