No. 4 Spartans will face No. 5 Stanford in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.
AS A SENIOR: Veteran safety anchored the Spartan secondary for three straight years... named one of four captains by his teammates...after starting two years at free safety, made the transition to strong safety during spring practice...consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection (coaches and media)...ranked second in the Big Ten (tied) with four interceptions...also ranked 10th in the Big Ten in passes defended, averaging 0.92 per game (11 total: four inteceptions, seven pass break-ups)...ranked third on the team in tackles with 78...tied for team lead with seven pass break-ups...also returned punts, compiling 249 yards on 24 returns (10.4 avg.), which ranked fourth in the Big Ten...one of 13 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented to the nation's top defensive back...Midseason All-America selection by CollegeFootballNews.com (first team) and SI.com (second team)...four-year letterman played in 47 career games, including 31 starts...ranks eighth in MSU history with 161 career interception return yards...had nine career interceptions...recorded his first career two-interception game in the season opener at California...returned the first pick 53 yards from the Cal end zone...his second interception was a 31-yard TD return, his second career touchdown off an interception...also collected six tackles and a pass break-up against the Golden Bears...racked up 113 punt return yards on five returns (22.6 avg.) vs. Eastern Michigan, the fourth-best single-game performance in MSU history...had a 78-yard return to open the fourth quarter, the 10th-longest punt return in school history...also recorded four tackles and a pass break-up against the Eagles...tied a career high with four pass break-ups vs. Florida Atlantic, tying for the second-highest single-game total in MSU history...also registered five tackles against the Owls...recorded two interceptions for the second time this season, this time against Notre Dame...his first pick came in the back of the end zone to halt an Irish scoring drive in the first quarter...his second pick arrived at the Irish 22-yard line, setting up Javon Ringer's first TD run that made it 10-0 in favor of MSU...also recorded five tackles...tallied five tackles and recovered a fumble for 4 yards at Indiana...recorded seven tackles, forced a fumble, and tallied a pass break-up in win over Iowa...played linebacker for a majority of his snaps at Northwestern due to the Wildcats' spread offense and recorded six tackles...produced a season-high 10 tackles vs. Ohio State, including 1.5 for a loss...recorded his 200th career tackle in the game...did not play at Michigan due to an injury...recorded seven tackles and 26 punt-return yards vs. Wisconsin...registered eight tackles vs. Purdue, including a half tackle for loss...delivered eight tackles in regular-season finale at Penn State...recorded seven tackles and forced a fumble in the Capital One Bowl vs. Georgia...AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in all 13 games, including seven starts at free safety . . . led the team in interceptions (4 for 77 yards) and ranked seventh (tied) in the Big Ten (0.31 per game) . . . finished eighth on the team in tackles with 49, including 30 solos and 19 assists . . . credited with five pass break-ups, including a season-best three deflections vs. Penn State in the home finale . . . produced a team-high seven tackles at Purdue and forced a fumble that Travis Key scooped up and returned 20 yards for a score in the fourth quarter as the Spartans built a 41-24 lead . . . recorded a season-best eight tackles vs. Michigan to go along with an interception . . . scored his first career touchdown on a 54- yard interception return late in the third quarter at top-ranked Ohio State . . . compiled a season-high 19 production points against the Buckeyes . . . posted six tackles each in back-to-back road games at Notre Dame and Wisconsin . . . accounted for five stops vs. Pittsburgh and his 14-yard interception return set up MSU's first TD . . . his 9-yard interception return to the Bowling Green 18-yard line led to a second-quarter TD that tied the game at 14 . . . made four solo stops in the season opener vs. UAB . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . won the MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award as the outstanding defensive player . . . led the Spartans in tackles (94 total), production points (165) and pass break-ups (10) . . . ranked seventh in the Big Ten in tackles, averaging 7.8 per game . . . ranked third on the team in tackles for losses (6.5 for 17 yards) . . . had six tackles (4-2) and a career-best four pass breakups in the season finale at Penn State . . . reached double figures in tackles three times in 2006, including 10 stops (7-3) against top-ranked Ohio State, 11 (4-7) against Illinois and a career-best 12 (6-6) against Idaho in his first career start . . . totaled 36 production points against the Vandals, including a 4-yard sack, three pass break-ups and a forced fumble . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in the last 10 games of the 2005 season (DNP vs. Kent State) . . . totaled 18 tackles (12 solos, 6 assists) . . . made three stops (2-1) vs. Purdue . . . recorded four solo hits and his first career interception vs. Indiana . . . also forced a fumble in the Homecoming game against the Hoosiers . . . matched his season high with four tackles (2-2) vs. Notre Dame, including his first career sack (7 yards) . . . compiled 54 production points on special teams . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top 40 safeties by Rivals.com (No. 37) . . . named to Prep Football Report's, SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by Prep Football Report (No. 58) and SuperPrep (No. 86) . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 11), The Detroit News (No. 12) and Lansing State Journal (No. 12) . . . three-year starter at free safety and wide receiver for Coach Jerry Parker at Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Mich. . . . earned all-state honors as a senior . . . recorded 78 tackles and five interceptions in 2004 . . . had 20 receptions for 380 yards (19.0 avg.) and five touchdowns as a senior . . . also blocked two punts in 2004 . . . produced 86 tackles and seven interceptions as a junior . . . also participates in track and men's basketball . . . finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles (38.87) at the 2004 state meet (Division 1) . . . helped the Cavalier basketball team advance to the 2004 Class A finals . . . son of Otis Wiley and Jacqueline Wiley . . . born May 29, 1987 . . . majoring in family community services.
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