Among those was the Tatum-Woodson defensive back of the year, awarded to the best DB in the Big Ten. This year, it again went to a Michigan State defensive back as safety Kurtis Drummond claimed the award on Dec. 1.
“I was surprised,” Drummond said. “I was just kind of laying around when I got the news. It was definitely humbling and a blessing.
”It’s mind blowing to be able to achieve an award as big as that. It’s hard to even describe.”
The Spartans senior had 65 tackles, a team-high four interceptions and 11 pass breakups.
He said having a second straight Spartan winning the award is a credit to the work of defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett.
“I think it just speaks volumes to the type of coach that he is and the way he develops his players and the way that he just turns his players and they listen to what he is saying,” he said.