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1998 Michigan State Spartans Roster

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Record: 6-6, .500 W-L% (55th of 112)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Nick Saban (6-6)

PS/G: 28.0 (40th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 24.5 (48th of 112)
SRS: 8.13 (29th of 112) ▪ SOS: 5.80 (12th of 112)


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Bill Burke* QB 195 Cmp, 358 Att, 2595 Yds, 19 TD
Sam Eyde QB
Ryan Van Dyke QB 33 Cmp, 63 Att, 353 Yds, 2 TD
Garrett Gould* RB
Sedrick Irvin* RB 272 Att, 1167 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Julner Bernadel RB 1 Att, 1 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Lloyd Clemons RB 73 Att, 364 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Little John Flowers RB 8 Att, 66 Yds, 8.3 Avg
Shawn Foster RB 22 Att, 126 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Garett Gould RB 2 Rec, 12 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Billy Greene RB 2 Rec, 7 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Leroy McFadden RB 23 Att, 69 Yds, 3.0 Avg
John Walker RB 4 Att, 23 Yds, 5.8 Avg
Plaxico Burress* WR 65 Rec, 1013 Yds, 15.6 Avg
Gari Scott* WR 58 Rec, 843 Yds, 14.5 Avg
Herb Haygood WR 12 Rec, 148 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Brandon Hughes WR 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Lavaile Richardson WR 13 Rec, 145 Yds, 11.2 Avg
Demont Smith WR 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Chris Baker* TE 22 Rec, 305 Yds, 13.9 Avg
Ivory McCoy TE 5 Rec, 38 Yds, 7.6 Avg
Brad Rainko TE 6 Rec, 42 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Paul Harker* OL
Casey Jensen* OL
Greg Robinson-Randall* OL
Jason Strayhorn* OL
Dave Sucura* OL
Matt Bonito OL
Mike Neal OL
Pete Govens* DL
Robert Newkirk* DL
Jace Saylor* DL
Robaire Smith* DL
Julian Peterson DL
Desmond Thomas DL
Courtney Ledyard* LB
Josh Thornhill* LB
T.J. Turner* LB
Sean Banks LB
Shawn Wright LB
Renaldo Hill* DB
Sorie Kanu* DB
Lemar Marshall* DB
Aric Morris* DB
Amp Campbel DB
Richard Newsome DB
Craig Jarrett P