April 25, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Sides were chosen for the annual Green-White spring football game with a player draft Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium at the Clara Bell Smith Center. The seniors, who were selected earlier by the coaches, drafted the underclassmen position by position until the roster was completed.
The first picks at the other positions included Travis Jackson (Green/centers and guards), Dan France (White/tackles), Dion Sims (Green/tight ends), Denicos Allen (White/outside linebackers), Trae Waynes (Green/cornerbacks), Isaiah Lewis (White/safeties), James Kittredge (Green/defensive tackles), Niko Palazeti (White/fullbacks), Le'Veon Bell (Green/running backs), Andre Sims Jr. (White/wide receivers), Mike Sadler (Green/punters) and Matt Giampapa (White/long snappers).
Michigan State football concludes its 15 spring practices under sixth-year head coach Mark Dantonio with the Green-White intrasquad game on Saturday, April 28 at 1:06 p.m. EDT in Spartan Stadium. Parking is free (in Lots 79, 56, 39/40, 41; Ramps 2 and 5; Lot 62E has been reserved for disabled parking), and the stadium gates (Gates B, C, D and G) open at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free.
Prior to the spring game, MSU's coaching staff and players will conduct a free youth football clinic (no registration required). Children, ages 8-12, are invited to attend the youth clinic from 10-11:30 a.m. on the grass practice fields behind the Duffy Daugherty Football Building, located at the corner of Chestnut Road and Shaw Lane. Clinic participants and their parents are requested to enter the practice fields through the gate on Shaw Lane. Over the last nine years, more than 4,500 children have participated in the annual youth football clinic.
The purpose of the clinic is to introduce youngsters to the game by stressing fundamentals. No football gear is required. In addition, clinic participants will receive a coupon for a complimentary hot dog and soft drink to be redeemed at a concession stand in Spartan Stadium during the spring game.