Spencer Drango- OL Baylor

 6-5 5/8, 315, Split 1.85, 

33 3/4" Arm, 30 Reps, 7.88 3-C,

(U) 5.25, 9'2" Br, 4.66 SS,

You Can't Keep Him Down. 

By TOM

Drango is a tough guy to quantify. Is he an OLT, or does he have to play inside, or maybe he can play ORT? Every time I think I know, I change my mind. Didn't move as far sideways in drills. He is a force moving forward into defenders. A little herky jerky in kickslide drill. I can never decide if he can play OLT in the NFL. 

Very content to grab the OLB and just hold him in place on inside runs. Calmly lets the D-End rush himself out of the Draw. He has some guard in him, and he will pull inside and lead the Run through the hole. He will get real low and kick slide cautiously back when the rush doesn't blast off. He looks like an OG when he does that. He really does look terrific pulling to the right. This guy is a safe pick. He is terrific blocking down on DTs. Plus he has lined up on the right side in on offset line. So he looks to me like he can play all four non-Center position on the O-line. Which as we saw with the Pats this year, that cannot be underestimated. 

Now of course you draft him to play OLT, but he does have multiple fall back positions, like ORT. He can also play OLG, and could play ORG if needed as well. Which also can help in his development if he can play inside as a rookie and move outside later. And as we learn with the 2015 Pats, having an OG (or OC) who can play tackle, can save a season for a contender. he looks like a strong run blocker. He has a disk issue in his back.

2015 (Senior): Earned unanimous All-America honors and named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of Year as senior… Named Outland Trophy finalist, also semifinalist for Wuerffel Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award… Starting left tackle in all 13 games, led team with 90.4 percent coaches grade and made 53 knockdowns on season… Eighth unanimous All-American in school history, also unanimous first-team All-Big 12 honoree… Leader of offensive line that paved way for nation’s No. 2-ranked rushing offense (326.7 ypg) and led Big 12 with 1.15 average sacks allowed… Earned national All-Bowl honors from Sports Illustrated, ESPN, CBS and Athlon following Baylor’s Russell Athletic Bowl win over No. 10 North Carolina… Named 2015 NFF National Scholar Athlete and finalist for Campbell Trophy (academic Heisman)… Earned first-team Academic All-America honors from CoSIDA… Named Academic All-District 7 and first-team Academic All-Big 12… Earned team-high coaches grade in nine of 13 games… Made season-high five knockdowns and graded 91 percent in season-opening win over SMU… Led team with season-high 93 percent grade and three knockdowns in win over Rice in third game… Named lineman of week after team-high 92 percent grade with four knockdowns in win vs. Texas Tech in fourth game… Earned lineman of week honors after leading squad with season-highs of five knockdowns and 93 percent grade in win at Kansas in fifth game… Graded 91 percent and totaled team-high four knockdowns in win over West Virginia in sixth game… Honored lineman of week after team-high 90 percent grade and season-high five knockdowns in win vs. Iowa State in seventh game… Led team with 88 percent grade (three knockdowns) vs. No. 12 Oklahoma… Graded 92 percent with four knockdowns at No. 4 Oklahoma State in 10th game… Team-high 89 percent coaches grade and four knockdowns at No. 15 TCU in 11th game… Led team with four knockdowns and 91 percent grade vs. Texas in 12th game… Had season-high five knockdowns and earned 91 percent grade in win over No. 10 North Carolina in Russell Athletic Bowl.

He has a smooth kickslide, but I'm not sure how quick it is. He has an advantage in that his hands are so strong that once he gets his hands on the DE he is done with the rush. But NFL rushers are different than college rushers. He was the one who called the timeout in the two minute drive at the end of halves.

He uses his arms so well to stuff the inside run. He is so steady. He kickslides backwards with his hands up and uses his feet so well to stay in front of the rusher. When he gets beat inside, he has a vicious punch to the ribs by his outside hand that can stagger the rusher. He is all strength and muscle. He still is a little inconsistent. He will stop moving his feet sometimes, and when he does rushers get by him. 

