Four Spartans Prepare for NFL Divisional Round


Jan. 12, 2018


EAST LANSING, Mich. – Four former Michigan State Spartans – Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, Titans right tackle Jack Conklin, Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer and Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes – are preparing to play in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs this weekend (Jan. 13-14).

Divisional Round Weekend Schedule (games involving former Spartans)

Saturday, Jan. 13
Tennessee at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS)
Former Spartans playing: RT Jack Conklin (Titans), QB Brian Hoyer (Patriots)

Sunday, Jan. 14
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m. (CBS)
Former Spartans playing: RB Le’Veon Bell (Steelers)

New Orleans at Minnesota, 4:40 p.m. (FOX)
Former Spartans playing: CB Trae Waynes (Vikings)

Here’s a look at the four Spartans playing in the NFL Playoffs:

RB Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers (fifth season)
Named first-team Associated Press All-Pro (flex position) . . . named second-team AP All-Pro as a running back . . . selected to the Pro Bowl for the third time in his career (2014, 2016, 2017) and a first-team All-Pro for the second time in his career (2014) . . . ranked third in the NFL in rushing with 1,291 yards on 321 carries and nine

Article source: http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011218aaa.html

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