Friday, February 3, 2023

Four Spartans receive Big Ten offensive honors

November 30, 2022
<p>Sophomore wide receiver Keon Coleman, 0, attempts to evade a tackle during Michigan State’s game against Akron on Sat., Sept. 10, 2022 at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans earned a decisive victory with a final score of 52, zip. </p>

Sophomore wide receiver Keon Coleman, 0, attempts to evade a tackle during Michigan State’s game against Akron on Sat., Sept. 10, 2022 at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans earned a decisive victory with a final score of 52, zip.

Photo by Chloe Trofatter | The State News

Four Spartans have received post-season awards from the Big Ten Conference for their performance on the offensive side of the ball.

Redshirt senior wide receiver Jayden Reed was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team as selected by Big Ten coaches and received an honorable mention as selected by conference media.

Reed returned to Michigan State after a breakout season last year. He finished this season ninth overall in the Big Ten in receiving yards with 636 and tenth overall in touchdown catches with five, despite being sidelined early in the season after suffering a freak injury. Reed recently announced his intent to declare for the 2023 NFL draft after four seasons with the Spartans.

Sophomore wide receiver Keon Coleman was named to the All-Big Ten Third Team as selected by the media. He finished fifth overall in the conference in receiving yards with 798 as well as in touchdown catches with five. Coleman also received an honorable mention from the Big Ten coaches.

Senior offensive lineman J.D. Duplain and senior center Nick Samac also received honorable mentions from both the coaches and the media. The two veterans played key roles for the offensive line, both starting in all 12 games this season.

Redshirt senior running back Elijah Collins was also named MSU's Sportsmanship Award honoree.

Support student media! Please consider donating to The State News and help fund the future of journalism.

Discussion

Share and discuss “Four Spartans receive Big Ten offensive honors” on social media.