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Justin Kershaw

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 278 | College: Michigan State
 
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2008 Season

Senior captain is his second season as the starting defensive tackle and his third as a starter on the defensive line … named one of four captains by his teammates … honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media … recipient of the team's Iron Man Award (for strength and conditioning) … third on the team with eight tackles for loss (25 yards), which is a career high, and has 26 tackles overall … also has a careerhigh three sacks (17 yards) … has appeared in 48 career games, including 33 starts (26 consecutive).

2007 Season

Started all 13 games at defensive tackle . . . recipient of MSU's Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award . . . set career highs for tackles (34), tackles for loss (5 for 9 yards) and sacks (1.5 for 4) . . . finished seventh on the defense with a career-best 101 production points . . . posted four tackles vs. Boston College in the Champs Sports Bowl, including three solos . . . also made four stops vs. Penn State in the home finale . . . had two tackles and blocked a field-goal attempt at top-ranked Ohio State . . . contributed three stops vs. Northwestern, including 1.5 for losses (4) . . . matched his career high with five tackles at No. 9 Wisconsin . . . registered four stops at Notre Dame, including a 2-yard sack . . . recorded a career-high five tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, and recovered a fumble vs. Bowling Green . . . made the transition from defensive end to defensive tackle during spring practice.

2006 Season

Appeared in all 12 games, including eight starting assignments at stud end (vs. Idaho, Eastern Michigan, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State) . . . finished second among Spartan defensive linemen in tackles with 26 (16 solos, 10 assists), including two for losses (3 yards) . . . ranked tied for eighth on the defense with 48 production points . . . recorded four solo hits vs. No. 12 Notre Dame . . . also produced four tackles each vs. Illinois (1-3) and Ohio State (2-2) . . . made three stops each vs. Michigan (1-2) and Indiana (2-1) . . . voluntarily gave up his number (No. 95) as MSU retired the jersey of former All-American Bubba Smith during the Notre Dame game . . .

2005 Season

Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in all 11 games in 2005, working primarily on special teams . . . made four tackles (3 solos, 1 assist) and compiled 52 production points on special teams . . . recorded his first career sack (5 yards) vs. Hawaii . . .

2004 Season

Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana . . .

High School

Played in the June 19 Ohio All-Star Classic and the July 24 Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Game . . . sacked his future Spartan teammate Brian Hoyer in the fourth quarter of the Ohio All-Star Classic . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the Midwest's top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 75) . . . earned Associated Press Division I second-team all-state honors in 2003 . . . recorded 97 tackles as a senior, with 15 for losses including 12 sacks . . . elected one of the Raiders' team captains in 2003 . . . played tight end and linebacker for Coach Kerry Hodakievic at Reynoldsburg (Ohio) High School . . . earned all-state honors in track and field . . . won the 2004 Division I state shot put title with a toss of 60-2 3/4 and placed fourth in the discus (163-10) . . . 2003 Division I state discus champion with a toss of 183-7 . . . finished sixth in the shot put (55-11 3/4) at the 2003 OHSAA Championships . . .

Personal

Runs 4.6 in the 40 . . . son of Darryl and Dawn Kershaw . . . born Sept. 18, 1985 . . . presented MSU's Provost Award (Freshman Student-Athlete of the Year) in 2004-05 . . . participated in the "Teams for Toys" program in December 2005, collecting and distributing gifts to needy children in the Lansing area . . . participated in the 2006 SPYN Awards (Student-Athlete Lip-Sync Contest) to benefit the Children's Miracle Network . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources.

 
 
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