Data Scout Notes: 2014: PLott...2013: DLOYC/1stC/WCamp2nd/HendricksFinalist/1stM...TSX-PTW...2012: NA
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06/05/14 - ROB RANG'S MAY 15, 2014 TOP 32 BIG BOARD: 9. Shilique Calhoun, DE, 6-4, 250, rJr., Michigan State: It isn't often that a sophomore wins the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, but that is precisely what Calhoun pulled off in 2013. With more strength, the conference honors might be just the start a year from now. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
05/22/14 - 2014 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY WATCH LIST: Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State...has been selected one of 42 nominees for the 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy. Now in its 11th year, the Lott IMPACT Trophy goes to the college football defensive player who has the biggest IMPACT on his team both on and off the field. IMPACT is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. - The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation
04/26/14 - Connor Cook threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 27 seconds left to lift the White team to a 20-13 victory over the Green team in Michigan State's spring game Saturday. Cook, who led the Spartans to a Big Ten title and Rose Bowl victory last season, threw for 159 yards and two touchdowns, although he was also intercepted twice. Michigan State players drafted teams for the spring game earlier in the week, which made for a fairly competitive contest. Price had five catches for 81 yards. Tony Lippett caught seven passes for 96 yards for the Green team. Shilique Calhoun, who emerged as a standout on Michigan State's defensive line last year, had two sacks for the Green team. - AP Sports
04/08/14 - Shilique Calhoun could be on the brink of becoming a millionaire right about now. Michigan State's gifted defensive end received a first-round draft grade from more than one person, and with a few months to work with a personal trainer, who knows how Calhoun would have fared at the NFL combine? Instead, Calhoun is returning to the Spartans and hoping to lead them to college football's equivalent of the "Final Four'' -- the new college playoff. Michigan State was there last season, one year ahead of schedule, finishing the season ranked No. 3 after winning the Rose Bowl. It will take another dominant defense to get the Spartans back to that elite level next season, regardless of the gaudy preseason top 10 rankings they've already received. The players largely responsible for that ranking -- six senior starters on defense and three senior offensive starters -- are gone.
But Calhoun's return gives Michigan State one of the most dynamic edge rushers in the nation. Thankfully for the media, Calhoun is also one of the most gifted in interviews. Somehow, a conversation about how Calhoun plans to handle being double-teamed this season turned into a discussion on the new superhero-type of nickname he's trying to coin for himself. "Lynx.'' Last year, of course, it was "Bane'' -- the supposed alter-ego Calhoun assumed when he donned his helmet for battle on Saturdays. "Bane turns into Lynx this year,'' Calhoun said, flashing his would-be million dollar smile. "I can't tell you the story yet, but you'll get it soon enough. It's just a preview now, but Bane turns to Lynx. It's a new persona and a new attitude towards the game. For anybody who doesn't know, a lynx is like a bobcat. Bane is still here though. That's my alter ego.'' - Mike Griffith, Michigan Live
12/18/13 - Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun 'definitely' coming back, has bigger goals...Second team. Those two words are just part of the motivation that will bring Shilique Calhoun back to Michigan State's program next season, even though the third-year sophomore would be eligible for the NFL draft if he wanted to declare. Calhoun, in his first season as a full-time starter, led the Spartans with 7.5 sacks, 34 quarterback hurries and 14 tackles for loss. The Big Ten's defensive lineman of the year has been a second-team selection to numerous All-American teams, including the Associated Press.
There's little question scouts already are drooling, but it appears the NFL has to wait. "I'm committed to coming back, definitely," Calhoun said Tuesday. "I want to play with my brothers, I want to get my degree. Also, because, I'm second-team All-American. There are bigger goals here. I definitely would love to be a first-team All-American. That's something I want to accomplish." Underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare. - Josh Slagter, Michigan Live