Former Michigan State S Montae Nicholson is going to the NFL.
The Spartans defensive back was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round — No. 123 overall — of the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia on Saturday.
In 2016, Nicholson made 86 total tackles with 2 tackles for loss and an interception. In 2015, Nicholson had 83 total tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss and 3 interceptions.
Nicholson’s selection means he’ll join former Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins on the Redskins.
As noted by Michigan State football’s Twitter account, Nicholson is the highest Spartans safety drafted into the NFL since Eric Smith (third round at No. 97 by the New York Jets in 2006).
Nicholson is the highest Spartan safety drafted since Eric Smith (third round, No. 97 overall, New York Jets) in 2006.
— Spartan Football (@MSU_Football) April 29, 2017
Washington Redskins draft Michigan State S Montae Nicholson
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) April 29, 2017