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Ricky White earns B1G Co-Freshman of the Week honors

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Ricky White hauled in eight passes for 196 yards and a touchdown against rival Michigan

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After an impressive showing in Michigan State’s 27-24 win over rival Michigan, true freshman Ricky White has gotten some recognition.

White caught eight passes for 196 yards and touchdown, which earned him Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week honors with Northwestern’s Brandon Joseph.

Rocky Lombardi was the last Spartan to earn the honor, which was back in 2018. Lombardi threw for 323 yards and two touchdowns against the Wolverines.

White proved to be a go to option for Lombardi, as he was the only Spartan to record more than two catches. Jalen Nailor was second on the team with two receptions for 68 yards.

Along with his Big Ten honors, Pro Football Focus recognized White as its True Freshman of the Week, with a 90.6 grade.

White was also named to the Week 9 Pro Football Focus Team of the Week.

Michigan State quarterback Rocky Lombardi also earned some recognition this week, as he was named to the Manning Award Stars of the Week list, as well as to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award’s Great 8 list.

As a team, the Spartans were named the National Team of the Week by the Football Writers Association of America. Learn more about the honor here.