Big huge blocker. He is mauler in the run game. Nice feet dancing on the edge. As good as he is in the run game, he gets a ton of experience as a pass blocker. Nice heavy hands. He is more of a puncher than a grabber. Doesn't always sustain blocks at an elite level. But he has a good combination of feet and hands. He will also line up on the strongside in an offset Line. So he has experience blocking on both sides of the line. Gets into position nicely, gets his hands up, and jabs defenders. But he wears big heavy gloves which I think hurts him grabbing shirt. Nice hand fighter though. When he seals a guys it quickly becomes a battle on the edge. Turns and moves backwards so smoothly. 

Honors and Awards: Two-time consensus All-American offensive lineman, twice honored as Big 12 Offensive Lineman of Year… 2016 Senior Bowl participant… 2016 NFL Scouting Combine participant… Team leader and dominant catalyst in Baylor’s most successful five-year span in school history: including two conference championships (2013 & 2014 Big 12 titles), three bowl victories and 50 wins (29-3 home mark) in five seasons – in four seasons of play following redshirt year led BU to 40-12 record… Sixth two-time All-American in school history… Unanimous 2015 All-American as senior… 2015 Outland Trophy finalist and 2014 semi-finalist… Totaled 211 knockdowns and a career coaches grade of 89.3 percent in 48 games played (started all 48 games of career)… Three-time All-Big 12 honoree... 2012 Freshman All-American and Freshman All-Big 12... Named Big 12’s “Best run blocker” by Lindy’s, Big 12’s “Top NFL Prospect” (all positions) by Sporting News, and “Best offensive lineman in Texas” by Dave Campbell Texas Football... Four-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree and two-time first-team Academic All-District VII selection... Two-time Dean’s List honoree and eight-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member... Recorded 34 reps in 225-pound bench press and benched 415 pounds... Has squatted 605 pounds... Former bluechip recruit from Cedar Park, Texas, outside of Austin... Traveled to Brazil for mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2015... Graduated in December 2014 with a degree in Finance.

TCU 2015: He will over extend some times on run downs and lose his grip. Excellent job on the combo-block. Knocks the DT inside nicely, and hits the linebacker with excellent impact. It can be tough to see him move backwards sometimes. He is killing the TCU OLB. He can get to the second level and impact the LB and turn him at the same time. Beautiful block. Nice tight gallop in his kickslide. He gets a good grip inside with his hands. 

UNC 2015: He had more spring in his legs against UNC. Gets his hands outside off the snap, and then brings them inside. He turns and seals the DE outside so smoothly that he can do it with one hand. He pulls so well to his right that he looks like an NFL OG leading the RB into the hole and devastating the linebacker. He looks so good pulling to his right that it is hard to believe that could be a terrific OLG if he can't play OLT in the NFL. Three straight devastating blocks pulling to the right and filling the hole behind the ORG and taking out the LB for long gains. He is killing it in the run game against UNC. 

2014 Profile:

Baylor Vs WVU 2014:

Nice smooth kickslide. I'd like to see him against I like how he attacks forward with his hands on run downs. He can get a little high on play action. He does have some trouble with speed sometimes. He uses his kickslide to keep his position well. He can jam, punch, and wash the speed blitz past the QB. One thing he does well is switch off the inside rusher to the OG, when a blitzer comes a little late. He showed he could bail against a surprise speed rusher and stop him at the Corner. He does a nice job getting outside to block a D-End way outside. I wouldn’t say it was fast, but it was effective. He is not a Zone-blocking scheme OT. He shows some suddenness in his shoulder (for an O-linemen;-) switching to the outside guy in a stunt. He can get beat by size.

He gets beat by guys he stuffs, and then they don’t give up and redirect to the QB. Needs to grab shirt more. He doesn't always play to the whistle. He is so good at getting the inside position and sealing. He plays so well with his arms extended, but he still stops before the whistle. He does a nice job recovering sometimes when he realizes the play is still going on, but he has to learn to play to the whistle. He seemed to block the WVU speed rushers nicely.

