2018 NFL Draft

Brian Linthicum, TE

School: Michigan State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 249 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
37723-
Career Notes
Played in 52 collegiate games, including 31 starts . . . had 80 catches for 936 yards (11.7 avg.) and six touchdowns . . . in three years at Michigan State after transferring from Clemson, played in 39 games, including 26 starts, and had 69 receptions for 860 yards (12.5 avg.) and three touchdowns . . . among all Spartan tight ends in program history, finished his career ranked fifth in receptions (69) and sixth in receiving yards (860).
2011 Season
Named second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches; honorable mention selection by the media . . . ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 31 receptions for 364 yards (11.7 avg.) . . . started 13 games . . . recipient of the MSU Football Players Association's Community Service & Outreach Award . . . set career highs in both receptions (7) and receiving yards (115) in the 2012 Outback Bowl against No. 18 Georgia, including a career-long 50-yard reception in the fourth quarter . . . caught three passes for 31 yards at Northwestern . . . named National Tight End of the Week by the John Mackey Award and the College Football Performance Awards after recording five receptions for 71 yards in the win at Iowa . . . caught two passes for 14 yards against Minnesota . . . had two catches for 16 yards at No. 13 Nebraska . . . hauled in three receptions for 58 yards in victory over No. 4 Wisconsin . . . had two catches for 22 yards in the win over Michigan . . . named a game captain for the Notre Dame game.
2010 Season
Arrested in March 2011 in Aspen, Colorado for misdemeanor third-degree assault and eluding police after incident at bar. Third-year player saw action in all 13 games, including five starts when MSU lined up in a double-tight end formation . . . . . . Had 18 catches for 230 yards (12.8 avg.) . . . Had a diving 28-yard catch in the 2011 Capital One Bowl against Alabama that made ESPN Sportcenter's "Top 10" Plays of the Day . . . Tied his career high with four catches for 42 yards in win at Penn State . . . Hauled in two receptions for 14 yards against Illinois . . . Had a career-long 34-yard reception in victory at No. 18 Michigan . . . Caught two passes for 11 yards in win over No. 11 Wisconsin . . . Collected a career-high 63 receiving yards on three catches, including a 24-yard TD, in win over Northern Colorado . . . Caught two passes for 13 yards in season opener against Western Michigan . . . Sat out spring practice with a knee injury.
2009 Season
Honorable mention selection to the All-Sophomore Team as named by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . appeared in 12 games in 2009, including seven starting assignments . . . had 20 receptions for 266 yards (13.3 avg.) and two touchdowns . . . his 20 catches ranked second among Spartan tight ends . . . caught at least one pass in nine games . . . led the Spartan tight ends with 14 pancake blocks, including four each vs. Michigan and Illinois . . . did not play in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech due to a knee injury . . . registered career highs in catches (4) and receiving yards (61) vs. Western Michigan . . . 38 of his 61 receiving yards against the Broncos came after the catch . . . recorded three receptions and 38 receiving yards at Minnesota, including a 26-yard TD grab from Kirk Cousins in the second quarter . . . caught two passes for 26 yards vs. Iowa, including an 11-yard reception on a hook-and-lateral play late in the fourth quarter that gained 38 yards overall after he pitched the ball to Blair White . . . the play occurred on a third-and-18 situation and two plays later MSU scored a TD with 1:37 remaining that gave the Spartans a 13-9 lead . . . had a 25-yard reception at Illinois that set up MSU's second TD . . . his 22-yard reception vs. Michigan helped set up MSU's second TD . . . had one catch for 27 yards at Wisconsin . . . hauled in three catches for 34 yards at Notre Dame . . . also played a season-high 54 snaps against the Irish . . . collected three receptions for 26 yards in his Spartan debut vs. Montana State, including a 3-yard TD grab from Keith Nichol.
2008 Season
Redshirted while sitting out the entire 2008 season after transferring to Michigan State from Clemson . . . Selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Ohio State and Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Northwestern.
High School
Rated as the #33 tight end in the nation according to Scout.com...#29 tight end in the nation according to Rivals.com...#13 prospect in Virginia by Rivals.com...#18 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep...had 40 catches for 800 yards and 12 scores as a senior at Saint Anne's-Belfield School in Charlottesville, VA...graduated from high school in December, 2006 and participated in spring practice at Clemson...had two receptions for 46 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown catch, in the spring game...made the Dean's List in the spring, 2007 semester...came to Clemson with 12 course credits through his AP courses...received all-state honors as a tight end and defensive end as a junior in New Mexico...recruited by Tight Ends Coach Billy Napier...chose Clemson over Boston College, California, Michigan State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.
Personal
Born Nov. 28, 1987.