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Darqueze Dennard, hours before NFL draft, says his stock reflects direction of Michigan State football

Entering tonight, the most recent Spartan drafted in the first round was receiver Charles Rogers in 2003. The last time a Michigan State defensive back was picked in the first round was in 1961, when future Hall of Famer Herb Adderley was picked by Green Bay Packers.

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Rapper Rich Homie Quan reaches out to become a part of Michigan State football's Spartan Nation

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One of the cooler story lines following the Spartans this season. After their games they dance in the locker room to Quan’s “Some Type of Way”. 

"I want to be out there in a green jersey and feel a part of Michigan State,” Quan told MLive.com in an exclusive interview. "I want to be at the game, I want to be out there with them. I feel a part of Michigan State now, and you don’t even know what it means to me.”

Quan said he had become a fan of the Michigan State football program even before the team had adopted them.

"They go out there with swagger, to bust people in the mouth,” Quan said. "I know win or lose, people are gonna feel some type of way after playing them.”

Quan was excited to learn that a fellow Georgia native, All-American cornerback Darqueze Dennard, was in part responsible for triggering the “Type of Way” craze that swept through the team before the season and has carried through the Big Ten championship game and into the Rose Bowl.

Quan said the jersey he’s requesting is the No. 31 of Dennard, though he’s a fan of the entire team.

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The Amazing In Depth NFL Analysis of Spartan CB Darqueze Dennard! A Must Read Courtesy of The NFL Draft Report!

Through 13 games during his senior campaign, Dennard has had 111 passes targeted into his area, allowing just 17 of those tosses to be completed (15.32%) for 91 yards, as he recorded 14 passes defended (4 interceptions, 10 deflections) and rerouted/jammed his man coverage assignments away from 62 of those tosses (55.86%).

Those receivers produced an average of 5.35 yards per reception vs. Dennard, the lowest figure by any starting defensive back since the BCS era began in 1998. He also held the opposition to an average of 0.8198 yards per pass attempt.

That pass attempt figure is the lowest ever recorded by any college player since The NFL Draft Report, a scouting information service, began compiling in-depth statistical reports for the league in 1968. In fact, only two other players went through an entire season allowing less that one yard per pass attempt.

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And to think, Middle Tennessee and Utah State were the only other schools recruiting him. The only reason MSU even “found” him is because a MSU “recruiter” happened to be in Georgia watching Keith Mumphery (a recently committed player), and their schools happened to be playing each other. MSU didn’t even know what to expect from Darqueze, but boy are they sure glad they took a chance on him.

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5 NFL Prospects to Watch in the Big Ten Championship Game

The 2013 Big Ten Championship Game is more than a contest to determine the Big Ten title and the conference’s official representative to the BCS.  This year’s matchup between Ohio State and Michigan State will feature two teams with a significant amount of 2014 NFL Draft prospects.

1. Denicos Allen, OLB, Michigan State

2. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

3. Max Bullough, MLB, Michigan State

4. Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

5. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

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