Head coach Mark Dantonio comments on Michigan State ’s first-team All-Big Ten selections:

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“Javon Ringer has been the heart and soul of our football team this season. Javon is a complete football player. He’s a great blocker in pass protection; he catches the ball well out of the backfield; and he can be equally productive running the ball inside and outside. In addition, Javon has a tremendous work ethic, and he’s an unbelievable competitor.”

“Otis Wiley is a great leader, who has outstanding skills. Otis has played nickel back as well as the weakside safety position, and he’s demonstrated big-play potential in both roles. He also did an outstanding job returning punts this season. It was his first season as a punt returner, but he really did a solid job in that capacity.”

“Greg Jones put together an outstanding sophomore season. Greg led the Big Ten in tackles during the regular season, and he played as well as anyone down the stretch, recording double-figure tackles in his last six games. He’s an outstanding competitor, who flies to the football. Greg is a very instinctive player, who knows how to get off blocks and find the football. He’s made a bunch of big plays this season; some as a blitzer. Greg also has displayed good leadership skills.”