It's hard to believe only a few years ago Garrett Celek became the first verbal pledge to Mark Dantonio as head coach at Michigan State. Having covered Dantonio during his time in Cincinnati, also allowed me to cover Garrett's older brother Brent. Time flies and Garrett spoke with Spartan Digest following Senior Day on Saturday.
Prior to Saturday's game against Indiana
the parents of senior Michigan State
players lined the sideline of Spartan Stadium waiting to greet their sons as they took the field for the last time in front of the home crowd.
For Steve and Debbie Celek, Saturday was another chapter in their lives that have intertwined with Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio.
Having watched their son Brent play under Dantonio made it easy for them to accept the news of their son leaving home and heading off to East Lansing back in 2007.
While Garrett Celek has fought injuries during his career, he knows life as a Spartan is something that will last him a lifetime.
We spoke with Celek following the Spartans Senior Day victory over Indiana in this special audio interview.