Mark Dantonio is famous for saying, “Let’s not kid ourselves, you have to win,” when talking about off the field accomplishments.  Now don’t misunderstand the coach, that doesn’t mean he devalues off field accomplishments, he recruits young men who embrace it.  It is simply the reality of the situation.  So when you get a player who is not only a high production star on the gridiron and a great person off the field you have literally struck gold.

MLB Riley Bullough has garnered such attention. The pre season Lott IMPACT Award list has been named and Bullough finds his name on that list.  The Lott IMPACT trophy is awarded annually to the defensive player who most represents the qualities of the honor’s namesake.  The IMPACT stands for:  Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

The Big Ten leads the way with 10 nominees on the list.  YOU CAN READ THE ENTIRE LIST WHEN YOU CLICK RIGHT HERE.

Bullough is without a doubt is certain to be elected captain next season and is the unquestioned leader of the team.  YOU CAN READ HIS ENTIRE BIO WHEN YOU CLICK HERE.