Data Scout Notes: 2014: 1stC...PWCamp/PLombardi/PBednarik/PNagurski/PLott/PHornung/PHendricks/DS#1PSTeamProspect-DBrugler/PPTW...2013: DLOYC/1stC/WCamp2nd/HendricksFinalist/1stM...TSX-PTW...2012: NA
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Draft Scout Shilique Calhoun News
01/12/15 - Michigan State defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun is returning to the Spartans for his senior season. Calhoun announced his decision at a news conference Sunday before Michigan State's basketball game against Northwestern. The 6-foot-5, 256-pound Calhoun had eight sacks this season, and the seventh-ranked Spartans are poised to finish in the top 10 for a second consecutive year after beating Baylor in the Cotton Bowl. Calhoun and quarterback Connor Cook have both decided to return after weighing a jump to the NFL. Michigan State is losing junior defensive back Trae Waynes to the pros. The Spartans also lost defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, who took over as Pittsburgh's head coach, but Michigan State now appears to have enough returning talent to be among the favorites in the Big Ten. - AP Sports
01/12/15 - Shilique Calhoun returning to Michigan State...With the NFL's deadline for underclassmen to declare their intentions for the 2015 draft just four days away, 'tis the season for players to hold press conferences and make their announcements. Most often, that results in the player announcing that his collegiate career is over. Fans at Michigan State, however, got a pleasant surprise Sunday when redshirt junior defensive end Shilique Calhoun announced that he was returning to the Spartans for 2015. The two-time All-American cited the opportunity to help Michigan State compete for a national championship and earn his degree. His announcement can be seen on this video, courtesy of the Detroit Free Press. The 6-foot-4, 257 pound Calhoun, registered 15.5 sacks, 26.5 tackles for loss, 26 quarterback hurries and three forced fumbles over the past two seasons.
Calhoun joked that the NFL Advisory Committee told him he'd be the No. 1 overall pick but ultimately he declined to state his actual projection from scouts. Later, according to the Detroit Free Press report, Michigan State head coach Mark D'Antonio said that Calhoun was informed that he was likely to be a "first day" pick. While obviously productive and already highly regarded, Calhoun currently lacks the functional strength to guarantee a first round selection, especially in a draft as deep and talented at edge rusher as this one. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/11/14 - 2014 PRESEASON TED HENDRICKS AWARD WATCH LIST: SHILIQUE CALHOUN, MICHIGAN STATE...As a sophomore, Calhoun led the Spartans in quarterback hurries (18), QB hits (34) and sacks (7.5 for 45) while earning second-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Associated Press, USA TODAY, SI.com and Athlon Sports. - Michigan State football
08/08/14 - 2014 BIG TEN FOOTBALL PRESEASON PLAYERS TO WATCH (MEDIA): Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State...The 6-foot-4, 257-pound Calhoun has been named to 2014 preseason watch lists for numerous national awards, including the Bednarik Award (defensive player of the year), Lombardi Award (lineman of the year) and Nagurski Trophy (nation's most outstanding defensive player). The dynamic playmaker is one of 17 defensive players featured on the Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List. In addition, Calhoun has been mentioned on watch lists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, Paul Hornung Award (college football's most versatile player) and College Football Performance Awards Defensive End Trophy. He has been named to four preseason All-America teams. - Michigan State football
07/31/14 - 2014 PRESEASON BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: DE Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State...As a sophomore, Calhoun led the Spartans in quarterback hurries (18), QB hits (34) and sacks (7.5 for 45) while earning second-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Associated Press, USA TODAY, SI.com and Athlon Sports. The 2013 Smith-Brown Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year ranked second on the defense in tackles for loss (14 for 75 yards) and production points (238).
He led the Spartan defensive linemen with 37 tackles (tied with nose tackle Micajah Reynolds). Calhoun, a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media, also ranked second (tied) in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with four fumble recoveries, which is tied for fifth most in an MSU single-season. He produced a tackle for loss in 10 of his last 13 games while ranking sixth (tied) in the Big Ten in sacks and eighth (tied) in tackles for loss. - Michigan State football