Drango Vs WVU 2014:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLDvkL8OEko

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Drango Vs Oklahoma  2014:

He is looking real good against the speed of Oklahoma. I love how he hits when pulling to his right. Which they do a lot. They like to shoot him across the line as ORG doubles NT. Spencer Drango is looking real good pulling to the right and crushing DTs on inside runs. He has some OG in him. Should help stock.

Nice smooth kickslide. I'd like to see him against I like how he attacks forward with his hands on run downs. He can get a little high on play action. He does have some trouble with speed sometimes. He uses his kickslide to keep his position well. He can jam, punch, and wash the speed blitz past the QB. One thing he does well is switch off the inside rusher to the OG, when a blitzer comes a little late. He showed he could bail against a surprise speed rusher and stop him at the Corner. He does a nice job getting outside to block a D-End way outside. I wouldn’t say it was fast, but it was effective, He is not a Zone-blocking scheme OT. He shows some suddenness in his shoulder (for an O-linemen;-) switching to the outside guy in a stunt. He can get beat by size. A big long armed passrusher on TCU turned him sideway, and cut inside for a sack.

Drango Vs OK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRf0DrExNKI

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Drango Vs Mich State:

He really uses his hands well. He can shadow the D-End and keep his hands moving and slapping at the D-End's hands nicely. Strong arms. He can take the arm club and not give up the outside arm at all. He can recover when the long armed rusher gets his shirt and tries to pull himself around the corner.

Excellent at sealing the D-End outside on inside runs, When he gets into a hand fight he is going to win that battle. He has some experience playing ORT. They would line him up on the right when they go into a big off balanced line.

Drango Vs Michigan State:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC39tMkw3mE

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Drango's Official Bio:

2015 ALL-AMERICA, UNANIMOUS
2014 ALL-AMERICA, CONSENSUS
2016 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE
2016 SENIOR BOWL
2015 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF YEAR
2014 BIG 12 CO-OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF YEAR
2015 OUTLAND TROPHY FINALIST
2014 OUTLAND TROPHY SEMI-FINALIST
2015 ALL-BIG 12, UNANIMOUS FIRST TEAM
2014 ALL-BIG 12, UNANIMOUS FIRST TEAM
2013 ALL-BIG 12, FIRST TEAM
2012 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA
2012 FRESHMAN ALL-BIG 12
2015 NFF NATIONAL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE / CAMPBELL TROPHY FINALIST
2-TIME FIRST-TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT VII HONOREE
2-TIME BAYLOR DEAN’S LIST HONOREE
4-TIME ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 HONOREE
8-TIME BIG 12 COMMISSIONER’S HONOR ROLL SELECTION

Two-time consensus All-American offensive lineman, twice honored as Big 12 Offensive Lineman of Year… 2016 Senior Bowl participant… 2016 NFL Scouting Combine participant… Team leader and dominant catalyst in Baylor’s most successful five-year span in school history: including two conference championships (2013 & 2014 Big 12 titles), three bowl victories and 50 wins (29-3 home mark) in five seasons – in four seasons of play following redshirt year led BU to 40-12 record… Sixth two-time All-American in school history… Unanimous 2015 All-American as senior… 2015 Outland Trophy finalist and 2014 semi-finalist… Totaled 211 knockdowns and a career coaches grade of 89.3 percent in 48 games played (started all 48 games of career)… Three-time All-Big 12 honoree... 2012 Freshman All-American and Freshman All-Big 12... Named Big 12’s “Best run blocker” by Lindy’s, Big 12’s “Top NFL Prospect” (all positions) by Sporting News, and “Best offensive lineman in Texas” by Dave Campbell Texas Football... Four-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree and two-time first-team Academic All-District VII selection... Two-time Dean’s List honoree and eight-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member... Recorded 34 reps in 225-pound bench press and benched 415 pounds... Has squatted 605 pounds... Former bluechip recruit from Cedar Park, Texas, outside of Austin... Traveled to Brazil for mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2015... Graduated in December 2014 with a degree in Finance.

