EVANSTON IL - OCTOBER 23: Jerel Worthy #99 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a defensive play against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 23 2010 in Evanston Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jerel Worthy
After an All-American season at defensive tackle it appears that Michigan State's Jerel Worthy will be going pro. Michigan State has called a press conference at 2 p.m. today with Worthy and head coach Mark Dantonio, and it is expected that Worthy will announce his intentions there:
I've scheduled a press conference for 2 pm today on the MSU campus to announce my future plans. - @I_AM_Worthy99 via Twitter
Worthy was a monster this season for the Spartans, helping them win the Big Ten's Legends Division and reach the first ever Big Ten Championship game. He was named first-team All-American by Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News, CBSSports.com, NBCSports.com and Yahoo! Sports. His AP All-American nomination was Michigan State's first for a defensive tackle in 45 years since Bubba Smith in 1966. in his Michigan State career he has 12.0 sacks and 25.5 tackles for loss.