MSU’s top 50 football players: No. 28 Tico Duckett

This is the 23rd in a 50-day summer series counting down the top players in Michigan State football history, as I see them. As with last year’s MSU basketball top 50, the criteria is performance and impact at MSU only, professional career irrelevant. Have your own opinion? Leave a comment or tweet at me @Graham_Couch.

No. 28 – Tico Duckett

Running back, 1989-92, Kalamazoo

The skinny: Statistically, only Lorenzo White and Javon Ringer have been better at MSU. Duckett three times rushed for more than 1,000 yards — the first at MSU to do so — including a Big Ten-best 1,394 during his sophomore season in 1990, when the Spartans won a share of the conference title. Duckett was the Big Ten’s offensive MVP that season, rushing for 5.4 yards per carry and 10 touchdowns. – Read more at

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