2015 (Senior): Earned unanimous All-America honors and named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of Year as senior… Named Outland Trophy finalist, also semifinalist for Wuerffel Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award… Starting left tackle in all 13 games, led team with 90.4 percent coaches grade and made 53 knockdowns on season… Eighth unanimous All-American in school history, also unanimous first-team All-Big 12 honoree… Leader of offensive line that paved way for nation’s No. 2-ranked rushing offense (326.7 ypg) and led Big 12 with 1.15 average sacks allowed… Earned national All-Bowl honors from Sports Illustrated, ESPN, CBS and Athlon following Baylor’s Russell Athletic Bowl win over No. 10 North Carolina… Named 2015 NFF National Scholar Athlete and finalist for Campbell Trophy (academic Heisman)… Earned first-team Academic All-America honors from CoSIDA… Named Academic All-District 7 and first-team Academic All-Big 12… Earned team-high coaches grade in nine of 13 games… Made season-high five knockdowns and graded 91 percent in season-opening win over SMU… Led team with season-high 93 percent grade and three knockdowns in win over Rice in third game… Named lineman of week after team-high 92 percent grade with four knockdowns in win vs. Texas Tech in fourth game… Earned lineman of week honors after leading squad with season-highs of five knockdowns and 93 percent grade in win at Kansas in fifth game… Graded 91 percent and totaled team-high four knockdowns in win over West Virginia in sixth game… Honored lineman of week after team-high 90 percent grade and season-high five knockdowns in win vs. Iowa State in seventh game… Led team with 88 percent grade (three knockdowns) vs. No. 12 Oklahoma… Graded 92 percent with four knockdowns at No. 4 Oklahoma State in 10th game… Team-high 89 percent coaches grade and four knockdowns at No. 15 TCU in 11th game… Led team with four knockdowns and 91 percent grade vs. Texas in 12th game… Had season-high five knockdowns and earned 91 percent grade in win over No. 10 North Carolina in Russell Athletic Bowl.

- TWO-TIME SECOND-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2013, 2014)
- LED BIG TEN IN PASSING IN 2014 (3,214 YARDS; 247.2 YPG.)
- 2014 MAXWELL AWARD SEMIFINALIST
- 2014 DAVEY O'BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD SEMIFINALIST

CAREER NOTES: Ranks among the nation’s top 50 players (No. 13) for 2015 by Sporting News . . . three-year letterwinner has started the last 26 games at quarterback for the Spartans (23-3 record; 16-1 vs. Big Ten opponents; 15-1 Big Ten games; 2-0 bowl games) . . . in 30 career games, has completed 58 percent of his passes (444-of-762) for 6,063 yards, 47 touchdowns and 15 interceptions . . . ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in passing efficiency (third with 141.5 rating), 300-yard passing games (third with six), 200-yard passing games (tied for third with 18), touchdown passes (third with 47), total offense (fourth with 6,216 yards), passing yards (fifth with 6,063), pass completions (seventh with 444), pass attempts (eighth with 762) and pass completion percentage (ninth at .583) . . . tied a school record, shared with Kirk Cousins and Drew Stanton, by throwing for a touchdown pass in 16 straight games (streak snapped at Maryland on Nov. 15, 2014) . . . won 11 straight games as the starting QB for the Spartans from Oct. 5, 2013, to Aug. 29, 2014, which is the second-longest streak in school history (Al Dorow, 15 in 1950-51) . . . named 2013 Big Ten Championship Game Most Outstanding Player (304 passing yards and three TDs in win vs. No. 2 Ohio State) and 2014 Rose Bowl Game Offensive MVP after completing 22-of-36 throws for a then-career high 332 yards and two TDs in the win over No. 5 Stanford . . . along with Dan Enos, is one of only two Spartan quarterbacks to win two bowl games as the starting QB (Cook: 2014 Rose, 2015 Cotton; Enos: 1989 Aloha, 1990 Sun) . . . also came off the bench to lead the Spartans on a game-winning drive in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against TCU . . . has led the Spartans to three straight fourth-quarter comebacks in bowl games . . . in three postseason bowl appearances, owns MSU career records for passing yards (693) and TD passes (5).

