Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun was named recipient of the 2013 National Defensive Performer of the Year by the College Football Performance Awards. (Dale G. Young / Detroit News)
East Lansing — Michigan State sophomore defensive end Shilique Calhoun has been named recipient of the 2013 National Defensive Performer of the Year by the College Football Performance Awards.
Calhoun becomes the third Spartan to earn a CFPA Trophy since the program’s inception in 2008, joining All-American Greg Jones, who was presented the 2009 Linebacker Trophy (National Linebacker of the Year), and Le’Veon Bell, who earned the 2012 Elite Running Back Trophy (National Running Back of the Year).
The 2013 CFPA National Defensive Performer of the Year Trophy will be formally presented to Calhoun at halftime of Tuesday’s MSU-Ohio State men’s basketball game.
Calhoun led the 13-1 Spartans in quarterback hurries (18), QB hits (34) and sacks (7.5 for 45).