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12/06/16 - DT Malik McDowell announced Tuesday that he will bypass his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL draft. McDowell had 34 tackles as a junior, including seven for losses, while splitting time between tackle and end. He missed the final three games due to an ankle injury. "I'm excited to announce that after careful consideration and numerous discussions with my family and coaches, I have decided to forgo my remaining college eligibility at Michigan State University and enter the 2017 NFL draft," McDowell announced on Twitter. "This was a very difficult decision and I will always cherish my time in East Lansing. I want to thank my family, coaches, teachers, administrators and teammates. I'm ready to fulfill my childhood dream of playing in the NFL. I promised my parents that I would come back to Michigan State University to finish my college education and get my degree."
12/02/16 - 2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Malik McDowell, Michigan State...McDowell, the only returning starter on the defensive line from a year ago, led the unit this season with 34 tackles, including a team-best seven for losses (31 yards), in nine games. He missed the last three games of the season (Rutgers, Ohio State, Penn State) due to an injury he suffered at Illinois on Nov. 5. Making his first career start at defensive end against Northwestern on Oct. 15, McDowell registered a career-high 11 tackles, including two for losses (11 yards) and a half sack (4 yards). All of McDowell’s previous 19 starts came along the interior of the defensive line. A versatile athlete, McDowell started five games this season at nose tackle and three at defensive end. - Michigan State Football
11/12/16 - Michigan State took another hit before kicking off against Rutgers. Defensive lineman Malik McDowell, who left last week's loss at Illinois with an apparent leg injury, was not in uniform Saturday for the Spartans when they hosted the Scarlet Knights in a matchup of teams without a Big Ten win. The 6-foot-6, 276-pound junior has been projected as a first-round pick if he enters the NFL draft. He has 24 1/2 tackles for losses, including 7 1/2 sacks, in his career. Michigan State did have banged-up quarterback Tyler O'Connor in the lineup at the start of the game, when there were a lot of empty seats at Spartan Stadium. Tickets were being sold on the secondary market for less than $10 and apparently that still was not cheap enough for some people to attend the lackluster game. - AP Sports
12/03/15 - 2015 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (COACHES & MEDIA): DL Malik McDowell, Michigan State...McDowell, a second-team selection by both the coaches and media, is tied with Calhoun for first on the team in tackles for loss (11.5 for 53 yards) and ranks second with 4.5 sacks (38 yards). He also is second on the Spartans with 146 production points and his 37 tackles overall are second most among MSU defensive linemen. The Detroit, Michigan, native is tied for the team lead in forced fumbles (2) and tied for third in QB hurries (5). The 6-6, 275-pound sophomore racked up 25 production points in MSU’s regular-season finale against Penn State, as he recorded a 10-yard sack and a 13-yard interception return for a touchdown. - Michigan State Football