2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors (coaches and media) for the second year in a row . . . became first Spartan quarterback to garner back-to-back second-team All-Big Ten laurels . . . also a second-team All-Big Ten pick by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele . . . named one of 20 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award (collegiate player of the year) and one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award . . . offensive recipient of MSU's Outstanding Underclass Back Award . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second straight year . . . ranked first in the Big Ten in passing (247.2 ypg.) . . . ranked second in the NCAA FBS in passing yards per completion (15.2) . . . ranked second in the Big Ten and 19th in the FBS in passing efficiency (149.4 rating) . . . also ranked among the Big Ten leaders in passing yards (3,214), touchdown passes (second with 24), total offense (third with 253.4 ypg.) and completion percentage (sixth at .581) . . . also had two rushing TDs . . . ranked among MSU's single-season leaders in TD passes (second with 24), passing yards (third with 3,214 yards), passing yards per game (third with 247.2 ypg.), 200-yard passing games (tied for third with 10), passing efficiency (fifth with 149.4 rating), pass attempts (sixth with 365) and pass completions (ninth with 212) . . . recorded his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season and sixth of his career, completing 24-of-42 throws for 314 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Cotton Bowl Classic win over No. 4 Baylor . . . the 314 passing yards were the fourth-highest single-game total in Cotton Bowl and MSU bowl history . . . with 314 passing yards against the Bears, Cook became just the fifth QB in Spartan history to eclipse the 6,000-yard career milestone . . . the 24 completions (second) and 42 pass attempts (third) rank among the top single-game bowl totals in Spartan history . . . in the fourth quarter, connected on 9-of-15 passes for 179 yards, including scoring strikes of 8 yards to Josiah Price and 10 yards to Keith Mumphery, in leading MSU's 20-point comeback win . . . led the Big Ten in conference games in passing (257.9 ypg.) . . . threw for at least 200 yards in seven of eight Big Ten games . . . completed 13-of-25 throws for 180 yards, one touchdown and one interception at Penn State . . . recorded his seventh straight 200-yard passing game (254 yards) while completing 16-of-24 throws for two touchdowns vs. Rutgers . . . had 240 passing yards on 14-of-31 throws at Maryland; had his school-record 16-game streak with at least one touchdown pass come to an end against the Terrapins . . . threw for a career-high 358 yards on 25-of-45 throws in the loss to No. 14 Ohio State; the 358 yards were the fifth most in a single game in MSU history and second most against Ohio State . . . fired two touchdown passes vs. OSU (15 yards to Keith Mumphery, 16 yards to Josiah Price) to tie a school record with 16 straight games with at least one touchdown pass . . . completed 12-of-22 throws for 227 yards and one TD in MSU's second straight win over Michigan . . . completed 24-of-32 passes for 332 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the 56-17 victory at Indiana; was named a Star of the Week  by The Manning Award . . . threw three touchdown passes and was 19-of-37 passing for 238 yards at Purdue . . . was 11-of-29 passing for 234 yards, one touchdown (55 yards to Tony Lippett) and one interception vs. No. 19 Nebraska . . . in limited action for the second straight game, threw two touchdown passes on 8-of-12 throws for 126 yards against Wyoming; also had a 1-yard TD run on fourth-and-goal during the game's first series . . . in limited action, completed 5-of-6 passes for 83 yards and two TDs vs. Eastern Michigan; also had three carries for 11 yards, including a 4-yard TD run against the Eagles . . . established career highs for completions (29) and pass attempts (47) while throwing for 343 yards at No. 3 Oregon; had two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Ducks . . . completed 12-of-13 passes (.923) for 285 yards and three touchdowns, including TD throws of 71 and 64 yards to Tony Lippett, in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State.

