Executive Director of the Senior Bowl tabs MSU's Connor Heyward as 'different' breed of FB
Michigan State had a bounce-back 2021 season and fullback Connor Heyward played a major role. Heyward capped off the season by scoring one of Michigan State’s four touchdowns in its 31-21 victory vs. Pitt in the Peach Bowl.
During the fourth quarter, Heyward hauled in a 15-yard reception in the end zone in acrobatic fashion. So much so that Executive Director of the Senior Bowl Jim Nagy was effusive in his praise of Heyward.
Never seen a more athletic play by a fullback. Michigan State’s Connor Heyward is different. pic.twitter.com/EVIhvKywxv
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) January 6, 2022
That’s a lofty compliment from Nagy who has witnessed his share of talented fullbacks across the years.
Heyward finished with 5 receptions for 37 yards in the Peach Bowl. For the season, Heyward has amassed 35 receptions, 326 yards, and 2 touchdowns. Heyward was used frequently as an H-back/hybrid player this season.
The 6-foot, 230-pound Heyward has totaled 96 receptions for 711 yards and 6 touchdowns. In 2018, Heyward led Michigan State with 529 rushing yards.
Michigan State finished 2021 with an 11-2 record and ended third in the B1G East.