The Spartans bring back three of the four starters on the defensive line, led by last year’s breakout star Kenny Willekes. Somehow only named to the third-team All-Big Ten, Willekes led the team with seven sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss last year. He was third on the team in tackles with 73, recovered two fumbles, and forced another one. The former walk-on will be a junior this year and appears to have taken over the role as the leader on the D-line.
Source: The Only Colors