September 21, 2011

Reynolds returns to O-Line with confidence, perspective

EAST LANSING - Micajah Reynolds is back with the offensive line for the first time since bowl practice last December.

"I am just happy to be able to contribute," explained Reynolds, who earned a letter as a back-up right guard behind Chris McDonald as a redshirt freshman in 2010. "I am glad that my coaches felt that I could make an immediate impact back on offense. I am ready to go."

Reynolds was moved from nose tackle to left tackle on Sunday in an effort to fill serious holes in the depth chart on the O-line created by injuries to starters Skyler Burkland and Blake Treadwell as well as fifth-year senior back-up Jared McGaha.

Reynolds, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound sophomore who made his lone appearance at nose tackle during the second half of Michigan State's 44-0 win over Florida Atlantic, is taking reps as the No. 2 left tackle behind Dan France. That spot was vacated by Fou Fonoti, who moved into the starting right tackle role after Burkland broke his ankle midway through Michigan State's loss at Notre Dame.

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