#4 – Jerel Worthy – Coming off the previous season, a lot was expected out of Jerel Worthy during his second year on the field. Showing early leadership, Worthy continued to play solid football and posted 37 total tackles with four sacks and 8 tackles for loss.
#3 – Keshawn Martin – We felt Martin would be an important part of any success the Spartans had this season using his return skills and receiving skills. On the season, Martin was third on the team with 29 receptions for 353 yards and a touchdown. However, the key play for Martin on the season came against Wisconsin when he returned one of his fifteen punt returns for a touchdown in the Spartans Big Ten opener.
#2 – Greg Jones – The senior linebacker was expected to continue his dominance and did not disappoint posting 98 total tackles with eight tackles for loss and one sack. He also recorded his first career interceptions. Next season Spartan fans will miss seeing number 53 on the field tearing it up.
#1 – Kirk Cousins – The key to the Spartans offense starts with Cousins and he had a solid season going 216-320-9 for 2,705 yards and 20 touchdowns. Not only did Cousins show his leadership, he also showed his toughness playing through injuries.