2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Posted a 12-1 record as the starting quarterback . . . named second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . also earned All-Big Ten accolades from ESPN.com (second team) and Athlon Sports (second team) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . completed 59 percent of his passes (223-of-380) for 2,755 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions . . . ranked among MSU's single-season leaders in touchdown passes (tied for second with 22), total offense (fourth with 2,831 yards), pass attempts (fourth with 380), passing yards (fifth with 2,755), pass completions (tied for sixth with 223) and passing yards per game (14th with 196.8 ypg.) . . . ranked among the Big Ten leaders in touchdown passes (tied for second with 22), pass completions (third with 223), passing yards (fourth with 2,755), passing (fifth with 196.8 ypg.), total offense (sixth with 202.2 ypg.) and passing efficiency (eighth with 135.5 rating) . . . tied for the fewest interceptions (6) among starting Big Ten quarterbacks . . . finished No. 20 in the Big Ten postseason player rankings by ESPN.com . . . was presented the 2013 Collegiate Athlete of the Year Award at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards . . . recipient of MSU's Outstanding Underclass Back Award (offense) and Tommy Love Award (most improved player: offense) . . . ranked fourth in conference play in passing (213.5 ypg.) and sixth with 12 TD passes . . . produced eight 200-yard passing games, tying for fourth most in an MSU single-season, and two 300-yard passing games . . . named Offensive MVP of the 100th Rose Bowl Game after completing 22-of-36 passes for 332 yards, two touchdowns and an interception as MSU defeated No. 5 Stanford . . . also named to ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team . . . his 25-yard pass to Tony Lippett at the 13:22 mark in the fourth quarter put MSU on top 24-17 and proved to be the game-winner in the 24-20 victory . . . had a 2-yard TD toss to Trevon Pendleton in the closing seconds of the second quarter . . . connected on seven passes of at least 20-plus yards against the Cardinal, including a game-long 60-yarder to Bennie Fowler in the third quarter . . . named Most Outstanding Player of the Big Ten Championship Game after throwing for 304 yards on 24-of-40 passing with three touchdowns and one interception in leading the Spartans past No. 2 Ohio State . . . delivered TD passes of 72 yards to Keith Mumphery, 33 yards to Lippett, and 9 yards to Josiah Price . . . named ESPN.com Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 7 vs. Ohio State) . . . his showing against the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship Game was listed as the No. 2 individual performance in the Big Ten during the 2013 season by ESPN.com . . . completed 10-of-20 passes for 143 yards, one touchdown and one interception against Minnesota . . . threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of-23 passing in win at Northwestern that clinched the Big Ten Legends Division title; his 87-yard TD completion to Fowler in the second quarter tied for the fourth-longest reception in school history . . . was 15-of-31 passing for 193 yards and a touchdown in win at Nebraska; was 8-of-14 for 133 yards on third down against the Huskers . . . completed 18-of-33 throws for 252 yards, one touchdown and one interception against Michigan; his 14-yard TD strike to Fowler in the back, right corner of the end zone with 23 seconds left in the first half gave Michigan State the lead for good at 13-6; also rushed for a 1-yard score against the Wolverines . . . went 15-of-16 passing for 208 yards and three TDs at Illinois; his .938 completion percentage established a school single-game record (minimum 10 completions) and is the seventh best in Big Ten history . . . finished the Illinois game with 11 straight completions for 185 yards . . . threw a 47-yard TD pass to Mumphery in the fourth quarter; also connected on a 29-yard TD pass to Fowler and a 13-yard TD pass to Price . . . completed 13-of-25 passes for 107 yards in win over Purdue . . . hit 22-of-31 throws for 235 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, against Indiana; threw TD passes of 11 yards to Jeremy Langford and 34 yards to Fowler in the second quarter; completed passes to 11 different receivers total against the Hoosiers . . . was 25-of-44 passing for 293 yards in road win at Iowa in his first Big Ten start; threw two touchdown passes (46 yards to Macgarrett Kings Jr., 37 yards to Fowler) against the Hawkeyes . . . the 277 passing yards were the second most by a Spartan QB against Iowa . . . completed 16-of-32 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown at No. 22 Notre Dame . . . recorded his first career 200-yard passing game in the win over Youngstown State, throwing for 202 yards and a career-best four touchdown passes; became the first Spartan QB to throw four TD passes in a game since Brian Hoyer against Penn State in 2007 . . . tied a Michigan State record by throwing four TDs in the first half (Drew Stanton vs. Illinois in 2005; Bill Burke vs. Iowa in 1999) . . . threw TD passes of 13 yards to Andre Sims Jr., 12 to Pendleton, 24 to Kings and 17 to Fowler . . . also finished with 227 total yards (202 passing and 25 rushing) against the Penguins . . . was 6-of-11 passing for 32 yards in leading MSU to a win over South Florida in his first career start at quarterback.

