With a season-high of 14 tackles and a pass breakup to go with a quarterback hurry, Michigan State
senior linebacker Greg Jones
earned Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against Illinois
Jones, a senior from Cincinnati (Ohio) Archbishop Moeller High School, played a huge role in holding the Illini to no touchdowns and only 114 rushing yards.
The last time the Spartans held a Big Ten foe from scoring a touchdown came in October of 2003, against Indiana.
Jones is the Big Ten reigning Defensive Player of the Year and this marks the second time this season he has been honored by the conference.
Spartans senior linebacker earns conference top honors for his performance against Illinois.
Senior linebacker Greg Jones earns Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors.