Michigan State quarterback Anthony Russo got to spend a little more time on the football field this past week, participating in the Tropical Bowl from January 12-15. The former Spartan turned some heads, too.

Russo was named the Overall MVP of the Tropical Bowl after an impressive week of practice and through Saturday’s game. It’s a great accomplishment for a quarterback who didn’t see much time on the field in East Lansing this past season.

Russo posted about the accomplishment on Twitter:

Russo spent just one season at Michigan State, transferring in from Temple. He threw 9 passes for the Spartans, completing 7 for 43 yards. He also rushed 3 times for 10 yards during the team’s 11-2 run.

Before arriving in East Lansing, Russo spent five seasons at Temple. With the Owls, Russo threw for 6,292 yards and 44 touchdowns while completing 59.6% of his passes. His most prolific year came in 2019, when he accounted for 2,861 yards and 21 touchdowns through the air.

He also had a pair of rushing touchdowns that season. Russo reached the end zone a total of 7 times on the ground while at Temple.