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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
12/13/13 - 2013 WALTER CAMP SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: DL Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State, 6-4 250, Soph., Middletown, NJ...Calhoun was named the Smith-Brown Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year. A first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media, Calhoun ranks second on the defense in tackles for loss (14 for 75 yards) and production points (227). He also ranks tied for second in the NCAA FBS with four fumble recoveries, which is tied for fifth most in an MSU single-season.
Calhoun has produced a tackle for loss in 10 of his last 12 games; he ranks fifth in the Big Ten in sacks and eighth in tackles for loss. Calhoun also was named one of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award, which is given annually to the nation's top defensive end. He was added to the 2013 Paul Hornung Award Watch List after Week 3, which is awarded to the nation's most versatile player. - Michigan State football
12/06/13 - 2013 TED HENDRICKS AWARD FINALIST: SHILIQUE CALHOUN - MICHIGAN STATE 6’4” 250 lbs SO...Calhoun has been named the 2013 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year. The redshirt-sophomore established himself as one of the Nation’s top defensive ends this season - not by recording sacks, but by creating havoc while playing for the top defensive team in the FBS. Calhoun has registered 7 sacks, 13.5 Tackles for Loss and 17 QB Pressures through the end of regular season conference play. He has also forced two fumbles, recovered 4 and returned two of those for touchdowns. Add to that a 56-yard Interception return for a TD, and it gives him three scores this season. - The Ted Hendricks Foundation
12/05/13 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State, Defensive Line...In 12 games, Calhoun has scored three defensive TDs, as he also returned a fumble 16 yards against Western Michigan. His three defensive TDs tie a modern-day Michigan State single-season record (games dating back to 1946), and he became the first Spartan to accomplish the feat in the first two games of the season. Calhoun is the first Spartan defensive player to score three TDs in one season since linebacker T.J. Turner accounted for three in 12 games in 1999 (88-yard interception return at Purdue; 26-yard fumble return at Northwestern; and 24-yard fumble return vs. Florida in 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl). - Michigan State football