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Stefon Wheeler
Stefon Wheeler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Passaic, N.J.

High School:
Millford Academy

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 330

Position:
OT

Birthdate:
09/17/1982

Experience:
3L


Returns as the incumbent at left tackle with 22 career starting assignments under his belt . . . preseason first-team All-Big Ten selection by Street & Smith's . . . has produced 91 career pancake blocks . . . AS A JUNIOR: Started nine games at left tackle in 2004 . . . sidelined for three games with a sprained ankle (DNP vs. Indiana, Iowa and Illinois) . . . graded out 90 percent or better in eight games, including his last six starts . . . credited with 26 pancakes . . . key figure on an offensive line that helped produce a rushing attack that ranked second in the Big Ten and No. 10 in the NCAA, averaging 238.5 yards per game . . . part of a unit that allowed the fewest sacks in the Big Ten (8 in 399 passing attempts) . . . scored 96 percent in the season finale vs. Hawaii as the Spartans gained 598 total yards . . . graded 98 percent vs. Wisconsin as MSU rolled up 430 yards on the ground . . . tallied 95 percent vs. Michigan, including six pancakes, as the Spartans rushed for 368 yards and four touchdowns . . . scored 98 percent vs. Minnesota, including six pancakes, as MSU amassed a season-high 636 total yards . . . had 33 production points on special teams . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Started the first 10 games of the 2003 campaign at left tackle . . . sidelined for the last three games of the season (DNP vs. Wisconsin, Penn State and Nebraska) after suffering a neck injury in the third quarter vs. Ohio State . . . graded out 90 percent or better seven times, including six of his last seven starts . . . recorded 32 pancakes . . . scored 96 percent vs. Michigan, including four knockdowns . . . graded 94 percent each vs. Minnesota (3 pancakes) and Illinois (5) . . . totaled 90 percent each vs. Indiana and Notre Dame, including a career-best 10 pancakes against the Irish . . . posted a perfect score (100 percent) in limited action (wrist injury) vs. Iowa . . . scored 97 percent vs. Rutgers . . . had 31 production points on special teams . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in all 12 games in 2002, including three starts at left tackle (vs. Indiana, Purdue and Penn State) . . . inserted into the starting lineup after Ulish Booker suffered a season-ending knee injury vs. Michigan . . . graded over 90 percent in nine of 12 games, including the last six in a row . . . delivered 33 pancake blocks . . . produced his top grades of the season vs. Purdue (7 knockdowns), Indiana and Eastern Michigan, scoring 96 percent in each game . . . selected Spartan Offensive Player of the Week after grading 95 percent vs. Michigan . . . recorded seven pancakes against the Wolverines to equal his single-game best . . . played a season-high 32 minutes vs. Penn State . . . 2001 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Started at offensive tackle for Coach William Chaplack at Milford (Conn.) Academy in 2000 . . . attended the same prep school that produced former Spartan running back Leroy McFadden . . . earned all-state (Section IV) honors as a senior at Passaic (N.J.) High School . . . first-team all-county and all-league selection for Coach Frank Pratko in 1999 . . . son of Candace Cole . . . born Sept. 17, 1982 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary humanities.