Heyward continues his family’s NFL legacy, joining his brother Cameron who also plays defensive tackle for the Steelers and his father Craig who was a running back in the NFL for 11 years.
It’s been 732 days since Kenny Willekes had his name announced as 7th-round selection by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2020 NFL Draft. That’s how long it’s been since a Spartan was drafted into the NFL, the last pick of an 80-year streak at Michigan State.
“I'm a true believer of the cream will rise,” wide receivers coach Courtney Hawkins said. “I think there'll be some guys that are a little ahead of the other guys, but we'll do a great job of bringing in the new guys and getting them up to speed. And we'll do what we gotta do to make our room the best room possible.”
“My personal goal is for these guys to be the best that they can be in college football, and we’ll work everyday to be that. If I feel that they’re the best players they can be, I'm fine with it,” Jordan said.
While it isn't a magical door to take you to the lands of Narnia or a mystical portal in the bottom of a cave, there are still lots of questions as to how it works.
There is a lot of work to be done, but excitement creates momentum and there certainly is a lot of excitement coming from Henderson and the athletic department as a whole.