Michigan State DL Kenny Willekes to return for senior season

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State defensive lineman Kenny Willekes says he's returning for his senior season.

Willekes, who broke his leg in the Spartans' Redbox Bowl loss to Oregon, said on Twitter on Tuesday night that he doesn't want his career at Michigan State to end that way.

Michigan State had a disappointing season in 2018, but the defense largely did its job. Willekes led the Spartans with 8.5 sacks.