2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Back-up quarterback appeared in three games (Central Michigan, Iowa, TCU) to earn his first letter . . . completed 9-of-17 throws for 94 yards, one touchdown and one interception . . . came off the bench to complete 4-of-11 passes for 47 yards and a touchdown in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl victory over TCU . . . capped a 14-play, 90-yard drive with his first career TD pass, a 15-yard strike to Aaron Burbridge late in the third quarter; the 14-play, 90-yard scoring march marked MSU's longest touchdown drive of the season and its longest in bowl history . . . on MSU's final drive of the game, was 2-of-5 passing for 26 yards while leading the Spartans on an eight-play, 45-yard scoring drive, capped by Dan Conroy's game-winning 47-yard field goal with 1:01 remaining that put MSU ahead for good in the 17-16 win . . . was 5-of-6 passing for 47 yards and one interception in his collegiate debut at Central Michigan . . . also saw brief action vs. Iowa . . . gained valuable experience during spring practice and took most of the reps with the No. 1 offense after starter Andrew Maxwell suffered a sprained knee in mid-April . . . played for both teams in the Green-White spring game, completing 20-of-45 passes for 294 yards and a touchdown . . .

2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Minnesota

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Threw a 28-yard touchdown pass for the Ohio All-Stars in the 2011 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pennsylvania . . . also completed a 26-yard TD pass in the April 22 Ohio North-South Classic in Columbus . . . ranked among the nation's top pro-style quarterbacks by MaxPreps.com (No. 9) and Rivals.com (No. 13) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 90) . . . also named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 30) . . . two-year starter for Coach Gerry Rardin at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio . . . Associated Press All-Northeast Inland District (Division II) first-team selection as a senior . . . named team's Most Valuable Offensive Back after accounting for 2,143 total yards and 20 touchdowns in 2010 . . . completed 116-of-199 throws (.583) for 1,700 yards, 15 TDs and seven interceptions as a senior . . . rushed 79 times for 443 yards (5.6 avg.) and five scores in 2010 . . . accounted for a career-best 317 total yards and five TDs in the season finale at Toledo Bowsher, connecting on 16-of-24 passes for 267 yards and four TDs plus rushing four times for 50 yards and a score in a 55-0 victory over the Rebels . . . hit 14-of-28 tosses for 201 yards and a score plus added a rushing TD in the 2010 season opener vs. Louisville . . . produced 1,303 total yards and 11 TDs as a junior . . . completed 77-of-161 throws (.478) for 1,160 yards and nine TDs . . . also carried 33 times for 143 yards (4.3 avg.) and two scores . . . son of Chris and Donna Cook . . . father played football at Indiana (tight end; lettered 1982-84) . . . mother Donna played basketball at Cincinnati . . . sister Jackie played basketball at Old Dominion . . . born Jan. 29, 1993 . . . majoring in media and information.

COOK'S CAREER HIGHS
Pass Attempts: 47, vs. Oregon (9/6/14)
Pass Completions: 29, vs. Oregon (9/614) Pass Completions: 29, vs. Oregon (9/6/14)
Passing Yards: 358, vs. Ohio State (11/8/14)
Passing TDs: 4, vs. Youngstown State (9/14/13)

PASSING G ATT COMP PCT YDS LONG PASS EFFIC. TD INT YDS/G
2011 0 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 0 --
2012 3 17 9 .529 94 15 107.0 1 1 31.3
2013 14 380 223 .587 2755 87 135.5 22 6 196.8
2014 13 365 212 .581 3214 71 149.4 24 8 247.2
TOTAL 30 762 444 .583 6063 87 141.5 47 15 202.1

 


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