Kurtis Drummond has started 21 consecutive games for the Spartans. (Dale G. Young / Detroit News)
Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond and Michigan receiver Devin Funchess have been named to the Sporting News preseason All-American first team.
Three other Spartans were recognized with preseason All-American honors: defensive end Shilique Calhoun (second team), running back Jeremy Langford (third team) and offensive lineman Jack Allen (third team).
Drummond, a senior from Ohio, was a coaches’ All-Big Ten first team performer in 2013. He was second on MSU’s team with a career-high 91 tackles.
Funchess, a junior from Farmington Hills Harrison, caught 49 passes for 748 yards and six TD in 2013, and was named top tight end in the Big Ten.
SPORTING NEWS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS
QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon
RB Todd Gurley, Georgia
RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
WR/TE Devin Funchess, Michigan
WR Nelson Agholor, USC
WR Tyler Lockett, Kansas State
OL Cameron Erving, Florida State
OL Andrus Peat, Stanford
OL Reese Dismukes, Auburn
OL Tre Jackson, Florida State
OL Hroniss Grasu, Oregon
DE Randy Gregory, Nebraska
DE Vic Beasley, Clemson
DT Leonard Williams, USC
DT Danny Shelton, Washington
LB Myles Jack, UCLA
LB Ramik Wilson, Georgia
LB Trey DePriest, Alabama
CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida
CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
S Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State
S Landon Collins, Alabama
K Roberto Aguayo, Florida State
P Austin Rehko, Idaho
KR Ty Montgomery, Stanford
PR Ryan Switzer, North Carolina